So on this final Sunday of 2015 we continue the countdown of my favorite Wellesley sports memories from the past year with moment number 4. By the way quick programming note, there are games this week so be on the lookout for the weekly schedule later today. Anyway, back to the countdown.
Moment number 4 would have to be the Wellesley-Milton Bay State Herget championship game back in October. Despite the 14-7 loss for the Raiders, that game lived up to the hype and then some with the stands full to capacity on both sides really giving off a tournament like atmosphere and the game certainly was like a tournament games. Again it’s disappointing that the Raiders couldn’t pull it out but the memories of playing and/or watching a game like that for both players and fans alike won’t soon fade.
So as we are about to enter the final week of 2015 I figured what better time to countdown my top 5 favorite games/memories for the year 2015. So over the next 5 days I will be counting down 5-1 and feel free to add in your favorite Wellesley sports memories from 2015. That being said, let’s start the countdown!
Number 5 for me would be the Wellesley High football team knocking off Walpole for the first time since 1999. The Raiders used an outstanding defensive effort to knock off the Rebels 7-6 at Hunnewell field enroute to a 6-0 start to the season but more importantly ended the decade plus long losing streak against Walpole in football. Every year Walpole is one of the games circled on the calendar and up until this year always came with the question will this be the year they finally beat Walpole. To be able to experience the euphoria and just pure excitement that came with finally knocking off the Rebels is one of those games that I will remember for a long time to come.
So here it is the answer to another Raider Friday Trivia question. The team that played the first game in the new high school gym was… the girls basketball team who christened the new gym floor on February 29th, 2012 with a 65-38 victory over Madison Park in the first round of the MIAA division 1 south sectional tournament!
It’s a christmas day edition of Raider Friday Trivia and let me again wish everyone out there celebrating today a very merry christmas! Anyway, today’s question is… what Raider team played in the first game ever in the new high school gym? Answer later tonight!
On behalf of well myself I want to wish all the Wellesley Sports Blitz readers out there a merry christmas and happy holidays no matter what holiday you partake in. May you spend it with loved ones and friends and have happy times in the process. Whether you’ve been a reader since day 1 or are just now finding this blog, the readers are what make this blog go and the support since I started this blog has been much more than I could’ve imagined and I just wanted to thank everyone and hope that 2016 brings even more Wellesley sports memories to be shared!
Well in the last day of games before christmas it was a busy one with both hockey teams battling Walpole and wrestling taking on the Milton Wildcats. Would all the teams be able to head into the holiday on a high note, let’s find out!
Results for 12-23-15
Boys Hockey: Walpole 2 Wellesley 1
Girls Hockey: Wellesley 3 Walpole 1
Wrestling: Milton 45 Wellesley 34
Another very exciting day of Raider sports action with just 2 days left to go till Christmas, as boys and girls basketball played in a double header at Walpole meanwhile boys swimming played host to Reading. Could the 3 teams complete a clean sweep, let’s find out!
Results for 12-22-15
Boys Swimming: Wellesley 94 Reading 87
Girls Basketball: Wellesley 34 Walpole 21
Boys Basketball: Walpole 72 Wellesley 59 (OT)