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Marblehead 27, Walpole 0: Disappearing act against Magicians in opener

Armed with a number of potent offensive weapons, including a pair of 1,000-yard tailbacks, the Walpole High football team was able to fend off an accomplished Marblehead squad in last year’s opener, 19-15. But in this season’s rematch at Piper Field on Friday night, the Magicians came away with a 27-0 blanking of the graduation-depleted Rebels.Deadlocked in a scoreless stalemate, Marblehead put up the season’s first points with a […]

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Porkers Start Season off Strong: Defeat Newton North 12-0

With a whistle and the start of the clock, Walpole Field Hockey kicked off its fall season; the Porkers defeated Newton North in their home opener, 12-0. The game took place on Wednesday, September 7 — a day that also saw the opening of many other Walpole sports seasons, such as both boys and girls […]

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Walpole’s Brothers Wagner making name in hockey

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor While the Wagner family may be best known in Walpole for their success as adolescents in Little League baseball (2006 Miracle Padres, never forget), it is in the Wagner family blood to excel in athletics and more specifically in recent years, the game of hockey. The common tale of a young boy growing Continue Reading

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Walpole Porkers prepare for fall season

The defending Division 1 South champion Walpole High field hockey team, nicknamed the Porkers, got ready for the season with a scrimmage against Barnstable last Saturday at Turco Field. From top, Nikki Griffin reaches for a ball, Megan Fisher takes a spill to the turf and Brooke Skulski battles for possession. The Porkers open the season on Wednesday afternoon at Newton North. Wicked Local Photos / Dennis Stein 

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Xaverian duo grabs amateur golf title

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor History was made at the Cochecho Country Club in Dover, New Hampshire on Wednesday, August 17 in the 2016 New England Junior Amateur Invitational. Among the seven local high school golf stars to receive an invitation to play for Team Massachusetts were Xaverian’s Jack Boulger (Walpole) and Andrew McInerney (Natick). The two Xaverian Continue Reading

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Walpole Rebels prepare for football season

By Jess McNamara Hometown Weekly Correspondent As the summer comes to a close, the Walpole Rebels are gearing up for another football season. Under the leadership of longtime Walpole Football coach Barry Greener, the players have spent the summer preparing for the upcoming gridiron gauntlet. Last fall, the Rebels ended the season with an 8-3 record, but after losing many Continue Reading

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Fogarty wins third shooting crown, commits to Maine

What a weekend for Kelly Fogarty.On Saturday morning, the Walpole High rising senior won her third consecutive A Shot For Life Challenge against a loaded field of 15 of the state’s top players at University Sports Complex in Hanover. The next day, Fogarty revealed she had made a verbal commitment to the University of Maine to play basketball.The decision to suit up for the Black Bears accomplishes a goal that Fogarty set when she […]

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A (hip) hop, skip, and a jump

By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern Hip-hop dance is gaining in popularity, perhaps because of the new broadway musical “Hamilton.” So much has its popularity gained, in fact, that this past week, the Walpole Recreation Department offered hip-hop dance classes for students ages five to 13, with an end performance on Friday August 5, at the Boyden Elementary School where Continue Reading

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New rules proposals on MIAA docket

The MIAA recently released a list of 39 new rules proposals for consideration and as usual there are plenty of interesting submissions on this year’s docket.The debate continues over the merits of boys competing on girls sports teams, particularly field hockey. Currently, the MIAA allows girls to play on boys team if the school does not offer that sport for girls, and vice versa.Field hockey coaches Marianne Murphy of Walpole and […]

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Murray makes history in USPBL

When Donny Murray started to warm up for his start on July 10, things weren’t going his way.The right-hander on the Utica Unicorns of the newly formed United Shore Professional Baseball League in the Detroit area was coming off back-to-back losses – one he lost in relief, the other after four ineffective innings in his second start, giving up seven hits and four runs.But during his pregame bullpen session, Murray […]

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Buckley wins Drive, Chip and Putt

By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff When Declan Buckley saw Michael Thorbjornsen put his bag down by the tee, his heart sank. “It was very intimidating seeing Michael Thorbjornsen coming out to compete,” said Buckley, “because he is one of the top golfers in the country and he won the National Drive, Chip and Putt last year.” Wellesley’s Thorbjornsen, a Continue Reading

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American 11s win Sandwich Tournament

The Walpole American 11s won the Sandwich Tournament this past weekend. They went 7-0, winning seven straight games in three days, letting up only 18 runs. This is the second year in a row that the American 11s have won the championship, beating the same team both years, the Milton Nationals. In the final game, Milton was leading 3-0 when Continue Reading

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Walpole swimmers paddle onward

The Walpole and Westwood teams met in Walpole for a Suburban Swim League contest on July 12. Despite a hard-fought effort from both sides, Walpole was able to pull out a home victory. At the time of printing, the Walpole swimmers are currently sitting in third place with two wins in five contests. This could be a crucial week for Continue Reading

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