Why Choose WU? Athlete Spotlight Series

Sophomore running back showing growth on and off the field at Waynesburg

By: Erin Onderko For the Yellow Jacket Sometimes, plans change. This is exactly what happened to sophomore running back Justin Flack. “I originally committed to Mt. Union. It was a tough decision, I was really back and forth between Mt. Union and Waynesburg,” Flack said. “I went to Mt. Union for about a week, but … Continue reading

Chace-ing Glory: Chace Johnston’s path to coaching

Graduate assistants road to Washington high school sidelines

The Washington High School football team is 2-1 heading into their matchup with Bethlehem-Center Friday night. Chace Johnston, Waynesburg University graduate student and assistant football coach at Washington High School, will be coaching his fourth game with the Prexies as they attempt to make a run to the WPIAL 2A playoffs. Johnston’s journey to the … Continue reading

Do-it-all Dan

At Waynesburg University, Dan Verhovsek was a three-sport athlete and is a pretty Dan good one

Dan Verhovsek is one of the rare Waynesburg University athletes to reach All-PAC honors for football and wrestling. The senior’s accolades this year include a conference honorable mention for football as a linebacker and a Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship at the 184-pound weight class for wrestling. Verhovsek decided to play tennis this spring, until the … Continue reading

Fantasy Football Watch: Week 7

Start em and sit em options for this week

Week 7 is here. The fantasy football season grind continues. There are a plethora of key matchups this week that can give your team a much-needed win. The Atlanta vs. Detroit matchup looks like a fantasy-owners dream matchup. If you have players on either side of that game, get them into your lineups!   Start … Continue reading

Greene County Football Preview: Week 7

Four games to watch in last week of regular season

Yellow Jacket Game of the Week – Bentworth (3-3) @ Mapletown (1-5) – Friday at 7 p.m. If Bentworth wants to keep its slim playoff hopes alive, the Bearcats must win this game. They upset a surging Avella team last Thursday night, 41-31. Running back Owen Petrisek scored three touchdowns in the victory. Mapletown lost … Continue reading

COLUMN: NFL scoring trending up again

Why are point totals climbing? No preseason, injuries, or something else?

Points are way up in the National Football League so far this season, and some may be an effect from limited camp and no preseason. The likes of Nick Bosa, Malik Hooker, Von Miller, Leighton Vander Esch and Vita Vea, among others being on injured reserve also do not help. Yet, with the average points … Continue reading

Fantasy Football Watch: Week 6

Tips on who to start, who to bench this week?

Once again it’s another massively important Sunday in the world of fantasy football. Last week started the grind of the season. This stretch is where champions are made. If you are in a pinch this week, don’t fear, I have some tips for you. Start These Guys Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Miami Dolphins It’s time to … Continue reading

Greene County Football Preview: Week 6

Saturday night showdown for Tri-County South highlights week 6

Jefferson Morgan at Mapletown Jefferson Morgan (2-3, 2-3): Last week, Jefferson Morgan ran into the buzz saw that is the California Trojans. California defeated the Rockets, 65-22. After the first two drives, this game seemed like it could have been a close game until California busted the offense open for four straight scores. This week … Continue reading

COLUMN: A look at the NFL’s Handling of COVID

What's valued more by league to viewers: Safety or Optics?

If you can remember, it was just a short couple of months ago that players, front office personnel, as well as sports and political pundits were fretting over the NFL’s “lack” of a plan to keep everyone in the league protected from COVID-19. There were many even questioning and doubting that the NFL season was … Continue reading

Greene County Football Recap: McGuffey at Waynesburg Central

Highlanders roll through Raiders, stay unbeaten in Century conference.

On Friday, Oct. 9, the McGuffey Highlanders traveled to Waynesburg Central to take on the Raiders. After McGuffey won the coin toss and deferred, the Highlanders didn’t look back, winning 54-8. Waynesburg Central got the ball to start the game, and McGuffey’s defense quickly forced a punt giving the Highlander offense its first opportunity of … Continue reading

Fantasy Football Watch Week 5:

Players to start and sit, pick up and move on from this week

We’re all set for another week of NFL action, which means once again it’s time to set our fantasy lineups today. As Week 5 kicks off, we enter a make or break stretch of the year for most fantasy teams. Every week will have a major impact on playoff hopes, so let’s look at some … Continue reading