Laxmen Off to Hot Start

            The high school spring season has only started, and Old Colony boys lacrosse has almost played half of its 12-game schedule. But the crammed early portion of the Cougars’ calendar has not impacted their production on the field.

            Through five games, Old Colony sits at a clean 5-0 to start the season, knocking off three Mayflower Athletic Conference opponents in the process. The Cougars’ latest win came on May 24 against Bristol-Plymouth in a 12-3 finish. Will Harrop followed up his two-goal, two-assist performance in Old Colony’s tough 7-6 win against non-conference opponent Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech on May 22 with a spectacular five-goal, six-assist showing against the Craftsmen. Stu Burnham followed up his three-goal effort against GNB Voc-Tech with five-goal game of his own in the Cougars’ in the nine-goal win, assisting two goals along the way. Caleb Frates and Luke Meelia scored Old Colony’s other two goals in the win over Bristol-Plymouth.

            Old Colony puts its perfect record to the test at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, May 26, in Easton against Southeastern Vocational, followed by a trip to Bourne to face Upper Cape Tech on Thursday, May 27, for another 3:30 pm start.

Old Rochester Boys Lacrosse

            The Bulldogs are only a couple games into their season, but they haven’t messed around in the early going. ORR improved to 2-0 (2-0 South Coast Conference) on their young season after making easy work of Apponequet Regional, 18-4, on May 24.

            Brady Lee had a hand in over a third of the Bulldogs’ scoring, finishing with five goals and a pair of assists. Brendan McIntire and Will Tirrell were right behind Lee with four goals apiece, and both Garrett Salit and Chase Couture scored a pair of goals in the sizable win. Steve Arne also scored once to round out ORR’s production.

            The Bulldogs visit Bourne at 4:00 pm Wednesday, May 26, then host Dighton-Rehoboth at 4:00 pm on Friday, May 28.

Old Colony Girls Lacrosse

            The Cougars took another step toward the .500 mark on Monday with their 9-8 win against Bristol-Plymouth. Savanna Halle helped improve Old Colony’s record to 2-3 (2-1 MAC) with five goals. Abby Pitts also did her part, scoring the other four goals for the Cougars.

            Old Colony plays host to Southeastern on Wednesday, May 26, at 4:00 pm.

Old Rochester Girls Lacrosse

            The Bulldogs outscored Apponequet by 10 goals on May 24 to improve to 2-0 (2-0 SCC) on the season. Maddie Wright and Meg Horan accounted for 14 of ORR’s goals in the 17-7 win, scoring eight and six, respectively.

            The Bulldogs host Bourne at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, and visit Dighton-Rehoboth on Friday, May 28, at 4:00 p.m.

Old Rochester Regional Boys Tennis

            The Bulldogs suffered their first defeat of the season in their third match, falling 3-2 to Apponequet. Jacob Hadley won the third singles match for ORR, while Riley Farrell and Markus Pierre secured the Bulldogs’ other point with a win in the second doubles match.

            Following a May 25 trip to Swansea for a match against Case, ORR hosts Somerset Berkley on Friday, May 28, at 3:30 pm.

Old Rochester Regional Girls Tennis

            After defeating Seekonk 5-0, ORR won a tight May 24 contest against Apponequet, 3-2. The Bulldogs have now won back-to-back matches since dropping their season opener.

            Gabby Berg was the only singles player to secure a point for the Bulldogs, but ORR’s third singles player had plenty of support from the first doubles pairing of Katelyn Luong and Emma Vivino and the second doubles twosome of Molly Dupre and Erin Besancon.

            After hosting Case on May 25, the Bulldogs hit the road on Friday, May 28, to take on Somerset Berkley at 3:30 pm.

Old Colony Baseball

            The Cougars now sit at 2-1 after their first loss of the spring, most recently defeating Atlantis Charter, 11-1, in five innings.

            Chris Hedlund went 2-for-3 in the win, lacing a pair of doubles, drawing a walk, driving in a run, and scoring one. Ryan McGuiggan, Ryan Silva, and Austin Mendes each scored a pair of runs, and McGuiggan drove home two more. Kyle St. Jean logged four innings on the mound, striking out six in the win.

            Following a May 25 meeting against Bristol-Plymouth, the Cougars visit Bristol Aggie on Thursday, May 27, at 3:30 pm in Dighton.

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By Nick Friar

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