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Raiders get statement win at Medway

Johnny Bennett (4) looks to the sidelines for a defensive play-call signal. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Coming off a 35-24 defeat to Bellingham on October 8, Dover-Sherborn High School varsity football returned to action on Friday night with...

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Flano’s hat trick leads Needham over Walpole

Senior captain and defender Mac Turner (2) hits a ball up the sideline. Photos by Mike Flanagan and Scott Wittlin.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The last time Needham and Walpole High School boys soccer met on September 21 in Walpole, Mitchell Wilson...

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Medfield girls soccer rolls by Millis

Kate Olenik (pictured) looks up field on a break.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Entering off a hard 1-0 loss to Norton on October 7, Medfield High School girls varsity soccer welcomed in TVL rival Millis on Tuesday night looking to rebound....

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Wolverines roll Bellingham, remain unbeaten

Mia O'Donnell (pictured) turns and unleashes a backhanded clearing pass. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Through a month and a half of play, Westwood High School varsity field hockey has been every bit the juggernaut it was expected to...

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Walpole’s Giovaniello bringing success to Bridgewater

Walpole native Laura Giovaniello (pictured) is all smiles while warming up during Bridgewater State women's lacrosse's practice on Monday night. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Coming off a breakout junior season in 2019 that saw a Division I East...

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Pisano’s commitment solidifies family lacrosse legacy

Pictured fighting off a Westwood defender during last season's Division I South playoffs, Needham's Kristina Pisano (right) committed to play Division I lacrosse at Wagner College this past week. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Those who follow or are...

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Sumner’s four lift Raiders on senior night

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Few TVL athletes have made a bigger impact for their respectives teams throughout the first half of the 2021 fall athletic season than Dover-Sherborn girls soccer's Waverly Sumner. Serving as the centerpiece of the Raiders offense with a TVL-leading 16 goals and six assists,...

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Wildcats better Walpole girls in rain

Emily DaSilva (17) corrals a ball out of the air. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Coming of a tough 7-1 defeat to Norwell on September 24, the Walpole High School varsity girls soccer team traveled to Weymouth on Tuesday...

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Hawks tie SJP in soccer

Andrew Xavier (4) unleashes a boot up field on a free kick. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Xaverian Brothers High School varsity soccer team hosted arch rival and perennial Division I North powerhouse St. John’s Prep last Thursday...

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Weymouth comeback stuns Rockets

Quarterback Jay Kastantin (5) cocks and gets set to fire a ball down the field. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Despite playing in front of a rowdy Weymouth homecoming crowd, Needham High football got out to an almost perfect...

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Shields’ strike lifts Warriors over Raiders

Senior captain Mary Long (5) corrals a ball on her backhand and moves up field. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Until Wednesday night, Medfield High School varsity field hockey had never beaten arch-rival Dover-Sherborn. The reigning Division II state...

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Bennett, Cabey lead Raiders in rout

Dover-Sherborn's Jack Casale (74) is praised by head coach Steve Ryan following a tackle for loss early in the first half of Friday's 42-0 win against Sharon. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It was about as complete as a...

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Wilson’s header lifts Needham over Walpole

Walpole's Will Richer (7) attempts to fights off Needham's Noah Goldstein for a loose ball. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

With the score tied at two late in Tuesday afternoon's match between Walpole and Needham High boys varsity soccer,...

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Malmquist-powered Warrior comeback falls short

Senior captain Mary Long (5) defends along the near sideline. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Down a pair late in Wednesday night's game at Ashland, the Medfield High School varsity field hockey team needed a response.

Roberts, McGrail lead Wolverines over Lancers

Maddi Peck (4) fights off a Norton defender and moves the ball through the midfield. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Entering off the heels of their first defeat of the season to Hopkinton (3-1) on Monday, the Westwood High...

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Wolverines shut out against N. Quincy

Pat Cayer (27) hands the ball to the official after running for a first down. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Entering off the heels of a 21-15 season-opening defeat to Dedham on September 10, Westwood High School varsity football...

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Medfield’s Blake selected for U-16 Nationals

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Medfield High School sophomore Kelly Blake was recently selected to play for the United States U-16 National Lacrosse Team.

"It is so exciting and such a huge honor to be selected to the USA team," said Blake when asked how...

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Alper’s strike lifts Needham field hockey

Lily Schmalz (pictured) receives a pass and moves the ball up along the near sideline. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School varsity field hockey hosted Milton on Monday afternoon at DeFazio Field looking to rebound following a...

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Natick outlasts Walpole in OT

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

A storied rivalry was reignited on Friday night. Coming off an impressive 37-24 victory against Framingham to open the 2021 season, Walpole High School varsity football traveled to rival Natick to take on the No. 9 Redhawks.

A pick-six by...

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Keating’s late PK strike lifts Raiders

Senior captain Conor Keating (2) directs traffic during Dover-Sherborn varsity soccer's 1-0 win over Bellingham on Wednesday. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Dover-Sherborn High School varsity boys soccer entered last Wednesday afternoon’s contest with Bellingham still in search...

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