The Oberlin Review

Philanthropy Lifts Athletics to Next Level

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

The men’s and women’s tennis teams and softball team were welcomed to Amway Center two weeks ago to catch an Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers game and meet fellow Obie Jeff Weltman, OC ’87, president of basketball operations for Orlando. As the former Oberlin basketball player reminisced ab...

Softball Earns Split Against Kenyon Ladies, Falls to Allegheny Gators

Softball Earns Split Against Kenyon Ladies, Falls to Allegheny Gators

Alex McNicoll, Sports Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Varsity Spring

The Yeowomen recorded their first win against rival Kenyon College Ladies in three years in their first week of North Coast Athletic Conference play last weekend 14–12. However, it was the only win they recorded, as they split the doubleheader against the Ladies on Saturday, and dropped both games of...

Men’s Tennis Enjoys Victory Against OWU on Senior Day

Men’s Tennis Enjoys Victory Against OWU on Senior Day

Jackie McDermott, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Tennis, Varsity Sports, Varsity Spring

Four seniors who helped the men’s tennis team rise to become a formidable force in both the North Coast Athletic Conference and the region celebrated their Senior Day Saturday against the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops, winning 8–1. Following the Senior Day ceremonies, as the Yeomen ho...

Shohei Ohtani Defies Asian-Athlete Stereotypes in MLB Debut

Jane Agler, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Major League Baseball’s opening day is not only a signifier that spring weather is fast approaching; it is also a celebration of clean slates and the purest of hopes for the oncoming season. Baseball franchises and fans alike approached the day with full hearts and the mentality that anything coul...

In The Locker Room with Tom Reid, Bowling Coach, Mentor

In The Locker Room with Tom Reid, Bowling Coach, Mentor

Alex McNicoll and Alexis Dill, Sports Editors

April 6, 2018


Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

Tom Reid, OC ’80, came to Oberlin College in 1976 from the small city of Wilkes-Barre, PA — but that wasn’t his first choice, as his plan was to bowl professionally. Fortunately for Reid, half of his dream ended up coming true when he discovered the Oberlin College Lanes. After 45 years of parti...

Stellar Pitching, Big Hits Lead Yeomen Past Wilmington

Stellar Pitching, Big Hits Lead Yeomen Past Wilmington

Jason Hewitt, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


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

The Yeomen baseball team had big expectations going into the season. After a spring in which they finished 23–20 and broke program records for total wins and total conference wins, the team earned a third-place preseason ranking in the North Coast Athletic Conference this year, which was voted on ...

I Kneel to Start a Conversation

Aiden Day, Contributing Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

I’ve played sports all my life. This is mostly thanks to my dad, who saw sports as a great way for me to stay healthy, as well as one way to make myself stand out during the college process. For me though, above all else, participating in sports has been about having fun. From recess in elementary...

Scoring Uptick Highlights Season Goals for Yeowomen

Scoring Uptick Highlights Season Goals for Yeowomen

March 30, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Varsity Spring

The women’s lacrosse team fell to the University of Mount Union Purple Raiders 13–7 Wednesday evening. After losing in the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship game last year, the Yeowomen have lofty expectations this season. Despite Wednesday’s loss, they’ve also largely delivered thu...

Hughes, McDermott Highlight Successful Spring Break Trip

Hughes, McDermott Highlight Successful Spring Break Trip

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Tennis, Varsity Sports, Varsity Spring

The women’s tennis team doesn’t pay much attention to their record or national ranking, despite boasting an impressive 10–5 record. The plan is the same every year: gain a competitive advantage over North Coast Athletic Conference opponents by scheduling tough opponents before conference play begins. ...

Kickboxing, Martial Arts Empowers Individuals

Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

I do not look intimidating. I know that. As a young woman, people who claim to look out for my best interests often choose to preemptively categorize me as a target and demand that I behave accordingly. I shouldn’t wear that shirt because it’s too provocative. I shouldn’t walk alone outside after...

In The Locker Room with Dana Rae Goldstein, Softball Player, Environmentalist

In The Locker Room with Dana Rae Goldstein, Softball Player, Environmentalist

Alex McNicoll and Alexis Dill, Sports Editors

March 30, 2018


Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

College senior Dana Rae Goldstein is a key player on the softball team. As a junior, she started all 40 games in the outfield and hit a team second-best of .368. She led the team with 49 hits and collected 27 runs and 23 RBI. However, she does plenty outside of the athletic community at Oberlin. As an...

Liberal Stereotyping Undercuts Sportsmanship

Jackie McDermott, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

A tennis court is 78 feet long. A block of blue space striped with white lines stretches between each player as we wage an intense, individual war. Pumping adrenaline and high stakes combined with a questionable line call can make things personal, causing us to label an opponent as “cheater,” or worse, “...

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