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Video Segment: Hillers Wrestling 2014-2015 Recap

Hopkinton's Josh Sokol took home the Division 2 State championship, Sokol won the decision 8-2 in the 285 pound bout against Stoughtons Bryan Nguyen. The Hillers had a couple others finish in the top 10 at the state-meet as well. In the regionals, Sokol gave Barnstables Owen Murray all he could handle as they went 3 overtimes before Murray took the meet. Junior Josh Sokol is excited to start the next wrestling season and looks to go further into the post season; "I lost in the all-state finals, I lost in the New England finals, 2nd place means I got to work twice as hard." Sokol did enjoy the feeling of being called a state champion; "it felt good, all the hard work paid off with the coaches and the teammates, throughout the season we trained hard and off season pretty rigorous.. we're setting the goals high for next year."

The Hopkinton Hillers head wrestling coach Tim Nelson talked to HCAM News about a very successful season; "it was a great year overall, I knew coming in that we were going to have a strong returning cast, but how hard the kids work and how healthy the kids stay decide how far we go as a team. We had 11 kids qualify for the state tournament, which is the most in team history, we had 2 kids place in the state tournament, which is the 2nd time in team history we've had multiple state place winners, we had a state champion in Josh Sokol, a heavy weight who went on to be a New England finalist, which is the single best season of any Hopkinton wrestling individual." Nelson has coached in the Hopkinton program for 10 years and say's it's been a work in progress. Hopkinton won the sectional title last year as a team with no individual champions. This year the team sent 11 wrestlers to the sectionals and placed 2nd in the sectionals, just 10 points behind winner Nashoba Regional. Coach Nelson was very proud of Josh Sokol for the vast improvement he made this season; "we knew the potential was there, he continued to work hard and grew into his body a little bit, to go from 4th in the state to the New England finals is an extremely big jump, couldn't be prouder, Josh works hard all year, he's a 2 sport athlete, he's a successful football player as well." Coach Nelson was very impressed at Sokol's ability to go from Football right into Wrestling with essentially no break between the seasons.

Coach Tim Nelson was very impressed with the Hillers wrestlers this season and is excited for the next year in Hillers wrestling. "we have a good amount of guys returning that are doing offseason have some of our better core guys doing something in the offseason, means we should be pretty strong coming back next year."

For more information and to see the Interview with Josh Sokol and Head Coach Tim Nelson, watch the video below.

Water Main Work on Lakeshore Drive

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Please be advised that due to a utility conflict encountered during the Lakeshore Drive culvert replacement project, it will be necessary to lower the water main that services that area. In order to complete that work, the water will need to be shut off on Lakeshore Drive and all of the side streets down to Amherst Road, while the pipe is lowered. The contractor estimates that the work will take between 4-6 hours to complete.

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Video Segment: Hillers Baseball Prepares for Season

The Hopkinton Hillers Baseball team spent the first few weeks of their season practicing in the High School Athletic Center. Most of the snow was cleared off the Baseball fields using Green Sand but still it's a bit too flooded to practice outside but Head Coach Jay Golden says the team has made the most of it. "Whenever you deal with the weather, it's something we can't control." Coach Golden was greatful too have the ability to come inside and use the entire field house, "we're fortunate to have the facility that we do..we just make the most of it... The Kids are working hard and that's all we can really ask for."

Golden stated that the team energy is as high as it's ever been and despite all the new faces, Golden is excited about the team he has for the upcoming season. Besides the new faces on the squad, another change this year is key offensive player and senior Matt Decina will be transitioned back to the infield. Decina played the Hillers outfield over the past 2 seasons but has plenty of infield experience starting for the Milford Legion Baseball team throughout the last few years.

Despite the rough weather through March, Coach Golden say's the team is ready; "you can get more of a realistic view of where you're at as a team on the field.. but in terms of installing what we need to do as far as first and third defense, bunt defense and first and third offense, we've had so much time inside that we've almost installed everything that we want to."

