Despite having vacation from school last week, the winter sports athletes at Stoughton High School were plenty busy during the break.
And, after a couple of off days upon their return to school on January 3, Stoughton High teams kicked off the 2012 portion of their winter schedules Wednesday (1/4) with the hockey and wrestling teams in action. The indoor track teams had a meet on Thursday (1/5) and the boys’ and girls’ basketball and swim teams are set to compete on Friday.
Here's a brief look at where the stand at the start of 2012:
Stoughton was crowned the champions of the Blue Devil Holiday Classic hosted by Randolph High School, beating on Dec. 28 and then on Dec. 30.
The Black Knights are 5-0 heading into Friday’s game with Oliver Ames, also 5-0, setting up a showdown between unbeaten Davenport Division rivals.
Both games between the two schools went down to the wire last season, with one decided in and the other decided in . Stoughton won both games by three points.
Four of Stoughton’s wins this year have been by double-digits; three have been by 30 or more points.
Stoughton took third place at their holiday tournament in Hingham over the vacation week. After losing to in the tournament opener, Stoughton rebounded for a in the consolation game on Dec. 28.
The Black Knights started last season 0-6, but have started this season off a more encouraging 2-2.
They will look to upset an unbeaten (5-0) Oliver Ames team on the road Friday evening.
The hockey team traveled to Dedham to take part in the Petruzziello Tournament, falling to in the first round, and losing to , in the consolation game.
Stoughton started off its season 0-5, outscored 26-4 during this stretch. But, the Black Knights started 2012 off on a positive note, with a , scoring two goals in the final 4:05 to earn their first victory of the season.
The wrestling team participated in a over the winter break. The Black Knights were able to recover from their opening loss to Milton, 54-20, to win their next two matches of the day. They beat host Quincy 39-30 and then finished the day with a win over Everett, 48-18.
Stoughton lost its first match of 2012, with the Black Knights falling to .
Boys’ and Girls’ Indoor Track
Over the winter break multiple members of the Stoughton High indoor track team for . Nick Green qualified in the 2-mile, while Pat Jackman qualified in the long jump. On the girls’ side, the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Julia Quattrucci, Rachel Berkowsky, Mackenzie Hudson and Jade Paul qualified for states. Paul also qualified in the 600-meter event.
The girls’ team was 1-1 heading into Thursday’s meet with Foxboro, while the boys’ team was 0-2.
Boys’ and Girls’ Swim
The boy’ and girls’ swim teams were the only squads not to compete during the winter break, but they are both back in action on Friday against Oliver Ames.
The boys’ team is 1-1, while the girls’ are 0-2.
Coach Krissy Berteletti said “every swimmer has been excelling” and that their times are decreasing with every meet.
“Two swimmers who have risen above and beyond are Thomas Bernsten and Andrea Chica,” Berteletti said.
“Both swimmers did not have a strong swimming background when joining the team. They are not afraid to try new strokes and then race in them. Both of these swimmers are very dedicated to this team and have found that to pay off. They have recently participated in their first meet December 12 and found themselves taking either second or third place.”
vs. Oliver Ames
@ Oliver Ames
vs. Oliver Ames
Friday, 1/6/12 (Massasoit)
L, 100-55 at Franklin (Girls)
L, 90-61 at Franklin (Boys)
@ New Bedford (quad meet)
Thursday, 1/4/12 (BU)