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Hawks break drought, win Catholic Conference

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Throughout their history, Xaverian varsity hockey has been a bit of a little brother in the Catholic Conference. While the school has been able to produce future NHL talent such as Chris Wagner ('09), the postseason success and the conference championships hasn't been there....

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Wolverines, Hawks finish winter seasons

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

After persevering through some extremely challenging times the last two months, winter athletics came to a close for Westwood High School and Xaverian Brothers High School varsity teams this past week. Within the process of wrapping up the seasons, both the Hawks and Wolverines...

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Wolverines rolling through winter season

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood High School and Xaverian Brothers varsity winter athletics were back in action this week after several of the Wolverines and Hawks teams paused for a week due to COVID protocols.

  • Westwood girls hockey returned to action on February 6 following...
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Wolverines, Hawks continue COVID winter season

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood and Xaverian Brothers High School varsity winter athletics continued on this past week as the Wolverines were in action against rivals Norwood and Medway, while the Hawks battled BC High and Malden Catholic.

  • Westwood boys basketball stayed unbeaten and improved...
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Wolverine comeback falls short in Norwood

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

At the end of the second half against the Norwood Mustangs, the Westwood Wolverines’ boys basketball team trailed by sixteen points, 32-16. With 1:22 left in the game, they trailed by only four points, 58-54. But despite this run, spurred in large part by James...

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Wolverines fall just short in thriller

Senior defenseman John Techiera (24) snaps a shot from the point. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Following a brief pause due to COVID-19 contact tracing, Westwood High School boys varsity hockey returned to the ice on Saturday as the...

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Noone’s jumper sinks Medfield comeback

Michael Noone’s midrange jump shot put Westwood up for good.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Michael Noone was second to none on Friday night, draining a midrange jump shot that put Westwood ahead for good with a little over eight seconds left in...

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Sports notes: Wolverines, Hawks get rolling

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood High School and Xaverian Brothers High School winter varsity athletics were back in action this week as the Wolverines took on TVL rivals Hopkinton, Norwood and Medfield, while the Hawks took on rivals BC High and St. John's Prep.

McGowan’s 31 leads Wolverines past Hopkinton

Despite the attempts to slow him down, James McGowan finished the game with 31 points.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

In 2008, Steph Curry was held scoreless while playing for Davidson in a game against Loyola Maryland. Davidson won the game by thirty points,...

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Wolverines blank Medfield in opener

Senior forward and captain Colin Fahey (7) moves the puck through center on a rush up the ice. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Throughout the last year, the world has seen in incredible amount of change due to the...

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Blomquist, Wolverines ready up

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood High School girls varsity hockey enters a new era in 2021 with first-year head coach Lauren Hillberg taking over the reins of the program.

Along with playing under a new head coach, the Westwood girls will need to adjust to...

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McGowan, Wolverines ready up

Pictured celebrating during last season's sectional quarterfinal win against Tech Boston, James McGowan (14) will serve as one of four Westwood High School varsity boys basketball co-captains in 2020-2021. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Westwood High School varsity...

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Sebet: Westwood hockey ready

Pictured last season against Medfield, senior center Nick Horsfall (22) will serve as one of three Westwood High School hockey co-captains in 2020-2021 for the second straight year. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Like every other high school winter...

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McGough, Westwood hockey ready up

Pictured last season against Bellingham, senior defenseman and returning captain Kevin McGough (13) will look to help lead Westwood High School boys varsity hockey to a TVL championship in 2020-2021. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The 2020-2021 MIAA hockey...

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Westwood kids are flag football champs

Front row, left to right: Sean Hickey, Connor Murphy, Braden Briller, Jackson Kelleher, Fin O’Neil, James Pallotta, Jack Harrington, Nick Button, Drew McGowan, and Jack Shevory. Back row, left to right: Kenji French and Anthony Moses. Coaches: John Hickey (left) and Jim Moses (right).

The...

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Sports notes: Blomquist commits to Bentley

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Sports headlines are becoming scarcer by the day around the state of Massachusetts due to COVID-19. This past week in Westwood, residents were without high school football on Thanksgiving for the first time in 50 years. Meanwhile, one Westwood High athlete committed to play...

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Westwood’s Makin, Crowley sign NLIs

Ashley Mackin (left) and Abby Crowley (right) mask up and sign their NLI's at Westwood High School on November 16. Photo by Westwood Athletics.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood High School seniors Ashley Mackin and Abby Crowley signed their national letters of...

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Hillberg named Westwood girls hockey coach

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood High School girls hockey has become one of the top programs in Division II. Throughout the last decade, long tournament runs have become the norm for the Wolverines. The program has also helped mold players such as Kat Keith (Endicott), who've gone on...

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Westwood/XBHS sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood High School and Xaverian Brothers High School continued their Fall I athletic seasons this past week as the Wolverines and Hawks powered through some snowy conditions.

  • Westwood girls varsity field hockey earned a big 3-2 victory against reigning Division...
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Westwood sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood High School continued to power through this unprecedented fall I athletic season this past weekend with all six of Westwood's teams in action.

  • Varsity field hockey earned a dominant 7-0 victory at home against Dedham on Saturday to move...
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