The Observer

Baseball makes Division III playoffs

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

May 15, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports

On Monday, the NCAA Division III baseball committee announced that the Case Western Reserve Spartans will be one of the 58 teams that will compete in this year’s NCAA Division III Baseball Championship. The Spartans were given a Pool B bid, given to independent teams (teams not associated with a ...

Track and field claim 12 titles at First-Annual CWRU Invitational

Track and field claim 12 titles at First-Annual CWRU Invitational

David Chang, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Track and Field

Like the gunshots that start every race, the Spartans went out with a bang at their only home outdoor track meet this season. The Case Western Reserve University track and field team competed at the beloved DiSanto Field this past weekend at the First-Annual CWRU Invitational before heading to t...

Spartans honor Doyle but lose series

Spartans honor Doyle but lose series

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

On Saturday, April 20, the Case Western Reserve University softball team honored lone fourth-year player Nicole Doyle for her commitment, dedication and excellence. The ceremony led off a four-game series against Emory University at home. Doyle has been an exceptional shortstop for the Spartans. During...

Second-year tennis player discusses interests and extracurriculars

Second-year tennis player discusses interests and extracurriculars

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019


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

Madeleine Paolucci is a second-year tennis player on the Case Western Reserve University women’s tennis team. In only her first year, she was ranked tenth in Division III doubles with partner Nithya Kanagasegar, and finished 16-11 in singles. When she is not playing tennis, she is an active member of Pi ...

Baseball upsets Wooster with explosive offense

Baseball upsets Wooster with explosive offense

Eddie Kerekes, Former Executive Editor

April 26, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports

Despite a postponement on Sunday, April 21, the Case Western Reserve University baseball team added two wins to their ledger in style. On Thursday, April 18, the Spartans upset No. 15 College of Wooster, 21-10, in Wooster. On Saturday, the team defeated Heidelberg University, 8-1. The star Spartan of th...

Men’s tennis has four-match winning streak heading into championships

Men’s tennis has four-match winning streak heading into championships

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

April 26, 2019


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

The Case Western Reserve University men’s tennis team had a busy week, taking on Walsh University last Thursday, Hope College and the College of Wooster on Saturday and Oberlin College on Sunday. The packed schedule did not hinder the Spartans, and they finished the week with four wins. The match...

Individual wins lead to team success for track and field

Individual wins lead to team success for track and field

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Track and Field

The Case Western Reserve University track and field teams traveled to Delaware, Ohio to compete at the All-Ohio Outdoor Championships. The men’s and women’s competitions each had a total of 20 teams competing, and the Spartan men placed third, and the women placed fifth. Graduate student Cassan...

Spartans lose series to Brandeis

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

In its first road action of 2019, the Case Western Reserve University softball team lost three of four games to Brandeis University on April 12 and 13. The Spartans won the opening game of the series, 4-2. Third-year pitcher Ilissa Hamilton threw yet another complete game, striking out 10 en route to ...

Second-year softball player learns from failures

Second-year softball player learns from failures

Nicholas Kamlet,, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Softball, Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Spring Sports

Sydney Wagner is a second-year infielder and outfielder on the Case Western Reserve University softball team. Currently, she boasts a .268 batting average with 71 at bats and eight runs batted in. Softball has changed her life because it gave her something to be passionate about. Outside the diamond, she pu...

Baseball wins opener at Emory, loses series

Baseball wins opener at Emory, loses series

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University baseball team faced a tough series against Emory University, winning one game 4-1, while losing the other three 8-7, 13-3 and 10-6 between Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13. CWRU started the first game strong, with dominant pitching by second-year righty Ma...

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