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Showing posts with label Hockomock. Show all posts

Monday, May 20, 2024

FHS Hockomock Outdoor Track Championship Meet Performances - May 18, 2024

We shared the overall results of the Hockomock Outdoor Track League Championships Meet on Sunday -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2024/05/fhs-girls-outdoor-track-team-takes-1st.html

This shares the complete listing of FHS individual and relay performance for the meet -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JOnQtd6MIYPllpUNtqXXNt5MnGvqz2Ia/view?usp=drive_link


FHS Hockomock Outdoor Track Championship Meet Performances - May 18, 2024
FHS Hockomock Outdoor Track Championship Meet Performances - May 18, 2024





Sunday, May 12, 2024

FHS baseball tops KP on Saturday

Via Twitter and our subscription to HockomockSports.com, we share the results of the Spring sports competition for Franklin High School on Saturday, May 11, 2024


Baseball = Franklin, 9 @ King Philip, 3 – Final 
– Click here for a Photo Gallery from this game. Franklin scored four times in the second inning and four times in the seventh to sweep the season series with the Warriors. Austin Campbell picked up the win, striking out 13 and allowing three hits and three runs over six innings. He struck out the side in the first and fifth innings and struck out two batters in the second, fourth, and sixth. The Panthers got off to a good start, loading the bases with no outs in the first. Ben Yuknis hit into a 6-4-3 double play, but it brought in Dom Caccavelli (3-for-4, three runs) with the opening run. Franklin broke things open in the second. Zach Winer started the rally when he was hit by a pitch with one out. Mike Davide ripped a double to left center that scored Winer. With two outs, Caccavelli singled and Henry Digiorgio (2-for-3) singled to score courtesy runner Brad Morin. After Rex Cinelli (2-for-3, two bunt singles) walked, an error brought in two unearned runs to make it 5-0. KP got two back in the fourth. Drew Herlin drew a one-out walk and came around to score on an Aiden Astorino double to left. Astorino took third on the throw into the infield and scored on a wild pitch. In the fifth, Leo Dowling singled with one out and courtesy runner Cole Kotkowski stole second. Max Robison came through with two outs, dropping a single into shallow right to cut the deficit to just two runs. Franklin sealed the win with a four-run seventh. Caccavelli started the rally with an infield hit and Digiorgio drew a walk. Cinelli pushed a bunt past the mound for a hit to load the bases. Yuknis hit a grounder to third that brought in a run. Cole Sidwell lined a single to right to score a second and Lukas Phillip doubled to left to bring in another. Winer would single as well, scoring Phillip with the ninth run. Matt Miller gave up a pair of hits in the bottom half, including a double from pinch-hitter Alex Lufty, but got through the inning without allowing a run.

Boys Lacrosse = Franklin, 7 @ Medfield, 14 – Final


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FHS Panther sports results shared via Twitter & subscription to HockomockSports.com
FHS Panther sports results shared via Twitter & subscription to HockomockSports.com

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Five Days of Action for Child Abuse Prevention

As adults, perhaps our biggest responsibility in our lifetime is to protect our children, and the uncertainty of the world today has made that more important now than ever before. 

As part of our commitment to social responsibility to the communities we serve, the Hockomock Area YMCA, along with YMCAs throughout Massachusetts and across the nation will be sponsoring Five Days of Action for Child Abuse Prevention, a campaign committed to raise awareness and inspire adults to take an active role to protect children from sexual abuse.  Please visit one of our three branches to pledge to take action to protect kids all year long.

While child protection is our Y’s number one priority every day, this critical campaign will run April 15th through April 19th as we approach summertime, and will shine a collective spotlight on how everyone can do something to prevent child sexual abuse. 

Five Days of Action for Child Abuse Prevention
5 Days of Action for Child Abuse Prevention
Our Y will share information and resources each day to our members and community partners about how adults can prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse situations to keep children safe.

Statistics from Praesidium and the CDC indicate that 1 in 20 boys and 1 in 4 girls in the United States are sexually abused, typically by someone they know and trust. Child sexual abuse is happening regardless of age, gender, race, religion or socio-economic class.

