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Needham lax turning Rocket-men to Minutemen

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Needham has become a hotbed for Division I lacrosse talent, much thanks to the strength of the town’s youth program, as well as the success of the boys varsity program at Needham High. With the sport growing by the day and Needham’s youth and high school programs flourishing,...
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Medfield a Crusader breeding ground

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor In most New England towns, a player going on to play Division I college lacrosse is a major accomplishment - not only for the player, but also for the player’s high school program. In Medfield, playing lacrosse in college is becoming ever more popular by the year. With...
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Batty back in town at Babson

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Former Wellesley High School head boys lacrosse coach Rocky Batty is back in town after a year away as an assistant at Boston University. Babson College announced on July 11 that Batty will take over as the school’s head men’s lacrosse coach, effective immediately. Batty – who has seen...
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Mastrobuono, Raiders set to defend sectional crown

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Division III Central/East Sectional in boys lacrosse has simply belonged to DS in recent years. The 2018 Dover-Sherborn senior class knows nothing but winning the sectional title after reigning as champions each of the last four years. This season, DS enters as the No. 2 seed in...
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Med-lax gears up for tournament

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor For the last decade, Medfield High School boys lacrosse has been the cream of the crop in Division II Central/East. The 2018 Medfield senior class has done nothing but win on the lacrosse field, as the seniors currently rostered have taken home the Central/East sectional crown each of...
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Darcey, Bomes power Raiders past CC

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After dropping back-to-back games to rivals Walpole (8-7 in overtime) and Needham (14-8) in early-May, the Wellesley High School boys lacrosse has made the proper adjustments and gotten hot at the perfect time. On Sunday, the Raiders (12-4, 7-3) fought their way to a big 9-7 road victory...
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‘Cardiac Conor,’ Rebels thrill in OT

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Outside of the annual Needham/Wellesley tilt, few Bay State Conference lacrosse games have as much riding on them as the Walpole/Wellesley game. On Tuesday, the Raiders and Rebels took to Turco Field for their annual meeting with both teams trying to earn a statement victory to help improve...
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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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Hurley, Murphy’s add new definition to lax offseason

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Whether it is at the youth, high school, or collegiate levels, lacrosse in the towns of Medfield, Westwood, and Walpole has become a year-round commitment. Success on the field begins with conditioning, eating right, studying film, training, and yes, also keeping the skills sharp. Throughout a significant portion...
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Laidman earns All-Scholastic, Raider lax concludes 2017 strong

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor For the last four years, maybe no other player has meant more to their respective lacrosse team in the state of Massachusetts than DS’ Bailey Laidman. Having committed to North Carolina when the attack-man was just a freshman, it’s safe to say that in 2014, the pressure was...
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Local lax stars fight for D1 crown

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Over the years, Needham High School, Xaverian, St. Sebastian’s, and Dexter-Southfield have been four of the household names in the Massachusetts high school/prep lacrosse world. During these next several weeks, alumni from all four of these local powerhouse programs will be competing for the NCAA Division I National...
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Warrior lax off to strong start

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It didn’t take long for the Medfield High School boys varsity lacrosse team to showcase their dominance in their season and conference-opening contest against Holliston last Tuesday night, as the Warriors jumped out to a commanding 8-0 lead at the half and went on to win by a final count...
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Three-Peat

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Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Corespondent In the middle of the season, the Medfield High boys’ lacrosse team had a lull, a run of losses and poor performances that cost them an outright league title and the top seed in the Central/East bracket. The team needed a lift, a reminder of what has made Medfield one...
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D-S fifth graders love lacrosse

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The fifth grade lacrosse team played teams from Norwell, Needham, Lincoln Sudbury, Andover, and Marshfield over the past two weeks with much success. Their regular season wraps up against Westwood and Acton-Boxboro next week....
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Heartbreaking week for boys lacrosse

By Connor Schneider Hometown Weekly Contributor Medfield’s varsity boys lacrosse team underwent something of a rough patch, dropping both of its games on the week. The greatest shock came in the form of a home defeat at the hands of then-#6-ranked Dover-Sherborn on May 18. It came down to the dying seconds to determine the winner of a...
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Needham girls remain undefeated

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The Needham High varsity girls lacrosse team extended its unbeaten run to 15 games last week with victories over Dedham (13-1) and Notre Dame Academy (16-11). The latter of the two teams had been ranked #1 by the Boston Globe before their meeting with the Rockets. It has been a banner season thus far...
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Dover-Sherborn Girls lacrosse eyeing tournament run

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Dover-Sherborn girls lacrosse team has started out the season strong, and is aiming to exceed, last year’s performance. The team started the season off strong, with a 19-8 win against Ashland. The team suffered its first defeat next against Westwood 17-5, but soon bounced back to winning with...
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