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Walpole Rebels prepare for football season

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By Jess McNamara Hometown Weekly Correspondent

As the summer comes to a close, the Walpole Rebels are gearing up for another football season. Under the leadership of longtime Walpole Football coach Barry Greener, the players have spent the summer preparing for the upcoming gridiron gauntlet. Last fall, the Rebels ended the season with an 8-3...
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A (hip) hop, skip, and a jump

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern Hip-hop dance is gaining in popularity, perhaps because of the new broadway musical “Hamilton.” So much has its popularity gained, in fact, that this past week, the Walpole Recreation Department offered hip-hop dance classes for students ages five to 13, with an end performance on Friday August 5, at...
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Buckley wins Drive, Chip and Putt

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff When Declan Buckley saw Michael Thorbjornsen put his bag down by the tee, his heart sank. “It was very intimidating seeing Michael Thorbjornsen coming out to compete,” said Buckley, “because he is one of the top golfers in the country and he won the National Drive, Chip and Putt...
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American 11s win Sandwich Tournament

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The Walpole American 11s won the Sandwich Tournament this past weekend. They went 7-0, winning seven straight games in three days, letting up only 18 runs. This is the second year in a row that the American 11s have won the championship, beating the same team both years, the Milton Nationals. In the final...
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Walpole swimmers paddle onward

The Walpole and Westwood teams met in Walpole for a Suburban Swim League contest on July 12. Despite a hard-fought effort from both sides, Walpole was able to pull out a home victory. At the time of printing, the Walpole swimmers are currently sitting in third place with two wins in five contests. This could be...
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Walpole legion wraps up season

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole American Legion baseball team wrapped up the regular baseball season with a loss to Westwood. Walpole battled tough in the game, but in the end Westwood came out on top with an 11-6 win in eight innings. Despite the loss, Walpole still maintains its top spot in...
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Walpole swim team beats Needham

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The Walpole summer swim team faced off against Needham on July 7 to begin the summer swim season. The Barracudas picked up a win against Needham in the meet. As of Monday morning, Framingham leads the Summer Swim League with an early two-win streak, while Walpole, Canton, Dedham, Natick and Newton each have...
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Walpole girls lacrosse battle back in state final thriller

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Correspondent With six minutes to play on Saturday morning at Boston University’s Nickerson Field, the game seemed lost for the Walpole High girls’ lacrosse team. Trailing 12-7 against defending Div. 2 state champions Norwell in the program’s first ever state final appearance, there seemed no way back for the Rebels....
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Walpole softball team enjoys postseason run

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff After a season marred by challenges, the Walpole High softball team made a comeback, pushing through two wins in the playoffs before falling to Hopkinton on June 7 4-2. When the team clinched a postseason run and finished the regular season with a 11-9 record, they headed into...
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Walpole boys track finishes fifth in BSC championship

By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole High boys and girls track teams competed in the BSC championship meet on May 18 at Braintree High School. The boys placed fifth overall. On the boys side, Richard Crowley came in second place in the 100m dash. In the 110m hurdles, Brandon Kilroy placed third with 16.34....
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Walpole softball faces off against Wellesley

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole High softball team has faced a tough season, as the team fell to Wellesley High on May 9 6-4. The Rebels faced a tough time early on, as the team gave up three unearned runs early in the game, but the Rebels defense quickly responded. “After [giving...
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Walpole girls tennis drops to Wellesley

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by Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole girls varsity tennis team lost to Wellesley, 5-0, at Walpole High School on Friday, April 29. After dropping all of their singles and doubles matches on the day to a very difficult Wellesley squad, Walpole (3-3, including a 2-1 home record) is now sitting in the middle of...
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Girls Lacrosse Enjoys Early Wins

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole High girls lacrosse team is off to a strong start, as the team picked up six wins in a row to open the season. To open the spring lacrosse season, the Rebels picked up a 16-11 win against Newton North. The team picked up its second win against...
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KPW hockey team wins South Shore Conference championship

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The last game of the King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey season turned into the longest game, but ended in KPW's fifth league championship in 2015-2016 season. The KPW Bantam 2 team and the South Coast Panthers skated a 2-2 tie into five overtimes before KPW finally pushed the game-winning goal across the line and...
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Walpole boys hockey ends tourney drought in shootout

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

The crowd was packed into Rodman Arena for the playoff opener, as the Walpole High boys’ hockey team went in search of its first tournament victory in seven years against perennial power Archbishop Williams in a Div. 1 South first round game. 

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MIAA Basketball Tournament Brackets Released

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

On Friday morning, the MIAA gathered at its offices in Franklin to finalize the state tournament brackets for boys’ and girls’ basketball. A number of teams from the Hometown Weekly coverage area will begin a quest for silverware this week.

The Westwood girls...

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Local gymnasts excel at Disney meet

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

A number of local gymnasts from Paradise Gymnastics in Walpole recently competed against others from across the country at the Presidential Classic Meet at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. 

At the Xcel Silver Level, the...

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Walpole boys and girls basketball fall to Norwood

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole boys and girls basketball teams faced off against Norwood last Thursday at Norwood High. The boys fell to Norwood 50-42, and the girls lost with a final score of 58-50. For the boys team, the game marked a deciding factor in which team would pick up the Herget...
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Walpole hockey faces Milton and Dedham

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole High boys and girls ice hockey teams faced off against Milton and Dedham this week. The boys team took a tie to Milton on February 3, and beta out Dedham with a 6-0 shutout win on February 6. The tie and win brought the Rebels to a 11-2-4...
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Walpole Rebels face off against Wellesley

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole High boys' and girls' basketball teams took on Wellesley last Friday at a doubleheader at Wellesley High. On the boys’ side, the Rebels picked up a 55-33 win against Wellesley. The girls team fell to Wellesley 49-39. As Walpole High boys varsity coach David St. Martin noted,...
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