Warriors need wins in final two games after loss to Melrose...

Feb 15, 2019 by

Published in the February 15, 2019 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI MEDFORD — Success is often determined by a response to adversity. The Wakefield High girls’ hockey team has a decision to make after falling to Melrose 6-1 on Wednesday at Flynn Rink. They can let it bring their spirits down or they can use it as fuel for their final two games of the season. “It was not the outcome we wanted at all,” said Wakefield head coach Chrissy Weeden. “I wish the score was not indicative of how we played, but it was. Our message after the game was simple: The past 18 games are over and we now have game 19 Saturday. We are refocusing on that game only.” Melrose put home two nearly identical goals in the first with Wakefield goalie Abby...

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The Kings in the North: Warriors are Sectional champs...

Feb 14, 2019 by

Published in the February 14, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI MELROSE — It wasn’t necessarily a revenge story. But when the Wakefield wrestling team rolled into Melrose for the North Sectionals on Saturday, they knew who their top competition was. The Warriors executed their gameplan and focused on their individual matchups; it was just an added bonus that they scored more points (190) than second-place Melrose (162) just 10 days after the Red Raiders edged the Warriors in the “Brawl in the Hall” for the Freedom Division Championship. Wakefield and Melrose are always in the mix at the Div. 3 North Sectional. Melrose won the North last year, scoring 218 to Wakefield’s 206. The 2018-19 Wakefield High wrestling team was built for a tournament like this. They have the upper-echelon talent, but what separated...

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Wakefield gymnastics ends regular season on a high note...

Feb 13, 2019 by

Published February 13, 2019 By DAN PAWLOWSKI ARLINGTON — The Wakefield High gymnastics team made sure they went into the Middlesex League Meet on Monday with plenty of momentum, putting together one of their best performances of the season on Friday night to beat Arlington for their fourth straight win. “It was an awesome way to end the regular season,” said Wakefield head coach Rachel Lucas as the Warriors got their second highest team score of the year (140.35). “Really impressive performances by all of our gymnasts to end the season on a high note.” With that win, the Warriors ended the year at an astounding 7-1 which is the best the record in recent memory at Wakefield High. After the program hadn’t won a meet in over ten years, coach Lucas brought immediate...

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