Sunday, October 27, 2013

Hawks' XC Wraps up Outstanding Homecoming Weekend with Class A Varsity & JV State Championships

The pep rally Friday afternoon was certainly a harbinger for the entire weekend.  The excitement that resonated throughout the gym during last period set the table for a clean sweep of the Hawks' athletic slate scheduled for Homecoming Friday and Saturday.

Not only did our football team continue its push through the regular schedule with a convincing 41-21 victory over Portsmouth  on Friday night at Hayden Stadium, but the Hawks' soccer team pre-empted that contest with a 2-0 victory over Woonsocket to secure the #6 seed in the upcoming state playoffs.  Then, as the above tweet points out, the cross-country guys and the JV soccer team did their part as well.

Both LaSalle and Hendricken are accustomed to competing against one another in more athletic venues than they don't, and cross-country is no exception.  The article at MileSplit RI attached to the following tweet does a great job of explaining just how impressive yesterday's 30-34 win over LaSalle for the state title was for our guys.

The varsity guys were paced by first-place finisher senior Colin Tierney (15:32.24), sophomore Tom Grizzetti (4th, 16:16.67), junior Michael Potter (6th, 16:28.88), and senior Colin Manning (7th, 16:31.58).

Quite an impressive showing for our guys in the top ten.

The JV guys did their part as well, posting some stunning performances:

Couple these performances and victories in heated competition with the tremendous improvements from the little guys during the Freshman states this past week, and it would seem Coaches Doyle, Brennan, and Lourenco have a lot about which they can smile, both for the immediate and longer-term future. Great Homecoming weekend all the way around, guys. Let's see if we can wrap the entire fall sports season in Green-and-Gold.