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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 ...

First-year runner appreciates the structure and discipline the track team provides

First-year runner appreciates the structure and discipline the track team provides

Medha Nayak, Sports Editor

December 6, 2019

Ellijah Fragnoli is a first-year member of Case Western Reserve University’s track team. He plans to major in biomedical engineering. What is your favorite part of being on the track team? Why?  My favorite part about being on the track team is the structure dynamic that it puts in my life....

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...

Women’s soccer team’s historic season ends

The CWRU women’s soccer team finished an historic season with a double overtime loss against Wooster in penalty kicks.

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team dropped their first round match of the NCAA Division III playoffs against College of Wooster in penalty kicks, 4-3, after a scoreless double overtime competition at Wheaton, Illinois. The Spartans finish their season ranked 21st on the NCAA website...

Browns brawl with the Steelers results in longest suspension in NFL history

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

In one of the wildest games of the NFL season so far, the Cleveland Browns prevailed over the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7 on Thursday night in their Week 11 matchup. The Steelers came into the game without their two leading contributors, running back James Conner and receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, and the Br...

Wrestling faces early tests

The Spartan wrestlers began their season with two tough matches against JCU and CSU.

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...

Women’s soccer to compete in second NCAA Championship

Despite a loss against Carnegie Mellon, CWRU women’s soccer team qualifed for the second NCAA tournament in the program’s history.

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

On Monday, the women’s soccer team received an invitation to play in the NCAA Division III Championship. This is the second time in program history that a Case Western Reserve University soccer team has ever gotten this far. The women's team will play their first game this Friday against Wooster Col...

Athlete Spotlight: Trey Razanauskas

Athlete Spotlight: Trey Razanauskas

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

November 15, 2019

Trey Razanauskas transferred to Case Western Reserve University in 2018 and is now a third-year. He is one of two captains of the cross country team and is majoring in both economics and philosophy. He also holds the school record in the 5k (indoor and outdoor) and 8k races. What were your expect...

Volleyball closes season with 5th place finish at UAA Championship

The Spartans take an offensive stance during their game

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

In their final action of the 2019 season, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team secured a fifth place finish at the UAA Championship tournament, ending with a 13-16 record.  The Spartans opened the tournament with a tough first-round match-up against Washington University in St. Loui...

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