ORR’s Ashley Soares Stays Hungry after College Freshman Adventure

            Ashley Soares was in the middle of Tennessee when she and her UMass Lowell teammates found out the 2020 softball season was coming to an end after the River Hawks had only played 16 of their 49 scheduled games. They had practice in Clarksville the day the NBA suspended play, then the Old Rochester Regional […] Read more »

Old Colony Alum Can’t Hit Baseballs, but He’s Hitting Books

            Unlike high school spring student-athletes, those at college got to play a few games before the novel coronavirus forced all sports, both pro and amateur, to shut down in the United States. Old Colony alum Dylan Sullo was able to play in four games for the Mass Maritime Academy baseball team as a result.             The […] Read more »

High School Seniors Feel Sting of School Cancelation

            When Massachusetts schools were forced to shut their doors due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, leaving students to remote learning, student-athletes saw their spring sports seasons put on pause. There was resulting concern as to whether or not there would be spring sports at all in 2020.             On Tuesday, April 21, Governor Charlie Baker announced […] Read more »

ORR’s Meaghan Dufresne Staying Ready to Play Ball

            For high school spring athletes looking to continue their playing careers in college, junior year is crucial. As much as senior season is important because it’s the final year playing with high school friends, junior season is when spring athletes draw the attention of college coaches. Then, over the summer, those athletes can further the […] Read more »

Trahan Helping MIAA Decide on School Sports

            When professional sports went on hiatus and collegiate athletics canceled remaining winter events, and some even called off all spring sports, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) canceled any remaining winter sporting events. As for the spring sports, the MIAA Board of Directors set a target start date of April 27.             The MIAA’s target date […] Read more »

ORR’s Alex Craig Keeps Training through Unique 2020

            At the end of the fall sports season, Alex Craig was dealing with a hip injury. It was not one he thought would be a major issue going forward, but something that could become a larger issue if he didn’t handle himself properly. The injury sidelined him for two weeks; then he was only allowed […] Read more »

ORR Alumnus Dayne Johnson Ready for First Head-Coaching Job

            Whether it was as a player on the 1993 Super Bowl team, as a coach at the turn of the century and again under Justin Kogler, then Bryce Guilbeault, or during his time between stints on Old Rochester Regional High School’s football staff, Dayne Johnson has been impacting the Bulldogs for years. All of that […] Read more »

PJ Poulin Back to Work in Spring Training

            Although PJ Poulin was drafted out of University of Connecticut in the 11th round of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft by the Colorado Rockies, 2019 was his first spring training. With the draft taking place toward the end of college baseball’s regular season, the Marion native started his professional career with short-season Boise (Idaho). […] Read more »

ORR Girls’ Postseason Hoop Finish Marks End of Era

            Players have come and gone, but throughout it all there has been one constant for Old Rochester girls basketball since 1978: the Bulldogs’ head coach, Bob Hohne.             But that will no longer be the case moving forward. Hohne’s 42-year run came to an end on Monday when No. 3 Old Rochester’s 2020 postseason run ended […] Read more »

Old Colony Riding Vocational Title into MIAA Tourney

            Both Old Colony boys and girls basketball teams head into MIAA tournament play coming off of state Vocational Small School-division championships.             The boys team punched its ticket to the finals by knocking off Franklin County Tech, 62-50, in the semifinals. Hunter Soares led the Cougars with 17 points in the win. Jarrett Taylor was right behind Soares, scoring 16 […] Read more »