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King claims state honors

Summer King was selected as the MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week on Monday for recording 52 kills, nine blocks, five aces and 29 digs in wins over Medway, Milton and Dedham.A day later, King was named to the Bay State Conference All-Star Team along with Morgan McLenan while Jess Jones earned honorable mention.Walpole (14-6) is the eighth seed in the Division 1 South tournament and will host [...]
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Walpole 17, Natick 14: Special teams victory nets Herget title

NATICK — Jack Lavanchy kicked a 27-yard field goal with four seconds left to give Walpole a 17-14 victory at Memorial Field on Friday to claim the Herget Division title.In a tightly contested game, the Rebels special teams units shined with Andrew Papirio returning a punt 37 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter and setting up the game-winning kick with a 51-yard return of a bouncing kick to the Redhawks 12-yard line with 1:57 [...]
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Walpole 3, Norwood 1: Tobin double leads to 11th straight Herget crown

NORWOOD — During its decade-long string of Herget Division crowns, many were mainly a formality for the Walpole High field hockey team as the Porkers sewed up titles early and moved on to preparing for the ultimate goal of another state championship.This fall, Walpole instead spent much of the season chasing rival Norwood and entered Friday’s winner-take-all regular season finale tied the Mustangs atop the division standings. [...]
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App Finder: Best basketball apps

After a bit of a breather following this summer's FIBA World Cup, basketball bounces back this month. Check out some useful apps that allow you to track stats, bolster your fantasy league team and get in on the game.NBA GAME TIME: The newest version of the NBA's official app allows you to watch game recaps, see live stats and scores, watch press conferences and follow the latest news on your favorite team. For an additional fee, you can upgrade the app to watch games live on your phone. [...]
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Walpole 4, Milton 0: A much needed victory

WALPOLE — As the season draws to a close, coaches typically know exactly who and what they have for personnel.Walpole High boys soccer coach Lee Delaney was thrown a curve ball on Oct. 2 when Ian Fair suffered a hip injury in the second half of the Rebels game against Weymouth.The Rebels lost that game in the final minutes, and while trying to figure out how to overcome the season-ending injury to Fair, Walpole could only muster a draw against Braintree while [...]
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Making a late splash

The Walpole High swimming team was coming off its two best meets of the season. Incredibly, the Rebels lost both of those meets, but they were able to carry that momentum into their next two and earn some celebration time.Last Friday, the Rebels put away visiting Norwood, 101-82, at Blue Hills in Canton. On Tuesday, they traveled to Lincoln Hancock School in Quincy and beat Braintree, 92-86, in a meet that was not as close as the final score indicated. In both meets, the Rebels put away the [...]
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A Ducky debut for Wagner

Called up by the Anaheim Ducks last Wednesday, Walpole native Chris Wagner made his NHL debut on Friday when the Ducks defeated the Minnesota Wild, 2-1, in the home opener at the Honda Center.The 6-foot, 202-pound right wing skated on the left as part of the fourth line and was paired with Tim Jackman and Nate Thompson at the start of the game.Wagner skated nine shifts and was on the ice for 4:10 and earned two minutes in the penalty box for tripping in the third period. [...]