Jones excels on the field -

Monday, September 22, 2014

Boys’ Soccer Crushes Groton-Dunstable 3-0 -

Monday, September 22, 2014

Mr. WA Is Crowned -

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Clubs recruit freshmen -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New staff members -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Meet Spanish teacher Jennifer Ganley -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Logsdon returns to WA -

Monday, September 15, 2014

Meet guidance counselor Doherty -

Monday, September 15, 2014

Kravitz moves to WA -

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dowse subs in for Bonakdar -

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cornwall steps in as librarian -

Monday, September 15, 2014

Q and A with Ms.Leavis -

Monday, September 15, 2014

Albu comes back to WA -

Monday, September 15, 2014

Q and A with Ms. Bernstein -

Monday, September 15, 2014

Meeting Kerry Webster -

Monday, September 15, 2014

Who is Ms. Bukuras? -

Monday, September 15, 2014

Getting to Know Mr. Duquette -

Monday, September 15, 2014

WA stunned in home opener -

Saturday, September 13, 2014

WA alumna Fitzsimmons returns to teach -

Friday, September 12, 2014

Hafferkamp runs to WA -

Friday, September 12, 2014

The “Sports” of the Olympics

Opinion: Should all of the Winter Olympic activities really be called sports?

By Anthony Giovino Staff Writer In truth, the Winter Olympics are, for the most part, called what they truly are: games. The so-called “sports” of these Olympics are no more a sport than cleaning the house, or building structures. And yet, if somebody were to put a timer on those activities and told one person to do it better than the other, they would be called sports too. I have studied each Winter Olympic event, and I am prepared to make and defend the case that these “sports” of the Olympics are nothing more than exactly what they have been…

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Olympics close to home

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With the Olympics having closed less than a week ago, it is good to assume that many people are still riding on the adrenaline from watching the men’s four-man bobsled final (the U.S. took bronze, in case you were sleeping). However, many of the sports highlighted during the games are much bigger in Europe, and are a bit obscure in the U.S. Have no fear, though, for with a bit of research, most of these Olympic sports are within your grasp, if you’re inclined, and clubs are nearby.

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Hazing in sports re-examined

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By Andy Dunn Staff Writer The shocking and disturbing Jonathan Martin case in the National Football League has caused every level of sports teams, including Westford’s, to focus again on the current bullying and hazing environment in an athletic atmosphere. It may be hard to imagine a 6’5″ 312-lb professional football player as the victim of bullying, but that is the case of Jonathan Martin of the Miami Dolphins. Martin left the team on October 31 to “seek assistance with emotional issues” according to the Dolphins official team report. New details have continued to emerge, showing a history of abuse…

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WA Athletics: Damaged by concussions

The football team is one of the hardest hit in WA athletics by concussions

By Kyle Auger Sport Editor “I was fighting for a job and knew I couldn’t afford to be knocked out. So I willed myself back to my feet. I got up like a drunken man and started searching for that big hit, but the play was already over. I made my way to the sideline, where I received medical attention,” said former Oakland Raider Akbar Gbaja-Biamila. Gbaja-Biamila is in a group of athletes speaking against concussion and the dangers of playing through them. Concussions account for roughly fifteen percent of all athletic injuries and are one of the most dangerous injuries…

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March Madness Picks

Davis slamming home the jam

By Kyle Auger Sports Editor It is finally here – the grueling three week tournament famously known as “March Madness” is here and the rush for people to fill out their brackets is raging, but before you fill out your brackets, take a gander here. The tournament begins on Thursday and the first round is two days of wall to wall games and the group of 68 teams quickly gets erased to 32, and on these days upsets are common and there are several teams I feel are primed to upset their first round opponents. The first team I believe…

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March Madness: Pre-bracket Picks

By Sameer Kini Sports Editor It’s that time of a year again. March Madness is upon us. With Selection Sunday approaching, I would like to give my take on the contenders before the bracket even comes out. I will discuss the big name contenders who fellow aspiring bracketologists know of, but also who I think could make a splash as the Cinderella this year. I will also be publishing my bracket as the tournament kicks off next week. The Favorites: Kentucky – Atop the rankings for much of the season and with quite a bit of young firepower, I predict…

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Patriots Set To Clash With Kansas City on Monday Night

Andre Carter Recording 1 of New England's 5 Sacks

By: Kyle Auger Sports Editor This Monday, the New England Patriots are set to clash with the Kansas City Chiefs in a must win for Kansas City. This game seems to be getting easier and easier for the Pats, with the Chiefs announcing that their young quarterback, Matt Cassel, will be out with a hand injury that will require surgery. This marks the second catastrophic injury for the Chiefs on the year, along with star running back Jamaal Charles’ season ending left ACL tear, leaving the offense without their two biggest weapons. Second year quarterback Tyler Palko is expected to…

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Patriots Wow in Week 1

Hernandez showing his dominant offense

By: Kyle Auger Sports Editor The Patriots game against the Miami Dolphins on Monday night was one for the record books, as they won convincingly, 38-24. The most impressive aspect of the game was clearly the offense, led by captain Tom Brady. Brady completed 67% of his passes for a Monday Night Football record 517 yards accompanied with 4 touchdowns. Brady announced earlier in the year that he would play for ten more years and his performance looked like his tank is far from empty. He showed his signature poise in the pocket and superior decision-making by only throwing one…

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Big 3 Vs. Big 3 Who Will Prevail?

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By: Kyle Auger Co-Sports Editor Call me a fraud but I have to go against myself and my Celtics-Heat pick, and I now see the Celtics winning. The Celtics have a tough match-up however after their first series with the Knicks the squad should be confident. Rajon Rondo has been a star offensively, averaging 19 points and 12 assists. In the last two games of the series Rondo has found his offensive game, finally attacking the hoop again, after early in the series he started to take a lot of jump shots. These shots were caused by the New York…

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Red Sox Back To Their Winning Ways

Matsuzaka Finally Earn His Tens of Millions

Matsuzaka Finally Earn His Tens of Millions By Kyle Auger Co-Sports Editor After their horrendous start, the Red Sox have been turning their season around with a recent series sweep of the Los Angeles Angels and 8 of their last 10 games. This comeback has been spurred mainly by the pitching staff, which, after their first eleven games, was 2-9, having been swept by the Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, and the Tampa Bay Rays. The worst of the group early in the season was most notably Daisuke Matsuzaka, who in his first 2 starts had an ERA of about 7….

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Playoffs are Here, So Are My Picks

By: Kyle Auger Staff Writer The Boston Celtics enter the playoffs this weekend and they are matched up against the star-studded New York Knicks. The Celtics enter as the three seed and the public opinion on the squad is dropping quickly. On ESPN they are currently ranked 8th in the NBA.  This is due to a very run-of-the-mill 5-5 record in their last 10 games including losses against Washington and Indiana. The Knicks are one of the most popular teams after their trade that landed them Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups. Anthony has since led the team in scoring, averaging…

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Butler and UConn Set to Clash

Butler is prepared for the Huskies

By: Kyle Auger Staff Writer Tonight, Butler and UConn will face tonight in Houston for the crown of national champion. The UConn Huskies come in as the heavy favorites with their star Kemba Walker, who arguably has been the best player in the country. The Butler Bulldogs come in as the Cinderella tying the record for the lowest seeded team to make the national championship. Despite being the lowest seed, the appearance of the Bulldogs shouldn’t be a complete surprise. This year’s field was one of the weakest in memory without any real dominant teams. They had a reasonable road…

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