2011-2012 Highlights

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2012 RockNBowl

HGBL'S 3rd Annual "Rock & Bowl" Fundraiser was a BIG success again this year. 65 HGBL players, along with friends and family turned out at the Ally-Cat Lanes in Kingston to support our program. Thanks to R&B Coordinator Mary Gravinese and all the other parents who helped out.

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8th Grade Travel Wins South Shore Championship

Our 8th Grade Girls Travel Basketball team wrapped up their very successful five year run by soundly defeating a strong Rockland team 57-32 in the League Championship last weekend at Quincy High School. It was a total team effort with all 9 girls making vital contributions.

The girls finished the regular season in 1st place and received a bye into the semi-finals, where they faced off against Duxbury. The game was a back and forth battle, with the Halifax defense being led by Amanda Gravinese, Leah Mackiewicz, Maddy Barone and Shannon Grindle. Rebecca Hapgood dished out several assists. Duxbury stormed back to make it close, but Bri Walker was cool as ice as she calmly knocked down 4 free throws to put it way in the last minute for a 35-29 final.

The Championship game pitted the girls against 2nd place Rockland, who had knocked off Pembroke in the Semi-finals. The girls started slowly, quickly falling behind 5-0 and taking most of the 1st half to catch up and then take the lead. Sharp-shooting by Ari Levenson (8 pts) and Walker (game-high 19 pts), along with Barone's (13 pts) driving lay-ups, were too much for Rockland to handle. Madeline Critch, Libby Czarniak & Grindle (10 pts) teamed up to dominate the boards on both ends, denying Rockland any chance of a comback. The score at the final horn was 57-32 Halifax.

For more photos, click here: photo album

8th Grade Travel team wins Carver Shootout Tourney!

The Halifax 8th Grade Girls Travel team went undefeated in this past weekend's Carver Shootout Youth Basketball Tournament to capture the title.

In Game #1 of the preliminary round, the girls defeated Hanson in 19-13, starting slowly as the shots wouldn't fall, but played great defense led by Leah Mackiewicz & Libby Czarniak, along with a dozen blocked shots by center Shannon Grindle..

In game #2 the offense heated up as Grindle, Bri Walker & Maddy Barone combined for 31 points in a 35-12 win over Barnstable.

In the 3rd pre-lim game vs the host Carver team, Madeline Critch & Amanda Gravinese each had 6 points and numerous rebounds. Becca Hapgood dished out several assists and Barone went off for 16 points in the 35-17 win .

In the Tourney Championship Game, hot outside shooting by Ari Levenson and Walker led the offense as they defeated Hanson 36-25 to take the championship.

For more photos, click here: photo album

2011-2012 Halifax Girls Basketball Travel Teams

Congratulations to the girls that made the travel teams, here are the rosters:


4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade


Mary Gravinese

Mike Villanova

Ken Boudreau

Dave Levesque

Greg Grindle


John Conroy

Matt Mitchell

Ken Nelson

John Gillen

Pete Barone


Tom Welch


Kimberly Balerna

Amanda Harris

Alana Foley

Caroline Vogt

Amanda Gravinese

Lindsey Bernasconi

Angela King

Alex Bachelder

Emily Critch

Arianna Levenson


Jordan Conroy

Brianna Coarr

Alyssa Nelson

Emily Logan

Brianna Walker


Michaela Gravinese

Brianna Villanova

Annabelle Boudreau

Isabella Levesque

Leah Mackiewicz


Angela Kelley

Courtney Macomber

Brenna Welch

Jasmine Trask

Libby Czarniak

Josselyn Devine

Hannah Mitchell

Emily Hapgood

Julia Maker

Maddy Barone


Jennifer Donahue

Heather Fox

Jill Wohlgemuth

Lea Mason

Madeline Critch


Riley Dunphy

Madison Coffey

Kirsten Ghelfi

Madison Gillen

Rebecca Hapgood


Destiny Knight

Madison Curtin

Morgan Wohlgemuth

Madison Gillen

Shannon Grindle


Jennifer Vinton

Rae Anne Welch

Olivia Warmington

Morgan Hill



Kylah Wiencko

Sandra Waterman

Sasha Gerhard

Olivia Croke




Theresa Sullivan

Shannon Murphy

Olivia Macomber


2011-2012 Silver Lake Middle School Team

Halifax Girls Basketball is proud to announce that 9 of our Girls were selected for this year's Silver Lake Middle School Basketball team! The team consists of 13 girls from Kingston, Plympton & Halifax, and plays games against other area Middle Schools.

Congratulations to 8th Graders:
Ari Levenson, Briana Walker, Libby Czarniak, Maddy Barone, Rebecca Hapgood & Shannon Grindle

Congratulations to 7th Graders:
Emily Critch, Madi Gillen & Olivia Macomber.

Halifax 5th/6th Grade Travel Undefeated in Summer Hoops

The Halifax travel team (for girls leaving 5th grade and entering 6th grade) went undefeated in the Halifax Summer Hoops League to take the championship. The girls competed against teams from Abington, Hanover, Hanson, Pembroke and Rockland.

Playing for Halifax are Alex Bachelder, Heidi Banden, Annabelle Boudreau, Alana Foley, Kirsten Ghelfi, Emily Hapgood, Shannon Murphy, Alyssa Nelson, Olivia Warmington, Brenna Welch, Jill Wohlgemuth, and Morgan Wohlgemuth. The team is coached by Ken Boudreau and Ken Nelson.

The team went 5-0 during the regular season before beating Hanover in the playoffs and then Rockland in the Championship game to finish an amazing 7-0 summer season.