Scenes from the 100th Thanksgiving high school football game between Watertown and Belmont, which was played at Fenway Park on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Watertown won the game, 21-7.
Watertown High hits a home run with historic victory over Belmont
Randy Delgado, Raider Times staff • November 24, 2022

The Watertown Raiders and the Belmont Marauders battled their hearts out in a milestone game at Fenway Park on Thanksgiving Eve 2022. The energy surrounding this build-up...

The 2022 Watertown High girls soccer team poses after beating Weston in the MIAA Division 3 state tournament on Sunday, Nov. 6.
Watertown girls' soccer makes history with first two MIAA tourney wins
Raider Times staff November 9, 2022

The Watertown girls' soccer team, seeded 26th in the MIAA Division 3 statewide tournament, beat No. 7 Weston, 2-1, on Sunday, Nov. 6, for its second win of the 2022 postseason...

Scenes from Watertown Highs field hockey game with Stoneham on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Watertown won, 7-0, and earned the No. 1 seed in the MIAA state field hockey tournament.
Postseason playoff season has arrived at Watertown High
Raider Times staff November 3, 2022

The postseason has arrived for four Watertown High teams -- field hockey, football, and boys' and girls' soccer -- who will be competing in statewide tournaments run by the...

Scenes from Watertown Highs Senior Night game with Melrose on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. Watertown lost, 28-16, in the last regular-season game this year.
Watertown celebrates Senior Night for football, cheer, and band
Randy Delgado, Raider Times staff • November 1, 2022

The Watertown Raiders (5-3) fell to the Melrose Red Raiders (6-2), 28-16, on Watertown’s Senior Night at Victory Field on Friday night, Oct. 28, 2022. Quarterback Josh Madden...

Scenes from Watertowns game with Wakefield on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, at Victory Field. The host Raiders fell, 21-7, to the undefeated Warriors.
Wakefield defeats Watertown to stay undefeated
Randy Delgado, Raider Times staff • October 28, 2022

The Wakefield Warriors traveled to Watertown’s turf and collected an impressive 21-7 victory, improving to a flawless 7-0 record on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. Watertown...

Scenes from Watertowns game with Stoneham on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at Victory Field. The Raiders fell for the first time, 28-24, on the games final play.
Stoneham scores as time expires to hand Watertown its first football loss of the year
Randy Delgado, Raider Times staff • October 21, 2022

Quarterback Jason Nutting scored as time expired to give Stoneham a hard-fought 28-24 victory over Watertown on Oct. 14, 2022, handing the host Raiders their first loss of...

Raiders quarterback Johnny Cacace sneaks a peek at the Victory Field scoreboard during Watertown High Schools 42-7 win over Burlington on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.
Watertown football hits another home run with 42-7 rout of Burlington
Dilara Canca and Skyla Cacace October 4, 2022

Johnny Cacace threw three touchdown passes in the first half and Peyton Andrade ran for two more scores as the Watertown High football team defeated Burlington, 42-7, on ...

Watertowns Rob Iannetta (7) leads the celebration after his penalty kick defeated host Belmont in the second game of the Soccer Night in Belmont doubleheader on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. The game was scoreless, with visiting Watertown winning on penalty kicks, 3-2.
Four teams, two rival towns, one great night for local soccer
Skyla Cacace, Raider Times staff • September 22, 2022

Watertown's Rob Iannetta scored on a penalty kick as the Watertown High School boys' soccer team defeated host Belmont to cap a memorable Soccer Night in Belmont doubleheader...

The Watertown High School cheerleading team poses for a picture during the football game at Victory Field on Sept. 16, 2022.
Cheerleading team back to bring pep -- and stunts and back handsprings -- to Watertown High events
Michelle Vinnik, Raider Times staff • September 20, 2022

Football season. Arguably one of the most fun times a Watertown High student could experience. The team just had their first game on Friday, Sept. 9, going home from Victory...

