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Hillers Win the Bushnoe Cup!

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After beating Oakmont 3-1 on Monday night, the Hillers came back with another great effort to beat Fitchburg 4-1 and win the Mark Bushnoe Christmas Tournament at he Wallace Civic Center. Bill Allen was named and Allstar and Cam Finalayson the tournament MVP.

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Video: Hillers Sports Update 12/11-12/15

Check out the highlights below!

Saturday 12/12 Varsity Hockey: Hopkinton Hillers beat Ashland 8-0 to start the season 1-0. Junior JH Vokey had 5 goals while Sophomore Matt Lindquist had 2 and Sophomore Will Abbout had 4 Assists.

Friday 12/11 Girls Varsity Basketball: Hillers went in to the halftime locker room up 38-17 and never look back as they take the opener 54-34 over Norton. Sophomore Ivy gogolin had a team high 16 points while junior Julia Canestrari hit for 13 as the Hillers start off the season with the win.

Monday 12/15 Girls Varsity Basketball: Hillers got the 39-32 victory over Dover-Sherborn, Julia Canestrari had a team high 10 points while Ivy Gogolin dropped 9 points, Gogolin also had 10 rebounds in the game as the Hillers improve to 2 and 0.

Run the Marathon for the Friends of Hopkinton Senior Citizens

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Do you want a chance to be an official runner in the Boston Marathon? The Friends of Hopkinton Senior Citizens, Inc. has bibs available. This is an excellent opportunity for the Friends to raise needed funds for the Center and for runners to have a chance to participate. For more information, please call either Pat at 508-864-9947, or Judi at the Senior Center: 508-497-9730.

Hillers win

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The Hillers took on DS and came up with their second straight win to start of the season. JH Vokey scored 2 goals and Matt Lindquist, Owen Delaney, and Will Abbott also had goals. Can Finlayson had 2 assists and Owen Delaney, and Matt Lindquist also had helpers. Dylan O'leary was outstanding between the pipes, coming up with several highlight reel saves to help perserve the win.

Hopkinton takes on Medfield next this Ssturday in Franland.

3 Games to Watch for on Sunday

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This Sunday marks the beginning of the playoff race and many teams are hoping to get a win this week. The 3 most intriguing matchups for this week include:

Hiller Hockey

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The Hiller hockey season kicks off this Friday night as the JV's start the defense of their back to back titles VS. Hudson at 8:50 PM at North Star. The Varsity begins their season Saturday Night at 6:50 pm in Loring arena with a "Border Battle" VS. Cross town rival Ashland .
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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.

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