Showing posts with label coach. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coach. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

FHS' Dumas, DeForge, Hopkins, Duffy; Powderly, Klawson, & O'Leary recognized for Hockomock League Outdoor Track

Below are the official 2022 Hockomock League Girls & Boys Outdoor Track All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Girls HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE ALL STARS
Sarah Dumas, Franklin
Lily DeForge, Franklin
Elizabeth Hopkins, Franklin

Honorable Mentions
Lily Duffy, Franklin

Boys HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE ALL STARS
Tyler Powderly, Franklin
William Klawson, Franklin

Honorable Mentions
Brendan O’Leary, Franklin



FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Thursday, April 14, 2022

My conversation with Paula Lupien, FHS Gymnastics Coach - 04/05/22 (audio)

FM #775 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 775 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Paula Lupien, Coach of the FHS Gymnastics team conducted on April 5, 2022.  Paula was announced in Dec 2021 as the Winner of the MIAA Coach of the Year award. We decided to wait until her season was complete  (and what a season it was) to have this conversation.


We talk about how she came into the role as coach after advocating to create a team, and how she has developed the program to be undefeated for 2 seasons in the Hockomock League, win the Sectionals this year, take 2nd in the State and then 1st at New England. What does the team do from here? It may be something of a building opportunity but the team is positioned to do good things next year and going forward.


The recording runs about 38 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Paula on April 5, 2022. Audio file ->  https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-775-paula-lupien-fhs-gymnastics-coach-04-05-22


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Hockomock All-star selections  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/03/rudolph-named-mvp-leads-multiple-fhs.html 


D1 New England Champions  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/03/fhs-gymnastics-team-d1-new-england.html 


2nd place at MA State meet

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/03/fhs-gymnastics-take-2nd-place-in-miaa.html


1st Place at South Sectionals

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/02/fhs-gymnastics-take-first-in-d1-south.html 


State individual meet performances

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/02/fhs-gymnastics-performances-from-state.html


Emma White 2nd in All around

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/02/fhs-emma-white-takes-2nd-in-all-around.html 


1st place at Hockomock Championships

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/02/fhs-gymnastics-team-takes-1st-place-at.html 


Coach of Year - MIAA for Gymnastics

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/12/paula-lupien-named-2020-2021-miaa.html 



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Paula Lupien
Paula Lupien

Thursday, February 10, 2022

FHS Asst Coach Jeff Ambrosini named as MBCA Asst Coach of the Year

"Congrats FHS Asst ⚾️Coach Jeff Ambrosini(@jeff_ambrosini) on being named the MBCA(@MassBCA) Asst Coach of the Year! Its been a privilege to share the dugout w/Jeff. His knowledge, character & work ethic are inspiring. His impact on our program has been immeasurable!" 
#PantherPride https://t.co/pvqM0XIyi4

Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/FHSCoachZBrown/status/1490993627593687040

FHS Asst Coach Jeff Ambrosini named as MBCA Asst Coach of the Year
FHS Asst Coach Jeff Ambrosini named as MBCA Asst Coach of the Year


Saturday, February 5, 2022

Pantherbook Sports Highlights this week

From Pantherbook, we share these two articles. One on the hot streak the boys hockey team is on, and two, an interview with teacher and track coach Mr. Bailey.

The Player Perspective: FHS Boys Hockey Continues Their Hot Streak

"FHS Boys Hockey is back on the ice with a new-look team. Besides the sweet, new, baby-blue uniforms, these Panthers look fresh, thanks to almost an entirely new group of players on the Varsity team. Following last year’s COVID-altered, 10-2 season that saw 16 seniors graduate(!!), This winter, Franklin has found their chemistry posting a 11-5 record, including wins in 8 of their last 9. To see how the boys have meshed so successfully as of late, I caught up with FHS Boy’s Hockey Captains Ryan Sicchio (Jr.) and Aiden Hunt (Sr.):"


