10. Mother's Day in May, daughter's in June
We all knew Meredith would eventually defeat her mother Leslie. It was just a question of when. It didn’t happen in April, when Meredith and her Notre Dame of Hingham lacrosse team fell, 7-4, to Leslie and Westwood in the first Battle of the Franks. But when it mattered most, in the Division 1 South final, ND (H) beat Westwood, 10-7. Score one for the kid. The Cougars didn’t stop there, beating Westford to win the EMass title before edging Longmeadow to win the state championship. It was a grand finale for star senior and two-time All-Scholastic Alex Dalton, who is off to Notre Dame. The MIAA trophy was a nice prize for a long season. But nothing compares with bragging rights at the Frank family summer barbecues.