Video: Hillers Football Preview 2016

Courtesy: Hopkinton Cable Access (HCAM)Hillers Football 82616 Hillers Football finished 6 and 5 overall last year and made their 3rd straight playoff appearance which resulted in a 28-14 loss against Duxbur. This season the Hillers will have to adapt to a new QB as Jake Kelleher is gone, new bodies on the offensive and defensive line as well as the loss of key WR Jack Vaccari and Key RB Sam Lehman.

Despite the loss of many key players, including the captaints from last year, the new captains of the team are ready to step up. HCAM news caught up with 3 of this years captains; Tim McGrath OL/DL, Isaac Stilwell RB/LB and Jimmy Adams QB.

Help Us Increase TVL Coverage, Advertise With Us!

We Want to Advertise Your Business!!! By: Tom Nappi

Hello everyone, as some of you know a few months ago me and a couple partners started a website called www.tvlsports.net.. The website continues to be a work in progress but covers TVL High School Sports. The TVL features 10 wonderful towns including; Ashland, Bellingham, Hopkinton, Holliston, Dover-Sherborn, Millis, Medway, Norton, Westwood and Medfield. Since our start last April we have had over 200 followers join us on twitter and nearly 5,000 clicks on the website.

We are looking to increase coverage of TVL sports and build this website even further and I can only do it with the help of sponsors. If you or someone you know owns a business and you are looking to market yourself in 10 excellent Mass towns, this is a great opportunity for you! There are millions of ways you can advertise with us and get your name out there and we can accommodate nearly any budget. TVL towns love their sports and many residents, parents, athletes, coaches etc. will visit the site and see your business name every time they do.

The TVL features some of the best High School athletes and teams in the state and despite being a well followed and very competitive league, they do not receive a lot of coverage, in-fact in most cases, it is nearly impossible to even find the TVL standings, we plan to continue changing that.

A lot of TVL school Athletic Directors, Coaches and Players have praised the website and constantly thank us for creating it and our following is continuously increasing. Even during the summer months we stayed busy posting information about TVL athletes competing in Legion Baseball and Summer league information.

We have many goals for the site including; attending more games (eventually daily), broadcasting games, internet radio TVL sports shows, keeping up with former TVL athletes playing in college, providing video interviews and highlights plus much more.

In closing, if you’re looking to get your business name out there to numerous towns at a great price, please contact me! My email is admin@tvlsports.net, you can also direct message me if you’d like to talk by phone. Thanks for taking the time to read this. 🙂

Hillers Varsity Defeats Alumni at Charity Field Hockey Event

Hillers Varsity Celebrates After 1-0 win over Hillers Alumni
Hillers Varsity Celebrates After 1-0 win over Hillers Alumni

(Coutesy: Hopkinton Cable Access HCAM) Hillers Varsity Field Hockey took down Hillers Alumni 1-0 at a charity event at Hopkinton High School. The game was two 20 minute halfs, Maggie Dolan scored the lone goal early in the 1st half.

The game took place to benefit the Keep Smilin 4 Abbie Foundation. The foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization began operations in January 2014 after Hopkinton student and Field Hockey player, Abbie Benford passed away due to an anaphylactic reaction. The Foundation hosts numerous events for funds to raise awareness of anaphylaxis and to fund research. The event featured 2 games and 4 teams. The first game was Hopkinton Community Members VS Alumni/Varsity Parents and the 2nd game was Hillers Varsity Field Hockey VS Hillers Alumni.

The Community took the first game over the Parents 3-0 and Hillers Varsity over the Alumni team 1-0.

