STATE FINAL: Final — Watertown Wins 4-3!

The Raiders lifted the MIAA Field Hockey State Championship trophy for the third straight year. (Photo by Charlie Breitrose)

Watertown High School’s field hockey team has been streaking towards the program’s 21st State Championship in 2023. A win in Saturday’s MIAA Div. 3 State Final would give the Raiders their 75th straight win, third straight title, and if they shut out Newburyport the team would extend its national record shutout streak to 42. The final is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Watertown Field Hockey State Final Bound After Close Win Over Sandwich

The Raiders celebrate after defeating Sandwich 1-0 in the State Semifinal. (Photo by Charlie Breitrose)

HINGHAM — In a battle of heavyweight field hockey programs, Watertown emerged victorious, 1-0, after a 60 minute struggle in the MIAA Div. 3 State Tournament Semifinal that went down to the final moments Wednesday night. For the third straight year, the Raiders battled Sandwich deep into the tournament. In 2021 and 2022 the clash came in the State Final, and this year it came one round before.

Watertown Girls Lacrosse Team’s Long Journey Ends in Nantucket

Watertown girls lacrosse players relax on the ferry on the way to their State Tournament game at Nantucket. (Photo by Jim Zarkadas)

NANTUCKET — Few road games require multiple modes of transportation, but Watertown High School’s girls lacrosse team hade to take two buses and a ferry to make it to the MIAA Div. 4 Tournament game against Nantucket. The 20th seed Watertown (9-13) lost 14-5 to fourth seed Nantucket (19-3) on June 8. Sophomore Alani Garey scored three goals for the Raiders, while junior Sarah Morrissey and senior captain Alex Karalis each contributed one.

Raiders Baseball Team Looks Back on Successful Season After Exiting Tournament

Photo by Brianna WilliamsThe Raiders season ended in the MIAA Div. 3 Round of 32, but the Raiders had one of their best seasons in years. FOXBOROUGH — Watertown senior captain Casey Williams pitched a complete game with five strikeouts, but the Raiders fell by a run to Foxborough in the MIAA Div. 3 Tournament on Tuesday. For the Round of 32, 38th seed Watertown High School traveled to face the sixth seeded Warriors. Along with strong pitching, Watertown had strong field work from senior captains Johnny Cacace, Robbie Iannetta and Daniel Tattrie. 

However, Foxborough took the lead early in the first inning by scoring a run.

Watertown Girls Lacrosse Sailing to Nantucket for Tourney Game, Find Out How to Watch

Watertown’s girls lacrosse team celebrates after defeating Medway, and booking a ticket to Nantucket for the State Tournament game. (Photo courtesy of Watertown Girls Lacrosse’s Instagram account)

When the Watertown High School girls lacrosse team defeated Medway 8-5 on Saturday, the Raiders booked a trip to Nantucket for a Round of 16 contest in the MIAA Div. 4 Tournament. Watertown, the 20th seed, plays the fourth seeded hosts at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 8. The Raiders defeated the 13th seed, Medway, after getting four goals from junior Molly Driscoll, three from senior Alex Karalis, and one from senior Maggie Driscoll in the Round of 32.

3-Run Homer Powers Watertown Baseball Team to State Tournament Upset

by Brianna WilliamsThe Watertown High School baseball team celebrated a Preliminary Round win over Arlington Catholic. ARLINGTON — The Watertown High School baseball team began the MIAA Div. 3 Tournament with a 7-2 win over Arlington Catholic. The 38th-seeded Raiders traveled to 27th seed Arlington Catholic’s home field on June 3 for the Preliminary Round matchup. 

Being the lower seed mixed with the cold air temperatures and bouts of rain, the Raiders faced challenges, but nothing the players and coaches, especially Watertown head coach Aram Manoukian, felt they could not conquer. “I knew they’d be good.

Watertown’s Run in the Hockey Tourney Scuttled by Scituate in State Semi

Charlie BreitroseWatertown junior Jack Dickie coms around the Scituate net in the MIAA Div. 3 Final Four game in Bourne. BOURNE — The Watertown/Wayland boy’s hockey team appeared to have one more moment of magic up its sleeve after grabbing a tying goal in the final minutes of the MIAA Div. 3 Final Four game, but the “puck luck” was not on the Raiders’ side and the Sailors will be skating for the State Title after a 4-2 win capped by an empty net goal. Charlie BreitroseWatertown junior Maricio Souza skates up ice against Scituate in the State Semifinal.

Last Second Goal Lifts Watertown into Hockey State Semifinal

Charlie BreitroseWatertown junior Mauricio Souza scored the gamer winner with seconds remaining in the Elite Eight Game against Nauset. Here he celebrates a goal against Southeastern Regional in the First Round. A breakaway goal with five seconds left in the MIAA Div. 3 Boys Hockey Elite Eight vaulted Watertown/Wayland past host Nauset, 3-2, and into the Final Four for the second straight season. Just as it appeared the game played at Charles Moore Arena in Orleans would head into overtime and the puck in the Nauset offensive zone, junior Mauricio Souza grabbed the puck, skated down ice and buried the puck in the Warriors’ net to clinch the win for the fifth-seeded Raiders.