NHS Athletics: Rockets Review
(1.26 - 2.1)

On Thursday, Needham HS's 80+ Varsity and Club Athletic Captains attended an in house Captains Leadership Workshop.  Dr. Earl Walker, a former championship wrestler and current sport psychologist, talked to students about Leadership, Performance and Responsibility within the role of being a Captain.  After Dr. Walker's presentation, the students broke up into groups to discuss issues facing them in athletics, a potential service project, and came up with new "hashtags" for the NHS Rockets twitter account.  For any of you on twitter, the Captains have chosen #FuelUp for any pregame tweet & #Get Launched after any win or accomplishment!
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Dr. Walker presents to the Captains

Boys Basketball  (10-4) 
1/30/15 vs Brookline W 60-57 OT
2/1/15 @ Lincoln-Sudbury  W 44-41
Girls Basketball  (9-5)  
1/30/15 @ Brookline W 38-26
1/31/15 @ Newton South L 51-42  

Boys Ice Hockey (3-8-4) Senior Night is Saturday vs Weymouth!
1/28/15 vs Dedham  W 6-2   
1/31/15 vs Brookline  T 3-3  

Girls Ice Hockey (8-4-2) Rockets in the top 25 in ESPN Boston's rankings! 
1/28/15 @ Dedham T 2-2   
1/31/15 @ Brookline/Newton South W 7-0   

Boys Indoor Track (4-1) 
1/29/15 vs Milton  W 55-45
Jack Strollo broke the School Record in the 600 with a time of 1:24.57!

Girls Indoor Track (2-2-1) 
1/29/15 vs Milton : 51.5-48.5

Wrestling (9-3) 
1/29/15 @ Brookline W 63-6

Boys Swimming (4-3)  
1/29/15  BSC Meet:  Team 4th Place

Girls Gymnastics (3-4)
1/30/15 @ Walpole W 124.5-119.8

Boys Alpine Ski
Saturdays races were snowed out but the Rockets hope to return to action this week at Blue Hills and Ragged Mtn

Girls Alpine Ski
Saturdays races were snowed out but the Rockets hope to return to action this week at Blue Hills and Ragged Mtn

The Club Bowling Team picked up their first team win on Friday!  They rallied from down big in the 2nd baker match and closed with 5 straight strikes! They beat Holy Name 26-10! Congrats to Coach Magni, Coach Odierna and the team!
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Thursday also marked the first match for our new Club Squash Team! They took on Newton North and the Rockets swept all 15 matches for the win!  Congrats to Coach Wilson and the team!
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Photos from Richard Dodds

Visit http://nhs.needham.k12.ma.us/athletics for Rockets Athletic news, updates, forms, links, and complete team schedules.  Please also view NHS Boosters Athletic Events Photo Galleries at http://www.davearnoldphotography.com for Needham HS athletes and teams in action.

Additional sites to check for more in-depth information and stories are the Needham Times online at http://www.wickedlocal.com/needham/sports/high_school, Hometown Weekly http://hometownweekly.net/index145.htm the Needham Patch online at http://needham.patch.com/sports, and the Needham Channel YouTube site atwww.youtube.com/user/TheNeedhamChannel

NHS Athletic Events Schedule 2.2-2.8 
Home Varsity Events (All Other Home Events)
Away Varsity Events (All Other Away Events)
Home Varsity Night Events 
Middle School Events 
Cheer and Dance BSC Championship 
Indoor Track BSC Meet 
Boys Swim Sectional Championship 
Gymnastics BSC Meet
Emmanuel College Dance Competition

