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Spartan Spotlight: Peter Zak

Spartan Spotlight: Peter Zak

April 13, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Spartan Spotlight, Sports

Peter Zak is a senior catcher on the men’s baseball team. Zak is from Brookline, Mass. and is majoring in chemistry.   Ben Yavitt: Welcome, Peter. How long have you been catching behind home plate? Peter Zak: Eighteen years. BY: Back in the good old days, when players took steroids...

Spartans grab walkoff split versus Heidelberg

Spartans grab walkoff split versus Heidelberg

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

April 6, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

A walkoff single on by Makenzie Lein gave the Spartans the win over visiting Heidelberg University. The Case Western Reserve University softball team split with the Student Princes, taking the first game 3-2 and dropping the second 9-1. The split moves the Spartans to 18-11 overall; they are one win...

Spartan Spotlight: Matt Jurcak

Spartan Spotlight: Matt Jurcak

April 6, 2012


Filed under Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Track and Field

Matt Jurcak is a senior hurdler on the men’s track and field team. Matt is from Olmstead Township, Ohio. Matt majored in chemistry and is now a first-year dental student.   Ben Yavitt: Welcome, Matt. How long have you been running track? Matt Jurcak: I’m pretty sure I was hurdling in the w...

Indians look to repeat strong start, continue improving

Indians look to repeat strong start, continue improving

Shinichi Inoue, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2012


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

Last season the Indians got off to a terrific 30-15 record to begin the year, and it felt like a scene from Miracle on Ice. But everything went south from there. The Cleveland Indians made an 11-win improvement last year; along the way they introduced some emerging starts, battled countless injuries,...

UAA Athletes of the week

compiled from staff reports

April 6, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports, Track and Field

Another red-hot seven days at the plate has landed Case Western Reserve University freshman rightfielder Gena Roberts University Athletic Association Hitter of the Week honors, announced by the league office on Tuesday. Roberts, who earns the UAA honor for the first time in her young career, batted a whopping .581 (18-for-31) during ...

Turn off the lights: Spartans and Big Red tie 6-6

Turn off the lights: Spartans and Big Red tie 6-6

Shinichi Inoue, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Game called due to darkness after 11 innings Tuesday afternoon’s showdown between the Case Western Reserve University Spartans and the Denison University Big Red was so intense there was no winner. After three and a half hours of competition that stretched to 11 innings, the game was called a tie...

CWRU Alumni hit gridiron for Cleveland Fusion

CWRU Alumni hit gridiron for Cleveland Fusion

compiled from staff reports

April 6, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports

The Cleveland Fusion women’s tackle football team has added many CWRU alumni this year, including head coach Erik Keister (BS, chemical engineering, 2002, MEM 2003), who played linebacker for the Spartans from 1998 to 2001 and coached from 2002-2003. The Fusion are part of the Women’s Football...

Spartans shine at Emory Track & Field Classic

Spartans shine at Emory Track & Field Classic

Heath Hudgins, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

On March 30-31, the Case Western Reserve University track and field team took a select group of athletes to the Emory Track and Field Classic. Competing with 20 other teams, the men’s team fought their way to a tie for seventh place with 40 points after the second and final day of competition. The...

Softball splits with Otterbein, moves to 13-8

Softball splits with Otterbein, moves to 13-8

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

March 30, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

Just hours after earning her third UAA Athlete of the Week honor in her four-week collegiate career, Rebecca Taylor and the Spartans took on the Otterbein College Cardinals at Mather Field last weekend. Despite entering the game on a six-game winning streak, Taylor and the Spartans were unable to hold...

Spartan Spotlight: Lauren Wolz

Spartan Spotlight: Lauren Wolz

March 30, 2012


Filed under Softball, Spartan Spotlight, Sports

Lauren Wolz is a senior on the women’s softball team. Lauren is from Ashburn, Va. and is majoring in biology.   Ben Yavitt: It’s been a while. Welcome, Lauren. Start off as usual. How long have you been playing softball? Lauren Wolz: 15 years. BY: I will have to look in the arch...

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