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Walpole runs 46th annual road race

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Most people like to spend Labor Day getting some much-needed TLC. Some spend the day having a final summer barbecue. Others flood the beaches to get that last beach day in before they’re closed for the season. In Walpole, however, hundreds of people were out early, some bedecked in running gear...
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Walpole grads look to the future

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Sunday afternoon, June 2, Walpole High School held its commencement ceremony for graduating seniors. In front of packed bleachers on the football field, the class both looked towards its future and reflected on its united past. Boston College-bound valedictorian Reshma Abraham delivered a poignant speech that began...
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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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Memorial Day Service honors veterans, Denneen

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_33378" align="alignright" width="300"]Ethel Simeone reads “On Flander’s Field”. Ethel Simeone reads “On Flander’s Field”.[/caption] Last Monday afternoon at the Walpole Town Common, veterans, mourners, military vehicles and Walpole High School students gathered to celebrate Memorial Day and honor the Walpole...
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Rae, Rebel softball stay rolling

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High varsity softball team has been next to unbeatable at home this season, currently sporting a 7-1 record at Bird Middle School, with their lone home defeat coming to Braintree (1-0) in a pitcher’s duel on May 20. On Wednesday, the Lady-Rebels (12-4, 9-4) responded...
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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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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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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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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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GOFI celebrates its golden graduates

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Sunday, March 10, Walpole High School hosted a graduation. There were no graduation robes, no caps, and no band playing. Instead of human students, there were 15 fluffy golden retrievers celebrating the completion of their training to become fully-fledged service dogs. For those paired with the dogs, it was...
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GOFI to graduate service dogs

On March 10 from 2-4 p.m., service dogs from Golden Opportunities for Independence (GOFI) will graduate at Walpole High School. These dogs have been in training for 18 months and thousands of hours of dedication by their human partners, trainers, volunteers and staff of Golden Opportunities for Independence. gofi-graduationRead more

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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Weymouth gets revenge against Walpole

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31495" align="alignright" width="300"]A hard foul from Weymouth’s Norman Sianne. A hard foul from Weymouth’s Norman Sianne.[/caption] Earlier this year, the Weymouth boys basketball team lost to Walpole in a thriller at home, 59-56. On Tuesday night, the Wildcats would get...
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Walpole merciful in win over Wellesley

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31195" align="alignleft" width="300"]Wellesley senior captain Hudson Sewall works for the takedown. Wellesley senior captain Hudson Sewall works for the takedown.[/caption] In a 49-12 victor over Wellesley High School, the Walpole Rebels wrestling team managed to show their superior skills, as...
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McInerney, Desimone lift Lady-Rebs past NDA

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High varsity girls hockey team welcomed in Notre Dame Academy (Hingham) on Monday night for a midseason non-conference clash between two teams bound for the state tournament. Thanks to a phenomenal seven-for-seven effort by the Walpole penalty kill unit and some stellar goaltending by senior goaltender...
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Walpole’s New Year hike for all

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_30903" align="alignleft" width="300"]A young hiker hitches a ride midway down the trail during Walpole’s annual New Year’s Day Hike. A young hiker hitches a ride midway down the trail during Walpole’s annual New Year’s Day Hike.[/caption] While many Massachusetts residents...
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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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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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