Articles by Joe McCarthy

Doring leads JCU to game two victory with complete game

A windy Saturday afternoon welcomed back the baseball alumni to Schweickert Field for the final double header on the John Carroll University regular season schedule. The visiting Marietta College Pioneers came into the double header trailing the Blue Streaks in the Ohio Athletic Conference standings by only two games.   Splitting the double header helped…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup 04/18-04/19

Men’s Track and Field   John Carroll University had a well-balanced effort from their runners, hurdlers, throwers and jumpers to help propel themselves to a title at the Sparky Adams Invitational held at Baldwin Wallace on Saturday, April 18. John Carroll finished with 213.5 points while runner-up Baldwin Wallace had 143.   The Blue Streaks…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup 04/11-04/12

Men’s Tennis   The John Carroll University men’s tennis team came up just short this weekend after a hard-fought match, ultimately missing out on the win by just one point. The 5-4 loss to Otterbein will drop JCU to 3-11 and 2-1 in OAC play on the year.   The start of the match did…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup 3/21-3/22

Men’s  Track & Field   John Carroll University men’s track team kicked off its outdoor season on the right foot. The Blue Streaks collectively scored 155 points to win the Amy Adams Memorial Invitational at Muskingum University this past Saturday. JCU finished 10 points better than runner-up Ohio Wesleyan University.   It was quite an…

Blue Streaks split Spring season openers at Ohio Wesleyan

Women’s Tennis   The John Carroll University women’s tennis team continued its winning ways, defeating Ohio Wesleyan University at the Gordon Field House. Sweeping all doubles in Delaware, Ohio helped the squad to a 7-2 win and improved the Blue Streaks to its third straight win to start the season, and first win of the spring…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup 1/30-2/1/2015

Men’s Indoor Track & Field   John Carroll University finished third at the Ohio Athletic Conference North Split Meet at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio on Friday, Jan. 30. The Blue Streaks scored 114 total  points. The University of Mount Union won, scoring 198, and Ohio Northern University took second with a score of…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup

Men’s Indoor Track & Field The John Carroll University men’s indoor track and field team made great strides on Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Spire Invitational in Geneva, Ohio. Many of the Blue Streaks finished in the top 10 in their respective events.   In the track events, sophomore Jonathan Radney finished 10th in the…

JCU splits weekend in return to action

    A two-meet weekend welcomed the John Carroll University swimming and diving teams back from Florida with back-to-back meets. After the women won 11-of-13 events on Friday, Jan. 16, the Blue and Gold looked to extend their winning streak to five meets with a trip to Oberlin College. A talented Yeowomen squad ended JCU’s win…

Fino leads Blue Streaks to victory against former squad

  After dropping the first home meet of the year, the John Carroll University men’s swimming and diving team traveled to Oberlin College on Saturday for a dual with the Yeomen. The afternoon came down to the 400-free relay, where the Blue Streaks earned a 15-point swing which helped secure a 120-114 win for JCU. …

Women’s Swimming & Diving

  An impressive weekend was ahead of the John Carroll University swimming and diving team in its trip to Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday, Dec. 6. The Transylvania Invitational proved rewarding, as the women secured a second place finish.   The opening event, the 200 medley relay, set up the Blue Streaks for a record-setting performance.…

Men’s Swimming & Diving

  The John Carroll University men’s swimming and diving team traveled to Lexington, Kentucky for the Transylvania Invite. A tough field proved to be too much at the end of the day, as the Blue Streaks finished fifth out of six teams.   JCU displayed strong finishes in the 100 free with three swimmers placing…

Blue Streaks split first two games of season in Raddisson/PNC Invitational

    The road back to the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship for John Carroll University’s men’s basketball team began in Scranton, Pennslyvania in the Radisson/PNC Invitational with a contest against Alvernia University on Saturday, Nov. 15. In the team’s second all-time meeting with the Crusaders, the Blue and Gold dropped their first contest of the…

Volkmann earns 300th win to kick off 2014 season

    The Bob Del Rosa Duals presented the John Carroll University wrestling team with an interesting situation to open up the 2014-2015 season. The duals started the final year for head coach Kerry Volkmann, who announced his 28th year will be his last, and kicked off a season with high expectations.   After beating St.…

