Hall of Fame Induction Banquet
Humility and appreciation highlighted Sunday’s 24th annual Lawrence County Historical Society Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet. The 13 inductees dedicated the majority of their acceptance speeches to honoring others.
New Castle News


College Sports Wrap Up
A wrapup of PAC baseball, softball and the 2007 Men's and Women's PAC Track & Field Championships.
The Youngstown Vindicator

W&J Seeking Repeat in Softball
Washington & Jefferson College softball coach Stephani Ehrenfeld is hoping for a repeat of last season as the Presidents enter the Presidents' Athletic Conference playoffs. Washington & Jefferson entered this weekend in third place. The Presidents concluded their conference schedule with a 9-3 record. Westminster and Thomas More are tied for first place at 9-1
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

College Baseball
- Thomas More scored 14 runs in the first four innings and cruised to a Presidents' Athletic Conference win over in the opener of the three-game series. Two Yellow Jacket errors allowed Thomas More to post five runs in the first. Senior Dustin Brown started the inning with a walk, followed by freshman Chris Fishburn. A dropped fly ball allowed the first run to score before senior Fred Riess connected on a two-run single. Two more runs scored on wild pitches.
The (Kentucky) Post

Dooly's Owens Shines on Diamond
BETHANY, W. Va.. — Former Dooly County High athletics stalwart Brent Owens was recently named the Presidents Athletic Conference “Hitter of the Week” for the period ending April 23. In earning that honor, the senior catcher/designated hitter for Bethany College’s Bison batted .500 (11-22) with one homer, four doubles, nine RBIs and 11 runs scored to lead the Bison to a 3-4 week.
Cordele Dispatch

Gauger Selects Thomas More
Avon (Avon, Indiana) senior Josh Gauger has announced his college football plans, according to Orioles coach Dave Shelbourne. Gauger, who started at quarterback last season, will attend Thomas More College in Kentucky. Gauger, an All-Hoosier Crossroads Conference pick, passed for more than 1,500 yards with 12 touchdowns last season.
The Indianapolis Star

Case Returns From Injury to Lead Thomas More Softball Team
Mason County graduate Sommer Case was enjoying her best season yet for the Thomas More Saints, but a nasty midseason injury threatened to derail the senior first baseman's season. On April 1, against St. Vincent College, Case foul-tipped a ball that ricocheted off of her left eye.
The (Maysville, Ky.) Ledger Independent

PG East: Helping Hand at W&J
Hempfield Area graduate Nate Hopkins has helped the Washington & Jefferson College baseball team to a successful season to date. Hopkins, a four-year letterman and the starting left fielder, is hitting .277 with five doubles, 11 run scored and eight runs batted in.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PG South: Area Graduates Helping W&J Win
The graduates of PG South area high schools are making significant contributions to Washington & Jefferson College's successful baseball season. South Allegheny graduate Mike Trumpower, Chartiers Valley grad John Astfalk and Thomas Jefferson grad Ron Mitko are all in their fourth seasons with the W&J baseball team, which entered the week with a 21-7 record.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

District Spotlight: Division III
Washington & Jefferson, 23-7 and winner of five of its past six games, moved up five spots to No. 23 in the American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Top 30 poll. The Presidents are third in the Mideast Region. W&J, tied for first place at 10-2 with Thomas More in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, plays a three-game series this weekend against Grove City and completes the league's regular season with a three-game showdown at Thomas More, May 5-6.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PG West: The Chase is on for Geneva's Fletcher
Sometimes in life, it takes a while for individuals to find their calling. The same thing happens in athletics. Just ask Susan Fletcher. A Seneca Valley High School graduate and junior at Geneva College in Beaver Falls. Fletcher is a member of the Golden Tornadoes' cross county and track teams. She has run well the past two seasons in the spring, but never reached elite status in an event.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Notes: Men's Tennis
The Grove City men's team captured its 17th consecutive Presidents' Athletic Conference title over the weekend in Erie. Junior Chris Baker, sophomores Jeremy Dwyer and Kyle Johnson and freshman Peter Davis won individual conference crowns in singles and doubles.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

