Sports

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…

JCU sends three seniors off with series split with Capital

 
 
 
 
Heading into a weekend series with Capital University, the John Carroll University softball team was looking to put together a string of wins to finish off the season strong.
 
Unfortunately, the Crusaders had a different agenda, as Capital stole game one from JCU, defeating the Blue Streaks 10-4.
 
The…

Men’s Golf look to use Nye Intercollegiate as momentum builder

 
 
The John Carroll University men’s golf team improved their strokes by 5, however stayed at eighth place overall at the Nye Intercollegiate on Sunday, April 19. After shooting a 324 on Sunday, the Blue Streaks finished with a 653 at the tournament. Wittenberg University came out on top with shooting a 595, while DePauw…

The Cavs will win the East

I’m not a Cleveland fan. Not the Indians, not the Browns and certainly not the Cavs.
 
I’m from Detroit, so I pretty much despise all Cleveland teams.
 
However, as much as I dislike the Cavs, the reality of the situation is that I don’t see a scenario in which they don’t win the…

Pair of wins set Blue Streaks up for OAC title push

 
Bearing the burden of a four-game losing streak, the John Carroll University baseball team entered this past weekend eager for a win.
 
Despite a strange set of circumstances, the Blue Streaks earned a critical pair of victories of Capital University on Sunday, March 19 advancing to 21-9 overall, 10-4 in Ohio Athletic Conference…

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…

JCU continues strong play heading into home stretch

A pair of double headers against Otterbein University and DePauw University would lead to two splits for John Carroll University’s  softball team over the weekend. The Blue Streaks are currently in third place in the Ohio Athletic Conference as playoffs near. Only the top four teams in the conference will receive playoff bids.
 
JCU…

Men’s Golf Improves in OAC Spring Invitational

 
Improving by six shots, the John Carroll University men’s golf team improved two spots on the leader board to land fourth place at the Ohio Athletic Conference Spring Invitational over the weekend. The Blue Streaks finished at an overall of 642 at the par-72, 6,622-yard Little Turtle Golf Club in Westerville, Ohio.
 
Paired…

I love hockey?

I think I’m falling in love with hockey.
 
It’s a weird feeling. I grew up watching hockey, and being from Detroit, was blessed with some great Red Wings teams throughout my childhood. I would watch every game I could. I knew all the players. I loved the Red Wings just as much as I…

Blue Streaks go 3-3 over tough OAC stretch

Prior to Saturday’s doubleheader, the John Carroll University and Otterbein University baseball teams appeared to be even, at least on paper.
 
The results told a different story.
 
The Blue Streaks (18-5, 7-1 OAC) demolished the Cardinals (16-8, 5-5 OAC) in both games of an Ohio Athletic Conference twinbill at Schweickert Field on Saturday,…

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…

JCU manages one win over tough four-game weekend

 
 
The John Carroll University softball team endured a tough weekend, compiling a 1-3 record after splitting its Ohio Athletic Conference opener and falling twice to No. 8, Trine University.
 
The conference opener for the Blue Streaks against Muskingum University marked the worst loss in program history. The Blue Streaks fell in the…

March with Mamadou

March Madness is in full-effect. The first weekend –– while not as collectively crazy as some weekends we’ve had in recent years –– was still exciting. Specifically, the first day of the tournament was one of the greatest days in NCAA Tournament history, tying a record with five one-point games.
 
Yet, it was the…

Blue Streaks continue historic start with two-game sweep

 

The John Carroll University Blue Streaks completed a two-game sweep over the University of Mount Union on Saturday, March 21. The Blue Streaks beat the Purple Raiders 7-1 and 7-0 in Alliance, Ohio in JCU’s Ohio Athletic Conference opener.
 
The second game was JCU’s first shutout game in the series.
 
The Blue…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup 3/14-3/15

 
Men’s Tennis
 
The John Carroll University men’s tennis team lost to Oberlin College, 8-1, in the Heisman Field House on Saturday, March 14.
 
Alex Guthrie picked up JCU’s only win of the match. Guthrie beat Callan Louis 7-5, 2-6, 10-3 at No. 3 singles.
 
Guthrie spoke about what his singles victory…

JCU drops third nonconference game in loss to Aurora

Hosting Aurora University on Friday, March 13, the John Carroll University men’s lacrosse team dropped its third straight match –– this time to the Spartans, 11-8.
 
The game started out with a quick strike from sophomore Declan O’Grady, who finished off a feed from freshman Logan Calhoun just 28 seconds into the match.
 …

March Madness

 
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for sports fans: March Madness. It’s by far my favorite sporting event of the year. Now, of course, I am biased being a basketball player. But, there truly is nothing like the NCAA Tournament.
 
However, in recent years, the same debate keeps appearing. In the…

Blue Streaks improve to 9-3 start with three-game sweep

 
The John Carroll University baseball team had a busy weekend, as the Blue Streaks improved to 9-3 on the year after a three-game sweep of Transylvania University over the two-day series.
 
The Blue Streaks dominated in each game, winning 7-4 on Saturday and then 10-4 and 7-2 on Sunday.
 
Saturday’s game started…

JCU clinches second in OAC after big win over Muskingum

 
Home court advantage has taken on a new meaning throughout the 2014-15 season for the John Carroll University women’s basketball team.
 
The Blue Streaks capped off their regular season dominance with a 71-56 Senior Day win over Muskingum University at the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center this past Sunday, Feb. 24. The win gave…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup 2/20-2/22

Men’s
Indoor Track & Field

 
The John Carroll University men’s track and field team posted three school records and four top 10 finishes at the Kent State Tune-Up on Saturday, Feb. 21. The unscored meet featured teams ranging from Division I powerhouses to NAIA squads.
 
JCU sophomore Jonathan Radney had a very busy…

Blue Streaks cruise into OAC Tournament semifinal

 
The Blue Streaks finished the regular season at 19-5 overall, 15-3 in Ohio Athletic Conference play. The last time the men’s program recorded a 19-win season was in 2010-2011 season.
 
The Blue Streaks were led by a balanced scoring effort from junior Will Starks and senior David Hendrickson, who scored 17 and 16…

Deadline drama

Last Thursday’s NBA trade deadline was the craziest one I’ve ever witnessed.
 
It’s not even about how many trades there were.
 
It’s about how fast the trades happened and how close to the deadline they happened.
 
I remember in 2014 when my Twitter timeline blew up after it was reported right after…

All-Ohio Championships prove difficult for JCU

 
The John Carroll University women’s indoor track and field team finished in 14th place at the All-Ohio Championship on Saturday, Feb. 14 at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.
 
The Blue Streaks finished with 14 points in this highly competitive event. The University of Mount Union capture the title with 127.50 points. Ohio Wesleyan…

National power Mount Union proves too much for JCU

 
Coming off an emotional 46-0 victory over Muskingum University in Kerry Volkmann’s final home meet as head coach of John Carroll University’s wrestling program, the Blue Streaks traveled to Alliance, Ohio on Tuesday, Feb. 16 to face off against the University of Mount Union in the final meet of the year for both squads.…

Blue Streaks continue OAC pursuit with victory over Marietta

Marietta College sat in eighth place in the Ohio Athletic Conference entering its matchup against  the John Carroll University’s women’s basketball team on Saturday, Feb. 14. The Pioneers still gave the Blue Streaks all they could handle, but in the end, JCU escaped from Marietta, Ohio with a 69-61 victory.
 
The game started out…