TMC Drops Opener in Tourney
LEXINGTON, Va. - Washington & Lee scored 12 of the first 14 points and led the entire way en route to the 77-54 victory over Thomas More Sunday in the opening round of the Generals' holiday tournament.

Yellow Jackets bounce back with 91-79 victory
Led by four double-digit scorers, Waynesburg University bounced back from an opening-round loss to beat Frostburg State 91-79 in the second round of the 37th annual Marietta Shrine Classic.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Grove City 10 points short at Marietta
MARIETTA — Grove City had four players reach double figures and the Wolverines committed just five turnovers but lost to Marietta 95-85 at the Marietta Shrine Tournament Sunday.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Local Basketball Roundup
Marietta College 98, Waynesburg 85: Marietta College shot 52 percent from the floor, including 45 percent from three-point range, and defeated visiting Waynesburg, 98-85, in the Marietta Shrine Classic.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

District College Basketball Roundup
Westminster 61, Mt. Union 58 - Emilee Ackerman scored 20 points, as Westminster (7-2) came from behind to defeat Mt. Union (5-6). Westminster trailed, 54-50, with 5:39 remaining before rallying for the win.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Davis Put Titans on the Map
Harold Davis waged many breath-taking battles during his star-studded career at Westminster College. Not many of those heated confrontations wound up on the short end of the final count either. He was that good, a talented-super athlete in all aspects of the game
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Grove City Topples Frostburg St.
MARIETTA — Andy O'Keefe and Shawn Carr (Mohawk High) evenly split 36 points to lead Grove City (7-2) over Frostburg State, 72-53, in the opening round of the Marietta Shrine Tournament Saturday.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Golden Tornadoes Blow Past Florida Christian
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Geneva men’s team escaped the cold of western Pennsylvania temperatures this week to play a couple games in the Sunshine State this weekend. Despite having two weeks off from its last game, Geneva did not take much time to shake off the rust in a 103-66 victory over Florida Christian College. The Golden Tornadoes won their second straight to improve to 6-4.
Beaver County Times

PG West: Road-Tested Geneva Women's Team Off to Impressive 9-0 Start

Geneva College women's basketball coach Ron Galbreath was talking about his team's 7-0 start two weeks ago when he paused for a second. "We've had a lot of home games," he said offhandedly. "Good teams have to go on the road and show they have the ability to win. We haven't been road tested yet." That's not the case any more.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

District Spotlight
Waynesburg's Tim Drakeley, a 5-6 senior guard from Trinity, tops the Presidents' Athletic Conference in scoring (21.4 ppg); Washington & Jefferson's Wahab Owolabi leads in rebounding (9.4 rpg); and Bethany's Marcus Adams is tops in assists (6.2 apg). Westminster's Ryne Murray is second in scoring (10.0 ppg) and rebounding (9.1 rpg).
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Recurring Thiem
When Jayme Thiem was a high school senior at Newport Central Catholic, Thomas More coach Brian Neal knew his program didn't have a chance of landing her. Thiem was a Division I talent, and the Division III Saints simply weren't on her radar.
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Local Trio Guides Unbeaten Saints
The unbeaten women's basketball team has brought glad tidings to Thomas More College this holiday season, but woe betide the team that tangles with the Saints, who have attained a certain level of holiness this season while ascending into the top 10 in the national rankings.
The Kentucky Post

Names in the Games
Grove City’s Katy McCready is seeing limited action. McCready, a 5-5 junior guard from Mohawk, is averaging 2.5 points and a rebound per contest in six games.
New Castle News


Men's Basketball
Pat Byrne scored 15 points to lead five Muskingum College players in double figures during a 72-55 win over visiting Washington & Jefferson in a non-conference game Thursday.
(Wash.) Observer-Reporter

TMC Men, Women Off To Quick Starts
As the calendar approaches 2008, the Thomas More basketball teams have ventured into uncharted territories for their programs. The women's team has achieved the first-ever Top 10 national ranking for any Thomas More program, while the men's team is 3-0 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) - and on a three-game winning streak.
The Community Press/The Community Record

Saints Pull Out Narrow Victory
Freshman Nicole Dickman tied the score with 49 seconds left, then connected on two free throws with 23 seconds remaining to help the Thomas More College women's basketball team hold off Wittenberg, 56-53, Wednesday night at Springfield, Ohio.
The Kentucky Post

W&J Wins Tourney Game in Bahamas
Maggie Gibson (Greensburg Central Catholic) scored 23 points on 11-of-12 shooting to give Washington & Jefferson (7-2) a 80-53 victory over Washington, Md., in the Sunshine Shootout Classic in Nassau, Bahamas. Washington, Md., fell to 4-4.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Westminster College Names New President
Westminster College has selected Dr. Richard H. Dorman as its 14th president. Dorman is vice president for institutional advancement at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio.
New Castle News

