Watertown’s Callahan Named Framingham State’s Head Baseball Coach

Framingham State named Watertown native and FSU alum Sean Callahan its new head baseball coach. 

Callahan moves to Framingham after three years working as an assistant coach, most recently at Stonehill College. He also worked as the hitting and catching coach at UMass-Boston. “We are thrilled to welcome Sean back to Framingham State to lead the baseball program,” said Framingham State Athletic Director Tom Kelley in the announcement. “Sean brings a wealth of baseball knowledge and as a former Ram, he is familiar with the University, the baseball program, and the league. We are looking forward to Sean guiding the program into a new era.”

WHS Sports: Baseball and Softball Compete in State Tournament

Two Watertown High School teams took the diamond Friday in first game of the MIAA State Tournament game, one at home and one on the road. Baseball

The Raiders came up against Newburyport’s tough left-handed pitcher Casey McLaren, who blanked 17th seeded Watertown, 3-0, in Friday’s Div. 3 North preliminary round game. Watertown senior right fielder Wenston Rodriguez got the team’s lone hit. The Raiders also got a walk.

WHS Sports: Raiders Spring into State Tournament in Multiple Sports

Watertown High School’s athletic successes continued into the spring season, with four teams earning spots in the state tournament. 

Softball

The Raiders’ softball squad will host a home game in the MIAA Div. 3 North Tournament. Coming in with a record of 12-8, Watertown earned the 12th seed and will host Winthrop at Hosmer Field in a preliminary round game on Friday at 4 p.m.

The team enters the tourney on a hot streak. After tough first half of the year, the Raiders won 9 of their last 11. The winner of Friday’s game will take on No.

Watertown High School Grad Taking His Game to the Next Level at Bentley

Former Watertown High School baseball player Austin Farry has continued his career on the diamond at nearby Bentley University. 

While at Watertown High School he also played football and hockey, and served as captain for all three sports his senior year. He was a member of the 2015 State Championship winning hockey team and played in the Shriner’s Football Game and Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association all-star game. After not getting much time on the field in his freshman year, Farry — an outfielder for the Falcons — has seen a lot of playing time in his junior year and has a career batting average of over .260. This season, through 24 games, Farry has a .256 batting average, 22 hits (including two doubles), 15 runs, and eight RBIs. Watertown News caught up with Farry to see how life is at Bentley.

Friends of Watertown High School Baseball Hosting Fundraiser

Friends of Watertown High School Baseball will host a fundraiser on March 25. 

The event will be held at the Marine Corps Shutt Detachment, 215 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 7 p.m.-midnight. ALL ARE WELCOME! The event features delicious appetizers, cash bar, gift card pull, silent auction items, and annual themed gift basket raffle. For more information contact:

Nancy Iannetta at robnancy@comcast.net

Michelle Gaseau at gaseausara@gmail.com

Debra Koufos at debrakoufos@verizon.net

See How the Raiders Fared in the State Tournament

A pair of Watertown High School teams played in the state tournament Thursday, with mixed results. Watertown’s girls tennis team sprung an upset at Arlington Catholic on Thursday. The Raiders won the Div. 3 North Section first round match 3-1. Next up for Watertown is a match at Manchester-Essex on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the quarterfinal.

WHS Sports: Track Excels at Div. 4 Meet; Teams Ready for State Tourney

The Watertown track team continued a successful season, with a number of top performances at the Div. 4 meet in Norwell this weekend. The boys team finished fifth place in the team competition with 44 points, thanks a couple of wins, and other high finishes on Saturday. Raider standout Austin Lin won the 400 meters with a time of 49.89. The senior is a school record holder in the indoor 600 meters.

See How Watertown’s Teams Fared in the State Tournament

The Raiders saw plenty of action in state tournaments as well as the state track meet. 
Boys Lacrosse
The Raiders won a thriller at Victory Field Thursday evening as Watertown won the Central/East Section Div. 3 quarter final 11-10 over Groton-Dunstable. Chris Sidler score the winning goal with just five seconds left, according to the Boston Herald. The fourth seeded Raiders (13-3) move on to the section semifinal on Monday, June 8 against the winner of Dover-Sherborn and Littleton. Girls Tennis
Watertown’s girls tennis team enjoyed one of its must successful seasons in many years, and made the North Section Div.