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Pool league a huge hit with Walpole COA

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While the Walpole COA has an absurd number of activities for seniors, ranging from Zumba and tap dancing to mahjongg and dominos, perhaps the most popular activity is playing pool on one of two tables on the top floor of the Walpole Co-Operative Bank South Street Center. In fact,...
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Hopes high for DS hockey

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After coming one win shy of a berth in the state tournament, Dover-Sherborn/Weston High School boys hockey enters the 2019-2020 season looking for a bounce-back. “I think like any team, we want to get back to playing in the tournament,” said head coach Tom Bourque about his Raiders...
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Wellesley football rolls in rebound win

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A bye following a loss is never fun. After dwelling on their heartbreaking 14-13 defeat to rival Natick on October 4 for the last two weeks, the Wellesley High School football team returned to the gridiron on Saturday at Darcey Memorial Field against Brookline, motivated to respond accordingly...
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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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Football stuffed by Natick in opener

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After losing a large core of talent with the departure of last year’s senior class, which included the likes of Duke tight end Matt Smith and Assumption quarterback Charlie Ogletree, Needham High football entered the 2019 season with a lot of figuring out to do on both sides...
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Medlax back atop Division II Central/East

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a resounding 18-6 victory over rival Westwood in the semifinals that featured an historic 11-goal performance by junior attack-man Jack McCordic, Medfield High lacrosse travelled to Natick for the Division II Central/East finals against reigning champ Concord-Carlisle on Thursday. With McCordic locked off by CC’s Charlie Cook...
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Street Fair entertains Needhamites

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff With the sun up in an unwavering blue sky, members of the Needham and Natick communities came to Needham town common on Saturday, June 2, to enjoy the Needham Street Fair. Hosted by the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber, the Street Fair shined a bright light on local businesses, transforming the...
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Rae, Rebel softball stay rolling

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High varsity softball team has been next to unbeatable at home this season, currently sporting a 7-1 record at Bird Middle School, with their lone home defeat coming to Braintree (1-0) in a pitcher’s duel on May 20. On Wednesday, the Lady-Rebels (12-4, 9-4) responded...
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Needham girls track looks to postseason

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Needham and Natick faced off in a track meet on Wednesday, but the Rockets were looking to use the event to give some of their younger talent an opportunity to shine, more so than to dominate the event. “We’re going cross conference and we just decided ahead of time...
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Destination Imagination participants excel

For the 9th year in a row Dover Sherborn Destination Imagination (DSDI) competed in a Regional competition against teams from Natick, Sudbury, Wayland, Newton and Shrewsbury. Nearly sixty DS students constituted ten teams from Pine Hill, Chickering, and the middle school. The competition was in Shrewsbury on Saturday, March 9, and the teams showcased their...
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Girls basketball plays hard, raises funds

On Friday, January 25, fans packed the DS stands to see both the girls basketball JV and varsity teams play and defeat TVL rival Bellingham. The 5th grade Metrowest Youth girls played each other at halftime, and the varsity players were there to cheer them on. Fans who came to the game were told that...
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Schmalz, Lady-Rockets sweep Redhawks

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_31145" align="alignright" width="300"]Freshman Britt Nawrocki (8) scouts the scene and gets ready to make a pass on a two-on-one bid. Freshman Britt Nawrocki (8) scouts the scene and gets ready to make a pass on a two-on-one bid....
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Broadmoor Chamber Singers delight community

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday afternoon, the basement of the Needham Public Library was filled with an eclectic mix of music ranging from traditional spirituals to 60s folk hits, with just enough holiday music to remind the audience what season is fast approaching. Led by artistic director June Ambush, The Broadmoor Chamber...
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Walpole, Natick VNA integrate into NWVNA

The governing boards of the Walpole Area Visiting Nurse Association and Natick Visiting Nurse Association have approved a formal agreement to integrate the two organizations and their operations across the Walpole and Natick regions of Massachusetts. The affiliation agreement will be effective as of December 4, and new patients can be accepted starting from that...
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Westwood U14 boys victorious in Natick

On Columbus Day weekend, a group of U14 Westwood Youth Soccer boys participated in the 37th Natick Soccer Columbus Day Tournament. The boys played three preliminary round matches against teams from Natick, Arlington and Needham over Saturday and Sunday. The boys were victorious in all three matches while allowing only one goal against. The team...
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Raider field hockey drops heartbreaker

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a 2-1 victory over Ashland on September 11, the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School field hockey team dropped a heartbreaker to Division I power Natick on Thursday to fall to 2-2 on the young season. Natick struck first less than six minutes in with a goal off of...
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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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From Medfield to Faneuil Hall

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A year ago on August 26, the musical “We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History” began performances in Massachusetts at First Parish Unitarian Universality Church in Medfield. Playwright Thea Iberall said, “On August 26th, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was adopted, and so that date became Women’s Equality Day....
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Mulcahy, Rebel softball walk it off

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High School varsity softball team is off to a ferocious start to the 2018 season, currently sitting at 8-1 on the year and 5-1 in Bay State Conference play. This past week, the Lady-Rebels took home a pair of W’s while playing a back-to-back set against...
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CRS students shine in local competitions

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After months of preparation, the Charles River School Model United Nations and Robotics teams competed in local competitions this month. At both of these events, students had the opportunity to apply all they’d practiced and learned this fall, and to think on their feet. On December 9, 21 CRS students in grades 6-8 took...
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