College Football Preview: Saturday's Games
YOUNGSTOWN - Robert Hughes (Rayen), a junior DE for Thiel, has 23 tackles. In last week's 17-14 overtime win at Thomas More, he had 10.5 tackles, including a sack, and returned a punt that he blocked 25 yards for a touchdown. Hughes was named PAC defensive player of the week. Bethany was off last week.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Waynesburg to Honor 1966 National Football Champions
PITTSBURGH - The freight trains tugging coal cars still rumble by the Waynesburg College football stadium on game days, just as they did 40 autumns ago during a run to a national championship. A lot of years and locomotives have passed since, but players and coaches involved in that special season have reunited this weekend for a special halftime tribute to the team crowned champions.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

College Notebook
South Fayette graduate Andrew DiDonato is the starting quarterback at Grove City. Through three games, the freshman has thrown for 414 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for another.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Waynesburg College Celebrates NAIA National Title
UNIONTOWN - Dan Dvorchak and Tom Babbony still recall their first plane ride, and still with a little trepidation. It was a four-engine propeller-driven plane that carried Dvorchak, Babbony and 31 of their friends from Pittsburgh to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in December of 1966.
The (Uniontown) Herald Standard

Two Points Go Long Way for Taylor, Waynesburg
As the fans filed out of Wiley Stadium last Saturday, they left impressed with Waynesburg College's victory and the fact Ryan Abels became the school's career rushing leader. But they were talking about Anthony Taylor.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Bethany Women Tie Waynesburg
WAYNESBURG — Bethany College sophomore goalkeeper Courtney Teets made 10 saves, as the Bison women’s soccer team battled to a 1-1 draw at Waynesburg College Thursday in a non-conference match. With the tie, BC’s record now stands at 2-7-1, while the Yellow Jackets’ mark moves to 3-4-1.
The Weirton Daily Times/ Steubenville Herald Star

Safety Gains Invaluable Experience
BEAVER FALLS - Derek McElhaney can think back to that day last season when he saw his first significant college football action and smile. At the time, the Geneva College sophomore free safety was doing more cringing in a 35-20 loss at Saint Xavier in the fourth game of the season in which the Golden Tornadoes allowed 323 passing yards and three first-quarter touchdown passes of 75, 67 and 30 yards.
Beaver County Times

Abels Breaks Record
MCKEESPORT - In two full seasons as Elizabeth Forward's starting running back, Ryan Abels amassed some impressive statistics. Despite the gaudy statistics, the 5-foot-9, 180-pound Abels couldn't find a college team that wanted him.
The (McKeesport) Daily News

Kentucky College Notebook: Believe It or Not
LEXINGTON - That Thomas More is playing the most exciting games in the commonwealth? The Saints edged Hanover 25-23 on a 16-yard TD pass with 36 seconds left in the opener. The pass was thrown from the 37 by a scrambling Trevor Stellman to Chase Weber.
Lexington Herald-Leader

Local Graduates Helping Area College Programs
PITTSBURGH - North Hills graduate Kim McKay is setting for the Bethany College women's volleyball team. Also, Norwin graduate Sean Molyneaux is among the goal scoring leaders for the Bearcats.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Around the Great Lakes Region
Summer faded into autumn last weekend as thoughts of apple cider, hayrides and Homecoming dance through people’s heads. It may be cooling down meteorologically but football-wise, things are just starting to heat up throughout the region.

Bethany to Host Defending PAC Champion Thiel
BETHANY — Fresh off its bye week, the Bethany College football team (2-1) will be gunning for its third win in a row at 1:30 p.m. Saturday when it hosts Thiel (Pa.) College (2-2, 1-0) in what will be the Bison’s Presidents‚ Athletic Conference opener.
The (Steubenville) Herald Star/ Weirton Daily Times

Names In the Game
NEW CASTLE - Waynesburg’s Dave Piecuch started at outside linebacker and made two tackles in the Yellow Jackets’ 29-18 win over Grove City in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference clash.
New Castle News

Beaver Grad Sets Assist Record
PITTSBURGH - Beaver Area graduate Kim Walsh set a Grove City College volleyball record for the most assists in a four-game match in Friday's 3-1 loss to Lebanon Valley. Walsh, a 5-5 junior setter broke the record she set last year by recording 62 assists. She now has 586 assists in 51 games for an 11.49 average per match.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

