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Chmielewski, Needham hockey ready up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After making it to the South semifinals of the Division I Tournament last season, the Needham High School hockey team is holding themselves to some high standards heading into 2018-2019. Leading the Rockets this season will be a trio of senior captains in forward Tom Chmielewski, forward Sam Rutter,...
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Friends of Needham Hockey awards scholarships

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The Friends of Needham Hockey, Inc. (FONH) presented their 2018 FONH Varsity Ice Hockey Scholarship to five recent graduates of Needham High School. These Needham High School graduates each played varsity ice hockey at Needham High and submitted an essay describing how the NHS hockey program has helped them prepare for future endeavors...
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McNally’s 31 saves lift Rockets in overtime

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor No matter the sport, making 31 saves as a goaltender is extremely difficult. In lacrosse, though, 31 saves in a single game is almost unheard of. Last Wednesday, Needham’s Andrew McNally did just that, stopping 31 shots to help lift the Rockets to a huge 10-9 overtime victory...
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Child, Rockets outlast Bomes, Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Very few lacrosse rivalries in the state of Massachusetts share the same type of mutual animus that Needham and Wellesley have for one another On Thursday, the Rockets (8-4, 7-0) hosted the Raiders (7-3, 4-2) for a pivotal mid-season showdown. Behind a six-goal performance by junior attack-man and BU...
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Child, Rockets outlast Bomes, Raiders

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Very few lacrosse rivalries in the state of Massachusetts share the same type of mutual animus that Needham and Wellesley have for one another On Thursday, the Rockets (8-4, 7-0) hosted the Raiders (7-3, 4-2) for a pivotal mid-season showdown. Behind a six-goal performance by junior attack-man and BU commit Jason...
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Despite results, Rebel lax showing promise

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School boys varsity lacrosse team got the result they wanted to start the season on Thursday afternoon in Walpole, but the manner in which it came likely was not how they drew it up. Behind a hat trick by junior midfielder Brendan Walsh and a...
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McNally, Walsh, lift Rockets to opening win

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School boys varsity lacrosse team got the result they wanted to start the season on Thursday afternoon in Walpole, but the manner in which it came likely was not how they drew it up. Behind a hat trick by junior midfielder Brendan Walsh and a...
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High expectations for McEvoy, Child, Rocket lax

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A 16-3 regular season and a Bay State Conference crown earned the Needham High School boys lacrosse team the No. 2 overall seed in Division I South last spring. However, the Rockets saw their season come to a tough end in the form of a 14-7 loss to...
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Hughes, Raiders sweep Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s almost impossible for any high school hockey rivalry to match the intensity and animus shared between Needham and Wellesley. On Wednesday, the two arch-enemies faced off for the second and final time this regular season at Babson, as Needham sought to avenge a heartbreaking 4-3 defeat to...
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Jones, Rockets drop nail biter to Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s almost impossible for any high school hockey rivalry to match the intensity and animus shared between Needham and Wellesley. On Wednesday, the two arch-enemies faced off for the second and final time this regular season at Babson, as Needham sought to avenge a heartbreaking 4-3 defeat to...
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Morgan, Raiders come back to stun Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor What a hockey game it was on Friday night between bitter rivals Needham and Wellesley, as the Raiders (3-0-2) overcame a 3-1 deficit to upend the previously unbeaten Rockets (3-1-1) in dramatic fashion. Riding the momentum of a 4-2 win at Weymouth on Wednesday, it took just 2:22 into...
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Morgan, Raiders come back to stun Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor What a hockey game it was on Friday night between bitter rivals Needham and Wellesley, as the Raiders (3-0-2) overcame a 3-1 deficit to upend the previously unbeaten Rockets (3-1-1) in dramatic fashion. Riding the momentum of a 4-2 win at Weymouth on Wednesday, it took just 2:22 into...
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Local lax stars dominate All-Scholastics

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Week after week, the boys and girls lacrosse teams for all six towns within Hometown Weekly’s range of coverage in 2017 supplied seemingly endless headlines and excitement. All the hard work these boys and girls put in translated into all 12 boys and girls lacrosse squads from Dover-Sherborn,...
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Local lax stars dominate All-Scholastics

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Week after week, the boys and girls lacrosse teams for all six towns within Hometown Weekly’s range of coverage in 2017 supplied seemingly endless headlines and excitement. All the hard work these boys and girls put in translated into all 12 boys and girls lacrosse squads from Dover-Sherborn,...
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Calcagni, Shaver propel Rockets to South Finals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A late offensive barrage sealed the deal for the Needham High School boys varsity lacrosse team on Thursday night. Behind strong fourth quarter performances by attack-men Danny McEvoy (four goals) and Jason Child (three goals), the No. 2 Rockets (16-3) took down No. 7 Marshfield (12-6) by a...
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McEvoy lifts Rockets to comeback victory

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High varsity boys lacrosse team has thrived in the Bay State Conference in 2017, going unbeaten in league play and finishing the regular season with a 16-3 record. Needham’s schedule has to be up there as one of the most difficult in all of Massachusetts, given...
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Raiders and Rockets renew lacrosse rivalry

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two of the Bay State Conference’s premiere lacrosse programs took to the field last Tuesday afternoon in some beautiful weather as the third-placed Wellesley Raiders (10-5) and conference-leading Needham Rockets (14-2, No. 6 in the state) wrote the next chapter in their storied and heated rivalry. Led by...
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Child, Trabucco lift Rocket lax past Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two of the Bay State Conference’s premiere lacrosse programs took to the field last Tuesday afternoon in some beautiful weather as the third-placed Wellesley Raiders (10-5) and conference-leading Needham Rockets (14-2, No. 6 in the state) wrote the next chapter in their storied and heated rivalry. Led by...
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Hurley and Rebels end unbeaten streak at seven

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The class of Bay State Conference boys lacrosse met on a rain-soaked Turco Field on Tuesday night as the Walpole Rebels (7-1) faced off against the Needham Rockets (6-2) in a battle of two heavyweight programs. Behind an incredible effort in net from Austin Shaver (14 saves), a...
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McEvoy, Shaver lead Rocket lax over Rebels

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The class of Bay State Conference boys lacrosse met on a rain-soaked Turco Field on Tuesday night as the Walpole Rebels (7-1) faced off against the Needham Rockets (6-2) in a battle of two heavyweight programs. Behind an incredible effort in net from Austin Shaver (14 saves), a four-goal performance...
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