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Former football stars back mascot change

While the mascot name encompassed most of the event, it did end with a kneeling moment of silence in remembrance of George Floyd.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With Confederate statues toppling all over the country, schools being renamed, and even the most stereotypically...

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Residents debate mascot change via Zoom

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Tuesday night, the Walpole School Committee held a virtual forum where Walpole residents, town employees and students made their case why Walpole High School should keep or abandon the Rebel name. Shown on Walpole Media cable access and live-streamed on their Rebel TV YouTube...

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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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Perez lifts Raiders over Rebels

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley and Walpole High School varsity boys basketball teams played their lone meeting of the 2019-2020 season on Friday night in Wellesley. The Raiders (2-0, 2-0) entered following a prolonged holiday break due to multiple postponements. Meanwhile, the Rebels (1-6, 0-4) entered looking to get back on...
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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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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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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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Schlittler’s gem lifts Walpole past Brookline

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a tough 3-2 loss to rival Wellesley on April 25, Walpole High baseball entered last Wednesday’s tilt with Brookline looking for their second straight win after bouncing back with a 9-6 victory over Westwood on the 27th. Behind a seven-inning complete-game shutout by staff ace and Northeastern...
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Walpole hands Wellesley first loss

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter The Wellesley softball team went into their game against Walpole on Thursday afternoon undefeated, but would ultimately leave the field with an ugly, “mercy rule” loss. With the win, Walpole moved to 4-2 on the year, while Wellesley dropped to 3-1. The top of the first inning was disastrous...
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Quinn, McGrath lead Rebels past Minutemen

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Entering the day at 1-3, the Walpole High School varsity boys lacrosse team was in big need of an out-of-conference win to bolster their tournament resume for later on this spring. Backboned by two of their senior captains in UMass Lowell committed attack-man Conor Foley (five goals, one...
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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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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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Hubbard’s shutout freezes Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_32099" align="alignleft" width="300"]Walpole’s Marc Hirshom and Wellesley’s Joe Fleming collide while battling for a loose puck. Walpole’s Marc Hirshom and Wellesley’s Joe Fleming collide while battling for a loose puck. [/caption] Two old rivals met in the first round...
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