‘Being on a team should never be taken for granted’...

Apr 3, 2020 by

Pandemic gives new perspective to Pappas, Warrior track Published in the April 3, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — We all know this is bigger than sports.  Thoughts are with the sick and gratitude is with healthcare workers on the front line.  Even in regards to what an extended absence has meant to students especially for Wakefield High’s class of 2020, sports is just one of the elements affected. Yet for student athletes and coaches, COVID-19’s shutdown of the spring sports season has been very difficult. It’s an important part of their own health and wellness, one that includes friendships and a sorely missed community. Wakefield track and field coach Perry Pappas is one of the many Warrior sports leaders who have gained a new perspective.  “Not being able to coach definitely has reminded me how fortunate I am...

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Four All-Stars named for Wakefield girls’ hockey...

Apr 2, 2020 by

Boudreau is Freedom co-MVP Published in the April 2, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Warriors got some good news after the Middlesex League’s girls’ hockey coaches met to vote on All-Stars after the season. Wakefield, who finished the campaign with a record of 8-8-4, earning a trip to the Div. 2 State Tournament, had four All-Stars in the Freedom Division: Senior captains Hope Melanson (forward) and Sarah Melanson (defense), sophomore Abby Boudreau (goalie) and freshman Grace Seabury (forward). Boudreau was also named to the All Conference team and the Freedom Division Co-Most Valuable Player of the year along with Burlington’s Bella Hacker. “Our All-Stars have contributed to our team this year in very unique ways,” said Wakefield head coach Chrissy Weeden. “Each of these four girls was a huge part of the reason for our...

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Sweeney named to list of top RB’s in New England...

Apr 1, 2020 by

Published April 1, 2020 Wakefield’s Aidan Sweeney was recently named to football preseason watch list. Sweeney was one of 12 running backs from the class of 2022 named on the Excel Sports Academy of New England’s top high school/prep players in the region. Also making the list were Jayden Clerveaux of Everett, Camryn Edward of Norwalk (CT), James Guy, Jr. of St. John’s Prep, Jason Hall of Durfee, Jon Marvan of Wellesley, Antone Moreis of Martha’s Vineyard, Anthony Oquendo of Fitchburg, Jackson Paradis of Tilton (NH), Jack Sharpe of Killingly (CT), Luke Thobahn of Milton Academy and Tyler Tortora of Saint Joseph’s (CT). Sweeney rushed for 22 touchdowns during his sophomore...

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MIAA vote: Spring season extended to June 27...

Mar 31, 2020 by

Tournaments still alive Published in the March 31, 2020 edition. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Board of Directors held a conference call meeting yesterday consisting of over 30 participants representing the board, the Tournament Management Committee (TMC), MIAA staff and members of the press. Discussions were focused on the recommendations brought to the board from the TMC’s March 19 meeting regarding the spring sports season.  A motion passed unanimously to determine that the spring season will begin no earlier than May 4 and will be completed by June 27 with consideration of June 28 for weather and/or facility needs.  This means there is still a possibility of spring tournaments. The TMC will schedule meetings to set forth proposed tournament guidelines based on yesterday’s votes. Those votes mean that spring practice can start on May 4...

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Reminder: Practice social distancing on sports fields...

Mar 30, 2020 by

Published in the March 30, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Administrators at Wakefield Memorial High School would like to remind students and residents to practice social distancing during this time.  There have been reports of large gatherings at the Shaun F. Beasley Track and Field.  Social distancing is about deliberately increasing the physical space between others to avoid spreading illness. The state of Massachusetts has also discouraged gatherings of more than 10 people. Wakefield Memorial High School is not closing the track and field, but encouraging all to be conscious of this issue.  In a March 19 directive, Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio said, “To encourage proper social distancing and ensure the safety of our residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, all courts, ball fields and playground equipment within Wakefield’s schools and parks will be closed...

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