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Rebel Volleyball Shatters School Record

The third seed Rebels took on the one seed Barnstable Red Raiders in the Division One South Sectional Final on Saturday, November 12. Despite their momentum of winning their first two tournament games, the Rebels unfortunately lost three sets to zero. This loss meant the end of Walpole’s playoff run; […]

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Where Are They Now? Lauren Hirshom, Allie Morris and Kenny Uhlar

Lauren Hirshom (2015) by Melanie Weber For the second season in a row, former Walpole High School Field Hockey Captain Lauren Hirshom, a sophomore studying economics at Connecticut College, has started as the field hockey team’s center defensive-midfield. Playing in each game throughout the season Hirshom has tallied four defensive […]

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Boys Soccer Makes Walpole High School History

  With the end of the regular season, the 11-3-3 Rebels have achieved several milestones. Despite the fact that the team dropped three out of their final four games, Walpole clinched the overall Bay State League title as well as the Herget Division title—granting Walpole the sixth seed in the […]

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Walpole 45, Weymouth 20: Continuing the winning ways

 If nothing else, the Walpole High football team can add this season to a long list of winning campaigns stretching back to 2003.On the strength of four rushing touchdowns from Ferry Armand and a defense that came up with a trio of key turnovers, the Rebels dealt Weymouth a lopsided 45-20 defeat in their Thanksgiving meeting at Mullin Field.Leading 17-0 at the break, the Rebels repelled a Weymouth rally with four additional […]

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Walpole student athletes participate in cross-country meet

Fourteen athletes from the Walpole Middle School cross-country team went to Devens on Nov. 5 to participate in the Massachusetts Middle School state cross-country meet.The team’s top racer of the day was Sophie St. George, who ran in the girls seventh-grade race. She came in first place in a time of 11:43 for the 1.86-mile course. She broke the course and class record and qualified to move on to the Junior Olympics regional meet in New Hampshire. Results of other athletes in […]

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Sixth-grade Rebels win undefeated football season

Capping off an undefeated season, the sixth-grade Walpole youth football team won the state championship Sunday. Coaches are Dave Falzone, Dave St. Martin, Wally Kuropatkin, John Carmichael and Michael McCarthy. The roster includes (player’s number precedes his name):11: Corey Kilroy13: Matthew St Martin17: Brady Thynne18: Tucker Asack19: Grady Murphy21: Joey Cox23: Andrew Falzone25: Andrew Kuropatkin27: Matthew Rios29: Luke […]

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Walpole XC brings home D3 title

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor For the first time in school history, the Walpole High varsity girls cross-country team won the MIAA Division III Eastern Mass State Championship with a victory in November 13’s All-State race in Wrentham. After finishing second in the Bay State Conference Championship meet on October 29, Connor Cashman’s team was determined to build Continue Reading

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Nicholson gives Walpole returns on investment

Walpole High football coach Barry Greener is preparing for another Thanksgiving game, and this year’s battle against Weymouth holds some pretty historic importance. With the Rebels entering the game with a 5-5 record, a loss to the Wildcats would lead to their first losing season since 2002.”I told the kids, since 1968 when John Lee took over the program, there have been two 5-6 seasons – in 1998 and 2002,” said Greener. “They have no […]

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Walpole 3, Longmeadow 2 (OT): Flynn goal gives field hockey a Porkers dozen of state titles

The 7-on-7 overtime format in field hockey creates more open space on the turf, and Walpole’s Emma Flynn found some. Actually, she found a lot.Mel Weber found the senior alone in the circle with nothing but an empty cage in front of her, and Flynn calmly deposited the title-winning goal with 6:16 remaining in the first OT, lifting the Porkers to a 3-2 victory over Longmeadow and the program’s 12th Division 1 state crown at Worcester Polytechnic […]

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KPW U18A, Midget B teams wrap up state tournaments

The King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey U18A and Midget B teams wrapped up their season in the state tournament Saturday night, running into two eventual state champions that stopped KPW’s tournament run short of the state semifinals.

The U18A team opened the U19 Tier III state tournament with an 8-1 win over Duxbury, but then dropped two losses Saturday to the two teams that would end up playing for the state champioship: a 4-1 loss to Reading and a 4-0 loss to Charlestown. Charlestown won its second straight U19 championship by beating Reading, 4-0, in the title game, completing a state tournament run that saw it outscore it opponents, 16-0.

This was KPW’s second straight appearance in the U19 state tournament after falling to Charlestown, 4-3, in the state title game last year. KPW won its second consecutive District 3 U19 title this season by beating Westwood, 1-0, following a 3-0 semifinal win over Weymouth and a 7-0 victory over Milton in the quarterfinals.

The Midget B team opened the Midget Tier III tournament with a 15-1 loss to eventual state champion Framingham Friday night, then recovered to knock off Everett-Revere, 4-3, before falling to Greater Lowell, 4-1, in its final pool play games Saturday. Framingham outscored its opponents, 48-7, to win the state title. (The Framingham Midget A team also won the state championship in the Midget Tier II Large bracket, outscoring its opponents by a combined 21-3.)

The Midget B’s made KPW’s first trip to the midget state tournament since 2013, having earned a berth with a 4-1 win over Canton in the district championship game. Along the way to the district title game, the Midget B’s knocked off Needham, 6-1; Milton, 2-1; and Westwood, 5-4.

Congratulations to all our players, coaches and families for a great run that took them to play against the very best teams in Massachusetts to cap a wonderful season.

U19 Tier III state tournament

  • KPW U18A 8, Duxbury 1
  • Reading 4, KPW U18A 1
  • Charlestown 4, KPW U18A 0

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  • Framingham 15, KPW Midget B 1
  • KPW Midget B 4, Everett-Revere 1
  • Greater Lowell 4, KPW Midget B 1
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Walpole 1, Acton-Boxboro 0: Porkers take out defending champs, earn state final berth

More often than not in the last decade, the Walpole High field hockey team’s road to a Division 1 title has had to go through Acton-Boxboro, with Wednesday night serving as the sixth state semifinal meeting between the powerhouse programs in 10 years.In four of the previous five, the Porkers were left at the toll booth by the Colonials on the way to Worcester, unable to find the right change to get through. But a late first-half goal from sophomore […]

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KPW Squirt B’s win Falmouth tournament title

The King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey Squirt B team won the 2016 Falmouth Youth Hockey Fall Classic hockey tournament.

The King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey Squirt B team rebounded from a pool play loss to win the Falmouth Youth Hockey Fall Classic Sunday in Falmouth.

The Squirt B’s went 1-1-1 in their three pool games to earn a berth in the championship game, where they avenged an earlier loss to Westfield and won the tournament title with a 6-3 victory.

In between, the Squirt B’s also squeezed in a 4-0 win over Cape Cod Canal in a South Shore Conference game.

Congratulations to all our players, coaches and families!

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Walpole Porkers crowned D1 South champs

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole Porkers (19-0-2) are 2016 D1 South Sectional champions after Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Sandwich in the MIAA South Sectional finals at Taunton High School. The title comes four days after the Porkers took down King Phillip Regional 2-0 on Wednesday evening at Turco Field to advance to Saturday’s Sectional Final. During Continue Reading

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Walpole girls run away with EMass Division 3 cross country crown

Having identified Hopkinton as its main rival for the title at the Eastern Mass. Division 3 Championship, the Walpole High cross country team devised a plan to come out ahead of the Hillers at Wrentham Development Center.Danielle Borelli ripped that plan to shreds.After crossing as the Rebels’ fifth runner the last time they saw Hopkinton, the junior surged to the front of the Walpole pack, leading the squad to a decisive […]

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