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New England High Schools: Keep Your Eyes On Hingham & Norwell


By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11

If you’re a fan of the Hingham Harbormen then you couldn’t have asked for a better start to their season.

Hingham enters the new week with a 2-0 mark, thanks to wins over Catholic Memorial and St. John’s Prep (Danvers). Both wins secured them the second position in today’s BostonLax.net week two poll, which found Xaverian Brothers in the top spot, while Boston College High School secured the third position, thanks to a win over Cohasset.

Rounding out the site’s top five positions were Duxbury and Lincoln-Sudbury, checking-in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Hingham checked-in first in the Wicked Local South boys power ranking, while NorwellMarshfield, and Plymouth South secured the second, third, and fourth positions, respectively.

The Harbormen face a very interesting test on Saturday, April 13th when they host Simsbury (Conn.) at 1 p.m., and will certainly need another solid outing from Cooper Dainton, who netted four goals in his team’s win over the Eagles this past weekend.

In today’s Wicked Local South girls power rankings, Norwell secured the top spot, thanks to a 2-0 start, while Braintree, Cohasset, and Hingham checked-in second, third, and fourth, respectively.

Norwell, which returned 23 players from last year’s MIAA D2 state championship squad, has commenced its season with convincing wins over Foxboro and Westwood. The win over the Wolverines – an 8-7 victory – should provide the Clippers with some momentum heading into a week where they will face Hingham and Medfield. Both games won’t be easy.

Medfield enters the early week tilt with Norwell with a 1-0 record, thanks to a 19-4 win over Norwood last Friday. The win over the Mustangs was also the Warriors’ initial Tri-Valley League (TVL) victory, too.

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New England High Schools: Lacrosse Notebook (April 2nd, 2019)


By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11 

High school lacrosse is in full swing with loads of teams in action from Maine to Connecticut.

So, let’s get everyone caught up with some news and stories from the past few days with a brand new New England High Schools Notebook.

As always, stay connected with our lacrosse coverage on Twitter @NoontimeLax, while also making sure to follow @LaxRecords for additional content and coverage, as well.

In The News 

Games to Watch in Massachusetts This Week (Apr. 2nd-6th) 

  • Catholic Memorial at Hingham (Apr. 2nd) at 5:30 p.m.
  • Cohasset at Boston College High School (Apr. 2nd) at 6 p.m.
  • Needham at Walpole (Apr. 4th) at 4 p.m.
  • Xaverian Brothers at Boston College High School (Apr. 4th) at 5:45 p.m.
  • Dracut at Billerica (Apr. 5th) at 4 p.m.
  • Lincoln-Sudbury at Cohasett (Apr. 6th) at 1 p.m.

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Mass HS Lax Recap: Wellesley 9, Hingham 7

By Brian Willwerth 

HINGHAM – The Wellesley High School boy’s lacrosse team is going to Harvard.

Backed by a stellar defensive effort in the second half, the fourth-seeded Raiders defeated top-seeded Hingham on Saturday afternoon, 9-7, in the Division 2 East semifinals.

Wellesley held the Harbormen scoreless for nearly the entire second half, too.

While the Raiders’ defense – led by senior goalie Connor Darcey – dominated the second half of play, the game started out as an offensive explosion.

With a big crowd looking on at Hingham High School, Wellesley opened the scoring. But Hingham struck very quickly four straight times, two of them coming from Noah Ellis, but the Raiders rallied to tie the game at 4 with three straight goals of their own.

After Hingham’s Kevin Blair scored the first goal of the second quarter to give the Harbormen the lead again, the Raiders took control, as Andrew Volkmann gave Wellesley a 6-5 lead at halftime.

“We came out of the timeout, held our own, and fought back to get a lead,” said Wellesley head coach Rocky Batty. “That’s one of those gut checks for a team that hasn’t had to have a gut-check for awhile.”

“They had four early and they could’ve had 30 at that pace,” added Batty.

In the second half, Wellesley scored the next three goals to take a 9-5 advantage deep into the fourth quarter, then survived a frantic final two minutes in which the Harbormen cut the lead to 9-7 with 41 seconds remaining. But Hingham would get no closer.

“Usually I defer to the defense instead of the goalie,” said Batty of his team’s ability to keep Hingham off the scoreboard for a long period of time. “Darcey saved the hard ones today. He was sensational.”

Peter Crane and Oliver Saffery had a pair of goals each for Wellesley, while Ellis scored twice for Hingham.

The win sends Wellesley to the final against Concord-Carlisle on Wednesday at Harvard Stadium.  Game time is 5:30 p.m.