The Oberlin Review

From Varsity to Club: A Tale in Three Tees

From Varsity to Club: A Tale in Three Tees

Ify Ezimora and Jay Messina

September 21, 2018


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Three years ago, two guys with a little too much free time and a passion for golf had an idea. In fall 2016, Jay Messina — College senior and varsity men’s lacrosse player — and John Sutherland, OC ’18, started Oberlin’s co-ed club golf team. Many of the founding members were teammate...

The Brotherhood Needs to Step Up

Khalid McCalla

September 21, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

“Rub some dirt on it.” As a young football player, every bump, scrape, and bruise was met with this response or one similar to it. “Shake it off and get back out there,” was the message, and, in a sport like football, this sentiment is sometimes inevitable. You’re going to get...

More Than Just ‘Sore’

More Than Just ‘Sore’

Jackie Brant, Opinions Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Sports Column, Varsity Fall, Varsity Sports

I have been dealing with chronic back pain since I was 12. It started as an annoying pinching feeling that I’d notice every once in a while. Eventually, this developed into a constant stabbing pain and extreme stiffness; it would wake me up at night and make sitting for long periods of time unbea...

In The Locker Room with Michael Candelori, Men’s Soccer Player and Filmmaker

In The Locker Room with Michael Candelori, Men’s Soccer Player and Filmmaker

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

When College sophomore Michael Candelori arrived at Oberlin last fall, his intentions were to focus on soccer and graduate with a degree in Economics. After three classes in economics and one in the math department, Candelori decided to shift gears. The Vienna, VA, native now plans on declaring ...

Swimming and Diving to the Beat of a New Pool

Swimming and Diving to the Beat of a New Pool

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features, Swimming and Diving, Varsity Sports, Varsity Winter

After nearly two years of construction, the newly-renovated Carr Pool opened Wednesday, Sept. 19. The new space covers 15,315 square feet and offers 10 swimming lanes, a pair of one-meter and three-meter springboards, a giant television screen/scoreboard, a wet classroom, a meet-management area, and ...

SAAC to Connect Across the Divide

Hannah Rasmussen

September 21, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Sitting down to a full room, I took a deep breath and welcomed faces old and new to the first Student-Athlete Advisory Committee meeting of the year. I was pleased to see so many student-athletes in one room, ready to listen, share ideas, and create a community. According to its website, SA...

Swooshes Up in Ashes, Nike Up in Shares

Ify Ezimora, Sports Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Nike’s close-up image of Colin Kaepernick’s face reads: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” At the bottom: the classic swoosh followed by Nike’s slogan, “Just do it.” The ad, which first surfaced in tandem with the opening game of the 2018 Nationa...

Good Recruiting Leads to Great Success for Cross Country, Track and Field

Good Recruiting Leads to Great Success for Cross Country, Track and Field

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features, Track and Field, Track and Field, Varsity Fall, Varsity Sports, Varsity Spring, Varsity Winter

It was four months ago that Lilah Drafts-Johnson, OC ’18, clutched her first-place trophy while being mobbed by teammates and coaches. She had just run the 10th fastest 400-meter hurdle time in the event’s history at the NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships, an...

Standards Too High for Serena

Hannah Keidan

September 14, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

As a tennis player, I grew up watching the Williams sisters on television. They were — and still are — my heroes. I would sit criss-cross-applesauce on the family room floor, eyes glazed over, head bobbing back and forth to follow the ball, barely understanding what was happening on the scr...

From the Bass to Baseball: Perfecting the Right Pitch

Luke Sprecher

September 14, 2018


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Sports Column, Varsity Sports, Varsity Spring

Most Oberlin students arrive on campus at age 17 or 18, but Ian Ashby — first-year Conservatory student — familiarized himself with the College when he was 12 years old. He played baseball competitively in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA until he was in seventh grade, when his father accepted a ...

In The Locker Room with Jabari and Malachi Clemons, Teammates and Brothers

In The Locker Room with Jabari and Malachi Clemons, Teammates and Brothers

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

Growing up, brothers Jabari and Malachi Clemons did everything together, from playing video games in the bedroom to running around the track while their dad timed them. Despite their closeness, neither one expected to be on the same college campus, let alone the same college football team. Jaba...

YeoFit Knocks Out Grand Opening

YeoFit Knocks Out Grand Opening

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

College senior Olivia Shin brought a friend to a cardio boxing class taught by Head Softball Coach and Wellness Coordinator Sara Schoenhoft Thursday evening. Shortly after the Pat ’63 and Merrill ’61 Shanks Health and Wellness Center opened in late August, an initiative called YeoFit kicked...

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