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Girls' Track, Boys' Tennis Win SCC Titles

ORR Sports Update

By Patrick Briand

Two ORR teams became SCC Champions this week: Boys' Tennis and Girls' Track. The boys clinched with a Friday win over D-R, while the girls won a meet over Seekonk and Voke that gave them at least a share of the #1 spot and won the SCC championship meet to further cement their glory. Boys' Track also had a good week by beating Seekonk and Voke and finishing second to Dighton-Rehoboth at the SCC meet, while Baseball notched three wins.

Baseball: The Bulldogs were at Wareham High under the lights on Monday night. The game was a back-and-forth battle that went to nine innings, but ultimately the boys lost 8-7. On Tuesday, the boys got a nice comeback win over Bourne, which ended their losing streak. Senior pitcher Bryant Salkind was excellent, allowing just four hits over seven innings enroute to the win. They were on the road again on Wednesday night to play GNB Voc-Tech. Junior Will Hopkins threw a gem, allowing just one run, three hits and three walks in a complete game. Salkind's two-run singles scored sophomore Jake Asiaf and senior Hunter Parker, giving Hopkins all the run support he needed to win a 2-1 game. The game also marked Head Coach Steve Carvalho's 200th win. On Friday, the 'Dogs came back home to face off against Apponequet. Junior Sam Henrie returned from an appendectomy to fire six innings of two hit balls with 10 strikeouts to get the win in a 10-1 rout of Apponequet. Salkind had another strong day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two RBIs, while sophomore Mike Kennefick had three hits and Parker added two plus a walk. This week, the guys are playing Case at home on Monday before traveling to Bourne on Wednesday and coming back home on Friday to play Fairhaven.

Softball: The Lady Bulldogs began their week with a night game against Wareham High on Monday, which they lost 11-4. They were also away at GNB Voc-Tech against the Lady Bears on Wednesday afternoon, losing 5-1. Their sole hit in the game was a single courtesy of senior Courtney Dextradeur. On Thursday, the team traveled to Fairhaven to play the Lady Blue Devils in a make-up game at Hastings Middle School. They lost 3-1, despite good pitching from senior Deianeira Underhill. Junior Hannah Guard knocked in the team's only run with a single. Finally, they played Apponequet at home on Friday night. Underhill got the win this time as she finally got some good run support. Junior Olivia Labbe had a single, a triple, and three RBIs, while sophomore Sophie Hubbard had a pair of hits. The girls are away against Case at Elizabeth S. Brown Elementary on Monday. They then have a pair of road non-conference games: against Bishop Stang on Tuesday and Coyle & Cassidy on Friday.

Boys' Lacrosse: The Bulldogs were home against non-conference Archbishop Williams on Wednesday. They lost 10-8 in a tough game that featured three goals from star junior Landon Gougen. On Friday, the boys were away versus non-conference Sandwich High. Unfortunately, they let a 4-2 deficit at halftime turn into a 14-4 loss. Gougen scored twice, while the other goals came from sophomores Alex Lorenz and Zak LaBonte. They will be home against non-conference Dartmouth High in a rescheduled game this Thursday.

Girls' Lacrosse: The Lady Bulldogs played non-conference Sandwich High in a rematch on Monday, losing 15-11. The girls will play this week at non-conference Bishop Stang on Monday.

Boys' Track: On Tuesday, the Bulldogs began their week with a tri-meet against Seekonk and GNB Voc-Tech at New Bedford Voc. The team won both meets, which included wins from sophomore Evan Tilley in the 2-mile and junior Eli Spevack in the 400m hurdles. The annual SCC Championship meet took place at Apponequet on Friday. The Bulldogs finished second behind a number of strong performances. Among the contributors were sophomore Harry Smith (100m), senior Jared Wheeler (mile), Spevack (400m hurdles), and senior James Estudante (shot put). Junior Danny Renwick was extremely impressive, winning the 400m hurdles (58.5), 11m hurdles (15.2), and high jump (6-2). This week, the Bulldogs run against Bourne on Monday and send most of their top runners to the D-4 State Meet at Norwell High School on Saturday.

