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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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Klemm, Rockets outlast Scales, Rebels

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham and Walpole High School girls varsity basketball teams met for the third and final time this 2019-2020 season on Tuesday night with both teams looking to secure a victory and take the season series. Needham defeated Walpole, 44-28, back on December 18. The Rebels (9-4, 5-3)...
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Westwood spars Walpole before season opener

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter With no chance of playing each other during the season, last week, the Walpole Rebels and Westwood Wolverines girls basketball teams decided to face each other in a scrimmage as a way to both gather information about their respective teams and get used to facing tough competition before the...
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Needham’s lights-out shooting dooms Walpole

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Monday night, The Needham Rockets girls soccer team moved to 6-2-2, downing the Walpole Rebels, 4-1. The first half was tight until - depending on which team you were rooting for - either a terrible foul by Walpole’s Shannon English or a terrible call by the referees. Two...
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Strong second half lifts Rockets over Rebels

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Herget Division rivals Needham and Walpole met on the pitch at Bird Middle School on Monday afternoon for the second and final time this season. The Rockets (7-2-1, 6-1-1) came to Walpole looking to complete the season sweep of the Rebels (2-6-1, 2-4-0) after earning a 3-0 win...
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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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Needham handles young Walpole team

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter At the end of the day, the Needham girls’ volleyball team was simply too good for a young Walpole squad that’s still learning and experimenting. While Walpole put up a good fight, the Rebels would ultimately lose, three sets to none, against the rockets. In the first set,...
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Needham wins in front of crowd

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31342" align="alignright" width="300"]Needham’s Kyle Sullivan, who was praised for his rebounding, shows off his ball handling. Needham’s Kyle Sullivan, who was praised for his rebounding, shows off his ball handling.[/caption] No team wants to lose on their home court, but the...
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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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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...
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Deehan’s overtime heroics best Foley, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite being without one of their senior leaders and top goal-scorers in Darragh Fahey (broken thumb), the No. 3 Walpole Rebels put together one of their best efforts of the season last Wednesday night against the No. 2 and Connor Deehan-led Westwood Wolverines in the Division II Central/East...
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Deehan’s overtime heroics best Foley, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite being without one of their senior leaders and top goal-scorers in Darragh Fahey (broken thumb), the No. 3 Walpole Rebels put together one of their best efforts of the season last Wednesday night against the No. 2 and Connor Deehan-led Westwood Wolverines in the Division II Central/East...
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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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Murrey lifts Raiders past Falvey, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two long-time Bay State Conference rivals met on the hardwood last Tuesday evening as the Wellesley Raiders hosted the Walpole Rebels. Behind a game-high 19 points by senior guard Ryan Murrey, the Raiders (11-4, 6-4) fought off Matt Falvey (16 points) and the Rebels (5-10, 1-6) for a...
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Rebel girls win south, on to state title game

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a dominant 18-2 regular season, the Walpole High girls varsity lacrosse team won the South Sectional title this past week via wins over Medway (10-6) in the quarterfinals, Medfield (18-8) in the semifinals, and Foxboro (12-10) in the South Final. On Monday, the lady-Rebels (22-2) traveled to...
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McEvoy, Shaver lead Rocket lax over Rebels

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The class of Bay State Conference boys lacrosse met on a rain-soaked Turco Field on Tuesday night as the Walpole Rebels (7-1) faced off against the Needham Rockets (6-2) in a battle of two heavyweight programs. Behind an incredible effort in net from Austin Shaver (14 saves), a four-goal performance...
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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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Lady-Raiders enter holiday break at 1-1-1

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole and Wellesley High School varsity girls hockey teams took to the ice at Rodman Arena on Wednesday evening in what was the lady-Rebels’ home opener. Swift goaltending by senior captain Francesca “Frankie” Bonanno (25 saves) guided Walpole to a 3-0 start to the season, as the...
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Bonanno leads Rebels to another victory

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole and Wellesley High School varsity girls hockey teams took to the ice at Rodman Arena on Wednesday evening in what was the lady-Rebels’ home opener. Swift goaltending by senior captain Francesca “Frankie” Bonanno (25 saves) guided Walpole to a 3-0 start to the season, as the...
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