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Three Seniors Sign to Play Sports in College

Senior Eagles on the tennis, volleyball and football teams will continue their athletic careers in college. Morgan Summons, Lydia Metallinos and Rocky Stark recently committed to Spring Arbor University, Sinclair Community College and Muskingum University respectively.

MORGAN SUMMONS
Summons, a four-year tennis player for the Eagles, said she always had a desire to continue playing tennis in college. 

Familiar Faces Named New Head Coaches

An assistant coach for the Eagles wrestling team will be leading the group this winter. Joel Sanchez was recently announced as the new wrestling head coach.

“I’m looking forward to continued success,” said Sanchez. “I’m looking forward to the athletes who are coming back and giving them all the opportunity in the world to reach their full potential.”

Moran Signs to Swim at Georgia Tech

A CJ record holder will be making waves in college as Macleary Moran ‘18 committed to swim at the Georgia Institute of Technology on Friday, April 27.

“They have a great engineering program,” Moran noted. “My major was very important to me. They also have a great swimming program.”

Moran, who qualified for the state swimming tournament all four years at CJ, will be studying material science and engineering in college.

Jeremy Greenleaf Named New Athletic Director

Jeremy Greenleaf, CJ’s current assistant athletic director, will take on a new role as the director of athletics at the beginning of June.

“I have had a great opportunity to work with Jeremy over the last year,” said John Marshall ‘86, principal. “I’ve seen key qualities in Jeremy that have enhanced our current programming and will serve our students at the next level both in athletic participation, their faith life, and their general impact to the CJ community.”

Marshall Signs to Wrestle at The Ohio State University

“It’s a dream come true.”

That’s how Micah Marshall ‘18 described his commitment to wrestle with the Ohio State University on Tuesday, April 24.

“I decided that OSU would be the best place for me to grow as a whole person,” Marshall said. “The wrestling team impressed me in that it was looking into the science of the sport, leading to smarter training and overall better performance.”

Science is something Marshall is passionate about, as he plans to study neuroscience in college.

Jones Signs to Run Track with Morehead State University

A current senior is on the fast track to success in college as Dallas Jones ‘18 signed to run track for Morehead State University on Friday, April 20.

“I chose the school because it fit me as a person and I can see myself succeeding well,” Jones said. “It is the best for me academically and athletically.”

Jones has been a member of the CJ track and field team for four years. In 2017, she earned a trip to the state track and field competition as a member of the 4x200 relay team.

Gracey Signs to Row at Eastern Michigan University

A current Eagle will make waves after she leaves CJ as Brianna Gracey ‘18 signed to row for the Eastern Michigan University Eagles on Thursday, April 19.

Gracey first got into rowing during her sophomore year.

“I got tired of one sport and thought I would be good at rowing,” Gracey said.

When choosing Eastern Michigan, Gracey said the campus appealed to her.

“I like how big it is and the variety of things it offers,” Gracey noted.

While at Eastern Michigan, Gracey intends to major in biochemistry.

Posted April 23, 2018

Bice Signs to Play Tennis at Ashland University

Lydia Bice ‘18 knew she wanted to play tennis in college from a young age.

“I was five years old, and knew I wanted to play.”

That dream came true on Friday, April 13 when Bice signed to play tennis at Ashland University.

“I really like the atmosphere there,” Bice said. “It’s not too small but it’s not really big either - it’s the perfect size.”

Bice was a member of the women’s team all four years at CJ and a member of the varsity team for three years. Head coach Jim Brooks said Bice was always up for whatever challenge she faced.

Owens Commits to Play Football at CCU

Once an Eagle, always an Eagle.

That has more meaning now to Keshaun Owens ‘18 after he committed to play football with the Eagles of Cincinnati Christian University on Friday, March 16.

“I like the family aspect at the school and how they communicated with me,” Owens said.

Owens, a four-year starter for CJ, was always a key player on the field, head football coach Marcus Colvin said.

“He was one of our better defensive player his freshman year,” Colvin chuckled. “It was funny, because he was a great tackler, but he ended up catching the ball more for us.”

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