Articles by Jimmy Burry

Baseball snaps losing streak, looks to turn season around

The long-awaited return of the John Carroll baseball team to University Heights finally became a reality last Wednesday. Waiting for them was next-door neighbor Notre Dame College who had previously won nine consecutive games coming into the matchup with JCU. The Falcons entered the game with a strong 16-7 record.  For the Blue Streaks, sophomore…

Baseball team ready for conference play

It is said that youth springs eternal. No baseball team in the Ohio Athletic Conference wants that statement to hold water more than the John Carroll University Blue Streaks. With five underclassmen starters, the Blue Streaks have less experience than any other team in the conference. Although they lost two games against conference opponents this…

JCU baseball team has a lot to replace

As the sun becomes more and more glaring and the days get longer, baseball becomes a part of our lives once again. For the John Carroll University baseball team, it is a new season with young faces that commenced last week in Port Charlotte, Fla. Despite the loss of five key starters, the Blue Streaks…

Men’s hoops advances to conference semifinals

After dropping the regular season finale – which was also “Senior Day” for the team’s lone senior Maurice Haynes – to Marietta College, Haynes made one thing very clear: “We absolutely want to see them again in the tournament,” he said. Since the Blue Streaks took care of business Tuesday night and knocked off the…

Jennings becomes school’s all-time scoring leader

To avoid playing behind the eight-ball for the remainder of the season and fighting their way out of a hole to make the playoffs, the John Carroll University women’s basketball team needed at least one victory this past week. Making things more interesting was the lingering probability that senior Lee Jennings would pass Shayla Bell,…

Offense hot, defense falters for women’s basketball

The John Carroll women’s basketball team trudged through difficult terrain last week and came up empty after two games against opponents near the top of the Ohio Athletic Conference standings.  Despite fantastic efforts from senior Lee Jennings and freshman Missy Spahar, the Blue Streaks league-worst scoring defense was exploited for a combined 183 points in…

Women’s hoops off to good start before dropping conference opener

The John Carroll University women’s basketball team had a tiring road swing last week that took them to stops in Meadville, Pa. and Columbus, Ohio.  The Blue Streaks entered the trip with a 3-1 record as they looked to improve the mark with wins against Allegheny College and Capital University.  Alas, a victory would only…

Men’s soccer team has season ended by the ‘Berg

With a 1-0 loss to top-seeded Heidelberg on Nov. 4, John Carroll University men’s soccer closed the books on yet another season.  The Blue Streaks had little time to mend the wounds of an inauspicious run that saw them lose four of their last six regular season Ohio Athletic Conference contests. Nevertheless, the quarterfinal matchup…

JCU soccer teams get seasons underway

While many were still drying the sweat from the exhausting heat of summer, the John Carroll University soccer team was quite busy this past week.  Both the men’s and women’s teams traveled away from Don Shula Stadium to begin their quest for successful seasons.  The fortunes of both squads, however, could not have been more…