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Video Segment: Hopkinton Volleyball Advances to the Division 2 State Championship

The #8th ranked Hopkinton Hillers took on the #1 Ranked Notre Dame of Hingham Cougars at Canton High School in the State Semi-Finals. Hopkinton pulled off the sweep winning Game 1 (25-22), Game 2 (25-8), Game 3 (25-23). It was a good all around team effort by the Hillers who utilized their front line power and talented servers to take down the Cougars. Holly Adams led the scoring with 18 Kills and 10 aces, Hanna Engstrom also recorded 6 aces and 7 kills and Renee Cooprider had 25 assists.

Game 1 was back and fourth and their were multiple momentum shifts. At one point the game was tied 21-21 but the serving errors and good defense by the Hillers allowed them to secure the victory. In game 2 it was Hillers domination the whole way through as at one point the Hillers took a 12-3 lead and never looked back. Game 3 Notre Dame gave it their all to hang on to State-Championship hopes and fought back trailing midway through with a 12-7 run to make it a 24-23 game in favor of Hopkinton but Holly Adams was able to score the last point. A perfect set up from Cooprider allowed Adams to hit a downward flying smash that landed just before the backline. Holly Adams spoke to HCAM news after the game: "We worked really hard all season so we deserve it." "We're fired up and we are playing for Hopkinton."

Head Coach Margie Grabmeier after the victory: "This is an incredible feeling, I love this feeling." Grabmeier mentioned that many of the seniors on the team have been playing together for 3 years and the goal from Day 1 was to get to the State Finals."We have a powerhouse team with great defense, offensive weapons and a 3rd year varsity center and that's how you get this far you can't do it with just 1 or 2 players."

The State Finals will take place at Fitchburg High School Saturday November 15th at 3:00pm, Central Finalist Hopkinton (21-2) will take on North Finalist Weston, who swept West Finalist Minnechaug at Milford High School in the other state semi-final game.

To hear more of the interviews with Holly Adams, Head Coach Margie Grabmeier or to see the game winning score for the Hillers in the State-Semi Finals matchup view the videos.

Go Hillers!!!

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Video Segment: Baypath Humane Soceity Paws and Claws 5K

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon many jogged through Hopkinton State park with their Canine companion for the Baypath Humane Society Paws & Claws 5k. A lot of money was raised and it gave many a great opportunity to bond with the family pet at one of the great fall scenic locations in Hopkinton.

Sarah Cleveland event organizer talked to HCAM News about the event; "Baypath has over 500 people competing today runners and walkers, we have a lot of dogs that are here. All the Dogs are getting a long, all the people are getting a long." "Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton is a wonderful non-profit shelter and we have been in existence for over 30 years." Sarah mentioned all the money raised at the event goes towards medical and adoption fees for the animals and that she is very grateful for the generous amount of donations they receive.

Habitat for Humanity Project Playhouse Given to Child of Local Military Veteran

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Imagine if you couldn't take your child to a playground because a fear, so intense, left you completely debilitated? This is a reality for many of our Honored Massachusetts Military Veterans who suffer from PTSD.

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Video Segment: High School Halloween Senior Costume Contest

Every year Seniors at Hopkinton High School look forward to many beloved traditions but one in particular is the Costume Contest, and this year an abundance of creativity was on display, making it a very difficult choice for teachers in choosing the best costumes.

Best Couples Costume - The Italian Restaurant (2 Girls dressed like Italian Chefs and prior to the contest set up a whole restaurant section with tables and decoration outside of the gymnasium to compliment their costume)

Scariest Costume - "The Shining" Twins (2 Girls Dressed like the twins from the horror classic "The Shining")

Funniest Group Costume - Toy Story - (Group of 8 Girls Dressed like Characters from the animated classic "Toy Story".)

Cutest Group Costume - The Barbie Dolls (3 Girls dressed like Barbie Dolls in store packaging.)

Most Creative Group Costume - Raining Cats and Dogs (3 Girls sported rain jackets and umbrellas with Cat and Dog stuffed animals attached to the umbrella)

Best Group Costume Runner-Up - Mayflower Programs (6 Girls dressed up as Mayflower pilgrims and used a float with a sign saying "Mayflower" to portray the Mayflower)

Best Overall Individual Costume - Forest Gump (Dressed up as Forest Gump with long beard from the jogging scene in hit movie "Forest Gump")

Best Overall Group Costume - The Trophies (5 Girls covered themselves fully in Gold and utilized some athletic gear to depict Sports Trophies)

Watch the video to see all the costumes in the parade and the awards ceremony.

