Game Reports

Japan Defeats USA In 2023 World Baseball Classic

By: Gavin Coombs

Photo Credit: Axios

On Tuesday night, Japan defeated team USA 3-2 in the World Baseball Classic final. This was Japan’s third WBC title, with them winning in 2006, 2009, and of course this year’s 2023 WBC. Japan remains the only team who has won multiple tournaments, but USA would have joined them after this year’s win.

Japan swiftly stole this year’s title. USA pulled out a quick lead 1-0 with Trea Turner smashing a home run setting the score 1-0. This lead didn’t last long when Japan third baseman Munetaka Murakami hit a solo home run to tie the score 1-1. Japan later brought the score 2-1 off of a fielder’s choice. First baseman Kazuma Okamoto for Japan brought the score 3-1 after hitting another solo home run for Japan.

During the end of the game Phillies outfielder Kyle Schwarber hit a solo home run to cut Japan’s lead down 3-2. The rest of the game was slow with both teams keeping the score 3-2. Shohei Ohtani threw a nasty curveball to get the final strikeout of the game and Japan secured the win 3-2 against team USA. 


Nothing New For Purdue

By: Derek Smith

On Friday, March 17th, the Purdue Boilermakers lost (63-58) to FDU Knights at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Purdue was the number 1 seed, while FDU was the 16th. 

The star of the show for the Knights was number 11 Sean Moore, who had 19 points. The second leading scorer was number 2 Demetre Roberts with 12 of the team’s points. Purdue’s top scorer was number 15 Zach Edey who had 21 points with number 2 Fletcher Loyer having the second most points at 13. 

This was a major win for FDU as beating a number one seed as a sixteenth seed, which has only happened two times in March Madness History. This is not new for Purdue, as for the past three years, Purdue has lost to a double digit seeded team in the tournament. The FDU Knights next game is against Florida Atlantic University at Nationwide Arena.

Celtics vs. Cavs


By: Ryan Shorey 

On March 6th, 2023 the Boston Celtics played an away game at the Cleveland Cavaliers stadium, the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The Celtics came in with a record of 44-21 and the Cavs with a record of 41-26.

The injury list for the Celtics consisted of Jayson Tatum, Robert Williams III, Mfiondu Kabengele, Al Horford, Danilo Gallinari, and JD Davison.

(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Meanwhile the Cavs will only be without Isaiah Noble and Mamadi Diakite. This would be a concern for the Celtics because not only did they have more injuries, but they had more important pieces to their team injured, like Jayson Tatum.

The game started out well for the Celtics and continued to be that way for a majority of the game. They led the Cavs all the way until the 4th quarter when they were outscored 17-31. The Cavs tied the game at the very last second sending this to overtime.

The Cavs prevailed, winning 118-114 in the first overtime. The scoring leaders for the Cavs consisted of Evan Mobley with 25 points and their star guard, Donovan Mitchell, with 40 points. The short handed Celtics would be led by all star Jaylen Brown with 32 points and their 6th man Malcom Brogdon with 24 points. 

Super Bowl

The Super Bowl. The biggest event in the NFL. The University of Phoenix Stadium. The Philadelphia Eagles. The Kansas City Chiefs. Jalen Hurts.

Patrick Mahomes.

Two teams that deserved to go to the Super Bowl the most, both made it in rather easy playoff games. The Eagles beat the Giants and The 49ers with surprising ease, and the Chiefs narrowly surpassed the Jaguars and Bengals to get another chance to play in the Super Bowl. And this chance was taken by none other than Patrick Mahomes himself. He had himself a night, passing for 182 yards, and throwing for 3 touchdowns with 0 interceptions.

On the other hand, Jalen Hurts played out of his mind, putting up 304 passing yards and throwing for 1 touchdown, as well as running in 3 touchdowns of his own. Truly a spectacular night for Jalen Hurts. But the Chiefs stole the show, winning by a narrow margin of 38-35, on a last-minute field goal by kicker Jake Elliot. All in all, This Super Bowl did not disappoint, and it will be remembered by Philly fans and Chiefs fans alike.

As I am writing this, I’m sure parts of Philly are burning to the ground, as they hear the tragic news that their football team has lost the biggest game of their season. 2023 Super Bowl guide: Chiefs-Eagles picks, stats, predictions

Hawks Freshman Boys Triumphant Over Brewer Witches in Championship, 44-34

By Josh Sullivan 2/17/23

The Hermon Hawks Boys Freshman basketball team was crowned champions Wednesday night after defeating the Brewer Witches Boy First team in a championship game, 44-34. Freshman Landon Barrett and Chase Jensen had 26 and 10 points respectively to win the game.

The first quarter started out very competitively, staying within a 4-point game the whole time. Landon Barret had all of Hermon’s 14 points and the quarter ended with a core of 14-10. The second half was equally competitive, Hermon only ahead by 8 at most. Again, Landon Barret had most of the points combined with a few layups from Chase Jensen, leaving the score at the half 28-20.

The second half saw some lead changes as Brewer began to close the point deficit. They held Landon Barrett to 4 points in the third, putting the score at the end of the period at 33-28. The fourth quarter saw Hermon extend their lead by 10, with scores from Landon Barrett, Chase Jensen, and a 3-pointer from Eli Cormier, putting the final score at 44-34 and securing a hard-fought victory and championship.

Congratulations Freshman Team!


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