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September 22, 2023

Sports




Track secures conference win

With one event remaining in the entire championship meet and leading by the miniscule margin of one point, the Hopkins men’s track team knew it would take every last ounce of their energy, determination, and effort to be victorious at the Centennial Conference Championships in Collegeville, Pa. this past Saturday. Leading by one against a dangerous Haverford College opponent, the team of senior Rob Martin, freshman Colin O’Connor, junior Andrew Carey and junior Colin Rozanski lead the Blue Jays in the 4x400-meter relay to finish second, three places above Haverford, and first overall to capture their first Conference Championship in the program’s history. By defeating Haverford by three places in the final event, the Jays were able to secure a first place finish with 168 points. Haverford, who had won the championship 12 out of the past 13 years, finished second with a score of 163 points while Ursinus College and Dickinson College tied for third place with 94 points each.


Athlete of the Week- Alex Jebb

Men’s track & field made history this weekend by claiming their first ever Centennial Conference championship at Ursinus College. In Hollywood fashion, the competition for the hallowed title came down to the final event, the 4x400-meter relay, as Hopkins raced past long time rival Haverford for the historic win. Besides the showstopping ending, junior Alex Jebb was a riveting point of excitement throughout the evening. Jebb personally contributed 22 points towards the Jays’ win, getting on the board for the 60m, 60 hurdles, long and triple jump, and the heptathlon where he medaled second. Jebb sat down to shed light on the monumental moment and reflect on his personal experience.



Wrestling grabs runner-up in tourney

Hopkins wrestling took second Saturday, Feb. 23 with a total of 98 points at the 2013 Centennial Conference Championships. Ursinus College left Hopkins’s Goldfarb Gymnasium with the conference title for the tenth time in school history at 113 points, and McDaniel College claimed a third place finish with 48 points.



Inside Scoop: Our win against Michigan

Well I made the cut, and I’m back for week 2 of the inside scoop for the Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse Team. So last week we were able to get our second win of the year heading into Johnny Unitas Stadium and beating a tough Towson team. This week we were taking on a surging Michigan team, and at the same time making history, not to mention helping to build the sport of Lacrosse. As many already know, Michigan is a Big Ten school with a lot of history in all of their sports programs, in particular hockey, basketball and football. Last season, their club lacrosse team was bumped up to the D1 level which was huge for the sport to get a school like this involved.


An inside scoop on lacrosse

Hello everyone, my name is Zach Palmer and I am a senior attackman for the Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse Team. Each week I am going to write and give the “inside scoop” on what’s going on throughout the week and how the games go; sort of a behind the scenes insight.


Track and Field readies for conference play

With the Centennial Conference Championships less than a week away, the Hopkins men’s and women’s track teams were able to turn in strong performances at the Keogh Invitational in Haverford, Pa.


Simeon, Viqueira earn EWFC honors

Led by junior Katherine Simeon and freshman Rachel Viqueira, six Blue Jays were placed on the Eastern Women's Fencing All-Conference team on Feb. 18 in Hoboken, N.J. Simeon decimated the opposition at the fencing competition last Saturday, winning 16 out of her 17 bouts.  She has now earned First Team EWFC All-Conference honors for the third straight season.  She is currently 63-16 for the season and 244-87 for her career.  Simeon was also honored with the Denise O'Connor Fencer of the Year honors in the Sabre and Foil.


Athlete of the Week - Sammy Cermack

Coming off of two back-to-back disappointing seasons, the Hopkins women’s lacrosse team opened their 2013 campaign this past Saturday at Homewood Field by doubling up Old Dominion 20-10 in resounding fashion. The squad was led by junior midfielder, Sammy Cermack, who began the second half of her distinguished career with a dominant four goal performance. In addition to compiling her second career hat-trick, Cermack also controlled five draws.


Five story lines to watch at NBA All-Star Break

The NBA season came to a halt this past weekend as some of the league’s silkiest shooters and dirtiest dunkers came together for the annual NBA All-Star Weekend. The Toronto Raptors rookie Terrence Ross contorted his body to throw down some ferocious slams while Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers put on a clinic, knocking down seven straight three-pointers, enroute to the three-point contest championship. With such thrilling performances, The News-Letter thought it would be keen to highlight some surprises and offer some predictions at the halfway mark of the season.


W.Basketball off to CC tourney

This past week, the Lady Jays wrapped up their regular season against Centennial Conference opponent Franklin & Marshall. On Feb. 13 the team traveled to Lancaster, Pa. to face an opponent who had beaten them earlier in the season at home. However, this did not deter them from ending their season on a high note. The squad came out of the gates in control of the game and entered half time with a one-point lead over the Diplomats.


W.Lacrosse hammers OD, 20-10

The Blue Jays women’s lacrosse team opened their season on Saturday, taking on the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs on Homewood Field. The 19th ranked Blue Jays came out shooting, as juniors Sammy Cermack, Taylor D’Amore and Sarah Taylor scored the first three goals just three minutes and 28 seconds into the game.


Hammer hits last second triple, locks down #3 seed

When it comes to facing adversity, some teams are better than others. This past week, the Hopkins men’s basketball team demonstrated that not only are they one of those teams that can handle the pressure, but that they thrive in it.


Both swimming squads medal in BMC

This past week, the Hopkins men’s and women’s swim teams competed at the Bluegrass Mountain Championship in Charlotte, N.C., a competition that lasted three days for the athletes.


Men's Lacrosse races past Towson, 12-6

Despite the bitter weather, a crowd of about 1,700 braved the blowing winds at Johnny Unitas Stadium to watch the seventh ranked Hopkins Blue Jays take on the home team, 28th ranked Towson Tigers. After securing a comfortable 12-6 win, Hopkins is off to an undefeated start in the regular season. Sophomore Wells Stanwick notched a career high of four points in the game, with two goals and two assists. Junior Brandon Benn led the team with four goals, marking his sixth career hat trick.



Team effort propels M.Basketball to win

After a win against McDaniel College and a loss to Ursinus, the Hopkins men's basketball team moved to 15-8 overall and 11-5 in the Centennial Conference.  With the win against McDaniel, the Blue Jays clinched a berth into the Centennial Conference tournament.  With two games left in the regular season, the Blue Jays are tied for second place in the conference with Muhlenberg College and Dickinson College.