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Walpole ‘87 alumnus speaks at library

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Last Thursday evening, November 10, the Friends of the Walpole Library hosted Walpole High School alum Maureen Stanton to talk about her latest book. Stanton, a member of the WHS class of 1978, spoke about her 2019 memoir, “Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent...

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Walpole High nurse has celebrity status

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Those who make the choice to work in such an environment are not doing it for fame, or high salaries — they do it because they love their students and helping people.

A living example of this would be Rachel Jackson, a...

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Walpole kids Trunk-or-Treat for UNICEF

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

With Halloween right around the corner, children are more than eager to celebrate. Knowing trick-or-treating is only a couple days away, kids are putting finishing touches on their costumes and building up seasonal energy as we head towards the 31st.

As the...

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Timberwolves take thriller in Needham

By Max Clifford
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Walpole’s 31-14 victory over Needham was bookended by thrilling plays from both sides — in fact, anyone who missed the first minute or the last three minutes of the game may have characterized the high scoring affair as a defensive struggle.

It...

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Timberwolves beat Braintree on the road

By Max Clifford
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

In an homage to the Halloween season, the Braintree student section came out dressed in orange and black on Friday night, but Walpole refused to be spooked as the visitors rolled to a 28-12 victory.

As has been the case in many...

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Timberwolves fall on road to Milton

By Max Clifford
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

The Walpole High School varsity football team faced its toughest test of the year on Friday night as it traveled to Milton High School to face the team ranked one spot ahead of them in the Boston Globe’s top 20. 

A second-half...

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Timberwolves come back in Wellesley

By Max Clifford
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Saturday was a day of firsts for the 2022 Walpole High football team: their first road game, their first Saturday afternoon game, and their first time playing from behind. 

Despite these unfamiliar circumstances, the Timberwolves held on for a dramatic 27-23 victory.

Cam Schlittler selected in MLB draft

Sports followers in Hometown Weekly’s communities have seen two familiar names in lights this week, as two of its native sons were selected in the 2022 Major League Baseball draft. Cam Schlittler of Walpole was picked in the seventh round by the New York Yankees, while Medfielder Jack Goodman was taken in the...

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Coach Coogan details indoor track season

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

When indoor track got moved to the “Fall II” season, it led to a myriad of changes and issues for coaches and athletes, ranging from dealing with the weather (while still called indoor track, all events were held outdoors) to losing athletes to football, which...

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Indoor track season moves outdoors

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

When schools across Massachusetts were deciding how they were going to handle their athletics, most, including Walpole, opted to move sports like football and indoor track to the new Fall II season. But while much of the media has focused on the uniqueness of football...

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Walpole celebrates graduates with special ceremony

On June 7, Walpole High School's 2020 seniors were treated to a special ceremony. Each senior arrived in a car, most decorated for the occasion with balloons, paint, and posters, and walked to the stage to receive their diploma. Afterwards, seniors in their cars drove as part of a parade through town with...

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Local seniors graduate amid pandemic

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Graduating seniors around the country have watched as traditional celebrations, graduations, and even their final days of school have been cancelled as a result of COVID-19. But like everyone, they have grieved, persevered, and created new ways to celebrate amid the ongoing situation. It is...

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WHS baseball brings back Ice Bucket Challenge

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is one of the most popular social media trends to date. 

Recently, Tara Pacella, mother of Walpole High School athletes Sophia and David Pacella, was diagnosed with ALS. In response, the Pacella family created tee-shirts to...

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Walpole’s Jeannetti hosts on-air radio show

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

What is your third instinct when you get in your car? You pull on your seatbelt, you turn the ignition, and then what? Many people switch on their radios. Some listen to the news, while others tune into one of their favorite music stations....

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MIAA sports back May 4

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The MIAA has pushed back the potential start of the 2020 spring athletic season to May 4, at the earliest, the organization announced on March 30. Originally scheduled to resume on April 27, the decision to push back the start of the season an...

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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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‘A good life’ for Walpole’s Harland Cook

By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent Following each of the two world wars in which the United States helped save parts of humanity from the aggression of others, Americans felt a strong desire to make the world a better place, to create a brighter future. A generation of Americans who helped save the world now raised children whose...
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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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Bird Park lights holiday tree

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each December, traditional holiday carols can be heard everywhere, from school concerts to the radio to local celebrations. On Friday, December 6, the hum of carols could be heard in the middle of Walpole’s Bird Park. Despite the frigid weather and the snow-covered ground, visitors were bundled up...
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