The Observer

AFC Championship

Shinichi Inoue, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports

(12-4, 4-4 away) Baltimore Ravens 20 vs. 23 New England Patriots (13-3, 7-1 home) It took the Baltimore Ravens less than four seconds to blow their shot at Super Bowl XLVI. Trailing the New England Patriots by three in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship game, the Ravens marched down the field t...

NFC Championship

Shinichi Inoue, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports

(9-7, 5-3 away) New York Giants 20 vs. 17 San Francisco 49ers (13-3, 7-1 home) Football can sometimes be the cruelest sport on Earth. You may be the sensation for the whole season, and with just two plays, you can have the worst day in your sporting career. For the 49ers’ second-year wide receiver Ky...

Grapplers remain winless with loss to Mount Union

Grapplers remain winless with loss to Mount Union

Ben Yavitt, Assistant Sports Editor

January 27, 2012


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Unlike most students, the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team has been busy training and competing all winter. After two tournament appearances in Florida and Pennsylvania over the break, the Spartans returned home to host the National Wrestling Coaches Association No. 16 Mount Union this...

Swimming and diving sweep Allegheny

Swimming and diving sweep Allegheny

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

January 27, 2012


Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

No. 12 men remain undefeated, women improve to 2-7 The Case Western Reserve University swimming and diving teams picked up a pair of solid wins at Allegheny College: the men’s team topped the Gators 157-131 and the women won 154-139. The meet was the Spartans’ first of the spring semester after a...

The Cleveland Hopefuls

Shinichi Inoue, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2012


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Sports

Rookie talent shows immediate payoff Cleveland Cavaliers: Record: 6-10, through the first 16 games of the season   Top three performers: Kyrie Irving (Season average: 17 points, 4.9 assists, 3.3 rebounds, and 0.7 steals) The former number one overall pick has finally found his niche in the NB...

Slow starts doom women on road trip

Slow starts doom women on road trip

Heath Hudgins, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Early double digit deficits prove too large to overcome in late efforts If you weren’t paying close attention, you might mistake the tension in the gym for that of a WNBA game, rather than the Spartans going against the Eagles and Yellow Jackets. On Friday, Jan. 20, the Spartans’ women’s basket...

Spartan Spotlight: Eben Via

Spartan Spotlight: Eben Via

January 27, 2012


Filed under Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Track and Field

Eben Via is a senior thrower on the men’s track and field team. Via is from Evanston, Ill. and is studying mechanical engineering.   Ben Yavitt: Welcome, Eben, to a new year of the Spartan Spotlight. Lets start off as usual. How many years have you done track and field? Eben Via: Sev...

Sports Shorts

compiled from staff reports

December 3, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports, Volleyball

Volleyball: McCutchan named first-team All-American Junior Tricia McCutchan was selected as a first-team ESPN Academic All-American member. The decision was announced Tuesday, Nov. 30 by the College Sports Information Directors of America. McCutchan, who received second-team Academic All-American st...

Spartans place 18th at cross country NCAA championships

Spartans place 18th at cross country NCAA championships

Ben Yavitt, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2010


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Senior Justine Jeroski led Spartans with 11th place finish, earning All-American status for third time. After another dominating season, the Case Western Reserve University women’s Cross Country team returned from the NCAA DIII National Championships with some bragging rights. On Nov. 20, the Spa...

Women fall behind early, lose to Baldwin-Wallace

Women fall behind early, lose to Baldwin-Wallace

Nora Fitzgerald, Contributing Reporter

December 3, 2010


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The women’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the season to Baldwin-Wallace College 69-62 last Tuesday. Held scoreless for the first five minutes of play, the Spartans never were able to surmount the Yellow Jacket’s lead, trailing by as many as 17 points. Despite the slow start, the Spartans...

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