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.

Watertown Girls Basketball Coach Leaving for Div. 1 Boys Position

Watertown Girls Basketball Coach Patrick Ferdinand announced he will be leaving to take a job in Framingham. Here he is pictured working with a player in 2018. (Photo by Charlie Breitrose)

Leaving a community that has grown to be like family will be difficult, said Watertown Girls Basketball Coach Patrick Ferdinand, but he is taking a job as boys coach closer to his home which will allow him to spend more time with his wife and daughter. After more than a dozen years leading the Raiders girls team, Ferdinand announced this week that he will be taking the job as coach of the Framingham High School boys basketball team. “It’s a major change, from Division 3 to Division 1 and girls to boys,” Ferdinand said.

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 Grad Makes Track All-Region Team, Competing at NCAAs

Watertown’s Abbi Peterson earned All-East Region honors, and will compete in the NCAA Div. III Outdoor Track & Field Championships. (Photo courtesy of Bridgewater State Athletics). Bridgewater State senior Abbi Peterson, a Watertown High School grad, was named to the NCAA Division III All-East Region honors from the U.S. Track & Field & Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). She will be competing in the NCAA Championships on Thursday.