Rebel Roundup: Winter Break


David Moser

By David Moser and Delaney Murphy

Class of 2017

Walpole Winter Sports Overall Record (22-17-3)

Boys Hockey (7-0-2): The Rebel’s first victory during winter break was against Wellesley and resulted in a final score of 2-1. The boys went on to beat both Boston Latin (2-1) and Natick (3-2) – both wins making Walpole the Songin Cup champions. The Rebels kept the wins coming with two more over both Norwood (5-1) and Brockton (3-1). As of now, boys hockey is Walpole’s most successful team.

Girls Hockey (4-2-1): The Lady Rebels’ winter break started with a loss to Wellesley (3-1) that put an end to their winning streak. They also fell short in their next game against Archbishop Williams by a narrow margin (4-3). However, the Rebels were able to rally and end their break on a high note when they faced Norwood on New Year’s Eve. Walpole won 4-1 to help give the team some momentum heading into Milton on January 6. There, the Rebels again could not pull out a win, only tying 2-2.

Girls Basketball (4-3): The Lady Rebels lost to Wellesley (34-21) to put an end to their three game winning streak. The girls then went to Oliver Ames and again lost 55-40. The following day, at the Holiday Tournament in Brockton, the girls dropped their third in a row (61-53). In the end, winter break was disappointing for Walpole, but they quickly turned around with an impressive victory over Milton (45-27). The Rebels’ next game is on Friday, December 8, against Dedham.

Boys Basketball (3-4): The boys’ overtime win over Wellesley (72-59) really showed what the team has in store for the rest of the season. After a long game that was tied, 59 all, after the end to regulation, the boys managed to pull together extra energy and focus to explode on the scoreboard while stopping all Wellesley attempts. Over break, the boys had mixed results: a close loss to Foxborough (65-50) but then a solid win over Ashland (66-51). In their first game after break, the Rebels faced an inferior Milton team, but unfortunately the Rebels could not maintain their ten point lead that they had with three minutes left in the game and lost 62-59.

Girls Track (1-1): NO MEETS OVER BREAK

Boys Track (1-1): NO MEETS OVER BREAK

Wrestling (2-3): In their first meet over break, Walpole lost to Dedham (51-25).  Then, on December 28, in the Marshfield tournament, the group placed 12 of 37. Despite Walpole’s sub par record, the squad still has a bright season ahead of them. Their young roster has the potential to be great, but it is up to the athletes to get better and come ready to compete for a championship season. The Rebels’ next match is Thursday, January 7, against Braintree. 
Gymnastics (0-3): Gymnastics has yet to win a meet yet this season. Their losing streak continued when they lost to Wellesley on December 21 (115.45-129), and then again on January 5 to Newton North (126.95-115.9). With several meets still before them, the Rebel’s have plenty of time to figure out what to do in order to avoid a season of deja vu. Their next meet is against Brookline on January 7.