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Family affair for HHS baseball

Family affair for HHS baseball

Simoes shines while playing for father Hopkinton High School senior Stephen Simoes had a couple of tough calls when it came to extending his athletic career. Not only did he have to decide where to go to college, he also needed to figure out which sport to play.  The...

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Rudden, Calkins lead way for HHS girls lax

Rudden, Calkins lead way for HHS girls lax

The Hopkinton High School girls lacrosse team is coming off a trip to the sectional quarterfinals a season ago and has a pair of seniors leading the attack who are set to play at the collegiate level and help the Hillers toward another trip to the postseason. Lydia...

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Philbrook heads home for another Boston run

Philbrook heads home for another Boston run

When Lauren Philbrook was a little girl growing up in Hopkinton, she would watch the beginning of the Boston Marathon and saw it as a truly happy event. Now, as an adult and an accomplished marathon runner, she’s come to learn the smiles seen during the first few...

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Palmer perseveres to fulfill dream

Palmer perseveres to fulfill dream

HHS grad’s health issues, autism can’t stop him from meeting challenge According to his mother, Mike Palmer is one of those kids “you don’t say ‘no’ to, because all that does is make him dig his heels in even harder.” He was born with low muscle tone due to a...

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Dick Hoyt aims for return at 2020 Boston Marathon

Dick Hoyt aims for return at 2020 Boston Marathon

Son Rick a race-day decision for 2019 after bout with pneumonia Back surgery and some recent health scares will keep Dick Hoyt from pushing his son, Rick, at this year’s Boston Marathon, but the loving father, accomplished athlete and Hopkinton icon said he is hoping...

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HHS tabs Skiba as girls soccer coach

HHS tabs Skiba as girls soccer coach

Tom Skiba knows he will have plenty to live up to as he takes the reins of the Hopkinton High School girls soccer program next fall. The new head coach inherits a team coming off the program’s first sectional title and an appearance in the state title game, and he...

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Hamblet helps fuel Bentley hockey

Hamblet helps fuel Bentley hockey

The Bentley Falcons surged through a month and a half of hockey, earning points in 11 straight games and rattling off seven wins in a row in January/February, and Hopkinton’s Brendan Hamblet has become a key cog for the Division 1 program. The streak gave the Falcons...

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Balanced Hillers hoops heads to tourney

Balanced Hillers hoops heads to tourney

After 19 seasons as the Hopkinton High School boys varsity basketball coach, Tom Keane experienced a “first” heading into the final week of the 2018-19 regular season: not a single player on his team was scoring more than 10 points per game on average. The Hillers,...

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Farrell makes his mark with USA Hockey

Farrell makes his mark with USA Hockey

Two years ago, Sean Farrell made the decision to move nearly 700 miles away to pursue his hockey goals. That choice has taken him around the world with the U.S. National Team Development Program and allowed him to earn a chance to play hockey at Harvard after the...

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Evans perseveres to earn wrestling captaincy

Evans perseveres to earn wrestling captaincy

Senior returns to mat despite neurological issue Davin Evans was thrilled to find out he had been named one of the Hopkinton High School wrestling team’s captains. It wasn’t too long ago when he wondered whether he would even be able to wrestle at all. Evans, now a...

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Gooley sets pace for Hillers

Gooley sets pace for Hillers

Junior distance runner continues to excel Schuyler Gooley started running in the third grade, when a gym teacher challenged students to run at least a mile every day. Now a junior at Hopkinton High School, she hasn’t stopped running, and she has multiple school...

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HHS girls soccer wins first sectional title

HHS girls soccer wins first sectional title

The Hopkinton High School girls soccer team captured the first sectional championship in program history by beating Notre Dame Academy, 1-0, on Nov. 5.    The ninth-seeded Hillers pulled off four straight upsets without allowing a single goal, including a win over...

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HHS girls soccer wins first sectional title

Hillers look to serve up Turkey Day revenge

The century-old Thanksgiving rivalry between the Hopkinton and Ashland football teams will feature a new twist this year, a rematch. The Clockers’ move to the Tri-Valley Large division this year set the two teams up for their first ever regular season matchup, an 8-7...

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Hopkinton Middle School soccer team unbeaten

Hopkinton Middle School soccer team unbeaten

Keith Verra was not entirely sure what to expect from his eighth grade soccer team after tryouts earlier this fall, but once he saw his team rally to tie a strong Milford squad in the season opener, he started to get the sense he had a special group on his hands....

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HHS girls soccer wins first sectional title

HHS girls soccer finishes strong

The Hopkinton High School girls soccer team experienced some changes at the start of the season, but the Hillers were able to adapt and secure positive results in nearly every match through the month of October and earn a spot in the sectional tournament.    “Overall...

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HHS girls soccer wins first sectional title

Hopkinton golf wins back-to-back state titles

The Hopkinton High School golf team won its second straight Division 2 state championship, becoming the first Hillers’ golf team to repeat in more than a decade.    Senior tri-captain Mitch Marcou and sophomore Ryan Lundy carded 3-over par rounds of 75 in cold, windy...

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HHS girls soccer wins first sectional title

HHS volleyball poised for another tourney run

A year after making an appearance in the state final, the Hopkinton High School girls volleyball team is once again heading into the postseason as one of the strongest squads in the area and eyeing another lengthy run in the postseason. “The team has been playing...

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