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McIntyre, Rockets ready for liftoff

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A 15-5 regular season helped the Needham High School girls varsity basketball team to the No. 2 seed in Division I South in 2018-2019. The Rockets took down No. 13 Brockton (40-26) in the opening round before a 57-41 victory against No. 12 Bishop Feehan in the quarterfinals....
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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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Needham Junior Football battles Brockton

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Needham hosted Brockton for a full lineup of games on Saturday for week three. The Junior Rockets went 1-3 in the competitive divisions, with C squad picking up its first victory of the season. For week four, Needham will host rival Walpole at Memorial Park. B Squad (7th Grade) – Brockton 18, Needham 6...
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Masse, Hawks take flight

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor By Xaverian football’s standards, a 3-3 regular season record that included losses to rivals BC High and Catholic Memorial is a disappointment. However, thanks to their strong schedule that included three convincing victories against Brockton (31-0), Malden Catholic (34-6) and Bridgewater-Raynham (32-7), the Hawks were still able to...
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Rockets tournament run halted by Boxers

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Ever since their incredible run to a Division I South crown in 2017, much of the talk around the Bay State when it comes to boys high school basketball has revolved around Thomas Shaughnessy and the Needham High School Rockets. On Wednesday, Needham returned to the scene of...
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Hawks shut out Rockets, head to South Finals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor When the MIAA Division I South Sectional football playoff bracket was released two weeks ago, two things were apparent: a heavy Catholic Conference presence, and local powerhouses Xaverian and Brockton being in the same region. No. 2 Needham (6-3) took care of No. 7 Brockton (3-5) 23-20 in...
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Wellesley Football downs Brockton, Needham up next

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a tough 9-0 loss to Bridgewater-Raynham in the MIAA D1A South Sectional semifinals, Wellesley High football coach Jesse Davis made it clear that his team was not done fighting in 2016 despite their Super Bowl hopes being dashed. “We’ve got to get back to work,” said Davis. “We...
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Junior football goes 3-1 vs. Brockton

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The Needham Junior Rockets hosted Brockton for a full slate of games in week six and finished 3-1 in its competitive divisions. A Squad (8th Grade) – Brockton 35, Needham 20 – The grade eight Jr. Rockets fell to 0-6 on the season with a tough loss to Brockton Saturday Night. After an...
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