It was the final day of games for both the year and the decade and 2 teams were in action with boys swimming hosting Reading and girls basketball hosting Medway. Could both end the year/decade on a high note, lets find out!
Boys Swimming: Wellesley 90 Reading 77
Girls Basketball: Medway 56 Wellesley 31
We are less than 48 hours away from the start of 2020, and what better way to round out 2019 than with the final 2019 edition of Monday Poll. This week’s question is..Will a Boston sports team win a title in 2020? Comment with your answers!
This week we flip the calendar not only into a new year but a new decade, and that new decade brings with it a ton of Raider action, but not before 2019 closes out with some game action as well. Let’s take a look at the upcoming week!
Boys Swimming vs. Reading (Boston Sports Institute) 6 pm
Girls Basketball vs. Medway 630 pm
Boys Hockey vs. Walpole (Boston Sports Institute) 4 pm
Indoor Track vs. Brookline (Reggie Lewis Center) 430 pm
Girls Hockey @ Walpole (Rodman) 7 pm
Girls Basketball @ Walpole 630 pm
Boys Basketball vs. Walpole 630 pm
Gymnastics @ Framingham (Shen’s Gymnastics) 7 pm
It was the second of two big days of holiday tournament games for boys hockey and girls basketball and the boys looked to capture the Falmouth tournament title going up against Newton South while the girls squared off with Lowell in the Tewksbury tournament consolation game. How would it all turn out, we’ll find out momentarily but first time to answer yesterday’s trivia question. Will Ferrell attended a Wellesley High sporting event in 2014 taking in a freshmen girls basketball game and posing for some pictures with fans. Now onto the recap!
Results for 12-28-19
Boys Hockey: Wellesley 2 Newton South 0
Girls Basketball: Lowell 47 Wellesley 41
It was a big day of holiday tournament action for Raider sports as girls basketball was in Tewksbury to take on the host Redmen while boys hockey was in Falmouth taking on Westford Academy. How would it all turn out, lets find out!
Results for 12-27-19
Girls Basketball: Tewksbury 48 Wellesley 30
Boys Hockey: Wellesley 3 Westford Academy 0
It’s the last Friday of December and the last Friday of 2019 and thus it is time for the last 2019 edition of Raider Friday Trivia. Today’s question is…What year did Will Ferrell attend a Wellesley High sporting event? Answer tomorrow!
We’ve made it folks, the top spot in the top 5 Wellesley sports memories of the last decade. This top spot was a pretty easy choice, as we flash back to November 2015 and the 128th installment of the Wellesley-Needham football rivalry held at historic Fenway Park. It was only fitting that one of the first high school football games held at Fenway in more than 3 decades feature the longest public school rivalry in the country and the game certainly lived up to the hype. Despite the fact Wellesley came up short falling 12-7 to the Rockets, this was a game and a moment that players, coaches, fans, and broadcasters will never forget.
We have come to moment number 2 on our top Wellesley sports moments of the decade countdown. For moment number 2 we go back to November of 2012 where the then 4-4 Raider football team welcomed 8-0 and top ten ranked Natick to Hunnewell Field. On paper it looked like an easy Natick victory but no one told the Raiders as Wellesley behind quarterback Chris Sarni and some big defensive plays late came away with the 40-34 upset over the Redhawks, who by the way would go on to advance to the Super Bowl. Tomorrow we will wrap up our countdown with our number 1 moment from this decade!
Merry Christmas everyone! Hopefully no matter where or with whom you celebrated you had a great day. What better time than now to unveil the number 3 moment in Wellesley sports over the last decade. Coming in the 3rd spot is girls hockey with not 1 but 2 state titles in 2018 and 2019. The girls defeated Canton 1-0 to win the 2018 title while then last year knocking off Notre Dame Academy 3-2 in an overtime thriller. Stay tuned tomorrow as i’ll unveil the number 2 moment!
On this Christmas Eve Day, we continue our countdown of the top 5 Wellesley Sports moments of the last decade. Moment number 4 comes to us from the youth level, as the Wellesley South Little Leaguers made history capturing the towns first 2 state championships. The first occurred in 2012 as the team captured the state crown in a dramatic walk off win over Acton-Boxborough. They then advanced to the New England Regionals where they made it to the semifinals before falling to New Hampshire. Fast forward 4 years to 2016 and South once again took home the state crown, defeating Southboro this time in the title game. Once at regionals South won their first game of the double elimination before falling in the next 2. Tomorrow I will unveil moment number 3 so stay tuned!