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Minnetonka/Hopkins/Excelsior Events Calendar: Jan. 11-19 | Free  ECM Publishers

Fundraiser for Hopkins Schools wellness centers will be Thursday, Jan. 10.

Hopkins HS students launch campaign to raise awareness about mental health  SW News Media

HOPKINS — A student group at Hopkins High School has launched a mental health awareness campaign.

Mental Health Professionals To Join Hopkins High Resources  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

HOPKINS, Minn. (WCCO) — Students returning to Hopkins High School this fall will have an added resource. Mental health professionals will be available on ...

Hopkins High School student allegedly stabbed to death by brother, 12, is ID'd  Star Tribune

The teenager allegedly stabbed to death by his brother in their Minnetonka home has been identified as a junior at Hopkins High School, the principal said ...

Hopkins High's Royal Productions presents 'Damn Yankees' | Free  ECM Publishers

Hopkins High School's Royal Productions will present the 1955 Broadway musical “Damn Yankees” at the school auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and ...

Minnesota teens ask lawmakers to please not kill the planet  City Pages

More than a few people have tried to tell Maddy Fernands, a sophomore at Edina High School, that she has been worrying over nothing.

Teen allegedly murdered by brother identified as Hopkins High School student  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — The teen allegedly murdered by his 12-year-old brother has been identified as Sebastian Antonio Harris, according to a press release from the ...

Minnesota youth call for urgent action on climate from new governor  Energy News Network

The student group held a news conference Wednesday asking for new regulations on greenhouse gases and fossil fuels.

Hopkins middle school begins to move on after student tragedy  Star Tribune

Hundreds of young students flooded the halls of Hopkins West Junior High School on Friday morning clutching scissors, tape and reams of colorful wrapping ...

Pregame: Gophers have a few options against Wisconsin star Ethan Happ  Star Tribune

Gophers center Daniel Oturu should have some help in the post against Wisconsin's senior All-America Ethan Happ in Thursday's Border Battle.

New Program Aims to Help High School Students Manage Stress  KSTP

The Change to Chill Program works to help students manage stress and find balance, and it's happening this week at Hopkins High School ...

Hopkins’ Zeke Nnaji Heading To Arizona  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Zeke Nnaji is part of handful of Minnesota senior basketball players considered high-end — which means they can pick and choose ...

Hopkins High, junior highs join 75 schools statewide in 17-minute walkout to end gun violence  ECM Publishers

Hopkins High School and junior high students joined 75 schools across Minnesota, and many more schools nationally, in a 17-minute walkout Wednesday ...

Hopkins High School Quiz Bowl team to compete at nationals  SW News Media

HOPKINS — The Hopkins High School Quiz Bowl team qualified for the 2018 High School National Championship Tournament.

Hopkins Schools Prepare to Launch Mental Health Centers  KSTP

Hopkins school administrators are working to launch an after school mental health program with a variety of resources to meet every student's needs, from grief ...

Al Nuness Works On Building Men At Hopkins High  CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Al Nuness is more than just a hall monitor at Hopkins High School. He has had a successful career as a teacher, and an executive at ...

Alumni spotlight: the dancing brothers from Hopkins High  ECM Publishers

Brothers Gene and Alan Bersten of Minnetonka grew up around dance, and now, they've turned their passions into careers.

10 incredible facts about North Dakota State University's 7 championships in 8 years  Bring Me The News

North Dakota State University toppled Eastern Washington 38-24 Saturday in Frisco, Texas, to claim its second consecutive national championship and seventh ...

Hopkins girls tennis team rallies around All-Lake players  ECM Publishers

Hopkins High girls tennis coach Kenny Novak Jr. is optimistic for the 2018 season, but at the same time, he is a realist.

'I believe': Minn. rallies support sexual violence victims  MPR News

A rally in Minneapolis and a sit-in at Hopkins High School aimed to show support for victims on the day a woman accusing a Supreme Court nominee of sexual ...

Hopkins' Dlayla Chakolis wins Division I basketball ride  ECM Publishers

Dlayla Chakolis, the 5-8 senior guard for the Hopkins High girls basketball team, comes from a family of athletes.