But these are not just numbers. Behind every number is a child, a child who has been robbed of their innocence. A child whose life will forever have been changed by the heinous act of an adult. We owe it to our children, and we owe it to their future, to do better. 

Help us prevent child sexual abuse through Know, See, Respond.  When adults know how abuse happens, see the warning signs, and respond quickly to prevent abuse, they foster a culture of child abuse prevention. Together we can bring awareness to the issue of child sexual abuse in our communities and have important conversations on how we can all work together to prevent it from happening. Please join our YMCA to spread important awareness and resources with your social networks and family and friends around this devastating epidemic.

Our YMCA is proud to partner and collaborate with school systems, municipalities and other human service organizations throughout our service area to help bring awareness, education and training regarding this issue. We remain committed to this collaborative cause and our effort to be part of a community-based prevention movement.  

Our YMCA was awarded Praesidium Accreditation® in February by Praesidium, the leader in abuse risk management.  To achieve accreditation, our Hockomock Area YMCA underwent a rigorous process to implement Praesidium’s Accreditation Standards focusing on eight primary operational areas within our business: policies, screening and selection, training, monitoring and supervision, consumer participation, internal feedback systems, responding, and administrative practices. Praesidium then verified our Y’s successful implementation of these standards. The Hockomock Y will be accredited for three years, and during this time will commit to uphold fundamental organizational values and stringent safety practices that demonstrate our commitment to protecting those in our care from abuse.  We are proud to be part of the 24 YMCAs across the nation to reach this status and look forward to helping mentor other YMCAs in their process of becoming accredited.

As responsible adults, we need to give children a happy, healthy and safe childhood. Our world needs them, and they need us. Let’s give them the childhood they deserve.    

Jim Downs
CEO
Hockomock Area YMCA

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

The Hockomock Area YMCA Held Its Reach Out Annual Campaign At Gillette Stadium

The Hockomock Area YMCA held its annual Campaign Breakfast, a long-standing tradition held at Gillette Stadium’s Putnam Club in Foxborough.  

The Hockomock Area YMCA is more than a place; it is a cause that is committed to strengthening communities. The Y’s annual fundraising campaign, known as Reach Out, ensures this non-profit organization continues to address emerging and critical human needs across the 15 communities they serve.

Farzin Karim, chair of the Board of Directors at the Hockomock Area YMCA provided welcoming remarks and shared her personal story of receiving a scholarship to attend the Y as a young girl, “The Y was there in my time of need and that’s exactly what we’re here to do this morning, be there for someone in their time of need,” said Karim. “None of this would be possible without all of you – our family, our friends, our neighbors, and our community leaders.  There’s collective strength and power in us coming together to serve the needs of those in our community and to make a difference in people’s lives. That need has never been greater.”  

Board of Director Angela Davis shared the Hockomock Y’s community impact noting, “Last year, this YMCA provided $3.3 million in confidential financial assistance, providing opportunities for people in need to participate at our Hockomock Y.  Additionally, 40,000 meals and 25,000 bags of groceries were distributed.  These numbers are incredible, but we must never lose sight of the fact that behind every one of these numbers is a person, a life, a story.” 
 
Congressman Auchincloss during his remarks
Congressman Auchincloss during his remarks

The event’s guest speaker was Congressman Jake Auchincloss. Congressman Auchincloss remarked, “The Hockomock Area YMCA serves as a cornerstone of our community, enriching the lives of individuals and families and contributing to the overall well-being and vitality of this area.”  Reflecting on his visit to the Y in 2020 during the pandemic, Auchincloss shared, “The Hockomock Y was providing food, emergency child care for first responders, and a safe place for students to participate in remote learning. The Y was there to meet whatever need arose. Quite simply, the Y provides opportunities in a way that no one else can. They can’t do this work alone and that’s why we are here today. Please help answer the call by making a donation to this incredible cause.”  

YMCA members receiving financial assistance shared their stories of how the Y has impacted their lives. Christina, a grandmother raising her grandchildren, shared, “The YMCA has become a cherished part of our journey. They have demonstrated the profound impact that kindness and support can have. The amazing thing is that my grandchildren had the ability to attend Y programs without anyone knowing we received support.  You all make that happen for hundreds of families.”

