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

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.

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 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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Medfield 6, Walpole National 1: Little Leaguers eliminated in District 11 semis

While the Walpole National 12-year-old All-Stars had posted a trio of dominant performances on its way to a 4-0 mark in pool play, the one challenge it encountered in the District 11 Little League Tournament had been a rain-shortened 1-0 win over Medfield.On Tuesday evening, the teams faced off in a semifinal rematch and this time Medfield solved the Nationals, getting out to an early lead in a 6-1 victory, ending the Walpole squad’s Williamsport […]

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Revs Group Training Nights for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 5th Grade teams – Fall 2016

Group Training Night with the REVS for the Fall 2016 season will run midweek for our travel-team age groups (3rd Grade and older) at Mylod fields under the supervision of the New England Revolution coaches. They are designed to help players improve their individual technical skills, and use those skills in play within small groups in a game-like environment.

Group Night Training schedule for Fall 2016
Mondays; 3rd Grade teams
Tuesdays; 4th Grade teams
Wednesdays; 5th Grade teams
Thursdays; 6th Grade teams

The sessions are an hour and fifteen minutes in duration. Boys and girls run separately and this Fall 2016 season, the girls will run from 4.45-6pm, boys will run from 6-7.15pm. These times will be moved earlier as the season progresses to allow for daylight.

All travel team coaches from 3rd thru 6th grade teams are asked to bring their team to their age group’s designated practice night, use a Revs curriculum (provided in advance) and to lead their players through a practice – helping improve each player’s technical play – with the support of 2 Revs coaches.

Coaches may then sign up for a second team-specific practice – and may chose to continue to work on those skills, or tactical/team issues at their discretion.

The purpose is to improve the experience for players and coaches alike. Coaches do not need to develop a practice plan, but will be able to review the evening’s plan in advance (including online videos), and the players will learn skills, terminology and tactics as part of a natural progression.

Walpole team coaches (or assistant coaches) need to attend the Group Night practice and run their team through the curriculum. The REVS coaches are not there to do it for us, but to step in and demonstrate or offer guidance whenever helpful. Please arrive a few minutes early for Group Night to get set up and make full use of their expertise.

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Walpole Girls Softball Association, Inc. – News 2016-07-22 13:29:00

Congratulations to the 6 travel teams who qualified for next week’s Hock playoffs:

10A

10B Orange

12A

12B Blue

14A

14B

 

GOOD LUCK!!

 

 

 

Congrats to the Natick “Power In A Ponytail”

Tournament Champions!

10A Walpole Rebels

 

 

 

3 Finalists in North Attleboro Invitational Tournament

10B Orange

12B Blue

14B

 

 

 

Spring Rec Champions

 

Minors:  ExpressMart

Majors:  White Sox

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alfond, Byrnes, Curtin earn KPW Alumni Scholarships

Since 1970, King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey has been committed to the families of Norfolk, Plainville, Walpole and Wrentham as a nonprofit recreational youth hockey organization dedicated to helping young athletes develop into young adults.

Our coaches are, above all else, teachers with whistles in hand, their classrooms hockey rinks and their lessons about life. KPW volunteers wholeheartedly believe the lessons athletes learn playing youth sports will persist for a lifetime: Sportsmanship, commitment, selflessness, respect, dedication, teamwork, overcoming adversity and all of the other characteristics developed through participation in youth sports transcend the numbers on a scoreboard at the end of a game and help shape the people who will become our society’s future leaders.

To recognize the outstanding commitment and achievements of student-athletes who have worn a KPW jersey, the KPW board of directors this season decided to offer KPW Alumni Scholarship Awards to graduating seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to academics, community, leadership and sportsmanship, as well as to playing a role in the development of younger student-athletes within the KPW program.

With tremendous respect for all of the outstanding candidates, the KPW board of directors is pleased to announce three Class of 2016 graduates who truly embody KPW’s commitment to helping student-athletes develop into young adults through youth sports: Molly Alfond, Joseph Byrnes and Casie Curtin have been selected as the first winners of the KPW Alumni Scholarships.

  • Alfond started playing hockey in the KPW Instructional program and graduated as a co-captain of the King Philip High School girls hockey team. In between she grew up in KPW as a mite, squirt and pee wee, then capped her career by playing on KPW’s girls U19 teams for three seasons. Alfond also volunteered for five years as a KPW student coach, helping with the Girls In-House, Instructional and Little Bruins programs, supporting Try Hockey for Free events and tryouts, and running a four-week Introduction to Hockey series for first-time players. Molly plans to attend Norwich University, where she will major in mathematics.
  • Anyone looking to see the evolution of KPW’s jerseys could look in Byrnes’ closet — he first put on a KPW jersey as a 5-year-old in 2003 and wore one every season until he graduated last month. Beginning with the KPW Instructional program, he continued to play as a mite, squirt, pee wee, bantam and midget, amassing 13 seasons with the program, and he played four years of high school hockey at Walpole High School, the last two on the varsity team. In addition, he volunteered twice as a KPW student coach; served as the South Shore Conference’s on-site director for mite half-ice games at Foxboro Sports Center; and helped with tryouts. Joey plans to attend Bridgewater State University, where he will major in criminal justice.
  • Curtin also was a co-captain of the King Philip High School girls hockey team as a junior and senior, and graduated as the school’s all-time leading scorer in ice hockey. She played three seasons on the KPW U19 team and volunteered as a student coach of KPW’s girls U12 and U14 teams for four seasons, also helping with the Little Bruins program, supporting Try Hockey for Free events and tryouts and running a four-week Introduction to Hockey series for first-time players. Casie plans to continue her ice hockey career at Salem State, where she plans to major in biology.

Congratulations to Molly, Joey, Casie, the other outstanding scholarship applicants and all of the graduating student-athletes who made KPW part of their lives. We wish all of our recent graduates the very best as they embark on the next important phase of their lives.

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Walpole girls lacrosse battle back in state final thriller

By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Correspondent With six minutes to play on Saturday morning at Boston University’s Nickerson Field, the game seemed lost for the Walpole High girls’ lacrosse team. Trailing 12-7 against defending Div. 2 state champions Norwell in the program’s first ever state final appearance, there seemed no way back for the Rebels. But, the Walpole players never Continue Reading

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KPW earns Mass Hockey Excellence in Growth Award

King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey was named one of Mass Hockey’s Excellence in Growth Award winners during the state’s annual convention Saturday.

This award was presented to only three programs across the entire state who have posted the most growth over the previous five years, and KPW is honored and humbled to be recognized as one of them.

KPW has spent a lot of time and effort supporting new-player initiatives, such as the Little Bruins program and Try Hockey for Free events, as well as in community outreach; expanding our girls program; and in increasing the depth and breadth of our on- and off-ice training opportunities to ensure our players enjoy an optimal hockey experience.

The program’s continued growth is a tribute to the gracious dedication all of our coaches, team managers and other volunteers, as well as the confidence and trust placed in the program by all of our families.

We sincerely appreciate Mass Hockey’s recognition, and offer a heartfelt thank you to all of the KPW families responsible for this outstanding achievement.

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Norwell 12, Walpole 11: Girls lax denied in D2 state title game

Just when it seemed the engraving had started on the Division 2 girls lacrosse state championship trophy, Walpole made sure the crowd at Boston University’s Nickerson Field stayed in their seats—and on the edge of them — until the final whistleFacing a five-goal deficit with just over three minutes to play against defending champion Norwell, the Rebels erupted for four consecutive scores to close the gap to one with 16 seconds remaining and won […]

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