Monday, May 30, 2016

DR Trumpets Salute

Thank you to Cody Roy and Mark Marino for taking the time to give to our fallen soldiers this morning in Dighton. Performing the National Anthem and TAPS. Thanks guys!!  P3DK

Friday, May 27, 2016

This Week & The Week Ahead

This week our seniors had their first graduation rehearsal on Monday, and we were able to get through it in approximately two hours.  If we continue that pace, we will display one of our best graduation ceremonies in DR History!  After rehearsal seniors went into the courtyard to sign their yearbooks.  We would like to take this time to remember the sacrifice from our armed forces men and women.  Have a Happy Memorial Day!

In the Classroom:
In Mrs. Rose’s Environmental Science class, students were working with solar energy.  Below, Juniors Joel Papp and Billy Davis were trying to cook s’mores on the solar cooker.

Dighton-Rehoboth Arts Night:
Click here to see a video of all the artwork from Thursday’s Art Show.  Below are just a few pictures from the Art Show.  



Summer Reading Kickoff RSVP:  We already have nearly 150 guests.  Reserve your spot today!
On Thursday, June 9th, at 6:00 pm Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School has reserved the Battleship Cove in Fall River as the site of our Summer Reading Kickoff ceremony. We only have 250 seats available so we are asking guests to RSVP for the event.  Transportation is available for those who wish to utilize this option.  The bus will leave DRRHS at 5:00 pm and it costs $5.00 per person.  Please click here to reserve your seat.  
Summer Reading Flyer:
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Graduation 2017: The Class of 2017 voted today on which cap and gown they wanted for next year.  Next year all students will wear option 2! Great choice!
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Dean’s Desk:
Activities:
  • DR Difference Music Festival will be held on June 12th at 4pm in the DR auditorium. Featuring bands from every school in the District. Also featured will be the DR Difference All Star Band with the likes of Mr. Kelley, Mr.  Botelho, Mrs. Voccio, Mr. Michaud, Mr. Loell, Mr. Demers, and Dr. Zhux!  After the concert, there will be a cookout.  More information will be available soon.    
  • The Memorial Day Parade will be held in Dighton this year. The parade steps off at 10 AM. A patriotic ceremony to follow shortly after parade at the Dighton Town Hall. The DR Marching Band will be featured as well.
  • DRRHS Arts Night: Spring Concert:

Athletics:
  • All Sports Banquet: The All Sports Banquet was held on Wednesday night at Whites of Westport.  Over 100 were in attendance for the awards ceremony and wonderful meal.  Congratulations to all the 2015-16 DR Athletes.  Congratulations to our “Athletes of the Year” Jake Salera, Cam Reed, and Erin Kelley (pictured below).  Scholar Athletes selected were Sara Enos, Kim Reilly, and Jon Ursillo. Matt Andrade and Lindsey Neville received the first ever Dean’s Athletic Dept Service Award. All of the Captains for each sport received a plaque  for their dedication to their respective teams.  Thank you to all the coaches, parents, and administration that were in attendance to cheer everyone on!
  • Baseball: Record: 16-3 Overall 15-3 in the SCC. This past week the Falcons beat The Fairhaven Blue Devils 1-0 in a fantastic game where Arthur “Bubba”Correira was spectacular on the mound once again with his average fastball at a speed of 89mph!
    • Congratulations to Joey Rogers for being selected as MVP of the SCC!  Joey will be playing at UMASS Boston for the Eastern Mass All Stars! Go Joey!!
  • Softball:Record:  17-4 Overall  The DR softball team blanked Greater New Bedford Voke to clinch the SCC title beating the Bears. Yesterday’s Senior Day Softball game was the team's last regular season game against King Phillip High School, who lost in a close one.  The girls will wait their seeding for the postseason.  
  • Girls Tennis: Record: 12-4 in the SCC. Taking 3rd place. Grace Harrison had only one loss on the season! Every girl on the starting seven lineup had all winning records. Congratulations to all the Seniors!
  • Boys Track: Record: 9-0 and undefeated in the SCC !
    • Kyle Rendon ran the 2m with a time of 10:39.  
    • Noah Chartier threw the javelin -163.7  
    • Matt MacDonald ran the 100 in 11.3 seconds.  
    • This is the team's third year in a row of mowing I've the talented South  Coast Conference division.  Congrats and a tip of the hat to our boys track team once again on their three peat!
  • Girls Track: The DR girl's track team ended up with an impressive record as well at 6-3 coming in third in the SCC!
  • Unified Track.  The Unified Track TEAM earns GOLD! Just when you thought it couldn't get any better the DR Unified Track team drove to Fitchburg State and put on a show for those in attendance garnering the Massachusetts State Division 1 Championship!  Just too many accolades to mention!  Mr Antani promises lots of pictures to come soon!  Thank you to all the students, athletes, parents and coaches who helped make this year such a success!
  • Dean's Quote of the Week:
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful OR happy.   “Peale”

