Wednesday, November 14, 2012
It's Wednesday, November 14 and here are the five things you need to know
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- Daniel Libon
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
1. Today's Weather From the National Weather Service 2. Patriots Holding Food Drive As part of their Celebrate Volunteerism campaign, the New England Patriots will be holding a food drive during their November 18 match against the Indianapolis Colts. You can help by picking up a few extra nonperishable food items and dropping them off before the game at the entrance gates. Anyone who would like to donate but is not going to the game can stop by the bins at the Pro Shop or the Patriots’ Corporate Offices. 3. Water main Shutdown on Kendrick Street On Wednesday, November 14 at 8:00 a.m., the 6 inch water main on Kendrick Street will be shut down in order to replace a broken water gate valve. Residents who rely on the main will be without …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The senior posted his second best 5K time to finsih 24th in California
When King Philip’ Chris Allen passed up playing soccer in his senior year to run cross country, he knew that he had the talent to do so, he just didn’t realize how much talent he actually had. Allen recently returned home from San Diego, California, where he was invited to run in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championship National Race. The King Philip senior qualified to spend the three days in sunny California when he finished ninth in the Northeast Regionals. As one of only 40 male athletes to make the trip, Allen completed the 5K run with a time of 15:47 to finish twenty-fourth. Edward Cheserek of Newark New Jersey won the race with a time of 14:52. “I decided to run cross country because of my potential. I knew that I’d do well, but…
Monday, December 12, 2011
King Philip's Christopher Allen competes in championships.
Monday, December 12, 2011
King Philip Cross Country's Christopher Allen finished 24th in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Nationals Race, held this weekend. The KP runner finished with a time of 15:47 in the Saturday race. The race, which took place at Morley Field, Balboa Park in San Diego, CA, was won by Edward Cheserek of Newark, NJ, who had a time of 14:52. The girls race was won by Erin Finn of West Bloomfield, MI. The Foot Locker Cross Country Championships is comprised of four regional 5K races, which took place across the country in the Midwest (Kenosha, WI), Northeast (Kings Park, NY), and South (Charlotte, NC) on Nov. 26, and the West (Walnut, CA) on Dec. 3, culminating in the National Finals. The pre-race and race footage can be viewed online…
Monday, November 21, 2011
The Oliver Ames boys finished third in the Division 1 team standings, while Chris Allen of King Philip finishes in fifth place.
The MIAA wrapped up cross-country season at midday Saturday with the state championship meet. Multiple teams and individuals from around the Hockomock League qualified for the meet across three divisions for the chance to run one last time this year at Franklin Park. Chris Allen of King Philip once again had one of the best performances from a runner in the area with a fifth place finish in the Boys Division 1 race and a time of 15:54. The highly competitive race saw Allen with company at the front of the pack for the first time in a while as Jonathan Green of Saint John’s took first place with a time of 15:41. “The competition was so great I was hoping for a good time, but I still think I ran pretty good though. I think I can run better, …
Monday, November 14, 2011
KP's Chris Allen wins boys Division 3 race.
It was another successful Divisional Championship meet for several members of the Hockomock League. Four teams along with three individuals ran well enough to win some hardware and qualify for next week’s All State Championship Meet. Chris Allen of King Philip walked away with one of the best individual performances of the day with a first place finish in the boys Division 3 race. Leading for almost the entire race, the KP senior found himself alone on most of the 5K course en route to a 15:57 time. Allen now moves on to the boys Division 1 race at the All-State Championship meet where he expects to face tougher runners. “Of all the races I’ve been at I’ve been leading. There are a lot of good guys in the state, so it will be nice to have …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Mansfield boys, Franklin girls each claim league titles.
With cold, but reasonable running conditions, the Hockomock League cross-country championships proved to display some of the best running in the state Saturday at Borderland State Park in Easton. With five of the top twelve runners in the boys’ race, Mansfield earned its eighth straight league title with 44 points, while the Franklin girls team tallied 38 points for its second straight league title. Mansfield coach Julie Collins was thrilled with her team's victory. “This is the eighth straight year that we won the league, and OA [boys] were heavily favored,” she said. “On paper, if you look at our kids they were a very good team. They just hadn’t run well together on the same day in the same race. But today, our seniors helped us …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Here's what's happening around town today, Tuesday, September 27.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. KPHS Warriors Varsity Sports: 2. Line Dancing is offered every Tuesday at the Wrentham Senior Center from 1pm to 2:30pm for $2. For more information please call (508) 384-5425. 3. The White Barn Farm Roadside Stand will be open today from 3pm to 7pm, offering an array of seasonal vegetables grown right at the Farm. 4. Evening Veterans Service Officer Hours is available every Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm at the Wrentham Senior Center. Please call the Senior Center if you would like to meet with Veterans' Agent Ken Oles. 5. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to catch updates throughout the day.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Both the boys and girls cross country teams fall to neighboring Franklin.
King Philip got off to a great start in both the boys and girls cross country meets, but Franklin was just too much for the Warrior runners and was able to sweep the home team. Running the three-mile course at Wrentham’s Rice Fields, Franklin dominated the girls meet with a 15-49 win, while the boys eked out a 27-33 victory in the first race of the Hockomock League season. In the boys race, King Philip’s Chris Allen, a first-year cross country runner, jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Allen crossed the finish line with a time of 15:39, 50 seconds ahead of Franklin’s Andrew Hood. “Chris knew that Andrew was a quality runner and wanted to find out what he had so he tested him early in the race,” KP Coach Julie Nievergelt …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Here's what's happening around town today, Tuesday, September 20.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. The Wrentham Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at 7pm at the Wrentham Town Hall. 2. The Wrentham Council on Aging will hold a meeting at the Wrentham Senior Center at 3pm. The public is welcome to attend. 3. The KP Warriors boys/girls varsity Cross Country teams will travel to Attleboro HS for a 3:45pm meet. 4. Evening Veterans Service Officer Hours are now available every Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm at the Wrentham Senior Center. Please call the Senior Center if you would like to meet with Veterans' Agent Ken Oles. 5. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to catch updates throughout the day.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Both the boys and girls cross-country squads looking to climb the Hockomock ladder.
The King Philip girls cross country team will be returning its top runner this fall, while the boys squad is welcoming a new runner atop its leader board. Warrior coach Julie Nievergelt is hoping both squads can move up the ranks in the Hockomock League this year. “I’m hoping that the girls will be in the top five, possibly even higher if I can get them in shape by the end of the six weeks,” the coach said. “After finishing dead last in the league last year, the boys should be able to crack into the top three.” While the girls lost a couple of talented runners to graduation, Nievergelt has her number one runner coming back in Stacey Wojcik. Although Wojcik is not in her best shape after having the summer off, the coach is not in the least…