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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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HHS grad Cornu prepares for first marathon

HHS grad Cornu prepares for first marathon

As any resident of Hopkinton can tell you, Marathon Monday is a special day in town. Ella Cornu, a 2016 Hopkinton High School graduate, remembers selling lemonade to runners and spectators passing her house on Hayden Rowe Street as they made their way to the start...

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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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Hovagimian strides closer to quarter-century club

Hovagimian strides closer to quarter-century club

“Average.” That’s what 33-year-resident Mike Hovagimian uses to describe his athletic skills. It’s that same term that was the catalyst for his conversion from a spectator of the Boston Marathon to a runner. Hovagimian, a father of two, was born in Worcester and moved...

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Hopkinton strengthens connection to Greece

Hopkinton strengthens connection to Greece

“It all starts here.” It’s a familiar phrase in Hopkinton and the town’s claim to fame as the start of the Boston Marathon. But through the work of the 26.2 Foundation, Hopkinton also has ties to another marathon — Marathon, Greece, where in 490 B.C. the soldier...

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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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MacLean set to make his mark with HHS football

MacLean set to make his mark with HHS football

The early lead for the theme song for the Hopkinton High School football team next season? It has to be, “I fought the law (and the law won).” Not only is new head coach Dan MacLean a Mansfield police officer, at least two of his assistant coaches are members of law...

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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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Girard resigns as HHS football coach

Girard resigns as HHS football coach

Jim Girard, who guided the Hopkinton High School football team to the Division 4 state semifinals in 2017, has stepped down after nine years at the helm of the Hillers and an overall record of 64-36. “It was simply the right time,” he explained. The Hillers went 6-4...

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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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