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Swimming and diving takes first to end semester

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Men's Swimming, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Women's Swimming

The Case Western Reserve University swimming and diving teams are starting the new semester on a high note. The Spartans ended last semester at the College of Wooster Invitational, coming in first out of the 11 competing universities. The team swept the board, racking up enough points to launch them into...

Serena Williams pursues record-tying win

Serena Williams pursues record-tying win

Claire Nordt, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Sports, Tennis, Top Stories, Women's Tennis

The Australian Open has begun, meaning Serena Williams is once again fighting for a title. Williams has the opportunity to match Margaret Court’s record for most Grand Slam singles titles of all-time. Court’s record currently sits at 24, a record she set during her career between 1960-1977. Willi...

Fourth-year wrestler driven by competitive nature

Fourth-year wrestler driven by competitive nature

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

Gavin Dersh-Fisher is a fourth-year student and wrestler on the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team. Last season, he earned a 21-13 record along with National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American recognition. He decided during his second year of college to switch into polymer ...

Wrestling takes second in BW Invite

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team has wrapped up its “first season,” according to Head Coach Danny Song, finishing second in the Baldwin Wallace University (BW) Invitational and tenth at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Invitational. The Spartans’ season is split by a month-l...

Spartans four game win streak snapped

Spartans four game win streak snapped

David Chang, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


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

After opening the season 4-0, the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team suffered their first loss of the season against Ohio Northern University, 71-57. Ohio Northern started hot in the first quarter, making four of seven threes while the Spartans failed to make any shots, miss...

Discussing possible names of the new Seattle hockey team

Discussing possible names of the new Seattle hockey team

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Sports, Top Stories

On Tuesday Dec. 4, the NHL announced they will expand the league to 32 teams, with a new franchise beginning play for the 2021-2022 season in Seattle. This addition is a win for both Seattle and the NHL. Seattle is a sports town that boasts some of the best fans in the United States. For the NHL, t...

Sports briefs

Sports briefs

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Men's Swimming, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Top Stories, Track and Field, Women's Swimming

Indoor track and field The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams both took home first place finishes at the Sixth Annual CWRU Spartan Holiday Classic on Dec. 1. Third-year athlete Dominic Oddo paced the men’s team with a first place finish in the ...

Quidditch: Bringing fictional game into reality

Quidditch: Bringing fictional game into reality

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University club Quidditch team, or CWRUcio, has enjoyed a magical fall season, and are looking forward to a clean sweep in the spring. The Quidditch team is inspired by J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series, which features the popular wizarding sport. The Chicago Tribun...

Women’s basketball starts strong, Hillary Hellmann breaks record

Women’s basketball starts strong, Hillary Hellmann breaks record

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


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

The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball started the season 4-0, winning against Allegheny College and Chatham University in the Greg Richards Tournament, topping Denison University 91-84 in overtime and defeating John Carroll University 79-65. With the addition of graduate student forwar...

Fifth-year basketball player returns after season long injury

Fifth-year basketball player returns after season long injury

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


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

Kara Hageman is a graduate student and forward on the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team. She retained a year of athletic eligibility due to a year-long injury in her fourth year but is back with a passion to succeed. She graduated with a degree in biomedical engineering and is c...

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