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Boys loses in championship game, looks towards promising future

Boys’ loses in championship game, looks towards promising future

Jacob Wu March 25, 2022

Boys’ basketball fell 71-59 to Boston College (BC) High in the MIAA state championship game Sunday, March 20 away. Despite the loss, special education teacher Paul Connolly, the head coach, said he...

Boys basketball takes over second half to advance to championship game

Boys’ basketball takes over second half to advance to championship game

Anderson Free March 20, 2022

Boys’ basketball defeated Needham 65-55 Saturday, March 12, at home in the MIAA Basketball Tournament, with a masterclass performance on both sides of the ball in the second half.  Junior Jose Padilla,...

Boys basketball drains threes, cruises past Weymouth in statement victory

Boys’ basketball drains threes, cruises past Weymouth in statement victory

Mark Hemment January 26, 2022

Boys’ basketball defeated Weymouth 74-48 Friday, Jan. 21, at home, with an impressive three-point shooting performance. “This game was the best we've shot as a team,” said special education teacher...

Senior Shawn Brothers goes for a layup against Needham in Norths home loss Tuesday, Feb. 11.  (Photo by Ian Dickerman)

Boys' basketball loses against Needham at annual senior night

Maxwell Lu February 26, 2020

Boys’ basketball lost to Needham 57-45 last Tuesday, Feb. 11, at home.  North struggled on offense early and trailed the rest of the game. “We had to play uphill the entire game,” said special...

Boys basketball struggles in home loss against Natick

Boys basketball struggles in home loss against Natick

Arjun Shatkin February 9, 2020

Boys’ basketball lost to Natick 48-63 at home last Friday, Jan. 31 after the team “got out hustled, outplayed, outcoached, out-toughed, and everything across the board,” as special education teacher...

Connolly wins MIAA Division I Coach of the Year

Connolly wins MIAA Division I Coach of the Year

Jeremy Frankel April 18, 2019

Special education teacher Paul Connolly, the head coach of boys’ basketball, was named the Boston Globe Division I Coach of the Year. “I wouldn’t be Coach of the Year if it wasn’t for tremendous...

Junior Grayson Hargens shoots a free throw during during the State semifinals against Lynn English on March 11.

North wins first South Sectional title in over a decade

Griffin Bond March 22, 2019

Ending a 13-year drought, boys' basketball won the South Sectional title on Friday, March 8, defeating Mansfield 74-64. However, the historic run ended last Tuesday, March 11 at TD Garden, as North fell...

Photo by Julia Bu

Boys' basketball falls to top ranked Brookline

Griffin Bond January 31, 2019

Boys' basketball lost to Brookline 69-51 at home last Tuesday night.  “We are better than we showed tonight,” said special education teacher Paul Connolly, the head coach. “We resorted back...

Photo by Julia Bu

Boys' basketball defeats Braintree in blowout

Jeremy Frankel January 29, 2019

Boys’ basketball defeated Braintree 69-37 at home last Friday night. “Wednesday and Thursday were the two best practices we’ve had all season,” said special education teacher Paul Connolly, the...

Boys' basketball advances to semifinal of South Sectionals Tournament

Boys' basketball advances to semifinal of South Sectionals Tournament

Jake Forbes March 5, 2018

Boys’ basketball, 18-4, defeated Bridgewater-Raynham 66-59 at home last Saturday night to advance to the semifinals of the South Sectionals. “That was a really good team out there tonight,” said...

Profile: Ethan Wright reflects on high school basketball career, looks forward to future in Division I

Profile: Ethan Wright reflects on high school basketball career, looks forward to future in Division I

Nichol Weylman-Farwell February 15, 2018

Senior Ethan Wright rapidly dribbles down the court after a turnover in the final seconds of a boys’ varsity basketball game against Needham. Reaching the hoop, he explosively leaps up and throws down...

Senior Noah Neville (?)

Boys' basketball defeats Needham in annual "A Shot For Life" game

Jake Forbes January 31, 2018

Boys’ basketball, 10-3, defeated Needham 53-35 at home Friday night in the annual A Shot For Life game, ending the Rockets’ undefeated season. “We were really hyped for this one and had a lot of...

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