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Video Segment: Hillers Fall Sports Playoff Recap

Monday October 20th - Hopkinton Golf finishes Third for Division 2 South. Junior Matt Johnson qualified individually with a round of 75, but Hopkinton finished with a score of 304, one stroke behind Oliver Ames and Four behind champion Catholic Memorial. Golf Head Coach Dick Bliss commented on the 2nd straight undefeated year for the Golf Team: "It's been a great group of kid this year, I'm very blessed' Coach Bliss also commented that he is excited to have 13 players return next season.

Friday October 24th - Hillers Volleyball swept Medway to stay unbeaten in TVL.

Saturday October 25th - Hillers Field Hockey clinched Post Season Birth with 2-0 win over Ashland.

Monday October 27th - Hopkinton Hillers end the regular season with a win in Westwood, a 17-2 overall record and are Tri-Valley League Champions.

Monday October 27th- Hopkinton and Westwood Boys Soccer tie 1-1 (Hopkinton Finishes 7-8-3) Hopkinton and Westwood Girls Soccer Tie 0-0.

Tuesday October 28th - Boys Cross Country captured the TVL title at the Medfield Course, Girls Cross Country finished 2nd in the TVL Championship.

Friday October 31st - Milford Football eliminates Hopkinton from Post season with 48-34 win. Milford rushes for 430+ yards and does not complete 1 pass.

Monday November 3rd - Lady Hillers soccer loses to Scituate 5-0 in Playoffs, Finishes season (7-8-4)

Hopkinton Field Hockey
Preliminary Round - Hopkinton beat Notre Dame Academy 1-0 in 3 O.T.'s
First Round - Hopkinton Lost to Norwood 3-1
Hopkinton Field Hockey finishes 8-7-5

Volleyball advances to Division 2 State Finals
Quarter Final: Hopkinton Sweeps Tantasqua 3-0
Semi-Final: Hopkinton Sweeps Canton 3-0
Sectional Finals – Hopkinton Beats Westborough 3-1

Car hits Dynasty Chinese Restaurant

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Hopkinton Police and Rescue were on the scene at Dynasty Chinese Restaurant after a car rammed into the side of the building. Fortunately no one inside or outside the restaurant suffered significant injury.

The driver and his passenger are reportedly okay and were taken to the hospital for examination. The building inspector examined the damage to the buildings exterior and determined the restaurant does not need to close. Dynasty remains open for business.

Hopkinton Volleyball advances to State Semi-Finals

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Hopkinton Girls Volleyball ranked 8th in the state heading to the playoffs, had a tremendous season and is set to play in the state Semi-Finals Wednesday November 12th 7:00pm against Notre Dame (Hingham) at Canton High School.

5 Hopkinton Senior Student-Athletes to Sign Letters of Intent

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Elise Chandler - Girls Lacrosse signing with the University of New Hampshire of the America East Conference. Elise is a Tri-Valley League Honorable Mention Lacrosse All-Star.

Jimmy Hervol - Golf - signing with the University of Connecticut of the American Athletic Conference. Jimmy was a selected as a Metrowest Daily News Golf Super Team All-Star, 2 Time Tri Valley League MVP, and 3 time TVL 1st Team All-Star, and 3 time Hopkinton Team MVP.

HPTA Bunco Bash

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The HPTA is holding a Bunco Bash at 7:00 PM on November 14 at the Glen Ellen Country Club, 84 Orchard Street in Millis. Come for a fun night with friends and dice rolling hilarity! Enjoy light appetizers, dessert and a cash bar. Bid on lots of items in the silent auction, including theme park passes, a night at an inn, jewelry, restaurant gift cards and more!

Donald H. Lehman, 88

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Donald H. Lehman, 88, of Hopkinton, and formerly of Murrysville, PA passed away Friday, November 7, 2014 at home with his family. Born in Detroit, MI, he was the son of the late Elsa and Dallas Lehman. He was the husband of the late Eleanor (Marini) Lehman.

An Army Sergeant, Donald was an avid outdoors man and enjoyed hunting and fishing and had a passion for mathematics and electronics. He had formerly worked for 41 years as an electrical engineer for Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania and was a 50 year member of the Shriners.

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