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September 19, 2020

Sports



W. Fencing dices opponents, goes 6-0

The Hopkins women’s fencing team — now en-route to their fourth straight title — dominated the Eastern Women’s Fencing Conference Championship this past weekend in Baltimore. The team managed to go unbeaten in six matches to claim the top spot and, in each match up, the Blue Jays blew away the competition.


M. Track competes against Division I

This past weekend, the Hopkins men’s track & field team competed at the prestigious Bucknell Classic. The Blue Jays faced off against some of the top Division III track teams in the region, along with several Division I schools.


Athlete of the Week: Alex Vassila

Apart from inscribing her name in the record books, senior women’s basketball star Alex Vassila has got the Blue Jays on a roll. Vassila’s leadership and unselfish play currently has Hopkins sitting in third place in the Centennial Conference standings, primed to make a strong run in the conference tournament. Before the final week of regular season play, Alex Vassila took some time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions for The News Letter.


Men's Track continues highly successful season

After a very successful weekend filled with record-breaking runs and Centennial Conference bests at the Penn State and Thomson Invitational meets, the Hopkins men’s track team carried the momentum into the Seamus McElligot Invitational. The squad continued to set personal bests in team and individual events despite facing the stiff competition of Haverford. Highlights included exceptional performances in the long jump, triple jump, and high jump.



W. Track remains dominate in multiple events

The Hopkins women’s track and field team has officially entered the crux of their season.  This past weekend, the team competed in both the Seamus McElligot Invitational and the Armory Collegiate Invitational. Throughout the course of these two tournaments, the Blue Jays dominated in multiple events.


Baltimore claims second Super Bowl

After an entire offseason, the draft, training camp, pre-season, 17 regular season games, three playoff games, 57 minutes of Super Bowl intensity and a 34 minute power outage, the Baltimore Ravens’ season came down to five yards.


Men's Basketball on five game win streak

The Hopkins men’s basketball team had a whirlwind week, going undefeated against conference foes Gettysburg and Swarthmore in dramatic fashion. Topping their opponents 64-59 and 67-61, respectively, the Jays are now 10-4 in conference play and are riding a five game winning streak.


W.Basketball coach wins 600th game

As the month of January came to a close, the Lady Jays managed to continue their success and carry their momentum into February. With two wins in pivotal games against Centennial Conference opponents last week, the team managed to improve their record to 13-9 overall. To compliment the wins, head coach Nancy Funk reached a career milestone.



Robinson paces track team

Over the course of this past weekend, the Hopkins men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Penn State and University of Delaware to compete in the Penn State National Invitational and the Delaware Thomson Invitational. Throughout the course of these two tournaments, several individual records were broken.


W.Basketball wins by 45

Since the middle of December, the Hopkins women’s basketball team has played in 11 additional games.  During that time, the Lady Jays went 8-3, bringing their record to 9-6 in the Centennial Conference and 10-9 overall.  Dating back to Jan. 8, the team has won eight of their last nine games, all in conference.


Jays remain competitive amongst top-ranked wrestling squads

Leading up to this past weekend’s matchup in Lexington, Va., the Blue Jays had several tough matchups to start off the New Year.  Early in January, Hopkins competed in the Waynesburg Invitational.  Leading the way at 125 lbs was sophomore Paul Bewak who clinched an individual title for the team.  His efforts, along with seven other wrestlers who placed in the top six, earned the Blue Jays a third place finish.  The team finished only behind Olivet, currently ranked seventh in the nation in Division III, and West Liberty, the 12th ranked school in Division II wrestling.


M.Basketball extends CC streak

The month of January has been kind to the Hopkins men’s basketball program. After starting off the season 5-5, the Blue Jays have turned the corner in 2013. Not only has Hopkins gone 7-2 since the first of the month but, more importantly, the Jays have won three straight games against conference foes since their heart-wrenching double overtime loss against Franklin & Marshall on January 16.


Epee Slashes Fencing chances

On Sat., Jan. 26, the Hopkins women’s fencing team participated in the Philadelphia Invitational at Temple University.  The team came out with one victory and five losses.


Brotherly Love: Super Bowl XLVII

Super Bowl XLVII guarantees to be unique.  The most immortal game in American sports will feature two brothers, John and Jim Harbaugh, born 15 months apart, pitted against each other as head coaches. Let’s just call it, the Super Baugh.


Athlete of the Week: Jimmy Hammer

Currently on a three-game winning streak, men's basketball has been putting up one strong performance after another. Losing only two games out of a possible ten in the new year, it appears they've unlocked some secret to success. That secret? 6'2'' junior guard Jimmy Hammer.



Men’s Fencing team succeeds at Brandeis

After running the table to start the year going 6-0, the Hopkins men’s fencing team defeated MIT (16-11) and Boston College (15-12), and lost to Yale (15-12), Brown (17-10), and host Brandeis (17-10) on Sunday at the Brandeis Invitational. The squad’s overall record now stands at 8-3. Two standouts emerged for the squad as freshmen John Petrie and Josiah Yiu paced the Jays with 10 wins each in Foil and Sabre, respectively.


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