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Wellesley Alpine Skiing Looks for Repeat of Last Year

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley alpine ski teams are in the hunt every year for a league title, and this year is no different. With a number of talented skiers returning from last year’s team, there’s no telling how far this team can go. “Every year out Athletic Director, John Brown, asks ‘are...
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Wellesley Basketball ‘Thinks Pink’

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On Friday, January 29 the Wellesley boys and girls basketball teams faced off against Walpole for “Think Pink Night” at Wellesley High in a doubleheader event. The girls’ basketball teams from the Bay State Conference stepped up again this year to fight breast cancer. At Wellesley High, both the girls and the boys...
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Dover-Sherborn Nordic Ski Team Off to the Races

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Dover-Sherborn Nordic ski team began the season practicing on dry land for the first month, but when January came around they finally got to work out on snow, giving them a true sense of where they stood as a team. Captained by Fiona Gray, Alexandra Martiros and Dana Rice...
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Wellesley Athletic Director wins District C award

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff Wellesley Athletic Director John Brown was recently named the Athletic Director of the Year in District C. “Anytime you win an award it’s a surprise,” Brown said. “You certainly don’t do the job for awards.” The modest Brown, who’s in his 10th year as the Wellesley AD, appreciates the award, but...
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Dover-Sherborn girls basketball fighting for tourney berth

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff Basketball is full of highs and lows. For years now the Dover-Sherborn girls’ basketball team has struggled mightily on the court and has been left out of the postseason. But this year has been different, as the now 5-8 Raiders are fighting for a state tournament spot through sheer grit...
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Garden Trip A Total Team Effort For Wellesley Girls

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff Getting the opportunity to step onto the parquet and to play at the TD Garden, home to the Boston Celtics and potentially to the state semifinals for whichever team gets through the South sectional, is not something that many high school basketball players get to experience. With that in mind,...
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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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Medfield Boys Basketball Sits Atop TVL

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff With a 76-55 win against Norton on Monday night, sweeping the season series against the Lancers, the Medfield High boys’ basketball team held onto its lead in the Tri-Valley League heading into Wednesday’s meeting with rival Westwood. Monday’s victory improved Big Blue to 12-2 on the season and 10-1 in...
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Medfield Youth Hockey Enjoys Waterville Trip

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More than 50 Medfield families traveled to Waterville Valley, N.H. to participate in the annual Deep Freeze hockey tournament, which took place over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend. Medfield sent a total of five teams of boys and girls ranging in age from 6-13. The Medfield teams all fared well against strong competition...
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Walpole boys hockey stays unbeaten against Bridgewater-Raynham

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole High boys hockey team held onto its unbeaten title after tying with Bridgewater-Raynham on January 18 1-1. The game began with Bridgewater-Raynham picking up an early 1-0 lead, and holding onto that lead throughout the rest of the first period. But the Rebels were able to bounce back, as sophomore...
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Wellesley Boys Basketball Continuing To Improve

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff On Friday night the Wellesley boys’ basketball team traveled to Natick as part of a girl-boy doubleheader to take on the Red Hawks, dropping the game 54-45 in a game that could’ve gone either way until the last few minutes. “I think the effort is something we want to be...
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Dover-Sherborn Boys Track Off To Program’s Best Start

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Dover-Sherborn boys’ track team is off to the best start in the program’s history with three wins up until this point, and coach Maura Bennett is excited at the potential of what her team can continue to accomplish this season. “The TVL’s will be exciting to watch as well...
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Dover-Sherborn Girls Track Picks Up First Ever Win

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff In just the third year of the program, the Dover-Sherborn girls’ indoor track program has been through its share of struggles. But they say the third time is a charm, and in this case that just might’ve meant the third season, as the Raiders not only won a meet for...
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Wellesley Girls Basketball Improves To 10-0

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff Wellesley girls’ basketball team is off to a 10-0 start and has qualified for the state tournament after beating a tough Natick team on Friday night on the road, 42-34. “Of course [the Natick game] was in doubt,” coach Glen Magpiong said after the game. “That’s a good team. They...
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Westwood gymnastics makes debut this season

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BY DOUGLAS MCCULLOCH (@doug_mcculloch) After several years of playing as a club sport, Westwood High’s newly formed varsity gymnastics team competed in its very first meet of the season on January 2. Although the Wolverines fell 144.8-99.5 to MADS, made up of gymnasts from Medfield, Ashland, Dover and Sherborn, coach Ashley Fox noted that the...
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Westwood ties Canton in playoff rematch

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BY DOUGLAS MCCULLOCH (@doug_mcculloch) The Westwood High boys hockey team closed out their final game of 2015 with a tie to Canton 1-1 on December 30 in a rematch of last year's Div. 2 sectional final at the Canton SportsPlex. Canton picked up an early lead as the team scored its first point in the...
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Westwood boys and girls swim fall to Medfield

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BY DOUGLAS MCCULLOCH (@doug_mcculloch) The Westwood High boys and girls swim teams fell to Medfield on December 22 at the Dedham Town Pool 105-81. This season has been tough for both teams, as they struggled to pick up wins. The teams opened the season with a loss against Norton. The second game of the season...
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Wellesley wrestling kicks off year with ‘Monk Dunk’

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The Wellesley High and Middle School wrestling teams gathered together for their annual plunge, known as the “Monk Dunk” into Morses Pond on New Year’s Day. Almost 30 participants, including current and former members of the wrestling team, coaches and wrestling friends and spouses braved the frigid waters to continue this bone-chilling tradition. This year,...
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Wellesley swim team has strong start to the season

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BY LISA MOORE The Wellesley High boys swim team has started the season with a splash, winning the first four meets of the season. Xaverian, St. John’s, Bishop Feehan and Reading all put up strong showings but were unable to stop the powerful Raiders team. Since late November, the boys have been hard at work,...
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