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Cedarville Falls to Ohio Dominican in Season Opener 95-92

by Tim Smith The Cedarville Lady Jackets opened the unprecedented 2020 season with a close loss to Ohio Dominican, 95-92. It was neck and neck throughout the game, the outcome not clear until the final buzzer. Each time one team would start to pull away, the other would pull back in. In the end the Panthers emerged victorious.  Though it is a tough loss for the Lady Jackets, there were some positives for the upcoming season. Coming into this season, head coach Kari Hoffman emphasized that ...

Lenze Takes Leadership To New Level as Assistant Cheerleading Coach

by Lorin Barnes When most people hear the word cheerleader they tend to imagine fluffy pom-poms and ponytails, but it is much more than that for Cedarville cheerleading alumni Cassie Lenze.  Lenze should be what people think of when they hear the word. High spirited and entertaining, but most importantly a servant leader through and through.  Lenze is a Cedarville cheerleading alumni and graduated in 2018. She became a co-captain as a sophomore, allowing her to grow her leadership ...

Intramurals During COVID-19

by Nick Ratliff Intramurals play a big part of Cedarville’s campus throughout the semesters. Because of COVID-19, Cedarville has basketball, soccer, flag football and indoor volleyball all cancelled or moved to the spring semester.  Fall Intramurals Moved to the Spring Mark Matthews, director of campus recreation, gives insight into the plan for the spring and how Cedarville determined which sports could be played and which ones had to be moved to the second half of the spring ...

Cedarville Alumna Trains for 2021 Paralympics

by Tim Smith The year is 2016. The location? Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The occcasion? The 2016 Paralympics. For runner Grace Norman, this was the moment she had been working toward. Norman lost her left leg at birth after being diagnosed with con - genital constriction band syndrome. After years and years of adversity and training, the time had come for Norman to shine, and it was up to her to take advantage of the opportunity. And take advantage she did, earning the gold medal in the ...

G-MAC Releases Spring Sports Schedules

by Josh Decker The Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) released the schedules for three fall sports originally slated to play this semester. Men’s soccer, women’s soccer, and volleyball were all pushed to the spring as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cedarville men’s soccer player Stephen Bailey noted the importance of the schedule release. “I think having dates set for the start of the spring season gives us a more concrete target to aim for and extra motivation to ...

Ackley Leads Lady Jackets’ Cross-Country Season

by Evan Kakuk The Cedarville women’s cross-country season is in progress, and with it comes many athletes who have trained hard over an exceptionally long offseason and are excited to show off their progress. Among these athletes is Alayna Ackley.  Ackley, a junior Life Science Education major, has been one of the most prolific runners for the Yellow Jackets, finishing second or better for the team throughout this season. She was selected the G-MAC Women's Cross Country Athlete of the ...

Redendo Goes Through Unique Transfer Process Amidst COVID-19

by Josh Decker The preseason is underway for Cedarville men’s basketball, and with the new season comes new faces. Among those joining the Yellow Jackets this year is junior transfer Brandon Redendo. The 6-foot-1-inch guard from Stormville, New York spent his first two years of college basketball at the New York Institute of Technology. In March, he entered the transfer portal and began to look for a new school. “I entered the portal and just, a lot of different schools reached out ...

Fauth Committed to Serving God Despite Physical Hardships

by Evan Kakuk On his path to becoming a Yellow Jacket, Caleb Fauth has had his fair share of hardships. The junior track athlete was prepared to throw javelin for Cedarville this spring during the outdoor track season. This opportunity was cut short for him. While devastating, this was not the first instance Fauth has experienced hardships related to his athletic career. In fact, if it weren’t for an accident that ended his baseball career, Fauth may have never come to Cedarville University ...

Yellow Jackets Rely On God With Seasons’ Futures Uncertain

by Tim Smith The first weekend of September is usually a time of excitement for Yellow Jackets sports fans. It is the weekend that marks the beginning of multiple fall sports, including women’s volleyball and men's and women’s soccer. But, this year, the gyms and fields are quiet. The stands are unfilled. Well, at least for now. Due to the COVID-19 virus, multiple fall sports at Cedarville have been pushed to the spring, including volleyball and soccer. And this is not exclusive to the ...

G-MAC Postpones 2020 Soccer and Volleyball Seasons

By Abigail Hintz The Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) made the decision Monday morning to postpone the 2020 football, men's soccer, women's soccer and volleyball seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made based on the level of contact in given sports, as those that were postponed are considered high-contact. Other sports such as cross country, golf and tennis will be permitted to proceed as scheduled this fall. The implications the announcement will have on ...