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Pomposelli, Hawks eye Super Eight glory

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor As a high school hockey player, there is nothing like playing in the Super Eight. Last season, Xaverian hockey made a run to the semifinal round of the Super Eight before ultimately falling in a 6-5 thriller to rival and eventual state champ BC High. In 2019-2020, the Hawks put...
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Driver, Raider baseball gear up for postseason

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Few baseball programs in the state of Massachusetts have been able to put together the type of consistency that Wellesley has in the last decade-plus, qualifying for the state tournament for 13 consecutive years. In 2019, the Raiders played an absolutely loaded schedule that featured wins over Xaverian,...
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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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Falvey, Rebels explode in rout of Rockets

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole and Needham High baseball faced off for the second and final time in 2019 last Wednesday night. The No. 5 Rebels (7-3, 4-2) entered looking to continue on track for the Super Eight, as well as picking up the season sweep of Needham after their 5-0 win at Eldracher Field...
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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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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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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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Zajec, Raiders earn statement win

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two teams fighting for spots in the Super Eight met on Wednesday afternoon in Westwood as the Catholic Conference champion Xaverian Hawks welcomed the defending Division I Eastern Mass champion Wellesley Raiders. With the tournament just about a week away, a win for either the Raiders (15-5) or Hawks (12-8)...
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Raiders outlast Cassidy, Hawks

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two teams fighting for spots in the Super Eight met on Wednesday afternoon in Westwood as the Catholic Conference champion Xaverian Hawks welcomed the defending Division I Eastern Mass champion Wellesley Raiders. With the tournament just about a week away, a win for either the Raiders (15-5) or Hawks (12-8)...
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Schlittler, Rebel baseball eye playoff success

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2018 baseball season has been the year of Cam Schlittler and Matt Danato, Walpole’s one-two punch of hard-throwing right-handed aces who have thrown a combined 124 innings and tallied nearly 150 strikeouts. Last season, the Rebels met a tough playoff fate in the quarterfinals of the...
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Bedard, Joyce brothers salvage Hawk tie

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The month of January has not been too kind to the Xaverian Brothers High School varsity hockey team, given the countless injuries and heartbreaking defeats the Hawks (5-6-3, 1-4-1) have suffered. On Saturday, Xaverian entered its second and final regular season contest with arch rival St. John’s Prep...
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Page’s late tally salvages Rebel tie

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Last year’s magical Super Eight run by the Walpole High varsity boys hockey team is one that will forever be remembered in this area. However, now three games into the 2017-2018 season, it’s all about the present for head coach Ron Dowd and his group. [caption id="attachment_23737" align="alignright"...
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Martin, Auditore, Gaughan lead Rebel baseball

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor In 2017, the Walpole High baseball team will look to continue their long tradition of success within the Bay State Conference and, hopefully, make a long postseason run in either the State Tournament or the Super Eight. Leading this band of Rebels will be a trio of senior...
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Rebels conclude incredible Super Eight run

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor One of the best local high school sports stories this winter has been the incredible run to the Super Eight by the Walpole Rebels. Following an unbeaten 21-0-1 regular season, the Rebels earned the No. 7 seed and a play-in round date with perennial power Catholic Memorial on...
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Corcoran guides Rebels in Super Eight opener

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The nucleus of Walpole High School’s success throughout this 2016-2017 hockey season has been the play of senior goaltender James Corcoran, who recorded more shutouts (12) than goals allowed (11) during the regular season. [caption id="attachment_17110" align="alignright" width="600"]Conor Foley (16) puts the puck past BC... 			
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Super Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor When you grow up playing hockey in Massachusetts, it’s every kid’s dream to represent their high school and play in the famous Super Eight Tournament. For the better part of the tournament’s existence, the Super Eight has been dominated by Catholic Conference schools such as BC High, Catholic...
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