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Paul Clerici Presents "Boston Marathon: History by the Mile"

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Local author Paul C. Clerici will be at the Hopkinton Senior Center on Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00 PM to talk about his popular book, “Boston Marathon: History by the Mile.”

The award-winning writer takes readers through the entire colorful 26.2-mile journey, mile by mile, town by town, story by story. With his unique, vast array of experience and knowledge as a 23-time Boston Marathon runner and 30-plus-year sports journalist, Clerici brings the great race to life through informative, humorous, and enlightening detail.

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Video: HMS Students VS Teachers, Hillers Swimming Banquet

In the latest Hopkinton Hillers Sports Update, Hopkinton Middle School Students and Teachers battled it out on the Basketball Court for Project Just Because. and another season of Hillers Swimming came to an official end with the end of the season banquet. Check out highlights below!

Jim Montalto, Leah Holmes and Maggie Sloan to Run the 2016 Boston Marathon for the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation

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Hopkinton resident Jim Montalto and Hopkinton natives Leah Holmes and Maggie Sloan (pictured) will run the 2016 Boston Marathon to raise money for the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library.

Hillers Girls fall to Notre Dame Academy in Semi-Finals

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The 4th seeded Hopkinton Hillers earned their ticket to the Semi-Finals against 1st seeded Notre Dame Academy of Worcester by beating 5th seeded Ashland 54-47 in the quarter finals matchup. Undefeated Notre Dame Academy stayed undefeated as they took down the Hillers Girls 61-48.

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Video: Hillers Sports Playoff Highlights

-On Thursday March 3rd the 3rd seeded 17 and 3 Hopkinton Hillers took on 14th seeded 11-8 and 2 Bourne in the 1st round of the playoffs at the Gallo Arena in Bourne and one Hiller hit a landmark during the Hillers offensive fireworks. The Hillers got the 4-0 shutout over Bourne, Will Abbott had a pair of Goals and Cam Finlayson had a goal and 2 assists and the senior also scored his 100th high school career point in the victory.

-In the Quarter-Finals on Saturday March 5th, more action at the Cape, this time against 12-8 and 1 11th seeded Cohasset. The Hillers skated away with the 4-1 victory as 4 different players score goals for the Hillers. Hopkinton advances to the semi finals to take on 2nd seeded 19 and 3 Norwell Thursday March 10th in Bourne at 8pm.

-4th seeded 14 and 6 Hillers Girls Basketball battled fellow TVL Rival #5th seeded 13 and 7 Ashland in the quarter finals of the Central Division 2 playoff bracket. Things did not start off well for the Hillers as 3 different Clockers connected for a pair of field goals to help outscore Hopkinton 16-9 in the first.

2nd quarter, Julia Canestrari heated up and hit for 3 field goals including 2 3's to help the Hillers outscore Ashland 11-9. Ashland leading 25-20 coming out of the half but the Hillers get the 13-10 edge in the 3rd quarter to cut the lead down to 2 heading into the final 8 minutes.

In the 4th quarter, Ashland Senior Sam Leone joined the 1000 point club with a 3 pointer. Quite a huge accomplishment to score 1000 points in your high school career. she was congratulated by fellow teammates as well as the Hillers for the tremendous accomplishment. Hillers Freshman Lilly Morningstar was a star, she hit for 8 points in the quarter to help the Hillers outscore Ashland 21-12 and take the game 54-47.

Morningstar finished with 10 while Julia Canestrari had a team leading 17 and Mikayla Pucci had 13 points as the Hillers advanced to the semi-finals where they will meet up with undefeated 20 and 0 Notre Dame Academy at Clark University Wednesday at 7pm March 9th.

-The 10 and 10, 7th seeded Hillers boys battled 2nd seeded 17 and 3 Medfield in the quarterfinals Medfield ended the magical season for the young Hillers taking them down 74-49.. Medfield would lose to Marlboro in the semi-finals round 59-58. Congratulations to coach Keane and the Hillers boys on a great turnaround.

Hiller Hockey

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The Hiller Hockey team continues to ride the wave of success into uncharted waters, winning their 13th straight, as they move on in the state tournament. Hopkinton has outscored their opponents 8-1 in the first two games. The #3 seed in the Division 3 South bracket, opened the first round with a convincing 4-0 win over Bourne at the Gallo area in Bourne. The goals were scored by, Cam Finlayson (100th career point), Jack Sloan, and Will Abbott added 2. Assists were credited to JH Vokey, Owen Delaney, Will Pickens, Steve Simoes, Everett Rolph and Finlayson with 2.

Hillers Girls Basketball Advances

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On Thursday Night (3/3) the 4th seeded, 14 and 6 Hopkinton Lady Hillers took on the 5th seeded 13 and 7 Ashland Clockers in the Central Division 2 Quarterfinals. The Hillers pulled off the victory 54-47 in a great battle with cross-town rival Ashland. Julia Canestrari led the way for the Hillers with a team high 17 points.

Hiller Hockey

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The Hockey team made a statement in their first round playoff game against Bourne, picking up a 4-0 Win before a packed crowd including a great showing from the student body. After a scoreless 1st that saw the Hillers out shoot Bourne 12-4, Hopkinton opened the scoring on a beautiful pass play from JH Vokey to Cam Finlayson, on what turned out to be the game winner. Finlayson took the cross ice pass firing it home for his 100th career point as a Hiller .

Hiller Hockey

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The Hillers first playoff opponent is now set. Bourne beat DR/Seekonk 2-1 last night and will now face Hopkinton. The game is Thursday, 6PM @ the Bourne areana.

Hillers Basketball Playoff Games

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The Hopkinton Hillers boys who clinched a playoff spot Wednesday night by stunning Westwood 63-61 will be on the road for the Central Division 2 Quarter Finals round of the playoffs. They will take on TVL rival Medfield, Friday Night @ Medfield. Game tips off at 7:00pm.

Friday 3/4 7pm
#7 Hopkinton (10-10) @ #2 Medfield (17-3)

The Hillers girls who finished the regular season 14-6 earned a home game for the Central Division 2 Quarter Finals and first round bye. The Lady-Hillers will take on Ashland Thursday Night at 7:00pm in the HHS Athletic Center.

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