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Bears, Sanson By the Numbers

POSTED June 22, 2016
BY Rick Wilson
Twitter: @scribewilson

Bears by the Numbers


Three Sports, Same core group of student-athletes.


With the same core group of athletes, the Thomaston High field hockey, basketball and softball teams established themselves as a state-wide power over the last four years. Here is a look at some of their eye-opening accomplishments and probably never-to be duplicated numbers under the same cirucumstances.

Won 16 out of a possible 28 titles in field hockey, softball, basketball

(2 Class S basketball championships, 1 Class S softball championship, 1 Class S field hockey championship, 4 Berkshire League titles basketball titles, 4 BL Tournament titles, 3 BL softball titles, 1 BL field hockey title)

4 State Titles in 3 different sports (2 basketball, 1 field hockey, 1 softball)

Played in 7 state championship games out of a possible 12 (3 sports a year)

(2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 basketball; 2014, 2015 softball, (2015 field hockey)

Advanced to the state semifinals 9 times out of a possible 12 opportunities, missing only 3 times over a four year period.

Went 454 days without losing a Berkshire League game, winning 70 straight games in three different sports, covering parts of five seasons and included three undefeated seasons. During that time posted a 88-5 mark overall

31-game softball win streak

On-going 29-game BL basketball win streak.

Post a four-year BL record of 180-18-2 in three different sports (90 percent)

Senior Year Berkshire League – won all four titles they played for. Record 52-1.

Overall (3 sports) 230-34 (87 percent).

Basketball       94-11

Field Hockey    56-13-2

Softball            80-10


           Morgan Sanson was a center piece of the amazing success of the Thomaston High girls softball, basketball and field hockey teams over the last four years. She leaves Thomaston as its most accomplished athlete ever and is one of the most decorated athletes the state has seen. Between titles, individual accomplishments and big moments, her resume matches up against anyones. Few if any have done it better.


Six-Time All-State selection (three different sports)

10-Time All-BL selection (three different sports)

 Ray Marinko Award – BL’s top athlete senior year

Thomaston’s All-time leading field hockey scorer both career (86 goals) and season (30 goals)

Third all-time leading basketball scorer(boys and girls) 1,266 points

2nd All-Time in pitching wins (behind her mom, Lisa Hurlbert)


Scored the game-winning goal to win the 2015 Class S field hockey championship

Scored all three ot the team's goals in a 3-2 win over Canton in the Class S field hockey semifinals in 2015

Was the winning pitcher in the 2014 Class S softball championship game pitching a no-hitter over the final six innings.

Hit a two-out, two-strike home run in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Class S semifinal game Coventry to tie the score, 1-1. Two innings later singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning. She was also the winning pitcher in the game.

Scored the game-tying basket in the 2014 Class S basketball championship game against St. Paul. Then knocked away a pass in the final 3 seconds to prevent St. Paul from a chance to win. Hit the clinching free throws in the second overtime.

Was Thomaston’s leading scorer in the 2015 Class S  basketball championship game.

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