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Rockets battle CM before season opener

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter As any fan of Super 8 hockey will tell you, when a public school comes up against a Catholic Conference powerhouse, the results are rarely good for the public school kids. Whether it’s their ability to recruit players from many towns, private school finances, or having twice as many...
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McCarthy helps Harvard to strong start

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It should be to the surprise of absolutely nobody in Medfield that former MHS basketball star Maggie McCarthy is doing big things this fall for the Harvard women’s basketball team. A sophomore guard, the Medfield native has logged an average of 36 minutes a game during Harvard’s 3-2...
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Raycroft named DIII Player of the Year

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was quite the year for Dover-Sherborn’s Cameron Raycroft and DS athletics in general. First, the DS boys took home the school’s first-ever Division III state championship in basketball this past winter, with Roycroft serving as one of the Raiders’ centerpieces on the offensive end as a small...
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Broadmeadow and Mitchell renew rivalry

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Friday night, the bleachers of Babson College’s Webster Center were packed with a marching band, mascots, and students screaming for the people they see in class every day. But the students weren’t college kids and the players weren’t Babson Beavers - it was the annual Broadmeadow-Mitchell School...
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Scalabrine Classic invites local hoops players

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The Scalabrine Classic, an epic 3v3 basketball tournament for all ages and skill levels, will take place on Sunday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Roxbury Latin High School. Former Celtic and current NBC Boston Sports commentator Brian Scalabrine, commonly known as the “White Mamba,” will host the tournament...
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Girls basketball plays hard, raises funds

On Friday, January 25, fans packed the DS stands to see both the girls basketball JV and varsity teams play and defeat TVL rival Bellingham. The 5th grade Metrowest Youth girls played each other at halftime, and the varsity players were there to cheer them on. Fans who came to the game were told that...
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Raiders dominate Mohawks, move to 3-1

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_30779" align="alignright" width="300"]Senior captain and guard John Muckstadt (5) moves the ball up the floor midway through the first quarter. Senior captain and guard John Muckstadt (5) moves the ball up the floor midway through the first quarter.[/caption] The phrase...
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Wilson’s 26 best Lavanchy, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole and Westwood boys basketball teams took to the hardwood last Tuesday night in the preliminary round of the Division II South Sectionals. The No. 17-seeded Rebels (7-15) entered looking to make some noise under first-year head coach Mike Masto, while the No. 16 Wolverines (10-12)...
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NHS baller Shaughnessy headed to Brown

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor On July 31, Needham High basketball star Thomas Shaughnessy announced on Twitter that he has committed to play basketball at Brown University at the conclusion of his upcoming senior season. As many in Needham remember, Shaughnessy helped pioneer the Rockets to a Division I South Sectional crown...
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Friendly rivalry

St. Denis and St. Margaret Mary’s CYO teams recently faced off in finals at Catholic Memorial on Saturday, March 18. The girls played a great game. Good luck to St. Denis, who represents Westwood at the CYO Championship in Connecticut....
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Shaughnessy leads basketball to South Finals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School varsity boys basketball team was victorious in their first-round matchup with No. 13 seed Barnstable in the MIAA Division I South State Tournament on Wednesday night, winning by a final count of 68-58 and earning themselves a date with old friend, Newton South, on...
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Third graders scrimmage at varsity game

Two third-grade teams of Westwood’s in-town basketball program received quite a thrill last week as they scrimmaged at halftime of a boys varsity basketball game. The boys of “Michigan State” (coached by Micah Smith) and “Kentucky” (coached by Mike Lowney) had a great time, and relished the experience playing in front of a packed gym...
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Girls basketball ends conference win-streak at nine

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a 53-31 win at Norton on January 24, the Medfield High School girls basketball team fell 64-33 on Friday night to TVL nemesis Hopkinton (12-2, 11-1). Friday marks just the second time this season that the Warriors have not been able to come out victorious, and...
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Raider hoop wins two in a row

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a tough 47-32 loss to arch-rival and undefeated Needham (7-0) at TD Garden in the Good Sports Invitational on January 8, the Wellesley High School boys varsity basketball team rebounded this past week with two consecutive wins over Brookline (75-64) on January 10, and Dedham (63-38) on...
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Boys hoop bounces back with big win

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following two tough losses to Hanover and Dedham in the Hanover Holiday Tournament, the Medfield High varsity boys basketball team bounced back with a big 62-56 win over TVL foe Millis on Friday night to get back on a winning note and improve to 4-2 on the year. Sophomore...
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Rockets Basketball Camp delights youths

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By Edward Sheehan Hometown Weekly Correspondent This week as well as last, the Needham Rockets Basketball Camp was in session. Over 150 young athletes, ranging from rising 4th graders to rising freshmen, turned up for a week of fun and training at the Rashi School in Dedham. Asked about the camp’s main focus, Paul Liner,...
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Wellesley basketball tournament

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On May 15, hundreds of supporters participated in First Annual Hoops Tournament and raised over $2,500 to honor a beloved Coach and Trainer, Tim Brewster. Wellesley High School students and Boys Basketball Captains Jake Mohan and Tim Rey organized a Basketball Tournament Fundraiser to honor the late Tim Brewster, former owner and founder...
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Medfield eighth graders are hoops champs

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The Medfield eighth grade boys 'A' travel team put an exclamation point on its season by clinching the Metrowest championship. For the Medfield boys, who dominated their Walpole opponents in the final by a score of 56-33, it was a fitting conclusion to a great season. The team finished the season with a...
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Wellesley Basketball Stars Hooping Year Round

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff Over the past two decades there has been an explosion in the number of kids playing basketball year-round, with new programs popping up regularly and the established programs continuing to provide opportunities to kids by giving them the chance to learn the game, develop their skills, face tougher competition...
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Dover-Sherborn Fifth Grade Basketball Enjoys Winning Season

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The Dover-Sherborn fifth grade basketball team recently concluded their season by finishing 14-2. They reached the semifinals of the MetroWest Tournament, often playing against teams one and two divisions higher than them. The team, made up of 10 players, used teamwork and smart play to give opponents fits on both the offensive and defensive...
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