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Realignment makes DS fully DIII

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The MIAA recently released its new proposed alignment for statewide athletic tournaments set to begin in the 2021-2022 school year.

For Dover-Sherborn, the school will remain in Division III for most sports. This includes boys and girls basketball, as well...

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Westwood’s White named coach at Bentley

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood native Carolyn "C" White was recently named the new head coach for Bentley University's women's basketball team.

A 1997 graduate of Westwood High School, White emerged as a standout guard and led the Wolverines to four undefeated regular seasons...

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Walpole’s Melish named All-American

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Amanda Melish has emerged as the premiere star for Walpole High School swimming and diving over the last two years. As a freshman in 2018, Melish shattered multiple school records, including racking up 326.92 points after six dives. Melish capped off her incredible breakout...

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NHS’ Tarlow named Coach of the Year

Needham High School's Lauren Tarlow was recently named the MIAA's Unified Track and Field Coach of the Year.

The news was announced by the Needham High School Athletics Twitter account on June 25.

https://twitter.com/NHSRockets/status/1276137771086872576?s=20

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Slowe, Murray, Rockwood named All-Academic

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Former Walpole High field hockey stars Sarah Rockwood and Christine Murray (now a resident of Westwood), as well as former Medfield High School star Kate Slowe, all now teammates at Bentley, were recently named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association's National Academic Team....

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Medfield’s Cahill named Trinity lacrosse captain

Jack Cahill (10), pictured during his junior season at Medfield High School.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Former Medfield High School lacrosse star and captain Jack Cahill was recently named a captain for Trinity College men's lacrosse.

As a...

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Spotlighting Merrimack goalie James Corcoran

Merrimack goaltender James Corcoran was the backstop for Walpole boys hockey's 2017 run to the Super Eight.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The COVID-19 pandemic has basically forced all normalities of life either into cancellation or postponement. For former Walpole High School star...

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Hometown Weekly Sports Minute #1

Cam Martin and James Corcoran join Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Mike Flanagan to reminisce on the goal that sent the now-legendary 2017 Walpole hockey team to the Super Eight Tournament.

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Needham’s Chaloff Coach of the Year

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It was an extremely special 2019 season for Needham High School girls volleyball. The Rockets absolutely dominated their way to an unbeaten 21-0 season and won the Division I state championship.

Junior outside hitter Karen Nie recorded 275 kills, 138...

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Westwood’s Reilly returning to BC

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Boston College women's lacrosse has built something extremely special. One of the premiere programs in the country, the Eagles have made a run to the national championship game each of the last three seasons.

The 2020 senior class at BC...

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MIBL brings back summer baseball

Pictured standing at second base following a double his junior year, Will Jarvis will suit up for Walpole Legion this summer in the MIBL for one final baseball season. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It's been a rough year...

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Rebels no more: Walpole changes mascot

On Thursday evening, the Walpole School Board voted unanimously (9-0) to change the high school's "Rebel" mascot. The decision comes two weeks after a petition was started to change the school's mascot amid racial tensions and worldwide Black Lives Matter protests. A counter petition was also started to keep the nickname.

Spotlighting Needham High lacrosse’s 2020 seniors

Pictured clearing a ball last season against Hingham, midfielder Matt Guagliano (27) is one of 10 Needham High School lacrosse seniors who robbed of their 2020 senior season due to COVID-19. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

In 2019, Needham...

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Spotlighting Walpole High lacrosse’s 2020 seniors

Pictured during last season's playoff contest vs. Medfield, senior captain and close D Marc Hirshom (19) figured to serve as an anchor for Walpole's defensive unit in 2020. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Despite a bit of an up...

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DS announces athletic award winners

Sarah Lamson and teammates pose together with their field hockey state championship banner and trophy back in November at Taunton High School. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Dover-Sherborn Regional High School announced its set of athletic award winners this...

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Medlax honors seniors through social media

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It was supposed to be a big year for Medfield High School boys varsity lacrosse. Reigning champions of Division II Central/East, the Warriors returned a massive and talented senior class, and nearly its entire starting lineup, from last season's state championship game. The COVID-19...

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Spotlighting the 2020 DS softball team

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

All of the makings for a big bounce-back year were in place for Dover-Sherborn Regional High School varsity softball in 2020. The Raiders returned a bulk of their roster, including two senior co-captains: catcher/outfielder Emma Stiller and second baseman/outfielder Nora Raftery.

Spotlighting football/baseball star Jake Pfaff

Pictured playing quarterback during his junior season against Norwood, Jake Pfaff (3) has been a key contributor to Westwood High School football and baseball the last four years. Photo by Mike Mao.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Jake Pfaff has been a key...

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Athletes voice thoughts on Rebel mascot

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

For many in the town of Walpole, the high school's Rebel mascot holds a lot of sentimental value. At the same time, there are many, both within and outside of the town, who connect the Rebel mascot to racism and the Confederacy.