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Athlete of the Week: Michelle Abt

September 13, 2018

The Hopkins women’s volleyball team dominated in York, Pa. this past weekend, claiming four victories in as many games. Ranked No. 16 in the nation, the Blue Jays defeated Elizabethtown College, Gallaudet University, New York University and hometown ...

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Senior outside hitter Michelle Abt.

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Colin Kaepernick led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2013 but is now out of a job.

Kaepernick stands by his beliefs. We should listen.

September 13, 2018

On Thursday night, during the NFL’s first game of the year between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons, Nike aired a commercial during the third quarter that would give any sports fan chills. It catered to everyone’s dreams of becoming the best ever, playing under the lights and going down in history.


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Senior captain Scott Pourshalchi led the team and took second place at the Shannon Henretty Invitational.

M. and W. Cross Country take first on weekend

September 13, 2018

The men’s and women’s cross country teams were both dominant this past weekend at the Shannon Henretty Invitational held at nearby Stevenson University, with both teams taking first place in competitive fields.


Major questions going into this NFL season

September 6, 2018

Welcome back to school, welcome back to DanLand, welcome back to football! After a seven-month hiatus filled with talk of rookie quarterbacks, player holdouts and massive contracts, Week 1 of the NFL season has finally arrived. As always, the season will be filled with contenders, pretenders, streaks, slumps and plenty of surprises. To that end, let’s tackle four of the most deliberated questions that lack clear-cut answers but will be extensively discussed as the season unfolds.

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Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown are looking to win a Super Bowl.

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Athlete of the Week: Xander LeFevre

September 6, 2018

The men’s soccer team started off their 2018 campaign strong with two wins this past weekend. Hopkins opened up the season on Friday with a 2-1 victory over Hampden-Sydney College, followed by a 3-0 win against North Carolina Wesleyan College on Saturday. 


Dominant second half lifts football to victory

September 6, 2018

After three weeks of physically and mentally challenging preseason training, the 19th-ranked Blue Jays geared up to display their hard work and growth under the lights of Homewood Field for their 2018 season opener.

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Football defeats Yellow Jackets 63-31 on Blue Jay Opening Day.

Could basketball replace baseball as America’s favorite pastime?

September 6, 2018

The MLB regular season has reached its annual apex, as all the playoff battles are still anyone’s to win (or lose). Meanwhile, today as I scroll through my Instagram feed, the video I see over and over again is a video of LeBron James dancing to “Sicko Mode” on the sideline of a youth basketball game.


Water polo has strong showing at Labor Day Open

September 6, 2018

This weekend, the Blue Jays traveled to Annapolis, Md. for the Naval Academy’s Labor Day Open. Ranked No. 2 in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III preseason poll and returning three All-Americans, senior utility players Giorgio Cico and Josh Kurtz, as well as junior attacker Finn Banks, the team was well-equipped to take on Division I competition in the tournament. 

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Senior attacker Ryan Masi was a key contributor to the Jays’ offense.

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Senior lacrosse midfielder Joel Tinney was named First Team All-Big Ten.

M. Lacrosse loses in triple overtime thriller

May 2, 2018

A lot was on the line Saturday afternoon for the Blue Jays when they fell to Maryland in triple overtime, 8-7, in front of an overflow crowd of 10,388 at Homewood Field. This game, nicknamed “The Rivalry,” has been played 116 times since 1895, with the winner receiving the famous wooden crab.


LeBron James’ path to the Lakers is complicated but possible

May 2, 2018

As a Los Angeles sports fan, I have high expectations for the teams I support. Because I am a fan of the Lakers, Angels and Chargers, I have been thoroughly disappointed by my favorite teams over the last couple of years. With that being said, there is hope for all three of my favorite teams going forward. 

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LeBron James will have a decision to make this summer.

Athlete of the Week: Mackenzie Heldberg

May 2, 2018

The women’s lacrosse team secured a valuable Conference victory this past Saturday against the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights. In their final regular season game, the Blue Jays picked up a 16-11 win on the road and clinched the final spot in the Big Ten Tournament. The Jays’ victory was powered by a dazzling offensive performance, led by sophomore midfielder Mackenzie Heldberg, who finished the game with a team high of six goals. 

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Midfielder Mackenzie Heldberg.

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Sophomore Sophia Strickland.

Athlete of the Week: Sophia Strickland

April 26, 2018

With the postseason quickly approaching, the Hopkins women’s tennis team is buckling down for the home stretch of their regular season play. The team has caught fire in recent weeks and currently holds an 8-2 record in the month of April. 


M. Lacrosse edges Michigan in final seconds

April 26, 2018

The men’s lacrosse team cemented their spot in the Big Ten tournament this past weekend with a victory against the University of Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, thanks to yet another last minute goal by junior attacker Kyle Marr. The Jays take on the University of Maryland Terrapins this coming Saturday, which will determine who gets the No. 1 seed heading into the Big Ten Tournament the following weekend.

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Kyle Marr scored the winning goal against Michigan with 31 seconds left.

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Senior Nick Burns was named Centennial Conference Pitcher of the week.

Baseball stays in second after packed 3-1 weekend

April 26, 2018

The Hopkins baseball team fought through a heavy schedule of four matches last weekend starting on Friday, April 20 and closing out on Sunday, April 22 with a 3-1 record. This puts the Jays at 11-3 in Conference play and 23-11 overall.