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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

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Men’s Basketball: Reaching their ceiling at the right time

On paper, it looks like the Runnin Royals have their work cut out for them this season.  While they do have to replace three of their top four scorers, Coach Kirby Dean feels he has a deeper basketball team this year. “Our overall numbers are down, but I think we’ll actually play more guys,” said Dean.  “I think 11 or 12 of our guys are going to play minutes, so ...More

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Women take second at ODACs, highest finish since 2001

The key in any sport is to peak at the right time. For the Eastern Mennonite cross country women, getting healthy at just the right time is allowing them peak, as they landed four All-ODAC finishers and second place as a team at the ODAC Championships Saturday in Farmville, Va. The silver medal was the highest team finish since the Royals won the league championship in 2001. EMU w ...More

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Royals headed back to playoffs with big win at Virginia Wesleyan

EMU’s field hockey women clinched an ODAC Tournament bid Saturday afternoon, romping over Virginia Wesleyan 5-2 in Virginia Beach. The Royals scored the first five goals of the game to earn a return trip to the ODAC’s top six after missing out last year for the first time in program history. Sophomore ...More

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PRs Fall As Royals Second D-III Team At Blue Ridge Open

The Royals keep getting better and better.  In the case of this Friday’s race at the Blue Ridge Open hosted by Appalachian State in Boone, N.C., the evidence wasn’t in the individual places, but in the times. Ten of Eastern Mennonite’s 11 cross country men set their personal records at the meet.  The Royals took 21st out of 28 teams in the gold race, but were in secon ...More

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Three goals in each half gives women comfortable win

The soccer women rebounded well from their tough 1-0 loss at Randolph-Macon last Wednesday, drubbing Sweet Briar 6-0 in Harrisonburg. The Royals drew the primetime slot on Saturday evening for EMU’s Homecoming and responded with a balanced win. Eastern Mennonite scored three goals in the each half, started by ...More

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Royals continue to rise in year two

As the Eastern Mennonite golf teams enter their second season, the Royals are planning to build on their experience to reach greater heights in 2013-14. Coach Wendell Eberly said his golfers are excited to see what year two holds in store. “The year of experience is good because the golfers know what to expect when they go to a tournament,” Eberly explained. “The ...More

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Royals snag first win in overtime of ODAC opener

EMU’s field hockey women came up big when they needed to, earning their first win in the first overtime of their first conference game of the season.  Junior Camille Williams (Media, Pa./Delaware County Christian) knocked home the game-winner 8:02 into OT, also notching her first goal of ...More

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EMU men’s soccer defeats Cairn, 3-0, at Cialella Classic

After back-to-back losses to quality opponents, Eastern Mennonite’s soccer men needed a quick about face.  They got it Sunday afternoon, controlling Cairn for a 3-0 win at the Cialella Classic in Camden, N.J. The Royals had been shut out in their previous two losses, but got things rolling in the first half against the Highlanders.  Junior ...More