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Winter Sports Preview Athletes prepare for their winter seasons

Girls Basketball Coach: David Wall Captains: Selena Giampa (Sr), Jess Fitzgerald (Sr), Bridget Lanchester (Sr) First game: Dec. 12 at Wellesley High School at 6:45
“Our goals for the season would be to win the Herget and to qualify as many athletes for divisionals as possible. I also want to see as many personal records as possible,” senior captain Alex Hughes said.

Boys Track Coach: Corey Coogan

Captains: Jack O Meara (Jr), Alex Hughes (Sr), Zach Schultz (Sr)

First Meet: Dec. 14 against Norwood at Reggie Lewis Center at 7:30

“After last season there is a lot of excitement. We did lose many key players but we have guys who should help fill the void. If we come together we should be a competitive team,” Coach Dowd said.

Coach: Ron Dowd

Captains: Matt Morris (Sr), Tyler Page (Sr)

First Game: Dec. 9 at Rodman against Newton North

“Even though we have a smaller amount of girls running this indoor season, our goal, as always, is to get as many people as possible to qualify for invites that come up throughout the winter season,” senior captain Celia Walsh said.

Girls Track Coach: Fiona Murphy

Captains: Danielle Borelli (Sr), Lindsey Ganshirt (Sr), Alannah Kemple (Sr), Gabby McGrath (Jr), Brianna Michel (Sr), Sarah Tierney (Sr), Celia Walsh (Sr)

First Meet: Dec. 14. against Norwood at Reggie Lewis Center

“Our goal this year is to have fun but also do our best despite winning or losing. It’s necessary that we all see our team as one and compete as a team overall” junior Jacqui Mulcahy said.

Gymnastics Coach: Kady Sullivan

Captains: Carlie Cavanaugh (Sr)

First Meet: Dec. 19 8:00 at Wellesley

“As a team we want to win a sectional title, beat Natick, and be the best team to ever come to Walpole” senior captain Paul Kauranen said.

Wrestling Coach: Sean Petrocino

Captains: Luke Wassel (Sr), Tyler Splaine (Sr), Paul Kauranen (Sr)

First Meet: Dec. 9 at Walpole High School 9:00 vs. Plymouth North/Sharon/Pembrook

“I expect the team to have an open mind and be willing to put in the work it takes to be successful,” Coach Masto said.

Coach: Michael Masto

Captains: Matt Falvey (Jr), Trey Wilkes (Sr)

First Game: Dec. 8 at Walpole High School at 6:45

“We are looking to build off of our success last year. Our focus is to score more goals and to advance further into playoffs this year,” senior captain Amanda Janowicz said.

Girls Hockey Coach: Joe Verderber

Captains: Lauren Hallet (Sr), Sarah Feeley (Sr), Amanda Janowicz (Sr)

First Game: Dec. 9 at Newton North High School at 12:20

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