Hamilton-Wenham had a hard time stopping Billy McHugh (7), who scored twice for Watertown in the Raiders 28-7 home win on Sept. 16, 2022.
Billy McHugh, Watertown run off with another victory
Randy Delgado, Raider Times staff • September 19, 2022

The Watertown Raiders won their second straight football game of the season, defeating the visiting Hamilton-Wenham Generals, 28-7, behind great performances by Billy McHugh,...

The Watertown JV football team (in red) takes on Pentucket on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Victory Field in Watertown.
On Saturdays, it's the JV teams' turn to take over Victory Field
Dilara Canca, Raider Times staff • September 13, 2022

On Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, following the Raiders varsity field hockey's 2-1 win over Andover, the Watertown High junior varsity football and girls' soccer squads got their...

Billy McHugh (7), Johnny Cacace (4), and Payton Andrade (3) get ready to receive the snap on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at Victory Field.
Watertown High football opens season with shutout victory
Randy Delgado, Raider Times staff • September 12, 2022

The Watertown Raiders marched past the Pentucket Panthers for a resounding 21-0 victory in the season opener Friday at Victory Field. Billy McHugh scored twice and Payton...

All the best college advice, all in one place, and yours for the asking
Eden Salley, Selina Nebiye, and Alan Huang November 28, 2022

After three years of the pandemic, students are most likely to ask “What’s next?” On Thursday night, Oct. 6, 2022, the College Fair returned to the Watertown High...

Guatemala offers world of possibilities to the traveler
Franklin Park Zoo lights up the night

Franklin Park Zoo lights up the night

October 7, 2021

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WHS students still have time to sign up for trip to Spain, Italy

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Reporters in the Raider Times newsroom taste-test dishes from Flavor Boom! in Watertown.
Your taste buds will boom at Flavor Boom!
Raider Times staff November 22, 2021

It says it in the name: Watertown’s newest restaurant promises you an explosion of flavor and deliciousness! Welcome to Flavor Boom! Boasting a menu of only 10 dishes based on international cuisine from China to the Mediterranean, this takeout, delivery, and catering restaurant at 224 Arsenal St. will give you a meal...

Students in the Class of 2021 added individual design touches to their caps and gowns for the Watertown High School graduation on June 5, 2021, at Victory Field.
Capping it all off at graduation
Isabella Nitschke and Leah Knipper-Davis October 15, 2021

When it came time to say goodbye to Watertown High School, many students in the Class of 2021 made their own fashion statements with their caps and gowns at graduation, which...

What is the best way to teach the 2020 presidential election?
What is the best way to teach the 2020 presidential election?
Leyla Mandel, Raider Times staff • November 2, 2020

As high school students, politics has never been prevalent in our lives until now. For many of us, this is our first exposure to the world of politics and I wondered what...

Andrew Yang, one of the Democratic candidates of president, addresses the crowd on Cambridge Common during a campaign stop Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.
Andrew Yang draws a crowd on Cambridge Common
Lucy Gould, Raider Times correspondent • September 18, 2019

Andrew Yang is running for the Democratic nomination for president, and he certainly has a lot of supporters. That was apparent Sept. 16, 2019, when he held a campaign rally...

Presidential candidate Wayne Messam (in suit) poses with students and teachers after a question-and-answer session at Watertown (Mass.) High School on May 22, 2019.
Presidential candidate Wayne Messam visits Watertown High
Raider Times staff June 27, 2019

On June 26 and June 27, two debates were held featuring 20 Democratic candidates for president. Wayne Messam was not among the 20 in Miami, partly due to his not announcing...

Presidential candidate John Delaney (standing, middle row, fourth from left) poses with students and teachers after a question-and-answer session at Watertown (Mass.) High School on May 3, 2019.
Presidential candidate John Delaney visits Watertown High
Raider Times staff June 26, 2019

On Wednesday, June 26, presidential candidate John Delaney will take part in the first Democratic debate, along with nine other candidates. (Ten more candidates will debate...

