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Football stings Yellow Jackets using defense

September 12, 2019

The Hopkins football team faced off against the Randolph-Macon College Yellow Jackets on Thursday, Sept. 5. It was the debut of new coach Greg Chimera, who was given the position after the tragic passing of longtime coach Jim Margraff. 

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Head coach Greg Chimera picked up his first win against Randolph-Macon.

Athlete of the Week: Maddie Brown-Scherer

September 12, 2019

One of the top stories in Hopkins sports last fall was the Hopkins field hockey team’s incredible run, which saw the Blue Jays finish with a 15-2 regular season before going on to win the Centennial Conference Tournament. Hopkins would take that momentum into the National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament, winning two games and advancing all the way to the Final Four before seeing their season ended against the eventual runner-up Tufts University.

Sophomore Maddie Brown-Scherer

Men’s soccer lights up the scoreboard in pair of wins

September 12, 2019

The No. 22 Hopkins men’s soccer team walked onto Homewood Field this weekend ready to take care of business. The Jays won the weekend, defeating both the Washington and Lee University Generals and the Montclair State University Red Hawks by wide margins. 


Strong offense gives field hockey 2-0 start

September 5, 2019

This past weekend the Hopkins women’s field hockey team opened up their season against two non-conference opponents. On Friday the squad traveled to Lexington, Va. to face off against the Washington and Lee University Generals. Two days later, they hosted their first home matchup of the season, squaring off against the University of Mary Washington Eagles. 


Tom Brady is still too good: what to watch for this NFL season

September 5, 2019

It’s a new NFL season. That means we are only a few months away from the Patriots winning another championship. Sadly. They are again favored to win it all in 2020 with 7-1 odds followed by the Chiefs, Saints and Rams. The Ravens have slightly worse than average odds at 32-1.

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Tom Brady and the Patriots will try to dominate the league this year. 

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Women's and Men's cross country teams compete at Mt. St. Mary's.

M. and W. cross country sweep opening meets

September 5, 2019

Both the men’s and women’s cross-country teams had an outstanding start to their seasons this weekend at the Mount Saint Mary’s Duals. Both teams saw a complete sweep of the competition with perfect performances across the board. 


M. & W. Tennis take final Centennial matches

May 2, 2019

Last Saturday, the men’s and women’s tennis team had their final matchups before the Centennial Conference tournament this upcoming weekend. The men’s team hosted a doubleheader in Baltimore, facing off against the Dickinson College Red Devils and the Mary Washington University Eagles, while the women’s team traveled to face the Washington College Shorewomen.

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Sophomore Anjali Kashyap won Centennial Conference player of the week.

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It’s time for the Athletics culture to change now

May 8, 2019

A lot — to say the least — has happened since Aug. 10, 2018. And ever since, I’ve wanted to speak up. Every week I’ve told myself, “This is the week I’m going to publish my reflection.” And every week, I cowered. I was afraid people would use my words against me, and I have no doubt that they still will. 


There’s more to a legacy than just championships

May 2, 2019

Why is it that now, more than ever, National Basketball Association (NBA) players are forced by the media to be overly concerned about their legacies? This doesn’t necessarily result from the media questioning the players directly during interviews; rather, it’s the consequence of legacies being such a hot topic amongst NBA analysts on television, Twitter and other forms of media and the need to fill the 24/7 sports talk and news cycle.

Giannis Antetokounmpo hasn’t been able to win an NBA Championship yet

Sophomore Blue Jay Jared Pangalozzi

AOTW: Pangalozzi

May 2, 2019

Hopkins Men’s and Women’s Track and Field competed in their final meet of the regular season before the Centennial Conference Championship at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia this weekend. Both teams brought their best to the meet; many athletes posted personal bests. Sophomore distance runner Jared Pangallozzi is just one example. Pangallozzi spoke with The News-Letter about his achievements and what it took to make them happen. 


Baseball clinches home-field for Centennial tournament

May 3, 2019

Coming into this weekend, the Hopkins baseball team sat at the top of the Centennial Conference standings. They were up by two games over second-place Franklin and Marshall College (F&M) Diplomats with a doubleheader against the Diplomats Saturday after Friday’s game against Swarthmore College was postponed. 

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Sophomore Blue Jay Anjie Kashyap

AOTW: Anjali Kashyap

April 24, 2019

The Hopkins women’s tennis team took care of business at home this past weekend, defeating the Haverford College Fords on the Jays’ home courts by a score of 8-1. The Blue Jays emerged victorious again on Tuesday, beating the Gettysburg College Bullets 8-0 and the Loyola University Maryland Greyhounds 4-3.


Women’s Lacrosse falls short in a tight game against Penn State

April 24, 2019

Originally scheduled to play on Friday, the Hopkins women’s lacrosse team faced off against the Penn State Nittany Lions on Thursday, April 18 instead due to expected severe weather. Despite the change, both teams still gave it their all, as the game stayed close until the very end. 

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The women’s lacrosse team kept the game close until the very end.