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Cycling Team Taking Off in Wellesley

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent As temperatures warm, flowers bud, birds and animals reemerge from their winter hideaways, and people take to the streets again in a collective sign that spring is near. For many it is a return to a more active outdoor life style, reclaiming their spot along the streets to ride...
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Season Comes to an End for Wellesley Boys Hockey

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley boys’ hockey team entered the state tournament as the 13th seed in Division 1 South after going 9-8-3 in the regular season. The Raiders had achieved one of their season goals by making the tournament and wanted to try to make a run as far as they...
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Wellesley Alpine Ski Team Performs at States

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff On Tuesday, February 23, the Wellesley alpine ski teams participated in the state championships, where the girls took sixth place overall and the boys finished in fourth place. Unofficially, the Raiders’ combined results were first for combined boys and girls finishers. On the girls’ side, Nell Solomon led the way by...
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MIAA Basketball Tournament Brackets Released

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

On Friday morning, the MIAA gathered at its offices in Franklin to finalize the state tournament brackets for boys’ and girls’ basketball. A number of teams from the Hometown Weekly coverage area will begin a quest for silverware this week.

The Westwood girls...

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Wellesley native John Fadule earns starting spot at BC

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

It was Saturday, Oct. 31 and the Wellesley High football team was hosting Bay State Conference rival Braintree in a Div. 2 South playoff game at Hunnewell Field when the news started to filter through the stands.

Former Raider John Fadule, a walk-on freshman...

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Wellesley Gymnastics Wins Seventh Straight BSC Title

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley gymnastics team recently claimed the Bay State Conference title for the seventh consecutive year, solidifying their status as one of the top programs in the commonwealth. “It’s been amazing,” coach Abby O’Connell said of her time as coach. “I’ve met so many wonderful young people. Watching my seniors...
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Wrestling Does Wellesley Proud at Div. 2 States

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On February 19 and 20, five Wellesley wrestlers competed in the Div. 2 State Championships at Marshfield High. David Osborne (106), Evan Dew (132), Michael Hershelman (138), Josh Cohen (220) and John Lepard (285) fought hard for the Monks, with Cohen placing third in his weight class. He will now compete at All States...
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Wellesley Swim Team Goes Undefeated in BSC Dual Meets

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Wellesley High swim and diving team defeated Needham to end their regular season undefeated in the Bay State Conference dual meets, a feat not accomplished since the 2001-02 season. It was a fitting way to end the regular season and high school careers for five senior swimmers honored before...
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Wellesley Boys’ Track Finishes Second in D2 Meet

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley boys’ track team recently competed in the Division 2 State Meet, where they battled to a second place finish. Don’t be surprised at the Raiders’ success; after all, coach Larry Corda isn’t. “I would say the hard work and exceptional training have made our team more successful this season,”...
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Wellesley Girls’ Track Takes Second at D2 States

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff Hard work pays off, and the Wellesley girls’ track team recently proved that when they recently took second place in the Division 2 State Meet. “Not really,” coach John Griffith said when asked if he was surprised. “The girls have worked really hard all offseason to get themselves ready to...
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Wellesley Nordic Ski Team Off to Strong Start

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The Wellesley Nordic ski team is off to a strong start this season, having competed well in each of their first three races, according to coach John Fantini. The team is captained by Claire Sibold and Eve Driver on the girls’ side, and Teddy Sevilla and Jason Canaday on the boys’ side, and the...
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Wellesley Alpine Skiing Looks for Repeat of Last Year

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley alpine ski teams are in the hunt every year for a league title, and this year is no different. With a number of talented skiers returning from last year’s team, there’s no telling how far this team can go. “Every year out Athletic Director, John Brown, asks ‘are...
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Wellesley Basketball ‘Thinks Pink’

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On Friday, January 29 the Wellesley boys and girls basketball teams faced off against Walpole for “Think Pink Night” at Wellesley High in a doubleheader event. The girls’ basketball teams from the Bay State Conference stepped up again this year to fight breast cancer. At Wellesley High, both the girls and the boys...
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Wellesley Athletic Director wins District C award

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff Wellesley Athletic Director John Brown was recently named the Athletic Director of the Year in District C. “Anytime you win an award it’s a surprise,” Brown said. “You certainly don’t do the job for awards.” The modest Brown, who’s in his 10th year as the Wellesley AD, appreciates the award, but...
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Garden Trip A Total Team Effort For Wellesley Girls

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff Getting the opportunity to step onto the parquet and to play at the TD Garden, home to the Boston Celtics and potentially to the state semifinals for whichever team gets through the South sectional, is not something that many high school basketball players get to experience. With that in mind,...
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Wellesley Boys Basketball Continuing To Improve

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff On Friday night the Wellesley boys’ basketball team traveled to Natick as part of a girl-boy doubleheader to take on the Red Hawks, dropping the game 54-45 in a game that could’ve gone either way until the last few minutes. “I think the effort is something we want to be...
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Wellesley Girls Basketball Improves To 10-0

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff Wellesley girls’ basketball team is off to a 10-0 start and has qualified for the state tournament after beating a tough Natick team on Friday night on the road, 42-34. “Of course [the Natick game] was in doubt,” coach Glen Magpiong said after the game. “That’s a good team. They...
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Wellesley wrestling kicks off year with ‘Monk Dunk’

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The Wellesley High and Middle School wrestling teams gathered together for their annual plunge, known as the “Monk Dunk” into Morses Pond on New Year’s Day. Almost 30 participants, including current and former members of the wrestling team, coaches and wrestling friends and spouses braved the frigid waters to continue this bone-chilling tradition. This year,...
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Wellesley swim team has strong start to the season

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BY LISA MOORE The Wellesley High boys swim team has started the season with a splash, winning the first four meets of the season. Xaverian, St. John’s, Bishop Feehan and Reading all put up strong showings but were unable to stop the powerful Raiders team. Since late November, the boys have been hard at work,...
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