One of the Best WHS Basketball Players Looking to Play at College’s Highest Level

Gabe Spinelli returned to Watertown for his senior year. Coach Steve Harrington called him one of the best players he has coached. The pandemic has altered plans for many. While most of those changes fall in the negative column, there was a positive one for the Watertown High School boys basketball team, as it led to the return of a star player who’s looking to take his game to the Division I college level. Gabe Spinelli spent his first two years playing for the Raiders, and got some quality playing time on Watertown’s 2018 State Championship team his freshman year.

Sign Ups Open for Waltham/Watertown Youth Lacrosse

The following announcement was provided by Waltham/Watertown Youth Lacrosse:

Registration for Waltham/Watertown Boys Youth Lacrosse is open! We are looking for new and experienced players from grades K-8 to join the Waltham/Watertown Lacrosse community. Practices are held one-to-two weekday nights per week (and/or Saturday mornings) depending on age group. Practices, weather and COVID guidelines permitting, will begin in March with games scheduled to begin in early April. We know folks may have questions/concerns regarding the coming season.Waltham/Watertown Youth Lacrosse will adhere to all COVID related guidelines for the season for the safety of the players and the community.Please see our website for more information at Walthamlacrosse.com and be sure to follow Waltham/Watertown Youth Lacrosse on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Waltham-Youth-Lacrosse-103060247927982

If you have any questions, please reach out to:Jim Helie: jimh9906@gmail.com, 857-272-1351Pete Bennett: peter_m_bennett@hotmail.com, 617-510-7060

We look forward to getting started!

Watertown Claims League Basketball Crown by Beating Winchester

The Watertown boys basketball team poses after winning the Middlesex League Tournament by beating Winchester, 64-57. An empty Watertown High Gym does not have the same feel as a rowdy TD Garden, but Saturday’s Middlesex League Boys Basketball Championship on Saturday had a special feel for the victorious Raiders. The league tournament was the only postseason on offer during COVID-19, and senior Gabe Spinelli put an exclamation mark on the win by dunking the ball as time ran out in Watertown’s 64-57 defeat of Winchester. “It’s not the state championship but it’s something,” Spinelli said. “The fact that we had (a game with) a postseason feel is huge, and that helped us a lot in this game.”

Girls Hoops Coach Thanks Team After Challenging 2021 Season, Boys Hoops Makes League Final

Three seniors on the Watertown girls basketball team closed out their career this week, from left, Leah D’Amico, Morgan Beirne and Christina Zouein. The season ended Wednesday for the Watertown High School girls basketball team with a loss in the first round of the Middlesex League playoffs, but Head Coach Pat Ferdinand still called it an “incredible season.” The Raiders had to adjust to the season shortened by COVID-19, and the safety guidelines put in during the pandemic, including having to wear masks while playing and not having fans in the stands. The team even had to find ways to work on their game even when they couldn’t practice in person, Ferdinand said. He particularly thanked the three seniors, Leah D’Amico, Morgan Beirne and Christina Zouein.

Watertown Boys Hoops Cruises vs. Lexington, Girls Fall & Boys Hockey Triumphs

Watertown senior Gabe Spinelli scored 39 points in the Raiders’ win over Lexington in the Middlesex League Tournament. Gabe Spinelli’s 39 points led Watertown’s dominating 75-57 win over Lexington in the first round Middlesex League boys basketball tournament game, Wednesday at WHS. The Raiders claimed the second seed in the special tournament organized by the league after the MIAA decided not to hold winter sports tournaments due to COVID-19. After the game, Watertown Head Coach Steve Harrington said he would love to be coaching the team in the State Tournament, but was happy with how his team played in the league tourney. Lexington, the seventh seed, kept the game tight in the first half.

Post Season Play for Watertown Basketball, Hockey Teams

The boys basketball team will be one of three Watertown High School teams playing in Middlesex League postseason games on Wednesday. While the MIAA will not be having winter state tournaments due to the pandemic, Watertown High School has three teams playing postseason games on Wednesday. The Raiders had a successful winter, with two teams winning the Middlesex League Freedom Division — boys basketball and girls hockey — and a third having a winning season. This week, three teams will be playing Middlesex League foes in a special tournament, said WHS Athletic Director Ryan Murphy. “We knew we couldn’t have a State Tournament, but wanted to have some kind of year ending, season ending experience for the kids,” Murphy said.

Watertown Grad Makes Northeast-10 Conference Academic Honor Roll

Watertown’s Catherine Connors is a sophomore field hockey player at Stonehill College. Watertown High School graduate Catherine Connors, a sophomore at Stonehill College, was named to the Northeast-10 Conference’s Academic Honor Roll. Connors plays field hockey for the Skyhawks. Stonehill Athletics sent out the following information about the NE10’s academic honors:

The Northeast-10 Conference has announced its Academic Honor Roll for the Fall 2020 semester, recognizing 333 student-athletes from Stonehill who have earned a semester grade point average of 3.00 or higher. The NE10 Academic Honor Roll acknowledges the commitment of NE10 student-athletes in the classroom with three distinctions – Academic Excellence (4.00 GPA), Academic Distinction (3.50-3.99 GPA), and Academic Honors (3.00-3.49 GPA).

Watertown Grad Named to All-Big East Field Hockey Team

Watertown’s Kourtney Kennedy, who plays at UConn, made the Big East’s preseason All-Conference team. The Big East Conference named former Watertown High School field hockey star Kourtney Kennedy to its preseason All-Conference team. Kennedy, a senior back for the Huskies, was one of four UConn players named to the pre-season All-Big East team prior to the start of the season, according to the announcement from UConn Athletics. Normally a fall sport, field hockey was delayed until mid-February due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a junior, Kennedy scored a career-high three goals and added three assists.