Sports

On the eve of the Section 6A football playoffs, West Section rivals Wayzata and Minnetonka are getting ready to play for the second week in a row. The kick-off is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Minnetonka’s Einer Anderson Field. On that same turf last week, Minnetonka won the Lake Conference finale 17-6. [...]

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When Gene Cherney joined the Hopkins High football coaching staff in 1966, his mission was to install his 4-3 defense for head coach Bob Howells. To make the 4-3 work, Cherney needed a hard-hitting middle linebacker, and on the second day of practice he found one. Cherney pointed to junior Bill Light and said, “There’s [...]

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Following a 4-4 regular season, the Hopkins High football team is set to open the Class 6A playoffs against a familiar opponent, Edina, at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Hopkins High Stadium. Edina is 2-6 overall, but may have played the toughest schedule in the state this year. In addition to playing the other [...]

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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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