Teacher, Director, Track Coach: Meet Mr. Bailey
"Whether you know him as Coach Bailey or Mr. Bailey, get ready for an interview with one of FHS’s favorite staff members. Check out this video interview with our resident track coach and video production teacher!"

https://franklinpanthers.us/feature/2022/02/02/teacher-director-track-coach-meet-mr-bailey/

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Paula Lupien - Named 2020-2021 MIAA Gymnastics Coach of the Year

Franklin High School is proud to announce that Paula Lupien has been named the 2020-2021 MIAA Gymnastics Coach of the Year


“Earning this prestigious honor does not surprise me in the least. When it comes to coaching, Coach Lupien is the total package”, states Athletic Director, Tom Angelo. “I attribute the success of our Gymnastics program to Coach Lupien’s meticulous attention to detail, her love for her student-athletes, and overall dedication to the coaching profession. 

Paula Lupien
Paula Lupien


The 2020-2021 winter season was Coach Lupien’s 5th year at the helm, culminating in an undefeated season, a Hockomock League title, and a 1st place finish in the Hockomock League Tournament. A professional member of USA Gymnastics, Coach Lupien’s primary goal is to build trust with her athletes and to bring out the best in themselves by setting a high bar and accomplishing their goals. “Paula is an incredible person who embodies everything that is right about the coaching profession. We are so fortunate to have her as part of our coaching staff”, states Tom Angelo. 


Over the past 5 years, Coach Lupien has involved her team in various community service projects in and around Franklin, MA. Some of these projects include Blankets for Cancer, Toy/Pajamas/Blanket drive for children in foster care, a Franklin Food Pantry drive, distributing holiday wreaths, and hosting gymnastics clinics for Best Buddies, and area youth programs.


The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association selects their “Coaches of the Year” based upon excellence in character, impact upon students and community, and coaching credentials. 


Coach Lupien will be honored by the MIAA  at a celebratory awards banquet in January.




Paula Lupien: 2020-2021 MIAA Gymnastics Coach of the Year! 
View Press Release -> https://t.co/CmfFvSY9hJ  
Shared from Twitter ->  https://t.co/nap1l7nde8

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Radio Margaritaville features Franklin's Pete Scaccia

Pete Scaccia (Franklin resident and longtime youth sports coach) is going to be the featured “Fruitcake on the Radio” on Radio Margaritaville this week.   His segment will air on SiriusXM channel 24 on the following dates:

10/21 @ 10:00am
10/24 @ 4:00pm
10/25 @ 8:00pm
10/22 @ 12:00am

Attached is a picture of the recent Facebook post from Radio Margaritaville.   Here is the content from the SiriusXM post for context (quoted content written by Pete):

Tune in Thursday morning at 10 AM EST to hear our new Fruitcake on the Radio/Guest DJ!!
“Hi my name is Pete Scaccia and I am your Fruitcake on the Radio. I live in Franklin, Massachusetts with my wife of 19 years and fellow concert goer Jacqui along with our two sons Nick and Ben. When not running a courier company I enjoy coaching my kid’s sports teams, driving with the top down on the jeep, fishing, scuba diving, clamming and just about anything else you can do on or around the water! I also enjoy collecting different types of maps and am a Civil War buff. Some of my favorite memories with my family have been around the water. Whether it was growing up spending summers on Cape Cod, living in Annapolis, MD, taking a Caribbean cruise or driving onto the beach in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Jimmy’s music can always be heard playing in the background.”
Radio Margaritaville features Franklin's Pete Scaccia
Radio Margaritaville features Franklin's Pete Scaccia

 

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Franklin Public Schools, MA: Patriots All Access segment on FHS Coach Bain


Talk about #PantherPride

@FHSSports very own @Coach_Bain and was named New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week. Last night, the team was featured on @WBZ Patriots All Access.
 
