Category Archives: sports

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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Road signs honor Wellesley youth football national champs

The 2013 American Youth Football national champs from Wellesley had their day on the field, at Wellesley High, at the state house and at the veterans’ parade. The Junior Raiders, who won the championship as fifth graders, now have 3 road signs — at the town lines separating Wellesley from Natick, Needham and Newton — […]

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New Wellesley tennis court fees: Questions & Answers

A reader asked us recently what’s behind a new fee system for using the lighted Hunnewell tennis courts in Wellesley at night. Not only do residents need to pay a weekly ($10) or seasonal ($55) fee to use the courts after 6pm from the start of May until mid-October, but now an online court reservation […]

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