Friday, March 1, 2013
The Raiders won their first-round game of the Division 3 North Section Tournament.
Watertown High School went on the road and beat No. 6 seed Hamilton-Wenham, 42-37, in the first round of the MIAA Div. 3 North girls' basketball tournament. With Thursday night's state tourney win, the 11th-seeded Raiders improved to 11-10 and moves on to the quarterfinals. The results of the tournament worked in Watertown's favor, and the Raiders will host the section quarterfinal against 14th-seed Amesbury (10-10). The game will be Sunday, March 3 at 4 p.m.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Raiders defeated Northeast Regional to set up a showdown with top seeded North Reading.
Watertown's boys' basketball team came in with an equal record as their first round opponent in the state tournament - Northeast Regional - and as a lower seed, but the Raiders showed they which team was best by routing the hosts. Kevin Ditietrantonio scored 19 points for the Raiders and PJ Hairson added another 17 points in Watertown's 80-53 win Wednesday night in Wakefield, according to a report on Boston.com. Next up for Watertown is North Reading, the undefeated and top seeded team in the North Section Div. 3 tournament. The Raiders play the section quarterfinal at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at North Reading.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Raiders move on to the second round after defeating fourth seeded Tewksbury.
The statistics look bad, but Watertown came out on top where it counts in Tuesday's boys' hockey state tournament game against Tewksbury. The Raiders were outshot by the host team 47-16, but Watertown goalie Anthony Busconi stopped all but two of the shots in the 3-2 win in the Div. 2 North Section game, according to a report in the Lowell Sun. Watertown (10-9-2), which came in as the 13th seed, upset the fourth seed Tewksbury (14-4-1). The Raiders move on to the quarterfinals to face Concord-Carlisle. The No. 12 seed beat No. 5 Newburyport 4-2. The Raiders play Friday, March 1 at 8 p.m. at O'Brien Rink in Woburn.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Arlington skated out of Watertown with a shutout win.
Familiar foes Watertown/Melrose and Arlington met for the second time this season with the same outcome - a Spy Ponders win - but this time the stakes were higher as the teams met in the MIAA Girls' Ice Hockey State Tournament. Arlington struck early in the game played at John Ryan Arena in Watertown. Senior Carolyn Woodin scored 1:36 into the game. Senior Shannon Hickey and junior Meredith Gallagher assisted on the play. The Raiders had their shot to even the score, with two power plays late in the first period. Watertown could not cash in on either. The Spy Ponders then had to power plays of their own, neither of which resulted in a goal. Late in the second, Woodin struck again, this time with assists from senior Shannon Reilly and …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Raiders have two teams in the ice hockey state tournament.
Two Watertown High School hockey squads made the MIAA state tournament, with the girls hosting their first round game and the boys heading out on the road. The girls' team received the 14th seed in the MIAA North Section Div. 1 tournament and the team hosts Arlington today at 5 p.m. at the Ryan Skating Arena. The Raiders finished the regular season with a record of 13-7-2, while No. 19 seed Arlington has a record of 11-8-1. Arlington, which is also in the Middlesex League, won the regular season game between the two teams, 3-1. Watertown's boys' hockey squad heads to Tewksbury for the first round game in the MIAA Div. 2 North section tourney. The game will be played Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Stoneham Arena. After finishing with a record of 9…
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Both squads from Watertown earned spots in the state tournament.
Watertown High School has a pair of state tournament teams, as both the boys and girls basketball teams were selected by the MIAA to play in the Div. 3 North Section tournament. The boys' head to Wakefield to face Northeast Metro Regional High School on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Coach Steve Harrington's squad finished the regular season with a record of 12-8. They earned the ninth seed and face number 8 seeded Northeast Regional, which also had a 12-8 record. The winner plays North Reading, the top seed in the North Section with a perfect 20-0 record. The Raiders' girls' team faces Hamilton-Wenham on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. WHS got into the tournament with a run of wins at the end of the season. Watertown finished 10-10 under coach …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The high school celebrated three of its athletes who signed letters of intent to play sports in college.
For many athletes, high school graduation means the end of competitive sports, but three Watertown High School seniors will take their game to the next level. Field hockey players Alyssa Carlson and Lauren Sutherland and lacrosse player Danny Loprete signed letters of intent to play in college. On Thursday they were honored with a ceremony at the school attended by family, coaches and friends (see the video to the right to see some of the action). Carlson will head to Northeastern in the fall, where she will be reunited with her sister Katie, a current sophomore on the Huskies' field hockey team. "It's going to be fun," Carlson said. "We played together for two years in high school." What position she will play remains up in the air, said…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Watertown traveled to Wilmington and thumped the Wildcats in a 76-45 win on Tuesday.
Watertown spoiled Wilmington's boys basketball senior night as the visitors earned a blowout victory on Tuesday. Junior guard Kevin DiPietrantonio shot the lights out for Watertown, drilling six threes en route to 25 points to lead the team to a 75-46 win. Also contributing for Watertown were Cesar Fulcar with 13 points, Joey Farrar with 10 markers and Brendan Hoban with 13 points of his own.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Alyssa Carlson and Brenna McDonald headed into Boston to be part of the annual celebration.
Two Watertown High School students joined hundreds of other female athletes at Faneuil Hall on Friday to be a part of the Massachusetts Celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day. Alyssa Carlson, who plays field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse, and Brenna McDonald, a soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse player, were chosen to attend the annual event, which this year has a theme of "Girls in Sports: An Investment in the Future." Carlson and McDonald received a certificate during the morning's celebration, as did two girls from each participating high school. Amy Latimer, TD Garden President, presented the keynote speech at the event co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and the New Agenda: Northeast. …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Watertown celebrated its share of sporting triumphs this year, see the best of the year!
1. Watertown High School took a magical ride through the boys' soccer state tournament this fall. The Raiders followed a solid regular season with series of tourney victories — many in overtime or on penalty kicks — that earned WHS its first state final berth. The Raiders' Cinderella story ended in Worcester in the final against Sutton. 2. Despite losing some top players from last year's state title team, the Raiders field hockey team rolled to its fourth straight state title. Watertown High School even improved from last year, finishing undefeated and untied. The team now has one of the longest winning streaks, ever, in the state and nation. 3. After years of frustration, the WHS football team enjoyed the sweet taste of victory on …