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The odds weren’t exactly in Hopkins’ favor when the Royal football team traveled to Wayzata for a Lake Conference match-up Friday, Sept. 26. Hopkins had not beaten Wayzata in 13 years, and their streak of futility at Wayzata’s home field was even longer. Although it took overtime to get the job done, Hopkins finally erased [...]

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A home crowd cheered the Minnetonka High girls volleyball team to a comeback victory over arch rival Hopkins in a Lake Conference match Sept. 18 at Minnetonka’s West gym. After Hopkins won game one 25-16, the Skippers bounced back to win the next three – 25-20, 25-13 and 25-21. “Obviously, Hopkins outplayed us in the [...]

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Over the years I have believed that the best high school football in Minnesota is played in the Lake Conference. But this year I’m not so sure. Looking at it objectively, the Lake has not done well in non-conference play. When Wayzata lost 42-14 at Totino-Grace Friday night, the Lake’s non-conference mark for the season [...]

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The girls soccer teams from Hopkins and Minnetonka High Schools played their second scoreless tie of the Lake Conference season Sept. 18 at Minnetonka’s Einer Anderson Field. The game was scoreless after 80 minutes of regulation time and was still deadlocked after 10 minutes of overtime. So in three hours of elapsed time this season, [...]

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Fans were celebrating up and down Main Street in Hopkins Friday night. Four touchdowns by four different players lifted the Hopkins High football team to a 28-19 homecoming win over Minnetonka Sept. 19 at Hopkins High Stadium. The Royals had scoring runs from Tyler Lee (1 yard), D.T. Williams (12 yards) and Harry Momoh (3 [...]

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