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Waynesburg-Bethany III: Jackets to take on Bison for third time this season, second time since Saturday

Jackets swept regular season series with Bethany

Waynesburg University coach Sam Jones has never had to prepare for the same team twice in a little more than 48 hours. Well, there’s a first time for everything. On Saturday afternoon, the Yellow Jackets [7-18, 6-10] hosted Bethany, knowing that they’d see the Bison [6-19, 5-11] Monday night in the first round of the … Continue reading

Jackets pull away in second half, take care of Bethany

Two teams will meet again Monday night

Senior day at the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon, as always was, laced with sentimentality. Alli DeLaney and Erin Joyce both took the hardwood with their families before the game, as the public address announcer listed their accomplishments and plans for life in the real world. It was a fitting tribute, but if the Yellow … Continue reading

What’s wrong with Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball has problems. Like, a lot of problems. Right now, it seems like it has more problems than it’s had in a while, thanks to the Houston Astros and their historically clever/evil brand of cheating. Other issues— pace of play, too many homeruns, a lack of salary cap— are small potatoes compared to … Continue reading

Waynesburg’s strength turns into weakness in loss at W&J

Jackets go 5-13 from the line in six-point loss, now losers of six straight.

WASHINGTON, PA— If Waynesburg executed the thing it does best, maybe Wednesday night’s result at Washington & Jefferson would have been different. The Yellow Jackets [4-19, 4-9] shoot free throws better than anybody else in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, and it’s not close. The Jackets shoot 75% collectively, which is 5% better than the next best … Continue reading

Highly touted freshman class key to wrestling’s success

Newcomers McGeary, Morris, Constable and Guy all key for Waynesburg

Ron Headlee has seen a lot in his 12 years as Waynesburg University’s head wrestling coach. He’s turned the Yellow Jackets from a doormat to a powerhouse, and to do that, he needed the talent. With every season comes a new recruiting class, and the Jackets have had some quality influxes of talent, such as … Continue reading

‘Wizard of Waynesburg’ delivered victories and life lessons

50 years after end of first season, Marisa reflects on career, upbringing

More than 30 years later, those who saw it still talk about it.  It’s the 1980s, and the Waynesburg College men’s basketball team is partaking in a pastime that nobody is looking forward to; a five-mile run along Purman Run under a baking early September heat.   The head coach, Rudy Marisa, heard from an assistant … Continue reading

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