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 Track teams split against NatickThe Rebel boys won just five of the 12 events, but their depth carried them to a tight 51-49 win over Natick last Thursday to improve to 2-1.Walpole’s top scoring event was the 55-meter dash, where the Rebels swept behind Michael Durning, a winner in 7.03 seconds, Kevin Pellegrine and Alex Hughes. The Rebels were strong in the shorter distances, getting […]

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Tie follows first loss for Walpole girls hockey

With an outstanding goalie and a solid defense, the Walpole High girls hockey team’s success will largely be predicated on the development of the offense, which had done enough to keep the Rebels unbeaten through their first five games.Milton ended the streak in a wild contest on Wednesday night, dealing Walpole a 2-1 loss, and the Rebels could not put Dedham away on Sunday as the Marauders rallied twice from a goal down to forge a 2-2 tie. […]

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Gallery: Boys Hockey Wins Songin Cup

Walpole Hockey faced Boston Latin at Rodman Arena on Wednesday, December 28 in the championship round of the Songin Cup. The tournament game started at 7:30 p.m. and ended in a 5-0 win for the Rebels. The Rebels were scheduled to have a game on Saturday against Dedham; however, because […]

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2016-2017 Rec Basketball Power Rankings

It’s 2017 and that means a new Walpole Recreation basketball season is just around the corner. Tryouts have been held and the teams have been drafted. The following is the Preseason Power Rankings for this year’s teams. 76ers: The Sixers are led by seniors Billy Lanchester, David White and Zach […]

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Walpole 58, Dedham 51: Bench comes up big for boys hoop

It’s no secret that the Walpole High boys basketball team has leaned heavily on its all-star tandem of senior captains Ike Shephard and Luke Esty to fuel the offense, so holding the duo in check would seem to be pretty good formula for success against the Rebels.Which Dedham did for most part on Friday night. What the visiting Marauders failed to contain was the Walpole bench as the Rebels rode key contributions from senior Brian Sundstrom and […]

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Walpole Girls Track Moves to 1-1 after Loss to Raiders

  After kicking off their season with a win over Norwood, Walpole Girls Track were defeated 64-31 by the Wellesley Raiders on Dec. 22, 2016 in their meet at the Reggie Lewis Track Center. Key points for Walpole came from senior Emily Martin, who placed 1st in the 1000m, junior Hannah […]

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Rebel hoop goes 1-1 in Holiday Tournament

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood and Walpole High varsity basketball teams waited until the second-to-last day of 2016 to play what was arguably one of the best high school basketball games that this area has seen in quite some time, as the Wolverines (5-1, 3-1) took down the Rebels (2-3, 0-2) 59-58 on Friday night to Continue Reading

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Walpole girls hoop wins Rivard Tournament

Kelly Fogarty picked up right where she left off for the Walpole High girls basketball team. After scoring 26 points against Brockton in the 51-41 opening-round win of the Sue Rivard Holiday Classic, the sharpshooting senior captain followed that up wi…

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WALPOLE HIGH ROUNDUP: Girls hockey remains unbeaten

WALPOLE HIGH ROUNDUPWins keep girls hockey unbeatenThe Rebels continued their strong play to start the season, remaining unbeaten with wins over Norwood on Saturday and Duxbury on Monday to improve to 4-0-1.Freshman Andrea Wilbur notched the first two …

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Walpole 4, Norwood 2: Rebel boys hockey hold off rivals to stay unbeaten

Midway through the second period of Saturday’s game between the Walpole and Norwood High boys hockey teams, it appeared the only suspense lied in if the Rebels could extend their shutout streak to six to begin the season.By the time the period had ended, the rivalry was up and revving.The Mustangs scored the first two goals of the season against Walpole to close out the second and make it a one-goal game heading in the […]

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Westwood 59, Walpole 58: Giovino steals show in Westwood Holiday Tournament final

The pregame hype around the Westwood Holiday Tournament final between the Walpole and Westwood High boys basketball teams understandably focused on the second meeting between brothers Dave and Steve St. Martin as head coaches.But games are ultimately w…

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H.S. GIRLS BASKETBALL: Walpole downs Oliver Ames in Rivard title game

EASTON – Kelly Fogarty picked up right where she left off for Walpole. After scoring 26 points against Brockton in the 51-41 opening-round win of the Sue Rivard Holiday Classic, the sharpshooting senior captain followed that up with a 28-point pe…

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Bonanno leads Rebels to another victory

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole and Wellesley High School varsity girls hockey teams took to the ice at Rodman Arena on Wednesday evening in what was the lady-Rebels’ home opener. Swift goaltending by senior captain Francesca “Frankie” Bonanno (25 saves) guided Walpole to a 3-0 start to the season, as the Rebels battled to a hard-fought Continue Reading

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Walpole 51, Brockton 41: New focus fueling girls basketball

The Walpole High girls basketball team’s 51-41 victory over Brockton Tuesday night in the opening round of the Sue Rivard Holiday Tournament in Easton was the type game that the Rebels had trouble closing out a year ago. And for a squad that narrowly missed the postseason at 9-11, those were the type of games they could not afford to lose.So the fact that Walpole was able to respond with a critical 6-0 run late after the Boxers had fought to […]

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Hall of Fame and Final Four weekend for former Walpole field hockey star Rizzo

Some are calling 2016 a pretty awful year, but for Dina Rizzo it was one of the best. From finding immediate success in a new job to being recognized with an all-time honor, everything came up roses for Rizzo over the last six months.The former Walpole High field hockey star added to her legend by helping coach Princeton to the program’s seventh trip to the NCAA Final Four, and receiving her induction into the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame. […]

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Boys Track (1-1) Loses to Wellesley Powerhouse

Wellesley beat Walpole at the Reggie Lewis Center 74-26 on Dec. 22. Since Wellesley Boys Cross Country placed first in All States Division I, their distance boys lived up to expectations and took 26 of 27 points in the 1000m, the Mile and the Two Mile. While Walpole contributed with First […]

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Girls Hockey Defeats Wellesley for First Time since 2012

  Written by: Hope Jordan, Molly O’Connell and Tanya Gupta Photography by: Hope Jordan, Molly O’Connell and Tanya Gupta For the first time in four years, Walpole Girls Hockey defeated Wellesley 3-2 at Rodman Arena to improve their record to 2-0-1 on Dec. 21. After being down 2-1 against Wellesley in […]

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Walpole Wrestling Dominates Milton 58-6 to Move to 4-1-0

  Written By: Breanna Andreassi, Alexis Rodia, and Sydney Weinacht ‘18 Photos By: Breanna Andreassi, Alexis Rodia, and Sydney Weinacht ‘18 Walpole Varsity Wrestling faced Milton opponent of the season on December 22. Going in with a record of 3-1-0, Walpole defeated Milton with a blowout meet 58-6 to move […]

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Boys Basketball Drops Two in a Row

In their second home game of the season, the Rebels lost 70-60 to rival Bay State opponent, Brookline, on Friday, December 16. After winning their first game against Bishop Feehan, 60-50, Boys Basketball was eager for another win to tack onto their 1-0 record. At the end of the second quarter, […]

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Kennefick and Perkins Lead Performances at Winter Festival

Written By: Brendan Moser & Jack O’Meara Photos By: Brendan Moser & Jack O’Meara   Walpole’s top track and field athletes traveled to The Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, MA to compete in the 2017 Winter Festival Invitational. At this meet, the athletes competed as individuals against top athletes from […]

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