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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 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 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 ...

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 ...

Yellow Jackets’ Historic Season Ends in First Round of NCAA Division II Tournament

By Josh Decker The 2021-2022 season came to a close Friday afternoon for No. 6 seeded Cedarville men’s basketball with a 68-61 loss to No. 3 Hillsdale in the first round of the NCAA Division II tournament. The Midwest regional matchup featured two conference rivals who were meeting for the fourth time this season, with the Jackets emerging victorious in the most recent contest 68-66 to stun the Chargers in the G-MAC conference tournament last Friday night. Senior Branden Maughmer ...

Cedarville Earns First-Ever Bid to NCAA Division II Tournament

By Josh Decker The Cedarville men’s basketball team has earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament for the first time in school history. “I am grateful to God for this opportunity and thrilled for our program,” head coach Pat Estepp said. “This group has put in the hard work and sacrifice to get to this point and they have a lot to be proud of.” The 64-team field is divided into eight regions, with 23 spots determined by conference tournament ...

Maughmer’s Last-Second Shot Propels Yellow Jackets to G-MAC Championship

By Josh Decker The No. 6 seed Cedarville Yellow Jackets pulled off an impressive 68-66 upset to stun No. 2 Hillsdale in a G-MAC semifinal matchup Friday night. The victory sends Cedarville, 19-11 overall and 14-8 in conference play,  to the G-MAC championship for the second straight year and marks the first time the Jackets have ever defeated Hillsdale. With Cedarville and Hillsdale tied at 66-66 and only five seconds left on the clock, senior Branden Maughmer perfectly timed a steal off ...