Check out the segment!
https://t.co/pe066zsB3x👈 

Shared from Twitter -> https://twitter.com/FranklinPSNews/status/1446910165215809543?t=nXSiIcV7BFgodO5nug1CSw&s=03


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

FHS Football Coach Eain Bain receives NE Patriot High School Coach of the Week Award


NFL Fall of Fame Linebacker, Andre Tippett, presenting Coach Eain Bain with the NE Patriot High School Coach of the Week Award. 
This award & $1,000 is made possible through the generosity of the Kraft Family & The Patriots Charitable Foundation. 
#PantherPride https://t.co/H6XJTrKSJa
Shared from Twitter: 
(https://twitter.com/FHSSports/status/1445479607570821131?t=VmyNzlE7qUvYoCWpMczETw&s=03

FHS Football Coach Eain Bain receives NE Patriot High School Coach of the Week Award
FHS Football Coach Eain Bain receives NE Patriot High School Coach of the Week Award


Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Coaches Corner - "Win vs Duxbury"

FHS football Coach Ian Bain talks with Kevin Papa about the football game last week at Duxbury.
"The Coaches Corner... Live from CC studios  
@glenpharmer ..Duxbury Win !!  @Coach_Bain @Coach_Angelo @fhs_gridiron @FHSFAN @FranklinMatters @danorlovsky7 @BostonHeraldHS @tommycassell44 @HockomockSports"




Sunday, August 29, 2021

Dean College is looking for part-time Academic Coaches, is that calling for you?

Dean College is looking for part-time Academic Coaches


ACADEMIC COACH (PART TIME DAYTIME)

"The Academic Coach at Dean College provides a strategy-based approach to academic support for students enrolled in Academic Coaching, a fee-based learning program open to all students at the institution. Academic Coaches work both in person with students to address immediate academic needs while developing long-term independent skills in studying, reading, and organization. Academic Coaches help students become independent learners. Time management, organization and long-term planning are some of the skills that students gain through their experience in Academic Coaching. 
This is a fall-spring semester, part-time position fifteen to twenty-nine hours per week for 14 weeks each semester. Prospective candidates' must be available to work at least three days per week."

https://dean.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=135372

ACADEMIC COACH (PART TIME EVENINGS)

"The Academic Coach at Dean College provides a strategy-based approach to academic support for students enrolled in Academic Coaching, a fee-based learning program open to all students at the institution. Academic Coaches work with students to address immediate academic needs, while developing long-term independent skills in studying, reading, and organization. Academic Coaches help students become independent learners and to eventually transition away from tutorial support. Time management, organization and long-term planning are some of the skills that students gain through their experience in Academic Coaching.

This is a fall-spring semester, part-time position; eight to twelve hours per week for 14 weeks each semester. Prospective candidates' must be available to work at least two evenings per week for extended hours. Must be able to work additional days/evenings (or occasional weekends) to make up hours when necessary."

https://dean.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=133191

 
Dean College is looking for part-time Academic Coaches, is that calling for you?
Dean College is looking for part-time Academic Coaches, is that calling for you?

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Strive Ninja Warriors now hiring - "Kids Fitness Coach"

"If you love fitness, coaching and you are great with kids... Strive Ninja Fitness is the place for you!

We are currently looking for enthusiastic and driven individuals to join our fun and growing team!

What do we do?

We are a ninja warrior/obstacle fitness facility… we help kids and adults develop skills on obstacles that you might see on the TV show American Ninja Warrior or in Obstacle Course Races.

But what if I'm not a ninja?

Prior Ninja Warrior/Obstacle experience is not required, but it certainly helps to be excited about the idea of Ninja/Obstacle training (since that is what we do!). Being a fan of the TV show American Ninja Warrior is a plus! We will train you to help deliver outstanding gym experiences for our customers."



Strive Ninja Warriors hiring - "Kids Fitness Coach"
Strive Ninja Warriors hiring - "Kids Fitness Coach"

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Katie Holbrook = new Softball Coach at FHS

via HockomockSports.com we hear that Franklin has announced Katie Holbrook as the new Softball Coach at FHS.
Franklin High athletic director Tom Angelo announced last week that Katie Holbrook had been hired to fill the softball coaching vacancy created by Kate Fallon’s move to rival King Philip. Holbrook is the owner of Brand New Ballgame, a baseball and softball training facility in Wrentham, and has coached club and showcase softball teams for more than a decade.