Watertown High English teachers Jessica DePamphilis (left) and JoAnne Spagnulo run the College & Career Readiness Club.
Never too early to start looking ahead
Betzaida Solano Ramos, Raider Times staff • December 3, 2022

There comes a time in everyone’s life where they say, “What am I going to do after high school?”and then start to worry and don’t know who to talk to.  Well, JoAnne...

All the best college advice, all in one place, and yours for the asking
Eden Salley, Selina Nebiye, and Alan Huang November 28, 2022

After three years of the pandemic, students are most likely to ask “What’s next?” On Thursday night, Oct. 6, 2022, the College Fair returned to the Watertown High...

The cast and crew of Clue, the Watertown High School fall play, which will be performed in the WHS auditorium Friday, Nov. 18, through Sunday, Nov. 22, 2022.
It's no mystery why WHS students are game to stage "Clue"
Katherine Schick, Raider Times staff • November 15, 2022

“It’s really just such a crazy feeling of optimism, anticipation, excitement, and nerves to stand on the stage and hear your character’s words coming out of your mouth,”...

The Watertown High School cheerleading team poses for a picture during the football game at Victory Field on Sept. 16, 2022.
Cheerleading team back to bring pep -- and stunts and back handsprings -- to Watertown High events
Michelle Vinnik, Raider Times staff • September 20, 2022

Football season. Arguably one of the most fun times a Watertown High student could experience. The team just had their first game on Friday, Sept. 9, going home from Victory...

Theodore DiSciscio, adjustment counselor at Watertown High School, in his office.
It’s safe to say that Teddy DiSciscio’s here to help
Nabila Abenaou, Raider Times staff • April 15, 2022

Theodore DiSciscio; an adjustment counselor at Watertown High during school hours; Father, cook, and a book reader outside of school. In school, he goes by Teddy. Teddy drew...

Clothes collected for people who need them at Watertown High School are displayed in Kates Collection in the guidance office.
“Kate’s Collection” at Watertown High School is a fitting way to remember
Raider Times staff April 13, 2022

From death comes mourning, despair, and sorrow. But death can also spark an opportunity to help people. The Kate Sherwood Foundation wants to do exactly that. The goal is...

Watertown High math teacher and football coach John Cacace talks with reporters in the Raider Times newsroom.
Add it all up and John Cacace has been on an adventurous path
Raider Times staff March 31, 2022

John Cacace loves adventure, and he loves to travel. He has backpacked in Tanzania, owns a boat, enjoys lobstering and skiing, and — during the pandemic — drove across...

Some of the cast and crew of Into the Woods take a break from a recent rehearsal at Watertown High School. The musical will be performed for three nights in the WHS auditorium, March 17-19, 2022.
Watertown High theater creates a ‘Woods’ well worth exploring
Adrian Schick, Raider Times staff • March 17, 2022

Watertown High School has unveiled its latest production: “Into the Woods!” The adaptation of the 1986 Broadway musical will hit the stage in March to dazzle audiences...

Members of the new Expedition Club at Watertown High pose during their first outing of the school year.
Outside, the norm
Carly MacCormack and Anthony Lampasona November 22, 2021

It’s 6:45 a.m. While many students are just waking up, some are beginning a quest into the forest. This group of students are part of the new club at Watertown High School,...

Every Tuesday at 7 p.m., the Watertown High Robotics club meets in the robotics lab to innovate and learn.
Robotics Club still building enthusiasm at Watertown High
Adrian Schick, Raider Times staff • November 22, 2021

As you walked around the Activities Fair back during your first few days of the school year, you may have noticed something odd: A large, comical duck costume propped up behind...

Watertowns GSA at 2019 Pride.
‘We are all in this together’
Adelle Sheynkman, Raider Times staff • November 22, 2021

Though never truly gone, participation in the Gender Sexuality Alliance at Watertown High School drastically declined during online learning, and as a result, so did local...

