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Rebel Volleyball Shatters School Record

The third seed Rebels took on the one seed Barnstable Red Raiders in the Division One South Sectional Final on Saturday, November 12. Despite their momentum of winning their first two tournament games, the Rebels unfortunately lost three sets to zero. This loss meant the end of Walpole’s playoff run; […]

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Where Are They Now? Lauren Hirshom, Allie Morris and Kenny Uhlar

Lauren Hirshom (2015) by Melanie Weber For the second season in a row, former Walpole High School Field Hockey Captain Lauren Hirshom, a sophomore studying economics at Connecticut College, has started as the field hockey team’s center defensive-midfield. Playing in each game throughout the season Hirshom has tallied four defensive […]

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Boys Soccer Makes Walpole High School History

  With the end of the regular season, the 11-3-3 Rebels have achieved several milestones. Despite the fact that the team dropped three out of their final four games, Walpole clinched the overall Bay State League title as well as the Herget Division title—granting Walpole the sixth seed in the […]

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Walpole 45, Weymouth 20: Continuing the winning ways

 If nothing else, the Walpole High football team can add this season to a long list of winning campaigns stretching back to 2003.On the strength of four rushing touchdowns from Ferry Armand and a defense that came up with a trio of key turnovers, the Rebels dealt Weymouth a lopsided 45-20 defeat in their Thanksgiving meeting at Mullin Field.Leading 17-0 at the break, the Rebels repelled a Weymouth rally with four additional […]

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Walpole student athletes participate in cross-country meet

Fourteen athletes from the Walpole Middle School cross-country team went to Devens on Nov. 5 to participate in the Massachusetts Middle School state cross-country meet.The team’s top racer of the day was Sophie St. George, who ran in the girls seventh-grade race. She came in first place in a time of 11:43 for the 1.86-mile course. She broke the course and class record and qualified to move on to the Junior Olympics regional meet in New Hampshire. Results of other athletes in […]

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Walpole resident helps Lasell College win basketball game

Lasell College’s Scott Arsenault, of Walpole, played an important role in the men’s basketball 79-75 win over Regis College.Arsenault was 2-of-4 from three-point range while grabbing two steals over a team-leading 37 minutes. Injured early in the game,

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Sixth-grade Rebels win undefeated football season

Capping off an undefeated season, the sixth-grade Walpole youth football team won the state championship Sunday. Coaches are Dave Falzone, Dave St. Martin, Wally Kuropatkin, John Carmichael and Michael McCarthy. The roster includes (player’s number precedes his name):11: Corey Kilroy13: Matthew St Martin17: Brady Thynne18: Tucker Asack19: Grady Murphy21: Joey Cox23: Andrew Falzone25: Andrew Kuropatkin27: Matthew Rios29: Luke […]

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WALPOLE HIGH ROUNDUP: Girls XC sixth at Division 1 states

WALPOLE HIGH ROUNDUPGirls XC finishes sixth in Division 1Coming of the first divisional championship in program history, the Rebel girls took sixth at the Division 1 Cross Country State Championship on Saturday at Gardner Municipal Golf Course.Walpole …

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Walpole XC brings home D3 title

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor For the first time in school history, the Walpole High varsity girls cross-country team won the MIAA Division III Eastern Mass State Championship with a victory in November 13’s All-State race in Wrentham. After finishing second in the Bay State Conference Championship meet on October 29, Connor Cashman’s team was determined to build Continue Reading

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Nicholson gives Walpole returns on investment

Walpole High football coach Barry Greener is preparing for another Thanksgiving game, and this year’s battle against Weymouth holds some pretty historic importance. With the Rebels entering the game with a 5-5 record, a loss to the Wildcats would lead to their first losing season since 2002.”I told the kids, since 1968 when John Lee took over the program, there have been two 5-6 seasons – in 1998 and 2002,” said Greener. “They have no […]

