Bishop Stang Spartans are Heading to TD Garden

Bishop Stang has a lot to celebrate! The second-seeded Spartans  clinched  a 72-61 win over No. 4 Burke in the Division 3 South Finals.  Now it’s on to the TD Garden!

The Spartans put a lot of preparation into this game and the focus was definitely there! No one wanted their season to end and it definitely paid off.

The Spartans used strategic game plans offensively and defensively and frustrated and confused the Burke team.

Coach Colbey Santos gave his players a lot to to work on this week and they responded with flying colors.  Everyone was laser focused and played their best.

Junior Guard Joey Silva III, was a key player who drew charges on Burke point guard Devante Jamison causing him to spend the final 11 minutes of the first half sitting the bench.

It was definitely a head game and the strategy worked.   What a game it was to watch! Spectators were on their feet in this nail-biting extravaganza!

Dame Perry also had a great game!

The Spartans now hold the Division 3 South Sectional Championship and can’t wait to move onto the TD Garden and see where they can go from there!

Come on out and cheer on your favorite Spartans!

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ORR Lady Bulldogs Advance to Quarter Finals

The Lady Bulldogs came out firing in the Feb. 28 game, leading 13-10 after the first quarter, powered by a strong defense and 6 points from Junior co-captain Mary Butler.

ORR played a different game in the second quarter though, scoring only 5 points and allowing the Wolverines to take a halftime lead of 24-15.

“I told the girls at halftime that we are significantly faster than they are and we have to use our speed to wear them out” coach Bob Hohne said.

The Lady Bulldogs listened. Coming out of the locker room with a new energy and toughness, they finished the third quarter only down by 2 points, at 32-30.

The team played an incredibly physical 4th quarter defensively, wearing down the Westwood offense and grabbing many rebounds. They held Westwood back to scoring only 5 points in the quarter.

The last-quarter scoring was led by two clutch 3-pointers by Freshman Annemarie Perry and a 6 for 7 free throw clinic by Junior Cadence Johnson. These helped the team pour on 20 points and win 50-37.

Next up for the Lady Bulldogs will will be the quarter final game in Falmouth, on Saturday at 6:30 p.m

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Tri-Town Happenings

Things to do: Enjoy lectures, an author talk, music, go on a date

Feb 8, 2019

There’s a lot happening in the tri-town on any given week, and with St. Valentine’s Day coming up there are a few Valentine’s Day events as well. Visit for your itinerary.

Thursday, February 7

Enjoy some jazz.

The Old Rochester Regional High School Music Department will be hosting a fundraiser concert by The Southcoast Jazz Orchestra to raise money for a trip to Nashville this April. The 17-piece Southcoast Jazz Orchestra is led by Bob Williamson.

The performance will be at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at The Symphony Music Shop or can be reserved at They will also be available at the door.

Explore cultures from around the world.

The Old Rochester Regional School District will celebrate the cultural and ethnic diversity of its schools with Family Night. From 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., there will be music, dance, food samples, photographs of a vacation, a coin collection, crafts, and more. Email or to RSVP for the event.

See a fresh set of artists.

Artists from the Wareham/Bourne Art Association will display their art in Marion’s Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center for the month of February. An opening reception for their art, with food and the chance to meet the artists, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.

Friday, February 8

Hear an author speak.

The Sippican Woman’s Club will host author Catherine McLaughlin at Handy’s Tavern for a discussion on her novel, “Blue Collars,” about a large working-class New Bedford family. McLaughlin will read from her book and speak about the writing process and how she keeps busy in her retirement. Lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting before McLaughlin’s presentation.

Enjoy food, music and games.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with dinner, music and a game night at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church’s Open Table. The event will be held at the Congregational Church’s Reynard Hall. There is no charge for the meal. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the meal is served at 5 p.m. Participants may stay after for Game Night at 6 p.m.

Learn to stop ticks.

The Sippican Lands Trust will host a special workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 152 Front Street to review basic tick biology, scientifically proven protection methods, and bust any commonly held myths.Blake Dinius, the entomologist educator for Plymouth County Extension, will speak at the talk.

See a classic film.

The Classic Film series continues with the showing of “A Streetcar Named Desire” the Marion Music Hall at 7 p.m. Arrive early and listen to music before the film. David Pierce will offer comments at the movie’s conclusion.

Saturday, February 9 

Go to a farmer’s market.

Need meat, produce, soaps, or bread? You may be able to pick up all of these things at the Old Rochester’s Winter Farmers’ Market, which is held at the Old Rochester Junior High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

See more new art. 

