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Rebel hoop goes 1-1 in Holiday Tournament

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood and Walpole High varsity basketball teams waited until the second-to-last day of 2016 to play what was arguably one of the best high school basketball games that this area has seen in quite some time, as the Wolverines (5-1, 3-1) took down the Rebels (2-3, 0-2)...
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Bonanno leads Rebels to another victory

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole and Wellesley High School varsity girls hockey teams took to the ice at Rodman Arena on Wednesday evening in what was the lady-Rebels’ home opener. Swift goaltending by senior captain Francesca “Frankie” Bonanno (25 saves) guided Walpole to a 3-0 start to the season, as the...
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Basketball opens season with strong victory

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High varsity boys basketball team tipped off their 2016-2017 season on Tuesday night at home in front of a packed crowd against non-conference opponent Bishop Feehan. After jumping out to an early lead, tight defensive play and ball control allowed the Rebels (1-0) to pull away...
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Walpole Rebels hoop eyes glory in 2016-2017

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High School boys varsity basketball team enters the 2016-2017 season with high hopes of getting back to the state tournament while competing for a Bay State Conference title. The Rebels return four of their five starters from 2015-2016, highlighted by captains Isaiah Shephard (point guard) and shooting...
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Rebel hockey with high hopes

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After an 11-5-3 regular season earned them a trip to the 2015-2016 state tournament, the Walpole High boys varsity hockey team enters the 2016-2017 season with high hopes, especially after snapping their seven-year tournament win drought with a 3-2 shootout victory over Archbishop Williams. Returning to lead...
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Rebels victorious on Thanksgiving

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High football team capped off their 2016 season with a 45-20 victory at Weymouth on Thanksgiving to improve to 5-6. Running back Ferry Armand (18 carries, 169 yards) led the Rebels to the hard fought win with four rushing touchdowns, all while the Walpole defense was...
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Walpole XC brings home D3 title

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor For the first time in school history, the Walpole High varsity girls cross-country team won the MIAA Division III Eastern Mass State Championship with a victory in November 13’s All-State race in Wrentham. After finishing second in the Bay State Conference Championship meet on October 29, Connor...
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Walpole Porkers crowned D1 South champs

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole Porkers (19-0-2) are 2016 D1 South Sectional champions after Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Sandwich in the MIAA South Sectional finals at Taunton High School. The title comes four days after the Porkers took down King Phillip Regional 2-0 on Wednesday evening at Turco Field to advance to...
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Porkers on to state semifinals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After earning the number 2 overall seed in the 2016 MIAA Division One South State Tournament, the Walpole Porkers are on to the state semifinals after two hard fought victories over Oliver Ames (2-1) in the opening round on Friday and Franklin (6-1) in the quarterfinals on Sunday. [caption...
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Walpole Field hockey celebrates seniors

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The Walpole High School Porkers celebrated their graduating seniors with cake, balloons, and good cheer. The seniors will hope to end their season with some hardware. A two seed in the South Division 1 playoff bracket, the Porkers will begin their bid for the state title with a game on Friday against either Durfee...
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Football drops playoff match at Dartmouth

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was just that kind of night for the Walpole High football team in the Division II South Sectional Playoffs on Friday, as the Rebels (3-5) fell 28-7 to a strong Dartmouth team in a hard-fought defensive effort. Defense was the name of the game in this one with...
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Volleyball wins four in a row

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a tough 3-0 loss at the hands of Hockomock powerhouse King Phillip (15-2) on October 12 to snap their eight-game winning streak, the Walpole High girls volleyball team has responded by winning its next four games to climb atop the Bay State Conference standings with just four...
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Walpole Volleyball wins eight in a row

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a tough 0-3 start to the 2016 season, the Walpole High girls volleyball team has found their groove and gone on a winning run of eight consecutive games (seven on the road) to improve their record to 8-3 on the year. The Rebels defeated Bay State Conference rival...
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Walpole Football 1-1 so far in October

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a tough 1-3 start to the 2016 season, the Walpole Rebels have rebounded with two hard-fought and competitive games against Bay State Conference rivals Wellesley (10-7 loss) and Norwood (14-0 win). In Walpole’s 14-0 victory over Norwood on the first of October, Barry Greener’s bunch showed the...
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Boys soccer fights to tie with Wellesley

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Following a 1-0 September win by Walpole at Sprague Field in Wellesley, the Wellesley High varsity boys soccer team traveled to Walpole to face the undefeated Rebels (8-0-2) on Wednesday evening at Bird Middle School. After a tough 0-3 start to the season, the Raiders (3-5-2) have since rebounded, earning at least a...
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Walpole Country Club hosts Sox legends

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor On Monday, Walpole Country Club hosted the 25th annual Joe Morgan Golf Tournament supporting the Walpole Scholarship Foundation. The 18-hole shotgun began around 11 am and came to an end around 4 p.m., with everyone who took part in the event coming in off the course with a big...
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Walpole Porkers fight to 1-1 tie

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole Porkers (4-0-1) and Needham Rockets (3-1-1) faced off for the first of two meetings in 2016 on Tuesday night under the lights at Turco Field in their Bay State Conference match. Despite the Porkers jumping out to an early lead, the Rockets were able to fight...
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Boys soccer fights to Walpole draw

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham and Walpole varsity boys soccer teams met at Bird Middle School in Walpole on Tuesday afternoon, September 20, to play their lone Bay State Conference meeting of 2016, with the game ending in a hard-fought 2-2 draw. Tuesday’s tilt was everything the average soccer fan could ask...
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Auditore Leads Walpole Rebels Past Needham Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole Rebels (1-1) and Needham Rockets (0-2) met under lights on Friday night at Turco Field in their annual Bay State Conference matchup. Led by stout defensive play and the lethal rushing attack of senior running back Ferry Armand, the Rebels prevailed 21-7 despite a late offensive...
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Walpole’s Weber leads Porkers past Wellesley

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor In 2014, Wellesley ended Walpole’s season with a 1-0 victory in the state tournament, so the Porkers know to never take the Raiders lightly. On Friday, the Porkers (2-0) and the Raiders (1-1) met in Wellesley for their first of two meetings in 2016, with Walpole coming out...
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