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Swim teams finish Patriot League schedule unbeaten

The Duxbury boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving squads closed out their respective Patriot League dual meet seasons against neighboring rival Hingham on Thursday.

The girls’ won 95-80 while the boys’ earned a 90-62 victory inside the friendly confines of the Percy Walker Pool.

Both boys’ and girls’ programs clinched an undefeated Patriot League regular season with each team posting spotless 8-0 records against league competition.

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Boys hockey clinches share of PL Keenan Division title

Right from the onset of this and every season, the first goal that the Duxbury boys’ ice hockey program strives to complete is winning the Patriot League Keenan Division championship. Claiming the division crown gives the program a coveted automatic bid to the MIAA Division I state tournament. 

Following Duxbury’s 5-0 home victory over Silver Lake on Saturday, the Dragons inched closer to obtaining the division crown.

The win over the Lakers ensures Duxbury will earn at least a share of the Keenan Division title. 

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Wrestlers make quick work of Eagles in 54-21 victory

The Duxbury wrestlers dispatched their Patriot League counterparts in short order last Wednesday night as the Dragons beat Plymouth North 54- 21. Seven different Dragons recorded a pin to help accrue coveted points for their side.

“It’s a good win, it’s a positive win,” said Duxbury wrestling head coach Kyle McCarthy. “We’ve lost to them in the past couple years. They were missing a few guys so it went a little quicker than expected but we wrestled tough. We won the matches that we should win. Overall, we did pretty well.” 

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Duxbury puts together January hot streak: Lady Dragons have won four of their last five games

Duxbury girls’ basketball head coach Bob Sullivan has witnessed players – both his own and the opposition – achieve personal milestones on the court in year’s past.

He observed from the bench as former Lady Dragon Michela North scored her 1000th point in 2013, becoming the 13th, and most recent, member to join Duxbury basketball's exclusive club.

During Duxbury’s recent 46-42 loss to Quincy (Jan. 22), Sullivan and his squad were on the end of a historic defeat. Senior captain Nicole Jorgensen totaled 29 points against the Lady Dragons to reach, and later surpass, the 1000-point plateau.

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Boys’ basketball on the brink: Dragons searching for offensive spark in playoff pursuit

“Defense is okay, offense is a problem.” 

That’s the abridged (while also accurate) synopsis of Duxbury’s play on the court this season, as given by boys’ basketball head coach Gordon Cushing. 

During a year in which the Duxbury boys’ basketball program has had its season hampered by injuries to key contributors and offensive struggles, the Dragons 48-44 home loss to Plymouth South might sting the worst – mostly because Duxbury barely trailed in a game they would eventually cede to the Panthers.

Duxbury’s inability to generate consistent scoring plagued the team once again.

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Duxbury, Canton skate to 1-1 tie

It appears even titanium alloy can succumb to the adverse affects of rust.

The Duxbury girls’ hockey program, having gone 12 days in between games, managed a 1-1 tie against Canton Saturday night.

“We obviously had a little rust but we won’t make excuses,” said Duxbury girls’ hockey coach Friend Weiler. “Canton played a disciplined game and they just did a good job of limiting us offensively. We had our scoring opportunities but we just couldn’t convert.”

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The final hurdle: Indoor track teams eager to start postseason

The Duxbury boys’ and girls’ indoor track squads concluded their respective dual meet seasons against Patriot League foe Plymouth North on Monday, January 25. 

The boys’ dropped a close meet to the Eagles, falling 54-45 while the girls’ lost 80-18. The Plymouth North girls’ claimed the Patriot League Keenan Division championship and cemented their undefeated season with the victory.

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Three-fall: Boys’ hoops drop home game to Presidents

Visiting Quincy defeated Duxbury 65-55 behind a barrage of three-pointers in the final home Friday night game for the Dragons this season.

The Presidents drilled six three-pointers in the victory, including four in the opening quarter. 

