WALPOLE — Worcester Polytechnic Institute student Steven Thulin, of Walpole, was named the Liberty League Football Rookie of the Year.Thulin caught 20 balls for 293 yards with three scores for the Engineers at full back in 2016. He finished with 714 yards on 43 receptions and four touchdowns in 29 games played.Continue reading »
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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; […]Continue reading »
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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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 […]Continue reading »
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 […]Continue reading »
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 […]Continue reading »
Lasell College’s Scott Arsenault, of Walpole, played an important role in the men’s basketball 79-75 win over Regis College.Arsenault was 2-of-4 from three-point range while grabbing two steals over a team-leading 37 minutes. Injured early in the game,Continue reading »
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 […]Continue reading »
WALPOLE HIGH ROUNDUPGirls XC finishes sixth in Division 1Coming of the first divisional championship in program history, the Rebel girls took sixth at the Division 1 Cross Country State Championship on Saturday at Gardner Municipal Golf Course.Walpole …Continue reading »
Rogers Edge will be running a Hockey Skating and Total Skills Christmas break clinic Dec. 27-29 at Foxboro Sports Center.
The three-day clinic will cost $185, with skaters ages 6-10 from 9-10:10 a.m. and skaters 11-14 from 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. each day….Continue reading »
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 ReadingContinue reading »
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 […]Continue reading »
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 […]Continue reading »
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
Midget Tier III state tournament
- Framingham 15, KPW Midget B 1
- KPW Midget B 4, Everett-Revere 1
- Greater Lowell 4, KPW Midget B 1
Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season and available for only a limited time is the 2016-17 commemorative King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey t-shirt.
The Under Armour-style, wicking fabric is 100 percent polyester to help keep you comfortable, …Continue reading »
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 […]Continue reading »
WALPOLE HIGH ROUNDUPFootball downs Newton NorthA huge night from senior Ferry Armand powered the Rebels to a wild 39-28 win over Newton North last Thursday night, improving Walpole to 5-5 on the year.The Rebels never trailed, leading 10-3 at the break …Continue reading »
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.
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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 ReadingContinue reading »
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 […]Continue reading »