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Hillers golf team caps impressive run

Hillers golf team caps impressive run

The Hopkinton High School golf team finished the season with a fourth-place finish at the Division 2 state tournament, keeping the Hillers from a third straight state championship but capping off a stellar run. “Looking back on it, regardless of what happened [at the...

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HHS cheer takes its game to higher level

HHS cheer takes its game to higher level

In her third season as coach of the Hopkinton High School cheerleaders, Ashley Poillucci says her team is trying tougher stunts in search of higher point totals during the competition season. “I think the quality of the team has really improved with a lot of the girls...

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Sokol overcomes odds at Sacred Heart

Sokol overcomes odds at Sacred Heart

Hopkinton product a captain in senior season for Pioneers Josh Sokol remembers being told he would not last a semester at Sacred Heart university, but the Hopkinton High School graduate has spent the past four years proving the doubters wrong and is an anchor of the...

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Unified basketball brings school together

Unified basketball brings school together

Support grows for Hillers’ special athletes The Hopkinton High School unified basketball team saw a surge in numbers in its second season, with nearly 40 partners joining the program’s four athletes in an experience that has been special for all involved. “It’s...

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HHS girls XC looks to outpace expectations again

HHS girls XC looks to outpace expectations again

The Hopkinton girls cross country team has had a knack for exceeding preseason expectations. Two years ago, the Hillers did not show up in the preseason rankings and finished the season 13th at the all-state meet. Last year, they were ranked in the high teens for most...

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Tourney in reach for Hillers field hockey

Tourney in reach for Hillers field hockey

The Hopkinton High field hockey team has navigated a gauntlet of a road-heavy schedule and put together a first-half record that has the Hillers well within striking distance of the sectional tournament. Hopkinton entered last week 4-4-3 on the season and looking...

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Ocean State win a highlight for HHS boys XC

Ocean State win a highlight for HHS boys XC

Hopkinton High School boys cross country coach Jennifer Fairbanks expected her team to be among the best, if not the best, in the Tri-Valley League. But a recent victory in the Ocean State Invitational against teams from all over New England proved a pleasant surprise...

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HHS golf eyes state title three-peat

HHS golf eyes state title three-peat

In his 40th season as coach of the Hopkinton High School golf program, Dick Bliss once again is enjoying leading a strong team anchored by an exceptional talent. The Hillers won seven of their first eight matches, after running the table a season ago, and have their...

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HHS boys soccer works on finding new identity

HHS boys soccer works on finding new identity

After graduating 13 seniors from a team that qualified for the state tournament in 2018, the Hopkinton High School boys soccer program has its sights set on getting back to the postseason with a new cast of characters in the spotlight. With so many players who are...

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Hopkintonians lead way at Salve Regina

Hopkintonians lead way at Salve Regina

A tradition of producing talented football players and a college program that has produced a positive experience for those who attend has led to a steady pipeline of Hopkinton High School graduates making their way to Salve Regina University, including seven members...

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MacLean set to lead Hillers gridders into action

MacLean set to lead Hillers gridders into action

After four years as defensive coordinator, Dan MacLean said he did not think twice when the opportunity arose to step into the head coaching role this fall. “I love Hopkinton, I’ve always liked this program,” MacLean said. “To get to coach here the past four years has...

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Grabmeier looks to continue volleyball success

Grabmeier looks to continue volleyball success

After a stellar 2018 campaign, the Hopkinton High School girls volleyball program brings several returners to a team trying to replace the stellar attack that led the Hillers to a dominant season last fall. HHS concluded last year’s run in the sectional semifinal with...

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HHS senior starts soccer program in Morocco

HHS senior starts soccer program in Morocco

Hopkinton High School rising senior Simon Rutter traveled to Morocco this summer to study Arabic in the West African nation and ended up making a lasting impact on his temporary community by helping to create a soccer program to benefit hundreds of students and local...

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Hillers shine on summer Legion teams

Hillers shine on summer Legion teams

Among the Hopkinton High School products playing American Legion baseball this summer are Tommy Leone (Milford Post 59) and Cole Glassburn and Drew Rancatore (both Ashland Post 77). After a run to the state title game this spring, several members of the Hopkinton High...

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Whelan, Holly cap HHS softball careers in style

Whelan, Holly cap HHS softball careers in style

Coming into this season, the Hopkinton High School softball program did not have a single player in its recorded history reach 100 career hits. After this year, it has two. Leadoff hitter Emily Whelan became the first in school history to achieve 100 hits when she...

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