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The Oberlin Review

Oberlin Rhinos Hunt for Success

Julie Schreiber

April 8, 2016


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The Rhinos, Oberlin’s women and trans rugby team, returned from their first spring tournament on Saturday covered in mud and bruises but happy to have finally put their practices to good use in a proper scrum. In their first of three tournaments in their spring season, the Rhinos faced tough competition...

In The Locker Room With Shelby Raynor, Leah Cohen and Joey Velez

In The Locker Room With Shelby Raynor, Leah Cohen and Joey Velez

Randy Ollie, Sarena Malsin, Sports Editors

November 13, 2015


Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

This week, the Review sat down with captains of the Rhinos — Oberlin’s women’s and trans’ rugby team — junior Shelby Raynor and sophomore Leah Cohen. The Review also spoke with captain of the Gruffs — the men’s rugby team — junior Joey Velez and senior player-coach Dustin French (not pict...

In the Locker Room with Kaïa Austin, Carmen Wolcott and Kanti Keislar

In the Locker Room with Kaïa Austin, Carmen Wolcott and Kanti Keislar

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor

April 27, 2015


Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

This week, the Review sat down with members of the women’s and trans rugby team, the Rhinos, senior Kanti Keislar, first-year Carmen Wolcott and junior Kaïa Austin, to discuss the unique culture of the rugby team, why they enjoy the sport and their favorite team traditions. How’s the season going so far? ...

Added Depth Has Gruffs Optimistic

Added Depth Has Gruffs Optimistic

Sloane Garelick

September 19, 2014


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

Last Saturday, the men’s rugby team, the Gruffs, opened its fall season with a 28–11 loss against Baldwin Wallace University. Despite the defeat, the team is still proud of its performance and knows what to work on for future games. “The game this past Saturday was great,” said sophomore scrum...

Rhinos Hone Skills During Relaxed Spring Season

Rhinos Hone Skills During Relaxed Spring Season

Grace Barlow

April 18, 2014


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

The women and trans*inclusive rugby team is gearing up for the stretch run of its spring season. While the Rhinos’ official season is in the fall, the team continues playing friendly matches in the spring. The Rhinos are coming off an up and down fall season, in which they went 2–2. This semester,...

Despite Weather, Gruffs Remain Confident

Despite Weather, Gruffs Remain Confident

Sarah Orbuch & Nate Levinson, Sports Editors

March 14, 2014


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

The Oberlin men’s rugby football club struggled through its fall season last semester, but spirits are high heading into this spring season. “Spring semester, because we have two to three months to prepare before we play a game, there’s more time to teach our new recruits about the important...

Rhinos Look Forward to Homecoming Weekend Match

Tyler Sloan

October 4, 2013


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

Oberlin College’s women and trans*-Inclusive rugby team looks to improve its record this season after losing 12 of its seniors last spring. The Rhinos are coming off of a 54–19 loss last weekend to the University of Findlay, but that has not discouraged the team. The first half of the game proved...

In the Locker Room with Andrew Follmann and Matthew Kendrick

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor

September 13, 2013


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

You are starting this season in a new league.  What opportunities do you think that will bring? Matt Kendrick: Starting [in] this new league [the Small Universities League of Ohio], I feel like we have a good chance to get into the playoffs. We also have a ton of first-years. This year reminds me...

Rhinos Defeat Hiram

Sarah Kahl

May 3, 2013


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

The Rhinos, Oberlin's female rugby team, had an impressive win against Hiram College this week. They scored five tries and two kicks for a total of 29 points against Hiram, who scored 22. "We played really well," said senior captain Katie Lemoine, who also mentioned how all eight Rhinos scored a point....

Men’s Rugby Out to Make a Statement in 2011

Chris Landers, Sports Editor

April 15, 2011


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

The Billygoats Gruff kicked off their 2011 season this past Saturday with a home game against Denison University. The Gruffs battled hard through the rain, but it wasn’t enough, as they would eventually fall 7–13. First-year flanker Shonari Edwards scored the lone try for the Gruffs, who played...

Rhinos, Billy Goats Gruff Set to Unleash Wrath on Spring Opponents

John Critterden

March 11, 2011


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

As Oberlin's winter gradually becomes nothing more than a bad memory, some dangerous creatures are awakening from hibernation. I'm speaking, of course, about the Oberlin College rugby teams: the Rhinos and the Billy Goats Gruff. The Rhinos will open their season on March 19 with a match against a ta...

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