The Mashpee High School Football won there third Division 7 Championship on Saturday December 2nd. After they defeated Blackstone Valley, Mashpee families, fans, and players gathered at the back of Gillette Stadium, to celebrate the victory.
By Aldona Casey
Winter is approaching fast and with it comes the end of fall sports and the start of basketball, winter cheer, track and hockey. For girls basketball it will be an exciting year, as they will be getting a junior varsity coach.
As of last season, there wasn’t a JV team, only a middle school and varsity team, let alone a coach. Coach Tresca is the varsity basketball coach, but for both the JV and varsity teams to prosper, they each need to have their own coach. The new coach this year, Mary Keleher, happens to be the mother of Mashpee's own basketball all-star, Ashley Keleher.
By Brooke Bridges
Senior Ben Bohnenberger made the commitment to play football at Colgate University this past August. Offered a full scholarship, Ben will be a member of Colgate’s Division 1 athletic community in the fall of 2018.
Ben’s college search has been different than most students. In his junior year, he realized his passion to play, and decided to try and play college football. From then, he sent football highlight tapes to coaches. To him, the highlight tapes were important to gain exposure to college coaches. His college visits started earlier than most other people’s, and his mindset when looking at schools was a balance between education and football.
By Noah Tellez
Although the Mashpee boys soccer team has seen huge increase in production and record over the past few years, the Falcons are faced with a huge challenge heading into the 2017-2018 season. The squad lost a lot of depth this season, graduating seven seniors including four that started nearly every game for the Falcons.
This being said the squad only has three juniors returning, proving the team will be very young. However, the upside is outrageous, with eight sophomores returning as juniors whom now have some useful playoff experience. The future is very bright for this young squad, who are looking to return to the South Shore League Semi-finals for a second year in a row.
As for Coach Ed Furtek however, he has other goals in mind. “What are my goals for this season?” he said. “Make the tournament. Win the Cape Cod Referees Sportsmanship Award. Get the highest GPA of the fall sports teams. Win our half of the South Shore League.”
By Regan Bartlett-Cahill
In 2013 the Boston Celtics made a trade with the Brooklyn Nets giving the Celtics the Nets’ first round pick in 2014, 2016, 2018, and the ability to swap picks in 2017.
Last year the Nets had the 3rd worst record in the NBA going 21-61 giving the Celtics the 3rd pick in the 2016 draft. The Celtics selected Jaylen Brown who has done very well this season.
In the 2016-17 NBA season the Nets had a record of 20-60 which was the worst in the NBA. This lead to the Celtics getting the top pick in a 2017 draft that has been called one of the most talented draft class in NBA history. The draft takes place in June.
By Zoe Farren
“The dream is the NHL.”
Going onto his 5th year in the AHL, Chris Casto, a current Providence Bruins defenseman, dreams to get to the top.
The 25-year old has played hockey for 20 years and in 2013 was pulled up to play in the AHL with the Providence Bruins.
By Adam Henschel
The Mashpee Falcon boys lacrosse team this week had a potentially season-changing overtime win against Bourne, a top-ranked program in the state.
For the Mashpee boys lacrosse team, the brunt of their schedule being placed almost entirely in the first half of the season provided the Falcons with a rude awakening and a disappointing start to this season.
By Eddie Childs
After 5 years, Mashpee seniors are on to their last year together on the baseball field.
Baseball's a game of failure, and it's one of the hardest sports to stick with because it's constantly setting each player up for failure. And who wants to fail?
By Noah Tellez
The flying tooth images are now some of the most popular on social media, stemming from the price Isaiah Thomas had to pay in a game one victory- a tooth. The now revitalized Boston Celtics are out out on a mission, to defeat their rival Wizards in a best of seven series and move on to the Eastern Conference Finals.
The series got underway on Sunday afternoon in Boston, the site in which star Boston guard Isaiah Thomas had his front tooth knocked out while playing defense early in the game. This series is geared to be one of the best of these playoffs so far, with both teams genuinely not liking each other. No matter how bad it sounds, when two teams that don’t like each other meet up for a do-or-die series, things get very interesting.
By Sarah McNamara
The Mashpee varsity girls lacrosse team triumphed over the Rockland Bulldogs, with a score of 15 to 9. The game was close in score until the Lady Falcons stretched the lead at the end leaving Rockland with a loss.
Mashpee’s victory was aided by the strong offense scoring a total of 15 goals. Standouts junior Tara Palermo and senior Katelyn Proverb, scoring five goals each, were essential in Mashpee’s victory. Senior Chayna Hendricks scored two goals and junior Chyla Hendricks scored three goals.