The Oberlin Review

Senior President Sam Paul is the only senior and four-year player for the Gruffs, the men’s club rugby team. The team plays its final matches of the season tomorrow in a tournament with Kenyon College, Tiffin University, and Taylor University.

Gruffs Gear-Up For Fall Tournament

November 9, 2018

The North Fields are not a pleasant place to be on an early autumn afternoon. They’re hot, sticky, and full of bugs. Somehow, this is exactly where the Gruffs — Oberlin College’s men’s club rugby team — find themselves every Tuesday and Thursday. By mid-September, most club rugby teams will be working on rucks — situations where when a tackled player goes to ground, they must release the ball immediately and each team fights for possession of the ball — advanced line-out maneuvers...

Noam Fisherman (left), co-captain of the Flying Horsecows, and Emma March, co-captain of the Preying Manti.

In The Locker Room with Noam Fisherman and Emma March, Ultimate Frisbee Captains

November 3, 2017

This week, the Review sat down with junior Noam Fisherman and senior Emma March, two captains of the Oberlin Ultimate Frisbee Teams. Fisherman is a co-captain of Oberlin’s men’s team, the Flying Horsecows, while March co-captains the women and trans team, the Preying Manti. The Horsecows and the Manti will host their annual home tournament, Force Freedom, tomorrow and Sunday on the North Fields. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. How long have you each been the captains of Oberlin’s fri...

The Yeowomen volleyball team regroups during their match against Case Western University on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The Yeowomen enter the NCAC Tournament today against the fifth-seeded Ladies of Kenyon College.

Yeowomen Split Weekend, Earn NCAC Tournament Bid

November 3, 2017

The Yeowomen split their two games last Saturday, winning against the Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets and falling to the Westminster Titans. The volleyball team, which holds a 12–13 record this year, is preparing for the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament, which kicks off today against the Kenyon College Ladies. With an opportunity to finish with more wins than losses for the first time this decade, Head Coach Erica Rau credits her team’s improvement to her team’s leadership. ...

Sophomore Shannon Wargo races past Allegheny competition at last Saturday’s NCAC championship meet on Oberlin’s North Fields. Wargo finished in 10th place, with the fourth-best time for the Yeowomen.

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. ...

Senior captain and defensive specialist Lola Gatti passes the ball as junior outside hitter Julia Ingoglia offers support in a scrimmage against Lorain County Community College.

Yeowomen Volleyball Impresses in Opening Tournament

September 8, 2017

The Yeowomen volleyball team began its season on a strong note at the River City Invitational in Marietta, Ohio last weekend. With a strong returning core built around three senior captains — Claudia Scott, Dana Thomas, and Lola Gatti — the Yeowomen are setting expectations and goals for this season. Erica Rau, who begins her seventh season as head coach of the volleyball team, hopes to see large contributions from every class this season. “We have a very strong senior class, along with a lot...

Sophomore Justin Cruz waits for a pitch against the Hiram College Terriers on Friday, April 24. The Yeomen advanced to the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament this week, besting Allegheny College in the first round 7–6 and defeating The College of Wooster 11–6 to advance to the conference championship this Friday, May 8.

Baseball Upsets Gators, Fighting Scots

May 8, 2015

After splitting the first two games of its series against the DePauw University Tigers, Oberlin baseball emerged victorious in the rubber match on Sunday, winning 11–1 to earn a spot in the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament. This is the team’s second ever appearance in the tournament, with the first coming in 2013. In that appearance, the Yeomen won their second game against the Denison University Big Red but were eliminated from the tournament after falling to both the College of Wo...

Junior Maddy Dunn spikes the ball against the Franciscan University Barons earlier this season. The Yeowomen concluded their season last weekend with an overall record of 13–19.

Volleyball Takes 6th Place at NCAC Tournament

November 14, 2014

The volleyball team concluded its playoff run and 2014 season at the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament with an overall record of 13–19 last Saturday. The Yeowomen clinched one of seven spots in the tournament early last week and proceeded to take sixth place, falling to the Denison University Big Red in all three sets of the match. Despite the subpar results, Head Coach Erica Rau said she was satisfied with her team’s performance during the game against the Big Red. “We played Deni...

Senior Emma Lehmann (left) and Cross Country Coach Ray Appenheimer
pose for a picture after the North Coast Athletic Conference championships.
Lehmann finished first in the 6K race.

Cross Country Finishes Season as NCAC Champions

November 7, 2014

For the eighth time in the College’s history, the women’s cross country team prevailed in the North Coast Athletic Conference championships last Saturday, giving the team its sixth consecutive title. The men’s team followed just behind as they came in third place overall, beating last year’s fourth-place finish. “I was really happy with how the men and women competed,” said Head Coach Ray Appenheimer. “They established their position early and made the rest of the conference come cha...

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...

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