The Observer

Spartans sting Yellowjackets in opener

Spartans sting Yellowjackets in opener

Riley Simko, Contributing Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Case Western Reserve University football team took the field by storm on Sept. 1, beating the University of Rochester Yellowjackets 38-10. The home game was attended by a massive amount of CWRU fans, and Residence Life and the Greek Life offices teamed up to kick off the game with a tailgate ...

Cleveland Browns expect slow, steady improvement

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Disappointing does not adequately describe the Cleveland Browns’ 2017 campaign. They became just the second team in NFL history to lose all 16 regular season games. The Browns finally hit rock bottom. Quite literally, they can only go up from here. Luckily, such a torrid season granted them the first pick in the...

Volleyball opens season with solid wins

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Through their first four games of the 2018 season, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team is an even 2-2. The Spartans kicked off their season with the Ohio Northern Tournament on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, winning one and losing one each day. In their season opener, the team beat Def...

Second-year football player all about the team

Second-year football player all about the team

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

If you ask most athletes what their favorite part of playing sports is, their answer is likely the team. Second-year safety Nick Kadlecik is no different in this aspect, as he longs to be part of something truly special. His time with the team allowed him to enjoy his first year at Case Western Rese...

Volleyball aims to turn potential into production

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

August 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

After a strong 19-12 campaign a year ago, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team is ready to reach, and, hopefully, surpass, the 20 win mark this season. Last year the team was very young, sporting only one fourth-year player and three third-year contributors. Although the team still carr...

Fourth-year athletes share memories, advice

Riley Simko, Contributing Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After three years at Case Western Reserve University, fourth-year student-athletes have a plethora of advice to share with incoming student-athletes. The veterans know all about balancing a full schedule and are more than willing to share what they’ve learned at CWRU—and not just in the classroom. U...

Football looks to repeat last year’s success with new faces

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

After a perfect regular season and a trip to the NCAA Division III playoffs capping off last season, the Case Western Reserve University football team is looking to repeat their success this year. However, the class responsible for the impressive campaign has graduated.   “We focused on team bui...

Cross country, tennis teams get on track for new season

David Chang, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

As the steamy summer weather comes to a close, the Case Western Reserve University cross country and tennis teams will embrace the chilly weather and prepare for their upcoming seasons. Now with another year of experience under their belt, the men’s tennis team, composed of 18 student-athletes, ...

Second-year volleyball player unexpectedly finds her passion

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

Sometimes complete accidents inspire the greatest revelations. Second-year outside hitter Bailey Hagedorn never anticipated playing volleyball. As a kid, she was involved in individual activities such as ice skating, gymnastics and piano—not exactly similar to volleyball. In fact, Hagedorn did not start...

Led by experience, men’s soccer shoots for winning season

Riley Simko, Contributing Reporter

August 24, 2018


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team, which recently welcomed a new group of incoming first-year players, is preparing for an exciting 2018-2019 season. Head Coach Brandon Bianco, assisted by Chris Black and Charlie Reymann, will lead the team into their rigorous fall practice ...

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