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Hoffman Receives the Torch

It’s not too often that a team with a 22-8 record and a regular season conference championship under its belt changes coaches. The 2016-17 Cedarville Lady Jackets basketball team is experiencing that rare occasion. Former head coach Kirk Martin retired from the Cedarville basketball program after 15 years. He is the winningest coach in the program’s history. Now, Kari (Flunker) Hoffman, one of the most accomplished players Martin has coached at Cedarville, grabs the reins of the team ...

Cedarville Volleyball Makes First National Tournament Appearance

For the first time in school history, the Cedarville Yellow Jacket volleyball team made an appearance in the NCAA Division II National Tournament. Cedarville won the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) tournament to secure their bid in the national tournament. The number one seed yellow jackets started off with a 3-0 win over Malone in the second round after their first-round bye. Cedarville won the sets 25-14, 25-22, and 25-17. Abby Shelton lead the team with 18 kills and 11 digs and ...

Poor Shooting Leads to Cedarville Loss

The Cedarville Lady Jackets had their four-game winning streak snapped in a 58-39 loss to the Indianapolis Greyhounds on Saturday afternoon at home. The Lady Jackets shot just 22 percent from the floor, and struggled behind the arc, making just four of their 22 three point attempts. Other than junior guard Regina Hochstetler, the Lady Jackets’ usual scorers failed to hit their usual mark. Hochstetler led the Lady Jackets in scoring with 17 points. Breanne Watterworth (averaging 12.3 ...

Jackets Ahead of Schedule

Coach Pat Estepp said he believes his men’s basketball team is further ahead in preseason than usual. He said there are two factors that contributed to the team’s preparation. The first was a successful team trip to Italy and the other was team bonding over the summer. “Being over there (in Italy) and playing four games, getting to see everybody, and getting the team bonded a little early was huge for us,” Estepp said. “I think it really helped kickstart our preseason. We are ...

Jackets Top Wilberforce

Cedarville defeated Wilberforce Saturday night 77-69. This is Cedarville’s second straight win, and they also improved to 4-4 on the season. Patrick Mitchell had a very impressive showing that led Wilberforce with 32 points and 13 rebounds. While Patrick Bain led Cedarville in scoring with 19 points and J.C. Faubion led Cedarville in rebounding with eight and pitched in 15 points of his own. Coach Estepp had nothing but praise for Mitchell. “Mitchell’s probably one of the ...

Lady Jackets Survive Double Overtime

Breanne Watterworth scored 23 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to help Cedarville to a 72-66 double-overtime, nail-biting win over Ohio Christian on Thursday night. Watterworth made more shots than she missed, converting nine of her 17 shots from the field. Watterworth also made each of her five attempts from the charity stripe. The junior forward said she brought a two-pronged attack to help the Lady Jackets. “We struggled with encouragement early on, so I just felt like I had ...

Lady Jackets Win Easily Over Wilberforce

The Cedarville Lady Jackets were able to showcase their roster from top to bottom in their 95-42 thrashing over the Wilberforce Bulldogs on Saturday night. Six players finished in double figures for the second time in three games, and all ten active players saw playing time in the game. Nine of the ten Lady Jackets put the ball in the basket at some point in the game. Ellie Juengel came off the bench to lead the team in scoring. She dropped 16 points and shot 4-7 from behind the ...

A Child of God First, a Paralympian Second

Cedarville University freshman Grace Norman won the gold medal in the triathlon when the event debuted at the Rio Paralympics in September. Then she won a bronze medal in the 400 meters. Norman was born without her left foot due to a condition called amniotic bands. Amniotic bands are fibrous string-like bands that restrict blood flow and can cause in vitro amputations. In Norman’s case, the bands constricted more as she grew, causing her to lose her foot. It was a shock to her parents ...

Shelton Seeks to Lead Volleyball On and Off Court

For most teams, the biggest goal for each season is to win as many games as possible. The leader of the team’s responsibility is to make sure that objective happens. That is just not the case for Cedarville University’s volleyball team this season. Senior captain Abby Shelton knows that the wins and records are not eternal, but the souls of her teammates are. “This season is about so much more than just volleyball,” Shelton said. That is where it all starts for the Cedarville ...

Jackets’ Starters Propel Past Ohio Christian

Cedarville defeated Ohio Christian Wednesday night 70-61. The Jackets won despite the fact their bench scored only three points and they only made 10 of their 19 free throws. However, all five of Cedarville’s starters scored in double figures. Dazhonetae Bennett lead the way with 19 points and also had five rebounds. Justice Montgomery had 14 points and four assists. Robert Okoro had 13 points and nine rebounds. JC Faubion had 11 points and six rebounds. Patrick Bain had 10 points and five ...