Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Tigers remain one win away from a playoff berth.
The Oliver Ames boys' basketball team was unable to secure a playoff-clinching victory on Senior Night. The Tigers fell to Sharon, 89-71 Tuesday in a Davenport Division clash against Sharon. The Eagles, like the Tigers, were able to move within one victory of earning a playoff bid. Beating OA twice in one year was important, according to Sharon coach Bruce Jackman. "It’s a great rivalry, and for us to beat them twice in a row – I feel good for the seniors," he said. "They hadn’t beat them in three years so it was really nice to have that happen." Sharon won on the backs of juniors Brian Mukasa and James Fritzon, who finished the game with 30 and 31 points respectively. Two 30-plus point scorers became too much of a handful for the Tigers…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Camps and leagues will be abundant for basketball players this summer.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Oliver Ames High School will be the go-to place for kids of all ages looking to get involved in a basketball camp or summer league this summer. Registration for Fast Break Summer Camp is now open. For girls and girls Grades 1-4, the camp will run from June 25 - June 28. For boys Grades 5-10, the camp will run from July 9 -July 12. And, for girls Grades 5-10, the camp will run from July 23 - July 26. Tentative dates are June 14-August 1 for the summerslam basketball league, which is for boys and girls in Grades 5-8. For a full list of event information and registration details, click here.
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!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Nick Bruha is now six points away from 1,000 career points.
When Oliver Ames senior forward Dwayne Johnson dove to the hardwood in the second quarter, drawing the crowd to its feet and earning a Tiger possession, it was clear that Tuesday night's game against North Attleboro was going to be a slug fest. "A lot of it was just because of hustle," OA head coach Don Byron said. "[Johnson] hit the floor a couple of times and he really got us going." On the back of hustle from Johnson and solid defensive play from junior guard St. Claire Ryan, the Tigers out-battled the Red Rocketeers and improved to 7-4 with a 66-48 win on the road. For North Attleboro, which now sits at 1-10, finding a way to score on a stiff defensive front was a problem. "We didn’t play very good guard defense and we couldn’t score…
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Unselfish play and defense led to a Tiger victory. OA improves to 6-4 while Foxborough drops to 3-8.
Unselfish play and solid defense were keys for the Oliver Ames boys' basketball team Thursday night when they defeated the visiting Foxborough Warriors to stop a four game skid and improve to 6-4. The 64-49 win was OA's first since the then-undefeated Tigers won the Valentine Muscato Tournament on Dec. 30. "It’s been a while," OA head coach Don Byron said. "We’ve had a couple of tough games here in the last few weeks and it’s good to just get the feeling back of winning a basketball game. I thought we did a lot of things to get us to that point." The Tigers never trailed throughout the game, playing solid defense while guards Andrew Reardon (10 points) and Nick Bruha (16 points) dispersed the ball to seven different scorers, including …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Are you worried about losing the entire NBA season?
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
We'll be asking Easton Patch readers a different question every weekday. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what EASTON thinks! Yesterday, NBA Commissioner David Stern annnounced that the first two weeks of the season would be canceled as a result of ongoing labor negotiations between basektball players and owners. While the announcement isn't a surprise, it is another sign that there may not be an NBA season at all this year. Are you worried about losing the entire NBA season?
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Fun and Recreation Within 30 Square Miles
I think I was in fifth grade. Back then, fifth and sixth graders in Easton who went to public school here in town attended what was then the Easton Middle School. It was located in the big yellow brick building across from the Rockery, the School House Apartments are now. It was near the end of the school year, and our teacher – it would have been Ms. Heath – asked us what our plans were for the summer. I thought it interesting that John Ames – yes, he of the Ames family (John would head off to Milton Academy after finishing sixth grade in the Easton school system) – said that he would be in Easton for the summer, and would not be venturing far beyond his yard. I found that interesting, and instructive. I mean, the Ames family had …