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Girls 4×800 Meter Relay Team Qualifies for Nationals and Sets New School Record

  Senior captain Alyssa Murphy, juniors Steph Forester and Emily Martin and sophomore Hannah Perkins won the 4×800 meter relay at the MSTCA Elite Meet, an invitational meet against the top 24 teams from all across Massachusetts, on Jan. 24. Beating the second place team from Beverly by seconds, the […]

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Milton 4, Walpole 1: Girls hockey leaves tank empty

The Walpole High girls hockey team needed no introduction to its Division 2 South preliminary round opponent on Tuesday as it squared off against a Milton team it had lost to and tied during Bay State Conference play.The No. 13 Wildcats proved hard to solve once again, holding off a late comeback bid by the No. 20 Rebels and putting away a 4-1 with a pair of empty-netters. Walpole’s season ends at 11-7-2 after returning to the postseason […]

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MIAA Basketball Tournament Brackets Released

By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff On Friday morning, the MIAA gathered at its offices in Franklin to finalize the state tournament brackets for boys’ and girls’ basketball. A number of teams from the Hometown Weekly coverage area will begin a quest for silverware this week. The Westwood girls were the top seed in Div. 2 South after a Tri-Valley Continue Reading

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Francesca Bonanno Steers Girls Hockey Into Postseason

After three years of not making the postseason, Walpole Girls Hockey qualified for the tournament this year because of one major factor: junior goalkeeper Francesca Bonanno. This year, the team has improved tremendously from last year’s record of 6-7-6 to a current record of 10-5-2. Bonanno has been a part […]

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Local gymnasts excel at Disney meet

By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff A number of local gymnasts from Paradise Gymnastics in Walpole recently competed against others from across the country at the Presidential Classic Meet at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.  At the Xcel Silver Level, the team from Paradise Gymnastics came in second against teams that were Continue Reading

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Abington 54, Walpole 50 (OT): Girls hoop tourney hopes end

The Walpole High girls basketball team was going to need a huge effort in the fourth quarter in Thursday afternoon’s Mansfield Roundball Classic consolation game against Abington to keep their postseason hopes alive.The Rebels got it, but it only bought them four more minutes.Walpole rallied from a 12-point deficit to force overtime against the Green Wave, but a second comeback bid the extra session fell short in a 54-50 loss that […]

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Chris Herren shares his story about addiction and recovery

Fall River native and former Boston Celtic Chris Herren has a story and a lesson to tell people. He shared his story and the lessons he learned recently with students at Bird Middle School. Some of the students were moved to tears.Herren’s message – addiction is powerful and life consuming and you can do better for yourselves.Herren has overdosed four times from opiates.“I should be way […]

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Paul Clerici will talk about his new book

“Falmouth Road Race: Running Cape Cod”is the newest book by Walpole native Paul Clerici. He will about his book and about his running experiences and observations at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18 in the Community Room at the Walpole Public Library. His presentation is part of the ongoing Author Series sponsored by the Friends of the Walpole Public Library, open to all at no charge.The seven-mile Falmouth Road Race catapulted Cape Cod […]

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Walpole boys and girls basketball fall to Norwood

By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole boys and girls basketball teams faced off against Norwood last Thursday at Norwood High. The boys fell to Norwood 50-42, and the girls lost with a final score of 58-50. For the boys team, the game marked a deciding factor in which team would pick up the Herget title. In the end, Continue Reading

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Wrestlers enter sectionals with momentum

It has been a while since the Walpole High wrestling team has entered the individual tournament part of the season with any significant momentum.But they entered Wednesday’s final dual meet of the year having won 12 of their last 16.While things did not start well at Saturday’s quad in Scituate, dropping a 60-4 matchup to unbeaten Hingham, Walpole bounced back to earn solid wins over the host Sailors (41-23) and Canton (47-30).Sophomore Tyler Splaine, who […]

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Walpole High Roundup

Girls hoop falls to BraintreeKelly Fogarty scored a game-high 21 points with six 3-pointers, but the Rebels dropped a 59-41 road game to the two-time defending state champion Braintree.Walpole (8-8, 8-6) trailed 31-19 at halftime, but saw the game get away from them coming out of halftime as they were outscored 19-1 in the third.“The third quarter notwithstanding, we played as well as I could have hoped,” Rebels coach Dave Wall said. […]

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T’ai Chi. Starts on March 5

Start the weekend off with a calming, restorative session of morning T’ai Chi. at Medfield Park & Recreation. T’ai Chi  – a series of movements based on Chinese martial arts, is not difficult to learn and is practiced by people of all ages around the world.The benefits of T’ai Chi are many. It reduces stress, improves coordination and balance, and can strengthen the immune system. […]

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