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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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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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Westwood’s Bleday bikes across entire country

John Bleday (pictured) is all smiles shortly after arriving to Cape Cod following his 28-day cross-country bike ride from Seattle. Photo by Charlie Harrington.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Everybody is looking for ways to stay busy and fit these days. For Westwood...

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Westwood XC excited for opportunity

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It remains to be seen whether or not the MIAA and the state of Massachusetts will allow high school athletes to compete in fall athletics this season. The MIAA's Board of Directors is still in the process of reviewing the COVID Task Force's modifications...

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Xaverian’s Funke headed to BC

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Xaverian Brothers High School has produced some high level athletes over the years. Famously, former Hawks such as Dana Barros and the Hasselbeck brothers have gone on to excel at Boston College before later making their way to the pros.

MIAA building plan for fall sports

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Last Wednesday, the MIAA COVID-19 task force voted to send its series of recommendations and plan to the MIAA Board of Directors for a potential fall high school sports season.

The plan includes sports such as field hockey, volleyball, cross...

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Westwood MIBL outlasted by Canton

Second baseman Will DiBattista (pictured) fires a ball to first base. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood MIBL (2-10) returned home to Westwood High School last Wednesday to host Canton (6-7). Despite playing on their home field, Westwood served...

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Natick outlasts Westwood MIBL

Jack Rufo (pictured) and fires home a pitch in the bottom of the second inning. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

My Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood MIBL (2-7-1) traveled to Natick on Sunday evening looking to get back on track with playoffs about a...

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Westwood’s White named coach at Bentley

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood native Carolyn "C" White was recently named the new head coach for Bentley University's women's basketball team.

A 1997 graduate of Westwood High School, White emerged as a standout guard and led the Wolverines to four undefeated regular seasons...

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Westwood’s Reilly returning to BC

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Boston College women's lacrosse has built something extremely special. One of the premiere programs in the country, the Eagles have made a run to the national championship game each of the last three seasons.

The 2020 senior class at BC...

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Spotlighting football/baseball star Jake Pfaff

Pictured playing quarterback during his junior season against Norwood, Jake Pfaff (3) has been a key contributor to Westwood High School football and baseball the last four years. Photo by Mike Mao.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Jake Pfaff has been a key...

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Spotlighting WHS baseball’s 2020 senior class

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

After missing the postseason in 2018, Westwood High School baseball had a massive turnaround year in 2019. The Wolverines finished the regular season 11-9 and earned the No. 7 seed in Division II South.

Once the postseason started, the Westwood...

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Spotlighting Westwood senior swimmer Matt McDonald

Pictured in his Wolfpack hoodie, Westwood resident Matt McDonald will continue his academic and swimming career at NC State this fall. Photo by Laurie McDonald.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Ranked as the No. 1 swimmer in New England and committed to ACC...

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Spotlighting girls lax captain Sarah Roycroft

Pictured last season as a junior, senior captain and Richmond commit Sarah Roycroft (18) was poised to help Westwood make a push for the Division I state championship in 2020. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Each of the last...

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Spotlighting Xaverian lacrosse’s 2020 seniors

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The 2020 season was going to mark the beginning of a new era for Xaverian Brother’s High School varsity lacrosse. The hiring of former Medfield defense coordinator Daggett Morse as head coach, along with the return of a strong senior class, gave the Hawks...

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Spotlighting WHS girls track’s 2020 seniors

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Westwood High School girls track and field team was set to have a big spring in 2020. Unfortunately, the team had its season taken from them due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Westwood boasted a large senior class composed of...

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Former Xaverian star Gaziano signs with LA Chargers

Pictured during his time at Xaverian in 2014, former Hawk and Northwestern defensive end Joe Gaziano (97) will take his talents to Los Angeles after signing with the Chargers this past week. Photo by Sgt. Bryan G. Lett.

Former Xaverian standout defensive end Joe Gaziano ('15) has signed...

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Levering highlights Westwood girls hockey awards

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood High School girls varsity hockey put together another solid campaign in 2019-2020. The Wolverines finished the regular season 14-5-3, good enough to earn the No. 9 seed in the Division II state tournament. After a 3-2 victory over Algonquin-Hudson in the first round,...

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Harrington, Westwood lacrosse remain optimistic

By Mike Flanagan,
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor -

It’s normally the time of year in Westwood when spring sports are getting into full swing. The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented sports, such as boys and girls lacrosse, baseball and softball, from starting their respective 2020 seasons. The MIAA is currently...

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Basketball All-Scholastics, All Stars announced

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Boston Globe announced recently recognized its 2019-2020 class of All-Scholastic and conference All-Star recipients. 

From Dover-Sherborn, junior point guard Evan Skeary was named a TVL All-Star. Skeary will be a returning captain for his senior season next winter.