REBEL REVIEW: 1/14-1/22


A Walpole athlete looks for an open teammate.


A Walpole athlete looks for an open teammate.
A Walpole athlete looks for an open teammate.

Boys Basketball (8-5): Shrugging off a slow start to improve to a 8-5 record on the season, the Rebels have been riding a hot streak since Christmas Break. On January 20, the Rebels dominated Weymouth by a score of 61-34 with Kenny Uhlar chipping in 26 points and 12 rebounds. Upcoming is a contest with Framingham on January 23.

Girls Basketball (7-4): Girls Basketball has continued to perform well with a win over rivals Norwood on January 17 and a 55-44 win against Weymouth on January 21. Sophomore transfer Kelly Fogarty and freshman Bridget Lanchester have contributed along with the nucleus of last year’s squad.

Boys Hockey (5-4-4): A thrilling tie on January 17 against rivals Norwood brought the Rebels’ record to 4-4-3, and a win against Bridgewater-Raynham and a tie against Weymouth gave them a 5-4-4 record heading into the weekend when they play Framingham, a team currently threatening the top 25 on ESPN’s polls.

Girls Hockey (3-3-4): Big performances from junior Olivia MacMillan, including a hat trick in a tie against Norwood, have anchored the offense of this team, who still have a chance to make the state tournament.

Boys Track (5-0): With a nail-biting, 56-44 win over Natick on January 15 and a landslide 81-15 victory over Dedham on January 22, Boys Track secured the Bay State Herget title. At the Division III Relay meet on January 17, the 4×400 team of seniors Captain Tommy Helm and Bryan Kelleher and juniors Nick Ricci and Eamon McCarthy shattered their own school record, running a 3:33.13, and the 4×50 shuttle dash team of senior Bergomi Francois and juniors Luis Yumet, Sean Perkins, and Steve Cuqua finished first overall.

Girls Track (3-2): After a heartbreaking 52-48 loss to Natick, which dashed their Herget title dreams for this season, Girls Track rebounded to a convincing 70-30 win over Dedham on January 22. The 4×800 team of senior Captain Allie Morris, junior Alyssa Murphy, sophomore Emily Martin, and freshman Sarah Tierney demolished the previous school record at the Division III Relay Meet with their time of 9:49.

Wrestling (8-8-2): Despite senior Captains Kyle Kilroy and Rickie Paige winning all three of their bouts and sophomore Matt Rando pinning his Chicopee opponent in the quad meet against Algonquin, Chicopee, and Southeastern on January 17, Walpole Wrestling still finished 0-3 for the day. They look for their first league victory on January 22 against Brookline.

Gymnastics (0-5): Walpole Gymnastics continues to struggle after losing 113.05-103.4 against Brookline on January 16. Sophomore Izzy Nee competed all around and was the top performer of the meet, while sophomore Jill Sweeney, coming off an injury, competed in floor, beam, and bars.