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Rebel hockey out to prove

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole High School hockey put together a respectable 12-7-3 regular season record in 2018-2019, earning themselves the No. 8 seed in Division I South. Unfortunately, the Rebels fell to rival and No. 9 Wellesley (3-0) in the opening round of the tournament to conclude their season. In 2019-2020,...
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Ledbury lifts Rockets over Raiders

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Whenever Needham and Wellesley have met on the soccer pitch in the playoffs in recent years, there have been two major common denominators: the weather has been terrible, and the game has been an instant classic. Both of these trends continued on Thursday evening as the No. 12...
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DS handles depleted Wellesley squad

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Already without Rory Clare due to a stress reaction in her leg, the Wellesley Raiders’ girls’ soccer team had to replace Elisabeth Rourke early in the first half of a scoreless game after a head-to-head collision. She would spend the rest of the game on the bench with...
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Volleyball busts slump against Wellesley

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Friday night, The Westwood Wolverines volleyball team beat the Wellesley Raiders three sets to one, in a game that sharpened some tools for the Wolverines before the postseason tournament, and provided a much-needed wake-up call for a Wellesley team that was on a roll following a strategy change. In...
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Needham downs Wellesley on new field

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday afternoon, just before the rain came, the Needham Rockets field hockey team shut out Wellesley, 3-0. The victory moved the Rockets, who were playing on their new turf field, to 6-1-1. The Raiders, meanwhile, dropped to 5-4. Needham’s Grace Kelley lifted the ball past the goalie ten...
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Wellesley beats Weymouth for first win

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Friday night, the Wellesley Raiders routed the Weymouth Wildcats, 21-6, relying on the big arm of quarterback Matt Maiona and a stingy defense that didn’t give up a point in the second half. The game was a tight one throughout the first half, with Wellesley scoring quickly to...
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Needham volleyball downs young Wellesley team

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter At The end of Needham volleyball’s 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-19) win over Wellesley, both teams were looking to the future. For Needham, that meant another trip to the postseason, and hopefully another chance at the state title. For Wellesley, it meant giving the young kids more playing time,...
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Walpole hands Wellesley first loss

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter The Wellesley softball team went into their game against Walpole on Thursday afternoon undefeated, but would ultimately leave the field with an ugly, “mercy rule” loss. With the win, Walpole moved to 4-2 on the year, while Wellesley dropped to 3-1. The top of the first inning was disastrous...
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White leads Raiders over Tigers

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter After a big 42-0 win against Durfee last week, the Wellesley Raiders kept their momentum going against Newton North, defeating the Tigers on the road, 27-7, on Friday night. Shiloh White dominated on the ground all game long, accumulating over 200 rushing yards and two touchdowns, and the Raiders’...
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Zajec, Raiders earn statement win

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two teams fighting for spots in the Super Eight met on Wednesday afternoon in Westwood as the Catholic Conference champion Xaverian Hawks welcomed the defending Division I Eastern Mass champion Wellesley Raiders. With the tournament just about a week away, a win for either the Raiders (15-5) or Hawks (12-8)...
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Raiders outlast Cassidy, Hawks

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two teams fighting for spots in the Super Eight met on Wednesday afternoon in Westwood as the Catholic Conference champion Xaverian Hawks welcomed the defending Division I Eastern Mass champion Wellesley Raiders. With the tournament just about a week away, a win for either the Raiders (15-5) or Hawks (12-8)...
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Chicoski, Raiders best McCarthy, Warriors

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The class of both the TVL and Bay State Conference met for a late-season non-conference showdown on Saturday morning as the Medfield Warriors visited the Wellesley Raiders. Behind five goals and a pair of assists from senior captain and Stanford commit Caitlin Chicoski, along with four goals from...
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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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All-Scholastics littered with Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Boston Herald and Boston Globe recently released their winter All-Scholastic awards. Following an extremely successful winter athletic season in Wellesley that featured a Division II state championship in girls hockey, many of the recipients of these prestigious honors were Wellesley Raiders. In girls track, sophomore Abby Comella...
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Ryan lifts Hawks past Gould, Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a 4-3 victory over Framingham in the first round, the No. 1-seeded Wellesley Raiders (16-3-2) hosted the No. 8-seeded Xaverian Hawks on Saturday night at Babson Skating Center for their quarterfinal round matchup in the Division I South playoffs. The Hawks (11-6-5) entered Saturday’s tilt off the...
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Ryan lifts Hawks past Gould, Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a 4-3 victory over Framingham in the first round, the No. 1-seeded Wellesley Raiders (16-3-2) hosted the No. 8-seeded Xaverian Hawks on Saturday night at Babson Skating Center for their quarterfinal round matchup in the Division I South playoffs. The Hawks (11-6-5) entered Saturday’s tilt off the...
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Murrey lifts Raiders past Falvey, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two long-time Bay State Conference rivals met on the hardwood last Tuesday evening as the Wellesley Raiders hosted the Walpole Rebels. Behind a game-high 19 points by senior guard Ryan Murrey, the Raiders (11-4, 6-4) fought off Matt Falvey (16 points) and the Rebels (5-10, 1-6) for a...
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Ogletree’s three TDs not enough for Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The nation’s oldest public high school football rivalry wrote its 130th chapter on Thursday morning, as the Wellesley Raiders and Needham Rockets capped off their 2017 seasons with a thriller of a Thanksgiving game. Thanks to a two-touchdown effort as well as a dominant defensive performance by D’Aunte Moore,...
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Moore, Raiders top Rockets in Turkey Bowl

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The nation’s oldest public high school football rivalry wrote its 130th chapter on Thursday morning, as the Wellesley Raiders and Needham Rockets capped off their 2017 seasons with a thriller of a Thanksgiving game. Thanks to a two-touchdown effort as well as a dominant defensive performance by D’Aunte Moore,...
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Weycker, Kane take Wellesley baseball honors

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The spring of 2017 will forever be remembered in Wellesley as the year of the Cinderella Raiders. Entering the tournament as a humble 13 seed, the Raiders won four games away from home (three away, one neutral) en route to a South Sectional title. The Raiders continued their...
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