Monday, July 15, 2024

O'Neill Named New Head Cheer Coach


Coach Jenny O'Neill
The CHS Athletic Department is happy to announce the hiring of Jenny O'Neill as our next Head Varsity Cheer Coach. O'Neill, who will be the program's third head coach in as many seasons, has served as the Assistant Cheer Coach for the Bulldogs over the past four seasons. 

Cheerleading has been a part of Coach O'Neill's life since 2nd grade.  She has made a huge impact on the Bulldog program in her time here. Her ability to build strong, positive relationships with our student athletes was a big reason for her appointment to the position. She is a great person with a passion for cheerleading and for working with young people. 

Coach O'Neill had this to say upon her appointment-

"I will strive to make the same positive impact on my student athletes that my coaches made on me. I realize it is a big responsibility and I'm up for the challenge! I cannot wait to get started as the Head Coach. Go Bulldogs!"


Saturday, July 13, 2024

Fall Sports Information- UPDATED!

Anyone interested in trying out for a fall athletic program MUST have a parent register you prior to the following deadlines:

    • Football- Monday, August 12th at noon
    • Unified Basketball- TBA but some point in September
    • All other fall sports- Wednesday, August 14th at noon
Meeting these deadlines and providing the Athletic Office with a copy of a recent physical (good for 13 months), will make you eligible for the first day of tryouts/practices. 


The easiest way to register is to visit the CHS Athletics website and complete the online registration available there.


Sport Specific information:

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY- Tryouts for Field Hockey will begin 10:00am-12:00pm on Monday, August 19th.  Tryouts will also be held on 8/20 from 7-9pm and 8/21 from 3:30-5:15pm. Players are expected to attend all sessions.  Please be at the CHS turf field on time and ready to play.  Please bring stick, mouthgaurd, shinguards and water bottle. Be prepared for both track and turf workouts by bringing both sneakers and turf shoes. Make sure you are registered and have passed in your physical prior to attending first session.  Practices for Varsity and JV teams will begin Thursday 8/22. If you have any questions contact coach Chrissy O'Connor rsd.oconnor@gmail.com

FOOTBALL- We are very excited about the upcoming season and your interest in playing football. Schedule below. Reach out to coach Fallon with any questions- anthonyfallon@cantonma.org or anthfals1@comcast.net
 
Equipment hand out will be Aug 11 in the am.----Seniors 8-9 am, Juniors 9-10 am, Sophomores 10-11 am, Freshman 11-12 pm

Media Day for team photos- August 15th 9-10am at turf
 
First week Football practice schedule-
Friday, August 16th- 9-11am at CHS Turf (helmets)
Saturday, August 17th- 8:00-10am at CHS Turf (helmets)
Monday, August 19th- 8:00-10:00am at CHS Turf (helmets)
Tuesday, August 20th- 8:00-10:30am at CHS Turf (uppers)
Wednesday, August 21st- 7:00-9:00pm at CHS Turf (uppers)
Thursday, August 22nd- 8:00-10:30 (full pads) and 6:00-7:15pm (uppers)
Friday, August 23rd- 8 -10 am (grass) (uppers) and 3-5 (turf)(uppers) 
Saturday, August 24th- 10:00am Scrimmage VS Bridgewater Raynham

GOLF- Mandatory meeting on Thursday, August 15th at 11:00am in room 123 at CHS to discuss the tryout process and schedule. Times and locations for tryouts beginning on the week of Monday, August 19th will be distributed at that time. Any questions? Email coach Mike Barucci- baruccim@cantonma.org

BOYS AND GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY- All athletes interested in running Cross Country should report to the parking lot across from the American Legion on Monday August 19th at 8 AM. Athletes should be prepared to run (proper attire/running shoes/water/etc.)Click here for the full pre-season scheduleIf you have any other questions please contact Coach Brian Gotsell (briangotsell@cantonma.org)

BOYS SOCCER- All boys who are registered for playing soccer should report to the turf/track on Monday, August 19th for a 6:00pm session.  We will be spending the first half of the session on the track doing a 2 mile run and core/upper body work followed by on-field soccer activity.  The session will conclude at 9:00pm. Please wear running sneakers for the run and cleats for play. Click Here for full pre-season schedule. Need more info? contact coach Danny Erickson- ericksond@cantonma.org

UNIFIED BASKETBALL- starts in late September. Info will follow once school year starts. 

