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Hopkinton Marathon Committee to Honor Veterans on Patriots’ Day at 123rd Boston Marathon Start

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In honor of Patriots’ Day, the Hopkinton Marathon Committee (HMC) honors local veterans at the start of the Boston Marathon each year. Patriots’ Day, an annual civic holiday, commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. Each year, since its start in 1897, the Boston Marathon has taken part of Patriots’ Day. This year’s honored patriots at the start of the Boston Marathon will be Russell Phipps, Sr., Betty Branagan, and Frank Torento, all of Hopkinton.

Hopkinton Marathon Committee Selects Starters for 123rd Boston Marathon

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The Hopkinton Marathon Committee (HMC) has selected starters for Waves Two through Four for the 123rd Boston Marathon. The Boston Athletic Association has granted the HMC this honor since 2006. This year, on the Hopkinton Marathon Committee’s 40th Anniversary, the HMC has chosen a beloved Hopkinton native, a high-ranking military official, and a former HMC chairperson. Rosalie Baker-Brown will start Wave Two, General James McConville will start Wave Three, and Bob Champney will start Wave Four.

Video: Hillers Boys & Girls Lacrosse Open Season in Holliston

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On Friday April 5th, Hopkinton Hillers Boys & Girls Lacrosse played a double header in Holliston against the Panthers. The Hiller Boys took their game 17 to 8 while the Girls captured an overtime victory over the Panthers 8 to 7.

On April 9th the Boys captured a 17 to 5 victory over Ashland and currently stand at 2 and 0. The Girls team lost a close game to Natick on April 9th, 11 to 10 but took down Ashland the following day 18 to 3. Senior Captain, Lydia Rudden officially surpassed 200 career points in the win versus Ashland.

View highlights below!

Hopkinton Hillers Sports Update 4-10-2019

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Baseball:
-Hopkinton wins season opener 9 to 1 over Holliston
Stephen Simoes and Ryan Kester both score a pair of runs in the Hillers victory. Cole Glassburn pitched 3 scoreless innings to earn the save. Hopkinton plated 5 runs in the bottom of the 6th. Hillers start off 1-0, Holliston 0-1.

Video: 2019 Hopkinton Hillers Softball Preview

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Last season, Hillers Softball finished 13 and 8 overall, 1 and 1 in the playoffs. This year they have some great experience returning to the roster including Captains, Emily Whelan and Katy Holly. The Hillers have a new yet familiar face at Head Coach this year in Shannon Allberry. Allberry has a wide array of experience with the Hiller program and coached the JV team last season.

Video: Hopkinton Hillers Boys & Girls Lacrosse Previews

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Last season both the Hopkinton Boys and Girls Lacrosse teams made the playoffs. The Boys team finished 11 and 8 and fell in the 1st round to Medfield in the post season while the Girls went 11 and 9 overall and 1 and 1 in playoff action.

In the below video, HCAM news caught up with Boys Head Coach, Dan Norton and this years captains: Luke MacDonald, Zach Frank and Dan Sage. We also talked with Girls Head Coach, Katelyn Barry and Captains, Sydney MacDonald and Lydia Rudden.

Video: 2019 Hopkinton Hillers Boys Tennis Preview

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After finishing 11 and 5 during the season last year, Hiller Boys Tennis is ready to go and has a good amount of returning talent. Led by experienced Captains, Nalin Storm and Andrew Keeley, the Hillers look to make some noise in the TVL. See more in the video below!

Video: 2019 Hopkinton Police VS Special Olympics Basketball Game

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The annual Special Olympics vs Hopkinton Police Basketball game took place this past Saturday at Hopkinton Middle School. Despite lots of practice by the Police Department, the talented Special Olympics team put up triple digits and took the game 100 to 50 to stay undefeated. Below, get a glimpse of the fun-filled afternoon for all at Brown Gymnasium.

Video: Hopkinton Hillers VS Wachusett Mountaineers in D3 State Finals

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On Sunday March 17th, the Hopkinton Hillers Hockey team took on the Wachusett Mountaineers in their 1st ever D3 State Title Appearance. Senior, Grant Gardula struck for Wachusett 2:59 into action for an early lead. At 10:26 left in the 2nd period, Gardula struck again to make it a 2-0 Wachusett lead. Off an Assist by Dan Kirk, Will Quinlan netted the first Hillers goal with 1:29 left in the frame to make it a 2-1 game. At 9:07 left, Kevin Skagerlind (JR) struck for Wachusett to make it a 3-1 game. Kyle Rogers netted another Hillers goal with 5:10 left to get the Hillers back within 1.

Video: Hopkinton Hillers Hockey VS Lowell in D3 State Semi-Finals

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On Wednesday, the South Sectional Champion, Hopkinton Hillers hockey team took on North Sectional Champion, Lowell Red Raiders at the Tsongas Arena. The 1st period featured nonstop action, Sean Walsh got the 9 goal period started 36 seconds in. At 12:03, Tommy Hamblet netted a goal with an assist by Kyle Rogers. 32 seconds later, Sean Walsh scored his 2nd goal of the period to make it a 3-0 game. Lowell responded with 2 goals of their own within the next 2 and a half minutes.

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