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CU men’s basketball team experiences biblical history in the Holy Land

By: Esther Fultz Most students come to Cedarville with at least a basic knowledge of the Old Testament. We know the stories of David, Samuel, and Solomon like the back of our hand – sometimes so well it’s easy to forget that these are real events that happened in real places. Physically traveling to these real places can provide a new perspective for believers and help them grasp the truth of the events that occurred there. This summer, Cedarville’s men’s basketball team traveled ...

Ranked Table Tennis Player Ren Murikami Finds Passion in Coaching

By: Alan Brads Table tennis players from Cedarville who volleyed plastic balls for hours every week flooded the rec center’s exercise room, chatting excitedly about who they thought had a chance to win second place in the intramural tournament.  “Second place?” said the intramural supervisor. “Why not first?” “Not today,” said one contestant simply. “Ren’s coming” Growing up in Japan, Ren Murakami played table tennis as often as he could, but not as often ...

Add it to Your Schedule: Weight Training

By: Esther Fultz Before he received any professional training, sophomore Carson Lopes was interested in pursuing weightlifting. But after several of his friends incurred various injuries lifting, he realized he needed to be especially vigilant to practice proper form. To that end, Lopes decided to take Weight Training with Dr. Peterson. Weight Training, a one-credit class taught at Cedarville every spring and fall, is not a traditional classroom course. Although a small portion of ...

Add it to Your Schedule: Rock Climbing

By: Esther Fultz Have you ever wished you had a weekly required study break to learn a new skill and go to the gym with friends? Cedarville University’s rock climbing course provides the opportunity to do just that.  This physical activity course is taught by adjunct instructor Mark Mathews, who is also the Director of Campus Recreation and Facilities. In his 40 years at Cedarville, he has taught over 100 activities classes. “My favorite part of teaching these courses is ...

Cedarville Alumnus Paul Hembekides Becomes NYT Best-Selling Author

By: Maggie Fipps #7 The number that Paul Hembekides, content producer for ESPN, wore when he played infield for Cedarville Baseball from 2008-2012. The sport, his first love, drew him to Cedarville. Born in Baltimore in 1990, Hembekides grew up in the Orioles’ powerhouse era and looked up to stars like Cal “Iron Man” Ripken Jr. He vividly remembers watching in amazement as Ripken broke the consecutive games played streak.  As a high school senior, he wasn’t ready to ...

Yellow Jackets’ explosive second half sees off aggressive Timberwolves

By: Jonathan Snyder As the Cedarville Yellow Jackets finished off a 10-0 run to start the 2nd half of their game against the Northwood Timberwolves, the scoreboard finally reflected the Jacket’s prowess in a 87-67 win.  Cedarville started off the game keeping the Timberwolves at bay, but never breaking away. There would always be something to keep the Timberwolves close, whether it be turnovers or defensive breakdowns. This led to a four-point lead for the Jackets at the close of ...

Cedarville Men’s Basketball completes comeback against Malone

By: Maggie Fipps "We played a lineup I’ve never even put together in practice.” That’s not usually the phrase you want to hear from your head coach after a game. However, after the Cedarville men’s basketball team went down 12 points in the opening minutes of the first half, Head Coach Pat Estep knew he had to do something drastic.  “The lineup was all guards,” said Estep. “I was just trying to find five guys who could space them out.”  His out-of-the-box ...

Cedarville Women’s Basketball digs a deep hole early against Malone

By: Maggie Fipps Every coach adage, every cliche, sounds the same: ‘it doesn’t matter how you start, it matters how you finish.’ Sometimes, that finishing moment can erase the past. With 7 minutes left in the 4th quarter, senior guard Paige Garr glided around her defender, the ball lazily rolled into the net, and simultaneously the penalty whistle blew. Instantly, it seemed that the first three quarters of struggles would be washed away. The team gathered under the basket, certain ...

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 ...

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 ...