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Gregory, DS lacrosse still hopeful

By Mike Flanagan,
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It’s normally the time of year in Dover-Sherborn when spring sports are getting into full swing. The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented sports, such as boys and girls lacrosse, baseball and softball, from starting their 2020 seasons. The MIAA is currently planning for...

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Resilient Rebels outlasted by Harbormen

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a 31-19 victory against Milford in the Division III South quarterfinals, the No. 4 seed Walpole High football team traveled to Hingham on Friday night with a spot in the sectional title game on the line. In what has been a bit of an up-and-down season...
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Petrucci, Rebels advance to South semifinals

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a tough 30-28 defeat to Needham in their regular season finale, the No. 4 seeded Walpole High School football team returned to the gridiron on Friday night for their quarterfinal round contest of the Division III South playoffs against No. 5 Milford. Behind big performances by...
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Dover-Sherborn’s Evans crowned DIII golf champ

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was about as dramatic of a moment as they come for any athlete; a one-hole playoff with a state championship on the line in your final high school match. That was the stage on which Dover-Sherborn Regional High School golfer Cooper Evans found himself on last week...
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DS and Medfield soccer settle to draw

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor With both teams having already secured spots in their respective state tournament sectionals, Medfield High boys soccer hosted Dover-Sherborn for the second and final meeting between the two rivals on Monday afternoon on a wet Fisher Field. The Warriors (8-3-6) entered Monday’s contest on an 11-game unbeaten streak...
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DS girls roll to 6-0

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Entering the 2019 season, DS girls soccer entered with high expectations following a long run in the Division III playoffs last year. So far in 2019, the Lady-Raiders have lived up to those expectations by starting the year 6-0 (6-0 TVL) and outscoring opponents 21-1. On Thursday, the...
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Niit, Raider soccer gear up

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After a 9-5-4 regular season and a gut-wrenching 1-0 defeat to TVL rival Norton in the Division III South sectionals last November, Dover-Sherborn boys soccer enters the 2019 season ready and motivated. With John Muckstadt departing to play at Colgate, the DS backfield is going to look...
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Schofield named DII Player of the Year

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor If anything is for certain in the town of Medfield, it’s that John Schofield has an extremely bright future playing lacrosse. Entering the 2019 season as one of the top-rated close D men in the country and a reigning All-American, Schofield committed to play at Lehigh just before...
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Raycroft named DIII Player of the Year

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was quite the year for Dover-Sherborn’s Cameron Raycroft and DS athletics in general. First, the DS boys took home the school’s first-ever Division III state championship in basketball this past winter, with Roycroft serving as one of the Raiders’ centerpieces on the offensive end as a small...
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Raiders reign supreme in Central/East

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor For the sixth straight season, Dover-Sherborn boys lacrosse are the champions of Division III Central/East, following a dominant 12-7 victory over No. 2 Littleton on Thursday that featured a first half shutout by goalie Matt Gallitano (seven saves). A pair of goals from star sophomore attack-man Pierce Gregory...
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Raider lax headed back to sectional title game

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Division III Central/East sectional may as well be called the Dover-Sherborn invitational at this point. On Monday, the top-seeded Raiders advanced to their sixth straight Division III Central/East title game with a convincing 16-8 victory over Medway at Medfield High School. Sophomore attack-man Pierce Gregory (four goals,...
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Paolatto, Raider lax ready for next step

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Each of the last five seasons, Division III Central/East has belonged to Dover-Sherborn in boys lacrosse. In 2019, the Raiders have put themselves in a prime position to make it six in a row. A 13-5 (10-2) regular season that featured wins against Division II powers Wayland,...
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Quinn, McGrath lead Rebels past Minutemen

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Entering the day at 1-3, the Walpole High School varsity boys lacrosse team was in big need of an out-of-conference win to bolster their tournament resume for later on this spring. Backboned by two of their senior captains in UMass Lowell committed attack-man Conor Foley (five goals, one...
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Raider lacrosse ready for battle

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite winning yet another Central/East sectional championship, the 2018 season ended with a bitter taste for the Dover-Sherborn Regional varsity lacrosse team, which fell in the Division III state finals to Cohasset, 10-6. In 2019, the Raiders return some high-level talent and will look to reign supreme in...
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Raiders reign supreme in Division III

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor For the first time since 1981, the Dover-Sherborn Raiders are state champions in boys basketball. On Saturday, the Raiders capped off an incredible tournament run with a 71-56 victory in the Division III state finals in Worcester over South Sectional champ Bishop Stang, finishing the year at...
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Raiders claim Division III Central title

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s been a wild ride for the Dover-Sherborn boys basketball team this 2018-2019 season, and on Saturday in Worcester, the Raiders put together a banner win with a 50-36 victory over No. 1 Hudson in the Division III Central finals. The thing that has made this DS team extremely...
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Muckstadt lifts Raiders to Central semifinals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2018-2019 season has been an extremely special one for the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School boys varsity basketball team. A year after squeaking into the state tournament with a 10-10 record and falling in the first round to Whitinsville Christian, DS entered the postseason with a chip...
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Medfield baseball readying up for big season

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite an 8-10 regular season in 2018, the Medfield High baseball team was still able to sneak their way into the Division III South Sectionals under first-year head coach David Worthley. Ultimately, the Warriors fell 6-4 to No. 14 Middleboro in the preliminary round, but expectations heading into 2019 for...
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Kenney, Herlihy lift Raiders past Lancers

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_31288" align="alignright" width="300"]Sophomore forward George Herlihy (3) fires a shot on net during a rush up the far-side boards. Sophomore forward George Herlihy (3) fires a shot on net during a rush up the far-side boards.[/caption] Coming off consecutive...
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