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Wellesley baseball responding to the call

By Mike Flanagan,
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor -

Wellesley High School varsity baseball has been the cream of the crop in the Bay State Conference for the better part of the last decade. Reigning champions of the Carey Division, the Raiders were set to have another strong season this...

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MIAA sports back May 4

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The MIAA has pushed back the potential start of the 2020 spring athletic season to May 4, at the earliest, the organization announced on March 30. Originally scheduled to resume on April 27, the decision to push back the start of the season an...

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Babson lacrosse dominates in opener

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Babson College men’s lacrosse team took to MacDowell Field for the first time this season on Wednesday afternoon as the Beavers (1-0, 0-0) hosted Roger Williams. Behind a six-point afternoon from senior attack-man Owen Allen (four goals, two assists), the Beavers (1-0, 0-0) started 2020 on the...
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Raider seniors depart on winning note

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter The Needham wrestling team beat Wellesley, 54-21, on Wednesday night, capping off a season that saw the Monks win only two dual meets on the season. But while Wellesley would obviously have liked a team victory, they were happy to see that, on senior night, both of their senior...
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Wellesley girls continue shutout streak

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The two-time reigning Division II state champion Wellesley High School girls hockey team appears poised to make a run at a three-peat this March. After earning a 3-1 revenge win against Austin Prep on January 22, the Raiders (13-1-0, 11-0-0) certainly look to have found their A-game now,...
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Raider girls avenge loss to Brookline

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter In their last matchup, the Wellesley girls’ varsity basketball team dropped a close game to Brookline by a score of 39-35. In another tight matchup on Friday night, a late-game surge and some clutch free throw shooting would give the Raiders their revenge via what was ultimately a...
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Rourke, Raiders power passed Cougars

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two of the area’s top high school girls hockey programs met at Wellesley Sports Center on Wednesday evening as the two-time reigning Division II state champion Wellesley Raiders hosted the Austin Prep Cougars. After falling 1-0 to the Cougars (7-1-2, 2-0-1) back on December 18 at Matthews...
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Depleted Raiders drop match to Milton

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On the surface, a close 30-27 loss to Milton that moved the team to 2-7 on the year may seem reason to be concerned if you’re a Wellesley wrestler. It’s a bit more complicated than that, though. Coach Mike Langan noted that his team is so banged up, and there are...
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Cohen leads Raiders over Tigers

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley High School boys varsity hockey team travelled to face rival Newton North at John Ryan Arena in Watertown on Saturday. Coming off a 3-3 tie against Walpole on January 2, the Raiders (5-2-1, 2-1-1) entered on a four-game point-streak (3-0-1) and looked to make it to...
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Perez lifts Raiders over Rebels

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley and Walpole High School varsity boys basketball teams played their lone meeting of the 2019-2020 season on Friday night in Wellesley. The Raiders (2-0, 2-0) entered following a prolonged holiday break due to multiple postponements. Meanwhile, the Rebels (1-6, 0-4) entered looking to get back on...
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Raiders christen new barn with victory

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The defending Division II state champion Wellesley High School girls varsity hockey team took to the ice for the first time in 2019-2020 on Saturday night. The Lady-Raiders hosted Weymouth at their new home arena, Wellesley Sports Center, after making the switch from their old home at Babson. Wellesley...
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Wellesley girls basketball ready to impress

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A 16-3 regular season in 2018-2019 earned the Wellesley High School girls basketball team the No. 2 seed in Division I South last season. The Raiders earned a pair of playoff victories against rival and No. 15 Walpole (56-45) and No. 10 Oliver Ames (46-41) before falling to...
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Violence mars Thanksgiving Day classic

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By Maddie Gerber Hometown Weekly Intern The Needham-Wellesley football rivalry is notorious for being the oldest in the country, and a much-anticipated tradition for both communities. However, the 132nd game ended with both teams throwing fists rather than throwing passes in a massive, bench-clearing brawl. As a result, the referees called the game early, with...
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WHS swim/dive team claims victory

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy For the first time, after 29 years, the Wellesley High School girls swim and dive team took home the state title last week. The team wrapped up an undefeated season, winning a Sportsmanship Award, the BSC Championship Meet, the South Central Sectionals, and ultimately States. Parent, “They are truly a...
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Wellesley girls capture DII swim title

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley High School girls captured the program’s first-ever Division II swimming and diving championship on Sunday afternoon at MIT. Led by freshman sensation and individual state champ Naomi Boegholm in both the 200 individual medley (2:10.92) and 200 freestyle relay (1:39.63), the Raiders dominated the day following...
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Raiders stunned late, still clinch playoffs

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was about as tough of a loss as they come on Thursday afternoon for Wellesley High boys soccer. The Raiders led 2-1 midway through the second half in an extremely physical and chippy contest with rival Newton North, only to have things slip away late, with the...
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Wellesley football rolls in rebound win

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A bye following a loss is never fun. After dwelling on their heartbreaking 14-13 defeat to rival Natick on October 4 for the last two weeks, the Wellesley High School football team returned to the gridiron on Saturday at Darcey Memorial Field against Brookline, motivated to respond accordingly...
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Wellesley volleyball takes on Milton

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter In what would ultimately be a three-set loss to drop the team to 3-7 on the year, The Wellesley Raiders volleyball team was all over the place, ranging from looking like a great team that could compete with anyone, to one being run out of the building. In the first...
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Raider comeback falls short in classic

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The annual Wellesley and Natick football game is often a date circled on the calendar. This season, however, there was a lot more than bragging rights on the line; the game’s winner would be able to control its own destiny for the Herget Division title. Despite a late surge...
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Maiona, Raiders out-duel Jarvis, Rebels

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Wellesley and Walpole High football took to the gridiron on Saturday afternoon for a Carey vs. Herget Division showdown. The Raiders entered looking to make it three straight wins to begin the 2019 season, while Walpole traveled to Wellesley hoping to get back on track following a 30-7...
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