Thursday, November 22, 2012
The Bombardiers jump out to an early lead, but the Rocketeers offense scores on its first six possessions in a 38-14 win at Tozier-Cassidy Field.
The fans at Tozier-Cassidy Field were in raptures as their beloved Attleboro High School football team marched down the field on the opening drive in Thanksgiving Day game against rival North Attleboro. Implementing a new quick passing game, the Bombardiers took a very impressive 7-0 lead in the classic game. Unfortunately, for the blue-clad fans packed into the stands hoping for an upset, there was not much else to be thankful for on the field. The Rocketeers stormed to a 38-14 win in the 92nd installment of the holiday series. North Attleboro scored on its first six possessions and Attleboro did not score again until its final drive late in the fourth quarter. Junior quarterback Tim Walsh completed 7 of his 10 passes on the opening …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Schools are broken into six divisions for high school football, starting in 2013, after a MIAA vote was taken Friday.
This could be the last year of regional champions in high school football after the MIAA member schools voted 161-131 in favor of a new playoff format, which would crown state champions, starting with the 2013 season, according to the Boston Herald. The plan was previously approved by the MIAA Football Committee and Tournament Management Committee, but needed a vote of approval from the general assembly, which took place Friday morning at Assabet Valley Regional in Marlboro. After two years of the pilot program, the plan will be reviewed. Highlights of the plan include: What it means locally: A copy of the MIAA proposal and a full breakdown of divisions are posted in the media galery.
Friday, March 2, 2012
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association said no to a playoff game between the Hockomock League's Kelley-Rex and Davenport winners and also slowed down the new high school football playoff plan.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Attleboro High battled back in the fourth quarter, but did not have enough to beat King Philip and lost 70-65.
When asked after the win over North Attleboro, whether his team had enough to beat King Philip, Attleboro senior guard J.J. Jolaoso responded confidently, "Of course. I think we can compete with anyone." Tuesday night he almost single-handedly proved that to be true. The Attleboro High Bombardiers, led by 29 points from Jolaoso, made a strong fourth quarter push to pull the upset and stay alive in the hunt for the postseason but KP held on, in a typically difficult night on the road in the Hockomock League, 70-65. The Bombardiers (7-12) were eliminated from postseason contention with the loss. KP led by as many as 14 in the fourth quarter but Attleboro stormed back, finishing the game on a 13-4 run. The comeback started routinely enough …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Attleboro High nearly pulled off an upset against the Kelly-Rex Division-leading Mansfield Hornets but fell 62-54.
The Attleboro High boys' basketball team made a late charge in an attempt to pull off a huge upset led by senior JJ Jolaoso, who had 11 of his game-high 26 points in the final quarter, but the Mansfield Hornets had too much and clinched a playoff berth with a 62-54 win. The Bombardiers competed well all game long and did not allow the Hornets to pull away as they had in the first meeting between the teams. Still, Mansfield extended the lead to as high as 14 then Joalaso got going. The Bombardiers' leading scorer buried a three, then finished an old-fashioned three-point play with a hard drive to the baseline. He then picked out Tim Walsh, who finished with 14 points, for a three to cut the lead to 55-50. The teams traded buckets before …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The Attleboro High hockey team was shutout 4-0 by North Attleboro in a Hockomock League encounter on Wednesday night at Aleixo Arena.
The last time that the Attleboro High hockey team faced North Attleboro they struggled with the Rocketeers speed, hard-hitting, and raucous crowd. This time around the Bombardiers were focused on being solid defensively and it worked- for a period. Three second period goals allowed North Attleboro to skate away with a 4-0 victory on Wednesday night at Aleixo Arena. The win completed a season sweep for North. The first period flew by with almost no stoppages as the Bombardiers kept their forwards active in the defensive zone and trying to force the attackers for North wide of the goal. Although Attleboro was outshot 10-4 in the period they never looked in that much danger. Just one minute into the second period North captain Brendan Burns …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The Attleboro High girls' basketball team lost 46-29 to the Hockomock Kelly-Rex Division champion Franklin Panthers on Senior Night for captains Emily Mayer and Savannah Boyle.
Prior to Tuesday night's game, the Attleboro High girls' basketball team honored their two senior captains Emily Mayer and Savannah Boyle with flowers and hugs. For the better part of the first half it seemed as though they might give them an even better present- a win over the unbeaten Franklin Panthers. Unfortunately, Attleboro just couldn't knock down enough shots to overcome the Panthers talented squad and they fell, 46-29. The victory clinched the conference title for Franklin. Attleboro showed off a variety of defensive looks to confuse the Panther offense and Franklin did not get the lead until Sarah Shaw's three made it 11-9 with a little over a minute left in the first quarter. The Lady Bombardiers continued to battle in the …
Friday, January 27, 2012
The Attleboro High girls' basketball team fought hard but came up short against the streaking Stoughton Black Knights, 54-42.
A tough offensive third quarter was the difference as the Attleboro High Lady Bombardiers battled throughout against the Stoughton Black Knights but could not present a victory to head coach Missy Traversi on her birthday, falling 54-42, Friday at home. Attleboro played very well through the first half and Kirsten Terrien's jumper just before halftime gave the Lady Bombardiers a 23-22 lead. Terrien added another jumper just after the break to give Attleboro its largest lead at 25-22, but following a time-out, Stoughton closed the quarter on a 17-4 run and took control of the game. "I really think the problem was that we couldn't put the ball in the basket in the third quarter," said Traversi. "When our shooters aren't shooting from the …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Despite a 17-2 start the Bishop Feehan Shamrocks fell to Martha's Vineyard, 64-57, in a battle at the top two in the EAC.
The cliche is that basketball is a game of runs. The thing about cliches is that they always contain a grain of truth and this was a game that lived up to it. The Bishop Feehan Shamrocks boys' basketball team fell into a tie for first place in the EAC with a 64-57 home defeat against Martha's Vineyard on Tuesday night in a game that featured each team making big runs in the first half to try and take control. It was the Shamrocks, who started on fire, outscoring the Vineyard 17-2 in the opening six minutes. Chris Adams knocked down a couple of three-pointers and had eight points in the run while Andrew Murphy had four. The Vineyarders couldn't find their offense and were getting no stops on the defensive end. At the two-minute mark, …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Two third period goals for King Philip allowed them to skate away with a 3-2 victory over Bishop Feehan at the Foxboro Sports Center.
The Bishop Feehan ice hockey team allowed three consecutive goals to King Philip and despite a late flurry could not find enough offense to come back. The Warriors took home a 3-2 victory Monday night at the Foxboro Sports Center. Both teams are struggling with injuries as they hit the middle portion of their season but the team's are headed in opposite directions. The Shamrocks picked up their fourth loss in five games, evening their record at 5-5-2. Meanwhile, the Warriors made it three wins in four games since the return of Chris Boselli and moved to 3-7-1. The Shamrocks were dominated for much of the game, including a first period where they were outshot, 16-2, but took the lead behind captain Nick Carvalho just two minutes into the …