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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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Retired NFL players: Really big men on Babson campus this week

If you see extremely giant dudes wandering around Wellesley this week, it could be some of the ex-NFL players who are taking part in a program called “Basic Training — It’s My Business” at Babson College. The program is being run in conjunction with The Trust, an organization backed by the NFL Players Association to […]

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Wellesley High alum Nate Freiman back in major league baseball

UPDATE: Freiman helped the A’s win in his first game with them this season, belting a 3-run homer in the 6th inning in the A’s 4-3 victory over Miami on Sunday. Former Wellesley High and Little League star Nate Freiman, who broke into major league baseball last season with the Oakland A’s but started this season […]

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Solstice race starts summer for real in Wellesley

25 runners — most from Wellesley and including 1 dog — kicked off summer at 6:51 am Saturday for the 3rd Annual Elm Bank Summer Solstice Race. The craziest among those who took part in the word-of-mouth event jumped into the Charles River afterwards. I take that back: The craziest among them do the annual […]

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Happy World Cup opening day, Wellesley

With the World Cup kicking off in Brazil Thursday, it’s a good reminder of summer soccer opportunities in Wellesley, including through Wellesley United Soccer Club and various camps in and near town. Wellesley in recent years has also held a barefoot soccer tournament, so we’ll see if that tradition continues this year.

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