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North Enters Winter Season with Excitement, High Hopes

Mark Hemment November 28, 2021

After an exciting fall season, filled with deep playoff runs, North looks towards the winter season, as tryouts begin Monday. “I feel excited,” said special education teacher Paul Connolly, who...

Girls' basketball defeats Weymouth, continues undefeated season

Girls' basketball defeats Weymouth, continues undefeated season

Andy Zhou February 13, 2021

Girls’ basketball defeated Weymouth 53-45 Thursday, Feb. 4, at home. The Tigers fought from behind for most of the game but pulled away in the final quarter, maintaining their undefeated season. Despite...

Graphic by Jai Khurana

Zion Williamson's basketball success may be limited by injury

James Dun Rappaport March 12, 2020

Ever since the first tip-off in the 2018-19 season for the Duke Mens’ Basketball team, all eyes were on Zion Williamson, the 6’7, 285 pound freshman. Williamson could jump out of the gym and absolutely...

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...

Girls' basketball displays great defense in win against Brookline

Girls' basketball displays great defense in win against Brookline

Maxwell Lu February 6, 2020

Girls’ basketball defeated Brookline 50-31 last Wednesday, Jan. 29 at home, splashing threes and displaying dominance on defense throughout the game. “Everyone showed up when  we needed them...

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...

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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...

Graphic by Jai Khurana

Opinion: March Madness ruins NBA scouting

Tali Falk-Judson April 11, 2018

Most sports fans can agree, March Madness is awesome. Upsets! Buzzer beaters! The entire tournament is a whirlwind of sports excitement. The first two days of the tournament are the best. From noon until...

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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