JCU clinches first OAC regualr season title since 2005

Nine years have passed since the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season champion has been the John Carroll University men’s soccer team. The wait is over.   In its last away conference game, JCU defeated Capital University, 3-2, to extend the team’s winning streak to 11. The Blue Streaks improved to a perfect 7-0 in the…

JCU thwarts Wilmington College behind Potocnik’s hat trick

  With Ohio Athletic Conference play in full swing for the John Carroll University men’s soccer team, each game becomes more important.   In JCU’s 24th all-time match up with the Wilmington College Fightin’ Quakers, the Blue Streaks improved to an impressive 10-3 record on the season, maintaining a perfect 3-0 mark in the OAC…

JCU squeaks out comeback win over tough ONU squad

  John Carroll University’s football team improved to a perfect 4-0 record overall, 3-0 in Ohio Athletic Conference play, after pulling out a 17-10 win over Ohio Northern University.   The Blue Streaks traveled to Ada, Ohio during ONU’s Homecoming weekend looking for a result similar to last year’s 47-0 win over the Polar Bears.…

Homecoming weekend brings good fortune in 6-0 win

  A busy Homecoming and family weekend on the campus of John Carroll University set the scene for a strong performance from the Blue Streaks men’s soccer team. A 6-0 beatdown was handed to the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes to push the Blue and Gold to 7-3 on the season, extending its win streak to…

Blue Streaks fall after early goal at Medaille

In search of its first road win, the John Carroll University men’s soccer team traveled to Buffalo, New York on Saturday, Sept 13 for a non-conference match with undefeated Medaille College.   An early goal from the Mavericks left the Blue Streaks searching for their first road win, as JCU dropped to 3-3 on the…

Blue and Gold find their stride in win over Kenyon College

  The John Carroll University soccer team has already failed twice out of their first three games of the season to put a goal on the board. Fresh off a double overtime 1-0 loss to Allegheny College, the Blue and Gold found their scoring stride in Gambier, Ohio with a 3-1 win over Kenyon College…

JCU splits weekend series to end three-game skid

  After dropping two critical non-conference games to Marietta College on Saturday, April 26, the  John Carroll University Baseball team looked to bounce back against Denison University Big Red.   Since the season began in Florida for the Blue Streaks there have been two things missing: nice weather and seven inning games. In a two-game…

JCU splits weekend series despite weather delay

    A storm forced the John Carroll University baseball team to travel to Ohio Northern University for a doubleheader on Sunday, April 6. The Blue Streaks split with the Polar Bears, grabbing the first game, 6-2, and dropping the second, 3-1.   Pitching was the cornerstone for the Blue Streaks in the first game.…

Blue Streaks produces top finishes at Don Frail Invitational

  Braving the rain-soaked course and cold temperatures, the John Carroll University women’s track and field team traveled to Don Drumm Stadium for the 2014 Don Frail Invitational. Several top finishes highlighted the Blue Streaks’ efforts during the cold  afternoon on Saturday, March 29 at Marietta College.   Impressive times were posted early for the…

JCU turns in strong individual performances at 49er Classic

  Mens Track and Field   The John Carroll University’s men’s track and field team took to sunny Charlotte, N.C. to make its outdoor season debut on Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22, as JCU competed at the Charlotte 49er Classic.   The warm weather spurred on JCU to a solid performance in the…

Gutsy senior performances lock up third place finish for men at OACs

  After three days of competition against the Ohio Athletic Conference’s best swimmers, John Carroll University took home third in a field of seven at the OAC Championships. A senior-led group, JCU finished third with 481 points behind the University of Mount Union (673.5) and winner for the 10th consecutive year, Ohio Northern University (935).…

JCU’s men take first at Bob Shannon Invitational; Honkala competes in Boston

Traveling to Denison University for the Bob Shannon Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 8, the John Carroll University men’s track and field team finished first in a field of eight. Ending the day with 144 points, the Blue Streaks beat out Carnegie Mellon University (125 points) and Ohio Wesleyan University (112) to claim the top spot.…