Hunter Hippel is the Owner and Editor of hippelsportshub. He also serves as a hockey writer for Walter Cronkite Sports Network, and works on the weekly show Cronkite Sports Live as a behind-the-scenes presence and occasionally as an on-air talent. He is 18 years old and is a college freshman studying Sports Journalism and Sports Business at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Hunter also is in the Barrett Honors College at ASU. He went to high school in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, 25 minutes east of Minneapolis. He has lived in Phoenix, Arizona, Kansas City, Kansas, Rochester, New York, and Livermore, California, 45 minutes east of San Francisco. He was born in Arizona, and considers it his hometown. He has previously served as the Online Sports Editor and Online Editor-in-Chief for The Pony Express, and as a scout/student manager for the Stillwater Ponies Varsity baseball team, which won the MSHSL 4A State Championship in 2018. Hunter is a student, who understands that school comes first, and maintains his grades well enough that his parents allow him to run this site.
In addition to school and this site, Hunter has many other interests. He is a music lover of all genres, and likes to watch movies from all ages. Hunter also plays the bass guitar, electric guitar and a little bit of piano.
Hunter likes to write his columns in 1st person. He wants his readers to not just read his column(s), but interpret it as a conversation between him and his reader. He writes his columns mostly from knowledge (Plato has a great quote: “Opinions without knowledge are ugly.”), but uses stats to back himself. Hunter loves statistics (especially baseball and hockey), but feels they are over-used in today’s sports writing (in certain sports! Football is not there yet with analytics.). He can be a homer for his favorite team(s), so be sure to check out the My Teams before you read any column of his.
As you may have noticed, Hunter runs a Twitter feed in correlation to the website. The Twitter feed isn’t only to provide news and scores, but it expresses Hunter’s humorous and sarcastic take on sports. It’s worth a follow.
Twitter: Personal: @hips38 Site’s: @hippelsportshub