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Needham girls remain undefeated

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The Needham High varsity girls lacrosse team extended its unbeaten run to 15 games last week with victories over Dedham (13-1) and Notre Dame Academy (16-11). The latter of the two teams had been ranked #1 by the Boston Globe before their meeting with the Rockets. It has been a banner season thus far...
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Needham High School students run marathon

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Six Needham High School students ran the Providence Marathon last Sunday as part of Dreamfar, a Massachusetts nonprofit that offers marathon training for high school students. Joyce Anglo, Roisin Chatterton, Elsa Konieczynski, Lindsay McKeown, Allie Partridge, and Sarah Partridge took to the pavement prepared, following a 30-week training program. Injured but with them...
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Needham Little League celebrates opening day

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Play ball! The rain held off long enough for Needham Little League’s annual Opening Day on Sunday, May 1. The event was attended by hundreds of people, including the stars of the show: Needham’s Little League baseball and softball players. After the traditional parade from Green’s Field to DeFazio Park, Jim Rice and Wally the...
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Boys Lacrosse Busy Over April Vacation

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Needham boys lacrosee team has been busy over April Vacation, with several games over the week and into the weekend. [caption id="attachment_9703" align="alignright" width="200"]Goalie Ryan Christenson avoids a Xaverian defender behind the goal. Photos by Tim Hoffman Goalie Ryan Christenson avoids...
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Needham Baseball runs over Boston English

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The Boston Marathon wasn’t the only place to see runners this Monday as the Needham Rockets baseball team put on a marathon of their own with an 11-0 home win over Boston English. With this game in the books, the Rockets extend their early undefeated streak to 4-0. This record however,...
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Needham Junior Football and Cheerleading Holding Experience Open House

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff Needham Junior Football and Cheerleading will hold its annual Experience Open House on Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m. at Needham High’s Memorial Field. The event is for football players and cheerleaders in grades 1-4. There will be coaches on hand to run the football players through fun drills...
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Needham teams kick off spring season

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

Last March, the area was blanketed by several feet of snow, forcing the spring sports season to be postponed for at least a week and pushing teams from the diamond or the turf into gyms, hallways, and anywhere that a free space could be found.

Thankfully, this...

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Bowl for Needham Baseball on April 9

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

The Needham High baseball program is looking for assistance this spring to help cover the costs of its annual trip to compete at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., as well as equipment, workouts, and other needs for the team.

The Rockets will host...

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Needham sisters perform at all-star games

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

Needham High graduates Alexandria and Victoria Stavropoulos have taken the skills that they learned during their time on the school’s dance team and used it to begin successful stints on the New England Patriots cheerleading team (Alexandria) and Boston Celtics dance team (Victoria).

This year,...

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Positive Coaching Alliance to teach Needham coaches

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

Needham Soccer Club and Needham Baseball and Softball have joined forces to bring an important workshop to Needham this spring to help educate youth coaches on how to teach life lessons as well as their respective sports.

The Positive Coaching Alliance will present “Double Goal Coach: Coaching...

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Needham boys basketball knocked out in quarterfinal

By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

The Needham High boys’ basketball team reached the Div. 1 South quarterfinal with a decisive 64-51 victory over first round opponent Durfee (the Rockets led by as many as 20 in the fourth quarter against the Hilltoppers), but the Rockets could not get past No. 11 seed BC...

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Needham squash takes third at nationals

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff The Needham High co-ed club squash program is in just its second season but has already established itself as one of the top in the country, after the team traveled to Philadelphia in the second week of February and took third place in its division at the national...
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Needham basketball welcomes Crossroads School

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

The Needham High girls’ basketball team went  into its final two games of the season knowing that it needed a pair of wins to stay alive for the state tournament. In the end, it only took one to seal the Rockets’ fate. 

Despite...

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Needham ski team sends seven to states

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

The Needham High ski team wrapped up its season last week with the state championship races at Wachusett Mountain with seven Rockets representing the school.

The qualifying racers included junior Sofia Kurd, freshman Jordan Tobasky, and senior captain Libby Fleming, who helped the girls’...

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MIAA Basketball Tournament Brackets Released

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

On Friday morning, the MIAA gathered at its offices in Franklin to finalize the state tournament brackets for boys’ and girls’ basketball. A number of teams from the Hometown Weekly coverage area will begin a quest for silverware this week.

The Westwood girls...

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Needham wrestling receives Sportsmanship Award

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff Last Friday and Saturday, Needham High wrestling took part in the Div. 1 state tournament at Brockton High. The Rockets sent five wrestlers to that meet and four advanced to the All-State tournament this weekend at Reading High. Junior Brady Liss was the top finisher for Needham, taking second...
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Needham U-12 girls hockey win district title

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff The Needham Youth Hockey U-12 girls hockey team recently claimed the District 3 championship with a 7-3 victory over Westwood in the final. With the district title in hand, the team will advance to the state championship tournament in March. Needham defeated Wellesley and Norwood to get to the...
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Needham track teams win Div. 2 indoor titles

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

Last Wednesday at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletics Center in Boston, the Needham track program showed its strength in depth by winning both the boys’ and girls’ Div. 2 state indoor titles, in both cases edging Bay State Conference rival Wellesley.

The girls won...

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Needham girls hockey wins Carey division title

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

The Needham High girls’ hockey team finished another perfect week with a 2-0 victory over Newton North on Saturday at the Fessenden Rink.

With the victory, Needham wrapped up an unbeaten league campaign (13-0-2) and clinched the Carey division title.

The Rockets are...

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Needham wrestling sending five to states

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff It was a successful weekend for the Needham High wrestling team, which competed in the Div. 1 Central tournament at Newton South on Saturday. Five wrestlers advanced to this weekend’s Div. 1 state tournament at Brockton High, including senior captain Lucas Goldman, who won the title at 160 pounds,...
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