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.
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…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Leading after the first quarter, Foxborough was blown out of Mansfield by 47 points.
MANSFIELD – After a quarter of play and leading by six, the Foxborough High School boys' basketball team lost momentum against Hockomock powerhouse Mansfield enroute to a 90-43 blowout defeat. “I was impressed with the aggressiveness of our guys early in the game. They didn’t play afraid of the high seeded team or anything like that," Foxborough head coach CJ Neely said. "They gave them (Mansfield) a little scare for a few minutes and then they adjusted and gave it to us pretty good." The win improves Mansfield's record to 15-1 overall and 12-0 in the Hockomock League. Foxborough is now 8-7 overall and 5-6 in league play. A back and forth first quarter, a hook shot from Nick DiTullio helped the Warriors take a three-point lead early on. …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The Foxborough girls’ basketball team beat Milford, 58-25 Friday to improve to 6-2 on the season (4-2 in the Hockomock League).
Foxborough High School girls’ basketball coach Lisa Downs admitted she was a “little worried” heading into Friday’s game against winless Milford. “I was worried [we would] enter the game not fully mentally prepared,” Downs said. A legitimate concern, considering Foxborough’s last two games were emotional roller coasters won – and lost – in the final seconds. The Warriors knocked off Taunton late in the fourth quarter last Friday but fell to Stoughton on a buzzer-beater Tuesday. The Warriors returned home Friday and won convincingly, 58-25 to put their coach at ease. “We can breathe a little bit,” Downs said with a smile following Foxborough’s sixth win of the season. “[The] Stoughton [game] was one of those heart breakers I thought about …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The Foxborough boys' basketball team lost to Taunton, 62-54 Friday night at Foxborough High School.
The Foxborough High School boys' basketball team returned to their home court after a successful trip to Florida over winter break to tip off against unbeaten Taunton Friday night. The Warriors entered the contest with a 6-1 record (unbeaten in Massachusetts) and 3-0 in the Hockomock League while Taunton took the court Friday looking to improve a 5-0 overall record (3-0 in the Hock). And that's exactly what the Tigers did in a 62-54 win over Foxborough at FHS. The Warriors (6-2, 3-1) were sluggish to start, digging themselves into a 14-4 hole after the first quarter. But Foxborough's shooters woke up in the second behind four 3-pointers from Tim O'Halloran and outscored Taunton 24-9 in the quarter to go into halftime with a 28-23 lead. …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Foxborough cruised past East Bridgewater, 28-8 Friday on senior night at Ahern Field. Next up is a showdown with Hockomock League Davenport Division leader Sharon on Nov. 10.
A non-divisional game the week before the biggest league game of the season would trip up plenty of high school football teams. But not Foxborough. The Warriors (7-2, 2-1) came out to play Friday on senior night at Ahern Field, easily dismantling East Bridgewater, 28-8. "It could have been a trap game, but these kids are too intelligent to let that happen," said Foxborough head coach Jack Martinelli following his team's fifth win over the last six games. Instead of being "trapped" by a non-divisional opponent, the Warriors were focused and dominant, playing with the level of intensity you would expect to see from them next week in Sharon. "[Divisional vs. non-divisional games] don’t matter to me," Martinelli said. "It doesn’t matter to the…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Oregon and Washington State have banned the use of Native American Mascots. Should Massachusetts do the same?
As part of an effort to close what Washington state education officials call a "widening gap" between Native American students and their white counterparts, the Washington State Board of Education is asking all schools in that state to do away with Native American mascots. Seattle’s King5.com reported, “Education officials point to studies that show self-esteem issues among Native American students.” Last May, neighboring state Oregon’s Board of Education voted to ban Native American mascots, nicknames and logos. According to the American Indian Cultural Support website, in Massachusetts there are currently 29 high schools that have Native American mascots– including 16 Indians, nine Warriors, including Foxborough and King Philip in …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Here's five things you need to know today in Foxborough: Expect a sunny Tuesday with a high near 72; SAT practice test at Foxborough High School; Foxborough High School cross country teams travel to Canton and more.
Editor's note: Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. If you know of something happening in town that did not make our list, please add it in the comment section! 1. Mostly Sunny with a High Near 72 in Foxborough Tuesday Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Southwest wind 6 to 16 mph. Tuesday night: Patchy fog after 5 a.m. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 55. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. 2. National Grid to donate to Joe Andruzzi Foundation National Grid has pledged to donate $700 to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s (JAF) Patient Touchdown Program …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
The Foxborough High School football team lost its home opener, 21-20 to Whitman-Hanson Friday at Ahern Field.
Despite falling behind 21-7 in the first half, the Foxborough High School football team had a chance to tie Friday's game in the final minute of the fourth quarter. But the chance went wide right. Foxborough's sophomore kicker Kyle Will took the field following Kiivone Howard's one-yard rushing score with 1:18 remaining in the fourth quarter and a chance to tie the game at 21. Will converted his two previous PAT but pushed the third attempt wide right and Whitman-Hanson held on for the 21-20 win at Ahern Field. “What are you going to do,” said Foxborough head coach Jack Martinelli. “He’s a sophomore and a sophomore holder. We had faith in him to do it and he’ll make more than he’ll miss down the road.” The game got off to anything but a …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The Warriors got wins in 10 of 14 matches to beat the Black Knights, 51-21.
At the end of the day, the score sheet will show a convincing win for the Foxborough wrestling team over Stoughton. What will not be there is how Stoughton made Foxborough earn the win with close scores and back and forth battles. Even with two forfeits, the Warriors (7-4) got past the Black Knights (2-5) 51-21. The Warriors took the first of their 10 match wins after Jamie Peccaro pinned Brad Allen at 1:24 of the first period in the 106 pound match after Peccarro was able to turn a bulldog into the opening pin of the meet. “He (Peccarro) looked good. He looked tough,” Foxborough head coach Jim Fraser said. In the 113-pound match, the Warriors' Jake Dorman and Stoughton's Steve Collins went the distance after neither man could get a …