Wednesday, October 15, 2014

For the Second Time in 2 Years, Norton Boys Stay Undefeated in the Duel Meet Season; Boys go 7-0!

Congrats to the Norton boys cross country team, who for the second year in a row (10-0 last year) stayed undefeated in the duel meet season at 7-0! The Lancer boys took down the Holliston Panthers today 24-35, taking places 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, & 10th places overall! All of the top 7 varsity boys achieved season best times on the day!

On the girls side, the Panthers beat Norton 24-37, and the Lady Lancers ended the season 5-2, which is the best duel meet record the Lady Lancers have ever had in the history of the school! Congrats on the girls!

Coming in 1st overall again for the Lancers was freshman  phenom Katie Bradley, who paced the race and took it from the start.  Coming in 3rd overall for the Lady Lancers with a big season PR was Anya DiLorenzo.

Varsity Placements: 
2nd Overall - Mike Tierney
3rd Overall - Chris Wrenn
4th Overall - Joey Annand
7th Overall - Parker Cleathero
8th Overall - Tom LeClaire
9th Overall - Mike Travers
10th Overall - Eric Sanford 

1st Overall: Katie Bradley
3rd Overall: Anya DiLorenzo
      Overall: Kambrynn Bowman
      Overall: Sarah Anderson
      Overall: Meg Nichols
      Overall: Calie Shea
      Overall: Abby O'Brien

Norton next competes at the exciting TWILIGHT MEET at the Barnstable Fairgrounds in Falmouth on Saturday afternoon/evening!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Norton Boys Win TVL Small Duel Meet Title and Stay Unfeated at 6-0; Norton Girls Beat Millis Mohawks 25-32!

Congrats to both the girls and boys cross country teams yesterday who beat the Millis Mohawks.  The boys won 15-50 and the girls won 25-32.  The boys won the "unofficial" duel meet title for the TVL Small.  The boys stay undefeated at 6-0 while the girls move to 5-1.
Senior Captain Mike Tierney win the race for the Lancer boys
Freshman Katie Bradley won the 3.0 mile race by almost a full minute over Millis harrier Katy Golden.  Third overall and 2nd for the Lancer girls was Junior Anya DiLorenzo.
Norton Girls Pose for a Picture (in their breast cancer awareness singlets)
The BIG THREE of Mike Tierney, Joey Annand, and Chris Wrenn took the first three spots in the race followed by Junior Parker Cleathero and Mike Travers in the 4th and 5th positions. 

Tierney, Wrenn, & Annand (at the mile)
Varsity Placements:
Girls Varsity: 
1st - Katie Bradley 
3rd - Anya DiLorenzo
6th - Kambrynn Bowman 
7th - Sarah Anderson 
8th - Meg Nichols 
10th - Calie Shea 
11th - Abby O'Brien 
Boys Varsity: 
1st - Mike Tierney 
2nd - Joey Annand 
3rd - Chris Wrenn 
4th - Parker Cleathero 
5th - Mike Travers 
7th - Eric Sanford
8th - Tom LeClaire 

Norton finishes their duel meet season away at HOLLISTON next Wednesday, October 15th.

Sophomore Joey Annand places second overall

Chris Wrenn places third for the Lancers
Senior Captain Eric Sanford & Sophomore Tom LeClaire
The Millis & Norton Teams Pose for a Picture #Sportsmanship
Freshman Calie Shea, Freshman Abby O'Brien, & Sophomore Abby Grey (front to back)
At the starting line........

The Millis & Norton Captains  

Friday, October 3, 2014

Norton Takes Down Ashland; Tierney & Bradley Continue to Impress....

Congrats to the Norton girls and boys cross country teams who defeated Ashland yesterday!  The girls won 21-37 and move to 4-1 on the season while the boys won 17-42 and stay undefeated at 5-0!

Freshman Katie Bradley continues to impress winning her 4th race of the season!  Coming in second for the Lady Lancers was junior Anya DiLorenzo.  The girls were sporting their pink jerseys in recognition of breast cancer awareness month.

Freshman Katie Bradley wins another race! 
Junior Anya Dilorenzo places 2nd overall!
On the boys side, The big three of Mike Tierney, Joey Annand, & Chris Wrenn went 1-2-3 against the clockers to ensure the vistory.

The BIG THREE for Norton 
Placements on the Day: 

Girls Varsity: 
1st - Katie Bradley 
2nd - Anya DiLorenzo
5th - Caroline Weber 
6th - Kambrynn Bowman 
7th - Sarah Anderson 
8th - Meg Nichols 

Boys Varsity: 
1st - Mike Tierney 
2nd - Joey Annand 
3rd - Chris Wrenn 
5th - Parker Cleathero 
6th - Mike Travers 
7th - Tom LeClaire 
12th - Eric Sanford 

Norton next heads to Millis next Wednesday for the first time ever.  Millis has a XC course now.  

