When Duxbury High School guidance counselor Elizabeth Walsh asked a group of students to meet her in her office after school, it wasn’t to discuss academics. Walsh, who doubles as the school’s coach for girls’ swimming and diving, was preparing to announce the team captains for the 2015-16 season.

Read more: Swim team captains pass the torch

As the adage goes, there is strength in numbers. No sport at Duxbury High School better exemplifies that more so than the track and field program. 

Read more: Record participation for outdoor track

The Duxbury High School girls’ tennis team continued its hot start Wednesday, despite the playing conditions being less than ideal. Due to the wintry mixture of rain, sleet and snow obstructing the players and courts, Wednesday’s match was shortened to an eightgame pro set format.

Read more: Tennis teams continue strong starts

While the Duxbury High School baseball team was battling the elements at Plymouth North High School, the Duxbury softball team wasn’t having any luck staying dry during its game just a few miles away. In a cold, windy 4 p.m. game against Plymouth South, Duxbury was able to hang on and defeat the Panthers 7-6 on Wednesday, April 8. 

Read more: Softball beats Plymouth South, 7-6

Duxbury High School baseball coach Gordon Cushing’s final words of advice to his players as they trotted out to the field in the middle of the sixth inning were simple: “We want to be 1-1 at the end of this week. That’s the goal.” 

Goal: achieved. 

Read more: Wild 7th inning sparks Duxbury in 14-7 win over Plymouth South

After 19 innings and nearly seven hours of baseball that began on Friday, the Boston Red Sox finally defeated the New York Yankees at 2:13 a.m. Saturday. The second struggle for sports supremacy pitting Massachusetts against New York would occur less than seven hours later. 

Read more: Boys’ lax beats Garden City 9-7 at Harvard University

The Duxbury High School girls’ lacrosse team began its April 9 game against the Quincy Presidents scoring nearly one goal per minute. The Dragons were up 7-0 at the 18:27 mark of the first half against their Patriot League foes, and yet, still, they could be executing better. 

Read more: Girls lax seniors key in 18-0 win over Quincy

When the Boston Herald released its annual list of high school girls’ ice hockey allstars for the 2014-15 season on April 2, four familiar names highlighted the selections.

Read more: Four Dragons named hockey All-Stars

The Duxbury High School girls’ lacrosse team was pleased with its 16-5 seasonopening victory over Plymouth South High School.

Read more: DHS girls’ lax beats Plymouth South 16-5

If the tennis season ended today, both Duxbury High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams would have gone the entire season without dropping a set.

Read more: DHS boys’ and girls’ tennis win

Was it six seconds, or was it seven seconds? That was the debate on the sidelines and in the stands. 

Read more: DHS Lacrosse wins season opener over Plymouth South, 21-0


The Duxbury High School baseball team is in pursuit of its second-straight Patriot League title as the calendar flips to spring. Fresh off the team’s second- best season ever, one in which the team posted a 16-4 record, head coach Gordon Cushing is hopeful that recent success can give the program something to build on. 

Read more: Dragons return to diamond

Duxbury High School boys’ ice hockey coach John Blake asked each of his players to fill out a ballot that would help decide the team captains for the 2015-16 season. The results of the election were announced at the team’s annual post-season banquet on Sunday, March 22 with rising seniors Cam Christenson, Kevin Corcoran and Brian Brockwell earning the honor.

Read more: Election process decides DHS hockey captains

The Duxbury High School boys’ basketball team held its annual post-season banquet on March 22, effectively wrapping up one season while looking ahead to the next. 

Read more: DHS Boys’ Basketball captains announce



The Duxbury High School sailing team got off to an impressive start in its spring season, shutting out Wayland 4-0 in its first meet of the year.

Read more: Sailing team breezes past Wayland, 4-0