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Swimming and diving takes first to end semester

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019

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...

Spartans four game win streak snapped

Spartans four game win streak snapped

David Chang, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018

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

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

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 ...

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

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

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...

Swimming and diving wraps up winning semester

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University swimming and diving teams have made a splash so far this season. Both the women’s and men’s teams have won five out of their six meets in the current season. Most recently, the teams swept a quad meet at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. The...

Men’s basketball wins Bill Sudeck Tournament

Men’s basketball wins Bill Sudeck Tournament

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team dominated the competition at home to win the Bill Sudeck Tournament, defeating Franciscan University of Steubenville, 78-48, on Friday, Nov. 16 and Washington College, 70-66, the day after. However, the team recently faced its first setback of the season...

Men’s basketball looks to improve on last season

Men’s basketball looks to improve on last season

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team looks to build on its progress from last year. The team finished the 2017-2018 campaign with a 12-13 record. CWRU averaged 75 points per game and hit an average of 9.5 three pointers per game. The team will return nine of last year’s pl...

Third-year basketball player grows with experience

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018

Monty Khela is a third-year guard on the men’s basketball team. He is a biology major who plans on attending medical school to become a doctor. Additionally, he is a research assistant and a teaching assistant. In his free time, he likes to work out and watch Marvel movies. What is your favorite ...

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