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Milford High School Student Receives MIAA Student-Athlete of the Month Award

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Ryan Dahlgren, a senior at Milford High School, has been selected as the recipient of the “MIAA Student-Athlete of the Month Award" for November 2014.

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Video Segment: Hillers Sports Recap 12-18-2014

The Hopkinton Hillers opened up the 2014-2015 season against the Bellingham Blackhawks after coming off a 12-8-1 season last year, and they opened it up just the way they wanted.

7:48 left in the first, Billy Allen passes to Captain Jordon Carroll, and Caroll zooms it through for a goal made it 1-0 Hopkinton. Then later in the 1st period Will Abbot had a beauty of a pass to Nikolai Saporoschetz who goes left side on Blackhawks goalie Josh Morse to make it 2-0 with 3:29 left in the 1st frame. Moments later Saporschetz goes around the net and trickles it by Morse again to make it 3-0 Hillers with 2:11 left to go in the first.

In the 2nd period the wrath of the Hillers continued as Cam Finlayson on the rebound makes it 4-0 at 5:25 left in the period. Will Abbott continued the offense putting in the 5th Hillers goal with 12:31 left in the 3rd. Freshman Owen Delaney gets in on the action adding a 6th goal with just over 6 minutes left

The Hopkinton Hillers take game 1 in style over Bellingham 6-0, Sophomore Goalie Tim McGrath had 12 saves in the shutout. Bellinghams Josh Morse had 34 saves. Nikolai Saparoshetz had a pair of goals and assists while Will Abbott and Jordan Caroll each had a goal and 2 assists. For More Information on Hillers Hockey: http://www.hcam.tv/news/hillers-win-season-opener

Also in Hillers sports, Boys and Girls indoor track and field start off 3 and 0. For more information

Hillers Basketball also started the season this week:

Friday December 12th
Boys Basketball: Dover-Sherborn Beat Hopkinton 51-39

Girls Basketball: Hopkinton beat Dover-Sherborn 47-30

Tuesday December 16th
Hillers Girls Basketball beat Millis 59-52

Hillers Boys and Girls Indoor Track & Field

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Indoor Track & Field

12/13/14 – Hopkinton Boys and Girls both start off 1-0 after wins against Medfield.

Boys beat Medfield 47-39
Girls beat Medfield 73-13

Boys 1st Place: Jake Benson (Hurdle), Ryan Branch (660 M), Evan Park (1000 M), Brian Gao (2 Mile), Declan McWilliams (Shot Put)

Girls 1st Place: Nicole Belisle (Hurdle), Allison Walsh (Dash), Lauren Hazzard (1 Mile), Isabelle Giordano (600 M), Emilie Mastrianni (300 M), Caitlyn Halloran (High Jump), MP Monks (1000 M), Kerry Driscoll (2 Mile), Relay: Hopkinton

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America’s First Day Hikes 2015

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On January 1st, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will host America’s First Day Hikes 2015 at 12 park locations across the Commonwealth. With over 450,000 acres, spanning Boston to the Berkshires, Massachusetts state parks boast a variety of beautiful settings for year-round outdoor recreation, and each hike will offer a unique natural and cultural environment. The First Day Hikes tradition began more 20 years ago in Massachusetts, and has now become a national event. 2015 will mark the 4th consecutive year that all 50 states have held First Day Hikes.

Hillers Win Season Opener

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New season, new uniforms and new expectations. The Hiller hockey team coming off their first playoff appearance in 6 years last March, look to build on that success with a wealth of new talent to complement the returning starters. Led by veteran Seniors, Jordan Carroll, Mike Messier, Brendan O'Leary and Brandon Carty, the Hillers have a well balanced team across the grades. Juniors include Nikolai Saporoschetz,Dan Delaney,Will Karpenski,Mark McCluskey,Alex Kosheff,Billy Allen and Cam Finlayson.

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Video Segment: Hopkinton beats Ashland in the 91st Thanksgiving Meeting 9-7

Hopkinton and Ashland met on thanksgiving morning for the 91st time at the home of the Clockers. Snow fell throughout the previous night into the morning, making the field a sloppy wet surface.

First Drive of the Game Pat Ryan illudes a couple of defenders and completes to Haiden Pereira who was forced out of bounds at around the Ashland 45 yard-line, then a few players later, Jake Kelleher at Quarterback, Pat Ryan Spread to the left, Pat Ryan catches the football for a first down. The Ashland defense stepped it up however, Drew Donohue stuffed for a loss, then Jake Kelleher sacked, the Clockers defense got the job done and keep the game scoreless.

On Ashland's posession QB Mitch Porter finds Filip Cooper under pressure and Cooper turns on the Jets and breaks into Hillers territory. Colin Hanrahan than sets up Ashland nicely within the Hillers 20 yardline heading to the 2nd quarter. Ashland kept the charge going with a great catch by Max Feinburg. Later in the drive a Hopkinton Pass interference call sets up a Mitch Porter Touchdown to make it a 6-0 game, a Joe Kerkach extra point put the Clockers up 7 with 8:16 left in the first half.

After the Ashland touchdown, both defenses went back and forth forcing punts but then in the 4th quarter Pat Ryan goes to Matt Decina for the first
down, then later in the drive Pat Ryan connects with Matt Decina for the touchdown. Hillers were an extra point away from tying the game, however did not convert on the extra point as Ryan took the snap and threw it incomplete with 6:56 left to go in the game. Clockers remained ahead 7-6.

The Hillers then went for the onside kick but Ashland scoops it up and has the football with great field position. Ashland moved the chains a couple times but the Hillers defense bent but did not break as they force the turnover on downs. Hillers get the ball at their own 30 with 2:24 left to go in the game.

