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Mollick set a PR in the 100-meter.

Athlete of the Week: Alex Mollick

April 10, 2019

This past weekend, the men’s track and field team stayed close to Baltimore to compete against Division I competition at the Towson Invitational. Not only did Hopkins perform well against stout competition, they won the entire meet, besting the second place University of Maryland, Baltimore County Golden Retrievers by 12 points.


M. Lacrosse emerges victorious over Scarlet Knights 15-13

April 11, 2019

The Hopkins Blue Jays knocked off the No. 18 Rutgers University Scarlet Knights by a score of 15-13 on Saturday afternoon. A large homecoming crowd was treated to a gorgeous day on Homewood Field and a roaring start by the Jays as Hopkins went on a six-goal run using six different goal-scorers to open up the festivities. 

Freshman attack Joey Epstein had a massive game, recording five goals and three assists.

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Senior pitcher Josh Hejka records his 100th career strikeout on Tuesday.

Baseball team splits four games over four days

April 11, 2019

Back-to-back losses may seem discouraging to most teams, but for the 16th-ranked Hopkins baseball team, the doubleheader sweep Saturday only served as motivation to get back on track. The Blue Jays bounced back from their two losses against the Ursinus College Bears to shut out the Gettysburg College Bullets 15-0 the following day. 


Athlete of the Week: Preston Betz

April 10, 2019

The News-Letter spoke with senior pitcher Preston Betz about his eight innings of shut-out baseball Saturday, as well as his growth throughout his career as well as the team’s preparation and their goals for the season. 

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Betz threw 8 shutout innings Sat.

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Predicting the winners of the NBA end-of-year awards

April 19, 2019

With only a few games remaining in the regular season, it’s time to predict the winners of the NBA’s awards. The League is always changing with new players breaking out each year and, as crazy as it seems, this is the last time in this article that I’ll be mentioning LeBron James.


M. & W. Tennis keep up strong Conference play

April 4, 2019

This past weekend was jam-packed, with both Hopkins tennis teams in action. The men’s team faced off against the third-ranked Emory University Eagles on Sunday, traveling down to Atlanta, Georgia. The women’s tennis team continued their Centennial Conference schedule, hosting the Ursinus College Bears on Saturday. 

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Women’s tennis swept Ursinus in their Conference matchup Saturday.

M. Lacrosse defeats Michigan in Big Ten opener

April 4, 2019

This past Saturday, the men’s lacrosse team took home a solid Big Ten victory against the University of Michigan Wolverines. The Blue Jays secured the win after a dominating 10-0 run in the second and third quarters, finishing the game 14-8. 

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Junior attackman Cole Williams helped Hopkins go on a 10-0 run after the first quarter.

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Baseball advances record to 14-5 after Florida trip

March 29, 2019

The Hopkins baseball team travelled down to Fort Myers, Fla. over spring break to compete in the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic. With nine games in 10 days, almost all the Blue Jays saw time on the field, including several freshmen who made their collegiate debuts. The Jays won five games and lost four, which brings them to 14-5 on the season heading into Conference play.


What comes next with Mike Trout’s mega-deal

March 27, 2019

Baseball’s best player finally got his payday. This past week, it was announced that centerfielder Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a contract extension. The terms? A record breaking $430 million over 12 years, the largest contract in the history of American professional sports. The announcement comes on the heels of Bryce Harper’s own record-breaking contract, overtaking his deal by $100 million. The massive deal puts Trout in his own echelon, daunting the contracts of Harper, San Diego Padres signee Manny Machado and Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado. 


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Nicole DeMase scored five goals, all of which came in the second half.

W. Lacrosse beats Rutgers University Scarlet Knights

March 27, 2019

The Hopkins women’s lacrosse team began Big Ten Conference play on Saturday against the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights. The Blue Jays won 16-9. The game was led by senior attack Nicole DeMase, who scored a game-high five goals. DeMase spoke about the team’s win.


Swim teams end season at NCAA Championships

March 29, 2019

The Hopkins swimming teams traveled to Greensboro, N.C. this past week, as the Jays competed in the NCAA Championships, with the men’s team placing fourth and the women’s team placing 13th after the four-day event.

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NCAA Sweet Sixteen will not fail to excite

March 27, 2019

In the Round of 32 in this year’s National College Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Basketball Tournament, there was only one upset, and that was No. 5 Auburn University steamrolling No. 4 University of Kansas, so it was not even that surprising of a victory. While this means we may not have a Cinderella team coming from outside the Power Five conferences, it also means we will have some highly anticipated matchups in the Sweet Sixteen.


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Freshman attackman Joey Epstein was Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

M. Lacrosse takes down Delaware, falls to Virginia

March 27, 2019

The men’s lacrosse team wrapped up its non-Conference schedule with home matchups on consecutive Saturdays against the University of Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens and the University of Virginia (UVA) Cavaliers. The previous Tuesday, the Jays recorded their most convincing victory over the season thus far, with an 11-4 triumph over Mount St. Mary’s University. It was critical for the team to build on this momentum over its next two games.


QB speculation aplenty ahead of the NFL Draft

March 21, 2019

With free agency now under way, the NFL’s quarterback landscape is beginning to take shape. The Joe Flacco and Case Keenum trades to the Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins, respectively, can be made official, and Nick Foles has signed a four-year, $88 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

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