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The Oberlin Review

Clardy Earns MVP as Track Stars Shine

James Blankenship and Joanna Johnson

March 11, 2011

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

As the final leg of the Yeowomens’ 4x400-meter relay team sprinted around the first turn of Oberlin’s indoor track on Saturday night, its members were met with wild claps, stomps and chants of “Go OC, Go OC, Go!” Fans dashed across the infield to watch the final stretch as sophomore Marissa Clardy flew past her competitor, crossing the finish line in first place to meet her teammates (sophomore Sybil Levine, senior Laura Vernon and senior Amanda Miller) in a new championship record time of 4:4.43. This was just one of many school and conference records broken at the North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor Track Championships hosted by Oberlin last weekend. Vernon kicked off the trend on Friday, setting a school...

Tennis Teams In Search of Consistency Following Tough Losses

James Blankenship and Ariel Lewis

March 11, 2011

Filed under SPORTS, Tennis, Varsity Spring

Last week was a rough one for Oberlin’s tennis squads, who dropped a combined three matches in the season’s early going. The Yeomen suffered consecutive defeats in their doubleheader last Saturday, losing 8–1 and 9–0 at the hands of Hope College and Elmhurst College, respectively. Just two days prior, the women’s team fell 5–4 to Division II foe Ashland University in an evening match that lasted well over six hours. The losses on the men’s side followed a two-match winning streak, which doesn’t seem like much until you consider the team’s recent history. Oberlin’s record at the end of the 2010 season was 4–22, a vast improvement from the prior season in which their inexperience led to an 0–22...

Yeomen, Chrapczynski Look Strong in Preparation for NCAC Championships

Chris Landers, Sports Editor

March 4, 2011

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

It was a record-setting day for Oberlin track and field at the North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor Pentathlon last Saturday. Junior Shawn Chrapczynski set a new school record for total points in the event, racking up 3,105 and finishing just behind Andrew Diehl of Ohio Wesleyan University, who won the event with a total of 3,107 points. Chrapczynski gained eight team points for the Yeomen, as each athlete can earn points for their team in the NCAC Championships this upcoming weekend by finishing well. The pentathlon consists of one athlete from each school competing in the 1,000 meters, 55-meter hurdles, high jump, long jump and shot put. Chrapczynski won the long jump with a mark of 21–01.50. He also placed...

Chun Leads Yeomen to a Perfect Week

Chris Landers, Sports Editor

March 4, 2011

Filed under SPORTS, Tennis, Varsity Spring

The men’s tennis team was on fire this week, defeating Heidelberg University on Saturday by a score of 7–2 and picking up a 6–3 win over Mount Union College on Wednesday. The Yeomen, who improved to 3–2 on the year, won with dominant singles play in both contests. Against Heidelberg, Oberlin first-year sensation Logan Chun continued his hot start to the season, as he and junior Joe Leffler defeated Ryan Earl and Zach Schwenning 8–2 in second doubles to start things off. The tandem of sophomore William Broderick and junior Sam Towne, playing as the third doubles team for the first time this season, notched an 8–3 victory over Dorian Kempf and Matt McDivitt to ensure the doubles point for the Oberlin. In...

Baseball Set for a Record-Setting Spring

Alen Cisija

February 25, 2011

Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

Our time has come. That's what the Oberlin College men’s baseball team is claiming as it finishes up preparations for the upcoming season. Coming off of a record-setting year in which they went 18–19 overall (8–8 NCAC), the Yeomen are looking to make their first-ever NCAC playoff appearance, having barely missed postseason competition last year. “Our expectations have never been higher going into the season. Coming off last year with a chance at the playoffs was a huge step forward for the program. Already coming off a historic season, I believe we have the right guys to build a legacy at Oberlin,” said sophomore standout Matt Fish. After losing only two of last season’s players to graduation, the...

Yeowomen Sweep Doubleheader with Ease

Max Anzilotti

February 25, 2011

Filed under SPORTS, Tennis, Varsity Spring

The Yeowomen opened the day against Otterbein and dominated from the start. All three doubles pairings won by a score of 8–1. In the top slot, junior Ariel Lewis and sophomore Farah Leclercq teamed up to beat the Cardinals’ Julie Stroyne and Brook Trine. A sophomore transfer from Florida Gulf Coast University, Leclercq has had an immediate impact on the program. She finished the fall season as the 15th-ranked player in the Central Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Together, the combination of Lewis and Leclercq form one of, if not the, best doubles pairings in the conference. “Both [Leclercq and Lewis] are easily two of the top players in the region, and really the nation,” said Head...

In the Locker Room: Matthew and Daniel Fineman

Brenna Sheldon

February 25, 2011

Filed under In the Locker Room, Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

When did you start playing lacrosse? M: Fourth grade. Did you play other sports growing up? M: We played football, ice hockey, roller hockey, soccer and baseball. D: We were miserable at baseball. They put us in the outfield, where they put all the bad players. M: It was boring because no one ever hit balls out there. D: But we got lots of free ice cream out of it. Do you work well together on the lacrosse field? M: Yes. We know how to work together, and I know how he plays. We understand each other’s flaws and strengths. D: On the field, during games, we work well together. M: I play defender and he plays long stick middie. D: He makes lots of assists to me. We work well together becau...

In The Locker Room: First-Year Tennis Star Logan Chun

Brenna Sheldon

February 18, 2011

Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Tennis, Varsity Spring

What is your favorite aspect of tennis? The competition. You play one opponent, two if it's doubles, and you have to try to figure out how to defeat them. It’s a mental process. Plus, I like running all over the court. When did you start playing tennis? When I was 8. Singles or doubles? I like doubles more, but I’m better at singles. My mentality is the same as singles even when I’m playing doubles. What’s it like playing an individual sport on a team? I just try my best to win my portion of the match to help the team. I cheer on my teammates so they’ll win and we win overall. It’s a good concept, to play individually for a team. It’s fun to watch the team grow and develop throughou...

Individual Performances, Team Effort Guiding Track and Field So Far

Chris Landers, Sports Editor

February 11, 2011

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

Both the men and women’s track and field teams started off strong in the first team-scored event of the 2011 campaign. The season kicked off with the North Coast Athletic Conference Relay Meet on Jan. 29. The Yeowomen put together several strong performances. In the 4x200 race, the Oberlin team featured all four classes. First-year Sophie Brancazio began the race, followed by junior Melissa Elie, senior Amanda Miller and sophomore Marissa Clardy. The quartet took first with a time of one minute, 50.1 seconds. The Yeowomen also prevailed in the 4x400 relay. It was Clardy who led things off this time, followed by Miller, sophomore Sybil Levine and senior Laura Vernon. Their time of 4:07.61 not only won the event...

In The Locker Room: Ben Puterbaugh

James Blankenship, Sports Editor

February 11, 2011

Filed under Baseball, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

You're on pace to become the most successful baseball player in Oberlin's history. Do you ever think about that? Not really. I think I've just been lucky to have the opportunity to play all four years with good people around me. If you're having fun, you're successful. How long have you been playing baseball? I've been playing since I can remember just with my brother and friends, but I didn't start playing organized baseball until a little later. Did you play any other sports in high school? I played football for a year and basketball for two, but I never liked practicing for those sports, so I stuck with baseball. What other schools recruited you out of high school? Only smaller schools recruited ...

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