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The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second game of the Play-Ins to clinch the eighth seed and face the No. 1 Miami Heat in the first round.

Play-In Tournament adds excitement to set up the NBA Playoffs

Ajeet Kalepu, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

With the NBA’s regular season ending April 10, the No. 7-10 seeds of each conference competed for the final two playoff spots in the Play-In Tournament for the second straight year. The No. 7 and No....

The Cleveland Guardians played their first home games with their new name against the San Francisco Giants.

Guardians fans sound off on name change and lockout

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

On April 15, Cleveland’s rebranded MLB team welcomed fans to Progressive Field for its first home game of the 2022 season.  The Cleveland Guardians, previously known as the Cleveland Indians, changed...

Fourth-year Chris Heermann (#3) runs in the 5,000-meter race at the All-Ohio Championships this past weekend.

Women’s and men’s teams finish first, second at All-Ohio Championships

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor April 22, 2022

The Case Western Reserve University track and field teams used the Bob Kahn Invite on April 8-9 to springboard to podium finishes at the All-Ohio Outdoor Championships and set school records at the Bison...

Graduate student Jonathan Powell won all but one of his matches in the last three regular season competitions.

Spartan tennis teams head into UAA Championships with winning records

Kyle Grover, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

Over the past two weeks, the Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s tennis teams ended their respective regular seasons with winning records. The CWRU men’s team, which was No. 1 ranked...

Third-year first baseman Nick Talarico hit and scored in all three games, including a 3-run home run against Adrian College.

CWRU Baseball puts on hitting clinic to win 3 straight and climb above 0.500

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Writer April 15, 2022

The Case Western Reserve University baseball team is heating up at just the right time as they triumphed against Baldwin Wallace University, John Carroll University and Adrian College last week. Despite...

Darius Garlands (10) 31 points were not enough to top the Brooklyn Nets on April 8.

Cavaliers end regular season securing spot in Play-In Tournament

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Writer April 15, 2022

In a season of ups and downs, the Cleveland Cavaliers ended the regular season on a high note. With their current standing they have a chance to do something the team has not done since LeBron James left...

Fourth-year Chaitanya Aduru went 4-0 in his matches over the weekend, earning him the UAA Mens Tennis Athlete of the Week honor.

Men’s and women’s tennis sweep weekend matches, tout eight-game win streaks

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor April 8, 2022

As the regular season winds down and the conference championships loom on the horizon, the Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s tennis teams are rounding into their final form after sweeping...

First-year pitcher Lexi Miskey was honored as the UAA Pitcher of the Week for allowing a batting average of just 0.157 against Washington.

Softball splits against WashU 2-2

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor April 8, 2022

Courtesy of CWRU AthleticsThe nine-game win streak was not meant to last for the Case Western Reserve University softball team, as the Spartans posted an even 2-2 record this past weekend against No. 25-ranked...

Fourth-year Willem Bouma (above) pitched in CWRUs decisive 12-3 defeat of Emory, delivering the Spartans the first UAA series of 2022.

CWRU baseball begins season turnaround with 3-1 weekend series at Emory

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

This season has been anything but smooth sailing for the Case Western Reserve University baseball team. However, it seems as though they’ve righted the ship under head coach Matt Englander with a successful...

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam dribbles past Cleveland Cavaliers guard Tim Frazier during the two teams faceoff on March 24, one of several defeats for the Cavaliers in their late-season skid.

Cavs achieve first winning season without LeBron since 1998

Ajeet Kalepu, Contributing Writer April 1, 2022

The Cleveland Cavaliers' late season struggles continue with a 7-10 record since the All Star break. With All-Star center Jarrett Allen out indefinitely since March 6 with a fractured finger and other...

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