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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.”

Wrestlers Walk to State Ahead of Competition

Update: The results from the state competition were as follows:

  • Isaiah Wortham takes 8th overall (126lbs)
  • Micah Marshall: 5th overall (145lbs)
  • Hunter Johns: 4th overall (182lbs)

Congratulations, Eagles!


Road to State: Eagles wrestlers participated in the school’s traditional Walk to State on Thursday, March 8. The team doubled the number of state qualifiers this year with four students and one alternate qualifying for the tournament.

Eagles Send Largest Team to Swimming State Tournament

The Eagles are hoping to make a splash in Canton when they take to the water during the state swimming competition on Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23. CJ is sending its largest team ever to the competition, with 10 swimmers and an alternate qualifying for the tournament.

“We have four freshmen, a sophomore, junior and four seniors going,” shared head coach Kate Whistler. “I am so proud of this team, we have the best group of kids!”

Those representing CJ during the state competition and their state rankings prior to the tournament include:

Class of 2017 Athletic HOF Members to be Inducted

On Friday, February 2, the newest members of the CJ Athletic Hall of Fame will be introduced during the men’s varsity basketball game. The six inductees are:

Marty Duffy, ’07 
Basketball and Soccer

Marty Duffy was a member of the state championship basketball team in 2005 and earned first team GGCL honors during her senior soccer and basketball seasons. She now spends her time helping high school athletes – as well as weekend warriors – as a physical therapist.

Christian Alexander Named Men's Soccer Coach

After an extensive search, Chaminade Julienne announces the hiring of Christian Alexander as the new men’s soccer head coach.

“I am humbled and excited to be a part of this program,” Alexander said.

In addition to recently coaching at Dayton Christian High School, Alexander, a Dayton area native, has been a head coach with the CUSA Soccer Club and Metro FC Soccer Club. He has also played for semi-pro soccer teams including the Dayton Dynamo and Cincinnati Dutch Lions.

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