Boys Swimming Schedule

On this second to last day of our 2017-18 winter schedule unveil. We take a look at the boys swimming team, who looks for another successful season. The boys home meets will be held as always at Babson College, and those meets will start at 7 pm unless otherwise noted. Here’s a look at their upcoming season!

Boys Swimming:

12-12 vs. Xaverian TBA

12-15 vs. Dover Sherborn 6 pm

12-21 vs. Reading 4:30 pm

1-5 @ Newton North 3:45 pm

1-9 @ Framingham (Keefe Tech) TBA

1-12 vs. Natick

1-23 vs. Brookline

1-26 vs. Needham

Indoor Track And Gymnastics Schedules

On this last Wednesday of November it’s time to continue our schedule unveiling for the 2017-18 winter season by taking a look today at indoor Track and gymnastics. For indoor track since the boys and girls schedules are the same, I’ve combined them into one schedule. All meets will be held at Reggie Lewis Center and will begin at 4:30 unless noted. In terms of the gymnastics schedule all home meets will be held at Exxcel Gymnastics and will begin at 8 pm. Here’s a look at the schedules!

Indoor Track:

12-14 vs. Natick

12-21 vs. Walpole

1-4 vs. TBA

1-18 vs. Milton 4 pm

1-25 vs. Norwood

1-31 vs. TBA 5:30 pm

2-7 @ Bay State Conference Meet 6 pm

Gymnastics:

12-19 vs. Walpole

1-5 @ Framingham TBA

1-9 @ Natick TBA

1-12 vs. Newton North

1-16 @ Norwood TBA

1-19 vs. Needham

1-23 @ Brookline TBA

1-26 vs. Braintree

2-2 @ Weymouth 6 pm

Hockey Schedules

As we enter day 2 of our 2017-18 winter schedule unveiling it is time to take a look at the boys and girls ice hockey schedules. Both teams are coming off tournament appearances last season, and are looking for more of the same this year. All home games will be at Babson Skating Center unless otherwise noted.

Boys Hockey:

12-13 vs. Falmouth 5 pm

12-16 @ Brookline 2 pm

12-20 vs. Norwood 8 pm

12-22 vs. Needham 8 pm

12-23 vs. Concord Carlisle TBA

12-30 @ Archbishop Williams (Canton Ice Rink) 7:40 pm

1-3 vs. Walpole 8 pm

1-6 vs. Braintree 8:45 pm

1-10 @ Milton 7 pm

1-13 vs. Weymouth 6:45 pm

1-17 vs. Newton North 5:45 pm

1-22 vs. Oliver Ames 3:45 pm

1-24 @ Needham 7:45 pm

1-27 @ Natick (Chase Arena) 7:20 pm

1-31 @ Walpole 8 pm

2-3 vs. Framingham TBA

2-10 @ Weymouth TBA

2-14 vs. Natick 7:45 pm

2-17 @ Newton North TBA

2-21 vs. Waltham 6:40 pm

Girls Hockey:

12-12 @ Milton 4:15 pm

12-16 vs. Brookline 6:45 pm

12-20 @ Norwood (Badjko) TBA

12-22 vs. Needham 6:10 pm

12-31 @ Austin Prep 6 pm

1-3 vs. Austin Prep 6:15 pm

1-6 @ Braintree 12:45 pm

1-8 vs. Hingham 4 pm

1-10 vs. Milton 6:40 pm

1-15 vs. Longmeadow 4 pm

1-17 @ Newton North (Watertown Rink) 5:10 pm

1-24 @ Needham 6 pm

1-27 vs. Natick TBA

1-31 vs. Walpole 8:20 pm

2-3 @ Framingham (Loring) 4 pm

2-5 @ Arlington 8 pm

2-10 vs. Weymouth 6:45 pm

2-14 @ Natick TBA

2-17 vs. Newton North TBA

 

Basketball Schedules

As we officially begin the winter season today with the beginning of practices, it’s time to unveil the first of the winter sports schedules by taking a look at both boys and girls basketball. Both teams will be looking to make it back to the tournament in 2017-18, here’s a look at who they’ll have to go through! All games are at 6:30 unless otherwise noted.

