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KPW Squirt B2 Red wins SSC regular-season crown

The King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey Squirt B2 Red team won the South Shore Conference Squirt B2 Re regular-season championship and earned the top seed in the post-season conference tournament.

The Reds went 15-2-1 and earned 31 points to edge second-…

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USA Hockey changes division names

USA Hockey began transitioning to new, age-based names for its age divisions this past season, and King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey will join our leagues and Mass Hockey in using the new classifications in 2017-18.

For reference, teams now will be nam…

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Francesca Bonanno commits to Division II McKendree University

As the first Walpole High girls hockey player to commit to play Division II hockey, senior captain Francesca Bonanno has signed her letter of intent to play at McKendree University — located an hour outside of Chicago, Illinois. “I am super excited” said Bonanno. “It has been a dream of […]

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Cam Hanley, from West Street to Huntington Ave

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor For years throughout their upbringing, Cam and Craig Hanley were arguably two of the best all-around athletes in the town of Walpole, thriving specifically in baseball and football during their youths. To their peers around Walpole, Craig and Cam were better known as “Hammer” (Craig) and “Nails” (Cam), nicknames given to them by Continue Reading

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Murphy goes out on top as Walpole field hockey coach

After 15 years as coach, Marianne Murphy leaves the Walpole High field hockey team precisely as she found it – the best Division 1 program in the state.Murphy recently revealed that she will step down as the coach of the mighty Porkers, concluding a decade and a half at the helm with her fourth state title in November with a thrilling 3-2 overtime win over Longmeadow in the state final.While walking away after raising […]

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KPW U14 White’s Squires selected to state festival

King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey U14 White player Hannah Squires was selected to participate in the 2017 Massachusetts Hockey CCM High Performance Festival, the first step along the path to the 2017 USA Hockey National Development Camps.

Squires …

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KP Walpole Youth Hockey Girls U14 win fifth state title

The King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey Girls U14 Red team captured the fifth state championship in program history after posting its third straight shutout win in the Tier IV state tournament on March 19 at Bridgewater. KPW allowed just one goal in the f…

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KPW Girls U14 Red captures state championship

The King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey Girls U14 Red team won the 2016-17 Mass Hockey Tier IV championship

The King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey Girls U14 Red team captured the fifth state championship in program history after posting its third straight shutout win in the Tier IV state tournament Sunday at Bridgewater.

KPW allowed just one goal in the four-game tournament, but that goal came with 15 seconds left in a 1-0 loss to Andover in the opening game. KPW didn’t allow another goal after that, posting 4-0 shutouts over Weymouth and Yarmouth-Dennis to set up a rematch with Andover with the state championship on the line.

The momentum continued in the title game, where KPW rolled to a 3-0 win to seal the first state championship by a KPW girls team. KPW also played in the U14 Tier III state championship games in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

The KPW U14 Red team includes Nicole Brady, Tori Claypoole, Morgan Cunningham, Libby Curran, Katerina Dimacopoulos, Emma Garabedian, Ellen Giusti-Kizik, Madelyn Krupwich, Tess Marchi, Abigail Nixon, Sydney O’Shea, Jordyn Remmes, Gabby Trujillo, Jessica Widdop and Karly Willson, and is coached by Ronnie O’Shea, Ken Brady, Greg Curran and Peter Nixon.

Congratulations to all our players, coaches and families on their outstanding success!

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KPW Girls U14 Red, U10 teams in state tournaments

The King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey Girls U14 Red and U10 teams begin state tournament competition today, marking the sixth and seventh KPW teams to advance to states this season.

The U14 Red team captured the District 3 Tier IV championship, and ope…

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Boys Wrestling Makes Their Mark

Walpole Wrestling headed into the post-season ranked 24 in Massachusetts on masswrestling.com, with high hopes for the Division 2 Central Sectional Tournament in Marlborough. As a whole, the team placed second overall with 211, losing only to Algonquin with 222, and became the first Walpole team to place in the […]

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Rebels conclude incredible Super Eight run

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor One of the best local high school sports stories this winter has been the incredible run to the Super Eight by the Walpole Rebels. Following an unbeaten 21-0-1 regular season, the Rebels earned the No. 7 seed and a play-in round date with perennial power Catholic Memorial on February 27. The Rebels took Continue Reading

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Porkers Coach Marianne Murphy Retires from Coaching

In the fall of 2017, the Porkers will take to the field without head coach Marianne Murphy, a figure who has been a  staple in the Porkers’ program for over 15 years. Since 2001, Murphy has helped the Porkers to five State Championships — 2002, 2004, 2006, 2013 and 2016 […]

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Girls Basketball Falls to Westwood in Playoffs

 After ending the regular season with a record of 12-8, the Rebels notched the 11 seed in the Division 2 State Tournament bracket. After two upsets over higher seeded teams from O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science (6)  and Falmouth High School (3), the Rebels’ season came to an end […]

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Girls Hockey falls 2-0 to Notre Dame Academy

  Walpole Girls Hockey (10-8-2) came into the Division 2 MIAA tournament seeded 24, but after two upsets over nine seed Mansfield/OA/Foxboro and eight seed Cohasset/Hanover, the Rebels have proved that seeds will not dictate their destiny. On March 11, at Gallo Arena in Bourne at 3:15, the Rebels took […]

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BC High 3, Walpole 2 (SO): Super season stopped in Game 3 shootout

The remarkable season for the Walpole High boys hockey team, which featured more success than any in its storied history, came to an abrupt halt Saturday night after a shootout in the deciding Game 3 of the Super 8 tournament quarterfinals.After skating to a 2-2 tie through regulation and both overtime periods, No. 2 BC High scored twice to No. 7 Walpole’s one during the shootout segment to claim the best-of-three series and advance. […]

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Notre Dame 2, Walpole 0: Girls hockey run ends at hands of defending champions

The Walpole High girls hockey team entered Saturday afternoon’s Division 2 quarterfinal with top-seeded Notre Dame Academy somehow having not scored or allowed a goal in regulation through its first two tournament games.One of those streaks remained intact at Gallo Arena, but it wasn’t the one the Rebels were hoping.Katie Pyne scored twice for the unbeaten Cougars, halting Walpole’s run of postseason […]

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Just Like Magic: The Orlando Magic Are the 2016-17 Rec Basketball Champions

The Walpole Rec basketball season finally came to an end on Saturday, March 4. Both the semifinal games and the final game were played with the Orlando Magic coming out on top. The Magic defeated the 76ers by a score of 59-48 to advance, and on the other side of […]

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Boys Hockey Makes History

Walpole Boys Hockey has had their most historic season ever — and it only just ended.    Finishing the regular season with the best record in Walpole High’s history of 21-0-1, Walpole qualified for the Super 8 Tournament for the first time in the history of the program, a first not only […]

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Corcoran guides Rebels in Super Eight opener

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The nucleus of Walpole High School’s success throughout this 2016-2017 hockey season has been the play of senior goaltender James Corcoran, who recorded more shutouts (12) than goals allowed (11) during the regular season. After allowing just one goal on 25 shots in Walpole’s 2-1 overtime victory over Catholic Memorial in the Super Continue Reading

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Fogarty, Rebels conclude season in tournament

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood and Walpole High School varsity girls basketball teams squared off against one another in the MIAA Division II South Sectional semifinals at Massasoit Community College on Monday evening. The Wolverines (14-7) earned their way to Monday night’s matchup with Walpole via a 55-43 victory over Plymouth-North in the opening round, followed Continue Reading

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