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List of 20 news stories.

  • Giatrelis folds uniforms while engaging with an athlete.

    Behind the Scenes: Awesome Athletic Crew

    Samantha Bernstein ’26 Sports Editor Hana Beauregard ’26 Sports Editor
    The Hopkins Athletics Program offers an array of team sports, informal sports, and student health.
  • Tombaugh lifts a boat out of the water.

    Captivating Crew Captain: Katherine Tombaugh

    Micah Betts ’26 Assistant Sports Editor
    Katherine Tombaugh ’24 captains Hopkins Crew this year alongside Hanna Jennings ’24.
  • Ratner plays against Suffield on April 15, 2023.

    Laudable Lacrosse Captain: Eli Ratner

    Elaina Pakutka ’27 Assistant Sports Editor
    Eli Ratner ’24 is co-captain of the 2024 Hopkins Varsity Boys Lacrosse team alongside Brendan Cafferty ’24 and Toby Scheps ’24.
  • The Hopkins football team diligently prepares for the  upcoming fall season.

    Hopkins Hilltoppers Power Through Preseason

    Hana Beauregard ’26 Assistant Sports Editor, Samantha Bernstein ’26 Assistant Sports Editor
    For the last two weeks of summer, fall athletes at Hopkins participate in preseason, which equips athletes for the upcoming season. Despite interrupting the last few weeks of summer break, it kicks off the fall season and prepares athletes for their upcoming sports.
  • Chung steps up to the plate.

    Brandon Chung: Buoyant Baseball Batter

    Amir McFerren ’24 Lead Sports Editor
    Brandon Chung ’23 is co-captain of the boys Varsity Baseball this year, serving alongside Nate Seluga ’23 and Luke O’Connell ’23. He said that since a young age, “I liked baseball and my dad is a big baseball fan, so I’ve grown up around it my whole life.” He continued, “I started playing tee ball in Guilford when I was five, like every other normal kid.”
  • Zuse passes the ball.

    Clara Zuse: Lively Lacrosse Leader

    Samantha Bernstein ’26 Assistant Sports Editor
    Girls Varsity Lacrosse captain Clara Zuse ’23 has played lacrosse since age ten when the coach encouraged her to play. Zuse said that she “was excited to be part of the team and all for it!”
  • Yankees players Aaron Judge and Anthony Volpe celebrate a win.

    MLB Return Brings New Rules and Expectations

    Maggie Russell ’25 Sports Editor Hana Beauregard ’26, Assistant Sports Editor
    With new star players, new rules, and competitive teams, a promising season is predicted for the 2023 Major League Baseball season. 
  • Commitment announcements for the four recruits

    Hopkins Athletes Announce College Commitments

    Tanner Lee ’23 Lead Sports Editor
    Every year, a select number of outstanding high-school athletes from across the country are recruited to play their respective sports in college. A few Hopkins students have had this opportunity this year. 
  • Wu steps onto the field prepared for play

    Kael Wu: Limitless Lacrosse Player

    Amir McFerren ’24 Sports Editor
    Kael Wu ‘23 serves as co-captain of Boys Varsity Lacrosse, alongside Max Kelly ‘23. 
  • Gernhardt smiles after a race.

    Nina Gernhardt: Transcendent Track Runner

    Anika Gurjar ’24 Campus Correspondent
    Nina Gernhardt ’23 serves as co-captain this year of the Girls Varsity Track team alongside Assata Dawson ’23.
  • A view of all three IMBL games running simultaneously.

    IMBL Offers Informal Competition During Winter Sports

    Amir McFerren ’24 Sports Editor Connor Tomasulo ‘24 Sports Editor Arielle Rieder ‘23 Assistant Sports Editor
    Hopkins’ Intramural Basketball League (IMBL) kicked off shortly after the winter sports season began, offering a less intense yet competitive alternative to Varsity and Junior Varsity sports. 
  • Wich motivates the team during a close win over Kingswood Oxford.

    Lovable Lacrosse Leader: Kristen Wich

    Hana Beauregard ‘26 Campus Correspondent
    At the end of the 2022 season--her first season as head coach of Hopkins Girls Lacrosse--Kristen Wich, Hopkins’ Assistant Director of Athletics and Coordinator of Auxiliary Programs, and her team finished 7-5, “including three incredible one-goal wins against tough competitors.”
  • McManus watches the match between Hopkins and Holy  Child.

    Tenacious Tennis Coach: Mike McManus

    Samantha Bernstein ‘26 Campus Correspondent
    Mike McManus has coached tennis at Hopkins for ten years, and, in his words, he plans to continue coaching “forever. When I retire here it will be as the Girls Varsity Tennis Coach.”
  • The Junior Boys Volleyball team.

    Annual Sports Swap Shines on the Hill

    Maggie Russell ‘25 Assistant Sports Editor
    Both the Boys Volleyball and the Female Football games arrived on the Hill on Friday, November 18, continuing a tradition where juniors and seniors compete against one another in sports they don’t typically play.
  • Margaux Selfors performs a dive.

    Delightful Diver: Margaux Selfors

    Karun Srihari ’25 Campus Correspondent
    Margaux Selfors ’23, captain of  the Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving team this year alongside Arielle Rieder ’23, began diving for the Hopkins team in her junior year, and had no experience prior to that.
  • Jonathan Leite attempts to pin his opponent.

    Wonderful Wrestler: Jonathan Leite

    Amir McFerren’24 Assistant Sports Editor
    Although he had some experience in combat sports before, it wasn’t until he came to Hopkins that Johnny Leite ‘23 began wrestling.
  • Arielle Rieder  US Captain Tyler Adams gains possession from England dur- ing a group stage match.

    World Cup Scores with Hopkins Students

    Tanner Lee ’23 Lead Sports Editor
    Every four years, the world’s greatest soccer players compete in the World Cup. This winter, the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicked off with a game between the host country, Qatar, and Ecuador.
  • Matthews at the team's photo day.

    Fantastic Field Hockey Captain: Sydney Matthews

    Maggie Russell ’25 Assistant Sports Editor
    Sydney Matthews ’23 serves this year as co-captain of the Varsity Field Hockey team alongside Ava Littman ’23. While she’s unable to play this season due to a torn ACL, Matthews nonetheless manages to encourage and motivate her teammates from the sidelines. 
  • DeLaurentis looks to make a save against Hamden Hall

    Wonderful Water Polo Captain: Matthew Delaurentis

    Arielle Rieder ’23 Assistant Sports Editor
    Matt Delaurentis ’23, co-captain of Boys Varsity Water Polo along with Kaelin Wu and Sam Cherry, started playing the sport in freshman year at Hopkins. While having experience in swimming, he had never tried the sport before.  
  • An F1 driver prepares for a race

    Formula 1 Racing Rolls to New Popularity on The Hill

    Arielle Rieder ’23 Assistant Sports Editor
    Formula 1 (F1), originally created in 1950, has recently started gaining popularity in the United States, and many Hopkins students are paying close attention to the outcomes of this season.
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