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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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Walpole lacrosse family Shakespeare plays on

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It’s quite an accomplishment to play an NCAA Division I sport.

When a family has three siblings go on to play the same Division I sport at three separate prestigious powerhouse programs, like the Shakespeares of Walpole have, it is...

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WHS baseball brings back Ice Bucket Challenge

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is one of the most popular social media trends to date. 

Recently, Tara Pacella, mother of Walpole High School athletes Sophia and David Pacella, was diagnosed with ALS. In response, the Pacella family created tee-shirts to...

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Walpole’s Buckley headed home to Cannons

After having his senior lacrosse season at Ohio State cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Walpole native and Xaverian alum Lukas Buckley is heading home to play for the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse, the team announced via Twitter on May 9.

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Walpole’s Gianino, Cronin named IGC All-Stars

Pictured cutting the ball to the basket, Montrose senior guard and Walpole native Devyn Gianino (4) took home All-Conference honors for her efforts on the hardwood this past season.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Montrose varsity basketball team put together a strong campaign...

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Walpole’s McDavitt inducted into Harvard HOF

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Walpole native Kate McDavitt’s field hockey accolades are extremely impressive. A former standout at Walpole High, McDavitt was selected to the U-16 National Team while she and her sister, Jen, helped lead the Porkers to three state championships from 1996-1999. 

Following...

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Basketball All-Scholastics, All Stars announced

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Boston Globe announced recently recognized its 2019-2020 class of All-Scholastic and conference All-Star recipients. 

From Dover-Sherborn, junior point guard Evan Skeary was named a TVL All-Star. Skeary will be a returning captain for his senior season next winter.