College Golf
Results from day one of two of the 2007 PAC Women's Golf Championship being held at Oak Tree Country Club in West Middlesex, Pa.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Local Sports Briefs
Grove City 11, Waynesburg 4; Grove City 9, Waynesburg 3 - Grove City collected 29 hits in a PAC doubleheader sweep against visiting Waynesburg ... The Wolverines (12-12, 4-8) had 18 hits and scored in every inning of the first game to make a winner of Chris Bowser, who allowed four runs in four innings. Eric Hull pitched three scoreless frames to earn the save ... Patt Messner was 4 for 4 with three RBIs and Seth Thompson was 3 for 5 with two RBIs for Grove City. Brian Moran, Chris Schwamberger, Ben Wilson and Bryan Pierrot each had two hits ... Losing pitcher Landon Sinclair was touched up for seven runs in 2 1-3 innings ... Jon Conn had two hits, two RBIs and a run scored for the Yellow Jackets (14-16, 7-8). Brendon Steele, Chad Litten and Jerry Daley each also had two hits for Waynesburg.
(Uniontown) Herald Standard

Merva Chooses W&J
Corey Merva plans to play football at Division III Washington & Jefferson College. A 6-foot, 230-pounder, who started at center and defensive end for the Panthers, Merva was an LHAC all-star and will play in the Lantzy game.
The (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat

Briefs: College Roundup
Waynesburg dropped a doubleheader to Shenandoah, 15-12 and 13-0. Jon Conn homered with three RBI in game one for the Yellow Jackets (14-14). Brandon Dittmar and Landon Sinclair had two RBI each ... Waynesburg high School graduate Tommy Rohanna shot an 80 to lead Waynesburg College at the McBride-Behringer-Allen Invitational at Grove City Golf Club.Waynesburg finished third as a team with a team score of 332. Saint Vincent College with a score of 314.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Jackets On Run with Recruits
When Waynesburg College football players walked off the field after last season's finale, head coach Rick Shepas knew what had to take priority in recruiting. The Yellow Jackets would need to replace their two talented running backs: Ryan Abels and Eric Daniels.Shepas believes that mission has been accomplished with the addition of Ringgold's Robert Heller, a former Observer-Reporter Player of the Year; and Trinity's Troy Garove.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Saints Hire Two Assistant Coaches
Rick Haynes and Kyle Koester have been hired as assistant football coaches on Jim Hilvert's coaching staff at Thomas More College. Haynes served as assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Colerain High School in Ohio from 1991 to 2006. Haynes also coached at Loveland and Centerville in Ohio.
The (Cincinnati) Post

Collegiate Sports Wrap Up
A recap of college sporting events from golf, softball, and baseball from Monday, April 23.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Area: PAC Awards
Thiel College freshman Alex Eaton was named Presidents' Athletic Conference men's track athlete of the week. Eaton won the 400-meter dash (49.24 seconds) at the IUP Invitational Saturday. He also ran on Thiel's winning 4x400 relay (3:20.8) and the third place 4x100 relay (43.0) ... The Presidents' Athletic Conference named Westminster freshman Jennifer Emery (Laurel) as the softball hitter of the week. Emery, a freshman pitcher and first baseman, led the Titans to a 3-1 week by compiling a .600 batting average (6-for-10), including a double, a triple, five RBIs and five runs scored. Emery (7-5) also earned two wins as Westminster's starting pitcher with a 1.40 ERA as she gave up three runs (two earned) on nine hits and one walk to go with eight strikeouts over 10 innings.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Names In the Games: Catching Up with Local Athletes Competing in College
Geneva baseball standout Mike Bruno’s stellar play last week didn’t go without notice. Bruno earned American Mideast Conference Player of the Week honors by batting .474 (9 for 19) including four runs scored, eight RBIs and three stolen bases ... Westminster has local products all throughout its roster and they are making important contributions as well. Thirteen players on the Titans’ roster are from Lawrence County: John Izzo, Colby Beeson, Tony Cunningham, Brandon Drespling, Nick Maiorano, Donnie Kirkwood, Mike Busin, Dan Argiro, David Colella, Mike Ferguson, Mike McCoy, Andrew Robison and Thomas Fee.
New Castle News

