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Walpole 66, Framingham 37: Back over .500

WALPOLE — The hope for Walpole girls basketball coach Dave Wall is that last Tuesday’s 44-point drubbing at the hands of Natick was absolute rock bottom.Two games since then, the Rebels have shown the ability to bounce back, decisively taking care of business against teams below them in the pecking order. Walpole defeated host Weymouth, 69-53, on Friday and returned home Tuesday to coast past Framingham, 66-37. The two victories have pushed the Rebels back over .500 at 7- […]

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Lineup coming together

The Walpole wrestling team saw its seven-match winning streak come to an end Saturday afternoon, but even that loss couldn’t douse the excitement Rebels coach Sean Petrosino felt after seeing what his squad accomplished as Walpole took two of three in a Bay State Conference quad.The host Rebels (9-5, 4-4) easily dispatched Milton, 57-18, and then posted what Petrosino called “easily the best win the program has had since I took over the head coaching position last year, […]

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Walpole boys hockey stays unbeaten against Bridgewater-Raynham

By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole High boys hockey team held onto its unbeaten title after tying with Bridgewater-Raynham on January 18 1-1. The game began with Bridgewater-Raynham picking up an early 1-0 lead, and holding onto that lead throughout the rest of the first period. But the Rebels were able to bounce back, as sophomore Ryan Birch picked Continue Reading

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Walpole 1, Bridgewater-Raynham 1: Boys hockey still a point shy

While it’s difficult to identify anything disappointing thus far in the Walpole High boys hockey season, there was a sense of unfinished business following a 1-1 tie against non-league opponent Bridgewater-Raynham on Monday afternoon.Entering the holiday matinee just two points shy of the required 22 to qualify for the postseason, the undefeated Rebels needed a win to earn an early tournament berth. Instead, Walpole was forced to settle for the […]

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Concussed: Walpole’s Youth Starts Exploring Ways to Avoid Head Injuries in the Future by Joining the New Flag Football League

Football is undoubtedly one of America’s favorite sports. In fact, football is ingrained within American culture and tradition, and its impact reaches beyond athletics. The football quarterback is always the quintessence of manliness and athleticism in movies; fathers eagerly teach their young sons to throw a football in the backyard; […]

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Walpole 57, Needham 52: Desperately needed

WALPOLE — There are high points and low points of any season, but Friday’s 51-48 home loss to Dedham had the Walpole girls basketball team reeling. In a year where wins are already at a premium, the Rebels reduced their margin for error.The loss only magnified the importance of Tuesday night’s home game against Needham. Having lost four of five, the Rebels could not afford to fall below .500 for the first time this year.Walpole managed to prevail, 57-52, […]

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Progressing, but looking for victories

The Walpole track squads both fell to Wellesley last Thursday in a Herget Division dual meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, and each team fell to 1-2 on the season. But both Rebels coaches saw some real positives they can hopefully carry forward through the end of the season.The boys came the closest to pulling out a win, losing 53-46 to a Raiders squad that came in concerned due to a handful of injured and sick athletes missing the meet.“For the most part, we […]

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