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Volleyball wins two matches for a perfect 7-0

September 20, 2018

Saturday was a very busy day for the No. 14 Hopkins volleyball team, not only playing a doubleheader and opening up Centennial Conference play, but also playing in two separate locations. The team first went up against the Owls from Bryn Mawr College ...

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Junior outside hitter Louisa Kishton and the Blue Jays are undefeated.

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Novak Djokovic is poised to have a strong 2019.

Ranking the elite men’s tennis players going into 2019

September 20, 2018

Another exciting Grand Slam season on the ATP Tour just wrapped up, with Novak Djokovic securing his 14th career Slam at the U.S. Open. While there are still several notable tournaments coming up before the end of the calendar year — the Paris Masters, the Shanghai Masters and the ATP Finals — the end of the Slam season is as good a time as any to examine the current landscape of the sport’s elite players.


W. Soccer shuts out Bryn Mawr in 12-0 win

September 20, 2018

Women’s soccer got off to a blazing start in Centennial Conference play this past weekend, beating the Bryn Mawr College Owls by a ridiculous margin. The Jays went out and beat the Owls on their own turf by a score of 12-0, which was good enough to become the program record for goals in a game. Hopkins’ record improved to 5-1 and 1-0 in Conference. 

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Sophomore forward Riley O'Toole opens scoring 15 seconds into the game.

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Junior defensive end Mike Kalanik.

Athlete of the Week: Mike Kalanik

September 20, 2018

On Saturday, the Hopkins football team traveled to Bethlehem, Pa. to take on Centennial Conference opponent Moravian College. The Jays looked to rebound from the previous week’s heartbreaking last-second loss in their Conference opener against Susquehanna University.


The Buffalo Bills are the biggest joke in the NFL

September 20, 2018

This past Sunday, Vontae Davis of the Buffalo Bills pulled one of the ultimate power moves in sports history. After getting obliterated in Week 1 by the Baltimore Ravens with a final score of 47-3, the Bills were down 28-6 at halftime against the Los Angeles Chargers. It was at that point that the veteran cornerback, playing in his 10th season, simply changed out of his pads, left the locker room and retired.

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Josh Allen should have been the Bills week one starter at quarterback.

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Serena Williams ended up losing a very controversial US Open Final.

The U.S. Open controversy ruined an amazing tournament

September 13, 2018

Heading into its final weekend, the U.S. Open had been spectacular. Despite the sweltering heat that persisted throughout the tournament, tennis’ elite players had provided fans with a number of spectacular matches and captivating storylines. 


Predictions for the MLB’s end of the year awards

September 13, 2018

With the MLB finally reaching the home stretch of its schedule, it seems like it is finally the appropriate time to start the obligatory recap of the full season. This season has contained a whirlwind of excitement and has entertained fans for seven months. 

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J.D. Martinez is the frontrunner in the AL MVP race as he contends for a triple crown.

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The Blue Jays fell short in their conference opener against Susquehanna.

Football falls to Susquehanna in Conference opener

September 13, 2018

After a commanding home victory over Randolph-Macon College on Aug. 30, the Hopkins football team hit the road on Saturday, Sept. 8 to kick off its Conference schedule against the Susquehanna University River Hawks. The Blue Jays were undefeated against the River Hawks since the latter joined the Centennial Conference in 2010 and looked to add to this unblemished record. However, they ran into an opponent that was keen to rewrite history.


Field Hockey overcomes weather in 2-1 victory

September 13, 2018

A nearly three-hour lightning delay did not hold the Blue Jays back from defeating the Ramapo College of New Jersey Roadrunners Friday night. Luckily, this was not the first time the Jays had fought through inclement weather, as they had pulled out an overtime victory after another lightning delay the previous weekend. 

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Freshman midfielder Abby Birk scores her first career goal to help the Blue Jays win 2-1.

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Senior outside hitter Michelle Abt.

Athlete of the Week: Michelle Abt

September 13, 2018

The Hopkins women’s volleyball team dominated in York, Pa. this past weekend, claiming four victories in as many games. Ranked No. 16 in the nation, the Blue Jays defeated Elizabethtown College, Gallaudet University, New York University and hometown York College, bringing them to a 5-0 record on the season. Hopkins swept in each match except against York, which required five sets for the Jays to take care of business.


Kaepernick stands by his beliefs. We should listen.

September 13, 2018

On Thursday night, during the NFL’s first game of the year between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons, Nike aired a commercial during the third quarter that would give any sports fan chills. It catered to everyone’s dreams of becoming the best ever, playing under the lights and going down in history.

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Colin Kaepernick led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2013 but is now out of a job.

M. and W. Cross Country take first on weekend

September 13, 2018

The men’s and women’s cross country teams were both dominant this past weekend at the Shannon Henretty Invitational held at nearby Stevenson University, with both teams taking first place in competitive fields.

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Senior captain Scott Pourshalchi led the team and took second place at the Shannon Henretty Invitational.

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Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown are looking to win a Super Bowl.

Major questions going into this NFL season

September 6, 2018

Welcome back to school, welcome back to DanLand, welcome back to football! After a seven-month hiatus filled with talk of rookie quarterbacks, player holdouts and massive contracts, Week 1 of the NFL season has finally arrived. As always, the season will be filled with contenders, pretenders, streaks, slumps and plenty of surprises. To that end, let’s tackle four of the most deliberated questions that lack clear-cut answers but will be extensively discussed as the season unfolds.


Athlete of the Week: Xander LeFevre

September 6, 2018

The men’s soccer team started off their 2018 campaign strong with two wins this past weekend. Hopkins opened up the season on Friday with a 2-1 victory over Hampden-Sydney College, followed by a 3-0 win against North Carolina Wesleyan College on Saturday. 

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Football defeats Yellow Jackets 63-31 on Blue Jay Opening Day.

Dominant second half lifts football to victory

September 6, 2018

After three weeks of physically and mentally challenging preseason training, the 19th-ranked Blue Jays geared up to display their hard work and growth under the lights of Homewood Field for their 2018 season opener.


Could basketball replace baseball as America’s favorite pastime?

September 6, 2018

The MLB regular season has reached its annual apex, as all the playoff battles are still anyone’s to win (or lose). Meanwhile, today as I scroll through my Instagram feed, the video I see over and over again is a video of LeBron James dancing to “Sicko Mode” on the sideline of a youth basketball game.