It is the first official week of the little league baseball and softball summer travel seasons and thus the first weekly schedule for the summer season. Speaking of little league, before we get to the schedule and speaking of little league here’s the answer to yesterday’s Raider Friday Trivia question. The team Danny Ainge was an assistant coach of was the… Braves for whom both his sons Cooper and Crew played. Now here’s the schedule!
U8 Red @ Medfield Blue (McCarthy 3) 5:45 pm
U8 Black vs. Dedham National (Schofield) 5:45 pm
Lou Tompkins A @ Reading (Symonds) 5:45 pm
U10 National @ Natick (Hunnewell 2) 6 pm
U8 Red @ Needham White (Greene’s) 5:45 pm
U9 National vs. Walpole National 6 pm
Lou Tompkins B @ Acton (Acton HS) 7 pm
Lou Tompkins A vs. Brookline (Sprague) 5:45 pm
U11 National @ Dorchester Cedar Grove (Ventura Park) 6 pm
U8 Black @ Medfield (McCarthy 3) 5:45 pm
U9 National @ Walpole American (Morgan) 8 pm
U12 vs. Brighton (Hunnewell) 7:15 pm
U10 National vs. Needham (Kelly I) 6 pm
U9 vs. Medfield 9A (Reidy) 5:30 pm
U11 National vs. Newton (Reidy) 7:30 pm
Just because it is summer does not mean that the Sports Blitz will be slowing down at all, in fact we will keep right on going some more material including some new features. Starting tomorrow I’ll be taking a look back at all 3 seasons of the 2016-17 school year, plus later today will be rolling out the first of the summer little league weekly schedules, and lastly introducing a new feature this summer, as to go along with the weekly little league schedule we will also be doing starting tomorrow the daily little league schedule.
After helping lead his Raider baseball team to a fairy-tale tournament run, a south sectional title, and the schools first ever state finals berth, head coach Rob Kane got the recognition he deserved today as we named the Boston Globe’s coach of the year for division 1. Kane’s teams have earned a tournament berth in each of his 11 years as coach and look primed to be one of the favorites in division 1 next season. Congratulations to Coach Kane on this tremendous accomplishment!
It’s the first Friday of summer and summer vacation, and that means it’s a perfect time for another edition of Raider Friday Trivia. Today’s question is…what Wellesley Little League American League team was current Celtics president Danny Ainge assistant coach of?
On this second to last day of our spring season end reviews we take a look back at the boys and girls track teams who both enjoyed top 5 finishes this season. The boys finished their regular season with a perfect 6-0 mark, and then went on to finish 5th at the All State Meet at Greater New Bedford. This continues a very successful trend for the team that they will look to continue come spring 2018.
The girls meanwhile finished their regular season at 5-1. They then went on to finish third at the State Meet. Like their male counterparts the girls also have had quite the successful run over the last few years and will also look to continue that come next spring.
Stay tuned tomorrow for our final season in review segment as we will take a look back at girls golf and boys volleyball!
Happy hump day everyone, and to all the school aged children in Wellesley happy summer vacation! Today we continue our look back at the 2017 spring season by taking a look at the boys and girls tennis teams who both continued their successful trends over the years with deep tournament runs this season. The boys finished their regular season 16-2 earning the top seed in D1 South and went on defeat Framingham, Barnstable, BC High , and then Newton North to capture the D1 South title before falling in the state semifinals to Acton Boxborough. The boys will look to once again be in contention atop the Bay State and D1 South next season.
The girls meanwhile came into this season with high expectations coming off a D1 state championship in 2016. The girls finished their regular season unblemished at 16-0 earning the 2 seed in D1 South. The girls then went on to defeat Bishop Feehan, North Attleborough, and Newton North before falling to top seeded Sharon in the D1 South finals. Despite coming up a bit short this year the girls certainly should be one of the favorites in 2018 to compete for their second state title in three seasons. Keep a look out tomorrow as we continue our look back by taking a look at boys and girls track and field!
As we continue with our spring season end reviews today we take a look back at the boys and girls lacrosse teams who both earned tournament berths in 2017. The boys finished their regular season with a 13-5 mark and earned the 6th seed in the D1 South bracket. After defeating Mansfield in the first round 10-9 the boys saw their season come to an end at the hands of Duxbury 10-4 in the quarterfinals. Despite losing some key pieces to graduation, the boys will still have some key pieces returning as they look to make an even deeper run next spring and you can never count out a Rocky Batty coached team.
Meanwhile on the girls side the team enjoyed a 13-5 regular season of their own, good for the 5th seed in D1 South. The girls pulled off victories over Milton, and Braintree in the first round an quarterfinals respectively before seeing their season come to an end over arch-rival and eventual state champion Needham 14-7 in the sectional semifinals. The girls will also be replacing some key parts in 2018 but will still look to make another run at a Bay State title as well as another deep run in the tournament.
Stay tuned tomorrow as we will review the boys and girls tennis seasons!