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Cross Country Opens Season with Wins

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The Hiller Boys and Girls Cross Country Team had a near-perfect defeat over the Panthers in Holliston today. Shelby Aarden came in 1st leading the Hiller XC team to the season opening win. Both Teams will meet the Mustangs next week on the 17th in Medway.

The Varsity Golf team ran their record to 3-0 with a win over the Norton Lancers today, with Holler and Johnson both carding 36's. The Hillers will bus it to Medfield on Thursday for a 330pm game.

Hopkinton Football opens at home Friday September 12th

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This is the 2nd straight season Wayland and Hopkinton will open up the season against each other as last year the Hillers took down Wayland on the road 17-0 in the first game of the year.

Hiller Scores for Tuesday

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On Monday, the Hiller Field Hockey team loss to The Blue Raiders in Hopedale 5-2, Hiller Frosh Maggie Dolan scored both of Hopkinton's goals. The Hillers go to Holliston on Wednesday to play the Panthers at 330pm.

Today at the High School Athletic Fields, Soccer hosted Dover-Sherborn. The Hiller Girls team tied The Raiders 1-1, with Rachel Calkins tallying the Hiller goal. The Boys Soccer team loss 1-0. Both teams play Medfield on Wednesday with the Boys Hosting the Warriors at 330pm and the Girls busing it to Medfield for 530pm.

Planning Board Updated on Legacy Farms Progress

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Work on Legacy Farms is underway, and Roy MacDowell stopped into the September 8 Planning Board meeting to give an update. The three areas covered in the update were the East Main Street sidewalk, the East Main Street road work, and the proposed hockey rink.

Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon Now Open

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Field size will be 30,000 official entrants for the 119th running of event.

BOSTON -- Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon opens on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used in the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Boston Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first.

Registration will be held entirely online at www.baa.org. The qualification window for the 2015 Boston Marathon began last year on September 14, 2013.

All Wins For Friday

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All home games for Hopkinton as they hosted several events with visiting Ashland and Algonquin Regional.

First up was Soccer. The Boys and Girls teams played at 430 down at the Fruit Street Field Complex and both teams finished on top 1-0. The Boys and Girls team will travel to Dover/Sherborn on Tuesday for their next games.

Over to the Athletic Center where the Lady Hillers hosted the Clockers for Volleyball and winning in 3 straight sets. The ladies will bus it to Barnstable for a non league match on Tuesday.

Hiller Sports Season Off To Good Start

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On Thursday, the Hiller Golf team defeated Bellingham as they started strong as they look to defend their TVL title. They paly again at 3:00pm on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 against the Holliston High School at the Hopkinton Country Club.

The Field Hockey team won their season opener 5-0 today over Tri-Valley League rival Bellingham. The girls will travel to Hopedale for a match on Monday at 330pm.

Jane Welzel, 59

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Jane Welzel, a five-time Olympic Marathon Trials participant, race director of the Mountain Avenue Mile and Bacon Strip Races and one of the pioneers of the women's running movement, died Sunday after a brief battle with cancer. She was 59.

Milford Legion had an amazing run

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Milford Legion started off the 2014 season with former assistant coach Steven DiVitto taking over as the new head coach. Milford Post 59 was fresh off a state tournament title in 2013 and had high hopes heading into the 2014 season. Milford struggled throughout the first half of the season and was at a 7 and 7 record with only 10 games left to go, it seemed unlikely Milford was going to be able to turn it around. Milford reached a new low point when they dropped a 14-4 mercy-ruled game to Northboro on July 4th.

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Ashland Post 77 Head Coach Dan Sullivan recaps 2014 Season

Ashland had a nice run, going deep into the District 5 playoffs and finishing the season 15 and 8, Head Coach Dan Sullivan recapped the 2014 season: "It would have been nice to make it into the final 8, but as a coach you could not have been more proud at how the kids played this season. It was a group that we thought could be pretty competitive right from the get go and they certainly proved to be that and really a fun group to be around."

Pitching in district 5 was very strong in the 2014 season and Ashland had some very good versatility on the mound, Sullivan stated "I think with any good team, you half to have some depth on your pitching staff and when your playing games on top of each other like you do in a legion season, you need to be deeper than just 1 or 2 guys and luckily we were able to dive into our 5th, 6th and 7th pitchers to give us quality innings. Every team we play is a talented group of all star players just like we have."

Dan Sullivan commented on 2 key contributors to post 77, Hopkinton Hillers Chris Moberg and Nick Burns; " When that part of the order comes a long, you feel like you can score runs. I love that Nick is a lefty and Chris is a righty, and I think they present a lot of trouble for opposing pitchers when you have 2 power bats like that in the middle of your order." "Nick was so consistent through the high school season and was a huge addition to our lineup." "With Chris, he has the chance to hit the ball 350 400 feet every time he's up there, he doesn't get cheated out of any at bats and he came up for some big ones for us this year, that's for sure."

Coach Sullivan also gave us a bit of a preview for the 2015 season stating that several players will be available and Evan Park and Greg Holler are likely to return.

Check out the full interview video below!

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