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Rocket hockey earns comeback victory

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School boys varsity hockey team earned a signature win last Wednesday evening at home against Milton at Babson Ice Center. Trailing 2-0 towards the end of the second period, the Rockets (4-5-1) exploded with five goals during the final period and change to overcome the...
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Girls hoop, Fogarty battle Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham and Walpole High School varsity girls basketball teams met on Wednesday night for their lone meeting of 2016-2017. The Rockets (4-4) were able to contain Walpole’s most lethal offensive weapon, Kelly Fogarty (16 points), and gutted out a big 43-40 win over the Rebels (5-2) to...
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Girls hoop back to .500 with big win

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham and Walpole High School varsity girls basketball teams met on Wednesday night for their lone meeting of 2016-2017. The Rockets (4-4) were able to contain Walpole’s most lethal offensive weapon, Kelly Fogarty (16 points), and gutted out a big 43-40 win over the Rebels (5-2) to...
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Raiders and Rockets renew storied hockey rivalry

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham and Wellesley High School boys varsity ice hockey teams each exit the holiday break with the goal of competing for a Bay State Conference championship. Both teams know that in order to complete that goal, they must go through each other. Last Wednesday, the Raiders (3-1-0,...
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Hockey victorious in season-opener

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School boys varsity ice hockey team opened up their 2016-2017 season on the road against Acton-Boxborough, and the Rockets returned to Needham victoriously after putting on an offensive showcase throughout the final two periods, netting seven unanswered goals in an 8-3 comeback victory. “It feels good...
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Rocket swimmers off to strong start

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School boys varsity swim and dive team started their season off with a strong performance against Boston College High School on Thursday, winning all three relay events (200 Medley, 200 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle) as well as multiple standout individual performances. Veteran swimmers Eric Zhu, Henry Keegan,...
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Lady Rockets ready to take flight

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Winter athletic season is here, and the Needham High girls varsity basketball team enters 2016-2017 with solid mix of senior leadership as well as youth to build upon for the future. Kara Petronio, Kathryn Charter, and Annie Rotman will captain the ship for the Rockets in 2016-2017. Each...
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Football falls in Turkey Bowl

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley and Needham High football teams renewed their historical rivalry with one another on Thursday morning in their annual Thanksgiving grudge match at Memorial Field in Needham. Running back Grant Chryssicas led the way for Wellesley with four touchdowns, as the Raiders (11-1) pulled out the 34-14...
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Wellesley Boys soccer falls in overtime

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley and Needham High boys varsity soccer teams renewed their historical rivalry with one another on Monday night under the lights at Memorial Field in the quarterfinal round of the 2016 MIAA One South State Tournament. The sixth-seeded Rockets (11-3-7) got to the quarterfinals via a 4-1 victory...
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Rockets hold off Wellesley 2-1 in opener

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Whether it is on the gridiron, the ice, or the pitch, any time the Needham Rockets and Wellesley Raiders get together, you know that it is going to be an intense match. Last Wednesday, Needham and Wellesley kicked off the 2016 boys soccer season in at Sprague Field...
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Needham boys eye soccer glory

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The boys soccer program has for long been a crown jewel of Needham High athletics. In 2016, the Rockets return a core group of seniors to their roster and once again will look to make some noise in the Bay State Conference. Leading the charge for Needham this season...
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Needham Junior Football returns to action

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Needham Junior Football opened the season on Saturday by hosting five games with long time rival, Wellesley, while the A squad took on Walpole. A Squad (8th Grade) – Walpole 33, Needham 0 – The 8th grade Jr. Rockets led by quarterback, Drew Desing, were unable to establish a consistent running game early...
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Boosters announce sticker drive

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The Needham High School Boosters Club's annual Sticker Drive fundraiser begins the weekend of September 17-18. Needham High School student athletes will fan out all over Needham's neighborhoods, knocking on doors and asking residents for a contribution to help support the school's 75 athletic teams and 10 clubs. In return, they will receive...
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Sky rockets in flight

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern “Whoa!” “It went so high!” “Heads up!” These were only a few of the phrases repeatedly yelled at the Needham Cub Scout Pack 8’s annual Rocket Day this past Saturday, May 21, at Olin College. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Jayson Layne, 9, who has attended Rocket Day...
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Watch ‘Year in Review’ from Needham athletics

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff This has been a year to remember for Needham High athletics. The Rockets brought home an Ames Award as the most successful Div. 2 team in the state according to statistics compiled by the Boston Globe and also earned a number of state titles and individual honors, not...
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