Thursday, May 3, 2018

State Representative Jeffrey Roy Hosts Tri-County Early Education Advocates at the State House

Tri-County Early Education freshman and junior students and their teachers visited the Massachusetts State House. State Representative Jeffrey Roy, who represents Franklin and areas of Medway in the House of Representatives, led them on a tour explaining the history of the State House.

After their tour students and teachers were led to a meeting room where they had the opportunity to discuss Bill H.235, which would mandate 20 minutes of recess for elementary school children. They also discussed school safety, a concern for many high school students.

State Representative Jeffrey Roy Hosts Tri-County Early Education Advocates at the State House
State Representative Jeffrey Roy Hosts Tri-County
Early Education Advocates at the State House
James Slamin, a grade 9 Early Education student from Franklin, expressed his concern regarding school safety and shared his idea for initiating a school group called Reach Out. The group, whose motto would be "Don't suffer in silence", would provide students with a safe place to go and share their concerns. Representative Roy was impressed with James' speech and encouraged him to follow through with his idea.

After the tour, the group gathered on the Grand Staircase for a photo with Representative Roy. They were also joined by Representative Brian Murray of Milford, who also represents areas of Medway.

This is the sixth year that Early Education students have visited the State House to advocate for initiatives for early education and care in Massachusetts.

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.

Goodbye Chargers, hello Panthers!

The Franklin Chargers recently made the decision to leave the Hockomock Pop Warner Association and join the American Youth Football organization. The Franklin Chargers have been a part of Pop Warner (The Hock) for many years but unfortunately the direction of the league (increased weight schematic for older/lighters, etc) does not line up with the direction in which The Chargers wanted to go, particularly when it comes to player safety.

So effective immediately, they are joining the Bay State Conference (a division of AYF) along with several of their current opponents. In addition to switching leagues, the board of directors have elected to change the name of the organization to be more in line with the Town of Franklin. Like our high school, they will now be known as the Franklin Panthers.

Joining them in this exciting new adventure will be Attleboro, North Attleboro, King Philip, Foxboro, Mansfield, Easton, and Canton. AYF is a grade based system rather the age/weight based. This means in place of Unlimited, B, C, D and mites there will be an 8th grade, 7th grade, 6th grade, 5th grade, 4th grade and a 2nd/3rd grade team. This change also eliminates weight restrictions which means regardless of weight (light or heavy) anyone can play in their particular grade. Players will now play with their grade each season, grow in the sport together and enter high school still playing on the same team. 

Cheerleading will also be making the switch to AYC which is age based with more flexibility for teams as they tend to be smaller in size.

The Baystate league is a very strong and well run organization that better aligns with the Panthers vision of safety and competition for both football and cheer. Please feel free to view their website at

A “town hall” meeting was held on April 12th at Franklin High School with the directors and coaches from the Panthers, along with Coach Bain from FHS Football and Coach Tirrell from Dean College Football to go into as much detail as was needed to help educate everyone on the move that was made. 

Recording of the meeting can be seen here:

To register for Franklin Panthers Youth Football, click here:

HMEA increadABLE 5K - May 20

Celebrate the ABLE in all of us!

This event helps raise much needed funds, so we can continue to offer hope, help, and a bright future to people with autism and other developmental disabilities.
HMEA increadABLE 5K - May 20
HMEA increadABLE 5K - May 20

SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018
Dell EMC - 50 Constitution Blvd, Franklin, MA

RUN: Registration 8 AM - Start 9 AM
WALK: Registration 10 AM - Start 11 AM

Register today at  


Cash prizes for top three overall winners both male and female of $100; $50 and $25

FHS baseball, boys tennis, and both lacrosse teams post wins on Wednesday

Via HockomockSports we share the results of the FHS spring sports action on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

Baseball = Franklin, 14 @ Stoughton, 10 – Final
– Franklin scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to break a 9-9 tie and emerge from Stoughton with a win on the road. JB Flores went 4-for-4, including a double and an RBI while scoring a pair of runs. Evan Wendell also had a strong day for Franklin with a pair of doubles, runs scored and four RBI. Jake Macchi added three hits and three RBI for Franklin while both Scott Elliott and Colby Fitzgibbons had two RBI apiece. Ben Guzman got the win in relief, allowing three hits and one run over three innings of work. Stoughton’s Matt Hadley and James Genest both went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored while Geroge Currier and Cian Swierzewski each drove in two runs for the Black Knights.

