Six months ago, the distance athletes on Walpole Spring Track arrived at practice to find coach Tim Giblin holding a wrapped box: blue wrapping paper, orange ribbons. Immediately, all athletes were fixated on one thing. “What’s in the box?” To find out the answer, Giblin told the athletes that they […]
Luck shows itself in soccer more so than most sports largely because teams have such a hard time trying to score.The Walpole High boys soccer team was the beneficiary of that luck in its first round win over Canton, which required penalty kicks to determine a winner.A slow start that saw them allow two goals in the first half was cancelled out in a six-minute span, and with all of the momentum on Walpole’s side, [...]
It may not have the star power of previous editions, but the 2014 Walpole High boys cross country team has shown itself to be exceptionally deep this year and that depth helped it to a Herget Division title and third-place showing at the Bay State Conference Championship. That depth showed itself for the Rebels once again Saturday as they claimed the program’s first divisional title in 22 years topping the field in the Division 3 Eastern Mass. Championship at the Wrentham [...]
WHITMAN — By the time the Walpole High girls soccer team settled into Saturday’s Division 1 South quarterfinal it had given up as many goals in 15 minutes as it had an any game this season. And the fifth-seeded Rebels went in knowing it was going to be a tough challenge to slow down the offense of fourth-seeded Whitman-Hanson.Walpole conceded twice more before halftime on counterattacks. The Rebels played a spirited second half [...]
Behind a win in the 100-yard freestyle and a second in the breaststroke from senior Katie Smith, the Walpole High girls swim team place 11th out of 20 with 77 points Sunday in the MIAA South sectional meet at Wellesley College. Smith bettered her seed time by more than a second to edge Framingham’s Maddie Biron by 22-hundredths of a second in a time of 53.46 seconds. [...]
WALPOLE — In the top half of the Division 3 Southwest bracket everything has fallen as the seeds predicted, so the top-seeded Walpole High football team will be hosting the sectional final Friday night after throttling fourth-seeded Milford, 41-14, on a blustery Friday night at Turco Field.The Rebels will face sixth-seeded Medfield, which stunned a Hockomock League opponent for a second straight week, following up its 19-10 quarterfinal [...]
The Providence College women's ice hockey team tied Union, 2-2, on Friday at Messa Rink. Frade led the Friars with two points, on a goal and an assists, in the contest.
Soccer fans at Turco Field missed the Election-night drama of the Coakley-Baker Gubernatorial Race on November 4. They missed the national coverage of the Republican takeover of the Senate. They did not track the local drama of the failed override in Walpole. However, their evening was not without excitement. For fans who were uninterested with […]
WALPOLE — After riding a formula of solid defense and opportunistic goal scoring to a Herget Division title, there was no reason to open things up with the start of the postseason.The fifth-seeded Rebels were nearly flawless in their execution Wednesday night, defeating No. 12 Marshfield, 2-1, in the Division 1 South first round."It goes to the style of defense that we play, we’re looking [...]
Katie Smith won the 100-yard breaststroke Sunday at Wellesley College and took second in the 50 freestyle to net 37 points for the Walpole High swimming team to help the Rebels finish seventh among 11 teams at the Bay State Conference Championship with 119 points.The senior captured the breaststroke in a time of 1:08.01 to take the victory by 1.25 seconds over Natick freshman Isabella Garbacz.Smith [...]
WALPOLE — There was no school in Walpole on Tuesday and members of the boys soccer used what was meant to be time in the classroom as time preparing for the chance of penalty kicks.It was time put to good use as No. 7 Walpole made all five penalties and Dillon Knight managed to make one save allowing the Rebels to hold off No. 10 Canton, 2-1, after the two teams played 100 even minutes with the Rebels having the better of [...]
The Walpole High volleyball team pushed top-seeded Bishop Feehan to the limit, but the luck of the Irish was clearly with the Shamrocks on Monday night as they battled back from a 2-1 deficit to pull out a five-set victory in the Division 1 South quarterfinals, 25-23, 13-25, 22-25, 25-20, 15-12.While Rebels coach Lisa Cyr was proud of her team’s battling traits, she was left pondering what she felt was a lost opportunity. [...]
For three-plus games this season, the Walpole High field hockey team could only manage one goal against the Wellesley. For the third time in as many meetings, the Raiders did not generate much in offensive chances and never scored a goal.In the playoffs, however, a team can come away victorious despite not finding the back of the cage, and in the pouring rain and wind of Saturday the top-seeded Porkers found that out the hard way as 16th- [...]
Walpole Field Hockey team faced Wellesley at home at 2pm on Saturday, November 1. After tying the Raiders earlier in the year, the Porkers anticipated a tough matchup despite being the number one seed in their bracket. Playing during one of the coldest days of the fall in torrential rain, […]
Last post-season, one player from Walpole was responsible for nearly 300 minutes of play without letting in a single goal. Throughout this season, this player saved more than 140 shots and only allowed a total of 7. Her save rate consistently remained around an impressive 97%. For all of […]
WALPOLE — After defeating a rival in the final seconds to win a division title, it is almost expected to have a bit of a letdown. It is a bad idea, however, when that next game is the playoff opener.Fortunately for top-seeded Walpole, it was taking on an opponent that it was simply better than.Jack Lavanchy caught four passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns helping the Rebels to a 28-7 win over [...]
Elena Delle Donne had chills when she first heard about Lauren Hill. The WNBA star was brought to tears the more she read about the Mount St. Joseph freshman, who has inoperable brain cancer.
Nicole Martin scored on a penalty stroke to give Sandwich a 1-0 win over Medfield in the Div. 1 South preliminary round of the MIAA field hockey tournament on Thursday.
Even before the season starts, the Town of Walpole knows that one of the most important days of the fall sports season is whatever day the Walpole Rebels are scheduled to play their annual rival: the Natick Redhawks. Before the playoff structure changed, this battle between Natick and Walpole not only […]