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Rocket revenge tour ready for liftoff

Pictured handing the ball off in 2019 against Milton, quarterback Will McDonald (left) says he and his Needham teammates are ready to dish out some revenge this spring as the senior will serve as one of seven co-captains for the Rockets. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

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Rockets earn points in four straight

Needham High School girls hockey's 2021 class of seniors pose for a picture before their game against Newton Co-op on February 13. Photo by Needham High Athletics

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School varsity girls hockey saw a little bit of...

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Raiders outlast Rockets in finale

Needham goaltender Ollie Lamadieu (pictured) hugs the post and keeps an eye on the play behind his net on Monday at Wellesley. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The annual Needham and Wellesley High School hockey games are some of...

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Needham can’t finish comeback against Tigers

Nick Petronio tries to finish a reverse layup in the face of some tough defense.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Friday night, the Newton North Tigers got their revenge on a Needham Rockets team that had beaten them just a few days...

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Rocket hockey grinds in Milton

Senior forward Connor McNaughton (21) hustles in on the forecheck during Needham High boys varsity hockey's game at Milton on Wednesday night. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Following a two-week pause due to COVID protocols, Needham High School boys...

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Tim Carey, Coach of the Year

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham native Tim Carey was recently honored as the Girls Lacrosse National Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Carey, a graduate of Needham High School in 1985 and a former varsity lacrosse...

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Ledbury’s five lead Rockets by Walpole

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School junior defenseman Maddie Ledbury put on the performance of a lifetime on January 16. In a 5-2 victory against rival Walpole at Babson Skating Center, Ledbury scored all five goals for the Rockets (3-0-0).

Senior forward Charlotte...

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Lamadieu’s shutout lifts Rockets over Walpole

Senior defenseman Ty McGovern (10) gets set to snap a pass up the ice on the breakout. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham and Walpole High School boys varsity hockey met in the first half of a back-to-back set...

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Rockets’ defense too tough for Walpole

Six-foot social distancing rules be damned; the Needham defense didn’t give Walpole's players any room to breathe.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

If the idea of eliminating the opening tipoff and baseline inbounds plays, or not having offensive rebounders on the line during free...

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Sports notes: winter season gets rolling

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The 2020-2021 winter athletic season finally got underway for Needham High School this past week. The Rockets played a series of home-and-home contests on the ice and on the hardwood against Weymouth.

• Varsity girls basketball earned a 40-28 victory...

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Raymond named new NHS baseball coach

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School Athletic Director Dan Lee announced via press release on December 30 that the school has hired Rich Raymond to be the new varsity baseball coach. 

Lee announced the news via press release on the Needham High athletics Twitter...

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Klemm, Rockets ready for lift-off

Pictured moving the ball up the floor last season against Braintree, senior guard/forward Caroline Klemm (3) will serve as one of two Needham High School girls basketball senior co-captains in 2020-2021. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

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McNaughton, Rockets ready for lift-off

Pictured last year winning a puck battle against Wellesley, senior winger Connor McNaughton (21) will look to help lead Needham High School varsity boys hockey to a successful season in 2020-2021. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School...

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Needham’s Hauschka announces NFL retirement

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham native Stephen Hauschka announced his retirement from football this past week. A Super Bowl XLVIII champion with the Seattle Seahawks and a 13-year NFL vet, Hauschka played soccer, basketball and lacrosse at Needham High School before graduating in 2003.

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.

Needham High School athletics...

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