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Local girls dominate lacrosse All-Scholastics

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Needham, Walpole, Westwood and Wellesley have all had incredible success in girls lacrosse over the last decade. The 2019 season was no different, as all four of these Division I powers made long tournament runs. Needham, Westwood, and reigning Division I champ Wellesley put together long tournament runs,...
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Balter, Lady-Raiders off to hot start

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It used to be Walpole and Needham who were the annual favorites to win the Bay State Conference in girls lacrosse. Now? Wellesley is, without a doubt, the odds-on favorite to win not only the Bay State Conference, but also win all of Division I South. Coming...
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Ski team ready to hit slopes

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The Wellesley High School alpine ski team is poised to kick off its season this evening, and while most people think of ski racing as an individual competition, when it comes to high school alpine racing, it’s also a team sport with experience for the athletes that go far beyond the thrill...
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Baker, Raider girls soccer ready up

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Wellesley girls soccer took some steps forward last season, finishing the regular season 7-6-3 and earning a preliminary-round victory against Durfee (1-0) in the Division I South playoffs. This season, the Lady-Raiders will look to build off of their success in 2017, but they will have to do it under...
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Lady-Raiders best Rockets in sectionals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Entering Friday, it had been a exactly one year and a day since the Wellesley High School girls lacrosse team had their 2017 season come to an end at the hands of arch rival and eventual Division I state champ Needham in the South semifinals. It had also...
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Lady-Raiders best Rockets in sectionals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Entering Friday, it had been a exactly one year and a day since the Wellesley High School girls lacrosse team had their 2017 season come to an end at the hands of arch rival and eventual Division I state champ Needham in the South semifinals. It had also been...
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The time is now for Chicoski, Lady-Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2017 season left a bit of a sour taste in the mouths of the Wellesley High School girls lacrosse team, as the Raiders fell to arch rival and eventual Division I state champ Needham in the South semifinals. This season, the Lady-Raiders return a roster that is...
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Charles River Ballet performing at New Year

Forty-four students from Needham’s classical ballet school, Charles River Ballet Academy, will perform on the Needham Town Hall stage on December 31 at 1:30 p.m. as part of New Years Needham. The performance will feature classical pieces from "Sleeping Beauty," "Graduation Ball," and "Giselle," as well as original choreography to the music of Pachelbel, the...
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Chicoski, Raider girls unbeaten in last four

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was an extremely busy and successful last two weeks for the Wellesley High School varsity girls soccer team, who went 3-0-1 in four games and took part in a skills clinic with former US Women’s National Team member Kristine Lilly. The Raiders (5-4-2, 4-4-2) tied Bay State Conference...
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Chicoski, Raiders nab two key conference wins

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was an incredibly strong week for the Wellesley High School varsity girls lacrosse team, as the Raiders (6-3) took down two Bay State Conference opponents at home in Brookline on April 25 by a final of 14-4, and Norwood on April 29 by a final of 15-3....
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Wellesley Alpine Skiing Looks for Repeat of Last Year

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley alpine ski teams are in the hunt every year for a league title, and this year is no different. With a number of talented skiers returning from last year’s team, there’s no telling how far this team can go. “Every year out Athletic Director, John Brown, asks ‘are...
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