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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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Video: Ashland and Milford Legion make playoff runs.

Ashland Legion reached the playoffs as they clinched the 4th seed in District 5 after having a terrific season. In the 2 loss elimination playoff format, Ashland beat Lowell in game 1 but then lost to Sudbury in game 2, and Lowell in game 3. Ashland Post 77 finished the season at 15 and 8. Unfortunately no state tournament this year but congratulations to Team Manager Richard Powell, Head Coach Dan Sullivan and all the Ashland Post 77 players on a terrific run in 2014.

Another local legion team with some Hiller players is Milford Post 59 and congratulations to Milford Legion as they won the District 4 playoffs and reached the state tournament. Milford won the District 4 playoffs and the first 3 games of the state tournament. Milford recently lost to Kingstown 13-10 but will play the winner of Newburyport and Kingstown. All games that were supposed to be played on Friday August 1st, have been postponed due to rain. Time, Date and Location of makeup games to be determined.

For More stats and information check out the videos!

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Highlight Video: Ashland and Milford Legion both playoff bound.

Ashland Legion Post 77 who was eliminated from the playoffs the night of Tuesday July 22nd, did have quite the memorable season. On Tuesday July 15th, they played a memorable game against Lowell in which the go-ahead run was scored in the bottom of the 6th after a miscue between the third baseman and pitcher covering home plate during a pickle allowed Steve Mahoney to score the 3rd and final run of the game. Ashland closed it out to get the 3-2 victory.

Milford Post 59 which features 2 Hillers, (Matt Decina and Andrew McMillan) will be going to the state tournament. At the mid-way point Milford was 7 and 7, then went on a 10 game winning streak to close out the regular season at the 1 seed.

Matt Decina and Andrew McMillan have been huge contributors for the Post 59 squad, check out some of the stats and highlights in the video.

Also stay tuned to HCAM News as we keep you updated on Milford Post 59's state tournament run.

Sign Up Now for Fall HS Sports

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