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Child, Rockets lacrosse eye sectional title

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Throughout the 2019 high school lacrosse season, perhaps no player in the state meant more to their team than Needham’s Jason Child. A shoo-in for All-Scholastic recognition, Child led Needham in both scoring and total points and helped the Rockets to a 12-0 league record en route...
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Rockets comeback comes up short

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two boys lacrosse heavyweights squared off at Memorial Field on Saturday afternoon as the No. 11 Needham Rockets hosted the No. 5 St. John’s Prep Eagles for a little late-season Division I North vs. Division I South showdown. Behind five goals apiece from Pat Keefe and Michael Ott,...
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Kenney powers Harbormen past Child, Rockets

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite a four-goal night from star BU-bound attack-man Jason Child, No. 12 Needham High boys lacrosse came up just short at home against No. 5 Hingham on Thursday night, falling by a final of 10-8 in an extremely tense and entertaining game. Needham began the game on a...
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Brinkhaus, Rockets outlast Foley, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two Bay State Conference powers met on the lacrosse field on Thursday afternoon as the Walpole Rebels hosted the Needham Rockets at Turco Field. Walpole entered looking to rebound after a 14-6 defeat to Newton North, while Needham looked to make it two wins in a row to start...
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Child, Needham lacrosse gear up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Another lacrosse season is upon us, and the Needham High boys enter 2019 loaded, as always, and ready to be one of the premier teams in Division I South. Among the many returning names for Needham, maybe none are more impactful on the offensive side of the...
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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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Hibberts, Reid lead Rockets past Tigers

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two consecutive losses to conference opponents was not the ideal way for the Needham High School football team to end the regular season. “Definitely tough,” said senior tight end Jack Murmes following Needham’s 51-26 defeat to Walpole in their regular season finale. “We will learn from this,...
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Hometown stars shine in All-American game

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2018 high school lacrosse season may have come to an official end two weeks ago at Nickerson Field in Boston, but some of the state’s top talent assembled at Xaverian Brothers High School for one final tilt on Monday night for the BostonLax All-American Game. Playing on...
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Colburn, Child, Dillon named All-American

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor BostonLax released their 2018 class of All-Americans earlier this week, and a significant portion of the players on this prestigious list hail from Hometown Weekly’s six towns. From Walpole High, Franklin Pierce-bound close D and senior captain Rob Colburn earned BostonLax All-American status after helping guide the Rebels...
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Colburn, Child, Dillon named All-American

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor BostonLax released their 2018 class of All-Americans earlier this week, and a significant portion of the players on this prestigious list hail from Hometown Weekly’s six towns. After helping lead Dover-Sherborn to the Division III Central/East sectional title with 14 goals and seven assists in DS’s final four...
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Bomes, DeSisto, Martin named All-American

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor BostonLax released their 2018 class of All-Americans earlier this week, and a significant portion of the players on this prestigious list hail from Hometown Weekly’s six towns. After helping lead Dover-Sherborn to the Division III Central/East sectional title with 14 goals and seven assists in DS’s final four...
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Bomes, DeSisto, Martin named All-American

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor BostonLax released their 2018 class of All-Americans earlier this week, and a significant portion of the players on this prestigious list hail from Hometown Weekly’s six towns. After helping lead Dover-Sherborn to the Division III Central/East sectional title with 14 goals and seven assists in DS’s final four...
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McNally’s 31 saves lift Rockets in overtime

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor No matter the sport, making 31 saves as a goaltender is extremely difficult. In lacrosse, though, 31 saves in a single game is almost unheard of. Last Wednesday, Needham’s Andrew McNally did just that, stopping 31 shots to help lift the Rockets to a huge 10-9 overtime victory...
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Child, Rockets outlast Bomes, Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Very few lacrosse rivalries in the state of Massachusetts share the same type of mutual animus that Needham and Wellesley have for one another On Thursday, the Rockets (8-4, 7-0) hosted the Raiders (7-3, 4-2) for a pivotal mid-season showdown. Behind a six-goal performance by junior attack-man and BU...
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Despite results, Rebel lax showing promise

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School boys varsity lacrosse team got the result they wanted to start the season on Thursday afternoon in Walpole, but the manner in which it came likely was not how they drew it up. Behind a hat trick by junior midfielder Brendan Walsh and a...
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McNally, Walsh, lift Rockets to opening win

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School boys varsity lacrosse team got the result they wanted to start the season on Thursday afternoon in Walpole, but the manner in which it came likely was not how they drew it up. Behind a hat trick by junior midfielder Brendan Walsh and a...
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High expectations for McEvoy, Child, Rocket lax

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A 16-3 regular season and a Bay State Conference crown earned the Needham High School boys lacrosse team the No. 2 overall seed in Division I South last spring. However, the Rockets saw their season come to a tough end in the form of a 14-7 loss to...
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Hometown communities a lacrosse gold mine

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Lacrosse has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, and the seven towns that Hometown Weekly covers (Dover, Medfield, Needham, Sherborn, Walpole, Wellesley, Westwood) have all become certifiable hotbeds for the sport. But how hot, exactly? Currently, 37 NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse players reside in, or are natives to,...
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Local lax stars dominate All-Scholastics

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Week after week, the boys and girls lacrosse teams for all six towns within Hometown Weekly’s range of coverage in 2017 supplied seemingly endless headlines and excitement. All the hard work these boys and girls put in translated into all 12 boys and girls lacrosse squads from Dover-Sherborn,...
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Local lax stars dominate All-Scholastics

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Week after week, the boys and girls lacrosse teams for all six towns within Hometown Weekly’s range of coverage in 2017 supplied seemingly endless headlines and excitement. All the hard work these boys and girls put in translated into all 12 boys and girls lacrosse squads from Dover-Sherborn,...
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