Monday, May 30, 2016
  • No School Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 31, 2016-GOLD
  • Graduation Rehearsal @ 8:00 am for seniors
  • Celebration of Excellence @ 6:30 pm
Wednesday, June 01, 2016-GREEN
  • Biology MCAS
  • Graduation Rehearsal @ 8:00 am for seniors
  • Senior BBQ @ 6:30 pm
Thursday, June 02, 2016-GOLD
  • Biology MCAS
Friday, June 03, 2016-GREEN
Saturday, June 04, 2016
  • Graduation @ 4:30 pm on Football Field (weather permitting)

Daily Announcements 5/27

Joey Rogers pitched a complete game 5 hitter striking out 9 to lead the baseball to a hard-fought  2-0 win at Somerset-Berkely yesterday.  Cory Farrelly had 3 hits and 2 RBI for the Falcons while Jake Salera had 3 hits and Joey Rogers added 2. Congratulations to Brody Rubenstein, Joey Rogers, Arthur Correira, and Jake Salera who,were selected as SCC all stars.  Rogers was named SCC MVP as well. All freshman and JV baseball players are reminded to return all their uniforms, jackets, fleece pullovers, and BP jackets on Tuesday after school.

JV and freshmen softball uniforms will be collected on Tuesday immediately after school in the gym. 
D-R News will air today, after morning announcements.

Good morning, the Chess club will hold its farewell party to the Senior officers on Tuesday, May 31.  We will also vote on new officers.  All are welcome!  Food will be served.  See Brad Costa or Mr Loell for more information.

The varsity softball team lost to King Philip yesterday 6-4. The team awaits their state tournament pairings to come out on Tuesday. Practice will run from 2-4 for varsity only today.


The freshman softball team lost their season finale 6-2 to Bridgewater-Raynham.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Daily Announcements 5/26

There is no student government meeting today. See Mr. Cooke or Ms. Beckett if you have any questions. 

The summer reading kickoff event is June 9th from 6-7 at Battleship Cove. This fun event includes music, performances, and guest speakers. Tickets are free. Transportation is optional and $5.00. See your English teacher for tickets. Tickets are limited so make your reservations early.


The Boys Tennis Team will have late practice today.


The varsity softball team lost to Taunton last night 3-2. Next game is at home today vs. King Philip at 4:00. Today is Senior Day so please come out and support the team. 


Hello Juniors, don't forget to pick up your field trip form for the Rhode Island College field trip for scheduled for June 10.  Please see Mrs. Payne or Mrs. Donahue for details!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

World Challenge Booking Form

Dear Families,

Right now, students at Dighton-Rehoboth have the opportunity to explore new cities and landscapes, experience new and unique cultures, engage with local communities, and gain a new perspective on the world. We’re hosting a World Challenge expedition to Costa Rica in 2017 and, luckily, it’s not too late to join!

This expedition is more than a school trip. By managing important aspects of the entire experience, students gain life skills such as leadership, decision making, and team work – skills which aren’t easily taught in the classroom.  Watch this video to see what a World Challenge expedition is all about!

