Articles by Chris Koller

Softball team earns three seed

With the regular season winding down, the John Carroll University softball team is playing some of its best ball of the year. 
Last week the Blue Streaks received outstanding pitching performances in conference, as they pulled off a clutch sweep of the Heidelberg University, winning the games 5-0 and 7-0. 
In game one of the…

The Carroll News previews the 2010 MLB season

American League
AL East: As if it were possible for the Yankees to get any better, they did. In adding outfielder Curtis Granderson and pitcher Javier Vazquez, the Bronx Bombers solidified themselves as the favorites to repeat as champions of not only the American League East, but the entire Major League. 
 They definitely will be…

Softball team prepped for OAC run

After a disappointing finish to their annual Florida trip, the John Carroll University softball team returned to Ohio and picked up two impressive wins against a tough Hiram College team.
The Blue Streaks dismantled the Terriers in both games of their home opener last Thursday, 3-1 and 15-2.
In the opening set of the twin…

Women’s basketball team drops two with playoffs nearing

Most teams strive to pick up momentum in their final games of the season before heading into post-season play. 
The John Carroll University women’s basketball team looked for a chance at a fresh start as they opened the Ohio Athletic Conference tournament last night after a difficult home stretch to end the regular season.
Three…

For Kirbus and DiSanto, playing together is nothing new

JCU seniors Rudy Kirbus and T.J. DiSanto have been teammates since sixth grade.

JCU women’s basketball team splits pair on the road

The John Carroll University women’s basketball team nearly came away with two huge conference wins last week, but had to settle for a split. 
They lost to Mount Union College and then were able to hold off a tough Wilmington College team on Feb. 6.
One thing athletes hate to do is look back on…

Women’s hoops drops pair

Coming off their highest point total of the season, the John Carroll University women’s basketball team hit a roadblock this week as they dropped both of their Ohio Athletic Conference games.
First it was a 74-62 setback at OAC-leading Baldwin-Wallace College, followed by a tough three-point loss to Muskingum College, a team that entered the…

Good times continue for JCU women’s basketball team

Fans satisfied too as scoring outburst provides Chipotle

JCU grad O’Keefe helps lead Hawkeyes to Orange Bowl

It was 34 years ago that Ken O’Keefe roamed the field as a wide receiver for the John Carroll University football team. Today, he paces the sidelines as the offensive coordinator for the University of Iowa – one of the highest ranked football programs in the country.
O’Keefe’s road has been a long one that…

Football season ends in tough loss

The season for the John Carroll University football team ended Saturday when they traveled to Westerville, Ohio and lost to Otterbein College, 24-22.
In a year that saw a half-dozen games come down to the final minute, this game would follow the trend.
JCU scored on its opening drive giving the Blue Streaks an early…

JCU suffers heartbreaking loss

It is often said that it’s not how you start, but how you finish. The John Carroll University football team had to learn that the hard way Saturday as they surrendered a score on the last play of the game to fall to the Muskies of Muskingum College, 34-31.
With unseasonably warm weather conditions on…

JCU dominated by Ohio Northern

Last week, senior wide receiver Frank Ross set a school record for catches in a game with 17. This time they were on the receiving end of a historic day in their 35-14 loss against No. 20, Ohio Northern University, on Saturday afternoon in Ada, Ohio.
It was a one-man-show as ONU junior running back…

Blue Streaks shutout Marietta

Defense and special teams lead the way in 22-0 slaughter

The annual homecoming game for John Carroll University was a memorable one as the Blue Streaks were able to knock off Marietta College in a dominating 22-0 performance.
Coming off of their most deflating loss of the season, JCU was able to regain their focus and put away an opponent in what was a must-win…

JCU 22-0

JCU’s Blue Streaks shut out Marietta during the annual homecoming game.

Football team drops tough one on the road

A week removed from a tough win on the road over Heidelberg College, the John Carroll University football team made costly mistakes that ultimately led to their loss against Ohio Athletic Conference foe Wilmington College, 24-16.
After driving 62 yards on their opening possession, JCU’s offense stalled at the 11-yard line of Wilmington.
A missed…

Football team wins Cuyahoga Gold Bowl

Blue Streaks knock off B-W to bring the rock back to JCU

There was plenty of electricity flowing through the lighting towers surrounding Don Shula Stadium Saturday night, but the real high voltage was on the field as John Carroll University knocked off Baldwin-Wallace College, 43-29.

Football team suffers tough loss in opener

Untimely penalties play a role as Blue Streaks lose to Thomas More College

Tic-tac-toe, three sweeps in a row

Brooms were out last week as the John Carroll University women’s softball team was able to sweep three different doubleheaders in as many days.
The domination began on Thursday as the Blue Streaks were able to complete back-to-back wins by mercy rule over the College of Wooster 10-1, 10-0.

Carroll News Cleveland Indians preview has Tribe battling with Detroit Tigers for third-place in American League Central

Injuries and underachieving players led to a disappointing 2008 season for the Cleveland Indians. If the 2009 club hopes to have a better outcome there are several questions that will need to be answered early on in the campaign.

Blue Streaks softball team splits OAC opener

The opening day of conference play was a tale of two different games for the John Carroll University softball team, as it split its first series in the Ohio Athletic Conference. The Blue Streaks came out on top in the first game due to some late game heroics, but dropped the second game, 7-4, to the Cardinals of Otterbein College.