YOUTH ROUNDUP: U8 boys move up, capture U10 soccer title

The Foxboro winners for their respective age groups in the Knights of Columbus district free throw championship held on Feb. 12. From left to right: Trevor Fishman (13 years old), Chelsea Gibbons (10), Jack O’Donnell (10) and Andrew Block (11). (Submitted photo)

Boys' Indoor Soccer:   The Foxboro U8 team won the championship in the U10 age bracket during the first winter session at Forekicks. The team finished 6-2-2 during the regular season and entered the playoffs as the No. 3 seed. Foxboro upset the No. 2 seed in the first round before taking on the No. 1 seed in the finals. In the championship, Foxboro prevailed 2-1 in a game that went to penalty kicks before the contest was decided. It was an overall team effort by the young Foxboro squad that helped to win the championship. The team consisted of Max Beigel, Christian Cucask, Jeremy Neale, Justin Neale, Ben Ferguson, Dylan Quinn, Nolan Barry, Jared Comeau, Channing Bryant, Jake Gilbert, James Kraus and Joe Cusack.

Tri-County House Hockey

The Blue Bombers took down the Black Bruins, 4-3. The Bombers started off the scoring early in the first period with an accurate wrister by Justin Viveros on Bruins' goalie Sean Creavin. The Bruins answered back shortly off a deke by Jordan Couto on Bombers' goaltender Jeffrey Johnson. Then the Bruins pulled ahead with a goal by defenseman Kevin Belanger. Allie Delano of the Bombers then drove it home tie up the game. Jakob Roberts of the Bombers popped one in the net to put the Bombers ahead. Bruins wingman Jake Berdine tied it up again. Roberts slipped one past the Bruins goalie again to go ahead 4-3 late in the third period. Defenseman Shane Kerrigan (Foxboro) had two scoring opportunities for the Bruins to tie the game in the last minute of play, but Johnson was on his game.

Girls' Travel Basketball

The Foxboro U14B team took to the road Sunday and won an exciting contest against Newton, 23-20. The victory was the third in a row for the Lady Warriors who are gelling at the right time as the postseason tournament is just around the corner. Leading the way for Foxboro was forward Katy Todd who poured in 11 points. Guards Abby Rongione and Jackie Cutillo did a solid job handling the ball, dishing out assists and coming up with key steals in the win. Emily Boudreau's two free throws at the end of the contest iced the victory. Next up for Foxboro is Canton on Sunday.

Boys' Senior League Basketball

The Pacers saw their five game winning streak come to an end as they fell to the Raptors, 51-44. This was a close contest throughout that saw the Raptors go on an 11-1 run in the final two minutes and turn up the defensive pressure to secure the victory. Mike Tally played solid on both ends of the floor for the Pacers pulling down multiple rebounds to help the Pacer effort. Both squads will be off this weekend for the school vacation break and get back to action on Sunday, Feb. 27.

Karate

Matthew Murphy, 9, of Foxboro, was awarded his Black Belt on Friday, Jan. 28. "The Black Belt Spectacular" celebration was hosted by Personal Best Karate and awarded Black Belts to all ages. Matthew, who has studied karate since age five, is the son of Tom and Holly Murphy.

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