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Last second touchdown keeps undefeated season alive

Shinichi Inoue, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

Case Western Reserve University rallied late in the 4th quarter to defeat University of Rochester with the final score of 14-10. With 46 seconds left on the clock and down by a field goal, the Spartans began their five-play, 82-yard drive. Spartan senior quarterback Joey Baum found fellow senior wide...

Spartan XC dominates 10th annual Bill Sudeck Classic

Spartan XC dominates 10th annual Bill Sudeck Classic

courtesy Observer staff reports

September 9, 2010


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The Case Western Reserve University cross country teams hosted the 10th annual Bill Sudeck Classic on Saturday, September 4 at Squire Valleevue Farm. The Spartan women placed first of six teams and the men were second of six. Case’s women totaled 34 points on the 4k course and were followed by Baldwin-Wallace...

Spartan Spotlight: Niro Wimalasena

Spartan Spotlight: Niro Wimalasena

September 9, 2010


Filed under Spartan Spotlight, Sports

Niro Wimalasena is a junior captain on the men’s soccer team. A centerback for the the team, Wimalasena hails from Mason, Ohio outside of Cincinnatti. He is a chemical engineering major.   Peter Cooke: So how long have you been defending on the pitch? Niro Wimalasena: 15 years PC: That’s...

Spartan football kicks off season with big win

Spartan football kicks off season with big win

Shinichi Inoue, Contributing Reporter

September 9, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

Case Western Reserve University kicked off their season with a 30-13 win against John Carroll University. Playing in front their home crowd, the Spartans wasted no time as senior running back, Billy Deitmen scored the first touchdown with his eight-yard run after a four-play, 41-yard drive. CWRU would...

Team steers closer to boathouse

Kate Clancy, Contributing Reporter

September 9, 2010


Filed under Crew, Sports

Paul Bucheit, Case Western Reserve University alumni rower, has teamed up with the Spartan Alumni Rowing Association to present a $100,000 donation to the Cleveland Rowing Foundation in CWRU’s name. The donation supports the Rivergate Project and will go towards building a permanent boathouse in Cleveland. The...

Volleyball starts hot, cools down

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

September 9, 2010


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Case Western Reserve University volleyball traveled to the California last weekend and took the West Coast by storm. The Spartans swept the opening games on Friday, dropping Chapman University 3-1 and beat hosts Pomona Pitzer College 3-2. Saturday found the Spartans playing the #1 and #2 seeds in...

When it rains, it pours

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

September 2, 2010


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

I’m not going to lie when I say I wasn’t came to Case for Cleveland’s professional sports “heritage.” I’m from Maryland where our history of winning has been on the decline since my birth, slowly nearing Cleveland’s level of losing. I’m from smack dab in the center of Maryland and my...

Gameday Preview: CWRU vs. JCU

Gameday Preview: CWRU vs. JCU

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

September 2, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

The Case Western Reserve University Spartans take the field for the first time tomorrow night, hosting local-rival John Carroll University. The Spartans come into one of their toughest regular season games in recent memory coasting on a 31-game regular season winning streak. The nationally ranked squad...

Lady Spartans to face tough competition in Labor Day Tournament

Lady Spartans to face tough competition in Labor Day Tournament

Sonya Narla, Assistant Sports Editor

September 2, 2010


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer

This upcoming weekend the Case Western Reserve University’s women’s soccer team faces two new opponents – Denison University and Kenyon College – in Denison’s Labor Day Tournament. Though neither Denison nor Kenyon is in the UAA conference, they are by no means easy adversaries. Located...

Spartans soundly defeat Hiram Terriers

Spartans soundly defeat Hiram Terriers

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

September 2, 2010


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team started off their season with a pronounced thumping of Hiram College. Highlighted by goals from Jordan Fox and Vinny Bell, the Spartans opened their season at home with a 2-0 victory. CWRU dominated the game for extended periods of play, opening...

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