Boys’ and girls’ tennis wrap up season with a celebratory banquet...

Jun 14, 2019 by

Published in the June 14, 2019 edition. By NOAH GREIF STONEHAM — After a long season of hard work, the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams hosted what was a banquet to remember for the ages. The boys’ team traveled straight to the banquet after their Div. 2 North quarterfinal loss to North Andover, still dressed in their bright red uniforms, while girls’ coach Kathy Healey told the amusing stories of teaching players self-defense and yoga. The teams made their way to Bear Hill Golf Club last Thursday, where there were plenty of achievements to be recognized. Boys’ coach Cheryl Connors and coach Healey remarked on the successful seasons of their respective teams. The coaches expressed their extreme pride in their teams, noting that each player improved, always came ready to play, were very dedicated...

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Wakefield’s run comes to an end against Woburn in semifinals, 6-3...

Jun 13, 2019 by

Published in the June 13, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI LYNN — Before we go any further let’s get this out of the way: It was a season Wakefield fans won’t soon forget. A Middlesex League Freedom Division championship, a second straight trip to the playoffs, the program’s first tournament win since 2003 and a visit to historic Fraser Field for a semifinal against an experienced, deep and talented team. The Warriors will be dissatisfied with their 6-3 loss to Woburn to end the season yesterday; they were there to win. But hopefully they took a second to look around and soak it in. Not many teams make it this far. Not many teams refuse to quit while facing a 6-1 deficit either. Liberty Division MVP Ryan Qualey (6.2 IP, 4 H, 9 K’s,...

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Historic season comes to an end for Warrior netmen...

Jun 12, 2019 by

Published June 12, 2019 By NOAH GREIF NORTH ANDOVER — As it is so often heard, “All good things must come to an end.” Last Thursday, a season to remember for the Wakefield Warriors boys’ tennis team came to a disappointing close as they fell to a strong team in North Andover in the Division 2 North Quarterfinals of the MIAA State Tournament. However, the team has no reason to be sulking, as they produced what must be considered the greatest season the program has seen under coach Cheryl Connors and arguably the entire history of the program. Fresh off of an upset of No. 1 seed Somerville, the Warriors knew the road would only get tougher in the draw. “North Andover was a very strong team, but we stepped up well despite the...

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