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Chris Villani

Strong seasons for Hillers ski teams 

Strong seasons for Hillers ski teams 

Both the boys and girls ski teams at Hopkinton High School put together strong seasons this winter, with each team earning a second-place finish in the Central Mass. league, and five total skiers securing spots at the state meet. “We knew we had three or four strong...

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HHS swimmers look to peak for postseason

HHS swimmers look to peak for postseason

The Hopkinton High School boys and girls swim teams capped off their league competition recently with strong showings in the Tri-Valley League championship meet, and they are hoping to carry that momentum into the sectional and state meets. “A lot of them are seniors,...

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New cast leads HHS boys track to fast start

New cast leads HHS boys track to fast start

Last season, things seemed pretty straightforward for Hopkinton High School boys indoor track and field coach Michael Donahue. He could fill out the winter meet lineup almost any way he saw fit, and the depth of talent in his senior class would take care of the rest....

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Hillers girls track has league title ambitions

Hillers girls track has league title ambitions

The Hopkinton High School girls indoor track and field team had little time to ease into the 2023-24 season. The Hillers had a dual meet within the first two weeks of starting practice and another one the week after that. “They came at us fast and furious at the...

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HHS boys hockey reloads after title game run

HHS boys hockey reloads after title game run

After advancing to the state championship game a season ago and graduating a dozen seniors from that talented team, the Hopkinton High School boys ice hockey team is right back to its winning ways with a new cast of characters in the spotlight. “I think we want to be...

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Historic XC season for Dacey

Historic XC season for Dacey

Cat Dacey was decades away from being born the last time a Union College athlete competed at the NCAA Women’s Cross Country Championship in 1981. The Hopkinton native not only ended that drought, but she became the first female runner in school history to qualify for...

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Hanlon showcases boxing prowess

Hanlon showcases boxing prowess

When the pandemic hit in 2020, Hopkinton’s Barrett Hanlon was looking for something to do to keep up with his competitive nature. “There wasn’t much going on, everything slowed down, but there was this one boxing gym that stayed open,” Hanlon said, referring to...

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HHS boys basketball eyes return to tourney

HHS boys basketball eyes return to tourney

Coming off an appearance in the state tournament and a second-place finish in the Tri-Valley League Large School Division, the Hopkinton High School boys basketball team has an experienced and scrappy group ready to make another run at the postseason. “So far, I am...

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HHS football ready to renew holiday rivalry

HHS football ready to renew holiday rivalry

Capping off an up-and-down season, Hopkinton High School’s football team will wrap up the campaign with the annual Thanksgiving Day showdown against neighboring rival Ashland. The Hillers come into the holiday rivalry with a 5-5 record to the Clockers’ 4-6 mark....

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Recupero earns spot on national soccer squad

Recupero earns spot on national soccer squad

Will Recupero is the latest in his soccer-crazed family to make a huge mark in the sport they all love. The 13-year-old Hopkinton resident recently earned a spot on the U15 national soccer team, and he will be heading to Portugal later this month for international...

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Hillers volleyball back among state’s elite

Hillers volleyball back among state’s elite

The season Hopkinton High School girls volleyball put together in 2022 included a winning record and a trip to the state tournament. While it would have been a banner campaign for many programs around the state, the Hillers were not used to a first-round exit after...

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HHS field hockey builds off last year’s success

HHS field hockey builds off last year’s success

The Hopkinton High School field hockey team tasted success last fall with a trip to the state tournament and a first-round victory, and coach Ally Valencia is looking to build off that campaign this year by contending for a league title and making even more noise in...

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HHS golf seeks more consistency after playoff miss

HHS golf seeks more consistency after playoff miss

The Hopkinton High School golf team missed out on the postseason this fall by a single match, and coach Bill Phaneuf said the key for the Hillers to avoid the same fate next season is to cut out the big numbers. “This team was much different this year than the last...

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McCann heads to World Ironman Championships

McCann heads to World Ironman Championships

Kayla McCann has tackled numerous endurance events, including her first-ever Ironman triathlon in Lake Placid, New York. This month, she again will compete in one of the ultimate distance challenges at the World Ironman Championships in Hawaii. The Hopkinton resident...

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Hillers girls XC ready to live up to nickname

Hillers girls XC ready to live up to nickname

Hopkinton High School girls cross country coach Jean Cann has tried to reassure her team that, should it qualify for the Meet of Champions at the tough Gardner course at the end of the season, it will be just fine. The course is difficult and anything but flat, but...

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Hillers boys soccer eyes return to postseason

Hillers boys soccer eyes return to postseason

The Hopkinton High School boys soccer team has a new crop of seniors leading the way after the team advanced all the way to the state title game a season ago. Coach Garrett Sawyer said his team has good senior leadership this fall as well as a strong culture, so...

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