Joseph Smeltzer

Basketball changes defensive approach

Jackets using Pack Line defense for 2019-20 season

There aren’t many college basketball programs that have matched the University of Virginia’s success over the past decade.  Four ACC regular season titles, two conference tournament championships and, most importantly, a 2019 national championship win have turned the Cavaliers into a national powerhouse.  One of the key reasons for Virginia’s success has been its defense.  … Continue reading

Women’s basketball competes early, falters late at Grove City

Jackets drop conference opener by double-digits

The final score of Wednesday’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference opener suggests that Grove City College handled the Waynesburg University women’s basketball team without much of a sweat. For more than a half, however, the Yellow Jackets [1-5, 0-1] hung tight with the now 7-0 Wolverines.  Waynesburg went into the locker room down, 41-36. With 8:53 to … Continue reading

County reveals 2020 budget

The 2019 General Fund Budget is not finalized yet, as it has not been signed by Chairman Blair Zimmerman or commissioners Dave Coder and Archie Trader.  Additionally, the budget also needs to be attested to by Chief Clerk Jeff Marshall. Currently, however, the proposed general fund budget for Greene County in 2020 is nearly $20 … Continue reading

With coaches, teammates watching, Wingeart ready to hit the national stage

For the first time in her college career, Aubrey Wingeart will be running alone. As Waynesburg University’s only national qualifier, Wingeart will fly the flag for the Jackets at tomorrow’s NCAA Division III national tournament. Wingeart won’t be running alongside any of her teammates, but she’ll have plenty of support both in Greene County, and … Continue reading

Wrestling struggles at Shippensburg

Jackets fall to D-II school

Everybody and their mother knew that this wrestling season would be a challenge for Waynesburg University. And indeed, it has been thus far. After falling to Messiah in the back end of Saturday’s dual meet, the Jackets had another tough outing Wednesday night at Shippensburg, losing 35-12.  “It definitely wasn’t one of our best efforts,” … Continue reading

Men’s team puts out encouraging performance at regionals

When the Waynesburg University men’s cross country team ran at the 2019 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championships Nov. 2, a top-three finish was the goal. The Yellow Jackets met that objective, placing third. Waynesburg set another objective before running at the NCAA Division III Mideast Regionals this past weekend. This one was a top 20 finish, … Continue reading

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