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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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Conway, Wolverine field hockey shut out Clockers

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood High School field hockey team is enjoying another successful season. The Wolverines entered Friday’s regular season finale against Ashland looking to score one final key conference victory before getting after it in the MIAA state tournament. [caption id="attachment_29717" align="alignright" width="400"]Elizabeth Watson (10) fires... 			
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Komjathy excelling as hybrid athlete

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The town of Wellesley has seen some incredible athletic success over the past year. The varsity girls lacrosse and ice hockey teams from Wellesley High School both took home state championships in 2018, while the baseball team finished as runner-ups in Division I South and the boys lacrosse...
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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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Wellesley and DS girls fight to draw

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley and Dover-Sherborn Regional High School girls varsity soccer teams met on the rain-soaked grass of Farm Street Field on Monday afternoon for a pivotal midseason non-conference makeup game. [caption id="attachment_29103" align="alignleft" width="400"]Wellesley’s Rory Clare (2) and DS’s Jillian Davis (15) fight for possession of... 			
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Sherman, Warrior soccer ready up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a 6-6-6 regular season record and a pair of wins in the Division II South Tournament, including a 1-0 victory over Hockomock League champion and No. 3 seed North Attleboro, the Medfield High School boys varsity soccer team enters 2018 with some high expectations to build off...
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Raider football ready for battle

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a 4-6 record and a first-round loss at the hands of Middleborough in the Division VI playoffs a season ago, the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School football team is looking improve its record and return to the postseason again in 2018. “We want to spread the ball around on...
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Rebel lax eyes postseason vindication

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2017 season ended in about the most difficult way imaginable for the Walpole High boys lacrosse team, surrendering a two-goal lead to Medfield in the final seconds of the Division II Central/East sectional final before falling in overtime. This season, Walpole has taken care of business and earned...
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Despite results, Rebel lax showing promise

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School boys varsity lacrosse team got the result they wanted to start the season on Thursday afternoon in Walpole, but the manner in which it came likely was not how they drew it up. Behind a hat trick by junior midfielder Brendan Walsh and a...
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Coia, Jean lift Hawks in opener

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite an 8-10 regular season in 2017, the Xaverian Brothers High School varsity lacrosse team was able to gain some momentum heading into the offseason after an 8-7 upset win at No. 5 Franklin in the first round of last season’s South Sectional playoffs. The Hawks were ultimately...
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White, Lady-Rebels sweep Warriors

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two of the area’s top girls basketball programs squared off on Monday afternoon to conclude their respective regular seasons as Walpole, led by sophomore sensation Sydney Scales, hosted non-league foe Medfield, led by Harvard-bound and recently-named TVL MVP Maggie McCarthy. Back on January 18, the Lady Rebels (15-5, 7-3) went...
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Stark lifts Raiders to senior night win

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off of a 66-58 victory over Northbridge last Wednesday, the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School boys varsity basketball team took to the court on Friday night for its senior night looking to conclude the regular season with two consecutive victories. Behind a game-high 26 points by junior forward Brett...
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MacTavish, Warriors upend rival Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a 2-2 tie back on December 29, the Medfield High and Dover-Sherborn Regional High School boys varsity hockey teams met for the second and final time in 2017-2018 on Wednesday night at Pirelli Veterans Arena in Franklin. The Warriors (10-2-2, 9-2-2) entered Wednesday’s rubber match with the...
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Peck following brother’s footsteps to Bentley

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Sherborn resident Kyle Peck is following a similar, yet at the same time complete opposite path taken by his older brother, Connor. The standout BB&N offensive lineman chose to attend Bentley University on Wednesday on national signing day, surrounded by his family. Unlike Connor, who captained the Falcons...
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Hughes, Raiders sweep Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s almost impossible for any high school hockey rivalry to match the intensity and animus shared between Needham and Wellesley. On Wednesday, the two arch-enemies faced off for the second and final time this regular season at Babson, as Needham sought to avenge a heartbreaking 4-3 defeat to...
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Jones, Rockets drop nail biter to Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s almost impossible for any high school hockey rivalry to match the intensity and animus shared between Needham and Wellesley. On Wednesday, the two arch-enemies faced off for the second and final time this regular season at Babson, as Needham sought to avenge a heartbreaking 4-3 defeat to...
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Phalen, Rockets fall just short to Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole and Needham High School girls varsity hockey teams met for the second and final time this season on Monday afternoon at Rodman Arena for a critical matinee Bay State Conference showdown. Thanks to a late tie-breaking power play goal by senior forward Amanda Janowicz (two goals, one...
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Zarle, Palli lift Raiders past Wildcats

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a brief two-game losing skid at the hands of Bedford and Braintree, the Wellesley High School girls varsity basketball team rebounded with a convincing 55-47 victory at home against Milton last Wednesday night. Senior captain and point guard Kelcie Zarle led the way for the Raiders (7-2, 5-1)...
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Cronin, Wolverines skate to 1-1 draw

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Medfield and Westwood High School boys varsity hockey teams took to the ice for their first of two meetings in 2017-2018 last Wednesday evening at Canton Ice House. Thanks to a late third period goal by senior forward Sean Tyer, the Warriors (4-2-2), were able to salvage...
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