The Hillers season opens April 10th at Medway High School against Medfield, first home game is currently scheduled for Monday April 27th at 3:45 against Ashland.

The video below features a two box with the Coach Golden interview and shots from a Hillers indoor practice.

Jon Graziano seeking re-election to the School Committee

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Dear Hopkinton Residents:

I am pleased to announce that I am seeking re-election to the Hopkinton School Committee this May. I’m extremely proud of the work that the School Committee has done in my first term. I believe that my experience and my approach to problem-solving have proven effective. These will continue to be essential while collaborating with other town boards and departments to face the challenges that our district will confront in the coming years.

Team Hoyt’s Dick Hoyt Named Grand Marshal of the 2015 Boston Marathon

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Along with son Rick, Dick Hoyt Completed 32 Boston Marathons. Lisa Rainsberger to be Honorary Starter of Elite Women’s Race.

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today that Dick Hoyt of Team Hoyt will be the Grand Marshal of the 2015 Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 20. Two of the Boston Marathon’s most recognizable figures, Dick and son Rick Hoyt completed their 32nd and final Boston Marathon together in 2014. Dick announced afterwards that he would retire from the Boston Marathon.

Local Entertainment Needed to Light up the Night!

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Do you sing, dance, play in a band, walk on stilts, perform magic tricks or have a unique talent? If so, the Hopkinton 300th Celebration Committee is looking for you!

The Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee has multiple stages and venues to showcase a variety of entertainment at its "Light up the Night” Community Celebration & Fireworks event planned for Saturday, September, 12th, 2015.

Snappy Dogs is Back Open Monday

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Despite the closing of Colella's, Snappy Dogs hotdog stand announced on their facebook page, they will open for the season again Monday at their usual spot.

The post was as follows; "Good news, Snappy fans. Snappy Dogs will open for the season NEXT MONDAY, APRIL 13TH in our usual spot!!!!!!!

2013 Boston Marathon Bomber Found Guilty on All 30 Counts

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2013 Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 counts. The ruling makes Tsarnaev eligible for the death penalty.

Fox Boston listed the 30 counts at

Conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Free Ice Scream Social on April 16

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Ice Cream Social & The Holliston Band at the Hopkinton Senior Center on Thursday, April 16 at 1:00 pm.

Sign up by calling 508-497-9730.

No Charge, but Donations gratefully accepted.

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Video Segment: Happening in Hopkinton

A few Hopkinton Schools will have new start and end times starting in the 2015-2016 school year. Elementary Schools in Hopkinton released their new hours for the 2015-2016 School year. Hopkins School will start at 8:15am and end at 2:30pm, Elmwood and Center School will start at 9:00am and end at 3:15pm.

The Hopkinton Garden Club won first place at the Boston flower and Garden show and they congratulate their members Henry Schmidt, Deborah Coleman,
Kathy Yankee, Audrey Dempsey, Liz Swenson, and Merylyn Mezitt on winning the blue ribbon in the Design Division’s “Circle of Life” Club Competition.
The group also received the Club Competition Award, a top honor for receiving 95 points or higher in the design scoring., a website that ranks High Schools, Colleges and neighborhoods throughout the country ranked Hopkinton as the 12th best Public High School in Massachusetts. Overall the site ranked 14,431 high schools throughout the country based on key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. 110 reviews of Hopkinton High School were sent to Niche and based on the reviews and statistics Hopkinton received an exceptional overall ranking.

The Hopkinton Police Department reminds you to be aware for runners training as we get closer to the Boston Marathon. Monday April 20th is the big day, on The big day the Hopkinton Police department would like you to know. There will be no on street parking allowed in or near the center of town on Marathon Monday. Numerous roads in Hopkinton will be posted No Parking. Parking is allowed only in designated parking lots on South Street and at Hopkinton State Park. Parking is not allowed on South Street or Cedar Street. All violators will be ticketed and towed. Parking on school property is prohibited unless authorized.

For more: Watch the video below.


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