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Walpole marathoners run strong

 At least one local runner shed tears on the race course Marathon Monday but it wasn’t over the  cold, rain or bluster as Walpole runners got it done in the 119th running of the Boston Marathon.Maureen Larkin ran her 10th Boston Monday, and her fourth fastest, in 3:37:31.  She said she was very pleased with how her race went given that she has been fighting injuries all year.Asked if she was […]

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Walpole 5, Mansfield 2: Rally in seventh to take opener

MANSFIELD — The baseball season is always likened to being a marathon as opposed to a sprint. That axiom can be tossed out the door this spring as the regular season for Walpole High has been shoehorned into 41 days from Saturday’s 5-2 season-opening win in Mansfield to the scheduled finale on May 28 against Brookline at Eldracher Field.Even though the preseason stretched for more than a month, 37th year head coach Bill Tompkins admits […]

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Boys lax opens Creators Crosse with win

When Jason Andalo scouted Barnstable, his foe in Tuesday’s opening round of the Creators Crosse Tournament, the Walpole High boys lacrosse coach felt his defense could have a strong game against the Red Raiders.Andalo was right about that and then some, as the Rebels rearguard completely controlled the play in a 6-2 victory. How dominant were the Rebels on defense? They did not allow a 6v6 goal during the contest.“You don’t ever expect that to happen, so I […]

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Walpole grade schoolers will cross Marathon finish line

 Dozens of Walpole elementary and middle school kids will be culminating their weeks-long training programs at the 19th annual B.A.A. Relay Challenge on the streets of Boston during the weekend of the Boston Marathon.Sponsored by the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), the relay event consists of more than 20 school-age teams from the eight communities along the Boston Marathon route, plus additional towns, including Walpole. Annually […]

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Running forward, thinking back: Walpole runners will have trial on forefront of their mind during race

  Among the many thoughts and emotions in the hearts and minds of runners this year in the Boston Marathon, one common theme stands out – looking back two years to the bombing and the resulting tragedy. But as strong the sadness is, they share optimism and pride in how the city has responded and healed.Fiona Murphy summed it up saying, “I saw a sign on the last turn after the bombings that said […]

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Dowd named new AD

Ron Dowd will be the next athletic director at Walpole High School the school announced last Wednesday. He will succeed the retiring Bill Tompkins, who has been in that position for the past six years, on July 1.Dowd is currently in the high school as a transition coach, working as part of the “SCORE” program, which helps students who have missed significant time away from school ease back into the routine. He has also been the boys hockey coach for the past three […]

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Twenty Games in Forty Days: Baseball and Softball Adapt to Schedule Changes

Snow. To almost every resident of Massachusetts, this word has become the dirtiest four-letter word in the book this winter. Due to an unprecedented, record-breaking 108.6 inches of snow and six snow days this year, the snow has become even more of a problem now than when it started falling. […]

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