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Spotlighting Medfield High baseball’s 2020 seniors

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Medfield High School varsity baseball was in the process of building something special. Head coach David Worthley entered his third season at the helm in 2020 and Medfield's senior class was stacked with returning starters.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 outbreak forced...

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Roscoe Coughlin, Walpole big-leaguer

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

For as long as I can remember, Walpole’s been a sports town.

From the Porkers’ perpetual excellence to local Little Leaguers streaking towards Williamsport to the grit and skill of current Bruin Chris Wagner, this is a community that properly celebrates the...

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Needham baseball honors seniors through social media

Needham High School baseball was robbed of its season and ability to honor its seniors in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

After winning the 2018 Division I state championship and making it back to the tournament in 2019 (5-4 first-round defeat to Xaverian),...

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Athletic Hall of Fame honoring Lorenzen

The DSHS Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its third annual dinner and induction ceremony on March 7 from 5-8:00 p.m. at the Richard J. Wakely Gymnasium. Honored this year will be longtime teacher, coach and Athletic Director Jim “JL” Lorenzen. Lorenzen was a Phys. Ed. teacher for 29 years at Dover-Sherborn, as well as...
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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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War-Hawks take first place

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The Medfield Youth Baseball Babe Ruth Majors team, comprised of players from Medfield and Millis, finished in first place. The team, known as the War-Hawks (a combination of Medfield Warriors and Millis Mohawks), finished with an impressive 9-2-1 record. The team suffered a tough 3-2 nail-biting loss in the league semi-finals, but had...
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Donato’s gem lifts Walpole Legion

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor District Six Legion baseball rivals Walpole Post 104 and Medfield Post 110 met last Wednesday night at Curt Schilling Field. Walpole’s Matt Donato, who will play at Tufts in the fall, carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and was perfect after three. On a day where Walpole’s...
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Connelly’s blast lifts Post 14 past Westwood

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Needham Post 14 and Westwood Post 320 met for the third and final time this season on Saturday afternoon. Unlike the first two times these District Six rivals squared off earlier this summer - the teams split a pair of 1-0 games in late June and early...
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Hawks gash Needham’s hopes of repeat

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was a tough ending to a remarkable run for Needham High baseball on Friday night, as the No. 8 Rockets hosted No. 9 Xaverian in the opening round of the Division I South sectionals. After falling behind by a pair of runs twice in the early...
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Driver, Raider baseball gear up for postseason

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Few baseball programs in the state of Massachusetts have been able to put together the type of consistency that Wellesley has in the last decade-plus, qualifying for the state tournament for 13 consecutive years. In 2019, the Raiders played an absolutely loaded schedule that featured wins over Xaverian,...
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Donato tosses gem, Rebels back to Super Eight

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After cracking the Super Eight for the first time in program history last year, the Walpole Rebels are headed back as the No. 3 seed following an impressive 16-4 (11-2) regular season. Backed by an elite pitching staff headlined by the likes of Northeastern-bound ace Cam Schlittler...
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Title defense time for Rocket baseball

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s playoff baseball season, a time of year about which the boys from Needham may know a thing or two, especially after winning their way to the Division I title last year. After opening the year 0-3 and sitting at 6-7 on May 18, Needham had some...
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Schlittler’s gem lifts Walpole past Brookline

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a tough 3-2 loss to rival Wellesley on April 25, Walpole High baseball entered last Wednesday’s tilt with Brookline looking for their second straight win after bouncing back with a 9-6 victory over Westwood on the 27th. Behind a seven-inning complete-game shutout by staff ace and Northeastern...
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Wamps outlast Foley, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The last time Needham and Braintree baseball met was last June in the Division I South semifinals, a game that Needham won 5-4 via a walk-off en route to the Division I state championship. On Monday, the Wamps and Rockets met for the first time since their epic...
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Donato tosses gem as Rebels down Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two of the Bay State Conference’s elite met on Thursday afternoon at Bird Middle School as reigning Division I state champ Needham traveled to square off against Walpole, a team coming off their first Super Eight trip in program history last spring. Coming off of a tough 2-0...
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Medfield blanks Westwood to stay unbeaten

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Friday afternoon at Curt Schilling Field, there would be only one inning in which either team managed to put runs on the board. Unfortunately for Westwood, the team that scored all of those runs was Medfield, who beat the Wolverines, 3-0. While he pitched well, control issues...
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Chemielewski, Rockets ready for title defense

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The spring of 2018 for forever be remembered in the town of Needham after the Cinderella Rockets won their way to the Division I state championship in baseball as a No. 8 seed. In 2019, the obvious goal of defending their spot atop Division I looms large. Despite...
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Temple Aliyah welcomes Craig Breslow

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter Just weeks after the Boston Red Sox won the World Series, it was only fitting that a former Sox champion would come to Needham to speak at Temple Aliyah’s annual Men’s Club dinner. On Wednesday, November 14, Temple Aliyah welcomed former Red Sox reliever and Jewish baseball player Craig...
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Sharton, Rocket baseball take the South

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Looking at the Division I South bracket from afar, the favorites to come out on top before the sectional began earlier this June were No. 3 and defending Eastern Mass champs Wellesley, No. 2 Brockton, and No. 1 Plymouth North. After both Plymouth North and Brockton failed to...
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DS baseball hosting August golf tournament

The Dover Sherborn High School baseball team, 2017 Eastern Mass Division 3 Champions, are inviting the public to participate in a scramble style golf tournament. The team will be hosting the tournament to raise funds for the high school baseball program. The tournament will begin on Friday, August 11, at Pinecrest Golf Club in Holliston, with...
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