CHEER- Tryouts for Cheer will take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, August 19-21 from 4:00-6:00 in the Rodman Gym on CHS campus. Candidates should come 10 minutes early to check in, dressed in shorts, t-shirt and cheer shoes/ athletic sneakers. 

GIRLS SOCCER- All girls interested in playing soccer should report to the turf/track on Monday, August 19th at 5pm-7pm for a fitness test including the Cooper. Please bring sneakers and cleats for the session. Goalkeepers will NOT be running the Cooper but will do a separate fitness test. Please plan for a full week of practice with a day off on Sunday. Need more info? Contact coach Idris Senyonjo- idrissenyonjo@cantonma.org  CLICK HERE for Girls Soccer pre-season schedule. 

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL- We welcome all girls interested in playing volleyball 
(no experience necessary) to join us for tryouts in the CHS gym. We field three teams: 
Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshman.

Tryouts are as follows:
Monday, August 19: 4 PM - 7 PM
Tuesday, August 20: 4 PM - 7 PM
Wednesday, August 21: 4 PM - 7 PM

Everyone is expected at all three tryouts. Practices for all three teams will start on Thursday, August 22 (times TBD).

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time. Bring plenty of water and some snacks for break time. 

Any questions? Contact Coach Pat Cawley:
781-910-7597 or patriciabcawley@gmail.com.
Hope to see you there!  

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

CHS Athletic Department Vacancies- Become a Bulldog!

The CHS Athletic Department is currently accepting applications for the following positions.  Link to job posting is provided next to each position below.

-Head Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Coach- (Winter)- CLICK HERE to apply

-Head Cheerleading Coach- (Fall/Winter)- CLICK HERE to apply 

-Special Assistant to the Athletic Director- (3 seasons)- CLICK HERE to apply 

-Assistant Boys Soccer Coach- (Fall)- CLICK HERE to apply 


Sunday, June 9, 2024

Fall Cheer Tryouts POSTPONED

Due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances, CHS Fall Cheer tryouts originally scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, June 10th and 11th have been postponed. 

It is anticipated that Fall Cheer tryouts will now take place on or around Monday, August 19th with the other fall sports.

We very much apologize for the late notice and we will work hard to make sure we are set up properly for tryouts in August. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Members of the Class of 2024 honored at Senior Banquet

The Senior Banquet was held on Wednesday, May 29th at CHS's Morse Auditorium.  Thanks to the best coaching staff in the state for taking another night away from your families to come honor our Bulldogs. It was a night full of celebration.

111 of 210 graduating seniors received varsity letters in each of their sports. That marks roughly 55% of the class earning letters. 

(Big shout out to Lucas Massih- who served as an Athletic Dept. extern this spring and spearheaded the Varsity Letter project. He was amazing at this!)

Here are some Bulldog Highlights from the 2023-24 school year- led by this amazing class:

Hock Sportsmanship Award- Boys Hockey

Hockomock Davenport Titles- Volleyball, Girls Swimming, Boys Hockey, and Girls Hockey (outright Hock champs)

MIAA State Tournament team qualifiers- Girls Soccer, Football, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Boys Hockey, Girls Hockey, Boys Basketball, Girls Lacrosse and Boys Lacrosse, and Unified Track and Field. 

Deep MIAA Tournament Run-
State Finalists- Girls Volleyball

We also bid farewell to four key members of our Varsity Coaching staff- all have made a huge contribution to CHS Athletics. 

  • Coach Nikki Petrich, Girls Hockey- Coach Nikki joined us two years ago and has led her team to two amazing seasons, collectively amassing a record of 38-7-4 and advancing to a State Final year one and the Elite 8 this year. A great role model- Coach Nikki will be greatly missed. We wish her all the best in her next step in her coaching journey. 

