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Serve and Volley

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff A seven year-old girl watched as the tennis ball approached her. She fixed her gaze on the approaching shot, confidently steeled herself, and delivered a perfect forehand return. Meanwhile behind her, her instructor shouted encouragement. "Good, good!" Her return found a seam between her opponents. "Game," the instructor called. "Take...
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Wellesley soccer taste international competition

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff If you've flipped on ESPN or FS1 lately, chances are you've witnessed the world's love for international soccer in the form of the Copa America or Euro Cup. A visit to Elm Bank in Wellesley just a few months ago would have yielded a similar, albeit miniaturized scene as...
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Wellesley girls lacrosse drops to Westwood

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From the looks of it, the Westwood girls lacrosse team faced what could have been a perfect storm on their run through the MIAA Girls Lacrosse South Division 1 sectionals. First, they faced a difficult test against Wellesley at home in the semifinals, then the looming specter of Needham (the Boston Globe’s No....
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Special Olympics holds Summer Games

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Contributor The Special Olympics of Massachusetts held its Summer Games this past weekend at Harvard University, bringing out thousands of athletes and volunteers from across the state. The athletes competed in events spanning aquatics, gymnastics, power lifting, track and field, volleyball, and tennis. The mission of the Special Olympics, founded in 1968,...
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Wellesley Baseball ends season with bang

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley boys varsity baseball team finished its regular season on a high note on Friday. The Raiders comfortably beat non-league opponents Medfield, 13-3, on May 27. In beating the Warriors, the Raiders moved to 11-11 on the season and punched their ticket to the state tournament. For a...
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Wellesley scoops prizes at BSC track meet

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley boys and girls track teams converged on Braintree last week for the annual Bay State Conference track meet. Among the highlights for the Raiders: • Junior Isabelle Winkelman took first in the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.29 seconds. She beat her nearest competition, Sydney Hurwitz of Newton...
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Wellesley basketball tournament

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On May 15, hundreds of supporters participated in First Annual Hoops Tournament and raised over $2,500 to honor a beloved Coach and Trainer, Tim Brewster. Wellesley High School students and Boys Basketball Captains Jake Mohan and Tim Rey organized a Basketball Tournament Fundraiser to honor the late Tim Brewster, former owner and founder...
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Wellesley softball beats out Walpole

By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley High softball team faced off against Walpole on May 9, and picked up a 6-4 win. With the game tied at 4-4 by the end of the seventh inning, the game went into extra innings. Wellesley picked up two runs to secure the win in the ninth inning. The Raiders...
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Wellesley girls tennis
 remains undefeated

By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley girls tennis team beat Walpole, 5-0, at Walpole High School on Friday, April 29, to remain undefeated on the season. After winning all of their singles and doubles matches on the day, Wellesley is now sitting at 7-0 at the time of printing - including an impressive 4-0 record on...
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Wellesley Baseball Enjoys April Vacation Wins

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley High baseball team was busy over April Vacation, playing in two games over the vacation period. After taking several days off to give players the chance to enjoy a few days of vacation, the Raiders were back on the field on April 21 to face off against...
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Wellesley Boys Track Begins Season

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley boys track team has started out the season strong, with wins at its first two meets of the spring season. The team opened the season with a meet against Dedham on April 13. Wellesley beat Dedham with a final score of 107-29. For head coach Larry...
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Girls lacrosse falls to Walpole

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The Wellesley High girls lacrosse team faced of against Walpole on April 12 at Walpole High. Despite a strong showing by the girls team, Wellesley fell to Walpole 17-16. The team faced off against Needham on April 7 to open the season, and took on Weymouth on April 14. After facing off against...
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Wellesley Basketball Stars Hooping Year Round

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff Over the past two decades there has been an explosion in the number of kids playing basketball year-round, with new programs popping up regularly and the established programs continuing to provide opportunities to kids by giving them the chance to learn the game, develop their skills, face tougher competition...
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Wellesley Runs Relays at Nationals

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley girls’ and boys’ indoor track teams each had a relay team compete at the New Balance Nationals from March 11-13. The girls’ 4x200 relay team of junior Isabelle Winkelman, sophomore Rachel Parker, freshman Anna Jordahl-Henry and senior Ally Isley set a school record by running the event in...
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Wellesley Mite A1 Hockey Wins Championship

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Wellesley Mite A1 hockey team won Valley Hockey League’s AA South-White Championship over the weekend. Most of the players are in the second and third grades. The Valley Hockey League is one of the many hockey leagues in Massachusetts with several local towns participating. During the playoffs the Wellesley Mites...
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Wellesley girls hockey falls in D2 final

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

Heading into the third period of the Div. 2 state championship game at the TD Garden, Wellesley trailed 3-0 against Notre Dame Academy (Hingham). The Cougars speed and depth had been overwhelming through the opening half hour and the Raiders needed a spark.

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Wellesley Resident Wins Gatorade Player of the Year

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff Noble & Greenough point guard Katie Benzan, a Wellesley resident, has been named the Gatorade Massachusetts Player of the Year. “When she was in seventh grade we knew she was special,” Nobles coach Alex Gallagher said. “Her ability to handle and shot the ball was simply remarkable.” A 5-foot-5 senior point...
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Wellesley Resident Competing in NCAA Tournament

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff When the Holy Cross men’s basketball team entered the Patriot League Tournament, few thought they stood a chance to win game, let alone advance far enough to make it to the finals. After all, the Crusaders experienced a down year this season, but if no one believed in them that...
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TD Garden beckons for Wellesley girls hockey

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

After an eight-day layoff, the Wellesley High girls’ hockey team got back to work this past weekend with two games in three days at the Gallo Ice Arena in Bourne.

The No. 3 seeded Raiders beat Medway/Ashland 2-0 on Saturday night and followed...

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Dream Season Comes to an End for Wellesley Girls Basketball

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff It was a ride that 15 players and their coaches will never forget. They won their first 11 games and had their time of their lives, referring to themselves as a “band of sisters” and priding themselves on their teamwork, notably their “we-fense.” But on Monday night they tried to do...
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