District Highlights: Last Weekend Revisited
PITTSBURGH - Waynesburg's Ryan Abels, a senior from Elizabeth Forward High School, rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns in a 29-18 victory against Grove City to become the school's all-time leader (3,350). He surpassed Mike Stout's 3,287 set in 1996-99. Abels is the Presidents' Athletic Conference Offensive player of the week.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Plum Twins a Kick-Start For St. Vincent
PITTSBURGH - Plum twins Ben and Matt Fecik are starters on the St. Vincent College men's soccer team as freshmen. Ben Fecik is a forward/midfielder who leads the Bearcats (4-5-1) with four goals and a .222 shooting percentage. He also has two assists, which ties him for the team lead in points with 10.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Saints Lose Fourth Straight
MIDWAY - The Thomas More College women's tennis team dropped its fourth straight match, falling to Midway College Wednesday in non-conference action, 6-3.
The Kentucky Post

Sports Digest
GREENVILLE, Pa. — Thiel junior defensive end Robert Hughes (Rayen School) was named to the Team of the Week for his performance in the Tomcats' 17-14 overtime victory at Thomas More.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Bethany Volleyball Team Downed by Waynesburg
BETHANY — The Bethany College volleyball team (5-10, 1-4) could not win its second consecutive match Tuesday, as Waynesburg College (3-15, 2-1) knocked off the Bison 3-0 at Hummel Field House. BC, coming off a 3-1 win over Franciscan University of Steubenville Monday night, was aiming to win two in a row for the first time this season.
The (Steubenville) Herald Star/ Weirton Daily Times

Bethany Tennis Squad Blanked by Waynesburg
WAYNESBURG — The Bethany College women’s tennis team fell to 0-7 overall and 0-2 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Tuesday with a 9-0 loss at Waynesburg College. The Yellow Jackets (3-3, 2-0) opened the match by sweeping the doubles matches, although it didn’t come easily.
The (Steubenville) Herald Star/ Weirton Daily Times

Skipping the Sidelines
In the PAC, four teams matched up in a pair of conference games, while two of the remaining three completed their non-conference matchups prior to really getting into the PAC portion of the schedules.

Former Jeannette Coach Joins Saint Vincent Staff
After a life of high school coaching, Rick Klimchock is ready to step into the college scene. Klimchock, the highly successful former Jeannette High School boys basketball coach, was named Tuesday as a men's assistant coach at St. Vincent College.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Davis Wins PAC Goalkeeping Honor
Waynesburg sophomore Brad Davis (Albert Gallatin) nabbed Presidents' Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week honors, allowing just one goal in 180 minutes of action last week. Davis posted a .5 goals-against average, helping Waynesburg go 2-1 during the week. Davis shut out PAC rival Thiel on Sept. 16 and has 39 saves on the year.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Titans to Meet Grove City College on Saturday
The 87th meeting of the Westminster-Grove City college football rivalry is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at GCC’s Robert E. Thorn Field. Westminster leads the all-time series — which dates back to 1892 — 47-31-8, including the last 6 straight (14-13 in ’05 on Brett Myers’ 14-yard TD toss to Brett Ziegler with 16 seconds remaining).
The (Sharon) Herald


Bethany football kicks off its ‘Boomer and Books’ program
WELLSBURG — Although the Bethany College football team was not preparing for a game last week, that doesn’t mean the Bison football players weren’t busy in other ways. First-year head coach Tim Weaver and three of his players traveled to Wellsburg Preschool last Friday to kick off their new “Boomer and Books” program.
The (Steubenville) Herald-Star/Weirton Daily Times

Sports Digest
GREENVILLE, Pa. — Thiel junior defensive end Robert Hughes (Rayen) was named Presidents' Athletic Conference defensive player of the week. Hughes finished with 10.5 tackles, a sack and returned his own blocked punt 25 yards for a touchdown in the Tomcats' 17-14 overtime win at Thomas More.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator


Geneva Tries to Adjust to Consecutive Byes
BEAVER FALLS - For the second consecutive Saturday, the Geneva College football team had the day off. We played open again," Geneva coach Gene DeMarco cracked. "Open is tough. Nobody has ever beaten open."
Beaver County Times

