Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Warriors defeated Attleboro 5-0, Monday for their 15th win of the season.
The King Philip softball team trounced Attleboro, 5-0, at home Monday, taking advantage a strong offense effort. Led by new head coach Norm Beauchemin, the Warriors were able to strike early in the game, starting with a triple from Ashley Hussion to bring in Bel Shaffer. Hussion then walked home on a home run from Tori Constantin to bring KP up to 3-0 in the first inning. In the bottom of the fourth inning, KP’s Shannon Jones knocked in Breanna Sebio to raise the lead to 4-0. A bases-loaded single from Shaffer brought in another run in the bottom of the sixth. KP pitcher Ana O’Neill struck out 10 batters for the Warriors during the game. In two innings, she struck out the side. Attleboro got on base for two walks and a double from Mikayla …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Standout performances were delivered by King Philip music students.
Saturday, April 13
(From the King Philip Web site.) It was an unprecedented weekend of achievements for many King Philip music groups. Six different performing groups were involved in the Massachusetts Instrumental Choral Conductors Association annual festival held at various sites throughout Massachusetts. The MICCA festival is designed to promote excellence in musical performance and is held across parts of Massachusetts over three days. More than 200 groups from throughout the state participated and medals are awarded to the participating ensembles by a distinguished panel of music educators, who discuss the fine points of each performance with the students. Only 15 percent are awarded the gold medal for Superior Performance. The High School Symphony …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Former King Philip standout, Hillary Bushway is a junior midfielder at Louisville.
Former King Philip High standout Hillary Bushway is a junior midfielder on the University of Louisville women's lacrosse team Bushway is tops for the Cardinals in ground balls and caused turnovers, who got off to a 7-4 start this year. She appeared as a starter in the first 11 games of the season. The University of Louisville women's lacrosse team returned to action this weekend with a pair of contests at home after being idle for nearly two weeks. The Cardinals lost to Notre Dame, 16-15 in two overtimes. Sunday, Louisville will face Marquette, who is in its first year. Bushway played in 15 games as sophomore, finishing with 13 goals and six assists for 19 points, while she appeared in four games as a freshman, scoring her first …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The King Philip School Committee approved a budget increase, citing increased costs and a rise in enrollment, but they don't expect towns to absorb the increases.
The King Philip School Committee approved superintendent Elizabeth Zielinski’s recommended budget for the fiscal year 2014 Monday. The recommendations are a 2.5 percent over a level services budget, which would itself be 8.1 percent higher than 2013’s budget. The entire recommended budget is $28.1 million, which would include the level services budget, be 10.6 percent higher than last year’s budget. A level services budget would be $27.5 million. School committee chair Patrick Francomano said that the committee has no illusions about the probability of the recommendations. “I think there is certainly the understanding that approval of this budget as presented by the superintendent is for all practical purposes a placeholder,” he said. “…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
State Sen. Richard Ross and State Rep. Daniel Winslow stop by the King Philip School Committee for a discussion on local aide and Race to the Top.
The King Philip School Committee discussed state budget issues with State Sen. Richard Ross and State Rep. Daniel Winslow on Monday night and how the state fiscal landscape could affect the schools. The short version? It’s too early to tell. “We’re just one weekend into session of this two year thing, our legislations not due until Jan, 18 in the house and nobody knows what the budget seems like yet,” said Winslow. “We just need to see what [quarter 1] looks like in 2013 to see how the budget process will shape up.” Ross said there has not been much support for cutting aide to schools or local aid. He added that instead of cutting, raising taxes and finding new sources of revenue would be a more likely course. “There hasn’t been in the …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Warriors made an improbable comeback Wednesday night with a 72-67 double overtime victory against Weston.
Down 21 to the Weston Wildcats with less that three minutes to go in the third quarter, it would of come to no surprise if a young King Philip girls’ basketball team with nine freshmen and sophomores on the 14 person roster simply packed it in for the night. Yet, with seconds to go in the fourth quarter, the Warriors found themselves with a chance to push the game to overtime and eventually win 72-67 in a double overtime thriller at King Philip High School. Despite ending the first quarter down by only one, an open lane to the basket and foul trouble allowed Weston to build their lead at the free thrown line and under the hoop. Unable to work the ball down low on offense, the Warriors struggled to hang with the Wildcats as Weston took a 32…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Miss a story this week? The Week in Review looks at all the top storys from the past seven days!
Selectmen to Ask For Delay in Medical Marijuana Law While the voters of Massachusetts gave their approve for medial marijuana with the passing of Question 3 during November's election, the Wrentham Board of Selectmen will be asking for a little more time to prepare for the legal use and distribution of the drug. While the law is suppose to go into effect 45 days after being approved, some towns believe they need more time to draft zoning laws for where medical marijuana can be sold. The discussion came up after the board received a letter from the Walpole Board of Selectmen, asking the Wrentham selectmen to petition State Senator Richard Ross in support of a delay in the implication of the law. The Walpole selectmen recently did the same …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
A new report shows that King Philip High School will see a steady increase in it's enrollment numbers though 2015. KP Middle School and the surrounding elementary school districts are expected to see a decrease over the same period.
With high enrollment numbers being an issue at King Philip Regional High School, a new report shows no signs of a significant decrease for at least the next 3-5 years. While projections showed that there would be fewer than 1,300 students at KP High School, preliminary figures as of October 1 found there were 40 more students than actually projected, bringing the total students to 1,315. Currently, the high school has 1,254 students, a difference of 61 students from October 1, 2011. Now experience the same enrollment bubble that went though King Philip Middle School recently, the high school is expected to be above 1,300 students for the foreseeable future. Projections have the school losing seven students over the next two years before …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Joe Johnston led the way with 173 yards rushing and a touchdown as the Warriors improved to 4-0
For those looking for some good old fashion football, last night’s game between the King Philip Warriors and Dartmouth Indians was the place to be. With a slippery ball and a muddy field making it tough to go to the outside, both teams resorted to trying to grind the ball up the middle during KP’s (4-0) 20-7 win over the Indians. “Any win’s a good win, you’re going up against a physical team out there and some tough conditions,” King Philip head coach Brian Lee said. “We got a lead and we just tried to protect it.” The Warriors got on the board first on one of the few passing plays of the game. A six yard pass from John Dillon to Ryan Dunn gave the Warriors the first score of the game after a drive lasting almost half of the first quarter…
Friday, September 28, 2012
Today in 5 Things You Need to Know, Patriots owner Robert Kraft gets nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the KP School Committee release their agenda for Monday's meeting, a craft fair is to be held this weekend in Foxborough, and more!
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Friday, September 28, 2012
1. NWS Weather Update According to the National Weather Service, Friday should be a very wet day with a 90% of rain. 2. King Philip Sports Back in Action After a few days off, the KP varsity squads will be back in action today. Here is who they will be facing. 3. Indian Summer Craft & Vendor Fair in Foxborough Nestled against the backdrop of the State Forest at 68 Mill Street, approx. 50 craftspeople and vendors will present wonderful displays of their products on September 29! A fun day for everyone in the family! The group is partnering with the Foxboro Music Association for this fair, and there will be raffles to raise funds for their ongoing projects and student scholarships. Inside and outside markets. Rain or shine event! 4. …