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Winter sports wrap-up

Jeff Daddona '11
Sports Editor
March 3, 2011

The winter sports season at Durfee High School has come to an end. Many teams had a tough season, while others succeeded. Here is a look at how each team finished.

The boys' basketball team had one of the roughest seasons in many years, finishing the season with a record of 6-14. Many of the players had no previous varsity experience, and they had a difficult time pulling out games in the final minutes.

The girls' basketball team, with a new coach Sal Pina, also had a difficult season, finishing the season with a record of 7-13. The team returned most of its players from last year's team that went to the South Sectional Final at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, but a new coaching staff seemed hard to adjust to.

The boys track team had one of its best seasons to date. The team finished with a record of 4-1, losing only a tough faught meet to Big Three rival New Bedford. The boys track team finished second in the conference. The 4x2 team of Nick SIlva, Enrique Brown, Cameron Sevier, and Fritz Gustave qualified for the state meet. Gustave also qualified for the 55 meter race,while Sevier qualified in the 300 event. Tresley Dupont and Trey Davidson were the shot putters to qualify.

The girls' track team recorded the teams first win against Barnstable High School. The girls' competed well in every meet and gave their opponent a 'race for their money.'  Qualifying for states was Nicole Massoud in the mile, Sarah Skillin in the 600, and Andrea Dupont in the shot put.

The ice hockey team finished the season with a disappointing 4-3 loss to Apponequet High School for the Challenger Cup. The team beat New Bedford 11-5 during the season, but unfortunately finished last in the Big Three.

The wrestling team had one of the best seasons for winter sports at Durfee. They had three wrestlers qualify for the state meet. These wrestlers were David Medeiros, who had only one loss in the regular season, Nick Champagne and Eric Benevedes. Eric came in second in both the All-State meet and the State meet, and will be competing at the New England Championships. Dave Medeiros came in third at the state meet. Nick Champagne came in 6th at States. Another big victory for the Hilltoppers was beating Somerset for the Petrillo Cup.