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Westwood boys hockey gears up

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Westwood High School hockey made major strides last season. The Wolverines lost just once during the regular season, compiling a 13-1-6 record to earn the No. 3 seed in Division II South. Westwood took out No. 14 Whitman-Hansen (5-1) in the first round before a 2-1 quarterfinal win...
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Wellesley girls basketball ready to impress

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A 16-3 regular season in 2018-2019 earned the Wellesley High School girls basketball team the No. 2 seed in Division I South last season. The Raiders earned a pair of playoff victories against rival and No. 15 Walpole (56-45) and No. 10 Oliver Ames (46-41) before falling to...
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Wagner, Bruins surge out of gates

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After signing a two-year deal with his hometown Boston Bruins in the summer of 2018, Walpole native Chris Wagner put together a career year in 2018-2019. The former Xaverian Hawk scored 12 goals and added seven assists for 19 total points in 76 regular season games played, adding...
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Rockets run stopped in state final

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After capturing the South title the previous weekend with a 5-2 victory against Brockton, the Needham High School varsity boys soccer team took out North champ Lincoln-Sudbury, 2-1, in overtime of the state semifinals in thrilling fashion to earn a trip to Worcester for Saturday’s state final contest...
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Mangiafico, Giordano help BB&N to soccer title

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After transferring to Buckingham Browne & Nichols from Medfield High School and repeating a year following the 2015-2016 academic year, Medfield native Maya Mangiafico has put together an exceptional athletic career. Committed to Brown to play hockey, Mangiafico was named senior captain of the BB&N varsity girls soccer team...
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Xaverian soccer drops overtime heartbreaker

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor When you hear about Brockton and Xaverian meeting up in the playoffs during the fall athletic season, one normally thinks football. Last Thursday night at Plymouth North High School, however, the Xaverian and Brockton varsity soccer teams met in the semifinal round of the Division I South soccer...
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Laliberte, Melish, Rose capture swim titles

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole’s Amanda Melish and Casey Laliberte captured Division II state swimming championships on Sunday afternoon at MIT. Melish won the 1-meter dive with 529.050 points, narrowly beating Donna Zhang of Winchester (520). Laliberte was dominant on the boys side for Walpole, winning the 200 individual freestyle (1:54.71) and the...
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Xaverian soccer advances to South semifinals

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After a thrilling 2-1 comeback victory against rival BC High in round-one, the Xaverian Brothers High School varsity soccer team took to the pitch on a rain-soaked Hawk Bowl on Thursday night as the Hawks hosted New Bedford in the Division I South quarterfinals. Behind a pair of...
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Mustangs spoil Wolverines unbeaten season

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor While there may not be any moral victories in losing, there are certainly plenty of silver-linings. For one, it is better to lose during the last week of the regular season with your playoff spot already securely intact than having the same fate in the early rounds of the MIAA...
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Raiders stunned late, still clinch playoffs

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was about as tough of a loss as they come on Thursday afternoon for Wellesley High boys soccer. The Raiders led 2-1 midway through the second half in an extremely physical and chippy contest with rival Newton North, only to have things slip away late, with the...
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Westwood field hockey still unbeaten

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Westwood and Medfield High School field hockey met on the rain-soaked turf of Fisher Memorial Field on Friday afternoon for the second and final time this season. The Wolverines (14-0-1, 8-0-1) rolled into Medfield still unbeaten and looked to complete the season sweep of the Warriors (2-9-2, 1-7-2)...
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Scales, Porkers roll to remain unbeaten

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Walpole High School varsity field hockey team continued its dominance on Thursday afternoon with a convincing 7-0 victory against Framingham.

The Porkers (11-0-1, 8-0-1) entered Thursday’s contest already with a stranglehold on the Bay State Conference title and further making their case for the No. 1 overall...

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Mustangs outlast Wolverines

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor So far this season, Westwood High boys soccer holds a respectable 3-4-1 record at home. Playing away from Flahive Field, however, has been a problem for the Wolverines, who are 0-5-0 on the road this season and 3-9-1 overall (3-8-1 TVL). On Thursday, the Wolverines made the...
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Raider comeback falls short in classic

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The annual Wellesley and Natick football game is often a date circled on the calendar. This season, however, there was a lot more than bragging rights on the line; the game’s winner would be able to control its own destiny for the Herget Division title. Despite a late surge...
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Maiona, Raiders out-duel Jarvis, Rebels

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Wellesley and Walpole High football took to the gridiron on Saturday afternoon for a Carey vs. Herget Division showdown. The Raiders entered looking to make it three straight wins to begin the 2019 season, while Walpole traveled to Wellesley hoping to get back on track following a 30-7...
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Raider soccer settles to draw

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Earning points in the standings is never a bad thing. On Thursday afternoon, the Wellesley High School boys varsity soccer team did just so, exiting their home pitch with a point in their back pocket. However, after hitting a pipe and having a pair of Brendan Clare penalty...
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Rebel football stuffed by Natick

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The top two quarterbacks in the Bay State Conference squared off on Friday afternoon as the Walpole Rebels hosted the Natick Redhawks. The Rebels (1-1, 0-1) entered off of a 28-12 victory against rival Norwood to open up the season, while the Redhawks (2-0, 2-0) made the...
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Westwood field hockey rolls in opener

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood High School varsity field hockey team took to Flahive Field for the first time in 2019 last Wednesday afternoon as the Lady-Wolverines (2-0-0) hosted rival Holliston for their season-opener. Behind goals by Abby Crowley and Hannah Blomquist, along with a shutdown defensive effort, Westwood started its...
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Wellesley girls soccer rolls in opener

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley High School girls varsity soccer team opened up its 2019 season last Thursday afternoon at home against Weymouth. The Raiders (2-0-0) began their season on the right note, thanks to first half goals by Rory Clare and Olivia Francis, followed by a shutdown defensive effort in...
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Westwood girls soccer eyes big year

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Westwood High School girls soccer went on a nine-game unbeaten streak (4-0-5) to revive their playoff hopes down the stretch of last season. Unfortunately, a bitter 1-0 loss to rival Medfield in the regular season finale kept the Wolverines (6-8-6) out of the Division II Tournament for the fourth straight...
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