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Athletes return to Westwood fields

Despite not getting to play his senior season, this Westwood player is practicing for his college lacrosse career.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With the recent opening of Westwood’s fields and parks, I wanted to see if people were taking advantage of that new...

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Westwood’s recreation spots reopen

As of Saturday, May 23, a number of Westwood's recreational spots have reopened. The tracks at Westwood High School and Deerfield Elementary are now open. All people should walk or run in the same direction while using the track.

No organized or competitive sports are allowed at the playing fields,...

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Spotlighting WHS girls track’s 2020 seniors

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Westwood High School girls track and field team was set to have a big spring in 2020. Unfortunately, the team had its season taken from them due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Westwood boasted a large senior class composed of...

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Westwood High School staff sends off seniors

On Friday, May 8, Westwood High School faculty decorated and drove their cars past the homes of seniors to celebrate the Class of 2020. Joined by members of the Westwood Fire and Police departments, participants beeped their horns and shouted cheers out their windows while other residents held up posters to congratulate seniors....

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Harrington, Westwood lacrosse remain optimistic

By Mike Flanagan,
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor -

It’s normally the time of year in Westwood when spring sports are getting into full swing. The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented sports, such as boys and girls lacrosse, baseball and softball, from starting their respective 2020 seasons. The MIAA is currently...

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DeLorey, Wolverines set to attack postseason

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood High School boys varsity basketball team was the cream of the crop in the TVL throughout the regular season, putting together a 20-2 record and earning themselves the No. 2 seed in Division II South. Entering the postseason on a 17-game winning streak after last...
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Alex Frank inspires Westwood students

Since graduating from Westwood High School in 2008, Alex Frank has built an illustrious athletic and academic career. First, she played NCAA Division 1 lacrosse at Northwestern University, where she helped her team win three national titles. Then she moved into coaching, with stints at Boston College and the University of Colorado. Now she is...
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WHS to present ‘Argonautika’

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Westwood High School is presenting the play "Argonautika,” written by Mary Zimmerman and adapted from the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts. It tells the story of Jason, who is sent by his uncle to find the “golden fleece” taken from a winged ram. He does this based on promise that, if...
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Westwood field hockey rolls in opener

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood High School varsity field hockey team took to Flahive Field for the first time in 2019 last Wednesday afternoon as the Lady-Wolverines (2-0-0) hosted rival Holliston for their season-opener. Behind goals by Abby Crowley and Hannah Blomquist, along with a shutdown defensive effort, Westwood started its...
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IAM Strong advocates for mental health

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Sometimes, we all need help from our friends. That is the simple lesson the IAM Strong Foundation has been trying to teach students and their families since its establishment. The organization is making a big difference when it comes to mental health and making sure people receive the help they need. IAM...
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WestwoodWinds celebrate ‘Milestones’

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Monday night, August 5, WestwoodWinds presented “Milestones,” a celebration of the music they’ve played over the course of their ten years as a community band, to those in attendance in the Westwood High School cafeteria courtyard. To celebrate the momentous occasion, the band opted to play one piece...
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Donohue, Wolverines out to prove themselves

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Westwood High boys lacrosse finds itself in an interesting position. A year after coming one overtime goal short of a Division II Central/East sectional title, the Wolverines have found their rhythm and are rounding into form at the perfect time. The Wolverines finished the regular season at 12-6...
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Three Westwood students win RAY Awards

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Tuesday night, May 21, the Westwood Rotary Club and Westwood Youth and Family Services recognized their three RAY (Recognize a Youth) award winners inside the Westwood Library. This year, the award, given to a young person in the community that has demonstrated a commitment to community service, went...
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McCusker, Wolverines getting hot at right time

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Last season, Westwood High boys lacrosse entered the state tournament as one of the favorites to come out of Division II Central/East and take home the state championship. One year later, the Wolverines (12-6, 9-4) head into the postseason with a chip on their shoulder for a number...
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Troop 3 hosting Court of Honor

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On May 25, Troop 3 will hold a Court of Honor to award Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle, to three young men from Westwood. Cameron Doherty, Max Moscaritolo, and John de Reyna will each receive this award at a ceremony to be held at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Westwood, 808...
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Donohue, Westwood lacrosse ready for next step

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off the best season in program history, which featured a 14-4 regular season record, their first-ever wins against Medfield and Dover-Sherborn, as well as a share of the TVL title, expectations heading into this spring are extremely high for the Westwood High School boys varsity lacrosse team. Despite...
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A Cappella Night on tap

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The Medfield Music Association will present MHS A Cappella Night on Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. at MHS’s Lowell Mason Auditorium. This will mark Medfield High School’s second year hosting the event after last year’s wildly successful debut. It will feature the award-winning Northeastern University A cappella group The Nor’easters, along with a...
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WHS holds African-American Read-In

Westwood High School recognized Black History Month with a variety of programs, including a recent African-American Read-In (AARI). The event was modeled after the national AARI, which is described as “the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature.” According to the National Council of Teachers of English, it was established in 1990...
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Westwood just too good for Dover-Sherborn

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter The girls of Westwood High School beat Dover-Sherborn 57-24 last Monday afternoon, putting on a dazzling display of passing, cutting and forcing turnovers so well executed that you would have thought they were from Westwood, Los Angeles, not Westwood, Massachusetts. [caption id="attachment_31389" align="alignleft" width="600"]Westwood’s stifling... 			
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WHS hosts LGBTQ alumni panel

Westwood High School recently hosted a number of alumni on an LGBTQ panel as part of its Courageous Conversations program, through which students and staff work together to identify topics that should be discussed. Spanish teacher Anne-Marie Sklarwitz organized the event, bringing together six alums who graduated from 1975 to 2017. Each spoke about...
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