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Norwood 4, Walpole 0: Silenced by Ryan

BRAINTREE — The pitching matchup at Braintree High School on Wednesday night featured Walpole’s Jack Donnelly, who had four shutouts in his six starts, and Norwood’s John Ryan, who had four shutouts of his own.Only three batters were needed to determine that Donnelly was not going to be getting his fifth, and the two runs homer to right-center from Kevin Hines proved to be one more run than Ryan would need as he blanked the Rebels, 4-0, in the semifinals of the […]

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Another lasting legacy: Fields named after White, Tompkins

While Ralph White and Bill Tompkins have left lasting impressions in the hearts and minds of many Walpole natives, their newest impression will be left in bronze.It was announced at Walpole High’s graduation on Sunday that the fields at Bird Middle School will be renamed to the Ralph White-William Tompkins Athletic Complex with a monument dedication ceremony in a few weeks.Tompkins […]

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Walpole 10, Dover-Sherborn 3: Defense leads Rebels to first sectional final

DOVER — Winning Tuesday’s MIAA Division 2 East Sectional Semifinal was not a complete surprise for the Walpole High girls lacrosse team. The manner in which they did it, however, was shocking.The third-seeded Rebels dominated No. 2 Dover-Sherborn from the opening draw to the final horn in every facet of the game and came away from Searle Field with a convincing 10-3 victory.“It was the best defensive effort I’ve ever seen,” said Walpole coach […]

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Boys track 11th at Div. 2 East meet

Lots of positives came out of the MIAA Division 2 Eastern Massachusetts Track and Field Championships for the Walpole High teams on Saturday at Greater New Bedford.The boys outperformed their expected result, placing 11th as team out of 37 teams, scoring 26 points. The girls did not enjoy as productive a day, finishing tied for 19th out of 36 teams, tied with Masconomet on 16 points, but enjoyed the best Rebel results of the day – with senior Allie Morris claiming second place […]

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Westwood 10, Walpole 8: Adams delivers for Wolverines

WESTWOOD — Riding their seniors has been a game plan that has helped the Westwood High boys lacrosse team to its best regular season in program history.Locked in a tie game entering the fourth quarter Wednesday evening, those seniors delivered once again as Drew Adams scored the only two goals in the fourth quarter and Chris Lestan made a number of key saves down the stretch as the second-seeded Wolverines got past No. 7 Walpole, 10-8, in the MIAA Division 2 Central/East […]

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