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Walpole girls lacrosse battle back in state final thriller

By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Correspondent With six minutes to play on Saturday morning at Boston University’s Nickerson Field, the game seemed lost for the Walpole High girls’ lacrosse team. Trailing 12-7 against defending Div. 2 state champions Norwell in the program’s first ever state final appearance, there seemed no way back for the Rebels. But, the Walpole players never Continue Reading

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Norwell 12, Walpole 11: Girls lax denied in D2 state title game

Just when it seemed the engraving had started on the Division 2 girls lacrosse state championship trophy, Walpole made sure the crowd at Boston University’s Nickerson Field stayed in their seats—and on the edge of them — until the final whistleFacing a five-goal deficit with just over three minutes to play against defending champion Norwell, the Rebels erupted for four consecutive scores to close the gap to one with 16 seconds remaining and won […]

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Concord-Carlisle takes sectional semifinal battle in extra session

Neither Walpole High varsity boys lacrosse coach Jason Andalo and his Concord-Carlisle counterpart, Tom Dalicandro, were caught off-guard by what transpired in their head-to-head battle in the Division 2 Central/East semifinal last Wednesday.”I know Tom pretty well, and he knew about us,” said Andalo. “We scouted each other a few times. We both felt it would be a tight game. … And that’s how the game played out.”The contest was as tight as they come, with only 13 […]

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Girls Lacrosse Defeats Marblehead 15-6 in State Semifinal

Written by David Moser. Photos by Michaela Donato. Another day, another game, another win for Walpole’s girls lacrosse team. On Monday, June 13, the one seed Walpole Rebels defeated the one seed Marblehead Magicians 15-6 in the Division Two Eastern State Semifinals. The win is Walpole’s third of the postseason; the first two coming from […]

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Walpole 15, Marblehead 6: Girls lax earns Div. 2 state final berth

With each successive victory, the Walpole High girls lacrosse team breaks new ground.Already in the midst of the program’s deepest tournament run, the Rebels took another step Monday night at Babson College, pulling away from Marblehead for a 15-6 triumph and their first state final berth.Walpole dominated possession in the second half, holding the North champions scoreless until just 10 seconds remained. Sophomore Emily Curtis had […]

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Needham 7, Walpole 5: Baseball felled by Rocket rally

Just when it looked like the Walpole High baseball team was going to escape the Division 1 South semifinals without being at its best, Needham made them pay.The No. 10 Rebels were one out away from a victory in the seventh inning after taking the lead with a three-run sixth, but the No. 11 Rockets staged an unlikely two-out rally, the key blow Sam Foley’s clutch two-run single, for a 7-5 win on Thursday night at Braintree High. […]

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Walpole 14, Wayland 12: Girls lax claims first sectional crown

The Walpole High girls lacrosse team knocked on the door a year ago. This spring, there was an answer.The top-seeded Rebels held off a late charge by No. 2 Wayland on Friday night at Turco Field in the Division 2 East final, coming away with a 14-12 triumph to deliver Walpole its first sectional crown.Walpole, which fell to Medfield in last year’s final, advances to play in the state semifinal on Monday at Babson College […]

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Rebels Defeat Catholic Memorial 2-1 in Second Round of Playoffs

Playoffs — the most exciting and anticipated part of every sports season. In both the fall postseason tournament and in the winter postseason tournament, Walpole sports teams did not fare as well as fans had hoped — almost every team had an early exit. However, Walpole’s spring sports teams have turned that pattern around. As […]

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Walpole softball team enjoys postseason run

By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff After a season marred by challenges, the Walpole High softball team made a comeback, pushing through two wins in the playoffs before falling to Hopkinton on June 7 4-2. When the team clinched a postseason run and finished the regular season with a 11-9 record, they headed into the playoffs with an uncertain future. Continue Reading

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Hopkinton 4, Walpole 2: Late rally from softball falls short

It took the Walpole High softball team a little too long to finally solve Bri Mirabile on Tuesday.After the Hopkinton ace dominated for six shutout innings, the No. 19 Rebels’ offense awoke for a pair of runs and got the tying run to the plate in the seventh, but Mirabile and the No. 6 Hillers closed the door on a 4-2 win in the Division 1 South quarterfinal meeting, ending Walpole’s season at 13-10.”(Mirabile) was good, she […]

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Walpole 2, Catholic Memorial 1 (8 inn.); Bender belts baseball into semis

Frustration turned to frenzy with one swing of the bat by Tim Bender on Monday afternoon.With Brian Gaughan spinning a gem on the mound, the Walpole High baseball team was plagued by missed opportunities at the plate in its Division 1 South quarterfinal against Catholic Memorial. But the big hit that proved elusive through the regulation seven innings was finally provided by Bender in the eighth as the senior’s walkoff single delivered the No. 10 […]

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