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Softball looks to build on successful first season under Henry

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

March 9, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

Second-year head coach brings in fresh talent for 2012 season Calling the first year under head coach Josie Henry a success would be downplaying what she’s done with the Case Western Reserve University softball team. Henry inherited a nine-win team when she came to the program in the 2011 season....

Youthful women look to hit an ace this spring

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

March 9, 2012


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Tennis

The Case Western Reserve University women’s tennis team will attempt to match the success of their counterparts as they embark on the 2012 spring season. After a successful season in the fall, the women are ranked No. 14 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Central Region. The Spartan women...

Dukes heads to Wisconsin- La Crosse for NCAA Championship

Dukes heads to Wisconsin- La Crosse for NCAA Championship

Ben Yavitt, Assistant Sports Editor

March 9, 2012


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Senior Isaac Dukes will be returning to the NCAA Division III wrestling championships to compete for the Case Western Reserve University men’s wrestling team. After a runner-up showing at the Midwest Regional Championships on Feb. 25, Dukes secured a wild card selection to compete in the 157 lb. we...

Baseball eyes UAA title, return trip to playoffs after record 2011 season

Baseball eyes UAA title, return trip to playoffs after record 2011 season

Shinichi Inoue, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Spartans look to improve after first-ever trip to NCAA Championship Following a school-record season that produced 33 wins and a third-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional, the Case Western Reserve University Spartans have set their sights on a University Athletic Association championship and...

Nationally ranked men’s tennis gears up for NCAA Championship push

Nationally ranked men’s tennis gears up for NCAA Championship push

Heath Hudgins, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2012


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports, Tennis

It has been a good week for Case Western Reserve University men’s tennis player John Healey. Not only did Healey go 2-0 in singles action and 2-1 in doubles action this weekend, he was also named the University Athletic Association’s Men’s Tennis Player of the Week. On March 2, the Spartan men’s t...

Men end tough season with 72-69 loss at Tartans

Men end tough season with 72-69 loss at Tartans

Lauren Elkin, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Defeat seals finish at bottom of UAA The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team concluded the 2011-12 season this past Saturday, Feb. 25 at Carnegie Mellon University. The Spartans had a 10-point lead at the half, but were unable to hold on during the final few minutes of regulation. W...

Spartan Spotlight: Richard Brunsting

Spartan Spotlight: Richard Brunsting

March 2, 2012


Filed under Men's Tennis, Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Tennis

Richard Brunsting is a junior on the men’s tennis team. Brunsting is from Nashville, Tenn. and is majoring in nutrition with a sports medicine minor.   Ben Yavitt: Welcome. I’ll start off by asking, how long have you been playing tennis? Richard Brunsting: This is my third year. ...

Swimmers break three records at Last Chance Meet

Swimmers break three records at Last Chance Meet

compiled from staff reports

March 2, 2012


Filed under Men's Swimming, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Women's Swimming

Looking to hit records and qualifying marks, select members of the Case Western Reserve University swimming & diving teams competed at the Midwest Invitational Last Chance Meet on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25, at Myers-McLoraine Pool at the University of Chicago. Two school records were broken...

Women finish season tied for fourth with three-game win streak

Women finish season tied for fourth with three-game win streak

Heath Hudgins, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team capped the 2011-12 season with a resounding 57-43 win over the rival Carnegie Mellon University Tartans. The Spartans finished the season on a three-game winning streak, including a win over then-No. 12 ranked Rochester. Case (15-10, 8-6)...

Host grapplers ninth at regionals

Host grapplers ninth at regionals

Ben Yavitt, Assistant Sports Editor

March 2, 2012


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Dukes finishes second, Harter fourth Horsburgh Gymnasium has seen its fair share of quality wrestling competition this February. The biggest and best was saved for last with the Midwest regional championships, which were held last Saturday, Feb. 25. Ten teams from around the region brought their be...

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