Girls Basketball:

12-12 vs. Walpole

12-15 vs. Brookline

12-19 @ Norwood

12-21 vs. Newton North

12-27 @ Rockland 4 pm

12-28 vs. TBA (Rockland) TBA

1-5 @ Braintree

1-9 vs. Milton

1-12 vs. Framingham

1-17 @ Newton North

1-23 vs. Needham

1-26 @ Natick 5:15 pm

1-30 @ Walpole 5 pm

2-2 @ Framingham

2-6 vs. Braintree 5 pm

2-9 vs. Weymouth

2-13 vs. Natick 5 pm

2-15 @ Falmouth 6:15 pm

2-18 vs. King Philip (Westwood HS) 5 pm

2-19 vs. TBA (Westwood) TBA

Boys Basketball:

12-12 @ Carver

12-15 @ Brookline

12-19 vs. Norwood

12-22 vs. Framingham

12-27 vs. TBA (Rockland HS)

12-28 vs. TBA (Rockland HS) TBA

1-3 vs. Weymouth

1-5 vs. Braintree

1-9 @ Milton

1-12 @ Medway

1-17 vs. Newton North

1-23 @ Needham

1-26 @ Natick

1-30 @ Walpole

2-2 vs. Framingham

2-6 vs. Walpole 7 pm

2-9 @ Weymouth

2-13 vs. Natick

2-16 vs. Carver

2-18 vs. TBA (Westwood HS) TBA

2-19 vs. TBA (Westwood HS) TBA

2-21 vs. Medway

 

Monday Poll

It’s the week after Thanksgiving, and now we get to turn our attention to the holidays, but that’s not for a while. Now however is a perfect time for another edition of Monday poll. Last week’s poll saw a tie between NFL and College for your Thanksgiving viewing favorite. This week’s poll question is…of the 4 major pro sports leagues, which do you enjoy getting tickets as gifts for most? MLB, NBA, NFL, or NHL? Comment with your answers!

Winter Sports Schedules and Previews

Now that the fall season has officially had the books closed on it, it’s time to turn our attention to the winter sports season, which officially gets underway tomorrow. Starting this week I will be rolling out the winter sports schedules for each team, and then next week I will have previews of all the teams as they head into this 2017-18 season. Come back tomorrow as we start the winter schedules with boys and girls basketball!

Raider Friday Trivia Answer

It is time once again to reveal the answer to this week’s Raider Friday Trivia question! Prior to yesterday the last time a Raider football team won 2 years in a row on Thanksgiving was… 2005 and 2006. Once again I would like to send a big congratulations to this year’s Raider team who made it 2 years in a row with their 23-20 victory Thursday over Needham!

Raider Friday Trivia

Hope everyone is enjoying this Black Friday, whether you have to go out shopping or not. Anyway with another Friday comes another exciting edition of Raider Friday Trivia! Today’s question is… when was the last time (before yesterday) that Wellesley beat Needham 2 years in a row on Thanksgiving? Answer tomorrow!

Raider Recap 11-23-17

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, as it was a beautiful day and as always this morning a packed house over at Hunnewell Field was treated to the 130th installment of Wellesley vs. Needham. Having won last year and holding a 61-59-9 lead all time, the Raiders were not only looking to end the season above 500 but also get a win in the first Thanksgiving game played on the turfed Hunnewell Field. The capacity crowd certainly got their money’s worth as it vintage Wellesley-Needham fashion it was a back and forth game that literally came down to the final play. Could the Raiders pull it off, let’s find out!

Result for 11-23-17

Football: Wellesley 23 Needham 20

Team finishes season 6-5. Congratulations on your second straight victory of the Rockets, and to the seniors best of luck in your future endeavors!

Raider Recap 11-22-17 (Powderpuff Edition)

On this rainy day before Thanksgiving, with less than 24 hours to go till kickoff of the 130th Wellesley-Needham game, another annual tradition took place at Memorial Field in Needham, with the annual Powderpuff Game between the Wellesley and Needham senior women. Wellesley had not won this game since 2010, and it had been even longer since they had won in Needham. Could the girls end the streak and bring the trophy back home, let’s find out!

Result for 11-22-17

Powderpuff: Wellesley 20 Needham 0