Monday, March 4, 2013
A quick look at Needham High School sports action over the past week, including wrestling, indoor track, dance and cheer, and basketball.
Girls Basketball earned the 13 seed in DI South and traveled to #4 seed Franklin on Tuesday night. The girls put up a strong effort, entering the half only down 4, and while the home team built a double digit lead in the 2nd half, the Rockets battled back and put the pressure on in the closing minutes, however there just was not enough time left, and Needham fell 54-47. Also on Tuesday, 3 Needham athletes, Emerson Boyd, Matt Chmielewski and Eric Silverman competed in the MIAA Alpine Ski Championships at the Berkshire East Ski Area. After a successful run through the Sectional, State, All-State Tournaments, seniors Mark Carroll, John Cronin and Mikey Khibkin advanced to the New England Championships, beginning on Friday in Providence. …
Monday, February 4, 2013
A quick look at Needham High School sports action over the past week, featuring indoor track, girls gymnastics and basketball
Monday, February 4
On Tuesday, Wrestling beat Brookline on the road, before heading to North Andover on Saturday for a dual meet tournament. Coming out of the day 1-1, the team's final match will be held this Wednesday, as they host Wellesley on Senior Night at 7:00pm, before traveling to Quincy on Saturday, 2/9 for the DII Metro Sectional Tournament. Girls Basketball got two big wins on the week, beating Norwood on Tuesday and Framingham on Friday on Senior Night. With the two wins, the Team moves to 9-7 on the season, needing one more victory (in final 4 games) to qualify for the postseason. The girls will travel to Weymouth on Tuesday, before playing their last three games next week. Please note the Varsity, JV, and Freshman games scheduled to be …
Monday, January 14, 2013
A quick look at Needham High School sports action over the past week. Mandatory anti-bullying meeting today 2:40 p.m.
Monday, January 14
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: "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 …