  •  Coach Kelly McGowan, Girls Lacrosse- It’s only been several months since Coach Kelly McGowan was named our head Girls LAX coach, but it feels like she has been at the helm much longer than that. Coach McGowan stepped up to fill a big void left by coach Bradley and did not disappoint. We cannot thank her enough for all she has done for our Girls LAX program this spring. 

  • Coach Stephanie Parker, Cheer- Coach Parker- a beloved CHS teacher- joined our coaching staff as our head Cheer coach back in 2019. Since then, she has shown amazing commitment and dedication to her student athletes and her teams. She navigated coaching an indoor sport during the pandemic and never lost sight of the safety of her kids. She was critical in expanding the program to include a JV team for the first time in many years. Thank you Coach Parker! (Click Here for previously posted blog entry regarding Coach Parker's departure.)

  • Coach Jimmy Choquette, Girls Basketball- Coach Choquette has been a steady, caring, committed, passionate head coach of our girls basketball program for the past 11 years. During that time, he has lead his teams to great successes but most importantly, he has led his teams with great sportsmanship, teamwork, camaraderie and care. I want to personally thank him on behalf of the entire CHS Athletics community, for all he has done for so many Bulldogs over the years. (Click Here for previously posted blog entry regarding Coach Choquette's departure.)

Individual Honors

Hockomock League Scholar Athletes- Dominic Gray and Mercia Kolokithas

Click Here for Blog Entry from last month's Hockomock Scholar Athlete Banquet

Special Recognition- For going 
above and beyond in support of 
CHS student athletes

Scott Herr Strength & Conditioning Award
for excellence in the Herr Center
Olivia McCloskey

Sammy Swardlick Spirit Cup
for exemplifying the spirit of a Bulldog-
Maggie McCready

Track & Field Sportsmanship Cup for 
excellence in track and field-
Luke Darling

Track & Field Sportsmanship Cup- 
for excellence in Track & Field-
Lianna Camille


Paul Callahan Award for Excellence in
Football, Basketball, Baseball and/or Track-
Owen Lane

Jack Horack Award for teamwork, grit, hard
work and determination in CHS athletics-
Ava Gilmore

Jack Horack Award for teamwork, grit, hard
work and determination in CHS athletics-
Anna Lehan

The Bulldog Award- recognizes the student 
athlete who made the most significant impact
to the successes of their teams- 
Brendan Tourgee

The Bulldog Award- recognizes the student 
athlete who made the most significant impact
to the successes of their teams-
Katie Oliver

The Xavier Machuga "X"-Award-
for resilience, perseverance and bravery-
Fatima Sidibay

The Xavier Machuga "X"-Award-
for resilience, perseverance and bravery-
Rauiri Ritson


Captains' Award for exceptional 
leadership of their teams-
Jessica Wright

Captains' Award for exceptional 
leadership of their teams-
Zaza Francoeur

Lacrosse Teams set for State Tournament

The MIAA released their brackets for the 2024 Lacrosse state tournaments today and our Boys and Girls teams both qualified!

Below is info on our upcoming games. This blog entry will be updated throughout any tournament run. 

Girls Lacrosse- Lost to #9 Burlington High School in the Round of 32, 16-6. 

FINAL RECORD- 10-8


CLICK HERE for D2 Girls LAX Bracket

Boys Lacrosse- lost to #12 seeded Sharon High School in the Ronnd of 32, 15-5. 

FINAL RECORD- 12-7

CLICK HERE for D2 Boys LAX Bracket


Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Fall Cheer Tryouts set for June 10 & 11- POSTPONED

POSTPONED until August!

CHS Cheer Coach Katie Armstrong has announced that cheer tryouts for CHS will take place in June! 

 All interested candidates please report to the Rodman Building Gymnasium for tryouts on Monday, June 10th & Tuesday, June 11th from 6-8PM. Candidates should come 10 minutes early to check in,  dressed in shorts, t-shirt and cheer shoes/ athletic  sneakers. 

Only candidates who have been REGISTERED by their parent/guardian through the CHS Athletics site by Friday, June 7th, will be eligible to try out. Click Here for Registration information. 

Please contact Coach Katie Armstrong at armstrongk@cantonma.org if you have any questions. We are excited for the start of our new season!