Softball = Stoughton, 2 @ Franklin, 12 – Final
"Coming off of a 12-6 win over Canton, the Franklin softball team knew it would have to continue its success at the plate to get a win over Stoughton. The Panthers did that as its offense started fast and came away with a 12-2 win over the visiting Black Knights on Wednesday afternoon. 
After Emily Valentino (complete game, seven hits, 11 strikeouts) set Stoughton down 1-2-3 in the top of the first, Franklin got right to work in the bottom half of the inning as Tara Hartnett (1-for-1, two walks, two RBI) hit an RBI triple to bring home Anna Balkus (2-for-4, two RBI), who reached on a bunt single earlier in the inning. 
After a scoreless top of the second, Franklin got back at it in the bottom half of the inning, sending every batter to the plate as Meg Caron led off the inning with a single, and after a lineout, Gabby Colace singled. A force out at third left Franklin with runners on first and second and two outs, but Balkus singled home Colace to put Franklin up 2-0. Kylie Bouzan followed that up with an RBI single, and following a walk by Hartnett, Jackie Cherry scored two on another RBI single. Maddy White then singled home Hartnett to extend Franklin’s lead to 7-0."
Continue reading the game recap by Joe Clark, Student Reporter

Boys Lacrosse = Stoughton, 0 @ Franklin, 20 – Final

Girls Lacrosse = Franklin, 15 @ North Andover, 10 – Fina

Boys Tennis = Stoughton, 0 @ Franklin, 5 – Final
Franklin’s doubles teams combined to drop just one game total in a sweep over visiting Stoughton. Tony Calderone and Derek Wu won 6-0, 6-0 at first doubles while Shournik Sompally and Saket Gandham won 6-0, 6-1 at second doubles. Rohan Herur won 7-5, 6-3 at first singles, Liam Marr dropped just two games in a 6-0, 6-2 win at second singles, and Tyler DiPalma won 6-0, 6-1 at third singles.

Girls Tennis = Franklin @ Stoughton, 3:45

For the other results around the Hockomock League

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Antje Duvekot at Circle of Friend Coffeehouse - May 12

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Antje Duvekot at Circle of Friend Coffeehouse - May 12
with The Starlight Honeys
May 12th 8PM $20
Antje Duvekot appears at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse in Franklin on Saturday, May 12 at 8 PM. Antje has been taking the musical world by storm, winning the Kerrville New Folk Competition's Best New Folk Award, the Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act, and the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Blending uncommonly beautiful vocals with one of the sharpest poetic sensibilities in her field, Duvekot has a remarkable ability to make us believe she is whispering secrets in our ear, and we know that she believes every word she sings.

"Toward the Thunder", Antje's fourth studio album was recently released. The new album centers around themes of courage, resilience and striving for something better. It features an impressive cast of folk royalty including Shawn Mullins, Anais Mitchell, Liz Longley, John Gorka, Martyn Joseph, Kris Delmhorst and Richard Shindell. In addition to nine new Duvekot originals and the traditional tune "the Parting Glass" the album includes a Dar Williams cover "The Light and the Sea". The song is about resilience and the fact that there is always a light that one can turn to, even in times of storm and upheaval. Like most of Duvekot's writing, a sense of hope and perseverance shines through the songs.