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Girls swimming stays unbeaten, boys’ suffer first loss

Only one team has been able to defeat the Duxbury boys’ swim team in the past four years – Apponequet. The Lakers beat the Dragons last season in a non-league clash featuring two of the premier swim programs in the state. Duxbury looked to avenge last year’s loss to its fiercest non-league rival in a home meet last Friday.

A different season produced the same result as Apponequet emerged victorious, winning 100-83. The competitive defeat snapped Duxbury’s (6-1) undefeated season. 

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Girls crash Green Cup party for first time: Dragons blank Rams 3-0 for Duxbury Green Cup sweep

Every great rivalry needs a new chapter in order for it to evolve and ascend to even loftier heights. I don’t necessarily mean a new chapter in terms of the number of meetings between two adversaries, (Brady versus Manning XVII anyone?).

I’m talking about a new dimension, a new element to the rivalry. You know, something to “spice things up” for a lack of a better phrase. 

Neighboring rivals Duxbury and Marshfield have achieved exactly that. 

This year, for the first time in the seven-year history of the annual Green Cup ice hockey rivalry between the two local sports hubs, the girls got in on the action. A few moments after the Duxbury boys’ had retained the cup following their 3-1 win over the Rams, the Duxbury girls’ shutout their Marshfield counterparts 3-0 to give the Dragons a Green Cup sweep on Martin Luther King Day.

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Green Cup glory! Duxbury beats Marshfield 3-1 in annual hockey rivalry

For each year of the last previous 30 on the third Monday of January, America collectively remembers the impact that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had on our nation and the world. During the past seven years, neighboring towns Duxbury and Marshfield have gathered on MLK Day for a congregation of a different kind, all in the spirit of hockey.

The annual rivalry series, aptly titled the Green Cup (in reference to each team’s primary jersey color), is an all-day affair of ice hockey action between the two natural rivals – beginning with mites versus mites, all the way up to the respective high school varsity teams squaring off to punctuate the day’s events. Teams from all age brackets compete throughout the day to earn points towards winning the cup.

This year’s Green Cup rivalry featured a new twist to the proceedings as the girls’ varsity programs of the two neighboring towns would participate for the first time.

Following wins by the junior varsity earlier in the day, and a 3-1 victory by the varsity squad, Duxbury emerged victorious to hoist the Green Cup.

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Buckets on her birthday: Gill scores career-high 17 points in win

Emma Gill couldn’t have asked for a better 18th birthday.

After narrowly missing out on being able to legally purchase a ticket for the record-breaking Powerball payout of $1.586 billion, Gill pulled her own winning number five days later on Martin Luther King Day. 

Duxbury’s senior captain nearly totaled one point for each year she’s been alive, scoring a career-high 17 points to lead the Lady Dragons to a 53-38 win over Whitman-Hanson. 

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Boys’ hockey seeking consistency, beats N. Quincy 4-3

The third period has not been kind to Duxbury boys’ ice hockey as of late. 

During each of the Dragons previous two games against Plymouth South (Jan. 13) and North Quincy (Jan. 16), Duxbury allowed its opponents to make things interesting with some late-game goals.

The end result was a 4-4 tie against the Panthers and a 4-3 win over the Red Raiders.

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Lady Dragons drop low-scoring affair to rival Hingham

Buckets were at a premium as Duxbury welcomed Hingham for a January 12 game featuring a pair of Patriot League squads.

The Harborwomen, at 3-2 in Patriot League play entering the game, were looking to advance towards the upper echelon of the league while the Lady Dragons (2-3 in league play) sought to get back to the middle of the Patriot League pack. 

A defensive battle ensued as Hingham beat Duxbury 47-29 in a contest where neither side looked overly comfortable offensively.

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Indoor track squads drop meets to Panthers

Duxbury’s boys’ and girls’ indoor track teams each lost their respective meets against Whitman-Hanson last Wednesday. The meet was held at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury.

The boys’ lost a hotly contested meet, falling to the Panthers 51-49. The girls’ dropped their meet by the score of 75-25.

Both squads have now posted identical 1-3 records on the season. 

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