Late Surge Powers Watertown Boys Basketball Past Shawsheen in State Tourney

Watertown junior Aiden Didovic celebrates during the Raiders’ State Tourney victory over Shawsheen Tech on Saturday. He led the Raiders in scoring in scoring. (Photo by Charlie Breitrose)

Watertown High School’s boys basketball team kept its cool down the stretch and defeated Shawsheen Tech 53-45 Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16 of the MIAA Div. 3 Tournament. The 14th-seeded Raiders (14-7) jumped out to a big first quarter lead, but the Rams fought back to bring the lead to just 1 point with 26 seconds left in the game and had a chance to take the lead.

Referee Passes Away After Collapsing at Watertown Basketball Game

Basketball referee Don McGillicuddy died after collapsing in the closing moments of Watertown High School’s girls basketball game against Old Rochester on Friday. Initially, Watertown Police and other medical personnel at the game revived him by performing CPR and using a defibrillator, but the Boston Herald reported that he later died on the way to hospital. According to the Herald, McGillicuddy suffered a second heart attack en route to Mount Auburn Hospital and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. See the Herald article here. The Watertown Public Schools released the following statement on Saturday:

The Watertown Raiders community is deeply saddened by the passing of a game official who collapsed in the final seconds of the Watertown-Old Rochester Regional girls basketball game on Friday night.

Watertown Girls Basketball Cruises in Second Half to Grab State Tournament Win

Watertown senior captain Lily Lambo lead the Raiders in scoring in the Round of 32 State Tournament victory over Old Rochester on Friday. (Photo by Charlie Breitrose)

The Watertown High School girls basketball team pulled away in the second half to cruise to a State Tournament victory, but the game abruptly ended with 37.6 seconds left when a referee collapsed and required medical attention. The referee was conscious when he was take to hospital in an ambulance after being treated by Watertown Police officers and others in attendance at the Watertown Middle School Gym. UPDATE: The Boston Herald reported that the referee later died en route to the hospital. The 11th-seeded Raiders won 47-28, but their opponent in the MIAA Div.

2 Hat Tricks Lead Watertown Boys Hockey to Tourney Victory

Photo by Charlie BreitroseWatertown senior James Erickson scored a hat trick in the Raiders victory over St. Paul Diocesan. Here he celebrates scoring a hat trick against Dracut/Tynsboro in the Round of 16 State Tournament game in 2023. Two Raiders netted hat tricks to propel Watertown to a 7-4 State Tournament victory over St. Paul Diocesan on Wednesday afternoon.

Interview with WHS’s State Champ & Basketball, Hockey Tourney Brackets are Out!

Watertown junior Tessa Master won the MIAA All-State Championship on Saturday. (Photo by Franklin Tucker / The Belmontoninan)

Watertown’s Tessa Master made history Saturday by becoming the Raiders first wrestling All-State Champion. See what she had to say after her victory. And the postseason continues for WHS with the basketball and hockey teams preparing for action this week. Watertown Wrestling Coach Kevin Russo said Master has been committed to wrestling and to her team.

Watertown Wrestler Wins All-State Championship

Watertown junior won the All-State Championship on Saturday. (Courtesy of Watertown Athletics)

Watertown junior Tessa Master made history Saturday, winning an All-State title and moving on to the New England Championships. A week after winning the MIAA Div. 3 title in the 152 pound division, Master shut out her first two opponents in the All-State Meet and pinned Nadia Lebron of Salem in the final to take the title. Through the season, Master wrestled mostly against boys as part of the Raiders’ wrestling squad.

Watertown Relay Races to High Finish at State Indoor Track Meet

Watertown’s girls 4×800 relay team — Anna Lonergan, Kaylee Master, Elsa Ryan, and Evelyn Follett — finished fourth at the MIAA Div. 4 Indoor Track Meet. (Photo by @h20raidertrack on Instagram)

Watertown High School’s girls distance relay team competed with some of the best in the state, and finished in a point-scoring position at the MIAA Div. 4 Indoor State Meet at the Reggie Lewis Track on Sunday. Last year, the relay finished second at the State Indoor Meet, only to be disqualified after the race.

Watertown Wrestlers Excel at State Meet, Make All-States

Watertown’s Tessa Master (left photo) won the 152 pound division at the MIAA Div. 3 State Meet, and Tommy Dicker (third from right) placed second at States. (Courtesy of Watertown Athletics)

Watertown wrestlers grabbed first and second place finishes at the MIAA Div. 3 State Meet over the weekend. Watertown junior Tessa Master won the girls 152 pound division, shutting out both of her opponents on the way to her first place finish in the meet at Wakefield High School.