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NHS Athletics: Rockets Review
(2.2 - 2.8)

Once again, with the weather this week, please be aware that events may change.  As of now, Tuesday (2/10) events are TBA.  Check Twitter for updates....now for the review!

Congrats to Boys Soccer Coach Don Brock, who last month, received the NSCAA Long Term Service Award at the National Coaches Convention in Philadelphia!
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Also congrats to Athletic Director, Micah Hauben, for being selected as one of 12 National Leadership Fellows for the Positive Coaching Alliance's Development Zone!

Finally Congrats to the Needham Rocket Fall Sport Athletes and Coaches on winning the Bay State Conference, Carey Division "All Sport" Award! This is awarded each season for best overall record across all sports for boys and girls teams in the Carey!



Boys Basketball  (12-4) Rockets in the top 25 in the Boston Herald Rankings! Boys have qualified for the State Tournament!

2/5/15 vs Dedham W 78-7* 2OT!  Rockets battle back from double digit deficit  with 3 min to play to force overtime on Alex Dorion's Long 3 Pter with 2 sec left!

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2/6/15 @ Weymouth W 59-36
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Senior Night!
 
Girls Basketball  (12-5) Girls have qualified for the State Tournament!
2/3/15 vs Framingham W 40-27 
2/5/15 @ Dedham W 48-31
2/6/15 @ Weymouth W 47-37  

Boys Ice Hockey (3-8-4) 
2/4/15 @ Framingham  L 6-1   
2/7/15 vs Weymouth  L 5-3  
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Senior Night Frstivities

Girls Ice Hockey (11-4-2) Rockets in the top 25 in ESPN Boston's and Boston Globe Rankings! Girls have qualified for the State Tournament!
2/4/15 vs Framingham W 7-0 
2/6/15 vs Auburn W 4-3   
2/7/15 @ Weymouth W 8-1
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Dana Campbell makes a save in the Rockets shut-out win over Framingham

Boys Indoor Track (4-1) 
2/4/15 BSC Championships Jack Strollo wins the 600!    Daniel Xu 2nd in the 55HH and    Alex Raskind 2nd in the High Jump!

Girls Indoor Track (2-2-1) 
2/4/15 BSC Championships Kaleigh Hughes wins the 600!   Margie Cullen wins the Mile!-    Sarah Armstrong 3rd!

On Saturday, Kaleigh Hughes competed in the prestigious New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.  Kaleigh ran the mile against some of the top competition in the country and came in 4th place with a time of 4:57.34! That time was good for top Massachusetts Finisher and a new school record!

Wrestling (9-4) 
2/4/15 vs Dedham L 39-36

Boys Swimming (4-3)  
2/7/15 South Sectional Meet:   Team 19th out of 60. 
 
Rockets Qualify for States in these events based on sectional results!
Nathan Lai: 100 Free 12th, 100 Breast 15th
200 Free Relay (Eric Zhu, Sergey Sonkin, Greg Barboy, Nathan Lai) 8th
400 Free Relay (Sonkin, Zibing Zhang, Barboy, Lai) 11th
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Photo Cred: Dr. Gutekanst


Girls Gymnastics (3-6)
2/3/15 vs Framingham  L 121.15-120.8
2/4/15 @ Natick L 136.2-122.15   Meet highlighted by Hannah Rudolph's impressive score of 9.0 on the vault!!
2/7/15 BSC Championship: Team finished 6th.  Caitlin Tormey was named BSC All-Star after she came in 2nd on Bars (9.0), 3rd on floor (9.0) and also got a 9.1 on the beam!
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Rocket Seniors on Senior Night!

Boys Alpine Ski
2/4/15  Blue Hills Races:    Team finished 2nd! Top Rocket-Zach Arvin 2nd!
2/5/15  Blue Hills Races:     Team finished 4th! Top Rocket-Josh Arvin 
2/7/15  Ragged Mountain League Races:     Team finished 3rd! Top Rocket-Zach Arvin 2nd!

Girls Alpine Ski
2/4/15  Blue Hills Races:  Team finished 2nd! Top Rocket-Cynthia Legelis 6th!
2/5/15  Blue Hills Races: Team finished 3rd! Top Rocket-Sofia Kurd
2/7/15  Ragged Mountain League Races:  Team finished 3rd! Top Rocket-Cynthia Legelis 8th!

Var Cheer
2/7/15 BSC Championship: Rockets Come in 3rd!

