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Walpole Rebels prepare for football season

By Jess McNamara Hometown Weekly Correspondent As the summer comes to a close, the Walpole Rebels are gearing up for another football season. Under the leadership of longtime Walpole Football coach Barry Greener, the players have spent the summer preparing for the upcoming gridiron gauntlet. Last fall, the Rebels ended the season with an 8-3 record, but after losing many Continue Reading

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Fogarty wins third shooting crown, commits to Maine

What a weekend for Kelly Fogarty.On Saturday morning, the Walpole High rising senior won her third consecutive A Shot For Life Challenge against a loaded field of 15 of the state’s top players at University Sports Complex in Hanover. The next day, Fogarty revealed she had made a verbal commitment to the University of Maine to play basketball.The decision to suit up for the Black Bears accomplishes a goal that Fogarty set when she […]

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New rules proposals on MIAA docket

The MIAA recently released a list of 39 new rules proposals for consideration and as usual there are plenty of interesting submissions on this year’s docket.The debate continues over the merits of boys competing on girls sports teams, particularly field hockey. Currently, the MIAA allows girls to play on boys team if the school does not offer that sport for girls, and vice versa.Field hockey coaches Marianne Murphy of Walpole and […]

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Murray makes history in USPBL

When Donny Murray started to warm up for his start on July 10, things weren’t going his way.The right-hander on the Utica Unicorns of the newly formed United Shore Professional Baseball League in the Detroit area was coming off back-to-back losses – one he lost in relief, the other after four ineffective innings in his second start, giving up seven hits and four runs.But during his pregame bullpen session, Murray […]

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Buckley wins Drive, Chip and Putt

By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff When Declan Buckley saw Michael Thorbjornsen put his bag down by the tee, his heart sank. “It was very intimidating seeing Michael Thorbjornsen coming out to compete,” said Buckley, “because he is one of the top golfers in the country and he won the National Drive, Chip and Putt last year.” Wellesley’s Thorbjornsen, a Continue Reading

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American 11s win Sandwich Tournament

The Walpole American 11s won the Sandwich Tournament this past weekend. They went 7-0, winning seven straight games in three days, letting up only 18 runs. This is the second year in a row that the American 11s have won the championship, beating the same team both years, the Milton Nationals. In the final game, Milton was leading 3-0 when Continue Reading

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Key dates for 2016-17 seasons

Here are some key dates for the 2016-17 season. Please check back regularly, as this list will change:

Aug. 22: Start of Midget and Girls U18 practices

Aug. 26: Midget A and Midget B teams begin SSC schedule

Sept. 9: Midget B2 begins SSC schedule

Sept. 10: SSC bantam checking clinic for first-time bantams, noon-2 at Asiaf Rink, Brockton

Sept. 10: Start of MYGHL games for U18 teams

Sept. 10: Start of Yankee Conference games for Squirt C and Pee Wee C

Sept. 17: SSC games begin for bantams, pee wees and squirts

Sept. 17: Start of MYGHL games for U10, U12 and U14 teams

Sept. 24: Mite 1, 2 and 3 teams begin SSC schedule

Oct. 1: First day of Mite Development, Instructional and Girls In-House programs

Dec. 24: Christmas Eve — no SSC games after 4 p.m.; no MYGHL games for U8, U10, U12 and U14 teams

Dec. 25: Christmas Day — no games for any teams

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve — no SSC games after 4 p.m.

Jan. 1: New Year’s Day — SSC games begin after 8 a.m.

Feb. 5: Super Bowl Sunday — no SSC games after 4 p.m.

Feb. 24-26: No SSC games

March 12: SSC regular-season games end for bantams, pee wees and mites

March 17: SSC playoffs begin for bantams and pee wees

March 19: SSC regular-season games end for squirts

March 24: SSC playoffs begin for squirts and mites

March 26: Last day of Mite Development, Instructional and Girls In-House programs

April 9: Latest end for all SSC playoffs

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Walpole swimmers paddle onward

The Walpole and Westwood teams met in Walpole for a Suburban Swim League contest on July 12. Despite a hard-fought effort from both sides, Walpole was able to pull out a home victory. At the time of printing, the Walpole swimmers are currently sitting in third place with two wins in five contests. This could be a crucial week for Continue Reading

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Walpole legion wraps up season

By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole American Legion baseball team wrapped up the regular baseball season with a loss to Westwood. Walpole battled tough in the game, but in the end Westwood came out on top with an 11-6 win in eight innings. Despite the loss, Walpole still maintains its top spot in the West Division with a Continue Reading

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Walpole swim team beats Needham

The Walpole summer swim team faced off against Needham on July 7 to begin the summer swim season. The Barracudas picked up a win against Needham in the meet. As of Monday morning, Framingham leads the Summer Swim League with an early two-win streak, while Walpole, Canton, Dedham, Natick and Newton each have one win. The Barracudas will take to Continue Reading

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