Friday, October 7, 2011
Sectional tournaments beckon for Golden Valley-area soccer teams.
The autumn sports season continued its march this week as the regular-season came to a close for Golden Valley-area soccer teams, as local tennis teams competed in their sectional tournaments. Robbinsdale Armstrong Girls Tennis The seventh-seeded Robbinsdale Armstrong girls tennis team won its first two rounds of Section 6AA Tournament play this week, topping No. 16 Columbia Heights 7-0 on Wednesday and DeLaSalle by the same score on Thursday. Individual statistics were not made available. The Falcons play at No. 2 Wayzata on Oct. 10. Robbinsdale Cooper Girls Tennis The 12th-seeded Robbinsdale Cooper girls tennis team was eliminated from the Section 6AA Tournament on Thursday after a 6-0 loss to No. 6 Minneapolis Southwest. The last match …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Edina tops Mustangs, 6-1, on a sunny Wednesday afternoon.
The Breck girls tennis team came up on the short end of a 6-1 loss against visiting Edina—the 14-time defending state champions—on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. With the defeat, the Mustangs close out the regular season with a 7-8 record as the squad now prepares for the Section 4A playoffs. The sectional individual tournament is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Oct. 5, with the 4A team bracket commencing on Friday, Oct. 14.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Royals girls soccer team blank third-ranked Eagles on Tuesday night.
The Hopkins girls soccer team claimed its biggest victory of the season on Tuesday, shutting out the then-Lake Conference leader on the road to highlight the early week area athletic schedule. Hopkins Girls Soccer Eight saves from goalkeeper Jenny Grahek made Jillaine DeYoung's lone tally stand as the Hopkins girls soccer team stunned third-ranked Eden Prairie on its own field on Tuesday. The victory boosted the Royals' unbeaten streak to three games as the squad improve to 4-3-6 overall and 1-1-4 in conference play. Hopkins Football The tenth-ranked Hopkins football team fell to No. 1 Eden Prairie, 56-7, last Friday night to fall to 2-2 this fall. Andre McDonald hauled in a 68-yard touchdown pass from Andy Wicklund in the fourth quarter …
Friday, September 23, 2011
It was a rough week for the Golden Valley-area athletic squads.
It was a rough week for a number of the Golden Valley-area athletic teams, with victories coming few and far between for Hopkins, Robbinsdale Cooper, Robbinsdale Armstrong and Breck. Hopkins Girls Soccer The only Hopkins team not to lose to Edina on Thursday, the Hopkins girls soccer team gritted out a 1-1 tie against the Hornets. Individual statistics were not made available. Hopkins Volleyball A four-game loss (25-21, 20-25, 25-17, 25-18) to Edina at home on Thursday dropped the Hopkins volleyball team to 5-7 this autumn. Individual statistics were not made available. Hopkins Girls Swimming and Diving The Hopkins girls swimming and diving team lost 102-79 to Edina on Thursday. Individual statistics were not made available. Hopkins Girls …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
A number of Golden Valley-area athletic squads have their share of trouble heading into the third full week of September.
A number of Golden Valley-area athletic squads have their share of trouble heading into the third full week of September as the autumn sports season kept hurtling towards its conclusion. Hopkins Boys Soccer The Hopkins boys soccer team lost 1-0 to Prior Lake on Saturday and 5-1 to Wayzata on Tuesday to fall to 2-6-2 on the season. Heading into Tuesday, Juan Montero and Christian Abundis were tied for the Royals' scoring lead with one goal apiece. Hopkins Girls Soccer The Hopkins girls soccer team fell to .500 following a 1-0 loss to Prior Lake last Saturday and 3-0 to Wayzata on Tuesday that gave the Royals a 3-3-4 mark this autumn. Prior to Tuesday, Jillaine DeYoung and Emily Caouette led the team with three goals apiece. Hopkins …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Local teams find the mid-week weather to their liking for their matchups on Wednesday and Thursday.
