WHS Sports: Runner Posts One of Fastest Times in State History, Girls Win Hoops Tourney

Watertown senior Mange Camara set one of the fastest times in state history in the 300 meters. Here he is running in the 2018 MIAA Div. 4 Indoor Championships. Watertown track star Mange Camara got his senior season off to a good start by running one of the top times in Massachusetts high school history in the 300 meters. Camara ran the 300 meter sprint in 34.44 seconds at the MSTCA Indoor Speed Classic at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center in Boston on Dec.

See Photos from the Raiders Girls Basketball Team’s Victory over South Boston

Watertown captain Brianna Williams dribbles past a South Boston defender in the Raiders’ win. The Watertown High School girls basketball team won its home opener Sunday against South Boston, 44-16, on Sunday. The Raiders bounced back from their first loss of the season, 41-34 at Wakefield, on Friday. With Sunday’s win, Watertown improved its season record to 3-1 (1-1 in the Middlesex League). Sophia Garapetian runs the fast break for Watertown against South Boston.

WHS Sports: Successful Start for Raiders’ Winter Squads

The winter season just started, and Watertown High School’s athletic teams have already rack up some wins. 

Girls Basketball

Perhaps no team had a better start than the girls basketball team. Coach Pat Ferdinand’s team already has more wins than last season, after defeating Winchester 42-22 on Tuesday, led by junior captain Brianna Williams’ 12 points. “Wasn’t sure what to expect tonight, but knew we’d compete,” Ferdinand said after the opener at Winchester. The next night, the Raiders traveled to East Boston, and defeated the Jets 46-27. Freshman Taylor Lambo posted a double-double, with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

WHS Girls Basketball Team Works with Youth Players, Comes into Season with New Attitude

Members of the Watertown High School girls basketball team spent their Sunday morning at a special team building event, one in which they look to improve this year’s squad and hopefully pay off in future years. 

WHS Head Coach Pat Ferdinand dubbed the event Media Day, but for the team, the focus of the clinic was working with youth basketball players who came to the event at the WHS Gym. The morning was filled with much more than shooting, dribbling and passing. The youth players, most of whom are currently at Watertown Middle School, worked with high school players on the drills and plays run by the Raiders, said junior Annabella Beck. “We get the girls here and give them a feel of what we do here,” Beck said. “It is just so great to have the chance to work with them.”

Watertown Basketball Coach Hosting Basketball Camp in July

Watertown High School girl’s basketball coach Pat Ferdinand will host Mass. Hoop Academy, a basketball camp for boys and girls in grades 4 to 12. The camp will be held July 2, 3, 5 and 6, 2018 at Watertown High School. The camp staff will be Ferdinand as director, New Mission High School girls varsity coach Mitchell Hercule as high school division camp director, and counselors Nicole Lanzo (WHS alum), Katelyn Rourke (WHS alum) and Maggie Mulligan (UMass Amherst alum). For more information and to register go to: http://masshoopsacademycamps.myonlinecamp.com/

Watertown’s John Korte Named North Basketball Player of the Year

Watertown High School senior John Korte collected another accolade on Sunday when he was named the North Boys Basketball Player of the Year by the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association. The MBCA players of the year are named in each section (North, South, Central and West) for both boys and girls. The honorees are selected from players from all divisions. Watertown competes in MIAA’s Div. 3.

Watertown Has 15 Middlesex League All-Stars and 4 MVPs This Winter

Watertown High School’s athletic teams had a strong winter season, which resulted in 15 athletes named to the Middlesex League All-Stars and four named Most Valuable Player for their sport. The 2018 Winter All-Stars:

Girls Hockey: Jonna Kennedy (MVP), Olivia Lampasona, Sydney Poulin

Boys Swimming: Christopher Kerrigan, Kian Rice

Girls Basketball: Cali McMahon

Boys Basketball: Julio Fulcar, John Korte (MVP). Girls Track: Gabriella Cacia, Emily Koufos (MVP), Rose Muldrew, Abigael Peterson, Elizabeth Powderly. Boys Track: Mange Camara (MVP), Nathan Follett, Ben Landry

A Pair of Watertown High School Coaches Named Honored by Boston Globe

Watertown High School had not one but two coaches honored as coach of the year in their sports by the Boston Globe during the winter season. Watertown High School basketball coach Steve Harrington guided the Raiders to the school’s third State Championship, and his third as head coach. Harrington was named the Div. 3 boys basketball coach of the year by the Boston Globe. Having just completed his 24th season coaching Watertown, Harrington took the job when he was 24 years old.