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Needham’s Kelley, McGrady commit to Brown

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School saw two of its varsity athletes sign their national letters of intent to play a sport at Brown University this past week.

Throughout the last four years, Grace Kelley was perhaps the most dominant all-around athlete at...

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Needham sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School Fall I athletes continued to power through this COVID-impacted season this past week as the Rockets squared off against rivals Wellesley, Newton North and Brookline.

  • Boys soccer earned 2-0 victory at Wellesley on November 7. Senior Daniel Faynstein...
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Needham sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School powered through some snowy weather this past week as the Rockets took on rival Newton North in Fall I athletics.

  • Needham varsity field hockey held its annual senior night on October 28 and came away with a...
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Youth field hockey a hit in Needham

A group of first and second grade Needham youth field hockey players battle for a loose ball. Photo by Dina Hannigan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School has recently developed one of the top field hockey programs in Division I, qualifying...

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Needham sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School Fall I varsity athletics continued on this past week as the Rockets battled rival Natick.

  • Boys soccer earned a pair of wins against rival Natick. The Rockets won 3-2 on the road on October 21, followed by...
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Needham athletic cancellations not COVID related

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Contrary to what was reported earlier this week, Needham High School Fall I athletic cancellations on October 13 were not COVID-related. The school cancelled all levels of soccer and field hockey practices due to inclement weather.

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Needham sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School Fall I athletes continued to power through these unprecedented times this past week as the Rockets took on Bay State Conference rival Brookline. Among the week's news and notes:

  • Needham boys soccer split a home-and-home, defeating Brookline at home...
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Needham sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Fall I high school athletic season began this past week in Needham. Among the week's Rockets news and notes:

  • The Needham High School varsity field hockey team started 2020 with convincing 3-0 victory against Brookline on Monday. Grace Kelley, Lily...
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BAYS soccer returns amid pandemic

With players not allowed to head the ball, things can get a bit strange when the ball is in the air.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With a wide variety of rule changes coming to Massachusetts high school soccer, on Saturday afternoon, the Needham...

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High School athletics return to Needham

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School began the Fall I athletic season this past week, with athletes finally being granted an opportunity to play organized high school sports for the first time in nearly seven months.

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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.

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.

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.

Williams, a University...

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Needham’s Shuman makes PGA debut

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Former Needham High School golf star and two-time state champion Jake Shuman made his PGA Tour debut on Thursday at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

Shuman, who played collegiately at Duke University from 2014-2018, placed second in Monday’s qualifier...

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Schwartz the answer for Needham MIBL

Nico Schwartz (11) fires home a pitch during his complete-game victory against Norwood on Saturday afternoon in Quincy. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Throughout the summer, scoring runs has not been an issue for Needham MIBL. Led by NHS...

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Anderson homer leads Needham over Walpole

With the dry weather at Braintree High, dirt kicked up all over the field.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The NBA is playing in a “bubble” inside of Disney World, Major League Baseball loses what seems like a game a week due to positive...

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Braintree rallies to down Needham MIBL

Sam Gage (pictured) fires home a pitch during the top of the second inning on Friday night against Braintree. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham MIBL (3-10) returned home to face a powerful Braintree (10-3) squad on Friday night,...

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Stephenson’s shutout gives Needham fourth win

Stephenson’s sidearm style flummoxes Westwood’s batters en route to a complete game shutout.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Sunday night, the rain fell on Needham High’s baseball field, but not enough to warrant stopping or cancelling the game between Needham and Westwood. Unfortunately...

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Rockets just keep swimming and diving

By Rachel Talcoff
Hometown Weekly Intern

This fall’s high school sports season is right around the corner, yet countless student-athletes and eager fans are left with uncertainty as to how the season will play out. Teams must prepare for whatever lies ahead while COVID-19 is spreading, making it particularly difficult for...

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