2019-03-08-tsc-spt-NHS-track-relay-squads

The Norton High indoor track teams will have a pair of relay squads competing at the New Balance National Meet at the New York Armory Friday and Saturday. In front is the Norton girls’ sprint medley team of Kylie Dion, Kirsten Loring, Julia Newell and Isabella Pietrasiewicz. Standing is the Lancer boys’ shuttle hurdles relay team of Cory Stalters, James Partridge, Paul Wisnaskas and Peter Rivard.

It’s no surprise that Bridgewater-Raynham High freshman women’s basketball player, 6-foot-2 Shay Bollin, is among the handful of premier stars in the Commonwealth, already with 17 NCAA Division I coaches on the radar considering her bloodlines.

Bollin is the daughter of former Dighton-Rehoboth High hoopster Laurie Egan, whose dad Tim played hoops at Colgate. Moreover she is the granddaughter of Rehoboth’s “basketball ambassador” Jack Egan and niece of former Falcon and Elmira College great Johnny Egan — which would be quite a one-on-one shootout ...

Mansfield High boys’ basketball coach Michael Vaughan heaps praise on the Hornets’ bench. “The guys who practice every day, the guys who show up and grind through it who know that they won’t be playing in these (MIAA Division 1 South Tournament) games,” Vaughan says of Hornets like Owen Mullahy, Brendan Foley, Jason Comeau, Jason See, Makhi Baskin and Cincere Gill. “That’s hard to do. I grind on them, I push them pretty good.” ...

Former Bishop Feehan High hoop great Katie Nelson, a sophomore guard, is the No. 3 scorer (9.9 ppg) for the Boston University women’s basketball team, which finished third to clinch a home quarterfinal game in the America East Conference playoffs. Nelson is averaging 38 minutes per game, owning 13 double-figure scoring games, ranking second in 3-pointers (45), making 82 percent of her free throws, and amassing a team-best 104 assists with 35 steals ...

Attleboro native son and Xaverian High principal Jake Conca believes one of the best hires that he’s made was the acquisition of former Norton High athletic director, football and baseball coach, Ted Currle, to be the Hawks’ new AD at the outset of the 2018-19 academic year. “He’s just a great people person, good communicator and everyone appreciates what a great job he has done,” Conca said ...

While the Shamrocks are on the sidelines, former Bishop Feehan High boys’ basketball coach Matt Freeman — the game strategist, technical advisor and game bench coach at Dover-Sherborn High — has led the Warriors to 18 wins and into the MIAA Division 3 Central title game Saturday in Worcester against No. 1 seed Hudson. “This season has been a really positive experience,” Freeman said. “I feel like I’ve been able to make some significant contributions to the program in a short period of time.” ...

Stepping to the starting line at the New York Armory Friday afternoon for the New Balance National Interscholastic Championship Track and Field Meet in the Emerging Elite division will be Bishop Feehan High sprinter Matt Zawaski (200) and North Attleboro High long jumper Omar Jasseh, while Norton High’s girls’ sprint medley team of Isabella Pietrasiewicz, Julia Newell, Kirsten Loring and Kylie Dion, along with the Lancer boys’ shuttle hurdle relay team of Cory Stalters, James Partridge, Paul Wisnaskas and Peter Rivard will also be on the track. Seekonk High shot putter Cammie Garabian, King Philip High miler Mike Griffin and Rocketeer high jumper Owen Nassaney are among the other locals entered in junior championship flights ...

North Attleboro resident and Bridgewater State men’s basketball coach Joe ‘Anguilla’ Farroba packed his bags and his basketballs to join with Oliver Ames High boys’ basketball mentor Don Byron for his eighth annual trek to the Caribbean nation for his basketball camp. “It’s been so well received by the people there,” Farroba said. “We love doing it as much as they love having us.” ...

Former fleet-footed Bishop Feehan Shamrock distance runner Abbie McNulty, a senior at Stanford University will be representing the Cardinal at the NCAA Division I Championship Meet in the 5,000 meters Friday in Alabama ...

North Attleboro’s Mark Schmidt has become the all-time winningest men’s basketball coach at St. Bonaventure with 207 wins. Moreover, the Bonnies took a six-game win streak to Davidson, have won a school record six straight road games and have held seven of their last eight foes to under 61 points along with 38 percent shooting. St. Bonaventure is allowing 61.6 points per game in A-10 play, second best in the conference and now has five consecutive double-digit Atlantic 10 Conference wins, the best of active teams ...

Remember in your prayers, if you will, two guys who were prime-time athletic legends in their eras, Attleboro High’s (1973) football-baseball great Greg Hardt and North Attleboro High’s (1986) three-sport man Chris Cornetta ...

“It’s been 43 days and counting,” said exiled Dighton-Rehoboth High boys’ basketball coach Bill Cuthbertson of his “on-paid administrative leave status” from that position, leaving him in limbo for the spring season as the Falcon baseball coach ...

At the ECAC-ICF4A Track Meet held at BU, former Mansfield High Hornet Dan Romano, a senior representing Northeastern University, took fifth in the 5,000 meters (14:39); former Bishop Feehan Shamrock Anthony Delasanta, a junior for URI, took fifth in the 300 (47.71); and former Hornet Mikaila Amerantes, a senior also representing URI, finished 12th in the 400 (55.61) ...

The Mansfield High girls’ 4x800 relay team of Katherine Miller, Grace Fernandez, Grace Doyle and Bryn Anderson clocked a 9.49.8 to shatter a Hornet record which dated back to 2010 ...

Pitchers and catchers report March 11 according to R.I. Interscholastic League rules for softball, “but we won’t be out until March 18,” said Cumberland High softball coach Marty Crowley, who is also the Attleboro High girls’ hoop coach recovering from recent knee surgery ...

Thoughts to make you feel warm: The Attleboro Area Golf Association season begins with the annual Senior Championship Tournament on June 3 at Chemawa Golf Course ...

The moment for “futbol fans” finally arrives in Foxboro Saturday afternoon for the New England Revolution, the MLS home season debut. New England is unbeaten in 12 straight (7-0-5) home openers along Route One, not having lost a season debut match in Foxboro since 2006.

Peter Gobis may be reached at 508-236-0375

Peter Gobis may be reached at 508-236-0375

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