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Category Archives: Walpole

Unbeaten Lady-Raiders outlast White, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole and Wellesley High girls basketball entered the 2018-2019 season with the goal of winning their respective Bay State Conference divisions (Walpole – Herget, Wellesley – Carey), and making a run in the state tournament. For Walpole, their potential this season relied heavily upon the two-headed double-double monster...
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Rebel hockey opens season 1-1

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_30614" align="alignleft" width="300"]Mike DiCenzo (11) fights off a Mansfield fore-checker and gets the puck up the boards. Mike DiCenzo (11) fights off a Mansfield fore-checker and gets the puck up the boards. [/caption] The Walpole High School varsity...
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High hopes for McInerny, Hamilton, Lady-Rebs

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After an up-and-down 9-9-3 regular season, the Walpole High girls varsity hockey team earned the No. 15 seed in the 2018 Division II state tournament. Following a 5-2 victory over No. 18 Matignon in the preliminary round, the Lady-Rebs fell to eventual state runner-up Canton, 4-1. Despite...
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Colburn, Foley, Rebel hockey ready up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off their first Super Eight berth in program history, the Walpole High School boys varsity hockey team churned out a 12-5-5 record in 2017-2018, earning themselves the No. 5 seed in Division I South. Unfortunately, the Rebels were taken out in the first round by eventual...
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Wildcats stuff Rebels on Thanksgiving

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A win for the Walpole High football team in their annual Turkey Day rivalry game with Weymouth would have claimed the Rebels (6-5) a share of the Bay State Conference Herget Division title, along with Milton. Unfortunately, it was a history-making day for Weymouth, as the Wildcats (3-8)...
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Platoon of Rebels sign NLIs

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole High School has pumped out a solid number of collegiate-level athletes over the years. On Thursday, a new wave of Rebels made it official as seven Walpole High athletes signed their National Letters of Intent to play a sport in college. Pitchers and due-to-be senior captains of Rebel...
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Murray, Rebels outlast Lyons, Wolverines

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two Cinderellas met on the turf at Whitman-Hanson High School on Saturday afternoon as the No. 11 Walpole Rebels took on the No. 10 Westwood Wolverines in the Division II South semifinals for boys soccer. The Rebels (7-6-4) entered the contest after knocking out No. 6 Oliver Ames, the...
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Egan, Harbormen outlast Jarvis, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a dominant 27-7 victory over Plymouth North in the Division I South quarterfinals, the No. 2 Walpole Rebels hosted No. 3 Hingham on Friday with a spot in the Division III South finals on the line. Despite marching down the field for a touchdown on their...
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Griffin, Porkers roll on senior night

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High School varsity field hockey team is in the midst of yet another dominant season, as the Porkers entered Thursday’s senior night contest and regular season finale with Milton still unbeaten in conference play. [caption id="attachment_29677" align="alignright" width="600"]Sydney Scales (15) rushes the ball up... 			
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White, Rebels outduel Reid, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Friday night at Turco Field saw a constant display of offensive fireworks as the Walpole Rebels (5-2) took on the rival Needham Rockets (5-2) in each team’s regular season finale. Behind huge performances from senior receiver Andrew White (nine catches, 155 yards, two touchdowns), senior safety Ethan Kelley (two...
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Conrad, Jarvis lift Rebels past Wamps

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After putting an end to a brief two-game losing streak last week with a 43-0 victory over Brookline, the Walpole Rebels (4-2, 1-1) traveled to Braintree on Friday night to take on the Wamps (3-3, 1-2), looking to win their second straight. Behind a big three-touchdown (two passing, one...
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Walpole divers making a splash

The Walpole High Swim Team includes a small group of athletes who don’t swim the two thousand or so yards that their teammates do, nor do they practice flip turns or do kick drills. They don’t use caps or goggles. They use “sammies” and gettagripp. They speak in numbers and letters - 104C, 5225D, 402B....
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Skulski, Porkers outlast Newman, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two of the Bay State Conference’s elite met on the turf at DeFazio Park on Thursday afternoon as the unbeaten Walpole Porkers (9-0, 6-0) took on the hosting Needham Rockets (5-2, 4-1) for a pivotal midseason matchup worth more than just bragging rights, with future tournament seedings well...
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Needham girls volleyball outlasts Walpole

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter The Needham girls volleyball team defeated Walpole in five sets at Needham High School on Thursday, Oct. 4. to improve to 8-1 on the season. This was the second time this season that Walpole lost to Needham in five sets. Needham began the game with the momentum, winning the first...
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American East connection strong for Walpole lax

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Like any sport, college lacrosse has its purebreds - Syracuse, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Duke, Loyola (Maryland), and defending national champ Yale, just to name a few. Over the years, Walpole High has sent some of its high-level alumni onto some of these powerhouse institutions, with players like Davis...
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Tosone, Porkers cruise past Wamps

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was a quick start for the Walpole High School field hockey team on Thursday night against Bay State Conference rival Braintree, as the Porkers (6-0, 5-0) continued their unbeaten streak to begin the season with a convincing 7-0 victory. [caption id="attachment_28905" align="alignright" width="300"]Brooke Skulski... 			
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Jarvis, Rebels outlast Maiona, Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was an instant classic on the gridiron on Saturday afternoon as the Walpole High School football team held off a furious rally by the Wellesley Raiders (1-1) to earn a 42-35 victory in the Rebels’ (2-0) home-opener. Running back Chris Reilly capped off an 11-play game-opening drive...
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Griffin, Huskies look to take next step

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2017-2018 season was filled with incredible success for the Northeastern men’s ice hockey program, as the team won the Beanpot for the first time in 30 years and returning to the NCAA Tournament. NU fell to eventual Northeast Regional champ Michigan in the opening round of the...
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Murray, Rebel soccer head into battle

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite a respectable 9-6-2 season in 2017, last year ended sourly for the Walpole High School boys varsity soccer team, who fell to eventual Division II South champ Oliver Ames, 2-1 in overtime, in the sectional quarterfinals. This season, the Rebels return some key names and will...
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Rebel football ready to fight

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole High football enters a new era this season with long-time head coach Barry Greener having retired. Taking over the reins of the Rebel football program in 2018 is Chris Sullivan, who’s served as an assistant for Walpole the last 12 years. After a 4-7 season in 2017 (their first losing...
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