Westminster has Monessen touch
This year's Westminster College Hall of Fame Banquet will feature a Monessen touch. Two of the nine new inductees to be enshrined at a dinner following the Titans' Oct. 7 football game with Thomas More are former Greyhound standouts. They're Ron Minnie and Felton Brown, who were both 1960 Westminster graduates.
The Valley Independent

Local College Sports Recap
YOUNGSTOWN - At the Penn State Spiked Shoe Invitational Grove City College placed 19th out of 24 teams. Syracuse won the team title with 50 points. Sophomore Daniel Spaulding led the Wolverines with a 77th-place finish (28 minutes, 9.85 seconds).
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Saints Fall in Overtime
CRESTVIEW HILLS -Thomas More College suffered its first loss of the football season on Saturday when Thiel's Sammy Koyl kicked a 27-yard field goal in overtime to defeat the Saints, 17-14, after Thomas More blew a 14-0 lead.
Kentucky Post


District College Football Coaches Add Locals to Staffs
PITTSBURGH -While each of the three district college head football coaches returned this season, each of them added local and familiar assistants to their coaching staffs. Serving as the co-defensive coordinator at Waynesburg College this fall is Scott Venick, who served as the secondary coach each of the previous two seasons at rival Washington & Jefferson College under fourth-year head coach Mike Sirianni.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Kentuckian Roundup
LOUISVILLE - The Tomcats (2-2, 1-0 Presidents Athletic Conference) stopped the host Saints (2-1, 1-1) in overtime.
The (Louisville) Courier-Journal

Westminsters Earns First Win, in Double OT
NEW CASTLE - The very game Westminster College had been waiting for happened Saturday.The non-conference contest with Adrian not only provided breakout performances from a core of freshmen, including quarterback Kevin Franz and tailback Nick McKolosky, but it also gave the Titans their first win of the season.
New Castle News

The Sports Briefs
Katie Murphy scored two goals and assisted on another as Allegheny defeated Washington & Jefferson, 4-1. Beth Reefer had the only goal for the Presidents off an assist from senior midfielder Rachel Moses.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Abels Puts Record, Victory in Books
WAYNESBURG ----The game ball was tightly plugged in the helmet of Ryan Abels as friends came up to offer congratulations
. Here stood the most prolific running back in Waynesburg College history after Abels rushed for 122 yards on 21 carries and scored two touchdowns Saturday in the Yellow Jackets' 29-18 victory over Grove City in the Presidents' Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Mendel Has Career Day; W&J Wins Third Straight
OBERLIN, Ohio -- Ryan Mendel rushed for a career-best 192 yards and Washington & Jefferson had six sacks in a 33-13 victory over Oberlin Saturday afternoon at Dill Field. Mendel helped W&J build a 26-0 lead at halftime when he scored on a 47-yard run in the first quarter and a two-yard blast in the second that gave the Presidents a 19-0 lead.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

District Footbal Roundup
PITTSBURGH -The visiting Tomcats (2-2) scored a touchdown and an extra point with just 20 seconds left in regulation to tie the score. They won it in overtime on a 27-yard field goal by Sammy Koyl.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jackets Get First Victory
WAYNESBURG - After three consecutive non-conference losses to open the season, Waynesburg College chose the prime time for its first win of the 2006 season. Visiting Grove City fell victim to the Yellow Jackets, 29-18, at Waynesburg's John F. Wiley Stadium, to open Presidents' Athletic Conference action on Saturday.
The (Uniontown) Herald Standard

Area College Roundup: Saturday's Football Games
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Freshman Fred Romeo, a graduate of Poland High School, kicked a 21-yard field goal in the second overtime to give the Titans (1-2) their first win of the year. The game was knotted at 21 points after four quarters.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Area College Sports
YOUNGSTOWN - Recapping the volleyball, soccer and cross country action in college sports on Saturday, September 23.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