Holbrook was familiar with the Franklin program, community, and players from her role at Brand New Ballgame, and was excited about making the Panthers her first high school coaching role.

“Between them coming in for team practices or working in private practice or clinics with some of the kids, I’ve gotten a chance to really know them over the last six or seven years,” Holbrook said in a phone call this week. “I had a tie to Franklin and when Kate moved over I thought it’s a good, strong program, there’s a desire for strong leadership and I have a good tie to the community. It was the right place.”

She also noted that the familiarity with the players could make the transition easier. She said, “They know who I am at least by reputation, so I think that’s helpful. They know I care about Franklin, that I know about softball, and that I do this day-in, day-out. So, I think the buy-in period may be a little shorter for me than maybe someone else who was new to things.”
Continue reading the article online
https://hockomocksports.com/franklin-announces-katie-holbrook-as-new-softball-coach/

Katie Holbrook = new Softball Coach at FHS
Katie Holbrook = new Softball Coach at FHS

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Franklin High School's Eian Bain named Patriots High School Coach of the Week

via the New England Patriots:
"With a 28-14 victory over Brockton on Friday Night, Franklin High School’s Eian Bain has been named this week’s New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week.

Franklin continued to impress in the MIAA Division I South semifinals, taking advantage of a breakout second quarter performance to propel them to a win over Brockton. The Panthers scored 21 points in the second quarter and added another touchdown in the third to separate themselves from the Boxers in the Division I South playoffs for the second consecutive season. The victory snapped a four-game winning streak for the Boxers. Senior quarterback Thomas Gasbarro established himself as a dual-threat in the game, completing 15-of-21 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 35 yards and another touchdown on the ground.

With the win, Franklin High School moved to 7-2 on the year and advanced to the final round of the MIAA Division I South playoffs. They’ll look to push their winning streak to five games and capture the Division I South finals title when they face off against Catholic Memorial on Friday night.

Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, now the team’s executive director of community affairs, met with the Franklin players and coaching staff Tuesday afternoon to present the football program with a $1,000 donation on behalf of the Patriots Foundation, in honor of Coach Bain. The visit and check presentation will be featured on the Patriots weekly television show, “Patriots All Access,” which airs on Friday night at 7 p.m. on WBZ-TV in Boston and will be available immediately after on Patriots.com."

https://www.patriots.com/news/franklin-high-school-s-eian-bain-named-patriots-high-school-coach-of-the-week?

FHSl's Eian Bain named Patriots High School Coach of the Week
FHSl's Eian Bain named Patriots High School Coach of the Week

Thursday, August 8, 2019

“I have to earn their trust just as much as they have to earn mine”

Josh Perry, Managing Editor of HockomockSports.com, writes on the hiring of Anthony Sarno as the FHS boys hockey coach:

"Franklin athletic director Tom Angelo announced that former Weymouth High assistant Anthony Sarno has been hired as the new boys hockey coach. Sarno will take over from Chris Spillane, who stepped down in April after two successful decades with the program that included a state championship and a Super 8 berth.

“I first heard about the opening and I was kind of shocked,” Sarno explained in a phone call on Wednesday. “Chris Spillane has been a legend there and to have the opportunity to even get an interview for the job is an honor. Ever since I was a kid and growing up and coaching at Weymouth the last five years you get to know a lot of different teams and Franklin High has always had a fantastic program.”

He added, “After meeting Tom Angelo and having the opportunity to interview for the job, it just felt right. It felt like a good fit.”

Sarno was with the Weymouth program for the past five years. He was the JV coach and the associate varsity coach. In 2017 he took over the program when head coach Patrick Kennedy was called up to active duty. Sarno held the head coaching job for the remainder of the 2017 season and stepped back to allow Kennedy to regain the position when he returned."

