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Preview: March Madness Championship

David Campbell, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

Tonight, the two best teams in college basketball will meet in San Antonio, Texas to decide who wins the big dance. Michigan and Villanova will face off in the battle of Big Ten and Big East. Villanova had to go through some tough teams to get to the championship, including West Virginia and Texas Tech. In the Final Four against Kansas, they made 34 three-pointers which is a NCAA Tournament record.

Player Profile: Kristin Mandeville

Player Profile: Kristin Mandeville

Gianni Tejada, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Player Profiles, Sports, Spring Sports

Kristin Mandeville, junior, is a multi talented lacrosse player.  Mandeville lays two different positions, attack and midfield. If you are unaware of what lacrosse positions are, attack is a player that makes plays to score. A midfielder is a combination of scoring and defense, a player that can excel on both ends of the field.

Season recap: boys basketball

Season recap: boys basketball

AJ Condon, Sports Reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

The Royals boys’ basketball team dominated the state of Minnesota in the regular season after missing the State Tournament last year. Last year, the Royals had a 21-5 record and were ranked second in the sections tournament, but the season was ended by the Wayzata Trojans in the finals. The Royals fell 51-66 and failed to earn a spot at Target Center for the first time since 2012-2013.

Baseball hosts tryouts and prepares for season

Baseball hosts tryouts and prepares for season

Sam Segelbaum, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Spring Sports

The boys baseball team will begin to suit up for tryouts during this week. The coaches of all three teams which consists of the sophomore, junior varsity and varsity teams will evaluate the players all week. Players are mainly evaluated on hitting, exit velocity, speed, fielding, and for some, pitching.

Nnaji represents boys basketball with second team All-Metro

Nnaji represents boys basketball with second team All-Metro

AJ Condon, Sports Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Showcase, Winter Sports

Zeke Nnaji, junior, had a dominant season for the Royals boys’ basketball team this year. Nnaji was honored at the end of the season by being put on to the second team All-Metro. Nnaji was very deserving of this award after he dominated teams with his height and ability to shoot. Teams didn’t just have to worry about his big presence in the paint, but also had to cover his mid-range shot.

Boys basketball looks to ride win streak into post season

Boys basketball looks to ride win streak into post season

AJ Condon, Sports Reporter

March 19, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Showcase, Winter Sports

It has been 92 days since the Hopkins boys’ basketball team lost a game. Riding a 21-game win streak, the Royals travelled to Minneapolis North to face the Polars on Feb. 13. The Royals hard work and consistent play to keep the streak alive game in and game out almost came to an end. The Royals were down 11 points in the second half and it looked like they would finally lose.

Recap: Southwest Basketball 2018

Mason Arneson, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

The Southwest recreational basketball playoffs took place last weekend, and HHS representatives took center stage. Southwest recreational basketball is operated by Minnetonka’s community education department and contains teams from cities around the West Metro including Hopkins, Wayzata, Edina, and Minnetonka. Teams are eligible from grades 9-12 and the teams are formed by the players themselves.

DenHartog and Hoffman awarded Athena and Apollo award

AJ Condon, Sports Reporter

March 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

Every year at HHS two seniors, one male and one female, are selected as the most accomplished athletes of the school. Natalie DenHartog, senior, and Jesper Hoffman, senior, were the two athletes selected for this prestigious award. “The coaches of the various varsity sports are able to nominate athletes for the award,” DenHartog said. “Then the nominees fill out paperwork laying out their athletic achievements so far. The coaches then get together and discuss and select the winners of the award. 

Girls basketball keeps it tight but falls to the Lightning in the State Championship

Girls basketball keeps it tight but falls to the Lightning in the State Championship

Luis Felemovicius, Sports Editors

March 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Editor's Picks, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Winter Sports

After two commanding victories in the opening rounds of the MSHSL state tournament, the second-seeded Hopkins Royals took on the one-seeded Eastview Lightning in what was a true championship fight.

Bueckers wins Star Tribune’s Metro Player of the Year

Bueckers wins Star Tribune’s Metro Player of the Year

Gianni Tejada, Staff Reporter

March 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Paige Bueckers, sophomore, has been a staple in Minnesota girls basketball for the past few years, joining the HHS Royals varsity girls basketball team in 8th grade.   After she led the HHS Royals to a 23-3 record in the regular season, Bueckers and the Royals coasted through the section playoffs. ...

Girls basketball defeats the Raiders and advances to the State Championship

Girls basketball defeats the Raiders and advances to the State Championship

Luis Felemovicius, Sports Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Editor's Picks, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Winter Sports

After a statement win against Forest Lake last night, the Royals took on the Roseville Raiders (23-7) in a well fought game from both teams.

Girls basketball takes down Forest Lake in first round of State

Girls basketball takes down Forest Lake in first round of State

Luis Felemovicius, Sports Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Winter Sports

The second seeded Royals took on the Forest Lake Rangers in the opening round of the MSHSL class AAAA state tournament.

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