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Cedarville’s Christian worldview sets it apart in the sports world

by Avonlea Brown On a typical afternoon, the halls of the Callan Athletic Center are filled with students. They are on the way to the gym for practice, to the weight room, or coming from the locker rooms after a team meeting. Students that pass one another offer encouraging remarks, a brief ‘hello,’ and give a friendly high-five before moving on. There is always a faint smell of sweat, the sound of sneakers on the gym floor can be heard echoing around the building, and every once in ...

Cross guides student-athletes in position he never expected as athletic director

by Alan Brads Growing up deep in Steelers country in Northwest Virginia, Chris Cross gravitated toward sports and never looked back. "We had a hoop in our driveway where I used to play with my brother," Cross said. “He would beat me like a drum every time, but I still remember when I finally beat him and realized I was pretty good.” But as a fifth grader playing basketball in the driveway, he never dreamed that his passion would make him an athletic director at a Division II ...

Title IX celebrates its 50th anniversary: Gender equality came to athletics in 1972

by Chris Karenbauer Teresa Clark, Cedarville University’s Faculty Athletic Representative, was a student athlete when Title IX was implemented 50 years ago. She played volleyball as a student, and then she returned to Cedarville as the head coach for the volleyball team. Title IX of the Education Amendments was adopted in 1972 to end sex discrimination. According to the Department of Education, Title IX “protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or ...

Weary Jackets unable to weather the Storm in a 9-point defeat

by Jonathan Snyder The Cedarville Yellow Jackets fell to Lake Erie Storm 81-70 in a game that saw little interior defense for the Jackets. The team came into this game after a physical contest against conference rival Walsh on Thursday, and the Jackets were feeling the effects of the previous battle throughout the first half. From the opening tip, it was clear that the Storm would make the Jackets work for the win, with double teams on the sidelines and quick ball movement forcing the ...

Lady Jackets’ win over Erie Storm, gaining ground in GMAC.

by Jonathan Snyder The Cedarville Lady Jackets continue to turn their season around with an 83-77 win over the Lake Erie Storm. The Lady Jackets displayed fluid ball movement in the 1st quarter, getting out to a 26-13 lead thanks to a 12-3 run to round it out. The Lady Jackets' stingy defense only allowed 4 points in the paint. The Lady Jackets would keep Lake Erie at arm’s length for the rest of the first half, but the Storm’s three-point shooting would close the gap a bit in the ...

Cedarville outlasts Walsh in conference title rematch

By: Alan Brads Pressure mounted, tempers flared and tension built to the point of explosion, escalating to a raucous celebration after the Yellow Jackets’ 72-65 victory. These two schools competed in last year’s conference championship game, with Walsh winning the title, but a determined core group of Cedarville upper-classmen refused to let Walsh halt another winning streak. Every Walsh-Cedarville game is intense, and this game was no exception. Cedarville’s play embodied the ...

Yellow Jackets fall to nationally ranked Hillsdale in conference opener

By: Alan Brads The Cedarville men’s basketball team faltered at home for the first time on Thursday, December 1, in their conference opener. The undefeated Hillsdale Chargers entered Callan Athletic Center with a perfect 7-0 record, and a stellar performance from their bench carried the nationally ranked squad to their eighth straight victory by a margin of 72-60. Cedarville dominated the first few minutes of the game before fatigue set in and players came flying off the bench. ...

Cedarville overcomes turnovers to blow out Wilberforce, win 98-73

By: Julia Swain In a game riddled with turnovers and a poor three-point percentage, the Cedarville Men’s Basketball team prevailed with a 98-73 win over the winless Wilberforce University.  Despite missing their first 10 three-pointers, and finishing 5-20 (25 percent) overall, the Yellow Jackets found success in other areas of the floor, finishing with 50 points in the paint. The Bulldogs, however, had a hard time recovering from their 25 turnovers.  Head coach Pat Estepp ...

Cedarville Women’s Soccer Eliminated by Ferris State in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament

By: Maggie Fipps The snow was cleared, the slate was wiped clean, and the Cedarville women’s soccer team stepped onto the field with ice in their veins. However, the Ferris State Bulldogs prevailed, taking down Cedarville 3-1.  Ferris State literally kicked and screamed their way into this match, taking down Ashland on nine penalty kicks last week. Cedarville had an easier path, defeating McKendree 3-1. In the 25th minute, Ferris State’s leading scorer Isabella Zamborini ...

Cedarville’s Tough Defense Paves the Way for Season-Opening Win

By: Alan Brads It was a dream night for any team starting their basketball season. The Cedarville men’s basketball team obliterated the Truman State Bulldogs in their season opener on November 11. Intense, fiery defense coupled with an explosive offensive performance from junior Grant Whisman carried the Yellow Jackets to a 79-51 victory. Cedarville’s defense suffocated Truman State’s offense from the opening tip, snuffing out scoring chances through blocks and steals. The ...