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Category Archives: Walpole

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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Resilient Rebels outlasted by Harbormen

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a 31-19 victory against Milford in the Division III South quarterfinals, the No. 4 seed Walpole High football team traveled to Hingham on Friday night with a spot in the sectional title game on the line. In what has been a bit of an up-and-down season...
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Petrucci, Rebels advance to South semifinals

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a tough 30-28 defeat to Needham in their regular season finale, the No. 4 seeded Walpole High School football team returned to the gridiron on Friday night for their quarterfinal round contest of the Division III South playoffs against No. 5 Milford. Behind big performances by...
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Porkers cruise by Wamps, remain unbeaten

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High School varsity field hockey team took to Turco Field last Thursday looking to continue their unbeaten season against rival Braintree. Behind a four-point performance (three goals, one assist) by sophomore Jessica Tosone, the Porkers (13-0-1, 9-0-1) rolled to a 5-2 victory to remain unbeaten with...
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Scales, Porkers roll to remain unbeaten

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Walpole High School varsity field hockey team continued its dominance on Thursday afternoon with a convincing 7-0 victory against Framingham.

The Porkers (11-0-1, 8-0-1) entered Thursday’s contest already with a stranglehold on the Bay State Conference title and further making their case for the No. 1 overall...

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Porkers too much for talented Franklin

By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter There are some games that are far closer than what the final score might suggest, and there are other games that are nowhere near as close as the final score shows. In the case of Walpole’s 2-1 win over Franklin on Saturday afternoon, the final score is far from indicative of...
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Rebel football stuffed by Natick

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The top two quarterbacks in the Bay State Conference squared off on Friday afternoon as the Walpole Rebels hosted the Natick Redhawks. The Rebels (1-1, 0-1) entered off of a 28-12 victory against rival Norwood to open up the season, while the Redhawks (2-0, 2-0) made the...
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Bradys, Rebel soccer ready up

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A 7-6-4 regular season earned Walpole High boys soccer the No. 11 seed in Division II South last season. The Rebels upset No. 6 Oliver Ames (2-1) in the opening round, the same team that ended their playoff run in 2017. Walpole followed it up with another upset...
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Jarvis, Walpole football out to prove

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor In 2018, a 5-2 regular season record earned Walpole High football the No. 2 seed in Division III South. The Rebels rolled passed Plymouth North (27-7) before eventually falling to No. 3 Hingham (30-19) in the sectional semifinals, followed by a tough 35-14 loss to Weymouth on Thanksgiving. Ending...
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