“The” Game

Nov 22, 2017 by

Wakefield looks to spoil a Melrose perfect season Published in the November 22, 2017 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI  MELROSE — It’s a legitimate question for many high school football fans across the state. Will Melrose rest their starters on Thanksgiving against Wakefield? I suppose if you aren’t familiar with the rivalry it makes sense. Melrose clinched a State Championship appearance on Saturday with a 22-8 victory over Hopkinton in the State semifinals. In the grand scheme of things, wouldn’t the Red Raiders want to rest their starters to get ready for the Super Bowl? “Wakefield-Melrose is the Super Bowl,” said Wakefield Memorial High School Athletic Director Brendan Kent. “This game is bigger than the Super Bowl, league championship or any other kind of title game you can think of. This is ‘The Game.’” Kent would know....

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AMTP Earn Your Turkey 5K

Nov 21, 2017 by

Published in the November 21, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — This just in: Thanksgiving dinner is much more satisfying after a morning run around Lake Quannapowitt. The 8th annual “Earn your Turkey” 5K race, sponsored by Active Motion Physical Therapy will take place on Thanksgiving Day at 9 a.m.  Registration on the day of the event takes place from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at the Comverse Building (200 Quannapowitt Parkway). Registration fees are $30 or a $95 team fee with a maximum of four runners per team.  This year, scores will be kept. The top four runners score, and all team members’ times will be added together with the lowest team time winning. If you pre-registered for the event, you can pick up your t-shirt tomorrow from 1 to 4 p.m. at Active Motion Physical...

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Get your tickets now for Thanksgiving Day game...

Nov 21, 2017 by

Published in the November 21, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Wakefield fans attending the 58th annual Thanksgiving Day game between Wakefield and Melrose on Thursday, Nov. 23 at 10:15 a.m. at Melrose High’s Fred Green Field are strongly encouraged to buy their tickets in Wakefield prior to the game. Thanksgiving Day football tickets are now are sale. The cost is $5 for students and senior citizens and $7 for adults. Tickets purchased on game day at Fred Green Field will be $10 for everyone. Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: Honey Dew Donuts, Lowell Street; Honey Dew Donuts, Main Street; Honey Dew Donuts, Greenwood; Smith’s Drug Store and the WMHS Athletics...

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Boys’ cross country places 8th overall at All State Championship Meet...

Nov 20, 2017 by

Warriors compete in Division 1 large school division for the first time Published in the November 20, 2017 edition. WRENTHAM — Although Saturday’s All State Championship did not go exactly as planned this weekend, the Warrior boys’ cross country team has a lot to smile about as it completed one of the best seasons in school history. Despite not having their best performance the boys finished 8th overall in the Division 1 race, a new territory for them after being bumped up from the small school division of last year. The new alignment placed the Warriors in the large school division because of the 983 student population at Wakefield Memorial High School. All season long they have risen to the challenge and performed at a high level. St John’s Shrewsbury came away with the victory...

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Warrior swim team competes at D2 North Sectionals...

Nov 15, 2017 by

Wakefield wins the 2017 Sportsmanship Award Published in the November 15, 2017 edition By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD—The Wakefield Memorial High School Girls’ Varsity Swim Team participated in the MIAA Div.2 North Sectional meet on Saturday at MIT. Head coach Kathy Byrne was able to bring nearly half of her roster as part of her championship qualifying selection. It was a pleasant surprise that the team was awarded the 2017 Sportsmanship Award. “We’re very honored and excited to have won this award,” the coach said, “Sportsmanship is always something we talk about on our team, treating each other like family, treating the visiting teams like guests, and making everyone feel comfortable,” added Byrne. “Sportsmanship has always been the center of our philosophy,” she said. As is to be expected for a championship meet, the adrenaline...

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Gridmen shut down by Wayland

Nov 10, 2017 by

Warriors quickly shift focus to Thanksgiving Published in the November 10, 2017 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — The postgame fallout from these types of losses are typically polarizing. Some teams that lose 41-6 can also lose their confidence. Other teams use it as fuel. The Warriors hosted Wayland at Landrigan last night in their second consolation game of the season, coming off a great win at Gloucester the week before. Unfortunately, Wakefield couldn’t hang with the visiting Warriors, as Wayland took a 35-6 lead into halftime. “We couldn’t match their physicality early in the game,” said Wakefield head coach Steve Cummings. “Hats off to them. They came in, executed and played a great game.” Wayland jumped out to a lead on their first drive, as sophomore quarterback Mason Bolivar took an option keeper...

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