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High School Sports Set to Start this Week

Wellesley soccer and field hockey get ball rolling on Tuesday.

With the start of the high school athletic season looming on the horizon, it is sure to be an exciting week at Wellesley Patch.

Last week we took a look at several Raider squads preparing for another year in the ultra-competitive Bay State Conference Herget Division.

Patch contributer Stephen Nisotel gave us a look at both the defending Bay State Conference champion boys' soccer squad as well the field hockey team and fellow contributer Christian Bradley brought us a preview of Dana Hall's soccer season.

Last week we also learned that the Raider football team's annual night game will be held on Sept. 24 against Newton North under the lights of Hunnewell Field.

Those lights got a workout this past weekend as the "Twenty-four hours of soccer" fundraiser was held Saturday and Sunday at the field to raise money for African AIDS Awareness.

The Raiders get the regular season started this week with the boys' and girls' soccer teams as well as the field hockey squad taking on Bay State Conference rival Framingham on Tuesday.

The boys' soccer team travels to Framingham, while the girls' soccer and field hockey teams host their season-openers on Tuesday.

All three teams take on Dedham on Friday with girls' soccer and field hockey hosting the Marauders at 3:45 while the boys' soccer squad hits the road for a 7 p.m. game at Dedham.

Boys' golf gets underway on Wednesday with a road match at Framingham, while the football team hosts Framingham in its season-opener at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Coaches of all Wellesley and Dana Hall athletic teams including varsity, sub-varsity and all youth teams are encouraged to report their game results to Wellesley Patch. You can call me, sports editor Kevin O'Malley, at 339-222-8534, or send an e-mail to patchsports@gmail.com, which can be done from the "email the author" link at the top of this column.

Parents are also encouraged to show off their photography skills, and kids, this season by contributing photos to any of our stories. It's as easy as sending me an email, or you can just click on the "add my photos" link that is present with every story and show us what you've got.

Information about upcoming events can also be submitted - or added to our calendar by anyone. So please, don't hesitate to use your voice and contribute your talents - after all, this is your hometown Patch.

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