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Sharon Timlin 5K Training Program

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Ladies, do you want to run or walk a 5K race? Join the Sharon Timlin 5K training program, starting on May 7 and lasting for seven weeks. A class will be held at Vineyard Church on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM or Thursdays at 9:30 AM (they are the same class) with the purpose of participating in the Sharon Timlin 5K race on June 20. Run together on Saturdays at the Milford bike trail, rain or shine. The program is free; just pay for race registration. For race information, click here.

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Video Segment: Hopkinton Special Olympics and Hopkinton Police Play Annual Basketball Game

The Hopkinton Police department got a chance to test their basketball skills against the Hopkinton Special Olympics team. The annual basketball game between the Police Department and Special Olympics team was attended by many and a good time was had by all in a successful effort to benefit a great cause. Despite the losing effort by the Hopkinton Police Department, Coach of the Police team Phil Powers still had a great time; "It's a fun event for all of us, the Police Department loves doing it." Chief of the Hopkinton Police Department, Edward Lee enjoyed the game as well, with a big grin the Chief pointed out that the Police have to work on their Basketball skills "Its my second year doing this and we lost both times, I think conditioning was a problem, so we're going to work on that and maybe get a big win next year."

Hopkinton Special Olympics Program Director Alec Levine mentioned that the Special Olympics team and volunteers look forward to this game all season long; "This is the highlight of our season, we are fortunate enough to play an awful lot of games throughout the course of the year, we have been able to offer community games at Hopkinton High School, we go to the state games which is the highlight of many program seasons, but the real highlight of the Hopkinton season is this game against the Hopkinton Police Department, they are a wonderful set of officers and very respectful to the athletes, it shows the real community based support that Hopkinton offers its athletes."

For more watch the video below.

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Video Segment: 2014 Boston Marathon Winner Visits Hopkinton

As part of the Desire to Inspire program which serves the goal to inspire through the Marathon, 2014 Boston Marathon Winner Meb Keflezighi was greeted loudly as he entered Hopkinton Middle School and at the High School, Meb was greeted with welcome Meb signs featuring the Hiller H. Meb talked to students about being brought up in East Africa at a time of war, coming to America as a refugee and what led to his road to becoming the first American Boston Marathon Champion in the Men's Division in 31 years. Meb encouraged the students to follow their deams and never give up. "You want to do something greater than yourself, you are going to achieve great things and you never know when that day is going to come, so you do the right thing, keep working hard and keep being yourself."

Meb won born 1975 in Asmara, Entrea on the Eastern Coast of Africa and grew up in war torn conditions, he came to the United States in 1987 at the age of 11. Meb discovered he could have a future in running while he was in 7th grade, he ran a 5 minute 20 second mile. Meb competed in many running competitions while in school, he graduated UCLA with 4 NCAA championships. At the age of 38 Meb Keflizighi became the first American to win the Men's Division in the Boston Athletic Association Marathon since 1983. Meb also set the record at the 2014 Boston Marathon, completing the course with a time of 2 hours, 8 minutes and 37 seconds. Meb is the only marathon runner in history to win the Boston Marathon, New York Marathon and an Olympic Medal.

Selectmen John Mosher presented a proclamation to Meb and welcomed the 2014 Marathon winner an honorary citizen of Hopkinton. Mosher summed up the influence Meb had on most of the country when he crossed the finish line first at the 2014 Boston Marathon; "An American who faced potentially career ending adversity but stayed the course became the champion of the Boston Marathon...Your heart and victories speak to us all, you represented us all, Meb you are our champion."

For more information watch the video below and tune into HCAM News Monday, Wednesday and Friday's at 6 and 10pm!

Team Runderdogs Run Boston for House of Possibilities.

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Hopkinton resident and runner Julia McGovern has her eye on the Boston Marathon next month and has put in the time and energy to raise money for the House of Possibilities. Julia's mom, Kel has put out a plea for support.

Hopkinton Varsity Softball Clinic

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Hopkinton Softball Head Coach Dennis Baker is hosting Softball Clinic
Hitting! Fielding! Pitching!
UPDATE *Clinic has been Postponed to May. Date TBD*
Hopkinton High School Athletic Center
8U and 10U 1:30-3:30
12U and 14U 4:00-6:00
Cost: $50
Sign up at www.hopkintonrec.org

Questions? Contact Dennis Baker dbaker@hopkinton.k12.ma.us

Fifth Annual Boosters Fundraiser featuring Hot Accoustics

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Sign up today for the Hopkinton High School Athletic Boosters fifth annual sports fundraiser to be held at the Hopkinton Country Club on Saturday, March 14, from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are now only $60 per person. Back by popular demand, “Hot Acoustics” band will rock the house and there will be plenty of cool raffle prizes and silent auction items such as sports artwork from the NE Sports Museum.

