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Hopkins High sophomore Renae Anderson is best known around campus as one of the Royals’ leading Nordic skiers, but at Gale Woods Farm, she proved she can also hold her own on the cross country course.

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Hopkins High’s boys cross country team is speeding up, and Bill Miles, head coach of the No. 1-ranked Wayzata Trojans is taking notice. “Hopkins is the real deal,” said Miles after his team edged the Royals 30-40 in the Lake Conference Meet Oct. 9 at Gale Woods Farm in Minnetrista. Miles was impressed with Hopkins’ [...]

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Even when his team trailed 1-0 midway through the second half against Armstrong Oct. 11, Hopkins High girls soccer coach Keith Pavelka felt his team would find a way to win. As it turned out, his hunch was right. Goals from senior captain Corbin Boyd and sophomore Ashley Akin lifted the third-seeded Royals over second-seeded [...]

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Even though Edina High’s boys soccer team beat Hopkins 1-0 Sept. 30 at Hopkins High Stadium, it was a frustrating night for the Hornets. The source of Edina’s frustration was a brilliant performance by Hopkins senior goalie Jacob Ungerman, who made one big save after another. The only shot Ungerman couldn’t stop was a penalty [...]

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When Paul Klappa first joined the Hopkins High boys soccer program, the Royals were near the bottom of the conference standings and had very little chance of competing with the big dogs at the top – Eden Prairie, Edina and Wayzata. Klappa has definitely played a huge role in the Royals’ turnaround, and when the [...]

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