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Senior Spotlight: Hopkins High School, Class of 2019  ECM Publishers

Graduation for Hopkins High School's Class of 2019 will be Thursday, June 6, at Lindbergh Center, 2400 Lindbergh Dr., Minnetonka. A total of 563 seniors will ...

Hopkins High School Orchestra students participate in Augsburg Honor Orchestra  SW News Media

HOPKINS — Twelve Hopkins Orchestra students performed in the Augsburg University Honor Orchestra on April 6.

Hopkins basketball teams sweep at Minnetonka | Excelsior/South Lake  ECM Publishers

Great play from the Hopkins boys and girls basketball teams negated Minnetonka's home-court advantage in a Lake Conference doubleheader Jan.

Looking back on a great year for Hopkins-Minnetonka area sports  ECM Publishers

It is hard to pick just one event as the biggest of the year in Sun Sailor area sports, but many would say that it was Minnetonka High's first-ever state.

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 ...

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 ...

Zachary Greenwald Is Suing the Minnesota State High School League For the Right to Dance

Find out why Zachary Greenwald is suing the Minnesota State High School League for the right to dance on his school's team.

How local schools rank on U.S. News' Best High Schools list  SW News Media

ORONO — Several area high schools have been named among the top 10 high schools in Minnesota, according to recently released rankings by U.S. News ...

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 ...

Lake Minnetonka area schools celebrate 2019 graduates | Lake Minnetonka Education  SW News Media

WAYZATA — Lake Minnetonka area schools celebrated the class of 2019 with graduation ceremonies held over the past few weeks.

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.

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 ...

Hopkins Royal Productions will present 'The Diviners' | Free  ECM Publishers

Hopkins Royal Productions will present Jim Leonard's “The Diviners” this spring in the theater at Hopkins High School. The play is the story of a troubled young ...

Founder can step back as high school trap league soars  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Jim Sable didn't plan to start a trap shooting revolution. But he did. And now, 18 years after sowing its seeds, the founder of the Minnesota High School Clay ...

Five-star Paige Bueckers commits to UConn women's basketball  USA TODAY High School Sports

Shortly after winning clinching a spot in the Final Four, UConn women's basketball got a commitment from five-star Paige Bueckers.

Hopkins High School Cheerleader Charged with Prostituting Teammate

Minnetonka, MN - Montia Marie Parker has been charged with two felonies: sex trafficking in the second degree and solicitation, inducement and promotion of ...

Hopkins takes top seed in Section 6 boys basketball  ECM Publishers

As expected, No. 1-ranked state Class 4A powerhouse Hopkins is the No. 1 seed for the Section 6 Tournament.

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 standout Paige Bueckers a finalist for national player of the year award  Bring Me The News

Paige Bueckers scored 23 points to help lead the Hopkins Royals to a return trip to the state tournament on Thursday, and on Friday morning she woke up to ...

Jalen Dearring steps up, sparks Hopkins boys past EP 78-71  ECM Publishers

Eden Prairie's defense clung to Hopkins' star forward Zeke Nnaji like vines Friday, Feb. 8, at Hopkins Lindbergh Center.

Hopkins High Class of 1968 planning reunion | Education  ECM Publishers

A 50-year reunion is being planned for 1968 graduates of Hopkins High School. The event will be 5 p.m. Saturday, September 22, at Comfort Inn, 3000 Harbor ...

Fahnbulleh brings talent, team-orientation to Royal track  ECM Publishers

Joe Fahnbulleh's amazing talent as a track sprinter is bolstered by his insistence that a team-oriented approach makes everyone better.

At sustainability event, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie and Hopkins take action and face residents' urgency  SW News Media

Representatives from Minnetonka, Eden Prairie and Hopkins gathered on Saturday, Feb. 16 to discuss a variety of environmental programs in their cities before ...

Hopkins students tackle Shady Oak Beach planning in entrepreneurial speed challenge  ECM Publishers

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Hopkins edges Tonka softball team | Community  ECM Publishers

By John Sherman. It took the Hopkins and Minnetonka High girls softball teams only an hour and 11 minutes to complete the Lake ...

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' 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.

Paige Bueckers is true to form as Hopkins girls win Lake title  ECM Publishers

There was a lot at stake for the Hopkins High girls basketball team in a game against Wayzata Feb. 22 at the Wayzata High gym.

Versatile Jake Perry hoping to catch for Hopkins Royals  ECM Publishers

If there is one thing Hopkins High baseball coach Jason Mihalakis has learned about sophomore Jake Perry, it is that he can play virtually anywhere on the field.

