Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Davoren's goal the highlight in non-league match.
An undermanned Needham High School Girls' Ice Hockey team ran into a rested Belmont High School squad Monday afternoon, Jan. 28, in Belmont and came away on the short end of a 6-1 score. Belmont (4-6-1) took advantage of Needham (3-9-1) bringing only 12 skaters to support goalie Dana Campbell by tiring out the Rockets, resulting in the Marauders scoring four goals in the second period. Jenna Davoren's goal with a minute remaining in the second – with an assist from left wing Cathy Phalen – broke Belmont's chance at a shutout. Needham hosts Framingham at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Town event to ring in New Year's Eve
If puppets, jazz, arts and crafts and a glass of bubbly sound like a great way to ring in the new year, then you may be intrigued by New Year's Needham. The party starts at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 31 all over town, according to a press release from the New Year's Needham committee. There is a schedule of events at a number of town locations. Check the calendar on the New Year's Needham website, and nearly anyone can find something to do. To get into the festivities, you will need a button, which are available from a number of locations around town, including Town Hall, Taylor’s Stationery, and Volante Farms. The New Year Needham site has a full list. The button, however, does not get you into the 21+ New Years Countdown party, which starts at 9…
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The Rockets defeated the Wamps on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 43-32.
The Needham High School boys varsity wrestling team picked up their fifth win of the season, as the Rockets rallied during the final few matches to earn an impressive 43-32 victory. Needham will return to the mat on Saturday, Dec. 24 when they travel to Billrica for a tri-meet, while Braintree will head to Marshfield on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
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Saturday, December 10, 2011
A former Rocket, the Needham High School boys varsity swimming and diving head coach discusses his team's upcoming season.
The Needham High School boys varsity swimming and diving team is ready to jump in the pool and defend their Bay State Conference crown this season. But how exactly will they do it? Well, according to head coach Adam Cole, the Rockets' trick to having a successful season is working hard and improving but also having fun, too. “To me, it’s about attendance and effort, so if they’re here and working in practice, it’s going to be great. If the freshman follow the seniors' lead, they’re going to come along, and if everyone’s having a good time, having fun, we’re going to have a good season,” Cole said. Needham Patch sat down with Cole recently to talk about the upcoming season and why the Rockets have become such a successful unit. …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Rockets made history on Tuesday as they defeated the Whalers, 42-14.
Take a deep breath Needham High School varsity football fans, because the Rockets have officially won a playoff game and are headed to Gillette Stadium on Saturday to face Boston College High School in the MIAA Division I Super Bowl. “It feels great,” Needham head coach Dave Duffy said after his team’s victory against New Bedford on Tuesday. “We’ve never won a playoff game, [and] it’s always hung over our heads a little bit, but especially moving up to Division I. I knew we were going to be good this year. I’m glad the kids worked hard and got to accomplish something no other team has ever accomplished.” The Rockets should be proud, especially since they beat-up a quality New Bedford squad on Tuesday evening under the lights at Weymouth …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Rockets picked up two critical points against the Wildcats on Wednesday and now are three points away from a MIAA Tournament berth.
The Needham High School varsity girls soccer team earned an important victory on Wednesday, Oct. 12, as the Rockets steamrolled past the Milton Wildcats, 6-0, and picked up two critical points in the Bay State Conference standings. “It [was] a critical game for us,” Needham head coach Carl Tarabelli said. “Our goal this year with a young team is to make the tournament. [Milton] is having a tough year, and two of their best players are injured—they haven’t even been on the field—so we knew they would be a little bit down. This is a game for us that was really important because we’re so young that we've got to get experience and we've got to get players that don’t see a lot of minutes from our bench [onto the field]. Our goal every game is …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The Rockets registered two goals, one in each half, to beat the Warriors, 2-0.
Needham's varsity field hockey team earned their third win of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 5, as they defeated the Brookline Warriors, 2-0. The Rockets' offense registered their first score of the game during the final few minutes of the first half and then registered their second goal midway through the final half of regulation. Needham will return to action on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 4:00 p.m. when they welcome Martha's Vineyard to DeFazio Field.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
The Rockets' running back tandem, Riley and Vespa, helped Needham's offense record six touchdowns against the Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Before the 2011 high school football season began, Needham Rockets varsity football head coach Dave Duffy, as well as senior captains Drew Burnett and Mark Riley, expressed in a preseason interview that Weymouth would be their most challenging opponent this year. On Saturday, Duffy’s team aced their toughest test of the season, as the Rockets beat up the Weymouth Wildcats, 45-28 at Memorial Field. “It was a hard hitting game. Weymouth was hitting us hard, we were hitting Weymouth hard and it was truly a battle,” Duffy said. “We scored 45 points. That’s the second most since I’ve been here and we were just driving down the field [and] Weymouth had a great attack and [the] turnovers were even, the penalties were even and it just came down to…
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The Rockets earned their fifth win of the season, as Will Corkery, Harry Swartz and Jason Miller each registered goals against the Wamps.
Mother Nature's unseasonably warm weather didn't impact the Needham Rockets boys varsity soccer team, who earned their fifth win of the season on Monday against the Braintree Wamps. Sophomore Harry Swartz helped Needham get on the board early, before he, as well as junior Will Corkery and freshman Jason Miller, combined for three second half strikes. Needham will return to the pitch on Wednesday when they travel to Newton North for a 3:45 p.m. kick-off, while Braintree will look to rebound against Weymouth.