Warriors fall to Winchester 21-7 under rainy Landrigan lights...

Oct 15, 2019 by

Published in the October 15, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — If you could see it through the sideways rain at Landrigan Field on Friday night you would have noticed one key difference in Winchester’s 21-7 win over Wakefield: consistent execution. Senior quarterback Tommy Degnan rushed for all three of Winchester’s scores and the visitors put on a clinic of how to control the clock and take care of the ball with a lead. “Winchester is a very good football team, they were superior in most aspects of the game,” said Wakefield head coach John Rafferty. “They’re a level above us at this point in time.” Building on a consistent theme of evening a deficit, the Warriors executed well during their second possession after Aidan Sweeney fumbled on their first. Following Degnan’s first...

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Warriors play undefeated Winchester tough...

Oct 14, 2019 by

Published in the October 14, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield High volleyball team knew their matchup with 12-0 Winchester would be their biggest challenge of the season. The Warriors, coming off a tough three-match run in which they fell to Burlington, Woburn and Belmont, dropped three sets against Winchester, but that wasn’t nearly the whole story. Wakefield proved that they could compete in the first set, at one point trailing 16-13 before the visitors took over and went on a 9-0 run. Warrior captains Maddie Melanson and Katie Pearl kept the team in the set early with a couple of strong kills. Wakefield served extremely well all match. An Abbie Coughlin ace tied it up at 8-8 and Clara Butler’s second ace of the set gave the Warriors a 10-9 lead. Winchester’s...

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Warriors hold on for clutch win in first race on Kelly Ledoux-Walsh Trail...

Oct 11, 2019 by

Published in the October 11, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Kelly Ledoux-Walsh was a big part of the cross-country program when she was at Wakefield High School. Now she will continue to be a big part of the program as Kelly’s Trail was unveiled in her memory on Monday to kick off the home opener. Facing Burlington, the athletes had a chance to compete on Kelly’s Trail for the first time, and will continue to do so long into the future. Despite a strong effort from the Red Devils, the Warriors came away with a 23-34 victory. Matt Roberto took an early lead, but Burlington’s James Johnson did not fall far behind as he pushed Roberto the whole distance. Johnson was never able to reel Roberto in, finishing 2nd to the Warrior star. Roberto finished...

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