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Transfer pitcher tears up batters, builds up relationships

Transfer pitcher tears up batters, builds up relationships

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

"Strike, you’re out!" Another batter retired, another strikeout recorded for second-year pitcher Ilissa Hamilton. As she stands atop the mound, Hamilton reads the batter and takes advice from her catcher for the next pitch. Every throw matters for Hamilton, as she whizzes fastballs passed batters an...

Men’s tennis wins both matches on senior day

David Chang, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

The No. 18 Case Western Reserve University men’s tennis team won both games on Senior Day against New York University (NYU), 7-2, and Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU), 6-3, at home. The Spartans boast a 15-9 record, winning six out of the last seven games heading into University Athletic Association...

Cavaliers look to hold off upstart Pacers

Cavaliers look to hold off upstart Pacers

Ben Resnick, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in an unprecedented first round playoff battle against the Indiana Pacers, and it is going to take the entire team, not just small forward LeBron James, for the Cavs to take the series. After getting blown out at home in Game 1, the Cavs came out with vengeance in Game 2, a...

Baseball clinches UAA conference championship

Baseball clinches UAA conference championship

Joey Recchia, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Baseball

The No. 12 Case Western Reserve University baseball team split a four-game series at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) to clinch a share of the University Athletic Association (UAA) championship. They can claim sole ownership of the position, as long as Emory University does not sweep New Y...

Browns look for franchise-altering players in draft

Browns look for franchise-altering players in draft

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

April 27, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The 2018 NFL draft begins April 26, and the Cleveland Browns are in an enviable position. After suffering through an 0-16 season, the Browns will have the first overall pick along with the fourth overall pick, opening a realm of possibilities for what the team could do to secure their future. It ...

Celebrating a memorable class

Celebrating a memorable class

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

Emotions were high, but the Case Western Reserve University softball team still managed to secure a series win against Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) on Senior Weekend for the Spartans. On April 20 and 21, CWRU hosted WashU and celebrated four fourth-year players who showed extreme dedic...

Track and Field perform well at meet, women’s tennis seeded at No. 5 in UAA championship

Sanjay Annigeri, Sports Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Sports, Track and Field, Women's Tennis

Track and Field place in top at Sparky Adams Invitational The Case Western Reserve University track and field teams competed in the Sparky Adams Invitational, hosted by Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. The women’s team finished third with a score of 104.5 points, while the men’s tea...

Cavaliers bounce back from loss

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers have had a rocky start to the 2018 NBA Playoffs, dropping the first game against the Indiana Pacers 98-80 in Quicken Loans Arena. The Pacers were in full control from the beginning, jumping out to a 33-14 lead at the end of the first quarter, effectively setting the tone for the rest o...

Track and field performs well at All-Ohio Outdoor Championships

Andrew Ford and Sanjay Annigeri

April 20, 2018


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Track & Field The Case Western Reserve University track and field teams had great performances at the All-Ohio Outdoor Championships in Delaware, Ohio on April 14. Leading the women was fourth-year runner Danielle Kulpins, who set a school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:40.17. ...

Tennis hitting stride going into conference championships

Ben Resnick, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports, Tennis

The No. 16 Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team beat Division II Walsh University 7-2 last Thursday in North Canton, Ohio. The win improved the Spartans to 13-3 on the season with the win, while Walsh dropped to 10-8 this year. CWRU has won 10 of its last 11 matches. Since the S...

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