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Bats busting back out

Trailing by a run against Framingham and down to its final out, the Walpole High softball team was in grave danger of dropping a fourth straight contest on Friday. Natalie Lydon and Lauren Regan made sure that wasn't happening.
Lydon's two-out triple in the seventh tied the game and Regan's RBI single provided a 6-5 walkoff win over the Flyers. Walpole followed up with a 12-4 victory over Braintree on Monday to improve to 9-4 overall and 7-3 in Bay State Conference play, and [...]
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Track squads gearing up for championship run

The schedule is starting to get a bit cramped for the Walpole High track and field teams, who swept Milton on Monday and were scheduled to face Norwood yesterday and then participate in the MSTCA Coaches Invitational on Saturday.
The dual meet season is due to conclude Wednesday at Turco Field against Natick before the championship season begins in earnest on May 21 with the Bay State Conference Championship in Weymouth.
The girls head into the Norwood dual meet with a 4-1 [...]
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Boys lacrosse wraps up tourney bid

The Rebels qualified for the postseason on Tuesday night, rolling to a 17-2 win over Weymouth to guarantee themselves a .500 season at 9-5.

"It is 10 years in a row, and we’re really excited about that as a program," said Walpole coach Jason Andalo.

Luke O’Neill has been moved into the starting lineup for the past two games and he has delivered a hat trick in each. Tom DiCalagero added a pair. [...]
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Baseball gets dose of own medicine

The Rebels were dealt a loss for the first time since April 14 on Monday, falling 7-1 to Braintree to snap a six-game winning streak. The Wamps scored single runs in each of the first six innings to drop Walpole to 8-3 overall, 6-3 in the Bay State Conference.

"Braintree did what we’ve done in the past to other teams. Get a man on first, steal second or get him over and get a clutch two-out hit to score him," said Walpole coach Bill [...]
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Girls lacrosse starts new win streak

The Rebels bounced back from their loss to Needham by reeling off three wins, including a pair of lopsided league victories, to improve to 12-2 overall and 6-2 in the Bay State Conference.

Walpole had little trouble defeating Weymouth, 18-6, on Tuesday with a balanced effort. Molly Lanahan, Meg Sundstrom and Bri Doherty each scored three times. Junior Leah Erwin notched her first career goal.

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Girls Lacrosse Qualifies for Tournament after 9 Game Win Streak

Some may have perceived this year’s girls lacrosse season as one to rebuild the program, for a significant amount of graduated players and youthful lineup can subside as weaknesses for many teams.  However, the Rebels have proven themselves to be a forceful identity in the Bay State Conference after obtaining […]
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Walpole 1, Norwood 0: Two aces showing

WALPOLE — While fans wait for warm weather to arrive, top pitchers in the Bay State Conference will continue to pound the strike zone and dare lineups to beat them with their best pitch.
Such a matchup occurred Monday afternoon at Eldracher Field as Walpole's Jimmy Smith and Norwood's Joey Rydzewski both had their way with opposing batters. Smith and the Rebels gave just a bit less in taking a 1-0 victory, their fourth straight to improve to 6-3.
Both starters went [...]
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Tested by a tough trio

There was no easing back into the schedule for a Walpole High boys lacrosse team coming off vacation week as the Rebels were dealt an 11-3 loss by host Needham on Tuesday.
The Rockets scored the first six goals of the game before Ben Lucas and Chris O'Connell countered for Walpole. Needham responded with four quick ones to take a 10-2 halftime lead.
"Needham is very, very talented, very athletic across the board," said Rebels coach Jason Andalo. "They kind of took it took to us."
Luke [...]
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Doubles lead boys tennis sweep

The Rebels got a boost from a new doubles lineup as a 5-0 win over Dedham on Tuesday moved them to 4-5 on the season.

Scott McLean and Jack Young were 6-1, 6-2 winners at first doubles and Dimos Katsaros and Joe Delaney dropped just one game at second doubles.

Mike Bloom had the day’s closet match at first singles with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Clark Macon, while Drew Morrier and Dan Frankel cruised to [...]
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Girls lax win streak halted by Needham

The Rebels stretched their winning streak to nine games with wins over King Philip last Thursday and Dover-Sherborn on Saturday, but that run game came to a halt Tuesday with a 12-7 loss to unbeaten Needham.

Molly Lanahan had three goals and an assist while Bri Doherty and Meg Sundstrom each had two goals and an assist in the loss to Needham. Walpole (9-2, 4-2) was tied with the Rockets at halftime, and trailed 8-7 in the second half before [...]
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Strength on display: Walpole marathoners join 32,000 runners and countless viewers in taking back historic race

Boston Athletics Association member Richard Laronde called this year's marathon boring, something he and many participants and spectators rejoiced in.
Along with other Walpole runners, the B.A.A. organizing committee member said nerves on Boylston Street quickly dissipated as marathoners flooded across the finish line in triumph. After witnessing last year's carnage firsthand, Laronde echoed other Walpole participants' sentiments when he said, "everything went perfectly."
As a record [...]