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Walpole and Needham Legion split

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole Post 104 and Needham Post 14 Legion baseball split their two-game series this past weekend, with Needham taking Friday’s matchup, 6-4, while Walpole came away victorious on Sunday in Rocket-town by a final of 9-5. Many of Needham’s players, such as Steve Donovan and Charlie Sumner, are...
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Walpole and Needham Legion split

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole Post 104 and Needham Post 14 Legion baseball split their two-game series this past weekend, with Needham taking Friday’s matchup, 6-4, while Walpole came away victorious on Sunday in Rocket-town by a final of 9-5. Many of Needham’s players, such as Steve Donovan and Charlie Sumner, are...
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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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Rockets down Wildcats, improve to 3-1

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Speaking at media day back in August, Needham head coach David Duffy stated that his team would be running a lot of new schemes and plays this season that emphasized the speed the Rockets possess. Four games into the season, it’s safe to say that the Rockets have...
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Hibberts, Rockets win second straight

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a 6-0 victory over Walpole last Friday night in the rain, the Needham Rockets (2-1) hosted Bay State Conference rival Newton North on Saturday afternoon looking to making it two wins in a row. Thanks to some explosive plays on offense in the second half by...
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Home knocks: Rockets ready for liftoff

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a 6-5 campaign that saw a 25-6 playoff defeat to Catholic Memorial and a 34-14 loss on Thanksgiving to arch rival Wellesley, the Needham High School varsity football team is hoping for a bounce back season in 2017, and with changes made to the scheme and...
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Johnson deals a gem for Medfield Legion

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It took 10 innings, an eight-inning gem on the mound by Charlie Sumner, and some swift baserunning by Jake Dateo, but Needham Legion Post 14 was able to come away with a 3-2 victory at Medfield Post 110 6 on Thursday evening in dramatic fashion. Medfield’s Ryan...
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Sumner deals, Dateo delivers in Post 14 victory

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It took 10 innings, an eight-inning gem on the mound by Charlie Sumner, and some swift baserunning by Jake Dateo, but Needham Legion Post 14 was able to come away with a 3-2 victory at Medfield Post 110 6 on Thursday evening in dramatic fashion. Medfield’s Ryan...
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Sliwinski, Post 110 6 battle Needham

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It took 10 innings, an eight-inning gem on the mound by Charlie Sumner, and some swift baserunning by Jake Dateo, but Needham Legion Post 14 was able to come away with a 3-2 victory at Medfield Post 110 6 on Thursday evening in dramatic fashion. Medfield’s Ryan...
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Rocket baseball ready for liftoff

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor In 2017, the Needham High School varsity baseball team will look to duplicate the success they had a season ago when they achieved immensely within the Bay State Conference and earned themselves an appearance in the South Sectional Finals of the MIAA State Tournament. Captaining the Rockets this...
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Wellesley’s Chryssicas leads football to Thanksgiving victory

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley and Needham High football teams renewed their historical rivalry with one another on Thursday morning in their annual Thanksgiving grudge match at Memorial Field in Needham. Running back Grant Chryssicas led the way for Wellesley with four touchdowns, as the Raiders (11-1) pulled out the 34-14...
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Football falls in Turkey Bowl

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley and Needham High football teams renewed their historical rivalry with one another on Thursday morning in their annual Thanksgiving grudge match at Memorial Field in Needham. Running back Grant Chryssicas led the way for Wellesley with four touchdowns, as the Raiders (11-1) pulled out the 34-14...
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