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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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Westwood sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Westwood High School Fall I athletic teams continued to power through these unprecedented times this past week as the Wolverines were in action against TVL rivals Medfield, Dedham and Millis. Among the week's news and notes:

  • Westwood varsity field hockey...
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Westwood sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The pandemic-altered Fall I high school season began in Westwood this past week. Among this week's news and notes:

  • Westwood High varsity golf picked up a trio of victories to begin their season. The first came against rival Medfield (225-241) on...
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Westwood hosts NFL Flag Football League

A nice 'tackle' by the Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive back.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Even before COVID-19 put a stop to a variety of football leagues, flag football was a growing sport for those concerned about their children receiving head trauma playing traditional football,...

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Xaverian alum Hurst returns home with Raiders

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

One of the most dominant Massachusetts high school football players of all-time, Maurice Hurst had been looking forward to Sunday, September 7, 2020 ever since the NFL schedule was released last spring.

A native of Canton and the son of...

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Westwood golf outlasts Medfield in opener

Medfield and Westwood High School golf returned to the links on Friday for their season-opening rivalry match at Ponkapoag Golf Course in Canton.

Westwood's team was comprised of seniors Colin Beggan, Ethan Blonder, Kyle Burgess, Nick Horsfall, Griffin. Hunter, Noah Joseph, Kevin McGough, juniors John Leonard and Francis Papetti,...

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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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