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Rebel hockey dominant on senior night

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s been a special season for the Walpole High School boys varsity hockey team, who entered Saturday night’s grudge match and senior night contest with archrival Norwood at 19-0-1 and having already clinched the Bay State Conference title. The Rebels continued their hot play against the Mustangs in their BSC finale, jumping out Continue Reading

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Walpole girls hockey positioned well for postseason

Walpole High girls hockey coach Joe Verderber says he loves where his team is in headed into the postseason.That might seem odd coming from the coach of a team that’s barely averaging two goals per game offensively, but these Rebels are made of sterner stuff.“We’re in a phenomenal position,” Verderber said. “Virtually every game we’ve played we’ve been in; they’ve […]

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Medfield 60, Walpole 49: Girls hoop falls in Rebel Hoop Classic final

While taking home the Rebel Hoop Classic title would have been nice for host Walpole High girls basketball team on Tuesday night, they got exactly what they needed from Medfield in the championship.The Rebels got to see a veteran team with big-game exp…

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WALPOLE HIGH ROUNDUP: Track teams, wrestlers compete at states

WALPOLE HIGH ROUNDUPMcGrath tops track contingent at statesThe Rebels combined for seven placements at the Division 3 state meet last Wednesday as the girls finished tied for 12th as a team with 14 points and the boys shared 18th with eight points.Soph…

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Tryout registration for 2017-18 KPW teams open

Tryout registration for King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey 2017-18 travel teams now is open, and the complete schedule is available on the KPW Web site.

All players interested in playing on a travel mite, squirt, pee wee, bantam, midget, U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 or U19 team must participate in tryouts to be placed on a team for next season. Players interested in playing in the Mite Development or Instructional programs do not need to participate in tryouts.

The tryout schedule includes an open house clinic for any girls interested in joining the program, as well as a session for younger players trying out for the first time on March 1.

Players should register using the ‘Register Online‘ link under the ‘Association’ tab in the blue navigation bar. More information is available on the 2017-18 Tryouts Page.

Tryout registration costs $50, and players who wish to try out for multiple divisions need to pay for just one tryout.

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Walpole 6, Norwood 0: Rebels end Mustang boys hockey tourney hopes

The Norwood High boys hockey team’s late season run and quest for a tournament berth was derailed Saturday night as rival Walpole dealt them a 6-0 drubbing in front of a capacity crowd at Rodman Arena, eliminating the Mustangs from tournament consideration.Fresh off a 2-1 loss to Brockton the night before, Norwood skated into the whipsaw that is this year’s Rebel team, which notched their 20th win and remains undefeated with one […]

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Gallery: Boys Basketball Defeats Norwood 48-43 on Senior Night

Walpole Boys Basketball faced the Norwood Mustangs at Walpole High School on Thursday, Feb. 16. The game started at 6:30 and ended in a 48-43 win for the Rebels. Thursday’s game was senior night for Walpole Boys Basketball and was also dedicated to Tommy Quinn with a fundraiser for the […]

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Walpole Rec Playoff Preview Power Rankings

It is officially playoff time, so we will be looking into the first round matchups as well as the teams with byes. Teams With Byes: #1 Rockets, #2 76ers, #3 Celtics, #4 Mavericks. #1. Rockets: The Rockets hold the top seed in this years playoffs, but without injured senior David […]

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Fogarty Achieves 1,000 Point Milestone

  Photos By Kelsey Mazzocca Written By Thomas Wilbur Senior Kelly Fogarty achieved a milestone on Tuesday Feb. 14: she scored 1,000 plus points in a high school basketball career at Walpole. Although Fogarty reached the milestone by contributing  10 points in the game, the Walpole Girls Basketball fell 65-42 […]

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Boys and girls hockey earn pair of shutouts

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High School boys and girls varsity hockey teams were each victorious this past week over Braintree, both via a shutout. The boys secured a 1-0 victory on the road against the Wamps on Wednesday thanks to a 29-save performance by senior goaltender James Corcoran, followed by a 3-1 victory over Natick Continue Reading

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Walpole’s Fogarty reaches 1,000-point plateau

