The Observer

Owning Northeast Ohio

Owning Northeast Ohio

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Cleveland-area schools have proven to be no match for the Case Western Reserve University softball team. In the past week and a half, the Spartans have gone 7-1 against four teams from Northeast Ohio. To begin regional play, CWRU went 1-1 against Baldwin Wallace University. They lost the first game 5-4 ...

A glance at the upcoming MLB season

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 29, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Cleveland & National Sports, Sports

The first day of spring has passed, meaning it is officially the season for warmer weather, more scoops of Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream and less concentration in class. But the start of spring also represents the start of something much greater: the start of the Major League Baseball season. Opening...

Baseball extends winning streak to six with two sweeps

Baseball extends winning streak to six with two sweeps

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University baseball team continued their home dominance by defeating State University of New York at Fredonia in a doubleheader 19-0 and 5-3 on Saturday, March 23 and St. John Fisher College in a doubleheader 5-4 and 7-2 on Sunday, March 24. Against SUNY Fredonia, the Spartans kept the...

Second-year jumper designs bridges

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Spring Sports, Track and Field

Luke Traverso is a second-year jumper on the Case Western Reserve University track team. Last indoor season, he topped his pole vault at 4.01 meters, and he is looking forward to building on that this year. In the classroom, he is working toward a degree in civil engineering. He puts what he is learning to use...

Track and field teams win meet, Cassandra Laois breaks records again

David Chang, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Track and Field

The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s track and field teams both placed first out of 14 teams at the Amy Adams Memorial Invitational hosted by Muskingham University, located in New Concord, Ohio, last weekend. The Spartan women had 12 total top three placements, edging out Malone U...

Track and field opens outdoor season, thrower breaks school record

Track and field opens outdoor season, thrower breaks school record

David Chang, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories, Track and Field

The Case Western Reserve University track and field team began its outdoor season last weekend at the Washington and Lee Track Carnival in Lexington, Virginia. The team combined to win five total events. Graduate student Cassandra Laios broke the school record with a hammer throw of 51.62 meters, fin...

Women’s tennis faces top competition in Florida

Women’s tennis faces top competition in Florida

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 22, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Tennis, Top Stories, Women's Tennis

The women’s tennis team traveled to Florida for their spring break trip, where they competed against six opponents, securing four wins and suffering two losses. The Spartans kicked off the trip with a win against Aquinas College on March 10. The day started with doubles contests. The Spartans claim...

Second-year runner sprinting into spring season

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019


Filed under Cross Country, Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Spring Sports, Ultimate Frisbee

Eric Rachita is a distance runner on both the Case Western Reserve University cross country and track teams. Last track season, he achieved personal records of 2:07.47 in the 800-meter run and a 15:50.94 in the 5,000-meter run. While not on the run, Eric conducts research for the polymer science department...

Softball begins season with successful spring break trip

Softball begins season with successful spring break trip

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

One season after a program-best sixth place finish at the NCAA Division III Championships, the Case Western Reserve University softball team began their 2019 campaign with a target on their backs. Yet, in spite of a grueling non-conference schedule, the Spartans have opened the season with a .500 record throu...

Baseball’s offense doesn’t take a spring break

Baseball’s offense doesn’t take a spring break

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 22, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Spartan baseball team opened their spring break trip in Atlanta with a two-game series against Oglethorpe University. CWRU defeated the Stormy Petrels 9-0, which was the third straight win for the Spartans. The game had several highlight moments, including second-year pitcher Matt Levine pitching se...

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