Monday, March 7, 2011
Freshman goalie Ashley Castriotta came in for an injured teammate and played flawlessly as Framingham closed out its season.
Ashley Castriotta Class: Freshman Age: 14 High School: Framingham High Sport: Ice hockey Position: Goalie Year first started competing: Framingham town teams, while still in middle school. Career highlight: First varsity goaltending opportunity. Favorite athlete: “My Dad. He played goalie in high school. And my goalie coaches, Jerry Diana and Doug Mickaels.” It was the final game of the regular season and Framingham was losing to Walpole. Ashley Castriotta was arrayed in her goal tending regalia and occupying her accustomed spot on the Flyers’ bench. Hockey is a waiting game for freshmen goaltenders when there is a senior goalie guarding your team’s net. Midway through the second period the call came when Framingham’s starting goalie was …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Framingham High's girls hockey team lost 1-0 in a tourney game last night, but the freshman goalie foreshadowed good things to come for the team next season.
An early goal by junior Lauren Giordano stood up and gave the Watertown-Melrose girls' hockey team a victory in its first ever state tournament game. The Raiders faced the Framingham, which started its freshman goalie, Ashley Castriotta, due to an injury to their starting goalie. Castriotta was tremednous in net, in just her second varsity game. She recorded 24 saves in a 1-0 loss.
Back-up freshman Flyer goalie Ashley Castriotta had a tremendous game, but the Framingham High Flyers hockey team ended its season last night in a 1-0 loss to Watertown. In just her second varsity game, Castriotta made 24 saves.
With an early one-goal lead against a No. 23 seed Framingham team missing its top goalie, it appeared to be easy sailing ahead for the Watertown-Melrose girls’ hockey team. The No. 10 seed Raiders, however, had to survive two and a half periods of pressure to hang on to the 1-0 victory in the preliminary round game of the MIAA Div. 1 State Tournament at Watertown’s John Ryan Arena, last night. Just 5:16 in to the game, Watertown junior Lauren Giordano took a pass from Justine Johnson skated past some Flyer defenders and shot a back-hander into the corner to beat Framingham’s freshman goalie Ashley Castriotta. “I got it and just went around with my backhand,” Giordano said. “When I go backhand, I usually go upper right corner in the air. …
Monday, February 28, 2011
Keefe Tech boys basketball, Marian boys hockey and Framingham girls hockey will all be playing state tounament games this week.
Three Framingham teams, one from each of the three high schools in town, will be heading into state tournament play this week. Additionally, three Framingham High wrestlers will be competing in the All New England Championships in New Haven Friday and Saturday. WRESTLING: Framingham’s Sa places second in All-State tournament The Flyers’ Gil Sa lost by a 10-3 decision to Needham’s James Carroll in the finals of the 130-pound class during the All-State tourney at Salem High on Saturday. “I was a little off my game,” said Sa. “I was more cautious than normal and I didn’t take any risks. But he’s tough. I’m not happy that there is somebody better than me. I’ll see him again this weekend.” Framingham advanced three wrestlers to the New England …
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Framingham just made it into the playoffs. The Flyers are ranked 23rd and will play Wednesday against #10 Watertown in Watertown.
