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Cavs vs. Nets: A firsthand experience

Cavs vs. Nets: A firsthand experience

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

In a game that went down to the wire, the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Brooklyn Nets 108-106. The Cavaliers were coming off a close home upset six-point win against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Cavaliers were sitting in fourth place in the Central Division with a 5-11 record, while the Nets wer...

Women’s basketball team starts season with a young team

Women’s basketball team starts season with a young team

David Chang, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

A young Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team has experienced an up-and-down start to their season. They beat Waynesburg University 96-79. The team split games at the M-Club Tournament in Alliance, Ohio, dropping the first game against 6th-ranked Hope College 80-43, then dominating ...

Second-year swimmer excited for new season

Second-year swimmer excited for new season

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

Kate Ptashnik is a second-year distance free swimmer on the Case Western Reserve University swim team. With the season still young, she looks to improve on a stellar first year that featured an 18:21.88 in the 1,650 free. Swimming provides Ptashnik with countless memories, including getting punched in the f...

Wrestling faces early tests

Wrestling faces early tests

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

The mats have been rolled out for another season of Spartan wrestling as Head Coach Danny Song leads the Case Western Reserve University wrestling squad into the 2019-2020 campaign.  “We want to win every time out, and equally as important, we want to continue our development as tough, smart wres...

Cavaliers continue re-building effort

Ishan Kulkarni, Contributing Reporter

November 15, 2019

With a new October comes a new season of Cleveland Cavaliers basketball. Over the summer, the Cavaliers further emphasized the rebuild of the ongoing roster by picking up key rookies. With the fifth overall pick, the Cavaliers selected sharpshooting guard Darius Garland from Vanderbilt. They then adde...

NBA caught up in Cantonese storm

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

To Ohio basketball fans, clips of LeBron jersey burnings seem a thing of the past, but this time his jerseys are being burned outside the U.S. Two weeks ago, the General Manager of the Houston Rockets Daryl Morey, in a now deleted tweet, expressed support for the recent Hong Kong protests, with an im...

National basketball team in shambles?

David Chang, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Australia surprised the sports world by defeating the U.S. men’s basketball team for the first time ever, snapping the U.S. team’s 78 game winning streak. Prior to this loss, the U.S.’s most recent loss happened against Greece at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. Australian point guard Patty Mi...

State of the Blue Jackets offseason

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

August 23, 2019

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The Columbus Blue Jackets have truly had a tale of two stories the past four months. They went from a shocking sweep of the historic Tampa Bay Lightning and giving the Boston Bruins a run for their money to losing four key free agents, seemingly flou...

Ohio man has perfect bracket through first two rounds

Ohio man has perfect bracket through first two rounds

Emily Young, Copy Editor

March 29, 2019

Every year, March Madness rocks the nation with torrents of busted brackets, crushing dreams and ruining sports enthusiasts’ chances of winning their office betting pool. This year was particularly brutal, with only top-seeded teams making it to the Sweet 16. The lowest seeded team to make it to the S...

Spartan swimmers break two relay records

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

Over the weekend, a portion of the Spartan swim team traveled to the University of Chicago to compete at the Midwest Invitational. The women finished third after totaling 435.5 points, and the men earned 195 points to claim sixth. The Spartan women broke two school records at the meet, both in relay even...

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