High School Sports to Look Much Different During 2020-21

The Raiders celebrate a first quarter touchdown against Burlington at Victory Field. Many details remain up in the air for high school sports this school year, but some things are already clear: there will be no Thanksgiving Day football game and no field hockey state championship for Watertown this year. The COVID-19 pandemic will have a great impact on Massachusetts high school sports, particularly on the fall season, which will have no state tournaments in 2020 (tourneys in other seasons have not been decided yet). Also, the football season will be delayed until early 2021. The MIAA announced those and other details about high school sports last week.

Town Council Discussing Filippello Park Lighting Tuesday, See How to Watch & Participate

The Town Council will likely vote Tuesday on the proposed lighting project at Filippello Park. The plan calls for installing new lights at the field near Arlington Street (on the left), and replacing the lights on the Grove Street Field (in the middle of the map, marked “Softball” and “Soccer”). The Town Council will meet virtually Tuesday night at 7 p.m. and are scheduled to have a public hearing and vote on the lighting project at Filippello Park. The Recreation Department has proposed putting up new lights at the Arlington Street Field at the park on the Eastside of town, and replace the lights at the softball field closer to the Grove Street side of the park. A new scoreboard will also be installed.

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.

Comeback Falls Short for Watertown Boys Soccer Team

Watertown’s Caiden Kiani battles for the ball in the Lynnfield penalty box in the North Section semifinal on Monday. DANVERS — The Raiders’ topsy turvy 2019 state tournament came to an end Monday when the Watertown High School boys soccer team’s comeback bid fell short against Lynnfield in the Div. 3 North Section Semifinal. The Raiders came from behind to beat Weston in the first round of the tournament to win in overtime, and in the section quarterfinal against Dracut they needed overtime again to advance. During Monday’s game at St.