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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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Sokol joins Vikings’ practice squad

Sokol joins Vikings’ practice squad

Hopkinton High School alum Josh Sokol, who was one of the final cuts by the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday, was added to the team's practice squad on Wednesday. Sokol, 24, is hoping to break into the National Football League after a standout career at Sacred Heart...

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Hopkinton Little League 11U team captures state title

Hopkinton Little League 11U team captures state title

The Hopkinton Little League 11-and-under baseball team had an eventful summer, winning the state championship as well as the Tondorf Tournament — despite sometimes having to play in two tournaments on the same day. Hopkinton had not fielded a team in the 11U state...

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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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Simoes steps down as HHS baseball coach

Simoes steps down as HHS baseball coach

Steve Simoes is retiring from his position as Hopkinton High School baseball coach, the school announced Wednesday. Simoes coached the Hillers for 19 seasons, recording more than 300 victories, five Tri-Valley League championships and three sectional titles. He led...

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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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