Well the calendar has officially hit February as of tomorrow and that means for most Raider teams the final month of the regular season. With that comes the final push for conference titles and tournament berths so every single game matters. That being said lets take a look at what this week has to offer!
Boys Basketball vs. Norwood 6:30 pm
Girls Basketball @ Norwood 6:30 pm
Boys Swimming @ BSC Boys Swim Championships (Newton North) 3:30 pm
Girls Hockey @ Norwood (Badjko) 4 pm
Boys Indoor Track @ Bay State Conference Championship (Reggie Lewis Center) 4:30 pm
Girls Indoor Track @ Bay State Conference Championship (Reggie Lewis Center) 4:30 pm
Wrestling @ Natick 7 pm
Boys Hockey vs. Norwood (Babson) 7:45 pm
Boys Swimming @ BSC Championships (Brookline HS) 1 pm
Gymnastics @ Bay State Conference Meet (Newton North) 9 am
Boys Hockey @ Milton (Ulin) 7 pm
Girls Hockey vs. Milton (Babson) 8:30 pm
Girls Dance @ Dance Competition (Emmanuel College) 9 am
Both Raider hockey teams were in action tonight taking on Walpole with both games having big tournament and conference implications. Would both teams take home the crucial two points, let’s find out!
Results from 1-30-16
Girls Hockey: Wellesley 5 Walpole 0
Boys Hockey: Walpole 3 Wellesley 2
Tonight was a big night for both boys and girls basketball as they took on Walpole at home in the Think Pink Night doubleheader. Also the boys swim team had a big meet against Needham in their regular season finale over at Babson. Would the Raiders make it 3 for 3 on this night we’ll find out but first the answer the today’s trivia question. The answer is Walpole as the Raider Girls basketball team knocked off the Rebels on March 8th, 2008 48-44 to capture the D2 South title on their way to the schools first state title. Unfortunately no one won the prize today so we’ll try again next week. Now on to the recap!
Results for 1-29-16
Boys Swimming: Wellesley 94 Needham 92
Girls Basketball: Wellesley 49 Walpole 39
Boys Basketball: Walpole 55 Wellesley 33
It’s that time of week again, time for Raider Friday Trivia! This week we have another prize giveaway as we have a $30 Olympia Sports gift card up for grabs for one lucky reader who can answer the following question correctly. Here’s todays question, in 2008 what team did the Wellesley Girls Basketball team beat in the D2 South Sectional Finals en route to their first ever state title? Answer and prize winner in tonights Raider Recap!
To the track we go on this Thursday as the Raider indoor track teams squared off with archrival Needham in the Bay State Conference Inter-Divisional meet. Would the Raiders be able to vanquish the Rockets, let’s find out!
Results for 1-28-16
Boys Indoor Track: Needham 82 Wellesley 18
Girls Indoor Track: Needham 54 Wellesley 46
As reported today by Hometown Weekly, Wellesley High School athletic director John Brown was named Athletic Director Of The Year in District C. We here at Wellesley Sports Blitz would like to send along a big congratulations to Mr. Brown on this tremendous award and keep up the good work! For the full Hometown Weekly Article see the following link. http://hometownweekly.net/wellesley-athletic-director-wins-district-c-award-p16178-202.htm
It certainly is getting to be crunch time for your winter Raider teams as we get towards the end of January with conference titles, and tournament berths all on the line night in and night out, and tonight was some big action with both hockey teams, wrestling and gymnastics all in action. How did they all turn out, let’s find out!
Results for 1-27-16
Gymnastics: Wellesley 135.35 Braintree 127.4
Boys Hockey: Newton North 4 Wellesley 3
Girls Hockey: Wellesley 6 Newton North 1
Wrestling: Wellesley 54 Brookline 14
Community Investors will be holding two very exciting events in March and have issued a press release with all the information about said events. You will find the release below!
`Press Release: Wellesley, MA, January 18, 2016
Community Investors, a non-profit organization serving the Wellesley youth community, is pleased to announce two new and exciting events in March.
“DodgeFest” will be an afternoon celebration of youth activity, featuring Dodgeball tournaments, performances from local youth bands, student art exhibits and an open gym for “free play”. The event will raise funds to support no-fee “Play For All” after school recreational programs at Wellesley Middle School and Wellesley Public School Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs). Dodgeball tournaments will be held for Elementary, Middle School, High School and (yes) Parents, with teams competing to win DodgeFest Championship Buckets! Held Saturday March 19th, from 2-8 pm at Wellesley High School, “DodgeFest” will be co-hosted by “Wellesley Rocks” & Community Investors.
“The State of Play – Challenges & Opportunities in Youth Sports” will be a community discussion featuring Bob Bigelow, former NBA player and nationally recognized speaker. Bigelow will be joined by a panel of community members to add perspective on the many psychological and physical issues in today’s youth sports environment. Held Monday, March 21st, from 7-9pm in The Wellesley Middle School auditorium, “State of Play” will be co-hosted by The Wellesley Youth Commission & Community Investors.
“We look forward to hosting “a day of play” and “a night of perspective and reflection”, stated Joe Roberts, President of Community Investors. “While different experiences, both events will support our mission of helping kids connect, build life and leadership skills through community based recreation.”
Both events are free of charge but require pre-registration. Information and registrations are available at http://www.communityinvestors.net.
It was all about the hoopsters tonight as both boys and girls basketball faced tough tests tonight in the Newton North Tigers. Would both teams come away with much needed victories, let’s find out!
Results for 1-26-16
Boys Basketball: Newton North 61 Wellesley 40
Girls Basketball: Wellesley 43 Newton North 39
With no games today I thought it was time for another audience input post. Today what I want to know is what is/was your favorite Wellesley Sports Facility/Field to watch/play a game either past or present. Comment with your favorites and I will post them later in the week.