You can pick up an Application Form from Derek DeMello in room 120. To sign up, simply fill out the form and return it with a $300 first installment check to Derek by tomorrowMay 26th.

If you were unable to attend our Parents’ Night or have any questions, please contact Lindsay Durgin at World Challenge at ldurgin@wcexpeditions.com or 617-371-7537. You can also follow developments of the trip at the D-R 2017 Costa Trip Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/447235382136953/

Daily Announcements 5/25

Any underclassman who ordered a yearbook may pick it up either before or after school from Ms. King in room 113.ANY student or staff member who wants to order a yearbook can still do so!  It is NOT too late.  See Ms. King for details.


Attention to all  members of the boys and girls spring track teams. There will be an important meeting on Thursday after school in the weight room. If you have any questions please see Coach Moura or Coach Rozzero.

Spring elections for student government are coming up! All positions are available, pick up a nomination form on the bulletin board outside the main office. All nomination forms are due by Friday, May 27th to Ms. Beckett in room 108.

Salvete! The Latin Club is setting up its final outing to Andreas' restaurant. The best date so far is Thursday, June 9. Mark your calendars and see Magistra Loell for details.

The Boys Tennis team ended its season with a 4-1 victory over Somerset-Berkley yesterday. The boys ended up with a 14-2 record and await the  pairings for the State Tournament. Congratulations on a great season.

Congratulations to the entire Unified Track team for winning the state championship last night, DR's first state title in decades.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Daily Announcements 5/24

Steve Silvia's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 7th inning gave the baseball team an exciting 1-0 win over Apponequet yesterday.  Arthur Correira pitched a complete-game 4 hitter striking out 8.  With the victory, the Falcons clinch at least a share of the SCC title, the 17th SCC baseball title in the last 22 seasons.

The Boys Tennis Team will host Somerset-Berkley today at 3:30 in their last game of the season. Come out and support the boys.

Any underclassman who ordered a yearbook may pick it up either before or after school from Ms. King in room 113. ANY student or staff member who wants to order a yearbook can still do so!  It is NOT too late.  See Ms. King for details.

The softball team defeated Apponequet yesterday 11-0. The win allowed for the softball team to be co-champions of the South Coast Conference. Congratulations. Next game is at Taunton tomorrow tonight at 7:00. The JV softball team won yesterday 15-0. 


Attention to all  members of the boys and girls spring track teams. There will be an important meeting on Thursday after school in the weight room. If you have any questions please see Coach Moura or Coach Rozzero.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Daily Announcements 5/23

The girls spring track team took 4th overall at the SCC championship Friday night.  Julia Campezato took first in the javelin and Sarah Guimond took first in the 400m. Erin Kelley Took second in the javelin with a throw of 114' making that her new PR.  Overall the girls had a great performance and will be competing Saturday in the class C meet at Burlington high school.

Reminder to Pro Musica - rehearsals this week are today and Wednesday from 2-3.

Attention symphonic band - you will be going to FIRST LUNCH today.

Joey Rogers pitched a complete-game 4 hitter striking out 11 to lead the baseball team to a hard-fought 3-0 win over New Bedford Vocational on Friday.  Jake Salera and Jacob Rogers each had an RBI for the Falcons. The Falcons play Apponequet in a crucial SCC contest here today @ 3:30.

The varsity softball team lost to fairhaven yesterday 3-2. JV won 6-2. Next game is at Apponequet today. There will be no freshman softball practice today.

There will be a short meeting for the class of 2019 representatives in room 307, Wednesday after school. Please see Miss Harwood, in room 307, if you have any questions, or cannot attend.
Spring elections for student government are coming up! All positions are available, pick up a nomination form on the bulletin board outside the main office. All nomination forms are due by Friday, May 27th to Ms. Beckett in room 108.

The Boys Tennis team will have early practice this afternoon.

