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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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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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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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Chemielewski, Rockets ready for title defense

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The spring of 2018 for forever be remembered in the town of Needham after the Cinderella Rockets won their way to the Division I state championship in baseball as a No. 8 seed. In 2019, the obvious goal of defending their spot atop Division I looms large. Despite...
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Needhamites playing in Shriners Hockey Classic

This year, four hockey players have been selected from Needham High School to participate in the Shriners Hockey Classic: Trent Kamke, Lexi Schmalz, Brooke Reilly, and Tom Chmielewski. These players have been chosen not only because they are great hockey players, but also because they are role models in the community. This is an opportunity...
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Chmielewski, Needham hockey ready up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After making it to the South semifinals of the Division I Tournament last season, the Needham High School hockey team is holding themselves to some high standards heading into 2018-2019. Leading the Rockets this season will be a trio of senior captains in forward Tom Chmielewski, forward Sam Rutter,...
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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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Sharton, Rocket baseball take the South

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Looking at the Division I South bracket from afar, the favorites to come out on top before the sectional began earlier this June were No. 3 and defending Eastern Mass champs Wellesley, No. 2 Brockton, and No. 1 Plymouth North. After both Plymouth North and Brockton failed to...
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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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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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Hughes, Raiders sweep Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s almost impossible for any high school hockey rivalry to match the intensity and animus shared between Needham and Wellesley. On Wednesday, the two arch-enemies faced off for the second and final time this regular season at Babson, as Needham sought to avenge a heartbreaking 4-3 defeat to...
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Jones, Rockets drop nail biter to Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s almost impossible for any high school hockey rivalry to match the intensity and animus shared between Needham and Wellesley. On Wednesday, the two arch-enemies faced off for the second and final time this regular season at Babson, as Needham sought to avenge a heartbreaking 4-3 defeat to...
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Barletta’s late tally keeps No. 5 Hawks unbeaten

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Hot on the heels of a convincing 4-0 win at Duxbury on Saturday, the Xaverian Brothers High School varsity hockey team got a bit of a scare on their home ice against Needham last Wednesday night. The Rockets (3-3-3), who recently fallen narrowly to CM by a...
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Brinkhaus, Rockets tie No. 5 Hawks

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Hot on the heels of a convincing 4-0 win at Duxbury on Saturday, the Xaverian Brothers High School varsity hockey team got a bit of a scare on their home ice against Needham last Wednesday night. The Rockets (3-3-3), who recently fallen narrowly to CM by a final...
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Roberts tosses gem as Rockets cruise

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It truly was a battle of aces on Monday afternoon at Eldracher Field in Walpole, as Needham’s Charlie Roberts (six and a third innings, three hits, no runs) and Walpole’s Brian Gaughan (four innings, four earned runs, seven strikeouts) put on a clinic on the mound. Despite the...
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Rebels and Rockets battle on baseball diamond

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It truly was a battle of aces on Monday afternoon at Eldracher Field in Walpole, as Needham’s Charlie Roberts (six and a third innings, three hits, no runs) and Walpole’s Brian Gaughan (four innings, four earned runs, seven strikeouts) put on a clinic on the mound. Despite the...
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Rocket baseball ready for liftoff

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor In 2017, the Needham High School varsity baseball team will look to duplicate the success they had a season ago when they achieved immensely within the Bay State Conference and earned themselves an appearance in the South Sectional Finals of the MIAA State Tournament. Captaining the Rockets this...
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Hockey victorious in season-opener

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School boys varsity ice hockey team opened up their 2016-2017 season on the road against Acton-Boxborough, and the Rockets returned to Needham victoriously after putting on an offensive showcase throughout the final two periods, netting seven unanswered goals in an 8-3 comeback victory. “It feels good...
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Hometown Hockey Preview: Needham

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Rockets ready to take flight Like most years, the Needham High boys varsity hockey team enters the 2016-2017 season with some high expectations and goals to meet in the Bay State Conference. Leading the Rockets this season will be a tandem of senior captains in forward Seth Jacobs, forward Joey Bruno,...
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