Var Dance 
2/7/15 BSC Championship: Rockets Come in 1st and bring the title back to Needham!  Natalie Packard named 1st Team All-Bay-State Conference!
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BSC Champs!

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 2.10-2.22 
Home Varsity Events (All Other Home Events)
Away Varsity Events (All Other Away Events)
Home Varsity Night Events 
Middle School Events 
Indoor Track D2 Championship 
Indoor Track State Championship
Boys Basketball AB Tournament 
Emmanuel College Dance Competition
Day, DateStartTeam(s)H/AOpponent(s)/EventLocationBus Depart
Tuesday
2/10/20153:45 PMBoys Fr BasketballHomeBraintree HSNeedham HS A Gym
2/10/20153:45/4:00PMGirls Fr/JV BasketballAwayBraintree HSFr-East MS/JV Braintree HS2:45 PM
2/10/20153:45/4:45PMGirls/Boys Gold MS BasketballHomeMedfield (Blake) MSPollard MS (Needham)
2/10/20155:15 PMGirls Var BasketballAwayBraintree HSBraintree HS3:30 PM
2/10/20155:00/6:30PMBoys JV/Var BasketballHomeBraintree HSNeedham HS A Gym
Wednesday
2/11/20153:30 PMBoys MS Basketball GoldAwayMeadowbrook SchoolMeadowbrook School (Weston)2:35 PM
2/11/20155:45 PMBoys & Girls Var SkiingAwayBlue Hills RacesBlue Hills
2/11/20156:30 PMGirls Var Ice HockeyAwayBraintree HSZapustas Arena4:30 PM
2/11/20157:00 PMBoys Var WrestlingHomeWellesley HSNeedham HS A Gym
2/11/20157:45 PMBoys Var Ice HockeyHomeBraintree HSBabson College
Thursday
2/12/20153:30 PMBoys MS Basketball BlueAwayMilton Pierce MSMilton Pierce School2:35 PM
2/12/20153:45/5:15PMBoys JV/Fr BasketballHomeNewton North HSNeedham HS A Gym
2/12/20153:45 PMGirls JV BasketballAwayNewton North HSNewton North HS3:00 PM
2/12/20154:30 PMBoys & Girls Var Indoor TrackAwayD2 ChampionshipsReggie Lewis2:35 PM
2/12/20155:15/6:45PMGirls & Boys Var BasketballAwayNewton North HSNewton North HS3:45 PM
2/12/20156:15 PMGirls Fr BasketballHomeNewton North HSNeedham HS A Gym
2/12/20158:00 PMBoys JV Ice HockeyAwayWalpole HSIorio6:45 PM
Friday
2/13/20153:30 PMBoys Blue & Girls MS BasketballHomeWellesley MSPollard MS
Saturday
2/14/20154:10 PMBoys Var Ice HockeyAwayNewton North HSFessenden Rink
2/14/20156:00 PMBoys JV Ice HockeyAwayNewton North HSFessenden Rink
2/14/20158:30 PMGirls Var Ice HockeyHomeNewton North HS Senior NightBabson College
Sunday
2/15/20151:30 PMBoys Var BasketballAwaySomerville HS A-B TourneyActon Boxborough HS12:00 PM
Day, DateStartTeam(s)H/AOpponent(s)/EventLocationBus Depart
Monday
2/16/2015TBABoys Var BasketballAwayA-B Consolation or ChampionshipActon Boxborough HSTBA
2/16/201510:00 AMBoys Var Ice HockeyHomeBrockton HSBabson College
2/16/20153:10 PMGirls Var Ice HockeyHomeDedham HS Non-LeagueBoch Ice Rink
Tuesday
2/17/201510:00 AMBoys JV Ice HockeyAwayNatick HSW Suburban8:45 AM
2/17/20157:15 PMClub SquashAwaySt. SebstiansNobles
Wednesday
2/18/20156:30 PMGirls Var BasketballHomeAttleboro HSNeedham HS
Thursday
2/19/2015NO EVENTS SCHEDULED
Friday
2/20/201511:30 AMGirls Var BasketballAwayLexington HS (Scrimmage)Lexington HS10:30 AM
2/20/20156:30 PMClub SquashAwaySt. MarksSt. Marks
Saturday
2/21/20159:30 AMBoys & Girls Var Indoor TrackAwayState ChampionshipsReggie Lewis8:00 AM
Sunday
2/22/20154:00 PMVar and Club DanceAwayEmmanuel College CompetitionEmmanuel College12:45 PM
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