Continue reading the article online
https://hockomocksports.com/franklin-names-anthony-sarno-as-new-boys-hockey-coach/

In case you missed it, the retirement of Coach Chris Spillane was shared here
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2019/04/you-want-them-walking-away-saying-i.html

Former Weymouth assistant Anthony Sarno has been hired to be the new boys hockey coach at Franklin. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)
Former Weymouth assistant Anthony Sarno has been hired to be the new boys hockey coach at Franklin. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)

Friday, February 15, 2019

Tri-County Regional Wrestling Coach Named MIWCA Division 3 Central Coach of the Year

It’s been quite the wrestling season for Tri-County Coach Steven LaPlante. Not only did the Tri-County Wrestling team win its first ever sectional title, but Coach LaPlante has been named the Massachusetts Interscholastic Wrestling Coaches Association (MIWCA) Division 3 Central Coach of the Year.

During this 2018-2019 wrestling season, Coach LaPlante also earned his 200th dual meet victory. “The accomplishment is representative of our program and the consistency we have built and sustained over time,” said Coach LaPlante. “The credit really goes to my assistant coaches and all the wrestlers who have worked together and competed so fiercely for the betterment of our team. Every year we strive to get better.”

“I think I have some of the best assistant coaches in the state,” says Coach LaPlante. Assistant coach, Drew Stowik, has been coaching with LaPlante from the beginning and Matt Hogan, an elite former Tri-County wrestler, has been coaching for the past 8 years. “Drew and Matt are a huge reason so many of our guys improve so much during their time wrestling for us,” said LaPlante.

This year, the team’s regular season record is 19-1 and they have claimed 5 tournament championships along with the Mayflower League title. The team also won the Small Division State Vocational Championship. “This team is arguably one of the most successful in the history of our program,” declared LaPlante. “The wrestlers’ willingness to personally invest in the program and work hard every day has driven our success.” 
Tri-County Coach Steven LaPlante
Tri-County Coach Steven LaPlante

Senior Captain, Kevin Carlucci of Franklin has enjoyed the benefits of the daily grind. This season, Carlucci broke the school’s career wins record. He will enter into D3 States with 140 career victories under his belt. Senior Captain, Harley Blanchette of Attleboro also reached a milestone this season, eclipsing 100 career victories back in December. Patrick Griffin, a Junior Captain of Franklin, has also put together a stellar season, by putting up a 39-4 record, and earning a sectional championship at 132 lbs. Dominic Parrella, a Senior Captain of Medway, joined his co-captains by claiming an individual state vocational championship at 220 lbs.

Coach LaPlante started out wrestling for Cumberland High School, under Hall of Fame Coach Steve Gordon. During his wrestling career, LaPlante was a 2-time state finalist and 3-time New England qualifier. He placed 4th in New England as a senior. His love of the sport led him to start coaching in 2005 and he has been coaching ever since.

In LaPlante’s first 3 years of coaching at Tri-County, the victories did not come easily. The team compiled an overall record of 20-34. Since 2008, however, the wrestling team has put together a dominant record of 195-30. During that time, the Cougars have accumulated a league record of 69-4, won 15 tournament titles, and claimed 8 Mayflower League Championships along the way.

Despite the Cougars’ aggressive, hard-nosed style of wrestling, LaPlante’s coaching style is driven more by caring and compassion. LaPlante emphasizes his coaching staff prioritizes each wrestlers’ personal development over wins. Above all, wrestling builds character, and LaPlante stresses that subscribing to this philosophy leads to greater success on and off the mat. 

When students sign up to be a part of Tri-County wrestling, they know they’re not just signing up to be a member of the team, but rather to become a part of a family that will make sacrifices for, and rely on, each other. “It’s larger than just being a member of a team,” added LaPlante. “It’s about being part of something greater than yourself.”

LaPlante further states, “There are many contributing factors to this season’s success. We’ve been fueled by dedicated wrestlers, meticulous team managers, a passionate coaching staff, and truly supportive families-especially my own.”

Coach LaPlante and the Tri-County Cougars are looking forward to divisional states this weekend in Wakefield, MA.

