The Duxbury wrestling team competed in the 26th Annual Marshfield Holiday Tournament over the vacation break, and three Dragon grapplers placed in the top seven out of a field of 31 teams. The field included Bridgewater-Raynham, North Andover, Plymouth South, North Attleboro, and Marshfield, all of whom are ranked among the top 25 teams in the state.
The Dragons rallied from a 2-0 first period deficit, scoring a pair of goals in the second period and the game-winner with two minutes remaining to knock off Hanover, 3-2, on Friday afternoon at The Bog.
It is a team that is young and inexperienced. But Coach Gordon Cushing has pulled all the right strings so far, as his Duxbury boysâ€™ basketball team pushed its record to 4-0 with a 60-58 win over undefeated Marshfield last Thursday night in Duxbury.
The Duxbury boysâ€™ basketball team that was decimated by graduation and transfers has opened its season in surprising fashion, with a three-game winning streak after wins over Nauset (52-43) and Silver Lake (54-44) last week.
The Duxbury High School boysâ€™ swim team is enjoying having a pool to call home this year, as they cruised to a pair of wins last week with three swimmers qualifying for the Division 2 States and a fourth qualifying for South Sectionals. The Dragons defeated Pembroke, 98-75, on Tuesday and then returned to the Percy Walker Pool on Thursday to take down Middleboro, 99-75.
After a 2009-10 season without a pool, the Duxbury girlsâ€™ swim team seemed right at home in the newly-renovated Percy Walker pool, as they began their season with back-to-back wins last week over Pembroke (94-74) and Middleboro (82-50). With the addition of 27 freshmen and assistant coach Cassie Littlefield, a former Duxbury swimmer, the Lady Dragons will most likely be a top contender at South Sectionals and Division 2 States in February.
A freshmen-laden DHS girlsâ€™ varsity hockey team opened its season with a 4-1 come-from-behind win over Barnstable on Saturday night at The Bog. The Red Raiders have been one of the tougher teams on the Lady Dragonsâ€™ schedule since the two teams started playing each other. But since last seasonâ€™s 2-1 opening night loss to Barnstable, the Lady Dragons look to be on the verge of turning the tide on their opponentâ€™s dominance, having split last yearâ€™s series with a 3-2 win in January and opening with a win on Saturday. Coach Friend Weiler has some seasoned veterans in senior captains Keri Gould and Briana Connolly, who along with junior defenseman Martha Findley and high-scoring forward sophomore Hannah Murphy make up a solid corps of returnees.
The Duxbury Dragons exploded for 21 second-half points enroute to a 35-13 win over the Concord-Carlisle Patriots, enabling Coach Dave Maimaronâ€™s squad to capture their third Super Bowl title and second Division 2A crown in the last three years.
The No. 5 ranked Duxbury Dragons (12-0) took another step closer to their third Super Bowl title, and second in the last three years, with a 19-7 win over Dennis-Yarmouth on Tuesday night in Weymouth. The victory pits the Patriot League champs against Concord-Carlisle for the Division 2A title in a game that will be held at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, tentatively set for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
It may not
have the local interest that taking on Marshfield would have, but playing
Atlantic Coast League tri-champs, Dennis-Yarmouth, will be the first step for
the Dragons as they go for their second Super Bowl crown in the last three
game will be played on Tuesday night in Weymouth at 5 p.m. A win over the
Dolphins will pit Duxbury against the winner of North Andover/Concord-Carlisle
on Saturday at Gillette Stadium, tentatively scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
Itâ€™s been a foregone conclusion by most local high school football fans that the Marshfield Rams suffered through a sub-par season and are playing out the string on Thanksgiving Day. It couldnâ€™t be any further from the truth.
Itâ€™s about time the Dragons had a competitive football game. But it was almost too close for comfort. Trailing by six points with 3:47 left in the game, QB Kane Haffey engineered an 80-yard TD drive in six plays to lead the Dragons to a season-saving, come-from-behind victory over Hingham, 21-20, on Friday night before a packed house in Duxbury.