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

COLUMN: Sports Ratings during Pandemic

In a fall full of sports, why have ratings dropped?

2020 has been a year that will be unforgettable for a number of reasons. The COVID-19 pandemic brought the sports world, and most of the ‘normal’ world to a screeching halt in March. Major League Baseball shut down spring training, the NHL stopped with 10-15 games left in the regular season, and the NBA, you … Continue reading

COLUMN: Masters Preview

Tournament Favorite, what to make of Tiger, and what to expect from the course?

By: Will Purbaugh For the Yellow Jacket When Jim Nantz opens the telecast on Sunday and utters his traditional “Hello Friends,” golf fans will feel a sense of normalcy that comes with a Masters Sunday, but 2020 has turned the 84th Masters from a “tradition unlike any other” into a “Masters unlike any other.” For … Continue reading

Waynesburg Winter Sports team plans

When student athletes will return to campus and workout details over break

By: Marley Wolf For the Yellow Jacket With the pandemic still affecting collegiate sports across the country, the plan for winter sports at Waynesburg University remains up in the air. The schedules for women’s and men’s basketball, along with wrestling will be different over winter break this year than in the past. Before these times … Continue reading

Why Choose WU? Athlete Spotlight Series

Sophomore women's basketball player ready for start of season and working to improve

By: Erin Onderko For the Yellow Jacket Every athlete is looking forward to the day that they can once again play the game they love. The idea of games or sports has been changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The same holds true for women’s basketball sophomore point guard, Anika Dansby, who like any other … Continue reading

COLUMN: NASCAR Championship Preview

Reasons why each of the four will or won't take home the title

Sunday, after 35 races, 38 weeks and a lot of schedule shuffling, the NASCAR Championship Finale is finally here. Some might not have thought this was possible in 2020. How it became a reality to salvage the season, I previously explained prior to the start of the playoffs.  Last Sunday’s elimination race at Martinsville Speedway … 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

Q&A: with Randy Pettit, Assistant Athletic Director

What brought him to Waynesburg, strengths of the athletic program, and more

By: Marley Wolf For the Yellow Jacket You might find Randy Pettit inspiring student-athletes in the Marisa Fieldhouse or inside the Biology Department at Waynesburg University. Pettit, serves as the Assistant Athletic Director, a Strength and Conditioning Coach and an instructor of Biology. With a wide range of responsibilities, he is a friendly face to … Continue reading

Coaching Feature: Anthony Bonaventura and D-III Wrestling

Journey from Yellow Jacket wrestler to Stevens Institute assistant coach

Before becoming a successful Division III assistant wrestling coach, Anthony Bonaventura was a two-year starter for the Waynesburg Yellow Jacket wrestling team. In that time he made the most of those two seasons.  As a junior, Bonaventura had a record of 28-14, was named the Outstanding Wrestler at the PAC Championship tournament, and qualified for … 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