The boys track team won the SCC championship this past weekend for the 3rd straight season.  Kyle Rendon, Noah Chartier, Matt MacDonald, and Henry Dubois were crown as individual champions.  The 4x100 team of Mat Goss, Nick Koneski, Matt MacDonald, and Shawn Pereira took first place.
 22 qualifiers will be moving on to the Division 3 State Championship this Saturday in Burlington.


Attention Pro Musica - correction - rehearsals are TODAY (Monday) and Wednesday this week.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Special Olympics

On Thursday, Attleboro High School hosted Special Olympics 2016.  We would like to congratulate all athletes on their effort yesterday.  #DRPride















This Week and The Week Ahead

This week was our seniors last week of classes.  Starting next week they will have graduation rehearsals and finals (see below).  On Thursday we conducted a Stay in Place as part of our Drug Prevention program.  Some contraband was found as well as a weapon.  We appreciate everyone’s patience and support to ensure our school community remains safe.  Don’t forget to come to the Powder Puff game today at 6:30 pm on the football field and support Best Buddies.  

Senior Profile
Alexandra Froment
Favorite Movie: Avatar
Favorite Book:  Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
Favorite Hobbies (and clubs):
  • National Honors Society, Peer Leaders, Spanish Club, Freshman Transition Program, Gay Straight Alliance, Greek Orthodox Youth of America, Greek Pride of Rhode Island Dance Troupe, as well as running and writing.
Accepted College/University Acceptances:
  • Stonehill College
  • Clark University
  • Emmanuel College
  • Rhode Island College
  • Worcester State University
  • Bridgewater State University
Post DR Plans: Attend a four-year college and major in psychology. Continue on to graduate school and get a master’s degree in counseling psychology and become a relationship counselor.
Why did you choose this pathway? Very passionate about helping others through difficult times.  In addition, greatly interested in the human brain and how it connects to who we are and what we do every day.
What is your greatest DR memory? Beautiful friendships that made through peer leaders, freshman transition, and chorus. They have always supported me through good times and bad, and I will forever cherish these relationships.
How has DR prepared you for the next step? Through taking multiple rigorous AP courses, involved in five clubs, and holding a part time job, I have learned how to manage my time and balance my priorities. This skill is vital for everyone to have in life, and DR has helped me immensely to grasp it.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I hope to have a job in marriage counseling. I'm hoping to branch out and move to a more exotic environment, like Boston or New York.


Senior Final Exam Schedule:

Senior Final Exam Schedule 2015-2016 School Year
Monday 5/23
Tuesday 5/24
Wednesday 5/25
Thursday 5/26
Friday 5/27


Senior Final Exams
Senior Final Exams
Senior Final Exams
Senior Final Exams
**For Final Exams, Students report to their classroom during the period of the exam. Students do not have to be in school when there is no exam.
Seniors arrive at 8am for Graduation Rehearsal and Class Meeting. Students should report to Auditorium.

7:17-8:47am P1: Gold Day 1 Exam
7:17-8:47 P1: Green Day 1 Exam
10:23-12:17 P3: Gold Day 3 Exam
10:23-12:17 P3: Green Day 3 Exam

8:51-10:19am P2: Gold Day 2 Exam
8:51-10:17 P2: Green Day 2 Exam
12:21-1:51 P4: Gold Day 4 Exam
12:21-1:51 P4: Green Day 4 Exam


In the Classroom:
Dighton Rehoboth High School is partnering with Ecorise.  Ecorise is an organization that works with schools around the country to connect teachers and students with opportunities to engage with sustainability based curriculum and projects.  Part of this partnership was an opportunity to apply for grants to fund campus sustainability initiatives.  A number of students worked together to compile campus data and compose our grant application.  Last week we were awarded the grant and this week we started construction. Below are some pictures showing the progress we have made so far.  We are excited to beautify the area around the entrance and provide a local sustainable source of some fruits, vegetables and herbs to culinary!
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Above: Students are clearing the overgrown garden by the main entrance.  This will soon be a bird and butterfly garden.
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Above: Students are clearing a space for our herb spiral.  Chef Maiden is really excited to use the fresh herbs for delicious foods in the restaurant!
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Above: Thanks to Carpentry students the raised beds are turning out beautifully.  In this one project, we have several CTE departments working collaboratively.  
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Above: Students along with Mrs. Yeager are designing the 3 bay compost system made almost entirely out of pallets.  Thanks to Carpentry students the raised beds are turning out beautifully.

