Friday, April 5, 2013
Here are the Attleboro runners participating in the 117th annual Boston Marathon.
They run for all sorts of reasons: in memory of a loved one, to raise money for a cause ... and just to say, "I did it." The 117th annual Boston Marathon takes place April 15. Runners will move through a course that threads from the Hopkinton starting line to Boston. As it states on the official website, "the Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association manages this American classic, which is sponsored by John Hancock Financial Services. The Boston Marathon has distinguished itself as the pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by virtue of its traditions, longevity and method of gaining entry into the race (via …
AYBA and SAGRA joining forces in Attleboro.
Attleboro Youth Basketball Association (AYBA) announced today that it will be expanding its Basketball Program with South Attleboro Girls Recreational Association’s (SAGRA) girls-only program. As the City’s only girls youth sport group, SAGRA has offered girls-only basketball since its inception in 1976 along with its Attleboro Fastpitch Softball and SAGRA Field Hockey programs. AYBA will now head the basketball portion of the girls program along with its boys teams that run from first grade through middle school. “It only makes sense,” says SAGRA President, Kim Harnois. “SAGRA originally started in South Attleboro in the late 70’s but now that girls from all parts of the City participate in basketball, bringing it to AYBA will expand the …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The following runners from Attleboro have qualified for the 2013 Boston Marathon, according to the Boston Athletic Association's website.
The following runners from Attleboro have qualified to run in the 2013 Boston Marathon April 15. For more information on the race, go to the Boston Marathon's website.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Zach Dragun, ice hockey, and Briana Robitaille, girls' indoor track, were named Hockomock League all-star most valuable players.
Attleboro High athletes were recently named to the Hockomock League's winter all-star teams. BOYS' BASKETBALL: Tim Walsh, honorable mention, EJ Santarpio. GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Beth Clifton, honorable mention, Kerri Beland. ICE HOCKEY: Zack Dragun, MVP, honorable mention, Andrew Campion. GIRLS' TRACK: Briana Robitaille, MVP, Elizabeth Gulino, Shelby Cuddeback, honorable mention, Amber Valliancourt. BOYS' TRACK: Chansakada Heng, honorable mention. BOYS' SWIMMING: Owen Wright. GIRLS' SWIMMING: Sarah Nordberg GYMNASTICS: Meri Moreau, honorable mention, Haley Ricci To see the entire teams go to Hockomock Sports.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Attleboro girls basketball program holds a banquet in Mansfield.
The Attleboro High girls basketball program closed out the season recently with its annual banquet at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield. Varsity head coach Missy Traversi welcomed players, family and friends. Varsity Awards went to: Bri Hochwarter and Sara Blackwell each received a $250 scholarship from the Attleboro Youth Basketball Association. Hochwarter, who sat out her junior and senior years with knee injuries, received a framed replica of her No. 24 basketball jersey. Clifton was named a Hockomock League All Star and Kerry Beland received an all-league honorable mention. Receiving recognition as varsity players were seniors Makaila Lombardy and Kirsten Terrien and sophomore Kimi Runey. Captains for the 2013-2014 season will be Clifton …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Penny drive to benefit Heller’s Angels.
The Wheaton Athletic Mentors (WAMs), which is Wheaton College's student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC), will be holding a penny drive to benefit Heller’s Angels, a Special Olympics Team based out of Attleboro, from March 4 to 10. The WAMs will accept donations from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Balfour Hood during the entire week. Any dollar amount will also be accepted. If you are unable to donate in the allotted time frame, any member of Wheaton's 21 varsity teams will be accepting the change anytime throughout the week. Heller's Angels was created by Caron Heller, a special education teacher at Brennan Middle School in Attleboro and is comprised of athletes ages eight and older. They compete in bowling, basketball, track & field, …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Attleboro High falls to Brockton in the MIAA tournament.
The Bombardiers closed out the 2012-13 girls varsity basketball season losing their preliminary tournament game to Brockton 66-40. Attleboro High could not match the athleticism or ball-hawking ability, combined with the torrid shooting, of the visiting team. Brockton scored first on an Attleboro turnover and held the lead at the end of the first quarter, never relinquishing it. The second quarter saw the Boxers increasing their lead by 11, until freshman Emily Houle hit back-to-back shots. A 15-point effort in that eight-minute segment was not enough to keep pace with the visitors from Brockton and the halftime score saw Attleboro down 56-28. The third quarter saw the Boxers limiting the Bombardiers to just three-points and they took a …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Attleboro High boys' ice hockey team will be play Pembroke in the Division 3 ice hockey tournament.
The Attleboro High boys ice hockey team will play Pembroke in the preliminary round of the MIAA Division 3 South tournament Tuesday at Gallo Arena in Bourne at 7:30 p.m. Attleboro is the 17th seed in the tournament with a 9-7-4 record, while Pembroke is No. 16 at 10-7-5. The winner of the game will move on to play top-seeded Medfield (18-1-1). For the complete pairings, go to the MIAA site.
If they win, the Bombardiers will face North Attleboro in the next round.
Saturday, February 23
The Attleboro High girls varsity basketball team will host Brockton Monday in the preliminary round of the MIAA South Division 1 tournament. Fourteenth-seeded Attleboro (12-10) and No. 19 Brockton (10-10) did not meet during the regular season. The game will take place at 7 p.m. If the Bombardiers win, they will face third-seeded North Attleboro (16-4) in the first round Wednesday. The Rocketeers defeated the Bombardiers 62-49 in December and 61-53 last month. Bishop Feehan will have two teams in the postseason. The second-seeded boys (16-4) have a bye in the preliminary round of the South Division 3 tournament and will play at home in the first round against either No. 15 O'Bryant (12-8) or No. 18 Dover-Sherborn (10-10). The Shamrocks …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The team's seniors are honored before the game against Durfee.
The Attleboro High School girls varsity basketball will enter the postseason with momentum. The Bombardiers finished the regular season Wednesday at home with a 46-42 victory over Durfee. The game opened with Durfee taking a 4-0, but a three-point shot by Kirsten Terrien and a layup by Beth Clifton gave the Bombardiers a 5-4 lead. Point guard Abby Oliver took a Durfee charge, and two free throws by Clifton combined with a 10-foot shot by Kerri Beland put the girls in blue up 9-6. A quick three by Durfee and a buzzer-beater basket gave the Hilltoppers an 11-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. Durfee went on a 5-0 run in the second quarter before a free throw by Emily Houle put the Bombardiers on the board. A put-back by Terrien, score …