Hopkinton Volleyball Hosting “DIG PINK” for Cancer Research and Support

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The Hopkinton Hiller Volleyball teams will host a DIG PINK match at the Hopkinton High School Athletic Center on Wednesday, October 2nd, to raise awareness of the importance of early detection in the fight against breast cancer.

The Hillers will be facing the Ashland Clockers on this special night. The fun begins at 5:30 with the JV match at the High School Athletic Center and the Freshman match at the Hopkinton Middle School Brown Gym. The Varsity match will start at approximately 6:30pm at the Athletic Center.

Wildcats Top Hillers

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The Hiller 8th Grade Boys' Soccer Team lost to Weston Middle School 1-0 despite dominating the time of possession and outshooting Weston. Playing extremely well for the Hillers were Nate Pucci, Robbie Hart, Jay Tomlinson and Connor Delaney. The boys play Weston again on Thursday in Hopkinton.

Boys Cross Country: Hopkinton 19, Holliston 36

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A win today for the Boys Cross Country team against Holliston with a final score of Hopkinton 19, Holliston 36.

From Coach Fairbanks:

A Win for Boys Cross Country

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Coming back from a tough loss against Norton, the Boys Cross Country team came out on top against Dover-Sherborn today with a final score of Hopkinton 25, Dover-Sherborn 30.

"What a great day for a race," said Coach Fairbanks. "We pulled it off. Nice effort by all."

Top runners for Hopkinton included Evan Park finishing second with a time of 14:48, followed by Kyle Driscoll at third with a time of 14:57.

See attachment for complete results.

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No Win for Girls Volleyball Against Barnstable

The Hillers girls volleyball team lost to Barnstable 3 sets to none during their second home game of the season on September 16th. The early season loss moves the team to 2-3 on the year. This game, as well as all home games, can be seen on HCAM-ED, Verizon channel 31 Comcast channel 96. Check the program schedule for specific air dates and times.

Soccer Opens With A Tie Against Clockers

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The 8th Grade Boys' Soccer Team opened their season with a 2-2 tie in Ashland on Tuesday. Johnny Francis opened the scoring in the first half with a goal assisted by Devon Rutter. The game was tied 1-1 at halftime. Hopkinton took the lead in the second half on a corner kick goal scored by Connor Delaney. Hunter Clarke, Zach Sisitsky and David Hart played solid games for the Hillers.

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26.2 Foundation Continues Support for Hopkinton's Schools

In 2006, the 26.2 Foundation, then known as the Hopkinton Athletic Association, spearheaded the funding, design, and construction of new bleachers for the Hopkinton High School athletic field. Collectively, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) and the 26.2 Foundation donated $350,00 to fund this project that is now enjoyed by the students and families of Hopkinton. Since 2006 and for a total period of 10 years, the 26.2 Foundation will make its $10,000 payment to the Hopkinton Public Schools while the B.A.A. contributes its portion in payments of $25,000 per year.

26.2 Foundation Executive Director Tim Kilduff presented this year's contribution in person to the School Committee at their meeting on September 12, 2013. Watch the HCAM News video as Kilduff delivers the check and talks about future plans to continue the unique relationship between the 26.2 Foundation, the B.A.A. and the Boston Marathon, and the Hopkinton Public Schools.

Tough Loss for Boys Cross Country Against Norton

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In temperatures close to 100 degrees for their first home meet, the Hiller Boys Cross Country suffered a tough loss against Norton with a final score of Hopkinton 35, Norton 20.

Coach Fairbanks said, "Yes, it has been a long time."

The boys team was undefeated last year and finished in 1st place. The previous season the Hillers had one loss and tied for 1st place, but Fairbanks said the team is not yet out of it.

Hopkinton's Kyle Driscoll finished first with a time of 17:00 flat, even in the heat. Complete results are attached below.

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Vineyard Church Program Focuses on Spiritual and Physical Health

Vineyard Church Family Life Pastor Areli Biggers wanted to create a class for women at the church that combined exercise with spirituality. After reading the book "Running by the Book" by Corrine Baur, Biggers was inspired to base her class off of the principles of that book. The class, which is designed for women of all abilities, follows the book's 12-week guide of positive empowerment, with each week focusing on a different topic that relates the messages of bible scripture back to the challenges of exercise and pushing through adversity.

The 21 women in Biggers' class have been working extremely hard to meet the end goal of the program, to complete a 10k. At the end of the twelve weeks, the class will be participating in the AFA Veterans Fun Run in Bedford on November 9, 2013.

Although the class has been in session for a few weeks now, Biggers encourages all who are interested to still join the class, which meets Thursdays at either 9:30am or 6:30pm for cross training and on Saturday mornings for runs.

For more information about the class, visit Or contact Biggers at

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Football Fundraiser Raises Over $1,000

Under the Friday night lights on September 6, the Hillers won their scrimmage against North Middlesex Regional High School 33-31. However, the game was not just a tune-up for the team's first regular season game at Wayland High School on the 12th. It was also a fundraiser in honor of the memory of former Hopkinton High students Evan Girardi and Tommy Weaver. Over $1,000 was raised from community donations at the game to benefit both the Live4Evan and the Tommy Weaver B+ (Be Positive) foundations.

The Hillers first home game kicks off on September 20th at 7pm against Nipmuc Regional High School.


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