Petty Takes Game to Next Level
GLEN ESTE - A trio of multiple-year starters from the Glen Este girls basketball program signed their commitment letters to compete on the collegiate court Wednesday, April 18. Included in the graduating crew are Glen Este High School seniors Kelley Wesp, Barb Petty and Jenna Deskins. Petty's path will carry her to Chatham College, located in Pittsburgh, Penn. Along with her duties on the basketball court, Petty will also play varsity tennis in college.
Community Press & Recorder

Men's Tennis: Player of the Year
Thomas More College senior Michael Selm avenged his lone loss of the season, and went on to earn Presidents' Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors. Selm defeated Grove City's John Moyer, 6-4, 0-6, 6-4, Saturday in the No. 1 singles final at the PAC championships in Erie, Pa. Moyer downed Selm last week at Westminster, Pa., 6-1, 6-3.
The (Cincinnati) Post

South Allegheny's Czapor Heading to Bethany
Nick Czapor has been a gifted two-way athlete for South Allegheny High School, and will have an opportunity to take his skills to the next level after agreeing to attend Bethany College next fall. Czapor will play both football and baseball at the West Virginia school.
The Daily News

College Roundup
NCCAA Eastern Regional: Geneva qualified for the National Christian Collegiate Tournament with a 7-3 victory over Mt. Vernon Nazarene in the decisive game of the best-of-three series. Winning pitcher Erinne Metler worked five innings and won her 12th game. Ashley Archer pitched two scoreless innings of relief. The NCCAA tourney will be held starting Thursday at Indiana Wesleyan University.
Beaver County Times

Softball Roundup
A recap of college softball scores from the weekend of April 20.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Washington Sunday: Seniors Give W&J Program Big Boost
Washington & Jefferson College baseball coach Jeff Mountain will be hard pressed to find another recruiting class that can match his first. Mountain took over the W&J program in 2003 and the Presidents posted a 6-26 record in his first season. Inexperience was obviously a concern with the 2004 squad. But it didn't show on the field, as his freshman-dominated Presidents posted a 21-16 record.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local Roundup
Bethany College 2, Waynesburg 1; Waynseburg 12, Bethany College 11 - In a pair of games that were polar opposites from each other, Waynesburg College split a PAC doubleheader with Bethany College at Madison Field, losing a low-scoring opener and then winning a slugfest. The Yellow Jackets won the weekend series with the Bison 2 games to 1, and greatly improved their chances of being part of next month's PAC Tournament. In game one, freshman Dan Novak accounted for Waynesburg's lone run, as he crossed home plate via sacrifice fly from junior left fielder Ryan Group in the third inning.
The (Uniontown) Herald Standard

Wheeling Central's Tucker Selects W&J
Multiple state championships. More than 2,000 yards rushing in a season. West Virginia Class A Player of the Year. There isn’t much more Brandon Tucker could have done at Wheeling Central. Still, there is plenty of football left in him. Tucker has signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic careers at Washington and Jefferson.
Wheeling Intelligencer/ News Register

Kestner to Play in PAC
At first, Aaron Kestner wasn’t sure if he wanted to play basketball in college. That was before Waynesburg and head coach Frank Ferraro came calling. ‘‘I went to Waynesburg, talked to the coach, watched a couple of games and everything took off from there,’’ said Kestner, who recently announced his intentions to continue his academic and athletic careers at the Presidents’ Athletic Conference school.
Wheeling Intelligencer/ News Register