The Hockomock Y’s Board of Directors issued a $50,000 challenge to event attendees, matching all leadership gifts of $500 or more at the event.

Congressman Auchincloss (left) pictured with Hockomock Area YMCA Board Chair Farzin Karim and Hockomock Area YMCA CEO Jim Downs
Congressman Auchincloss (left) pictured with Hockomock Area YMCA Board Chair Farzin Karim and Hockomock Area YMCA CEO Jim Downs

Jim Downs, Hockomock Area YMCA CEO thanked attendees for being at this event, believing in and supporting the Y’s mission saying, “Reach Out is the centerpiece of how we provide for our YMCA mission every day and helps make it possible to deliver so many important, vital programs and services. My commitment to you and our 15 area communities is that our YMCA will continue to be here when the need is greatest to serve our communities and to serve them with compassion."

The Hockomock Y’s goal is to raise $1.5 million for this year’s campaign. The Breakfast event raised $224,000, bringing the total raised to date to $451,000 for this year’s campaign.  To make a gift or learn how you can volunteer, visit www.hockymca.org/give

The Hockomock Y provides a safety net for thousands of individuals and families facing challenges.  The Y encourages members, volunteers, neighbors and friends in the community to join them in making a gift and raising funds to provide confidential financial assistance to those facing challenges.  The Y is guided every day to remain focused on how best to respond to the emerging needs of the community it serves.
About Hockomock Area YMCA:
The Hockomock Area YMCA is an organization of men, women, and children sharing a commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility. 

Our YMCA is committed to partnering and collaborating with others to create and deliver lasting personal and social change in the 15 communities we are privileged to serve. The Hockomock Area YMCA is a not-for-profit charitable cause-driven organization with facilities in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Franklin, and Mansfield. For more information visit www.hockymca.org/our-cause/
 
Note: I was one of the more than 600 participants for this wonderful event. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

FHS' Wernig, Crandall, Carney, Cuneo & Dennett recognized as 2023 Hockomock League Field Hockey All Stars

Below are the official 2023 Hockomock League Field Hockey All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.


HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE MVP
Mary Collins, Foxboro

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE ALL STARS
Haley Wernig, Franklin
Raena Crandall, Franklin
Emily Carney, Franklin
Sophia Cuneo, Franklin

Honorable Mentions
Lindsay Dennett, Franklin

For the complete listing for the Hockomock League (subscription required)

FHS' Wernig, Crandall, Carney, Cuneo & Dennett recognized as 2023 Hockomock League Field Hockey All Stars
FHS' Wernig, Crandall, Carney, Cuneo & Dennett recognized as 2023 Hockomock League Field Hockey All Stars

FHS' Batla, Morrison, Pink, and Huff get recognition for 2023 Hockomock League Cross Country

Below are the official 2023 Hockomock League Girls Cross Country All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE MVP
Katie Sobieraj, Oliver Ames

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE ALL STARS
Alex Batla, Franklin

Honorable Mentions
Fiona Morrison, Franklin

For the complete listing for Girls for the Hockomock League (subscription required)

Below are the official 2023 Hockomock League Boys Cross Country All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE MVP
Brendan Thomas, Oliver Ames

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE ALL STARS
Jonathan Pink, Franklin

Honorable Mentions
Jason Huff, Franklin

For the complete listing for Boys for the Hockomock League (subscription required)
https://hockomocksports.com/2023-hockomock-league-boys-cross-country-all-stars/

FHS' Batla, Morrison, Pink,, and Huff get recognition for 2023 Hockomock League Cross Country
FHS' Batla, Morrison, Pink,, and Huff get recognition for 2023 Hockomock League Cross Country


Thursday, August 31, 2023

FHS games to watch for Fall girls soccer, golf, and field hockey

Reminder that HockomockSports.com changed to a subscription model in July. I have a subscription to view and share the FHS results that they provide. If you want to view all the worth Hockomock League reporting they do, subscribing is a good thing. It is quite reasonable. The subscription link is provided below.

