Perhaps the most longstanding tradition of Hopkins lacrosse is the annual tribute to the team's war dead, in which two flags with gold stars are attached to the goals before the first home game. There they are displayed at every home game throughout the season.
The tradition got its start at the opening game of the 1919 season, when team captain Herb Baxley hung a flag having three gold stars, each one representing a former Hopkins lacrosse player who had died in World War I: Theodore Prince, Warren B. Hunting, and the team captain's brother, W. Brown Baxley.
A second flag with seven stars was added after World War II, to pay tribute to Frank Cone, Walter J. Ferenholz, David H.W. Houck, George D. Penniman III, Edward A. Marshall, Peter W. Reynolds, and John I. Turnbull. After the Vietnam conflict, the flag bore an eighth star to honor Charles E. Aronhalt.
If you guessed "b" you picked a Hopkins tradition of a different, much less sober, sort. "Ach du Lieber, Augustine" is the piece that beloved Bavarian-born band director Conrad "Gebby" Gebelein struck up (after first turning his feathered fedora around backwards) whenever a Hopkins team reached 20 goals in a given game. This generally occurred at least once a season throughout the 1950s and 1960s. The worst trouncing in Hopkins history took place in 1959, when the Blue Jays sacked Loyola 29-3.
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