Singer songwriter Ellis Paul says "Antje is the rare artist that can write about the social and the personal in the same breath. She is as understated as she is wise and her songs go down mentally as well as soulfully. Her voice has a sound of innocence and naivety which makes razor sharp insights into the human condition."
The Starlight Honeys
The Starlight Honeys
The Starlight Honeys will open the show.  Three-part vocal harmonies define the unique sound that is the Honeys' blend of old-time and new folk tunes.  Guitar, mandola, banjo, mandolin, percussion, and whistles allow for the diverse mix of music that Roger, Sam, and Katie all love to sing.  Stitch all that together with tight, intricate harmony, and the Starlight Honeys have  a distinct sound bound to leave you buzzing!
The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is a non-profit organization affiliated with Franklin's First Universalist Society. Concerts are presented in a smoke free and alcohol free environment at the Society's handicapped accessible Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St. in Franklin, and begin at 8:00 PM; doors open at 7:30 PM. Beverages and gourmet desserts will be available. Admission is $20. Please call (508)528-2541 or visit to purchase tickets or for more information. 
Upcoming Shows
Next season - Chris Smither, John Gorka, Joe Jencks, Bettman and Halpin, Susan Werner, Eliza Gilkyson, Joe Crookston, Patty Larkin, Dar Williams, and much more. Tickets on sale soon.

Circle of Friends Coffeehouse · First Universalist Society · 262 Chestnut St · Franklin, MA 02038 · USA

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Live Music Events In May At THE BLACK BOX

THE BLACK BOX presents several live music events this May at the downtown Franklin venue, beginning with a Decades Series cabaret show on Saturday, May 12. The musical tribute to the ‘70s will feature some of the most memorable songs from that decade. Celebrate unforgettable moments from an era highlighted by tumultuous times, technological advances, and music ranging from progressive rock to disco. Two performances will be presented at 7:00 and 8:45 p.m. Tickets are $24 (adults) and $20 (students/seniors). The Decades Series concert is sponsored by 1776 Financial.
"The Gershwin-Porter Songbook" featuring vocalist Cindy Jones
"The Gershwin-Porter Songbook" featuring vocalist Cindy Jones

On Sunday, May 13, THE BLACK BOX Local Artist Series presents "The Gershwin-Porter Songbook" featuring vocalist Cindy Jones. This special Mother's Day Brunch will showcase American music by two of the most prolific composers of the 20th Century, George Gershwin and Cole Porter. Their music remains as fresh and irresistible as it did during the Jazz Age. Cindy Jones, along with special guest Alan Mercer, will be joined by a nine-piece band of some of the area’s finest musicians, conducted by Bill Jones. Brunch begins at 11:30, with music starting at noon. Tickets are $20 for the show only, with a $45 combination ticket for brunch and music.

THE BLACK BOX New England Artist Series presents The Love Dogs, featuring rockin’ rhythm and blues, on Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m. With barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano, stinging Fender guitar, and a red-hot horn section of trombone and alto, tenor, and baritone saxes, The Love Dogs also showcases a swinging rhythm section that Blues Review magazine called “the best in the business” and a charismatic front man with one of the biggest blues voices around. Based out of Boston, the septet recently celebrated its 20th year. Combining elements of jump blues, New Orleans R&B, and early rock ‘n’ roll, The Love Dogs have played juke joints, festivals, and concert halls across the U.S. and Canada and on both sides of the Atlantic. They’ve released four CDs. Many of the cuts have been blues radio favorites and several of the Dogs’ signature original songs have been used in feature films and on television. Voted “Best New England Band” by Blues Audience magazine, The Love Dogs is part Rat Pack party, part 20th century musical encyclopedia, and part revival meeting. Tickets are $20.

On Friday, May 25 at 8 p.m., THE BLACK BOX Local Artist Series presents The DayBreakers. Blending folk-rock melodies with blues guitar muscle and rock ‘n’ roll grit, the DayBreakers have earned their stripes over four years of consistent gigging throughout New England. The band has played many of Boston and Cambridge's most revered rooms, sharing the stage with some of the region's best roots rockers, such as Entrain and the Silks. The group has also performed as an opener at Indian Ranch for three years running, opening for Three Dog Night, The Beach Boys, and Bret Michaels. Their music tells timeless stories of happiness, heartbreak, rejection, and redemption with rhythm that keeps audiences dancing. Combining rock ‘n’ roll, blues, country, and funk, the band has worked tirelessly to craft a sound that is filled with hard riffs and soulful melodies. Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance or $12 at the door.

