UK-Alex-Hyland

University of Kentucky senior gymnast Alex Hyland of Foxboro is concluding a solid career for the Wildcats.

In her final home meet before a crowd of 6,107 at the University of Kentucky, Wildcats’ senior gymnast Alex Hyland of Foxboro helped deliver a meet record 197.525 points in a win over Central Michigan.

Hyland totaled an all-around score of 39.425 and took second in floor exercises (9.925) as the Wildcats matched a school record 49.525 points for the event. Hyland also was second on the balance beam (9.9) as the Wildcats posted their second-highest ever score in the event with a 49.45. The former Warrior took third on the uneven bars at 9.85 ...

Former North Attleboro High Rocketeer Jonny Friberg had a solid first season with Foxboro native Sean Foster and his Salve Regina University men’s hoop team (9-16). The sophomore forward averaged 9.6 points and five rebounds, shooting 53 percent from the floor. He reached double figures in scoring in 12 games, including a career-best 20 points against Roger Williams ...

Former Foxboro High Warrior Rob Lowey, a sophomore forward with head coach Brian Walmsley’s Wheaton College men’s basketball team (12-12) was also solid this season. Lowey played in all 24 games, scoring in 23 while averaging 6.3 points and 4.5 rebounds, shooting 58 percent from the floor. The Lyons sorely missed playmaking sophomore guard Alex Dubrow of Foxboro, who suffered a season-ending knee injury three games into the season. After a 10-1 start, the Lyons went 1-5 in February ...

A member of the 2019 MIAA Division 2 state championship North Attleboro High baseball team, former Big Red slugger Zach DeMattio had hits in each of his first four collegiate games for coach Eric Podbelski’s Wheaton College Lyons. Serving as the designated hitter, DeMattio had two hits in his debut against Nichols on the Southern trek, then had hits against Webster (Mo.), UMass-Boston and Washington and Jefferson ...

Another member of that North title team, Nick Sinacola, a freshman at the University of Maine, had an incredible debut game for the Black Bears against Florida State — hurling five no-hit, scoreless innings of relief while walking two and striking out five. Sincola has taken 12 strikeouts over 13-plus innings of work in six appearances ...

Quite a feather in the cap of King Philip High sophomore defenseman Rocco Bianculli, who was named to the All-Hockomock League team. “He’s quite an offensive defenseman, a good skater, a good puckhandler,” said Warrior coach Paul Carlow ...

Carlow, incidentally, also is a regional scout for the NHL’s New York Islanders. He has taken in no less than 110 college games throughout New England and the Northeast while watching draft selections. “With the high school (KP) schedule, scouting high school games and watching others, I’m well over 150 games,” Carlow said. “Last year, I was over 200 games.” ...

Bad news at Dighton-Rehoboth High School, where the spring season practice schedules are supposed to begin Monday. The problem is that the Falcons are without any coaches for any sport as individuals have removed their names from consideration in support of suspended boys’ basketball and baseball coach Bill Cuthbertson ...

Foxboro’s Liam Feeney, by way of the Dexter School, is the iron man for the NESCAC champion Trinity College men’s hockey team (19-3-5). Over his career, he has played in all 85 games for the Bantams, who are ranked sixth nationally in Division III. Feeney has 15 assists and a plus-six rating this season, with the bantams advancing to the NCAA Division III Tournament regional quarterfinals with a win over the University of New England ...

“He’s having an off year and everybody thinks that he’s a bum,” PC hockey coach Nate Leaman said in defense of Friar men’s hoops coach Ed Cooley, who lunch together at least once a week. “We do talk management of players, management of programs,” Leaman said of any Cooley ice input. “He’s a bright guy, he’s built a monster. No coach has done it (NCAA Tournament) five times in a row. You have to sit back and look at what he’s built, what he’s created. What the expectations are, the standards.” ...

Former Dighton-Rehoboth High principal Kevin Sheehan, a member of the class of 1973 at Providence College and former Friar baseball pitcher, was inducted into PC’s Athletic Hall of Fame Sheehan, a former Philadelphia Phillies farmhand, owns PC’s single-season (68) and career (151) records for strikeouts ...

Two former Attleboro High baseball standouts from the stable of former Bombardier coach Matt Bosh, Jon Candiales and Nate Tellier, corner-stoned a 9-6 come-from-behind win over Keystsone while in Florida. Candiales sprinted down the third base line to beat a throw from the shortstop to the plate for the game-winning run off a drive by Tellier. Candiales went 10-for-18 in the weekend series, boosting his season’s average to .556 ...

“It shows we’re heading in the right direction,” Foxboro High hockey coach Mark Cedorchuk said of his Warriors, who qualified for the MIAA Tournament for the first time by points rather than the Sullivan Rule. “It means a lot to the program, we’re looking forward to building from this,” Cedorchuk said. “It means a lot to the kids, especially when our (Hockomock) League is one of the tops in the state and you see teams (Canton, Franklin) which have made the Final Four or finals.” ...

The Hockomock League Charity (ALS) Basketball Classic taps off Friday at Mansfield High with the girls’ game at 6 and the boys’ game at 8, also with a 3-point shooting contest ...

Brown University women’s basketball coach Sarah Behn hasn’t had much to smile about after just nine wins and 13 straight losses to end the season. But the former Foxboro Warrior and BC Eagle did when senior forward Mary Butler started the Ivy League season finale against Cornell, having suffered left knee ligament damage at Dartmouth three weeks ago, Behn presenting her with a ceremonial starting assignment and tap-off against Penn ...

Speaking of Brown, you had to be at Meehan Auditorium last Saturday night for coach Brendan Whittet and the Bears, triple-overtime, 104-minute, nearly five-hour ECAC hockey playoff game against Princeton. The Tigers scored three goals over the final four minutes of regulation time, lifting their goalkeeper in favor of a sixth attacker. “That was the craziest ending to regulation that I’ve seen in all my years of coaching and playing,” said Whittet.

Peter Gobis may be reached at 508-236-0375

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