There is a series of "games to watch" for each of the sports this coming Fall season. I have selected the Franklin games that were highlighted thus far.


FHS girls soccer

OCTOBER 21ST – BISHOP FEEHAN @ FRANKLIN – 10:00AM
With the playoffs just around the corner, Franklin will take on Bishop Feehan in a battle of two teams with perennial title aspirations. Two of the most consistent programs in the state, each fall it’s expected that they will be among the top seeds in Div. 1. They met in the 2013 D1 South final, with Franklin winning 2-1, and last year were the No. 3 and No. 8 seeds. In late October, the Panthers will be aiming to clinch a fourth straight league title, but this will be a good non-league diversion to see how they match up with another state power. It’s scheduled for an early morning kick-off but it will be worth getting out of bed to see these teams square off in a playoff preview.

For the full listing of girls soccer games to watch

FHS golf

OCTOBER 11TH – FRANKLIN @ KING PHILIP – 3:00
Speaking of heavyweight battles, here’s the Kelley-Rex’s version of that. Just days after the reigning Davenport champs clash, Franklin and King Philip will hit the links at Wentworth Hills for their second meeting of the season. It’s very possible this one will have severe title implications as both teams only have one division match left after this meeting. Both the Panthers and Warriors return most of their starting lineups so expectations are high for this season. The winner of this one will pick up some momentum heading into the championship at Thorny Lea.

For the full listing of golf matches to watch

FHS field hockey

SEPTEMBER 13TH – FOXBORO @ FRANKLIN – TBA
This should be an early-season treat for the second straight year. The two defending division champs will go head-to-head on the Beaver Street Turf in the second week of the regular season. The Panthers rolled through the majority of its league schedule last year, except for one team: Foxboro. The Warriors were the lone Hock team to take a point away as the two teams battled to a scoreless draw early on in the season. Foxboro is always very strong defensively and this was a testament to that based on Franklin’s offensive success the rest of the season. This will be another great battle.

OCTOBER 16TH – KING PHILIP @ FRANKLIN – 3:45
Franklin has won four straight Kelley-Rex championships in a row and their biggest challenger during that span has been King Philip. The Panthers will travel to Wrentham in the opening week of games so that will be a good early-season test but we’ve circled the second meeting between the two. It will mark the start of the final stretch of five games against division opponents so that will inflate its importance. KP graduated a large senior class but has a lot of their weapons back in the fold this year as they try to dethrone Franklin.

For the full listing of field hockey games to watch


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FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Friday, August 25, 2023

Mindfulness for kids program scheduled by Hockomock YMCA North Attleboro

"Sign up today for our 6-week program, Mindfulness for Kids! Class will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 PM at our Hurley Family Branch. (North Attleboro) 
If you have any questions, please reach out to Brynne Kirwan at brynnek@hockymca.org"

https://bit.ly/YMindfulness
Shared from -> https://www.instagram.com/p/CwTnRrYshBZ/

Mindfulness for kids program scheduled by Hockomock YMCA North Attleboro
Mindfulness for kids program scheduled by Hockomock YMCA North Attleboro

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Volunteer for the Hockomock Area YMCA 8th Annual Backpack Drive - sign up now!

Hockomock Area YMCA (@HockomockYMCA) tweeted on Fri, Jul 28, 2023:
"Meet new friends and be part of something bigger than yourself! Sign up today as a volunteer in our 8th annual backpack drive. 
The children you help through this project will be filled with hope, joy, and excitement as they start the school year. "
https://t.co/XXRKhekOBX

Volunteer for the Hockomock Area YMCA 8th Annual Backpack Drive - sign up now!
Volunteer for the Hockomock Area YMCA 8th Annual Backpack Drive - sign up now!

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

HockomockSports.com: "Expanding The HockSports Team"

To our loyal readers and supporters,

Last week, we announced the next steps for HockomockSports.com, and the response has been amazing – THANK YOU! Going to a subscription-based model provides us with additional resources that allow us to invest in and recruit local talent to help us increase our coverage. We will have a series of paid positions, including our expanded Student Media program. This will allow us to cover more sports, more student-athletes, and more unforgettable moments throughout the school year.