The girl bosses behind Girls United MN | Local  SW News Media

HOPKINS — The first thing leaders in Girls United MN will say about their group is that they get it done by working together.

In the #MeToo era, should Minnesota schools be teaching consent?  MPR News

Advocates say they're not giving up their push for schools to teach the principles of consent — the earlier, the better.

With Spring Arriving, High School Athletes Finally Getting Outside  CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNETONKA, Minn. (WCCO) — Finally, after weeks of waiting, spring has sprung in Minnesota. And high school sports can get underway. Baseball, softball ...

Hopkins girls clearly No. 1 in state 4A basketball  ECM Publishers

If there was any doubt who's No. 1 in the Minnesota state 4A girls basketball rankings, Hopkins erased it last week with a pair of signature wins.

High school boys fighting in court to join dance teams  KSTP

The two, Dmitri Moua, a Roseville Area High School junior, and Zach Greenwald, a Hopkins High School junior, want to dance year-round and compete for their ...

Twin Cities schools boost mental health programs in aftermath of student deaths  Star Tribune

Several Twin Cities schools are re-examining how they address mental health issues, hoping to provide struggling teens with more resources. Efforts in the ...

Minnetonka volleyball team prepares for big night against Hopkins  ECM Publishers

Even though the Minnetonka High girls volleyball team is leading the Lake Conference right now, head coach Karl Katzenberger knows the race is far from over.

Boy, 12, charged as juvenile in stabbing death of brother

MINNETONKA, Minn. - A 12-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile in the stabbing death of his 16-year-old brother, according to the Hennepin County ...

Minnetonka gets a D+ on students' climate change report card  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — Students from Earth Clubs at Minnetonka High School and Hopkins High School awarded the city of Minnetonka a D+ in a youth climate report ...

Girls basketball: Paige Bueckers leads Hopkins' state championship quest  ECM Publishers

There are a few basketball teams in America that Hopkins High junior guard Paige Bueckers couldn't start for.

Hopkins Schools leaders look forward to summer construction projects  ECM Publishers

The Hopkins School Board was briefed on construction plans for the summer at its Jan. 23 meeting. The projects are a result of the $30 million bond that voters ...

Hopkins high school student tackles sex trafficking with new bill  KMSP-TV

With the Super Bowl just days away and crowds already descending on the Twin Cities, one enterprising teen brought her own gameplan to the State Capitol in ...

Hopkins High girls make section tennis semifinals  ECM Publishers

As expected, the Hopkins High girls tennis team had no trouble reaching the semifinals of the Section 6AA Tournament last week.

Hopkins basketball standout Zeke Nnaji commits to Arizona Wildcats  Bring Me The News

One of Minnesota's top high school basketball players committed to the Arizona Wildcats on Friday. Zeke Nnaji, a 6-foot-11 forward from Hopkins High School, ...

Hopkins basketball standout Zeke Nnaji receives scholarship offer from Kansas  Bring Me The News

Zeke Nnaji is pushing rated top 30 in the country in 2019.

Hopkins relies on tough defense in 0-0 tie with Chaska  ECM Publishers

Three games into the 2018 season, the Hopkins High boys soccer team has earned its first point, via a 0-0 tie with Chaska Aug. 28 at Hopkins High Stadium.

The places you'll go: Lake Minnetonka graduates 2018  SW News Media

"Oh the places you'll go ..." Check out the gallery with images from Hopkins High School, Minnetonka High School, Mound Westonka High School and Wayzata ...

Minnesota schools battle 'epidemic' of teen vaping  Star Tribune

When Emma DePape cautions her classmates that their habit of puffing on trendy, fruit-flavored electronic cigarettes exposes them to more nicotine than a pack ...

2 Generations Of Novaks Watch Over Hopkins Basketball  CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hopkins High School's varsity boys basketball team is playing at a high level. “You know, they're going through the stages,” said ...

Hopkins girls throttle Park in soccer opener  ECM Publishers

Hopkins High girls soccer captains Lavin Douglass, Margaret Dosdall and Mary O'Neil weren't sure what to expect in the season opener against St. Louis Park ...

Hopkins tennis team battles heat in Edina  ECM Publishers

Saturday, Sept. 15, will go down as one of the hottest days ever in Minnesota high school tennis.

