NHS Athletics: Rockets Review
(2.23 - 3.1)

Congrats to the Needham Rocket Boys and Girls Alpine Ski Team who were awarded with the MIAA Sportsmanship Award on Tuesday at the State Championship Meet.  A tremendous honor for Coach Martyn, Coach Guarente and the whole team!
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Boys Basketball    
2/25/15 @ Taunton L 82-71   D1 South 1st Round
12th seeded Needham  gave 5th seeded Taunton all they could handle on Wednesday, but came up a little short. 

Girls Basketball    
2/24/15 @ Attleboro  W 46-38  D1 South 1st Round 
10th Seed Needham avenged a loss to 7th Seeded Attleboro a week before and beat them when it really matters in the playoffs.  Down at the half, the Rockets dominated the 2nd Half to come away with the win!
2/26/15 @ Bishop Feehan  L 62-31 D1 South Quaterfinals
#2 Seed Bishop Feehan proved too much to handle for the Rockets and ended Needham's Tournament run

Girls Ice Hockey  
2/28/15 vs Duxbury  L 3-2 OT  D1 First Round
#7 Seed Needham hosted their first playoff game in 10 years, but had a tough draw against 10th seeded Duxbury, who happens to be 4x defending State Champion.  It was a great back and forth game.  Duxbury scored first, then Elizabeth Hernberg answered for Needham in the 2nd period.  After the two teams traded goals in the 3rd, the game moved to overtime where Duxbury scored the eventual game winner. 

Boys Indoor Track 
Alex Raskind, Billy Kopellas and Trevor Schofield finished 3rd at the State Pentathalon!
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Girls Indoor Track 
2/27/15 New England Championship:  Kaleigh Hughes 3rd the Mile! Sarah Armstrong 6th!   Margie Cullen 3rd the 2 Mile!   

Lucas Goldman went 2-2 at the All-State Meet at 152 lbs

Boys Alpine Ski     
2/24/15  State Championship:   Nick Lawlor, Josh Arvin, Zach Arvin and Max Lobel all competed well at States! 
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Girls Alpine Ski      
2/11/15  Blue Hills Races:  Cynthia Legelis, Sofia Kurd and Libby Fleming represented the Rockets at States!
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2/28/15 State Championship:  Rockets finish 2nd in front of a packed house at NHS!  They'll compete at New England's on Saturday in Braintree!
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Needham performs (video) http://t.co/2iD2mLYH1k   

3/1/15  South Regionals:  Rockets take 1st place and are the South Regional Champions!  They'll compete at States next weekend at Wachusett Regional HS!
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South Regional Champs!

Club Bowling
The Needham Rocket Bowling competed at the State Championships on Saturday in Chicopee against the best teams in the State.  The new Rocket squad was the talk of the tournament with their great enthusiasm for the game.  Needham ended up 12th in the State in their 1st Year!
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Ben Winograd, Jake Kaplan, Conor Mullaney, Jason Miller, Jeremy Kruglak & David Benjamin

Jason Miller with a Strike for the Rockets at States (video) pic.twitter.com/d1KIlcxw2n

Club Squash
The Needham Rocket Squash Team ended their 1st season in style with a 9-3 win at St. Marks!  With a core 19 players this first year, with no seniors, the Rockets will look to establish themselves as a top team in the coming years!
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Evan Anderson

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Ben Retik

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 3.2-3.8   
New England Dance Championship
State Cheer Championship

Day, DateStartTeam(s)H/AOpponent(s)/EventLocationBus Depart
3/7/2015TBAVarsity DanceAwayNew England ChampionshipBraintree HSTBA
3/8/2015TBAVarsity CheerAwayState ChampionshipWachusett RHSTBA

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