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Walpole 3, Longmeadow 2 (OT): Flynn goal gives field hockey a Porkers dozen of state titles

The 7-on-7 overtime format in field hockey creates more open space on the turf, and Walpole’s Emma Flynn found some. Actually, she found a lot.Mel Weber found the senior alone in the circle with nothing but an empty cage in front of her, and Flynn calmly deposited the title-winning goal with 6:16 remaining in the first OT, lifting the Porkers to a 3-2 victory over Longmeadow and the program’s 12th Division 1 state crown at Worcester Polytechnic […]

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Walpole 1, Acton-Boxboro 0: Porkers take out defending champs, earn state final berth

More often than not in the last decade, the Walpole High field hockey team’s road to a Division 1 title has had to go through Acton-Boxboro, with Wednesday night serving as the sixth state semifinal meeting between the powerhouse programs in 10 years.In four of the previous five, the Porkers were left at the toll booth by the Colonials on the way to Worcester, unable to find the right change to get through. But a late first-half goal from sophomore […]

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WALPOLE HIGH FOOTBALL: Armand powers football past Newton North

WALPOLE HIGH ROUNDUPFootball downs Newton NorthA huge night from senior Ferry Armand powered the Rebels to a wild 39-28 win over Newton North last Thursday night, improving Walpole to 5-5 on the year.The Rebels never trailed, leading 10-3 at the break …

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Walpole Porkers crowned D1 South champs

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole Porkers (19-0-2) are 2016 D1 South Sectional champions after Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Sandwich in the MIAA South Sectional finals at Taunton High School. The title comes four days after the Porkers took down King Phillip Regional 2-0 on Wednesday evening at Turco Field to advance to Saturday’s Sectional Final. During Continue Reading

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Walpole girls run away with EMass Division 3 cross country crown

Having identified Hopkinton as its main rival for the title at the Eastern Mass. Division 3 Championship, the Walpole High cross country team devised a plan to come out ahead of the Hillers at Wrentham Development Center.Danielle Borelli ripped that plan to shreds.After crossing as the Rebels’ fifth runner the last time they saw Hopkinton, the junior surged to the front of the Walpole pack, leading the squad to a decisive […]

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Barnstable 3, Walpole 0: Volleyball tourney run ends in sectional final

The contrast between the postseason pedigrees of the Division 1 South volleyball finalists Saturday night at Silver Lake High School was stark.While No. 3 Walpole was playing for its first-ever sectional crown, top-seeded Barnstable entered as the six-…

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Walpole 2, Sandwich 1: Field hockey repeats as Division 1 South champions

Throughout the entire postseason, the Walpole High field hockey team has shown its mettle in the second half.It was tested once again in the Division 1 South final on Saturday by fourth-seeded Sandwich, but sophomore Audra Tosone saw the No. 2 Porkers …

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Walpole cheerleaders place third in state championship

The Walpole Youth Football A squad cheerleaders competed in the state championship on Nov. 6 in Lowell where they placed third, earning a bid to the regional competition in Hartford, Connecticut, on Nov. 19 for the second consecutive year.The squad inc…

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Walpole 3, New Bedford 1: Volleyball nets spot in sectional final

New Bedford’s defense had no answer for a balanced offensive attack by Walpole Wednesday night.With seven different players recording kills, the third-seeded Rebels kept the No. 2 Whalers off balance to leave the Beardsworth-Gonsalves Gymnasium with a 3-1 victory in the Division 1 South volleyball semifinals.”We needed to dig the ball more,” said longtime New Bedford head coach Neil Macedo, whose team fell 25-16, 17-25, 25- […]

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Walpole 2, King Philip 0: Another surge in the second for Porkers

For the third straight game in the Division 1 South tournament, the Walpole High field hockey team entered halftime tied with a Hockomock League opponent on Wednesday night. Once again, the Porkers flipped the second-half switch.Seniors Mel Weber and E…

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