Hopkins, Wayzata renew their volleyball rivalry | Excelsior/South Lake  ECM Publishers

Lake Conference volleyball gets underway this week, and one match everyone would like to see is Thursday night's match between Hopkins and Wayzata at the ...

Boys Basketball: Mayo can't keep pace with Minnetonka

HOPKINS — Cameron Steele poured in 43 points and Minnetonka topped the century mark in outscoring Mayo 105-77 in the Breakdown Tip-Off Classic in boys ...

Man, 70, Speaks Out After Being Beaten By Hopkins High Teens  CBS Local

MINNETONKA, Minn. (WCCO) — A Minnetonka man says he was assaulted while trying to do the right thing. On Wednesday, he spoke out to the group of ...

Caddying provides two Hopkins High seniors with full college scholarships  ECM Publishers

Twelve golf caddies, all of whom are Minnesota high school students, have received a full tuition and housing scholarship to University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Hopkins track teams hold back during Lake Meet  ECM Publishers

Hopkins High boys and girls track and field fans weren't expecting to win Lake Conference team titles May 15 at Wayzata High Stadium.

Football fireworks end with Armstrong topping Hopkins 41-37 | Sports  ECM Publishers

Fans at Hopkins High Stadium were treated to a major offensive show Friday, Sept. 14, when Armstrong held on to beat the Hopkins football team 41-37.

Flashback Friday: Reagan Paid Presidential Visit to Twin Cities in 1983  KSTP

Hopkins High School senior took part in panel discussion with the president on education during Reagan's Minnesota stop ...

Basketball: 'Buckets with Bueckers' - Hopkins standout, with ties to lakes area, giving back to her sport  Brainerd Dispatch

At age 16, Hopkins High School basketball phenom Paige Bueckers has already realized more success and experiences than most prep players can ever ...

Beeninga scores 30 as Wayzata stuns Hopkins in section final  SW News Media

OSSEO — Being one of six brothers can have its disadvantages at times, but it can also provide some advantages in the areas of athletic skills, toughness and ...

Hopkins Volleyball Coach Swenson on daughter winning B1G player of year, Gophers in Sweet 16  KSTP

Hopkins high school volleyball coach Vicki Swenson, with all her expertise, is simply mom when attending Gophers matches. Her daughter, Samantha ...

Hopkins' James Klecker breaks tradition as football QB  ECM Publishers

James Klecker, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound senior quarterback for the Hopkins High football team, has broken a long-standing family tradition to find his own path in ...

New coach leads Hopkins/St. Louis Park girls hockey team  ECM Publishers

Ryan St. Martin, the new head coach of the Hopkins/St. Louis Park varsity girls hockey team is new to the program, but not new to the Lake Conference.

Hopkins boys tie defending state champions | Hopkins  ECM Publishers

It had been a long time since the Hopkins High boys soccer program had enjoyed any success against Wayzata.

Hopkins Education Foundation awards fall grants | Free  ECM Publishers

The Hopkins Education Foundation recently awarded 11 grants, totaling $38000, across the school district.

High school football | AAA: Bombers' dream run comes to an end

HOPKINS — Cannon Falls wasn't supposed to be playing football in November.

Coming up in Hopkins: Art sale that benefits adolescent mental health  ECM Publishers

Hundreds of hand-crafted ceramics, woodwork and paintings decorate Rhoda Michaeylnn's Golden Valley home. She made most of the pieces during the past ...

Basketball: Buckets with Bueckers coming to Brainerd  Brainerd Dispatch

Team USA basketball member Paige Bueckers will host two clinics 6-8 p.m. Aug 23 and 9-11 a.m. Aug. 24 at the Brainerd YMCA. Bueckers is a 5-foot-11 ...

Hopkins teacher wins award for innovative conservation education  SW News Media

HOPKINS — For students participating in science teacher John Sammler's Envirothon team, telling the difference between a sharp-shinned hawk and a ...

Bowling to be the best | Hopkins  ECM Publishers

A few nights ago at Texa-Tonka Lanes in St. Louis Park, four young girls were bowling a few games on Lanes 1 and 2.

