The Oberlin Review

Christian Fioretti: Men’s Basketball’s Selfless Leader

College fourth-year Christian Foretti.

Khalid McCalla, Sports Editor

February 7, 2020

 As a first-year, Christian Fioretti, now a fourth-year guard on the men’s basketball team, started in only three of 25 games. That modest start to his college career has led him to become an incredible team leader, and — in his final season — Fioretti has started in 72 straight games for the Y...

Ruminations on Kobe Bryant and What He Left Us

Kobe Bryant

Khalid McCalla, Sports Editor

February 7, 2020

 Every now and then, an event occurs that makes the world stand still. These “where were you when” moments can define a year, a decade, and, at times, a generation. The death of basketball player Kobe Bryant, who passed away with eight others, including his daughter Gianna, in a tragic helicopte...

Grace Hayes, Second-Year Dual-Athlete

College second-year Grace Hayes.

Lauren Fitts

February 7, 2020

 College second-year Grace Hayes is a member of not one, but two varsity sports teams. Hayes has competed with the soccer team for the past two years. After seeing a significant increase in playing time on the soccer field in her second year, Hayes recently decided to join track. Despite having only be...

Chilly Wallace, First-Year Track & Field Record Breaker

Chilly Wallace. Photo by Jane Agler

Jane Agler, Sports Editor

December 13, 2019

Hailing from New Jersey, College first-year Chilly Wallace has already made a massive impact on Oberlin’s athletics record books. At the very first meet of her college career, the varsity hurdler broke the school’s record for the 60-meter hurdles by 0.1 seconds, crossing the finish line with 9....

Oberlin’s Oldest Club Sport Sees Arrival of New Members

Oberlin Fencing Club hosting United States Fencing Association tournament in Hales Gym.

Zoë Martin del Campo, Contributing Sports Editor

December 13, 2019

The Oberlin Fencing Club, also known as the Oberlin College Flaming Blades, is the oldest club sport at Oberlin. Since its founding in 1929, the club has attracted fencers of all skill levels to join its growing community. Several members grew up fencing, while others were introduced to the sport th...

Fourth-Year Josh Friedkin Joins Oberlin’s 1,000 Club

College fourth-year Josh Friedkin.

Khalid McCalla, Contributing Sports Editor

December 13, 2019

Reaching 1,000 career points is one of the most exclusive milestones a college basketball player can achieve. Over the course of Oberlin men’s basketball history, only 26 players have accomplished this impressive feat. Last year, Eli Silverman-Lloyd, OC ’19, became the 25th player to hit 1,00...

YeoFit Undergoes Schedule Changes

Alexis Dill and Alexa Stevens

December 13, 2019

The now three-semester-old YeoFit program is being assessed by program leadership to determine the best model to both encourage attendance and minimize cost moving forward. The program offers a variety of free fitness classes — including yoga, cardio boxing, spinning, and more — throughout...

In The Locker Room with Dre Campbell, Basketball Captain and Vlogger

College fourth-year Dre Campbell goes up against a defender on the way to the basket.

Zoë Martin del Campo, Contributing Sports Editor

December 6, 2019

College fourth-year and varsity basketball player Andre “Dre” Campbell can be spotted traversing far stretches of campus, from the basketball court where he holds the position of team captain all the way to the art building. One unexpected place where the Sociology major and Studio Art mino...

Inspired By Myles Garrett, Athletes Join Aggression Debate

Khalid McCalla, Contributing Sports Editor

December 6, 2019

Over the course of the last month, several high profile sports leagues and the NCAA have seen suspensions handed out due to fighting. In the NBA, the Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid and Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl- Anthony Towns got into a fistfight during a game in October, leading to both...

Oberlin’s Magic: The Gathering Team Ranked Within U.S. Top 10

College fourth-year Charlie Rinehart-Jones in the middle of a Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Competition. Photo Courtesy of Charlie Reinhart-Jones

Jane Agler, Sports Editor

December 6, 2019

One of Oberlin College’s most successful sports teams does not practice at the gymnasium. They do not need sneakers, cleats, or any special attire to compete. Their sport does not require physical contact with anything inanimate or living, except with a deck of cards or a computer. Oberlin...

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