The Observer

Track and field teams claim third and fourth at Denison

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

February 8, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to the Bob Shannon Invitational in Granville, Ohio. The event was hosted by Denison University and the Spartans arrived ready to compete which led to strong finishes by both teams. The men came out with a third p...

Spartan swim and dive teams experience victories against Notre Dame College

Spartan swim and dive teams experience victories against Notre Dame College

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

February 8, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams returned to the pools last weekend to compete against Notre Dame College. Both teams were able to claim a victory with the men winning with a score of 144-63 and the women with a score of 145-58. Together, the teams ...

New England Patriots extend dynasty in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever

Eddie Kerekes, Executive Editor

February 8, 2019

In the middle of the third quarter of the Super Bowl, announcers Tony Romo and Jim Nantz joked that the highlight of the game was a record-setting 65-yard punt from Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker. At that point in the game, they were probably right. With the New England Patriots at the time le...

Wrestling dominates on Senior Day

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019

The fourth-year wrestlers from Case Western Reserve University ended their careers in Horsburgh Gymnasium in style, leading the team to three dual match victories on Saturday, Feb. 2. Fourth-year grapplers Gavin Dersh-Fisher and Brian McNamara were recognized during the Senior Day matches for their...

Spartans’ struggles continue through Throwback Weekend

David Chang, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019

Although most students were relieved to have two days off due to cold weather, the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team’s rough schedule did not allow for any breaks. The Spartans dropped two games at home last weekend, finishing 60-54 against the University of Chicago and 81-62...

Spartan wrestling sees midseason struggles

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019

In their recent matches, the Case Western Reserve University wrestling team has not seen the results they have desired. On Thursday, Jan. 17 the Spartans lost to Adrian College in a dual match, 25-12. Third-year wrestlers Andrew Hoover, Alec Hoover and Isaac Collier won their matches in their respective...

Second-year swimmer fights the pain to succeed

Second-year swimmer fights the pain to succeed

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019

Dakota Weinman is a second-year student and swimmer on the Case Western Reserve University men’s swimming and diving team. He found his passion for swimming through an incredibly driven coach he has known for 12 years. Outside of the pool, Weinman is pursuing a degree in mechanical and aerospace engine...

Spartans bounce back at Ohio Northern

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University Swimming and Diving teams took first at Ohio Northern University (ONU) on Saturday, Jan. 26. The men’s team defeated ONU 179-119, bringing their season record to 6-2. The women’s team beat both ONU and the NCAA Division II team from Hillsdale College with scores 243-5...

Athletic awards and recognition

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

February 1, 2019

CWRU women’s indoor track and field rank in top 25 for first time On Jan. 10, it was announced that the women’s indoor track and field team was ranked 25th in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Preseason Computer Rankings. This is the first time the t...

Fashion in the NBA

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

February 1, 2019

While keeping up with the NBA, there is one unexpected element that cannot be missed—the creative outfits worn by the players while arriving to games. The origin of the NBA’s passion for fashion can be traced back to the implementation of a dress code by the then NBA commissioner, David Stern. The ...

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