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JCU offense clicks in major conference victory

The John Carroll University football team stayed in University Heights this past Saturday to battle against conference opponent, Heidelberg University. John Carroll won in dominating fashion 42-14, bringing them to 2-1, (2-0) this season. Heidelberg dropped to 1-2, (1-1) on the season. JCU established dominance early in the first possession, traveling 80 yards in 3:25.…

Baseball is family

From the start of April, through the summer and into October, baseball rules my life. It is everything I do and everything I care about for seven months out of the year, and it has been that way for as long as I can remember. Baseball has been the way I spend time with friends…

John Carroll earns fourth at JCU Invitational

Eight different programs converged on The Country Club of Hudson on Monday, Sept. 19 for the JCU Invitational.   The hosting John Carroll University women’s golf team managed a fourth place finish in the Monday outing after collecting a 704 team score.   St. Francis University (In.) won the event for the third straight year…

Wild fourth quarter aids in first conference victory

It was not the prettiest of victories, but the first Ohio Athletic Conference win of 2016 is officially in the books.   The John Carroll University football team, led by head coach Tom Arth, evened its record at 1-1 following a 17-10 victory over Baldwin Wallace in the 28th edition of the Cuyahoga Gold Bowl…

Joe's Journal: Is it all over?

It is over; it is all over. It is Thursday, Sept. 22, the Chicago Bears are 0-2 and I have given up all hope. At least I think I have. Every year I go into the new NFL season with the highest hopes for the hometown Bears. I have honestly convinced my fickle mind that…

John Carroll take second at OAC Fall Invite

  Mohawk Golf & Country Club played host for a Sunday edition of the Ohio Athletic Conference Fall Invitational.   All eight of the OAC programs were in attendance for the mid-September weekend outing. John Carroll fell just two strokes shy of taking the overall victory with a team total of 592. Otterbein University bested…

First half dominance leads to JCU victory

    The John Carroll University women’s soccer team remains perfect at home this season with a dominating win over Kenyon College, 4-1.   The Blue and Gold move to 3-3-1 on the season and a 3-0 record on their home turf.   Scoring came early and often for the Blue Streaks as senior Dre…

John Carroll continues to roll with win over Oberlin

    In their debut night, the John Carroll University volleyball team defeated Oberlin College on Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center. The Blue Streaks swept the Yeowomen in just three sets (25-15, 25-14, 25-15).   First-year head coach Michele Benoit lead her team to their seventh win this season and first…

A true underdog story

  It is not too often you can watch history in the making, but come Sunday, May 1, we may just see it happen.   Leicester City of the British Premier League is one victory away from winning the title, thanks to a Tottenham Hotspur draw with West Bromwich Albion.   For the uninitiated to…

Jam packed weekend tests John Carroll’s depth

It was a 31 inning weekend for the John Carroll University softball squad.   A double header on Saturday, April 23 developed into a Sunday, April 24 afternoon feature that included 17 innings and one win for JCU.   JCU dropped a two game stint with Muskingum University in a Saturday afternoon meeting with the…

JCU extends winning streak to three

After losing to The University of Mount Union earlier in the month, the John Carroll University men’s lacrosse team has bounced back with a vengeance. The team won both of its games this week against Muskingum (Wednesday, April 20, 17-2) and Otterbein (Saturday, April 23, 14-7). With the victories, first-year head coach Chris Cooper and…

Second game provides quick revenge for John Carroll

    John Carroll University baseball entered and exited the weekend at .500.   JCU split a double header with Muskingum University when they made the trip to University Heights for the Strike Out ALS weekend event. JCU dropped game one 6-5, but delivered an 8-2 revenge victory in the second game.   It would take…

Strong competition helps JCU build for end of season

Junior Jonathan Radney led the way for the John Carroll University men’s track and field team this weekend at the John Homon Open at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.   Radney won the 100-meter dash in 11.44, narrowly beating Mount Union’s Tyler Orewier by .04 seconds. Freshman Cole Weirich finished sixth in…

Doubles play sets tone in victory over Otterbein

In Westerville, doubles set the tone for the John Carroll University Men’s Tennis match against Otterbein University.   Both squads enjoyed close matches throughout the afternoon, but JCU earned the upper hand in all three.   Junior Jad Abdul-Aal and freshman David Sinense proved victorious over the Otterbein senior due of David Seckel and Will…

Doubles competition earns JCU victory

    On April 16, at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, the battle between John Carroll University and Otterbein University for the undefeated title commenced.   While fans enjoyed a long match in the spring sunshine, JCU enjoyed a victory, winning the match, 8-1. The victory pushes JCU’s record to 9-3, including a perfect…

Slow start plagues JCU in Columbus

    It was a battle of top three Ohio Athletic Conference teams when John Carroll University women’s lacrosse team traveled to Columbus, Ohio for a meeting with Capital University.   A seven goal first quarter for the hosting Crusaders set an earlier tone the Blue Streaks could not match. JCU dropped their second straight…

Recording setting performances aid JCU in solid team finish

It was an impressive showing for the John Carroll University Women’s Outdoor Track and Field team at the All-Ohio Division III Championships.   Aided by five different Blue Streaks earning individual top 10 finishes, JCU finished 11th as a team in the field of 19 programs in attendance.   History was made when the 4…

Offensive production shines in conference victory

    The John Carroll University Men’s Lacrosse team moved into fourth place in the Ohio Athletic Conference after defeating Capital University 13-10 in an April 16 contest.   Sunshine, warm weather and clear skies drew the largest crowd Don Shula Stadium has seen this spring season.   The momentum started in Capital’s favor at the…

Win moves JCU to third in conference

  The John Carroll University women’s lacrosse team earned a hard fought victory against Otterbein University on Saturday, April 23. John Carroll finished on top come the final horn, winning the conference meeting 12-10.   As the conference schedule progresses through its final contests, each game proves to be more important than the last. With…

Conference play rejuvenates baseball for second half

The beginning of the Ohio Athletic Conference portion of the 2016 schedule has brought new life to a resilient John Carroll University baseball program. After suffering an early six-game losing streak, the team has fought back and won six of its 10 conference matchups, four of which came this past week.   This past Tuesday,…

Ready for another parade

Hello, April. I have been patiently waiting for you to come up on the calendar. For when April rolls around, so does my favorite time of the year: playoff hockey time.   The NHL playoffs just make me feel like a kid on Christmas Day, except I get to feel those feelings of jubilation for…

Strong day two showing moves JCU up the charts

  The John Carroll University men’s golf team took to Red Hawk, Ohio for the Heidelberg Invitational over two days on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17.   The Blue Streaks put forward their best effort, ultimately finishing in fourth place when all was said and done.   After sitting in sixth place out…

Day two improvements help JCU to solid finish

The John Carroll University women’s golf team competed in the College of Wooster Spring Invitational on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17. An improvement on day two allowed the Blue Streaks to jump out of last place, although the squad still finished eleventh out of twelve teams in the competition.   Madonna University won…

Hitting woes sink John Carroll

Air temperatures warmed up over the spring weekend in University Heights, but the John Carroll University women’s softball team bats fell cold in the double header with Otterbein University.   The Blue Streaks were outscored 14-1 after only registering eight hits throughout the double feature at Bracken Field.   Junior pitcher Brianna Lach started in…

Blue Streaks use dramatic ninth for comeback win

  Entering their matchup with Case Western Reserve University on Friday, April 8, the John Carroll University baseball team had an 0-8 record when trailing after eight innings. So heading into the top of the ninth trailing 6-4, the picture appeared gloomy for the Blue Streaks.   Doubters be darned, JCU surprised the Spartans and…