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Video: Hillers Football Reflects on 2015 Season

The Hopkinton Hillers had a terrific 2015 season in which they finished 6 and 5. The Hillers season featured a playoff appearance and thanksgiving victory over Ashland.

The Hillers will lose 18 seniors next year including: Jake Kelleher, Dylan Goodnough, Jack Vaccari, Connor Abate, Paul Windeheuser, Nate Wilson, Nick Carrazza, Lukas Kaminski, Sam Lehman, Dan Delaney, Peter Dobinski, Jack Guelfi, Nick Poillucci, NIck Ludorf, Josh Sokol, Matt Burns and Nic Canal.

In the below video the Hillers seniors reflect on what was a terrific season.

Holliston's 3rd Annual First Night Trail Walk

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The Friends of the Holliston Trails are hosting their 3rd annual First Night Trail Walk on Thursday, December 31 from 5:00-8:00 PM. The walk is a fun family event for all ages. Come chat with your neighbors as you walk along the Holliston Rail Trail and make your way towards Phipps Tunnel. Start at either Blair Square (a one mile walk) or Cross Street (a .25 mile walk). There will be hot chocolate and cider, fire pits and s'mores, hot dogs, music, and more!

Eagles vs Patriots Preview

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This matchup between the Eagles and the Patriots should be a fun one to watch if you are a Patriots fan. After coming off a devastating loss against the Denver Broncos, expect the Patriots and especially QB Tom Brady to come out swinging. Brady however will be without TE Rob Gronkowski and WR Julian Edelman at his disposal. Expect TE Scott Chandler and WR Brandon Lafell and Danny Amendola to receive the majority of Brady's throws. The Patriots defense will most likely rebound from last week and give the Eagles offense trouble in scoring points.

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Video: Hopkinton Hillers VS Ashland Clockers Thanksgiving Football 2015 Highlights

View highlights from the exciting Hillers 35-33 Thanksgiving Victory over Ashland below.

The Hillers won the 92nd Thanksgiving meeting with the Ashland Clockers to finish the season 6 and 5 overall. In the annual game the Hillers lead the rivalry with 50 wins, 37 losses and 5 ties.

1st quarter: Colin Hanrahan gets things started for Ashland as he takes the handoff from about the 25 yard line and plummets a head for the score. Extra point was good making it 7-0 Ashland.

Hillers threaten to even out the score as Sam Lehman rushes from the 15 and gets inside the 5. After being pushed back by a couple penalties, Sam Lehman finds the end zone to make it 7-6. A 2 point conversion run by Jake Kelleher would put the Hillers on top 8-7.

2nd quarter, Colin Hanrahan responds, slipping through tackles and forces himself ahead for 13 yards and to make it 13 points for Ashland. Extra point was good making it 14-8 Ashland.

Jake Kelleher responded firing a 53 yard bomb to Jack Vaccari to tie up the game. Hillers kick the extra point and lead 15-14.

Ashland wasnt going away though, later in the 2nd quarter Mitch Porter connects with Max Feinberg to move Ashland up to the 27. Then a few plays later, Porter with the fake and finds Shamus Reardon in the end zone. Extra point was good putting the Clockers up 21-15.

Ashland would get the ball back once again in the 2nd quarter and Mitch Porter finds Joe Schelling for a 25 yard reception and then Colin Hanrahan finds the end zone for his 3rd time and makes it 28-15 Clockers after the extra point.

Jake Kelleher responds as he finds Jack Vaccari for the 2nd time in the end zone for the 25 yard touchdown pass, the extra point puts the Hillers within 6. It was 28-22 Clockers leading at the half.

3rd quarter, Jake Kelleher contiues his roll and launches a 37 yard touchdown pass right into the arms of Will Abbott.. The Hillers get the extra point and take a 29-28 lead.

Later in the 3rd quarter, Joe Kerkach returned the lead to the Clockers as he buried a 27 yard field goal to make it a 31-29 game.

About 3 minutes left to go in the game, The Hillers positioned at the Clockers 23, Jake Kelleher fires down the left side of the field and right over a defender to Will Abbott who takes it all the way into the end zone and puts the Hillers up 35-31.

Hillers later in the 4th took an intentional safety to set up the kick off. The Clockers could not convert on their final drive and the Hillers take a wild thanksgiving showdown 35-33.

Football Extravaganza on Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving this year featured 3 intriguing matchups and it will certainly be one to remember.

Detroit Lions 45

Philadelphia Eagles 14

48th Annual Westborough Ski Swap

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The 48th Annual Westborough Ski Swap takes place on December 12 at the Hastings School Cafeteria! Drop off used equipment on Friday, December 11 from 7:00-9:00 PM. The Ski Swap is on Saturday, December 12 from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. You can find new and used skis, boards, boots and equipment. The Swap is sponsored by Explorer Post 85. Click here for more details!

HopkintonWX Update

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More Seasonable temps return this week with some chilly mornings and cool afternoons. Mostly sunny through Tuesday then much needed rain on the way again.

Hopkinton Hillers VS Ashland Clockers Thanksgiving Football Preview 2015

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On thanksgiving morning Ashland and Hopkinton will meet for their 92nd thanksgiving game against one another at David M. Hughes Stadium. The traditional Ashland-Hopkinton thanksgiving game dates back to 1923 and has taken place every year except 1940. Last year Hopkinton won a snow covered defensive affair in Ashland 9-7. The Hillers have won the annual thanksgiving game versus Ashland the last 7 seasons. Overall Hopkinton leads the rivalry as their record against Ashland on thanksgiving is 49 wins, 37 losses and 5 ties.

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Video: Powderpuff Football 2015

Video 1: Check out highlights to a very exciting Powderpuff Flag Football game between the Class of 2017 and the Class of 2016!
Video 2: View the entire 2015 Powderpuff Football Game

You can also view photos of the game here.

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Video: 2015 Hopkinton Hillers Golf Banquet

At the end of the season golf banquet, 36th year Head Coach Dick Bliss and the senior captains (Geoff Holler, Jake Doherty and Matt Johnson) hoisted up the TVL championship trophy and many awards were given out to members of the team after an incredible 17 and 1 season. Some of the captains along with coach Bliss presented Athletic Director Eric Karjel with the 3rd straight Hillers Golf TVL championship trophy. The Hillers have made the state tournament 21 consecutive seasons.

Geoff Holler was voted by TVL coaches as the TVL Most Valuable Player while Freshman Abby Jaye won Hillers rookie of the year. Others honored include; Senior Aidan Curry, Junior Stephen Auslander, Junior Jonathan Simmer, Junior Nathan Tuite, Senior Nick Scire, Senior Jake Doherty and Senior Matt Johnson.

Seniors on the team featured: Geoff Holler, Jake Doherty, Matt Johnson, Drew Simi, Connor Czerepuszko, Nick Scire, Dario Venuto, Aidan Curry, Jake Southern, Matt Locke and Nate Mezitt. The majority of seniors on the team were part of the last 3 TVL championship runs.

Check out the Full Banquet Ceremony Below


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