Articles written by: Ryan Solecki

Softball / Sports
Junior catcher Cory DeLamielleure, left, and sophomore ultility player Chelsea DeLamielleure, right, look to build of a strong 2012 season that had Cory finish the season with 143 putouts for a .988 fielding percentage behind the plate and Chelsea finished with eight multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games for the Chippewas. (Chuck Miller/Staff Photographer)

Sisterly love on the diamond: Cory, Chelsea DeLamielleure meshing well together

It all came down to a combined family decision that brought both Cory and Chelsea DeLamielleure to the Central Michigan University softball team. “We were only recruiting Cory at the time and then we heard that the family decided that […]
Softball / Sports
Junior pitcher Morgan Yuncker, left, senior pitcher Kara Dornbos, and junior pitcher Kristen Kuhlman lead a veteran pitching staff for the Chippewas Softball team that made it all the way to the MAC championship game before losing to Miami (OH). Dornbos is the ace of the staff finishing last season 15-15 with a team-best 2.03 ERA in 183 innings. (Chuck Miller/Staff Photographer)

Kara Dornbos, junior trio leading softball pitching staff

As the softball pitching staff warms up, all you can hear is mitts smacking, softballs whistling through the air and compliments from teammates. And, why not, it leads the Mid-American Conference in ERA. Senior Kara Dornbos leads an already experienced […]
Softball / Sports

Softball’s final non-conference game postponed, MAC play begins this weekend at EMU

Softball’s scheduled Wednesday doubleheader against IPFW was cancelled due to poor weather, preventing softball from atoning its loss earlier this season. The Chippewas found themselves on the wrong end of an extra-innings game that ended with a score of 10-6 […]
Sports / Wrestling

Wrestling finishes 18th, posts two All-Americans at NCAA tournament

Wrestling ended 18th in the NCAA tournament after eight wrestlers became two All-Americans at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. Senior four-time All-American 184-pounder Ben Bennett started the third day of competition off with a win in a […]
Sports / Wrestling

Ben Bennett, Jarod Trice recieve All-America honors at NCAA tournament

Wrestling has a four-time All-American for the first in program history after senior 184-pounder Ben Bennett earned a 1-0 win on Friday. Joining him as an All-American was senior heavyweight Jarod Trice, who earned the honor for the third time, […]
Sports / Wrestling

Seniors lead wrestling to 4-4 finish in first session of NCAA tournament

The eight wrestlers in the NCAA tournament split in Session 1 Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. Three-time All-American senior and second-seeded Ben Bennett 184-pounder would turn the tide for the struggling Chippewas with a win against […]
Sports / Wrestling

Wrestling readies for NCAAs; sending eight to Des Moines

Wrestling will send eight of its wrestlers to Des Moines, Iowa, for the 2013 NCAA Division 1 wrestling tournament beginning Thursday. Senior 184-pounder Ben Bennett leads the pack with a No. 2 seed and will receive a first-round bye after […]
Softball / Sports

Softball drops first two in 2013 Hoosier Classic

At the brand new Andy Mohr field in Bloomington, Ind. softball lost both games of a double-header on Friday against University of Illinois-Chicago and Indiana. “It Felt like we just didn’t come ready to play today,” said head coach Margo […]
Sports / Wrestling
Senior No. 5 heavyweight Jarod Trice throws Eastern's Anthony Abro Feb. 8 during the final home match of the season and last ever for Trice and fellow seniors on senior night. Trice won his match 3-1 and each of the Chippewas five seniors defeated their opponent in their final match in McGuirk Arena to help secure an outright Mid-American Conference title with a 31-6 victory over Eastern Michigan. (File Photo by Chuck Miller/Staff Photographer)

Wrestling rolling into last regular-season dual at Michigan State

No. 10 wrestling is riding a nine-dual win streak into its regular season finale at 7 p.m. Friday at Michigan State. That is not the only win streak the Chippewas have on their side; in the past six years they […]
Softball / Sports

Softball splits again in day two of New Mexico Lobos Tournament

Softball battled through another split on the second day of the New Mexico Lobos Classic against Hampton and  IPFW on Saturday. CMU started the day off strong with five runs in the first inning against Hampton. Sophomore short stop CarolAnn […]
Sports / Wrestling
Senior No. 2 184 pounder Ben Bennett wrestles Eastern's Khodar Hobballah Feb. 8 during the second ever Royal Rumble and Tumble at McGuirk Arena. Bennett won his match convincingly 13-3. It was senior night and the last home match for all five Chippewa seniors. Each of the them defeated their opponent in their final match in McGuirk Arena to help secure an outright Mid-American Conference title and a 31-6 victory over Eastern Michigan.(File Photo by Chuck Miller/Staff Photographer)

No. 12 wrestling heads west for a three-dual weekend

No. 12 wrestling begins a three-dual road stretch in California beginning in Palo Alto at the University of Stanford at 3 p.m. Saturday. The Chippewas have won nine of their last 10 duals dating back to Jan. 6 and are […]
Top Stories / Wrestling

CMU’s Tom Borrelli, Ben Bennett react to wrestling being voted out of 2020 Olympic Games

On Tuesday, the International Olympics Committee voted to remove wrestling from its 25 core sports for the 2020 Olympic Games. Greco-Roman wrestling has been a part of the Olympics ever since 1896 and has been held in every session of […]


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