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Walpole sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

With the Fall I athletic season all wrapped up, Walpole High athletics still made headlines this past week with multiple athletes signing their NLIs to play a sport in college. Postseason awards for boys and girls soccer as well as boys and girls cross-country...

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Porkers conquer COVID with unbeaten season

Senior Madison Field (13) makes a cut and works the ball towards the cage for a scoring chance against Braintree on October 5. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It was about as unorthodox as a season possibly could be...

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BSC winter sports a go

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

COVID-19 is forcing adjustments in all aspects of everyday life. Sports such as soccer, field hockey, cross-country and golf all hold the benefit of being played outside. Although rules were implemented to limit player contact and prevent the spread of COVID, the Fall I...

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Girls soccer rolls on senior night

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Walpole High School girls varsity soccer team hosted Milton on Monday afternoon for their annual senior night.

Coming off a bye week, Walpole's last game was on October 22, a 1-1 tie at Braintree. Any questions as to whether...

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Walpole sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Walpole High School Fall I athletics continued on this past week as the school's varsity athletic teams battled Braintree.

  • Varsity field hockey earned a big 3-1 win at Braintree to earn the back-to-back sweep of the Wamps (3-3). Caroline Whelan,...
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Porkers roll on senior day

Senior captain Liz Hinton (pictured) steps into a shot late in the first quarter. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Walpole High varsity field hockey hosted Bay State Conference rival Braintree on Monday afternoon for their annual Senior Day contest....

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Walpole’s Meehan drafted by LA Kings

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Walpole native and UMass Lowell freshman defenseman Ben Meehan was selected in the fifth round (No. 140 overall) of the 2020 NHL Draft on October 7 by the Los Angeles Kings.

"I'm so grateful to be a part of the...

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Needham and Walpole happy to play

While the mask etiquette wasn’t perfect, every player wore a mask throughout the game (as was required).

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Just a few months ago, people would say that they’d be happy to watch their team lose to its biggest rival just...

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Porkers roll in opener

Junior Natalie Griffin steps into a shot midway through the first quarter of Monday's 4-0 victory for Walpole field hockey against Milton. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The 2020 Fall I season officially began for Walpole High School field...

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Clinic keeps kids focused on football

Coach Mike Tosone addresses the group of players at the end of practice.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

In the era of youth sports specialization, it doesn’t take much to lose a talented athlete to another sport. This is especially true of football, where athletes (and...

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High school athletics return in Walpole

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The last time a Walpole high school varsity athletic team played a game was on March 8 when the boys ice hockey team defeated Archbishop Williams for the Division I South championship. Days later, the state championship game against Belmont was cancelled due to...

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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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