Framingham just made it into the playoffs with its 9-9-2 record. The Flyers are ranked 23rd and will skate against #10 Watertown in Watertown on Wednesday. Patch will have coverage of the playoff game. In total, 30 teams made the tourney. The team are below: Bracket Notes: 1. St. Mary's (19-0-3) .932 2. Woburn (18-1-1) .925 3. Acton-Boxboro (16-3-1) .825 4. Medway/Ashland (16-3-1) .825 5. Winthrop/Lynn (15-3-1) .816 6. Algonquin/Hudson (16-4-0) .800 7. Lexington (14-2-4) .800 8. Hingham (16-4-2) .773 9. Medford (14-4-2) .750 10. Watertown/Melrose (14-3-5) .750 11. Billerica (14-6-1) .725 12. Arlington (14-5-1) .725 13. Braintree (12-4-4) .700 14. Franklin (13-6-1) .675 15. Westford (12-5-3) .675 16. Beverly/Danvers (13-7-0) .650 17. …
Sunday, February 20, 2011
In track, Ben Groleau finished seventh in the 1,000 with a time of 2:34.87 in the Division 1 Championship. . Sarah Bowhill got caught in traffic and ran a 5:17. Both Bowhill and Groleau will compete in the All-State meet this Saturday at the Reggie Lewis
Framingham came home from the Division 1 wrestling tournament with a state championship to highlight last week’s sports schedule as the winter season begins to wind down. Two Framingham runners advanced to the All-meet this weekend. On the ice, the Flyers’ boys hockey team needs two wins in its final two games this week in order to qualify for the state playoffs. WRESTLING: Sa dominates to win state title Gil Sa quickly built a lead in his 130-pound final match against St. John’s Prep’s Mike Mayo and remained in control to record a 9-1 major decision and win the state Division 1 individual title Saturday at Methuen High School. Three other Flyers gave a good accounting of themselves in the tournament. Mike Patterson took fourth place in …
Monday, February 14, 2011
Scoring at opportune times, Sophia Agostinelli provides the offense for the Framingham girls hockey team.
Sophia Agostinelli Class: Senior Age: 18 High School: Framingham High Sport: Hockey Position: Center Year first started competing: Freshman; played on youth teams since sixth grade Career highlight: Scoring a hat trick this year to give Framingham its first win ever over Arlington Catholic. As center on Framingham’s hockey team, Sophia Agostinelli is the center of attention when she is out on the ice. At 5-10, she admits that she has presence when going up against most defensive players. “I’m one of the biggest girls out there and I can out-muscle almost anyone,” she said. “They (opponents) know who I am and they target me and get very physical.” So Agostinelli relies on physical and mental toughness to play her game, which is scoring …
Flyer Sarah Bowhill won the mile in 5:16.48 to become Bay State Conference championm while Ben Groleau became the Bay State League champion in the 1,000, with his winning performance of 2 minutes, 38.45 seconds.
WRESTLING: Flyers send 7 to states Framingham will have seven wrestlers in the Division I state tournament this Saturday, Feb. 19 at Methuen High. The seven qualified for the tournament after their performances at the Division 1 Central Sectional tournament in Lexington. Three Framingham wrestlers -- Gil Sa (130 pounds), Robert Coukos (145) and Mike Patterson (189) -- became individual champions in the sectionals and will lead the Framingham wrestlers in the Division I tournament. Framingham will have 7 wrestlers in the state tournament, the most for any team. Framingham dropped its final dual meet of the season to Weymouth, 46-15, on Wednesday. It is the second consecutive year the Flyers lost to Bay State Conference Carey Division …
Monday, February 7, 2011
Snow is expected tonight until the morning commute on Tuesday.
1. Most important, there is snow in the forecast for tonight. At the moment, forecasters are calling for 2-4 inches. 2. Framingham High girls hockey team with skate against Reading High at Loring Arena at 4:15 p.m. today. 3. Whole Foods in Framingham is holding a story time with a healthy snack from 10:30 to 11 a.m. 4. Feb. 7-11 is National School Counseling Week 5. Marian High hockey team is scheduled to play Bishop Fenwick at 7 p.m. at the New England Sports Center in Marlborugh.
Last week's snow shrunk the number of games Framingham varsity teams played last week. Some of the games have been rescheduled for this week.
The relentless snow of last week couldn’t completely thwart Framingham High’s varsity sports teams and a number of games were played. Highlighting Framingham’s efforts last week were the boys and girls hockey teams, which collectively had two wins and a tie. The gymnastics team ended the season with a victory. Framingham’s wrestlers finished second in the state sectionals. Flyers’ swim team finished third in its conference championship meet. HOCKEY: Boys pick up tie, win Framingham’s hockey team skated to 3-3 tie with Needham Saturday. The Flyers were down 3-1 at the mid-point of the first period but came out in the second period fired up and, according to Framingham coach Paul Spear, played the rest of the game, “with pride, passion and …