District College Preview
PITTSBURGH - Trevar Stellman threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Chase Weber with 36 seconds remaining to give Thomas More a 25-23 victory against Hanover and a 16-yard scoring pass to Weber with 2:21 left in a 21-20 victory against Grove City.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Preview for Saturday's College Football Games
YOUNGSTOWN - Westminster lost to Carnegie Mellon last week, 33-6, giving up 26 unanswered points before halftime. Adrian defeated Bluffton, 17-6, last week. Adrian was runner-up up in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association last year with an 8-2 record and returned 15 starters this year.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Thursday Nights College Roundup (soccer and volleyball)
YOUNGSTOWN - Mallory Bugel (Mars HS) scored a pair of goals. Sophomore midfielder Christina Adams (Hubbard HS) and junior defender Anna Sparacino (Verona, Pa.) assisted. Adams and Sparacino also assisted on a goal by sophomore midfielder Abby Montgomery (McMurray, Pa.) in the seventh minute.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Around the Great Lakes Region
It’s still early, but first-year Bethany head coach Tim Weaver definitely has the inside track for the PAC’s Coach of the Year award. The Bison improved to 2-1 Saturday with a dramatic 34-28 win at Ohio Wesleyan.

College Notes
LEXINGTON - Trevor Stellman (Conner) and Chase Weber (Beechwood) are back to their old tricks. For the second straight week, the duo connected for the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter from 16 yards out as Thomas More downed Grove City, 21-20.
The (Lexington) Community Press & Recorder

Saints Linebacker Honored for Play Against Wolverines
CINCINNATI - Thomas More sophomore Brad Steinmetz earned a spot on the team of the week. The weakside linebacker is the first Thomas More player to receive the honor. Against Grove City Saturday, he blocked two fourth-quarter kick attempts to lift Thomas More to a 21-20 victory.
The (Cincinnati) Post

Names in the Games: Keeping Up With Local Athletes Competing in College
NEW CASTLE - Westminster’s Rachael Cooper paced the Lady Titans in the Volley Against Violence Volleyball Tournament which was hosted by Westminster. Cooper, a senior outside hitter from Laurel, had eight kills and three assists in a 27-30, 30-26, 30-23, 30-23 loss to Penn State-Behrend.
New Castle News

Last Week Revisted
PITTSBURGH - Washington & Jefferson quarterback Bobby Swallow, who completed 18 of 20 passes for 210 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-0 victory against Hanover, is the Presidents' Athletic Conference offensive player of the week.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PAC Football: Talent Takes a Big Hit
WASHINGTON - For at least one week of last season's NCAA Division III playoffs, the Presidents' Athletic Conference had reason to brag. Two of its teams -- Thiel and Washington & Jefferson -- had earned berths, an unheard of situation for a conference that does not have an automatic bid and has been defined mainly by the success of W&J.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter


Bethany's Franklyn Earns PAC Honors
WEXFORD — One game was all Bethany College senior midfielder Ramon Franklyn needed to take this week’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week Award, as he scored a goal and assisted on one in Bethany’s victory over Pitt-Bradford Sept. 13.
The (Weirton) Daily Times

The End Zone Capsule

In the PAC, five of the seven teams continued with non-conference games, while Thomas More and Grove City kicked off play with a conference matchup won in the final seconds by Thomas More.
Don Hansen's Football Gazette

Saints' Steinmetz Wins PAC Honor
CINCINNATI - Thomas More College sophomore linebacker Brad Steinmetz was named Presidents' Athletic Conference defensive player of the week.
The (Cincinnati) Post

Duo Rescues Saints Again
CINCINNATI - An encore performance by Trevor Stellman and Chase Weber kept Thomas More College's football team unbeaten. For the second straight week, the duo connected for the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter from 16 yards out as Thomas More beat Grove City 21-20 Saturday in Grove City, Pa.
The (Cincinnati) Post


Hornets Make Long Trip Worth the Effort With Win at Waynesburg

WAYNESBURG - Sometimes all the motivation a team needs is a lengthy road trip to return home with a win. Shenandoah University (1-2) proved that point Saturday afternoon at Wiley Stadium as the Hornets defeated Waynesburg, 20-10.
(Uniontown) Herald Standard

W&J Sends Hanover to Historic Shutout
WASHINGTON - The normally high-scoring Presidents were uncharacteristically outgained, 425-179, in a 32-14 season-opening loss to Salisbury. But W&J rebounded with a 22-10 win over Allegheny in Week 2 as the Presidents rushed for 298 yards and two touchdowns and held the Gators to just 33 yards on the ground.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Beatty, Shenandoah Steal One from Waynesburg
WASHINGTON - The problems and frustration continue to mount for Waynesburg College's football program. Waynesburg's defense allowed only four first downs Saturday to visiting Shenandoah, yet the winless Yellow Jackets still came away with a 20-10 loss at Wiley Stadium.
(Washington) Observer Reporter

