Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Sam Seliger-Swenson is the top-ranked sophomore, according to Breakdown Sports.
Hopkins High School volleyball player Sam Seliger-Swenson has once again been selected as one of 21 players to appear on the cover of Breakdown Sports USA’s Volleyball Guidebook. The company selected top athletes for the cover of its annual guide, seen by hundreds of people across the county. Seliger-Swenson, who also appeared on last year’s cover, is ranked as the top sophomore, according to Breakdown Sports. This year’s guidebook features profiles of 750 players—including more than 300 players profiled with a photo and short Q&A. It’s now on sale for $69.99. Click here for details on how to order. Hopkins kicks off its season Aug. 23 against New Prague.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The site’s annual state tournament preview, which predicts that Hopkins will win the championship, also named Nia Coffey the No. 2 player in the state.
Hopkins High School basketball teams feature prominently in Breakdown Sports USA’s annual March Madness state tournament preview, which was released Tuesday. The annual publication declared the Royals as the top girls team regardless of class and predicted that they’d win section 6AAAA—“also known as ‘The Hopkins Section,’” the magazine wrote—and then go on to win the class AAAA championship. Hopkins senior Nia Coffey received a slew of individual honors. The senior was named as the No. 2 player in the state, the Class AAAA player of the year, the section 6AAAA player of the year and a finalist for best scoring performance. Senior Taylor Anderson was a finalist for best point guard performance, while Molly and Erin O’Toole, junior and …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Royals lost 88-85 despite a late-game run.
Hopkins fought back to narrow a 13 point deficit at the half but was still edged out by Oakdale’s Tartan High School during Saturday’s Breakdown Sports USA Tip Off Classic. The Royals boys lagged 39-52 at the end of the first period. Although they outscored Tartan in the second 46-36, it wasn’t enough to clinch the victory. In the end, Tartan emerged with a close 88-85 win. Hopkins senior Jamal Davis led the Royals with 24 points—and tied Tartan’s Kharie Kirkland for the game. Junior Jake Wright and Freshman Amir Coffey were No. 2 and 3 for the Roayls with 18 points and 14 points, respectively. Hopkins’ next matchup is at 7 p.m. Tuesday against Apple Valley’s Eastview High School at the Lindbergh Center. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on…
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 …