Monday, September 29, 2014

KATIE BRADLEY Finishes 1st Place Overall in the Freshman Race at MSTCA Invite!!!

Congrats to Katie Bradley who made her mark at the state level this past Saturday winning the freshman 3000 meter race at the MSTCA invite.  She solidifies her rank as one of the top 2 freshman distance harriers in the state of Massachusetts!  Congrats Katie.

Other placements on the day included:

Boys Varsity 5k Race: 
16th Overall - Mike Tierney - 17:41
18th Overall - Chris Wrenn - 17:47
21st Overall - Joey Annand - 17:54

Girls Freshman 3K Race: 
1st Overall - Katie Bradley - 11:51
18th Overall - Meg Nichols - 13:52

Norton next competes this Wednesday at Ashland State Park against the Ashland Clockers.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Norton Seniors SHINE on Senior Day With Victory Over the Bellingham Blackhawks!

Norton senior girls Laura Carlson, Mel Morris, & Marissa Eisnor
Norton senior boys Benjamin Skotny, Sean Eykel, Tony Chen, Eric Sanford, Mike Tierney, Noah Beauchamp, Troy Parker, & Mike Travers
Congrats to the Norton seniors on senior day for their victory over the Bellingham Blackhawks.  The Norton girls brought home the victory 21-40 taking places 2-5 and 7-9.  The girls now move to 3-1 on the season. 

Lead by senior captain Mike Tierney, the Norton boys took the victory in their final home meet  of the season 16-47.  The boys stay undefeated at 4-0.  The boys secured places 1-4 and 5&6.

Girls Varsity Placements: 
2nd - Katie Bradley
3rd - Anya DiLorenzo
4th - Caroline Weber
5th - Kambrynn Bowman
7th - Sarah Anderson
8th - Meg Nichols
9th - Calie Shea

Boys Placements: 
1st - Mike Tierney
2nd - Chris Wrenn
3rd - Joey Annand
4th - Parker Cleathero
6th - Mike Travers
7th - Eric Sanford
8th - Tom LeClaire

Norton will next compete at the MSTCA Invite the Saturday at 1:00 in the afternoon at the Wrentham Developmental Center.

Senior Captain Mel Morris crosses the finish line
Norton's 1-2-3 punch of Mike Tierney, Chris Wrenn, & Joey Annand
The start of the girls race; Katie Bradley in front with Bellingham competitor Sarah Edwards

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Norton Boys Keep Rolling (3-0) and Beat the DS Raiders 24-33; Freshman Katie Bradley Stays Undefeated on the Season and Beats the Reigning TVL Champion!

Congrats to the Norton boys cross country team who beat the Dover-Sherborn Raiders yesterday 21-37 placing 1st-3rd overall.  The boys stay undefeated on the season at 3-0.  Senior captain Mike Tierney lead it for the Lancers and won the race, followed closely by Chris Wrenn and Joey Annand.

The girls lost a tough one 33-24.  The girls were winning (place wise) for roughly 2.5 miles and DS got the best of them in the last half mile.  Katie Bradley had one of the biggest comebacks ever being behind the entire race and outsprinting DS harrier Allessandro to the finish for the victory.  Allesandro is the reigning TVL champion from last year.  Katie Bradley is yet to lose a race on the season and is making her name known VERY quickly across the league.  Anya DiLorenzo had a great race with a big season PR placing 2nd for the Lancers and 3rd overall.

Norton's BIG 3 working the course
Start of the boys race versus Dover-Sherborn
NHS girls pose for a post race snapshot
Start to the girls race versus Dover-Sherborn; Katie Bradley leading the pack
Placements on the day:

1st Overall: Mike Tierney
2nd Overall: Chris Wrenn
3rd Overall: Joey Annand
7th Overall: Parker Cleathero
8th Overall: Mike Travers
9th Overall: Tom LeClaire
11th Overall: Eric Sanford

1st Overall: Katie Bradley
3rd Overall: Anya DiLorenzo
8th Overall: Caroline Weber
10th Overall: Kambrynn Bowman
11th Overall: Meg Nichols
12th Overall: Sarah Anderson
16th Overall: Calie Shea

Norton competes next Wednesday at HOME on SENIOR DAY (last home meet of the season) against the Bellingham Blackhawks!

Norton XC Meets 2-Time USA OLYMPIC 800 Meter Runner Nick Symmonds!

