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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

Athletic Events

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 Monday   1/14/13 5:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Ice Hockey Home Framingham High School St Sebastians     Tuesday   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   Wednesday   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   Thursday   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     Friday   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     Saturday   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     Sunday   1/20/13 9:30AM Boys/Girls Indoor Track Away MSTCA DII Relays Reggie Lewis 7:45 AM   Monday   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  


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