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Field hockey’s Birmingham coordinates food drive

Most high school-aged athletes are currently looking for ways to stay busy and active during all of this downtime in quarantine. Instead of letting the world fix itself, Dover-Sherborn Regional High School varsity field hockey player Eliza Birmingham decided to take matters into her own hands.

Last November, Birmingham...

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Raider field hockey wins state

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a thrilling 1-0 victory against Sandwich in the Division II South finals, the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School field hockey team capped off their 2019 season with a state title on Saturday at WPI. Following a 2-1 victory against North sectional champ Lynnfield in the state semifinals...
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DS takes Division II South

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Heading into the 2019 season, expectations were high for the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School varsity field hockey team. Following a 15-1-2 regular season that included winning a share of the TVL title, it’s safe to say those expectations were met. However, when a team returns as much talent...
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Rocket field hockey starts playoffs strongly

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By Maddie Gerber Hometown Weekly Intern A massive crowd gathered on the sidelines at DeFazio Field last Saturday for the Needham girls’ first field hockey playoff game of the season. The 8th-seeded Rockets took on the 9th-seeded Canton Bulldogs, and managed to take the win by a close score of 1-0. Needham...
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Porkers cruise by Wamps, remain unbeaten

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High School varsity field hockey team took to Turco Field last Thursday looking to continue their unbeaten season against rival Braintree. Behind a four-point performance (three goals, one assist) by sophomore Jessica Tosone, the Porkers (13-0-1, 9-0-1) rolled to a 5-2 victory to remain unbeaten with...
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Raiders and Wolverines fight to draw

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The top two field hockey programs in the TVL met at Flahive Field last Wednesday afternoon as Westwood hosted Dover-Sherborn for the lone meeting between the two rivals in 2019. The Raiders (11-1-2, 9-0-1) traveled to Westwood looking to not only spoil the unbeaten season for the Wolverines...
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Wolverines outlast Warriors in rain

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Westwood and Medfield High School field hockey met on the rain-soaked turf of Fisher Memorial Field on Friday afternoon for the second and final time this season. The Wolverines (14-0-1, 8-0-1) rolled into Medfield still unbeaten and looked to complete the season sweep of the Warriors (2-9-2, 1-7-2)...
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Porkers too much for talented Franklin

By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter There are some games that are far closer than what the final score might suggest, and there are other games that are nowhere near as close as the final score shows. In the case of Walpole’s 2-1 win over Franklin on Saturday afternoon, the final score is far from indicative of...
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Needham downs Wellesley on new field

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday afternoon, just before the rain came, the Needham Rockets field hockey team shut out Wellesley, 3-0. The victory moved the Rockets, who were playing on their new turf field, to 6-1-1. The Raiders, meanwhile, dropped to 5-4. Needham’s Grace Kelley lifted the ball past the goalie ten...
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Needham demolishes Weymouth on the road

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter After her team moved to 4-1 with a 5-0 victory over Weymouth at Weymouth’s Legion Field, Needham field hockey coach Stephanie Magni described the game by noting: “This was a good game for us. We had a rough first half because we had very little to warm up...
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Kelley lifts Rockets over Ahola, Raiders

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two field hockey teams with high expectations this season met at Nora Searle Field on Monday for an early-season Division II vs. Division I non-conference showdown as Dover-Sherborn hosted Needham. Thanks to a goal by junior Grace Kelley and a 13-save performance in net by Cammie Foster, the...
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Kelley lifts Rockets over Ahola, Raiders

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two field hockey teams with high expectations this season met at Nora Searle Field on Monday for an early-season Division II vs. Division I non-conference showdown as Dover-Sherborn hosted Needham. Thanks to a goal by junior Grace Kelley and a 13-save performance in net by Cammie Foster,...
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Westwood field hockey rolls in opener

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood High School varsity field hockey team took to Flahive Field for the first time in 2019 last Wednesday afternoon as the Lady-Wolverines (2-0-0) hosted rival Holliston for their season-opener. Behind goals by Abby Crowley and Hannah Blomquist, along with a shutdown defensive effort, Westwood started its...
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DS field hockey fights off Medfield

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Dover-Sherborn and Medfield varsity field hockey teams met for the first of two times this 2019 season on Friday afternoon. The Raiders (2-0-0) entered looking to make it two straight wins to start the year, following a 4-1 season-opening victory against Medway last Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Warriors...
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Needham’s Michals excelling for Providence

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor With field hockey back in full swing, Needham native and The Gunnery School product Mikayla Michals and the Providence College Friars are 1-1 through two games of the 2019 season. After falling to BC, 2-1, in the season-opener on August 30, the Friars took out No. 24...
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New era for Medfield field hockey

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor With Mike Mason stepping down as head coach this offseason, a new era is under way for Medfield High School field hockey in 2019 under first-year head coach Allison Driscoll. For Driscoll, the goals right now for her team are simple: build unity, improve upon skills and conditioning, and become...
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DS field hockey ready to impress

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off of a 10-7-1 regular season and a preliminary round victory against Plymouth South in the Division II South playoffs, Dover-Sherborn Regional High field hockey returns a significant core of talent and appears poised to take the next step with a deep playoff run in 2019. In...
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Seven Needham Rockets sign NLIs

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_30101" align="alignright" width="300"]Pictured against Westwood in the 2018 South Sectionals in field hockey, Eileen Manning (9) will take her lacrosse talents to Marist next fall after getting after it one last time this spring for Needham High. Pictured against...
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Ahola, Raider field hockey advance

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a 10-7-1 regular season, the Dover-Sherborn varsity field hockey team was awarded the No. 15 seed in Division II South. [caption id="attachment_29791" align="alignleft" width="300"]Maeve Keene (10) fires a shot on cage late in the first half. Maeve...
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Skulski, Porkers outlast Newman, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two of the Bay State Conference’s elite met on the turf at DeFazio Park on Thursday afternoon as the unbeaten Walpole Porkers (9-0, 6-0) took on the hosting Needham Rockets (5-2, 4-1) for a pivotal midseason matchup worth more than just bragging rights, with future tournament seedings...
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