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Clinic keeps kids focused on football

Coach Mike Tosone addresses the group of players at the end of practice.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

In the era of youth sports specialization, it doesn’t take much to lose a talented athlete to another sport. This is especially true of football, where athletes (and...

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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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Westwood hosts NFL Flag Football League

A nice 'tackle' by the Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive back.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Even before COVID-19 put a stop to a variety of football leagues, flag football was a growing sport for those concerned about their children receiving head trauma playing traditional football,...

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High school athletics return in Walpole

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The last time a Walpole high school varsity athletic team played a game was on March 8 when the boys ice hockey team defeated Archbishop Williams for the Division I South championship. Days later, the state championship game against Belmont was cancelled due to...

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High school athletics return to DS

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It was a long six months and change, but organized high school athletics finally returned to Dover-Sherborn this past week as Fall I sports held their first tryouts and workout sessions.

Fall I sports such as field hockey, boys and...

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Xaverian alum Hurst returns home with Raiders

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

One of the most dominant Massachusetts high school football players of all-time, Maurice Hurst had been looking forward to Sunday, September 7, 2020 ever since the NFL schedule was released last spring.

A native of Canton and the son of...

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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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Westwood golf outlasts Medfield in opener

Medfield and Westwood High School golf returned to the links on Friday for their season-opening rivalry match at Ponkapoag Golf Course in Canton.

Westwood's team was comprised of seniors Colin Beggan, Ethan Blonder, Kyle Burgess, Nick Horsfall, Griffin. Hunter, Noah Joseph, Kevin McGough, juniors John Leonard and Francis Papetti,...

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Layden, Warriors prepare for unprecedented season

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

In 2019, Medfield High School boys varsity soccer put together a respectable 8-4-6 regular season record, earning themselves the No. 10 seed in the Division II South playoffs. The season came to a bitter end, however, with a 3-2 double-overtime defeat against Dartmouth in...

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XBHS alum Gaziano signs with Chargers

Pictured during his time at Xaverian in 2014, former Hawk and Northwestern defensive end Joe Gaziano (97) signed with the Los Angeles Chargers practice. squad this past week. Photo by Sgt. Bryan G. Lett.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Last time we...

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Party could jeopardize fall sports start

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

By now, most have probably heard the news about the big 150-person party broken up by Sherborn police at the home of a Dover-Sherborn Regional High School student on September 7.

Those in attendance were said not to be practicing...

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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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Prior...

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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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