Thursday, December 15, 2011

Feature story by Kimberly Garlick

McGillivray sees God's providence in his life at Cedarville
By Kimberly Garlick
The moment you walk into his office, you see a man who is creating a legacy. On the walls are pictures of his various sports teams from years dating back to the 1970’s. He can remember records and scores from decades ago. But more importantly, if you ask to see the pictures, he can recall the names of a majority of the players because he has built relationships with them and continues to do so with his current players.

John McGillivray has been coaching at Cedarville University for 38 years. During that time he has held many different roles and impacted hundreds of students, something he hoped he would be able to do because it would combine his passions of sports and working with young people.

Feature story by Kimberly Garlick

Central State coach fondly remembers fallen player
By Kimberly Garlick
It has been nearly three months since Central State University cornerback Kordero Hunter, 21, tragically lost his life as an innocent bystander of a shooting outside of the A List Lounge in downtown Dayton on Sept. 23. Hunter, a native of South Holland, Ill. was in his junior year of school, his second year at Central State.

Coach E.J. Junior received a phone call at 6 in the morning that day from one of his coaches saying that Hunter had been shot. Junior said he experienced emotions ranging from shock to anger. Eventually, with his faith in God, he said he came to a point where he had to trust God with the reason why this happened. Recently he spoke in an interview about what he remembers most about Hunter and how he has coped with the loss.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Moonlight Madness video by Joel Pfahler

Joel attended Cedarville's Moonlight Madness that tipped off the basketball season with a big crowd of students, the pep band, giveways and some good dunks. This is one of his two required feature stories.

Dayton Gems game story by Kimberly Garlick

Gems force OT with late goal, but lose to Icemen
By Kimberly Garlick
Dayton’s league-worst penalty kill contributed to the Gems’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Evansville Icemen on Saturday night.

The game opened with an early penalty by Dayton, a tripping call against Kyle Bochek at 5:07. Dayton was close to killing this penalty when the Icemen managed to score with nine seconds left on the infraction.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dayton Flyers basketball game story by Kimberly Garlick

Flyers strong on defense in exhibition win
By Kimberly Garlick
The University of Dayton Flyers stepped up their defense and all-around team play to capitalize on a preseason matchup with the University of Findlay for an 87-66 victory at home Saturday night.

Though Findlay is a NCAA Division II men’s basketball team, the Division I Flyers were challenged with the Oilers’ strong pressure at half court, said head coach Archie Miller. This game gave the Flyers an opportunity to address some deficiencies on defense that Miller said had left a “sick feeling” in the stomachs of the players and staff after a 92-78 win against Walsh University the previous Saturday.

Cedarville women's soccer game story By Kimberly Garlick

Bunton, Bradshaw pace lopsided CU victory
By Kimberly Garlick

Amanda Bunton and Deanne Bradshaw each scored two goals to lead the Lady Jackets to a 6-1 win over the Asbury University Eagles.

The scoring began in the ninth minute for Cedarville when forward Rachel Brownfield carried the ball to the top of the box. Just as Eagles goalie Maegan Rogers came up to challenge Brownfield, she passed it to Bunton who had an open net to score on.

High school football game story by Jason Grier

First-half scores stand up for Tecumseh
By Jason Grier
Tecumseh converted the plays it needed to get a win Friday night against Graham,  surviving a late-game push from Graham to get a 10-6 win.

Although it wasn’t the game the Arrows were expecting, Tecumseh’s coach Kent Massie said, “The biggest thing is, we were able to find a way to win.”