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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Westwood 4th graders are hoops champs

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This year the 4th grade Westwood (black) team has won the Metrowest Division 3 championship. The team finished with a 8-4 record in the regular season, earning them a two seed in the Metrowest playoffs. “We were undefeated this year when we had our full complement of players. But in games when we didn’t,...
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Langan, Xaverian baseball ready up

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Any given season, expectations surrounding Xaverian baseball are extremely high. In 2018, however, the Hawks will look to qualify for the Super Eight for the third straight season and take care of some unfinished business after rival BC High eliminated them in the third-round last June. Leading the Hawks into...
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Intensive art students exhibiting in town

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The Clever Hand Gallery will showcase work by students from two intensive art classes at Wellesley High School. This is the eighth year of collaboration between the local artisans’ cooperative and the talented students. Students in Shayla Vines’ Intensive Metals class studied the work of professional artists working as jewelers, metalsmiths and sculptors, and...
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Preschool at Wellesley Schools holding auction

By Rama K. Ramaswamy This year's "Keys to the Future" spring auction for Preschool at Wellesley Schools (P.A.W.S) PTO will be an evening of "live bidding, good friends, and music.” The PTO’s largest fundraising event of the year is set for April 7 at a new location in Natick Center. Attendees will enjoy a night out...
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The time is now for Chicoski, Lady-Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2017 season left a bit of a sour taste in the mouths of the Wellesley High School girls lacrosse team, as the Raiders fell to arch rival and eventual Division I state champ Needham in the South semifinals. This season, the Lady-Raiders return a roster that is...
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Hardy School holding Ninja Warrior event

By Rama K. Ramaswamy On April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Hardy School community will host their annual fundraiser event, Wellesley Ninja Warrior, at Action Athletics on 475 Washington Street. A unique day of action-packed, family-friendly fun, the event will have kids jumping, crawling and climbing as they experience the same obstacle course...
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Walpole students participate in national walkout

Last week’s nor’easter may have delayed the Walpole Public School students from participating in the national walkout honoring the 17 students killed in the Parkland school shooting, but it didn’t stop them. While the winter storm kept Walpole students at home on March 14, they joined the national movement a day later, adding their voices...
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Little Rebels take big victory

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Walpole first and second graders won their age bracket in the Sacred Heart March Madness Basketball tournament in Quincy, beating out many local teams to get to the championship game. They won the big game, 34-30, against Raynham....
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Walsh, Lady-Rebels ready up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2017 season was one filled with immense success for the Walpole High girls lacrosse team, as the Lady-Rebels put together an 18-2 regular season to secure the No. 1 overall seed in Division II East before defeating Medway, Medfield, and Foxboro en route to the sectional title. In...
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6th graders are state champs

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The Walpole 6th grade girls basketball team went 5-0 over St. Patrick’s Day weekend to claim the 2018 Massachusetts State Middle School Championship. Walpole beat Millis and Dighton-Rehoboth in pool play on Saturday, March 17, to advance to Sunday’s winner’s bracket. Walpole then beat Franklin, Tyngsboro, and King Philip to win the...
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PTC fundraiser is a slam-dunk

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Have you ever imagined your dad as Michael Jordan? What about your teacher as LeBron James? As an elementary school student, few things are more exciting than watching your parents, guardians, and teachers race up and down the basketball court at Needham High School, looking to score against the...
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Needham debaters celebrate state success

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The Needham Speech and Debate celebrated the “debate” part of its name by capturing its second successive novice Lincoln-Douglas championship at Chelmsford High School. Freshman Sasha Reiser defeated Brookline High School in the finals, and was also third place speaker overall. Sophomore Zachary Lu, last year’s novice champion, reached quarterfinals and was second...
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Perfect start for Plansky, Seb’s lax

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor With a surplus of talent returning from last season’s ISL champion team, 2018 is a season stacked with extremely high expectations for St. Sebastian’s lacrosse, who enter the ranked No. 17 nationally, according to Inside Lacrosse. The list of Division I-bound laxers playing at St. Sebastian’s in...
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Medfielders take Donate Life to Africa

By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter The start of April will mark the beginning of National Donate Life Month, a time to raise awareness for organ, tissue, and eye donations, and celebrate those who have saved lives through donations. For Medfield’s Liz Sandeman and her family, though, organ and tissue donations are a year-round concern. After her sister, T,...
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Medfield 7th graders are champs

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The Medfield 7th grade boys travel basketball team capped an amazing playoff run with a championship victory over Watertown in the Division 5 Metrowest basketball tournament on Sunday night, March 11, at the Mass Premier courts in Foxboro. Medfield, who sported their away Warrior blue uniforms as underdogs in every game, took care...
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Medfield DI teams enjoy state success

Fourteen of Medfield’s Destination Imagination (DI) teams competed at the regional tournament in Natick on March 17. The DI program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic challenges. Teams choose to participate in one of the main challenge categories of early learning (2nd grade), engineering,...
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McCarthy, Deady, Lady-Warriors ready up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A 12-6 regular season record earned the Medfield High School girls lacrosse team the No. 5 seed in Division II East last spring. Following a 19-6 victory over Bishop Stang in round-one, the Warriors put together one of the greatest comebacks in the history of Massachusetts high school...
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DSDI kids excel for eighth year

For the 8th year in a row, Dover Sherborn Destination Imagination (DSDI) competed in the Regional competition against teams from Ashland, Natick, Sudbury, Wayland, Newton and Boston. Nearly 65 DS students constituted twelve teams, and they all took to the stage at the Wilson Middle School in Natick on Saturday, March 17, to showcase their...
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Youth basketball season a smashing success

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This year’s Dover Sherborn Youth Basketball season, with over 250 girls and boys participating, was among the most successful in the history of the program. An unprecedented nine DS teams won their division, including 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys, plus 6th and 7th grade girls. Four teams made it to...
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Mastrobuono, Raider lax ready up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2017 season was par for the course for the Dover-Sherborn Regional boys lacrosse team, as the Raiders put together a 14-4 record and earned the No. 1 overall seed in Division III Central/East before winning the sectional title with an 18-7 victory over Littleton. This season, DS will...
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