Sunday, May 29, 2011
The girls' tennis and boys' lacrosse teams completed perfect regular seasons.
Baseball: Wellesley reeled off a three-win week, beating Milton, 10-0, Natick, 6-1, and Newton North, 4-3. The Raiders (13-7, 10-5 Bay State Conference) close the regular season with a Saturday night trip to Norwood, hoping to improve their seed for the upcoming state tournament. Softball: The Raiders closed the season with a grueling stretch of seven games in six days, highlighted by a double-header sweep of Natick on Wednesday. Wellesley (5-17, 4-13 BSC) edged the Red and Blue, 13-12, in extra innings, then beat them again, 6-2, later in the day. The Raiders dropped their five other contests, against Walpole, Milton, Norwood, Newton North and Brockton. Boys’ lacrosse: Wellesley completed a perfect regular season Monday with a 7-2 win …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
The local track teams competed at the Bay State Conference championships, and the boys' lacrosse and girls' tennis squads stayed perfect.
Baseball: The Raiders missed a chance to pull closer to league leader Walpole, falling, 7-2, to the Rebels on Monday. The result assured Walpole at least a share of the Bay State Conference title. Wellesley (10-7, 7-5 BSC) didn’t play again this week because of rain and remains in second place in the Herget Division. Softball: Wellesley lost an entire week of play to rain, leaving the team to sit on its four-game losing streak. The Raiders (3-12, 2-9 BSC) will play an unusual Sunday game tomorrow morning at 11 a.m., when they host Walpole. Boys’ lacrosse: The Raiders continue to crush all comers, picking up two decisive victories this week. Wellesley (15-0, 10-0 BSC) overwhelmed Braintree, 13-2, on Tuesday and topped Newton North, 10-6, on…
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Wellesley's lacrosse teams kept rolling, while the softball and boys' volleyball squads continued to struggle.
Baseball: The Raiders won two of three games this week but continue to trail Walpole in the Bay State Conference standings. Wellesley (10-6, 7-4 BSC) topped Brookline, 5-4, in 11 innings on Monday then beat Dedham, 4-0, on Tuesday before losing a 6-2 decision against Braintree on Friday. The local nine can redeem an April 27 loss and narrow the gap between themselves and the Rebels when they visit Walpole on Monday at 4 p.m. Softball: Wellesley opened the week with an 11-1 thumping of Brookline, a victory which, coupled with last Friday’s win over Natick, represented the team’s first back-to-back W’s of the season. But the Raiders (3-12, 2-9 BSC) lost four straight to close a jam-packed week: 6-2 to Weymouth, 4-1 to Dedham, 6-2 to Weymouth…
Saturday, May 7, 2011
The boys' lacrosse team and girls' tennis squad continued their dominance and stayed unbeaten.
Baseball: The Raiders continued to falter a bit, suffering their fourth loss in six games and dropping to second place in the Herget Division. Wellesley (7-3, 4-3 Bay State Conference) edged Norwood, 6-5, on Monday before falling, 4-0, to Milton on Thursday. Softball: Wellesley snapped a six-game losing streak, squeaking by Natick, 13-12, on Friday. The Raiders (2-8, 1-6 BSC) lost, 3-1, to Norwood on Monday and 5-1 to Milton on Thursday. Boys’ lacrosse: The Raiders continued their mastery of the Bay State Conference, winning a pair of games by a combined 25 goals. Wellesley (11-0, 6-0 BSC) topped Weymouth, 14-4, on Tuesday and Milton, 16-1, on Friday to remain perfect. Girls’ lacrosse: Wellesley sustained its first loss of the season, 11-9…
Saturday, April 30, 2011
The Wellesley lacrosse teams remained unbeaten, running their combined record to 14-0-1, while the boys' tennis squad suffered its first regular-season loss in three years.
Baseball: The Raiders lost their grip on the Bay State Conference lead this week by losing two of three contests. Wellesley (6-3, 3-1 BSC) beat Needham, 5-1, on Monday but fell to Walpole, 12-10, on Wednesday and to Weymout, 4-3, on Friday. Walpole (6-2, 4-1 BSC) took over first place. The Raiders host Norwood Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in a non-league game. Softball: Wellesley is still seeking its first conference victory, after dropping a pair of one-run games to Needham and Walpole. The Raiders (1-6, 0-4 BSC) lost, 5-4, to the Rockets on Monday and 4-3 to the Rebels on Wednesday, bringing their losing streak to four games. They visit Norwood Monday at 3:45 p.m. Boys’ lacrosse: The Raiders survived their toughest test of the season so far, a …
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Five local teams remain unbeaten after the school vacation week.
Baseball: The Wellesley hardballers took a vacation week trip outside the Bay State Conference, beating Medfield, 8-5, on Tuesday and falling to state No. 1 Catholic Memorial, 11-4, on Thursday. “It’s a chance to see what it’s like to play one of those top two, top five teams in the state,” head coach Rob Kane said of the Raiders’ meeting with the Knights. “CM’s probably the top one or two teams in the state. To get them to come play on our field, and a chance to see what it’s like against Division 1 pitching. … We’re trying to get the guys prepared to play the Bay State, and playing teams like CM … gives us an opportunity to see what’s out there.” The Raiders (5-2, 2-0 BSC) remained atop the conference standings, despite the loss. …
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Nicole Yee and Erin Mathews led an extra-innings rally to help the Raiders beat Sharon, 3-2.
Erin Mathews tied the game with a run-scoring triple in the bottom of the ninth, and Nicole Yee ended it with a walkoff RBI double, as the Wellesley High softball team rallied to beat visiting Sharon, 3-2, Friday afternoon at Hunnewell Field. After the Eagles knotted the contest, 1-1, in the sixth inning and took a 2-1 lead in the top of the ninth, Raider sophomore Ellie DeCaprio started the comeback with a leadoff walk. DeCaprio, who belted a solo home run in the fourth, advanced to second base when Sharon catcher Allie Rubinowitz threw the ball into right field, trying to pick DeCaprio off first. Eagle pitcher Brittany Whiting fanned the next batter, Anne Stewart, but her sixth strikeout proved to be the last out she recorded. Mathews …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
April showers...can't go away soon enough.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
1. Expect lots of rain today, according to the National Weather Service. Too bad, Monday showed so much promise for the week. 2. The Board of Selectmen will meet this morning at 11:30 a.m. at the Wellesley Library’s main branch. The meeting will begin in executive session, but it should open to the public at noon. A spring work plan is the primary item on the agenda. This meeting is in lieu of a meeting next week… 3. …which is school vacation week for the town of Wellesley and many other communities throughout the state. 4. Though it’s likely these games will get rained out, the Wellesley High School baseball and softball teams will take on Dedham tonight. 5. Attorney Julia Landau of Massachusetts Advocates for Children will…