Franklin, 9 vs. Falmouth, 4 - Final
Mansfield, 8 @ Barnstable, 6 - Final
Today's action and scores from around the Hock!
Franklin, 9 vs. Falmouth, 4 - Final
Mansfield, 8 @ Barnstable, 6 - Final
Name: Jake Rotman
School: Sharon High School
Favorite Subject: Anatomy
What You Need To Know:
How did you get started and who introduced you to the sport?
I got started playing lacrosse about seven years ago when the Sharon youth lacrosse program started up by founder Kevin Brill. I dabbled with the game along with sharing the spring season with baseball for a couple years until I hit high school. It was a tough decision that turned easy. There was no way I was not playing lacrosse in high school and miss out on a growing sport.
What’s the best part about being on a team?
The best part has to be the sense of having 20-25 or so brothers who will have your back in a heated game, and laugh it up with you before practice and in school. There is nothing I look forward to more than the lax season, especially when playing with my high school boys. This will be my second year as a captain for SHS and I look forward to every moment I have with this crew of kids.
What is the best part of playing for Sharon High School?
Sharon is a small town with a growing program. We don't have a lot of years under our belt, but we continue to get better every year. As the team grows closer together each year, the best part about playing for SHS is seeing potential for a better season every consecutive year.
What are your goals for after high school?
I look to continue to play and improve my game while with Salisbury University. I hope to make a positive impact on the Salisbury Univerisity's team and be apart of a great program with a great group of coaches and players that will hopefully continue to win championships like they have proven to do. I also look to pursue my interest in medicine and follow that road into medical school and eventually becoming a doctor.
What is your favorite lacrosse memory?
My fav lax memory would have to be traveling with my dad in the long hot summers up and back in a 8 hour drive (8 hour sleep for me) from Maryland for the summer tournaments. My dad has been my biggest supporter/fan/motivational speaker in my growing career as a lacrosse player, and I most certainly wouldn't be where I am today without those times over the summer and through the spring season with him.
When you're not practicing, what can people find you doing?
If I'm not at the fields, I'm usually in my backyard with my brother Josh helping him find his place in the lacrosse community and help him make a name for himself as a future lax star.
What are your pregame/postgame rituals?
Pregame, I will always re-tape my stick with fresh tape while listening to some DMB to calm the nerves. I will do a quick static stretch and get right into warming up for faceoffs. From then on I'll be with the team, getting everyone else psyched for the game. After the game, no matter what the score is, I will be keeping my teams head's up.
A Scoring Threat In Sharon - The Boston Globe
The Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association (MHSFCA) has announced the rosters for the annual Shriners Game. Here are the Hockomock players that made the South roster.
Brandon Alves, Stoughton
Nick Chiocco, Mansfield
Rhett Davis, Franklin
Jason Litchfield, King Philip
Paul Norris, North Attleboro
Charles Ruffin, King Philip
Zack Schafer, Mansfield
Keith Sullivan, Oliver Ames
Alex Tepper, Oliver Ames
We have added the spring schedules for baseball, softball, and both boys and girls lacrosse. Please contact us if you're a coach/athletic director with any errors. Also, use the contact form on the navigation bar if you need any information from the now-archived winter schedules/standings.
Today's postseason action and scores!
MIAA Division II State Final
South Champions #1 Franklin, 2 vs. North Champions #8 Wilmington, 3 - (Final)
One Hockomock team remains in the postseason hunt!
The #1 Franklin boys hockey team (Division II South Champions) will go head-to-head with #8 Wilmington (Division II North Champions) on Sunday, 3/18/12 at the TD Garden in the Division II State Final at 3:30 p.m.
By Tim Rosenthal
BOSTON, Mass – After falling just short of appearing at the TD Garden last season, Brighton and Stoughton went into Monday’s Division 2 State semifinal matchup looking to advance one step closer to Massachusetts high school glory.
Stoughton got the first shot taking a 16-13 first quarter lead, but Brighton adjusted and took control with a 10-0 run in the fourth quarter – spanning nearly eight minutes – and came away with a 53-42 victory.
Brighton will face the winner of the St. Bernard’s-Mahar matchup in the Division 2 state finals on Saturday at the DCU Center in Worcester.
“It feels good in this moment,” said Brighton coach Hugh Coleman, whose team is now 21-3 on the season. “For us, I think we feel that this is a natural progression for us to get this far, but we know that it won’t be handed to us by any team and that we have to go out there and work for it.”
Working through its share of struggles in the first half, Brighton worked to take the lead just before halftime thanks to a clutch shot by sophomore Malik James, (the team’s co-scoring leader with 11 points). But after James’ missed a lay-up with seconds left in the first half, Stoughton regained momentum with a dunk before the buzzer, as senior Antonio Ferriera tied things up at 26-26.
Thankfully for James and his teammates, Brighton regained its composure in the locker room.
“I was a little mad at myself because it was a wide open lay-up and I should’ve just laid it in,” James said. “I was kind of mad at myself but then I had to get my mind back in the game and play the rest of the 16 minutes to pull out the victory.”
After playing man-to-man for most of the first half, Brighton adjusted to a zone defense near the end of the half and the result paid dividends.
Brighton came out of the locker room in the same defense, which frustrated Stoughton all night as seen with its 19 turnovers.
Moreover, Brighton also had a distinct rebounding advantage on both sides of the glass making things difficult for Stoughton coach John Gallivan and company.
“They were awfully big and we didn’t do a great job boxing out,” Gallivan said. “We can’t do that against a team that’s that long and that aggressive...A lot of times we made the first stop, but they got the putbacks and they just wore you down after awhile. They are a tough team.”
With the takeaways and rebounding, Brighton used the transition game to run the floor behind James and fellow junior guard Theo Oribharbor, who both dished out several assists in the victory. The duo put the team ahead for good when they started the 10-0 run in the middle of the third quarter that also saw a clutch shot from junior Daivon Edwards (11 points) and an alley-oop to senior Jerard Mayes (8 points).
While Stoughton was able to stop the bleeding and pull back within three late with under four minutes left – behind three’s from juniors Aaron Calixte (game-high 17 points) and Mauor Oliveira (9 points) – Edwards sank another clutch shot from beyond the arc and sank the Black Knight’s hopes for an upset on this night.
“He’s a really, really good shooter,” Coleman said about Edwards. “[He’s] a little streaky at times and he’s kind of struggled this tournament. But there’s been stretches where he came out and hit big shots and he’s more than capable of doing it.”
Today's postseason play and scores!
MIAA Division 2 State Semi-Final
S. Champions #4 Stoughton, 42 vs. N. Champions #3 Brighton @ TD Garden, 53 - (Final)
Sunday's postseason action and scores!
South Division II Final
#1 Franklin, 5 vs. #3 Mansfield, 2 (@ Bourne) - (Final)
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