Local soccer standouts score trips to districts, regionals

Nov 14, 2022

MIDDLEBORO — Local soccer players were kicking it as the Middleboro Elks Lodge held its annual Soccer Shoot competition Saturday, Oct. 8.

There were a total of 22 contestants across five age groups (U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16). From the local lodge, six contestants advanced to the district level shoot, which was held in Wareham on Sunday, Oct. 9.  

Those six competitors were Jessica Perry, Lyla Dillon, Kennedy Frawley, Jaxson Perry, Carmella Butler and Ivory Littleton.

At the district shoot, four of the shooters from Middleboro won their age group and advanced to the state finals. Those four shooters were Lyla Dillon, Kennedy Frawley, Jaxson Perry and Carmela Butler. 

The state shooting competition was held at the Hudson Elks lodge on Sunday, Oct. 23.

Three Middleboro shooters placed second in their age group and one shooter placed first. That first place finisher, Carmella Butler, advanced to the New England Regional Competition in Augusta, Maine, where she finished fourth.

The three second-place finishers were: Lyla Dillon (Girls U14), Kennedy Frawley (Girls U12) and Jaxson Perry (Boys U10).  

The Elks also host an annual basketball free-throw shooting competition each winter. This year’s local competition is being held at the YMCA on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.