Anthi Frangiadis will be hosting her last trunk show in Marion on Saturday, to feature Brenda Morrison of Wareham and Janice Kissinger of Dartmouth. The Valentines-themed show will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and feature wearable art made of repurposed clothing, glass jewelry and other glass utensils. The show will be held at The Drawing Room, 11 Spring St., Marion.  

Leave the kids behind for a date.

For parents who have been struggling to find Valentine’s date time, the First Congregational Church of Rochester may have a solution. From 6 to 9 p.m., adults at the church will entertain your children with crafts, games, dinner, and a movie while you enjoy the time out. Leave your children in Fellowship Hall at 11 Constitution Way in Rochester. To register, visit

Sunday, February 10

Eat grilled cheese.

The Fearons and Costa families are holding a grilled cheese fundraiser from 5  to 7:30 p.m. at the Bay Club in Mattapoisett. Families can enjoy grilled cheese and adults can have a drink while children watch “The Incredibles” and munch on popcorn. Tickers are $15 per person, with the proceeds benefitting SouthCoast Health Pediatrics.

Monday, February 11

Learn about neuroscience.

P.h.D student Sage Aronson will talk about how the brain processes signals and how that can lead to teenage depression at Tabor Academy’s ScienceNow lecture. The talk will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Stroud Academic Center.

Thursday, Feb 14

Learn art observation tips over lunch

Take a visual journey into the world of art observation Jill Sanford, who will present a lecture to the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club at 11 a.m. in Reynard Hall at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. Sanford will review the basics of line, color, form, texture and composition, then the audience can apply that knowledge to specially selected art images.

Watch ‘Heathers: The Musical’ open.

Tabor Academy will host their high school edition performance of their winter musical, “Heathers: The Musical” on February 14 to 16 at 7:30 p.m. “Heathers: The Musical,” a satire dealing with the challenges of teen life, became an Off-Broadway hit in 2014.

The show will be in Tabor’s Fireman Center for the Performing Arts in Hoyt Hall.

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Local Tri-town Events

Even though the holidays are over, there are still some fun events happening in the tri-town to keep you busy.

According to the Sippican Weekly:

Saturday, January 26, 2019 – 7:45am to 12:30pm

ROCHESTER — Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School Cross Country team and National Honor Society are jointly hosting the 7th annual Frosty Runner Road Race on Jan. 26 for runners who don’t mind the cold.

Options for the Frosty Runner include a 10.5 mile run and a 3.1 mile run/walk. All races begin and end at the school, located at 476 North Avenue, Rochester, MA.  Race maps are posted below.

Registration and number pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the race. Post-race food and refreshments will be served to all registered participants. There will be awards for top and divisional finishers.

Register online at or download the form below and mail it to Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School

Event Date:

Saturday, January 26, 2019 – 7:45am to 12:30pm

Event Location:

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School

Friends of Old Rochester Music to host brunch

Jan 14, 2019

MATTAPOISETT — The Friends of Old Rochester Music will host its third annual brunch at The Inn On Shipyard Park on Jan. 27.

The brunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature live music from Old Rochester student musicians.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for kids, with proceeds going to benefit the group.

For more information and to reserve tickets, email

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Plumb Corner at Christmas

Plumb Corner helps for the holidays

Dec 22, 2018

Marion Turkey Trot 5K

The Marion 5K Turkey Trot was held on Sunday. The weather was chilly but nice.   All proceeds from the race benefit the Marion Recreation Center and its events.

There were runner of all ages including some of the canine variety.  First place went to Zachary Bentley ,20,  of Acushnet in 17 minutes and 8 seconds. Graham Poirier, 19, of Marion came in second. Third place went to Mark Comorosky of Marion.  The first female participant was Marion resident Lauren Fereshetian with a time of 21 minutes and 26 seconds.

It’s a great family event.  The Morgan family with Caleb, Sarah, Molly and Olivia finished as a family.  Fourteen year old Sean Lund of Rochester came in 8th.

Kate Lanagan MacGregor, broker, owner  of BOLD Moves Real Estate was out to watch her family take part in the event including her Dad and brother.

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Marion Turkey Trot


Fall Sports Schedule for November 17th thru Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here and that means that fall sports are officially almost over. There are still some games to watch and of course the all important Thanksgiving Day matchups.  Here are the games from Saturday, November 16th thru Thanksgiving to watch for.

