Joseph Smeltzer

‘It’s in God’s hands’

Sophomore overcomes cancer, now waits patiently to play baseball again.

Ty Kildow knew it was a problem, but he didn’t want any distractions. He just completed his first year at Waynesburg University, and had helped the baseball team to its first playoff appearance in four years as a utility infielder. When the season ended in May, he was ready to enjoy his first summer as … Continue reading

‘Nobody really has any answers’

Waynesburg baseball seniors react to seasons, careers being taken away by pandemic

Some didn’t believe it. None wanted to believe it. But it was inevitable. Between Monday, Mar. 9, and Thursday, Mar. 12, the coronavirus wiped out the sports world. The NBA, NHL and MLB shut down. All spring NCAA championships, including March Madness, evaporated as well. All of this took place before the Waynesburg University baseball … Continue reading

Senior Spotlight: Basketball sneakers and Army boots

Women's basketball player follows in brother's footsteps as member of United States Army

The military has been a part of Erin Joyce’s life for longer than she can remember. Her brother, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Robert Joyce, has been in the U.S. Army since Erin was two years old. It wasn’t until she got to college, however, that Erin began to consider the military life herself. Until then … Continue reading

Baseball looks to end spring trip on a high note

Jackets take on Mt. Union for two

The Waynesburg University baseball team’s annual spring trip to Florida got off to a well enough start. Behind the golden arm of senior pitcher Mason Miller— who is said to have touched 96 MPH at one point Sunday afternoon— the Yellow Jackets won their season opener comfortably, 8-2. But the team dropped the second end … Continue reading

Women’s indoor track looks to take back championship

Jackets competing with Geneva and Westminster for top spot

The Waynesburg University women’s track & field team is used to winning championships, the latest coming last season, when the Jackets took their fourth straight outdoor title, edging out Westminster. The indoor portion of the 2018-19 season, however, wasn’t as friendly for Waynesburg, as the Jackets, who came in riding two consecutive conference championships, crashed … Continue reading

Jackets beat Bethany for the third time, advance in PAC tournament

Women to face Westminster next

Two minutes into the fourth quarter of Monday night’s first round Presidents’ Athletic Conference tournament game against Bethany, Waynesburg coach Sam Jones had to take a timeout. Everything was fine on the scoreboard. The Yellow Jackets led by eight. The problem was, just a minute earlier, the Jackets had their hands on Bethany’s throat, and … Continue reading

Waynesburg-Bethany III: Jackets to take on Bison for third time this season, second time since Saturday

Jackets swept regular season series with Bethany

Waynesburg University coach Sam Jones has never had to prepare for the same team twice in a little more than 48 hours. Well, there’s a first time for everything. On Saturday afternoon, the Yellow Jackets [7-18, 6-10] hosted Bethany, knowing that they’d see the Bison [6-19, 5-11] Monday night in the first round of the … Continue reading

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