Friday, February 24, 2012
The Medfield High School boys’ basketball team drew the fifth seed in the MIAA Division 2 South Sectional State Tournament and will host 12th seeded Norwood on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in first round action.
In a season dedicated to assistant coach Ken Brackett, who passed away suddenly on March 28, 2011, the Medfield High School boys’ basketball team turned in a 14-6 regular season – good enough to earn the fifth seed in the MIAA Division 2 South Sectional State Tournament and a first round home game. The Warriors will host Norwood (11-9), the bracket’s 12th seed on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. “[Medfield head coach] Herb Grace I think has had a tremendous year,” said Medfield Athletic Director Jon Kirby. “The boys’ basketball team has pretty much spun around early season losses, beating Westwood, Hopkinton the second time around with a fairly young team. … Losing Kenny Brackett has been a difficult thing for us all and it’s been an emotional …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Medfield lost 58-49 on home court Friday to Westwood.
Westwood's determination and hustle led to a nine-point victory over host Medfield in Friday's boys' high school basketball game. "They just outworked us and played a lot tougher than we did," said Medfield head coach Herb Grace after Friday's 58-49 loss. "Like I said, we played hard but they played a heck of a lot harder." Westwood was able to knock down shots consistently for most of the night while Medfield struggled offensively. Westwood led the Warriors 19-9 after the first quarter before Medfield came roaring back to close the gap to four at halftime (29-25). Westwood increased its lead to seven (44-37) after three before closing out with a nine-point advantage. "We got after it a little bit better in the second half," Grace said. "…
Friday, February 11, 2011
Warriors capture third straight Tri-Valley League Title with win in Ashland tonight; Boys' basketball hosts Clockers.
Tonight has potential to be a big night for the Medfield High School girls' basketball team as the Warriors have a chance to win their third consecutive Tri-Valley League title with a victory over Ashland. Meanwhile, the boys' basketball team will take the court tonight, looking to get back above .500 in the standings when they host the Clockers at 6:30 p.m. in the MHS gym. Girls' Basketball: Medfield (15-1, 14-0) at Ashland (13-5, 12-4) Ashland High School, Ashland, 6:30 p.m. Tonight could be the night for the Warriors, but they will have to do it on the road against second-place Ashland, winners of seven straight. Over the past week and a half, the Warriors have gone up against the league's elite in Medway and Hopkinton and have beat …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
MHS boys' and girls' basketball squads hold court with Bellingham; Warriors' girls' hockey faces off against Medway/Ashland.
It is a busy Tuesday for Medfield High School sports fans as three Warriors teams are in action tonight. The boys' basketball team travels to Bellingham in need of a Tri-Valley League win. The girls' hoops team will look to take one step closer to a TVL title when they host Bellingham and the girls' hockey team takes the ice for their third game in four days tonight against Medway/Ashland. Here's a breakdown of each game: Boys' Basketball: Medfield (6-7, 6-7) at Bellingham (2-13, 2-10) Bellingham High School, Bellingham, 6:30 p.m. Bellingham could not have come up on the Warriors schedule at a more crucial time of the season. Medfield, losers of four-straight, desperately needs a Tri-Valley League win to get back to .500 in the standings…
Saturday, February 5, 2011
The boys' fell to the Wolverines, 62-37, but the girls' captured a 51-38 victory.
WESTWOOD – It was a tale of two results on Friday night as both the Medfield girls' and boys' basketball teams tipped off against Westwood. While the girls' were able to triumph, 51-38, the boy's ran into trouble and fell to the Wolverines, 62-37. The photo gallery below captures the scenes from both games.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Warriors girls' and boys' basketball team in Westwood tonight after games in Hopkinton Thursday.
The Medfield High School boys' and girls' basketball teams stay on the road Friday, traveling to Westwood High for another basketball doubleheader. The Warriors played at Hopkinton Thursday with the boys' falling to the Hillers, 73-63 and the girls' escaping an overtime thriller, 60-58. Both MHS squads are going for season sweeps of the Wolverines tonight. Girls' Basketball: Medfield (13-0, 12-0) at Westwood (6-7, 6-7) Westwood High School, Westwood, 5 p.m. The Warriors have been unbeatable and dominant throughout the first two months of the season but as the calendar turns to February, the games become more important and more difficult to win. Thursday's game against Hopkinton was a prime example of the level of competition Medfield …
Despite great effort by Warriors McCarthy, Bankert, Shea and a 16-point third-quarter lead, Hillers guards power a comeback and turn the tide.
HOPKINTON - The Medfield High School boys' basketball team appeared to have the game in hand Thursday night at the Hopkinton Field House, but cold hands in the second half and a great effort by a trio of Hopkinton guards turned the game around for a 63-53 Hillers victory. Medfield freshman Drew Shea led the Warriors' scoring with 17 points. Senior guard Jake Bankert and sophomore guard Johnny McCarthy led the charge to Medfiled's lead. Hopkinton, however, maintained a never-say-die attitude as long as there was a possibility to get back in the game. Down 16, the Hillers' Barrett Hanlon, as he has done many times this season, found another gear and inspired junior shooting forward Jason Dlugolecki and senior guard Wesley Erickson to join …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Medfield girls' and boys' basketball teams in Hopkinton tonight to take on Hillers.
It has been six days since the Medfield High School boys' and girls' basketball teams took the court for a game. The layoff may be the main storyline in tonight's games but the match-ups cannot be overlooked as Tri-Valley League powers collide at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Boys' Basketball: Medfield (6-5, 6-5) at Hopkinton (9-2, 9-1) Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton, 6:30 p.m. The Medfield High School boys' basketball team is coming off an emotional game against Medway on Jan. 28. The Warriors played in front of their largest crowd of the season and led the Tri-Valley League unbeaten Mustangs, 45-40 in the fourth quarter before falling 52-49. MHS head coach Herb Grace said the team was disappointed in the result but proud of the effort. The …
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Warriors' boys' basketball falls to Medway, 52-49 Friday.
Medfield (6-5, 6-5) turned in arguably its best defensive effort of the season, holding the high-flying Mustangs to 52 points and forcing plenty of turnovers that kept the Warriors within striking distance the entire game. But it was the inability to convert opportunities and hold onto the basketball in the critical stages of the game that eventually cost Medfield a chance at upsetting Medway in front of the Warriors' best crowd all year. For complete recap of Friday's game, click here.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Warriors' boys' basketball falls to Tri-Valley League unbeaten Medway, 52-49.
Medfield High boys' basketball coach Herb Grace summed it up after his Warriors suffered a tough, 52-49 loss to Tri-Valley League unbeaten Medway (12-2, 12-0) Friday. "Proud of the effort, disappointed in the result," said Grace. Medfield (6-5, 6-5) turned in arguably its best defensive effort of the season, holding the high-flying Mustangs to 52 points and forcing plenty of turnovers that kept the Warriors within striking distance the entire game. But it was the inability to convert opportunities and hold onto the basketball in the critical stages of the game that eventually cost Medfield a chance at upsetting Medway. "Our defense wasn't the problem," said Grace. "We turned the ball over in crucial situations but Medway will do that to …