Boys’ hockey beats Stoneham 3-1...

Jan 17, 2020 by

Published in the January 17, 2020 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI STONEHAM — The Wakefield and Stoneham boys’ hockey teams played a quality game on Wednesday night at the Stoneham Arena. In the end, it was a hard-earned 3-1 win for the Warriors who displayed the type of complete-game effort it takes to beat any team in the Middlesex League. The two teams were scoreless after a physical, fast first period. The scoring picked up in the second with captain Scott Elwell getting the Warriors on the board just two minutes into the frame. After the Spartans tied it 49 seconds later, the played reverted back to a high-pressure grind. Wakefield won the period with a goal by Owen Locke from the blue line to take a 2-1 lead into the final period. Wakefield’s defense...

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Boys’ hoop picks up intensity in Arlington win...

Jan 16, 2020 by

Published in the January 16, 2020 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI ARLINGTON — A high school basketball game is never over. So, when the Wakefield High boys’ basketball team scorched the nets at Arlington High in the first four minutes, finally forcing a timeout with the score 12-2, of course it wasn’t over – it just felt that way. “We wanted to run the floor tonight,” said Wakefield head coach Brad Simpson. “We did a really good job of that.” The Warriors stayed aggressive throughout the night on their way to a 67-54 victory, a 6-3 overall record and a 4-2 league mark. Wakefield’s leading scorer once again was Brett Okundaye who had 23 points and eight rebounds. The junior had eight points in a first quarter that ended 20-6 Wakefield. “Of course Brett…” said Simpson who...

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Triumphs over Reading, Stoneham kickstart Warrior winning streak...

Jan 15, 2020 by

Published January 15, 2020 By EMMA LAMBIASO STONEHAM — Last week was a great one as the Wakefield girls’ basketball team took victories over neighbors Reading and Stoneham on back-to-back days. Thursday, the Warriors defeated the Rockets at home in a rescheduled game from earlier in the season. In a very close, game, both teams had fans on the edges of their seats, but in the end, the Warriors pulled ahead by three points to secure a home victory. “We were actually down going into the fourth quarter, and we had a bunch of people step up and hit some big shots. Maeve Gaffney ended up with 15 points in that game, with two huge 3’s in the fourth to kind of seal it for us,” recounted Wakefield Head Coach Jason Pavey. This was the first game...

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