Old Rochester Regional High School’s dominant track teams both have 2-0 records to start the spring season after wins over Apponequet Regional and Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech. A driving force in their success has been their group of runners from the 800 meters and up. In the meet against GNBVT on April 14, the boys won, 97-39, while the girls won, 117-19.
The running events were kicked off with sweeps in the mile. Murray Copps, Aiden Silk and Jackson Veugen took the top three spots in the boys race, while Alexia Gonsalves, Hanna Whalley and Corrine Robert did the same for the girls. This was followed by a sweep in the girls 800 from Julia Sheridan, Maddie Conner and Anna Dube, as well as a 1-2-3 finish for the boys with John Kassabian, Matthew Curry and Nolan Bushnell.
ORR’s girls picked up another sweep in the 2 mile from Gonsalves, Whalley and Robert, before Veugen took first place for the boys. The meet was capped off by 4×400 relay wins by the girls’ team of Conner, Aubrey Heise, Cameran Weaver and Gabby Pinhancos, as well as the boys’ team of Silk, Curry, Bushnell and Copps.
Also picking up wins for the boys against Voc-Tech were Leo Schiappa in the 100 and 200 dashes, Walter Rosher in the shot put and discus, Hunter Bishop in javelin and the 4×100 team of Remy Wilson, Antonious Makram, Gavin Martin and Philip LeGassick.
For the girls, Sheridan also won the shot put and javelin, while Jen Williams was a triple winner in high jump, 100 hurdles and the 200. Maggie Brogioli was a double winner in the long jump and 100, while Liz Feeney won the discus, Jillian LeBlanc edged out the 400 hurdles, Heise took first in the 400, and Weaver won the triple jump. The Bulldogs will visit Somerset Berkley on Thursday, April 28.
The Lady Bulldogs continued their streak with a 15-5 win over Seekonk on April 15. They faced Dartmouth on April 18, Apponequet on Wednesday and will visit Bourne on Friday, April 22.
The Old Rochester boys’ lacrosse team defeated Seekonk, 17-3 on April 15. They faced Apponequet on Wednesday and will host Bourne on Friday, April 22.
The girls’ tennis team went 1-1 last week, taking a 4-1 loss against Wareham on April 13 before coming back the next day for a 5-0 win over Dighton-Rehoboth. The boys were 2-0 against Wareham and D-R, defeating both teams 4-1. The boys faced Seekonk on Tuesday and Somerset Berkley on Wednesday and will host Bishop Feehan on Friday, April 22. The girls also faced Seekonk on Tuesday and will visit Somerset Berkley on Thursday, April 21.
The ORR baseball team took a tough loss to Dartmouth on April 14, losing 8-1 at the UMass Dartmouth baseball diamond. They were unable to get back on track on Monday against Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech, losing 1-0. The Bulldogs faced Dennis-Yarmouth on Wednesday and will host Wareham on Friday, April 22.
ORR’s softball team was winless in the last week, being outscored 20-10 by Dartmouth on April 13 before falling 10-2 against Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech on Monday. The Bulldogs will look to get back on track against Dighton-Rehoboth in a home game on Monday, April 25.
By Matthew Curry