For the second straight season, the Framingham State softball team (25-17) captured the MASCAC title with a host of local contributions.

North Attleboro’s Mycala Moody, a sophomore outfielder, was the Rams’ No. 2 hitter, batting .358 with a .425 slugging percentage to go with 48 hits in 42 games and 20 RBI; ex-Rocketeer and sophomore catcher-outfielder Kaylea Sherman hit .250; Tri-County High product Kyla Johnson of North Attleboro, a sophomore utility player, hit .310 (a .414 slugging rate); and sophomore pitcher Jess Pietersen of Norton pitched in nine games (28 innings), going 2-1 with one save and a 1.75 ERA ...

“He will excel at WPI because of intelligence and effort both at the plate and the mound,” King Philip Regional High baseball coach Greg Kessler said of senior Jeremy Rhines, who hit over .300 and pitched two of the Warriors’ seven wins. “He pitched well for us all season as our No. 2, we couldn’t get more run support for him” ...

Foxboro’s Chris Baughan, by way of the Portsmouth Abbey School, finished his lacrosse career by tending goal in 58 matches at Skidmore College, helping the Thoroughbreds to their most wins (8-8) since 2011. He started nine of the 13 matches in which he appeared, logging a 9.82 goals against mark with a .550 save percentage ...

A trio of Tri-County Regional High lacrosse players, all from North Attleboro, received postseason acclaim from Cougar coach Matt Murphy. Midfielder Evan Langille was named MVP, goalkeeper Ethan Olson was the Unsung Hero and long stick defender Nate Glidden was tabbed Most Improved Player ...

Portsmouth, R.I’s Jake Bauer, who beat North Attleboro’s Eric Marchetti in the semifinal round of the R.I. Golf Association Amateur, won the 36-hole title match 8 and 7 — netting six birdies during the morning round, then having five birdies and an eagle on the frontside of the afternoon round ...

Former high-scoring Bishop Feehan High laxman Shaun Peirce of North Attleboro had a terrific rookie season for the College of Wooster (Ohio), producing points in 12 matches with a career-best 10 points (with six goals) against Hiram (Ohio). Peirce started 12 of the 13 matches in which he played, being the Fighting Scots’ No. 2 scorer with 32 goals and seven assists, impressively with a 71 percent accuracy rate with shots on goal ...

Kyra Lyons was tabbed the MVP of coach Kevin Patton’s Attleboro High girls’ lacrosse team and will be a captain-elect for the 2019 team with Alexis Compton and Rylee Fontes. Sam Fasoldt received the Defensive MVP award, Dee Graham earned the Most Improved Player award, Emily Patton received the Blue Pride award and Compton was named the Offensive MVP ...

Mansfield High baseball coach Joe Breen believes that senior Connor Sheehan could be a dominant Hockomock League pitcher next season, coming off of a 5-1 campaign. “He is blossoming into one of the top end starting pitchers in the Hockomock who can get outs with multiple pitches,” said Breen ...

members of the MIAA Division 2 state champion North Attleboro High baseball team, along with coach Mike Hart, had their fittings for commemorative rings with Ken Nally’s “Award Guys,” which will be presented at a special ceremony during the fall ...

Record-setting runner of all distances, LSU-bound Julia Palin, and record-setting rookie hurdler Paul Wisnaskas, were named the MVPs of the spring track program at Norton High. Katie Bradley and Chris Liebherr were tabbed the “Ultimate Temmate” award winners, Meg Nichols and Pat Bingel were the “Most Improved” Lancers, Kyle Dion, Gabe Dennett and Kevin Mahoney shared the “Rookie of the Year” honor, while the JFK Award for loyalty and dedication was presented to Mary Diestel and Alex Wisnaskas ...

MSTCA decathlon champion Aeden Angelone of King Philip High, who topped North Attleboro’s stellar duo of Matt Tarantino and Jon Shultz for the crown, joined Abby Dunne, the No. 3 finisher at the heptathlon who also qualified for the pentathlon, as the MVPs of the Warrior boys’ and girls’ spring track programs. Recipients of the Unsung Hero awards were Harrison Burke and Abby McKeown; the Most Improved Warrior honors went to Terry Jacobs-Baston and Brianna Quirke; while the Newcomer of the Year awards went to Sean McCombs and Sara Sylvestre ...

Jim McGonigle, the King Philip High boys’ tennis coach, believed that his No. 2 doubles team of Aidan Ignatius and Nick Ihley would have fared well as a No. 1 team too. The seniors posted a a 9-2 record together, taking the decisive third point in a match against Mansfield. Ignatius sported a 13-2 record overall and Ihley was 18-2 ...

North Attleboro’s Mark McGwin, class of 1981 from Providence College, is the president-elect and chair of the nominating committee of the Providence College National Alumni Association Council ...

“Jon has such a passion for baseball, his work ethic becomes very contagious on any team he plays for,” Attleboro High baseball coach Matt Bosh said of senior captain Jon Candiales ...

“We’re going to be solid in net, he has really quick hands,” King Philip High boys’ lacrosse coach Hal Bean said of sophomore Andrew McKinney, who took over for much of the second half of the season, the 6-foot-2 Warrior having 19 saves against BC High. The Warriors graduated just seven seniors, only three of whom were starters.

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