Area Colleges, Saturday's Games
YOUNGSTOWN - Brent Owens threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Matt Cruse with 1 second remaining to rally Bethany to the verdict. Ohio Wesleyan (0-3) blew a 21-0 halftime lead. The Battling Bishops still led 28-20 in the fourth quarter, but Brett Clough scored on a 2-yard run for Bethany with 46 seconds left. Bethany (2-1) then recovered an onside kick, setting up the game-winning drive.
(Youngstown) Vindicator

CMU Rolls Over Westminster
Carnegie Mellon beat up on its second consecutive opponent from the Presidents' Athletic Conference on Saturday, pounding Westminster, 33-6, at Gesling Stadium. Which begs the question: Why not a return to the PAC?
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

District Roundup
PITTSBURGH - Trevor Stellman threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Chase Weber with 2:21 left in the game to help Thomas More (2-0, 1-0) come back to beat Grove City (0-2, 0-1).
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

College Roundup
LOUISVILLE, KY - Trevor Stellman completed a 16-yard touchdown pass to Chase Weber with 2:21 left, helping the visiting Saints (2-0) beat the Wolverines (0-2) in the Presidents' Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
(Louisville) Courier- Journal

District College Roundup
PITTSBURGH - Washington & Jefferson 35, Hanover 0: Bobby Swallow completed 90 percent of his pass attempts (18 for 20) to lead the Presidents (2-1) to a rout of host Hanover, Ind. Swallow threw for 210 yards and four touchdowns. Tom McCafferty caught two of the touchdown passes, covering 29 and 10 yards
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Bethany Faces Ohio Wesleyan
BETHANY - The Bethany College football team will go for its second consecutive victory at 1 p.m. today when it heads to Delaware, Ohio, to take on Ohio Wesleyan University at Selby Field.
The (Wheeling) Intelligencer

District College Preview
PITTSBURGH - Westminster (0-1) at Carnegie Mellon (2-0), noon -- Westminster, the defending NAIA national champion at the time, defeated CMU, 50-0, in the most recent meeting in 1971.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local College Football Preview
WASHINGTON - A look at local college games for Washington & Jefferson and Waynesburg, in week three of the 2006 college football season.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

College Football Preview, Saturday's Games
YOUNGSTOWN - It's week three of local college football. Take a look at the match-ups for local college football this weekend.
(Youngstown) Vindicator

District College Preview
PITTSBURGH - What to expect in local college football in week three. Breaking down district college football for September 16.
(Pittsburgh) Tribune-Review

Bethany Men's Soccer Team Earns Victory
BETHANY — The wet weather didn’t dampen the skills of the Bethany College men’s soccer team, as the Bison (4-1-1) defeated Pitt-Bradford (1-3) Wednesday, 2-1. Although no goals were tallied during the first half, Bethany dominated with 17 shots compared with Pitt-Bradford’s five. Bison senior keeper Kosta Floros recorded three saves in the half to keep the Panthers off the board.
(Steubenville) Herald Star

Bethany Women Fall, 4-0 to Pitt-Bradford
BETHANY — A strong second half by the Bethany College women’s soccer team was not enough to overcome the Pitt-Bradford Panthers, as BC lost 4-0 Wednesday. The Bison who dropped to 0-5 on the year, fell behind early on two quick goals.
(Weirton) Daily Times

Around The Region: Setting the table for conference races
Stadiums were dedicated. Seasons opened. Some streaks continued while others ended. The final week of fully non-conference football in the Great Lakes Region has set the table for what should be very interesting conference races this year.

Recalling Tragedy
WHEELING - Jack Lengyel recalls sitting on his couch in Wooster, Ohio, on Nov. 14, 1970 when, while watching television, some disturbing news crawled across the bottom of the screen.  Lengyel was at Bethany College on Wednesday as an invited guest of President Dr. G.T. ‘‘Buck’’ Smith, a long-time friend, to talk about, among other things, the upcoming Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures film, “We Are Marshall."
The (Wheeling) Intelligencer

Thiel College Football Ready to Repeat?
Thiel College won the PAC title last season after going undefeated. The Tomcats take aim on another title this season and hope for a similar outcome.

