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Walpole High Coach Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Walpole High girls hockey coach Joe Verderber was inducted into the Walpole High Hockey Hall of Fame during the Songin Winter Classic on December 26. Verderber began his hockey career in Walpole, playing as a starter on the Rebels varsity team from 1985 to his graduation in 1988. While playing for the Rebels he set the all-time goal and assist Continue Reading

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Walpole girls basketball drops game at Oliver Ames

BY DOUGLAS MCCULLOCH (@doug_mcculloch) Despite a strong start to the season, the Walpole High girls basketball team fell to Oliver Ames last Monday in the Sue Rivard Holiday Tournament 56-40. The game did not start off in Walpole’s favor, as Oliver Ames managed to pick up an early 19-10 lead by the end of the first quarter. The Rebels were Continue Reading

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Milton 62, Walpole 59: One that got away

WALPOLE — After Tuesday’s performance, Walpole coach Dave St. Martin is going to have a hard time sleeping until the Rebels secure their tournament-clinching 11th win of the season.The Rebels had a 10-point cushion with 3:30 to play after a 3-pointer from Luke Esty, but that was the last field goal of the contest for the hosts, and Milton closed the game on a 16-3 run to take a 62-59 road win for their first victory of the season.The loss drops Walpole to 3-4 […]

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Walpole 4, Norwood 1: Houser scores twice to close the year right

WALPOLE — In the tail end of a New Year’s Eve matinee doubleheader at Rodman Arena between the Walpole and Norwood hockey programs, the Rebel girls delivered a sweep of the rival Mustangs with a 4-1 victory.Walpole, which bounced back from a 4-3 nonleague loss to Archbishop Williams the day before, improved to 4-2-0 overall and 4-1-0 in the Bay State Conference, tops in the Herget Division, while Norwood fell to 1-5-0 overall and 1-4-0 in the BSC Herget.“We are […]

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Walpole 5, Norwood 1: First win over rivals since 2010

WALPOLE — Longtime high school boys hockey archrivals Norwood and Walpole met up for a New Year’s Eve matinee at Rodman Arena and the outcome correlated with each team’s progress thus far this season.The Rebels came away with a 5-1 victory, their first against the neighbors to the north for the first time since Feb. 13, 2010. Walpole followed it up with a 3-1 nonleague win at Brockton on Saturday to improve to 7-0-1 overall.Norwood, which lost to Dedham for […]

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Walpole 5, Norwood 1: Rebs register rare boys hockey win over rival

Longtime high school boys hockey archrivals Norwood and Walpole met up for a New Year’s Eve matinee at Rodman Arena and the outcome correlated with each team’s progress thus far this season.The Mustangs, fresh off a 10-day holiday hiatus on the heels of their first defeat to Dedham in more than two decades, dropped a 5-1 decision to Walpole and fell to 0-6 overall. This loss to the Rebels, while not quite as historic as that against Dedham, […]

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More depth to pick from

NEWTON — It is a year of growth in Massachusetts high school gymnastics, and Walpole’s team is a great example.“I think we’ve gotten a lot more numbers in kids,” said Rebels coach Kady Sullivan. “Last year we had 10 or 11, but now we have 14. So I think it is one of the bigger teams I’ve had in the couple of years I have been here.”Those extra bodies come in handy early in the season, when gymnasts tend to get injured developing their high school […]

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