The Oberlin Review

Yeomen Show Well Back at Full Force

Yeomen Show Well Back at Full Force

February 14, 2014

The track and field team swept the Crimson and Gold invitational last weekend, topping the competition with cumulative scores of 197 and 166 points respectively. Among many notable victories, both Oberlin teams dominated the 800-meter race, with both the men and women finishing first. Senior Katrina Gelwick completed the race with a time of 2 minutes and 26.79 seconds, while sophomore Joshua Urso finished with a time of 1:57.80. Oberlin obtained victories in the longer distances as well, with...

In the Locker Room With Matthew Walker and Randy Ollie

In the Locker Room With Matthew Walker and Randy Ollie

February 14, 2014

This week the Review sat down with sophomore men’s basketball players Matthew Walker and Randy Ollie to discuss the challenges of playing on the road, the first time they dunked and the  NBA players they try to emulate. How has the season gone thus far? Matthew Walker: For what our expectations were in the beginning of the preseason, certainly below that. It started off pretty rough because we knew three of four teams [in the division] were ranked [nationally]. We knew we hadn’t really ...

Men’s Basketball Hopes to Finish Season Strong

Men’s Basketball Hopes to Finish Season Strong

February 7, 2014

Over Winter Term, the men’s basketball team picked up three wins, two of which came against conference foes, the Allegheny College gators, and most recently over the DePauw University Tigers, who entered Saturday’s game ranked 23rd in the nation. Breaking into the spring semester with a 6 – 13 overall record and 3 – 9 in North Coast Athletic Conference play, the Yeomen are focused on the NCAC conference tournament. Over Winter Term, the Yeomen had the opportunity to travel to Ithaca, NY,...

Yeoswimmers Head to the NCAC Championships

Sloane Garelick

February 7, 2014

When former coach Mark Fino abruptly resigned last August, the swimming and diving team was thrust into a tough situation. Still, new head coach Andrew Brabson expected big things from his team this winter. “I think they certainly exceeded my expectations. They were put in a difficult situation with their coach leaving in August, and it was definitely refreshing to see how well they came together during a difficult time,” Brabson said. Despite the team’s accomplishments thus far, the season isn’t over just yet. On Feb. 12, the teams head to Denison University for four days of competitive swimming in this season’s North Coast Athletic Conference Championships. The Yeowomen head into the NCAC championships...

Yeowomen Remain Confident Despite Injuries

Michaela Puterbaugh

February 7, 2014

The women’s basketball team had one of their best games of the season last Saturday as they maintained a close game with the number one ranked team in Division III, the DePauw University Tigers. Though they fell 67–62, the Yeowomen fought hard the entire game and trailed by only three points late in the second half. “I couldn’t have been any more proud of them,” said Head Coach Kerry Jenkins. “That’s the best game they’ve played in about three years.” Jenkins said he hadn’t expected such a close game and advised his players to “be able to live with your result” before the game. The Yeowomen’s record sits at 8–12 for the season, with the team struggling to overcome injuries as of late....

Yeomen Win in Blowout Against Wabash Little Giants

January 15, 2014

After losing four straight conference games, the Oberlin men’s basketball team finally eked out a win in its fifth conference match against the Wabash College Little Giants on Saturday, Dec. 7. The 79–62 home victory sparked new hope for the Yeomen, who are currently 3–7 overall and 1–4 in conference play.   The Yeomen were coming off a devastating one-point loss against the Kenyon College Lords, but they refused to accept that same fate on Saturday. In the contest against Wabash, the Yeomen came out strong and pulled ahead with a series of impressive plays.   “There was a run in the middle of the first half where we had a string of steals and it led to a bunch of fast-break points,” Head C...

In the Locker Room: Jack Redell and Luke Harrison

January 15, 2014

What events do each of you swim? Jack Redell: I swim the [50-me- ter] freestyle, 100 breaststroke, and the 200 breaststroke. Luke Harrison: I do the 100 fly and the 200 fly. Give me a recap of the season. JR: The season went well. We saw improvements across the board on the men’s and women’s [teams]. The women’s team broke three or four school records and everyone on the men’s team had at least one [personal] best time this season. There was definitely im- provement. The women’s team was very focused on scoring well at [the conference meet] this year because they have a strong base of fresh- men. The men’s team was more focused on individual success. Our team is very small — we don’t have a ...

Women’s Swimming and Diving 1st, Men 5th at Fredonia State

Women’s Swimming and Diving 1st, Men 5th at Fredonia State

December 13, 2013

The swimming and diving teams had a successful weekend at SUNY Fredonia with the women taking first and the men placing fifth. New Head Coach Andrew Brabson was pleased with the performance by both teams. “Overall, it was a great team effort that allowed us to finish first out of the nine teams competing,” said Brabson. Unlike most other sports, conference standings are not determined by meets specific to the  North Coast Athletic Conference. Large competitions such as this invitational p...

Yeomen Win in Blowout Against Wabash Little Giants

Yeomen Win in Blowout Against Wabash Little Giants

December 13, 2013

After losing four straight conference games, the Oberlin men’s basketball team finally eked out a win in its fifth conference match against the Wabash College Little Giants on Saturday, Dec. 7. The 79–62 home victory sparked new hope for the Yeomen, who are currently 3–7 overall and 1–4 in conference play. The Yeomen were coming off a devastating one-point loss against the Kenyon College Lords, but they refused to accept that same fate on Saturday. In the contest against Wabash, the Yeomen ca...

In the Locker Room with Jack Redell and Luke Harrison

In the Locker Room with Jack Redell and Luke Harrison

December 6, 2013

How is your season going so far? Jack Redell: It’s a lot of fun. It’s a very enjoyable team to be on. We’re also doing very well in our meets. The guys’ team is 3–1 and the women’s team is 4–0, undefeated. That’s pretty great. I think we’re a real scrappy team. Luke Harrison: The new coaching staff has definitely revitalized and rejuvenated the team’s energy. What are your expectations for the rest of the season? JR: Pain and suffering [Laughs.] No, I think our in-season ...

Men’s Basketball Captures First Victory of Season

Men’s Basketball Captures First Victory of Season

December 6, 2013

The men’s basketball team won its first game of the season last weekend against the Franciscan University Barons. With a consistent lead throughout the game, the Yeomen ultimately won by a score of 90–80. The Yeomen came out strong and led their opponents for the entire first half. First-years Jack Poyle and Nathan Cohen helped lead the squad and contributed 20 points and 15 points respectively. The team ended the half with an impressive 59–33 lead. “We played great the entire first half, but we got...

Women Basketball Defeats Kalamazoo in Final Pre-NCAC Game

Emma Lehmann

December 6, 2013

The weekend ended with mixed results for the women’s basketball team. Playing two games within 19 hours, the Yeowomen fell to the Olivet College Comets but managed to defeat the Kalamazoo College Hornets.   The second game of the weekend was a well-fought win and confidence boost before the team heads into their North Coast Athletic Conference games. The women came out strong against the Hornets and led 12–0 and finished the game with a 72–57 win. “The Kalamazoo game was a good game for us. We executed our offense well and pushed through to the end to earn a victory,” said second-year Lindsey Bernhardt.   The team will play their first NCAC game against Denison University on December 4, and th...

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