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Passion for life drives second-year club soccer player

Passion for life drives second-year club soccer player

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Fall Sports, Soccer, Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Soccer

This week the Athlete Spotlight is focusing on second-year club soccer player Naomi Kane, rather than a varsity athlete. She has played soccer ever since she can remember and loves spending time with others who share her passion. Kane also is a Chemistry 111 Supplemental Instruction leader where she gets ...

Second-year goalkeeper inspired by CWRU community

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under Fall Sports, Men's Soccer, Soccer, Spartan Spotlight, Sports

Andrew Engelmeyer is a second-year goalkeeper on the Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team. Last season, he saw action in three games allowing one goal with four saves. He continues to grow in the sport, and is looking forward to next season. Off the field, Engelmeyer is a member of Sigma Al...

What the Browns need to do this offseason

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Football, Sports

After their best season in recent memory, the Cleveland Browns are getting ready for the 2019 season with the hope of winning their division, the AFC North, and earning an ever-elusive playoff berth. The Browns finished the 2018 season with a 7-8-1 record. For the first time in eight years they did...

A new football league begins

A new football league begins

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports, Top Stories

The football void of February to August is normally a waiting game for pigskin lovers; while the NFL Draft and free agency are fun, they don’t carry the same joy of actually watching a game. A new professional football league is attempting to fill that hole with a product that will attract NFL f...

New England Patriots extend dynasty in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever

Eddie Kerekes, Executive Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Football, Sports

In the middle of the third quarter of the Super Bowl, announcers Tony Romo and Jim Nantz joked that the highlight of the game was a record-setting 65-yard punt from Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker. At that point in the game, they were probably right. With the New England Patriots at the time le...

Patriots, Rams to clash in Super Bowl

Patriots, Rams to clash in Super Bowl

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019


Filed under Cleveland & National Sports, Football, Sports, Super Bowl, Top Stories

In what seems like an inevitable fact of life, the New England Patriots are once again playing in the Super Bowl. This time, they match up against the Los Angeles Rams, an up-and-coming team in their first Super Bowl since 2002, when they faced none other than the Patriots. However, both teams enter t...

Fink beyond the possible

Fink beyond the possible

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

What do LeBron James and first-year goalkeeper Charlie Fink have in common? They are both from Akron, Ohio and are heroes for Cleveland sports teams. In the Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team’s second-ever visit to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Championships, Fink made the game-...

Spartans to face tough competition in sectional round

Spartans to face tough competition in sectional round

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

The No. 19 Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team is hosting the sectional round of the NCAA Division III Championships on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17. The Spartans will face No. 10 Kenyon College in the opener on Friday at 5 p.m. while No. 4 Calvin College will play Penn State Be...

Spartans continue dancing, advance to Sweet Sixteen

Spartans continue dancing, advance to Sweet Sixteen

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

Although the temperature recently has dropped to about 40 degrees, the Spartans’ determination to go far in the NCAA Championship tournament remains ablazing. Donning their long sleeves, the Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team defeated Keystone College 3-1 in the first round and then ...

Spartans fall to rival Carnegie Mellon in overtime

Spartans fall to rival Carnegie Mellon in overtime

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University football team lost the 33rd Annual Academic Bowl to Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday, Nov. 10 on DiSanto Field. The Spartans battled into overtime but unfortunately lost by a slim 23-29 margin. The game was also the Spartans’ Senior Night. This year the te...

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