Lani Earns Men's Soccer Award
WEXFORD — Bethany College sophomore midfielder Greg Lani has been named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 11.
(Steubenville) Herald Star

Bison Earn First Win
BETHANY — Senior wide receiver T.J. Parker scored three touchdowns and the Bethany College football program scored on kickoff and interception returns, as the Bison trounced Hiram (Ohio) College 42-7 to earn the initial win of first-year head coach Tim Weaver’s career.
(Steubenville) Herald Star

District College Roundup
Carnegie Mellon 28, Grove City 0:
Robert Gimson rushed for 140 yards and a 13-yard touchdown and Travis Sivek ran for 131 yards and a 1-yard touchdown as the visiting Tartans (2-0) had 360 yards on the ground against the Wolverines (0-1). Kevin Mulkern completed 10 of 13 passes for 118 yards and a 12-yard touchdown to Colby Whitman.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bethany Routs Hiram
WHEELING - Bethany College opened with a win in their home debut Saturday afternoon, blowing out Hiram 42-7.

District College Roundup
Washington & Jefferson 22, Allegheny 10
-- Ryan Mendel rushed for 177 yards on 33 carries, while Kevin Matthews added 91 yards on 13 carries to lift Washington & Jefferson past Allegheny.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Reviews Are In: Presidents Pound Allegheny
WASHINGTON - If you happen to play football for Washington & Jefferson College, one of the places you did not want to be last week was in the film sessions.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

No Huddle Offense Too Much For Waynesburg
WAYNESBURG - By halftime of its game against Waynesburg College on Saturday, Wooster head football coach Mike Schmitz knew his team needed a change of pace.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter


There's no 'O' in 'Geneva', so they'll try to find one
An hour after last Saturday's 7-0 loss to Thiel at Reeves Stadium, senior quarterback Justin Sciarro sat in a darkened conference room in Merriman Gymnasium watching a tape of the game.
Beaver County Times

District College Preview
W&J's 32-14 defeat against Salisbury was its first season-opening loss since 1996 and the 179 offensive yards by the Presidents was their lowest since they had 150 against Buffalo State in a snowstorm in 2002. W&J linebacker David Glitz had 16 tackles against Salisbury
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bethany Looks For Its First Victory
Coming off a disappointing loss in its first game, the Bethany College football team will try to even its record at 1-1 when it plays host to Hiram (Ohio) College in its home opener today. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. at Bethany Field.
The (Wheeling) Intelligencer

Bison Hire Drahos
After one of the most successful playing careers in Bethany College men’s basketball history, the Mike Drahos era will take on a different look this season. The fourth all-time leading scorer in Bison history has been added to head coach Aaron Huffman’s staff as a graduate assistant.
The (Wheeling) Intelligencer


Around the Great Lakes Region
The first weekend of competition throughout the Great Lakes Region came and went Saturday. No real surprises jumped up, although a few finals scores turned out to be a little more lopsided that one might have anticipated.

Locke Shines for Thiel Volleyball
FARRELL HIGH product Latoya Locke made an immediate impact on the Thiel College volleyball program. Locke averaged 11.5 kills, 4.3 digs and 2 blocks per match for the Lady Cats en route to four wins and the championship of the season-opening D’Youville College/Nickel City Classic in Buffalo.
The (Sharon) Herald

Tarquinio Hoping His Luck Changes Against W&J
Mario Tarquinio has had a lot of luck playing against Washington & Jefferson's football team. Most of it was bad. Tarquinio, the 5-9, 210-pound senior tailback for Allegheny College, saw limited action as a freshman, rushed for 49 yards on 16 carries two years ago and missed last season's game with a knee injury.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Bethany Men Win Home Opener
BETHANY — Only one goal was needed for the Bethany College men’s soccer team to win their home opener Wednesday, as they defeated the Bobcats of Frostburg State (Md.) University 1-0.
(Weirton) Daily Times

Bethany Women Fall to La Roche
BETHANY — The Bethany College women’s soccer team fell to 0-3 on the season following a 2-0 loss to visiting LaRoche (Pa.) College (1-0) Wednesday afternoon.
(Steubenville) Herald Star

Valley Gridders Making Impact at College Level
MARTINS FERRY, OH - The college football season kicked off this past weekend and several former Ohio valley players made their presence felt. Many of the player’s teams experienced the high of an opening weekend victory, while still others tasted the foul disappointment of defeat. However, the valley consistently instills the attribute of playing hard and each hometown was surely represented proudly.
The (Martins Ferry) Times Leader

