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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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Xaverian soccer drops overtime heartbreaker

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor When you hear about Brockton and Xaverian meeting up in the playoffs during the fall athletic season, one normally thinks football. Last Thursday night at Plymouth North High School, however, the Xaverian and Brockton varsity soccer teams met in the semifinal round of the Division I South soccer...
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Xaverian soccer advances to South semifinals

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After a thrilling 2-1 comeback victory against rival BC High in round-one, the Xaverian Brothers High School varsity soccer team took to the pitch on a rain-soaked Hawk Bowl on Thursday night as the Hawks hosted New Bedford in the Division I South quarterfinals. Behind a pair of...
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Mustangs spoil Wolverines unbeaten season

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor While there may not be any moral victories in losing, there are certainly plenty of silver-linings. For one, it is better to lose during the last week of the regular season with your playoff spot already securely intact than having the same fate in the early rounds of the MIAA...
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Volleyball busts slump against Wellesley

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Friday night, The Westwood Wolverines volleyball team beat the Wellesley Raiders three sets to one, in a game that sharpened some tools for the Wolverines before the postseason tournament, and provided a much-needed wake-up call for a Wellesley team that was on a roll following a strategy change. In...
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Westwood field hockey still unbeaten

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Westwood and Medfield High School field hockey met on the rain-soaked turf of Fisher Memorial Field on Friday afternoon for the second and final time this season. The Wolverines (14-0-1, 8-0-1) rolled into Medfield still unbeaten and looked to complete the season sweep of the Warriors (2-9-2, 1-7-2)...
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Wolverines please packed bleachers of fans

***IMG_ 4687 - Nicole Laughter and Kate Anderson meet at the net in front of a packed house at WHS. Photos by James Kinneen IMG_ 4679 - Bella Hamdan sends the ball straight back to the Medfield side. Photos by James Kinneen IMG_ 4741 - Amanda McKim tries to time her block. Photos by James Kinneen By James...
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Westwood field hockey rolls in opener

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood High School varsity field hockey team took to Flahive Field for the first time in 2019 last Wednesday afternoon as the Lady-Wolverines (2-0-0) hosted rival Holliston for their season-opener. Behind goals by Abby Crowley and Hannah Blomquist, along with a shutdown defensive effort, Westwood started its...
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Westwood girls soccer eyes big year

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Westwood High School girls soccer went on a nine-game unbeaten streak (4-0-5) to revive their playoff hopes down the stretch of last season. Unfortunately, a bitter 1-0 loss to rival Medfield in the regular season finale kept the Wolverines (6-8-6) out of the Division II Tournament for the fourth straight...
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TeDuits, Wolverines ready for next step

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a 9-6-2 regular season record, Westwood High boys soccer surprised some people last year. After losing to Medfield twice in the regular season, the No. 10 Wolverines exacted some revenge and knocked out the No. 7 Warriors on their home turf with a 3-2 win on penalty...
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Pfaff, Westwood football ready for battle

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite what may have been a bit of a rebuilding year in 2018, Westwood High football still earned itself a spot in the Division IV South playoffs with a 3-4 regular season record. The Wolverines nearly took out No. 2 Milton in the quarterfinals, dropping a heartbreaker, 20-16. This...
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Westwood’s O’Dwyer named Academic All-American

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor When forced to deal with the void of Jed Cappuccino (knee) in the midfield for a significant chunk of the season, Westwood High lacrosse needed to find ways to get other guys involved and produce on offense. In 2019, one of those guys was senior Justin O’Dwyer. According...
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Westwood 12As win Sandwich Summer Blast

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The Westwood 12A baseball team recently traveled to Sandwich, MA, to participate in the annual Sandwich Summer Blast Tournament. The Westwood Little League 12A team played in the 16 team tournament and won the championship. The boys had to play four playoff games on the final day, beating Hingham in game one, Canton in...
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Hutchinson, Legion outlasted by Medfield

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After falling 10-0 to Medfield Post 110, whose roster is comprised mainly of Medfield High and Dover-Sherborn players, on Monday night, Westwood Legion Post 320 hosted Medfield on Thursday looking to bounce back and serve up some revenge to their rivals to the west. Unfortunately for Westwood, whose...
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NDA halts Westwood title hopes

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a dominant 19-1 regular season in which they were atop the state rankings (Globe, Herald, etc) for the majority of the year and earned themselves the top spot in the Division I South sectionals, Westwood High girls lacrosse entered the state tournament confident, and for good reason....
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Warriors outlast Harrington, Wolverines in Central/East semis

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite being without star senior attack-man and captain Mike Hauptman (knee), the top-seeded Medfield Warriors advanced to the Division II Central/East finals with a resounding 18-6 victory over No. 5 and rival Westwood on Monday night. Junior attack-man Jack McCordic recorded a career-high 11 goals, tying the Medfield...
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Donohue, Wolverines out to prove themselves

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Westwood High boys lacrosse finds itself in an interesting position. A year after coming one overtime goal short of a Division II Central/East sectional title, the Wolverines have found their rhythm and are rounding into form at the perfect time. The Wolverines finished the regular season at 12-6...
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McCusker, Wolverines getting hot at right time

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Last season, Westwood High boys lacrosse entered the state tournament as one of the favorites to come out of Division II Central/East and take home the state championship. One year later, the Wolverines (12-6, 9-4) head into the postseason with a chip on their shoulder for a number...
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