Novak Jr. wins Minnesota Hall-of-Fame honors along with his player, Humphries Basketball elites receive awards  ECM Publishers

Over a recent five-day period Hopkins High boys basketball coach Kenny Novak Jr. verified the old saying, “Good Things Happen in Threes.”

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 to help wean off of smoking. She used to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day,

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 boys are on track once again | Excelsior/South Lake  ECM Publishers

Five days after winning the State Class AAA True Team Track Meet championship, coach Nick Lovas was asked if the aura was fading.

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 track finds positives in True Team Sectionals  ECM Publishers

Hopkins High's girls track team scored almost 900 points in the Section 7AAA True Team Meet May 9 in Waconia, but 882 wasn't good enough to earn a berth in.

Minnetonka Rotary honors Minnetonka High School and Hopkins High School students  SW News Media

Minnetonka Rotary held award ceremonies for Minnetonka High School students on May 16 and Hopkins High School students on May 30.70 presentations ...

Fahnbulleh leads Hopkins track team | Excelsior/South Lake  ECM Publishers

Super Joe runs a super race for Hopkins. By John Sherman. It seems as if nothing is going to stop Hopkins High senior Joe ...

Hopkins girls finish third in section softball | Sun Sailor  ECM Publishers

Hopkins High's girls fastpitch softball team finished an 11-14 season by placing third in the Section 6AAAA Tournament last week at Edina's Pamela Park.

Wyatt Nelson brings the heat for Hopkins baseball team  ECM Publishers

On a pitching staff that is loaded with talent, senior righthander Wyatt Nelson has proved time and time again that he is “Top Gun” in the Royals' starting rotation.

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 ...

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.

The girl bosses behind Girls United MN | Lake Minnetonka News  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.

Seeing is believing on Lake courts as Paige Bueckers' legend grows  ECM Publishers

In 34 years of high school coaching Hopkins' Brian Cosgriff has never seen anyone like Paige Bueckers.

Bueckers commits to UConn | Excelsior/South Lake  ECM Publishers

Paige Bueckers of the state-champion Hopkins High girls basketball team announced her college choice last week.

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.

Fahnbulleh is the nation's best sprinter | Excelsior/South Lake  ECM Publishers

Sprinters from Minnesota hardly ever win national track championships, but Hopkins' Joe Fahnbulleh has been an exception the past two years.

Hopkins, Wayzata lead girls basketball rankings | Excelsior/South Lake  ECM Publishers

As the Christmas holiday passed, Hopkins (10-0) and Wayzata (9-0) were ranked No. 1 and 2 in the state Class 4A basketball poll.

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.

George Jackson is Hopkins' star on the rise  ECM Publishers

Fans at the State Class AAA True Team Boys Track Meet all knew about Hopkins High's All-American sprinter Joe Fahnbulleh, the University of Florida ...

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.

Happe, Kirk announce as candidates for Minnetonka council  ECM Publishers

Mike Happe and Brian Kirk have each announced their candidacy for Minnetonka City Council. Happe has filed for the Ward 3 seat and Kirk for the Ward 1 seat.

Boys basketball: Hopkins romps to victory over Wayzata to finish first  ECM Publishers

With the Lake Conference championship already in hand, the Hopkins High boys basketball team will close the regular season with a 7 p.m. game Friday, March ...

Graduation gaps between racial and ethnic groups persist among southwest metro students  SW News Media

In the coming weeks, high school students will be handed their diplomas from schools across the state of Minnesota. And if the graduating class of 2019 is ...

Hypothermia, alcohol intoxication caused death of Minnetonka woman  ECM Publishers

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has determined that Lisa Kay Dummer, 59, of Minnetonka, died March 7 of hypothermia with acute alcohol intoxication ...

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

A police statement Monday says he's being held in the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center while the county attorney's office decides on charges.

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 ...

Blank Canvas Arts program provides art exploration for Hopkins youth  ECM Publishers

Art has been a powerful influence throughout Dominique Pierre-Toussaint's life, particularly when he was a child growing up in a poor community in Queens, ...

Hopkins boys CC team holds onto hope for state  ECM Publishers

While the odds are against Hopkins High's boys cross country team making it to state this year are long, head coach Mike Harris went into this week's Section ...

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

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

'Great, not good': freshman Natalie DenHartog makes waves in Minnesota offense  Minnesota Daily

Gophers left fielder Natalie DenHartog has appeared in 36 of Minnesota's 37 games this season. It didn't take long for the freshman to make an impact for the ...

