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Feature Photo: Frisbee Outs OSU

October 2, 2015

Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, Recent Stories, SPORTS

Courtesy of Sawyer Brooks Senior Conrad Schloer holds off an opponent from The Ohio State University to snag a catch out of the air during the Flying Horsecows’ tournament on Saturday, Sept. 19. The men’s ultimate frisbee team won the tournament in the finals on Sept. 20. This victory marks the first time that an Oberlin College athletics team has beaten an OSU team since 1921, when Yeomen football defeated the Buckeyes 7–6  ...

Club Water Polo Seeks Comeback Following Hiatus

Club Water Polo Seeks Comeback Following Hiatus

September 25, 2015

If one were to google “Oberlin College Water Polo,” a website would appear that some Ober­lin students may not know had ever existed. The page, proudly sporting a copyright from 2005 at the bottom, represents a relic of the former glory of the Yeomen and Yeowomen’s water polo program. “There was a time in Oberlin’s history where we hosted Club Water Polo Nationals. … And then, for some reason that we still can’t figure out, the team just started to fall apart,” said ju­nior Tadhg...

Intramural Softball Championship Approaches

Intramural Softball Championship Approaches

May 8, 2015

The 2015 intramural softball season will soon come to an end, and with the championship games being played this weekend, teams are preparing for their final bats this season and, in some cases, for their entire college careers. While some students dabble in the sport, other students, such as 40–40 Club senior captain Maisy Byerly and Skinflutes senior captain Dylan Cohen, have committed four full years to playing on the makeshift baseball diamonds on North Fields. Byerly has been a team leader since he...

Rising Popularity of Quidditch Hits Oberlin

Rising Popularity of Quidditch Hits Oberlin

April 27, 2015

The quidditch team was officially named a club sport at Oberlin this semester in a move reflecting the growing number of participants on campus. The roster now has upwards of 20 people, practices up to four times a week and participates in regional competitions. As a member of the national organization U.S. Quidditch, Oberlin’s chapter functions as an all-gender-inclusive team. The program’s initiation started off rocky. Sometimes there were not enough players to field a full team of seven, ...

Feature Photo: Ultimate Frisbee

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor

April 17, 2015

Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

  Courtesy of David Freedman College junior Jacob Gilbert lays out to snag a disc at the USA Ultimate Sanctioned Tournament Division III Easterns on March 21, 2015. The Horsecows qualified for Regionals last weekend at their Sectionals competition in Columbus, Ohio. The team will travel to Allentown, PA, next weekend in pursuit of a bid to Nationals....

Young Riders Bolster Equestrian Roster

Young Riders Bolster Equestrian Roster

December 5, 2014

Since its founding in the 1980s, the Oberlin College Equestrian Team has established itself as one of the most popular club sport teams on campus, offering students the unique opportunity to take part in horseback riding near Oberlin’s campus. The horses ridden by the team are housed approximately one mile north of campus at the Equine Differences Barn, a lesson facility that the team’s head coach Ric Weitzel and his wife Julia Balint-Weitzel established in 2003. The close proximity of the barn...

Added Depth Has Gruffs Optimistic

Added Depth Has Gruffs Optimistic

September 19, 2014

Last Saturday, the men’s rugby team, the Gruffs, opened its fall season with a 28–11 loss against Baldwin Wallace University. Despite the defeat, the team is still proud of its performance and knows what to work on for future games. “The game this past Saturday was great,” said sophomore scrum half Joey Velez. “We all fought hard throughout the entire match, which is more than I could have asked for from my team.” With limited practice time, the Gruffs faced an uphill battle this...

Preying Manti Add Bevy of First-Years

Nathaniel Sher

September 12, 2014

Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

The women’s ultimate frisbee team, the Preying Manti, has begun a new season of practice after making it to the USA Ultimate College Division III Regional Championship in Pennsylvania last season. This season, changes abound, as the team has two new captains and nearly 20 new players on the team. The team elected new captains, sophomores Maya Gillett and Caela Brodigan, at the end of last season, for their multiple years of frisbee experience despite their lack of seniority. While most of the Manti came to the team as beginners, Gillett was an active participant in Seattle’s youth frisbee scene for a number of years prior to attending Oberlin. “I’ve had some really excellent coaching, and I’m excited to bring some...

IM Soccer Captains Take Different Approaches

Bronwen Schumacher

May 2, 2014

Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

Every Tuesday and Thursday, groups of students gather at 4:45 p.m. on North Fields to duke it out in the spring Intramural Soccer Series. This year, the competition is tight, with five teams vying for the No. 1 spot. The teams have come up with creative names, as always: Golden Goals with Betty White, led by junior Maisy Byerly; The Goal Standard, headed by first-year Ian Hunt-Isaak; Program House, led by Kalind Parish; OKR led by junior Casey Silverstein; and reigning fall outdoor champions PUSSYWHIPPED, led by senior Ariel Goodman. While PUSSYWHIPPED hasn’t been as successful as it was in the fall, Goodman and her team won 4–3 against the Golden Goals on Tuesday. Despite a slew of losses since the season began,...

IM Softball Provides Chance for All to Step Up to the Plate

IM Softball Provides Chance for All to Step Up to the Plate

April 25, 2014

Last Sunday afternoon, next to the women’s softball field by North Fields, a group of forty students sat beneath the evergreen trees, pitched balls to one another and practiced their swings. Some had a natural talent for the sport, swiftly catching fly balls and casually hitting doubles into the outfield, while others showed little to no knowledge about softball. After an hour on the field, it became clear that intramural softball is as much about the spirit and culture of friendly competition...

Rhinos Hone Skills During Relaxed Spring Season

Rhinos Hone Skills During Relaxed Spring Season

April 18, 2014

The women and trans*inclusive rugby team is gearing up for the stretch run of its spring season. While the Rhinos’ official season is in the fall, the team continues playing friendly matches in the spring. The Rhinos are coming off an up and down fall season, in which they went 2–2. This semester, the team competed in a tournament at Hiram College on Saturday, Feb. 22, as well as a friendly match against the Kent State University rugby club. The February tournament resulted in two wins...

Flaming Blades Duel in Tennessee

Flaming Blades Duel in Tennessee

April 11, 2014

This past weekend, the fencing team traveled to Knoxville, TN, in order to compete in the United States Fencing Club championship. Eighteen fencers, clad in the team’s trademark rainbow knee-high socks, spent two days in intense competition. “It was a really successful tournament,” captain and sophomore Izzy Esler said. “Everything went smoothly, and everyone was having a good time.” The women’s foil squad placed 19th out of 31 teams. “We’re really proud of that, considering...

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