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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.

Peltier Signs to Play Baseball at Ball State

From a young age, Ryan Peltier ‘18 knew he wanted to be a baseball player. Now, after starting for the Eagles for four years, he will continue his baseball career at Ball State University.

“It’s a dream come true,” Peltier shared. “I always thought about playing college baseball. I’m happy to do this.”

“He’s been striving for this his whole life,” CJ head baseball coach Mike Barhorst ‘85 added. “He has a heart of a champion. He plays hard and he always works to get better.”

New Men's and Women's Golf Head Coaches Announced

New head coaches are bringing their expertise to the men's and women's Eagle golf teams.

Larry Herrmann, the head golf professional at the Miami Valley Golf Club, has been named the men's golf head coach. Herrmann, who has been with the Miami Valley Golf Club for three years and a PGA professional for 36 years, said his knowledge of the course and the sport will be assets to the team.

"The boys have already been practicing," Herrmann noted. "I'm teaching them while they're practicing and that's a big plus for them.

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