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List of 20 news stories.

  • Captain Andrew Woolbert convenes with the team during a game against Suffield.

    Andrew Woolbert: Wonderful Water Polo Captain

    Tanner Lee ’23 Co-Lead Sports Editor and Sam Cherry ‘23 Assistant Sports Editor
    Andrew Woolbert ’22 has been a key member of the Boys Varsity Water Polo program since his freshman year. This season, he is serving as captain along with Nick Hughes ’22.
  • Maria Cusick ‘22 leads the attack for Varsity Field Hockey against Convent of the Sacred Heart.

    Fall Sports Competition Returns to the Hill

  • Captain Nana Dondorful-Amos runs at the Wilton
Cross Country Invitational.

    Nana Dondorful-Amos: Resilient Runner

    Melody Cui ’23 Co-Lead Sports Editor
    Nana Dondorful-Amos ’22, co-captain of Girls Cross Country, began her Hopkins athletic career with a brief stint on the Junior School Girls Soccer Team. After finding herself wishing for “more running in [soccer] practice,” Dondorful-Amos joined Cross Country in eighth grade and hasn’t stopped running since.
  • A school-wide survey found that swimming was the most
watched Olympic sport.

    2020 Tokyo Olympics Overview

    Tanner Lee ’23 Co-Lead Sports Editor
    This summer, thousands of world-class athletes from around the globe competed in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Zoe Sommer ’23 performs during a ballet summer inten-sive at the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts.

    Student Athletes Make The Most Of Their Summer

    Melody Cui ’23 Co-Lead Sports Editor
    During the school year, Hopkins’s three-season athletic requirement ensures that students maintain a healthy level of activity on top of a rigorous academic load. But when summer arrives, athletic requirements go out the window, giving students the freedom to exercise as they please.
  • More than 100 Hopkins students share their predictions for the 2021 NBA Champions.

    Hopkins Predicts the NBA Finals

    Sam Cherry ‘23 Assistant Sports Editor
    With the 2021 NBA playoffs underway, the top sixteen teams are looking to secure a championship.
  • Girls Varsity Tennis Players Sofia Tomayo ’24 and Alison Fehmel ’22 take on Kingswood-Oxford School.

    The Impact of Sports on Mental Health

    Hanna Jennings ’24 Assistant Sports Editor and Eli Ratner ’24 Assistant Sports Editor
    In recent years, mental health awareness has increased both at Hopkins and around the world. For many students, Hopkins’ Athletics program helps them cope with stress from school. For others, the school’s athletics requirement negatively impacts their mental health.
  • Girls Varsity Lacrosse player Shoshana Epstein ‘23 dodges a Kingswood-Oxford player.

    Fans Limited at Games Amid Covid-19

    Hanna Jennings ’24 Assistant Sports Editor
    Following a year of cancellations and restrictions, Hopkins’ student-athletes finally returned to interscholastic play on Saturday, April 10.
  • Spring Sports Soar Into Action

    Tanner Lee ’23 Assistant Sports Editor Sam Cherry '23 Assistant Sport Editor
    The spring season is finally here and so are sports!
  • Boys Lacrosse prepares to play against Kingswood-Oxford.

    Spring Sports Take On Other Schools

    Melody Cui ’23 Co-Lead Sports Editor Eli Ratner ’24 Assistant Sports Editor
    On April 5, after more than half a year of hybrid learning, the grey and maroon cohorts merged on campus.
  • Caroline Asnes ’21 lunges at her opponent.

    Athletes of the Issue: Caroline Asnes: Fantastic Fencer

    Kallie Schmeisser ’22 Sports Editor
    Caroline Asnes ’21 has been a skilled and passionate power behind Girls Varsity Fencing for four years.
  • Kit Illick ’21 in the midst of a rally.

    Athletes of the Issue: Kit Illick: Squash Sensation

    Tanner Lee ’23 Assistant Sports Editor
    “Kit Illick is a gentleman athlete and a top-level squash player,” according to Coach Whitney Stewart.
  • Albert Yang ’22 dribbles a ball during an intersquad scrimmage.

    Athletes Reflect on a Disappointing Winter But Look Forward to the Spring

    Sophia Zhao ’23 Assistant Sports Editor
    Athletics at Hopkins have been quieter than usual this year with health and safety guidelines leading to strict limitations on practices and a lack of interscholastic competition.
  • Mayweather and Paul will face off on February 20.

    Hopkins Weighs In on Mayweather-Paul Fight

    Tanner Lee ’23 Assistant Sports Editor
    On February 20, YouTube sensation Logan Paul and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather will face off in an exhibition boxing match.
  • Jasmine Simmons ’21 dribbles the ball during a home basketball game.

    RealTalk x Razor Sports: Sexism and Racism in Athletics

    Stories Gathered By Maeve Stauff ’21 Lead Sports Editor
    Continuing the series from last month, the Sports section is providing a forum for students experiencing racism and sexism in athletics at Hopkins.
  • Cooper Bucklan ’21 commits to Swarthmore College.

    Recruitment During the Pandemic: Hopkins Athletes Continue to Attract the Attention of Coaches and Sign Letters of Intent

    Anika Madan ’24 Campus Correspondent
    According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), approximately eight million students participate in high school athletics, out of which more than 480,000 students compete as NCAA athletes.
  • The Hopkins Golf Team’s first African-American female captain, Milan Yorke ’21, gets ready for her next shot.

    RealTalk x Razor Sports: Sexism and Racism in Athletics

    Stories Gathered By Maeve Stauff ’21 Lead Sports Editor
    This month the Sports section is providing a forum for students experiencing racism and sexism in athletics at Hopkins. To find out how to submit to the RealTalk x Razor Collab, see the ad on Page 7.
  • John Stanley ’21 celebrates after a touchdown.

    Seniors Reflect on Their Sports Seasons Throughout Hopkins

    Sophia Zhao ’23, Assistant Sports Editor Hanna Jennings ’24, Campus Correspondent
    As seniors are starting to prepare for a new chapter in their lives, they are also reflecting on some of their favorite athletic memories during their time on The Hill, as well as their experiences in the unprecedented fall of 2020.
  • Megan Rapinoe and her wife, Sue Bird, celebrate their major athletic successes

    Starting the Conversation

    Kallie Schmeisser ’22 Sports Editor
    This past fall season, Varsity Field Hockey read a CNN article titled “WNBA superstar Sue Bird: ‘Women’s soccer players generally are cute little White girls’” in order to discuss and address race in athletics and how it affects Hopkins in particular.
  • The Hopkins Athletic Department tries to keep spirits high by celebrating Maroon Friday with the Maroon and Grey Cohorts.

    Athletic Trainers Respond to COVID-19 With New Roles

    Sophia Zhao ’23 Assistant Sports Editor
    With regard to the global pandemic, Hopkins has designed the hybrid learning model to give students the best learning experience possible, with upgrades to facilities and technology infrastructure, as well as many new safety and hygiene policies and protocols.
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Zach Williamson

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Anjali Subramanian

Kallie Schmeisser
Riley Foushee
Evie Doolittle
Amir McFerren
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Aanya Panyadahundi
Zoe Sommer
Megan Davis
Anand Choudhary
Sophia Neilson
Amalia Tuchmann
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Anika Madan
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Melody Cui
Tanner Lee
Sam Cherry
Eli Ratner
Hanna Jennings
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