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Norton Legion Baseball Heading to State Tournament

Norton Legion Post 222 is heading to the state tournament. Norton was declared co-champ of Zone 9 which gives them a spot with the best Legion Teams in the state. Norton defeated North Attleboro 9-1 on Wednesday July 20th to clinch game 3 of the best of 3 semi-final series. Norton improved to 10 and 10 overall with the victory. View the Norton Roster Here!
Photo Courtesy: LSN (Lancers Sports Network)
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Video: Ashland Legion Wraps up Season

Ashland Legion 7-13-16In the last game of the regular season, 4-10-1 Ashland Post 77 took on Sudbury. Sudbury lead 6-0 into the top of the 7th and ended up adding 5 more runs in the inning and took the 11-0 victory. Ashland wrapped up the season with a record of 4-11-1, Sudbury later lost to Newton in the Zone 5 Playoffs and wrapped up the season 13-6.

Despite a tough year record wise, 2015 Hopkinton Graduate and Clarkson University Student, 3B/SS Mike Messier enjoyed playing for Ashland Post 77 this season; “it’s a group of guys, we had a lot of fun with it, that’s all you can ask for.” 2nd year Head Coach, Derek Johnson enjoyed coaching this years young Post 77 Legion team; “the kids battled all year, i’m pretty sure a lot of them will say they had a good time, we had a lot of fun.” View the interviews with Mike Messier and Coach Derek Johnson below.

Courtesy: HCAM Television (Hopkinton Cable Access)


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Video: Ashland Legion Baseball Update 7/12/16

AshlandLegion71216On Monday July 11th, Ashland Legion Post 77 took on Woburn Post 101. Woburn struck for a run in the top of the 2nd when Coleman Began drove in Sam Cabot on an RBI single. That would be the only run until the bottom of the 4th when Ashland exploded for 8 runs.

After sailing through the first 3 innings, Woburn starter, Brian Govostos struggled and walked 7 hitters in the bottom of the 4th and gave up a 2 RBI single to Zach Jacobs (Holliston). Matt Coughlin pitched in relief but gave up another 2 run base hit to Jake Obid (Holliston). Ashland struck for 8 runs in the bottom of the 4th and that would be the only scoring for the rest of the game as the young Ashland Legion team took the 8-1 victory and improved to 3-10-1 while Woburn fell to 2-10.

On Tuesday July 12th, things did not look good for Ashland when they met up with Natick Post 107. Natick came into the game at 7-7 and fighting for the final playoff spot in District 5. Natick batted around and struck for 4 runs off of starter Michael Crupi (Ashland) in the top of the 1st. Post 77 retaliated in the bottom of the inning with a run when Mike Messier (Hopkinton) hit a sacrifice fly-out to drive in Jake Obid (Holliston). Both teams added on 3 runs a piece in the 4th inning. Sameer Sharma (Deerfield Academy), Jake Obid (Holliston) and Shawn Babineau (Ashland) all hit RBI singles for Post 77 to make it a 7-4 game. Natick added an additional run in the top of the 5th.

Natick held the 8-4 lead into the bottom of the 6th, the umpires agreed that the 6th inning would be the last inning due to lack of sunlight. Natick starter, Rick White remained in the game for the final inning and struck out the 1st hitter. White would end up getting pulled out of the game after giving up a single to Sameer Sharma, walking Jake Obid followed by an RBI single by Shawn Babineau. Mark Soma moved from the DH spot to pitch the rest of the game. Zach Jacobs continued the rally against the relief pitcher with an RBI single, Mike Messier followed up with another RBI single to pull Ashland within 1. After Ronan Bates struck out for the 2nd out of the inning, Trevor DePeron (Ashland) laced a hit just past the reach of the shortstop to drive in Jacobs and tie the game at 8. Soma then attempted to intentionally walk Andrew Keim (Holliston), but Keim had other ideas as he swung for one of the intentional walk pitches and dropped it into left field to drive in Messier for the game winning run.

Ashland Post 77 took the 6 inning game by a final score of 9-8 and improved to 4-10-1 overall while knocking Natick down to 7-8 and making their chance of a playoff spot unlikely. Ashland struggled throughout much of the season but have won 3 straight games in their final week of the season and will end on a high note.

View Highlights below Courtesy: HCAM Television (Hopkinton Cable Access)