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Leigh Montville entertains with career stories

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter If you enjoyed watching any of Tom Brady’s six Super Bowl championships, you have Leigh Montville to thank for it. Well, sort of. Fresh off the heels of the Patriots’ championship over the LA Rams, longtime Boston Globe and Sports Illustrated sportswriter Leigh Montville spoke to a crowded room...
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Dover-Sherborn gives kids head start

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The summer is winding down and the kids are heading back to school. For many, the first day of school next week will be the beginning of just another year with the same friends and the same sports and activities at the same school. For others, 2016 will...
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Dover-Sherborn Winter Athletes Honored

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The winter season was another successful one for the Dover-Sherborn athletic program, as once again the Raiders shined on the court, ice, slopes, track and in the pool. Several athletes were honored by their respective leagues for their individual performances. The combined hockey team of D-S and Hopkinton featured to Hopkinton players who were...
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Wellesley Mite A1 Hockey Wins Championship

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Wellesley Mite A1 hockey team won Valley Hockey League’s AA South-White Championship over the weekend. Most of the players are in the second and third grades. The Valley Hockey League is one of the many hockey leagues in Massachusetts with several local towns participating. During the playoffs the Wellesley Mites...
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Season Comes to an End for Wellesley Boys Hockey

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley boys’ hockey team entered the state tournament as the 13th seed in Division 1 South after going 9-8-3 in the regular season. The Raiders had achieved one of their season goals by making the tournament and wanted to try to make a run as far as they...
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Season Ends for Dover-Sherborn Boys Basketball

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Dover-Sherborn boys’ basketball team had a terrific regular season, going 14-6 and pushing TVL opponents to their limits night in and night out. Returning to the Division 3 Central State Tournament once again, coach Rick Grady and his players were eager to prove that they could compete with any...
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Wellesley Alpine Ski Team Performs at States

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff On Tuesday, February 23, the Wellesley alpine ski teams participated in the state championships, where the girls took sixth place overall and the boys finished in fourth place. Unofficially, the Raiders’ combined results were first for combined boys and girls finishers. On the girls’ side, Nell Solomon led the way by...
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Sherborn Native Wins Fencing World Cup Gold Medal

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The U.S. Men's Saber Team won another gold medal at the season's last fencing World Cup in Warsaw, Poland, and one of the members of the team was Sherborn resident Eli Dershwitz, who is currently ranked 13th in the world. Under the leadership of U.S. National Men's Saber Coach Zoran Tulum, the fencers had...
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Wellesley Gymnastics Wins Seventh Straight BSC Title

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley gymnastics team recently claimed the Bay State Conference title for the seventh consecutive year, solidifying their status as one of the top programs in the commonwealth. “It’s been amazing,” coach Abby O’Connell said of her time as coach. “I’ve met so many wonderful young people. Watching my seniors...
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Wrestling Does Wellesley Proud at Div. 2 States

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On February 19 and 20, five Wellesley wrestlers competed in the Div. 2 State Championships at Marshfield High. David Osborne (106), Evan Dew (132), Michael Hershelman (138), Josh Cohen (220) and John Lepard (285) fought hard for the Monks, with Cohen placing third in his weight class. He will now compete at All States...
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Wellesley Swim Team Goes Undefeated in BSC Dual Meets

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Wellesley High swim and diving team defeated Needham to end their regular season undefeated in the Bay State Conference dual meets, a feat not accomplished since the 2001-02 season. It was a fitting way to end the regular season and high school careers for five senior swimmers honored before...
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Wellesley Boys’ Track Finishes Second in D2 Meet

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley boys’ track team recently competed in the Division 2 State Meet, where they battled to a second place finish. Don’t be surprised at the Raiders’ success; after all, coach Larry Corda isn’t. “I would say the hard work and exceptional training have made our team more successful this season,”...
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Wellesley Nordic Ski Team Off to Strong Start

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The Wellesley Nordic ski team is off to a strong start this season, having competed well in each of their first three races, according to coach John Fantini. The team is captained by Claire Sibold and Eve Driver on the girls’ side, and Teddy Sevilla and Jason Canaday on the boys’ side, and the...
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Dover-Sherborn Boys’ Hockey Fighting to Make Tournament

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff With just five games remaining in the regular season, the Dover-Sherborn boys’ hockey team is 6-7-2 and needs to win three of their remaining games to qualify for the state tournament. The Raiders have lost their last three games. “We hope to turn things around on Wednesday, February 10 when...
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Wellesley Alpine Skiing Looks for Repeat of Last Year

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley alpine ski teams are in the hunt every year for a league title, and this year is no different. With a number of talented skiers returning from last year’s team, there’s no telling how far this team can go. “Every year out Athletic Director, John Brown, asks ‘are...
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Dover-Sherborn Nordic Ski Team Off to the Races

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Dover-Sherborn Nordic ski team began the season practicing on dry land for the first month, but when January came around they finally got to work out on snow, giving them a true sense of where they stood as a team. Captained by Fiona Gray, Alexandra Martiros and Dana Rice...
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Wellesley Athletic Director wins District C award

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff Wellesley Athletic Director John Brown was recently named the Athletic Director of the Year in District C. “Anytime you win an award it’s a surprise,” Brown said. “You certainly don’t do the job for awards.” The modest Brown, who’s in his 10th year as the Wellesley AD, appreciates the award, but...
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Wellesley Boys Basketball Continuing To Improve

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff On Friday night the Wellesley boys’ basketball team traveled to Natick as part of a girl-boy doubleheader to take on the Red Hawks, dropping the game 54-45 in a game that could’ve gone either way until the last few minutes. “I think the effort is something we want to be...
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Dover-Sherborn Boys Track Off To Program’s Best Start

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Dover-Sherborn boys’ track team is off to the best start in the program’s history with three wins up until this point, and coach Maura Bennett is excited at the potential of what her team can continue to accomplish this season. “The TVL’s will be exciting to watch as well...
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Dover-Sherborn Girls Track Picks Up First Ever Win

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff In just the third year of the program, the Dover-Sherborn girls’ indoor track program has been through its share of struggles. But they say the third time is a charm, and in this case that just might’ve meant the third season, as the Raiders not only won a meet for...
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