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Porkers gear up for unconventional season

Pictured last season against Framingham, junior Natalie Griffin (9) will look to be a key offensive contributor once again for Walpole High varsity field hockey this fall. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

MIAA field hockey will have a new...

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MIAA’s modifications put twist on soccer

MIAA soccer will look a lot different in 2020 with athletes needing to social distance even while playing defense. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It's still unclear whether or not sports such as boys and girls soccer will occur...

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Walpole’s Quinn commits to Lowell

My Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Walpole High School athletics seems to be building a pipeline to UMass-Lowell. In the last two years, Walpole has sent two of its athletes to play lacrosse at Lowell: Conor Foley ('19) for the men and Abby McLaughlin ('19) for the women's team.

Walpole athletes train amidst uncertainty

A football player works on getting off the line with no wasted movement.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Outside of the NBA and its bubble, there are no sports in America that seem guaranteed to happen this year. Major League Baseball has seen teams...

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Wagner serving role in bubble for B’s

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

In March, the Boston Bruins appeared poised for another deep run into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. David Pastrnak was tied for the league-lead in goals with 38 and Tuukka Rask was first in the league in goals saved above-average (23). The only team in...

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Walpole MIBL has eye on future

Rising senior Sam Donovan (pictured) fires home a pitch during his victorious five and a third-inning performance against Hyde Park on Friday in the MIBL playoffs. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Walpole MIBL's roster is extremely young compared to...

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Walpole boys hockey presented with trophy

The Walpole High School varsity boys hockey team poses together with their state championship trophy on the steps of Walpole High School on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Neal Fisher.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It was the first good news that Walpole High...

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Walpole takes out Hyde Park

Starting pitcher Drew Kral (pictured) fires home a pitch in the bottom of the second inning. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Two of the perennial Division Six Legion powers, Hyde Park and Walpole, squared off on Sunday at Bird...

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Walpole’s Melish named All-American

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Amanda Melish has emerged as the premiere star for Walpole High School swimming and diving over the last two years. As a freshman in 2018, Melish shattered multiple school records, including racking up 326.92 points after six dives. Melish capped off her incredible breakout...

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Slowe, Murray, Rockwood named All-Academic

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Former Walpole High field hockey stars Sarah Rockwood and Christine Murray (now a resident of Westwood), as well as former Medfield High School star Kate Slowe, all now teammates at Bentley, were recently named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association's National Academic Team....

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Spotlighting Merrimack goalie James Corcoran

Merrimack goaltender James Corcoran was the backstop for Walpole boys hockey's 2017 run to the Super Eight.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The COVID-19 pandemic has basically forced all normalities of life either into cancellation or postponement. For former Walpole High School star...

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Hometown Weekly Sports Minute #1

Cam Martin and James Corcoran join Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Mike Flanagan to reminisce on the goal that sent the now-legendary 2017 Walpole hockey team to the Super Eight Tournament.

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MIBL brings back summer baseball

Pictured standing at second base following a double his junior year, Will Jarvis will suit up for Walpole Legion this summer in the MIBL for one final baseball season. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It's been a rough year...

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Rebels no more: Walpole changes mascot

On Thursday evening, the Walpole School Board voted unanimously (9-0) to change the high school's "Rebel" mascot. The decision comes two weeks after a petition was started to change the school's mascot amid racial tensions and worldwide Black Lives Matter protests. A counter petition was also started to keep the nickname.

Spotlighting Walpole High lacrosse’s 2020 seniors

Pictured during last season's playoff contest vs. Medfield, senior captain and close D Marc Hirshom (19) figured to serve as an anchor for Walpole's defensive unit in 2020. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Despite a bit of an up...

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Athletes voice thoughts on Rebel mascot

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

For many in the town of Walpole, the high school's Rebel mascot holds a lot of sentimental value. At the same time, there are many, both within and outside of the town, who connect the Rebel mascot to racism and the Confederacy.

Walpole High wrestling honors its seniors

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Coming off a sixth place finish at the Division II All-State meet back in February, 2020 was another solid year for Walpole High School wrestling.

It will be hard to forget the strange way the 2020 school year ended due...

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Walpole’s Hirshom added to Plymouth pipeline

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Walpole has become a big-time recruiting ground for Plymouth State men’s lacrosse in recent years. In 2019, the Panthers rostered three Walpole High alums: LSM Charlie Harrington (2016), close D Zach Conrad (2017) and midfielder Harvest Perez (2013). 

Last week, Walpole...

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SB Nation names Foley All-Freshman

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It was obvious during his time at Walpole High School that Conor Foley, a 200-point scorer in both lacrosse and ice hockey, was a supreme athlete. After winning Bay State Conference Co-MVP honors as a junior, Foley committed to play at UMass Lowell. 

Gronk delivers masks to Walpole firefighters

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end and former New England Patriot star Rob Gronkowski visited Walpole on Friday to deliver medical equipment to frontline workers.

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Accompanied by his girlfriend, Camille Kostek, the three-time Super Bowl champion and future Hall of...

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