Raider Recap 9-30-15

Well on this last day on September heavy rains in the first part of the day certainly wreaked havoc with the schedule as the Boys and Girls Cross Country tri-meet with Natick and Brookline was postponed to tomorrow at 4 pm at Elm Bank. However boys golf was able to get their match in at Newton North so let’s see how they did.

Result for 9-30-15

Boys Golf: Newton North 101 Wellesley 88

Raider Recap 9-29-15

Another busy afternoon/night of exciting Raiders athletics which included a school record, for all the details lets go to the scores.

Results for 9-29-15

Girls Swimming: Wellesley 83 Weymouth 56 (Kate Mullin re-set her school diving record with a score of 262)

Boys Golf: Wellesley 89 Milton 83

Girls Volleyball: Wellesley 3 Brookline 0

Field Hockey: Wellesley 1 Brookline 0

Girls Soccer: Wellesley 2 Brookline 2

Boys Soccer: Brookline 4 Wellesley 3

Other Ranked Raiders

Following my previous post I looked through the rankings for the other sports and found that Raider field hockey also has a place in the polls this week coming in at 15 in the Globe’s top 20 rankings. For that poll see the following.

Wellesley Football Gaining Steam (And Ranking)

With a 3-0 record following their 7-2 victory Friday night against rival Natick the Wellesley Raider football team finds itself tied atop the Bay State Herget Division with Milton with a 1-0 conference record. This week also saw the Raiders in more unfamiliar territory as the team jumped into the Boston Herald’s top 25 rankings for the first time in a long time. The team will be back on the road this Friday night against Dedham. For the full top 25 poll see here.

Schedule For The Week of 9-28-15

As we enter the last few days of September and the start of October the Raiders are ready for another full week of games. Let’s take a look at this weeks schedule.

Monday 9-28

Boys Golf vs Dedham (Nehoiden) 3 pm

Girls Volleyball @ Holliston 6:30 pm

Tuesday 9-29

Boys Golf @ Milton (Wollaston Country Club) 3:30 pm

Field Hockey @ Brookline (Larz Anderson Field) 3:45 pm

Girls Soccer @ Brookline (Skyline Field) 3:45 pm

Boys Soccer vs Brookline (Sprague) 3:45 pm

Girls Volleyball @ Brookline 4 pm

Girls Swimming vs Weymouth (Babson) 7 pm

Wednesday 9-30

Boys Golf @ Newton North 3 pm

Boys Cross Country @ Natick and Brookline (Elm Bank) 3:45 pm

Girls Cross Country @ Natick and Brookline (Elm Bank) 4 pm

Thursday 10-1

Boys Golf vs Framingham (Nehoiden) 3 pm

Field Hockey vs Natick (Sprague) 3:45 pm

Boys Soccer @ Natick 3:45 pm

Girls Soccer vs Natick (Sprague) 3:45 pm

Girls Volleyball @ Natick 4 pm

Friday 10-2

Football @ Dedham 7 pm

Girls Swimming vs Brookline (Babson) 7 pm

Saturday 10-3

No games

Sunday 10-4

No games

Raider Recap 9-26-15

One game and a cross country on the docket for this last Saturday in September which felt at times more like the last Saturday in October so let’s see how both Raider teams in action today fared.

Result for 9-26-15

Girls Soccer: Wellesley 1 Dracut 1

Cross Country: Thomas D’Aneri took 2nd in D1 5k race at Frank Kelly Invitational with time of 15:41

Thanksgiving Football at Fenway!

According to both the Boston Herald and Boston Globe the rumors of this years Wellesley-Needham game being held at Fenway Park are true! According to reports there will be an official announcement October 1st that the game will be played at 9 am Thanksgiving morning as part of a double header with two other games being played Wednesday evening. More information is still to come on this but the reasoning behind the venue is that BC and Notre Dame are playing the Saturday before Thanksgiving at Fenway and now it looks like some age old rivals will have the chance to grace the Fenway green as well.

Raider Recap 9-25-15 And Trivia Answer

Another busy afternoon/night in Raider Sports but first let’s get to the first answer for Raider Trivia Friday. Coming into tonight the last time the Wellesley football team had beaten Natick was in 2012 where the Raiders upset an undefeated and highly ranked Redhawk squad 40-34 at Hunnewell Field behind 6 touchdowns both in the air and on the ground by senior quarterback Chris Sarni. Now onto the scores from today.

Results for 9-25-15

Football: Wellesley 7 Natick 2

Girls Swimming: Wellesley 97 Norwood 84

Field Hockey: Wellesley 2 Wayland 1

Terriers Begins Friday Night Flag Football Program

While the Raider Varsity football team was battling Natick just down the road tonight Terriers Sports had a battle of their own going on in town with the beginning of their Friday night flag football program. Below find a preview of the program courtesy of Joe Roberts from an email sent to parents and also a picture from the first night courtesy of Wellesley Sport’s Blitz number 1 supporter Leone Johnson.

We look forward to your child enjoying our Terriers Friday Night Lights Flag Football program!
We are really looking forward to providing Middle School students with a fun and healthy way to enjoy Friday nights and sincerely thank you all for helping us get this program started!
We are pleased to report that we currently have 31 kids registered, with additional players joining daily.
For tonight’s session we will group participants into two teams. Each team will then be divided into two groups, with each group rotating in and out of the game. This ensures equal playing time for everyone, and allows participants to get brief periods of rest while they cheer on their teammates. We are right on the edge of being able to create four teams for future sessions and will make that determination for next week’s session. Team shirts will be provided at next week’s session as well. Our program will culminate with a tournament for a Championship Bucket. Kids always enjoy this and also learn valuable lessons in sportsmanship.
Please take a moment to review a brief program overview below.
Terriers Friday Night Lights Flag Football
Fridays, September 25, October 2, 9, 16 & 23, 7:00 – 8:15pm, under The Lights at The Hunnewell Fields, Washington Street
Our number one priority is always the safety and enjoyment of each participant. If your child has a medical or developmental condition we should be aware of, please let us know.
Please make sure to have your child bring a drink to each session. Please make sure they also bring a sweatshirt – or at a minimum long sleeves – to each session.
Parents are welcomed to enjoy watching the program, but are not required to.
After the program, our staff will remain at the field until 8:30pm. Unless you request otherwise participants will be allowed to leave on their own.
For the first few minutes of each session – as participants arrive – we have a “free play” period, for the kids to enjoy unstructured fun running around throwing balls to each other. We believe it is important for kids to enjoy unstructured play – something they don’t get enough of these days. So while this “free play” period may appear to be a bit “loose” – we do want parents to know that we are intentionally letting the kids “do their own thing”. Our Staff watches and supervises to make sure they are engaging in safe and appropriate activities and having fun.
All games will be played with no tackling and no contact rules. As in any sport, incidental contact may happen, but our staff will make sure to limit any contact during the program.