Sunday, February 27, 2011
Patch gets you ready for all the excitement of March Madness, high school style, with this extensive basketball preview video.
The regular season has come to an end and many of our local area high school teams are gearing up for a postseason push. Mansfield boys' and girls' teams made the tournament in Division 1; Oliver Ames, King Philip, Wellesley, Walpole, Stoughton, Medfield and Sharon made the tournament on the boys' side in Division 2, while Medfield, Oliver Ames, Foxborough and Sharon made it for the girls; Dedham, Norton, Dover-Sherborn and Foxborough made the tournament on the boys' side in Division 3. Check out Patch's preview video, breaking down the M.I.A.A. South Sectional Division 1, 2 and 3 brackets for boys' and girls' basketball. Check out our area Patch sites for full coverage throughout the tournament.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The Norwood girls basketball team led for most of the game Tuesday, but fell in the end to the Wildcat defense.
The Mustangs girls basketball team held their own against the Wildcats on Tuesday night, but a fourth quarter surge gave Milton High its first win of the year. The Norwood High School girls basketball team led much of the game at the Copeland Field House against Milton High School on Tuesday night, but their inexperience showed down the stretch. The Wildcats pulled away late in the close 41-38 contest. With the loss, Norwood falls to 0-2 on the young season. "It's frustrating for the kids and it's frustrating for the program," Mustangs coach Brian Meringer said of his team's play at the end of the game. "We froze." Throughout the contest, Milton High was playing catch up. At the end of the first quarter, Norwood led 11-6. Milton jumped …
The Mustang half-court pressure helped Norwood gain a victory over Milton Tuesday night.
- Tim Davis
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Norwood boys basketball faced off against the Milton Wildcats Tuesday evening in what proved to be a battle of defense. The Mustangs' half court pressure with Tommy Munro, Norwood's 6-feet-4-inch-tall center, gave Milton plenty of trouble all night and Mustangs came away with the 52-42 victory. "Our defense was very good against a very good Milton team," coach Rich Cormier said after the win. Cormier said that for Norwood, senior guard Owen Gearty's drawn charge late in the fourth quarter after a momentum-turning block by Milton's Khiry Marchman, was "the play of the game." Milton opened the game with strong full court pressure. Milton's junior guard Datoine Murray opened the scoring by hitting a floater in the lane and a three from the …
Friday, December 17, 2010
Looking for something to do this weekend? Patch has your answers!
1. Norwood Mustangs basketball takes on Newton North tonight - the girls at home and the boys away. Watch Patch for you Mustang sports coverage! 2. Norwood High Drama's production of "A Christmas Carol" opens tonight at the Savage Center at 7:00 p.m.. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students and seniors. 3. Perks will have music by Salvatore Baglio this evening starting at around 8:00 p.m. 4. The Norwood High School Madrigal concert will be this Sunday at the F. Holland Day House at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $5. 5. The weather for Sunday looks frightful, be sure to watch Patch for storm coverage as we continue through the weekend.
Monday, December 13, 2010
What to look for in town and on Patch too!
1. The special town meeting will continue tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. Watch Patch today for an outline of the remaining articles on the agenda. 2. Mustang boys basketball and hockey are in action tonight, basketball at home against Bishop Feehan and hockey at home against Hingham. Tip off for Mustang basketball is at 7:00 p.m. and the puck drops at 7:30 p.m. 3. Yesterday was good news day here at Norwood Patch. Be sure to check out our photo gallery from the Backstage Boosters' Breakfast with the Stars and our article about local students giving back. 4. Entry forms for the Civic's Holiday House decorating contest must be in by this Friday, with judging taking place on Dec. 20. Remember to take a picture and send it to Norwood…
Saturday, December 11, 2010
The loss of last year's seniors hit the team hard, but a strong scrimmage showing Thursday could prove good news.
The Norwood High School girls basketball team saw their first taste of action Thursday night when they took on Canton High School in a scrimmage. This season the Mustangs are looking to avenge their first round MIAA Tournament loss to Scituate last year. Second-year coach Brian Meringer said it will be difficult to improve on last year's record of 11-8 with the graduation of two six-foot players on the front line. Both are now playing college basketball, while this year's team will be turning to senior co-captains Katie Johnson and Justine Ryan. Ryan was a leading scorer in the Canton scrimmage and is the Mustangs most skilled player on the floor. Meringer said she will be playing numerous positions on the floor this season with the team's…
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Most importantly the Patriots won last night - but there's more.
1. The town meeting postponement was certainly worth it for Patriots fans, as New England defeated the New York Jets last night by a final score of 45-3. The meeting will now be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Coakley Middle School. 2. The Mustang basketball and ice hockey teams have full scrimmage schedules this week as they prepare to kick off the winter sports season. Be sure to follow Patch for your Norwood sports coverage. 3. Entry forms for the Recreation Department's holiday house decorating contest must be completed by Dec. 17. If your house is already decorated, snap a picture and send it to Patch! 4. The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the town hall as usual. If you are not inclined to brave the cold you can…
Saturday, December 4, 2010
In case you missed out this week, here's a round up of Norwood Patch's top headlines.
Norwood started off the week with an extravaganza - the annual Holiday Extravaganza to be exact. Be sure to check out the Patch photo gallery from that event and the video of the F. Holland Day Holiday House Tour! In the courts this week, the Norwood man accused in several violent robberies from 2009 pleaded guilty to eight counts of information of armed bank robbery on Monday in U.S. District Court, while the president of Norwood-based Systemic Research Inc. pleaded guilty to defrauding the National Science Foundation. In county court, a former Norwood resident was sentenced to five years in jail for throwing Molotov cocktails into several Walpole buildings in 2005. Three Norwood Hospital doctors were chosen for Boston Magazine's 2010 '…
Friday, December 3, 2010
The Norwood boys basketball team will play differently this year, but Coach remains optimistic.
Despite losing eight seniors and finishing 4-16 last year, Norwood Boys Basketball Head Coach Rich Cormier is optimistic about the prospects and potential for the upcoming Mustang season. "We are definitely young, there's no doubt about it," Cormier, entering his fourth year as Norwood Head Coach, said. "We are inexperienced, but it's a great group of kids and they are talented. It's going to take some time for them to learn and they will hit their bumps, but we have 13 kids and ten of them are underclassmen - we have three seniors." Some of Cormier's optimism hangs on the return of junior Sean O'Neill, who will start for his third consecutive year while looking to improve on his 11-points per game scoring average from last year. "Sean is …