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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...

NFL Preview: Division breakdowns

Shinichi Inoue, Contributing Reporter

September 2, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

NFC East: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo has reestablished himself as the team leader and by re-signing wide receiver Miles Austin, Dallas looks to dominate the NFC East again with its talented run-offense combo of Miles and...

Women’s Soccer looks to build on surprising season

Women’s Soccer looks to build on surprising season

Sonya Narla, Assistant Sports Editor

August 26, 2010


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Case’s Women’s Soccer team is on the way up. The Spartans ended the 2009 season with a long list of accomplishments – regional ranking, finishing above .500 for the first time since 2003, securing the most UAA wins for Case Western Reserve University...

Spartan women have their eye on return trip to Nationals

Spartan women have their eye on return trip to Nationals

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

August 26, 2010


Filed under Sports

A third place finish in the USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Championship and a 15th-place finish at the NCAA Division III Championship has the Spartan women foaming at the mouth to prove they’re ready to do it all again. Led by a trio of talented captains in seniors Justine Jeroski, Andrea Fischione...

Spartan Spotlight: Cindy Spahn

Spartan Spotlight: Cindy Spahn

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

August 26, 2010


Filed under Spartan Spotlight, Sports

Cindy Spahn is a senior captain on the women’s cross country team, as well as a member of the track and field team. Spahn calls Fairfax, VA home but she moved to St. Louis, MO during high school. Spahn is a Chemical Engineering Major. Peter Cooke: So when did you first start running? Cindy Spahn:...

Men’s XC team to avenge snub

Men’s XC team to avenge snub

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

August 26, 2010


Filed under Sports

A disappointing 2009 campaign saw the Case Western Reserve University men’s cross country team fall short of reaching the Division III National Championship. The squad finished fifth in the highly competitive USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region, where they missed out on a NCAA bid by just four points. Despite...

A conversation with Otto Penicka, voice of Spartan athletics

A conversation with Otto Penicka, voice of Spartan athletics

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

August 26, 2010


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Looking forward to the Spartan’s quest for a fourth straight UAA title, The Observer sat down with the voice of Spartan athletics, Otto Penicka. Otto, who can be found roaming the halls of the Veale Center and overseeing the issue room, is the current announcer for Spartan football, track and field,...

Another year, another slap in the face

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

August 26, 2010


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

It’s that time a year again as everyone starts gearing up for fantasy football. What was once a niche sport for the diehards in the 1990’s has since become a right of passage for teenage sports fans. With the apparent golden age upon us, fantasy sports popularity doesn’t seem to be nearing a stop,...

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