NHS Athletics: Rockets Review


Congratulations to Boys Swimming & Diving who received the MIAA Team Sportsmanship Award.  The Undefeated Rockets received their award at the State Championship Meet last Weekend at BU.  Congrats to Coach Cole and all the Boys on the tremendous accomplishment!

Wrestling  Dan Aksman and Brady Liss move on to New England Championships next weekend!
2/17/17 D1 States
2/24/17 All-States
Brady Liss 3rd (D1) 7th (All-States) at 126lbs!
David Kurker 3rd (D1)  8th (All-States at 145lbs!
Dan Aksman 3rd (D1)  3rd (All-States) at 182Lbs

Rockets at All-States
D1 States
Brady Liss, with Dr. Gutekanst, shows off his award for "Most Falls" at D1 Sectionals

Girls Basketball (8-12)  
2/14/17  @ Wellesley  L 52-35  
2/16/17 @ Newton North L 55-46

Boys Basketball (16-4)  Rockets are the #3 Seed in the D1 South Tournament
2/14/17  @ Wellesley  L 52-41  
2/16/17 @ Newton North L 60-51
2/19/17 vs Brighton (Comcast Tourney)  L 55-49
2/20/17 vs Newton North (Comcast Tourney) W 82-71 Thomas Shaughnessy Scores 31 in the Win!

Boys Ice Hockey (7-12-1) 
2/15/17 @ Wellesley L 2-1
2/18/17 @ Newton North L 3-1
2/22/17 vs Barnstable (Coach Melchiono Showdown) W 3-2
2/23/17 vs Marshfield (Coach Melchiono Showdown)  L 4-1

Girls Ice Hockey (19-0-1) Rockets are the #1 Seed in D1 Tournament
2/13/17 @ Shrewsbury W 6-3
2/15/17 @ Wellesley W 6-3
2/18/17 vs Newton North W 9-1  All 3 active Sr's (Hernberg, Tamkin, Strauss) scored and McLaughlin got win in net on Senior Night!
2/20/17 @ NDA T 4-4
 Senior Night was vs NN

Boys Swimming & Diving 
2/18/17  D1 State Championship Meet:  Team 6th Place  (Unofficial South Sectional Champion!)
  • Medley Relay Team of Zibing Zhang, Jack Higgins, Nick Lombardo & Sergey Sonkin finish 3rd at States in a new school and BSC record time!
  • Jack Higgins is the 100 Breast Stroke State Champion! with a time of 58.15 
  • 200 Free Relay of: Eric Zhu Sergey Sonkin Nick Lombardo Henry Keegan finishes 6th in a School Record Time of 1:31.07!
  • 400 Free Relay of Henry Keegan, Eric Zhu, Zibing Zhang& Jack Higgins finishes 6th with another School Record time of 3:19.42!                                200 Free Relay Team
Girls Indoor Track  
2/19/17 D2 Championships: Elena Oberle (2nd) in the 1000M!  4x400 Relay team of Jessie Hem, Nicole Stevens, Adriana Pinto & Elena Oberle finish 2nd & broke the School Record (4:05.55)!
4x400 Relay Team
Elena Oberle

Boys Indoor Track 
2/19/17 D2 Championships  Steve Flanagan finished 4th at States in the Mile and lowered his own School Record in a time of 4:21.36!
Steve Flanagan

Boys & Girls Alpine Ski
Ski East Regular Season Results: Sofia Kurd (6th) for the Girls, Josh Arvin (4th) for the Boys.  Rok Gundaker Boys League Champion!  All Qualify for States next week

Cheerleading  South Regionals are Sunday!
2/15/17 BSC Championships:  Rockets take 3rd!

Dance  Rockets will compete at New England's on Saturday!
2/15/17 BSC Championships:  Rockets take 3rd!

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 
Home Varsity State Tournament Events
New England Wrestling Championships
New England Dance Championships
South Regional Cheerleading Championships
Waterville Valley Ski Day
Day, DateStartTeam(s)H/AOpponent(s)/EventLocationBus Depart
2/27/2017NO EVENTS
2/28/2017NO EVENTS
3/1/20176:30 PMBoys Var BasketballHomeBarnstable HS DI South 1st RoundNeedham HS A Gym
3/2/2017NO EVENTS
3/3/20171:00 PMBoys Var WrestlingAwayNew England ChampionshipsProvidence C&T Academy
3/4/201710:00 AMBoys Var WrestlingAwayNew England ChampionshipsProvidence C&T Academy
3/4/2017TBAGirls Var DanceAwayNew England ChampionshipsEnfield HS (CT)TBA
3/4/20179:00 AMBoys & Girls SkiingAwayWaterville Valley Fun DayWaterville Valley5:45 AM
3/4/20177:00 PMGirls Var Ice HockeyHomeD1 1st Rd vs Weymouth/Barnstable WinnerBabson College
3/5/2017TBAGirls Var CheerleadingAwaySouth RegionalsWhitman-Hanson RHSTBA
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