Boys Basketball = Franklin, 68 vs. Charlestown, 59 – Final
– Franklin used a 14-6 run over the final 3:34 of the third quarter to create a double-digit lead and made enough plays down the stretch to earn the win in the first round of the Larry Fisher Holiday Tournament held at Bridgewater-Raynham. Senior Steven Karayan scored eight of his team-high 18 points during that run, hitting a pair of three-pointers. Senior Brayden Sullivan also drained a pair of threes in that stretch, finishing with a career-high 11 points. Senior Chris Edgehill helped the Panthers take a lead after one quarter (21-14) and kept his side in the game by halftime (down 36-35) by scoring 14 of his 16 points in the first half. Jack Rudolph (nine points) had a key three in the fourth quarter and Thomas Gasbarro scored five of his seven points in the final frame. Franklin will play host B-R in the final of the tournament on Sunday at 7:00.
– for a photo gallery of this game:
Boys Hockey = Franklin, 3 vs. LaSalle Academy (PA), 2 – Final (OT)
– Franklin junior Joey LeBlanc deposited the game-winner in overtime to help the Panthers upend LaSalla Academy. For MIAA purposes, the game goes down as a 2-2 tie but for the Mount St. Charles Holiday Faceoff, the game went into overtime. LeBlanc’s winner means Franklin will take on host Mount Saint Charles at 8:00 on Saturday night. Franklin took the lead in the first on a goal from Shea Hurley on an assist from Dylan Marchand but LaSalle scored twice in the second to take the lead. Tommy Tasker brought the Panthers level on a goal midway through the third on an assist from Sean Connolly.
Girls Gymnastics = Franklin, 132.7 @ Taunton, 128.65 – Final
– Sophomores Kate Rudolph (34.2) and Caroline Woelfel (32.25) took first and second, respectively, in the All Around as the Panthers picked up a win over Taunton. Rudolph was first for Franklin in the vault, bars, and floor while Lexi Lupien earned a first place finish in the beam. Woelfel took second in both the vault and floor while taking third in the bars.
Results: Vault – Kate Rudolph 9.0, Caroline Woelfel 8.75, Maddie McGuire 8.65, Lexi Lupien 8.4; Bars – K. Rudolph 8.3, Emma Nelson 8.1, C. Woelfel 7.3, M. McGuire 7.1; Beam – L. Lupien 8.5, E. Nelson 8.4, Olivia Reagan 8.2, K. Rudolph 8.1; Floor – K. Rudolph 8.8, C. Woelfel 8.6, L. Lupien 8.3, E. Nelson 8.2.
Wrestling = Lowell Tournament (Canton, Franklin, Stoughton, Taunton), 9:00
Sackley advances in the championship bracket. DiFilippo, Carlucci, Fracasa, Sauer, and Nawn drop to the consis.— Franklin Wrestling (@FHSWrestle) December 28, 2019
Cogavin, Jacoby, and Leofanti are still alive in the consis. Jawando and Walker drop out of the tournament.— Franklin Wrestling (@FHSWrestle) December 28, 2019
For other results around the Hockomock League
And via Twitter:
Congrats to all the strong performances at Holiday today! Shoutout to Nick Calitri for placing 3rd in the 1000!— FHS Boys XC+TF (@FHSPanthersTF) December 28, 2019
Grit and determination is what gets you there. The second you give up or allow yourself to doubt is the exact moment you miss out on what could have been. Tough win tonight but you never gave up!! Proud!! @FHSSports @FHSPantherbook @MetroWestSports @milforddaily @HockomockSports pic.twitter.com/tryulhi1Ic— FHS Gymnastics (@fhs_gymnastics) December 28, 2019
The Panther Track and Field Team competed at the Boston Holiday Challenge held at the Reggie Lewis Center. The Franklin Girls had several outstanding performances led by junior Lindsey Morse, 3rd in the High Jump. Senior Sabrina Addi finished in the top ten.— FranklinAthletics (@FHSSports) December 28, 2019
|FHS Senior Brayden Sullivan|