Franklin’s Winter Sports Domination


Franklin’s bench, led by senior Paul Rudolph, gets hyped during a January 3rd game against Catholic Memorial

Joe Clark, Sports Editor

Throughout the winter sports season, a familiar team has been at the top of the standings. Franklin dominated their competition throughout the entire season, which led to an astounding 111-30 record (78.72% winning percentage)  across boys and girls basketball, boys and girls indoor track, boys and girls ice hockey, boys and girls swimming, wrestling, and gymnastics. Franklin finished first in the regular season in boys hockey, wrestling, girls indoor track, and girls swimming. In addition, they won the Hockomock League in boys hockey, wrestling, girls indoor track, boys and girls swimming, and cheerleading also won the Hockomock League, in addition to finishing second at their state competition. They finished no lower than 4th in the standings in any sport. Every single team qualified for the postseason in their respective sports.


For comparison’s sake, Mansfield, who had the second-best winter sports season behind Franklin, went 97-35 (73.48% winning percentage). In terms of postseason competition, Franklin boys basketball is still alive (they play Natick in the D1 Central Division Semi-Finals Sunday 3/4 at 3:00 PM.) In addition, from boys wrestling, TJ Remillard and Ian Bakalars qualified for the New England meet in Providence today, which is a huge accomplishment. Girls Hockey is also still in the postseason, as they head to Methuen tonight at 7:00 PM. 


As we approach the spring sports season, look for Franklin to continue their dominance and continue to rack up Hockomock League titles and maybe a few state titles, with boys baseball and boys and girls lacrosse, girls track and boys tennis looking strong heading into the spring season.