Busin is Buzzin'
Westminster College's Mike Busin is swinging a big bat these days for the Titans baseball team. A 5-10, 180 sophomore third baseman, Busin was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference hitter of the week, batting .600 (6-for-10) with four RBIs. He helped the Titans win two out of three games in a weekend series against Waynesburg. Five of his six hits were for extra bases, including four doubles and a home run.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Ray and Janie Cebula Will Enter Westminster 'Hall' Together
NEW WILMINGTON — Like father, like daughter. That's the way it has been with Ray and Janie Cebula during their sports careers at Westminster College and Wilmington Area High, spanning two generations. The two former three-sport performers, with roots and ties to Campbell, are the first father-daughter team to be selected to the Lawrence County Historical Society Sports Hall of Fame.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Cobler Keeps Hitting
GREENVILLE – While the weather has slowed the baseball season, at least locally, Thiel’s Ben Cobler continues to hit at a blistering pace. The Keystone graduate, a senior middle infielder at the DIII school, is tied for second on the squad with a .340 batting average.
The Clarion News

Farler No-Hits Foe in Bid
BETHANY, W.Va. - Junior Michelle Farler hurled a no-hitter in the nightcap and Thomas More swept a Presidents' Athletic Conference double-header from Bethany on Thursday, 12-2 and 11-0. Farler, who struck out five, added a three-run home run for the Saints in Game 2. Her homer started a five-run first inning.
The Kentucky Post

District Spotlight: Last Week Revisited
Bethany's Rick Carver, in his 17th season as baseball coach, picked up his 300th win when the Bison defeated Saint Vincent, 14-4, behind catcher Brent Owens' six RBIs. Bethany had won 242 games in the 60 years of the program before Carver's arrival.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Baseball Briefs: Cobler Leading Cats'
Ben Cobler certainly has made the most of his senior season for Thiel College. The former Keystone standout has started all 27 games for the Tomcats and has a .346 batting average. The senior middle infielder also has nine doubles a home run and 13 RBIs.
The Derrick and News Herald

Local Briefs: College Baseball
Washington & Jefferson pounded out 18 hits, including four home runs, as the Presidents rolled to a 16-1 Presidents Athletic Conference win over Westminster. Nick Fiorilli, Sam Mann, Chris Varacallo and Matt Starmack homered for the Presidents (8-1, 18-5). Mann had three hits, scored three runs and drove in three, while Varacallo also had three hits.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Local Briefs: Men's Tennis
The Yellow Jackets won three singles matches and two doubles matches for a close Presidents' Athletic Conference home victory. Kevin Houseknecht won in straight sets at No. 2 singles, as did Dustin Cozad at No. 6 singles. Waynesburg's Adam Woodruff won the first set, but was shut out in the second before rallying for a 6-1 third set and the victory. Drew Slater and Jeff Canning rebounded from losses in their singles matches for an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles. Will Porter joined Woodruff for an 8-4 win at No. 3 doubles.
(Uniontown) Herald Standard

Rick Carver Earns 300th Career Win
Senior catcher Brent Owens (Vienna, Ga./Dooly County) drove in six runs to lead the Bethany College baseball team to a 14-4 victory over Saint Vincent (Pa.) College Tuesday for the 300th win in head coach Rick Carver’s career. Bethany (7-15) jumped in front with four runs in the first inning, as Owens ignited the onslaught with an RBI double for the first run of the game. Freshman DH Chris Leasure (Stafford, Ohio/Monroe Central), who also had a big day at the plate, drove in two with a single and junior SS J.J. Eberhart (Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Central) capped the rally with a sacrifice fly.

Names In the Games: Catching Up with Local Athletes Competing in College
Geneva’s Mike Bruno played well in a doubleheader sweep against Notre Dame College (Ohio) on Wednesday. Bruno belted a grand slam and had three hits with five RBIs in an 11-6 victory in the opener. In addition, Matt Colella pitched a complete game to earn the decision, striking out three. In the nightcap, Bruno laced a triple in the eighth inning to score the game-winning run in a 5-4 win. Derek Sumner pitched seven innings but did not figure in the decision.
New Castle News

