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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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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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