Articles by Brian Fitts

Wrestler Adams has bigger plans

John Carroll University senior Ben Adams has plenty of titles:  team captain, Ohio Athletic Conference champion and, most recently, All-American. Soon he’ll have one more: Adams is planning to become a Lutheran minister. Adams, who recently finished in eighth place in the 184-pound weight class at the NCAA Division III wrestling tournament, will enter the…

Young Blue Streaks wrestling team places fourth at OAC tournament

The John Carroll University wrestling team went into the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship meet at Mount Union College with high hopes. They wouldn’t leave disappointed.  Despite having only one individual winner, the Blue Streaks were able to finish a solid fourth out of the six teams competing Heidelberg University, using first place finishes from three…

JCU Sports Weekly Round-Up

WRESTLING The John Carroll University wrestling team, featuring a younger lineup, had a solid showing this past weekend as they finished 19th of 30 teams competing at the Pete Willson Invitational. It was held by Wheaton College in Naperville, Ill. The Blue Streaks had a chance to place high after day one with seven competitors…

Soccer teams fall in conference openers

It was a tough week for the John Carroll University soccer program as both the men’s and women’s teams opened up Ohio Athletic Conference play with losses to the Capital University Crusaders. The women lost 1-0 Friday at Capital and the men lost Saturday afternoon’s contest 4-0 at Shula Stadium. The women’s team also fell…

Injury bug continues to bite JCU men’s soccer team

Despite being bit by the injury bug, the John Carroll men’s soccer team was able to hold their own the past week, posting a 2-0-1 record. With senior goalkeeper Matt DeMarchi and senior Steve Rock both out with injuries, the Blue Streaks picked up big wins against Case Western Reserve University, Trine University and Kalamazoo College.

John Carroll soccer teams start seasons, prep for ‘Carroll Classic’

Men’s team loses senior star Jeff Kosek for remainder of season as a result of broken tibia