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Third-year shortstop has humble roots

David Chang, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

Third-year shortstop Rocco Maue lives by the saying, “You never know who’s watching, so always do the right thing.” Maue believes his greatest strength is his work ethic, both on and off the field. He said, “I may not be the most talented … I try to outwork [everyone else].” Maue’s...

Fourth-year swimmer finishes his final year with a splash

Fourth-year swimmer finishes his final year with a splash

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

Fourth-year swimmer Drew Hamilton doesn’t know why he loves the pool. He never had a family member swim competitively, and he cannot remember how he discovered his love for it. Swimming just came to him. One defining moment in his career came in high school at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton,...

Third-year shortstop wipes off the dirt

Third-year shortstop wipes off the dirt

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

"Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed," said third-year shortstop Nicole Doyle, sharing a quote that empowers her. Doyle believes she thrives in any situation because she is not afraid: not afraid of players, not afraid of playing...

Fourth-year softball player builds memorable relationships

Niko Kamlet and Andrew Ford

March 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

Fourth-year student Grace Tritchler’s favorite part about softball is its ability to unite people and form friendships and lifelong bonds. “I’ve met some of my best friends through this sport,” said Tritchler. “Especially here at Case [Western Reserve University].” She also mentioned...

Fourth-year runner thrives in nature

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

Nature: the physical world and everything in it, such as plants, animals, mountains, oceans and stars, that is not made by people. Some people like the city, while some like nature, and Ben Whitman, fourth-year runner, sides with the latter. The trails of nature have led Whitman to the runner he is...

First-year swimmer slices through the water

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

As some people are just meant to play basketball or hockey, some people are simply born to be in the water. This accurately describes first-year swimmer Noah Beene, who recalls swimming lessons with his mother at just three months old. As Beene grew in age, he showed incredible growth in his swimming...

Fourth-year wrestler beats the pain

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

Hard work and determination nearly always pay off, and fourth-year wrestler Nick Tommas is no exception. Each year at Case Western Reserve University, Tommas has become a more integral part of the wrestling team, most recently becoming a co-captain with his brother, Nate Tommas. Although he has had...

Second-year basketball player takes advantage of her opportunities

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

“Life is a gift, never underestimate its value,” said not a well-known philosopher, but second-year student Kendall McConico. Case Western Reserve University basketball player McConico demonstrates the powerful life she lives every day through her quote. It’s written on her game shoes and even...

First-year basketball player from Lithuania raising eyebrows

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

The small moments inspire first-year basketball player Ignas Masiulionis Masiulionis cited a championship game in Lithuania he attended as a young child that truly spiked his interest in basketball. The Lithuanian team hit a buzzer beater to win the championship, and the moment of victory was an incredibly...

First-year swimmer excels to start season

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

Nobody ever said it was going to be easy. So many high school athletes hope to make their dreams a reality and compete at the collegiate level, but in reality, only a select few get this chance. First-year rookie swimmer Caitlyn VonFeldt got this chance and has put her talent on full display as a result. At...

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