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The student news site of Hopkins High School

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The student news site of Hopkins High School

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Paige Bueckers, alumni, walks up the court in the 2019 state championship game.

With National Recognition, Two Hopkins Stars Look to Foster Change for Women’s Basketball

Josie Fieldman, Sports Editor

Hopkins has been home to some major names in the sports world in recent years.  Possibly the most noteworthy, Paige Bueckers, alumni, is arguably the best female basketball player in the country.  HHS...

Player Profile: Laci Provenzano

Josie Fieldman, Staff Reporter

Laci Provenzano, senior, has been a standout athlete for the Royals since junior high.  Competing in cross country, nordic, and track, Provenzano has proved her athletic talent in every season. She...

RJ Chakolis Breaks Record for Most Wrestling Wins

Jack Borkon, Staff Reporter

In the first wrestling meet of the season, RJ Chakolis, senior, reached one of his biggest milestones yet.  Defeating a Lakeville North freshman 9-3 gave RJ his 158th varsity win, setting a new HHS...

Girls Hockey Continues to Succeed Amid COVID Challenges

Josie Fieldman, Staff Reporter

The girls hockey team has been off to an impressive start this season.  The team opened the season with a win against Princeton, then beat New Prague in a game that went to overtime.  After adding...

Polyak and Zell receive 2020-2021 Triple A Awards

Polyak and Zell receive 2020-2021 Triple ‘A’ Awards

Bennie Goldfarb, Editor-in-Chief
There are STEM geniuses, inspiring artists and impressive athletes found all across Hopkins, but there are few students who can balance all three — academics, arts and athletics — while maintaining a social life.

As Lakes Freeze Over, Pond Hockey Season Begins

Cale Sparrow, Staff Reporter

In early December, Dominic Valentini, senior, is preparing for hockey practice by taking off his skates, putting on a decent shirt, and opening his Chromebook.  Sports have become one of the top sources...

Winter Sports Suspended as Covid-19 Cases Rise Across Minnesota

Josie Fieldman, Staff Reporter

On Nov. 21, thousands of athletes began to grieve the suspension of their sports, due to the rapidly increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Minnesota.  Governor Tim Walz announced the additional restrictions...

National Signing Day Goes Virtual

Josie Fieldman, Staff Reporter

Many students at HHS look forward to packing the bleachers of the gym and cheering on their fellow classmates as they celebrate one of the highlights of their athletic careers.  Unfortunately, this...

Girls Basketball Welcomes a New Coach With the Retirement of Coach Cosgriff

Ryan Papacek, Staff Reporter

With the departure of Superstar Point Guard Paige Bueckers and the recent retirement of Head Coach Brain Cosgriff, there are lots of question marks surrounding the Royals Girls Basketball team this upcoming...

Kerwin Walton, senior, prepares to hear his name announced before the Mar. 6 section semifinal against Wayzata. Walton announced his commitment to the University of North Carolina on the morning of Apr. 27.

Boys basketball star Kerwin Walton announces commitment to UNC

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large
Just days before the May 1 National Commitment Day, Hopkins senior swingman Kerwin Walton made his much anticipated decision to commit to playing basketball with the University of North Carolina in a video call with 247 Sports Director of Recruiting Evan Daniels earlier today.
Sam Goldman, sophomore, completes a course at Hyland Hills. Goldman has been snowboarding for most of his life.

Athlete Profile: Sam Goldman

Aidan Swartz, Staff Reporter
Students may know Sam Goldman, sophomore, as a student, but not as an athlete.

MSHSL cancels state tournaments

As of 10:45 a.m. Fri. March 13, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) canceled the Girls Basketball State Tournament and all boys section and state basketball games, due to the Coronavirus. 
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