Rockets Review: Wrestling in Woburn, Girls Basketball, Boys Hockey
A quick look at Needham High School sports action over the past week. Mandatory anti-bullying meeting today 2:40 p.m.
The following was sent by the Needham Wrestling Team:
This past week saw NHS Wrestling drop a close one to Bay State League Rival and state powerhouse Framingham, 41-30 on Thursday, and then travel to the Woburn Invitational on Saturday where one Rocket took home Gold.
At Framingham, the visiting Rockets took six of the fourteen bouts, earning four pins along the way:
- Sophomores Dan Goldstein and Will Burke had first period pins, while Senior Captains Islam Baiev and John Cronin both had second period falls.
- Senior Captains Mark Carroll and Mikhail Khibkin had dominating victories, if somewhat frustrating outcomes.
"Those guys (their opponents) weren't wrestling," said Associate Head Coach Nick Gamble. "That was their game plan-they knew they couldn't beat those guys and they just stalled by the edge of the mat to save pin points..."
Despite the strategy, Carroll rolled to a major decision, 13-1, and Khibkin downed his Framingham Captain opponent, 9-4.
The loss brought NHS wrestling to 2-2 in the BSL and 6-4 overall.
The 20-team Woburn Invitational provided the Rockets with exposure to some of the top ranked wrestlers in the State and New England. And for the second week in a row, Needham Standout Mark Carroll walked away with the title after downing a highly touted rival.
After pinning his way to the championship match, Carroll faced a returning state medalist from Agawam. After almost two periods of fast-paced action, Carroll broke his Western Mass. competitor, taking an 11-3 lead and eventually earning the pin.
The victory was Carroll's 135th of his career, and his ninth individual title.
Not placing but also getting their hand raised at Woburn were Sophomore Alex Goff and Senior Chris Ptak who each won a match. While Zach Goldman, Islam Baiev and Ben Glickman added two wins to their season tally.
The upcoming schedule finds the Rockets heading to Norwood on Wednesday for another BSL showdown, then to the Weymouth Invitational on Saturday where they look to repeat as champions.
The following was sent by Needham High Athletics:
Gymnastics Stays Unbeaten!
On Friday night, the NHS Gymnastics Team moved to 3-0 on the season and in the league, with a 133.6-132.1 win over BSC Carey rival Braintree. The girls will next travel to take on a very talented Newton North team on Friday, Jan. 18th for a 5:00pm match.
Girls Basketball Cruises Past Weymouth!
Earlier in the week, Girls Basketball cruised past BSC Carey opponent Weymouth to earn their 4th win of the season. The competition ramped up on Friday for the girls, as they welcomed in State #1 Braintree, and although playing the Wamps tough, the Rockets were not able to come away with the upset.
Indoor Track Teams Beat Flyers!
On Thursday, the Needham Indoor Track Teams were in action at the Reggie Lewis Track Center, with both the Boys and Girls earning wins over Framingham. With the wins, the Boys move to 3-0 on the season while the Girls move to 2-1. For more information about the Girls and Boys Indoor Track Teams please check out the NHS Track Blog at http://www.needhamrunning.blogspot.com.
More on the Wrestling Tournament
On Saturday, at the 20-team Woburn Wrestling Tournament, Senior Captain Mark Carroll, for the second week in a row, walked away with a title after downing a highly touted rival. After pinning his way to the championship match, Carroll faced a returning state medalist from Agawam. After almost two periods of fast-paced action, Carroll turned the tide on his Western Mass. competitor, taking an 11-3 lead and eventually earning the pin. The victory was Carroll's 135th of his career, and his ninth individual title. Not placing but also getting their hand raised at Woburn were Sophomore Alex Goff and Senior Chris Ptak who each won a match. While Zach Goldman, Islam Baiev and Ben Glickman added two wins to their season tallies. The upcoming schedule finds the Rockets heading to Norwood on Wednesday for another BSC showdown, then to the Weymouth Invitational on Saturday where they look to repeat as champions.
Boys Ice Hockey Gets 1st Win!
Capping the week on a high note, the Boys Ice Hockey team earned their first victory of the season with a 2-1 road win on Saturday over the Tigers of Newton North. The Boys will travel to Walpole's Iorio Arena on Wednesday night to take on Walpole HS at 8:00pm.
The annual home Newton North double-header Girls & Boys Basketball games event will take place this Tuesday (1/15) in the NHS A Gym. The Girls will be up first against the Tigers at 5:00pm with the Boys to follow at 6:45pm. Tuesday will be Retro Launch Pad T-Shirt night, with the first 150 NHS students to arrive receiving a FREE Retro Launch Pad Basketball T-Shirt!
