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Schofield named DII Player of the Year

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor If anything is for certain in the town of Medfield, it’s that John Schofield has an extremely bright future playing lacrosse. Entering the 2019 season as one of the top-rated close D men in the country and a reigning All-American, Schofield committed to play at Lehigh just before...
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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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Raiders reign supreme in Central/East

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor For the sixth straight season, Dover-Sherborn boys lacrosse are the champions of Division III Central/East, following a dominant 12-7 victory over No. 2 Littleton on Thursday that featured a first half shutout by goalie Matt Gallitano (seven saves). A pair of goals from star sophomore attack-man Pierce Gregory...
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McCordic’s historic night leads Warriors to sectional final

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 program record...
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Raider lax headed back to sectional title game

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Division III Central/East sectional may as well be called the Dover-Sherborn invitational at this point. On Monday, the top-seeded Raiders advanced to their sixth straight Division III Central/East title game with a convincing 16-8 victory over Medway at Medfield High School. Sophomore attack-man Pierce Gregory (four goals,...
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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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Child, Rockets lacrosse eye sectional title

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Throughout the 2019 high school lacrosse season, perhaps no player in the state meant more to their team than Needham’s Jason Child. A shoo-in for All-Scholastic recognition, Child led Needham in both scoring and total points and helped the Rockets to a 12-0 league record en route...
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Wilder’s emergence sparking MedLax confidence

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Medfield High boys lacrosse entered the 2019 with a lot of deserved hype, thanks to the majority of its 2018 starting lineup returning. Following a 16-2 regular season and an unblemished TVL record that included wins over DS, Hopkinton twice, Westwood twice, Xaverian and Pinkerton, its safe to...
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Paolatto, Raider lax ready for next step

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Each of the last five seasons, Division III Central/East has belonged to Dover-Sherborn in boys lacrosse. In 2019, the Raiders have put themselves in a prime position to make it six in a row. A 13-5 (10-2) regular season that featured wins against Division II powers Wayland,...
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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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Rockets comeback comes up short

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two boys lacrosse heavyweights squared off at Memorial Field on Saturday afternoon as the No. 11 Needham Rockets hosted the No. 5 St. John’s Prep Eagles for a little late-season Division I North vs. Division I South showdown. Behind five goals apiece from Pat Keefe and Michael Ott,...
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Kenney powers Harbormen past Child, Rockets

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite a four-goal night from star BU-bound attack-man Jason Child, No. 12 Needham High boys lacrosse came up just short at home against No. 5 Hingham on Thursday night, falling by a final of 10-8 in an extremely tense and entertaining game. Needham began the game on a...
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McCordic lifts Warriors over Gregory, Raiders

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_32996" align="alignright" width="300"]Senior captain Mike Hauptman cuts from X and takes the ball to the cage. Photo by Denise DePiero. Senior captain Mike Hauptman cuts from X and takes the ball to the cage. Photo by Denise DePiero.[/caption] One of...
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Duxbury hands Medlax first defeat

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The No. 4 Medfield High boys lacrosse team has pumped its way through the first eight games of their 2019 season, scoring an average of 19.5 goals per game and surrendering just 3.12 per game en route to an 8-0 start. On Saturday, the Warriors traveled to face...
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Strong second half lifts Raiders past Wolverines

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_32869" align="alignleft" width="300"]Dover-Sherborn’s Cam Raycroft (29) moves the ball up field on a clear with Westwood’s Conor Donohue (2) hot in pursuit on the ride. Dover-Sherborn’s Cam Raycroft (29) moves the ball up field on a clear with Westwood’s...
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Quinn, McGrath lead Rebels past Minutemen

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Entering the day at 1-3, the Walpole High School varsity boys lacrosse team was in big need of an out-of-conference win to bolster their tournament resume for later on this spring. Backboned by two of their senior captains in UMass Lowell committed attack-man Conor Foley (five goals, one...
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Hauptman, Sherman lead Warriors in rout

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_32681" align="alignright" width="225"]Senior midfielder Tommy Gill (1) dodges by a defender. Senior midfielder Tommy Gill (1) dodges by a defender. [/caption] After Westwood defeated Medfield (9-8) for the first time in program history last season to earn themselves a...
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Brinkhaus, Rockets outlast Foley, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two Bay State Conference powers met on the lacrosse field on Thursday afternoon as the Walpole Rebels hosted the Needham Rockets at Turco Field. Walpole entered looking to rebound after a 14-6 defeat to Newton North, while Needham looked to make it two wins in a row to start...
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Donohue, Westwood lacrosse ready for next step

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off the best season in program history, which featured a 14-4 regular season record, their first-ever wins against Medfield and Dover-Sherborn, as well as a share of the TVL title, expectations heading into this spring are extremely high for the Westwood High School boys varsity lacrosse team. Despite...
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Foley, McGrath, Rebel lacrosse ready up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After having their season end in heartbreak in overtime for the second straight year last season in the Division II semifinals with a 9-8 defeat to No. 2 Westwood, the Walpole High boys lacrosse team is out to put some demons to bed in 2019. Headlining the returns...
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