The Old Rochester Regional High School football team once again has an opportunity to get up over .500 for the first time in the Fall II season, thanks to their 30-12 victory over Martha’s Vineyard on April 17.
Ryon Thomas provided most of ORR scoring, rushing for a pair of touchdowns and connecting for one through the air with Tommy Durocher. The Bulldogs quarterback led his team with 115 all-purpose yards, but Stephen Arne wasn’t far off Thomas’ total despite doing all of his work on the ground. The ORR running back rushed for 93 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries to average 7.2 yards per attempt.
Now sitting at 2-2, ORR hits the road again for its fifth game of the season. Originally scheduled for Friday, the Bulldogs visit Somerset Berkley on Saturday, April 24, for a noon kickoff.
Old Colony Football
After being required to take two weeks off because their opponent was forced to quarantine, the Cougars got back to work on April 17. Despite being back on their Rochester campus, Old Colony was still unable to secure its first win of the season, losing 35-8 to Hull.
The Cougars’ lone touchdown was scored by Austin Mendes in the final quarter of the game.
Old Colony gets back to Friday night action this week, as the team continues to search for its first win of the season. Upper Cape will make the trip to Old Colony for a 7:00 pm kickoff on April 23.
Old Rochester Regional Volleyball
The Bulldogs remain perfect through 10 games in the Fall II season after having defeated Bourne on April 16 in three sets, 25-21, 25-13 and 25-20.
Kailee Rodrigues did an outstanding job of facilitating, finishing with 22 assists in the win. Mickenna Soucy led ORR with 10 kills, while Shelby Carmichael had five of her own to go with her six aces.
ORR’s second meeting with Durfee that was scheduled for April 19 and their only regular-season match against GNB Voc-Tech that was scheduled for April 20 have both been canceled. The Bulldogs only have one more match between themselves and a perfect regular season – to be followed by a South Coast Conference tournament. Their final match before the postseason is at Fairhaven on Friday, April 23, at 6:00 pm.
Old Colony Golf
The Cougars’ strong start to the season continued April 19 in their match against Tri-County, as Luke Butler and Brady Weglowski set the tone with their best rounds of the season. Both logged a nine-hole round of 38 against Tri-County, while Ty Dumas, Michael Niemi, Derek Fortunato and Will Harrop all did their part to secure the 9-0 victory.
Now a perfect 5-0 on the season, the Cougars start a back-to-back against Norfolk Aggie on Wednesday, April 21, at 2:45 p.m. Old Colony will be on the road in the first match, then host Norfolk Aggie on Thursday, April 22, at 2:30 p.m.
Old Rochester Regional Field Hockey
With some help from Maggie Nailor, Carly Drew was the only Bulldog who was able to find the back of the net against Case. Her goal was enough to force a 1-1 tie, bringing ORR’s record to 1-1-2. Following a 10:00 am meeting with Seekonk at home on Wednesday, April 21, the Bulldogs take a trip to Somerset Berkley on Friday, April 23, for a 2:00 pm start.
By Nick Friar