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Saturday, November 17th

Time                        Event                                                 Location

TBD                           Cross Country: Girls Varsity             Dighton-Rehoboth vs. TBD @ TBA

TBD                           Cross Country: Boys Varsity             Dighton-Rehoboth vs. TBD @ TBA

10:00am                   Football: JV                                          Somerset Berkley vs. Joseph Case @ Case High School

10:00am                   Football: JV                                          Somerset Berkley vs. Joseph Case @ Case High School

11:30am                    Field Hockey: Varsity                         Nashoba Regional vs. Somerset Berkley @ Worcester Polytechnic Institute                                              Championship

1:00pm                     Football: Freshman Game                 Dighton-Rehoboth vs. Somerset Berkley @ Somerset Berkley

2:00pm                     Volleyball: Varsity Championship    Whitinsville Christian vs. Bourne @ Worcester State University


Monday, November 19th     

Time                          Event                                                         Location    

6:00pm                        Football:Freshman                                    Diman Regional Voke vs. Greater NB Voke @ Greater NB Voke


Thursday, November 22nd Thanksgiving   

Time                            Event                                                         Location    

10:00am                        Football: Varsity                                          Old Rochester vs. Apponequet @ Apponequet High School

10:00am                        Football: Varsity                                           Fairhaven vs. Dartmouth @ Dartmouth High School

10:00am                        Football: Varsity                                           Seekonk vs. Dighton-Rehoboth @ Dighton Rehoboth

10:00am                        Football: Varsity                                            Greater NB Voke vs. Diman Voke @ Diman Voke

10:00am                        Football: Varsity                                             Joseph Case vs. Somerset Berkley @ Somerset Berkley

10:00am                        Football: Varsity                                              Joseph Case vs. Somerset Berkley @ Somerset Berkley

10:00am                        Football: Varsity                                              Bourne vs. Wareham @ Wareham High School                                             




ORR Bulldogs are Heading to Gillette Stadium

Bulldogs hoist trophy after rocking Ashland

Nov 9, 2018

MATTAPOISETT — Facing heavy rain and slick mud, the Old Rochester Bulldogs combined hard-nosed defense and an unstoppable running game to take home the Division 6 South Championship trophy after punishing the Ashland Clockers 28-6. 

The Bulldogs had David Hagen Field rocking on Friday night after they put up four scores and gutted the Ashland offensive attack. The Clockers could not find the end zone until the final minute of play due to the driving rain and an impenetrable defense which crushed any hopes for a comeback. 

The Clockers (9-2) received the opening kickoff as rain began to fall and fans cheered at each side of the field.

The Bulldogs’ offense can score in an instant, so it was important for Ashland to score right out of the gate. Unfortunately for them, the Bulldogs defense came ready to play and forced a quick punt on the opening drive.

After a turnover from the Bulldogs, however, it looked as if the Clockers had a chance to shutdown their undefeated opponent. 

Despite the takeaway, Ashland came up short on offense as well. 

With a well-placed punt pinning them at the one-yard line, the Bulldogs put together one of their most impressive drives of the entire season. On the back of a strong rushing attack, the Bulldogs marched the length of the field and pounded the football into the end zone on an eight-yard Desmond Dias rush at the end of the first quarter. 

On the next drive, the Bulldog defense came up with a big third down sack to force yet another Ashland punt. Without missing a beat, the Bulldogs hit pay dirt on a 39-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Noe, putting them up 14-0. 

The stingy defense quickly halted the Clockers on their next drive. On the attempted punt, the snap was fumbled by the punter and the Bulldogs went to work on offense at the goal line. Dias wasted little time finding the end zone again and did so on a hand off at the two-yard line. 

At the end of the half, the Bulldogs were up 21-0 and poised to continue their dominance in the second half. 

Though the offense did not score again until fourth quarter, the Bulldogs’ defense refused to give Ashland any breathing room on offense. 

The Clockers started the second half by moving the ball well and picked up a few first downs. When it seemed like Ashland was starting to click on offense, a fumble quickly put a damper on any momentum they were starting to build. 

By the end of the third quarter, the steady rain had turned into a complete downpour and converted the field into a muddy soup. 

If there were any questions about the Bulldogs’ defensive effort heading into the second half, they were all put to bed following an impressive eight-play goal line stand. With Ashland knocking on the door of the end zone, the Bulldogs came up with back-to-back fourth down stops after a pass interference call gave Ashland a new set of downs. 

On the eighth attempt to get into the end zone, the Bulldogs swarmed an Ashland runner and forced a timely fumble at the two-yard line. The defensive stand effectively ended any shot for Ashland to rebound from its poor start to the game. 

Before the final seconds ticked off of the clock, Dias found the end zone on a 28-yard rush and Ashland managed to toss a touchdown pass with  55 seconds left on the clock, but it was not enough to overcome the deficit. 

When the clock hit zero, the Old Rochester student section stormed the field and Bulldog players celebrated the victory by turning the muddy field into their own slip’n slide. 

