Winter Sports Update
By: William D
The winter season is here, and sports seasons at Duxbury High School have been off to a great start. Some of the most important matches and rivalries are coming soon, and some have already happened.
With many tough match ups at their league meets, the winter track team is 1 win 4 losses. Every meet is close within 10 points of the other team. Andrew Borg just beat the school record in the 300m. The 4x200m relay team, Andrew Borg, James Giumetti, Sean Haney, Zac Chin, ran 1:38.30 and are very close to breaking the school record which is 1:38.20. Captain James Giumetti said, “What makes our team great is how everyone is excited to be at Reggie Lewis center every week. The future looks bright with all the younger athletes that are really working hard.”
States Qualifiers: Will Bittrich 600m, Andrew Borg 300m, James Giumetti Long Jump, 4×200 relay team, Matt Leonard 1000m.
Currently 7-7, the girls Basketball team is looking to get 3 more wins to qualify for the state tournament with 5 games left. Senior Emma Gill said, “We are very young this year as we lost 6 seniors last year and are proud of how everyone is handling them and how we are doing.” The number one goal for the season is to get 10 wins, which hopefully we can get and are still working on. Every game and practice we have been getting better. The future of our team looks great, as they are only losing one senior. We have a lot of depth as well, which always helps. We have 4 freshman, 3 sophomores, 5 juniors and 1 senior and we all work together as a team, no matter the grade.
The wrestling team started off the season with a tough couple of games. They tied Whitman-Hanson, who seemed to be unrivaled the previous three years. Moving on to beat another league rival, Silver Lake, in a very close 32-31. This momentum drove the team to win the next three matches against Cohasset, Scituate, and Bristol Agricultural. Captain Patrick Q said, “The team has been better this year than it has in a long time, probably close to 10 years. We’re looking to do some damage next weekend at sectionals and hopefully several of us will reach states and farther.”
With a win last weekend over Whitman-Hanson, the boys’ ice hockey team obtained their 5th straight league title.
Swimming and diving teams will attempt to defend their sectional title on Saturday at M.I.T.