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February 8, 2023


Why we need sports journalism

When I first joined The News-Letter during my freshman fall, I wanted to write for the News and Features section. I had known for a long time that I wanted to get involved in my college newspaper and to me, that meant writing about the news. But after going to the section’s first meeting, I felt intimidated and out of place; going to events and interviewing random people was just a bit too much for my nervous freshman self.

Graduate student guard Conner Delaney is the newest member of the program’s 1,000 point club.

Athlete of the Week: Conner Delaney — Basketball

Last week, the Hopkins men’s basketball team took on the visiting Salisbury University Sea Gulls at Goldfarb Gymnasium for their first home game of the year. The Jays pulled off a 72-52 win, driven by graduate student guard Conner Delaney.

Norwegian Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen will defend his World Championship title starting next week.

A preview of the 2021 World Chess Championship

The World Chess Championship will be underway starting on Nov. 24 through Dec. 14, the. The champion — Norwegian Grandmaster (GM) Magnus Carlsen — faces off against the challenger: Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi. 

This year’s college basketball season is bound to be another exciting one.

Predictions for the 2021-22 NCAA basketball season

It’s that time of year again: NCAA men’s basketball is returning. The season is already underway after some big games from this past Tuesday to lead it off. But with only a few games already behind us, there is still so much to look forward to. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest storylines to track this season. 

Max Chen was named the Male Swimmer of the Meet after a great swim at the Thomas Murphy Invitational.

Athlete of the Week: Max Chen — Men’s Swimming

Hopkins men’s swimming has had a fantastic season thus far, winning their last home meet 201.5-59.5. A standout member of the team is senior Max Chen. In his most recent meet, the Thomas Murphy Invitational, he was named the Male Swimmer of the Meet after placing first in both the 100 and 200 Breast. 

Freshman defensive specialist Evelyn Batista is second on the team in digs with 194, second in service aces with 33 and fourth in assists with 30. 

Athlete of the Week: Evelyn Batista — Volleyball

The women’s volleyball team is playing some of the most dominant volleyball in collegiate history and that is not an exaggeration. After going 35-0 in 2019, the team is 25-0 this year, tying them for the Division-III (D-III) record of consecutive wins.

Sophomore Ashley Heidenrich placed second in a field of 275 at the Rowan Border Battle on Oct. 16.

Athlete of the Week: Ashley Heidenrich — Cross Country

This week’s Athlete of the Week is cross-country sophomore Ashley Heidenrich. So far this season, she has placed first in four of five races, finishing in second in the other race. In her first year of competition, Heidenrich has helped Hopkins win several meets and place highly in others despite running against Division I competition.

Senior Max Chen won big in dual meet against Towson University and the U.S. Naval Academy.

Hopkins swimming is busy with back-to-back meets

Hopkins swimming has been busy. On Friday, the team attended a dual meet against the Towson University Tigers and the U.S. Naval Academy Navy Midshipmen in Annapolis. The next day, it hosted its first home meet in over 600 days, competing against the College of William & Mary Tribe. In the dual meet, the men defeated Towson, 144-143, but fell to Navy, 200-93. This is the first time the team has beaten Towson since 2016. The women lost to Towson 211-83, and Navy 196-87.