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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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Petrucci, Rebels advance to South semifinals

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a tough 30-28 defeat to Needham in their regular season finale, the No. 4 seeded Walpole High School football team returned to the gridiron on Friday night for their quarterfinal round contest of the Division III South playoffs against No. 5 Milford. Behind big performances by...
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Kelley lifts Rockets over Ahola, Raiders

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two field hockey teams with high expectations this season met at Nora Searle Field on Monday for an early-season Division II vs. Division I non-conference showdown as Dover-Sherborn hosted Needham. Thanks to a goal by junior Grace Kelley and a 13-save performance in net by Cammie Foster,...
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Jantzen, Lady-Rockets outlast Murray, Wolverines

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_31796" align="alignright" width="225"]Riley Murray (23) protects the ball along the baseline. Riley Murray (23) protects the ball along the baseline. [/caption] Powers from the TVL and Bay State Conference met on Sunday afternoon as the Westwood Wolverines (13-6,...
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Jantzen, Lady-Rockets outlast Murray, Wolverines

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_31784" align="alignright" width="225"]Kiki McIntyre scouts the scene and gets set to dish a bounce pass into the paint. Kiki McIntyre scouts the scene and gets set to dish a bounce pass into the paint.[/caption] Powers from the TVL and Bay...
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Injury-ravaged wrestling drops first match

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter With huge swaths of their starters out due to injury and illness, the Needham Rockets wrestling squad dropped its first match of the season, 42-39. The team started strongly early, tallying several pins in the lightest weight classes. However, as the weights became higher and higher, the Rockets could...
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White, Rebels outduel Reid, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Friday night at Turco Field saw a constant display of offensive fireworks as the Walpole Rebels (5-2) took on the rival Needham Rockets (5-2) in each team’s regular season finale. Behind huge performances from senior receiver Andrew White (nine catches, 155 yards, two touchdowns), senior safety Ethan Kelley (two...
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White, Rebels outduel Reid, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Friday night at Turco Field saw a constant display of offensive fireworks as the Walpole Rebels (5-2) took on the rival Needham Rockets (5-2) in each team’s regular season finale. Behind huge performances from senior receiver Andrew White (nine catches, 155 yards, two touchdowns), senior safety Ethan Kelley...
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Skulski, Porkers outlast Newman, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two of the Bay State Conference’s elite met on the turf at DeFazio Park on Thursday afternoon as the unbeaten Walpole Porkers (9-0, 6-0) took on the hosting Needham Rockets (5-2, 4-1) for a pivotal midseason matchup worth more than just bragging rights, with future tournament seedings...
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Celebrating the Rockets

Fannie Gilarde couldn't help celebrating the Needham Rockets' Cinderella run to the baseball state championship - and apparently, neither could the “Make Way for Ducklings” sculpture in Boston’s Public Gardens!...
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Rocket baseball wins first-ever state title

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was not looking good for the Needham on Saturday night in Worcester in the Division I state finals against St. Peter-Marian. The Rockets found themselves trailing, 5-1, in the top of the seventh. However, like they have done so many times this season (most recently against Braintree in the...
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Sharton, Rocket baseball take the South

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Looking at the Division I South bracket from afar, the favorites to come out on top before the sectional began earlier this June were No. 3 and defending Eastern Mass champs Wellesley, No. 2 Brockton, and No. 1 Plymouth North. After both Plymouth North and Brockton failed to...
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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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Roche, Rebel girls best Klemm, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two teams with aspirations of making a deep tournament run met on Friday night as the No. 7-seeded Walpole Lady-Rebels hosted the No. 10-seeded Needham Rockets in the first round of the Division I South Sectionals. To beat a team once is hard enough; twice is even more...
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Roche, Rebel girls best Klemm, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two teams with aspirations of making a deep tournament run met on Friday night as the No. 7-seeded Walpole Lady-Rebels hosted the No. 10-seeded Needham Rockets in the first round of the Division I South Sectionals. To beat a team once is hard enough; twice is even more...
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Ogletree’s three TDs not enough for Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The nation’s oldest public high school football rivalry wrote its 130th chapter on Thursday morning, as the Wellesley Raiders and Needham Rockets capped off their 2017 seasons with a thriller of a Thanksgiving game. Thanks to a two-touchdown effort as well as a dominant defensive performance by D’Aunte Moore,...
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Moore, Raiders top Rockets in Turkey Bowl

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The nation’s oldest public high school football rivalry wrote its 130th chapter on Thursday morning, as the Wellesley Raiders and Needham Rockets capped off their 2017 seasons with a thriller of a Thanksgiving game. Thanks to a two-touchdown effort as well as a dominant defensive performance by D’Aunte Moore,...
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Hibberts, Rockets win second straight

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a 6-0 victory over Walpole last Friday night in the rain, the Needham Rockets (2-1) hosted Bay State Conference rival Newton North on Saturday afternoon looking to making it two wins in a row. Thanks to some explosive plays on offense in the second half by...
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Andre lifts Rockets to wet win

6327 – 6321 – By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Friday night’s Bay State Conference contest between the Needham Rockets (1-1) and Walpole Rebels (0-2) was truly a battle of wills. With both sides entering at 0-1 on the young season, the Rebels and Rockets were eying their first win of the year, but also a key win...
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Hurley and Rebels end unbeaten streak at seven

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The class of Bay State Conference boys lacrosse met on a rain-soaked Turco Field on Tuesday night as the Walpole Rebels (7-1) faced off against the Needham Rockets (6-2) in a battle of two heavyweight programs. Behind an incredible effort in net from Austin Shaver (14 saves), a...
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