After making the tournament by tying the last game of the regular season, and then knocking off the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds to advance to the South Sectional semifinals, the Dragons went deeper into post-season play then many experts expected.
With a packed gymnasium and a student body ready to explode with every Duxbury basket, it couldnâ€™t have started any better for the Dragons, as Justin Marino gave Duxbury a 5-0 lead. After that the dream fell apart, as the No. 5-seeded Oliver Ames Tigers went on a 26-2 run over the next seven minutes to put the game away in a 69-53 win over the Dragons.
Coach Gordon Cushing had warned his team that being in post-season play is a lot different than playing regular season games in the Patriot League. It took the final eight minutes of Tuesday nightâ€™s win over Quincy to drive that point across.
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.
It didnâ€™t take long for the Duxbury girlsâ€™ soccer team to know it had its hands full Friday night in Scituate when the Dedham Marauders forced Emily Brook to make a key save in the first 90 seconds of its 2-1 victory over the Bay State League entry.
The Duxbury High School boysâ€™ soccer team has quietly stepped out from under the umbrella of the fall sports season and advanced to the semifinals of the MIAA Division II South Sectional soccer championships after a 1-0 shutout win over No. 14 seed Norton HS on Wednesday night in Duxbury.
After barely escaping with a 2-1 win over Scituate on Sunday, the Lady Dragon soccer team brought its A game to Chandler Field on Tuesday night and defeated reigning Division II state champs, Cardinal Spellman of Brockton, 4-1.
Captainâ€™s practices will be running every Tuesday and Thursday beginning on August 10. Practices will be held behind the library from 9 a.m. â€“ 10:30 a.m. Please bring your sneakers, cleats, shin guards, goggles and mouth guard. If you have any questions, please call Siobhan McCarthy, 781-264-3554 or Briana Connolly, 508-221-0423.
Duxbury girlâ€™s soccer Captainâ€™s Practices began on Aug. 3, and will run every Tuesday and Thursday, from 5 â€“ 6 p.m. at Chandler Field. Please bring a ball and water. If you have any questions, please call captains Melissa Gavin, 781-635-3827, or Emily Gallagher, 781-789-2893.
Come support the Duxbury Beach Preservation Societyâ€™s Storm Damage Fund by running the 5K Duxbury Beach Race on Saturday, Aug. 14 at 8 a.m. Advance registration fee (before Aug. 1) is $15 per adult and includes a Duxbury Beach visor while supplies last. Register online at duxburybeach.com. Race day registration fee is $20 per adult and student entry fee $10.