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January 27, 2021


W. Basketball’s season ends against Scranton

After securing an NCAA tournament bid for the first time since 2012, the women’s basketball team played in the first two rounds of the tournament this weekend. Although Hopkins scored a resounding victory in the first round, the Blue Jays fell in the second round to the University of Scranton Lady Royals, ending their tournament run. 

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Machado (right) and Harper (left) will look to elevate their new teams.

Machado and Harper find homes, but what now?

A couple of players just got a whole lot richer and two fan bases are about to enjoy their season considerably more. The two most sought after free agents in recent history, third baseman/shortstop Manny Machado and outfielder Bryce Harper, whose negotiations dragged well into spring training, finally found a home this past week. 

Zou earned Centennial Player of the Week for her performance.

M. and W. Tennis open up regular season play

This past weekend, both Hopkins tennis teams played matches on the road, as the men traveled to Salisbury, Md., while the women headed to Annapolis, Md. While the No. 21-ranked men defeated the Salisbury University Sea Gulls 7-2, the women lost to the United States Naval Academy 5-2.

Athlete of the Week: Caelyn Reilly

This past weekend, the Hopkins women’s track and field team competed at the Centennial Conference Indoor Championships hosted by Franklin and Marshall College. The Jays dominated the competition, clinching their ninth consecutive Conference Championship.

Despite falling to Haverford, the team’s season isn’t over just quite yet.

W. Basketball loses, but makes D-III Tournament

It was a defensive battle between the Blue Jays and the Haverford College Fords as the two teams traveled up to Gettysburg, Pa. to face off in the semifinal round of the Centennial Conference tournament. The No. 2 seed Hopkins women’s basketball team dropped a tight battle against No. 3 seed Haverford College.

Should Zion Williamson return after knee injury?

In my opinion, the rivalry between Duke University and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill’s basketball teams may be the best in all of sports. The two teams play each other at least twice per year — three times if we’re lucky — and their matchups never disappoint. That was until last Wednesday, in the game when Zion Williamson, the Blue Devils’ once-in-a-generation phenom, was set to leave his mark on the rivalry at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Giannis still leads the NBA’s MVP race (for now)

With about 20 games remaining for most of the teams in the NBA, the MVP discussions have begun to heat up, and three top candidates have separated themselves from the field as leading candidates for the award. The three leading the way are Giannis Antetokounmpo, Paul George and James Harden.


The women's track and field team won its ninth straight Centennial Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship title.

M. and W. Track & Field defend Conference titles

This weekend, the Hopkins men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Centennial Conference Championship in Lancaster, Pa. The men’s team came away with its seventh consecutive title, and the women’s team won its ninth consecutive title. 

Senior Ricky Cavallo will be competing at the Division-III Championship.

Wrestling finishes fifth at NCAA Regional meet

Carrying a season’s worth of hard work against intense Centennial Conference competition, the Blue Jays headed into the 2019 NCAA Division-III Southeast Regional Championship with confidence and determination. The Jays had a near historic performance, as they finished in fifth place with 85 points in the 20-team tournament. This is the second highest finish at a Regional Championship in school history.

The Blue Jays are now 2-0 to start the season.

W. Lacrosse upsets No. 9 Loyola in home opener

While you may not notice anything different about it while walking to class this week, make no mistake: Charles Street belongs to the Hopkins women’s lacrosse team, as the No. 23 Blue Jays battled the Loyola University Maryland Greyhounds Saturday at Homewood Field and knocked off the No. 9 Greyhounds by a score of 13-11.

The biggest questions for the NBA's second half

The NBA has officially hit the home stretch of its season with All-Star Weekend coming to a close. The three days of prescribed fun have finished and now teams are gearing up to make the final push toward the postseason. The playoff picture in both conferences is far from clear, with singular wins and losses separating seeds one through eight in the East and the West. This article will address the biggest things to focus on in both conferences as we march towards the NBA Playoffs.

Athlete of the Week: Maggie Vitale - W. Fencing

This past weekend, the Hopkins women’s fencing team swept all of its competition, claiming the Eastern Women’s Fencing Conference Championship. The team went a perfect 7-0, earning its second title in three years. There were several great performers, including junior Katherine Xiang, who earned her 200th career foil win, and junior Erin Chen, who became the school’s all-time leader in wins in the sabre. However, our Athlete of the Week award is given to senior Maggie Vitale.

M. Lacrosse blown out in loss to rival Loyola

Hopkins dropped Saturday’s contest at Homewood Field against the second-ranked Loyola University Maryland Greyhounds by a score of 18-12. The Blue Jays scored the first goal of the game a little over five minutes into the first quarter, and then it was all Greyhounds from there, scoring five unanswered goals. The Blue Jays only saw mild success when senior attackman Kyle Marr scored two goals in the final 30 seconds of the second quarter and almost had one more at the buzzer to cut the Loyola lead to 9-6. Unfortunately for Hopkins, the Greyhounds scored six unanswered goals out of the half and put the game to bed.

Lexie Scholtz scored 18 points and 5 rebounds in her Senior Day game.

W. Basketball wins over Ursinus to close season

On Saturday, the Hopkins women’s basketball team took on the Ursinus College Bears in the Blue Jays’ Senior Day game. It was likely the last home game for the seven seniors on the team: guards Lexie Scholtz, Madison McGrath and Lillian Scott; forwards Marissa Varnado, Maggie Spitzer and Rory Cole; and manager Sophia Way.

Athlete of the Week: Lexie Scholtz

Over the past week, the women’s basketball team defeated Swarthmore College and Muhlenberg College to improve its record to 20-3. While many had strong performances on both the offensive and defensive ends, the team’s standout player, and our Athlete of the Week, is senior guard Lexie Scholtz.

M. Basketball heads into end of season with win

The men’s basketball team competed in the 18th annual Wall-O’Mahony Game this weekend against the Ursinus College Bears. The game has been held every year to honor the lives of Glen Wall and Matt O’Mahony, who played basketball at Hopkins together in the 1980s and died tragically in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. 

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