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November 28, 2020

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Strong offense gives field hockey 2-0 start

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. 


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

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

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

M. and W. cross country sweep opening meets

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. 


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Sophomore Anjali Kashyap won Centennial Conference player of the week.

M. & W. Tennis take final Centennial matches

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.


It’s time for the Athletics culture to change now

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. 


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

There’s more to a legacy than just championships

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.


Sophomore Blue Jay Jared Pangalozzi

AOTW: Pangalozzi

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

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

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.


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

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

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. 



Baseball goes unbeaten in four Centennial bouts

Whoever said that it’s lonely at the top clearly wasn’t talking about the Centennial Conference, as the Hopkins baseball team is feeling very comfortable after securing sole possession of the top spot in the Conference last week with two wins each over the Washington College Shoremen and the Dickinson College Red Devils.


Tampa Bay was swept after having one of the best seasons in NHL history

I am not an NHL fan, but I really wish I was

As a National Basketball Association (NBA) fan watching the playoffs, I want there to be intrigue, upsets and games that go down to the wire, but unfortunately most of that does not come until the Conference Finals and NBA Finals. Meanwhile, I overhear all the drama of the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs and wish I was a fan of the NHL so I could: 1) Enjoy the early round matchups and 2) Understand the history of what happened in the first round.


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Damian Lillard may have been the best player in the entire first round.

NBA playoffs are as exciting as ever, and you should be watching

In a media atmosphere where the entirety of television is fighting for viewership from a week-to-week basis, it’s important to not fall behind in the ratings war. With the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, the National Hockey League (NHL) Playoffs and the National Basketball Association (NBA) Playoffs all occurring at the same time, each night is a battle to capture the eyes of America. 


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Nate Davis’s 5 home runs earned him Conference Hitter of the Week

Baseball splits their four-game slate over a busy weekend

After a bit of a relaxing week with only one game played last Tuesday, Hopkins baseball played four intense games this weekend, finishing with a 2-2 record. The Blue Jays started off the weekend right with a 13-3 demolishing of the McDaniel College Green Terror on Friday. 


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Greg Chimera was named the James F. Margraff head coach of football.

Coach spotlight: Greg Chimera - Football

In late February, Greg Chimera was named the 27th head coach in Hopkins football history. Chimera was appointed as the successor to the late James F. Margraff, for whom the head coach position is now named. 


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