Dodging for Dollars another huge success for Boys and Girls’ Clubs of Stoneham and Wakefield...

Jun 24, 2019 by

Published in the June 24, 2019 edition. STONEHAM — The Boys and Girls Clubs of Stoneham and Wakefield’s fourth annual Dodging for Dollars event exceeded its original fundraising goal of $50,000, raising a grand total of $62,000 to support local youth. The record-breaking continued as the event involved a cumulative 400 dodgeball players from 44 teams and collected over 1,400 unique donations to make Dodging for Dollars the most successful event yet. Stakes were at an all-time high as old rivalries reared their heads, new rivalries formed, and rookie teams upset legends over the course of ten dodgeball-packed days. Per usual, the inter-town matchups resulted in some of the most intense games: In the Stoneham Leaders vs. Wakefield Leaders game, things came down to the wire as the Stoneham Leaders barely edged a win...

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Softball team celebrates season at banquet...

Jun 20, 2019 by

Published in the June 20, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Memorial High School softball team celebrated their annual end of the season banquet recently. The Warriors finished the season with a record of 9-11, finishing just one game out of qualifying for the tournament in head coach Chris Tolios’ first season at the helm. Led by a strong senior group of Norah Coyne, Alana Galatas and captains Julia DiFazio and Juliette Guanci, the Warriors scored plenty of runs and built a great foundation for the future. The two additional captains were Sophia Gosselin-Smoske and Taylor Owen both from a strong junior class that also included Wakefield’s top two pitchers Kayleigh Callanan and Sophia Tremblay. Coach Tolios and assistant coach Janel Stevenson presented team awards to the Warriors. The Jack E. McGuire Award for...

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They will be there for Zach Frank Saturday...

Jun 19, 2019 by

2nd Speed Lacrosse Tournament at Landrigan in honor of late WMHS star Published June 19, 2019 By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — If you’re going to the second annual Zachary P. Frank Lacrosse Scholarship Tournament on Saturday you might want to think about wearing one of those “Hello my name is…” stickers. Sure, you’ll recognize some people. Maybe some old buddies from Wakefield; a teammate of yours at Plymouth State; maybe you’ll see a coworker from Tom James of Boston. But you better be prepared to introduce yourself because there’s no chance you’ll know everybody. Yes, you’ll be impressed with the masses of Frank fans flooding into Landrigan Field in their No. 23 pinnies but you won’t be surprised. Because if you’re going to the tournament this weekend, then you most likely knew Zach. And...

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