The Oberlin Review

Sophomore center Randy Ollie goes in for a layup against the DePauw University Tigers. Ollie has averaged 10.6 points and 8 rebounds a game this season.

Men’s Basketball Come Up Just Short to Tigers

February 14, 2014

After a hard-fought battle against the Wittenberg University Tigers, the men’s basketball team came up short in a 63–70 loss on Saturday, Feb. 8. The Yeomen kept the game exciting and at times closed the gap to just three points, but in the end they could not shut down the Tigers’ offensive momentum. Wittenberg, now 17–4, came out strong and immediately knocked down several three-point baskets. Oberlin held its own throughout the beginning of the first half, but headed into halftime down...

Junior Grace Porter eyes the ball inside the Heisman Club Field House. The women's tennis team is off to a 1–2 start this season.

Yeowomen Hang Tough with Spartans

February 14, 2014

Coming off a solid 9–0 victory Saturday against the Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets, the Yeowomen were unable to withstand their competition Sunday as they took on the Case Western Reserve Spartans, ranked No. 25 nationally, losing 6–3. Playing on their home court, the Yeowomen started out strong as ITA Central Region's fourth-ranked player, senior Brenna Sheldon, soundly defeated her opponent Marianne Bonanno in the top spot, winning straight matches 6–1, 6–3 to secure the first point for ...

Sophomore Geno Arthur competes at the Crimson & Gold Invitational. The men's track and field team finished first out of five teams.

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...

Yeomen Look Sharp in First Match

Suzanna Doak

February 14, 2014

This past weekend the men’s tennis team traveled to Indiana to play Wabash College, where they secured a close 5–4 victory over the Little Giants. First– year Abraham Davis scored the match-winning point in singles against fellow first–year from Wabash, Mazin Hakim. He recorded  scores 7–6 and 6–2, foreshadowing a strong season to come. Junior Soren Zeliger anticipated that the match would be challenging. “We were expecting a close match and were really glad to have pulled it out,” he said. While Head Coach Eric Ishida was excited about the win, he knows that his team can do better. “We played well against Wabash, but had to come back from down 3–1 to win the team victory. As we mature as a team...

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...

Sophomore Callan Louis shows off his forehand during the fall 2013 season. The Yeomen open their season on Feb. 8 at Wabash College.

Men’s Tennis Hopes Young Roster Leads to Success

February 7, 2014

The new-look men’s tennis team starts its spring season this weekend against the Wabash College Little Giants. The Yeomen appear poised to improve upon their 9–13 record from last year. The team is much younger this year than it has been in the past. There is only one senior on the roster this year, Charlie Marks, who will serve as one of the two team captains alongside junior Soren Zeliger. Marks has compiled 29 singles and 29 doubles wins during his career. Zeliger will also bring winning exper...

Yeomen Poised for First Playoff Appearance in History

Taylor Swift

May 10, 2013

The Yeomen sealed a clutch victory against Wittenberg University last Sunday to capture their first ever appearance in the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament in program history. Splitting wins with the Tigers in their double-header Saturday, the Yeomen came back on fire and ready to play Sunday, defeating the Tigers 9–6. The Yeomen took control from the start, putting up two runs in the first inning. The first came from sophomore Ryan Bliss, who drove in after NCAC player of the week Danny Baldocchi after he made it to first from a fielder’s choice. The second run soon followed as sophomore Mitchell Novak stole home. Baldocchi helped get two more runs on the board in the sixth inning, when he blasted a...

Track and Field Completes Season in Style

Sarah Kahl

May 10, 2013

The men and women’s track and field team had a very successful North Coast Athletic Conference meet this past weekend. The men’s team finished in an impressive fourth place, a mere six points out of third. “Our success at conference definitely showed all the hard work we’ve put in,” said senior captain Daniel Johnson. “It reflected how much we’ve worked, and how we’ve been competing as well.” Johnson came in second in the steeplechase, a 3000-meter event consisting of five large wooden barrels per lap and one jump into a water pit. Jumping captain and senior Alexander Gou was also pleased with how conference went. “It sucks that people leave every year, but in the end other teammates step up...

Oberlin Baseball Hits the Record Books

Shuntaro Shirota

May 3, 2013

The best baseball team in Oberlin history? With a roster full of underclassmen, it may have sounded delusional a few months ago, but this year’s baseball team is the finest squad in school history, breaking the record for most wins in a season. Their 19­–18 record edged out the 2010 team’s record of 18–19. Perhaps even more impressive is that they qualified for postseason play for the first time ever, and they currently wait to battle at the Crossover Games this weekend, on May 4. “It’s my first year, but it feels pretty awesome to be able to say that we were the best team in Oberlin College history,” said first-year pitcher Jessie Kohler. Looming ahead for the Yeomen is a first time trip to the...

Women’s Tennis Finishes Fourth

Spencer Conley

May 3, 2013

The Yeowomen concluded their season this weekend in the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament with a 2­–5 loss against Kenyon College. The Yeowomen finished fourth overall in the NCAC with a record of 17–8, after entering the tournament No. 30 in the country and No. 6 in the region. “I truly believe that this team could take down anyone, but against Kenyon we struggled at the beginning in doubles and this led to a lot of pressure in singles," said senior Farah Leclercq. The Yeowomen started doubles poorly, losing all three matches early in the tournament. Leclercq and sophomore Grace Porter fell to Kenyon’s Amy Schlessman and Taylor Diffley in a decisively won 1–8 blowout. This loss started a downward...

T&F Impresses at Indoor Championships

Sarah Orbuch, Staff Writer

March 8, 2013

The Yeomen and Yeowomen concluded the indoor track and field season with many impressive performances this past weekend at the North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor Championships. Junior Sophia Brancazio, sophomores Margaret Miller and Ashley Parish and senior Marissa Clardy started the meet off with a conference and school record in the 4x200-meter relay, stopping the clock at 1 minute, 44.57 seconds. Miller and Brancazio both returned for the 60-meter hurdles, placing third and fourth, respectively, while Clardy placed second in the 400 meters. Senior Amanda Gracia, Miller, Clardy and junior Katrina Gelwick claimed first place in the 4x400-meter relay. Junior Molly Martorella won the 3,000-meter race, coming in...

Spring Preview: Women’s Lacrosse

Ellie Huizenga

February 22, 2013

Coming off of an incredible season in 2012, the women’s lacrosse team is ready to take the North Coast Athletic Conference by storm again this year. Starting her second season with the Yeowomen aftering earning NCAC Coach of the Year, Head Coach Jacqueline McDevitt said, “The team has chosen to take the program to the next level. We are starting this year at a better foundation.” “I think that we have more room to be creative this season, now that we’ve got the basics down,” said sophomore Kate Hanick. “Coach is trying to get us into a play mode where we don’t have to stick to a concrete plan,” she said. Hanick concluded last year’s season with 39 goals and 10 assists, earning her All-NCAC Honorable...

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