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Hoffman To Be Wright State’s New Head Coach

by Abigail Hintz Cedarville is losing a great. Head women's basketball coach Kari Hoffman has coached her last season for the Jackets and will now take her expertise to Division I Wright State University as head coach of their women's basketball program. This past season was Hoffman's fifth as the Lady Jackets' head coach, during which she built an incredibly successful program despite it being her first experience as a head coach. With an overall record of 106-38 and three G-MAC ...

CU Volleyball Brings Murphy Full Circle

The assistant volleyball coach came to know the Lord through the program. by Abigail Hintz Callie Murphy grew up going to church. She also grew up playing volleyball. And those were two separate things. No matter what. Until they weren’t. Murphy grew up in a competitive family. They were obsessed with athletics, and though they considered themselves to be a Christian home, athletics ultimately came first. It was okay to miss church as long as it was for sports. This created an ...

Volleyball Recap: Jackets Look Forward To Rising Squad

by Tim Smith A wise man once said, “There’s a first time for everything.” In 2021, that includes traversing a women’s volleyball season amidst a national pandemic. What started off on rocky and uncertain terms soon became a successful 9-4 season for the Cedarville women’s volleyball team, along with a deep run in the G-MAC tournament. It was unlike anything any of the coaches or players had experienced before. “I felt like the team navigated through the season well,” ...

Men’s Basketball Recap: Jackets Fall Just Short of G-MAC Championship

by Josh Decker The Yellow Jackets rounded out one of the most challenging seasons to date with an impressive tournament run that ended only after Cedarville fell in the 2020-2021 Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) championship game. No. 6 Cedarville grinded out a thrilling 76-73 victory over No. 2 Findlay in the semifinals, but the Jackets’ championship hopes were dashed by a 77-59 loss to Malone in the final. Entering the year, the Yellow Jackets were picked second in the G-MAC ...

Snouffer and Willow Sisters Making Impact As Dual Sport Athletes

by Abigail Hintz When high school sophomore Lauren Willow jumped and got a volleyball unstuck from the backboard of the basketball hoop, she had no idea it would be the start of something special at Cedarville University in the coming years. The high school track coach heard about it and came to her lunch table to ask her if she would be willing to try track, specifically high jump. A committed volleyball player, she was skeptical at first. But she came around quickly. “I went to the ...

Women’s Soccer Preview: Lady Jackets Looking To Build On Last Season’s Success

by Abigail Hintz 462 days after the Cedarville women’s soccer team last set foot on the field, the Lady Jackets will compete once again as the 2020-21 season gets underway on Saturday, March 13. The season will open against reigning Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) champions, Walsh, who also happen to be the team’s last loss. The G-MAC made the decision in August to push fall sports to the spring due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. For ...

Men’s Soccer Preview: Jackets Selected Preseason No. 1 in G-MAC

by Josh Decker Coming off a successful 2019-2020 regular season, the Cedarville men’s soccer team is focused on improving and having continued success in the 2020-2021 campaign. The long-awaited start of the season is a welcome sight after the fall season was cancelled and pushed to the spring due to COVID-19. Cedarville finished last season with an overall record of 12-3-8, and a 9-3-2 Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) finish that was good enough to secure third place in the ...

Gallery: Volleyball Advances In G-MAC Tournament With Tight Win Over ODU

by Abigail Hintz The No. 4 Cedarville Lady Jackets (9-3) took a five-set thriller (25-15, 23-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-13) over No. 5 Ohio Dominican University (7-5) to advance to the semifinals of the G-MAC tournament. Though Cedarville started out the dominant team, the Panthers put up an intense fight and forced them to five sets, the fifth set ending with just a two-point victory for the Jackets. This was the two team's second meeting this season, the first ending in the Jackets' favor as ...

Cedarville’s Season Ends With G-MAC Championship Loss to Malone

by Josh Decker Following an impressive semifinal win over No. 2 Findlay Friday night, the No. 6 Cedarville Yellow Jackets’ season ended with a disappointing 77-59 loss to Malone in the 2020-2021 G-MAC championship. Cedarville was led offensively by senior Conner TenHove, who dropped 18 points on 7-14 shooting from the field, and junior Branden Maughmer, who scored 13 on 6-12 shooting. Cedarville fell behind early in the game, surrendering baskets quickly and going down 11-4 by the ...

Yellow Jackets’ Grind Past Findlay to Clinch Spot in G-MAC Championship

by Josh Decker The No. 6 Cedarville Yellow Jackets’ used a strong offensive outing and a couple key defensive stops to defeat No. 2 Findlay 76-73 in a hard-fought semifinal. The victory punches Cedarville’s ticket to the 2020-2021 G-MAC men’s championship, which will be the team's first appearance in the title game since 2013. “It’s something really special, and it’s a special group of guys,” remarked Conner TenHove after the win. “It means a lot to us.” The Yellow ...