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Halsten’s Overall Victory Highlights NCAC Meet

Halsten’s Overall Victory Highlights NCAC Meet

November 3, 2017

A resounding first-place finish by junior Linnea Halsten highlighted last weekend’s North Coast Athletic Conference Championship Cross Country meet, but both the women’s and men’s teams fell short of expectations. Widely regarded as the NCAC favorite, the Yeowomen were upset by Allegheny College and finished second, six points behind the Gators, while the men finished seventh. Halsten said expectations may have lulled the Yeowomen and left them unprepared for a determined Allegheny squad. ...

Rumble-Champion Yeowomen Look to Dominate

Rumble-Champion Yeowomen Look to Dominate

October 27, 2017

The cross country teams hope to sustain their success as they prepare to host the North Coast Athletic Conference championship meet tomorrow, after hosting and performing well at the Inter-Regional Rumble Oct. 14. Looking forward after the Rumble, in which three Yeowomen notched career-best times and the team finished first, the women’s team aims to hoist a conference championship and qualify for the NCAA meet for the first time since 2014. The Yeomen and Yeowomen both viewed the Rumble as a key...

In The Locker Room with Sports Editors

In The Locker Room with Sports Editors

May 5, 2017

This week, the Review’s Sports editors, Jackie McDermott and Darren Zaslau, sat down with each other to reflect on a year of covering Oberlin athletics, favorite memories of the Review and the best and most challenging parts of the job. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Darren Zaslau: What’s been the most rewarding part of being a Sports editor for The Oberlin Review? JM: I think it’s been really nice when we’ve gotten positive feedback from our stories and differ...

Heptathletes Score in NCAC Multi-Event Championships

Heptathletes Score in NCAC Multi-Event Championships

May 5, 2017

Scattered around the state this past weekend, portions of the track and field team competed in meets at Ashland University, Denison University and right here at home, where Oberlin hosted the North Coast Athletic Conference Multi-Event Championships. In the multi-events, Oberlin was represented in the heptathlon by experienced junior Lisa Carle and first-time heptathletes, first-years Jasmine Keegan and Christine Impara. The trio fought through fatigue to deliver strong performances that earned...

Misguided Media Doubts Serena

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor

April 28, 2017

Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Serena Williams has conquered the challenges of age, fatigue and emotional strife throughout her career. She won 10 of her 23 Grand Slam titles after turning 30, a feat that no one thought possible. She kept playing after her half-sister and personal assistant, Yetunde Price, was murdered in 2003. She overcame a life-threatening health scare in 2011 after developing a blood clot in one of her lungs. Last week, Serena announced that she will take on a new challenge: motherhood. With that will come yet another unique test: returning to the tour after giving birth to add even more accolades to her legacy. I have no doubt that Serena will meet that challenge and perhaps come back as good as ever despite the immense physical...

Sharapova Set to Return Unscathed as Sponsors Shrug at Doping

Jackie McDermott, Sports editor

April 14, 2017

Filed under Sports Editorials & Features

The top search hits for Maria Sharapova have nothing to do with her doping suspension. A Daily Mail article shows fashionista Sharapova sporting a casual and chic Los Angeles look in capris and a pashmina shawl. Forbes touts her success as a businesswoman, featuring her candy company Sugarpova and its recent ventures in the chocolate industry. ESPN pairs her name with Rafael Nadal’s when it lists players to watch this clay court season. It seems that Sharapova will arrive fresh-faced and unscathed as she steps back on court after a 15-month doping suspension on April 26. The tennis star will compete at a tournament hosted by one of her sponsors, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, in Stuttgart, Germany. Back from her 15...

In The Locker Room with Softball

In The Locker Room with Softball

April 7, 2017

This week, the Review sat down with sophomore center fielder Emma Downing and senior pitcher Tori Poplaski to discuss the recent success of the softball team. The team broke the record for wins on spring break, earning six victories over the course of the week. After dropping their first two conference games to Kenyon College last Saturday, the Yeowomen split with Allegheny College on Wednesday, winning the first contest 6–1 and dropping the second 8–2. Downing currently boasts the best batting...

Sexism Plagues Hockey

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor

March 31, 2017

Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Most American sports fans are aware of our country’s dominance in women’s sports like basketball and gymnastics. But there is another sport in which American women have collected numerous Olympic medals and won seven of the last nine world championships — ice hockey. Despite being wildly successful on the world stage, American women’s ice hockey has been repeatedly degraded at home by its own governing body. USA Hockey recently took a long-awaited positive step toward improving the conditions for women’s play, but the organization’s shameful past must not be forgotten. USA Hockey must be held accountable for its disrespect and underdevelopment of the women’s game. On Tuesday, the begrudging leaders...

In the Locker Room with Track and Field

In the Locker Room with Track and Field

March 10, 2017

This week, the Review sat down with Associate Head Track & Field Coach and Recruiting Coordinator John Hepp, OC ’07, and junior thrower Ana Richardson. Women’s track and field earned its first outright conference title in program history last weekend at the North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, where Richardson was crowned conference champion in the weight throw. Before departing for this weekend’s NCAA Indoor Championship meet in Naperville, IL, the coach-thr...

Track and Field Claims Program’s First Conference Title

Track and Field Claims Program’s First Conference Title

March 10, 2017

Women’s track and field smashed conference records and reached new heights last weekend at the North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor Track Championship, claiming its first outright title in program history. As boisterous cheers reverberated off the walls of Heisman Field House, the Yeowomen stood alone on their home turf after besting the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops, the team that had tied them for first in 2009. “To perform so well at home here in Oberlin, in such a convincing fashion, made the win v...

Congress Loses Sight

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor

March 3, 2017

Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

The 2005 Congressional hearings that exposed steroid use by Major League Baseball’s own Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire and other home-run slammers are forever burned into America’s collective sports memory. This week, Congress revived its clean-sports crusade, urging reform of World Anti-Doping Agency policy and berating members of the International Olympic Committee for their handling of last summer’s Russian doping scandal. While Congress’ quest to eradicate cheating in international sports seems noble, it pales in comparison to some other issues our legislative body faces. Why should a Congress tasked with replacing Obamacare, probing Trump’s ties to Russia and fighting a nationwide heroin epidemic spend...

In The Locker Room with Ultimate Frisbee

In The Locker Room with Ultimate Frisbee

February 24, 2017

This week, the Review sat down with senior Maya Gillett, sophomore Faith Shaeffer and junior Caroline Beshers, members of the Preying Manti women’s ultimate Frisbee team, to discuss the camaraderie that is characteristic of the sport and the future of ultimate at Oberlin. This weekend, the team will travel to a US Association of Ultimate tournament in Martinsville, VA, to take on teams from Division I and Division III schools. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: Ho...

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