The home of the Franklin Performing Arts Company, THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 West Central Street. A cash bar is available.

For tickets and more information, visit or call (508) 528-3370.

FHS baseball, boys tennis and girls track teams post wins on Tuesday

Via HockomockSports we share the results of the FHS spring sports action on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Baseball = Canton, 1 @ Franklin, 4 – Final
– Jake Noviello allowed just one run in six innings of work, struck out six, walked four, and scattered four hits to lead the Panthers to a win on the road. Bryan Woelfel earned the win, pitching a scoreless seventh inning. Cooper Ross paced the offense, going 2-for-2 and scoring a pair of runs while Jack Nally had two RBI and Scott Elliott chipped in with a double and a run scored.

Boys Tennis = Franklin, 5 @ Canton, 0 – Final
– Frankin notched an impressive win on the road, losing just seven games total to sweep Canton. Liam Marr (second singles), Saketh Saripalli (third singles), the team of Tyler DiPalma and Derek Wu (first doubles) and the pairing of Dan Angermeier and Tony Calderone (second doubles) all won 6-0, 6-0 for the Panthers. Franklin’s Rohan Herur battled to a 6-3, 6-4 win at first singles.

Girls Tennis = Canton, 5 @ Franklin, 0 – Final
– Canton went on the road and earned a sweep of Franklin, taking all three singles matches in straight sets. Natalie Keppler (first singles) and Rachel Kupferman (second singles) each won 6-0, 6-0 while Sarah Hernandez earned a 6-1, 6-2 win at third singles for the Bulldogs. The team of Caitlin Matthews and Stelina Michaelidis prevailed 6-0, 4-6, 10-6 at first doubles and the pairing of Jamie Cree and Jena Moyle picked up a 6-2, 6-0 win at second doubles.

Boys Outdoor Track = Franklin, 45 @ Mansfield, 91 – Final
– Mansfield swept the 100M, 200M, and the long jump to earn nine points from each event to get a win over visiting Franklin. Greg Waters (11.3), Khristian Conner, and Colin Eutsay swept the 100M for the Hornets, Mike Shannon (22.6), Jack Rivard, and Dan Knight took first, second, and third (respectively) in the 200M, and Jareme DiLorenzo (19’8), Joe Cappelletti and Andrew Williams took care of placements in the long jump.

Girls Outdoor Track = Franklin, 78 @ Mansfield, 58 – Final
– For Mansfield, Amanda Mangano had a terrific day with three wins and a second place in another event. Mangano won the 100M (12.4), the 200M (25.3), and the high jump (5′) while taking second in the long jump (16’6). Junior Julia Hill had a 7-inch PR in the long jump to win with a jump of 16’7 and running a three second PR in the 400 hurdles for a second place in a time of 69.4. The Hornets’ 4×100 team of Gabrielle Devlin, Emily Quitzau, Samantha Hindman, Julia Harrison had a season-best time of 50.4 while sophomore Lily Goulding took first in the javelin (95’4″).

For the other results around the Hockomock League

A photo gallery from the boys tennis match can be found here

Franklin boys tennis in action ( photo)
Franklin boys tennis in action ( photo)

Speaker DeLeo to help Roy Kick off 2018 Re-Election Campaign

Rep. Jeffrey Roy (D-Franklin) will kick off his 2018 re-election campaign at the Elks in Franklin with Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo. Roy is seeking re-election for a fourth term in the 10th Norfolk District which includes all of Franklin and precincts 2, 3 and 4 in Medway.

The kick-off is on Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin Elks Lodge #2136, 1077 Pond Street, Franklin.

Roy currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing and is a member of the Committees on Mental Health, Substance Use, and Recovery, Municipalities and Regional Government, and Export Development. He also serves as House Chair of the Manufacturing Caucus which promotes and encourages "Making It" in Massachusetts.