Track and Field Results
Grove City was led by 10 top-eight finishes. Junior Matt Kulinski cleared 14 feet, 6 inches to take second in the pole vault while junior Dave Hodge leaped 44-3/4 to place second in the triple jump. Freshman thrower Tony Clark placed fourth in the discus with a toss of 143-1 while senior Bob Perri took sixth in the shot put (48-6). Senior Craig Hallman tied for seventh in the high jump by clearing 5-9. Junior Chris Andrew took fifth in the 3,000 steeplechase with a time of 10 minutes, 0.93 seconds.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Local Alumni Joins Freedom Roster
The Florence Freedom have agreed on contract terms with two local players. Brad Thoma and Tim Grogan have been invited to spring training with the Freedom beginning May 9. Thoma was a four-year letter winner as a middle infielder at Thomas More and culminated his final season being named as the Presidents' Athletic Conference Player of the Year. During his senior season, the Dayton, Ohio native led the PAC with a .428 batting average with six home runs and 45 RBI.
Community Press & Recorder

Local College Briefs
Junior third baseman Melissa Metcalf (Carmichaels) smacked a third-inning home run and went 4 for 4 with five RBI in Washington & Jefferson's five-inning, 19-1 victory over Chatham on April 4... Grove City freshman pitcher Jeff Baluch (Geibel) is 1-1 this season with a 3.45 ERA and seven strikeouts in three appearances. Freshman Tim Pliska (Norwin) has pitched 21/3 scoreless innings.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Orstein, Teter Honored
Kaitlyn Orstein, Washington & Jefferson College. Orstein continued her reign as one of Division III's dominant swimmers at the 2007 National Swimming Championships in Houston. This year, Orstein claimed two golds and one bronze...Chris Teter, Washington & Jefferson College. Teter capped a successful collegiate career by being named to the Associated Press Little All-America second-team offense as a tackle.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Saints Fall Despite Selm's Win
LATROBE, Pa. - Senior Michael Selm remained unbeaten in singles competition, winning his first singles match Friday in a 6-3 loss to St. Vincent. Selm then teamed with freshman Joe Ruzick for a win in first doubles.
The Kentucky Post

Excitement for St Vincent Football Growing
Seconds methodically ticking away are turning into elapsed minutes, hours and days on the St. Vincent College Web site athletics page, which offers a subtle excitement over the school's resurrected football program. A picture of a clock is displayed, accompanied by the numbers of days, hours, minutes and seconds remaining before the Bearcats play their first scheduled football game in 45 years. Coach Bob Colbert, a Pittsburgh native, is hoping for the excitement to build as the days tick away. Only 139 remain before St. Vincent, making a transition to NCAA Division III from NAIA Division II, entertains Gallaudet in a non-conference game Sept. 1.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Local Briefs
Washington & Jefferson and Waynesburg split a PAC doubleheader Friday afternoon at Ross Memorial Park. The Presidents earned a 3-1 victory in Game 1 and the Yellow Jackets recorded a come-from-behind 4-2 win in the second. Senior Sam Mann limited Waynesburg (5-4, 12-10) to one run on five hits in the first game.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Heir to a Dream: Clemente Jr. Shares Motivational Message
One phone call changed Roberto Clemente Jr.’s life. After being cut by the Baltimore Orioles in 1989, Clemente was asked by a friend to help out with an American Legion team in Puerto Rico. Reluctantly, he said yes. Only one problem. When Clemente arrived at practice the coach wasn’t there. The team was his.
New Castle News

District Spotlight: W&J's Rise
Washington & Jefferson (15-4) is 28th in the American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball Division III Top 30 poll after being as high as 16th for the school's first ranking in school history. A 10-1 start was W&J's best in 110 years since going 14-1 in 1897. The Presidents, 5-0 and in first place in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, complete a three-game series at league rival Westminster (8-10, 2-6) today.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PG West: Campus Notebook
Langley graduate Eric Wadowsky was named Presidents' Athletic Conference baseball pitcher of the week. Wadowsky, who plays for Thiel College, earned his third win of the season in a 14-3 victory against Saint Vincent College on April 4, as he allowed no earned runs (two unearned) on three hits with two strikeouts in six innings of work.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PG South: Roundball Classic Tradition Continues
When organizers of the Roundball Classic decided four years ago to hold an all-star basketball game at Geneva College's Metheny Fieldhouse in Beaver Falls, they encountered an interesting problem: Nobody knew who they were or what the classic was. "Now, the parents know about the game," said Allen Deep, the sales and marketing director for the contest.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Saint Vincent Field Names for Noll
Despite all his successes as coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chuck Noll always avoided the spotlight. Only once in his 23-year reign (1969-91) did he ever lend his name or image to endorse a product. But 16 years after coaching his last game, Noll's name will be attached to something else. When the Steelers report to training camp this summer, part of their practice facility at St. Vincent College will bear Noll's name. The Bearcats' new football venue will be called Chuck Noll Field.
Beaver County Times