Tri-County RVTHS, located at 147 Pond Street in Franklin, is a recipient of the High Schools That Work Gold Achievement Award and serves the communities of Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Plainville, Seekonk, Sherborn, Walpole, and Wrentham.

Monday, December 10, 2018

FHS McGrath selected Player of the Year to lead several Volleyball awards for FHS

We share the HockomockSports.com Volleyball awards for FHS. Note: all photos from HockomockSports.com

Volleyball Player of the Year
"Franklin senior Lauren McGrath has been selected as the 2018 HockomockSports.com Volleyball Player of the Year. The Panthers’ setter played a huge part in helping her team win the Kelley-Rex division title and the program’s first ever Division 1 Central-West Sectional title. 
McGrath was also voted as the Hockomock League MVP by the coaches after guiding Franklin to an undefeated regular season, including a perfect 16-0 in Hockomock League play. 
“Lauren was the heart and soul of this season and she played her heart out every game this season,” said first-year Franklin head coach Kelsey Weymouth. “We wouldn’t have been so successful without her!”

Franklin senior Lauren McGrath has been selected as the 2018 HockomockSports.com Volleyball Player of the Year
Franklin senior Lauren McGrath has been selected as the
2018 HockomockSports.com Volleyball Player of the Year


HOCKOMOCKSPORTS.COM FIRST TEAM

Lauren McGrath
Lauren McGrath
Lauren McGrath – Franklin – Setter
Franklin senior Lauren McGrath capped a strong career with a memorable senior, earning Hockomock League MVP and HockomockSports.com Player of the Year honors. McGrath had 547 assists while leading the Panthers to a Kelley-Rex division title, a D1 Central-West sectional title (first in program history) and an appearance in the D1 State Semifinal. She finished with 31 aces (89.3% serving percentage) and set a program record with 56 assists. “Lauren was the heart and soul of this season and she played her heart out every game this season,” said Franklin coach Kelsey Weymouth. “We wouldn’t have been so successful without her!”



Ellie Wisniewski
Ellie Wisniewski
Ellie Wisniewski – Franklin – Outside Hitter
Franklin senior Ellie Wisniewski had a terrific final year with the Panthers, helping the team win the Kelley-Rex division title and the program’s first-ever D1 Central-West Sectional championship. As one of the top attacking options in the league, Wisniewski finished the season with a team-high 151 kills while also chipping in with 59 digs and 41 aces. “Ellie could do it all for us at any time,” said Franklin coach Kelsey Weymouth. “Front row or back row, she was a force to be reckoned with, and other opponents knew this as well. She was such a dominant asset on this successful team, and no matter the situation we were in, Ellie played to win.”



Riley Marino
Riley Marino
Riley Marino – Franklin – Defensive Specialist
Franklin senior Riley Marino had another terrific season as the Panthers’ libero. The Panthers went undefeated in Hockomock League action to win the Kelley-Rex title and won the program’s first sectional title, and Marino was a vital part of that. Franklin rarely made mistakes defensively, and Marino was the anchor of that unit, recording a team-high 218 digs. She added 27 aces this season. “Riley’s energy and drive drove this team to give all the effort they could every game,” said Franklin coach Kelsey Weymouth. “Her defensive was impeccable, and the confidence I had in her kept growing from the start, and she helped take us all the way.”


HOCKOMOCKSPORTS.COM SECOND TEAM

Hailey Sanders
Hailey Sanders
Hailey Sanders – Franklin – Opposite/Middle
Franklin senior Hailey Sanders was a versatile option for the Panthers, getting reps on the right side as well as the middle. After being mostly a middle prior to this season, Sanders gave Franklin a dangerous option from the right side in 2018 and really helped keep defenses off balance. In the playoffs, Sanders moved back to the middle and helped Franklin win its first sectional title. She finished the season with 100 kills (50% kill percentage) and 35 blocks. “Hailey’s versatility as an athlete made her a huge asset to our team’s success,” said Franklin coach Kelsey Weymouth. “She was able to play any position, and as a coach, that’s what you look for in a player.”



