Walpole to block Confederate flag over high school field

The Confederate flag was erected about five years ago by a 1969 Walpole High graduate whose property abuts Turco Field.

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However, the school board stopped short of renaming its athletic teams – the Rebels – voting to instead “rebrand” the name.

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The weeklong awareness campaign will be Sept. 21-25 and will incorporate all MIAA boys’ and girls’ soccer teams across the state.

School football previews

Melrose football team looking to avenge last year’s state title loss

Melrose lost to Dartmouth, 14-7, in the Division 3 state championship.

Walpole football is returning plenty of talent

The Rebels came up short in last year’s Divsion 3 state semifinal game but plenty of familiar faces are back.

Football a sanctuary for young Boston English team

With a new coach and a veteran class gone, the opportunity is there for players — some who have never played — to earn their spot.

Xaverian and Everett met in last season’s Super Bowl, and will meet again in their season opener.

10 things to watch for in 2015 high school football season

The season is right around the corner, and there is no shortage of compelling story lines.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/11/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Blanding%20112212%20nr@lynnfield4%20spt.jpg With high expectations, Lynnfield opens practice fostering position battles

The Pioneers have 19 starting positions to fill — 10 on offense and nine on defense.

For Cohasset, a new football season brings a chance to repeat

The defending Division 6 champion Skippers return 14 starters from last year as practice began Monday.

SUBURBAN HANDBOOK: SCHOOL SPIRIT

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/chin081815SimmonsWorkout_we4.jpg Offseason? Not for today’s young athletes

More and more, tryouts for fall sports aren’t so much about getting in shape as they are the culmination of a summer spent doing so.

SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT

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For the three-season runner, high school cross country is all about the challenge.

MIAA bringing state title basketball games to Springfield

The eight games will be spread out, four at the MassMutual Center and four at Springfield College’s Blake Arena, all on March 19.

Watertown field hockey coach Eileen Donahue, whose team has a 138-game unbeaten streak, has some holes to fill after the departures of key players.

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Nine high school stories to watch as fall season approaches

With football starting Monday, and soccer, field hockey, cross-country, swimming, and golf all following, here’s a few story lines we’ll be watching.