Monday, November 5, 2012
In today's 5 Things you Need to Know, the 3-6 graders in Wrentham vote in a mock Presidential and Senate election, an update on how King Philip is doing in the MIAA tournaments, and the Terrace Cafe is holding a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.
1. Today's Weather from the Natonal Weather Service 2. King Philip Tournament Roundup After beating #10 Cambridge R&L 3-1 on November 3, the #7 King Philip girls' volleyball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the MIAA Girls Volleyball Central East Division 1 tournament. They head on the road to face #2 Boston Latin Academy on November 6 at 4:00 p.m. Despite beating #18 Barnstable 2-1 in the preliminary round on November 1, the KP field hockey team's season ended on November 3 with a 6-2 defeat to #2 Duxbury in the first round of the South Division I tournament. After qualifying for the Boys Soccer South Division I with a win in the final game of the year, #21 boys' soccer team were eliminated from tournament play on November 2 by #12…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
With a 1-1 draw vs. rival Franklin, the Warriors now need a win at Taunton on Friday to make the MIAA tournament.
After a slow start to the season, the KP Warriors boys' soccer team extended their unbeaten streak to eight games with a 1-1 tie over rival Franklin. KP now stands at 5-5-6 with 16 points. While a win would of left the Warriors only needing a tie to qualify for the postseason, their Senior Night draw does keep them alive with one more win clinching a tournament spot. KP took the lead during the 13th minute when a free kick from Aaron Morrissette to Jonathan Keys led to a goal after Keys was able to head the ball into the goal from inside the penalty area off the set piece. Later in the second half, the Panthers got on the board with a penalty kick from Zach Scafati in the 53rd minute. Despite a couple of attacks from KP, the Warriors were …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
In this weekend's edition of 5 Things you Need to Know, Patriot Place gets ready to host the Fall Harvest, the Wrentham Fire Department will have their open house this weekend, and the KP girls' hockey team will host their annual ski and snowboard sale.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012
1. This Weekend's Weather From the National Weather Service 2. Results from Yesterday's King Philip Warriors' Matches 3. Patriot Place to Host Third Annual Fall Harvest This Weekend The Fall Harvest at Patriot Place will take place on Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bass Pro Shop and at the Cranberry Bog behind the store. Activities include a pumpkin sculpting demo, pumpkin painting, hayrides, cranberry-inspired cooking demos, live music, an appearance from Patriots Cheerleaders, and more. For more information, head over to the Patriot Place website. 4. Annual Wrentham Fire Department Open House to Take Place This Sunday The Wrentham Fire Department will host their annual open house on Sunday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Joe Johnston had 103 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Warriors as they beat Sharon 43-0.
Up 14-0 at the half, King Philip Warriors’ game against the Sharon Eagles was not quite over yet. Facing a similar situation last week against Canton, the Eagles came back to beat the Bulldogs in overtime. On this night however, the Eagles were out of it two KP drives later to put the Warriors were up 27-0 late in the third quarter thanks to a dominating running game and well performing defense that held the Sharon offence to under 30 yards. By the time it was over, the Warriors had won 43-0 and improved to 6-0 overall. The Eagles suffered their first loss of the year and now stand at 5-1. Early in the first quarter, the Warriors chose to take a chance and go for it on fourth and one at the Sharon 10 yard line. After converting on a Joe …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
A pair of goals from Foxborough's Danielle Roma was too much as KP fell 2-1.
For 80 minutes the Foxborough Warriors and King Philip Warriors girls' soccer teams battled it out on the mud filled field at the Booth Playground in Foxborough. With both teams coming into the match four wins, both teams needed a victory to keep their dim tournament hopes alive. Behind a two goal performance from Danielle Roma, Foxborough earned a 2-1 decision over King Philip to improve to 5-5-2 while King Philip is now 4-6-1. A top shelf strike from 25 yards out from Roma in the 16th minute of the first half gave Foxborough the lead. King Philip would strike back in the second half during the 49th minute when Rachel Patten beat the Foxborough back line down the left flank for the tying strike. 10 minuts later, Roma earned her second …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A goal from Rachel Patten was all the Warriors needed to pick up a win against the Blue Raiders.
There may of been a couple of close calls and some shots that floated just above the crossbar of the King Philip goal, but the Warriors walked away with an 1-0 upset win over a Hopedale Blue Raiders team that came into the match with only two losses. “They (Hopedale) had a lot of chances, they really controlled the second half big time and I think it’s because of our youthfulness on our team that we backed up and decided to play an even more defensive game than what we wanted,” King Philip head coach Gary Pichel said. “We were lucky that they overshot our net several times, otherwise it’s a different story.” The Warriors improve to 4-5-1 with wins coming in three out of their last four matches. After a pair of near misses from Hopedale, …
Friday, October 5, 2012
John Dillion threw for two touchdowns and Joe Johnston rushed for two scores as the Warriors beat the Taunton Tigers.
When you score on every drive except for two, and one of those drives ended in the victory formation, chances are you had a very good night. That is exactly how the night went for the King Philip Warriors against the Taunton Tigers in their first divisional game of the year. With quarterback John Dillon hitting his stride and a running attack from Joe Johnston and Christian Flaherty, the Warriors improved to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in the Kelley-Rex Division with a 35-7 win against the Tigers. After stalling on their first drive of the night, it appeared that the Warriors would be forced to punt around midway though the first quarter. With the Tigers playing the punt off the bounce, a fumble by Taunton and recovery by KP’s Joe Cochrane put the…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Oregon and Washington State have banned the use of Native American Mascots. Should King Philip do the same?
As part of an effort to close what Washington state education officials call a "widening gap" between Native American students and their white counterparts, the Washington State Board of Education is asking all schools in that state to do away with Native American mascots. Seattle’s King5.com reported, “Education officials point to studies that show self-esteem issues among Native American students.” Last May, neighboring state Oregon’s Board of Education voted to ban Native American mascots, nicknames and logos. According to the American Indian Cultural Support website, in Massachusetts there are currently 29 high schools that have Native American mascots– including 16 Indians, nine Warriors, two Red Raiders, one Redskins and one Braves. …
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…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Warriors kick off their season at Dover, New Hampshire on Friday, September 7.
Last year was a historic year for the Warriors as they ended the season as the champions of the Hockomock League’s Kelley-Rex Division and in football’s four team playoffs for the first time ever. Despite losing 7-0 to eventual Division 2 champions Duxbury, it was as far as any team had ever gone in KP history. This year the Warriors are once again in the hunt for the D2 title but like last year, nothing is going to come easy with Mansfield, North Attleboro, Attleboro, Franklin, and Hockomock League newcomer Taunton all on the schedule. Despite the success and 2011 and predictions of similar results this year, the Warriors know what it means nothing once the season begins. “I think the kids realize what it’s going to take to have success …