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Offense clicks in ODAC win at Shenandoah

Marcel Crump (Richmond, Va./Highland Springs) and RJ Sims (Fort Washington, Md./Friendly) combined for 56 points as the Eastern Mennonite basketball men picked up a 78-72 win at Shenandoah Wednesday night. The Runnin Royals shot 55 percent during the decisive second half as they improve to 10-8 overall and 5-4 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. EMU has now won four of their last fi ...More

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Volleyball Royals open year with split against Coker

The EMU volleyball men opened their 2014 season on Saturday, splitting a doubleheader with D-II Coker College.  The Royals won the first match between the two, giving coach Dominick Porter a win in his first outing, before falling to the Cobras in the nightcap. EMU 3, Coker 2 The first match was a back-and-forth thriller, with the men winning in five. They broke ...More

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Rheinheimer, Royals finish off Eagles in final minutes

Eastern Mennonite’s basketball women couldn’t shake host Bridgewater College for 33:40 Wednesday night.  But the Royals took control over the final 6:20, outscoring the Eagles 20-9 down the stretch to secure an 83-73 decision, their fifth straight win over their rivals. The non-stop first half was played to EMU’s tempo and they led most of the way.  However, the Eagle ...More

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Sims catches fire to push EMU past Eagles

Senior RJ Sims (Fort Washington, Md./Friendly) picked a great time to break out of his offensive funk, as he scored 14 points over the final 7:38 of Wednesday night’s game with Bridgewater, and nearly single-handedly carried Eastern Mennonite to a 62-54 win.  The Royals trailed by seven points ...More

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Track teams poised to break more records

How do you improve upon a season in which the team broke 12 different program records?  If you are EMU track & field Coach Jason Lewkowicz, you bring back most of your key performers and throw in another round of skilled recruits for a promising third year of rebuilding the Royals track program. “I’m really excited to see growth in our track & field program this year ...More

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Falk keys defensive effort in win over Dragons

Despite never trailing in Friday’s non-conference game against Virginia University of Lynchburg, the Runnin Royals were happy just to get out with the win, taking a 78-70 decision in Yoder Arena. EMU improves to 6-4 on the year in advance of their final non-ODAC game Monday night against Goucher. VUL earned control of the opening tip, but ...More

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Women never trail in non-conference win at Mt. Aloysius, 76-62

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow could slow down the Eastern Mennonite basketball women Saturday, as they scored the first 10 points and never trailed in a 76-62 win at Mt. Aloysius in Cresson, Pa. In an effort to beat an impending snowstorm in the region, the Royals drove up Friday night and moved the start time to 11 a.m. The Royals looked good in the non-conference win. Jess Rheinhei ...More

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Andrew Thorne: From succeeding at basketball to wanting to help at-risk boys and girls, like he’s been helped

When Andrew Thorne was fresh from high school and needed a lifeline in August 2009, two weeks before college move-in day, basketball coach Kirby Dean threw him one. Dean first met Thorne when he went to see a game at Skyline High School in Front Royal, Va., during Thorne’s senior year. Dean saw Thorne as a perfect fit for ...More

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Yates jumper in overtime helps Runnin Royals to first ODAC win

Despite never trailing in the first half, the Runnin Royals needed a late 8-0 run to force overtime before pulling out an 81-79 win at ODAC rival Roanoke College in Salem, Va. Ryan Yates (Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams) hit the game-winning shot with five seconds left in OT as Eastern Mennonite impro ...More

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Royals blow by talented Randolph women, 87-64

In a matchup of the preseason favorite and the upstart, EMU came out on top. The Royals, picked first in the ODAC’s preseason poll, grabbed an early lead and never let it go in an 87-64 win over upstart Randolph College in Yoder Arena. Both teams entered the game at 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, but Eastern Mennonite took over sole possession of first ...More