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Refocused HHS field hockey takes it day by day

Refocused HHS field hockey takes it day by day

The Hopkinton High School field hockey team has a simple motto this season: “Win the day.” The Hillers are playing under first-year coach Ally Valencia and are razor-focused on trying to improve and succeed each day, whether it’s during a game, in practice or while...

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Hillers football shows early-season improvement

Hillers football shows early-season improvement

Hopkinton High School football coach Mark Sanborn said the feeling was palpable after last season. No one coming back to the program this fall was pleased with the team’s 3-8 record in 2021. So the incoming senior class decided to do whatever it took to prevent a...

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HHS girls soccer puts trust in process

HHS girls soccer puts trust in process

For Hopkinton High School girls soccer coach Tom Skiba, it’s all about the process. His expectations for his team coming into the 2022 campaign are similar to every season: win games, get to the state tournament and compete in the always-challenging Tri-Valley League...

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Hillers junior Birtwistle commits to Purdue soccer

Hillers junior Birtwistle commits to Purdue soccer

Hopkinton High School junior Brooke Birtwistle will continue her standout soccer career at the Division 1 collegiate level in two seasons when she attends Purdue University. Birtwistle, 16, is one of the Hillers’ captains this fall and said the Boilermakers provided...

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HHS boys soccer looks to maximize its talent

HHS boys soccer looks to maximize its talent

Hopkinton High School’s boys soccer team has a deep roster returning in 2022, and coach Garrett Sawyer is hoping the combination of skill and experience will help the team build on a strong campaign last fall. “I did lose some key starters and strong players from last...

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Hopkinton athletes earn spots at Ninja nationals

Hopkinton athletes earn spots at Ninja nationals

Three young athletes from Hopkinton were among the competitors at last month’s Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association World Series Championship in Las Vegas. The group traveled to the Orleans Arena for the three-day competition, with Hopkinton residents Samantha Sweeney...

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Murray looks to long stint as HHS AD

Murray looks to long stint as HHS AD

Longtime Hopkinton High School guidance counselor and coach Kiely Murray has taken the reins of the athletic department as the new interim athletic director with the hope of making the position permanent next year. Murray, 39, replaces Rich Cormier, who announced in...

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Tian competes in national gymnastics meet

Tian competes in national gymnastics meet

When Emma Tian was just 4 years old, her mother tried to find an activity for her. Tian, now 11, tried rhythmic gymnastics, and she has risen up the ranks to earn a spot at her first national meet this month. The competition, which took place from June 1-5, took Tian...

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Hillers boys tennis eyes deep tourney run

Hillers boys tennis eyes deep tourney run

The Hopkinton High School boys tennis team captured a Tri-Valley League Large School Division championship this season, but the Hillers have their sights set on making their presence felt during June’s state tournament. “We are certainly hoping to make a run,” coach...

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HHS girls tennis dominates regular season

HHS girls tennis dominates regular season

Hopkinton High School girls tennis coach Lyn Calkins thought she might be looking at a rebuilding year this spring. Instead, the Hillers will go into June’s state tournament as one of the most dominant teams in the area. “My expectations were that we were in a...

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Hillers boys lax gets program back on track

Hillers boys lax gets program back on track

The Hopkinton High School boys lacrosse team has gone through some ups and downs this season, but coach Dan Norton said the spring has marked the program getting back to normal after a pair of pandemic-affected campaigns. “We have a lot of guys getting valuable...

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HHS girls lax lays strong program foundation

HHS girls lax lays strong program foundation

This season might not be remembered for the number of victories the Hopkinton High School girls lacrosse team earned, but coach Katelyn Barry said the Hillers are having fun while battling a tough schedule and setting the stage for success to come. “This is the first...

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Rudden has memorable season for Stonehill lacrosse

Rudden has memorable season for Stonehill lacrosse

Lydia Rudden is finally getting the chance to play in a normal college lacrosse season, and the Stonehill junior is making the most of the opportunity. Rudden, a Hopkinton High School graduate, has been nothing short of dominant for the Skyhawks this year, earning a...

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Hillers girls track back to unbeaten ways in spring

Hillers girls track back to unbeaten ways in spring

Hopkinton High School girls track and field coach Jean Cann describes the spring season as a “step up” from where the program was during the indoor season, but she is holding the program to its high bar of never losing a meet. “We have gotten our act back together,”...

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Huge Hillers boys track team back on top of TVL

Huge Hillers boys track team back on top of TVL

After a canceled spring track and field season and another one significantly impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Hopkinton High School boys coach Brian Prescott is enjoying being back in the midst of the chaos that comes with leading a 130-athlete team. “It’s...

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Young HHS softball looks to contend in TVL

Young HHS softball looks to contend in TVL

With six freshmen on the varsity roster and a new head coach, the Hopkinton High School softball team is bringing fresh energy to the spring season and plans to compete in the challenging Tri-Valley League. Will Collins is in his fourth year with the Hillers program,...

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