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Wellesley Jr. Raiders football team’s epic run ends in Florida

The Wellesley Jr., Raiders‘ bid to win a second straight national title (last year as fifth graders, this year as six graders) came to a halt Friday in Florida at the hands of a big, strong and talented team from Marlboro, Md. The banged-up Wellesley team kept it close at the half, but fell 33-6. The boys […]

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Wellesley’s Dick Bresciani, Red Sox historian, passes away at 76

We’re sorry to hear that Wellesley’s Dick Bresciani, a longtime Boston Red Sox public affairs and public relations official, has died. Bresciani was the team’s historian, and personally helped me on more than one occasion in gathering information for sports stories (including on former Wellesley major league baseball player Jack Sanford). Bresciani’s funeral is Friday in […]

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Wellesley soccer star Tierney helps send New England Revolution to championship game

New England Revolution soccer player Chris Tierney, who grew up in Wellesley, on Saturday afternoon at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough helped send his team to the league championship game by making an excellent cross to teammate Charlie Davies that resulted in the goal that tied the score vs. the New York Red Bulls at 2-2. The Revs […]

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Wellesley High football falls to Needham on Thanksgiving Day, but both get Sports Illustrated’s attention

Sports Illustrated covered the annual Wellesley High School vs Needham High School football game on Thanksgiving Day, giving the rivalry between our “affluent towns” some well-deserved national coverage (and including some great photos). Alas, the Raiders made too many errors, and dropped the game 27-13. The Raiders had won 6 straight this year going into […]

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Snow no match for Wellesley Turkey Trot runners

#Wellesley Turkey Trot 2014 #running A video posted by theswellesleyreport (@theswellesleyreport) on Nov 11, 2014 at 5:39am PST Two thousand runners and walkers took to the streets of Wellesley on Thanksgiving morning to complete the 5K Turkey Trot that started and ended in Linden Square. The course traversed Wellesley Square and Wellesley College as well. […]

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Boston Celtics’ Jared Sullinger coming to Wellesley Middle School this weekend

Boston Celtics player Jared Sullinger will be taking part in a basketball clinic at Wellesley Middle School on Saturday, Nov. 28 that has just been announced by a former Wellesley High School basketball assistant coach. The Game Time Training Flash Clinic will be capped at 60 players per session (60 3rd-5th graders, 60 6th-8th graders…for […]

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Can casinos in Wellesley be far behind?

Friendly bet between Wellesley/Needham Supts: I'm wagering a lunch platter of Linden Store sandwiches vs a breakfast from Bagel's Best. — David Lussier (@WellesleySupt) November 26, 2014 If you’re thinking of taking it on the road to see Wellesley High play football vs. Needham High on Thanksgiving Day, the game will be held at Memorial […]

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Media darlings Wellesley Jr. Raiders have eyes on national title again

Post by Michail Bletsas. UPDATE: The Raiders won 33-6, scoring 33 straight points after falling behind at the start of the game. They’re New England Regional Champs. On to Florida… The undefeated 6th grade Wellesley Jr. Raiders football has received plenty of love in Wellesley in recent years (including road signs), especially after winning the […]

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