After playing 12 games this season, and winning them all, the Old Rochester Bulldogs finally hoisted their Division 6 trophy in front of a crowd of peers and family members. 

“It’s been a great year and the kids earned it, I’m very happy for them and all my coaches,” said Coach Justin Kogler. “I’m extremely proud of them, their work in the offseason is the reason why we’re here right now and they’re just a great group of kids.”

With Friday’s win, the Bulldogs will move on to play at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough for the Division 6 Super Bowl. 

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Bulldogs Football Remains Undefeated

Bulldogs block Dedham, remain undefeated

Nov 4, 2018

In Saturday night’s semifinal game the Bulldogs held off the Maurauders 34-14 to continue their undefeated streak.

The team built up a 20 point lead in the first half, and as halftime approached it seemed like Dedham might remain scoreless, but Old Rochester let up two touchdowns before thwarting a final drive that might have evened the score.

Both sides started off the game with strong defensive play, and neither team scored in the first quarter.

The Bulldogs started off the second quarter much stronger on offense, as Desmond Dias scored just 46 seconds in to the quarter. Cole McIntire scored on a five-yard pass following a 51-yard run which set up the play.

Will Garcia also managed to score in the first half, while ORR’s defense held off the Marauders from scoring at all.

But as the final minutes of second quarter ticked away, Dedham inched toward the end zone and scored just before halftime.

The third quarter opened with Dedham possessing the ball, but the Bulldog’s Camden Brezinski forced a fumble and ran it to the 20 yard line, quickly giving the bulldogs a first and 10.

A pass to Noah Maxwell brought the ball just four yards from the end zone, setting up another McIntire touchdown. An incomplete conversion set the score at 26-7 midway through the third quarter.

Though the Bulldogs recovered a fumble and gained possession of the ball at 2:13, the the Marauders defense kept them from moving past the 40 yard line for the rest of the quarter.

About midway through the fourth quarter, Dedham scored again. A failed onside kick, however, handed the ball back to the bulldogs.

ORR moved the ball down the field incrementally before Desmond Dias ran the ball into the end zone for his second score of the night. The Bulldogs succeeded in a two-point conversion, putting the scoreboard at 34-14, where it stayed as the clock ran down the final few minutes.  

“The kids did a great job, and I’m very proud of their work and effort. We executed what we were supposed to do,” said Head Coach Justin Kogler.

The win advances the team to another championship game against Ashland (8-1) next week.

It’s an exciting time for the Bulldogs.  Stay tuned and come out and watch the next game.

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Local High School Games for November 10th thru November 16th

The fall sports are still going strong. There’s plenty of time to get out and watch a game and see how your favorite teams fare.  It’s time for playoffs and tournaments.  Check out these local games in the Southcoast Conference for the coming week.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time                           Event                                      Location

TBD                              Cross Country: Boys                Seekonk vs. TBA @Wrentham Development Center                                                                                                  Varsity Invitational

TBD                              Cross Country: Girls                Seekonk vs. TBA @Wrentham Development Center                                                                                                   Varsity Invitational

TBD                              Cross Country: Girls                Dighton-Rehoboth vs. TBA @ Wrentham Development Center                                                                              Varsity Meet

TBD                              Cross Country: Boys                Dighton-Rehoboth vs. TBD @Wrentham Development Center                                                                                 Varsity Meet

9:30am                         Cross Country: Girls               Apponequet vs. TBA @Wrentham Development Center    MIAA State Division Meet                                         Varsity State Tournament 

9:30am                         Cross Country: Boys               Apponequet vs. TBA @Wrentham Development Center   MIAA State Division Meet                                         Varsity State Tournament

Monday, November 12th  2018   

Time                              Event                                      Location     

10:00am                         Football: JV                              Greater NB Voke vs. Dighton-Rehoboth @ Dighton-Rehoboth

3:45pm                           Football: JV                               TBA vs. TBA

Wednesday, November 14th 2018   

Time                               Event                                           Location   

TBD                                  Unified Basketball                         Dartmouth, Dighton-Rehoboth, Durfee,Joseph Case, Middleboro,Seekonk vs.                                               Varsity Jamboree                           Somerset Berkley @ Somerset Berkley

Thursday, November 15th 2018    

Time                                  Event                                         Location     

3:45pm                               Football: Freshman                    Somerset Berkley vs. Dighton-Rehoboth @ Dighton-Rehoboth

Friday, November 16th 2018   

Time                                     Event                                         Location     

3:45pm                                 Football: JV                                   Dartmouth vs. Fairhaven @ Fairhaven High School

7:00pm                                 Football: Freshman                      Diman Reg. Voke vs. Greater NB Voke @ Greater NB Voke