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Raider girls avenge loss to Brookline

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter In their last matchup, the Wellesley girls’ varsity basketball team dropped a close game to Brookline by a score of 39-35. In another tight matchup on Friday night, a late-game surge and some clutch free throw shooting would give the Raiders their revenge via what was ultimately a...
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Raider soccer settles to draw

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Earning points in the standings is never a bad thing. On Thursday afternoon, the Wellesley High School boys varsity soccer team did just so, exiting their home pitch with a point in their back pocket. However, after hitting a pipe and having a pair of Brendan Clare penalty...
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Schlittler’s gem lifts Walpole past Brookline

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a tough 3-2 loss to rival Wellesley on April 25, Walpole High baseball entered last Wednesday’s tilt with Brookline looking for their second straight win after bouncing back with a 9-6 victory over Westwood on the 27th. Behind a seven-inning complete-game shutout by staff ace and Northeastern...
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Marty Salka reflects on his legacy

By Ainsley Shelley Hometown Weekly Intern The name Marty Salka is one that almost every single member of Medfield High School is familiar with. But with roughly a thousand people recognizing this man, who is Marty? According to Salka himself, his job title is “Permanent Substitute and Cafeteria Constable,” but his role at MHS is far too...
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McIntyre, Lady-Rockets cruise past Warriors

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_31334" align="alignright" width="300"]Sophomore guard/forward Caroline Klemm (12) fights off a defender and drives the ball to the basket. Sophomore guard/forward Caroline Klemm (12) fights off a defender and drives the ball to the basket.[/caption] The Needham High girls varsity...
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Westwood residents contribute to Elite football success

On Dec. 2nd, at Dexter/Southfield in Brookline, MA the sixth, seventh and eighth grade Massachusetts Elite football teams won their way into the Elite 8 of the FBU National Championship. This year’s eighth grade team features six athletes with Westwood connections. Five of the players are from Xaverian (Matt Defeo, Alex Saunders, Cole Jette, Michael Oates...
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6th graders advance to championship tourney

The Medfield 6th Grade girls soccer team has advanced to the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions. After finishing the regular season with 8 wins, 1 loss and 1 tie, the girls earned the number one seed in the BAYS League playoffs. They beat Northboro in their first round game, 6-2. They advanced to play Brookline in...
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Needham volleyball opens season 6-0

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham and Wellesley High School varsity boys volleyball teams renewed their rivalry last Monday night, as the Rockets (6-0) outlasted the Raiders (2-2) by a final of 3-0, thanks to some dominant performances at the net by senior captain Brady Orozco-Herman and Eli Wallace. Before their date...
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Chryssicas leads Raider lax into battle

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A high bar has been raised by generations of great alumni at Wellesley High when it comes to the school’s varsity lacrosse team. In recent years, WHS has produced an abundance of NESCAC lacrosse talent such as Tim Rahill (2015, Skidmore), T.J. Noonan (2015, Connecticut College), as...
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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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