Golden Valley-area teams competed in a number of mid-week competitions against opponents from both in and out of their respective conferences, the outdoor teams did so in ideal weather conditions. Hopkins Girls Soccer The Hopkins girls soccer team claimed its second-straight tie against a top-10 opponent with a 1-1 deadlock against visiting Eden Prairie. Individual statistics were not made available. The 2-1-2 Royals play at Robbinsdale Cooper at 11 a.m. Saturday. Hopkins Boys Soccer Like the girls, the Hopkins boys soccer team knotted up Eden Prairie by a 1-1 score as Christian Abundis claimed the Royals' goal, assisted by Rolando Barclay. Goalkeeper Daniel Rosario-Torres made eight saves to help the Royals improve to 1-3-1 on the year. …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The first day of school saw several Golden Valley-area squads in action.
Golden Valley-area athletic teams eased into their post-Labor Day schedules on Tuesday. Only a small sampling of squads returned to competition on the first day of school. Hopkins Girls Soccer A 0-0 tie at No. 3-ranked Edina got the Lake Conference schedule started for the Hopkins girls soccer team on Tuesday. The deadlock gave the Royals a 2-1-1 record. It was the second of three consecutive games for the squad against ranked teams, the final contest of the stretch comes on Thursday, when Hopkins hosts No. 7 Eden Prairie at 5 p.m. Jillaine Young leads the Royals with two goals on the season, with Cody Webster, Corbin Boyd, Paris Ebersviller and Leah Chase also netting goals so far this autumn. Hopkins Boys Soccer The Hopkins boys soccer …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Light mid-week stretch for most, as several teams had already played their final pre-Labor Day contests.
It was a light mid-week stretch for the local sports teams, as many squads were already completed with their pre-Labor Day weekend schedules as the calendar turned from August to September. Hopkins Volleyball The ninth-ranked Hopkins volleyball team bounced back from a loss to sixth-ranked Centennial on Tuesday by sweeping visiting Orono in three games (25-19, 25-12, 25-20) to improve to 2-1 on the young season. Individual statistics were not available. Hopkins Cross Country Running The Hopkins cross country running teams competed in the Matterhorn Invitational in Brooklyn Park on Thursday, with both the girls and boys squads finishing second to Eden Prairie with 63 and 45 points, respectively. Individual statistics were not available. …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Several autumn squads from Robbinsdale, Breck and Hopkins have commenced their campaigns.
The fall sports season has descended upon the area as several autumn squads from local high schools have begun their seasons over the past week. Cooper Boys Soccer The Robbinsdale Cooper boys soccer team dropped its first two games of the year, losing 6-2 to Heritage Christian last Thursday and 9-2 at St. Michael-Albertville on Monday. Bashiru Kormah leads the Hawks with two goals thus far, with Simeon Ogunyemi and Joseph Lewis logging one tally apiece. Cooper travels to the third-ranked team in Class A, Benilde-St. Margaret’s for a 7 p.m. game today. Cooper Volleyball The Robbinsdale Cooper volleyball team opened its fall slate in good stead with a three-game sweep (25-8, 25-18, 25-19) at Minneapolis Edison on Tuesday. Individual …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The Royals' top doubles team fell just shy of a state spot.
Hopkins senior Ryan Erickson is headed to the state tennis tournament following a first-place finish Wednesday at the 6AA section tournament, while Michael Fields and Manfred Barrios narrowly missed securing a doubles berth for the Royals. Erickson, the No. 1 seed, went 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 in a semifinal matchup against Wayzata’s Scott Vezzosi. He then cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 victory against Wayzata’s Dustin Britton. Fields and Barrios, who entered the tournament with the No. 2 seed, fell to Minneapolis South’s Luke Elifson and Martin Beck 6-3, 6-1. They recovered from that loss to defeat Max Olson and Tyler Kuck, of Edina, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. That win gave them a shot to play for true second—and a place in the state tournament. But in their third …