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Veteran squad aiming for Herget Division title

In her second year as the head coach and bringing back a large number of key pieces, this is the year the Walpole High softball team makes its move up the Herget Division ladder in the eyes of Rachael Sprague.The Rebels are coming off an 11-11 season and lost to Marshfield in the first round of the Div. 1 South Sectional tournament with three key graduation losses in center fielder Lauren Regan, pitcher Stephanie Sem and second baseman Mehron Hoag.“The sky is the limit […]

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Brown sets new discus school record

Junior Kaitlin Brown set the school record for the discus last Wednesday with a throw of 104 feet, 8 inches in a non-scoring meet at Framingham over the vacation week.The throw was four inches farther than previous mark set back in 2012 by Michelle Monahan.Earning wins on the track for the Rebels were Rosie McCarthy in the 200 meters in a time of 29.2 seconds, Allie Morris and Alyssa Murphy each clocked a 2:24.9 in the 800, Sarah Tierney won the mile in  5:36 while Emily […]

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Baseball: Controversy may be blooming over Pete Rose

Rob Manfred must be a fan of “The Shawshank Redemption.” The new commissioner is gradually reintroducing Pete Rose into baseball society, not just dropping him into some anonymous apartment in downtown Portland after 25 years in the game’s version of the slammer. If Rose behaves, it seems likely that Manfred will reinstate him, at which point the Rose-Hall of Fame debate will be joined in earnest. To this point in time, it has been strictly theoretical, since Rose […]

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Walpole marathoners run strong

 At least one local runner shed tears on the race course Marathon Monday but it wasn’t over the  cold, rain or bluster as Walpole runners got it done in the 119th running of the Boston Marathon.Maureen Larkin ran her 10th Boston Monday, and her fourth fastest, in 3:37:31.  She said she was very pleased with how her race went given that she has been fighting injuries all year.Asked if she was […]

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Walpole 5, Mansfield 2: Rally in seventh to take opener

MANSFIELD — The baseball season is always likened to being a marathon as opposed to a sprint. That axiom can be tossed out the door this spring as the regular season for Walpole High has been shoehorned into 41 days from Saturday’s 5-2 season-opening win in Mansfield to the scheduled finale on May 28 against Brookline at Eldracher Field.Even though the preseason stretched for more than a month, 37th year head coach Bill Tompkins admits […]

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Boys lax opens Creators Crosse with win

When Jason Andalo scouted Barnstable, his foe in Tuesday’s opening round of the Creators Crosse Tournament, the Walpole High boys lacrosse coach felt his defense could have a strong game against the Red Raiders.Andalo was right about that and then some, as the Rebels rearguard completely controlled the play in a 6-2 victory. How dominant were the Rebels on defense? They did not allow a 6v6 goal during the contest.“You don’t ever expect that to happen, so I […]

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Walpole grade schoolers will cross Marathon finish line

 Dozens of Walpole elementary and middle school kids will be culminating their weeks-long training programs at the 19th annual B.A.A. Relay Challenge on the streets of Boston during the weekend of the Boston Marathon.Sponsored by the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), the relay event consists of more than 20 school-age teams from the eight communities along the Boston Marathon route, plus additional towns, including Walpole. Annually […]

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