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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. 

WHS football to the rescue

By Amelia Tarallo

Hometown Weekly Staff

As fears of COVID-19 loom over each community, many residents have been forced to deal with closures and the disruption of services that help them with their day to day life. Seniors in Westwood have been hit...

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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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DeLorey, Wolverines set to attack postseason

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood High School boys varsity basketball team was the cream of the crop in the TVL throughout the regular season, putting together a 20-2 record and earning themselves the No. 2 seed in Division II South. Entering the postseason on a 17-game winning streak after last...
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Pomposelli, Hawks eye Super Eight glory

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor As a high school hockey player, there is nothing like playing in the Super Eight. Last season, Xaverian hockey made a run to the semifinal round of the Super Eight before ultimately falling in a 6-5 thriller to rival and eventual state champ BC High. In 2019-2020, the Hawks put...
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Noble leads Wolverines over Raiders

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood High School girls varsity basketball team hosted Wellesley on Sunday night in the annual Riley Winter Classic. The Wolverines (13-6, 10-6) entered Sunday’s contest in search of their third consecutive win and looking to build some momentum heading into the postseason, while the Raiders (5-14, 4-9)...
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Wolverines dominate Blackhawks

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Special teams are a big part of hockey. If a team takes eight penalties in a period, and most of them overlap to allow multiple five-on-three advantages, a lot of pucks are going to end up in the back of your net. This was exactly the case on...
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Westwood avenges previous loss to Medfield

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter In their first matchup earlier in the year, the Medfield Warriors knocked off the Westwood Wolverines basketball team, 62-55. In the rematch on Friday night, the Wolverines would get their revenge in a one-sided drubbing of Medfield, 68-50. From the onset, it was clear this game would be very different....
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Wolverine girls battle at Warrior Arena

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Tuesday night, the Westwood Wolverines girls hockey team made the trek to Brighton, where they took on the Notre Dame Cougars at Warrior Arena - the ice on which the Bruins hold their practices. While the Wolverines would ultimately lose the game, 5-1, it was a unique experience...
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Reilly leads Wolverines over Blackhawks

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood High School varsity boys basketball team hosted Bellingham on Sunday night looking to get back on track following a 60-55 defeat to Hopkinton on Friday. Behind a game-high 18 points by senior captain forward/guard Patrick Reilly, the Wolverines earned a convincing 63-36 victory to move to...
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Westwood girls hockey roll out of gate

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite graduating their top scorer from a season ago in Kat Keith, the Westwood High School girls varsity hockey team didn’t skip a beat on Saturday night in their season-opening contest against rival Dover-Sherborn. Behind a solid and complete performance on offense, as well as a shutdown defensive...
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Westwood spars Walpole before season opener

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter With no chance of playing each other during the season, last week, the Walpole Rebels and Westwood Wolverines girls basketball teams decided to face each other in a scrimmage as a way to both gather information about their respective teams and get used to facing tough competition before the...
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Westwood boys hockey gears up

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Westwood High School hockey made major strides last season. The Wolverines lost just once during the regular season, compiling a 13-1-6 record to earn the No. 3 seed in Division II South. Westwood took out No. 14 Whitman-Hansen (5-1) in the first round before a 2-1 quarterfinal win...
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