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Battling through adversity

No one is going to confuse the Walpole High boys tennis team with the those in the upper echelon of the Bay State Conference like Brookline, Wellesley and Newton North. While personal coaches are the norm at those schools, Rebels coach Shawn Gough looks at the three guys he expected to have in the three singles spots throughout the year – seniors Mike Bloom, Dan Frankel and Joe Delaney – and sees former baseball players.While lacking the tennis pedigree of the […]

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Boys lacrosse dominating defensively

The Walpole High boys lacrosse team knew at the beginning of the season that its defense would be its strong suit. It’s play over the past three games has done nothing but confirmed it.Walpole won three straight games since getting back into Bay State Conference action following the vacation break and won all three only allowing 10 goals in the process.The Rebels have a four-game winning streak with an 8-3 overall record and 4-1 in the BSC. Following a 16-1 rout of […]

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Students claim V for Victorino: Walpole students’ success in charity fundraiser challenge lands them a visit from a Red Sox player

  Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino sits over a fresh box of baseballs in the Fisher Elementary School library and shouts at a small line of blue and red clad lads and lasses as soon as he notices them walking in: “I want your guys’ autograph! You don’t want my autograph!”The students approach sheepishly, hesitant of their newfound fame with the two-time all star as Victorino assures them he doesn’t bite […]

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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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