Gridmen beat Winchester in home opener...

Sep 18, 2017 by

Warriors start fast, maintain lead in big 28-13 win Published in the September 18, 2017 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — Warrior football ran onto a misty Landrigan Field on Friday night looking for a bounce-back win in the home opener over a team that beat them 35-7 the year before. Wakefield started fast against Winchester and sustained their drives late to hold on to a huge win. Warrior fans who faced the early rain head-on will surely remember Wakefield’s first two plays from scrimmage, but it was actually the defense that set the tone in this one. On Winchester’s first drive, the Sachems picked up a first down but the defensive front, led by co-captains Alex Joly and Devin O’Brien stuffed a couple of run attempts forcing a third and long from about...

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Girls’ soccer looking forward to a great season...

Sep 18, 2017 by

Start off 1-2 against a tough Middlesex League Published in the September 18, 2017 edition. By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD—The 2017 fall season has begun and the WMHS girls’ varsity soccer team has started their season out 1-2 in the first 3 games. It’s been a slow start for the Warriors, after dropping the first two games of the year, albeit to strong sides in Winchester and Lexington. Last Thursday, the Warriors got into the win column when they took out Burlington by a 3-1 score. The performance against Burlington was more of what head coach Steph Martin was hoping to see from her team this year, as it’s weighted heavily in senior leadership bringing expectations of success. “We have a big senior class,” Coach Martin said in a recent interview. “We have ten seniors. A...

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Girls’ cross country edged by Arlington in great opening race...

Sep 15, 2017 by

Published on the September 15, 2017 edition. Lucey takes first place for Warriors WAKEFIELD — Wakefield girls’ cross country hosted Arlington in the first meet of the season on Tuesday. This race was the first of two crossover meets to open the season for the Warriors. They will not count towards winning a championship, but Wakefield held tough against a serious numbers disadvantage and just lost 27-28. Arlington had 55 girls running, while Wakefield had 11. “I was really impressed with our first home meet,” said head coach Karen Barrett. “On paper, it looked like we were going to get beat really bad. We lost four point-scorers and Arlington did not lose anybody from last season. We really showed a lot of grit and talent.” During a meet that Barrett thought was a great...

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Boys’ cross country looking to defend state title...

Sep 14, 2017 by

Published in the September 14, 2017 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield boys’ cross country team begins their 2017 season in a different division with a shiny new target on their back. The Warriors will move up to Division 3 this year, as they look to defend their 2016 state title. Last year’s team won the Division 4 Eastern Mass. state championship and finished second at all-states. The move up to D3 means that the boys would compete in the large division if they made it back to all-states this year, something that 2016’s Division 4 all-scholastic coach of the year, Perry Pappas, would love to see his team accomplish. While the boys return many members of that historic run last season, this year’s team will have to work on their depth in order...

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Boys’ soccer learns plenty in defeat to reigning state champs...

Sep 13, 2017 by

Published in the September 13, 2017 edition By DAN MARGARITA WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield High boy’s soccer team hosted a powerful Lexington squad last night and was beaten solidly by a score of 7-0 at the Galvin Middle School. “I don’t know if there’s a harder schedule to open up against…a Middlesex League champ (Winchester) and a state champ (Lexington) in the first three games. That’s tough, but it’s a good indication of what we’ve got to do and where we need to go,” said Wakefield coach Andrew Tetrault. Lexington took charge right away, with Dylan Corbett leading the way. Midway through the first half Wakefield seemed to get their bearings and took control of the game for a while. Josh Ell had a shot hit the cross bar for Wakefield’s best scoring chance....

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Jandrys to fight for Haymakers of Hope October 5...

Sep 13, 2017 by

To be sponsored by Tony Bartolo of Tony’s Auto Body, LLC of Malden Published in the September 13, 2017 edition BOSTON — Stephanie Jean Jandrys is a local boxer who is ready to make a difference. On October 5, Jandrys is scheduled to fight at the House of Blues during the Belles of the Brawl to raise money for Haymakers of Hope. Jandrys will be sponsored by Tony Bartolo, owner of Tony’s Auto Body, LLC of Malden. “Stephanie’s true passion for the cause is what has continually driven her day-by-day to train to be the best she can be,” said Bartolo. “Her dedication is what drew me to sponsor her for this fight.” Jandrys is a trainer and an instructor at Title Boxing in Saugus/Danvers. This will be her first fight, and she has...

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