Category Archives: Sports
Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor
On Saturday, March 18, 2017 Rockland High School’s cheer team beat out the top eighteen cheerleading teams from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts In Providence, RI. making RHS Cheer Division 4 New England Regional Champs!
Coach Jeanine Reale Reardon congratulated her team by stating after the victory Saturday night, “We had an unforgettable season and I am so proud of ROCKLAND High School cheer.”
Because of Saturday night’s victory, on April 11 at the Red Sox’s Champions Night game, the thirteen Rockland girls will have the opportunity to be honored on the field. Reardon said, “The opportunity to go on the field and be recognized before a major league game is a once in a life time chance! We can’t thank you enough Peter Tolan.” Mr. Tolan, who works at Fenway, was a key figure in having the team included at the Champions Night event.
Over the past 10 seasons under Coach Reardon the RHSVC athletes have earned 6 South Shore League titles, 7 Regional Titles, 7 State Titles, 2 New England Titles, & a National Title, not to mention the dozens of Invitational 1st placements, making cheer one of Rockland’s most successful athletic teams.
Joe Taft, Veritas Sports Editor
The boys’ hockey team will travel to Bourne today at 1:30 to prepare for their D3 south semifinal match-up against Nantucket. The Dogs are fresh off their thrilling victory over Hanover in the quarterfinals, (2-1 in a shootout). The Indians, the reigning state champs, had only lost to Rockland once before the fateful Saturday afternoon.
It was a game of hard-nosed defensive effort and limited scoring opportunities. The score was locked at 0-0 through three regulation periods and two overtime periods. After Hanover took a 1-0 lead thanks to Zach Taylor, the Dogs rattled off two goals to comeback in the shootout and advance. Freshman Zach Callahan scored the equalizer, and senior captain Matt Dunn scored the game-winner. Junior Goaltender Harry O’Brien put in nothing short of a stellar performance, piling up 40 saves against a polished Hanover offense.
The Nantucket Whalers (19-0-3) are the #2 seed in Division 3 south, while the Dogs (20-1-3) sit at #3. Ultimately, this team is a mere 3 wins away from an appearance in the state championship at the TD Garden in Boston. Make sure to get on the highway and get over to Gallo at 4:30 to see some more magic happen.
photos by Kelley Reale and the Enterprise Sports
Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor
February 28, 2017
This has been quite an exciting year for the winter sports of the Rockland Bulldogs. Several of the Bulldog teams have made it to Postseason Tournament. The boys and girls basketball teams as well as the hockey team will be starting their first round in MIAA Division 3 South this week.
Tomorrow, March 1, the girls basketball team will be playing their first tournament game at home. The team will be facing Old Rochester at 6:30.
On Thursday, March 2, the boys basketball team will be going to Bourne. They will be facing Bourne at 6:30.
The hockey team will also be making the journey to Bourne to kick off their first postseason game at 8.They will be playing Cardinal Spellman at Gallo.
Four Rockland High School winter teams have captured their sports’ South Shore League titles this season.
The hockey team was the first to land on top with a win against Hull/Middleboro on Jan. 29. The hockey team’s record is 17-1-2 in what many have called the best season ever for the squad. It’s their first league title since 1991. Check out Liam Lenihan’s story on the hockey team’s season here.
Next was the wrestling team with their win over Randolph on Feb. 1. The combined Rockland-Abington squad has now completed back-to-back title wins, having captured the crown last year as well. Read John MacDonald’s article about their season here.
With a record of 13-5 and 11-2 in the league the girls basketball team has captured the Sullivan Division Championship. They had lost to Norwell on Feb. 3 which meant that the two teams could have tied for the title but Norwell lost to East Bridgewater last Friday night, giving Rockland the championship alone. With two freshmen in the starting line-up the team was perhaps not not expected to do as well as they have. Here is Jayden Libby’s story on the girls’ season.
The boys basketball team is the final team to win the SSL Sullivan Division championship. They did that on Feb. 15 with a great win against Norwell, 62-57. It went down to the wire but the Dogs prevailed. Here is Jake Lauria’s story on the boys’ season.
And although the swim team did not win a title, they worked hard this year. Here is Josh Thompson’s story about the swim team.
Four teams, four titles! It’s been a great winter season 2016-2017, and as always, it’s a great day to be a Dog!
The schedule for upcoming games is on the right column of this website.
Bulldog Nation will hopefully support all the teams in their last regular season games so that they can get good seedings for the postseason play-offs.
photos by Maddie Gear
Maddie Gear, Veritas Staff
The unified bocce tournament took place on Sunday the 29th at Rockland High School. This tournament was played by “kids from all across Massachusetts, as well as their special education programs,” said Noelle Atkins, president of Rockland’s Student Government Council. Sixteen Massachusetts high schools took part in the tournament.
Not only was it a good chance for Rockland High students to get community service hours but it was a chance to participate in something truly amazing.
“The unified bocce tournament is a Special Olympics event where kids from all across Massachusetts come together to play bocce with their special education program.” says Atkins.
Many of Rockland’s Pathway students participated.
For more about the tournament see the next issue of the Veritas which will be published next week on Feb. 14
The RHS hockey team has done it! With a 3-2 win over Middleboro/Hull on Sunday night the team captured the South Shore League title. They are undefeated in the league and after another victory on Wednesday, Feb. 1 against Coyle-Cassidy, 2-1, they hold a 14-0-2 record.
The SSL title is the hockey team’s first in 24 years and only the 2nd title that they have won as outright champs (86). It is the 3rd title in school history overall.
HNIB has the Dogs ranked fifth in D3 after two victories and a tie last week. Rockland beat Abington, 5-1, and Middleboro/Hull, 3-2, and tied Cohasset, 2-2.
For more about the hockey team’s great season, and an interview with Coach Mike Flaherty, check out the next edition of the Veritas newspaper due out on Valentine’s Day!