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Former Walpole lacrosse player inspires current Rebels

Jason Andalo has been coaching Walpole boys’ lacrosse for 16 years. He has watched literally hundreds of young men come and go in his Rebels’ program.Sure, he might be challenged – at least temporarily – to recognize some of his ex-players, what with receding hairlines and expanding waistlines and other physical changes.But it is safe to say that one player – 2004 graduate Shawn Maloney – has a special place in his memory, not to mention his […]

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This week’s Walpole sports roundup

BaseballThe Rebels learned Tuesday that they would open the MIAA Division 1 South Sectional Tournament on Cape Cod. After finishing the regular season at 11-8, Walpole earned the No. 10 seed and will face No. 7 Barnstable (12-8) in a first round matchup on Thursday at 4 p.m.The game is a rematch of the first round a year ago, a contest won by the Rebels, 2-0, at Eldracher Field.Walpole’s bid for the Herget Division title ended last Wednesday with […]

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Walpole’s Murtagh awarded track honor

Bridgewater State University’s Conor Murtagh, a senior from Walpole, was recently named Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for the second week in a row and the sixth time this season.Murtagh garnered All-New England Interscholastic Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA) honors by breaking his own school record in the 110-meter hurdles the weekend of May 14 at Southern Connecticut State University. […]

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Walpole boys track finishes fifth in BSC championship

By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole High boys and girls track teams competed in the BSC championship meet on May 18 at Braintree High School. The boys placed fifth overall. On the boys side, Richard Crowley came in second place in the 100m dash. In the 110m hurdles, Brandon Kilroy placed third with 16.34. In the 400m hurdles, Continue Reading

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Postseason looms for Walpole track team

The Walpole girls’ track team is in the process of transitioning into postseason mode. Coach Connor Cashman, who has been at his position for 10 years, sees some of his athletes doing well in the upcoming divisional meets.The Rebels, who were 2-4 overall in dual meets and 2-3 in the Herget Division, could make a lot of noise in the postseason with their 4×100 relay team.“We’re incredibly strong in the 4×100,” said Cashman. “We’re […]

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Rebels lacrosse tied for top spot

Walpole’s girls lacrosse team dropped back into a tie for the top spot in the Herget Division as the Rebels fell at home to Natick 12-9 on Tuesday, combined with Wellesley defeating Dedham. Both teams have two league losses.Emily Curtis scored five goals to lead Walpole.“Natick played terrific and their goalie was sensational,” Rebels coach Mike Tosone said.Walpole (13-3, 9-2) had been coming off a 19-5 rout of King Philip on Saturday and 15-4 victory over […]

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Walpole tennis wins two out of three

The Rebels managed to beat the rain and Dedham, 3-2, last Wednesday. Arthur Phung secured the victory for Walpole with a 6-4, 6-3 victory at third singles. Walpole swept the doubles points.On Friday, both doubles pairings had convincing victories and the top two spots in the ladder won three-setters for a 4-1 victory over Norwood. Anish Gali took his match at first singles, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 and Jacob Ong at second came out in front 6-0, 1-6, 6-0.Walpole put up a good showing […]

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Walpole track shifts focus to postseason

With the squad heading into action this week with a 1-4 record, the goal from here on in for the Walpole boys’ track team obviously won’t be to win the Bay State Conference’s Herget Division championship.No, the focus instead has shifted to preparing for the rapidly approaching postseason for Rebel competitors.“We’re coming up on the postseason quickly,” said seven-year head coach Kevin Butera. “We want our athletes who have […]

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Walpole softball faces off against Wellesley

By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole High softball team has faced a tough season, as the team fell to Wellesley High on May 9 6-4. The Rebels faced a tough time early on, as the team gave up three unearned runs early in the game, but the Rebels defense quickly responded. “After [giving up the runs,] the defense Continue Reading

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Matsakis Wins $50,000 Grant for Athletics Program

By Sophia Giovaniello Staff Writer   With over 800 student athletes and 26 varsity sports, Walpole High School has a significant and overwhelming amount of athletic needs. To help with these needs, Head Athletic Trainer Antigone “Tigs” Matsakis applied to the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) for a $50,000 grant to help increase coverage in […]

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Rebels’ lacrosse bounces back

Early in the season, the Walpole boys’ lacrosse team seemed to have a propensity for coughing up the lead, whether it be late in the half or, worse, late in a game.The low point came a couple of weeks back against Beverly when the Rebels saw a 5-1 lead turn into an 8-7 loss on a last-second goal.“We had a heart to heart talk on the bus ride back,” said 16-year coach Jason Andalo. “It just so happened that we had four days of practice […]

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Walpole tennis: 5-0 defeats for both boys and girls

The Rebels were on the wrong end of 5-0 results on Friday against visiting Wellesley and last Wednesday at Newton North.Against Wellesley, the second doubles team of Macy Chutoransky and Emily Morrier dropped their match 6-4, 6-4. Erin Pitman fared the best of the singles players, losing 6-3, 6-3 at the third slot.The Raiders only dropped four games over the other three matches.Chutoransky and Morrier lost 6-4, 6-3 at second doubled while Pitman lost 6-2, 6-3 […]

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