Kaitlin Richotte, another member of the Hawk’s Claw, (not to mention my best friend) makes a good point in her article “Cheerleaders are ATHLETES.” Being a three sport athlete, I know that sometimes hard work and dedication can be overlooked, which is very frustrating and demeaning. As a basketball player, I truly believe that the cheerleaders have a big effect on how well the team plays, and how involved the fans get. The louder and more involved the fans become, the harder the players work. Yes, cheerleaders can sometimes be a little loud and unnecessarily annoying, but without them, the gym atmosphere would be quiet and awkward. Read the rest of this entry »
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Monica Waskiewicz ’12
This basketball season has brought many new challenges throughout the year, but none of them big enough to slow our team down. Being one of the four senior girls, watching our season draw close to the end, it’s hard to realize that this is our last year. This is our last chance to work as hard as we can to get as far as we can. So far, we’ve won the title of Co-champions with Easthampton, but we all believe that we can make it so much farther. Being with the three other senior girls for almost my entire life has been amazing, and having to realize that this is my last year with them is almost unbearable to think about. Read the rest of this entry »
On Saturday, October 15th, the Hopkins JV Boys soccer team,
played a home game against Sabis on the varsity field, a team not
usually on Hopkins’ schedule. The field was wet due to heavy rain
before the game, and this would lead to some very interesting plays. As
usual, when the Hawks are successful, they score early. Chad
Sanderson scored a goal to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead within the first
ten minutes. Minutes later Sabis got lucky when they scored a goal
off of a deflected cross into the penalty box. About ten minutes
later Chad Sanderson scored another goal, his second of the game, to
give Hopkins a 2-1 lead. The hard-fought first half would end with a
2-1 Hopkins lead. The second half began with a strong Sabis attack,
which would result in a goal about ten minutes into the second half.
Nearly five minutes later, a retaliatory goal by Cole Burdell just
inside the penalty box gave Hopkins a 3-2 lead. There were many shots
by both teams during the rest of the second half without any result.
Both teams fought hard, but the Hawks came out victorious. The final
score was 3-2.
On Thursday, September 22nd, the Boys JV Soccer team took
the ride to Mahar. Hopkins took a commanding lead early in the game.
Goals by Chad Sanderson, Ethan Sanderson, Matt Pipczynski, and
Dominic Rodgers gave Hopkins a 4-0 lead. Mahar scored one goal later
in the first half to make the score 4-1 going into the second half.
Early in the second half, Chad Sanderson took a corner kick, which
deflected off a Mahar player and into the goal. Mahar responded with
a goal shortly after. Hopkins then scored three more goals to have a
solid six goal lead. Late in the second half, Mahar got a free goal
when the Hopkins defense accidentally kicked the ball in their own
net after trying to clear the ball. This would be the last goal of
the game as Hopkins went on to win 8-3.
On Monday, September 26th, Hopkins began a three game
home stand against Mohawk. Hopkins scored two goals early to get the
lead, both by Chad Sanderson. Hopkins would then score another goal
for a 3-0 lead. In the second half, Chad Sanderson scored another
goal to give Hopkins a 4-0. Mohawk’s defense held strong with Hopkins
constantly threatening. The final score was 4-0. Hopkins has two more
home games later this week, Tuesday 3:30 vs. Hampshire, and Thursday
3:30 vs. Granby.
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 »
Sydney Denault ‘13
The varsity cheerleading squad at Hopkins Academy is getting new uniforms this year due to the lack of matching uniforms for the middle school squad. The middle school squad will now get the old junior varsity uniforms, and the JV will be wearing last year’s varsity uniforms.
Hopkins Academy soccer is know for always being the team to beat. In the past years, Hopkins Academy wasn’t really a threat, but was more of just your average soccer team. Schools know about us and put us on their radar for the top teams to beat. Last year Hopkins academy boys varsity soccer won the GcGrath South soccer league. Unfortunately there post season was short lived after losing to gateway in the tournament 2-0. After the graduating class left, it took 9 seniors from the varsity squad also. This gave doubt to some when the question of if Hopkins could win league again next year was brought up.