GRAFTON, Mass. - With the 2012 fall season well underway its time we catch up with Grafton High School’s athletic teams.
The football team is off to one of their more successful starts in recent years. They have recorded three shutouts in their first five games with their only losses coming down to the wire against Northbridge and Shepherd Hill Regional high school.
Recently, the team was deservingly voted onto central Mass’s top 10 poll coming in at number nine. However, with a lot of season left to play they are not satisfied quite yet.
The boys and girls soccer teams are both off and running with promising looks at having quality finishes in the Southern Worcester County League. Both teams are one win shy of being undefeated as the girls recently lost to Uxbridge high school and the boys came up just short to a tough Shepherd Hill team early on in the season. The D’Amico name is becoming familiar to score sheets as senior captain Anthony leads the point race on the boys team while his sophomore sister leads the girls.
The field hockey team has also made a statement this fall, earning a record of 5-3-3. Longtime coach Lisa Kittridge is “cautiously optimistic” about the remainder of their schedule, with only half of their season scratched off on the calendar and many tough games looming in October.
The team will look to their strong core of seniors lead by the two co-captains Julia McCormick and Tara Faford along with Erin Mulvey, Katrina Teixeira, and Marissa Ruggiero to help carry them.
Grafton is also finding success on the golf course as the team is working with a record of 10-3 with Dante Newman, Matt David and Mckay Lewis serving as the team’s top three golfers.
Finally we have the boys and girls cross country teams who are off to yet another impressive fall under coach Gleason. The boys team still remains strong with a group of young talent after losing their superstar Chaz Davis to the University of Hartford this fall. Both teams are looking to improve their personal records and make themselves known throughout the rest of their meets.
GHS Journal is a weekly column written by Grafton High students focusing on student life inside the new school. Tyler Reilly is a senior at Grafton High School.