Watertown Soccer Player Named All-State, Five Make League All-Star Team

Watertown’s Rodrigo Freitas celebrates after scoring the winning goal in double overtime over Dracut in the 2019 North Section quarterfinal. Watertown junior Rodrigo Freitas received several honors following the 2019 boys soccer season, including making the All-State team, League MVP, and was one of five Raiders to make the Middlesex League All-Stars. Freitas and the Raiders won the Middlesex League Small (Freedom) Division and got to the North Section Semifinals. He was one of three Middlesex League players named to the All-State team. The midfielder also made the Middlesex League All-Conference team — the best players from the Small and Large school divisions — and the Eastern Massachusetts All-Stars

Other Raiders on the League All-Stars are senior Gevork Kaapetyan, senior Devon Breen, junior Nicholas DiPace and junior Caiden Kiani.

Record Numbers Turn Out for 2019 Donohue’s Turkey Trot

Runners of all shapes, sizes and breeds took part in the 2019 Donohue’s Turkey Trot. Despite the rainy weather on Thanksgiving morning, the 2019 Donohue’s Turkey Trot drew a record number of runners and walkers for the annual 5K run and walk. Donohue’s owner John Donohue announced that the number of participants eclipsed the 1,000 mark, more participants than any of the previous 13 editions. Turkey Trot participants withstood rainy and chilly weather in 2019. Many runners huddled inside Donohue’s Bar & Grill before the race to escape the wet, chilly conditions.

Belmont Pulls Away from Watertown in Annual Thanksgiving Game

Watertown senior quarterback Brennan Cook hurls a pass against Belmont in the Thanksgiving Day game. The Raiders fell 24-14 at Victory Field

Watertown High School’s football team had Belmont where they wanted, with the ball in the opposition half and a chance to take the lead. However, in the end, the Marauders were the ones to find the end zone in the dying moments the Thanksgiving Day game. Belmont extended its winning streak in the big rivalry game to two in a row, winning 24-14 at Victory Field on Thursday. The loss meant Watertown ended the season with a record of 5-6.

Watertown Loses to Belmont, See How it Unfolded

Watertown senior quarterback Brennan Cook has thrown nine touchdown strikes in 2019. Watertown High School’s football season started with promise, after a 2-0 start, but a five game losing streak meant no playoffs this year. However, the Raiders have a chance to finish the year on a winning note, and a with winning record, by beating their archrivals from Belmont on Thanksgiving. Watertown hosts the Marauders at Victory Field, and will be looking for some payback after losing last year’s Thanksgiving clash. The game begins at 10:15 a.m.


4th Quarter

Final: Belmont 24, Watertown 14

41 secs left.

Former Watertown Track Coach to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Former Watertown High School Cross Country Coach Tom Wittenhagen will be honored with the MSTCA Lifetime Achievement Award this spring. He retired this year after 47 years coaching and teaching in town. He is shown here with James Piccirilli, left, and Emily Koufos after the 2016 All-State Cross Country Meet. During his 47 years teaching and coaching in Watertown, Tom Wittenhagen impacted hundreds of students, and his commitment will be recognized by the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association. “Coach Witt,” who retired during the last school year, received word recently that he will receive the 2019 MSTCA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Two Watertown Athletes Sign Letters to Play Field Hockey in College

Watertown Field Hockey players Aurise Tattrie (left) and Ally Kennedy signed to play in college. Tattrie will play at UMass Lowell and Kennedy at Vermont. Two Watertown High School seniors, Ally Kennedy and Aurise Tattrie, will continue their field hockey careers when they head to college next fall. Monday afternoon, the pair officially signed letters committing their choice of colleges — Vermont for Kennedy and UMass Lowell for Tattrie — in a ceremony held in the Watertown High School Gym. Kennedy verbally committed to play for the Catamounts after her sophomore year.

WHS Sports: Football Team on a Winning Streak, Cross Country Wraps Up Season

Watertown senior quarterback Brennan Cook has had multiple touchdown passes in the past two wins for the Raiders. The Watertown High School football team may have missed the tournament, but the Raiders have found their winning ways. The team heads into the Belmont game on a three game winning streak and with a chance to finish with a winning record. On Friday, Watertown traveled to Weston and won handily, 31-7. Four Raiders scored touchdowns in the victory.

Get Bruins & Celtics Tickets from Watertown Recreation Department

The Watertown Recreation Department has tickets available for several Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics games this season. Watertown Recreation Director Peter Centola said:

“Great Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Birthday, Anniversary Gifts or just a great opportunity to get together with your family, friends, coworkers or teammates to support your favorite team. Come early and often – they won’t last!” See below for dates, prices and opponents. Boston Bruins Tickets

Saturday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m. vs.