Monday, February 25, 2013
The Red Hawks went 13-7 during the regular season.
The MIAA Boys Basketball State Tournament brackets have been released, and 11th-seeded Natick will travel to 6th-seeded North Quincy on Thursday in a Division 1 South Sectional matchup. The game is slated for a 7 p.m. tip-off. Natick went 13-7 during the regular season, while North Quincy, who plays in the Patriot League, finished the regular season at 15-5. The winner will face the winner of the (3)BC High/(14) Braintree game that will be played on Wednesday at BC High. In other Red Hawks news, the boys hockey team also qualified for the postseason, but are waiting on the results of the Super 8 Play-in games to see where they will play. They're expected to find out tonight, according to Natick Athletic Director Tim Collins. Join the …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Natick led the Wamps for most of the first half, but the Wamps' athleticism was too much for the home team in the end.
The Natick girls basketball team fell to Braintree last night, 54-44, in a game that was a tale of two halves. "We're all about the little things," Braintree coach Kristen McDonnell said after the win. "We pride ourselves on defense. We pride ourselves on defense. We didn't do that early on. We can't just turn on our offense without those things." With the loss, the Red Hawks fall to 5-8, while the Wamps improve their record on the season to 13-2. Natick led for most of the first half. The Red Hawks came out running, putting the pressure on the Wamps. Junior guard Katie Anderson drove down the lane and scored to extend Natick's lead to 11-8 at the 4:20 mark in the first quarter, and shortly thereafter senior Lauren McCall (14 points) …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Lady Red Hawks battled hard all night long in a game that could've gone either way.
Monday, January 28
In a game that was anyone's to win, the Natick girls hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie against Braintree. Braintree goaltender Rachael Brazil was outstanding all night, keeping the Red Hawks from scoring a second goal, while the Natick defense was equally good, keeping the Wamps from earning the win.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Plymouth South had made an appeal to the MIAA over the use of an illegal football after losing to the Red Hawks in the Division 2A semifinal
The Boston Globe is reporting that all Natick High School football coaches will have to attend four separate sportsmanship classes by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association's football committee. The ruling comes after Plymouth South appealed to the MIAA after Natick defeated them in the Division 2A semifinal, 38-33. The MIAA postseason requires the use of the Spaulding J5V ball, but because of the poor weather conditions a Natick coach had requested to use a Wilson ball because it's easier to grip. Despite the fact that the officials told Natick coaches that it was okay, Plymouth South later complained and even asked that the Red Hawks' win be overturned. While the committee did rule that Natick did not intentionally use …
Friday, December 28, 2012
From January through December you've followed along with us as stories came and went in Natick. Here are some of the biggest and most memorable stories of 2012.
A lot can happen in a year, and in 2012 a lot happened in Natick. Patch has tried to be there every step of the way to help keep you informed of what's going on in town, and here are some of the biggest stories of 2012. In no particular order: What did we miss? Is there a story that happened in Natick in 2012 that you think should be listed here? Tell us in the comments. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Monday, December 3, 2012
Images from Natick's Super Bowl game against Beverly.
Natick was defeated in the Division 2A Super Bowl by Beverly in a game that was undecided until its final seconds.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Natick High students will choose today from two proposed designs for the Red Hawk logo.
The choices have been narrowed from six to two. And by the end of today, there will be one. Natick High students today will choose between two tentative designs for the Red Hawk logo. The mascot replaces the temporary "Red and Blue," name, which essentially was a bridge between the Redmen and now, the Red Hawks. "The designer gave us six logos, and we decided to go from six to two," said Principal Rose Bertucci. "We'll choose the final one (today.)" After much debate and some degree of controversy, the Red Hawks were chosen in early May as the "official" Natick High mascot. The Red Hawk will assume its position in Natick's history when the new high school opens in the fall. Following complaints from the Native American community, Natick …
Friday, May 4, 2012
The vote may have been influenced by a red hawk flying through a school window last year.
A school mascot is more than a name; it's an identity, aimed to bring together the community and facilitate a sense of pride. So when Natick High switched in 2009 from the traditional "Redmen" name to "Red and Blue," it didn't sit well with some who saw the Redmen name not as offensive, but as an identity. It's principal Rose Bertucci's hope, however, that the newly chosen "Red Hawks" mascot will play just as large a role in the school's history. More than half of 750 votes cast for a new mascot on Tuesday went to the Red Hawks. The second most popular choice was the Knights, which captured 22 percent of the vote. An informal vote of eighth-graders from both middle schools also showed Red Hawks as the favorite. "There's still a wound …