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Raider athletes power through season

Dover-Sherborn sophomore guard Parker Kendall (5) launches up a 3-pointer during the Raiders contest against Norton on January 7. Photo by Greg Hills.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Dover-Sherborn Regional High School winter athletics continued on this past week as the Raiders battled TVL rivals Medfield and Dedham. DS varsity girls and boys hockey, varsity boys and girls basketball, varsity boys and girls swimming, as well as girls and boys indoor track, were all in action.

  • Girls varsity basketball earned a sweep of Dedham to improve to 2-1 on the season. The DS girls battled back from 15 points down to defeat the Marauders 39-35 on January 12. Kate Mastrobuono and Hana Skeary each scored 10 points. On January 15, the Raiders earned a 46-34 victory. Freshman Erica Hills led the way with a game-high 13 points.
  • Ava Yablonski (200 freestyle), Anthony Taslakov (500 freestyle), Ava Yablonski, Irene Yang, Ellie Soska, and Riley Kraaijvanger (400 freestyle relay), and Anthony Taslakov, Tim Ketryk-Simson, John Hoffmann, and Nate Randa (400 freestyle relay) all set school records in Dover-Sherborn's swim meet against Medfield on January 9.
  • The DS boys swim team won their meet against Medfield, 95-46, followed by a 124-33 victory on January 16.
  • The DS girls swim team fell in their meet to Medfield, 86-86, but responded with a resounding 120-38 win against Dedham on January 16.
  • Boys varsity basketball dropped a pair of contests to Dedham to fall to 1-2 on the season, falling 55-53 on January 12 and 48-38 on January 15. Nick Rinaldi led DS in the January 15 contest with a team-high 17 points.
  • Boys hockey split a home-and-home with Dedham to move to 2-1 on the season, falling 2-1 on Wednesday at Dedham, followed by a 6-5 victory on Saturday. Senior captain and defenseman Billy Rooney broke a 5-5 tie and scored the would-be game-winning goal with 4:57 to play. Senior captain Standish Carothers recorded a hat trick to go along with goals by freshman Mattias Sarnbland and sophomore Fin Maher.
  • Girls indoor track fell to Hopkinton, 64-22, on January 14, dropping to 0-2 on the season.
  • Boys indoor track also fell to Hopkinton, 48-38, to fall to 1-1 on the season.

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