Anchor Sports was really looking forward to covering spring sports this year. The feedback from the winter sports coverage was great, and we couldn't wait to get outside. Unfortunately, we know now that will not happen this year. This is devastating news for all athletes and coaches, especially for the seniors who were gearing up to play their last season of high school sports. We want to make sure they get the recognition they deserve and will be running a series of articles spotlighting the spring sports athletes of the Class of 2020. While we took extreme caution taking their photos, we understand and respect those who chose to just share their experiences with us during these unprecedented times.
Photos by Joshua Ross
GAVIN ERICKSON - TENNIS
“From the moment I tripped over a tennis net freshman season, I knew I had to get back on the courts and hand out some sweet revenge. Over the past couple years tennis has been such a great time and I’m sad to see it all end like this. Coach Gill has been a great mentor and I wish him the best in the coming years. I’m going to miss my teammates, my coaches, and most of all our sold out student sections. I also would like to thank Nick Lynch and the entire baseball team for giving us some entertainment after we finished up our matches.”
SOPHIA OOMEN-LOCHTEFELD - TRACK
"My name is Sophia Oomen-Lochtefeld and I’ve been running every season since my freshman year of high school. In the spring, I run the 800m and the mile, and I was hoping to get a personal best in my last season. My favorite part of the team is getting to be outside and talk to my friends on long runs, because it always helps me unwind after a hard day and focus on myself. I’m so grateful for what the track team has done for me, and know that running will stay an important part of my life even if my final season isn’t what I expected it would be."
JACK CONNOLLY - CREW
"It has been great being on the crew team at Hingham High for the last 4 years. There have been many memorable experiences, but the thing I am most proud of is competing in the 'Head of the Charles Regatta' three years in a row. I'm excited to be continuing my academic and athletic careers at Jacksonville Unversity in the fall. It has always been my goal to compete at the D1 level in college and I look forward to the challenge."
NICK LYNCH (CAPTAIN) - BASEBALL
“Since the summer baseball tournaments in little league, through the long days of AAU doubleheaders in middle school, and finally up to the varsity days in high school, it’s been an unforgettable experience growing up with this group of guys. It was a dream of mine since T-Ball to represent Hingham and the memories I’ve made leading up to that and finally fulfilling that dream will last a lifetime. I’m proud to say that I know my teammates would all say the same thing.”
HALEY PLATT (CAPTAIN) - TENNIS
“I am so lucky to have been a part of the Hingham Girls Tennis Team. I know that this is not how any senior envisioned the end to our year and sport season careers. Although I didn’t get my season as a senior captain on the team, I am forever grateful for my teammates and coaches. The past three years have been so meaningful to me and I will cherish my memories with my team forever. I think every senior can agree that their sport extends much farther than the court/field. Thank you HHS”
CAMERON BAKER - TENNIS
"I've been playing tennis for the majority of my life and have spent three seasons, if you include this canceled season, as a member of Hingham's varsity tennis team. The memories I've made from the past seasons are some of my favorite recollections from my time at Hingham High. Whether it be the bus rides to and from games, with music playing from a stashed away speaker, and food spilling out everywhere. The pregame pasta parties, with often too much food, or the victories we endured on the path to back-to-back championships. It's a bummer us seniors won't have a triumphant last season, but the memories we've shared make up for it."
SARAH CURRY - TRACK
“Track has been one of the best parts of my time at Hingham High. It’s such a supportive group of extremely talented individuals who never cease to amaze me with their accomplishments. One of my favorite memories happened on the bus ride home from Reggie when our entire bus had a sing along to “twist and shout” after a very important win. Lastly, I wanted to thank my coaches for their hard work and dedication, I couldn’t have done it without you. This isn’t goodbye forever, just for now."
JACK WHAMOND - CREW
"In the fall of my freshman year, we started with 28 freshman guys on the crew team, and now in my senior year, we're 9 strong. I'm so happy and proud to have rowed with all of these guys, since you form a special kind of bond with people when you're in a 50+ foot racing shell for 2 hours every day. The only way I can think of to get closer to someone is to flip in that racing shell and go for an early morning swim. I'm just so thankful to all of my fellow rowers, all 34 coaches we've had over the past 4 years, and especially our current coaches John, Marika, and Austin. They've been doing their best keeping us training and keeping our spirits up during this quarantine, and we're so grateful for that."
BRADY CASHMAN - BASEBALL
I started playing baseball when I was 5 and have loved it ever since. One of my favorite moments was seeing the extra innings walk off against Nauset. I’d like to thank all of my coaches, my family, and my teammates for supporting me all these years. This isn’t the ending we hoped for, but I’m thankful for all the memories I’ve made through this sport.
CIARA MCDONOUGH - GOLF
“Being a part of the Hingham Girls Golf team has been an unforgettable experience. I am so happy I was able to be a part of such an amazing team and play against some of the best golfers in the state! I am so thankful to have been able to play with my teammates over the last few years. Also, thank you to both Coach Clune and Campbell for always pushing us and helping us up our game. I am so excited to see what every one of my teammates does in the future and I am so happy I was able to be a part of Hingham Girls Golf!”
GEORGE EGAN (CAPTAIN) - LACROSSE
“Not how I expected my lacrosse career at Hingham High School to end but I wouldn’t trade the last 4 years with my boys for anything. I owe everything to my team and all the kids who have made playing lacrosse for Hingham the best experience of my life. We accomplished a lot but still had more to prove and it’s tough that I won’t be able to hit the field one more time with my best friends. I’m lucky to have achieved my goal of playing division 1 lacrosse and to continue my career at the University of Vermont this fall.”
QUINN CARMODY - TENNIS
“I’ve been a member of the boys tennis team for 4 years. My favorite moment for myself was playing a 2.5 hour match against Boston Latin Academy. My favorite team memory was winning the Patriot League Championship for 2 consecutive years. What I’ll miss most is the closeness of my team and the respect we have for each other. I’m devastated for myself and for my teammates that we lost our senior season, but I’m looking forward to playing for Fairleigh Dickinson University. I hope the other seniors also get a chance to keep playing competitively too. All of my HHS coaches have been amazing and I’m really going to miss them.”