Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Boston College baseball team upset Virginia Tech Sunday at home.
The Boston College baseball team used a four-run rally in the eighth inning to come back and defeat 25th-ranked Virginia Tech, 5-3, on Sunday afternoon at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field. Before the start of the game, seven seniors were recognized for their careers in the Maroon and Gold. Red-shirt senior Nate Bayuk of Foxborough faced one batter in the ninth inning before Norwood's John Gorman came on in relief to get his second save of the season. This season, Bayuk, a lefthander, has made 23 appearances, allowing one home run with a 5.40 ERA and 11 strikeouts. Foxborough's John Nicklas, a freshman, has made 18 appearances out of the bullpen with a 1-0 record and 3.88 ERA. He also has struck out 13 batters and issued 10…
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Warriors earned a Hockomock League Davenport Division win over visiting Oliver Ames Monday.
The Foxborough High School boys' lacrosse team defeated Oliver Ames, 8-2, Monday afternoon at State Hospital Field. The Warriors improve to 6-5 overall and 6-2 in the Davenport Division while OA fell to 2-11 overall and 0-9 in the Hock. Foxborough returns to the field on Wednesday when the Warriors host rival Mansfield at 3:30 p.m. OA also returns to action Wednesday when the Tigers host Canton at 3:30 p.m.
Davenport Division leading Foxborough earned its eighth Hock win of the season with a 13-4 decision over Oliver Ames Monday.
EASTON - The Foxborough High School girls' lacrosse team continued its winning ways in the Hockomock League Davenport Division Monday with a 13-4 victory over Oliver Ames. With the win, Foxborough improves to 11-1 on the season and 8-1 in the Davenport Division.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The New England Patriots selected the Rutgers defensive back with the 91st pick in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
The New England Patriots selected three defensive players from Rutgers in the 2013 NFL Draft, including two in the secondary. Eight picks after selecting Logan Ryan in the third round (83rd overall), the Patriots selected Ryan’s teammate, Duron Harmon with the 91st pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said both Ryan and Harmon “were very productive, both defensively and in the kicking game” at Rutgers. “Solid guys,” Belichick said. “We’ve had a number of our players here comment on their personal characteristics, so I think we’re getting some high quality guys there as well as good football players.” Harmon was as much of a surprise pick in the third round as safety Tavon Wilson was in the second round of the 2012…
Foxborough's Greg Stamatov finds home in Villanova men's lacrosse team's goal.
Foxborough's Greg Stamatov and his Villanova University men's lacrosse teammates defeated Georgetown, 15-12, in Thursday's Big East Tournament semifinal in Philadelphia. With the win, the Wildcat sadvanced to Saturday's championship game against No. 2 seeded Syracuse (noon). The winner of that contest will earn an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament slated to begin next week. A freshman, Stamatov made five starts for the Wildcats this season, stopping 39 shots for a .424 save percent. He did not play in Thursday's Big East tourney game. At Foxborough High, Stamatov earned three varsity letters, going 51-21 for his career, earning Hockomock League MVP twice and being named a 2012 U.S. Lacrosse All-Amercian.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Foxborough High School boys’ lacrosse goes from 7-2 to 4-5 after forfeiting three non-league wins for playing an ineligible player in those contests, according to The Sun Chronicle.
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association has determined the Foxborough High School boys’ lacrosse team used an ineligible player in three non-league contests over April vacation and as such, must forfeit those three victories. An ineligible player was reportedly used in Foxborough’s two victories over Bishop Feehan on April 13 and 16 and a victory over Reading on April 18. According to The Sun Chronicle, the student-athlete was ruled academically ineligible in mid-April but miscommunication between administrators and the athletic department ultimately led to the violation. “A bunch of things had to go wrong for this to happen,” interim Athletic Director Pat Nash told The Sun Chronicle. “Unfortunately, they did. It’s kind of a…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The New England Patriots selected the Rutgers defensive back with the 83rd pick in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
The New England Patriots selected three defensive players from Rutgers in the 2013 NFL Draft and chief among those selections is cornerback Logan Ryan, who was taken with the 83rd overall pick (third round). The Patriots hope Ryan can add much needed depth to its secondary and was one of just two defensive backs taken by the team in the draft. “Logan [Ryan] had a very productive year outside,” Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said. … “He’s a good football player in a good program. He’s been very productive. He’s one of the most productive corners in the draft. Smart; been productive. He’s been in a very good system. He’s been well coached, knows his techniques well, he’s an instinctive player. He’s had a lot of production. He’s tough, he…
Monday, April 29, 2013
The New England Patriots took the Marshall wide receiver with the 59th pick in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Over the course of the off-season, wide receiver has become a position of need for the New England Patriots. The team targeted that need with its second pick in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft his past weekend when it chose Marshall wide receiver Aaron Dobson. “Aaron [Dobson] was a great high school basketball player and football player,” said Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. “Was a very productive player at Marshall. Had a real good Senior Bowl. [Dobson has] real good size, good speed for [his] position, and [has] been productive at good levels.” Dobson, according to NFL.com, has been highly regarded as the most promising pro receiver prospect from Marshall since former New England Patriots deep threat Randy Moss. Dobson has …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The New England Patriots took the Southern Mississippi outside linebacker with the 52nd pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
After trading out of the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots chose Southern Mississippi outside linebacker Jamie Collins with the team’s first pick in the second round (52nd overall). “Jamie [Collins] is an interesting guy that came into college as a safety, played inside linebacker, played outside linebacker in a 3-4 and then played defensive end last year,” said Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. “He’s been a very productive player in the kicking game. He’s got a lot of versatility, solid player, hard worker, great kid.” Collins, according to NFL.com, is a versatile defensive end/linebacker hybrid that racked up 20 tackles for loss (10 sacks) for Southern Miss during his first-team All-Conference USA senior …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Track the New England Patriots 2013 NFL Draft picks.
UPDATE (Saturday, 8 p.m.) - The Patriots were busy on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, selecting TCU wide receiver Josh Boyce in the fourth round and adding two more defensive players in the seventh round Saturday. The Pats also traded a seventh round (229th overall) and running back/returner/US Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for running back LeGarrette Blount. Tampa Bay later traded that pick to the Minnesota Vikings, who selected defensive tackle Everett Dawkins. With the 226th overall pick in the draft, the Patriots chose Illinois defensive end Michael Buchanan. The 6-foot-5, 255-pound defensive end is "an extremely lean edge defender that needs to get bigger and stronger," according to NFL.com. "He flashes violent …