In the Classroom
Mrs DuBois and Ms Sargent's class make meiosis cookies in Ms Pimento's kitchen.  The students demonstrated their knowledge of Meiosis, ate their cookies, and shared their cookies with other students and teachers.

DRRHS Top 5 Honors

Each spring our Top 5 students for the senior class are honored at social events.  Below you will see two different occasions where our Top 5 students were recognized among their peers from surrounding communities. Congrats to our Top 5 and continue to make us PROUD.  #DRPride

Above: Our Top 5 : Antonia Scott, Emma Masse, Jon Ursillo, Victoria Scott (Not pictured Sara Enos due to AP Statistics exam) and a representative from the Taunton Rotary Club.

The South Coast Conference Top 5 were honored at Independence Harbor

Our Top 5 and National Honors Society Advisors  Mr. DeLano and Mrs. Payne, along with Superintendent Dr. Azar.

CTE Spotlight: Senior Showcase

12th grade students enrolled in Drafting Design & Engineering, and in Radio & Television Broadcasting presented their final capstone projects on Monday, May 16th, in the Media Center. This is the CTE first year pilot of "senior project" which requires students to research, design and present  on a topic of interest within their chosen career pathway. Spearheaded by Ms. Hardwood and Mr. Nardozzi, 15 students formally presented their topics which ranged from "Redesigning a Manhattan city block for economical housing and small businesses" to "Designing a DRRHS addition for CTE and additional computer labs" to creating a voice-over "Play by play broadcast of a Patriots play-off game". This premier launch of the CTE Senior Project initiative was well received by classmates and the student body as a whole. Many thanks to the teachers who brought their classes down to review the projects!



























CTE Spotlight: Grant Awarded for Project Collaboration!

The CTE Environmental Technology & Sustainability pathway was recently awarded a $1500 grant from EcoRise Youth Innovations, on May 11th. Utilizing a design created in Ms. Harwood's Drafting Design & Engineering classes, Mrs. Yeager's Environmental students will create a small set of raised beds outside of Culinary Art's Corner Cafe and classroom. Environmental students will then plant, grow and maintain the gardens which will provide fresh herbs and leafy vegetables for Chef Maiden to incorporate in her Culinary Art's food preparation and study. Harvesting will be ready over the summer and for the start of the 2016-2017 school year.


Best Buddies Powder Puff Football Game

Multicultural Day at DRRHS
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Multi Delicious foods from around the world!.jpgMulti Grass Dance.jpgMulti Northern Great Plains Grass Dance (1).jpgMulti Students and Faculty Dance along with the Dighton Intertribal Indian Council.jpg

