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Hawks First Tournament Game in Ten Years

In News, Sports, The Nest on February 24, 2014 at 8:47 am
The Hawks line up for the national anthem.  Photo by Tom Pitta

The Hawks line up for the national anthem. Photo by Tom Pitta

Pipczynski ’15

The Hopkins Academy Boy’s Basketball team is scheduled to play McCann Tech on Tuesday February 25th, at 7:00 pm. The game is going to be held at Hopkins Academy. Hopkins is seeded 6th, McCann Tech is seeded 11th. Read the rest of this entry »

Hawks Off to a Good Start

In Sports, Uncategorized on December 16, 2013 at 10:59 am

Matt Pipczynski ’15

This past Friday, Hopkins boys’ basketball played their first game of the season against Palmer. This season opener was coach Angelo Thomas’ first win with the Hawks. The final score 62-38, with Hopkins on top. Spencer Butterfield scored 18 points and made 4 three-pointers. Zach Kelley put up 15, Brett Morrison got 10, and Andrew Omer also got 10. The game against Smith Academy that was to be played at the cage  was cancelled, and the next scheduled game for the boys is Friday, December 20th, at Hopkins.

To All Parents

In Editorials, Sports on October 18, 2013 at 1:44 pm

By now, as varsity and junior varsity players,  high school student should be experienced enough to know how a team works.

This isn’t elementary school, there is no certificate for participation or a ribbon for effort. Everyone does not deserve fair playing time. You EARN playing time. So to all the parents who think they know best about coaching a team and think that their child is the best thing since sliced bread, I think otherwise. Your child doesn’t have to be on the team, if the coach decides that what’s best for the team doesn’t involve your kid, then so be it.

The team is there to win. It’s not about fun at this level, it’s about do whatever it takes to make it to tournament or to put a banner up on the gym wall. We’re past fun. If  you can’t contribute to that banner and help get there, then you should be on the bench where you belong. Don’t blame the coach, he does what he believes is best for the team. If you want your kid to be in the game, don’t complain to the coach or the athletic director, how about getting your child the training needed to earn a spot on the court or on the field. This complaining and threatening results in coaches unable to return and coaches not wanting to return. Coaches that would’ve been successful and could have brought the team somewhere,  won’t return.

It’s not about fair and unfair, life isn’t fair and the sooner people realize that the better off they will be. You don’t just get a spot and receive playing time just by signing up. You earn every second of that time. What u lack in skill you must make up for in effort and the ability to play all positions. Some will have to work harder than others. That’s how it’s been and how it will always be. So the next time you want to ream out a coach for not playing your kid, I suggest you hand your kid a ball and tell them to get better. And if it turns out that your kid is not good enough to play, don’t throw a fit, just accept the fact that your kid is better off trying out another activity.

UMASS: A Producer of Professional Athletes?

In Sports on December 20, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Bernard ’14

When someone mentions a college that produces a lot of professional athletes, LSU, Texas, Duke, Notre Dame or UCLA might come to mind. How about UMASS Amherst? UMASS athletics has struggled over the last few years in football, hockey, basketball, and baseball, especially in the 2010-2011 season. But over the last few years, UMASS has produced an impressive list of professional hockey players, some in football, and basketball too. Among the players is an Olympic Silver Medalist for the 2010 U.S.A. Olympic Hockey Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sweet 16 Preview

In Sports on March 23, 2011 at 1:59 pm

With the NCAA tournament down to only 16 teams the stakes are high. This tournament has many upsets and the sweet 16 features 5 possible Cinderella teams. Including Butler (8), Florida St. (10), Marquette (11), Richmond (12), and VCU (11) who was also a play-in team.


Duke (1) vs. Arizona (5)
Expected winner: Duke

SDSU (2) vs. UConn (3)
Expected winner: SDSU

Florida (2) vs. BYU (3)
Expected winner: Florida

Wisconsin (4) vs. Butler (8)
Expected winner: Wisconsin

Ohio St. (1) vs. Kentucky (4)
Expected winner: Ohio St.

UNC (2) vs. Marquette (11)
Expected winner: UNC

Kansas (1) vs. Richmond (12)
Expected winner: Kansas

VCU (11) vs. Florida St. (10)
Expected winner: Florida St.

Powder Puff

In Sports on March 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm

The Hopkins Academy varsity cheerleaders played the Smith Academy varsity cheerleaders in a powder puff basketball game on Monday, March 14 at 7:00pm in the Hopkins Academy gym. Read the rest of this entry »

Behind The Scenes: The Pep Band

In Sports on March 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Jeremiah Hyslip ’14

Here is an inside look at what goes on with the Hopkins Academy pep band.
5:30: Everyone starts to arrive and does some pre-rehearsal jamming.
6:00: Rehearsal – some songs are rehearsed and we prepare to go out to the court. Read the rest of this entry »


In News, Sports, Uncategorized on March 1, 2011 at 2:32 pm

The Hopkins Varsity girls basketball team ended their season with a record of 11-9 and are now moving on to the post season Division III tournament. Ending their season with a win against St. Joseph, 56-16, the girls are moving into the tournament as the 7th seed right behind Smith Academy, who they lost to by 2 points after going into overtime at Smith Academy. Playing in the first round, Hopkins girls will be playing Holyoke Catholic (10th seed) tonight, March 1st at 7pm. Tonight’s game will take place at Hopkins Academy, so come out and support our girls. Go Lady Hawks!

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Basketball Leaders to Victory

In News, Sports on January 5, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Sean Quill 13′

To start off a new 2010-11 season  of basketball here at Hopkins Academy, we have a different coaching staff. Leading the boy’s varsity is returning coach Tim Mayo. This will be his second season coaching here at Hopkins Academy. This year’s roster for the team consists of two seniors (Paul Wanczyk and Eric Croft), four juniors (Andrew Bemben, Chris Koch, Adam Daniere, and Robby Cooke), and four sophomores (Satchel Teixeira, Tim Knightly, Ethan Wenner, and Denzel Colemen).With a relatively young team, they have a total of five returning varsity players: two seniors, two juniors, and one sophomore. Teixeira says, “We lost a lot of valuable players last year and we have a lot of work to do this year. Hopefully, we will make tournament.”

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Into the Nest: Updates on Everything Fan Based

In The Nest on December 16, 2010 at 9:23 am

Aaron Goff ’12
Basketball season is quickly approaching and you know what that means- nights full of good tunes, great games, hanging with your friends and trying to be more outrageous than the opposing team’s fans. One thing that we started doing last year was  picking nights where we would all dress up for a certain theme, like Black Out Night or Beach Party Night. I think that we should keep it going this year, and this will be the place to get all your info on what you need to wear and what games you’ll need to wear it to. The first home game for the Varsity boys will be Thursday 12/16/10 and Varsity girls will be Tuesday 12/21/10. The theme for the season openers is still unknown, though there will be updates when we get closer to those dates. As for now, it’s just something to think about. If you have any ideas on what you think we should do, feel free to find me and give us your input.

December 16,2010
The boys first varsity home game is tonight against the Mahar Senators. Last season the Senators went  18-4 and our Golden Hawks went 9-11. This game will be a tough one for the Hawks, but who’s to say how this one will go? On another note, tonight will also be White Out Night, so wear a white shirt and, if you have them, white shorts.

January 7th, 2011
Tonight our Lady Hawks will be taking on the Athol Red Raiders. The J.V game will start at 6 and the Varsity at 7:30. Tonight will also be Flannel/Lumberjack Night.  So break out your favorite flannel some cruddy jeans, suspenders, and a pair of boots.