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Spotlighting match-up nightmare Hugh Curran

Pictured on the ice this past winter, senior Hugh Curran (6) has served as a defensive mainstay for Needham High boys lacrosse and hockey each of the last four years. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

An athlete who has perhaps...

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Needham legend Ftorek a hockey lifer

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

If you grew up in Needham playing ice hockey, there is a 100 percent chance you’ve heard the name Robbie Ftorek. My father, Joe Flanagan, grew up in Needham in the 1970s. So, even as a Walpole guy, Robbie Ftorek's name was all I heard...

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Donovan, Needham soccer eye redemption

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor By Needham’s lofty standards, the 2018 season concluded in about the toughest way imaginable: losing to arch rival Wellesley in penalty kicks on their home field in the South quarterfinals in the midst of a monsoon. In 2019, Needham will hope to rebound, and it starts at the...
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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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Touchdown Club offering Balloon-A-Grams

The Touchdown Club of Needham is offering a chance to congratulate NHS seniors with Balloon-A-Grams. Members of the community are welcomed to send a balloon - or a bunch, should they so choose - to a graduating senior, along with a personalized message. The blue and gold mylar balloons are $9 apiece. Balloon-A-Grams will be delivered on...
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NHS sending three to NHD Nationals

On Sunday, April 2, 13 groups of Needham High School students competed in the National History Day (NHD) States Competition, among which 3 groups qualified for the NHD Nationals Competition. Each year, Needham High School sophomores participate in NHD, a nationwide history competition in which students focus on presenting historical information on a specific topic. As...
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Toby Walker teaches history, music, passion

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Toby Walker is an incredibly dynamic performer. Telling his stories to the students at Needham High School, he exudes an energy rarely seen anywhere besides rock concerts. Relaying his tales of meeting sharecropper Jack Owens in Mississippi and the racial dynamics as recently as the 1990s, the audience was...
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High school hosts GBML

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By Ethan Lee Hometown Weekly Correspondent On Wednesday, December 7, Needham High School hosted the Greater Boston Mathematics League (GBML), a mathematics competition involving schools across the state. The GBML, carried out over the span of the school year, consists of five different meets, of which the Needham High School edition was the third. Held...
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