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Open Play Pickleball and Padel Coming to Hopkinton

Yev Galper is opening Open Play Pickleball and Padel Club in Hopkinton in Fall 2024. The club, featuring indoor and outdoor courts, caters to all levels.

Hop Kids Dominate Ping Pong Tourney

Hopkinton students won the Southern New England Scholastic Table Tennis tournament, with Neil Bhardwaj, Anay Bhardwaj, and Adelaide Luter leading the team to victory. They prevailed over Hendricken Academy and Hillside School in the final rounds. Twelve schools participated, with Hopkinton finishing 10-1. The event marked the second Winter meet at Rhode Island Table Tennis.

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Hillers Hurdlers Sweep TVL’s

At the TVL Showcase, the Hopkinton Hillers Boys' team clinched first with 74 points, while the Girls' team took second with 69 points, led by standout performers in the hurdles and sprints. Drew Bialobrzeski shined with an 8.07s 55m hurdle, and Loryn Canty won the 55m dash in 7.28s, edging out Norton's Strynar by a hair. The strong finish signals high hopes for the Spring session and State competitions.

HGVBB Host Youth Night

On January 26, the Hopkinton Girls Varsity basketball program hosted a Youth Night for...

Girls Hockey “Stick it to Cancer” Fundraiser Game this Saturday

On January 27th, the Hopkinton Girls Varsity Co-op Hockey team will host a fundraiser game at New England Sports Center to support Ovarian Cancer research, with proceeds going to the Dana Farber Institute via the girlygirl P.A.R.T.S. Fans can participate in raffles and purchase baked goods, or donate by contacting Coach Messier.

Rough Day for Hillers in Thanksgiving Clash

The Hopkinton Hillers and Ashland Clockers faced off in the annual Thanksgiving Day football...

Six Hopkinton Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Six Hopkinton athletes signed Letters of Intent to commit to college sports programs. Georgie Clarke will play soccer for Boston College, Brooke Birtwistle signed with Brown University, Sophia Recupero chose Duke University, Camille Perlov committed to Fairfield University for field hockey, Charlie Putruney will play baseball at Saint Anselm College, and Logan Delponte will participate in lacrosse for St. Bonaventure in New York.

In Historic Upset, Juniors defeat Seniors in Annual Powderpuff game

In a surprising turn of events, the Juniors overcame the Seniors in the annual girls flag football game, ending a long-standing tradition. Madison Recupero led with a 60-yard touchdown, while Aubrey Thomas helped confirm victory with key tackles. Juniors won with a close 28-25 result, sparking grand on-field celebrations.

Hopkinton’s Recupero is a US International, Headed to Portugal

Eighth-grader Will Recupero from Hopkinton has been chosen to represent the USA in the U-15 Men's National Soccer Team. Selected for the 20-man roster, Recupero will play in an international tournament against Italy, Scotland, and Portugal. Following intensive training and standout performances, he's one step closer to fulfilling his lifelong dream of playing for the US Men's National Team.

Both Hopkinton Soccer Teams in Final Four

In an unprecedented achievement, both Hopkinton Hillers Girls and Boys Varsity Soccer teams have reached the state semifinals. The girls are set to have a rematch against Bishop Feehan, while the boys will face Wakefield Memorial.

Middle School Students Complete 5k

Over 200 Hopkinton Middle School students took part in a unique closed-course 5K program, making it the largest group since its inception five years ago. This semester-long program designed by Deb Pinto incorporates running safety, goal setting, and injury prevention. The top finishers included Morgan Carney, Lucas Arnold, Annabelle Liu, and Ashleigh Dickinson.

Recupero scores late winner, HGVS and HBVS Advance to Elite 8

In a thrilling match, the Hopkinton Hillers eliminated the Arlington Ponders from the MIAA tournament with a late goal, moving into the round of 8. The Hillers had an early lead, Arlington equalized, but Madison Recupero's goal clinched the game. Hiller Boys also emerged victorious against North Attleboro in a closely contested match.
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Highlights: Four Hillers Teams Roll Through the Playoffs, on to the Sweet 16

The Hopkinton Hillers celebrate as four teams enter the round of 16 in the MIAA State Tournament. Highlights include the girls field hockey team defeating Middleboro 2-0, volleyball winning against Westwood 3-1, boys' soccer team beating Duxbury 3-1, and the girls soccer team winning against Plymouth North. The upcoming matches will be televised and streaming on HCAM and YouTube.

Town Hockey offers Skating Lessons

Demons Youth Hockey, the town hockey program for Hopkinton, Holliston and Ashland is hosting...

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Class of 2024 College Commitments

HopNews celebrates the Hopkinton High School Class of 2024's graduation and invites submissions detailing graduates' future endeavors. Send photos, names, schools, and majors to editor@hopnews.com for a frequently updated page. Check back regularly for new updates.

Class of ’24 Wants You to Win Chesney Tickets, Weekend at the Cape

Hopkinton High School's Class of 2024 is hosting an online auction from March 1-11 to fund senior activities, disrupted by their unique freshman year due to COVID-19. On offer are items like Kenny Chesney tickets and a cape house weekend.

Why does Sexual Assault of a Minor not Require Immediate Notification for HPD?

In 2018, Hopkinton Police Lieutenant John Porter established General Order 2018-0004, mandating immediate notification to the Chief or Deputy Chief in cases potentially implicating the department's liability or public interest. This included a list of critical incidents but notably omitted sexual assault of minors. The order required updating with leadership changes, leading to compliance challenges. A violation of this order was highlighted in the Kroll investigation report regarding Sergeant Tim Brennan's failure to report alleged sexual assaults of minors, although sexual assault was not specified in the order, raising concerns about the policy's adequacy.

A Year of Agreement for the Select Board

In 2023, the Hopkinton Select Board met 28 times, voting 227 times with a 97.3% unanimity rate. They had six split decisions on issues such as the high school graduation parade and joining the Regional Emergency Communications Center.