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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...

Gish and Spartans K.O. Cardinals 5-0

Gish and Spartans K.O. Cardinals 5-0

Shinichi Inoue, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Southpaw’s nine strikeouts lead Case to shutout win Coming into Tuesday’s matchup against Otterbein College, the Case Western Reserve Spartans were 3-2 in their last five games and in a need of a kick to jumpstart the team. The Spartans found their sparkplug in junior lefthander Jarrett Gish’s...

Jurcak leads Spartans on the track with stadium record

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

March 30, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Runner breaks 110-meter hurdle record at VMI/W&L Carnival The Case Western Reserve University track and field teams followed their impressive spring break performance with a number of top finishes at the Virginia Military Institute and Washington & Lee University Carnival. The headlining m...

Hollinger earns All-American status with third-place finish at NCAAs

Hollinger earns All-American status with third-place finish at NCAAs

courtesy Case Sports Information

March 23, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Case Western Reserve University senior Erin Hollinger earned her third career high jump All-American award with a career-best third-place national finish on Friday evening at the 2012 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship at Charles Benson Bear '39 Recreation and Athletic Center. Hollinger...

Men’s tennis topples No. 17 Mary Washington on spring break

Men’s tennis topples No. 17 Mary Washington on spring break

Heath Hudgins, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2012


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports, Tennis

Spartans go 3-1 over break, improve to 11-6 overall Heading into spring break, the Case Western Reserve University’s men’s tennis team was riding solid performances on the court, winning five of their last six matches and losing only to Division I opponent Cleveland State University. The team continu...

Jurcak finishes fifth at NCAAs, earns All-American Laurel

Jurcak finishes fifth at NCAAs, earns All-American Laurel

courtesy Case Sports Information

March 23, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Case Western Reserve University senior Matthew Jurcak finished fifth in the 60-meter hurdles with a season-best time of 8.14 seconds on Saturday evening at Charles Benson Bear '39 Recreation and Athletic Center. The fifth-place showing marks the initial All-American Laurel of Jurcak's career. Jurcak,...

Spartans No. 25 after first set of Winter Championships in Directors Cup

courtesy Case Sports Information

March 23, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track and Field, Wrestling

One of the most successful fall athletics seasons in school history coupled with another solid campaign during the winter has earned Case Western Reserve University the No. 25 ranking in the first set of winter standings of the 2011-12 Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, announced today by...

Softball breaks out at UAA Championship, finishes fourth

Softball breaks out at UAA Championship, finishes fourth

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

March 23, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

Spartans end three-year UAA losing streak on way to 3-5 finish The past three years were not the kindest to the Case Western Reserve University softball team, who went winless in their last three appearances in the UAA Championship. This season marked a fresh start: the Spartans won three games with...

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