As the regular season winds down with just boys basketball and hockey left to close out their regular seasons tomorrow it’s time to look ahead to postseason. We’ll start with hockey as both the boys and girls have earned postseason berths. The seedings will take place Saturday at MIAA headquarters in Franklin with the girls being seeded in Division 2 and the boys in Division 1 South. Once the brackets are released I will post scheduling information on the blog. Check back Thursday for basketball tournament info.
There was only one game on the docket this President’s Day but it was an important one as girls basketball took on host Westwood in the championship game of the Riley Tournament. The girls were looking to close out their season with a 3rd straight win and keep the positive momentum going into postseason play. Could they tame the Wolverines, lets find out!
Result for 2-19-18
Girls Basketball: Wellesley 50 Westwood 35
Happy President’s Day everyone. As we celebrate our past commander’s in chief, its also another great time for Monday Poll. Last week’s poll saw what I believe is the first three way tie in poll history as Other, Skiing, and Hockey all tied with 2 votes apiece for people’s favorite sports to watch during the Winter Olympics. This week’s question has to do with some news that just broke in the Boston sports world involving the Red Sox. Do you think them signing JD Martinez is a good move?
It was another rare Sunday of action as girls basketball headed to Westwood for day 1 of the Riley Classic against King Philip, while boys swimming headed to BU for the state championship meet. How would it all turn out, lets find out!
Results for 2-18-18
Girls Basketball: Wellesley 53 King Philip 38
Boys Swimming: Finished 10th in state meet
It’s February Vacation week and the last week of the regular season for both basketball teams and boys hockey who are looking to sew up high tournament seeds. With it being a light week of games I will be filling space with information about said tournament seedings, so keep an eye out. That being said here’s a look at this week’s schedule!
Girls Basketball @ Westwood 5 pm
Nordic Skiing vs. TBA (Leo J. Martin) 4 pm
Boys Basketball vs. Medway 6:30 pm
Boys Hockey vs. Waltham 6:40 pm
It was certainly a busy Saturday in Raider nation as not only were both hockey teams in action but wrestling headed to Milton for the state championships, and indoor track headed into Boston for the state championships. We’ll find out how it all turned out but first it’s time to answer yesterday’s trivia question. The Wellesley High alum who was part of Northeastern’s Beanpot winning squad was… John Picking (13) who helped the Huskies to a 5-2 win over BU Monday night to capture their first title in 30 years. Now onto the recap!
Results for 2-17-18
Girls Indoor Track: Won D2 State Championship!
Wrestling: Won MIAA State Sportsmanship Award, and Josh Cohen won State Championship!
Boys Hockey: Wellesley 2 Newton North 1
Girls Hockey: Wellesley 1 Newton North 0 (Newton North forfeited)
With the Bay State Conference portion of their schedule finished for 2017-18 the Raider boys basketball team looked to close out the regular season strong in the first of two season ending non-league home games against Carver. The Raiders had good success against the Crusaders in the season opener beating them 90-42. Could they make lightning strike twice, lets find out!
Result for 2-16-18
Boys Basketball: Wellesley 94 Carver 48