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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’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 ...

Lady Jackets’ Late Heroics Help Cedarville Make History

By: Alan Brads The Cedarville women’s soccer team defeated McKendree 3-1 on Thursday night to claim their first NCAA Division II tournament game in school history. The program qualified for the tournament just twice in the past, losing their opening match on both occasions.  This year on November 10 they wrote themselves into the history books, with two late goals to survive and advance. Right forward Maya Ryder connected with fellow substitute forward Sophia Browndyke whose ...

Cedarville Women’s Soccer Loses G-MAC Championship Rematch vs. Ashland

By: Maggie Fipps 2-1 Just two numbers. November 13, 2022. Just one date. These simple numbers have been bulletin board material for the Cedarville women’s soccer team since the last GMAC Championship. In this rematch, they repeated their failures, losing to Ashland University 1-0. Teams have hopes and expectations, and of course, every coach would give you the cliché answer: “We only play to win.” But this team has played to its full potential, not losing a game ...

Cedarville Volleyball Shines on Senior Day, Win in 4 Sets

By: Julia Swain Cheers erupted from the crowd as the Cedarville volleyball team took down Trevecca Nazarene University, winning their second match in as many days. The Lady Yellow Jackets finished with a 3-1 win, winning the first set, dropping the second, and taking the last two to win the match.  The match began with a ceremony to honor the four seniors Riley Hensley, Payton Krahn, Mallory Delamater, and Hannah Willow. All four were escorted by family and friends onto the court ...

Moonlight Madness: Yellow Jacket Basketball is Back!

By: Maggie Fipps “It comes but once a year on a foggy night in October,” the announcer rumbled in an ominous tone. The gymnasium quivered in excitement as Cedarville students readied themselves for the biggest show in town. Well, let’s be honest, the only show in town on a Friday night in the middle of October. Students holding candy apples and dressed in Halloween costumes from the Alt Night earlier gathered for the beginning of the Cedarville men's and women's basketball season.&n...

Men’s Soccer Team Falls Short on Homecoming Weekend

By: Alan Brads The Cedarville University men’s soccer team suffered a 1-0 defeat to the Tiffin Dragons on Saturday, October 1. A biting wind matched the cold, bitter mood of some 345 fans who came to watch the match on homecoming weekend. This marks the Yellow Jackets’ fourth loss in their last five matches, leaving the team at an even 5-5-1 on the year. The result threw the tightly knit conference standings into disarray as the Dragons shot all the way to third, while Cedarv...

Cedarville Volleyball Upsets Ranked Hillsdale on Homecoming Weekend

By: Julia Swain The Cedarville volleyball team swarmed the court as the final point of the fifth set was secured, earning them a 3-2 victory after a hard-fought match. Playing against Hillsdale College, which entered as the number 22 team in the country, Cedarville defied odds and was able to come out on top following a great team effort.  Key contributors included Cassi Shields (18 kills), Riley Hensley (15 kills), and Haley Koch (11 kills, 6 blocks). Another large factor in the ...

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 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 ...