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Cedarville Women’s Cross Country Dominates Under the Lights

By: Alan Brads Hundreds of women from across Ohio stand with bated breath, gazing at a man 50 yards away, illuminated only by portable stadium lights and the waning moon. The buzz of the crowd becomes a murmur, pierced by an occasional shout as anticipation mounts. The whistle blows, then silence. Time freezes, the runners are statues. BANG. An eruption of cheers and the stampede of 334 runners from over 30 universities kick off the 2022 All-Ohio Intercollegiate cross-country champi...

Cedarville Improves to 2-1-0 in the GMAC with Win Over Trevecca

By: Alan Brads The Cedarville University men’s soccer team squeezed by the Trevecca Nazarene University Trojans 1-0 on September 15.  Jake Johnson netted the lone goal off a penalty kick in the 63rd minute. As soon as the head referee blasted his whistle and pointed to the penalty mark, Johnson confidently strolled to his starting spot to take the kick. “I went into the game already thinking about where I would put the penalty kick if we got one,” Johnson said. “I ...

Cedarville Volleyball Succumbs to Walsh Defense, Loses in 5 Sets

As the ball dropped to the gym floor, the crowds’ cheers quieted as the match came to a dramatic close, with Cedarville falling to Walsh in five sets.  Despite this, head coach Greg Smith felt positive about the direction that his team is headed in.   “I do feel like we're growing, we're getting better,” Smith said.  After dropping a close first set 28-26, the Yellow Jackets won the following two sets 25-16 and 25-19. They then dropped the last two sets, ...

Cedarville Men’s Soccer Opens Conference Play with Win

By: Allan Brads The Cedarville University men’s soccer team outlasted the Northwood Timberwolves by a score of 2-1 on September 8.  The victory boosts the Yellow Jackets to an undefeated 3-0-1, while handing Northwood the first defeat of their inaugural season as a member of the GMAC, a not-so-warm welcome for the Timberwolves. “We knew they were a great team who would hang around and put up a fight,” said Cedarville head coach Brett Faro. “But there was a lot of quality play ...

Cedarville Volleyball Bounces Back Against Tiffin, Wins in 4 Sets

By Julia Swain As the ball hit the floor, Cedarville players leaped and celebrated as their five-match losing streak ended in triumph. Coming into Tuesday night’s match against Tiffin, Cedarville looked to bounce back and win their first conference game. They did just that, winning in four sets and improving their record to 3-5.  One crucial aspect of the match was how the Lady Yellow Jackets responded to their losing streak. The team’s positive attitude was seemingly one ...

Cedarville Volleyball Team Struggles Against West Liberty, Loses In Four Sets

By Julia Swain When Friday night’s match began, Cedarville already had a loss on the day against Seton Hill University and was 2-3 on the season overall. Struggles continued for the Lady Yellow Jackets as they dropped 3 of 4 sets to fall to West Liberty and drop to 2-4 on the year.  The crucial part of the match came in the fourth set, which was a struggle for the Lady Yellow Jackets due to a lack of communication on the floor and difficulty passing effectively. This allowed the ...

Cedarville Men’s Soccer Wins Home Opener over Wheeling Cardinals

By Maggie Fipps The Cedarville Yellow Jackets’ men’s soccer team opened their season with a 2-0 victory over the Wheeling Cardinals on Saturday. From the opening minutes, it was obvious that this was the first game. The usual crisp passes and play development that fans expect were absent as the Cardinals intercepted and boxed in Cedarville’s offensive efforts. Even as scoring opportunities abounded, sloppy or intercepted passes from the forwards kept Cedarville from capitalizing on ...

The Journey to Becoming a Yellow Jacket

By Grace Mowery For potential college athletes looking to don a Cedarville jersey and dominate in the name of Jesus, recruiting is a long and often surprising journey. Recruiting usually begins with a coach’s interest in a player. Jason Smith, the women’s head basketball coach, moved to Cedarville in 2021 and soon started recruiting players for his new school. When he transitioned from Bryan College to Cedarville, he started searching for athletes with Division I talent willing to play ...

Dean’s Unique Path as Basketball Player and Rapper Leads Him to Cedarville

By Josh Decker For Tytist Dean, the journey to Cedarville has been full of surprising turns. An MBA student and a member of the Cedarville men’s basketball team, Dean transferred this year after playing three years for NCAA Division I Liberty University. But basketball is only part of the story for Dean. Off the court, the St. Paul, Minnesota, native also produces Christian rap music. “I’ve been involved with music my whole life,” Dean said. “But when I was 17, I started ...

Men’s Basketball Season Recap: Yellow Jackets Reach NCAA II Tournament

By Josh Decker The Cedarville Yellow Jackets capped off a historic 2021-2022 season with an impressive postseason run that ended only after Cedarville fell to rival Hillsdale in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament. Entering the year, the Jackets, who returned with a fully reloaded roster from last year, were picked fifth in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference in the Preseason Coaches’ Poll. It was a slow start, however, with losses to then-ranked No. 6 in the country ...