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Walpole tennis: 5-0 defeats for both boys and girls

The Rebels were on the wrong end of 5-0 results on Friday against visiting Wellesley and last Wednesday at Newton North.Against Wellesley, the second doubles team of Macy Chutoransky and Emily Morrier dropped their match 6-4, 6-4. Erin Pitman fared the best of the singles players, losing 6-3, 6-3 at the third slot.The Raiders only dropped four games over the other three matches.Chutoransky and Morrier lost 6-4, 6-3 at second doubled while Pitman lost 6-2, 6-3 […]

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Walpole sports update

SoftballThe Rebels bounced back from a 7-3 loss to visiting Dedham last Wednesday by blanking Natick 8-0 a day later and then edged Needham, 2-1, on Friday.Against Needham, Jaida Dingle-Brown lifted a sacrifice fly that plated Tess Lawlor in the fifth inning to give Walpole a 2-0 lead for what proved to be the difference as the Rockets grabbed their lone run in the sixth.Lawlor gave the Rebels (6-3, 5-1) a 1-0 lead in the second inning with a […]

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Walpole girls tennis drops to Wellesley

by Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole girls varsity tennis team lost to Wellesley, 5-0, at Walpole High School on Friday, April 29. After dropping all of their singles and doubles matches on the day to a very difficult Wellesley squad, Walpole (3-3, including a 2-1 home record) is now sitting in the middle of the Herget division of Continue Reading

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Walpole baseball, softball teams score wins after school break

BaseballBack to school and back into the win column for the Rebels, who snapped a three-game losing streak Monday with a 15-1 rout of host Milton.Brian Gaughan was dominant on the mound once again with nine strikeouts over six innings while only allowing three hits and two walks.Ian Fair had a big day at the plate with three hits and five RBI, while Sean McCarthy and Charlie Auditore each had two hits and Tim Mulry chipped in with an RBI. […]

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Girls Lacrosse Enjoys Early Wins

By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole High girls lacrosse team is off to a strong start, as the team picked up six wins in a row to open the season. To open the spring lacrosse season, the Rebels picked up a 16-11 win against Newton North. The team picked up its second win against Wellesley 17-16, and faced Continue Reading

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Walpole softball coach says team can go far

Despite the fact that she has had to completely retool her infield, Walpole softball coach Rachael Sprague is optimistic about her Rebels’ chances this spring.Heading into Friday’s home game against non-league foe Oliver Ames, Walpole had compiled a 3-1 record.One thing that hasn’t caused the three-year coach to lose a second of sleep is how the Rebels are going to fare in the offensive department.“Our offense is going to be the strength of the team, […]

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KPW hockey team wins South Shore Conference championship

The last game of the King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey season turned into the longest game, but ended in KPW’s fifth league championship in 2015-2016 season. The KPW Bantam 2 team and the South Coast Panthers skated a 2-2 tie into five overtimes before KPW finally pushed the game-winning goal across the line and captured the Bantam B Re Championship Continue Reading

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Girls Lacrosse defeats Wellesley in Overtime, 17-16

By David Moser Staff Writer   In the Rebels home-opener and second game of the season, Walpole’s Girls Lacrosse team faced off against the Wellesley Raiders. Fresh off a decisive win over Newton North on April 8, 16-11, Walpole carried over a lot of momentum into their first homestand. The team fought hard and eventually […]

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Walpole lacrosse beats Wellesley after double overtime

WELLESLEY — There will be better days this spring at Sprague Field for the Wellesley High boys lacrosse team. In this, the Raiders are confident.Yet that didn’t stop the sudden stinging feeling of seeing Bay State Conference Herget rival Walpole celebrating its 8-7, double-overtime victory on the Raiders’ home turf. Midway through the second OT, Walpole senior captain Ben Lucas forced a turnover, cradled the ball up the field, and scored the sudden-victory winner. […]

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Walpole’s Costello baseball era begins with a win

Tim Bender knocked a single back through the middle with no outs in the bottom of the seventh, scoring pinch runner Andrew Davidio from third base to give the Rebels a 1-0 win over Wellesley in Monday’s season opener.The game was the first since 1978 in which Walpole High was not led by head coach Bill Tompkins, who retired follow the school year and was replaced by longtime assistant Chris Costello.“It’s good to get started and get the first one in the […]

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Standards stay high under Costello

The end of an era is never easy, but it tough to imagine a more comfortable scenario for the transition from legendary leader to first-year head coach than that of the Walpole High baseball team.Bill Tompkins put away his fungo last spring after 561 wins, surrendering the reins of the Rebel program to longtime assistant Chris Costello. While the new head coach admits it’s a bit of an odd feeling not having Tompkins at the diamond for the first time in […]

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Boys Hockey Defeats Archbishop Williams But Loses to Franklin

After a shootout win over No.12 Archbishop Williams in the first round, 3-2, five seed Walpole then traveled to play four seed Franklin. Despite multiple scoring opportunities, Walpole lost 1-0. In possibly one of the most exciting games this season, the Rebels and Bishops forced their Division One preliminary round matchup into two overtime periods […]

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Where Are They Now: Johnny Adams, Class of 2013

A 2013 graduate of Walpole High, Johnny Adams was captain of both varsity basketball and varsity baseball during his senior year. For baseball, he was a three-time first-team Bay State League All-Star, Walpole’s 2013 Male Athlete of the Year; additionally, he earned first-team all-state honors, Rawlings Northeast All-Regional second-team accolades in 2013,  and made the […]

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