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Video Segment: Marlborough takes down Hopkinton Boys Basketball in Semi-Finals

Hopkinton went to WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) on Monday March 2nd to take on 1st seeded 18 and 3 Marlborough in the Semi-Finals after winning in the first round at Wayland High School 53-48. Hopkinton lost a close well fought out game 55-40. The Hillers trailed most of the way but with 6:22 left in the 4th got within 2 and trailed 37-35. The Hillers were then outscored 18-5 in the final minutes. Matt Locke led the way for the Hillers with 11 points, Brian Short put up 18 points for Marlborough.

Milford Legion Baseball Released 2015 Schedule

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The 2014 State Champion Milford Legion Post 59 Team has released their 2015 schedule. Hopkinton's Andrew McMillan and Matt Decina were members of the 2014 state champion team. Decina is expected to return this year. In 2014, Milford Post 59 fell just one win short during the Regional tournament in Connecticut of advancing to the National Championship tournament in North Carolina.

June 2015
Thu, Jun 04 5:30PM EDT Start @ North County Away: Stone Field

Sat, Jun 06 11:00AM EDT Start @ Sturbridge Away: Tantasqua Regional High School

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Video Segment: Rick and Dick Hoyt Visit Elmwood School

Rick and his Father Dick Hoyt told their story at Elmwood School. The father and son are well known for competing in the Boston Marathon in addition to other marathons, triathalons and athletic competitions. At birth Rick Hoyt was born a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy but that has not stopped the father and son from competing in over 1000 athletic events and they are a prime example showing that anything is possible. This year they brought their message to Elmwood School of Yes you can.

HCAM News talked with Rick's Father Dick Hoyt: "When Rick was born, they didn't want us going to restaurants, they didn't want him going to school, they didn't want us competing in the Boston Marathon or road races and now we are wanted all over the world." Dick Hoyt talked about a number of trips to various countries the Father and Son will be doing to help grow team Hoyt throughout the world. Team Hoyt will soon be heading to Italy as well as a race in New Bedford. Dick mentioned in addition to the Team Hoyt in New England a Team Hoyt has been started in many other states and countries including Virginia, San Diego, Canada and soon will be started in Japan.

Rick and Dick Hoyt have competed in over 1,000 athletic competitions and will continue to participate in more. At the age of 75, Dick mentioned he will be taking a break from Marathons but Rick will still compete in this years Boston Marathon with a family friend and Dentist from Billerica Bryan Lyons.

For More Information watch video and go to www.teamhoyt.com

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Video Segment: Hillers Boys Basketball takes Down Wayland in 1st Round

In-front of a packed house at Wayland High School, the Hillers took down the Warriors 53-48 in the Central Division 2 Quarter Finals. The 1st quarter was a good offensive battle. Warriors Sophomore Forward Joey Luchetti (17 points) knocked down three 3 point field goals in the 1st to help Wayland to a 17-13 lead heading into the 2nd quarter.

The Hillers defense completely shut down the Wayland offense in the 2nd quarter and took Luchetti out of the game. Luchetti went scoreless in the 2nd quarter. Fortunately for Wayland, the Hillers offense had some struggles of their own but outscored the Warriors 10-5. Hopkinton led 23-22 at half.

The 2nd half evolved around great defense and foul trouble for both teams. Wayland hit only 2 field goals in the 3rd quarter but the Hillers did not pull too far away only knocking down 3 field goals of their own. Hopkinton outscored Wayland in the 3rd 10-8 to head into the final 8 minutes on top 43-30. Wayland knocked down only 8 field goals in the entire 2nd half, the Hillers did not do much better but early foul trouble allowed Hopkinton to knock down 13 of 20 free throws in the 2nd half. The free throws gave the Hillers just enough for the 53-48 victory.

Junior Matt Locke led the way striking for 19 points and took over in a game that Wayland almost totally shut Hopkinton down from the low blocks. The 12 and 9 5th seeded Hopkinton Hillers will meet up with 1st seeded 18 and 3 Marlboro Panthers in the Semi-Finals. Marlboro beat Medfield in the 1st round 68-47. Wayland finishes 11 and 8 overall. Hopkinton followed with a tough, well fought out 55-40 loss to Marlborough in the semi-finals, highlights will be posted soon.

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