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YMCA basketball league designed to foster ‘love of the game’
For Lu Brito, players who are part of the Gleason Family YMCA’s basketball league have three main goals: 1. Have fun. 2. Try your hardest. 3. Learn the love of the game. “Don’t worry about how many points you get, if the ball goes in or not,” said...
Boys soccer headed to playoffs for first time in High School’s history
For the first time in the history of Wareham High School, the boys varsity soccer team will be headed to the playoffs. With four games left in the regular season, the team has an overall record of 8-2-2. Coach Evan Wilga said the team had a six-game...
Two Wareham intersections on ‘most dangerous’ list
Man accused of 2019 killing found not guilty
School District offices to move to East Wareham School
Tobey expansion named the Baldwin Makepeace Emergency Center
Cranberry harvest well underway
Catherine “Cathy” Morrison, 52
Harbormaster, Select Board are concerned about Besse Park rain gardens
Citizens’ petition articles won’t be backed by Select Board
Gleason Family Y raises funds, glasses at Stone Path Malt
A sneak peek at the Council on Aging’s renovations
Photos: Wareham High School field hockey team
Reader Jessica Klemp sent in these photos of the Wareham High School field hockey team.
Wareham Hall of Fame announces new inductees
The Wareham High School Hall of Fame has announced its inductees for 2021 and 2022. Due to the ongoing pandemic, no ceremony will be held this year. The 2021 inductees are: -Larry Lake - 1967 - Basketball, Football, Baseball -Mike Flaherty - 1974 -...
Girls volleyball faces Old Rochester Bulldogs
The Wareham Girls Volleyball team held their own on Sept. 30 despite a loss to the Old Rochester Regional Bulldogs — a team that went undefeated last year. After a tough first match, the Vikings gave the Bulldogs a challenge, scoring 20 and 18...
Instructional basketball league launched for girls at all experience levels
In an effort to build up Wareham’s girls basketball program, Kyle Erha — the girls basketball coach at the high school — is launching a free 3 on 3 instructional league open to girls in grades one through eight. The league is open to any girl who...
Small, tough field hockey team takes on Westport
Despite having a team so small there aren’t substitute players, the Wareham Vikings field hockey team is staying positive. This year, the school only has one team, so there are five first-time field hockey players playing varsity. Nevertheless, “It’...
Kids show off skills at Elks Soccer Shoot
The Wareham-New Bedford Elks Lodge has been hosting soccer shoots — competitions that allow kids to show off their precision scoring — for more than 20 years. On Saturday, about 25 kids from ages 4 to 13 took part in the competition, which was held...
E.J. Bennett, former Viking, to be inducted into Mass Maritime Hall of Fame
Edwin E.J. Bennett, a Wareham native, will be inducted into the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 25. Bennett, who graduated from Mass Maritime in 2015, will be honored for his collegiate football performance. Bennett is...
Wareham Youth Soccer kicks off a new season
On Saturday, the Wareham Youth Soccer fields on Charlotte Furnace Road were once again bustling with young players and families cheering from the sidelines. President Bob Catarius said registration is up this year, with 120 players filling every...
Wareham Youth Soccer Club travel soccer tryouts on Oct. 3
Tryouts for Wareham Youth Soccer Club’s spring 2022 travel teams will be held Sunday, Oct. 3 with the goal of starting new teams for boys and girls in Grade 2 and above. Tryouts will be held at Westfield on Charlotte Furnace Road in West Wareham...
Wareham Vikings fall to Pope John Paul II in first football game
The Wareham Vikings played their first football game of the season at home on Friday, Sept. 10, against Pope John Paul II High School of Hyannis. The stands were packed for the game, and parking in the Town Hall lot was scarce. The snack shack even...
Wareham players win Cape Cod Summer Hockeyfest High School League Championship
Local high school players took to the ice this summer in the Summer Hockeyfest High School League and went undefeated against teams across the South Coast and Cape Cod. Wareham and Old Rochester Regional High School players were among the league’s...
Elks to host soccer shoot competition
The Wareham Elks are hosting a soccer shoot competition open to kids up to 14 years old on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the soccer fields at 98 Charlotte Furnace Rd. Registration opens at 9 a.m., and the shoot will begin at 10 a.m. The competition is open...
High school students gear up for fall sports season
Wareham’s student athletes celebrated the imminent return to a more normal fall sports season — a stark contrast to the abbreviated “Fall II” season that was held last spring. This year, Athletic Director Ed Rodrigues said fall sports include...
Gatemen hire Harvey Shapiro as team’s new manager
Harvey Shapiro, a former assistant coach for the Wareham Gatemen, has been hired as the team’s new manager. “Shapiro has now come full circle,” the Gatemen said in a statement, noting that he spent two seasons as the team’s assistant coach in the...
Wareham Gatemen president reflects on the season
The Wareham Gatemen’s season concluded on Aug. 3 with a 3-1 win against the Falmouth Commodores. Although the season wasn’t the team’s strongest, with an overall record of 14-18-6, Gatemen President Tom Gay said he was happy with the season. “It was...
Team Gateway Baseball tryouts open
Team Gateway Baseball AAU tryouts are now open. They will be held at Dexter Field, in Rochester. The dates and times for tryouts will be as follows: • 10-year-olds: Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. • 14 and 15-year-olds: Wednesday, Aug. 11 and Thursday...
Gateway Babe Ruth opens signups for fall baseball
Gateway Babe Ruth has opened registration for its 2021 fall ball program. The deadline to register is Sept. 5. The season will begin on Sept. 18. Players in the program must be at least 12 and at most 16 as of May 1. The league plans to play 10 to...
