Monday, January 2, 2012
Natick comes from behind to defeat Medford.
The Natick Boys Varsity hockey team closed out 2011 in style with a 5 to 4 win against Medford in a thriller Saturday afternoon. In a game highlighted by momentum, the Red and Blue overcame a 3 to 1 deficit for their first win of the season. After falling behind 1 to 0, Andrew Watkins scored his first varsity goal to tie the game up. Medford however took a 2-1 lead into the second period and subsequently made it 3 to 1 just 24 seconds into the second period. Natick turned it around however after that with second period goals by Tim Dunn and Matt Kustra to tie the game at 3 to 3 heading into the third. The scoring barrage continued in the third, as Natick capitalized on a few power play opportunities as Dunn scored his second of the …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Email nominations to Alissa.Letkowski@patch.com
Our town is full of athletic talent that should not go unnoticed. In our Athlete of the Year feature, we will be recognizing a male or female from Natick High School who really stands out on the playing field, on the court, course, pool or ice. They can be fast runners, accurate shooters or even just have outstanding sportsmanship or a great attitude. Whatever the sport or reason may be, we want to give Natick's athletes the recognition they deserve! To submit a player, simply email Alissa.Letkowski@patch.com with a photo of the athlete and the following information: If your submission is chosen, the athlete will appear on our site. Let's give a shout out to all the great athletes of Natick!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Natick scores early and keeps lead throughout.
Yesterday the one-win Arlington American Legion baseball team welcomed 3-4 Natick to Spy Pond Field hoping to turn things around, but Natick got off to an early lead and never relinquished it, winning 7-4. “These guys were good,” Natick coach Jeff Ward said of Arlington. “I tip my hat to them. They put up a good fight. They didn’t give up when they were down early. But we have to play a little tighter defense and get some more clutch hits for when we play teams like Sudbury, Lowell and Newton, who are in our division and really whacking the ball well now.” Robert Shea got the start for Arlington and was little wild early. He walked second baseman Dan Hurley to lead off the game. Third baseman Derek Reddy (2-5 with a double and a triple, …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
See photos from the Natick High girls softball game against Wellesley on Wednesday.
Natick's Varsity Softball team had and unfortunate loss to Wellesley's Varsity team. It was a very exciting game and extremely close. The girls only lost by one run.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Rockets’ fourth quarter momentum helps them prevail against Natick.
Both Natick and Needham struggled to gain any sort of momentum until the final five minutes of the fourth quarter of the boys game on Tuesday. That’s when the Rockets officially took control and recorded three more goals to secure their eighth win of the season with a 12-7 victory. “[This game] was a very good measuring stick,” said Natick head coach Nathan Kittler. “We threw the ball away a lot. I think that made a big difference. I don’t think you can throw the ball away against a team like Needham. We threw the ball away and allowed them to take advantage, and that’s what the good teams do.” “There really wasn’t [a lot of momentum],” Needham head coach David Wainwright said. “I felt we needed to have a little bit more intensity in …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Natick baseball wins 5-4 Monday afternoon n Dedham.
Dedham High has been playing much better baseball this year opposed to years past. But if you can’t score runs, it can all be for naught, as was the case Monday afternoon against Natick. The Marauders dropped a tough one to the Red and Blue, 5-4 at Memorial Park and the nemesis this time was Dedham’s inability to score runs with men in scoring position. Another factor was Natick closer Mike Pemett, who came in relief in the eighth inning and squelched a Dedham rally before closing the door in the ninth for the five-out save. "We were really happy with the effort of Mike Pemett in the last couple of innings," said Natick manager Josh Hanna. Dedham also had the misfortune of two questionable calls that cost the Marauders two runs and would …