State champs head All-Lake girls tennis selections  ECM Publishers

The All-Lake Conference tennis team for fall 2018 features some of the best players in the state, including the state Class AA singles and doubles champions.

Several hundred plan to walk out at Minnetonka High School  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — The West Metro Walkout planned to have several hundred students participating in the March 14 walkout at Minnetonka High School, said ...

Hopkins celebrates fruitful history with the annual Raspberry Parade  SW News Media

HOPKINS — Queens, princesses and raspberry mascots paraded down Mainstreet in Hopkins on Sunday, July 21, to mark the end of the 2019 Raspberry ...

Hopkins skiers Dirnberger, Dunnewind qualify for State Nordic Meet  ECM Publishers

There should be plenty of snow for the State Boys Nordic Skiing Meet Thursday, Feb. 14, at Giant's Ridge in Biwabik.

All five Hopkins starters make All-Lake | Excelsior/South Lake  ECM Publishers

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

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 ...

Prime basketball recruit Matthew Hurt seeks one final prize in Rochester  Star Tribune

Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, Kentucky. It's common to see a coach from one of those elite basketball schools watching Hurt, who has averaged almost 37 ...

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 ...

Richard William Forpahl, 64 | Obituaries  International Falls Journal

Richard William Forpahl, 64, of New Hope, Minn., died Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park, Minn.

Young Royals look forward to softball in 2020 | Excelsior/South Lake  ECM Publishers

A youth movement revitalized Hopkins High girls fastpitch softball this spring, but the Royals (11-14 overall) fell a couple wins short of qualifying for last week's ...

Coffee, books, and beer - oh my! | Hopkins  ECM Publishers

For those who enjoy coffee, books, and beer, Cream & Amber offers a one-stop shop in downtown Hopkins. The shop officially opened Feb. 26.

Hopkins Education Foundation awards fall grants | Free  ECM Publishers

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

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 ...

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 ...

Hopkins runners finish strong at Bauman/Rovn Invitational  ECM Publishers

Eli Hoeft of the Hopkins High boys cross country team made a good showing against some of Minnesota's top runners in the annual Bauman/Rovn Invitational ...

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.

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 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.

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.

'Honoring the people:' Hopkins American Indian Culture Celebration to happen May 19  SW News Media

HOPKINS — The upcoming American Indian Culture Celebration on Saturday, May 19, will paint a richer picture of a people often misunderstood, event ...

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 ...

Wayzata gymnasts top Tonka | Excelsior/South Lake  ECM Publishers

One of the oldest girls gymnastics rivalries in the Lake Conference features Wayzata and Minnetonka.

Minnetonka becomes 12th Minnesota city to pass Tobacco 21  ECM Publishers

Minnetonka became the 12th city in Minnesota to raise the minimum tobacco sales age from 18 to 21 after a unanimous vote at the Sept. 17 council meeting.

Mainstreet Day Arts & Craft Fair set for May 18 in downtown Hopkins  ECM Publishers

Members of JCI Hopkins invites people to eat, shop and have fun at the annual Mainstreet Day Arts and Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hopkins gymnasts place third in Section 6AA  ECM Publishers

Even though there were no seniors competing for Hopkins High in the Section 6AA Girls Gymnastics Meet Feb. 16 at Minnetonka, the Royals placed third our of ...

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, ...

Graduating AVID seniors at Hopkins reflect on journey to college  ECM Publishers

Twenty-one graduating seniors, many first-generation college-bound students, in the Hopkins School District's AVID program celebrated their perseverance and ...

Buzzelle gains skills, experience at USA trials | Elk River Star News  ECM Publishers

On May 23, Rogers freshman guard Ellie Buzzelle looked down at her jersey and stopped to reflect for a couple of seconds. Buzzelle wears jerseys a lot, ...

'Considering Matthew Shepard' performed at Wayzata High School  SW News Media

PLYMOUTH — Conspirare, a Grammy Award-winning choir based in Austin, Texas, and comprised of solo artists from across the United States, performed ...

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 ...

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.

MSHSL agrees to allow boys to participate in dance team  KSTP

The MSHSL said boys will be allowed to participate beginning with the 2019-20 season ...

Auschwitz survivor shares story at MHS, advice for persevering against prejudice  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — An Auschwitz survivor and his daughter spoke May 15 at Minnetonka High School, and said it is more important than ever to share stories from ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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