If you couldn’t already tell that Walpole High senior captain Kelly Fogarty had a few jitters, the first free throw said it all.The trepidation was understandable as with 5:10 left in the third quarter of Tuesday night’s game against Newton North, Fogarty was standing on the foul line one point from 1,000 for her career. Normally a dead-eye shooter, her offering came up uncharacteristically short, grazing the front of the rim. […]

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Triple crowns power Walpole wrestlers to second at sectionals

The Walpole High wrestling team used doses of quality and quantity to finish second overall at the Division 2 Central sectional on Saturday in Marlborough.Juniors Tyler Splaine and Paul Kauraren and freshman Anthony Borelli collected sectional titles to lead a Rebel squad that had eight automatic state qualifiers and three alternates. Their 11 total placements helped earn 211 points, which was runner-up to champion Algonquin’s 222. […]

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WALPOLE HIGH ROUNDUP: Track teams compete at BSC Championships

WALPOLE HIGH ROUNDUPTrack squads compete at BSC ChampionshipsBoth Rebel squads had four individual placements at the Bay State Conference Championships last Wednesday at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.Caroline McGrath was the top finisher o…

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Walpole 3, Natick 1: Boys hockey clinches first BSC Herget title in 20 years

With the program having gone two decades since its last Bay State Conference Herget Division title, Cam Martin and the Walpole High boys hockey team did not feel like waiting any longer.The senior struck for the game-winning goal with 2:32 to play and added an empty-netter in a 3-1 victory over Natick on Saturday night at Rodman Arena that clinched the Rebels’ first division crown since 1997“It feels […]

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Walpole resident wins curling gold metal

Jenna Burchesky, of Walpole, competed in the USA Junior National Curling Championships in Fargo, North Dakota, and she and her team won the gold medal. The team will head of off to the World Junior Curling Championships in South Korea as team USA.

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KPW Girls U10, Bantam B2 Red teams earn state tournament berths

The King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey Girls U10 and Bantam B2 Red teams finished just short of winning district championships, but they still earned at-large berths in the upcoming Mass Hockey state tournaments after runner-up finishes in their respective district tournaments.

The Girls U10 team lost to Weymouth, 1-0, on a goal with 21 seconds left in the District 3 championship game Friday night, but earned an at-large berth for their second straight appearance in the state tournament (the U10s beat Weymouth last season for the 2015-16 District 3 crown). The Girls U10 Tier III tournament will be held March 17-19 in Springfield.

The Bantam B2 Red team dropped a 3-0 decision to Wellesley in the district title game, after rolling up wins in the first three rounds of the Bantam Tier IV district tournament. The Bantam Tier IV state tournament will be held March 10-12 in Framingham.

They advance to the state tournament to join KPW’s District 3 champion Girls U14 Red and Squirt B2 White teams, and the Pee Wee B2 team, which earned a berth as the host of the Pee Wee Tier IV tournament.

In addition, KPW’s Girls U18A and Midget B teams also played in the state tournament during the short season, giving KPW an impressive seven teams competing in state tournaments this season.

Congratulations to all our players, coaches and families!

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Walpole 3, Natick 1: Boys hockey clinches first BSC Herget title in 21 years

With the program having gone more than two decades since its last Bay State Conference Herget Division title, Cam Martin and the Walpole High boys hockey team did not feel like waiting any longer.The senior struck for the game-winning goal with 2:32 to play and added an empty-netter in a 3-1 victory over Natick on Saturday night at Rodman Arena that clinched the Rebels’ first division crown since 1996“It feels […]

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Team photos begin Feb. 13

Team photos will be taken before practices scheduled the week of Feb. 13, with the exception of the Mite Development and Instructional Programs, which will be taken Feb. 26. You can complete your order online, get more information and view the complete…

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Walpole 1, Braintree 0: Big steps for boys hockey

As the Walpole High boys hockey team streamrolled through its schedule this winter, the prevailing sentiment has been the true litmus test would come against Braintree.Wednesday night, the moment the Rebels have been waiting for finally arrived and the…

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Goode, gymnastics battle Rockets

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole and Needham High School gymnastics teams faced off against one another last Tuesday night in a Bay State Conference match. Led by Ellie Nash, the Rockets were able to prevail 125.65-110.75 over the Rebels in a back-and-forth bout. The Rebels were led by the tandem of Elyse Goode, Dierdre McCarthy, Jill Continue Reading

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