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Top-ranked Harbormen fight off Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two Division I powers met for a little early-season non-conference showdown on Thursday afternoon as the top-ranked Hingham Harbormen hosted the Wellesley Raiders in the semifinals of the 2019 Coaches Challenge Cup. Despite a pair of goals from standout junior attack-man Carl Callahan, a 7-0 run by the Harbormen...
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Weycker cementing legacy for Wellesley baseball

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Wellesley High School has had some solid players come out of their baseball program over the years. Over the last two seasons, Wellesley has been a powerhouse in the Bay State Conference, winning the South Sectional and Eastern Mass titles in 2017, followed by a return to the South finals...
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Wolverines rip Clockers in opener

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood High boys varsity lacrosse team, reigning co-champions of the TVL, opened up their 2019 season on Friday afternoon at Flahive Field against Ashland. In a dominant all-around performance from start to finish, the Wolverines took out the Clockers, 17-6, to start the year on a positive...
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Hetnik pilots comeback, Wolverines advance past Warriors

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Westwood and Medfield was already one of the top hockey rivalries in the TVL heading into the 2018-2019 season. After the teams played to a 1-1 tie on January 12, Westwood defeated Medfield 3-1 on February 13, which later allowed the Wolverines (15-3-6, 9-1-5) to claim the outright TVL...
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Donohue lifts Wolverines to South semifinals

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a regular season in which they won the TVL and qualified for the state tournament for the 37th consecutive year, it’s safe to say that the 2018-2019 season has already been a major success for the Westwood High boys varsity hockey team. [caption id="attachment_32141" align="alignright" width="400"] Read more

Hubbard’s shutout freezes Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two old rivals met in the first round of the Division I South Sectionals last Wednesday evening as the Walpole and Wellesley boys squared off at Canton Ice House for the right to move on and face No. 1 Duxbury. [caption id="attachment_32124" align="alignleft" width="400"]Junior... 			
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McInerney, Lady-Rebels seeded first in South

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2018-2019 Walpole High girls varsity hockey team has sneakily become a wagon. Much thanks to the play in net from senior goaltender Kiera McInerney, as well as a steady dosage of offense production from senior forwards Audra Tosone and Meghan Hamilton, the Lady-Rebels (16-3-1) ended their regular...
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Palli’s 25 lifts Lady-Raiders over Warriors

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor With conference play wrapped up, the Wellesley High girls basketball team traveled to Westwood on Sunday afternoon for semifinals of the Reilly Winter Classic. The Raiders (14-3, 11-2) entered having already wrapped up the Bay State Conference Carey Division and their eyes set on a top seed in...
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Westwood hockey tournament bound, set state record

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor There have been a lot of good high school hockey programs over the years in the state of Massachusetts. Catholic Conference powers like Catholic Memorial, BC High, Malden Catholic, public programs such as Burlington, Reading, and other Western Mass purebreds like Springfield Cathedral have all held decades of...
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Burke’s tally salvages tie

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a 2-2-0 start to the season, the defending Division II state champ Wellesley High girls have played 10 straight contests of unbeaten hockey. On Monday, the Lady-Raiders (7-2-3) hosted another Division II South heavyweight, Notre Dame Academy (Hingham), at Babson. Despite outshooting the Cougars (9-3-1) by a...
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Donohue tallies pair as Wolverines tie Mustangs

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood High varsity boys hockey team entered Saturday night’s contest with Norwood still unbeaten in TVL play and looking to keep pace with Medfield (also unbeaten) in the race for the conference crown. [caption id="attachment_31382" align="alignright" width="600"]Senior forward Matt Hetnik (3) fights off a stick check... 			
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Tigers outlast injury-struck Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After having their five-game win streak to start the 2018-2019 snapped by Brookline on Tuesday night, the Wellesley High boys basketball team returned home to square off against rival Newton North on Friday. Unfortunately, the injury bug has ravaged the Raiders (5-2, 3-2) over the last few weeks,...
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O’Leary’s late tally keeps Warriors unbeaten

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Arguably the top two hockey teams in the TVL met at a packed Loring Arena in Framingham on Saturday night for a big-time midseason showdown as the Ashland Clockers (5-2-1, 1-2-1) hosted the Medfield Warriors (4-0-1, 2-0-1). Thanks a late go-ahead goal by senior forward Stephen O’Leary with...
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DS’ Britt makes history in two-mile

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Dover-Sherborn Regional indoor track team took on TVL foe Millis on Thursday at Wheaton College. The DS boys earned a dominant 74-12 victory to move to 2-0 on the young season, while the girls fell 53-24, but had several notable individual performances. Sophomore Caitlin Britt broke the...
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MacTavish, Warrior hockey ready for next step

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite entering the tournament as the No. 8 seed, Medfield High School boys hockey nearly captured the Division II South title last season, winning their way to the sectional finals before falling to No. 3 Plymouth, 6-3. With last season’s tough ending behind them, the Warriors enter 2018-2019 ready to...
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Schmalz, Phelan, Lady-Rockets out to prove

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off an 11-6-3 season in 2017-2018 that earned them a spot in the Division I state tournament, the Needham High School girls varsity hockey team returns to the ice this season looking to make some noise in the Bay State Conference. The Needham girls will get two shots at...
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Chmielewski, Needham hockey ready up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After making it to the South semifinals of the Division I Tournament last season, the Needham High School hockey team is holding themselves to some high standards heading into 2018-2019. Leading the Rockets this season will be a trio of senior captains in forward Tom Chmielewski, forward Sam Rutter,...
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Wildcats stuff Rebels on Thanksgiving

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A win for the Walpole High football team in their annual Turkey Day rivalry game with Weymouth would have claimed the Rebels (6-5) a share of the Bay State Conference Herget Division title, along with Milton. Unfortunately, it was a history-making day for Weymouth, as the Wildcats (3-8)...
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Conants, Reardon sign NLIs

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Three of Westwood High School’s star athletes signed their National Letters of Intent to play collegiate athletics on Monday afternoon. Siblings Sarah and Zach Conant both signed their NLIs to run cross-country at UMass, while Ali Reardon signed to play soccer at Merrimack. Reardon helped Westwood to a 6-7-5 record...
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Haeberlein advances Raiders to state finals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2018 season has served as the perfect revenge tour for the Wellesley High boys varsity soccer team, as the Raiders ousted two of their biggest rivals, Needham and Weymouth, en route to the Division I South title. With the South title clinched and their eyes set on a...
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