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The Royal Page

The student news site of Hopkins High School

The Royal Page

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...

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.

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. 
Paige Bueckers, senior, sizes up two Ponies defenders in the first half of the Royals 66-40 state semifinals victory over Stillwater. Bueckers finished the game with 15 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists

Girls basketball defeat Stillwater in state semifinals, advance to state title game

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large

In a 24-hour period in which coronavirus uncertainty reigned supreme with all three major sports leagues in North America being suspended indefinitely, sports, as it has done so many times before, provided...

Royals take down Cambridge-Isanti in opening round of girls basketball state

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large

Sophomore forward Maya Nnaji scored an easy lay-in about ten seconds into Hopkins’ opening game of the 2020 MSHSL girls state basketball tournament and the team never looked back, holding onto the lead...

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

Bueckers awarded Gatorade Player of the Year

Olivia Cohen, Editor in-Chief
Paige Bueckers, senior and the No. 1 women’s basketball recruits of 2020, has won the Gatorade Player of the Year Award. 
Taylor Woodson, freshman, shoots the first of her two free throws. Woodson started the contest and finished with eight points.

Hopkins girls basketball punches state tournament ticket in thrilling victory over Wayzata

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large

The Lindbergh Center featured all of the pageantry that one would expect from a matchup between Hopkins Royals and Wayzata Trojans for the Section 6AAAA final, where Hopkins prevailed by a score of 86-76.  The...

Andre Gray, junior, attempts a three pointer in a game against Edina. Gray and the Royals are currently ranked fifth in state.

Boys basketball growing as final stretch approaches

Ryan Baker, Staff Reporter
The Hopkins Boys Basketball team started out the 2019-20 season in an underwhelming fashion. Starting out the season with a 1-2 record was something that most people didn’t anticipate. 
Regan Merritt, senior, prepares for a free throw attempt against Buffalo. The Royals have a tough schedule ahead of them, facing off with Eden Prairie and Wayzata.

Walton powers Royals to weekend sweep

Mason Arneson, Editor at-Large
With sections rapidly approaching and a seismic showdown against Eden Prairie coming up this week, the Hopkins Royals boys basketball team (16-4, 6-1 Lake Conference) continued to build momentum after a rocky start to the calendar year this past weekend.
Paige Bueckers, senior, on the cover of SLAM magazine. Bueckers is the number one ranked player in the nation.

Basketball star Bueckers graces cover of SLAM magazine

Ryan Baker, Staff Reporter
Being a state champion, a McDonald’s All-American, USAB Female Athlete of the Year, and a commit to UConn all in Paige Bueckers’, senior, trophy case, she will add appearing on the cover of SLAM magazine. 
A father, a daughter and basketball excellence. The Cosgriff family has the taken Minnesota basketball world by storm

Royal family takes one last regal ride

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large
In what looks like a mundane storage room beside the cardio room most students remember for the 10th grade heart monitor tests, sits a veritable shrine to the greats who have donned and will don the blue and white of Hopkins girls basketball.
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