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Postseason looms for Walpole track team

The Walpole girls’ track team is in the process of transitioning into postseason mode. Coach Connor Cashman, who has been at his position for 10 years, sees some of his athletes doing well in the upcoming divisional meets.The Rebels, who were 2-4 overall in dual meets and 2-3 in the Herget Division, could make a lot of noise in the postseason with their 4×100 relay team.“We’re incredibly strong in the 4×100,” said Cashman. “We’re […]

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Rebels lacrosse tied for top spot

Walpole’s girls lacrosse team dropped back into a tie for the top spot in the Herget Division as the Rebels fell at home to Natick 12-9 on Tuesday, combined with Wellesley defeating Dedham. Both teams have two league losses.Emily Curtis scored five goals to lead Walpole.“Natick played terrific and their goalie was sensational,” Rebels coach Mike Tosone said.Walpole (13-3, 9-2) had been coming off a 19-5 rout of King Philip on Saturday and 15-4 victory over […]

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Walpole tennis wins two out of three

The Rebels managed to beat the rain and Dedham, 3-2, last Wednesday. Arthur Phung secured the victory for Walpole with a 6-4, 6-3 victory at third singles. Walpole swept the doubles points.On Friday, both doubles pairings had convincing victories and the top two spots in the ladder won three-setters for a 4-1 victory over Norwood. Anish Gali took his match at first singles, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 and Jacob Ong at second came out in front 6-0, 1-6, 6-0.Walpole put up a good showing […]

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Walpole track shifts focus to postseason

With the squad heading into action this week with a 1-4 record, the goal from here on in for the Walpole boys’ track team obviously won’t be to win the Bay State Conference’s Herget Division championship.No, the focus instead has shifted to preparing for the rapidly approaching postseason for Rebel competitors.“We’re coming up on the postseason quickly,” said seven-year head coach Kevin Butera. “We want our athletes who have […]

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Walpole softball faces off against Wellesley

By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole High softball team has faced a tough season, as the team fell to Wellesley High on May 9 6-4. The Rebels faced a tough time early on, as the team gave up three unearned runs early in the game, but the Rebels defense quickly responded. “After [giving up the runs,] the defense Continue Reading

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Matsakis Wins $50,000 Grant for Athletics Program

By Sophia Giovaniello Staff Writer   With over 800 student athletes and 26 varsity sports, Walpole High School has a significant and overwhelming amount of athletic needs. To help with these needs, Head Athletic Trainer Antigone “Tigs” Matsakis applied to the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) for a $50,000 grant to help increase coverage in […]

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Rebels’ lacrosse bounces back

Early in the season, the Walpole boys’ lacrosse team seemed to have a propensity for coughing up the lead, whether it be late in the half or, worse, late in a game.The low point came a couple of weeks back against Beverly when the Rebels saw a 5-1 lead turn into an 8-7 loss on a last-second goal.“We had a heart to heart talk on the bus ride back,” said 16-year coach Jason Andalo. “It just so happened that we had four days of practice […]

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Walpole tennis: 5-0 defeats for both boys and girls

The Rebels were on the wrong end of 5-0 results on Friday against visiting Wellesley and last Wednesday at Newton North.Against Wellesley, the second doubles team of Macy Chutoransky and Emily Morrier dropped their match 6-4, 6-4. Erin Pitman fared the best of the singles players, losing 6-3, 6-3 at the third slot.The Raiders only dropped four games over the other three matches.Chutoransky and Morrier lost 6-4, 6-3 at second doubled while Pitman lost 6-2, 6-3 […]

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Walpole sports update

SoftballThe Rebels bounced back from a 7-3 loss to visiting Dedham last Wednesday by blanking Natick 8-0 a day later and then edged Needham, 2-1, on Friday.Against Needham, Jaida Dingle-Brown lifted a sacrifice fly that plated Tess Lawlor in the fifth inning to give Walpole a 2-0 lead for what proved to be the difference as the Rockets grabbed their lone run in the sixth.Lawlor gave the Rebels (6-3, 5-1) a 1-0 lead in the second inning with a […]

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Walpole girls tennis drops to Wellesley

by Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole girls varsity tennis team lost to Wellesley, 5-0, at Walpole High School on Friday, April 29. After dropping all of their singles and doubles matches on the day to a very difficult Wellesley squad, Walpole (3-3, including a 2-1 home record) is now sitting in the middle of the Herget division of Continue Reading

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