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Legion Post 14 battles Walpole rivals

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor All seemed well for Needham Legion Post 14 on Monday night, as the Needham High, St. Sebastian’s, Belmont Hill and Wellesley High boys carried a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth against rival Walpole Post 104 at Eldracher Field. Despite being down by four in the middle...
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Walpole Legion rallies past Needham

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor All seemed well for Needham Legion Post 14 on Monday night, as the Needham High, St. Sebastian’s, Belmont Hill and Wellesley High boys carried a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth against rival Walpole Post 104 at Eldracher Field. Despite being down by four in the middle...
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Legion Post 14 battles Walpole rivals

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor All seemed well for Needham Legion Post 14 on Monday night, as the Needham High, St. Sebastian’s, Belmont Hill and Wellesley High boys carried a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth against rival Walpole Post 104 at Eldracher Field. [caption id="attachment_33778" align="alignright" width="600"]Kevin MacKenzie... 			
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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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Needham lax turning Rocket-men to Minutemen

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Needham has become a hotbed for Division I lacrosse talent, much thanks to the strength of the town’s youth program, as well as the success of the boys varsity program at Needham High. With the sport growing by the day and Needham’s youth and high school programs flourishing,...
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Bomes, DeSisto, Martin named All-American

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor BostonLax released their 2018 class of All-Americans earlier this week, and a significant portion of the players on this prestigious list hail from Hometown Weekly’s six towns. After helping lead Dover-Sherborn to the Division III Central/East sectional title with 14 goals and seven assists in DS’s final four...
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Needham High makes a statement

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By Laura Drinan 
Hometown Weekly Reporter Many of Needham High’s students came home from school with a new addition to their wardrobes on Thursday, March 15, after participating in the annual Make a Statement Day shirt-decorating event. “It’s a tradition that has been a part of Needham High School for quite a long time now,”...
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NHS baller Shaughnessy headed to Brown

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor On July 31, Needham High basketball star Thomas Shaughnessy announced on Twitter that he has committed to play basketball at Brown University at the conclusion of his upcoming senior season. As many in Needham remember, Shaughnessy helped pioneer the Rockets to a Division I South Sectional crown...
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Lady Rockets ready to take flight

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Winter athletic season is here, and the Needham High girls varsity basketball team enters 2016-2017 with solid mix of senior leadership as well as youth to build upon for the future. Kara Petronio, Kathryn Charter, and Annie Rotman will captain the ship for the Rockets in 2016-2017. Each...
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Needham’s T-10 Competes at Super Regionals

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff The Needham High robotics team T-10 (T minus 10) competed last weekend in the Super Regional East FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) competition at the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pa. The Needham team competed against 72 other groups of high schoolers from across the Eastern U.S. to earn 24...
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Needham teams kick off spring season

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

Last March, the area was blanketed by several feet of snow, forcing the spring sports season to be postponed for at least a week and pushing teams from the diamond or the turf into gyms, hallways, and anywhere that a free space could be found.

Thankfully, this...

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Bowl for Needham Baseball on April 9

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

The Needham High baseball program is looking for assistance this spring to help cover the costs of its annual trip to compete at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., as well as equipment, workouts, and other needs for the team.

The Rockets will host...

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Needham High senior is March RAY of Hope

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Amanda Lombard is a senior at Needham High and was nominated by Tracy Murphy, the Director of Volunteer Services at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.

“At BID- Needham our mission requires a positive patient experience to remain the primary objective. Amanda’s volunteer work at the hospital has proven to be...

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Hoops in the Heights benefits Needham schools

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For the sixth consecutive year, teachers and parents from Eliot and Hillside Elementary Schools met at Needham High on Friday, March 18 for an exciting game of basketball to raise money for each school’s PTC.

The gym was filled to capacity with Hillside and Eliot families decked out in...

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Needham Gives Back benefits Cradles to Crayon

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On Saturday, April 2, residents of Needham and surrounding towns will gather in the Needham High cafeteria to create a mock warehouse for the day to organize, sort and pack donations to benefit Cradles to Crayons. 

This will be the eighth annual Needham Gives Back event that, according to a press...

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Needham High finance class visits local bank

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Adam Cole, a math teacher at Needham High, brought two Personal Finance classes of Needham High seniors to Needham Bank for a lesson in banking.

John Whittaker and Erica McLaughlin from Needham Bank spent time talking with the students about how banks work, the different account types, the basics...

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Needham High student takes third at Poetry Out Loud

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

Needham High sophomore Ben Cohen competed in the annual Poetry Out Loud competition for the second year in a row and took third place in the state at the Old South Meeting House in Boston on March 13.

Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation competition...

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Needham High Theatre presents ‘Cinderella’

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By Josh Perry  Hometown Weekly Staff

More than 100 Needham High students took part in three performances of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” last weekend at Newman Elementary School.

The students brought the popular tale to life in front of packed audiences and showcased the talented actors and actresses and crew...

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Needham Spelling Bee has residents ‘buzzing’

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

The Needham Education Foundation’s annual Spelling Bee was held this past Sunday in the Needham High gym and once again the event was filled with eager teams of spellers from all grade levels, local businesses, teacher and school officials, community organizations, and residents looking to prove that...

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Needham High seniors named Youths of the Month

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

Needham High seniors Jeremy Sutherland and Emily Oakes were honored at the February meeting of the Needham Exchange Club as the organization’s Youths of the Month.

The program recognizes local high school seniors who have dedicated themselves to community service. The Exchange Club honors...

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