The Norton XC team was invited to Marathon Sports in Mansfield on Monday night to meet, converse, do a Q & A, take photos, and get signatures of two time US Olympian (Beijing and London) in the 800 Meters Nick Symmonds.  Nick also was also a WORLD silver medalist in 2013 and ranked 2nd in the world in 2013. Nick is also sponsored by the Brooks Beasts out of Seattle Washington.

The team had a great time and it was a once in a lifetime opportunity!  Below are some pictures of the experience:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Norton XC Starts Tri-Valley League Competition in Opener at Medway with the Girls Winning 20-35 and the Boys 21-40!

Congrats to the Norton High girls and boys cross country teams who defeated Medway in convincing fashion yesterday.  The girls (2-0) placed 1-3-4-5-7 lead by freshman Katie Bradley and finished with the largest margin of victory over Medway ever: 20-35!

The boys (2-0) also brought home the victory for the Lancers defeating Medway 21-40.  Senior Captain Mike Tierney was 2nd overall in the race and was the first Norton finisher, followed closely by Junior Chris Wrenn and Sophomore Joey Annand.  

Freshman Katie Bradley leads the race for the Lancers, closely followed by Anya DiLorenzo 
Sarah Anderson places 3rd overall for the Lancers 
Senior Captain Mike Tierney places 1st for the Lancers with a 5:39 mile pace! 
Junior Chris Wrenn places 2nd for the Lancers
Sophomore Joey Annand places 3rd for the Lancers
The boys had 4 athletes at a sub 6:00 minute per mile pace and one at 6:01 pace over the 2.7 mile course.  

Placements on the boys team included:
2nd Overall - Mike Tierney 
3rd Overall - Chris Wrenn 
4th Overall - Joey Annand 
5th Overall - Parker Cleathero 
7th Overall - Mike Travers 
8th Overall - Eric Sanford 
9th Overall - Tom LeClaire 

Placements on the girls team included: 

1st Overall - Katie Bradley 
3rd Overall - Anya DiLorenzo 
4th Overall - Sarah Anderson 
5th Overall - Caroline Weber 
7th Overall - Kambrynn Bowman 

Norton comes home next Wednesday, the 17th, for their home opener versus the tough TVL rival the Dover-Sherborn Raiders


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Freshman Phenom Katie Bradley Leads Norton Girls to Victory Over West Bridgewater 26-30; Senior Captain Mike Tierney Leads Boys to Win 20-41!

Congrats to the Norton girls and boys cross country team who defeated the West Bridgewater Wildcats today!  The girls won 26-30 and move to 1-0 on the season.  The boys won 20-41 and move to 1-0 on the season.

In her first varsity race of her high school career, freshman Katie Bradley beat out all the varsity athletes from West Bridgewater, Bridgewater Raynham, East Bridgewater, and Coyle Cassidy.

Freshman Phenom Katie Bradley
Senior Captain Mike Tierney
Senior Captain Mike Tierney lead the Norton boys, placing 2nd overall in the race.

Placements on the day:
1st - Katie Bradley
4th - Anya DiLorenzo
6th - Caroline Weber
7th - Sarah Anderson
8th - Kambrynn Bowman
(10th) - Megan Nichols

2nd - Mike Tierney
3rd - Joey Annand
4th - Chris Wrenn
5th - Parker Cleathero
6th - Mike Travers
(8th)- Eric Sanford
(9th) - Tom LeClaire

Norton Lancer cross country competes next against the Medway Mustangs at Medway next Wednesday, September 10th.


Welcome to all the Norton athletes and parents involved in the Norton cross country team 2014! 

We will be opening the season today at Borden Colony in Raynham against West Bridgewater at 3:30 and we hope to see you there!  


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Marcotte & Sullivan Announced to MSTCA All-Academic Teams

Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association
2013 Cross Country All Academic Divisional Boys Teams

Eastern Mass Division 5
Billy Sullivan-Norton-Senior
Max Marcotte-Norton-Senior

Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association
2013 Cross Country All Academic-All State Boys Teams

Massachusetts Division 2 (Divisions 4-5-6)
Billy Sullivan Norton HS Senior

Monday, December 16, 2013

Taunton Daily Gazette & Sun Chronicle All-Stars Announced!

Taunton Daily Gazette 1st Team All-Stars:

Billy Sullivan
Max Marcotte
Mike Tierney
Chris Wrenn

Anya DiLorenzo
Corina Jurczyk

Attleboro Sun Chronicle All-Stars:

Billy Sullivan

Honorable Mention:
Max Marcotte, Mike Tierney, Chris Wrenn

Congrats to you all on your accolades!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Norton XC Team Honored at School Committee Meeting & Sun Chronicle All-Stars & Honorable Mention Announced

The Norton girls and boys XC team (along with others) were honored at the school committee meeting this past Monday night. 

