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Seeing progress

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

Success is best judged when you can compare your team from one year to the next with similar competition. In other words, success is partly relative. In their final contest of the 2017 calendar year, the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team competed in the Rochester Institute of Technology...

Track and field starts season with solid performance

Track and field starts season with solid performance

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

In their first indoor competition of the season, the Case Western Reserve University track and field teams turned in a solid performance at the Fifth Annual Spartan Holiday Classic on Dec. 2 at Horsburgh Gymnasium. The men’s team finished first out of six teams with 124 points, and the women’s team...

Swimming and diving finishes strong before break

Ben Resnick, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Led by some great individual and team performances, the Case Western Reserve University swimming and diving teams were able to sweep both the men’s and women’s titles at the Wooster Invitational. Going up against a fleet of other schools from around the region, the Spartans were able to use their...

Spartans earn conference, national awards

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

Brooke Hortness named UAA Diver of the Week Fourth-year veteran diver Brooke Hortness earned University Athletic Association (UAA) Diver of the Week honors on Dec. 5 following her performance at the Wooster Invitational. At the meet, she competed in both the one and three meter dive events. She e...

Home sweet home

Home sweet home

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Being in Horsburgh Gymnasium felt better than anything. A familiar environment and familiar crowd, but an unfamiliar result, until now. The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team picked up its first home win of the season by defeating Adrian College on Saturday, Dec. 2, winning by a...

First semester sports highlights

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

With the semester coming to a close, The Observer looks back on Case Western Reserve University’s athletic achievements. While some teams just began their seasons a few weeks ago, others wrapped up memorable campaigns. Below are the most memorable moments from each varsity team this semester. Look for s...

Spartans capitalize with win over Wooster

Spartans capitalize with win over Wooster

David Chang, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

The Case Western Reserve University’s women’s basketball team travelled to Ada, Ohio to play against No. 15 Ohio Northern University. The team dropped the game 88-49 but returned home to put up a dominant fight over the College of Wooster Fighting Scots, boasting a 86-54 win. Entering the cave...

First-year swimmer excels to start season

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

Nobody ever said it was going to be easy. So many high school athletes hope to make their dreams a reality and compete at the collegiate level, but in reality, only a select few get this chance. First-year rookie swimmer Caitlyn VonFeldt got this chance and has put her talent on full display as a result. At...

Crazy comebacks, first titles highlight 2017 in sports

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

Because this is the last print issue of 2017, The Observer’s sports staff decided to look back and highlight the top moments of the year. Look for Beyond the Arc to return in 2018, covering even more sports topics from around the country. The conversation has been lightly edited. Eddie Kerekes, ...

Wrestling loses first dual meet

Wrestling loses first dual meet

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Early season match-ups are always a great measuring stick to judge where a team is in the first few weeks of the season. The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team now knows where they are on that measuring stick. In their second competition, and first dual meet, of the season the team fell...

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