Rockets Review: Wrestling Recap, Boys Ice Hockey Family Day, Parent Conferences
A quick look at Needham High School sports action over the past week.
The following was sent to Patch by Amy Goldstein:
NHS Wrestling went 2-2 on the week, facing some of the top competition in the Bay State League and state. On Wednesday night, The Rockets dropped a close one to undefeated Bay State League rival, Braintree, 48-34.
In the loss, Needham saw some great performances from Freshman Lucas Goldman, Senior Captains Mark Carroll and Mikhail Khibkin, Junior Zach Goldman, Seniors Islam Baiev and John Cronin, all earning pins or technical falls for the team.
"Our guys beat some of their best guys," Said Coach Paul Ahern, "But in the end, we lost those toss-up matches."
On Saturday, NHS Wrestling traveled to Winchester where they battled the home team, Xaverian and Billerica. Facing Winchester first, they fell to the #2 ranked team in the state, 52-19. But in the loss, the Rockets got four big wins from Carroll, Baiev, Sophomore Dan Goldstein and Cronin.
Cronin knocked off a highly ranked Sachem in dominating fashion, pinning his opponent after surging to an 11-0 lead. Needham went on to down Xaverian, 57-21 and in that win, ten Rockets left the mat with their hand raised: Lucas Goldman, Carroll, Junior Zach Goldman, Khibkin, Baiev, Senior Tak Hirayama, Junior Ben Glickman, Cronin, Senior Chris Ptak and Sophomore Will Burke tallied big victories.
Closing out the day, the Rockets avenged last year's loss to Merrimack Valley rival, Billerica, defeating them 54-21. Carroll, Zach Goldman, Khibkin, Senior Brett Cohen, Baiev, Hirayama, First-year Senior Andrew Wise and Cronin all earned pins for the Rockets.
Moving to 5-3 overall, and 1-1 in the BSL, the Rockets hold a #21 ranking in the state and look forward to taking part in the prestigious Lowell Holiday Tournament at the Tsongas Arena on Thursday and Friday of the vacation week.
The following was submitted by Needham High School Athletics:
NEEDHAM HS BOYS ICE HOCKEY FAMILY DAY!
Monday, December 31st @ 10:00am - Babson College Skating Center
Needham vs Hingham - All Children 12 & Under FREE!
Come out and get your photo taken with Needham's new mascot, "Rocky the Rocket"!
Join us on New Years Eve morning (12/31) at the Babson College Skating Center (150 Great Plain Ave., Wellesley) as the Rockets host the Harbormen of Hingham HS in a Boys Varsity Ice Hockey contest. All Children 12 & Under get in for free and photos with the new Needham HS mascot, "Rocky the Rocket", will also be available for all!
NHS Rockets Athletic Events
Home Varsity Events (All other Home HS Events)Away Varsity Events (All other Away HS Events)Home Night Varsity GamesFAMILY DAY EVENT @ 12/31 BOYS VARSITY ICE HOCKEY GAME VS HINGHAM
|Day, Date||Time||Sport||H/A||Opponent(s)/Event||Location||Bus Depart|
|12/26/12||3:30PM||Boys JV Ice Hockey||Home||Weymouth HS||St Sebastians|
|12/26/12||4:40PM||Girls JV Ice Hockey||Home||Norwood HS||Fessenden Rink|
|12/27/12||TBA||Wrestling||Away||Lowell Holiday Wrestling Tournament||Tsongas Arena (Lowell)|
|12/27/12||3:10PM||Boys Var Ice Hockey||Away||Xaverian Brothers HS||Foxboro Sports Center||1:30pm|
|12/27/12||3:30PM||Girls JV Ice Hockey||Home||Natick HS||St Sebastians|
|12/27/12||4:45PM||Boys JV Ice Hockey||Home||Barnstable HS||St Sebastians|
|12/27/12||5:30PM||Girls Var Basketball||Away||Somerville Tourney 1st Round vs Fontbonne||Somerville HS||3:45pm|
|12/28/12||TBA||Wrestling||Away||Lowell Holiday Wrestling Tournament||Tsongas Arena (Lowell)|
|12/28/12||TBA||Girls Var Basketball||Away||Somerville Tourney (Cons -5:30 / Champ - 7:00)||Somerville HS||TBA|
|12/28/12||10:00AM||Girls JV Ice Hockey||Home||Dedham HS||St Sebastians|
|12/29/12||3:00PM||Boys JV Basketball||Home||B.C. High||Needham HS A Gym|
|12/29/12||4:30PM||Boys Var Basketball||Home||B.C. High||Needham HS A Gym|
|12/29/12||8:20PM||Boys Var Ice Hockey||Home||Billerica HS||Babson College Rink|
|12/31/12||10:00AM||Boys Var Ice Hockey||Home||FAMILY DAY vs Hingham HS All Children 12 & Under Free - Come on out and take pictures with the new NHS Mascot - 'Rocky the Rocket'!||Babson College Rink|
For more information, please check http://nhs.needham.k12.ma.us/athletics for Rockets Athletic news, updates, forms, links, and complete team schedules.
Needham HS Athletics is also now on Twitter! Follow us @NHSRockets. For NHS Boosters Athletic Events Photo Galleries visitwww.davearnoldphotography.com and for the NHS Track Blog visit http://www.needhamrunning.blogspot.com.
1/12/13 NHS Parent Conference featuring a PCA Sport Workshop
Register for the Needham High School Parent Conference Saturday January 12 (snow date 1/26) 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Needham High School Auditorium Cost: $10 (includes Keynote, 3 workshops & lunch)
Sponsored by: NHS PTC & the Needham Coalition for Suicide Prevention Spend a morning and learn valuable parenting skills. Share your concerns and ideas with other high school parents. Stay ahead of the game and parent your teen with knowledge and confidence!
Sneak Preview…Keynote- "Befriending Fear: Building Resilience to deal with Teenage Anxiety" Dr. Ron Siegel, Clinical Psychologist, Harvard Medical School. Adolescence is a time of many transitions, and transitions often cause anxiety. Learning to befriend fears can help our children successfully navigate the often-choppy waters of the teenage years. This presentation will offer an alternative to traditional strategies such as avoidance, distraction, perfectionism and self-medication.
After the Keynote Address, parents can choose 3 of 12 interactive workshops, Including a PCA Workshop - Sports Parenting & the Challenges of Interscholastic Athletics - Facilitated by Micah Hauben, NHS Athletic Director and The PCA
Register now:http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2471040950Link for detailed description of the Keynote and each workshop: https://sites.google.com/site/needhamhighschoolptc/parenting-conference
Contact the PTC at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to volunteer for the conference.