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Westwood blanks Medfield, Walpole sent packing in District 6

NORWOOD — Westwood Post 320 got out to an early lead and let starting pitcher Aidan Desrosiers overcome a shaky fourth inning to get the best of Medfield Post 110 for the first time this year, 4-0, on Saturday to be one of two unbeaten teams remaining in the American Legion District 6 Championship at Peter Wall Field on Saturday.Westwood will take on Foxboro, an 11-1 winner over Holbrook in a mercy-rule shortened six innings, on Sunday [...]
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Westwood, Medfield take first step at District 6 tournament

NORWOOD — The teams that made the plays in the field are moving in the winner’s bracket at Peter Wall Field in Norwood on Friday after No. 5 Medfield Post 110 edged No. 4 Walpole Post 104, 3-2, and No. 2 Westwood Post 320 defeated No. 7 Weymouth Post 79, 7-2, in the opening day of the American Legion District 6 playoffs.Walpole will take on Weymouth in an elimination game at Wall Field at 1 p.m. while Westwood takes on Medfield at [...]
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Walpole National dealt semifinal exit

The season came to an end a little earlier than the Walpole National 12-year-old All-Stars would have liked last Wednesday in a 3-1 loss to Canton in the Pool 2 championship game of the District 11 Little League Tournament at Crawford Field in Canton.Canton southpaw Justin Wenstrom shut down Walpole National over 5 2/3 innings before having to give way to the bullpen after reaching his pitch count.It was the second time the Nationals  faced Wenstrom, [...]
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Walpole 8, Norwood 0: Near no-hitter in regular season finale

WALPOLE — The 8-0 win for the Walpole American Legion Post 104 baseball team over Norwood on Tuesday in the District 6 West regular season finale was a team victory in the truest sense of the word. Four pitchers combined to take a no-hitter into the seventh, but had to settle for a one-hit shutout as John Ryan reached on an infield single with one out.It appeared that a no-hitter was in the cards as James Smith and Tim Barry made diving [...]
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Gymnast Amanda Carey earns Division III All-American honors

Like any elite gymnast, Walpole native Amanda Carney has exceptional balance. It is a skill that she not only utilizes in competition but also in being able to deal with the dual rigors of athletics and academics the past three years at The College at Brockport in New York.This past winter, the former Rebel standout demonstrated just how adept she is at balancing the two. On the mat, Carney earned Division III All-American status by finishing [...]
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Post 104 positioning for the postseason

WALPOLE — The pitching performance James Smith gave the Walpole American Legion Post 104 baseball team on Tuesday was just what it needed as the right-hander scattered five hits and the bats woke up from a slumber that spanned the Independence Day weekend with a 7-0 win over Franklin.The win snapped a two-game skid over the two teams Post 104 is looking up at in the standings by virtue of percentage points and tiebreakers. Walpole [...]
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Walpole 8, Norwood 2: Smith still not solved

NORWOOD — A Norwood baseball team managed to get a run across with James Smith standing on the hill in a Walpole uniform on Monday night. The problem was that Walpole American Legion Post 104 was already in cruise control when it happened.After pitching a pair of nine-inning shutouts during the high school season, the Roger Williams University-bound southpaw extended that stretch of dominance over Norwood hitting to 23 scoreless frames with five straight zeros before [...]
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Reunion on the gridion

WALTHAM — A few years ago, the gridiron paths of Walpole natives Dan DiNicola and Noah Kung diverged. Saturday at Bentley University, they reconnected one final time.The former youth football teammates and longtime friends were on opposite sides at the 36th Annual Aleppo Shriners High School Football All-Star Classic. A member of the North squad as a Dexter-Southfield graduate, DiNicola got the better of Walpole High's Kung and the South with a 27-18 victory.While [...]
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Taking the tight ones

The Walpole American Legion Post 104 baseball team improved to 4-0 in one-run games Monday with a 2-1 victory over Needham to start the second half of the District 6 West season.Post 104 entered play Wednesday 9-4, tied for the league-high with 18 points with Medfield, which has two games in hand.Nick Cordopatri allowed a run in the first inning and then kept Needham off the board for the rest of the way, getting some help from catcher Bobby Rabaioli in the seventh [...]
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7 tickets from Paradise: Gymnasts from Walpole facility competed in New England/New York regional competition

Bouncing around in shiny red leotards, six girls from the Paradise Gym showed off their all-star talent, swinging, jumping and flipping their small bodies with strength that far outweighed their age.Paradise Gym sent seven girls to the XCel Regional Gymnastics Championships on May 31, where the girls went up against the best gymnasts from surrounding states. An unusually large representation from Walpole, the gym produced three overall champions, and two who helped toward a state title. [...]
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Post 104 setting the early pace

The Walpole American Legion Post 104 baseball team has gotten off to a solid start, both on the field and by beating Mother Nature. Post 104 reeled off six straight wins to get ahead of the pack in District 6 West before dropping to 7-2 on the season with an 11-1 loss to host Foxboro on Monday. Walpole's 14 points had it two ahead of Medfield through Tuesday's games.Before the loss, the previous three wins came by one run, including two in [...]
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Kondo concludes at All-States

Hiromi Kondo was Walpole High's lone representative at Saturday's MIAA All-State Meet at Bridgewater State University. The sophomore wrapped up her season by leaping an even 15 feet in the high jump to take 19th overall out of 21 qualifiers, one inch shy of her fourth-place performance at Division 2 states.Gina Conti ran 2:19.78 in the 800 meters at the New Balance Twilight Meet at Bentley University on Saturday, finishing second in a field of eight. Fellow recent grad Olivia [...]