The Sun Chronicle Newspaper also announced their All-Stars for the 2013 XC Season:

Anya DiLorenzo - Girls Sun Chronicle All-Scholastic
Girls Honorable Mention - Conrina Jurczyk

Billy Sullivan - Boys Sun Chronicle All-Scholastic
Boys Honorable Mention - Max Marcotte, Mike Tierney, & Chris Wrenn

Monday, November 18, 2013

All-State Meet Results

Congrats to the Norton boys varsity TEAM and Anya DiLorenzo for qualifying for the All-State Championships and having a great performance after such a historic season.  Below are the results.

91st - Billy Sullivan: 16:16
94th - Mike Tierney: 16:17
104th - Max Marcotte: 16:24
119th - Chris Wrenn: 16:39
132nd - Eric Sanford: 16:47
162nd - Joey Annand: 17:20
172nd - Mike Travers: 17:31

BOYS TEAM: 16th / 19 Teams - Total Time: 1:22.23 - Average 16:28.60 (2.9 Miles)

74th - Anya DiLorenzo: 19:14

Congrats to everyone on such an amazing and historic season!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Taunton Daily Gazette Write GREAT article on NHS Boys Team!!

Kevin LaBounty
Taunton Gazette


Kevin R. LaBounty

NORTON – It has been a season of firsts for the Norton High boys’ cross country team.
The Lancers beat Hopkinton in a dual meet for the first time in their Tri-Valley League history. They then beat Medfield in a TVL dual meet for the first time ever.
Those pair of key victories would eventually lead to the first undefeated league dual-meet campaign for Norton and its first dual-meet championship since joining the TVL.
If all that wasn’t enough, the Lancers culminated an outstanding campaign by earning the first state-meet appearance in the program’s overall history last Saturday in Wrentham.
“Making All-States is an incredible feat for this school,” Lancer head coach Kent Taylor said. “The boys and I could not be more proud than to represent this town with the best 26 cross country high schools in the state out of a total of 336 schools.”
All the success this fall has been because of the talent and commitment of the Lancer student-athletes as well as the terrific guidance provided by Taylor, who is in his sixth season of building outstanding boys’ and girls’ cross country teams at Norton.
“The team is not only comprised of the athletes, but the school administration and the parents,” Taylor said. “We had so much support at the division meet. It was great to see.”
The Lancer boys have been a close-knit band of about 25 runners this fall.
Norton’s top three runners have been senior captains Billy Sullivan and Max Marcotte and junior Mike Tierney. Junior Eric Sanford and sophomore Chris Wrenn have shared the duties at the fourth and fifth positions with freshman Joe Annand in the sixth spot and junior Mike Travers in the seventh position. Sophomore Parker Cleathero and senior Nathan DiOrio have also worked hard this year to get into the team’s top seven spots.
Following the season, Taylor was named the TVL Boys’ Coach of the Year. As a group, the Norton boys earned second place in the voting for the TVL Sportsmanship Award.
Sullivan was named to the TVL All Star first team, while Tierney and Wrenn were second-team selections. Marcotte, Sanford and Annand were honorable mention choices.
There have been several reasons for the success of the team this fall.
“First off and most importantly, the kids did their summer training,” Taylor said. “They got their base training done before practice started. We were able to hit the ground running at the start of practice. That was important with the tough early meets we had.”
“Second, for the most part, we have been able to stay injury free. You have to stay injury free if you want to win this league and we were able to do that. It showed we had a lot of dedicated kids. If you work hard good things will come. We also had great, great leadership from our senior captains. They have been amazing captains for me.”
After dispatching Bellingham 18-41 in their season opener, the Lancers traveled to Hopkinton and beat the Hillers for the first time ever in a dual meet, 20-35. Norton secured five of the top six positions at Hopkinton State Park. Marcotte finished second with Tierney third and Sanford fourth. Sullivan placed fifth and Wrenn was sixth.
It didn’t get an easier for Norton during its next dual meet as they had to host a talented Medfield squad. But the Lancers took a giant step towards winning the dual-meet crown by edging the Warriors, 27-29, for their first dual-meet victory ever over their rivals. Norton earned six of the top 10 spots. Sullivan finished third, Marcotte was fourth and Tierney was fifth. Sanford placed seventh, Wrenn was eighth and Annand was 10th.
“I knew with what they had coming back that it would be Medfield and Norton battling it out for the title,” Taylor said. “We knew Medfield would be really strong. After seeing them, we thought we could win, but we knew we needed to run our best race. We wanted to peak the kids for that meet and we ran out best. It was a well thought out race by our kids. They executed the race perfectly. They couldn’t have executed it better.”
Norton won a home non-league meet against West Bridgewater (20-43) and an away TVL meet in Ashland (15-49) before facing a stiff challenge at Dover-Sherborn. The Lancers overcame a tough course to win, 25-30. They won two home meets over Westwood (15-50) and Millis (20-43), the latter coming on Senior Day, securing their first dual-meet title with a 20-43 in Holliston to finish 10-0 overall and 9-0 in the TVL.
“I’m ecstatic,” Taylor said of the title. “It was a tough meet against Dover-Sherborn. Holliston was another great race. That meet seemed a lot closer than the score indicated.”
It was the first dual-meet title of any kind for the Norton boys going all the way back to 1988 when the team was a part of the Mayflower League. It was also the first time a Small School from the league has won the crown in more than 15 years as Large School squads Medfield, Holliston and Hopkinton had dominated the field over that span.
“To see the excitement on the boys’ faces was great,” Taylor said. “This is a very tough league to win in. It is a really impressive feat. I couldn’t be more proud of them. It says a lot about the character and hunger of the boys. They had motivation and determination.”
Norton then finished second during the TVL Meet in Medfield with 71 points, outlasting Dover-Sherborn, who was third with 76. Medfield, which had loaded itself up with soccer players since the dual meet with the Lancers, captured the team crown with 26 points.
Norton capped its outstanding team season with a fourth-place finish last Saturday during the Eastern Mass. Division V Meet at the Wrentham Developmental Center, assuring its spot in the MIAA Division II State Meet this Saturday on the Gardner Golf Course.
“We will keep it simple on Saturday,” Taylor said. “We will run the fastest we have ever run. I want the boys to shoot for personal bests and just go for it. They really have nothing to lose at this meet. Just being there is a privilege.”
Newburyport won the division title with 47 points, followed by Hamilton-Wenham (66 points) and Seekonk (115). Norton was fourth with 143 points. The Lancers had four of their top seven runners earn personal bests. Sullivan finished 15th overall with a personal-best time of 16:46. Tierney placed 25th with a personal-best 17:08 and Marcotte was 28th in 17:12. Wrenn placed 34th overall in a time of 17:18. Sanford was 41st (personal-best 17:29), Annand (personal-best 17:43) was 50th and Travers was 81st (18:15).