Girls' Track: The girls faced off with Seekonk's Lady Warriors and GNB Voc-Tech's Lady Bears in a tri-meet on Tuesday in New Bedford. The Lady Bulldogs won on both fronts, marching closer to an undefeated season. In the win, senior Zoe Smith took the 100m hurdles and fellow senior Emily Josephson won the 2-mile. Most athletes competed in the SCC Championship meet at Apponequet on Friday. The girls took an easy win, powered by strong performances from Smith (100m hurdles, 4x100m relay) junior Avery Nugent (5:37 mile), freshman Maya Doonan (100m), and sophomore Caroline Murphy (400m hurdles). Senior Nicole Mattson won the triple jump (33-8) while fellow senior Maddie Meyer won the 2-mile (11:57). Smith and Doonan also teamed up with sophomore Rachel Demmer and senior Lauren Ovian to win the 4x100m relay. The girls compete against Bourne on Monday and then participate in the D-4 State Meet at Norwell High School on Saturday.

Boys' Tennis: The Bulldogs' first game of their busy week was at Apponequet on Monday afternoon. The team played Caleb Jagoda (Jr.), Maxxon Wolski (Jr.), and Geoffrey Noonan (Fr.) at singles, and all three won their matches, leading to a crucial 5-0 victory. The winning doubles teams were composed of Max Asker (Jr.) with Alex Reichert (Fr.) and Jake Thompson (So.) with Ray Williams (Fr.). On Wednesday, the 'Dogs played non-conference Pope John Paul II in a make-up match. Sophomore Sam Pasquill (2nd Singles) and Jagoda (3rd Singles) were instrumental in preserving a 4-1 victory. The doubles teams of sophomore Jahn Pothier and junior Josh Lerman and Asker/Wolski also won their matches. The team returned home to play Case on Thursday. Pasquill, Wolski, and Noonan won their singles matches in a 5-0 victory. The winning doubles teams were made up of Lerman/Pothier and Reichert with fellow freshman Mike Leavens. On Friday, the Bulldogs clinched their second straight SCC title with a win over the D-R Falcons. Junior Alex Bilodeau, Pasquill, and Jagoda were the singles winners. The winning doubles teams were composed of Lerman/Pothier and Asker/Wolski. Although Dighton-Rehoboth put up a great challenge, it just wasn't enough as ORR won their 37th consecutive match as a team. Their eventful schedule will continue, as the guys play the Wareham Vikings at home this Monday before facing non-conference teams Dartmouth High (Tuesday) and Pope John Paul II (Wednesday), with both games on the road. They will come back home to play Dartmouth again on Friday.

Girls' Tennis: The Lady Bulldogs started their week at home on Tuesday to face the rival Apponequet Lady Lakers. Apponequet solidified their standing atop the SCC, handing the girls' a 5-0 loss. Juniors Katelyn Bindas and Alexis Parker battled very hard at 2nd Doubles, going to a 10-7 third match, but it wasn't enough to eke out the win. Next, the girls faced off with Case at the Veterans' Memorial Courts on Thursday afternoon, winning 4-1. On Friday, the girls played the Lady Falcons of D-R. They won 4-1, getting singles wins out of seniors Morgan Middleton and Olivia Bellefeuille. The doubles tandems of Parker/Bindas and freshman Delaney Pothier with junior Emma Collings were both victorious. This week, the girls will be at Wareham High on Monday night before returning home to play non-conference Dartmouth High Tuesday. They will stay at home to play non-conference Pope John Paul II on Wednesday and finish their eventful week with a road game versus Dartmouth on Friday afternoon.

Below are the overall spring team records, followed by the conference records in wins, losses, and ties as of May 22.

Baseball: (10-6-0)(10-3-0); Softball: (7-12-0)(5-8-0); Boys' Track: (7-1-0)(6-1-0); Girls' Track: (8-0-0)(7-0-0); Boys' Lacrosse: (9-5-0)(9-1-0); Girls' Lacrosse: (10-5-0)(6-2-0); Boys' Tennis: (14-1-0)(13-0-0); Girls' Tennis: (13-3-0)(11-2-0).

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