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Tennis Downs Denison at NCACs

Tennis Downs Denison at NCACs

Julie Schreiber, Staff Writer
May 5, 2017
Filed under Recent Stories, SPORTS, Tennis, Varsity Sports, Varsity Spring

Oberlin tennis earned exhilarating back-to-back victories over rival Denison University Big Red, as both the men’s and women’s teams won their Sunday matches to finish third in the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships. The Yeomen made program history with their 5–2 win, beating the Big...

In The Locker Room with Sports Editors

In The Locker Room with Sports Editors

Jackie McDermott and Darren Zaslau, Sports Editors
May 5, 2017
Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

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. Darre...

Yeowomen Battle Past Gators in Conference Semis

Yeowomen Battle Past Gators in Conference Semis

James Cato
May 5, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Recent Stories, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

Hosting their first playoff game since a playoff reformatting in 2003, the Yewomen defeated the Allegheny College Gators 13–8 in the NCAC semifinals Wednesday. With the win, Oberlin punched a ticket to its second conference championship in three years, where they will face the No. 1 seeded Denison...

Heptathletes Score in NCAC Multi-Event Championships

Heptathletes Score in NCAC Multi-Event Championships

Jackie McDermott and Michaela Puterbaugh
May 5, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Sports, Varsity Spring

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...

Baseball Should Embrace Growth

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Baseball will always remain entrenched in American culture. Its roots in the United States can be tracked back to the 1700s, but the sport hasn’t gained as much global traction as others. With recent murmurings about Major League Baseball expanding to countries outside of the U.S. though, the game...

Cool or Drool: Lynch Joins Oakland Raiders

Dan Bisno, Columnist
May 5, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

The 2016–2017 season was a tough one for the NFL, as viewership dropped sharply. While many fans, including Donald Trump, attributed the mid-season slump to Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem, there is reasonable suspicion that the startling decline in popularity was also impacted...

On a Hot Streak, Yeomen Sweep Kenyon

On a Hot Streak, Yeomen Sweep Kenyon

Alex McNicoll, Contributing Sports Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Recent Stories, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The Yeomen’s offense exploded for 25 runs in a four-game series sweep last weekend against North Coast Athletic Conference rival Kenyon College. In the team’s first home series against a conference opponent, the games helped secure sole possession of second place in the NCAC East Division with 6–2...

In The Locker Room with Jules Sawhill

In The Locker Room with Jules Sawhill

Michaela Puterbaugh, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

This week, the Review sat down with fifth-year double-degree student Jules Sawhill. After coincidentally walking on to the baseball team as a first-year, Sawhill ended up pitching for the Yeomen for all four years of NCAA eligibility. In his final year at Oberlin, Sawhill is now focusing on finishing...

Softball Ends 2017 Run, Splits Hiram Doubleheader

Softball Ends 2017 Run, Splits Hiram Doubleheader

Sam Harris
April 28, 2017
Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The softball team concluded their season Tuesday evening with a split against North Coast Athletic Conference rival, the Hiram College Terriers. Although the Yeowomen failed to make the NCAC Tournament, they saw improvements across the board in offensive and defensive categories — and most importantly...

Track and Field Nabs NCAC Accolades with Kenyon Meet

Track and Field Nabs NCAC Accolades with Kenyon Meet

Julie Schreiber, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Sports, Varsity Spring

The Yeowomen track and field team triumphed for the second time this spring by securing a first-place finish at the Kenyon College Invitational last Saturday with 261 points. On the men’s side, Oberlin finished in third place with 115.50 points among the seven-team field. Head Coach Ray Appenheimer...

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...

James vs. Jordan Debate Continues

Jack Brewster, Columnist
April 28, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

The Cleveland Cavaliers completed a four-game sweep of the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the 2016–2017 NBA playoffs, capping off the series with a 106–102 victory on Sunday. LeBron James was superb throughout the series. He played his best in Game Three, when he recorded a triple double, scoring...

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