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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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Lady-Rockets draw with Wildcats

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two of the Bay State Conference’s elite met on the pitch at Cricket Field on Thursday afternoon as the Needham High School girls varsity soccer team hosted Weymouth. Two of the favorites to win the Herget Division, the Rockets (4-0-1) and Wildcats (4-1-2) did not disappoint on...
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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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Local girls dominate lacrosse All-Scholastics

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Needham, Walpole, Westwood and Wellesley have all had incredible success in girls lacrosse over the last decade. The 2019 season was no different, as all four of these Division I powers made long tournament runs. Needham, Westwood, and reigning Division I champ Wellesley put together long tournament runs,...
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Donato tosses gem, Rebels back to Super Eight

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After cracking the Super Eight for the first time in program history last year, the Walpole Rebels are headed back as the No. 3 seed following an impressive 16-4 (11-2) regular season. Backed by an elite pitching staff headlined by the likes of Northeastern-bound ace Cam Schlittler...
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Child, Rockets lacrosse eye sectional title

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Throughout the 2019 high school lacrosse season, perhaps no player in the state meant more to their team than Needham’s Jason Child. A shoo-in for All-Scholastic recognition, Child led Needham in both scoring and total points and helped the Rockets to a 12-0 league record en route...
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Needham hosts BSC Invite

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Almost 700 people showed up to Needham’s DeFazio Park for the 2019 Bay State Conference Invite on Wednesday morning, and while it is still early in the track season, the coaches from Needham, Wellesley and Walpole High School all hoped their athletes would show something in their...
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Weycker cementing legacy for Wellesley baseball

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Wellesley High School has had some solid players come out of their baseball program over the years. Over the last two seasons, Wellesley has been a powerhouse in the Bay State Conference, winning the South Sectional and Eastern Mass titles in 2017, followed by a return to the South finals...
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Donato tosses gem as Rebels down Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two of the Bay State Conference’s elite met on Thursday afternoon at Bird Middle School as reigning Division I state champ Needham traveled to square off against Walpole, a team coming off their first Super Eight trip in program history last spring. Coming off of a tough 2-0...
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Brinkhaus, Rockets outlast Foley, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two Bay State Conference powers met on the lacrosse field on Thursday afternoon as the Walpole Rebels hosted the Needham Rockets at Turco Field. Walpole entered looking to rebound after a 14-6 defeat to Newton North, while Needham looked to make it two wins in a row to start...
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Balter, Lady-Raiders off to hot start

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It used to be Walpole and Needham who were the annual favorites to win the Bay State Conference in girls lacrosse. Now? Wellesley is, without a doubt, the odds-on favorite to win not only the Bay State Conference, but also win all of Division I South. Coming...
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Foley, McGrath, Rebel lacrosse ready up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After having their season end in heartbreak in overtime for the second straight year last season in the Division II semifinals with a 9-8 defeat to No. 2 Westwood, the Walpole High boys lacrosse team is out to put some demons to bed in 2019. Headlining the returns...
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Child, Needham lacrosse gear up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Another lacrosse season is upon us, and the Needham High boys enter 2019 loaded, as always, and ready to be one of the premier teams in Division I South. Among the many returning names for Needham, maybe none are more impactful on the offensive side of the...
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Callahans, Komjathy, Raider lax ready up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Lacrosse season is upon us, and after a deep run into last season’s Division I South Sectionals, the Wellesley Raiders enter the 2019 season poised to be a dominant force in the Bay State Conference. Despite losing one of their top scorers in Michael Bomes, who netted...
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Chemielewski, Rockets ready for title defense

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The spring of 2018 for forever be remembered in the town of Needham after the Cinderella Rockets won their way to the Division I state championship in baseball as a No. 8 seed. In 2019, the obvious goal of defending their spot atop Division I looms large. Despite...
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Jantzen, Lady-Rockets outlast Murray, Wolverines

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_31796" align="alignright" width="225"]Riley Murray (23) protects the ball along the baseline. Riley Murray (23) protects the ball along the baseline. [/caption] Powers from the TVL and Bay State Conference met on Sunday afternoon as the Westwood Wolverines (13-6,...
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Jantzen, Lady-Rockets outlast Murray, Wolverines

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_31784" align="alignright" width="225"]Kiki McIntyre scouts the scene and gets set to dish a bounce pass into the paint. Kiki McIntyre scouts the scene and gets set to dish a bounce pass into the paint.[/caption] Powers from the TVL and Bay...
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Rebel wrestlers show fight in Weymouth

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31612" align="alignright" width="300"]Senior Night had the Weymouth fans coming out in droves. Senior Night had the Weymouth fans coming out in droves.[/caption] Walpole’s last dual meet of the year came against Weymouth on Wednesday night. Unfortunately for the Rebels, this particular...
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Wamps freeze Lady-Rebels unbeaten streak

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The two lead dogs in the Bay State Conference Herget Division squared off for the second and final time this season on Saturday afternoon as the Walpole Lady-Rebels (12-3-1, 7-3-1) hosted the Braintree Wamps (12-3-0, 8-0-0) at Rodman Arena. The Lady-Rebels, who entered the contest on...
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Medfield hockey still unbeaten after tie

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_31127" align="alignright" width="300"]Senior forward Justin Fuglestad (19) moves the puck through the neutral zone. Senior forward Justin Fuglestad (19) moves the puck through the neutral zone. [/caption] Many wondered who Norwood High’s new rivals would be when the school...
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