HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ HOCKEY NOTEBOOK

Rockland on a roll with a balanced attack

Bridgewater, MA - 1/18/2017 - East Bridgewater goalie Conner Harkins (30) wasn't able to make the stop as he found himself under attack during the second period. Dockland scored their fourth goal of the game on the play. Rockland at East Bridgewater boys' hockey at the Bridgewater Ice Arena. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: James Duffy, Topic: 19rocklandhoc, LOID: 8.3.1338145422.

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Coach Mike Flaherty has Bulldogs (11-0-1) in position to make a run in Division 3.

CRAIG LARSON | HIGH SCHOOLS

Appeal process worked equitably in MIAA football realignment

Eight vocational programs north and south of Boston win appeals to drop to lower division.

THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/dtlumacki_hanoverhsgymnastics213.jpg Pembroke/Silver Lake wins in gymnastics

Unbeaten Pembroke/Silver Lake edged Hanover to win the first-ever Patriot League Invitational.

Bridgewater, MA - 1/18/2017 - Rockland players celebrate a goal during the second period. Rockland at East Bridgewater boys' hockey at the Bridgewater Ice Arena. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: James Duffy, Topic: 19rocklandhoc, LOID: 8.3.1338145422.

Boys’ hockey | ROCKLAND 5, EAST BRIDGEWATER 0

Rockland blanks East Bridgewater to remain unbeaten

The Rockland boys’ hockey team (11-0-1, 6-0-0 South Shore League) is off to the best start in program history.

WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

No. 9 Needham girls’ hockey prevails over No. 14 Milton

Rockets improved to 9-0-1 after rallying from a 1-0 deficit with five unanswered goals.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/09/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Brian%20Vaughan-11570.jpg Brian Vaughan named Lynn Classical football coach

The former Lynn English and Northeastern standout coached at South Boston last fall.

BRAINTREE 61, WELLESLEY 47

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/braintree.jpg Braintree girls’ basketball hands Wellesley its first loss

Senior guard Keelah Dixon scored 15 points for the second-ranked Wamps.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ HOCKEY NOTEBOOK

For Hingham girls, starting point is in goal

Sophomore Leah White anchors a stout defense for a Harbormen squad that has high expectations.

Randolph, MA 1-17-17: Cohasset visited Randolph High School in a girl's basketball game. Cohasset was victorious giving head coach John LeVangie, (second from right) his 500th career victory. He is pictured as he posed for a photo with his team, including (left to right), Lauren Cunning, Zoe Doherty and Mary Catherine Crumley, following the victory. Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) reporter: unknown topic: 18schrdp

TUESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Cohasset coach John Levangie joins the 500-win club

After starting at Hull, Levangie has coached at Cohasset, BC High, Westwood, and Wayland.

FRANKLIN 63, ATTLEBORO 51

Franklin boys’ basketball uses team effort to turn back Attleboro

Junior Connor Peterson (10 points) and senior Chris Macchi (18 points, seven rebounds) led the Panthers to the Hockomock win.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/all156-11089.jpg Andover’s E.J. Perry is getting started early at BC

The highly recruited QB has enrolled in spring classes as he prepares to tackle his next challenge.

Boys’ Hockey | Hingham 3, St. Mary’s 0

No. 5 Hingham posts redeeming shutout over No. 4 St. Mary’s

The Harbormen avenged an early-season setback against the Spartans.

DIVISION 3 COACHES INVITATIONAL RELAYS

Hopkinton girls run away with Indoor Relays

Last year’s runner-up won four of the 10 events.

catholic memorial 1, st. john’s prep 0

CM shuts out St. John’s Prep

Will Schmidlein scored and Brendan Clancy earned the shutout in goal.

Boston, MA 1-9-17: Westford Academy's Kayleigh Butler (left) and Acton-Boxboro's Haley Syndstrom (right) battle as they chase a loose puck. Acton Boxboro faced Westford Academy in a girl's high school hockey game played at Fenway Park as part of the

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ HOCKEY NOTEBOOK

Girls’ hockey teams leaning on young talent

Acton-Boxboro seventh grader Meghan Anderson is one of nine middle school students starting in goal for EMass. teams.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/05/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin010417FalmouthDYHockey_Spt9.jpg Falmouth hockey sees huge show of support as it plays first game since players’ deaths

Two Falmouth hockey players died just days before Christmas. On Wednesday, the team played its first game without them.

FROZEN FENWAY | WESTFORD 3, ACTON-BOXBORO 2

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_fenway4_spts.jpg No. 4 Westford girls’ hockey edges Acton-Boxboro

Kerri Bolivar scored the winner in the final minute of the third period.

FROZEN FENWAY | CATHOLIC MEMORIAL 2, BC HIGH 1

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/09/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_fenway2_spts.jpg Sean Doherty lifts No. 13 Catholic Memorial over No. 3 BC High

Doherty broke a tie in the game’s final minutes in CM’s 2-1 victory.

From left, Alonzo Cooper (5) of New Mission and Johnny Ortiz (20) of Brighton and Tyrique Lee (3) of New Mission during a matchup of two of the top Division 2 programs in the state. Game at Madison Park HS. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (Sports, capen)

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK

A showcase for city ball

Division 2 titans New Mission and Brighton still rule, but Burke, O’Bryant, and TechBoston are on the rise.

Falmouth-01/09/2017-Falmouth Academy vs Greater New Bedford - Falmouth Academy coach Gus Adams cheers on the team . Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK

No small feat for Falmouth Academy girls

In their third season as an MIAA program, the Gus Adams-led Mariners (9-0) are sinking foes around the Cape.

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