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The biggest questions for the NBA's second half

February 20, 2019

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 ...


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Athlete of the Week: Maggie Vitale - W. Fencing

February 20, 2019

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

February 20, 2019

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. 


W. Basketball wins over Ursinus to close season

February 20, 2019

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.

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

Athlete of the Week: Lexie Scholtz

February 13, 2019

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

February 13, 2019

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. 


MLB free agents need more realistic demands

February 13, 2019

Pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training this week for all 30 MLB teams. By next week, all rostered players will have reported to either Arizona or Florida for the start of the MLB season, but barring major developments in the next week, there may be some superstars who will still not be on a team.


W. Lacrosse opens the season with win over Drexel

February 14, 2019

As the spring semester gets underway, students have plenty reason for excitement. For some it means the start of classes, for some it means one step closer to summer and for some it means the start of lacrosse season. For the No. 23-ranked women’s lacrosse team, it was clearly the latter as the Blue Jays showed off plenty of offensive prowess as they started their 2019 campaign strong against the Drexel University Dragons. 

Junior attacker Maggie Schneiderneith scores a hat trick against Drexel Dragons.

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Hopkins fell to 0-1 with the loss, but will look for redemption vs. Loyola

Second quarter dooms M. Lacrosse in opener vs. Towson

February 13, 2019

After a hot start, a tumultuous second quarter for the Blue Jays ended all hopes of starting off 2019 on the right foot. The Towson University Tigers used a run of nine unanswered goals to overcome a 4-2 first quarter deficit. The Tigers never looked back in their 17–8 upset of No. 7 Hopkins last Saturday. Blue Jay head coach Dave Pietramala discussed the impact of Towson’s second quarter rally on the team in his postgame press conference. 


Trade deadline headlined by deals that were and weren’t made

February 19, 2019

The ever important trade deadline, the NBA’s unofficial midseason mark, finally came to a head this past week. After weeks of rumors about the future destination of perennial All-Star Anthony Davis, cries of tampering from the New Orleans Pelicans against the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar LeBron James and questions about what moves the top contenders would make to place themselves in position to make a deep postseason run, it was finally time to lay the cards on the table. This article’s purpose is to highlight the most important moves that occurred before the 3 p.m. deadline.

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Freshman Kristen Alicea-Jorgensen posts NCAA B cut time during weekend meet.

Swimming posts NCAA cut times at Chapel Hill

February 13, 2019

Both the men’s and the women’s swimming teams traveled down to Chapel Hill, N.C. for the Janis Hape Dowd Nike Invitational. The Blue Jays proved that they could compete among Division-I competition, as Hopkins earned multiple top-eight finishes and NCAA-qualifying times throughout the course of the three-day meet. 


Wrestling wraps up Centennial Conference season

February 7, 2019

The wrestling team ended the Centennial Conference Competition on Saturday in a series of home meets where they faced Washington and Lee University, Stevens Institute of Technology and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Though the Jays fought hard, competition was tough, as the Jays lost all three matches.

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The wrestling team is looking to make a deep postseason run this year.

M. Basketball falls on the road at Muhlenberg

February 6, 2019

This past Saturday, the Hopkins men’s basketball team traveled up to Allentown, Pa. to face the Muhlenberg Mules in a pivotal Centennial Conference matchup. In their previous battle on Jan. 8, the Mules made their way down to Baltimore and escaped with a four-point victory. After the Jays handled McDaniel College by the score of 70-57, they looked to ride the momentum towards another Conference victory. 

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Michael Gardner made seven threes Saturday against Muhlenberg.

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Did the Knicks or Mavs win last week’s trade?

February 11, 2019

Jan. 31 started like a normal day for New York Knicks fans. But about halfway through the day, news broke that their beloved star, Kristaps Porziņģis, was unhappy with the team and wanted to be traded. After approximately one hour of panic and speculation, Porziņģis was dealt to the Dallas Mavericks in a deal that involved seven players and two draft picks. 


Athlete of the Week: Alex Doran - Track & Field

February 7, 2019

Hopkins track and field dominated the NYC DIII Invitational this past week, as both the men’s and women’s teams finished first in the meet. The men were the best of 27 teams, finishing with 98.5 points, while the second-ranked women finished the best of 24 teams, earning 124 points.

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Senior distance runner Alex Doran.

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M. Lacrosse has high expectations this season

February 7, 2019

Every Memorial Day, men’s lacrosse comes to a close, and teams turn the page to a new season. New faces come, old faces return and valuable faces leave. The fall and summer become endless, as the anticipation of the first game of the season grows ever larger. 


The DanLand report card: football edition

February 6, 2019

With the Super Bowl now in the rear-view mirror, it is a perfect time to revisit my preseason NFL predictions, some of which were included in a September DanLand column. While some of my predictions were right on the money, others could not have been further off. For the sake of accountability, I have been sure to include both my accurate and inaccurate predictions in this column, along with corresponding grades.

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The Green Bay Packers need to get Aaron Rodgers some help ASAP.

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Senior forward/center Rory Cole.

Athlete of the Week: Rory Cole – W. Basketball

January 30, 2019

The Hopkins women’s basketball team won all three of their games last week to improve their Centennial Conference record to 12-2.  Two of the victories came at home against Franklin & Marshall College and Washington College.