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Monthly Archives: April 2021

Panthers pull away late from Murray, Warriors

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Coming off a gut-wrenching, last-second 42-36 defeat at Hopkinton on April 3 that featured three James Wilder touchdowns, the Medfield High School varsity football team hit the road again on Friday night looking to respond at Holliston.

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Kelcourse runs Hawks by Prep

Joe Kelcourse (pictured) jukes a defender during one of his team-high 20 carries on Saturday at St. John's Prep. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It doesn't matter the weather, the time of year, or the records. The only thing...

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Marsman, Wildcats outlast Toolan, Rockets

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School varsity football hosted Milton on Friday evening in their season finale. Entering the game with a 2-2 record and coming off the heels of a 35-0 defeat to Natick, the Rockets were looking to rebound and finish the COVID-shortened season above...

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Walpole football stuffed by Wamps

Senior captain Brian Malone (26) finds a seam and cuts up the field on a punt return. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

After their previous game against Framingham was cancelled due to COVID protocols, Walpole High School varsity football...

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Volleyball looks to finish season strong

While Medfield held tough for the early parts of most sets, they couldn’t stop Ashland’s runs in two straight set losses.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Now 4-5 after a pair of losses to the 9-1 Ashland Clockers, while many volleyball teams...

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Pansy Day returns to Needham

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For decades, planting season has been heralded by Pansy Day in Needham. Last year’s celebration was canceled due to COVID-19, a first for the tradition that has notoriously happened during all weather conditions. But like pansies, the community is feeling the warmth of spring -...

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As COVID wanes, animal shelters wait

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

COVID-19 has changed how we handle most aspects of life. We wear masks when we leave the house. We use a colossal amount of hand sanitizer. Some even work from home. The changes have even inspired many people to adopt a furry friend to keep...

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Volleyball ends season with .500 record

Among the positives to come out of this year were the highlight reels that came along with having every game streamed over the internet.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While the Walpole volleyball team likely would rather have ended their season with a win,...

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Volleyball on three game win streak

Westwood dives on the floor in celebration after a huge win against Hopkinton.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While many high school volleyball teams are already done with their seasons, Westwood is just a bit over 75 percent of the way done with theirs....

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Sherborn joins Litter Letter Project

Chester said the most commonly littered items were coffee cup, water bottles, cigarette butts, Bud Lights and cinnamon Fireball nips.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

“Why” is there a giant sculpture made out of chicken wire and rebar in the middle of Sherborn, and “why”...

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Medfield Library reopens for visitors

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

It’s been just over a year since the Medfield Public Library shut its doors to patrons for what was expected to be a short time. Except for a brief time in the fall, patrons have since been unable to visit the library without an appointment....

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Sunset Road event honors Vietnam veterans

William Topham spoke about how many Vietnam veterans were left permanently disabled by the war, at the March 29th ceremony.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While many Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day and other events that honor Americans who served in the armed forces have...

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Sherborn turns towards sustainability

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The idea of sustainability has been at least pondered by everyone over the last few years. Recently, Governor Baker signed legislation that aims for the state to reduce its emissions by 50 percent, while also helping residents and businesses become more sustainable. While the...

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Demaio: Westwood lax ready to prove

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It's been almost two years since the Westwood High School varsity boys lacrosse team last took the field in an 18-6 defeat to No. 1 Medfield in the 2019 Division II Central/East semifinals.

After the entire 2020 season was wiped...

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Elm Bank opens for the season

Elm Bank's famous goddess statues got a deep cleaning this year, performed by the same man that originally restored them.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Gardens at Elm Bank, which sit on the Dover border, opened for the season on April 1 -...

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Walpole’s Curran, McElaney named All-Conference

Pictured moving the puck through center against Needham, senior captain and forward Kevin McElaney (6) was recently named a Bay State Conference All-Star for the second consecutive season. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Throughout the last few years, few...

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Lederman, Redhawks better McDonald, Rockets

Senior quarterback Will McDonald (2) scrambles to his right and fires a pass on the run. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Coming off a 42-24 victory against Brookline on March 26, the Needham High School varsity football team looked...

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Wellesley Multicultural Festival set for Saturday

The community is invited to explore, learn and feel the joy of sharing global cultural heritage with the World of Wellesley for the Wellesley Multicultural Festival on Saturday, April 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is free for attendees and programing is multi-generational and diverse. Register at the World Of Wellesley website: https://worldofwellesley.org....

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Walpole student is state champ speller

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last year, Eleanor Johnson Middle School seventh grader Sanya Nadeem won her school level spelling bee and was going to compete for the state title, but the event was cancelled due to COVID-19.

This year, she defended her school title and...

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Coach Coogan details indoor track season

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

When indoor track got moved to the “Fall II” season, it led to a myriad of changes and issues for coaches and athletes, ranging from dealing with the weather (while still called indoor track, all events were held outdoors) to losing athletes to football, which...

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