Monday, January 14th
ANTI- BULLYING/HAZING, CONCUSSION MGT, CHEMICAL HEALTH PRESENTATION
Mandatory for all Winter Athletes
2:40pm - NHS A Gym
Home Varsity Events (All other Home HS Events)Away Varsity Events (All other Away HS Events)Home Night Varsity GamesNewton North Varsity Doube-Header Basketball Games
|Day, Date||Start||Team||H/A||Opponent(s) / Event||Location||Bus Depart|
|1/14/13||5:00PM||Boys Junior Varsity Ice Hockey||Home||Framingham High School||St Sebastians|
|1/15/13||3:45PM||Girls Junior Varsity Basketball||Home||Newton North High School||Needham HS|
|NN DOUBLE-HEADER||VARSITY BASKETBALL GAMES||RETRO LAUNCH PAD T-SHIRT DAY! 1st 150 NHS Students receive FREE Retro Launch Pad Basketball T-Shirt!|
|1/15/13||5:00PM||Girls Varsity Basketball||Home||Newton North High School||Needham HS|
|1/15/13||6:45PM||Boys Varsity Basketball||Home||Newton North High School||Needham HS|
|1/15/13||3:45PM||Boys Junior Varsity Basketball||Away||Newton North High School||Newton North HS||2:45 PM|
|1/15/13||5:00PM||Boys Freshman Basketball||Away||Newton North High School||Newton North HS||4:00 PM|
|1/15/13||6:30PM||Girls Freshman Basketball||Away||Newton North High School||Newton North HS||5:30 PM|
|1/15/13||4:45PM||Girls Junior Varsity Ice Hockey||Home||Newton North High School||St Sebastians|
|1/15/13||6:00PM||Boys Varsity Swimming||Away||Lexington High School||Minuteman Tech HS||4:30 PM|
|1/16/13||4:00PM||Boys/Girls Junior Varsity Indoor Track||Away||BSC JV Meet||Newton North HS||2:45 PM|
|1/16/13||6:50PM||Girls Varsity Ice Hockey||Home||Walpole High School||Babson College|
|1/16/13||7:00PM||Wrestling||Away||Norwood High School||Norwood HS||5:30 PM|
|1/16/13||7:00 PM||Varsity Boys & Girls Ski||Away||Ski East SL Races||Blue Hills|
|1/16/13||8:00PM||Boys Varsity Ice Hockey||Away||Walpole High School||Iorio||6:30 PM|
|1/17/13||4:30PM||Boys/Girls Indoor Track||Away||Newton North High School||Reggie Lewis||2:45 PM|
|1/17/13||4:45PM||Boys Junior Varsity Ice Hockey||Home||Mount Saint Charles Academy||St Sebastians|
|1/18/13||3:45PM||Boys Freshman Basketball||Away||Walpole High School||Walpole HS||2:45 PM|
|1/18/13||3:45PM||Girls Freshman Basketball||Home||Walpole High School||Needham HS|
|1/18/13||5:00PM||Gymnastics||Away||Newton North High School||Newton North HS||3:30PM|
|1/18/13||4:00PM||Boys Varsity Swimming||Away||Natick High School||Keefe Tech||2:45 PM|
|1/18/13||5:00/6:30PM||Boys JV/Var Basketball||Away||Walpole High School||Walpole HS||4:00 PM|
|1/18/13||5:00PM||Girls Junior Varsity Basketball||Home||Walpole High School||Needham HS|
|1/18/13||6:25PM||Girls Varsity Ice Hockey||Home||Newton South High School||St Sebastians|
|1/18/13||6:30PM||Girls Varsity Basketball||Home||Walpole High School||Needham HS|
|1/19/13||9:00AM||Wrestling||Away||Weymouth Tournament||Weymouth HS||7:15 AM|
|1/19/13||1:00PM||Girls Junior Varsity Ice Hockey||Away||Martha's Vineyard||Martha's Vineyard||9:00 AM|
|1/19/13||8:45PM||Boys Varsity Ice Hockey||Home||Brookline High School||Babson College|
|1/20/13||9:30AM||Boys/Girls Indoor Track||Away||MSTCA DII Relays||Reggie Lewis||7:45 AM|
|1/21/13||12:30PM||Girls Junior Varsity Basketball||Home||Arlington Catholic High School||Needham HS|
|1/21/13||2:00PM||Girls Varsity Basketball||Home||Arlington Catholic High School||Needham HS|
|1/21/13||3:30PM||Girls Varsity Ice Hockey||Home||Dedham High School||St Sebastians|
|1/21/13||5:00PM||Boys Varsity Ice Hockey||Away||Norwood High School||Badjko||3:30 PM|
|1/21/13||7:00PM||Boys Varsity Swimming||Home||Newton North High School||Babson College|