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They're 'Boston Strong' at Holliston High to honor Marathon victims

Posted by Your Town  April 18, 2013 06:13 PM

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The "Boston Strong" movement made its way to teenage goodwill ambassadors on the Holliston softball team.

On Monday night, through the team's Facebook page, seniors Lauren Keats and Taylor Dunham and their teammates used the marathon's colors to make yellow and blue tie-dye jerseys with "Boston Strong" emblazoned on the front.

Holliston coach Mark Hernandez got the ball rolling when he asked his players if they wanted to do anything to remember the victims, and the players ran with it from there.

"I've been on Mark's teams for three years," Keats said. "And he's really big on talking to us about how what we're doing is bigger than softball, it's more than just a game. We play for the community, and that's what we're focused on. It's just sort of something we've been brought up to know. So whenever there's anything we can do to honor that, we try to take the reins with it."

The Hopkinton baseball team will wear gold sweatbands to remember those affected by the bombings. The outfield of the Hillers’ diamond is utilized for the Athletes Village on Marathon Day because of its proximity to the race’s starting line.

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