Friday, December 21, 2012
Tigers to take on Foxborough Saturday
Coming off three straight Davenport Division titles, the Oliver Ames boys and girls winter track teams are looking to continue their dominance in 2012-2013. While the 2-0 girls are well on track, the boys faced a setback last week in a difficult loss to Sharon. It was the first Davenport Division loss for the Tigers since the two-tier league was formed. Oliver Ames coach Mike Darling hopes the boys turn things around Saturday. "I absolutely expect the boys to bounce back in the Foxboro meet," he said. "The meet against Sharon was a great close meet." Both the boys and the girls defeated Milford to kick off the season before facing Sharon last week. The boys are led by captains Danny Lambert, Austin Snyder, Bill Hamilton and Bobby Kline. …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Winter sports will kick off next weekend and next week
We're moving indoors. Oliver Ames winter sports will officially begin this weekend when the OA wrestling team competes in the Easton tournament and the OA winter track team takes on Milford. Basketball, hockey and the rest of OA's winter sports will kick off next week. Browse through the above .pdf for a full look at this year's winter sports schedule, provided by the Oliver Ames Athletic Department.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Both teams looking to build off momentum from this past winter.
After capturing the Hockomock League championships this winter, the Oliver Ames girls’ track coach Mike Darling sees similar success for the Lady Tigers this spring. Many members from winter, including Basia Osborone, Olivia Milieka, Emily Newman Michaela Lievi Laura Daley, Michaela Nichols (an individual indoor league champion in the high-jump), and tri-captains Kristi Kent, Shannon Hickey and Emily Grotz, return. The team also welcomes several newcomers that include Candace Steadman, Allie Brennan, Lindsey McNeice and Erin McCarthy, just to name a few. That combination alone gives Darling another reason for optimism. “These girls are focused,” he said. “Many of them who are participating in spring right now, did indoor and they brought…
Sunday, April 1, 2012
A look at Oliver Ames track schedule and results
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Girls 4-0, Boys 3-0-1 Girls 4-0, Boys 3-0-1 Girls 4-0, Boys 3-0-1 Tuesday 04/10/12 *Canton Home 3:30PM Girls: W 94-32 Boys: W 79-57 Tuesday 04/24/12 Stoughton Home 3:30PM Girls:W 91-45 Boys: T 68-68 Tuesday 05/03/12 Foxboro Away 3:30PM Girls W Boys W 79-57 Tuesday 05/08/12 Sharon Home 3:30PM Girls W 102-34 Boys W 81-55 Sunday 05/27/12 Class Meets Away 1:00PM
Monday, March 26, 2012
An Incomplete and Noncomprehensive Look Back
There is no dearth of media and commentary and reflection out there right now focused on the sensation of the arrival of spring, with its warmth, longer days, the perfume of nature awakening. Yeah, sure, I know, we have had a historically mild winter – but I don’t care, it was winter all the same. I’m ready for this. Now watch – even though the temps have been extra mild last week, we will have ourselves an epically cold spring and summer. Nah, not going there; not going to happen. What I am focusing on in this column are my recollections of spring and sports in Easton. This is a very noncomprehensive recollection. Just touching on things, and seeking to inspire and promote the recollection of others. I think back to all those …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
OA girls' performance(s) at the Hock Championships highlight 2011-12 season.
By the end of January, the Oliver Ames track and field teams had already accomplished their first goal by claiming its second straight Davenport Division championship. On a mid-February afternoon, the girls' team took another turn towards glory in claiming its first Hockomock Championship since 2008. The boys, meanwhile, carried their momentum from the dual-meet season with a fifth place finish at the Hock Championships. Head coach Mike Darling couldn’t have been any more proud of his teams performances. “I’m very pleased with the year and how our athletes progressed over the course of the season,” he said. “Winning the Davenport again was a realistic accomplishment on both sides before the season and we were able to do that for the …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Lady Tigers earn first indoor league title since 2008; Boys finish fifth.
For the first time since 2008, the Oliver Ames girls’ track team was crowned Hockomock Champions after finishing first at the annual league event held Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. But there’s a vast difference in comparison between the two teams. During the 2008 run, a veteran laden OA squad had several first place finishes en route to its first indoor Hock title in school history. Four years later, a young OA squad won only one event, but had several top five finishes and compiled 68 points; 14 ahead of second place Franklin “The last time we won in 2008 we had a lot of talent from our senior class and had several individual champions,” head coach Mike Darling recalled. “This year we were a lot younger and we finished …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
After clinching the Small Hock, the Tigers hope they can keep the momentum going starting with State Coaches Meet this weekend.
It’s safe to say that the Oliver Ames winter track programs are meeting expectations once again. For the second straight season, the Tigers went 4-0 in dual-meet competition and earned another Davenport Division championship. With the early season success, head coach Mike Darling is optimistic that his teams can keep the momentum rolling starting with the State Coaches Meet this weekend and the Hockomock League Championships in two weeks. “It’s been a very successful season to date,” Darling said. “For the second straight year the boys and the girls went undefeated and won the Davenport Division and I’m very proud of them for achieving that so far.” Not only has Darling seen his teams go undefeated, but he has also seen some impressive …
Monday, January 2, 2012
OA boys' basketball renews acquaintances with Stoughton (both 5-0 on the year) to highlight this week's slate.
Highlighted by the boys and girls basketball teams winning the Val Muscato and Sue Rivard tournaments, respectively, the Oliver Ames sports teams capped off a strong post-holiday week. In addition to basketball’s success, winter track defeated Sharon to improve to 3-0 and the wrestling team performed well at the Marshfield and Middleboro tournaments. This week, boys’ basketball prepares for a pivotal showdown against one of its Davenport Division rivals and the hockey team faces a team looking for revenge after knocking them out of last year’s state tournament. Here’s a further look at the week ahead. Basketball Last year, the OA boys team and Stoughton had two games for the ages. Both games went into multipule overtimes with the Black …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Holiday basketball tournaments highlight week ahead.
After a successful week that included basketball’s wins over Sharon last Tuesday and hockey’s first victory of the year against Quincy on Wednesday, the Oliver Ames sports teams have a busy post-holiday slate ahead. This week's notable events include the Sue Rivard and Val Muscato basketball tournaments, track and field's divisional showdown with Sharon, wrestling's appearance at the Marshfield Invitational and hockey's non-league road matchup. Here’s a further look at the week ahead. Basketball With boys coach Don Byron and girls coach Elaine Clement-Holbrook leading their respective teams to a quick start this winter, it’s only appropriate that they to share the Nixon Gymnasium floor in their first round tournament matchups Tuesday. …