Local College Coaches Had Strong Seasons
A fresh face rejuvenated a struggling program and helped it gain respectability along the way. Five others either maintained, or improved upon, their outstanding success. The past calendar year was full of accomplishments, and even some pleasant surprises, for sports teams from the area's local colleges.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Local Briefs
Chartiers-Houston graduate Dan Novak went a combined 4-for-6 with five RBI to help Waynesburg sweep a doubleheader with Penn State-Altoona by scores of 11-4 and 5-2 at Madison Field. Ryan Group, a McGuffey graduate, had a three-run double and Phil Anderson, also from McGuffey, drove in a run in the first game. McGuffey's Adam Sattler picked up the win, striking out six and allowing only one walk in six innings. Canon-McMillan's Brendon Steele had two hits and scored twice.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter


TMC Duo Honored by PAC
Thomas More College's Brad Ketterer and Jamie Wisenall earned Presidents' Athletic Conference baseball and softball honors for their efforts last week.
The Kentucky Post

Local Briefs
Washington & Jefferson College junior catcher Hannah Schulz was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Softball Hitter of the Week Monday. Schulz led the Presidents (9-6, 2-0) to a doubleheader sweeo of Chatham with six hits in seven at-bats. She hit a grand slam, scored five runs and had seven RBI.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter


Latrobe Grad Anchors Grove City Golf Team
Grove City sophomore and Latrobe graduate Dan Statler was named Presidents' Athletic Conference golfer of the week, as he led his team to the team title at the Waynesburg Invitational on March 27. Statler's team-best 78 earned him medalist honors at the event at the Southpointe Country Club in Canonsburg ...  Thiel freshman starting pitcher Cory Borland (Laurel Highlands) picked up his first collegiate win, allowing just one hit in five innings March 29 against Hiram College. Borland has a 1.29 ERA in three appearances with six strikeouts.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

TMC Baseballers Get Healthy
When Thomas More third baseman Dan Buchwald learned he would miss all of last season with a shoulder injury, he knew whom to turn to. Saints catcher Fred Riess, a high school teammate at Oak Hills who persuaded Buchwald to come to Thomas More and convert from second base to the hot corner, understood precisely what Buchwald was going through. Riess missed his sophomore season after undergoing elbow surgery.

Roundball at Geneva
The Roundball Classic at Geneva College will be held at Metheny Fieldhouse on April 14. The girls game will tip-off at 6:30 p.m., while the boys' game will start at 8:30. The 3-point contest finals will be held at halftime of each game. Tickets will be sold for $6 on the day of the event.
Beaver County Times

Center of Attention
ELLWOOD CITY - In four seasons with the Grove City College men's basketball program, Craig Hallman's career came front-and-center. The 6-foot-6 senior center knew he had arrived when he ended up on the front cover of the team's media guide. The Riverside High School product was a driving force on a Wolverines team that captured its sixth Presidents Athletic Conference championship after rallying to beat Washington and Jefferson, 60-58, in February. The Wolverines, who were a fourth seed entering the tournament, won their first conference title since 2003.
The Ellwood City Ledger

College Baseball Roundup
GREENVILLE – Former Keystone standout Ben Cobler is – for lack of a better phrase – on fireCobler, a team co-captain and senior middle infielder for Thiel College , has a .314 batting average on the season. He is hitting .444 (16-for-36) his past 10 contests, which includes six multi-hit games. Less than three weeks ago, he was mired in the low-.200s.
The Clarion News

