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Using your head: the dangers of concussions and brain injuries

Using your head: the dangers of concussions and brain injuries

Evan Barber
December 4, 2009
Filed under Articles, Sports

“My head really hurt; I had a constant migraine. It made it harder to do some of my activities, and I had a horrible attention span,” describes Zach Bastarache, a Wayland junior who recently recovered from a concussion. On Monday, Dec. 7th from 7-8:30, three local concussion experts will speak at the Wayland Mi...

High standards set for Wayland wrestling

High standards set for Wayland wrestling

Jack McCullough
December 3, 2009
Filed under Articles, Sports, WSPN

Over the last 43 years, Wayland wrestling has quietly enjoyed its status as one of the most successful athletic programs at the high school. The team has won a total of 31 DCL titles, with the latest courtesy of  the 2008-2009 squad. This storied tradition, coupled with a #1 ranking in division three, ...

Health concerns plague Wayland Town Pool

Health concerns plague Wayland Town Pool

Brianna Fay
December 3, 2009
Filed under Articles, Sports

On Wednesday, December 2nd, the Wayland swim team approached the Wayland Town Pool, their normal practice facility, to find two health inspectors checking for health hazards in the building. This was no surprise to swim team members; although there had only been two practices so far this season, which started Monday, many of the swimmers have bee...

Baker triumphs at XC All-States

Baker triumphs at XC All-States

Erica Van Sciver
December 2, 2009
Filed under Articles, Sports

Brett Baker has faced numerous obstacles throughout his career as a runner. Yet battling the fierce competition, mud, and steep inclines of Northfield Mountain at the Division II State Meet this past Saturday undoubtedly fell in the category of one of the more taxing of his racing experiences. “The course was very, very ...

Freshmen find new experiences in high school sports

Freshmen find new experiences in high school sports

Melanie Barber
November 30, 2009
Filed under Articles, Editor's Picks, Sports

Running, jumping, kicking, and swimming: it's the start of the winter sports season. For many freshman, athletic experiences this year are very different than the one they had last year at the middle school. 9th graders are already very involved. During the fall sports season, over 100 students participated in sports such a...

Warrior’s playoff hopes crushed by Concord-Carlisle

Warrior’s playoff hopes crushed by Concord-Carlisle

Oliver Levin
November 12, 2009
Filed under Articles, Sports

Last Friday, the Warriors suffered a loss to the DCL-small undefeated Concord Carlisle. In a defensive struggle the Warriors lost 49-31, with four offensive turnovers and over 200 yards given up on the ground. The Warriors defense has been spotty against the run all season. In a strategic move, C...

Girls soccer wins first tournament game

Girls soccer wins first tournament game

Elizabeth Doyon
November 10, 2009
Filed under Articles, Sports

Last week the girls varsity soccer team finished their regular season and started their first post season run in five years. The regular season ended with a 3-1 win against non-league opponent, Brookline, and a team record of 14-2-2. The girls then closed out the week with the first round of the state tournament on Saturday, on t...

Girls soccer wraps up DCL-small title

Girls soccer wraps up DCL-small title

Elizabeth Doyon
November 4, 2009
Filed under Articles, Sports

Last week, the Warriors locked in the DCL-Small Championship title with a win against Tyngsborough on Thursday, and then finished their Dual County League run undefeated with a tie against Concord-Carlisle . “This was really the last week of practices in terms of the regular season. Next week, practice wi...

Field hockey fights for tournament spot

Field hockey fights for tournament spot

Kelsey Sommers
October 28, 2009
Filed under Articles, Sports

With a record of 6-7-2, and just one game remaining in the regular season, the Wayland field hockey team is only a win away from qualifying for the state tournament. After a rocky start to the season, fought hard to win and tie against teams who had previously defeated them. Two weeks ago, Wayland tied agains...

Girls soccer scores spot in state tournament

Girls soccer scores spot in state tournament

Elizabeth Doyon
October 21, 2009
Filed under Articles, Sports

Wayland girls had three games this week and won all three to bring their record to 9-2-1, officially putting them in the state tournament for the first time in four years. “Mission accomplished!” said Wayland coach Guy Enoch. “We had a tough week, three tough games, and we came out on top in all three....

WW crew proves its mettle on the Charles

WW crew proves its mettle on the Charles

Melanie Wang
October 20, 2009
Filed under Articles, Sports

A brief snapshot of what Wayland-Weston rowers had to endure this past Sunday? Rain. Rain, followed by wind, mud, frigid temperatures, freezing fingers, competition from some of the toughest and fastest youth crews in the country, and an intense race at one of rowing’s most renowned events, the Head of ...

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