19 Watertown Athletes from 8 Sports Named Middlesex All-Stars

Watertown senior Molly Driscoll Molly was named the Middlesex League Field Hockey MVP, along with being an All-Star in 2023. Here she celebrates scoring against St. Mary’s State Tournament. (Photo by Charlie Breitrose)

Watertown High School had 19 athletes from eight sports named Middlesex League All-Stars during the Fall 2023 sports season. The Watertown field hockey team, which won its third straight state championship, led the way for the Raiders with seven All-Stars.

WHS Sports: Football Wins 2nd Straight; Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball & Cross Country in Post Season

Watertown senior Molly Driscoll and the Raiders will play in the State Semifinal on Wednesday. (Photo by Charlie Breitrose)

The Watertown High School football team has rediscovered its winning ways, defeating Arlington Catholic this week 33-7. The Raiders won their opening game before dropping seven straight. A week ago, Watertown defeated Greater Lowell 30-24 in a non-playoff, non-league game. Thursday Watertown made it two straight.

Watertown High School Faces Rival in Doubleheader at Soccer Night in Belmont

The following announcement was provided by Watertown High School Soccer:

The Watertown High School Boys and Girls Varsity soccer teams will face off against Belmont in the 8th Annual Soccer Night in Belmont on Saturday, September 23rd, at Belmont High School. Boys Varsity vs. Belmont at 4:30 pmGirls Varsity vs. Belmont at 6:30 pm

Watertown Boys Varsity will defend their trophy win after a dramatic 3-2 penalty shootout winlast year’s game. Watertown Girls Varsity will continue to build on their best-ever playoff runlast season.

Watertown High School Sports Teams Using Alternate Facilities During 3 Years of Construction

Natalie Nigito PhotographyWatertown High School’s football team begins the 2023 season with a road game in New Hampshire. They finished the 2022 season playing Belmont on the home field of the Boston Red Sox. Moving to a temporary school and dealing with a field undergoing a turf replacement has required Watertown High School’s athletics program to be creative. Watertown High School moved out of the old building on Columbia Street into the temporary modular school at PFC Richard Moxley Field for the start of the 2023-24 school year. WHS will also make use of facilities at the nearby Watertown Middle School, including for some of the sports programs. The new high school is expected to take three years to be constructed, and will be built on the same site as the old school.

Nearly 2 Dozen Watertown Athletes Named League All-Stars

Natalie Nigito PhotographySenior running back Billy McHugh was one of the Watertown High School athletes named Middlesex All-Stars. The Watertown Public Schools announced that 23 Watertown Raiders athletes have been recognized by the Middlesex League as All-Stars for the Fall 2022 sports season. See the announcement below:

The state champion Raiders field hockey team saw five players pick up honors. Senior co-captains Lizzie Loftus and Maggie Driscoll were named to the All-Conference team and were crowned Co-MVPs of the Freedom Division. Junior Molly Driscoll also earned All-Conference honors.

Watertown Girls Soccer Tourney Run Ends in Round of 16

Charlie BreitroseWatertown senior co-captain Shannon Fitzpatrick dribbles the ball against Dedham in the State Tournament Round of 16. DEDHAM — The run of success in the MIAA Div. 3 Girls Soccer Tournament came to an end for Watertown High School Wednesday night when the Raiders falling 2-0 to 10th seeded Dedham. Charlie BreitroseWatertown freshman Elsa Ryan battles for the ball against Dedham in the State Tournament game. The Raiders reached the Round of 16 with a pair of tournament wins.

Watertown Girls Soccer Scores Second Tourney at Weston

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Watertown High School’s girls soccer team defeated Weston on Sunday in the MIAA Div. 3 Tournament to move on to the Round of 16. The Raiders beat seventh seeded Weston 2-1 in the Round of 32 game. The last time Watertown’s girls soccer team advance was in 2011, when a tournament run ended in the North Section Semis (equivalent to the Round of 16) against St. Mary’s.

Watertown Soccer Participating in Soccer Night in Belmont, Youth Teams Invited to Attend

Charlie BreitroseWatertown High School will participate in Soccer Night in Belmont, and Watertown Youth Soccer players and fans are invited to cheer on the Raiders at Belmont High School. Watertown High School will head to Belmont for a boys and girls varsity doubleheader, and youth soccer players from both communities are invited to cheer on their teams.

This is the seventh Soccer Night in Belmont and prior years Belmont has alternated between Winchester and Arlington, but this year Belmont invited Watertown to participate. The night has drawn 2,000 fans the past few years. The games will be at 4:30 p.m. for the girls and 6:30 p.m. for the boys on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Belmont High’s Harris Field, 221 Concord Ave., Belmont.