A Look at Saturday's Games (College Football Preview)
YOUNGSTOWN - Taking a look around area college football for Saturday, September 9. Local college football match-ups are broken down.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Miracle Play Pulls Out Win for Saints
CRESTVIEW HILLS -- Trevor Stellman has seen Doug Flutie's Hail Mary pass on television. Flutie's famed 1984 bomb to Gerald Phelan to beat Miami (Fla.) is one of the top plays in college football history. Saturday afternoon, Stellman and the Thomas More College football team pulled off a miniature version of their own.
(Cincinnati) Community Press & Recorder

Bethany Falls to Lady Barons
STEUBENVILLE - The Franciscan University of Steubenville women's soccer team kicked off its season with an impressive 5-1 win over Bethany College. In their first varsity-level game, the Lady Barons displayed excellent teamwork and movement of the ball as every player contributed.
(Weirton) Daily Times

Marietta College Defeats Waynesburg
MARIETTA - Ellen Doolittle paced Marietta College with 14 kills and three service aces as the Pioneers made quick work of Waynesburg (Pa.) College, 30-20, 30-19, 30-21, at Ban Johnson Arena Tuesday.
The Marietta Times

Thomas More College Freshman Named Player of the Week
CINCINNATI - Freshman middle blocker Leslie Hoelscher was named Import Sports/AVCA National Player of the Week following her first weekend on the Thomas More College volleyball team.
The Cincinnati Post

Saint March On
LEXINGTON - Thomas More quarterback Trevor Stellman and linebacker Mark Carlisle won player of the week honors in the Presidents Athletic Conference after the Saints' 25-23 victory over Hanover.
(Lexington) Herald-Leader

TJ grad finds his comfort zone at W&J
PITTSBURGH - By the time most people reach adolescence, they have already gone through the traditional cycle of playing childhood sports such as soccer, basketball and baseball or softball ... For Washington & Jefferson's Tom McCafferty, however, discovering his love and talent for football wouldn't come until he reached high school.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Taking a Look Around Area College Sports
YOUNGSTOWN - For the first time in six seasons, Grove City is 3-0. Scoring goals were junior midfielder Bethany Peck, sophomore Stephanie Wild (2), freshman Lauren Woodring, freshman Rachel Stelzer and junior Trisha Griffith.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Bethany's McNeil Earns PAC Accolade
WEXFORD - The Presidents’ Athletic Conference has selected Bethany College sophomore wide receiver Taylor McNeil as its special teams player of the week... After the big weekend, McNeil is currently first in the conference in all-purpose yards with 241 and with his speed, head coach Tim Weaver says he should do a lot of exciting things with the football through the year.
(Steubenville) Herald Star

Hall Bright Spot for Tornadoes
BEAVER FALLS - There was a definite bright spot in the Geneva College football team's season-opening loss. Senior linebacker Brian Hall led the Golden Tornadoes with 12 tackles as they fell 7-0 to Thiel in a non-conference game Saturday night at Reeves Stadium. Among those tackles, 3 ½ went for losses.
Beaver County Times

Kurey Following in Footsteps
WHEELING - The Kurey name has been synonymous with tennis success in the Ohio Valley for decades. Joe Kurey, who recently stepped down as Senior Vice President and Athletics Director at Bethany College, played and coached the sport at his alma mater for many years and made his place in the school’s athletic Hall of Fame in 1978.
The (Wheeling) Intelligencer

Meet the New Coach: Same as Old Coach
CINCINNATI - When Thomas More senior Kelly Sebastian and her teammates found out that coach Jason Burr was departing for a Division I assistant job at Illinois State only weeks before the start of the Saints' season, they were understandably apprehensive.
Cincinnati Enquirer

Stellman Leads Winning Drive in Saints Opener
CINCINNATI - Sophomore Trevor Stellman found Chase Weber for a 16-yard touchdown on fourth-and-goal with 36 seconds left as Thomas More College defeated Hanover, 25-23, in the season opener Saturday at Thomas More.
Cincinnati Post

Wesley Opens with Win over Waynesburg; Warrick Throws 5 TDs
DOVER, DE - Wesley College senior quarterback Chris Warrick threw for a personal-best five touchdowns, including three to senior wideout Michael Clarke, to spark Wesley to a 41-14 rout over Waynesburg (Pa.) College today in its nonconference season-opener before 1,857 fans at Wolverine Stadium.
The (Delaware) News Journal

