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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. 

The atmosphere...

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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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Walpole boys hockey stays unbeaten against Bridgewater-Raynham

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole High boys hockey team held onto its unbeaten title after tying with Bridgewater-Raynham on January 18 1-1. The game began with Bridgewater-Raynham picking up an early 1-0 lead, and holding onto that lead throughout the rest of the first period. But the Rebels were able to bounce back, as sophomore...
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Walpole girls hockey gets back on track

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BY DOUGLAS MCCULLOCH (@doug_mcculloch) The Walpole High girls ice hockey team emerged from an early-season rout and beat out Norwood to close out 2015 on December 31 4-1. The Rebels started out strong early in the game, picking up two points by the end of the first period. After scoring a third point early in...
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Walpole High Coach Inducted Into Hall of Fame

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Walpole High girls hockey coach Joe Verderber was inducted into the Walpole High Hockey Hall of Fame during the Songin Winter Classic on December 26. Verderber began his hockey career in Walpole, playing as a starter on the Rebels varsity team from 1985 to his graduation in 1988. While playing for the Rebels he...
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Walpole girls basketball drops game at Oliver Ames

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BY DOUGLAS MCCULLOCH (@doug_mcculloch) Despite a strong start to the season, the Walpole High girls basketball team fell to Oliver Ames last Monday in the Sue Rivard Holiday Tournament 56-40. The game did not start off in Walpole’s favor, as Oliver Ames managed to pick up an early 19-10 lead by the end of the...
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Walpole Girls Hockey Picks Up Another Win

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BY JOSH PERRY (@Josh_Perry10) Walpole High girls' hockey extended its unbeaten streak to three games at the start of the new season with a 3-0 win over Brookline/Newton South at Rodman Arena. The Rebels added the shutout to wins over Natick (3-2) and Newton North (6-2). Head coach Joe Verderber, who is in his ninth...
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Walpole boys’ soccer knocked out on penalties

BY DOUGLAS MCCULLOCH (@doug_mcculloch) Thu, Nov 12, 2015 The Walpole High boys soccer team made it to the quarter-finals of the Division 2 South tournament before being knocked out by Medfield on November 8 with a final score of 2-1, decided by penalty kicks. The Rebels had previously defeated Dartmouth 1-0 on November 6 to begin the...
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The Harlem Wizards take on Walpole High

BY DOUGLAS MCCULLOCH (@doug_mcculloch)
The Wizards took on Air Walpole, a team made up of Walpole Superintendent Lincoln Lynch, principals from area schools, several teachers and staff from Walpole Public Schools, Walpole Police Chief John Carmichael, and many more community leaders, officials, and citizens.During the game, the Wizards performed a number of tricks while...
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