"I have enjoyed serving the residents of Franklin and Medway for the past six years and would be honored to serve another term," noted Roy. "We have made great progress in the areas of education, economic development, health care and veterans affairs, and I want to build on that success. In addition, we have addressed the challenges of substance use disorder, the environment, social equity, and criminal justice, and I look forward to continuing the work in these areas."

Representative Jeff Roy campaign photo from Facebook
Representative Jeff Roy campaign photo from Facebook
"I am humbled by the outpouring of support I have received from my friends and colleagues and have enjoyed the opportunity to be the voice of Franklin and Medway on Beacon Hill. If re-elected, I will continue to be a fierce advocate for our communities."

Roy grew up in Milford and he and his wife Maureen moved to Franklin in 1986. They have three children, all of whom were educated in the Franklin Public Schools.

Roy is a 1986 cum laude graduate of Boston College Law School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He received his undergraduate degree from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine in 1983, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Bates Student newspaper.

For more information on Roy and the campaign, please visit

2nd Annual Race for Recovery - May 6

The Peer to Peer Group and SAFE Coalition would like to invite you to their annual 5K Run!

This event is held to develop awareness around opioid addiction and to create a positive community event that highlights the incredible world of recovery.

All runners that sign up online will receive a shirt, SAFE Coalition garb, snacks, stress relief items and information on recovery.

Where: Remington Middle School
When: May 6, 2018
Cost: $20.00

Register online

2nd Annual Race for Recovery - May 6
2nd Annual Race for Recovery - May 6

In the News: drumming around the world; opioid crisis reaches milestone

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Presented by the Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek expanded its partnership with Music Drives Us to provide grants for events during its 2018 festival (April 27 – May 6). 
A Franklin resident, Lydia Lucas, received a $500 performance grant to support the presentation of the event, Drumming Around the World, during ArtWeek. The event will take place on Saturday, May 5 from 2-3 p.m. at the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School, 201 Main St., Franklin. 
Through this hands-on musical experience, Drumming Around the World focuses on exploring different cultures and their musical styles through the art of drumming. Participants will learn elementary to intermediate rhythms by ear, participate in drum circles, practice improvisation skills, and learn the history of hand drumming."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

"The U.S. opioid crisis has passed a dubious milestone: Overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids like fentanyl have surpassed deaths involving prescription opioids. 
This change occurred in 2016, according to data published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. And it seemed to happen pretty suddenly. 
Data from the National Vital Statistics System show that there were 42,249 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2016. That includes 19,413 that involved synthetic opioids, 17,087 that involved prescription opioids and 15,469 that involved heroin. (In some cases, more than one type of drug was implicated in the death.)"

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Dean College Commencement Exercises - Saturday May 5, 2018

Dean College 2018 Commencement

WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. (Processional begins at 10:45 a.m.) **RAIN OR SHINE**

WHERE: Awpie Way (Front Lawn of Dean Hall) Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038

WHAT: Dean College will be celebrating its 152nd commencement exercises this Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Processional begins at 10:45 a.m. rain or shine. 

Commencement speakers include Dr. Paula M. Rooney, Dean College President; Mark D. Boyce, Chairman of the Dean College Board of Trustees; and student speaker Nabeel Barqawi. 

For more information, visit

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community for more than 150 years, Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference.

Dean College Commencement Exercises - Saturday May 5, 2018
Dean College Commencement Exercises - Saturday May 5, 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Several 5K walk/runs scheduled for Franklin this May

For the runners and walkers, you can have full weekends or choices to make this May:

Race registration info
May 5

May 6

May 20

Several 5K walk/runs scheduled for Franklin this May
Several 5K walk/runs scheduled for Franklin this May

FSPA All Access Pass For Prospective Students To Feature Complimentary Spring Concert Tickets

Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) is pleased to provide prospective students with complimentary tickets to FSPA Spring Concert performances as part of the school’s All Access Pass program. Families are invited to learn more about FSPA programs in music, dance and drama. The Spring Concert shows provide a dynamic way to experience what the school has to offer across many dance disciplines, voice, acting, instrumental music, and musical theater programming. 