For all inquiries, please reach out to Ryan at RyanLanigan@hockomocksports.com.

Student Reporters – We are thrilled to bring our Student Reporter program back as a part of our newly expanded Student Media program. This program is for anyone that has any interest in sports journalism with any amount of experience. The program includes hands-on training with our editors and the chance to learn and sharpen modern-day journalism skills. Previous student reporters currently work at The Boston Herald, The Taunton Gazette, Yahoo! Finance, Steelers Depot, and more.

Continue reading of the expansion ->

If you missed the prior announcement, you can find it here ->

HockomockSports.com: "Expanding The HockSports Team"
HockomockSports.com: "Expanding The HockSports Team"

Monday, July 24, 2023

Hockomock Area YMCA receives $20,000 grant to educate and provide mental health trainings for staff

The Hockomock Area YMCA announced it received a $20,000 grant from the MetroWest Health Foundation to help address mental health challenges. 

The 1-year grant will be used to develop opportunities and trainings aimed at educating YMCA staff around creating a culture where mental health discussion is encouraged. Funding will provide Mental Health First Aid Training for Hockomock Y staff and also support a communication campaign to staff, volunteers and members around the Y’s commitment to address mental health. Staff will learn tools and overall strategies to better support mental health among youth.  
Hockomock Area YMCA
Hockomock Area YMCA

"Our YMCA is thrilled to have the longstanding support of the Metrowest Health Foundation as we continue to grow our Mental Health Programming and supports. During our six months of strategic planning, Mental Health was discussed as the top priority for all populations in each outreach session,” comments Jim Downs, CEO of the Hockomock Area YMCA. “A set of strategic goals arose from this process, with one of them addressing the evolution of our YMCA’s mental health support for all ages in the communities we serve. We recognize that education and normalizing the conversation about mental health is of the utmost importance for every individual in and outside of our YMCA branches. Specifically, education and empowerment of staff around the topic of mental health is imperative for the youth and individuals we support.”

The grant is in response to the 2020 MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey that found 13% of youth reported feeling depressive symptoms in the past year and 11% had seriously considered suicide in their lifetime.  

For more information on the YMCA’s efforts around Mental Health, please contact Brynne Kirwan, LCSW, at brynnek@hockymca.org.

About Hockomock Area YMCA:
At the Hockomock Area YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. The Hockomock Area YMCA is an organization of men, women, and children sharing a commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility. 

Our YMCA is committed to partnering and collaborating with others to create and deliver lasting personal and social change in the 15 communities we are privileged to serve. The Hockomock Area YMCA is a not-for-profit charitable cause-driven organization with facilities in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Franklin, and Mansfield. For more information visit hockymca.org

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

HockomockSports.com goes to subscription model

HockomockSports (@HockomockSports) tweeted on Mon, Jul 17, 2023:
LANIGAN: The next chapter for HockomockSports - https://t.co/ShShm3OUeN #hockomock
Shared from -> https://twitter.com/HockomockSports/status/1680917882601865220


HockomockSports.com goes to subscription model
HockomockSports.com goes to subscription model

Saturday, June 24, 2023

FHS ' Dumas named MVP for girls outdoor track Hockomock League All Stars

Below are the official 2023 Hockomock League Girls & Boys Outdoor Track All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league. The Franklin selections are shared here, the full listing is linked to below

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE MVP
Sarah Dumas, Franklin

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE ALL STARS
Sarah Dumas, Franklin
Gwenyth Holland, Franklin
Anna Cliff, Franklin
Olivia Costa, Franklin
Madison Bruno, Franklin
Lily Deforge, Franklin
Elizabeth Hopkins, Franklin
Ella Chandaria, Franklin

Honorable Mentions
Darby Nicholson, Franklin

For the complete listing of girls outdoor track all stars


Below are the official 2023 Hockomock League Boys Outdoor Track All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE MVP
Ryan Sarney, Oliver Ames

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE ALL STARS
Trey Lovell, Franklin

Honorable Mentions
Quinten Hardt, Franklin

For the complete listing of boys outdoor track all stars

FHS ' Dumas named MVP for girls outdoor track Hockomock League All Stars
FHS ' Dumas named MVP for girls outdoor track Hockomock League All Stars

