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Needham wins in front of crowd

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31342" align="alignright" width="300"]Needham’s Kyle Sullivan, who was praised for his rebounding, shows off his ball handling. Needham’s Kyle Sullivan, who was praised for his rebounding, shows off his ball handling.[/caption] No team wants to lose on their home court, but the...
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Rockets outlast Raiders in instant classic

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_30223" align="alignleft" width="300"]Jacob Schneider (78), Timothy Hagerott (76), Matt Smith (80), and Will Baker (73) both Tyler Reid following his second quarter touchdown. Jacob Schneider (78), Timothy Hagerott (76), Matt Smith (80), and Will Baker (73) both...
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Seven Needham Rockets sign NLIs

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_30101" align="alignright" width="300"]Pictured against Westwood in the 2018 South Sectionals in field hockey, Eileen Manning (9) will take her lacrosse talents to Marist next fall after getting after it one last time this spring for Needham High. Pictured against...
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White, Rebels outduel Reid, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Friday night at Turco Field saw a constant display of offensive fireworks as the Walpole Rebels (5-2) took on the rival Needham Rockets (5-2) in each team’s regular season finale. Behind huge performances from senior receiver Andrew White (nine catches, 155 yards, two touchdowns), senior safety Ethan Kelley (two...
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White, Rebels outduel Reid, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Friday night at Turco Field saw a constant display of offensive fireworks as the Walpole Rebels (5-2) took on the rival Needham Rockets (5-2) in each team’s regular season finale. Behind huge performances from senior receiver Andrew White (nine catches, 155 yards, two touchdowns), senior safety Ethan Kelley...
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Hibberts, Rockets cruise past Wildcats

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School varsity football team continued to roll on Friday night, defeating Weymouth, 42-6, on Senior Night at Memorial Field to move to 4-0 on the season. [caption id="attachment_29043" align="alignright" width="300"]Matt Smith (80) makes a cut on a slant route. Read more

Hawks shut out Rockets, head to South Finals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor When the MIAA Division I South Sectional football playoff bracket was released two weeks ago, two things were apparent: a heavy Catholic Conference presence, and local powerhouses Xaverian and Brockton being in the same region. No. 2 Needham (6-3) took care of No. 7 Brockton (3-5) 23-20 in...
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Rockets down Wildcats, improve to 3-1

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Speaking at media day back in August, Needham head coach David Duffy stated that his team would be running a lot of new schemes and plays this season that emphasized the speed the Rockets possess. Four games into the season, it’s safe to say that the Rockets have...
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Hibberts, Rockets win second straight

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a 6-0 victory over Walpole last Friday night in the rain, the Needham Rockets (2-1) hosted Bay State Conference rival Newton North on Saturday afternoon looking to making it two wins in a row. Thanks to some explosive plays on offense in the second half by...
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Home knocks: Rockets ready for liftoff

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a 6-5 campaign that saw a 25-6 playoff defeat to Catholic Memorial and a 34-14 loss on Thanksgiving to arch rival Wellesley, the Needham High School varsity football team is hoping for a bounce back season in 2017, and with changes made to the scheme and...
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