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Walpole 8, Norwood 2: Smith still not solved

NORWOOD — A Norwood baseball team managed to get a run across with James Smith standing on the hill in a Walpole uniform on Monday night. The problem was that Walpole American Legion Post 104 was already in cruise control when it happened.After pitching a pair of nine-inning shutouts during the high school season, the Roger Williams University-bound southpaw extended that stretch of dominance over Norwood hitting to 23 scoreless frames with five straight zeros before [...]
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Reunion on the gridion

WALTHAM — A few years ago, the gridiron paths of Walpole natives Dan DiNicola and Noah Kung diverged. Saturday at Bentley University, they reconnected one final time.The former youth football teammates and longtime friends were on opposite sides at the 36th Annual Aleppo Shriners High School Football All-Star Classic. A member of the North squad as a Dexter-Southfield graduate, DiNicola got the better of Walpole High's Kung and the South with a 27-18 victory.While [...]
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Taking the tight ones

The Walpole American Legion Post 104 baseball team improved to 4-0 in one-run games Monday with a 2-1 victory over Needham to start the second half of the District 6 West season.Post 104 entered play Wednesday 9-4, tied for the league-high with 18 points with Medfield, which has two games in hand.Nick Cordopatri allowed a run in the first inning and then kept Needham off the board for the rest of the way, getting some help from catcher Bobby Rabaioli in the seventh [...]
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7 tickets from Paradise: Gymnasts from Walpole facility competed in New England/New York regional competition

Bouncing around in shiny red leotards, six girls from the Paradise Gym showed off their all-star talent, swinging, jumping and flipping their small bodies with strength that far outweighed their age.Paradise Gym sent seven girls to the XCel Regional Gymnastics Championships on May 31, where the girls went up against the best gymnasts from surrounding states. An unusually large representation from Walpole, the gym produced three overall champions, and two who helped toward a state title. [...]
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Post 104 setting the early pace

The Walpole American Legion Post 104 baseball team has gotten off to a solid start, both on the field and by beating Mother Nature. Post 104 reeled off six straight wins to get ahead of the pack in District 6 West before dropping to 7-2 on the season with an 11-1 loss to host Foxboro on Monday. Walpole's 14 points had it two ahead of Medfield through Tuesday's games.Before the loss, the previous three wins came by one run, including two in [...]
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Kondo concludes at All-States

Hiromi Kondo was Walpole High's lone representative at Saturday's MIAA All-State Meet at Bridgewater State University. The sophomore wrapped up her season by leaping an even 15 feet in the high jump to take 19th overall out of 21 qualifiers, one inch shy of her fourth-place performance at Division 2 states.Gina Conti ran 2:19.78 in the 800 meters at the New Balance Twilight Meet at Bentley University on Saturday, finishing second in a field of eight. Fellow recent grad Olivia [...]
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Marshfield 2, Walpole 1: Ram tough to the end

The Walpole High softball team bowed out in the first round of the MIAA Division 1 South sectional tournament as an RBI triple by Kaylen McClarey in the fifth inning lifted No. 3 Marshfield to a 2-1 win.The 19th-seeded Rebels fell down 1-0 in the second, but tied it in the fourth on a Lauren Regan single, sacrifice bunt and an RBI single from Kat King.McClarey answered at the plate an inning later and [...]
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September 17 – Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy Announces Appointment Of New Regional Director

... about the Academy please visit www.popejp2catholicacademy.org . "I am honored by the opportunity to join such a great team of principals, teachers and staff who dedicate themselves each and every day to academic excellence in an enriching Catholic ...
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Boys tennis ousts Apponequet, falls to PN

The Walpole High boys tennis team wasn’t content just qualifying for the postseason for an 11th consecutive year. The No. 15 Rebels struck around for a while, winning their MIAA Division 2 South preliminary round contest at home on Thursday with a 5-0 sweep of No. 18 Apponequet and acquitting themselves well on Saturday in a 4-1 loss to No. 2 Plymouth North."They far exceeded my expectations," said Walpole coach Sean Gough, whose team [...]
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Kondo moving on to All-State Meet

Hiromi Kondo ensured the Rebels will have a representative at the MIAA All-State Championships on Saturday as the sophomore took fourth in the long jump at the MIAA Division 2 Eastern Mass. state meet at Greater New Bedford on Sunday.Kondo’s leap of 16 feet, 1 inch put her in the top four and automatically qualified her to head to Bridgewater State despite entering the competition seeded 15th. She was one of five different individuals [...]