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WHS to start 50 minutes later

Alarm clocks for students at Westwood High School will go off later next year, now that the school committee unanimously voted to move the start time ahead 50 minutes from 7:25 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. The change will go into effect for the 2023/2024 school year.

“I’m thrilled by the...

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Summer reading culminates in author event

Hank Murray is just a freshman at Westwood High School, but he already feels like part of the school community, thanks to a WHS reading program called, “One School, One Book”.

“It was an interesting leap from middle school where each grade reads a different book,” said Murray. “This allowed...

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Wolverines win ‘away game’ at Flahive

By Max Clifford
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

A thrilling first half of football in Medfield took a turn for the unusual when a broken floodlight left the field only 3⁄4 illuminated and unsafe to play on in the Warriors' tilt against the Westwood Wolverines last Friday night.

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Westwood School start time forum announced

Like teens across the country, students at Westwood High School start their learning day at 7:25 a.m. Researchers, educators and politicians have all weighed in on the school start time debate. National data shows that the majority of adolescents today simply aren’t getting enough sleep. The question of when the school bell should...

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Westwood adapts to hold ANGP

As always, the mechanical bull was a huge hit at the All Night Graduation Party.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On top of prom, the boat cruise, field day, the senior fashion show, and graduation parties in general, because of COVID-19 restrictions, last year's...

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Athletes return to Westwood fields

Despite not getting to play his senior season, this Westwood player is practicing for his college lacrosse career.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With the recent opening of Westwood’s fields and parks, I wanted to see if people were taking advantage of that new...

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Westwood’s recreation spots reopen

As of Saturday, May 23, a number of Westwood's recreational spots have reopened. The tracks at Westwood High School and Deerfield Elementary are now open. All people should walk or run in the same direction while using the track.

No organized or competitive sports are allowed at the playing fields,...

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Spotlighting WHS girls track’s 2020 seniors

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Westwood High School girls track and field team was set to have a big spring in 2020. Unfortunately, the team had its season taken from them due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Westwood boasted a large senior class composed of...

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Westwood High School staff sends off seniors

On Friday, May 8, Westwood High School faculty decorated and drove their cars past the homes of seniors to celebrate the Class of 2020. Joined by members of the Westwood Fire and Police departments, participants beeped their horns and shouted cheers out their windows while other residents held up posters to congratulate seniors....

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Harrington, Westwood lacrosse remain optimistic

By Mike Flanagan,
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor -

It’s normally the time of year in Westwood when spring sports are getting into full swing. The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented sports, such as boys and girls lacrosse, baseball and softball, from starting their respective 2020 seasons. The MIAA is currently...

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DeLorey, Wolverines set to attack postseason

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood High School boys varsity basketball team was the cream of the crop in the TVL throughout the regular season, putting together a 20-2 record and earning themselves the No. 2 seed in Division II South. Entering the postseason on a 17-game winning streak after last...
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Alex Frank inspires Westwood students

Since graduating from Westwood High School in 2008, Alex Frank has built an illustrious athletic and academic career. First, she played NCAA Division 1 lacrosse at Northwestern University, where she helped her team win three national titles. Then she moved into coaching, with stints at Boston College and the University of Colorado. Now she is...
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WHS to present ‘Argonautika’

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Westwood High School is presenting the play "Argonautika,” written by Mary Zimmerman and adapted from the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts. It tells the story of Jason, who is sent by his uncle to find the “golden fleece” taken from a winged ram. He does this based on promise that, if...
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Westwood field hockey rolls in opener

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood High School varsity field hockey team took to Flahive Field for the first time in 2019 last Wednesday afternoon as the Lady-Wolverines (2-0-0) hosted rival Holliston for their season-opener. Behind goals by Abby Crowley and Hannah Blomquist, along with a shutdown defensive effort, Westwood started its...
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IAM Strong advocates for mental health

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Sometimes, we all need help from our friends. That is the simple lesson the IAM Strong Foundation has been trying to teach students and their families since its establishment. The organization is making a big difference when it comes to mental health and making sure people receive the help they need. IAM...
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WestwoodWinds celebrate ‘Milestones’

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Monday night, August 5, WestwoodWinds presented “Milestones,” a celebration of the music they’ve played over the course of their ten years as a community band, to those in attendance in the Westwood High School cafeteria courtyard. To celebrate the momentous occasion, the band opted to play one piece...
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Donohue, Wolverines out to prove themselves

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Westwood High boys lacrosse finds itself in an interesting position. A year after coming one overtime goal short of a Division II Central/East sectional title, the Wolverines have found their rhythm and are rounding into form at the perfect time. The Wolverines finished the regular season at 12-6...
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Three Westwood students win RAY Awards

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Tuesday night, May 21, the Westwood Rotary Club and Westwood Youth and Family Services recognized their three RAY (Recognize a Youth) award winners inside the Westwood Library. This year, the award, given to a young person in the community that has demonstrated a commitment to community service, went...
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McCusker, Wolverines getting hot at right time

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Last season, Westwood High boys lacrosse entered the state tournament as one of the favorites to come out of Division II Central/East and take home the state championship. One year later, the Wolverines (12-6, 9-4) head into the postseason with a chip on their shoulder for a number...
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Troop 3 hosting Court of Honor

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On May 25, Troop 3 will hold a Court of Honor to award Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle, to three young men from Westwood. Cameron Doherty, Max Moscaritolo, and John de Reyna will each receive this award at a ceremony to be held at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Westwood, 808...
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