Thiel Survives Early Season Test
SHARON - So it was appropos Thiel College’s football took a page from the past in playing old-school, smash-mouth style in posting a 7-0 season-opening win over the Golden Tornadoes Saturday night.
The (Sharon) Herald

Thomas More Wins in Final Seconds
CRESTVIEW HILLS - In Thomas More lore, this might go down as The Drive. Trailing by four with 6:47 to play in the season opener, the Saints drove 96 yards on 14 plays, culminating in a 16-yard touchdown pass on fourth down to beat visiting Hanover 25-23 yesterday.
Lexington Herald-Leader

Allegheny Blows Out Westminster
NEW WILMINGTON - With the past three games going into overtime, the Allegheny-Westminster series used to be a tight one. Used to be.
The Meadville Tribune

Allegheny rolls over Westminster, 35-10, in season opener
NEW WILMINGTON - Westminster and Allegheny played into overtime in their last three matchups. No need for that on Saturday as the Gators scored early and often.
New Castle News

Allegheny Dominates Westminster, 35-10
NEW WILMINGTON - One trend remained while another had no chance of continuing in the Allegheny vs. Westminster football rivalry yesterday at Burry Stadium.

Washington & Jefferson give up 352 rushing yards in 32-14 setback
WASHINGTON - In a game which saw momentum switch several times as coaches maneuvered their X's and O's, Salisbury's Sherman Wood seemed to make more right moves than his Washington & Jefferson counterpart, Mike Sirianni.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

District College Roundup
PITTSBURGH - Thiel 7, Geneva 0: Steve Minton scored on a 1-yard run with 57 seconds left in the second quarter for the only touchdown at Geneva's Reeves Field. Thiel quarterback Billy Blankenship completed 18 of 27 passes for 170 yards. Geneva quarterback Justin Sciarro was 17 of 34 for 200 yards.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

District Roundup
PITTSBURGH - Thiel 7, Geneva 0: Steve Minton scored on a 1-yard run with 57 seconds left in the first half, and NCAA Division III No. 25 Thiel (1-0) made it stand in a victory over Geneva (0-1). The Golden Tornadoes nearly tied it in the closing seconds, but their 18-play, 76-yard drive stalled at the Thiel 4 with four seconds remaining.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Feeling Run Down
When fall football camp opened at Washington & Jefferson College last month, there were concerns about the quarterback and wide receiver positions.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Waynesburg Routed by Wesley, 41-14
DOVER, Del. -
Chris Warrick passed for 290 yards and five touchdowns and Wesley's defense held Waynesburg to minus-13 yards rushing in a 41-14 non-conference victory Saturday.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Waynesburg College Falls to Wesley, 41-14
DOVER, Del. - After holding the high-powered offense of Wesley College to seven points in the first quarter, the Wolverines explosive offensive talent proved too much for the Yellow Jackets, as they fell 41-14 to the Wolverines.
(Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Westminster falls to Allegheny, 35-10
NEW WILMINGTON - In their three previous meetings, Allegheny and Westminster had to go to overtime to decide the outcome. However, in Saturday's game at Harold Burry Stadium, Allegheny made sure that wouldn't be the case, scoring early and often in a 35-10 win over the Titans.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

District College Previews
PITTSBURGH - Westminster is expected to start true freshmen at quarterback, Kevin Franz (Thomas Jefferson), and at running back, Nick McKolosky. The previous time a true freshman quarterback started the opening game of a season for the Titans was Dave Bierbach in 1967.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Saints Planning on Winning Season
CINCINNATI - Head coach Mike Hallett guided the Thomas More College football team to a 4-2 record and a third-place finish last year in the Saints' maiden season in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.
Cincinnati Post

Geneva Opens With Thiel
BEAVER FALLS - The Geneva College football team will not only get a look at the present in its opener, but the future, too. Geneva opens the season at 7 p.m. Saturday when it hosts Thiel in a non-conference match-up at Reeves Stadium of teams that made the postseason a year ago.
Beaver Country Times

District College Football Scouting Reports
PITTSBURGH - Taking a quick trip around the district giving you a look at you favorite local small college football teams.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


NEWSSTAND Archive August 2006