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Needham wrestling picks up win over ranked opponent

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff The Needham High wrestling team recently pulled out an exciting victory against Bay State Conference rival Braintree, which was ranked in the top 25 in the state. The Rockets improved to 7-6 in the league with a 37-30 victory that came down to the final match of the...
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Watch ‘Year in Review’ from Needham athletics

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff This has been a year to remember for Needham High athletics. The Rockets brought home an Ames Award as the most successful Div. 2 team in the state according to statistics compiled by the Boston Globe and also earned a number of state titles and individual honors, not...
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Needham boys’ swimming wins Carey title

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

The Needham High boys’ swim team had high hopes entering the season, despite having a lot of youth on its roster. After a strong start, the Rockets entered the heart of the schedule with a lot of confidence, as it got ready to face the perennial...

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Needham High Ski Team Hits The Slopes

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff December was unseasonably warm and while most people were enjoying the postponement of winter weather and the lack of snow on the ground, the Needham High ski team had to sit and wait for winter to hit and its season to begin in earnest. The Rockets usually have a league...
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Needham Girls Basketball Enjoys TD Garden Experience

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff The Needham High girls’ basketball team enjoyed a rare experience on Sunday morning when the Rockets traveled to Boston to face off against rival Wellesley in the early morning opening tip of the third annual GoodSports Invitational at the TD Garden. It was an endowment game for the two programs,...
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Needham boys basketball falls to Xaverian

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BY JOSH PERRY (@Josh_Perry10) The Needham High boys’ basketball team started the season with four wins in its opening four games, but that 100 percent record ended on New Year’s Eve in a matinee against Xaverian. The Rockets offense struggled against the Hawks, particularly in the second half, and Xaverian walked away with a 41-39...
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Former Red Sox All-Star, Needham resident passes away

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BY JOSH PERRY (@Josh_Perry10) Needham resident Frank Malzone, who spent 11 seasons with the Boston Red Sox and was a six-time American League All-Star third baseman, passed away at his home on Dec. 29, according to a notice from the Red Sox. Malzone played in Boston from 1955-65, stretching between the careers of Ted Williams...
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Needham And Wellesley To Meet At Fenway

BY JOSH PERRY (@Josh_Perry10) When a rivalry has been going for more than a century, it is hard to find historic, never-before-seen moments, but on Thanksgiving Day, when Needham and Wellesley meet for the 128th time, the oldest public school rivalry in the country will be played at Fenway Park.
Rumors had been swirling for...
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