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Kondo moving on to All-State Meet

Hiromi Kondo ensured the Rebels will have a representative at the MIAA All-State Championships on Saturday as the sophomore took fourth in the long jump at the MIAA Division 2 Eastern Mass. state meet at Greater New Bedford on Sunday.Kondo’s leap of 16 feet, 1 inch put her in the top four and automatically qualified her to head to Bridgewater State despite entering the competition seeded 15th. She was one of five different individuals [...]

Norwood 6, Walpole 2: There’s no denying it

While a win on Senior Day for the Walpole High softball team would have denied rival Norwood a share of the Bay State Conference Herget Division title, the Rebels had themselves to worry about as well as they were hoping to avoid a sixth straight loss heading into the postseason.Despite another slow start that has characterized its recent struggles, Walpole was in position for another one of its familiar comebacks with the tying runs on in the sixth inning. The Mustangs [...]

Jump for joy

There were plenty of season-best times and distances and even some school records that fell last Wednesday for the Walpole High track teams at Braintree High, but there was only one Bay State Conference champion.Olivia O'Hara won the triple jump with a leap of 34 feet, 5 inches, two inches farther than Wellesley's Johanna Breeden-Stevens. The senior was the only one to take home a BSC title as the girls finished fourth among the 12 teams with 67.5 points while the boys were [...]

Boys tennis tourney bound again

Needing a win in one of its final two matches to qualify for the postseason, the Rebel boys punched their 11th consecutive tournament ticket with authority, sweeping Braintree and Norwood 5-0 without dropping a set to improve to 11-8.The singles lineup of No. 1 Mike Bloom, No. 2 Dan Frankel and No. 3 Joe Delaney had wins in both matches, as did the double pairings of Jack Young and Scott McLean at first and Dimos Katsaros and Andrew Drogan at [...]