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HHS Sports Roundup: Boys hoops win streak ends; wrestling earns share of TVL title

by | Feb 7, 2022 | Sports

The Hopkinton High School boys basketball team saw its seven-game win streak come to an end Sunday with a 66-55 loss to visiting Norwood.

The Mustangs jumped out to a 23-12 lead after one quarter and maintained a 13-point lead heading into the final period. Hopkinton (9-4) made a few late runs but was rebuffed each time.

On Feb. 1, the Hillers knocked off a strong Medfield team by a score of 58-51.

The Hillers held a one-point lead with just over two minutes remaining, then took control down the stretch. Senior guard Nate Kasper (17 points) did most of the damage late, splitting Medfield’s zone defense and hitting an acrobatic layup with just over a minute remaining and making two free throws in the final 37 seconds.

Junior forward Cole Deisenroth added 11 points, and sophomore center Sam Pantera continued his strong season with 10. …

Girls basketball dropped a close one to Westwood, 41-40, on Sunday. That came after a 54-41 loss to Medfield on Feb. 1.

Wrestling earns share of TVL title

The HHS wrestling team earned a share of the Tri-Valley League championship despite a loss to Ashland on Thursday night. Hopkinton, Ashland and Norton shared the title.

The match served as the annual Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser (postponed from December) and was especially emotional for HHS coach Tim Nelson, who had taken a short leave from the team earlier this season as his father died from stomach cancer.

The teams raised more than $3,000 for the American Cancer Society via donations and a raffle.

On Wednesday, the Hillers beat Keefe Tech, 24-6, as Miguel Linera, Cole Rodrigues, Justin Sokol and Devin Canty recorded pins.

Fallon, Weatherheads shine at TVL swimming and diving meet

At the swimming and diving TVL Showcase Meet on Saturday and Sunday, HHS swimmer Tyler Fallon won the 50 freestyle and qualified for the state meet with a time of 22.89 seconds. Fallon also took seconds in the 100 free. The 200 free, 200 medley and 400 relay teams all earned second-place finisheds. Davis Peishoff was third in the 100 butterfly and fourth in the 100 backstroke, while Kevin Gu was fourth in the 200 free.

On the girls side, sisters Tess and Eve Weatherhead finished first and second, respectively, in the diving competition, and the 400 free relay team took third place.

Track teams second at TVL meet

At the indoor track and field TVL Showcase Meet on Saturday, the HHS girls finished second overall. Kate Powers recorded a new personal best in winning the shot put. Autumn Tumbleton was second in the 2 mile, Keira O’Connor was second in the high jump, Emma Canestrari was third in the high jump, Steph Johnson was third in the 600, Katie Callery was third in the mile and Elyse Srodawa was third in the 2 mile. Ellie Driscoll took fourth in the 55-meter hurdles, Grace Joy was fourth in the 1,000, Sinead Herr fourth the 300, the 4×400 relay of Herr, Aubrey Thomas, Lily Tourigny and Johnson was fourth, and Carmen Thomas took fifth in the 300. In the freshman mile, Avery Sawyer and Bridgid Cavanaugh finished first and second, respectively.

In the boys competition, HHS finished second overall. Winners included the 4×400 relay team and Sean Golembiewski in the 55-meter hurdles. Declan Mick was second in the 55 hurdles, while Wyatt Ruff was second in the mile and third in the 1,000. Riley Finnegan was third in the shot put, Colin Davan was third in the 600, Jakai Bellofatto was fourth in the long jump and high jump, Ben Scott was fourth in the 2 mile, and Matt Burdulis was fifth in the mile and the 2 mile.

Boys hockey has mixed results

The HHS boys hockey team dropped a 6-2 decision to Norwood on Saturday. Drew Morse and Joey Carrazza scored the Hopkinton goals.

On Wednesday, the Hillers held off Medfield, 4-3. Joey Carrazza, Wyat Iantosca, Charlie Purpura and Ryan Teitel scored for HHS.

On Jan. 31, the Hillers knocked off Holliston. 4-2. Cal Greenwood scored two goals, Drew Morse had a goal and an assist, and Joe Scardino had the other HHS goal. …

Girls hockey, continuing to play shorthanded, dropped a 6-2 decision to Medway on Saturday. The Hiller’s fell to Dedham, 9-3, on Wednesday, and suffered a 6-1 loss to Norwood on Jan. 31.