Gatemen knocked out of playoffs
The Wareham Gatemen played several games this week that proved pivotal in their quest to make it to the postseason. Wareham Gatemen beat writer Barrett Hodgson has highlights from each of the games.
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Meghan Parks finishes ninth at CrossFit games
MARION — Meghan Parks finished top ten in the world in the 50-54 women’s age groups at the CrossFit Games in Madison, WI. After three days of intense, scored workouts, Parks — who trains at Seaside CrossFit in Wareham — finished ninth against the...
Athlete from Wareham gym in 7th after first day of CrossFit games
After her first day at the CrossFit Games, Meghan Parks of Marion is sitting seventh in the 50-54 women’s age group. CrossFit is a program of high-intensity interval training that combines cardio, gymnastics and weightlifting. Though the program has...
Cheer skills camp sets up athletes for success at tryouts
The Wareham Tigers Athletic Association’s Cheer Camp, held July 22 to July 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., was a chance for athletes of any experience level to learn new skills. “We were working on stunting and tumbling,” said head coach Sonja Delucia. In...
Gatemen go 2-2-1 in their past five games
Journalist Barrett Hodgson, a beat writer for the Wareham Gatemen, is a guest contributor to Wareham Week.
Hyannis stuns Wareham in walkoff fashion
The Hyannis Harbor Hawks defeated the Wareham Gatemen 5-4 on July 21...
WooSox Foundation to join Wareham Gatemen at Spillane Field
The Worcester Red Sox and the WooSox Foundation will join the Wareham Gatemen at Spillane Field before the Wareham Gatemen take on the Hyannis Harbor Hawks on Aug. 4 — the final game of the regular season. The WooSox mascot, Smiley Ball, will be set...
Onset basketball hits Cape Verde: Three players join new pro league
Aaron Strothers, Denzel Brito, and Jules Tavares spent their childhoods playing basketball in Onset. Now, the three are once again practicing and playing together thousands of miles from their home courts in the new Cape Verde Praia League. “We...
Gatemen tied for second seed in west division
The Wareham Gatemen saw one win and one loss on their home turf this week. After beating the Hyannis Harbor Hawks 4-2 in an away game on July 10, the Gatemen defeated the Harbor Hawks again at Spillane Field on Sunday, July 11, with an 11-run lead...
Gatemen celebrate 4th of July with America’s pastime
The Wareham Gatemen faced the Bourne Braves on July 4. In their second game against the undefeated team, the Gatemen fell 4-0. Writing for the Gatemen, Barrett Hodgson said the game was characterized by strong pitching: “Geoffery Gilbert started the...
Wareham Gatemen get into the swing of the season
The 2021 season is the first the Gatemen have played since the onset of the covid-19 pandemic. So far, the team has a 2-4-1 record, and the roster is set to change significantly after the College World Series wraps up. On June 25, the team took on...
Wareham Tigers flag football teams ‘happy to be back’ for Super Bowl
As summer festivities begin in earnest, the Gatemen aren’t the only athletes returning to Spillane Field to play for the first time since 2019. On Saturday, June 26, the Wareham Tigers Athletic Association’s flag football teams took to Spillane...
Wareham High girls tennis still undefeated
The Wareham High girls tennis team continued its winning streak in the quarter-finals playoffs, which were played at Wareham High School on Monday, June 21. The team had an eventful season: The girls went undefeated during their regular season and...
Wareham Gatemen return to Spillane Field
On Monday night, the Wareham Gatemen played their first game since 2019. Although the Falmouth Commodores won 8-4, the return to the diamond at Spillane Field was itself a kind of victory, marking a cautious return to more-normal life for the first...
Gatemen to play home opener Monday, honor league commissioner
The Wareham Gatemen will play their first home game of the season — and the first since the onset of the covid pandemic — on Monday, June 21, at 6:45 p.m. against the Falmouth Commodores. The event will begin at Spillane Field at 6:15 p.m. Ahead of...
Girls tennis team is South Coast Conference champion
The Wareham High girls tennis team was undefeated during their regular season, and are the South Coast Conference Champions. Singles player Brooklyn Bindas and doubles team and captains Olivia Powers and Mackenzie Brodley were undefeated all season...
Meghan Parks: From Marion to Madison for the CrossFit Games
It’s 6:04 a.m. on a misty Tuesday morning in June at Seaside CrossFit in Wareham, and Marion’s Meghan Parks is already halfway through her workout. She’s about to start a 24-minute act of attrition: Deadlifts, a 400-meter run, kettlebell swings,...
Time to root for the home team: Gatemen return for 2021 season
It’s official: The Wareham Gatemen will be returning to Spillane Field this summer. The Cape Cod Baseball League has delayed its 2021 season so that the first games will be held on June 20, but Wareham Gatemen President Tom Gay confirmed that the...
Spring sports to start May 10
The spring season for Wareham High School softball, baseball and boys and girls track and tennis teams will begin on May 10. Wareham High School Principal Scott Palladino confirmed during the School Committee meeting on April 29 that all teams will...
Wareham Tigers’ competitive cheer teams win US Finals
The Wareham Tigers’ two competitive cheerleading teams both took home wins at the US Finals, run by Varsity, in Ocean City, Maryland, this weekend. The Pride team, which is composed of skilled cheerleaders between the ages of 9 and 18, earned their...
American League Baseball try-outs set for May 2
American Legion Baseball is back for a full season. The MA Department of American Legion Baseball and District 10 Baseball have planned a season to run from late June to mid-August. Although plans are subject to change, a D10 tournament with winners...
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