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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…

Relieved by the return

  Toward the end of the MLB season last year, I found myself not caring. I was legitimately ashamed. While I never really considered myself a huge fan of the NHL, I consider my fandom toward the NBA, NFL and MLB to be borderline die-hard. Yet, last season, that fandom faded quickly, and I began…

Two title winners highlights successful weekend for Blue Streaks

This weekend was unusually cold and snowy for April. These conditions made the John Homon meet at the University of Mount Union tougher than usual. What was originally planned to be a two-day competition stretched from Friday through Sunday.   The two titles earned for the Blue Streaks were collected by senior Emmy Jenkins and…

Bats come alive for JCU in big wins over Wilmington

After combining for 18 runs over their last seven games, the John Carroll University softball team exploded to score 16 runs in just two games against Wilmington College on Sunday, April 10. The Blue Streaks used some clutch, two-out hitting to add on some insurances runs, defeating the Fighting Quakers 9-3 in game one and…

Blue Streaks start OAC play on right foot

  The weather may have been unusual, but the offensive production for the John Carroll University women’s lacrosse team was at status quo.   A 19-4 routing of Wilmington College kicked off JCU’s Ohio Athletic Conference portion of the schedule.   The Blue Streaks traveled south to Wilmington, Ohio for the conference opener, escaping the…

JCU bounces back with big away victory

  Coming off back-to-back losses, the John Carroll University men’s lacrosse team responded on Saturday, April 9, defeating Wilmington College, 18-4 in the Ohio Athletic Conference opener for the Blue Streaks.   JCU wasted no time in getting to work against Wilmington, outscoring the Fighting Quakers 5-0 in the first quarter.   After a nearly…

Blue Streaks bounce back with sweep over Polar Bears

  The John Carroll University baseball team entered their doubleheader against Ohio Northern University on Sunday, April 3, on the heels of a three-game losing stretch.   That losing streak was wiped out as JCU’s offense exploded in a 13-3 game one victory over ONU, followed immediately by a second victory, this time 2-0, over…

Wade’s walk-off hit highlights split with ONU

  Behind a walk-off double off the bat of senior Christine Wade, the John Carroll University softball team won game one of a doubleheader with Ohio Northern University. Although the Blue Streaks fell to the Polar Bears in the second game, 4-3, Wade’s walk-off was the moment to remember.   In game one, ONU scored…

Blue Streaks fall in close contest with Titans

  Two high-powered offenses squared off in Don Shula Stadium on Saturday in a matchup of the John Carroll University men’s lacrosse team and Illinois Wesleyan University.   Expectations did not match the outcome.   The Blue Streaks’ defense put forth an outstanding effort, but the offense could not follow suit, leading to a 11-7…