Spring Concert performances will be presented on Saturday, May 19 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, May 20 at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. at the Franklin High School Auditorium, located at 218 Oak Street. Featuring FSPA students of many ages and levels, Spring Concert is presented in an audience-friendly, 90-minute format.

Founded in 1985 by Director Raye Lynn Mercer, FSPA has been dedicated to the enjoyment of the arts for all ages and to the artistic growth and development of young people. The school offers classes in all dance disciplines, acting, musical theater, voice, and instrumental instruction, whether for recreational enjoyment or serious study. FSPA is also home to the Little Music School, an innovative program that teaches children as young as 18 months to play the piano. 

An extensive calendar of year-round performing opportunities features musicals, plays, ballets, voice and instrumental recitals, opera scenes, musical theater and dance company showcases, and more. Many FSPA students are also cast, by audition, in the affiliated Franklin Performing Arts Company’s annual season of shows. FSPA TALENT offers management services for young performers who elect to pursue professional opportunities.

FSPA is also proud to offer FSPA Academy, an academic alternative for students seeking a challenging curriculum in a supportive, flexible environment that encourages their creative goals. Provided Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in partnership with TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School (TECCA), the program builds upon TECCA’s state-approved online curriculum and features an enhanced emphasis on arts, language, and culture, including Music Theory, foreign language conversation classes, field trips and more. 

In addition to the Academy, FSPA also offers FSPA AfterSchool, an enrichment program for students in grades K-5, providing supervised recreational experiences, including games, crafts and other creative arts activities. The program begins at the close of the regular school day, with transportation available from Franklin and Medway schools.

Prospective students and families should call FSPA at 508-528-8668 to reserve their complimentary tickets and schedule a trial class or tour of the facilities. Classes continue at FSPA through June 25 and the summer session begins on July 2. 

Registration for summer and fall is ongoing. Visit for more information, including the FSPA catalogue, summer brochure and fall class schedule.

FSPA All Access Pass For Prospective Students To Feature Complimentary Spring Concert Tickets
FSPA All Access Pass For Prospective Students
To Feature Complimentary Spring Concert Tickets

Noviello selected as the Player of the Week

"Franklin senior Jake Noviello has been selected as the Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for April 22 through April 28. Noviello is the 26th player selected for the 2017-18 school year and the third player chosen during the spring season. 
Noviello starred on the mound and at the plate this week to help Franklin win three games and move into first-place in the Kelley-Rex division. The Fairfield University-commit tossed his second straight shutout on Monday, hit an important home run on Tuesday and was part of a comfortable win on Saturday, as the Panthers pushed ahead of three division rivals to take the top spot in the standings. 
“Jake really set a tone for us on the hill on Monday with a great effort,” said Franklin head coach Zach Brown. “And then he carried that all the way through the week. Offensively he had a big day against Attleboro. He’s just been really steady defensively and as a leader. He was a really big part of us going 3-0 last week.”
Continue reading the Player of the Week article on

Franklin senior Jake Noviello has been selected as the Player of the Week
Franklin senior Jake Noviello has been selected as the Player of the Week

FHS softball tops Canton 12-6; baseball and tennis rescheduled for Tuesday

Via HockomockSports we share the results of the FHS spring sports action on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Baseball = Canton @ Franklin – Postponed to Tuesday, 5/1 at 3:45.

Softball = Franklin, 12 @ Canton, 6 – Final
– Franklin pushed across five runs in the first inning, highlighted by Jackie Cherry’s three-run home run, and never trailed in a win on the road at Canton. The Panthers added four more runs in the second and then added three insurance runs in the top of the seventh. Tara Hartnett had two hits, including a triple, and an RBI, Peyton Arone went 3-for-3 with an RBI, and Natalie Stott had a two-run single. Cherry and Emily Valentino combined for 10 strikeouts for Franklin.

Boys Tennis = Franklin @ Canton – Postponed to Tuesday, 5/1 at 3:45.

Girls Tennis = Canton @ Franklin – Postponed to Tuesday, 5/1 at 3:45.

For the other results around the Hockomock League

A photo gallery from the softball game can be found here

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers