Dighton-Rehoboth Weekly Roundup

Dighton-Rehoboth Weekly Roundup

Boys Basketball

The Dighton-Rehoboth boys’ basketball team started the season off with a thrilling two-point victory over Bishop Connolly, 59-57. Senior center Alec Hart delivered the game-winning bucket from the baseline to give the Falcons the win at the buzzer.

Four Falcons were in double figures led by Chad Mello’s 16 points. Aaron Andrade scored 15, Calvin Reddington had 13 points and Hart finished with 11.

The Falcons are 1-0 on the season.

Girls Basketball

The Falcons went 2-0 on the week with wins over Carver (48-38) and Norton (45-36).

In their season opener against Carver, Gwyn Tatton led the Falcons with 19 points. Emily D’Ambrosio added 14 points and Emily Reed hauled in 13 rebounds and scored six points.

Last night against Norton, freshman Anna DeGirolamo led the charge with 17 points. Gwyn Tatton and Meg Reed each notched a double-double. Tatton finished with 10 points and 16 rebounds while Reed added 10 points and 13 rebounds.

The Falcons are 2-0 on the season.

Swim

D-R beat New Bedford 58-34 in its only meet of the week. D-R is 1-0 on the season.

Seekonk Weekly Roundup

Seekonk Weekly Roundup

Boys Basketball

The Seekonk boys’ basketball team opened its season on Monday with a big win at home over Mount St. Charles, 60-25. Mitch Blanchard led the way with 16 points and James Jackson added 10 in the win.

On Friday night, the Warriors traveled to Norton High and were humbled by the Lancers, 56-37. James Jackson scored 10 points in the loss. Seekonk is 1-1 on the young season.

Girls Basketball

It was a rapid-fire beginning to the season for the Warriors as they played four games in seven days.

The Warriors hosted perennial South Coast Conference powerhouse Apponequet last Friday in their season opener and fell to the Lakers, 71-40. Mia DiBiase scored 20 points and Sabrina Russell added 14 points in the loss.

Seekonk bounced back with a win at North Providence on Monday, 58-31. DiBiase again led the way with 20 points.

In its third game of the week, the Warriors suffered a disappointed loss to Mount St. Charles, 42-36. Seekonk shot itself in the foot down the stretch by failing to convert from the free throw line. They shot 3-14 in the fourth quarter.

Yet again, the Warriors bounced back after a loss to defeat Central Falls at home on Friday, 50-39. Mia Dibiase led the scoring attack with 17 points.

The Warriors are 2-2 on the season.

Swim

The Warriors opened its swim season with a convincing win over Durfee, 122-53. Their meet against Coyle & Cassidy was canceled due to lack of heat at the Taunton Boys & Girls club.

The Warriors are 1-0 on the season.

 

Fall 17 Review

Football

It was a roller coaster year for the area football teams. All three teams qualified for the MIAA post season, but they all dropped their first round game.

Seekonk, powered by its eye-popping aerial attack, was the only local team to finish over .500 with a 6-5 record. The Warriors earned the TSS sweep with big wins over Case (30-6) and Dighton-Rehoboth (34-6). Dighton-Rehoboth bested Case in their match-up, 12-6.

Seekonk had a late season skid with three consecutive losses at the end of October into November, but righted the ship by closing the season out with two big wins over Bellingham and D-R.

Terry Smith led the area in touchdown passes with 28. Shane Smith was the on the receiving end of 13 of those TD passes to lead the area in touchdown receptions. Brett Mancini led Seekonk’s rushing attack with eight touchdowns on the ground. Ryan Riordan (seven touchdowns) and Cam Sears (five) were also immense in the passing game for the Warriors.

Case started off the season on a high with four straight victories before falling to Seekonk, and finished with a 5-6 record. Despite finishing under .500, the Cardinals were extremely competitive in most of their losses.

Case’s dual threat quarterback, Devin Proulx, threw for seven touchdowns and rushed for 11 more. Chris Costa was huge in both the rushing and passing game as he ran for nine touchdowns and hauled in an addition six touchdown passes. Jeremy Thiboutot and Ty Couto added five rushing touchdowns apiece for the Cardinals.

D-R (4-7) stumbled out of the gate with four straight losses against premier opponents Lincoln-Sudbury, New Bedford, Somerset-Berkley and Old Rochester. The Falcons earned their first win of the season in week five in dominating fashion over Apponequet, 28-0. D-R followed that performance up with a 49-0 shellacking over New Bedford Voke and then earned a narrow 12-6 victory over Case to build a midseason three-game win streak.

The Falcons were the most competitive local team in their play-off game as they nearly pulled off a first round upset, but fell to Silver Lake, 20-18.

Dennis Monteiro was a workhorse for the Falcons as he led the area with 16 rushing touchdowns.

Boys Soccer

Of all the fall sports, the area schools had the most collective success in boys’ soccer spearheaded by Seekonk winning its first ever South Coast Conference title. All three teams made the state tournament. Case and Dighton-Rehoboth lost in their first round games, while Seekonk made some noise by making it to the sectional semi-finals after beating Hanover and Medway before falling to Dover-Sherborn.

Seekonk finished with a record of 17-1-3 with their only loss of the season coming in the third round of the play-offs. Rony Morales led the area in scoring with 21 points (14 assists and seven goals). Seekonk also received major contributions from Jared Cabral (12 points – 11 goals, one assist), Jake Silvestre (11 points – 10 goals, one assist) and Ethan Paiva (nine points – five goals, four assists). Luke Robitaille was a wall in net with 17 wins and 10 shutouts.

Dighton-Rehoboth and Case both fell in the first round of the state tournament losing to Westwood and Old Rochester, respectively.

Case’s Skylah Dias had a phenomenal year with 19 points on 10 goals and nine assists.

Girls Soccer

Seekonk continued its recent success under coach Felipe Fontes and was able to qualify for the state tournament, led by the scoring of Trinity Cloud. The Warriors bowed out first round to East Bridgewater, 4-1.

The Case Cardinals found themselves in the post season, benefitting from the league split and earning second place in the small side. They ran into a buzz saw in the state tournament and lost to Archbishop Williams, 9-0.

Field Hockey

Dighton-Rehoboth had a little uneven season, but ended the season on a high note winning four out of its last five games, including one in the state tournament against Hanover before losing to Bishop Stang, 2-0. Lexi Lovell and Kaylee Goss were offensive catalysts for the Falcons, finishing the season with 13 and 11 points, respectively.

The Seekonk Warriors continued their tradition of success with 12 wins, including a state tournament victory over Westport, 2-0, before falling to Dover-Sherborn, 5-0. Liza Gagnon led the way for the Warriors with 16 points.

The Case Cardinals laid the foundation for the future this season by earning a handful of wins with a team stacked with young talent. Elizabeth LePage led the area with 28 points on 19 goals and 9 assists.

Volleyball

The Case Cardinals benefitted long term by creating a challenging regular season schedule by playing state titans Bishop Feehan, Barnstable and Duxbury among others. They were battle tested and marched through three rounds in the state tournament with road victories over Old Colony, Rockland and Ursuline before finally losing to Bourne in the sectional final.

Hailey Armburg dominated this season and led the area in three categories – kills (249), digs (335) and aces (58). Nyah Young led the area in assists with 384 and Amber Arruda led in blocks with 53. Mikayla Bushell was also a top contributor for Case with 212 kills, 196 digs and 34 aces.

Cross Country

The Seekonk Warriors had a dominant fall by sweeping the South Coast Conference boys and girls titles. The boys’ team went undefeated in dual meets and the girls’ team finished 6-1. Freshman Andrew Cabral took the South Coast Conference by storm and won the individual boys title. Sophomore Abigail Tenreiro was crowned champion on the girls side when she edged out her teammate Hannah Bradbury in the conference meet. Tenreiro also clocked the fastest time ever recorded on Seekonk’s 2.8-mile trail.

Other major contributors for the Seekonk Warriors were Julia Rickard and Vanessa Jacome on the girls’ side and Henry Santos, Ross Santos, Hunter Studley and Jacob Klang on the boys’ side.

Golf

Dighton-Rehoboth had a great year on the course and finished with a 13-2 record. The Falcons took second place in the South Coast Conference match and finished tenth in D2 south.

Case finished with a match record of 8-8 and earned fifth place at the conference meet. The Cardinals had a great state tournament and finished fourth in D3 south.

Cross Country: Seekonk Sweeps Boys, Girls Crowns

Seekonk boys and girls cross country teams captured first place at the South Coast Conference league meet.

In addition to winning the team event, Seekonk’s Abigail Tenreiro and Andrew Cabral captured individual titles.

Dighton-Rehoboth finished third on the girls side and fifth on the boys.

Top 15 finishers:

Girls

  • 1 – Abigail Tenreiro (Seekonk)
  • 2 – Hannah Bradbury (Seekonk)
  • 6 – Kristen Murphy (D-R)
  • 9 – Julia Rickard (Seekonk)
  • 11 – Vanessa Jacome (Seekonk)

Boys

  • 1 – Andrew Cabral (Seekonk)
  • 4 – Henry Santos (Seekonk)
  • 5 – Ross Santos (Seekonk)
  • 6 – Hunter Studley (Seekonk)
  • 10 – Jacob Klang (Seekonk)
  • 11 – Alex Violet (D-R)
  • 15 – Jason Ruta (D-R)

 

 

Field Hockey: D-R Wins Prelim, 2-0, Over Hanover

The Falcons took care of business in their preliminary game against Hanover, 2-0, on Wednesday afternoon.

Kaylee Goss scored D-R’s first goal on an assist from Emily Reid via penalty corner shot.

Jazlyn Rider added the insurance goal for the Falcons. Abby Behm earned the win in net.

D-R will travel to Bishop Stang on Friday for it’s next state tournament game.

Boys Soccer: Seekonk Wins SCC Title

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For the first time in school history, the Seekonk boys soccer team are South Coast Conference champion.

The Warriors (15-0-3) traveled to New Bedford Voke to square off in a winner-take-all match versus the Bears and won, 2-0.

“I was nervous going into the game as anything can happen in a winner take all game,” said Seekonk head coach Matt McCartin. “As I was watching the guys warm up it all went away and I was reminded of just how good we are capable of being.”

Seekonk was the beneficiary of an “own goal” by New Bedford Voke in the first half when Evan Pacheco drove a shot from 35 yards away that deflected off a NBV player to take a 1-0 lead into the half.

Seekonk’s leading point scorer Rony Morales, provided the second goal when he beat a Voke defender one-on-one on a pass from freshman Alajuandro Tabares.

“You expect a guy like that to make an impact in some kind of way to help the team win,” McCartin said of Morales.

The Warriors were able to earn a shut out victory thanks to its defensive backbone, goal keeper Luke Robitaille.

“Luke was an animal in the second half of that game,” said McCartin.

The Warriors are unbeaten through 18 games and hopefully the run will continue through the play-offs.

“This is a special group of guys for sure,” said McCartin. “We have some impactful freshmen and sophomores who play crucial roles and start in tough positions. Our junior class is filled with absolute studs and our seniors are as good as you find.”

The Warriors will await their first round opponent in the MIAA tournament.

Field Hockey: D-R Earns Tourney Bid

The Dighton-Rehoboth Falcons turned in one of their best performances of the season on Friday afternoon with a 2-0 win over Martha’s Vineyard. The Falcons qualified for the state tournament with the win.

Both teams entered halftime knotted at zero, but a second half outburst enabled the Falcons to punch their ticket to the tournament.

“We played well enough to hold our own in the first half,” said D-R head coach Meghan Marcotte. “But we really came alive in the second half and never let up.”

D-R got on the board first with a goal from Emma Wheeler, assisted by Kaylee Goss.

The Falcons got a late game insurance goal when senior defender Grace Tremblay scored on a penalty stroke.

Abby Behm earned the shutout in goal.

The Falcons next play Fairhaven.