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Needham girls blank Newton

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School varsity girls hockey team took to the ice at Babson Skating Center last Wednesday evening as the Rockets (12-5-2, 9-4-1) looked to bounce back from a 3-2 defeat to Braintree on February 8. Just 38 seconds in, sophomore winger Maddie Ledbury fired home a...
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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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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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Schmalz, Lady-Rockets rout Warriors

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School girls varsity lacrosse team was delivered a significant blow with star scorer Callie Hem out for the season with a torn ACL. Despite the loss of their Harvard commit and reigning All-Scholastic recipient, the Rockets (5-2) have responded with a series of impressive victories...
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Nawrocki, Schmalz hat tricks lift Lady-Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_31471" align="alignleft" width="300"]Sophomore forward Caroline Han (9) corrals a loose puck and fights off a stick check midway through the second period. Sophomore forward Caroline Han (9) corrals a loose puck and fights off a stick check...
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Crowley, Wolverines push Rockets to overtime

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham and Westwood High School varsity field hockey teams met at DeFazio Field on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Division I South Sectionals. [caption id="attachment_29865" align="alignright" width="225"]Hannah Blomquist (pictured) makes a crossing pass towards the cage early in the first half.... 			
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Schmalz, Rockets outlast Wolverines in overtime

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham and Westwood High School varsity field hockey teams met at DeFazio Field on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Division I South Sectionals. [caption id="attachment_29747" align="alignright" width="225"]Senior forward Eileen Manning (9) corrals a pass and gets ready to fire a shot... 			
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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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Curtis, Rebels clinch conference on senior night

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The defending Division I state champion Needham Rockets traveled down the road to Walpole on Monday evening for a pivotal Bay State Conference showdown with the undefeated Rebels (15-0, 10-0). Back on April 5, the Rebels came from four down in the final quarter to upend the Rockets...
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Lady-Rebels outlast Kelley, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The defending Division I state champion Needham Rockets traveled down the road to Walpole on Monday evening for a pivotal Bay State Conference showdown with the undefeated Rebels (15-0, 10-0). Back on April 5, the Rebels came from four down in the final quarter to upend the Rockets...
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Kelley, Lady-Rockets outlast Finn, Wolverines

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The previous two MIAA Division I state champion girls lacrosse programs met at Memorial Field last Thursday afternoon as the No. 7 Needham Rockets hosted the No. 19 Westwood Wolverines. Despite being without two of the top players in the state in Callie Hem and Lilly Doherty due to...
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Hem, Lady-Rockets cruise past Mustangs

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The defending Division I state champion Needham High School varsity girls lacrosse team traveled to Norwood on Thursday afternoon for their final-ever matchup against the Mustangs in Bay State Conference play; Norwood is heading to the Tri-Valley League next season. Behind a hat trick and pair of assists...
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