Students learn to "chill" at RFHS  River Falls Journal

River Falls High School is one of nine area high schools chosen to be part of Allina's new "Change to Chill" school partnership. The Change to Chill partnership ...

Boys Basketball: Road warriors -- Minnetonka, Chanhassen, Holy Family all winners  SW News Media

Trailing for much of the game, a 14-2 run for Minnetonka led to a 73-69 win at Monticello Dec. 4 in the season opener for the Skippers.

Boys Basketball: Cam Steele nets 45 points in Minnetonka win  SW News Media

Cameron Steele scored a career-high 45 points with 19 rebounds as Minnetonka improved to 2-0, a 105-77 win over Rochester Mayo in the Breakdown Tip-Off ...

Skippers outshine Wayzata at Minnetonka Invitational swim meet  ECM Publishers

Although Wayzata High jumped to an early lead in the Minnetonka Swimming and Diving Invitational, Minnetonka soon took over and used its depth to win the ...

Hopkins runners are Mega strong at Milaca meet  ECM Publishers

The Milaca Mega Meet is billed as the largest high school cross country meet in the country, and who's going to argue with that assessment after seeing an army ...

Player who set girls' scoring record 36 years ago writes to Prior Lake star McKenna Hofschild, who broke it  Star Tribune

In 1982, Kay Konerza of Lester Prairie set a single game scoring record for girls' basketball in Minnesota in an 81-26 victory over Winsted Holy Trinity. Konerza ...

Minnetonka City Council votes to raise tobacco sales age to 21  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — Raising the tobacco sales age to 21 passed unanimously at the Minnetonka City Council's Sept. 17 meeting, while another ordinance on ...

Royals show promise during their indoor tennis opener  ECM Publishers

Since the Hopkins High boys tennis team has not yet had an outdoor practice this season, it was appropriate that the Royals played their opener indoors April 6 ...

Three state qualifiers lead Hopkins wrestlers | Hopkins  ECM Publishers

With three state tournament wrestlers returning, Hopkins head coach Billy Barringer likes his teams prospects for improvement this winter.

Making his mark at Hopkins | Hopkins  ECM Publishers

Brian Cosgriff, Hopkins High's girls basketball coach for the last 19 years, won his 500th career game Feb. 13 when the Royals beat Minnetonka 69-36 at ...

Minnetonka High School is no stranger to the youth vaping epidemic  SW News Media

In Plymouth, a 21-year-old who gave her name as Ashlee Joy said she vapes helps her to wean off of smoking. She used to smoke a pack of cigarettes a.

One rout, one shocker in Section 6 girls basketball  ECM Publishers

Not many people expected anything but a Hopkins-Wayzata championship game in the Class 4A, Section 6 girls basketball finals this week.

All five Hopkins starters make All-Lake | Edina  ECM Publishers

All five starters from the Hopkins High boys basketball team have been named to the All-Lake Conference squad for 2017-18.

150 students walk out of Hopkins High School, citing race-related complaints  Minneapolis Star Tribune

About 150 students at Hopkins High School staged a walkout Friday afternoon to protest what they called unfair treatment of minority students at the ...

Sophomore guard Paige Bueckers drives high expectations for Hopkins  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Geno Auriemma has become a familiar face at Hopkins High School's Lindbergh Center, having stopped by three times in recent months, most recently on the ...

Royce White on mental health, being 'blackballed' by NBA  Star Tribune

Former Minnesota high school star Royce White says the NBA wasn't — and still isn't — ready for his message about the importance of mental health. But he ...

Volleyball: Working together as a team for bigger goals  SW News Media

Nine and 12-win regular seasons in the first two seasons for Chanhassen coach Teryn Glenn, the expectation in 2018 is for more.

Boys Basketball: East Ridge fights off Hopkins, Park falls to...  South Washington County Bulletin

East Ridge 74, Hopkins 65. It was a memorable season opener for East Ridge as the No. 1 ranked Raptors faced off with No. 2 Hopkins.

Scoggins: Ex-Hopkins star in NFL hosts camp with focus on leadership -  Star Tribune

Marcus Williams envisioned something more useful than a few hours on the field and a picture with a pro football player. Here's how his idea came to life at a ...