FHS' Mucciarone named MVP for 2023 Hockomock Baseball All Stars

Below are the official 2023 Hockomock League Softball & Baseball All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.  The Franklin selections are shared here, the full listing is linked to below

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE MVP
Kelly Colleran, North Attleboro

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE ALL STARS
Sarah Boozang, Franklin

Honorable Mentions
Avery Chalk, Franklin

For the complete listing of girls all stars


Below are the official 2023 Hockomock League Baseball All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE MVP
Alfred Mucciarone, Franklin

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE ALL STARS
Jase Lyons, Franklin
Alfred Mucciarone, Franklin
Esig Chin, Franklin
Austin Campbell, Franklin
Henry DiGiorgio, Franklin

Honorable Mentions
Luke Sidwell, Franklin

For the complete listing of boys all stars

FHS' Mucciarone named MVP for 2023 Hockomock Baseball All Stars
FHS' Mucciarone named MVP for 2023 Hockomock Baseball All Stars 

Friday, June 23, 2023

FHS Daniels, Tolonen, & Georges selected for girls & boys tennis Hockomock All Stars

Below are the official 2023 Hockomock League Girls & Boys Tennis All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league. The Franklin selections are shared here, the full listing is linked to below

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE MVP
Hailey Kornbluth, Foxboro

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE ALL STARS
Brooke Daniels, Franklin
Sydney Tolonen, Franklin

Honorable Mentions
Izzy Trull, Franklin

For the complete listing of girls tennis all stars


Below are the official 2023 Hockomock League Boys Tennis All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE MVP
Max Kupferman, Canton

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE ALL STARS
Jay Georges, Franklin

Honorable Mentions
Tyler Fitzpatrick, Franklin

For the complete listing of boys tennis all stars

FHS Daniels, Tolonen, & Georges selected for girls & boys tennis Hockomock All Stars
FHS Daniels, Tolonen, & Georges selected for girls & boys tennis Hockomock All Stars

FHS Peterson & Davis selected as MVPs for Hockomock League Lacrosse All Stars

Below are the official 2023 Hockomock League Girls Lacrosse All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league. Franklin was selected for sharing here, the link to the full listing is provided below


HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE MVP
Katie Peterson, Franklin

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE ALL STARS
Katie Peterson, Franklin
Jamie Tanner, Franklin
Lindsay Atkinson, Franklin
Payten Crandall, Franklin
Kaitlyn Carney, Franklin

Honorable Mentions
Katie Ryan, Franklin

For  the full  listing of girls all stars


Below are the official 2023 Hockomock League Boys Lacrosse All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE MVP
Luke Davis, Franklin

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE ALL STARS
Luke Davis, Franklin
Jayden Consigli, Franklin
Tyler Sacchetti, Franklin
Ben Harvey, Franklin
Justin Alexander, Franklin

Honorable Mentions
Chris Drake, Franklin

For  the full  listing of boys all stars

FHS Peterson &  Davis selected as MVPs for Hockomock League Lacrosse All Stars
FHS Peterson &  Davis selected as MVPs for Hockomock League Lacrosse All Stars

Monday, June 19, 2023

HockomockSports.com: "Taunton Uses Fast Start to Beat Franklin, Repeat as Champs"

Josh Perry, Managing Editor of HockomockSports.com, provides the game recap for the Taunton vs Franklin D1 Baseball Final at Polar Park in Worcester on Sunday.
"There are few secrets between league rivals. When Franklin and Taunton squared off at Polar Park on Sunday night for the Div. 1 state championship (a rematch of the 2022 title game), it was the third meeting of the year and sixth in the past two seasons. Both teams knew exactly what they were up against in the final.

Going up against Franklin ace Alfred Mucciarone, Taunton’s strategy was to be aggressive, not allowing the Hockomock MVP to get up in counts and to try and get on the board first. The strategy worked perfectly.

Taunton (21-4) took advantage of uncharacteristic defensive lapses from the Panthers, got clutch hitting from the top of the order, and scored six runs in the opening two innings to support a stellar pitching performance from sophomore Jonny Escobalez. It all came together in a 7-2 victory, a second straight D1 crown, and the program’s third title in the past four seasons.

