The Oberlin Review

COVID-19 Strikes Again: Winter Sports Canceled

Zoë Martin del Campo, Sports Editor

October 21, 2020

This past week, the North Coast Athletic Conference canceled the Winter Sports Championship, suspending conference-sponsored competition for the winter season. For Oberlin, this affects the basketball, swimming and diving, and track and field teams. While the news did not come as a surprise to most athletes after the cancelation of the fall season, it is still a great disappointment.  “I was upset that the season got canceled because I felt like I could have had one more great season before graduating,” said College fourth-year Farzad Sarkari, who plays on the swim and dive and track and field teams. “But at the same time, I knew something like this was going to happen since a lot of other schools were gettin...

Backyard Games at Bailey Field.

Backyard Games at Bailey Field

September 23, 2020

The Athletics Department and the Student Union have teamed up to create Backyard Games at Bailey Field, which debuted last Wednesday. The event boasts lawn bowling, spike ball, racket sports, mini soccer, oversized croquet, and kickball.  Assistant Director of Operations and Communications Brice Wilson has adapted these games for COVID-19. “I modified traditional yard games to ensure social distancing and help participants of all skill and experience levels play in either a competitive or re...

College fourth-year and Sports Editor Jane Agler.

Sports: A Year In “Review”

May 25, 2020

Editor’s note: This article appears as part of a series where the Review’s graduating editors reflect on how their sections have evolved, the biggest stories of the year, and their time at the paper as a whole. The rest of this series can be found here.  The Review’s Sports section has seen a lot of change in College fourth-year Jane Agler’s time as writer and editor. The coverage has shifted from competition recaps to articles that center student perspectives — exploring the stories bey...

The baseball team, one of many sports teams to have their spring seasons canceled.

Seasons Canceled Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

March 13, 2020

Novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has severely impacted the everyday lives of people around the world. As the virus continues to spread around the U.S., efforts have been made to minimize exposure risks by colleges and universities, including by the College’s Department of Athletics and Physical Education. Throughout the week, the College has released various plans outlining COVID-19’s potential impact on competition and training for spring sports. It was announced late Thursday afternoon tha...

The U.S. Women’s National Team celebrates a victory.

The U.S. Women’s National Team Deserves Your Undivided Attention

February 14, 2020

This Winter Term, while watching the United States Women’s National Soccer Team game, we became simultaneously filled with pride for our team and couldn’t wait to don a USWNT jersey — printed with the name of any one of those fabulous players — and flaunt it front row at a primetime televised game. We allowed ourselves to be swept up in the frenzy of support for the future of women’s sports. The USWNT ultimately won the game against Costa Rica, as part of the Olympic qualifying tourname...

College fourth-year Christian Foretti.

Christian Fioretti: Men’s Basketball’s Selfless Leader

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 Yeomen. “When [Christian] got to Oberlin, I think he felt a lack of security with what his role was and would ultimately become,” said Head Men’s Basketball Coach Isaiah Cavaco. “Having played smal...

Kobe Bryant

Ruminations on Kobe Bryant and What He Left Us

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 helicopter accident on Jan. 26, 2020, was one of these moments. For millions across the planet, Kobe was their first exposure to greatness. He was untouchable on the court and, as a result of his immense tale...

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