Monday, March 25, 2013
Former Stoughton High basketball star Dartaye Ruffin started 29 games at power forward for the Drexel University men's basketball team this season.
Stoughton's Dartaye Ruffin finished his junior year with the Division 1 Drexel University men's basketball team, starting 29 out of 30 games at power forward. The 6-8, 250-pound Ruffin averaged 6.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game this season. Ruffin scored a season-high 15 points against Penn back on Nov. 17, and recorded a season-high 14 rebounds against UNC Wilmington on March 2. Drexel lost to George Mason University, 60-54, in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament to end the season at 13-18. Ruffin moved into a starting role this year after being the big first man off the bench as a sophomore, averaging 5.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. As a freshman, he was named to CAA Rookie Team, with 7.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Photos and video from the student/faculty basketball game and dunk contest, held at Stoughton High.
Take a look at photos from the Stoughton High student/faculty basketball game and video from the dunk contest, both held March 14 at the Stoughton High gym. The students took a 27-16 lead into the half, and despite a late rally from the faculty squad, held on for a 39-36 victory. The March Madness event was a fundraiser for the SHS Athletics Department and the SHS Junior Class. The student team, made up of non-varsity players, was led by Andrew Kelly, Malachi Baugh, Luc Josue-Pierre Louis, Junior Correia, Imani Pina and Jack D'Addieco, going up against the faculty squad which included Athletic Director Ryan Donahue, Principal Julie Miller and a trio of coaches from the boys' basketball program - head coach John Gallivan and assistants …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Stoughton High boys' basketball team picked up its first win of the season Tuesday at Sharon, improving to 1-1 on the young season.
Revenge. Although the Eagles fly into the basketball season on a high after the football team won the Division 3 Super Bowl, the Knights (many of whom are also football players) felt the pain of one of the best seasons in school history slip through their hands. Unfortunately for Sharon that was the gridiron, and this was the basketball court, and the Knights were determined to come out of Sharon this time, with a win. Tuesday night in Eagle country, the Stoughton High basketball team came away with a 63-54 win, improving to 1-1 on the young season, while Sharon falls to 0-2. Sharon had strong performances from junior tandem Brian Mukasa and James Fritzson who contributed 13, and 9 points respectively. Fritzson, who was a game time …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Ralph "Gus" Andrews was the head basketball coach at Catholic Memorial from 1972-1982. The longtime Stoughton resident passed away in 2011 at the age of 67.
The Catholic Memorial High School Athletic Hall of Fame posthumously enshrined Ralph "Gus" Andrews, a longtime Stoughton resident, and former CM basketball coach, as part of the school's 2012 induction class. Andrews, who lived in Stoughton for 37 years, passed away at his Stoughton home on March 30, 2011, at the age of 67. He still has family living in town. Andrews was the head basketball coach at the all-boys Catholic high school from 1972-1982, winning three consecutive Catholic Conference titles ('73-'75). He was also a former High School Basketball Coach of the Year recipient. The Induction took place Nov. 23 at Moseley's On The Charles in Dedham. In addition to Andrews and six other individuals, the Catholic Memorial undefeated 1969…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The Norfolk County District Attorney's Office sponsored a three-day basketball camp for Stoughton Youth, which drew a number of guest speakers.
About two dozen Stoughton youth, ranging in age from third grade to eighth grade, recently took part in a three-day basketball camp sponsored by the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office in partnership with the Stoughton Recreation Department. The cost of the camp was only $10, essentially the cost of the t-shirt given to the children. The funding for the camp came from a unique source - forfeiture police confiscate from drug dealers, including cash, cars and sometimes even homes. The forfeiture helps to fund this camp as well as other drug preventative programs in the county. "The bad people in Norfolk County paid for the fun," Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey told the attendees of the camp. The skills-oriented …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Stoughton is well represented on the Boston Showstopper roster with four players on its sixth grade basketball team. The Showstoppers won a U.S. Junior Championship title down in Pennsylvania on June 26.
Four girls from Stoughton - Valerie Whalen, Asiah Dingle, Gianna DeNapoli and Jordan Motley - recently helped their AAU sixth grade basketball team to a U.S. Junior Championship title at the 11th Annual Hershey National Showcase in Hershey, PA. The Stoughton girls are part of the Boston Showstoppers and traveled to Hershey on June 22 to compete in the U.S. Junior Nationals. Over the next four days, the team went 8-0 to win the title, besting a field of 30 teams from 11 different states. The Boston Showstoppers won the 11-year-old girls' playoff bracket edging Next Level from New Jersey, 50-49, in the finals on June 26. The Stoughton quartet will now travel to Tennessee to compete in the National Championship over the week of July 4. …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Team Elite fielded an 8th grade boys' AAU basketball squad. The team features players from the Stoughton and Brockton area.
Team Elite, an AAU basketball squad, featuring 8th graders from the Stoughton and Brockton area, wrapped up a successful first season, and will continue to compete in summer league play, with an eye towards expansion in the near future. Team Elite was created by Marcel Smith, the Head Coach/Director of Basketball Operations; Marcus Siskind, the Finance Manager and Event Coordinator; Steve Andrews, the Assistant Coach and Assistant Director of Operations; as well as the owners and managers of Elite Health and Fitness in Stoughton. As a first year program, the program only fielded an 8th grade boys' team, but the Team Elite 8th graders found immediate success. The team went 18-9 and won two Zero Gravity tournaments. The first tournament win…
Friday, February 10, 2012
Friday, February 10: Bringing you live coverage of Hockomock League Basketball.
Friday Night LIVE isn’t just for football. We’re trading in our cleats for our high tops and will be bringing you LIVE coverage of Hockomock League basketball this winter. The Patch teams in Easton (Oliver Ames), Sharon, Mansfield, Stoughton and Attleboro will be bringing you updates from Friday night's games between: All games start around 6:30 p.m. With this live blog you can interact with us and send us game photos. No need for scoreboard watching...Patch has you covered. We start blogging around tip-off. Just click on the play button in the gray box and follow along!