Some exciting Wellesley sports news this morning as the Dallas Cowboys twitter account (@dallascowboys) has reported that Wellesley High alum Ben Bloom (01) will be their new linebackers coach. Bloom has been with the team since 2011 as a defensive assistant, before that he worked for the Cleveland Browns, as well as stints at Harvard and his alma mater Tufts University. Wellesley Sports Blitz would like to congratulate Bloom on this tremendous promotion and wish him the best of luck.
It was a big night for both Raider hoop teams tonight as they both traveled to Walpole for a double header with a tournament spot on the line. That’s right with both the boys and girls sitting at 9 wins a victory over the Rebels would put them into the tournament field once again. Could they get it done, lets find out!
Results for 1-30-18
Boys Basketball: Wellesley 58 Walpole 40
Girls Basketball: Wellesley 64 Walpole 53
Happy Super Bowl week everyone! As we gear up for the big game this coming Sunday how about another Super Bowl themed Monday Poll. Last week’s poll where I asked who would win, saw the Pats with a decisive 18-8 margin in votes. This week’s question is, which non-football aspect of the Super Bowl do you enjoy most, the half time show or the commercials? Comment with your answers!
As we enter the final days of January, some Raider teams have already locked up postseason berths and now turn their attention to seeding and conference standing. For other teams however postseason spots are still up for grabs and each game is that much more important. Lets see what this week has in store!
Girls Basketball @ Walpole 5 pm
Boys Basketball @ Walpole 6:30 pm
Nordic Skiing vs. TBA (Leo J. Martin) 4 pm
Boys Indoor Track vs. Woburn (Reggie Lewis Center) 5 pm
Girls Indoor Track vs. Woburn (Reggie Lewis Center) 5:30 pm
Boys Hockey @ Walpole (Rodman) 8 pm
Girls Hockey vs. Walpole (Babson) 8:20 pm
Alpine Skiing vs. TBA (Blue Hills) 5 pm
Boys Basketball vs. Framingham 6:30 pm
Girls Basketball @ Framingham 6:30 pm
Girls Hockey @ Framingham (Loring) 4 pm
Gymnastics @ Weymouth 4:30 pm
Boys Hockey vs. Framingham (Babson) 6:45 pm
It was another rivalry night for both boys and girls hockey on this Saturday as they took neighboring rival Natick in games that both had big conference implications. Wrestling also was in action this morning as they got the day started at the Concord Carlisle quad match. How would it all turn out, we’ll find out but first it’s time to answer yesterdays trivia question. The last Raider boys basketball player to achieve 1000 points was… John Costello who did so in 2001. Now onto the recap!
Results for 1-27-18
Wrestling: Wellesley 48 AMSA 22, Wellesley 42 Concord Carlisle 39
Boys Hockey: Wellesley 4 Natick 3
Girls Hockey: Wellesley 3 Natick 1
It was another exciting Friday night of Raider sports action on this last Friday of January. Not only were gymnastics and boys swimming in action but both basketball teams headed next door to Natick for a big Bay State conference double header against the rival Redhawks. Would it be a Friday night to remember for these teams, lets find out!
Results for 1-26-18
Boys Swimming: Needham 113.5 Wellesley 73.5
Gymnastics: Wellesley 129.9 Braintree 129.1
Boys Basketball: Wellesley 60 Natick 57
Girls Basketball: Natick 49 Wellesley 40
It’s the last Friday of January everyone. That means it’s time for the last January edition of Raider Friday Trivia. Today’s question is… who was the last Raider boys basketball player to reach 1000 career points. Answer tomorrow!
It was all about indoor track and Nordic skiing today as both indoor track teams headed into Boston to take on Norwood while Nordic skiing took on Newton North and Dover Sherborn. How would it all turn out, let’s find out!
Results for 1-25-18
Boys Indoor Track: Wellesley 64 Norwood 36
Girls Indoor Track: Wellesley 76 Norwood 24
Girls Nordic Skiing: Newton North 468, Wellesley 466, Dover Sherborn 423
Boys Nordic Skiing, Newton North 463, Wellesley 458, Dover Sherborn 453
So somehow yesterday I completely neglected to post the Raider Recap, an error that I very much regret, but the good news is I am rectifying that right now with a double edition of the Raider Recap. Last night both hoop teams squared off with rival Needham while boys swimming took on Brookline while tonight it was hockey’s turn to take on Needham, along with wrestling and gymnastics both against Brookline. How would it all turn out, lets find out!
Results for 1-23-18
Boys Basketball: Needham 62 Wellesley 53
Girls Basketball: Wellesley 54 Needham 38
Boys Swimming: Brookline 96 Wellesley 84
Results for 1-24-18
Girls Hockey: Wellesley 2 Needham 2
Boys Hockey: Wellesley 2 Needham 1
Wrestling: Brookline 61 Wellesley 18
It was another Monday afternoon of Raider hockey this time on the boys side as the boys hosted Oliver Ames, looking to keep their unbeaten season alive and punch their ticket to the state tournament. They would be facing a tough Tiger squad though that beat the Raiders at Babson by a goal a year ago. Could the Raiders keep their good times rolling and earn that tournament berth, lets find out!
Result for 1-22-18
Boys Hockey: Oliver Ames 3 Wellesley 2