The Week Ahead:
Friday, May 20, 2016
Time
Event
Details
3:00pm
Tennis:Boys Varsity Match   (Time Changed)
vs. Old Rochester Regional @ Dighton-Rehoboth
3:30pm
Baseball: Freshman Game
vs. Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
3:30pm
Outdoor Track:Boys Varsity Conference Championship   (Time Changed)
Bourne, Case, Fairhaven, Greater New Bedford RVTHS, Old Rochester Regional, Seekonk, Wareham vs. Apponequet @Apponequet Regional High School
3:30pm
Outdoor Track:Girls Varsity Conference Championship   (Time Changed)
Bourne, Case, Fairhaven, Greater New Bedford RVTHS, Old Rochester Regional, Seekonk, Wareham vs. Apponequet @Apponequet Regional High School
3:30pm
Softball: JV Game
vs. Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
3:30pm
Softball: Varsity Game
vs. Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
4:00pm
Baseball: JV Game
Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Brooklawn Park
4:00pm
Baseball: Varsity Game
Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Greater New Bedford RVTHS
field-varsity baseball
4:00pm
Lacrosse:Girls Varsity Game
vs. Bridgewater-Raynham Regional @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
4:30pm
Tennis:Girls Varsity Match  (Rescheduled from 05-26-16)
vs. Old Rochester Regional @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time
Event
Details
9:00am
Baseball: Freshman Scrimmage
vs. Bishop Feehan @ Bishop Feehan High School
10:30am
Softball: Freshman Game  (Rescheduled from 05-05-16)
vs. Bridgewater-Raynham Regional @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Time
Event
Details
12:00pm
Softball: Varsity Game  (Rescheduled to 05-22-16)
vs. Fairhaven @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
12:00pm
Softball: JV Game   (Rescheduled to 05-22-16)
vs. Fairhaven @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
3:00pm
Softball: Varsity Game  (Rescheduled from 05-22-16)
vs. Fairhaven @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
3:00pm
Softball: JV Game   (Rescheduled from 05-22-16)
vs. Fairhaven @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
Monday, May 23, 2016-GREEN
Time
Event
Details
3:30pm
Baseball: Varsity Game
vs. Apponequet @ Dighton-Rehoboth
3:30pm
Baseball: JV Game
vs. Apponequet @ Dighton-Rehoboth
3:30pm
Baseball: Freshman Game
Apponequet @ Apponequet Regional High School
3:30pm
Softball: JV Game
Apponequet @ Apponequet
3:30pm
Softball: Varsity Game
Apponequet @ Apponequet
Tuesday, May 24, 2016-GOLD
Time
Event
Details
3:30pm
Baseball: JV Game   (Rescheduled from 05-06-16)
vs. Fairhaven @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
3:30pm
Baseball: Freshman Game  (Rescheduled from 05-06-16)
vs. Fairhaven @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
3:30pm
Lacrosse:Girls Varsity Game  (Rescheduled from 04-28-16)
Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
field-football
3:30pm
Tennis:Girls Varsity Match
Somerset Public Schools @ Somerset Public Schools
3:30pm
Tennis:Boys Varsity Match
vs. Somerset Public Schools @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
Wednesday, May 25, 2016-GREEN
Time
Event
Details
3:30pm
Softball: Freshman Game
vs. Taunton @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
3:30pm
Softball: JV Game
Taunton @ Taunton High School
4:00pm
Lacrosse:Boys Varsity Game
New Bedford @ New Bedford High School
4:00pm
Lacrosse:Girls Varsity Game
New Bedford @ New Bedford High School
7:00pm
Softball: Varsity Game
Taunton @ Taunton High School

Thursday, May 26, 2016-GOLD
Time
Event
Details
3:30pm
Baseball: Freshman Game   (Date Changed from 05-27-16)
vs. Somerset Public Schools @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
3:30pm
Baseball: Varsity Game   (Date Changed from 05-27-16)
Somerset Public Schools @ Somerset-Berkley High School
3:30pm
Baseball: JV Game   (Date Changed from 05-27-16)
Somerset Public Schools @ Somerset-Berkley High School
3:45pm
Softball: Freshman Game  (Rescheduled from 04-26-16)
Bridgewater-Raynham Regional @ Bridgewater-Raynham Reg High School
4:00pm
Softball: Varsity Game
vs. King Philip Regional @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
4:00pm
Softball: JV Game
vs. King Philip Regional @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
4:00pm
Tennis:Girls Varsity Match  (Rescheduled to 05-20-16)
vs. Old Rochester Regional @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
Friday, May 27, 2016-GREEN
Time
Event
Details
3:30pm
Baseball: Freshman Game   (Date Changed to 05-26-16)
vs. Somerset Public Schools @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
3:30pm
Baseball: JV Game   (Date Changed to05-26-16)
Somerset Public Schools @ Somerset-Berkley High School
3:30pm
Baseball: Varsity Game   (Date Changed to 05-26-16)
Somerset Public Schools @ Somerset-Berkley High School