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Morris rewrites the record book

Senior Allie Morris broke her own course record, running 15:11 on the Rebels' 2.57-mile course Tuesday as the Walpole High girls cross country team picked up a split of a tri-meet with Weymouth and Braintree. Walpole (3-2) swept Braintree, 15-50, and was edged 26-30 by Weymouth.Morris' time was 23 seconds faster than the old record of 15:34 that she set on Oct. 9, 2013 against Natick.Weymouth took the next three positions followed by Walpole's Alyssa Murphy (fifth, [...]
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Labor Day Road Race a sign of summer’s end

The Labor Day weekend is a sure sign that summer is rapidly coming to a close, and for the 41st year area runners will converge on Walpole High School for the Labor Day Road Race on Monday morning.This year will feature a Youth Mile that will begin at the top of Clapp Streeet and finish in front of the high school. The race will begin at 9:15 a.m. to ensure runners for the 5K race will have time to line up for the 10 a.m. start. The 10K race will immediately follow the 5K.Race [...]
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Trying to strikeout ALS

Walpole native Johnny Adams was among the many past and present Boston College baseball players that helped honor former Eagle Pete Frates at the 21st Annual Oldtime Baseball Game on Monday at St. Peter's Field in North Cambridge.Frates, a native of Beverly and a former Boston College baseball captain, was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. Later that year he made a dramatic appearance in the Oldtime Baseball Game, playing first base for one pitch.To help Pete Frates fight ALS, this year's [...]
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State diving champion Phelan transferring to Bishop Feehan

When Hannah Phelan defends her Division 2 state diving title this fall she will have traded in the orange and blue of Walpole High for the green and gold of Bishop Feehan."I went to Catholic from (pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, and I decided to try it at Walpole High to see what it was like," Phelan said. "I miss Catholic school and being in that kind of environment."When the family lived in Milford, Phelan attended St. Bernadette's and then Blessed Sacrament after the family [...]
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Walpole’s Iorio Arena naming rights sold to Rodman Ford

Though a name change brings an out of town title to a local hockey mainstay, the newly named Rodman Arena will be a better version of its former self, rink owner Rob Barletta said.Making the change official, Barletta said Rodman Arena signs went up last week, changing the famed Iorio Arena in name only. Barletta sold the naming rights for the arena to the Foxboro car dealership Rodman Ford, a switch that he said won't take away from the rink's local roots.Curt and Brett Rodman, managers [...]
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MIAA reaches SAT compromise

After coming under fire for scheduling high school championship games at the same time as the SAT test, the statewide organization in charge of scheduling has developed a compromise with lawmakers to avoid the problem in the future.The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association was criticized when the organization refused to reschedule games between Chelmsford and Methuen high schools and Hopkins Academy in Hadley and Turners Falls. The sporting events were scheduled [...]
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Pan-Mass Challenge sets record with $40 million in contributions

The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), the nation's most successful athletic fundraising event, drew more than 5,700 cyclists from 35 states and eight countries to Massachusetts this past weekend. Enduring cold rains for most of Saturday and unseasonably cold temperatures throughout the weekend, cyclists rode up to 190 miles over one or two days with one collective goal in mind: to raise $40 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.The [...]