Category Archives: Sports

Preview of Wellesley-Needham Thanksgiving Day football game?

We received the following message regarding Wellesley Youth Football‘s big weekend: “Wellesley Youth Football made history yesterday!  We have all three teams, Grades 5-7 in the Baystate Conference playoffs.  We played Needham and Grade 5 beat Needham 8-0, Grade 6 beat Needham 46-0 (2013 National Champions will be defending their title) and Grade 7- beat […]

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Wellesley outdoor basketball court grand opening event on Oct. 25

The Wellesley Youth Basketball Association is celebrating the opening of the two new outdoor basketball courts next to the Wellesley High School track/football field by hosting a variety of activities on Oct. 25 from 11am-1pm. This will include 3-on-3 games, free throw and around the world competitions, and more. All ages and abilities welcome. As a courtesy to […]

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Celtics Coach Stevens to field questions at Wellesley Rotary event

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Bobby Orr visits Wellesley, has better night than the Bruins

Hockey Hall of Famer #4 Bobby Orr visited Wellesley Books last night to peddle his book (while the Bruins were dropping their game to the Red Wings).  Orr’s appearance put smiles on the faces of those who remember seeing him play, and those who weren’t even born when he did. Not sure if Nina will […]

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Wellesley High grad defends her former basketball coach on college website

Caroline Harrington, who played basketball and lacrosse while at Wellesley High School and is now attending Hamilton College, has penned an essay for a college website called Change-Magazine headlined: “Defending A Bully: Why My Coach Was Fired Unfairly & Why We Need to Be Careful with the Word ‘Bully’” The piece refers to 18-year Wellesley High School basketball coach […]

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Wellesley skateboarder sharing his mad skills

While Wellesley isn’t exactly a hotbed for skateboarding, one lifelong resident is hooked on it and is offering lessons to those who want to learn. Matt Schnorr’s business card, sitting on a table at the Recreation Department in the Warren Building, caught my eye, so I shot him an email to find out more. The 26-year-old is just […]

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Babson 5K road race on Oct. 18 to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Babson College will be hosting its 12th annual Cruickshank Race for Shelter 5K on Saturday October 18th at 10am. The proceeds benefit the local Habitat for Humanity. You can participate by running the race by yourself or with a  group of friends. More than 200 people took part last year. If interested, please register here: $20 for […]

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Throwback Wellesley athlete photos anyone?

Wellesley firefighter and Nobles & Greenough lacrosse coach Dan Warren tweeted out a throwback photo of the 1992 Wellesley High School lacrosse team featuring none other than @Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter. Warren and Stone were teammates back then. Wonder if other such throwback photos of Wellesley athletes who have gone onto various levels of celebrity […]

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Historic first hoop made at new Wellesley basketball courts?

I can’t definitively claim to have scored the first basket on the new courts next to the Wellesley High School track, but I should at least get a few points for difficulty, shooting the basketball and shooting (with my iPhone) simultaneously. Thanks to Wellesley Recreation Department, Wetlands Protection Committee, DPW and others in town for getting […]

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Wellesley outdoor basketball courts get slick makeover

The side-by-side outdoor lighted basketball courts near Wellesley High School will soon be back in business, years after the space was converted into a parking lot to accommodate cars while the new school building was being built. While many Wellesley hoopsters prefer and can afford nice indoor courts, others love playing in the elements, even […]

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