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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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Lady-Rockets stun Raiders in Reilly finals

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In the finals of the Reilly Winter Classic on February 18, the Needham and Wellesley High girls varsity basketball teams played one of the most remarkable girls basketball games in recent memory. Both teams have played against each other since sixth-grade MetroWest and in AAU, so there is a tremendous rivalry between these...
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Lady-Rockets stun Raiders in Reilly finals

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In the finals of the Reilly Winter Classic on February 18, the Needham and Wellesley High girls varsity basketball teams played one of the most remarkable girls basketball games in recent memory. Both teams have played against each other since sixth-grade MetroWest and in AAU, so there is a tremendous rivalry between...
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Jantzen, Lady-Rockets outlast Murray, Wolverines

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_31796" align="alignright" width="225"]Riley Murray (23) protects the ball along the baseline. Riley Murray (23) protects the ball along the baseline. [/caption] Powers from the TVL and Bay State Conference met on Sunday afternoon as the Westwood Wolverines (13-6,...
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Jantzen, Lady-Rockets outlast Murray, Wolverines

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_31784" align="alignright" width="225"]Kiki McIntyre scouts the scene and gets set to dish a bounce pass into the paint. Kiki McIntyre scouts the scene and gets set to dish a bounce pass into the paint.[/caption] Powers from the TVL and Bay...
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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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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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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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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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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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Roche, Rebel girls best Klemm, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two teams with aspirations of making a deep tournament run met on Friday night as the No. 7-seeded Walpole Lady-Rebels hosted the No. 10-seeded Needham Rockets in the first round of the Division I South Sectionals. To beat a team once is hard enough; twice is even more...
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Roche, Rebel girls best Klemm, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two teams with aspirations of making a deep tournament run met on Friday night as the No. 7-seeded Walpole Lady-Rebels hosted the No. 10-seeded Needham Rockets in the first round of the Division I South Sectionals. To beat a team once is hard enough; twice is even more...
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Rockets take home Division I lacrosse title

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School varsity girls lacrosse team concluded an absolutely dominant 2017 season with an 8-5 win over Longmeadow on Saturday afternoon at Boston University in the MIAA Division I state championship game. Following an 18-3 regular season that saw zero conference defeats and an outright Bay...
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Hem, Rockets cruise to South semifinals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After a dominant 18-3 regular season, the Needham High School varsity girls lacrosse team earned the No. 1 overall seed in the MIAA Division I South Sectionals as well as a first-round bye. On Sunday, the Rockets opened up their 2017 postseason by hosting of No. 8 seed Duxbury...
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Wolverine girls open lax season at 1-1

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The pride of both the Bay State Conference and Tri-Valley League, as far as high school girls lacrosse is concerned, met in an early-season non-conference heavyweight bout Wednesday evening, as the Needham Rockets traveled to Flahive Field to take on the two-time defending Division II state champion Westwood...
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