Joseph Smeltzer

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

After three years at Washington & Jefferson, Taylor now in charge of turning Waynesburg volleyball around

Emily Taylor knows she has a lot of work to do. She understands that the Waynesburg University women’s volleyball program hasn’t been successful in a long time. In fact, she’s had a front row seat to it on several occasions over the past three years when she was an assistant at Washington & Jefferson. In … 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

Jackets pull away in second half, take care of Bethany

Two teams will meet again Monday night

Senior day at the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon, as always was, laced with sentimentality. Alli DeLaney and Erin Joyce both took the hardwood with their families before the game, as the public address announcer listed their accomplishments and plans for life in the real world. It was a fitting tribute, but if the Yellow … Continue reading

What’s wrong with Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball has problems. Like, a lot of problems. Right now, it seems like it has more problems than it’s had in a while, thanks to the Houston Astros and their historically clever/evil brand of cheating. Other issues— pace of play, too many homeruns, a lack of salary cap— are small potatoes compared to … Continue reading

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