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Spotlighting match-up nightmare Hugh Curran

Pictured on the ice this past winter, senior Hugh Curran (6) has served as a defensive mainstay for Needham High boys lacrosse and hockey each of the last four years. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

An athlete who has perhaps...

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Needham legend Ftorek a hockey lifer

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

If you grew up in Needham playing ice hockey, there is a 100 percent chance you’ve heard the name Robbie Ftorek. My father, Joe Flanagan, grew up in Needham in the 1970s. So, even as a Walpole guy, Robbie Ftorek's name was all I heard...

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Pomposelli, Hawks eye Super Eight glory

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor As a high school hockey player, there is nothing like playing in the Super Eight. Last season, Xaverian hockey made a run to the semifinal round of the Super Eight before ultimately falling in a 6-5 thriller to rival and eventual state champ BC High. In 2019-2020, the Hawks put...
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Rebel hockey out to prove

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole High School hockey put together a respectable 12-7-3 regular season record in 2018-2019, earning themselves the No. 8 seed in Division I South. Unfortunately, the Rebels fell to rival and No. 9 Wellesley (3-0) in the opening round of the tournament to conclude their season. In 2019-2020,...
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Cohen, Goss, Raider hockey ready up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2017-2018 season saw Wellesley High boys hockey dominate the Bay State Conference and earn the No. 1 overall seed in Division I South. Following a quarterfinal round exit at the hands of No. 8 Xaverian on their home ice, the Raiders will look to build upon...
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Colburn, Foley, Rebel hockey ready up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off their first Super Eight berth in program history, the Walpole High School boys varsity hockey team churned out a 12-5-5 record in 2017-2018, earning themselves the No. 5 seed in Division I South. Unfortunately, the Rebels were taken out in the first round by eventual...
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Vic Gatto speaks about ‘The Game’

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday, October 18, former Harvard football captain Vic Gatto gave a talk at the Needham Library Community room about the most memorable game in his alma mater’s football history. The lecture was the last of a four-part series on the Beanpot, which is a hockey tournament in New England...
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Tyer’s late tally salvages Warrior tie

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Medfield and Westwood High School boys varsity hockey teams took to the ice for their first of two meetings in 2017-2018 last Wednesday evening at Canton Ice House. Thanks to a late third period goal by senior forward Sean Tyer, the Warriors (4-2-2), were able to salvage...
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Janowicz lifts Lady-Rebels past Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole and Needham High School girls varsity hockey teams met for the second and final time this season on Monday afternoon at Rodman Arena for a critical matinee Bay State Conference showdown. Thanks to a late tie-breaking power play goal by senior forward Amanda Janowicz (two goals,...
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Raider hockey concludes successful season at tourney

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Dover-Sherborn High School varsity boys ice hockey team concluded their 2016-2017 season this past week with a tough 6-1 defeat at the hands of Hanover in the MIAA Division III State Tournament on Tuesday night at Gallo Ice Arena in Buzzard’s Bay. After going 7-1-1 in their...
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Bruno’s heroics launch Rockets into round two

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After finishing the regular season undefeated with a Bay State Conference championship on their resume, the Needham High School girls varsity hockey team earned the No. 1-overall seed in the 2016-2017 MIAA Division I Girls Ice Hockey Tournament. On Saturday night, Needham took to the ice for...
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Paolatto’s hat trick propels Raider hockey

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a tough 4-0 loss to Medway on January 4 and a postponement of their game against Ashland on January 7 due to snow, the Dover-Sherborn High School varsity boys hockey team got back on a winning note with an 8-3 victory over Bellingham last Monday to improve...
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Rebel hockey with high hopes

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After an 11-5-3 regular season earned them a trip to the 2015-2016 state tournament, the Walpole High boys varsity hockey team enters the 2016-2017 season with high hopes, especially after snapping their seven-year tournament win drought with a 3-2 shootout victory over Archbishop Williams. Returning to lead...
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Wellesley Mite A1 Hockey Wins Championship

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Wellesley Mite A1 hockey team won Valley Hockey League’s AA South-White Championship over the weekend. Most of the players are in the second and third grades. The Valley Hockey League is one of the many hockey leagues in Massachusetts with several local towns participating. During the playoffs the Wellesley Mites...
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