Monday, May 20, 2013
The girls' team win their first league title since 2011 while the boys snap their 10 championship win streak.
In this case, it was the 11th time that was the charm. After winning the Hockomock League Track and Field Championship Meet for 10 years in a row, the Hornets boys' track team did not come home with a first place trophy, finishing in second place behind a strong North Attleboro team. With strong performances in the throws and jumps, the Red Rocketeers scored 150.5 points. Short by only 1.5 points, the Hornets placed second with 149 points and King Philip finished third with 77 points. They (North Attleboro) are a very good team so just to be with them in the running after field events where they scored 71 points," Mansfield boys' coach Julie Collins said. "I've been doing this for 12 years, I have never seen it come down to the final." …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A close match for all four quarters, Dartmouth was able to edge Mansfield 54-52
Through three quarters of play, neither Dartmouth or Mansfield could find an long lasting lead in their opening round game of the Mansfield Roundball Classic. In each quarter, there was always one player either keeping one team in the game or preventing the other from taking a large lead. Despite a strong performance, the Hornets were edged out by Dartmouth 54-52. A strong first half by the Hornets was led by their ability to hit six of their nine first half field goals from beyond the 3 point line. Erin Glavin's eight point first quarter kept Mansfield to within one of Dartmouth after a quarter and a pair of three pointers from Gina Stoyle made sure things were even at 26-25 at the break. The Indians were able to gain a smal advantage …
Trailing 26-25 after the first half, the Hornets came back to beat Wakefield 69-46.
Turning close contests into blowouts is becoming a habit for the Mansfield Hornets boys’ basketball team. The story was nothing new in the first round of the Roundball Classic as the Hornets found themselves in a close match against a strong Wakefield Warriors team. Like many other squads this season, the Warriors struggled to keep up with the Hornets when firing on all cylinders as Mansfield picked up a 69-46 win. The win improves Mansfield's record to 19-2 with one game left in the regular season. A strong first half performance from Senior Captain Greg Romanko (15 points) kept the Hornets in the game when it seemed liked the Warriors could do no wrong. A pair of shots early on including a turnaround jumper helped the Hornets jump out to…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Hornets pick up a 68-62 win and take soul possession of first play in the Kelley-Rex Division.
As a new member of the Hockomock League, the Taunton Tigers were an unknown factor going into the basketball season. With some preseason hype surrounding the team, few were sure what to expect once league play started. “We just knew they were a tough physical team. We just needed to take their punches when they had it, throw some their way,” Mansfield forward Brendan Hill said. Going back and forth for most of the game, a series of stops in the fourth quarter was the key for Mansfield as they picked up a pivotal 68-82 win over the Tigers. With the three-pointer working early for the Tigers, Taunton jumped out to a 10-6 lead early in the first but a couple of quick baskets including a steal that led to a three-point play by Ryan DeAndrade (…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Follow Patch's Cover it Live chat tonight as two of the best teams in the state face off in a Hockomock League showdown.
Will the Hockomock League's winter season in full swing, the Hornets will face their biggest league challenge yet in a strong Taunton Tigers squad. The Mansfield Hornets boys' basketball team will travel to Taunton tonight and Mansfield Patch is the place to be for live coverage. Why wait until the following day or the following week to find out about how the Hornets fared this evening? Why even wait until after the game? With Patch’s Cover It Live blog, you can follow all the action between Mansfield and Taunton, in real time. When your team makes a big play, knocks down multiple three point baskets or scores a key foul shot, Patch will keep you updated. Can’t get to the game? We have you covered—and you’ll feel like you are right in the …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Mansfield's Blayne Taylor is a freshman midfielder on the UMass-Amherst men's lacrosse team.
Tuesday, January 1
Mansfield's Blayne Taylor is a freshman midfielder on the UMass-Amherst men's lacrosse team. Tayor was a Hockomock League and EMass All-Star for the Hornets, scoring 24 goals with 27 assists. For his career, Taylor had more than 150 career points. His brother, Kerry, was a former standout tight-end for the UMass football team. The preseason polls have begun to surface with the Minutemen being ranked No. 12 in the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Poll. Inside Lacrosse also included the preseason coaches rankings where UMass checks in at No. 9 among the top-20. Defending NCAA Champion Loyola holds the No. 1 preseason spot according to Inside Lacrosse and the coaches. For the Inside Lacrosse poll, UMass was just behind Colgate which ended …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The Hornets beat the boys' team 69-45 and the girls' team 39-27.
Mansfield girls basketball beat King Philip, 39-27, on Friday in a game decided entirely by the second half. “I think [Mansfield] did some nice adjustments defensively,” KP head coach Sean McInnis said. “Our defense leads to our offense, and I thought they did a nice job rotating against our press, but we really struggled getting some steals and some open shots.” The first quarter only saw a total of 12 points from both teams, with the Warriors in the lead 7-5. “They were getting a lot of second chances underneath the net going to the boards very hard,” Mansfield head coach Mike Redding said. “That’s how [King Philip] got a lot of their points in the first half.” Mansfield came back fighting in the second quarter to trail by two at 19-17, …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Mansfield High football team held its annual banquet Dec. 9.
The Mansfield High football team held its annual recognition banquet, Dec. 9. The Hornets won the Hockomock League's Kelley-Rex Division, beating Duxbury in the Division 2 playoffs before losing to Reading in the Super Bowl. Receiving this year's honors for the Hornets were: MVP: Robert Rapoza Most Improved: Mike Cunningham Sportsmanship Award: Brian Spillane Loyalty Award: Adam Blake Gold Helmet Award: Will Palanza Grave Digger Shovel Award: Steve Zieselman Gridiron Scholarship: Matt Rockwell, Ryan Galanti. Next year's captains: Nick Paquin, Mike Hershman, Kyle Wisnieski, Alex Ruddy and Zieselman. Hockomock League All-Stars: Antonio Medeiros, offensive line, Rapoza, running back, Brendan Hill, wide-receiver and James Comer, defensive …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Mansfield High football team had four players selected to the all-Hockomock League team and one honorable mention selection.
After beating Franklin Saturday, the Mansfield High football team captured the Hockomock League's Kelley-Rex Division, the Hornets received more honors this week as four players were named to the all-star team and there was one honorable mention selection. Offensive lineman Antonio Medeiros, running back Robert Rapoza, wide-receiver Brendan Hall and defensive lineman James Comer were named to the all-star team, while linebacker Will Palanza was an honorable mention selection. The Hornets will end the regular season Thanksgiving Day at home against Foxborough in a 10 a.m. start before playing Duxbury in the Division 2 playoffs.
Monday, November 12, 2012
A recap of Week 10 football action in the Hockomock League.
Turns out Thanksgiving football in the Hockomock League will just be for pride and bragging rights this year - both of the league's playoff berths were sewn up by the end of week 10. Mansfield (7-3), a perennial playoff threat, clinched the Hockomock League's Kelly-Rex (large schools) Division with a 28-21 win against visiting Franklin this past Saturday evening. Mansfield improved to 4-1 in the division, assuring the Hornets of at least a tie with King Philip, who is 3-1 heading into Thanksgiving. But, Mansfield has the head-to-head tiebreak, beating KP 46-33 on Oct. 20. And, Sharon (8-2), just two years removed from a 1-9-1 season, made history Saturday afternoon, clinching the Hockomock League's Davenport (small schools) Division with a…