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Seattle is ready for the SuperSonics to return home.

Seattle deserves to get the SuperSonics back

November 14, 2018

Imagine you’re a resident of the great city of Seattle, the pride of the Pacific Northwest. Oh, and it’s 2008. Your favorite basketball team, the Seattle SuperSonics, just had an awful season, finishing 20-62. But it is okay, because it’s 2008, and your team just drafted Kevin Durant a year ago, who averaged 20.3 PPG and won the NBA Rookie of the Year. Also, Lil Wayne’s The Carter III just came out, so you’re encouraged about the future as a whole. 


Volleyball wins third straight Centennial Conference Championship

November 8, 2018

This past weekend, the Hopkins volleyball team swept their way through the Centennial Conference Tournament. On Saturday, Hopkins defeated the Swarthmore Garnet in the semifinals and, on Sunday, they beat the McDaniel Green Terror, taking home the school’s third consecutive Conference Championship. The Jays completely dominated the competition, winning each set by an average of almost 10 points.

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The volleyball team wins their third consecutive Conference Championship, as they swept their opponents in both the semifinals and finals.

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Blue Jay swimmer Sydney Okubo.

Athlete of the Week Sydney Okubo — W. swimming

November 8, 2018

This past weekend, the women’s swim team traveled across town to nearby Loyola University to compete in the annual Thomas Murphy Invitational. Four schools arrived at the Mangione Pool, including West Chester University, Drexel Univeristy, Loyola University and our very own Blue Jays.


Looking forward to the college basketball season

November 8, 2018

It’s one of the best times of the year to be a basketball fan. The NBA season is underway and NCAA basketball is just beginning. Some people are trying to find out which colleges are going to bust their brackets in March. Others want to know which players will become top NBA prospects. Most fans are looking to see how their alma mater is going to perform. As always, this year will hold countless buzzer beaters, blowouts and upsets. 

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NCAA basketball is back and Kansas University starts the year ranked No. 1.

Football moves to 8-1 with win over Juniata

November 29, 2018

The Hopkins football team’s regular season is quickly winding down, and the Blue Jays are still vying for a Centennial Conference Championship and a postseason bid. This past Saturday, they hit the road for the final time this regular season to take on the Juniata College Eagles.

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The Blue Jays' offense could not be stopped Saturday against Juniata.

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The seniors on the field hockey team receive the Centennial Conference Tournament trophy after defeating F&M in penalty strokes.

Field Hockey victorious in Conference Tournament

November 8, 2018

The 11th-ranked Hopkins field hockey team clinched the program’s first Centennial Conference Championship title in 15 years on Sunday. The Blue Jays headed up to Lancaster, Pa., where the 10th-ranked Franklin & Marshall College Diplomats hosted the Conference Tournament. 


Athlete of the Week: Rachel Jackson

November 1, 2018

The fourth-ranked women’s soccer team closed out their undefeated regular season Conference schedule with a 5-0 shutout against the Franklin & Marshall College Diplomats. After taking the regular season title, the Blue Jays will host the Centennial Conference Tournament, which will decide who will come out with both a championship and a ticket to continue their season into the NCAA Tournament.

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Blue Jay forward Rachel Jackson.

Football wins against Muhlenberg to move into first in Conference

November 1, 2018

On Saturday, the Blue Jay football team hosted the Muhlenberg College Mules in quite possibly the most important game on the Centennial Conference schedule this season. With a win, the undefeated Mules would be in prime position to end Hopkins’ eight-year reign atop the Conference. Spoiler alert: that didn’t happen.

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The Hopkins defense forced six turnovers against Muhlenberg.

NBA early season takeaways after one week

November 1, 2018

The NBA season is officially underway, and everyone is already drawing conclusions about their favorite teams. While some fans are planning their championship tattoos, others are begging their team to start tanking for a high draft pick. Anything can happen during the course of an entire season, but so much has already been revealed in these first weeks.

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Nikola Jokić has led the Nuggets to one of the top spots in the Western Conference.

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Senior defender Cole Rosenberger knocks in a goal to help lift the team to a 3-0 shut out against the Bears.

M. Soccer shuts out Ursinus 3-0 in Conference win

October 24, 2018

Last Saturday, the 13th-ranked Hopkins men’s soccer team played their last scheduled home game on Homewood Field against the Ursinus College Bears. The Jays improved their record to 6-2 in the Conference and 12-3-1 overall, in a clean 3-0 victory against the Bears, who have yet to tally a win on the season. 


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Senior forward Kristen Hori was honored, along with her other classmates, for her contributions on and off the field.

W. Soccer beats Ursinus to continue hot streak

October 24, 2018

The women’s soccer team had their Senior Day game Saturday against the Ursinus College Bears and asserted their dominance for the duration to win 5-1. The last regular season Saturday home game gave the team a chance to honor their six seniors in a ceremony before the game.


NBA will return to Seattle one way or another

October 24, 2018

On October 5, two NBA teams competed in Seattle for the first time since 2008. The Golden State Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings 122-94 in KeyArena, the former home of the Seattle SuperSonics. The game was only a preseason game, so in the eyes of many, it didn’t really count for anything. 

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Seattle may have an NBA team once again in the near future.

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Junior goalie Jodie Baris.

Athlete of the Week: Jodie Baris

October 31, 2018

This past weekend, the Hopkins field hockey team defeated No. 19 ranked Ursinus College by a score of 2-0. The victory continued the team’s undefeated Conference season, while also extending the Jays’ win streak to 10 games. This is their longest win streak since 2008 and their 14-1 record is the best start to a season in school history.