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Connelly’s blast lifts Post 14 past Westwood

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Needham Post 14 and Westwood Post 320 met for the third and final time this season on Saturday afternoon. Unlike the first two times these District Six rivals squared off earlier this summer - the teams split a pair of 1-0 games in late June and early...
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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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Falvey, Rebels explode in rout of Rockets

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole and Needham High baseball faced off for the second and final time in 2019 last Wednesday night. The No. 5 Rebels (7-3, 4-2) entered looking to continue on track for the Super Eight, as well as picking up the season sweep of Needham after their 5-0 win at Eldracher Field...
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Popper, Rockets push Raiders to PKs

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The date is November 7, 2016. Wellesley High boys soccer has just lost a 1-0 heartbreaker in overtime to arch rival Needham in the Division I South quarterfinals. “It’s tough,” said head coach Tim Mason. “These guys fought through so much this year. I couldn’t be more proud...
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Popper, Rockets push Raiders to PKs

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The date is November 7, 2016. Wellesley High boys soccer has just lost a 1-0 heartbreaker in overtime to arch rival Needham in the Division I South quarterfinals. “It’s tough,” said head coach Tim Mason. “These guys fought through so much this year. I couldn’t be more proud of...
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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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Hibberts, Rockets cruise past Wildcats

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School varsity football team continued to roll on Friday night, defeating Weymouth, 42-6, on Senior Night at Memorial Field to move to 4-0 on the season. [caption id="attachment_29043" align="alignright" width="300"]Matt Smith (80) makes a cut on a slant route. Read more

Rockets drop heartbreaker in stoppage time

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School boys varsity soccer team opened up its season against Bay State Conference rival Natick last Wednesday evening at Memorial Field. Despite some clutch efforts late to tie the contest, Natick came away with the 2-1 season-opening victory, thanks to a goal off of a...
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Curtis, Rebels clinch conference on senior night

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The defending Division I state champion Needham Rockets traveled down the road to Walpole on Monday evening for a pivotal Bay State Conference showdown with the undefeated Rebels (15-0, 10-0). Back on April 5, the Rebels came from four down in the final quarter to upend the Rockets...
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Lady-Rebels outlast Kelley, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The defending Division I state champion Needham Rockets traveled down the road to Walpole on Monday evening for a pivotal Bay State Conference showdown with the undefeated Rebels (15-0, 10-0). Back on April 5, the Rebels came from four down in the final quarter to upend the Rockets...
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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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Wellesley’s Chryssicas leads football to Thanksgiving victory

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley and Needham High football teams renewed their historical rivalry with one another on Thursday morning in their annual Thanksgiving grudge match at Memorial Field in Needham. Running back Grant Chryssicas led the way for Wellesley with four touchdowns, as the Raiders (11-1) pulled out the 34-14...
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Football falls in Turkey Bowl

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley and Needham High football teams renewed their historical rivalry with one another on Thursday morning in their annual Thanksgiving grudge match at Memorial Field in Needham. Running back Grant Chryssicas led the way for Wellesley with four touchdowns, as the Raiders (11-1) pulled out the 34-14...
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Wellesley Boys soccer falls in overtime

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley and Needham High boys varsity soccer teams renewed their historical rivalry with one another on Monday night under the lights at Memorial Field in the quarterfinal round of the 2016 MIAA One South State Tournament. The sixth-seeded Rockets (11-3-7) got to the quarterfinals via a 4-1 victory...
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Junior Football Goes 3-1 vs. Framingham

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Needham Junior Football’s fourth week saw a full slate of games against Framingham. The A squad hosted Framingham at Memorial Field under the lights on Saturday night while the rest of the squads visited Framingham on Sunday morning and all came out on top. A Squad (8th Grade) – Framingham 28, Needham 8...
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