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Westwood hosts NFL Flag Football League

A nice 'tackle' by the Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive back.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Even before COVID-19 put a stop to a variety of football leagues, flag football was a growing sport for those concerned about their children receiving head trauma playing traditional football,...

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Walpole’s Buckley headed home to Cannons

After having his senior lacrosse season at Ohio State cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Walpole native and Xaverian alum Lukas Buckley is heading home to play for the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse, the team announced via Twitter on May 9.

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Former Xaverian star Gaziano signs with LA Chargers

Pictured during his time at Xaverian in 2014, former Hawk and Northwestern defensive end Joe Gaziano (97) will take his talents to Los Angeles after signing with the Chargers this past week. Photo by Sgt. Bryan G. Lett.

Former Xaverian standout defensive end Joe Gaziano ('15) has signed...

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Xaverian soccer drops overtime heartbreaker

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor When you hear about Brockton and Xaverian meeting up in the playoffs during the fall athletic season, one normally thinks football. Last Thursday night at Plymouth North High School, however, the Xaverian and Brockton varsity soccer teams met in the semifinal round of the Division I South soccer...
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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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Westwood residents contribute to Elite football success

On Dec. 2nd, at Dexter/Southfield in Brookline, MA the sixth, seventh and eighth grade Massachusetts Elite football teams won their way into the Elite 8 of the FBU National Championship. This year’s eighth grade team features six athletes with Westwood connections. Five of the players are from Xaverian (Matt Defeo, Alex Saunders, Cole Jette, Michael Oates...
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Hawks drop heartbreaker to No. 1 Everett

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Isaac Seide did not disappoint in his highly anticipated debut for No. 1 Everett on Friday night against No. 2 Xaverian, as the new Crimson Tide workhorse rushed for 165 yards and three touchdowns on just 14 touches to help lead his team to a 34-21 season-opening victory...
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Masse, Hawks take flight

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor By Xaverian football’s standards, a 3-3 regular season record that included losses to rivals BC High and Catholic Memorial is a disappointment. However, thanks to their strong schedule that included three convincing victories against Brockton (31-0), Malden Catholic (34-6) and Bridgewater-Raynham (32-7), the Hawks were still able to...
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Xaverian’s Mariano places first in Falmouth

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Xaverian rising senior and Quincy native John Mariano placed first in the boys Tommy Cochary High School Mile on Saturday, one of the many parts of the festivities surrounding the famous Falmouth Road Race. Mariano finished with a time of 4:29.19, edging out the competition by less...
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Walpole’s Wagner comes home to Bruins

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor On Saturday night, Mark Divver of The Providence Journal was first to report that unrestricted free agent centerman Chris Wagner was headed to the Boston Bruins on a two-year, $2.5 million deal. The significance? Wagner is a native of Walpole and will be living his childhood dream of...
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Raiders outlast Hawks in Sectionals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The last time Wellesley and Xaverian baseball met back on May 30 in Westwood, 19 runs were scored in an offensive showcase. The Raiders earned a big 11-8 victory. On Thursday, the No. 3 Raiders (15-5) took on the No. 7 Hawks (12-8) in the semifinal round of...
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Raiders outlast Hawks in Sectionals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The last time Wellesley and Xaverian baseball met back on May 30 in Westwood, 19 runs were scored in an offensive showcase. The Raiders earned a big 11-8 victory. On Thursday, the No. 3 Raiders (15-5) took on the No. 7 Hawks (12-8) in the semifinal round of...
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Lightning foils Xaverian lax senior night

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two top-20 teams met for a late-season non-conference showdown on Wednesday night as the No. 8 Xaverian Hawks hosted the No. 17 Billerica Indians at the Hawk Bowl for Xaverian’s senior night. Unfortunately for both sides, some non-ideal weather late in the fourth quarter forced the game’s conclusion...
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Concannon, Hawks down Prep at Fenway

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Entering Saturday, Xaverian baseball’s senior class had never beaten their arch-rivals, St. John’s Prep, who finished as the runner-up in last season’s Super Eight. It only makes sense that after such a long drought against the Eagles on the diamond, the Hawks (4-3) were able to put together...
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Donato’s walk-off powers Rebels past Hawks

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Wet conditions at Turco Field forced the Walpole High baseball team to take a short trip down the road to the all-turf complex at Xaverian on Tuesday morning, still serving as the de facto home team in a key non-league matchup against the Hawks. Despite a seven-inning...
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Wilson’s 26 best Lavanchy, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole and Westwood boys basketball teams took to the hardwood last Tuesday night in the preliminary round of the Division II South Sectionals. The No. 17-seeded Rebels (7-15) entered looking to make some noise under first-year head coach Mike Masto, while the No. 16 Wolverines (10-12)...
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Wilson’s 26 best Lavanchy, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole and Westwood boys basketball teams took to the hardwood last Tuesday night in the preliminary round of the Division II South Sectionals. The No. 17-seeded Rebels (7-15) entered looking to make some noise under first-year head coach Mike Masto, while the No. 16 Wolverines (10-12)...
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Ryan, Xaverian hockey roll in opener

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Last season, the Xaverian Brothers High School varsity hockey team made a deep tournament run that included a 3-2 double overtime victory over rival CM before falling 2-0 to Framingham in the South semifinals. In 2017-2018, the Hawks (1-0) appear poised to do more of the same later...
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Hawks fall just short in Super Bowl

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor To most who’ve ever walked through the halls of 800 Clapboardtree Street, a 4-3 seeding record normally does not qualify as a “successful season” by Xaverian’s standards. However, thanks to a combination of terrific coaching from first-year head coach Al Fornaro and guys peaking at the right time,...
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