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Suad Suljic’s record-breaking list of soccer accomplishments grew larger last week when he received the Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year Award for 2015. Previously, the Skipper midfielder/forward had won All-Lake Conference and All-State status, and was then named an All-American by the Natio...Read More
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Brian Cosgriff is one of those coaches who leaves very little to chance. Two days prior to a regular-season game against Eden Prairie last season, the Hopkins High girls basketball coach spent nine hours going over the Eagles’ tendencies and personnel. This year, he has scouted another Lake Confer...Read More
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Blake School and Minnetonka High School reached their respective state-championship hockey games with decisive wins in the semifinal round Friday, Feb. 20, at Xcel Energy Center. Blake scored a 3-0 victory over Red Wing, but it took the Bears time to get rolling against Red Wing’s defensive trap. ...Read More
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Hopkins High School’s Class of 2009 included a football player with high hopes for success at the NCAA Division I level. That player, Marcus Williams, did it all for the Royals – offensively and defensively. At North Dakota State University, he won national championships, and now he is playi...Read More
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It wasn’t easy, but the Hopkins High girls basketball team outlasted Park Center 83-69 in a non-conference game at Hopkins Lindbergh Center. Park Center, the defending state Class 3A champion, might be the one team in the state capable of matching Hopkins’ backcourt play. The other thing about t...Read More
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Coach Kenny Novak Jr. thought he might have a special team this year with the return of last year’s best player, 6-7 junior Amir Coffey. When Coffey went down in the third game of the season with a torn ACL, Hopkins had two choices. It could either fall back to the middle of the pack, [...]...Read More
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Hopkins and Wayzata skated to a 3-3 Lake Conference boys hockey finale Feb. 14 at Hopkins Pavilion. As fate would have it, they will play again in the first round of the Section 6AA Tournament at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Plymouth Ice Center. There will be no tie the next time. If it [...]...Read More
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If there’s one hockey seeding meeting I wish I had been invited to attend last week, it would have been the Section 6AA Boys Tournament meeting. Each coach prepared what amounted to a legal brief, making his case for a high seeding. In the end, there was no true consensus, I’m told. But the coac...Read More
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