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Tag Archives: Herget Division

McIntyre, Rockets eye ultimate prize

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It has been a special season for the Needham High School girls varsity basketball team in 2019-2020. An 18-2 regular season allotted the Rockets the No. 2 seed in Division I South. Entering the season, many believed Needham would be a state championship contender. So did the Rockets,...
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Rebels wrestle Wamps in Braintree

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter In a huge matchup on Saturday morning, the Walpole Rebels’ wrestling team lost to the Braintree Wamps, 39-36. Although they would go on to beat Lawrence and lose to Brookline on the same day (it was a three team meet), it was the loss to Braintree that was...
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Klemm, McIntyre lift Rockets over Wamps

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Braintree has served as Needham’s kryptonite in girls basketball over the last two seasons. In 2018-2019, the Needham girls dropped both regular season contests to Braintree as the Wamps took the Herget Division title. In the postseason, Needham and Braintree met in the Division I South finals, with...
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McIntyre, Rockets ready for liftoff

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A 15-5 regular season helped the Needham High School girls varsity basketball team to the No. 2 seed in Division I South in 2018-2019. The Rockets took down No. 13 Brockton (40-26) in the opening round before a 57-41 victory against No. 12 Bishop Feehan in the quarterfinals....
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Strong second half lifts Rockets over Rebels

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Herget Division rivals Needham and Walpole met on the pitch at Bird Middle School on Monday afternoon for the second and final time this season. The Rockets (7-2-1, 6-1-1) came to Walpole looking to complete the season sweep of the Rebels (2-6-1, 2-4-0) after earning a 3-0 win...
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Rocket volleyball blasts off in Natick

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By Maddie Gerber Hometown Weekly Intern The Needham girls varsity volleyball team continues to assert its dominance over the Herget Division, adding another win against Natick to its already impressive undefeated record of 8-0 and officially securing a spot in the post-season. Although the Rockets had already played the Redhawks in their...
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Lady-Rockets draw with Wildcats

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two of the Bay State Conference’s elite met on the pitch at Cricket Field on Thursday afternoon as the Needham High School girls varsity soccer team hosted Weymouth. Two of the favorites to win the Herget Division, the Rockets (4-0-1) and Wildcats (4-1-2) did not disappoint on...
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Football stuffed by Natick in opener

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After losing a large core of talent with the departure of last year’s senior class, which included the likes of Duke tight end Matt Smith and Assumption quarterback Charlie Ogletree, Needham High football entered the 2019 season with a lot of figuring out to do on both sides...
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Wamps halt Rockets eight-game streak

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_31593" align="alignright" width="300"]Sophomore guard Kiki McIntyre (2) fights through a double team and puts up a jump shot. Sophomore guard Kiki McIntyre (2) fights through a double team and puts up a jump shot. [/caption] Entering Friday night,...
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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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Wamps freeze Lady-Rebels unbeaten streak

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The two lead dogs in the Bay State Conference Herget Division squared off for the second and final time this season on Saturday afternoon as the Walpole Lady-Rebels (12-3-1, 7-3-1) hosted the Braintree Wamps (12-3-0, 8-0-0) at Rodman Arena. The Lady-Rebels, who entered the contest on...
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Auditore, Chapski earn baseball All-Scholastic

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole senior captain and second base-man Charlie Auditore as well as Xaverian captain and ace pitcher Dylan Chapski of Medfield were recently awarded All-Scholastic honors by the Boston Globe following their immense contributions to their teams throughout the 2017 baseball season. Auditore smacked two home runs and 21 RBI en...
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