HHS Sports Roundup: Track stars shine again; swimming movements; Sweetapple new volleyball coach

Kate Powers and Sean Golembiewski were back at it last weekend, breaking records at the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association Invitational, held at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center in Boston.

Powers won the weight throw with a measurement record of 48 feet, 1 inch. It was the fourth longest pitch in the country this season.

Golembiewski broke his own school record in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 7.54 seconds and set a measurement record. His time was the fastest in New England this season.

At the same event, Riley Finnegan came in second in the boys weight throw with a 45-foot, 6-inch throw. …

In team competition on Monday, the girls defeated Westwood, 75-20, in the final double encounter of the season. Winners were Keira O’Connor (high jump), Powers (shot put), Autumn Tumbleton (mile), Ellie Driscoll (55 hurdles), Lily Buckley (2 miles), Katie Callery (1,000), Steph Johnson (600), Carmen Thomas ( 300) and the 4×400 relay team of Aubrey Thomas, Kayla Sawyer, Johnson and Grace Joy.

Fossbender sparks girls hoops

The HHS girls’ basketball team recorded a 37-22 win in Bellingham on Tuesday night, as Kiki Fossbender scored 17 points.

In a make-up match on Sunday against a strong team from Norwood, the Hillers fell 54-17.

In their home opener on January 14, the Hillers settled matters against Dedham, taking a 44-31 win. …

Boys’ basketball defeated Bellingham on Tuesday after a balanced effort. Nate Kasper led with 18 points, while Evan Mirazimi and Sam Pantera contributed 14 each.

On January 14, the Hillers knocked out Dedham, 61-53. Kasper scored 20 points, Mirazimi scored 15 and Zach Hyman spurred the team on with a strong defense.

Swim teams sweep Dedham

The HHS swim and dive teams competed in Dedham on Tuesday and both came out victorious.

For the boys, who won 85-66, Kevin Gu won the 100 and 200 freestyle races, and the 400 free relay of Tyler Fallon, Shawn Haley, Caleb Burke and Gu set their best times of the season.

In the girls’ win 90-64, Deirdre Belger won the individual medley and 100 breaststroke, while Eve Weatherhead scored 9s on her back dive.

Boys hockey wins again

The HHS boys’ hockey team took its second win of the season on Saturday, beating Dedham 3-2. Drew Morse, Ryan Teitel and Callum Greenwood scored for Hopkinton. …

Also on Saturday, girls’ hockey — needing up to nine skaters and Morgan Fraser to make an emergency start in goal — fell to Framingham, 5-2.

Wrestling sweeps quad meet

The HHS wrestling team won all three matches in a quad on Saturday, beating Lowell Catholic (60-17), Concord-Carlisle (48-21) and Arlington (60-12). Justin Sokol, Jason Girard, Steve Moody, Sebastian Losada and Cyrus Hanson all went unbeaten on the day.

On January 13, the Hillers defeated Holliston 54-21. Shooting pins for Hopkinton were Sokol (in 8 seconds), Will Liptak, Losada, Jari Zaidi and Liam Kassab. …

Last Thursday the alpine ski teams opened their seasons. The girls finished second, led by Lila Mato (8th overall) and Klara Niss (10th). The boys were seventh, while Jake Lacoche was sixth in the overall standings.

Sweetapple new volleyball coach

Emma Sweetapple has been named varsity volleyball coach, the school announced earlier this month.

Sweetapple replaces Margie Grabmeier, who retired in November after leading the Hillers to the Division 2 state title, her third as an HHS coach. She recorded 307 career victories.

Sweetapple, an HHS alumnus, has been Grabmeier’s assistant for the past seven seasons. …

Bianca Pal was named Student-Athlete of the Month by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association in December. Pal was a member of the unified basketball team in the fall.

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