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TVL softball returns to normal

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last year, TVL softball was played with conference games only, and most of the preseason “what-ifs” revolved around COVID outbreaks, cancelled games and coaches dealing with a roster full of players staying home sick. Now back to a normal season, after speaking with Westwood’s Tom...

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Coach Chlebda reflects on basketball season

Senior captain Reese O’Connell and the Raiders made history this season with a run to the state tournament’s round of eight.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

This season, the Dover-Sherborn girls basketball team finished the year with a record of 15-8, making the...

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Murphy: Raiders ready to defend title

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Winning is all the 2022 Dover-Sherborn boys lacrosse seniors know: 2019 - Division III state champs, 2020 - no season (COVID), 2021 - Division III state champs. 

In 2022, the Raiders will look to win their third state...

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TVL softball returns to normal

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last year, TVL softball was played with conference games only, and most of the preseason “what-ifs” revolved around COVID outbreaks, cancelled games and coaches dealing with a roster full of players staying home sick. Now back to a normal season, after...

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Hawks fall short in state finals

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

After splitting during the regular season, it was only fitting that the No. 1 St. John’s Prep Eagles and No. 2 Xaverian Hawks ended up being the last two teams standing in Division I.

Walpole’s Scales guiding BC defense

Walpole native Sydney Scales (45) defends against North Carolina’s Jamie Ortega during BC women’s lacrosse’s 16-15 defeat to the Tar Heels on Sunday in Chestnut Hill. Photos by Mike Flanagan

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly

At Walpole High...

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Tigers outlast Warriors in overtime thriller

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The third time turned out to be the charm for Oliver Ames High School girls basketball. Despite competing in separate conferences, OA and the Medfield High girls met twice during the regular season, both resulting in nail-biting victories for the Warriors on February 22...

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Former Xaverian stars Perry, Gardner reunited

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

From 2017-2019, Xaverian’s Dylan Gardner and Andrew Perry were two of the top high school lacrosse players in the state of Massachusetts. 

Gardner quarterbacked Xaverian’s defense as the team’s starting LSM and top cover option on close...

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Former Xaverian stars Perry, Gardner reunited

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

From 2017-2019, Xaverian’s Dylan Gardner and Andrew Perry were two of the top high school lacrosse players in the state of Massachusetts. 

Gardner quarterbacked Xaverian’s defense as the team’s starting LSM and top cover option on close...

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Needham’s Hem a force for Harvard

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The light at the end of the tunnel is more than just bright for Needham native Callie Hem — it’s glistening. 

Throughout the last five years, the former Needham High lacrosse star has dealt with a seemingly...

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Mustangs rally by Warriors

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Nothing beats the atmosphere of a high school hockey playoff game. With Pirelli Arena in Franklin serving as the home ice for both the Medfield and Medway High School boys hockey teams, Wednesday night’s round of 16 match between the...

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Rinaldi, Spellman advance Raiders by Abington

By Mike Flanagan

Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Following a 71-56 victory against No. 25 Shawsheen in the round of 32, the No. 8 seed Dover-Sherborn High School boys basketball team hosted No. 9 Abington on Wednesday night in a battle of the last...

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Hawks advance to elite eight

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

A 16-3-1 (6-3-1) regular season earned the Xaverian Brothers High School varsity hockey team the No. 2 seed in the MIAA Division I state tournament. 

Following a 4-0 victory over Andover on March 2 in the round of 32, the Hawks...

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Walpole basketball survives, advances against Foxboro 

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Whatever the official capacity of the Walpole High School gym is, on Friday night, it was met and exceeded by a large margin. That’s what a playoff matchup between two neighboring towns will do. 

But while there were...

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Needham athletes excel at indoor track

Needham High School was represented well at the Massachusetts Indoor Track and Field Meet of Champions. Two individual athletes and two relay teams competed on February 26 at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury. 

Medfield swimming breaks records

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Robin Bauer, Medfield High School Class of 2004… we’ve got some bad news.

In fact, we’ve got bad news for lots of former Medfield swimmers who set records during their time wearing the white and blue. 

See, at the...

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Flippo advances Warriors by Rockets in overtime

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Playing their first playoff game since March of 2020, the Medfield and Needham High girls hockey teams put on a show on Wednesday night in the MIAA Division II round of 32.

Following a 2-1 defeat to...

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Blomquist, Sullivan lead Wolverines over Timbs

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

On December 13, the Walpole and Westwood High School girls varsity hockey teams opened their respective seasons against one another. Down 3-0 early, Westwood stormed back with four unanswered goals to pull of a 4-3 victory. 

Flash ahead 73 days and...

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Timbs, Wolverines face off in Canton

Senior forward Kate Devlin (pictured) fights off a stick check and moves the puck through the neutral zone. 

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

On December 13, the Walpole and Westwood High School girls varsity hockey teams opened their respective seasons against one another. Down 3-0 early,...

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Cumming’s dagger leads Warriors over Tigers

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Medfield and Oliver Ames High School girls basketball met for the second time in four days on Thursday afternoon. After Medfield defeated OA to win the Lynn High School basketball tournament on Monday, the Warriors (17-3, 13-3) traveled to Easton...

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