The Basketball Game That Became a Stalemate  The Wall Street Journal

It was only a good high-school basketball game before it became the most incredible game you've never heard about. Hopkins vs. Shakopee in the Minnesota ...

Hopkins Education Foundation awards six grants for student health and wellness  ECM Publishers

The Hopkins Education Foundation recently awarded $44159 for 13 fall grants, six of which are “wellness grants.” The decision was based on research that ...

Boys Basketball | Rockets fall again to a ranked team

HOPKINS — Matthew Hurt scored 42 points on Saturday but it wasn't enough as John Marshall opened its season with a second straight loss to a state-ranked ...

Last Gopher drafted: Humphries on the draft, Amir Coffey and more  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Going into Thursday's NBA Draft, former Gophers star and NBA forward Kris Humphries talked about being the last U player drafted, the One-and-Done rule, ...

'Juggle Jam' features local youth jugglers

The Jugheads youth juggling company aims to develop youth through the unique hobby.

Football | AAA: Eagles set to face another passing squad

For the second consecutive week, the Rochester Lourdes football team will square off against a potent passing program. And this time, it'll be on the big stage.

Nearly 100 MN School Districts Awarded Anti-Violence Grants: List  Mendota Heights, MN Patch

MN School Districts Awarded Anti-Violence Grants - Mendota Heights, MN - Projects included improvements to exterior entry security, such as access controls, ...

Papa CJ: Live and Uncensored (Stand-up Comedy)  Minnesota Monthly

Early Bird Promotion ends 21-OCT. Use Promocode: EARLYBIRD10 at checkout. Papa CJ (@papacj) is a world-renowned stand-up comedian and has won ...

Souhan: Minnesota rugby's 'first family' helping Hopkins girls soar  Star Tribune

Olympian Katie Johnson has helped coach Hopkins to the national high school club championships.

Hopkins, Tonka resume rivalry in girls basketball | Free  ECM Publishers

One of the best rivalries in Minnesota prep girls basketball will resume at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, when Minnetonka hosts Hopkins at Minnetonka High's West ...

Football | Section 4AAA: Cannon Falls' magical run continues

WEST ST. PAUL — Cannon Falls' magical section run has resulted in a trip to the Class AAA state tournament in football.

Hopkins tennis captain Rachel Kelly shows she can compete  ECM Publishers

Earlier this season Eastview High ninth-grader Karin Young earned the state's No. 1 tennis ranking the hard way by beating defending state champion Nicole ...

Breakdown Tipoff shakedown: No. 4 Eagles fall at the buzzer to No. 5 Park Center; No. 6 Lakers fell No. 1 Raptors  SW News Media

Is December the month the rankings rankled? On Saturday, the No. 4-ranked Eden Prairie High School boys basketball team fell 49-46 to No. 5-ranked Park ...

Minnesota students on why they did or didn't walk out of school  Star Tribune

On March 14, thousands of students in Minnesota joined others around the country in a school walkout to demand stricter gun laws. The 17-minute protest was ...

Minnetonka School District community warned about the dangers of vaping  ECM Publishers

Tonka CARES hosted an information meeting April 17 for Minnetonka students, staff members and families on the dangers of vaping and e-cigarette use.

Football | Class AAA: Eagles take the air out of Jordan

MINNETONKA — The Rochester Lourdes football team is built for this time of year.

Hopkins Girls Hoops Sophomore Sensation Bueckers Doesn't Slow Down  KSTP

Hopkins high school sophomore guard Paige Bueckers is currently in Colorado Springs trying for the USA U-17 team. She's a near lock to make the team, in part ...

Watch live: Huge Saturday of prep basketball in Hopkins  Star Tribune

Hopkins boys and girls are part of the 14-game Super 60 Showcase event, which includes Red Lake, Minnetonka and other top teams from around the state.

McKenna Hofschild's 63 points a girls' basketball state record  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The 5-foot-4 senior broke the Minnesota girls' basketball single-game scoring record set nearly 37 years ago.

Gallery: Class 4A Minnetonka vs. Hopkins  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Gallery: Minnetonka High School celebrates a win in the Class 4A Finals of the 2016 MSHSL Girls Basketball Tournament on March 19, 2016 at Williams Arena ...

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