Monday, August 27, 2012
Wayland-Weston crew team members didn't take a break this summer, but kept up their rowing with area competitive teams.
The article below was provided by Elizabeth Russell-Skehan Many Wayland-Weston Crew (WWCrew) rowers and coxswains spent their summer rowing on various club teams to sharpen their skills and improve their fitness. Most of these club teams race at The 130th Royal Canadian Henley in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. The Wayland-Weston athletes succeeded in these very competitive races against crews from Canada, the United States and other countries. Will Purman of Wayland, rowing for the Vesper Boat Club of Philadelphia, won gold in the men’s senior 4x boat. He also placed third in a men’s heavyweight 8+ boat and second in a men’s lightweight 8+ boat, all for Vesper. Purman is a WWCrew alumnus and rows for the University of Delaware’s …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Tide posts more than 100 best times at event.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Editor's note: Submitted by the Weston Athletic Department. The Weston Swimming and Diving program took part in the DCL Championships last week, with both programs putting up a number of strong performances; over 100 best times were posted by Tide athletes in the meet. Competition began with the diving, held last Wednesday and Thursday at the Beede Center in Concord. Rapidly improving freshman Mikaela Thompson totaled a career-best 228.00 in the one-meter event, taking third overall, and garnering a berth on the DCL all-star team. Junior Camille Casey and senior Eliza Robson all scored points for Weston. On the boys’ side, junior Jamie Packs led the way with a fourth place finish. Senior Kian Nowrouzi and freshman Spencer Clough also …
Dedham's seven free throws lifted the Marauders past Weston in overtime.
Needing one more win to clinch the Division III MIAA tournament, the Dedham High School boys' basketball team rode the hot hand of Rohit Kumar, (10 points) who sank six free throws in the extra session, which lifted the Marauders past the Weston Wildcats, 62-58. The win marks Dedham’s seventh of the season, as well as their second consecutive year of playoff basketball. “I’m excited for our guys because they’ve worked hard, and now we’re going to try to improve our seed,” said Dedham head coach Mike Plansky. “It feels good,” said Marauders forward Vinny Iarrobino, who turned in 17 points. “We’re in the playoffs now, and now we’ve got to get back to practice.” As for Weston, this was once again another learning opportunity for a team …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Patch spoke with Bill MacDonald after the girls beat Newton South, 3-1, on Wednesday.
Patch: How long have you coached this team for? MacDonald: This team started in around 2003 or 2002. I’ve been with the program from the beginning. It started as a club team, then we went to varsity. We have always been a co-op. We’ve had some good years, and we’ve had some challenging years. Patch: What has it been like building a program? MacDonald: Well, it takes a little bit of an effort. We do have a learn-to-skate program on Saturdays and Sundays with kindergartners through eighth graders. That’s really helped to build the program. We’ve got some kids coming through the ranks now. The program is starting to see those kids. We don’t have a youth hockey program, so we need to have the kids take the initiative and do full seasons with …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The squad beat Newton South, 3-1, Wednesday night.
The Wayland-Weston girls hockey team moved a little closer to erasing the painful memories of the past few years. Beating Newton South 3-1 Wednesday night, Wayland-Weston now only has to win one of its remaining four games to punch a ticket to the postseason. “For a team that has had challenges the last few years--I mean we didn’t win a game the last two years--it’s very big,” Wayland-Weston coach Bill MacDonald said about the chance to make the playoffs. “It’s big because we are such a young program. This is a turning point for us. We are really looking forward to that opportunity.” And Wednesday’s victory did not come easy as Wayland-Weston was playing for the second consecutive day, having faced Mansfield-Oliver Ames the previous night…
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Patch spoke with the coach after the boys lost a close game to Randolph Monday.
Patch: Being a first-year coach, what are some of the challenges you have faced? Gibbons: Basically, articulating what you want from the kids. That’s always a challenge because you come in here with a full head of steam, so much energy and enthusiasm, all the coaches do. The toughest part is articulating to the kids where they can transfer what you expect out of them on a day-to-day basis. Patch: Prior to coming here, what was your experience? Gibbons: Mainly playing. Coached a little bit, but I played in college and played overseas in Europe for four years in the pros. I’ve always been around the game. I grew up in Jersey. I was fortunate to have been good enough to play for two of the best basketball minds in the game. I played for Bob …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Weston loses 59-52 to Randolph.
Although unable to break its losing streak, the Weston High School boys' basketball team displayed signs of a squad finally gelling in the Wildcats’ 59-52 loss to Randolph Monday night. “I think we’re getting closer and closer to where we need to be,” said Wildcats coach Rob Gibbons. “Tonight’s a validation of that. We did fall short, but I felt we put two halves of good basketball together. That’s something we’ve been struggling to do for a little while.” The loss drops Weston to 2-12 on the season and pushes the Wildcats’ losing streak to nine games. The struggling Wildcats exhibited a fiery competitiveness to begin the contest as they garnered a 9-3 lead when senior Tim Grant nailed a three-pointer. (Grant finished the game with 16…
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Patch talked with Saliah Serrette after the Weston girls' basketball team lost to Acton-Boxborough Tuesday night.
Patch: How’s the season going? Serrette: The season is going well. Our record isn’t the best, but we’re fighting very hard, putting in a lot of effort, which is always great. Patch: Personally, how is your season going? Serrette: Personally, I’m doing very well, actually. I’ve been working a lot on my rebounding. This year I’ve averaged a lot more points than I have in the past. So it’s been pretty well this year. Patch: What type of work do you put in to gear up for the regular season? Serrette: I play AAU for the New Hampshire Rivals, which is almost all year except for the school season. And I also do a lot of work by myself. I have a court outside. I do a lot of individual work by myself. Patch: I know the team is struggling. How hard …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Recent wins, tie with "powerhouse" Wayland bolster team.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Editor's note: Photos courtesy of Kenneth S. Barron. On Jan. 11, the Weston High School Varsity Wrestling team matched up against the Shepherd Hill School of Dudley, Mass. Weston won that match convincingly, 54-6, and improved their overall record to 3-2-1 on the season. At this point in the season, the wrestling team’s record is 4-6-1, highlighted by the Shepherd Hill win as well as last night's 45-31 win over Acton-Boxborough, and a 39-39 tie with "perennial wrestling powerhouse" Wayland at the annual Christmas Eve match, according to Weston Athletic Director Mike McGrath. "The squad of over 30 wrestlers has benefited from strong senior leadership this season with other wins over Shepherd Hill of Dudley, The Brooks School and Winchester…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Wildcats lose 63-30 to slip to 2-8 on the season.
A youthful squad against a full-court press proved to be a disastrous combination for the Weston High girls' basketball team as the Wildcats were flattened 63-30 by Acton-Boxborough Tuesday night. “The effort is always there with these girls,” said Weston coach Mark Madden. “It’s a matter of us executing, especially against the press. That’s where we are kind of struggling right now is against people’s presses. We need to keep our eyes up a little bit more.” He added, “We are a young team with one senior, four juniors, three sophomores, and three freshmen. So we are playing a lot of underclassmen who are playing their first varsity experience. You can see them progressing as the season goes on. Now, we’re just waiting for it to all click. …