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

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

Softball hopes to break playoff drought, starting in South Carolina

Jackets haven't made postseason since 2011

  Last year, the Waynesburg University softball team started off the season going 2-6 at the Fast Pitch Dreams Spring Classic. The team then went on to finish the season 8-26. This year, the Jackets look to improve upon those eight wins. The 2020 team returns six players from last season and adds seven freshmen. … Continue reading