“With Mucciarone, he’s the best pitcher in the state, we knew we were going to be aggressive,” said Taunton coach Blair Bourque. “If he could get ahead, we knew we’d be in trouble, so we were trying to be very aggressive, barrel balls up, get guys on, we were able to capitalize.”
Continue reading the game recap ->



Franklin ace Alfred Mucciarone
Franklin ace Alfred Mucciarone (HockomockSports.com photo)

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

FHS baseball wins to advance; FHS girls lacrosse falls short in playoff run

Via HockomockSports.com and Twitter, we share the results of the spring sports competition for Franklin High School on Tuesday, June 13, 2023. We also provide the link to the full set of Hockomock League results below.


Baseball = Division 1 Final Four = #21 Methuen, 0 vs. #1 Franklin, 4 – Final
Josh Perry, Managing Editor of HockomockSports.com, provides the game recap:
"When the Franklin players watched Taunton celebrate at Holy Cross University’s Fitton Field in the final game of last season, the Panthers committed to giving themselves another chance at bringing home a state title.

On Tuesday night, at the same location as last year’s final, Franklin made sure its quest for a championship would go right to the end.

Austin Campbell and Dillon Cashin combined for a shutout and Eisig Chin had two hits and scored two runs, as the Panthers avoided the upset against No. 21 Methuen, pulling out a 4-0 win and setting up a rematch with the Tigers in the title game.

“I think we have great leadership,” Franklin coach Zach Brown said about what it has taken for his team to get back to this stage. “We have 15 seniors and all of them are tremendous leaders in their own way and they’re all great kids. These guys have stayed the course, they’ve stayed connected, and I’m really proud of their effort on a day-to-day basis.”
Continue reading the game recap ->


Girls Lacrosse = Division 1 Final Four = #7 Franklin, 9 vs. #3 Westwood, 10 – Final
Not the ending we wanted, but still so proud of this group they never gave up and fought until the end. That was kind of a theme for us this year. We faced so much adversity, but despite it all, the girls always played together with heart


Thank you to all the people who make Franklin glax so special year in and year out. Couldn’t do it without you

For other results around the Hockomock League


FHS baseball wins to advance
FHS baseball wins to advance

Sunday, June 11, 2023

FHS baseball top Bridgewater-Raynham to advance to Final Four, FHS boys lacrosse end playoff run vs. Hingham

Via HockomockSports.com and Twitter, we share the results of the spring sports competition for Franklin High School on Saturday, June 10, 2023. We also provide the link to the full set of Hockomock League results below.


** Baseball = Division 1 = #9 Bridgewater-Raynham, 1 @ #1 Franklin, 2 – Final

Franklin 2, Bridgewater-Raynham 1. WP- Alfred Mucciarone (Fredo w/ the complete game 7inn, 4H, R, 2BB & 11Ks)! Offensively, Gerety (1-2,SH), Lyons (1-3,R) Chin (1-2,BB) DiGiorgio (1-3,RBI) Sidwell (1-2,BB) T. Bellan (1-3) Cinelli (1-2,R) Next up: MIAA Final Four:  TBD date & time

In his final home start, Alfred Mucciarone pitched one for the ages as Franklin returned to the Division 1 state semifinals


** Boys Lacrosse = Division 1 = #5 Hingham, 9 @ #4 Franklin, 6 – Final

Davis: 4G
Consigli: 2G
O'Brien: 1A

For other results around the Hockomock League

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Saturday, June 10, 2023

FHS girls lacrosse top Wellesley on Friday, head to Final Four


Girls Lacrosse = Division 1 = #7 Franklin, 12 @ #2 Wellesley, 5 – Final

12-5 Franklin over Wellesley final!! Franklin is heading to the FINAL FOUR!!!

Congratulations FHS Girls Lacrosse players & coaches!!  Final Four Bound!! Special shout out to Kaitlyn, Payten, Emily, Ella M, Raena, Julia F… way to go!!  Best of luck…. Keep winning… all the way to the ‘ship
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