The Old Rochester Regional High School track teams kicked off the New Year with dominant wins over Apponequet on January 5 at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech. While this was the third dual-meet of the indoor season for the Bulldogs, it was their first without any spectators allowed. The Janiak Field House at GNBVT has begun prohibiting spectators due to the rise in COVID-19 cases.
ORR’s boys won 62.5-23.5, taking first place in all running events. Leo Schiappa won the 55-meter dash and 300-meter run. Tyler Trudeau won the 55 hurdles, Colby Gross won the 600, John Kassabian won the 1,000, Murray Copps won the mile, and Torsten Brickley won the 2 mile. The 4×400-relay team of Gross, Kassabian, Teddy Carroll and Sam Balsis also won.
ORR’s girls’ team was even more dominant, picking up a 74-12 victory. Jen Williams led the Bulldogs, taking first place in the 55 hurdles, the 55 dash and high jump. Other winners included Alexia Gonsalves in the mile and 2 mile, Gabby Pinhacos in the 600, Maddie Connor in the 1,000, Audrey Thomas in the 300, and the 4×400-relay team of Pinhacos, Maria Psichopaidas, Liz Feeney and Jill LeBlanc.
The Bulldogs faced GNBVT on Wednesday and will cap off their dual-meet season on Wednesday, January 19, against rival Dighton-Rehoboth.
After a loss to Fairhaven on January 4, the Bulldogs were able to snap their three-game skid on January 9 with a 51-49 win against Dighton-Rehoboth. Liam Geraghty scored 17 points, with 10 coming in the second half. Sawyer Fox and Steven Morrell contributed 10 points and 9 points, respectively. Their next game comes on Friday, January 14, at 6:30 pm at Seekonk.
The Lady Bulldogs returned home on January 9 when they defeated Dighton-Rehoboth, 54-32. Maddie Wright led with 17 points, while Tess Adams scored 12 points and Logan Fernandes scored 10. They host Seekonk on Friday, January 14, at 6:30 pm.
ORR’s girls’ hockey team got back on track over the weekend, starting on January 8 when the Bulldogs defeated Stoughton, 8-2, at Canton Ice House. Ryann Tripp scored the winning goal. They’ll look to build off the win on Saturday, January 15, at 3:00 pm when they visit Martha’s Vineyard. The boys played on January 9, defeating Bourne 4-3 at the Gallo Ice Arena. They faced Somerset-Berkley on Wednesday and will play against Dartmouth at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence on Friday, January 14 (faceoff TBD.)
By Matthew Curry