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

COLUMN: NFL Season in Review

How the league was able to complete the season during these unprecedented times

The NFL season ended this past Sunday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl 55. The Buccaneers won their second Super Bowl, and Tom Brady won his 7th ring. A lot of planning went on by the NFL to play in the middle of a global pandemic before … Continue reading

COLUMN: Super Bowl 55 Preview

Raymond James Stadium Raid

The NFL season flew faster than Tyreek Hill or Scotty Miller can run a go route down the field. Not really, but you get the point. We’ve finally reached my favorite Holiday of the year, Super Bowl Sunday. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosted and lost 27-24 to the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium … Continue reading

Fantasy Football Watch: Week 11

Who's Hot and Who's Cold this week?

Start Them Taysom Hill, QB/TE, New Orleans Saints It’s Taysom time in New Orleans. Hill will be the starting quarterback for the Saints this week. The catch is that, according to ESPN, he is eligible to start as a tight end in most leagues. That means you can essentially start two quarterbacks this week. The … Continue reading

Waynesburg fall sports remain hopeful for return in spring

Mindset adapted for fall coaches with seasons shifted to spring

By: Marley Wolf For the Yellow Jacket Due to COVID-19, fall sports at Waynesburg University were pushed back to the spring with the hopes of being able to play. Having an extra-long winter break is anything but the norm for these athletes who’re typically heading into break with an off-season mindset, having already completed their … Continue reading

WPIAL Class 1A-5A Championship Previews

Breakdowns and predictions for all five class title games

Class 1A Championship: No. 2 Jeannette (8-1) vs. No. 1 Clairton (8-0) Saturday 11 a.m. at North Hills’ Martorelli Stadium Once again, 1A comes down to another rematch between the Jayhawks and Bears. These teams met at the beginning of the season and the Bears handed the Jayhawks their only loss of the season. The … Continue reading

Fantasy Football Watch: Week 9

Start em and sit em as November rolls on

Start Them Josh Allen (QB), Buffalo Bills Allen has shown some signs of regression in recent weeks, but he is still a great starter in fantasy. Allen will be facing the non-existent Seattle secondary. Seattle has had a tendency of letting quarterbacks light them up, as there is only one team who is worse against … Continue reading

COLUMN: Steelers off to a hot start

First 7-0 start since 1978, observations at mid point of season

At the halfway point of the season, the Steelers are 7-0. Good enough for the best record in the National Football League. The last time the Steelers started a season 7-0: 1978. Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States. The average cost of gas in the U.S. was about 70 cents. The Bee … Continue reading

Fantasy Football Watch: Week 8

Who is a must start and who to avoid at all costs this Week

Must Starts Brandon Aiyuk (WR), San Francisco 49ers Aiyuk has been improving this season. He had over seventeen points last week against New England, and didn’t even score a touchdown. This week he gets to face off against the lowly Seattle defense, who has allowed more points to fantasy wide receivers than anybody else this … 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