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Swimmers shine in quad meet

Swimmers shine in quad meet

Ben Resnick, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

The Case Western Reserve University men's and women's swimming and diving team hosted a quad meet in the Veale Natatorium on the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 18. Both the men’s and women’s teams were victorious against all three opponents. The Spartan men defeated Gannon University 193.5-103.5,...

Trading the way through baseball’s offseason

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

With the MLB offseason freshly underway, it’s time to take a look at some of the prime players who could be on the move. Trade activity is typically subdued around this time of the year as teams that were sellers at the deadline last season already sold off their stars, while teams that were seeking...

Duck-ett, Duck-ett, Goose

Duck-ett, Duck-ett, Goose

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

With fourth-year veteran forward T.J. Duckett’s career high 34 points and 12 rebounds, the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team defeated Mount St. Joseph University in the Tip-Off Classic on Saturday, Nov. 25, winning by a final score of 74-67. Duckett and second-year guard Sam...

Fourth-year veteran swimmer preparing to reach for the finish

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

Amphibious: relating to, living in or suited for both land and water. While fourth-year veteran swimmer Jen Eurich does not literally fit the definition, for all intents and purposes, she nearly does. She has dedicated the past 16 years to swimming and currently competes for the Case Western Reserve...

Spartans end historic season with playoff loss to Mount Union

Spartans end historic season with playoff loss to Mount Union

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

No man could end the Spartans four year long journey. It took The Machine from Alliance, Ohio to stop them in their tracks. The Case Western Reserve University football team ended one of its best seasons with a 45-16 loss to the University of Mount Union in the second round of the NCAA Division III...

Spartans split two at Claremont

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Even though many Americans ate turkey over Thanksgiving weekend, the Spartans traveled to California and feasted on Sagehen. The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team traveled to Claremont, California to play in the David Wells Classic against two combinational teams of the five...

Top runner finishes career with best finish at national meet

Top runner finishes career with best finish at national meet

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Fourth-year veteran runner Sam Merriman represented Case Western Reserve University at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships at Elsah, Illinois, on Saturday, Nov. 18. Merriman finished No. 11 overall out of 279 runners, which was a 10 spot improvement over last year’s finish. “It w...

MLS problems lead to Americans support of the Premier League

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

Many American soccer fans support teams in the Premier League, despite living across the pond. America’s soccer league, on the other hand, draws less support from people within its own country. Americans cite the better play in England, the chance to see the some of world’s best players and the ...

Spartans dominate second-ever playoff game 28-0

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 25, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Through pelting rain, heavy snow and rushing winds, the Spartans prevailed for their second-ever victory in the NCAA Division III playoffs. In the cold and wet afternoon game, Case Western Reserve University defeated host Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) 28-0 in the first round of the playoffs. The...

Wrestling begins season with home challenge

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

The Spartans opened their doors to Division I and II competition to begin the season. The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team started by hosting the Ohio Intercollegiate Open. There was no team scoring, but five CWRU wrestlers placed in the top seven of their brackets. Second-year returning...

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