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Needham soccer wins Division I South

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Expectations are always high for the Needham High boys varsity soccer team. Entering the fall, there were significant question marks surrounding Jimmy Odierna’s club, especially considering the departure of a large 2019 senior class that made up the majority of the Rockets starting lineup last season. Despite...
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Strong second half lifts Rockets over Rebels

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Herget Division rivals Needham and Walpole met on the pitch at Bird Middle School on Monday afternoon for the second and final time this season. The Rockets (7-2-1, 6-1-1) came to Walpole looking to complete the season sweep of the Rebels (2-6-1, 2-4-0) after earning a 3-0 win...
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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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Title defense time for Rocket baseball

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s playoff baseball season, a time of year about which the boys from Needham may know a thing or two, especially after winning their way to the Division I title last year. After opening the year 0-3 and sitting at 6-7 on May 18, Needham had some...
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Weycker’s gem lifts Raiders past Chmielewski, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two of the Bay State Conference’s elite baseball programs met last Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Field as the defending Division I Eastern Mass champion Wellesley Raiders traveled to face their arch-rivals, the Needham Rockets. Behind a complete game, seven-strikeout performance by left-handed ace Hank Weycker, the Raiders (10-4, 5-3)...
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McNally lifts Rockets to South Finals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s not often that Needham High soccer is the underdog come playoff time, but after a 9-7-4 regular season, the Rockets found themselves in some unfamiliar territory heading into the Division I South Sectionals as the No. 11 seed. In order to reach the South Finals for the second...
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