Tuesday, April 30, 2013
But they did not win immunity from being eliminated this week.
Going into Monday night's live Dancing with the Stars performance, Needham native Aly Raisman wasn't even sure who her partner would be, after Mark Ballas this week hurt his back doing a lift of Aly. The Olympic gold-medaling gymnast trained much of the week with someone else. But Ballas was back Monday night, and Aly & Mark were in fine form, dancing a hot salsa for a score of 29 out of 30 in week 7 of the season. Then, DWTS threw in a fresh competitive twist: a dance-off among six of the seven competing couples. Aly & Mark won a cha-cha dance-off against another couple, which scored the gold-medaling Olympic gymnast and her professional dancing partner some extra points from the panel of judges. That means they ended Monday night at …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Rockets Review from April 22 to 27.
After falling by 1 run to Weymouth on Monday, NHS Softball earned two of the biggest league wins in recent program history, as they took down visiting Braintree 5-1 on Wednesday and then shocked host, and top-20 Newton North, 3-1 on Friday. Below is a write-up from head Coach Steph Magni: After a tough 4-3 loss to Weymouth on Monday, the Rockets came back on Wednesday with a big 5-1 victory over Braintree. The rockets got a huge start scoring 4 of the 5 runs in the first inning. Freshman Julia Ritcey started off by hitting a single and then stealing second base. Senior Lydia Tsouridis followed up hitting a single as well. Senior Kaly Davidson scored them both on a 2RBI single. Senior Jacqui O'Leary then reached on an error and both …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
After game against Norwood, Needham remains atop the Bay State standings.
April 24, Needham and Norwood swap games for the first two rounds, before Needham takes the final match. Needham remains atop the Bay State Standings with 7 wins to none, and are 8 wins and 2 losses overall. Led by Sam Tillotson (15 kills), Trevor Dow (13 kills) and Andrew Tegeler (8 kills), Needham won the first game 25-20, the second 25-10 and the last 25-15. See the Needham Channel video for game highlights.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Volleyball team takes on their undefeated neighbors from Newton North.
What happens when Rockets take on an undefeated team from Newton? Seems that they hand them a loss. After the Needham boys volleyball team (6-2 for the season) lost their first game to Newton North (5-0), they rallied and gave took three games in a row to take the entire match. See the highlights video from the Needham Channel.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas were declared safe, along with Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough, were declared safe first in the April 23 show.
It appears the judges and fans of ABC's Dancing with the Stars are still in love with local Aly Raisman. The Needham Olympian who trained in Burlington and her dancing partner Mark Ballas were among the first two to be declared "safe" during the April 23 results show. They were joined by Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough to be ensured another week of competition at the top of the show following a performance by musician Olly Murs. On the April 22 show Raisman and Ballas danced a foxtrot to Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely" and the pair earned 27 out of 30 points from the judges. That score put them in third place among the eight dance teams. Pickler and Hough earned 29 points Monday night as did contestant Zendaya and her partner Val …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
We think so; she does a decent foxtrot to a Steve Wonder tune.
'Isn't She Lovely.' That's the classic Steve Wonder tune to which Needham native Aly Raisman and her dancing partner Mark Ballas brought their foxtrot on Dancing with the Stars Monday night. The gymnast and the dancing pro earned 27 points from the DWTS judges. On an all-Stevie Wonder night — with Wonder there in-person and singing live when the couples weren't competing — Raisman was also part of a team dance. Aly's 'Team Samba' cooked to Stevie Wonder's song, 'Superstition.' It was an all-Stevie Wonder evening, with Wonder singing when the competing couples were not dancing. The dancing pair who receives the lowest combined score of judges' points and viewers' votes will be eliminated on tonight's, Tuesday's, results show. The show …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Raisman will dance tonight in the sixth episode of this season's Dancing With the Stars.
Dancing With the Stars returns Monday night, a week after Needham resident and Olympian Aly Raisman dedicated her dance to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. "I want to do this for Boston," Raisman said. Ultimately, Raisman and dance partner Mark Ballas survived another week on the show, while comedian D.L. Hughley was sent home. The previous week, Raisman and Ballas came in first in the standings, doing a contemporary dance. On tonight's show, the sixth episode of the season, the stars will dance to Stevie Wonder music. The remaining contestants include Raisman, Victor Ortiz, Andy Dick, Zendaya, Kellie Pickler, Jacoby Jones, Ingo Rademacher and Sean Lowe. The episode airs at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Needham boys lacrosse takes on Marshfield in a back-and-forth game on Thursday night.
Needham took on Marshfield in Thursday's back-and-forth boys lacrosse game. At the half-time, the score read 6-4 Needham. The Rockets gave up two more goals before the end of the game, but not without scoring six more. Final score was 12-6 Needham.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Fierce Five induction will take place in August.
Aly Raisman and her 'Fierce Five' teammates — McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber — this summer will get ushered into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. The Needham native, who trained at Brestyan's American Gymnastics Club in Burlington, was captain of the gold medal-winning US Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, along with individually winning a gold medal on the floor and bronze medal on the balance beam. The Fierce Five will be inducted in August during the 2013 U.S. Championships and USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show which will take place in Hartford, Connecticut. The Fierce Five 2012 Olympics team will be inducted along with two other gold-medaling teams: the 2007 Women’s …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The stars respond to Boston Marathon and comic D.L. Hughely goes home.
Aly Raisman made it through another week of Dancing With the Stars. Last night, the dancing competition sent home comedian D.L. Hughely, who had been scoring low with the judges for the first few weeks of the competition. While Boston is still dealing with the consequences of the marathon explosions, the stars on the program did have the city in mind. Needham's Olympian dedicated her dance to the people in Boston, and Zendaya sent the city her two 10-point scores from the judges. Before last night's results show, Raisman posted to her Facebook account: Terrible that yesterday was Patriots day in MA and the Boston Marathon, it was supposed to be a very special day, something where all of Boston comes together to cheer everyone on who …