“I was very pleased with the way the boys ran last Saturday,” Taylor said. “Four of our top seven runners had personal bests, how could I not be. They ran exactly the way they were supposed to, not going out too fast and keeping their splits even.”

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Norton Boys TEAM Make All-States as a Team for First Time in History; Anya DiLorenzo First Female in Over 12 Years to Make All-States!

After a hard fought race with Newburyport, Hamilton Wenham, & Seekonk, the Lancer boys settled for 4th place overall, but good enough to make it to ALL-STATES for the first time in Norton High School history.  Only 24 of the best cross country teams in Massachusetts make it to All-States, and for the first time in history, Norton High school is one of them.
Norton Boys Make All-States
The boys had a few PR's and had a great race at the Wrentham Developmental Center.  Senior Captain Billy Sullivan earned a medal by placing 15th place overall with personal record time of 16:46.
Senior Captain Billy Sullivan Places in the State Championship Meet

On the girls side, Anya DiLorenzo placed 21st overall and made the cutoff to All-States with a 20:02.  Anya is the first girl in at least 12 years to make it to All-States from Norton. 

Anya DiLorenzo First Girl to Make All-States in Over 12 years!

The girls placed 20th overall as a team.  Placements are below:
21st - Anya DiLorenzo: 20:02
37th - Corina Jurczyk: 20:39
119th - Caroline Weber: 23:27
123rd - Sarah Anderson: 23:36
151st - Janelle Poplawski: 25:20
155th - Karoline Weber: 25:31
159th - Laura Carlson: 25:51

Norton Girls Post Race

The boys placements are below:
15th - Billy Sullivan: 16:46
25th - Mike Tierney: 17:08
28th - Max Marcotte: 17:12
34th - Chris Wrenn: 17:18
41st - Eric Sanford: 17:29
50th - Joey Annand: 17:43
81st - Mike Travers: 18:15

Congrats to all the runners on a great season!  The boys will be competing at the ALL-STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS at Gardner Golf Course next Saturday at 11:00 am as a team and Anya DiLorenzo will be competing at 12:20!