Maggie Doyle
Maggie Doyle
Maggie Doyle – Franklin – Middle
Franklin senior Maggie Doyle made a big impact on both sides of the ball for the Kelley-Rex division winning Panthers in 2018. Doyle was a key piece in the offense from her middle spot but also gave Franklin an advantage defensively with her blocking abilities. Doyle finished with 135 kills (46.1% kill percentage) and was among the best blockers in the Hock with 65 blocks (47 solo). “Maggie’s presence at the net was so dominant she didn’t let many balls get by her, and when they did, she turned it right back around with a kill,” said Franklin coach Kelsey Weymouth. “She was a go-to hitter for us all season.”



COACH OF THE YEAR

Kelsey Weymouth
Kelsey Weymouth
Franklin head coach Kelsey Weymouth has been selected as the 2018 HockomockSports.com Volleyball Coach of the Year. In her first year, Weymouth guided the Panthers to a 20-1 overall record, a perfect 16-0 in the Hockomock League, and the program’s first-ever sectional title.

The Panthers won their first Kelley-Rex title since 2015 and won the title outright for the first time since 2011. After going a perfect 16-0 in league play (and 17-0 for the regular season), Weymouth guided the Panthers to three straight playoff wins in five sets, the last of the three a win over 3-2 win over Shrewsbury to secure the program’s first-ever sectional title.

“Coach Weymouth had a strong group of players with high expectations, and she was able to help the Panthers live up to them,” said HockomockSports.com Editor-in-Chief Ryan Lanigan. “The Panthers were dominant during the regular season, and then Weymouth pushed all the right buttons during an impressive run that led to a sectional title.”


For the complete listing of volleyball awards
https://hockomocksports.com/awards/volleyball/2018-2/

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Evan Sholudko Named Assumption Men’s Swimming Head Coach

The Franklin radar picks up with bit from Assumption College. Evan was one of the younger swimmers when my daughters were on the swim teams at Hockomock Y/Adirondack.

"Assumption College Director of Athletics Jamie Marcoux is pleased to announce Evan Sholudko as the College’s Blue and White Sports Men’s Swimming Head Coach. Sholudko officially began his duties in August of 2018 and the team will begin competition in the fall of 2019. 
“I’m excited to welcome Evan as head men’s swimming coach at Assumption,” said Marcoux. “He has proven to be an excellent coach in his young career and will lead our men’s program as a part of Blue and White Sports. I look forward to seeing him develop our swimmers in the pool, in the classroom and the community.” 
Sholudko spent the past year as an assistant with the Assumption women’s swimming program. Sholudko was instrumental in helping the Hounds place second at the NE10 Championships for the second consecutive year. The team also won the Gompei Invitational and claimed the Worcester City Championships. 
“I want to thank Director of Athletics Jaime Marcoux and the Assumption Athletic Department for supporting me in my new role as the head men’s swimming coach,” Sholudko said. “I am excited to continue to work with the amazing student-athletes here at Assumption. My goal is to build this program by instilling a positive culture and tradition so that we as a team can compete and make an impact as soon as possible. I expect the men’s swim team to be one that the Assumption community, student-athletes, parents and alumni can be proud of and support.”
Continue reading online 
http://www.assumptiongreyhounds.com/sports/bluewhite/2018-19/releases/sholudko_hire

Evan Sholudko - the College’s Blue and White Sports Men’s Swimming Head Coach
Evan Sholudko - Assumption College’s Men’s Swimming Head Coach

Friday, March 30, 2018

FHS Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Coach Margie Burke - named 2018 NIHOA Coach of the Year


"CONGRATS to our Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Coach Margie Burke for being named 2018 NIHOA Coach of the Year! "


FHS Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Coach Margie Burke
FHS Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Coach Margie Burke


What is the NIHOA?
National Ice Hockey Officials Association (NIHOA)

For more about the organization, visit their webpage  
https://nihoa.arbitersports.com/front/107166/Site/About/History%20of%20NIHOA

National Ice Hockey Officials Association (NIHOA)
National Ice Hockey Officials Association (NIHOA)