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Wellesley High football team pushing purple for Friday night game

The Wellesley High Raiders football team has its annual home night game tonight at 7pm under the lights, and the players will be adding purple to their usual red/black/white uniforms. The team on its Facebook page states: “Our football team will be wearing purple bandanas today at school and tonight during the game. This is […]

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Wellesley Historical Society dinner, golf tourney on tap

The Wellesley Historical Society will hold its annual dinner on September 28 at Weston’s Golden Ball Tavern, which was built in 1768. There will be tours of the tavern, the event will pay tribute to the Wellesley Police Department, and Chief Terrence Cunningham will be the guest of honor. Ten percent of proceeds from fundraising […]

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Wellesley youth baseball has sweet summer

WLL U11 North Summer Baseball team wins championship For a second year in a row the Wellesley Little League U11 North summer baseball team has won the Suburban Youth Baseball League (SYBL) championship, sealing the title with a 5-4 win over Dedham.  The championship crowned a successful summer season which included the team winning the […]

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Wellesley High on hunt for new girls’ basketball, lacrosse coaches

Kristin Cieri is out as coach for the Wellesley High School girls varsity basketball team after 18 years on the job, and the school is now looking for her replacement. The school can’t say anything further since it was a “personnel issue”.  Coaches are offered contracts year to year. During Cieri’s tenure as WHS basketball coach, […]

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Wellesley High student athletes honored by Boston Globe

The Boston Globe has named Wellesley High School as the Division 2 winner of its Globe Scholastic Awards for the 2013-2014 sports season. While this might sound like an academic honor, it’s actually a sports thing. According to the Globe: Wellesley won 69.50 percent of its games and earned its first Globe Scholastic Award, taking […]

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Giving Wellesley Glowgolf a whirl

A couple of young Wellesley Country Club caddies went undercover on Wednesday to test out the new competition: Glowgolf in Linden Square. The teenagers paid $9 to play the 18-hole course, which for that price they were allowed to traverse three times (they settled for twice and by the second time around were experimenting with pool shots). One […]

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Ex-Wellesley baseball star Freiman goes really deep for A’s

We try not to overdo it on the updates about former Wellesley Little League and Wellesley High School baseball star Nate Freiman, but Sunday night the Oakland A’s player hit a 459-foot homer on the nationally televised game of the week. (Then he hit another home run, for his first multi-homer game in the majors.) If we mapped […]

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Perfect weekend for 24-hours of barefoot soccer

UPDATE: The event went well, with dozens of kids and adults having fun and raising funds. Shown left is the crew that finished up. The annual 24 hours of barefoot soccer event started up at noon on Saturday, Aug. 16 and goes until noon Sunday, Aug. 17. Looks like it should be great weather in […]

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Stylish new Wellesley running apparel e-tailer Tracksmith touts shorty shorts & more

While  runners like myself prefer to embarrass our families and friends by donning the most stained and raggedy mismatched clothes possible when hitting the streets or track, new Wellesley “premium performance apparel” e-tailer Tracksmith is targeting a wholly different clientele with its stylish throwback shirts and shorts (including these skimpy ones that go for $60). […]

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Wellesley barefoot soccer event back to 24 hours

The 5th annual barefoot soccer event in Wellesley, which last year was cut to 18 hours, will return to its usual 24-hour format this year at Hunnewell Field on Washington Street. The Aug. 16-17 event, backed by Wellesley United Soccer Club and co-sponsored by an outfit that will double every dollar raised, will support awareness […]

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