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Needham girls blank Newton

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School varsity girls hockey team took to the ice at Babson Skating Center last Wednesday evening as the Rockets (12-5-2, 9-4-1) looked to bounce back from a 3-2 defeat to Braintree on February 8. Just 38 seconds in, sophomore winger Maddie Ledbury fired home a...
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Scales propels Rebels over Wamps

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High School girls varsity basketball team hosted Braintree on Friday night as the Rebels (11-5, 7-4) looked to end a two-game losing skid, as well as complete the season sweep of the Wamps (5-10, 4-8) following a 42-30 win at Braintree on January 7. A pair of...
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Wamps outlast Rebels

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High School varsity boys hockey team hosted Braintree on Wednesday evening looking to earn points in consecutive contests following a 3-3 tie with Wellesley on January 2. Unfortunately, the Rebels (4-2-2, 2-1-2) were unable to shake off a slow start as the Wamps (5-2-1, 3-1-1) jumped...
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Wellesley girls basketball ready to impress

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A 16-3 regular season in 2018-2019 earned the Wellesley High School girls basketball team the No. 2 seed in Division I South last season. The Raiders earned a pair of playoff victories against rival and No. 15 Walpole (56-45) and No. 10 Oliver Ames (46-41) before falling to...
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DS handles depleted Wellesley squad

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Already without Rory Clare due to a stress reaction in her leg, the Wellesley Raiders’ girls’ soccer team had to replace Elisabeth Rourke early in the first half of a scoreless game after a head-to-head collision. She would spend the rest of the game on the bench with...
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Strong second half lifts Rockets over Rebels

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Herget Division rivals Needham and Walpole met on the pitch at Bird Middle School on Monday afternoon for the second and final time this season. The Rockets (7-2-1, 6-1-1) came to Walpole looking to complete the season sweep of the Rebels (2-6-1, 2-4-0) after earning a 3-0 win...
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Wellesley girls soccer rolls in opener

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley High School girls varsity soccer team opened up its 2019 season last Thursday afternoon at home against Weymouth. The Raiders (2-0-0) began their season on the right note, thanks to first half goals by Rory Clare and Olivia Francis, followed by a shutdown defensive effort in...
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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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Wamps freeze Lady-Rockets in South finals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After finishing first and second in the Bay State Herget Division, it was fitting that the two teams left standing in Division II South for girls basketball were Braintree and Needham. The Wamps swept the regular season series with Needham with a 56-43 win on January 11, followed...
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Wamps halt Rockets eight-game streak

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_31593" align="alignright" width="300"]Sophomore guard Kiki McIntyre (2) fights through a double team and puts up a jump shot. Sophomore guard Kiki McIntyre (2) fights through a double team and puts up a jump shot. [/caption] Entering Friday night,...
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Wamps freeze Rockets unbeaten streak at three

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_31081" align="alignright" width="300"]Senior defenseman Brad Sprogis (22) ties up his man in front of the net. Senior defenseman Brad Sprogis (22) ties up his man in front of the net. [/caption] The Needham High varsity boys hockey team...
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Wellesley High wrestlers humbled by Braintree

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While every team at Wellesley High School goes by the name “Raiders,” for decades, the school’s wrestling team has adopted the moniker “Monks,” a tradition whose origin remains unsolved despite the school’s thorough investigating. Unfortunately, on Wednesday night against Braintree the young team didn’t have a prayer. Wellesley dug themselves...
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Conrad, Jarvis lift Rebels past Wamps

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After putting an end to a brief two-game losing streak last week with a 43-0 victory over Brookline, the Walpole Rebels (4-2, 1-1) traveled to Braintree on Friday night to take on the Wamps (3-3, 1-2), looking to win their second straight. Behind a big three-touchdown (two passing, one...
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Tosone, Porkers cruise past Wamps

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was a quick start for the Walpole High School field hockey team on Thursday night against Bay State Conference rival Braintree, as the Porkers (6-0, 5-0) continued their unbeaten streak to begin the season with a convincing 7-0 victory. [caption id="attachment_28905" align="alignright" width="300"]Brooke Skulski... 			
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State champ Rockets honored at Fenway

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The spring of 2018 will forever be known as the time when Needham High School baseball simply refused to die, rallying seemingly every other game throughout the MIAA Division I State Tournament until finally, their resilience and grit paid off with a state championship in dramatic fashion. In the...
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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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Komjathy, Bomes power Raiders past Wamps

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was about as complete of a performance as a lacrosse team could have on Wednesday afternoon for Wellesley High School against Braintree. The Raiders (4-0) saw pure and utter domination at the faceoff X by sophomore midfielder Teddy Komjathy, who won 21 faceoffs on the afternoon. Meanwhile,...
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White, Lady-Rebels sweep Warriors

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two of the area’s top girls basketball programs squared off on Monday afternoon to conclude their respective regular seasons as Walpole, led by sophomore sensation Sydney Scales, hosted non-league foe Medfield, led by Harvard-bound and recently-named TVL MVP Maggie McCarthy. Back on January 18, the Lady Rebels (15-5, 7-3) went...
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Medfield U12 finishes off great season

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By Hometown Weekly Staff The Medfield U12 baseball team dropped a hard fought final game to Braintree in the Suburban Baseball League championship last Saturday in Westwood. Despite the final loss, Medfield U12 wrapped up a great season, which included numerous tournament titles and a District 11 Championship. Things looked good for Medfield early...
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