Call it a bookend season for the Hull High School varsity football team. The Pirates dropped the first and last games of the season but sandwiched a five-game win streak in between to finish the Fall-2 season with a solid 5-2 record.
The question on Thursday night was: “Who let the Dogs in”? The visiting Rockland Bulldogs ran off 32 straight points to take a windy 32-14 win over Hull.
The Pirates played a blustery win to their advantage in the first quarter, parlaying an 11-yard line drive Rockland punt into a return for a touchdown by Austin Bongo. Hayden (“Mr. Automatic”) Anastos kicked the extra point to give Hull a 7-0 lead. But Rockland (6-1), with the wind at its back, answered with a 65-yard scoring drive and converted the two points for an 8-7 lead.
It was all Bulldogs after that, extending the lead to 32-7 before Hull senior Jimmy Polito capped his stellar career with a 2-yard scoring run. Anastos booted the PAT for the 32-14 final.
Winter track All-Stars
Five members of the Hull High School winter season track and field team were selected as South Shore League All-Stars. From the league co-champion boys’ team were: Tony Alibrandi and Matt McCluskey, while the girls’ team placed Elsie Harper, Nina Tiani, and Mattie Tuchmann.
Hull-Hingham Babe Ruth results
The Dodgers, comprised of the players from Hull in the league, split their last two results. The team lost to the Cardinals on Wednesday evening despite encouraging pitching performances by Ken Autio, Henry Buchleitner, Teddy Hipp, and Isaiah Green. On Sunday, the Dodgers routed the A’s, 17-1, in a contest that ended early due to the slaughter rule. The highlight was a 1-5-4 double play by Conor Hipp to Teddy Hipp to Casey Joseph. The team plays next on Sunday at L Street Field at 5 p.m.
The Hull youth girls’ lacrosse team continued its season Sunday morning, April 25, playing a rainy tripleheader on the road against Whitman-Hanson youth girls’ lacrosse at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School.
Like the weather, the girls were left hoping for better playing against a tough Whitman Hanson girls’ team.
The girls’ third- and fourth-grade team slogged through the rain and played a close game against Whitman-Hanson. Kennedy Huxtable and Olivia Michaelides, of Hull, played great physical defense in spite of the conditions. Tessa Schultz led the offensive attack throughout the game along with Erin Murray. Sophie Munn was nearly perfect behind the goal, giving up just two goals in a defensive slugfest.
The seventh- and eighth-graders lost 11-3 to Whitman-Hanson, with Matti Driscoll scoring two goals to lead the team. Maggie Mullen assisted on one of Driscoll’s two goals. Despite the score, Coach Driscoll appreciated the defensive efforts of Hull’s Madeline Reede and Erin Walsh.
The fifth- and sixth-graders also battled through Mother Nature, scoring four goals, but it wasn’t enough to pull out the victory.
This Sunday, the Hull girls look to rebound against Braintree, playing another tripleheader starting at noon at Thayer Academy in what it appears to be a sunny affair on the first weekend in May.
Summery soccer training, fitness
The high school boys’ and girls’ soccer teams are already preparing for the fall season. All incoming eighth- to 12th-grade players are welcome to participate in a summer training and fitness program with professional coaches. There will be 14 sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 21-Aug. 7 from 7-8:15 a.m. Cost is $75 per player. To sign up, text boys’ varsity team tri-captain Jack Burke at 781-783-3578.
The high school will also have summer fitness room hours for all athletes. The schedule begins on June 28 and will run seven weeks to Aug. 13. Cost is $25 per participant. The weekly schedule is: Monday, noon to 2 p.m.; Tuesday, 3-5 p.m.; Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m.; Thursday, 3-5 p.m.; and Friday, 10 a.m. to noon.
Hull Times reporter Darvence Chery contributed to this column.
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