Vacation Victories
Nathan Carvalho

Staff Reporter '13

April 22, 2013

 

It was time for April vacation and although school was on break, Durfee sports took no days off and racked up victories across the board. All Spring sports had a lackluster start to their seasons, to say the least, but it's safe to say that they have dusted off the cobwebs and are looking good.

 

Durfee baseball came out hot and racked up three wins in a row to improve their record to 3-3. Two clear cut victories against Somerset-Berkley gave Durfee loads of momentum and confidence. A 13-3 win over local rivals Diman in between a pair of Somerset games kept Durfee hot. With John Bonanca stepping up to the mound, it looks like Durfee baseball is well on their way to the state tournament if they can keep this streak up.

 

Another boys team that has recently impressed is the Durfee Volleyball team. They were one of Durfee's most promising teams in the pre-season outlook, but had a rough start losing their first few games in close encounters that could of easily gone the other way.

 

They swept past Wareham last Friday right before break began, and they did not stop there. Going into their first Big 3 game of the season against New Bedford, the Hilltoppers had a lot to prove and a win was decisive and key to their season. They did what they had to do and won three sets in a row to defeat their Big 3 rivals and get back on track for the season. Now the boys are back up to 500, with a record of 5-5

 

Batting practice for the Durfee girls Softball team is finally paying off as they also are looking good after a rough start. The Lady Hilltoppers picked up a good win against Somerset before break but were unable to pick up a second against local Raider rivals as they suffered a loss the second time they met up. But that's not to take away from Durfee's Monday afternoon victory over the Taunton Bengals. A close game that saw the score remain 0-0 for most of the day, but that score changed in favor of Durfee when Senior Danai Boone cracked a ball over the fence for a home run and a Hilltopper victory.

 

This is the last season of sports for Durfee high school this year, and for many seniors this is the last season of their athletic careers. They need to make this season one to remember, and it looks like they're all planning on doing that with this recent turn around. Hopefully all our sports teams can keep it up and make their way into the state tournament.