St. Vincent Names Field After Chuck Noll
When Steelers fans go to St. Vincent College in July to watch players at training camp, they'll be able to sit on new bleachers overlooking a field named after a former coach. St. Vincent yesterday announced that name: Chuck Noll Field.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PG South: Campus Notebook
Bethel Park graduate Brittany Thomas was selected female scholar-athlete of the month for February by the Presidents' Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Thomas, a senior swimmer at Westminster College, finished March by winning three individual titles at the PAC championship meet held last month at Grove City College. She took home conference titles in the 500-, 1,000- and 1,650-yard freestyle events.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PG West: Campus Notebook
Hopewell High School graduate Virgil Marshall was named Presidents' Athletic Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week. Marshall, a junior at Washington & Jefferson College, won the long jump at the Emory Invitational with an ECAC-qualifying mark of 23 feet, 3 inches. He also placed sixth in the 100 and eighth in the 200, while helping the Presidents 400-meter relay team to a fourth-place finish with an ECAC-qualifying time of 44.18.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

St. Vincent Names Stadium After Noll
The new football stadium at St. Vincent College will bear a familiar name, that of former Steelers coach Chuck Noll. "This was a wonderful convergence of opinion on what would be the right name for the stadium," St. Vincent president Jim Towey said Wednesday. "This one felt great. It was clearly a way to honor the great tradition that St. Vincent has with the Steelers.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Local Sports Briefs
Landon Sinclair pitched a complete game for Waynesburg as the Jackets defeated Grove City, 7-4, in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference game. Sinclair (4-1) struck out nine in the win. He allowed four runs on 11 hits ... Hannah Schulz had six hits, scored five runs and had seven RBI to help Washington & Jefferson sweep Chatham College, 19-1, 16-1. Both games lasted five innings.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Ohio, Kentucky All-Stars Set to Play
The 16th annual Battle at the Border Ohio vs. Kentucky all-star basketball games will be played Saturday at Thomas More College. The girls' game is scheduled for 6 p.m. and the boys' game 8 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door, and the admission price is good for both games.
The (Cincinnati) Enquirer

W&J Eyeing National Tourney
When Sam Mann decided to join the Washington & Jefferson College baseball team four years ago, some might have considered his choice illogical. The Presidents were suffering through a miserable stretch in which they won 27 games in five years. W&J was 11-54 the two seasons before Mann was a freshman, and that included a 5-20 mark in the Presidents' Athletic Conference. Back then, qualifying for the NCAA tournament was merely a dream. Mann, however, saw promise in the program and a bright future under then second-year head coach Jeff Mountain.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

PAC Awards
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Two Westminster athletes were recognized by the Presidents' Athletic Conference Monday with weekly honors. Sophomore baseball player Mike Busin (Neshannock) was named hitter of the week and senior softball player Jennifer Pancake (Boardman) was named pitcher of the week. Busin batted .600 (6-for-10) with four RBIs, helping Westminster (8-8, 2-4) win two out of three games in a weekend series against Waynesburg. Five of his six hits went for extra bases, including four doubles and a home run.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Thiel Tops Thomas More
The Saints left the tying run stranded at third base as they dropped two out of three games in the weekend Presidents' Athletic Conference series at Greenville, Pa. The only Thomas More victory was in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday when sophomore Kyle Wewe pitched a no-hitter.
The (Kentucky) Post

Local Sports Briefs
Sean Boone's bases-loaded single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Washington & Jefferson a 4-3 win over Saint Vincent and a doubleheader split with the Bearcats. Chris Zampogna limited W&J to two runs and three hits in a 9-2 victory in the first game. Chris Varacallo hit a two-run homer for the Presidents (11-2).
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Greg Gillum to Play Football for Thomas More College
Greg Gillum of Ryle High School signed his letter of committment to play football this fall for the Thomas More Saints. The Raiders went 12-3 this past season making it all the way to their first 4-A State Championship game.

Robinson Lauded
A former Wilmington High School product is making quite a name for himself as a pitcher for the Westminster College baseball team. Junior Andrew Robison was named recently as the Presidents' Athletic Conference pitcher of the week for his performances in Fort Pierce, Fla. During the team's spring break trip, Robison posted a 2-0 record with a 5-3 win over Elizabethtown and a 3-1 nod over Ursinus.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator


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