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Hawks gash Needham’s hopes of repeat

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was a tough ending to a remarkable run for Needham High baseball on Friday night, as the No. 8 Rockets hosted No. 9 Xaverian in the opening round of the Division I South sectionals. After falling behind by a pair of runs twice in the early...
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Wamps outlast Foley, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The last time Needham and Braintree baseball met was last June in the Division I South semifinals, a game that Needham won 5-4 via a walk-off en route to the Division I state championship. On Monday, the Wamps and Rockets met for the first time since their epic...
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Donato tosses gem as Rebels down Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two of the Bay State Conference’s elite met on Thursday afternoon at Bird Middle School as reigning Division I state champ Needham traveled to square off against Walpole, a team coming off their first Super Eight trip in program history last spring. Coming off of a tough 2-0...
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Walpole and Needham Legion split

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole Post 104 and Needham Post 14 Legion baseball split their two-game series this past weekend, with Needham taking Friday’s matchup, 6-4, while Walpole came away victorious on Sunday in Rocket-town by a final of 9-5. Many of Needham’s players, such as Steve Donovan and Charlie Sumner, are...
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Walpole and Needham Legion split

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole Post 104 and Needham Post 14 Legion baseball split their two-game series this past weekend, with Needham taking Friday’s matchup, 6-4, while Walpole came away victorious on Sunday in Rocket-town by a final of 9-5. Many of Needham’s players, such as Steve Donovan and Charlie Sumner, are...
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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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Wellesley can’t hold off Rockets in Season opener

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Whether it is on the gridiron, the ice, or the pitch, any time the Needham Rockets and Wellesley Raiders get together, you know that it is going to be an intense match. Last Wednesday, Needham and Wellesley kicked off the 2016 boys soccer season in at Sprague Field...
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Rockets hold off Wellesley 2-1 in opener

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Whether it is on the gridiron, the ice, or the pitch, any time the Needham Rockets and Wellesley Raiders get together, you know that it is going to be an intense match. Last Wednesday, Needham and Wellesley kicked off the 2016 boys soccer season in at Sprague Field...
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