Louis Nelson

Louis Nelson: My job is cooler than yours

Each year, graduating editors are given 30 final column inches – “30” was historically used to signify the end of a story – to reflect on their time at The Hatchet, published in the final issues of the year. Even as I sit down to write the first sentence of the last thing I’ll ever […]

Baseball bested in extra innings

Time and time again Wednesday afternoon, a GW batter stepped up to the plate with the chance to drive in the winning run. After allowing George Mason to tie the game in the top of the seventh inning, the Colonials managed to move the go-ahead run into scoring position in five of the remaining six […]

Women’s tennis sweeps Saint Joseph’s in Philly

After dropping its first two matches of the weekend against James Madison and Temple, the women’s tennis team capped its doubleheader Sunday with a 7-0 win against Saint Joseph’s. Friday, the Colonials were dominated at home by James Madison, which nearly swept GW before sophomore Dorota Lysienia won at number seven singles in two games. […]

Colonial trio set to leave teams, transfer from University

Two players from the men’s basketball team and one from the women’s team will transfer from GW this spring, opening up scholarship spots for the Colonials to bring new players to the respective teams before the start of next season. Men’s basketball sophomore guard Tim Johnson and freshman forward Chris Fitzgerald will transfer from GW, […]

Baseball comes out ahead against Retrievers

It had been more than two weeks since the baseball team had last won a game when senior starter Tommy Gately took the mound Wednesday for the Colonials’ mid-week contest against Maryland-Baltimore County. Seven straight defeats was unacceptable for Gately, so the right-hander took it upon himself to be the Colonials stopper against the Retrievers, […]

GW clinches fifth seed with Senior-Day win

By the time junior guard Tony Taylor stepped to the foul line with 10 seconds left in the game Saturday, the fate of the men’s basketball team had been sealed. The dominoes around the Atlantic 10 had fallen and regardless of whether or not the Colonials won or lost, they would be the fifth seed […]

Taylor leads GW past Rhode Island

Correction appended KINGSTON, R.I. – Junior guard Tony Taylor swore Wednesday night when he took the floor against Rhode Island that he wasn’t thinking about his team’s 57-41 loss to Temple last Saturday. He swore he wasn’t thinking about the five points he’d scored against them. He said he didn’t have anything to prove Wednesday […]

Temple topples Colonials at Smith Center

The stage was set Saturday afternoon for the men’s basketball team to make a statement. The Colonials were on a roll, having won three-straight and four of their last five games and jumping to fifth place in the Atlantic 10 standings. With No. 24/24 Temple (AP/ESPN, USA Today) in town to face the Colonials, GW […]

Sports In Brief

Baseball shuts out Maryland Eastern Shore The baseball team bounced back from its season-opening series loss with an 8-0 shutout Wednesday on the road against Maryland Eastern Shore. Senior GW starter Tommy Gately pitched six shutout innings, surrendering just three hits and one walk while striking out a career-high eight batters. Sophomore Kenny O’Brien, freshman […]