Warrior Weekly: Girls’ Tennis and Lacrosse teams on a roll


WSPN's Duncan Stephenson writes his weekly column discussing a relevant topic in sports.

Duncan Stephenson

WHS Sports:
Both the girls’ tennis team and girls’ lacrosse teams are playing great and making deep playoff runs. The tennis team is in the North Sectional final and will play Concord-Carlisle, while the lacrosse team, led by the Stoller sisters and Emily Barnard, will face off against Walpole on Friday afternoon. They are looking to build off of their commanding 20-10 win over Foxborough on Tuesday. Boys’ lax was knocked out of the postseason last week, falling to Westwood 14-11. The Warriors put up a great fight, managed to tie the game 10-10 late in the second half before Westwood pulled away. Also, the Boys’ volleyball team lost to Westford academy, coming up one game short of a sectional title. The team will return it’s best player, Jack Fletcher, for next season.

College Sports:
To be perfectly honest, not much is happening in the college sports world right now. College lacrosse wrapped up last week, with UNC taking home the men’s’ title over Maryland in a thrilling overtime game. The women’s championship also went to North Carolina, who also happened to beat Maryland in the final game. Whatta coincidence. I’m already looking forward to the upcoming college football season, which will feature a plethora of returning stars who could make 2016 one of the best seasons in recent memory. Dalvin Cook, Leonard Fournette, Baker Mayfield, and Deshaun Watson are a couple of those players.

Professional Sports:
The NBA Finals just got interesting, as the Cavs won game three by 30 points. The NBA playoffs have been incredibly confusing this year; it seems that one team can win by 20 one night, and the next they’ll get blown out. Regardless, hopefully LeBron is able to carry Cleveland to another win in game four, tying the series up at two games a piece. On a side note, I was very impressed with the class shown by San Francisco Giants fans on Tuesday night. The Giants held a tribute to David Ortiz prior to the game, and Big Papi was met with nothing short of a standing ovation from the Giants’ faithful. It goes to show how loved Papi is around the country. He may be 40, but Ortiz is still one of the premier hitters in the league; he is currently batting .338 with a league leading 55 RBIs. Hopefully he can go out on top this year.