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The Oberlin Review

Club Sports Report: Birdies Make a Comeback

Quinn Hull, Sports Editor
March 2
Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

This is a badminton point, Oberlin-style: Stillness on both sides of the net is followed by a banked, low-arcing serve, a return volley and then an anxious rally of swinging racquets and a flying birdie, all lasting for less than 30 seconds. Finally, an inevitable miss ends it, followed by friendly...

ObieRun Facilitates Low-Key Fitness

Molly Bloom
March 2
Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

“Are you an amateur runner? Are you hoping to train for a 5k, 10k, half-marathon or a full marathon? Are you planning to run in the Cleveland Marathon event? Are you a fast runner? Slow runner? Are you just beginning to run? Are you hoping to find a group of Obies to run with?” These questions...

Table Tennis Shines In First-Ever Tournament

Ariel Lewis, Sports Editor
October 14
Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

For a few hours this past Sunday, Oct. 9, the West Gym in Philips Physical Education Center was transformed into a very different sort of athletic venue. As interested students and faculty looked on, the Oberlin College Table Tennis Club hosted the first home tournament in the team’s history. With...

Separate but Equal? The State of Club Sports

Quinn Hull
October 14
Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Any given weekday, within the seemingly quiet bowels of Hales Gymnasium, the sovereign of club sports operates in hurried solitude. Maybe Director or Recreation and Club Sports Betsy Bruce, the self-described “Athletic director for everything but varsity sports,” will be trying to get a hold of the...

Preying Manti Look to Continue Past Success

Quinn Hull
September 30
Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

On a foggy Saturday last spring, the Preying Manti arrived at an innocuous patch of grass in Buffalo, NY, site of the USA Ultimate Division III College Ultimate Championshps. Then, with incisors glinting and bodies bowed, the Manti — also known as the Oberlin women’s Ultimate Frisbee team — proved...

Field Hockey Falls Between the Raindrops

Ariel Lewis, Sports Editor
September 30
Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

Oberlin field hockey has been stuck in the mud recently — and not just figuratively. The Yeowomen’s Homecoming game against DePauw University on Saturday, Sept. 29, was moved to Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio because of poor field conditions. The Yeowomen couldn’t overcome Mother Nature,...

Field Hockey Splits a Home Pair

Madeleine O'Meara
September 23
Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

The field hockey team battled two conference rivals at home this week, taking on the Wittenberg University Tigers on Sunday and the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops on Tuesday. The Yeowomen played a thriller against Wittenberg, a back-and-forth affair that needed overtime to decide a winner....

Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Takes Flight

Quinn Hull
September 23
Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

Socks jogs along the midfield line, then, like a shot, he cuts toward the goal. He glimpses it out of the corner of his eye: shooting through the air, perfectly delivered, right on the money. But he’s closely defended. He locks elbows with an opposing player in the end zone; they make a final jostle...

Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Advances to Nationals

James Blankenship, Sports Editor
May 13
Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

As the spring sun coaxes white trilliums into bloom and varsity sports wrap up their seasons, one Oberlin team is rejoicing in the patience that ultimately led it back to Nationals. The women’s ultimate Preying Manti, for the second straight year, will compete in the Division III Ultimate College Championships...

Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team Heads to Regionals

Ariel Lewis, Staff Writer
April 22
Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

The women’s ultimate frisbee team, the Preying Manti, put in a strong showing during the Ohio Conference Championships at Ohio Northern University on April 16 and 17 —beating rival College of Wooster 12–5 and finishing third overall in the U.S.A. Ultimate Frisbee Division III Ohio Valley Conference....

Men’s Rugby Out to Make a Statement in 2011

Chris Landers, Sports Editor
April 15
Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

The Billygoats Gruff kicked off their 2011 season this past Saturday with a home game against Denison University. The Gruffs battled hard through the rain, but it wasn’t enough, as they would eventually fall 7–13. First-year flanker Shonari Edwards scored the lone try for the Gruffs, who played...

Rhinos, Billy Goats Gruff Set to Unleash Wrath on Spring Opponents

John Critterden
March 11
Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

As Oberlin's winter gradually becomes nothing more than a bad memory, some dangerous creatures are awakening from hibernation. I'm speaking, of course, about the Oberlin College rugby teams: the Rhinos and the Billy Goats Gruff. The Rhinos will open their season on March 19 with a match against a ta...

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