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Tumultuous opening week kicks off exciting MLB season

Shounak Bose, Web Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

The 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) season started with a bang last Thursday in Miami as the Chicago Cubs’ Ian Happ launched the first pitch thrown by the Miami Marlins’ Jose Urena into the right field bleachers for a lead-off home run. With several high-profile trades and signings highlighted...

Indians have a rough start to season

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

The 2018 season of Major League Baseball (MLB) has officially started, and the Cleveland Indians are off to a mostly rocky start. The Tribe is currently 2-4 and sits at third in the division. Obviously, it’s a bit early to already condemn the team for the 2018 season and look to start selling off their...

Men’s tennis stays strong

David Chang, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports, Tennis

The Case Western Reserve University men’s tennis team, ranked No. 20, traveled to Pennsylvania and won two of three matches. The Spartans cruised over Haverford College with an 8-1 win and scraped by Swarthmore College 6-3 before dropping the match against No. 7 Amherst College, losing 6-3. The...

Jump, run, jump again: Fourth-year runner reigns supreme

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

“Hey, you’re tall and skinny, go jump those hurdles!” This may have not been the exact phrasing given to fourth-year hurdler Grant Mlack by his middle school coach, but it was something close. His coach was not wrong, however, in assessing Mlack’s abilities as a hurdler, as he was a natural...

Baseball starts UAA home opener with a win

Baseball starts UAA home opener with a win

Joey Recchia, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Top Stories

Following a series win over Ohio Wesleyan University two weekends ago, the No. 13 Case Western Reserve University baseball team kept its momentum going with another series win at Nobby’s Ballpark against Emory University. CWRU played its first game of the weekend on Friday, March 30. The team was...

Baseball, tennis athletes honored by UAA

Sanjay Annigeri, Sports Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

Track and field finishes in top five at meet The Case Western Reserve University track and field team competed in the Otterbein April Fool’s Invite in Westerville, Ohio on Friday, March 30. The men’s team finished second with a score of 96 points, while the women’s team finished fourth wit...

March Madness stays true to its name

March Madness stays true to its name

Ben Resnick, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

This March was truly madness, until the final game in April, that is. On Monday, April 2, Villanova University toppled the University of Michigan 79-62 in a dominant and anti-climactic fashion to claim their second national title in three years. The Villanova Wildcats were led all year and through...

Softball struggles in Atlanta

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Case Western Reserve University softball team sprinted out of the gate to start the season, demolishing every team in their path. Then they faced Emory University in Atlanta, and that roaring start came to a screeching halt. The midseason wall came courtesy of a four-game sweep at the hands of...

Third-year shortstop has humble roots

David Chang, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

Third-year shortstop Rocco Maue lives by the saying, “You never know who’s watching, so always do the right thing.” Maue believes his greatest strength is his work ethic, both on and off the field. He said, “I may not be the most talented … I try to outwork [everyone else].” Maue’s...

Softball cracks top 25 for first time in program history

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

“Super-hype” and “shock” were how fourth-year outfielder Katie Wede and Head Coach Josie Henry described their reactions to the Case Western Reserve University softball team earning a Top-25 ranking for the first time ever, coming in at No. 22. Needless to say, the excitement on their faces...

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