Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Hopkins star’s team lost 92-64.
Hopkins basketball star Nia Coffey put up two points and snagged six rebounds in Wednesday’s McDonald’s All-American Game, the Chicago Tribune reported. Coffey played on the East team, which lost 92-64. The McDonald’s All-American game is a prestigious tournament for rising stars. Coffey was among more than 800 high school seniors from 39 states and the District of Columbia who were nominated for the 2013 McDonald’s All American Boys and Girls Games. Just 24 girls and 24 boys were selected for the final roster. Coffey and Braham High School’s Rebekah Dahlman were just the ninth and 10th Minnesotans to be named McDonald's All-Americans. Coffey entered the game coming off a standout season. She was named the player of this year’s state …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Royals play Houston-area Episcopal High School on Aug. 25.
Hopkins football is kicking off the season Aug. 25 with a unique match against an out-of-state team. The Royals will play a “week zero” game against Episcopal High School—a team from Bellaire, TX, near Houston. It’ll be a tough test for the Royals, who finished the 2011 season with a 3-5 record. The Houston chronicle praised Knights quarterback Austin Robinson, who’s had interest from Baylor, TCU, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. Hopkins is one of three Lake Conference schools to play a week zero game this year. Most schools begin the 2012 season Aug. 31. The Hopkins game takes place at 1 p.m. Aug. 25 at Hopkins High School. Stay up to date on all your local news. Sign up for the free Hopkins Patch newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Royals placed second in the long routine competition. Laura Morine won all-state honors.
Hopkins High School’s synchronized swimming team finished off the season by placing sixth at last week’s state championship—one better than 2011’s seventh-place finish. The Royals finished second in the long routine portion of the competition. Elissa Marble, Halley Harris and Claire Marti finished sixth in the short trio competition, qualifying to move up to the long routines next year. Sarah Bonoff, Laura Morine and Michelle Olson placed fourth in the long trio routine. Morine also was named to the All-State Synchronized Swimming team. She placed fourth for her extended solo routine and won fourth- and fifth-place medals for long figures and extended figures, respectively. She was also a member for the team that finished second in long …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Hopkins High School selected Justin Hegre to coach the boys team.
Justin Hegre is a Hopkins High School alumnus with deep roots in the local soccer community, so it was only appropriate when Hopkins High School announced in March that it had hired Hegre as the boys soccer head coach. Hopkins Patch talked with Hegre via e-mail about his soccer background and the plans he has in store for the team in the upcoming fall. *** Hopkins Patch: What is your hometown and where did you go to high school and college? Justin Hegre: I grew up in Minnetonka, MN, in the Glen Lake area. I am proud to say that I attended Hopkins High School and the University of Minnesota and am looking forward to taking on this new role in my hometown. Hopkins Patch: Tell me a little bit about your soccer background. Hegre: I've been a…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The award recognizes Hopkins guard Siyani Chambers as the best high school boys basketball senior in the state.
Hopkins guard Siyani Chambers is this year’s Mr. Basketball, 1500 ESPN Twin Cities announced Wednesday afternoon. Minnesota Mr. Basketball recognizes the best high school boys basketball senior in the state, and Chambers certainly fills that bill. He has three state tournaments under his belt and has been a powerhouse on the court over the years. In the Royals’ upset loss in the state tournament semifinals, Chambers scored a game-high 31 points, including a last-second three-pointer. The day before, he set a tournament record, making 22 of 24 free throws, according to the Minnesota State High School League. He was also named a member of the Star Tribune’s All-Metro first team and the AP All-State team. Chambers—who has a 3.8 GPA and is a …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Golden Valley resident Liz Burke competed in Sweden for the Junior World Challenge Cup synchronized skating competition.
Figure skating has taken Liz Burke to various national competitions, including this year’s Synchronized Nationals in Worcester, MA. The Hopkins High School senior and Golden Valley resident visited France for the French Cup. And March 15 through 17, Burke competed in Gothenburg, Sweden, with other members of Edina’s Team Braemar in the Junior World Challenge Cup synchronized skating competition. Thanks to figure skating, Burke has seen the world. “Ever since I was little, I just always loved (skating),” Burke said. “I don’t think there was ever a time I just hated it and I wanted to quit.” Burke actually didn’t become a synchronized skater until this season. Aside from a couple months skating with a group when she was little, she’d been a …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Andy Wicklund was named the outstanding male senior athlete.
When Andy Wicklund was a sophomore, he tried out for Legion baseball like all the other baseball players his age. He was one of just four or five offered a chance to play on the team. Although that opportunity was an honor, most of those who were selected chose to stick with the lower league. But Wicklund didn’t have any reservations and readily accepted. “I’m always better pushing myself than taking the easy way out,” he said. Wicklund’s tendency to take the hard road over the years has paid off. He was recently named the recipient of Hopkins High School's Apollo Award—an honor that recognizes the school’s outstanding male senior athlete. The three-sport competitor is a shortstop on the baseball team, a quarterback on the football team …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Chambers is one of five people up for the annual award.
Hopkins guard Siyani Chambers has been named a finalist for this year’s Mr. Basketball, 1500 ESPN Twin Cities announced via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. Minnesota Mr. Basketball recognizes the best high school boys' basketball senior in the state. In addition to Chambers, the radio station also named the following players as finalists: Chambers was also named a member of the Star Tribune’s All-Metro first team. The newspaper praised him for being “a leader/coach on the floor, and an excellent defender.” Stay up to date on all your local news. Sign up for the Hopkins Patch newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Editor James Warden's Pinterest boards.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
The Royals defeated Osseo 77-55 Saturday at the Target Center in the Class AAAA final.
It was clear Hopkins had secured a second state championship in a row for several minutes before the buzzer actually signaled the end of Saturday’s game. But that didn’t dampen the players’ enthusiasm when the clock made their 77-55 victory over Osseo official. Players on the bench leaped out of their seats. The girls hugged one another. Some even danced in celebration. Osseo actually put the first points on the board, starting the game with a 5-0 run. But Hopkins hit its stride soon after, helped by numerous Osseo fouls that allowed the Royals to capitalize at the free throw line. From there, Hopkins was off to the races. “We just pushed the bar,” Guard Taylor Anderson said. “We like to play a fast, video game pace.” Sisters Nia and …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Royals defeated Eastview 55-31 in Thursday's semifinal game.
The Royals girls basketball team is headed to the state championship to defend its title. Hopkins knocked off Eastview in Thursday's semifinal match with a dominant 55-31 performance at the Target Center. The No. 1-seeded Royals were up 33-13 at halftime and maintained their lead throughout the game. They led by a game-high 33 points with 12 minutes left in the second half, and they shot 41 percent compared to Eastview's 26 percent. Hopkins' Sydney Coffey put up 15 points against Eastview, while her sister, Nia Coffey, had 10. Taylor Anderson also had 10 points for the Royals. Twenty-four of Hopkins' points came from three-points shots. Eastview's Madison Guebert led the Lightning in scoring, with seven points. Hopkins will now defend its …