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Needham field hockey gears up

Pictured last season celebrating a shutout victory against Dover-Sherborn, Needham goaltender Cammy Foster (50) will be counted on once again in 2020, this time as a senior co-captain. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School varsity field hockey...

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Is Needham’s Hauschka a fit for Patriots?

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The New England Patriots have figured out their next move at quarterback. Cam Newton (15-of-19, 155 yards, 15 rushes, 75 yards, two touchdowns) impressed in his Patriots debut on Sunday during the team's 21-11 season-opening win against the Miami Dolphins.

Porkers gear up for unconventional season

Pictured last season against Framingham, junior Natalie Griffin (9) will look to be a key offensive contributor once again for Walpole High varsity field hockey this fall. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

MIAA field hockey will have a new...

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TVL institutes pods for athletics

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Tri-Valley League announced news in regards to its game scheduling this past week for the upcoming "Fall I" athletic season.

The conference's 12 athletic directors voted to realign into two pods, with each holding six schools. Pod I will...

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Westwood soccer preps for unique season

While they didn’t have enough players for a full game, it was an impressive showing for a Sunday morning before a Patriots game.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Watch any sport in America and you will hear the commentators noting how fascinatingly different the...

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DS athletes shake off the rust

The lacrosse players noted their disappointment with the cancellation of last season, but expressed hope for this one.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

By and large, sports have not been played in six months. While professional athletes that have been playing for decades might...

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Bay State Conference updates COVID guidelines

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Change to high school sports was inevitable when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. This fall, we will see sports such as soccer and field hockey have a completely different look as players and coaches will be required to wear masks at all times.

Dover-Sherborn’s Yablonski named All-American

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Dover-Sherborn Regional High School junior and swimmer Ava Yablonsky was recently named an All-American for her performance in the pool last season by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association.

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Medfield baseball sees handful of commitments

Pictured catching a ball at first base this past summer for Medfield MIBL, rising senior Sam Kornet will be playing baseball in college at Skidmore following his senior season next spring. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Following a lost...

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Westwood’s Bleday bikes across entire country

John Bleday (pictured) is all smiles shortly after arriving to Cape Cod following his 28-day cross-country bike ride from Seattle. Photo by Charlie Harrington.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Everybody is looking for ways to stay busy and fit these days. For Westwood...

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MIAA’s modifications put twist on soccer

MIAA soccer will look a lot different in 2020 with athletes needing to social distance even while playing defense. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It's still unclear whether or not sports such as boys and girls soccer will occur...

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Westwood XC excited for opportunity

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It remains to be seen whether or not the MIAA and the state of Massachusetts will allow high school athletes to compete in fall athletics this season. The MIAA's Board of Directors is still in the process of reviewing the COVID Task Force's modifications...

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Dover-Sherborn’s Muckstadt making do

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

John Muckstadt graduated from Dover-Sherborn Regional High School in 2019 as one of the more accomplished athletes in the school's history. On the soccer pitch, Muckstadt served as a senior captain, recorded 20 career goals and 10 assists as a defender, was named a...

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Walpole’s Quinn commits to Lowell

My Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Walpole High School athletics seems to be building a pipeline to UMass-Lowell. In the last two years, Walpole has sent two of its athletes to play lacrosse at Lowell: Conor Foley ('19) for the men and Abby McLaughlin ('19) for the women's team.

Xaverian’s Funke headed to BC

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Xaverian Brothers High School has produced some high level athletes over the years. Famously, former Hawks such as Dana Barros and the Hasselbeck brothers have gone on to excel at Boston College before later making their way to the pros.

DS’ Gregory headed south to Jacksonville

Pictured during the 2019 Division III Central/East playoffs against Medway, Dover-Sherborn lacrosse star Pierce Gregory will take his talents South to Jacksonville following his senior season in the spring of 2021. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

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Needham’s Williams named Bentley AD

Needham resident Vaughn Williams, senior associate athletics director at Boston College, has been named the director of athletics at Bentley University, Vice President for Student Affairs J. Andrew Shepardson announced Monday morning in an email to the Bentley community. Williams will begin his new role in mid-September.

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Medfield’s Goodman headed west to Pepperdine

Pictured during this summer's MIBL contest against Dedham, Medfield rising-junior shortstop Jack Goodman committed to play Division I baseball at Pepperdine this past week. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

For obvious reasons, the recruiting process for high school athletes...

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Walpole athletes train amidst uncertainty

A football player works on getting off the line with no wasted movement.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Outside of the NBA and its bubble, there are no sports in America that seem guaranteed to happen this year. Major League Baseball has seen teams...

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MIAA building plan for fall sports

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Last Wednesday, the MIAA COVID-19 task force voted to send its series of recommendations and plan to the MIAA Board of Directors for a potential fall high school sports season.

The plan includes sports such as field hockey, volleyball, cross...

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