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Polishing up on the diamond

After falling out of the Bay State Conference Herget Division hunt, the Walpole High baseball team bounced back with wins over Milton and Dedham to improve to 12-6 overall and 9-6 in the Bay State Conference.In a 6-4 win over Dedham on Monday, each team had a defensive inning it would like to forget cancelled each other out as Walpole grabbed four in the bottom of the fourth with three hits and four walks while the Marauders took advantage of [...]
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Boys tennis closing in on tourney

The boys tennis team is positioned well for an 11th consecutive tournament berth after 4-1 wins over Braintree and Norwood moved the Rebels to 9-8 on the season. Walpole was scheduled to for rematches against both clubs today and tomorrow, needing just one win to qualify for the postseason.Walpole took the second and third singles matches and both of the doubles in the win over the Mustangs, all in straight sets. Dan Frankel and Mike Griffin [...]
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Backs against wall for girls tennis

The tournament hopes for the girls tennis team are on the brink after a 4-1 loss to Needham on Tuesday sent them to 7-10 on the season. Walpole needed wins in their last three matches to qualify for the postseason, including victories over Braintree and Ursuline squads that defeated the Rebels last week.Alyssa Rosen grabbed Walpole’s lone point against the Rockets, rallying at first singles for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory. Rosen was also a [...]
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Boys lacrosse wraps up regular season

The Rebels finished off the regular season last Thursday with a 10-3 win over Norwood to ensure sole possession of second place in the Herget Division.Walpole outscored the rival Mustangs 6-1 in the fourth quarter to pull away, denying Norwood a piece of second place in the division and ensuring a spot in the postseason. Walpole was 7-4 in Bay State Conference games, going 4-1 against the Herget Division and 3-3 against the Carey Division. [...]
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Softball drops fifth straight contest

The softball team has struggled since clinching their tournament berth as a 7-2 defeat to Dedham on Monday made it five straight losses. Walpole heads into today’s regular season finale with Norwood at 10-9 and with a chance to deny their rivals a share of the Bay State Conference Herget Division title.The Rebels fell into a early hole in the loss to Marauders, surrendering six runs in the first inning. Walpole committed a pair of [...]
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Walpole basketball player a true globetrotter

A basketball trip to the Netherlands was more than just a chance to shoot hoops abroad for one Walpole High School senior, who said he turned a sports outing to an independence finding mission this spring.Scott Arsenault, 18, played with the New England Colonials International Basketball Club this April, taking a 10-day tour of the Netherlands during which he said he learned a lot more than sports skills. Preparing to head off to college this coming fall, Arsenault said he found his [...]
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Walpole 3, Framingham 2: Flying high on the court

It's not that Sean Gough didn't have any faith in his Walpole High boys tennis team, it's just when you haven't beaten a program in nearly two decades, it's difficult to pencil in a victory.The veteran coach figured he had enough winnable matches left on the schedule to get to the 10 wins necessary to extend the Rebels' long streak of tournament appearances. Framingham, however, was not on that list.Gough's players threw a wrench into his formula with a 3-2 victory over [...]
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Girls lacrosse cruises by Braintree

The Rebels got a big day from Bri Doherty and Meg Sundstrom and rolled to a 19-10 win over Braintree on Tuesday. Doherty scored eight goals and added two assists while Sundstrom netted seven added set up three others to power the offense for Walpole (13-3, 7-3).Last Thursday, Walpole dropped a 7-5 contest to Framingham in a game controlled by the two goaltenders with the Flyers goalie managing to get the best of counterpart Erin LeBlanc. [...]