Sunday, December 2, 2012
The girls beat Kansas team Olathe Northwest 65-51. The boys beat Centennial 73-62.
Both Hopkins boys’ and girls’ teams came away with wins Saturday at the Ninth-Annual Breakdown Sports USA Tip Off Classic at the Lindbergh Center. In what Breakdown Sports USA called “arguably the most physical game of the day” the Royals’ girls’ team defeated Kansas team Olathe Northwest 65-51. Hopkins led by just five points at the end of the first half but surged ahead in the second. Hopkins senior Nia Coffey, whom Breakdown Sports USA ranked second in its preseason rankings, led the game with 19 points. Freshman Nia Hollie was second for the Royals with 12 points. With the win, the Hopkins girls remain unbeaten. For their next game, they’ll travel to Lakeville South on Dec. 4. In one of two boys games at this weekend’s girls’ Tip Off …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Host and Class 3A leader Benilde-St. Margaret's ends a 20-game winning streak by the Royals in a 76-71 thriller Friday
In a battle of two No. 1s, Class 3A leader Benilde-St. Margaret's had just enough to stop Hopkins, ranked first in Class 4A. The Red Knights used tough defense, fearless offense, clutch shooting and poise down the stretch to knock off three-time defending Class 4A state champion Hopkins in a boys basketball thriller Friday night, winning at home 76-71. It was the first loss of the season for the Royals and the first defeat since a loss to Eden Prairie on Feb. 1 of last season. "I thought it was a hard-fought game," said Hopkins coach Ken Novak, Jr. "It was a fun atmosphere because it was very intense both ways. People battled. I thought we executed poorly offensively and defensively. I think both teams a little bit just kind of played hard…
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Singleton helped lead the Royals to a third straight Class AAAA title.
Marvin Singleton, a 6-foot-5 senior from Hopkins, helped lead the Royals to a third straight Class AAAA title March 26 with a 64-52 victory over Lake Conference rival Eden Prairie. Singleton, who signed with Northern Iowa in the fall, concluded his high school career this weekend in the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Series. Singleton is part of Northern Iowa’s most highly regarded recruiting class in school history. The Panthers used the momentum from knocking off No. overall seed Kansas in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. Singleton talked to Hopkins Patch about winning his third straight title and expectations for his college career. Hopkins Patch: You won three championships. Was there one that stands …
Saturday, March 26, 2011
The Royals won their third straight Class AAAA championship Saturday with a 64-52 win over Eden Prairie
Marvin Singleton wasted little time. With seconds remaining in Saturday’s Class AAAA championship game, the Hopkins boys basketball senior raised three fingers to the crowd and let his emotions known. “Three of them,” he said to the Royals faithful. Hopkins solidified its place in school history Saturday at Target Center, earning its third straight state championship in a 64-52 win over Eden Prairie in Minneapolis. It is the school’s sixth title since 2002 and eighth overall, but it’s the first time in three chances the Royals were able to claim a third consecutive championship. Hopkins won two straight in 1952-53 and 2005-06. “A bunch of Hopkins alumni come to practice sometimes and they said go get it,” Singleton said. “They had a chance…
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The 12-0 Royals have dominated the competition this season on their quest for a third straight state championship.
Every team in every sport has off-nights, when the ball doesn’t bounce its way, the shots just don’t fall. Make no mistake – the Hopkins’ boys basketball team has had those nights. But the difference between Hopkins and most other teams is that the Royals find a way to win, even on their off-nights. As of Jan. 19, the Royals are 12-0, the only undefeated boys basketball team in the Twin Cities metro area. They have been the number-one ranked team in every Class 4A poll released by the Minnesota Basketball News this season. They are a two-time defending state champion and haven’t lost since Jan. 8, 2010, a stretch that stands at 35 games. This season, Hopkins has averaged 97.5 points per game, and allowed an average of 60.2 points per game…
Friday, December 10, 2010
Blizzard conditions expected Saturday prompted the cancellations.
A blizzard forecast has left boys varsity and junior varsity hockey games as the only athletic events remaining for Saturday. Breakdown Sports reports that organizers cancelled the boys' basketball Tip-Off Classic set to take place Saturday in Minnetonka. Undefeated Hopkins was scheduled to play Osseo at the tournament. The tournament will be rescheduled for another time. The Lake Conference website adds that the following events will also not take place: Stay tuned to Hopkins Patch for more updates as they become available.