Sunday, November 11, 2012
Two late goals not enough to beat No. 1 Franklin. Tigers Fall, 3-2.
Until the very last minute of Sunday's South Sectional Finals game against Franklin, the Oliver Ames girls' soccer team did not quit. In the end, though, two goals in the final three minutes were not enough to topple No. 1 Franklin. OA ended it's season with a 3-2 loss. The Tigers struggles started early, and they were unable to generate offense in the first half. Franklin, on the other hand, scored all three of it's goals before the break. "They showed a lot of heart," OA coach Britt Sellmayer said. "We couldn’t get a ball to bounce our way before the half. We tried to talk about getting a goal before the half and making it a 3-1 game. It didn’t happen, though." OA's deficit began in the fourth minute. After Franklin's Kriste Kirshe's …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Tigers beat Canton, 2-1 Wednesday afternoon.
The Oliver Ames boys' soccer team improved to 10-2-3 overall after defeating Canton, 2-1 Wednesday afternoon. In a 1-1 tie with 2 minutes left in the game, David Stapleton scored on a penalty kick to secure the victory. Brandon Boone scored the other goal for the Tigers. OA will take travel to Stoughton on Friday afternoon.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
With two games remaining in the season, the division is still up for grabs.
With nine weeks down and two weeks remaining, Hockomock League football is far from over. And, for the first time ever, two teams from the league will advance to the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association playoffs. While Mansfield, King Philip and North Attleboro battle for top honors in the Kelley-Rex "big school" division, the fate of the Davenport "small school" Division rests in the hands of the Stoughton Black Knights. At 2-0 in the division with Oliver Ames (Friday) and Canton (Thanksgiving) remaining on their schedule, the Black Knights are the only remaining undefeated team. Oliver Ames and Sharon both sit at 1-1, while Canton and Foxborough sit at 1-2. A win Friday night against OA secures a spot in the state …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The OA team finished an extraordinary competition season with Division IIIA first place honors at the USSBA New England Championships
On the two and a half hour bus ride home from Bridgeport, Conn. Saturday, members of the Oliver Ames High School marching band could have kept driving for days if it meant they could continue to savor the moment. OA won first place for Division IIIA in the United States Scholastic Band Association New England Championships. "It was great," Oliver Ames Band Director Rob Wheeler said. "They were excited about their championship and all of the hard work. It’s great because not only did they win our division, but what’s really impressive is out of the 17 bands from Division I through Division VI, we actually got the highest score out of any band – some of them that were twice our size." OA's 64-member band competed against two other schools in…
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
School recognized with the top 400 public schools in the nation for performance in advance placement coursework.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Submitted to Easton Patch: Oliver Ames High School is one of fewer than 400 public schools in the nation to be honored by the College Board with a place on the second Annual AP Honor Roll, for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams. Achieving both of these goals is the ideal scenario for a district’s Advanced Placement program, because it indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically-prepared students who are likely to benefit most from AP coursework. Since 2009, Oliver Ames High School has increased the number of students participating in AP from 179 to 264, while maintaining …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The Oliver Ames High School Marching Band Is Championship Stuff
Robert Wheeler says he was fortunate that he knew when he was a student at Oliver Ames High School in the early 1990s, and a trumpet player in the OA marching band, that he wanted to teach music someday. And when he graduated from OA in 1995, he went on to Berklee College of Music from where here earned his bachelor’s degree in music education. He also loved marching bands. “For so long I enjoyed watching the great Southern university bands,” said Wheeler. “These bands were directly inspired by the rich history and tradition of the Drum and Bugle Corps.” Six years ago Wheeler came to OA and joined the school’s award winning music department (really, for several years now the teachers and students within the department have been winning…