Pride Club made a banner promoting Spirit Week and the Homecoming dance and placed it in the center stairwell at Watertown High School for all students to see.
Spirit Week returns to Watertown High School after two years
Adrianna Williams, Izzy DeLorio, Dayana Posada Chacon, Rylee Valstyn, and Gina Rank November 22, 2021

Hoping to start this year off great at Watertown High, Spirit Week was held early this year, from Sept. 20-24, because the Pride Club wanted the students to be involved from...

The Syracuse University table, one of more than 60 at Watertown High’s College Night on Oct. 6, 2021.
Plenty of tips to be found at College Night
Max Bennett and Leah Knipper-Davis November 22, 2021

On Wednesday night, Oct. 6, the College Fair returned to the Watertown High, with representatives from 60-plus schools to talk with students. Here’s some of their advice: Elms...

Members of the Book Club at Watertown High School pose before a meeting this fall.
Book Club starts exciting new chapter at Watertown High School
Fathima Perez-Cordero, Raider Times staff • November 22, 2021

Looking for the best club at Watertown High School … What club may that be? It’s the book club! For people who love reading, the book club is the place for you. Why?...

The cast and crew of Clue, the Watertown High School fall play, which will be performed in the WHS auditorium Friday, Nov. 18, through Sunday, Nov. 22, 2022.
It's no mystery why WHS students are game to stage "Clue"
Katherine Schick, Raider Times staff • November 15, 2022

“It’s really just such a crazy feeling of optimism, anticipation, excitement, and nerves to stand on the stage and hear your character’s words coming out of your mouth,” said sophomore Sylvia Sakata. She will...

A contingent of Watertown High students and teachers attended a performance of “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992” at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge on Sept. 23, 2022.
Watertown High School students transported back in time by “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992”
Michelle Vinnik and Xander Correa October 5, 2022

On Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, a group of Watertown High School  students gathered at the American Repertory Theater near Harvard Square to see “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.” The trip, which was organized by WHS English...

Got talent? Watertown wants to see it!
Got talent? Watertown wants to see it!
Michelle Vinnik, Raider Times staff • October 4, 2022

Ever wanted to see what the fellow people in your community can do? Well, the Watertown Community Foundation and Arsenal Yards have come together to have the most talented people in town show off what they have to offer in...

Members of the 2022 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/ Earthwatch Girls in Science Fellowship.
A week on the Cape, an experience of a lifetime
Eden Salley, Raider Times staff • November 28, 2022

This summer, I participated in a week-long program in Woods Hole on Cape Cod. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)/ Earthwatch Girls in Science Fellowship provides...

Theodore DiSciscio, adjustment counselor at Watertown High School, in his office.
It’s safe to say that Teddy DiSciscio’s here to help
Nabila Abenaou, Raider Times staff • April 15, 2022

Theodore DiSciscio; an adjustment counselor at Watertown High during school hours; Father, cook, and a book reader outside of school. In school, he goes by Teddy. Teddy drew...

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Students in the Class of 2021 added individual design touches to their caps and gowns for the Watertown High School graduation on June 5, 2021, at Victory Field.
Capping it all off at graduation
Isabella Nitschke and Leah Knipper-Davis October 15, 2021

When it came time to say goodbye to Watertown High School, many students in the Class of 2021 made their own fashion statements with their caps...

For Niamh Murphy, her time at Watertown High had many interesting chapters
Alicia Karunaratne, Raider Times staff • June 12, 2021

The prompt for the junior thesis paper was to pick a portion of your life and write about it. It was about “my life, starting freshman year...

Joie Mara, the school nurse at Watertown High, has remained upbeat throughout the pandemic.
Nurse Joie Mara has been in the middle of it all
Naomi Baker, Raider Times staff • June 12, 2021

Over a year after shutting down for what originally was going to be a two-week break, Watertown High School returned to a full five-day schedule...

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