Day, DateStartTeam(s)H/AOpponent(s)/EventLocationBus Depart
2/2/20153:45 PMGirls MS BasketballAway Fuller MS Framingham
Fuller MS2:35 PM
2/2/20154:45 PMBoys MS Gold BasketballAway Fuller MS Framingham
Fuller MS2:35 PM
2/2/20158:00 PMClub SquashAwayNewton North HS
Harvard Muir Center7:15 PM
2/3/20153:00 PMBoys MS BasketballHomeNeedham Gold vs GoldPollard MS
2/3/20153:45 PMBoys Fr BasketballAwayFramingham HSFramingham HS2:45 PM
2/3/20153:45 PMGirls Fr BasketballHomeFramingham HSNHS
2/3/20155:00/6:30 PMBoys JV/Var BasketballAwayFramingham HSFramingham HS3:45 PM
2/3/20155:00/6:30 PMGirls JV/Var BasketballHomeFramingham HSNHS
2/3/20156:30 PMGirls Var GymnasticsHomeFramingham HSNHS B Gym
2/4/20153:50 PMGirls JV Ice HockeyAwayFramingham HSLoring Rink2:45 PM
2/4/20154:30 PMBoys & Girls Var Indoor TrackAwayBSC MeetReggie Lewis2:45 PM
2/4/20155:45 PMBoys & Girls Var SkiingHomeBlue Hills RacesBlue Hills
2/4/20156:00 PMGirls Var Ice HockeyHomeFramingham HSBabson College
2/4/20157:00 PMBoys Var WrestlingHomeDedham HSNHS A Gym
2/4/20157:10 PMBoys Var Ice HockeyAwayFramingham HSLoring Rink5:30 PM
2/5/20153:45 PMBoys JV BasketballHomeDedham HSNHS A Gym
2/5/20153:45 PMGirls JV BasketballAwayDedham HSDedham HS3:00 PM
2/5/20153:45 PMGirls MS BasketballAwayWellesley MS 2Wellesley MS2:35 PM
2/5/20154:00 PMClub SquashAwaySquashbustersNortheastern University3:15 PM
2/5/20154:45 PMBoys MS Blue BasketballAwayWellesley MS 2Wellesley MS2:35 PM
2/5/20155:15 PMBoys Var BasketballHomeDedham HSNHS A Gym
2/5/20155:15 PMGirls Var BasketballAwayDedham HSDedham HS4:15 PM
2/5/20155:45 PMBoys & Girls SkiingAwayBlue Hills RacesBlue Hills
2/6/20153:15 PMClub BowlingAwayGrafton HSAuburn AMF Lanes2:35 PM
2/6/20153:45 PMBoys Fr BasketballHomeWeymouth HSNHS A Gym
2/6/20153:45 PMBoys Blue & Girls MS BasketballHomeWilson MS (Natick)Pollard MS
2/6/20153:45 PMGirls Fr BasketballAwayWeymouth HSWeymouth HS2:45 PM
2/6/20156:15 PMGirls Var Ice HockeyHomeAuburn HSSt Sebastians
2/6/20155:00/6:30 PMBoys JV/Var BasketballHomeWeymouth HSNHS A Gym
2/6/20155:00/6:30 PMGirls JV/Var BasketballAwayWeymouth HSWeymouth HS3:45 PM
2/7/20159:00 AMBoys & Girls Var SkiingAwayRagged Mtn RacesRagged Mtn6:00 AM
2/7/20159:30 AMGirls Var GymnasticsAwayBSC MeetNewton North HS7:45 AM
2/7/201511:00 AMGirls Var CheerleadingAwayBSC ChampionshipNatick HS8:30 AM
2/7/20151:00 PMGirls Var DanceAwayBSC ChampionshipNatick HS11:00 AM
2/7/20156:45 PMBoys Var Ice HockeyHomeWeymouth HS
Senior Night
Babson College
2/7/20157:00 PMBoys Var SwimmingAwaySectional ChampionshipBU-Fanueil Pool
2/8/20159:00 PMBoys JV Ice HockeyHomeMilton HSBabson College
2/8/201510:30 AMVar & Club DanceAwayEmmanuel College CompetitionEmmanuel College7:30 AM
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