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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. 

MIAA sports back May 4

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The MIAA has pushed back the potential start of the 2020 spring athletic season to May 4, at the earliest, the organization announced on March 30. Originally scheduled to resume on April 27, the decision to push back the start of the season an...

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Walpole’s Schlittler starts against Red Sox

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Northeastern owns one of the best recruiting tools in all of Division I baseball: an annual exhibition game against the Red Sox in Fort Myers during spring training every February. After leading Walpole High baseball to back-to-back Super Eights during his junior and senior seasons, Cam Schlittler entered his freshman...
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Lights-out shooting leads Milton past Walpole

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter The sport most associated with drastic tactical changes because of the rise of analytics is baseball, with books, movies and countless hours of sports radio dedicated to how teams should be constructed, what hitters should be trying to do, and which formerly vaunted statistics are essentially meaningless when...
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Scales reaches 1000-point milestone

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High School girls varsity basketball team hosted Foxboro on Thursday evening for a little late-season non-conference matchup. The Warriors (17-2, 14-2) came to town with the Hockomock Davenport Division already secured, and will likely be the top seed in the Division II South playoffs. The Rebels...
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Scales propels Rebels over Wamps

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High School girls varsity basketball team hosted Braintree on Friday night as the Rebels (11-5, 7-4) looked to end a two-game losing skid, as well as complete the season sweep of the Wamps (5-10, 4-8) following a 42-30 win at Braintree on January 7. A pair of...
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Rebels wrestle Wamps in Braintree

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter In a huge matchup on Saturday morning, the Walpole Rebels’ wrestling team lost to the Braintree Wamps, 39-36. Although they would go on to beat Lawrence and lose to Brookline on the same day (it was a three team meet), it was the loss to Braintree that was...
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Rebels skate by Wildcats

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a 4-3 victory against Brookline on January 15, the Walpole High School boys varsity hockey team traveled to Ulin Rink on Saturday night in search of their second consecutive win as the Rebels (6-3-2, 4-1-2) took on Milton. Senior forward Tom Fruci drew first blood for...
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Wamps outlast Rebels

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High School varsity boys hockey team hosted Braintree on Wednesday evening looking to earn points in consecutive contests following a 3-3 tie with Wellesley on January 2. Unfortunately, the Rebels (4-2-2, 2-1-2) were unable to shake off a slow start as the Wamps (5-2-1, 3-1-1) jumped...
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Boys basketball ready to make noise

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After failing to qualify for the state tournament in 2018-2019, the Walpole High School boys varsity basketball team enters this season looking for a rebound year. Leading the Rebels in 2019-2020 will be junior point guard and captain Jack Connell, who flourished last season as a sophomore with...
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Rebels battle Wolverines before season opener

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter With no chance of playing each other during the season, last week, the Walpole Rebels and Westwood Wolverines girls basketball teams decided to face each other in a scrimmage as a way to both gather information about their respective teams and get used to facing tough competition before the...
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Rebel hockey out to prove

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole High School hockey put together a respectable 12-7-3 regular season record in 2018-2019, earning themselves the No. 8 seed in Division I South. Unfortunately, the Rebels fell to rival and No. 9 Wellesley (3-0) in the opening round of the tournament to conclude their season. In 2019-2020,...
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Jarvis, Rebels dominate on Thanksgiving

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Senior captain and quarterback Will Jarvis capped off his high school football career with a dominant performance in Walpole High football’s Thanksgiving rivalry match with Weymouth on Thursday. Jarvis ran for a score, threw for another and snagged a pair of interceptions while on defense to lead the Rebels to...
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Wagner, Bruins surge out of gates

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After signing a two-year deal with his hometown Boston Bruins in the summer of 2018, Walpole native Chris Wagner put together a career year in 2018-2019. The former Xaverian Hawk scored 12 goals and added seven assists for 19 total points in 76 regular season games played, adding...
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Laliberte, Melish, Rose capture swim titles

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole’s Amanda Melish and Casey Laliberte captured Division II state swimming championships on Sunday afternoon at MIT. Melish won the 1-meter dive with 529.050 points, narrowly beating Donna Zhang of Winchester (520). Laliberte was dominant on the boys side for Walpole, winning the 200 individual freestyle (1:54.71) and the...
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