Senior Spotlight: Local runner followed family line, developed own legacy

Sometimes, a picture can speak louder than words. That is the case for a memory held dear by Ryan Brownfield, senior business management major and cross country runner at Waynesburg University.   Brownfield’s brother, Eric, also competed for Waynesburg’s cross country team. During Eric’s final collegiate race at the 2017 PAC Championships, the elder Brownfield … Continue reading

Running from disappointment

People exercise to keep spirits up during coronavirus outbreak

A screeching halt. Waynesburg spring athletes’ seasons, along with many others across the nation came to an end  in early March. A month later, there is no competition in sight for the immediate future. “Disappointment comes every day as part of every life, and you can only get stronger by it,” said Waynesburg track coach … Continue reading

‘He’s just Will…’

Will Purbaugh takes his love for family & golf through college

Growing up, Sunday afternoons for young Will Purbaugh were spent in his grandmother’s living room watching Tiger Woods play golf. Purbaugh’s grandmother, Carol Chitester enjoyed the company, and formed a loving bond with Will over time.  The grandmother and grandson would share thoughts on the golf matches. But they shared more than the love for … Continue reading

When life is bigger than the game

With basketball career cut short, Waynesburg freshman learning to adjust

It was a Wednesday over winter break. Waynesburg women’s basketball had just lost a non-conference game to Allegheny College. Freshman Zoie Smith was the second leading scorer with 18 points, continuing an impressive start to her rookie year. Little did she know, the game would be her last.  Within the previous week, Zoie’s sister, Zia, … Continue reading

A Family man

Josh Derricott uses family as motivation

For people who may not know Josh Derricott, he’s a man of few words.  At least until you get to know him. Derricott, a sophomore high jumper  hails from Johnstown. A member of the track and field team, Derricott also recently changed his major from marine biology to history. Why would someone who was so … Continue reading

Waynesburg Softball opens up the 2020 season

MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA— The Waynesburg University softball team started its 2020 campaign this past Wednesday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, at the Fast Pitch Dream Spring Classic. The Yellow Jackets started off the season with two tough opponents in Otterbein, who was a 2019 NCAA Division lll qualifier and the College of Saint Elizabeth, … Continue reading