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Raiders throttle Wolverines in Westwood

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Having to replace fourteen seniors from last year’s team meant that the Westwood girls soccer team was going to have to come together extremely quickly. Unfortunately, the first game of the season was likely too early for the Wolverines to do that, especially against a team as good...
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DS field hockey ready to impress

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off of a 10-7-1 regular season and a preliminary round victory against Plymouth South in the Division II South playoffs, Dover-Sherborn Regional High field hockey returns a significant core of talent and appears poised to take the next step with a deep playoff run in 2019. In...
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Fletcher, Wellesley football ready for battle

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A 5-2 regular season earned Wellesley High football the No. 4 seed in Division II South last fall. After a tough 35-0 loss to Braintree in the quarterfinals, followed by a Thanksgiving defeat to arch rival Needham, it’s safe to say the Raiders are ready to get...
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Niit, Raider soccer gear up

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After a 9-5-4 regular season and a gut-wrenching 1-0 defeat to TVL rival Norton in the Division III South sectionals last November, Dover-Sherborn boys soccer enters the 2019 season ready and motivated. With John Muckstadt departing to play at Colgate, the DS backfield is going to look...
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Raycroft named DIII Player of the Year

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was quite the year for Dover-Sherborn’s Cameron Raycroft and DS athletics in general. First, the DS boys took home the school’s first-ever Division III state championship in basketball this past winter, with Roycroft serving as one of the Raiders’ centerpieces on the offensive end as a small...
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Raiders reign supreme in Central/East

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor For the sixth straight season, Dover-Sherborn boys lacrosse are the champions of Division III Central/East, following a dominant 12-7 victory over No. 2 Littleton on Thursday that featured a first half shutout by goalie Matt Gallitano (seven saves). A pair of goals from star sophomore attack-man Pierce Gregory...
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Raider lax headed back to sectional title game

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Division III Central/East sectional may as well be called the Dover-Sherborn invitational at this point. On Monday, the top-seeded Raiders advanced to their sixth straight Division III Central/East title game with a convincing 16-8 victory over Medway at Medfield High School. Sophomore attack-man Pierce Gregory (four goals,...
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Driver, Raider baseball gear up for postseason

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Few baseball programs in the state of Massachusetts have been able to put together the type of consistency that Wellesley has in the last decade-plus, qualifying for the state tournament for 13 consecutive years. In 2019, the Raiders played an absolutely loaded schedule that featured wins over Xaverian,...
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Paolatto, Raider lax ready for next step

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Each of the last five seasons, Division III Central/East has belonged to Dover-Sherborn in boys lacrosse. In 2019, the Raiders have put themselves in a prime position to make it six in a row. A 13-5 (10-2) regular season that featured wins against Division II powers Wayland,...
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Parizeau, Raiders cruise past Marauders

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off an 18-10 bounce-back win over Holliston on May 15, the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School girls varsity lacrosse team hosted Dedham on Monday afternoon looking to make it two straight wins. Despite a lengthy lightning delay late in the first half, DS was able to battle through...
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Strong second half lifts Raiders past Wolverines

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_32869" align="alignleft" width="300"]Dover-Sherborn’s Cam Raycroft (29) moves the ball up field on a clear with Westwood’s Conor Donohue (2) hot in pursuit on the ride. Dover-Sherborn’s Cam Raycroft (29) moves the ball up field on a clear with Westwood’s...
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Top-ranked Harbormen fight off Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two Division I powers met for a little early-season non-conference showdown on Thursday afternoon as the top-ranked Hingham Harbormen hosted the Wellesley Raiders in the semifinals of the 2019 Coaches Challenge Cup. Despite a pair of goals from standout junior attack-man Carl Callahan, a 7-0 run by the Harbormen...
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DS track sweeps Mustangs

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The Dover-Sherborn Regional High School girls and boys track teams earned decisive victories against rival Medway this past week. The Lady-Raiders won their match by an 81-55 final, while the boys took their match by a landslide final of 105-31. For the boys, Tylan Mendes took home first place in the 100-meter with...
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Raider lacrosse ready for battle

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite winning yet another Central/East sectional championship, the 2018 season ended with a bitter taste for the Dover-Sherborn Regional varsity lacrosse team, which fell in the Division III state finals to Cohasset, 10-6. In 2019, the Raiders return some high-level talent and will look to reign supreme in...
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Callahans, Komjathy, Raider lax ready up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Lacrosse season is upon us, and after a deep run into last season’s Division I South Sectionals, the Wellesley Raiders enter the 2019 season poised to be a dominant force in the Bay State Conference. Despite losing one of their top scorers in Michael Bomes, who netted...
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Raiders reign supreme in Division III

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor For the first time since 1981, the Dover-Sherborn Raiders are state champions in boys basketball. On Saturday, the Raiders capped off an incredible tournament run with a 71-56 victory in the Division III state finals in Worcester over South Sectional champ Bishop Stang, finishing the year at...
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Raiders claim Division III Central title

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s been a wild ride for the Dover-Sherborn boys basketball team this 2018-2019 season, and on Saturday in Worcester, the Raiders put together a banner win with a 50-36 victory over No. 1 Hudson in the Division III Central finals. The thing that has made this DS team extremely...
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Muckstadt lifts Raiders to Central semifinals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2018-2019 season has been an extremely special one for the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School boys varsity basketball team. A year after squeaking into the state tournament with a 10-10 record and falling in the first round to Whitinsville Christian, DS entered the postseason with a chip...
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Lady-Rockets stun Raiders in Reilly finals

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In the finals of the Reilly Winter Classic on February 18, the Needham and Wellesley High girls varsity basketball teams played one of the most remarkable girls basketball games in recent memory. Both teams have played against each other since sixth-grade MetroWest and in AAU, so there is a tremendous rivalry between...
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Raiders excel at Division V track championships

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The Dover-Sherborn Regional indoor track team traveled to the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on February 13 to compete in the Division V State Championship Meet. Caitlin Britt placed fifth in the mile with a time of 5:29.48, breaking her own school record she set earlier this season. On the boys side, the...
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