Kelleher then threw a ball off the hands of Pat Ryan and the Clockers intercepted. Ashland had a chance to end it with a first down, but Colin Hanrahan jumped offside pushing the Clockers back 5 yards late in the 4th and leading to an incomplete pass followed by a punt late in the game.

Jake Kelleher put together a good last drive finding Matt Decina and Pat Ryan for big completions and found Haiden Pereira inside the 10 yard-line.
A flag pushed the Hillers back on 4th down so now it was about a 31 yard field goal try for Adam Giordano, Giordano kicked it through to make it 9-7 Hopkinton with not a lot of time left. Hillers kick off and Ashland is hoping for a miracle. lateral followed by lateral but Hopkinton special teams come through and secure the 9-7 victory. The Hillers finish the season 5 and 6, Ashland 6 and 5.

Congratulations to the 2014 Hopkinton Hillers Football team on a great finish!

Hopkinton Education Foundation Accepting Marathon Applications

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The 119th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015. The Hopkinton Education Foundation has submitted applications for charity numbers and hope to have runners participate on behalf of the Education Foundation again during the Marathon. Completed applications must be sent to Sherry Grady.

Mail: Hopkinton Education Foundation, Attention: Sherry Grady, P.O. Box 109, Hopkinton, MA 01748
Fax: 813-639-5851
Email: grady76ts@comcast.net

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Video Segment: 5 Hopkinton Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent to Play in College

Elise Chandler - Girls Lacrosse - Signing with the University of New Hampshire of the America East Conference. Elise is a Tri-Valley League Honorable Mention Lacrosse All-Star.

Elise talked about how much she loves Hopkinton and credited her coach as a reason for her success. Elise also stated she likes the amount of support given throughout the Hopkinton Community.

Jimmy Hervol - Golf - Signing with the University of Connecticut of the American Athletic Conference. Jimmy was a selected as a Metrowest Daily News Golf Super Team All-Star, 2 Time Tri Valley League MVP, and 3 time TVL 1st Team All-Star, and 3 time Hopkinton Team MVP.

Jimmy talked to HCAM News about why he chose UCONN "The coach is a great guy, he's got a great plan for the Golf Program, I love the school, the size is perfect, great academics, if Golf doesn't work for me, i'll have a great fall back on education."

Sara Freedman - Field Hockey - Signing with Stonehill College of the Northeast 10 Conference. Sara was selected as a 1st team Tri Valley League All-Star this fall.

Sara gave her coach credit for her success; "I had a really good coach and really pushed me to play in college. It's really good to be part of such a good school, were all together and we always work as a unit, I love being a Hiller." Sara told HCAM news she chose Stonehill because of the small size and fall scenery.

Alissa Karjel - Softball - Signing with St. Bonaventure University of the Atlantic 10 Conference. Alissa is a 2 Time Boston Herald All-Star, a 2 Time Metrowest Daily News Softball Super Team All-Star, Tri Valley MVP, 3 time Tri Valley League 1st Team All-Star, and 2 Time Hopkinton Team MVP.

Alissa told HCAM News that she is relieved she can play her final Softball season at Hopkinton High School without the pressure of trying to decide what college she will attend. Alissa chose St. Bonaventure because of her Buffalo roots and she loved the school.

Declan McWilliams - Signing with the University of Tampa of the Sunshine State Conference. Declan is a Tri Valley League Honorable Mention Lacrosse All-Star.

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Video Segment: Powderpuff Football 2014 Highlights

It was the Junior Ladies of Class of 2016 vs the Senior Ladies of Class of 2015. This years Annual Powderpuff game was one for the history books.

The seniors started off with the football and Juliet Hulme started off with a touchdown run on the very first play. The Seniors would convert to make it 8-0. The Juniors struck right back however Kate Welzel pushing her way through for a touchdown shortly after. The conversion was unsuccessful keeping seniors up 7-6.

The seniors had an answer on the opening play of their 2nd drive as for the 2nd time in the game Juliet Hulme took a run 80 yards to the end zone to make it a 14-6 game. The Juniors did not go away, on the next drive Emily Marculits took a big hit after a big gain. After taking a big hit Emily Marculits had another big 30+ yard run, then on the following play Kate Welzel threw to Michelle Doucette for the touchdown. It was 14-12 Seniors at the half.

The juniors brought the trickery to open up the 2nd half, Kate Welzel unknowinhgly casually took the snap and then casually took a jog into the endzone to put the juniors on top. Elise Carlson grabbed the pass for the conversion making it 20-14 Juniors. Down for the first time in the game, the seniors had a response, they give the ball to Juliet Hulme for a first down, things got a little feisty then Katelyn Delaney ran right up the right side and right into the end zone, and does the same on the conversion to put seniors back on top 21-20.

On the following drive Emily Marculits would help the Juniors strike right back after a big Gabby Lockett run as she set up a Juliet Hulme touchdown. Katelyn Delaney then converted to allow the Seniors the winning score with no time left on the clock.

A 28-27 final the Seniors won the 2014 Powderpuff Game, a game that will go down in Powerpuff historyas an instant classic. Both teams played a great game and gave it their all.

Local Thanksgiving Football Recap

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Hopkinton and Ashland had a defensive battle in their 91st meeting. With 7 minutes left in the game, Pat Ryan to Matt Decina was the lone Hillers touchdown reception. Hopkinton pulled off the victory with a last second 32 yard field goal from Adam Giodarno to take the game 9-7. Overall The Hopkinton Hillers are 49-37 and have 5 ties against the Ashland Clockers. Hillers finish the season 5 and 6 while Ashland finishes 6 and 5.

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