Saints Blow Past Mount
The Thomas More College women's basketball team sprinted past Mount St. Joseph for a 90-43 victory on Saturday at the Connor Convocation Center.
The Kentucky Post

College Basketball Regional Game
GREENVILLE, Pa. — The Pitt-Bradford women's basketball squad overcame a 43-35 halftime deficit. Katie Moore finished with a game-high 29 points to pace the Lady Panthers (2-7). Amanda Williams added 21 points and a game-high 12 rebounds while Michelle Kushner chipped in with 18 points and five rebounds.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

District Musings
Chatham guard/forward Barb Petty broke the school's single-game record for steals with nine during a 76-74, overtime victory against Ursuline. The old mark was eight, set by Danielle Pais in 2006.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

TMC Athletes Of The Week
What Jeremy did last week
: The junior guard from Louisville stepped up his career production, averaging 14 points in the last two games, both wins. He shot 91 percent (11-of-12) from the field, while converting 85 percent (6-of-7) from 3-point range.

College Basketball: Central Ohio Watch
Mark Tinklenberg easily put a face to the voice on the other end of a telephone call last spring. It was John Ellenwood, who had been an assistant basketball coach when Tinklenberg played at Capital.
The Columbus Dispatch

Hoopsville Podcast (Interview with W&J head coach Jina DeRubbo)

Waynesburg Women Fall To Mount Aloysius
The Waynesburg University women's basketball team lost its eighth-straight game, dropping a 71-61 contest at Mount Aloysius on Sunday.

The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

The Keystoner
The Washington & Jefferson College men and Westminster College women are in the lead following the competition of the fall sports season in the race for the 2007-08 Presidents' Athletic Conference All-Sports Trophies.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Geneva Men Pound Penn State Beaver
BEAVER FALLS — Finals week is usually a lost cause for most college basketball coaches. In addition to taking a week off from playing games, they also have to keep practices short in order for the players to have enough time to study.
Beaver County Times

Galbreath Gets 100th Win At Geneva
BEAVER FALLS — Coach Ron Galbreath got a milestone win and the Geneva College women’s basketball team stayed perfect with a 75-51 win over Penn State-Beaver on Saturday in a non-conference game at Metheny Field House.
Beaver County Times

Waynesburg Upends Franciscan
Waynesburg made 13 three-pointers, including eight in the first half, and held on to defeat Franciscan 80-63 in a non-conference contest.
(Wash.) Observer-Reporter


In his second year, Robison out to build winner at W&J
Washington & Jefferson College has had a wrestling team since 1930, but the program never had a full-time coach before last season. That changed when Jay Robison was hired to lead the Presidents.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Thomas More Goes To 8-0
Junior Alex Gee (Glen Este) came off the bench to score 18 points, and Thomas More College extended the best start in school history to 8-0 with a 90-43 home victory over an area rival, the College of Mount St. Joseph.

Names In The Games
Grove City’s Katy McCready is seeing limited action. McCready, a 5-5 junior guard from Mohawk, is averaging 2.5 points and a rebound per contest in six games. The Lady Wolverines are 2-6.
New Castle News

Westminster football great Harold Davis dies
Harold Davis, who helped put Westminster College football on the map, has died. One of four Titans players inducted the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind., Davis was a standout quarterback from 1953-56 and became the first and only three-time, first-team All-American football player in school history.
New Castle News

Saints Ranked 9th in Nation
For the first time in school history, a Thomas More athletic team has cracked the top 10. With two Presidents' Athletic Conference wins, including a 20-point victory over previously unbeaten Westminster, the Saints' women's basketball team jumped two spots to No. 9 in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25. In the poll, Thomas More rose one spot to No. 10.

PG South: PAC Honors Football Standouts
Thomas Jefferson graduate Tom McCafferty, Elizabeth Forward graduate Aaron Davis and Upper St. Clair graduate Kevin Mathews were voted to first-team All-Presidents' Athletic Conference football team.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

100 And Counting
During his six seasons as head of the Bethany College men’s basketball program, Aaron Huffman has done more than help the Bison win games — he’s helped propel the program into the national spotlight.
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

Local Basketball Roundup
HIRAM — Mike McDevitt (Lisbon) led Hiram with 16 points and eight rebounds as the Terriers rallied for a 78-76 overtime victory over Grove City Wednesday.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

More Basketball News
Bethany College freshman Dakota Matz is scoring 7.4 points in nine contests this season. The Zanesville grad is also shooting 43 percent (12 of 28) from behind the arc and has 11 steals.
Zanesville (Ohio) Times Recorder


Grove City's Triumphs Timely
The Grove City men's basketball team has been playing its version of "beat the clock" to fashion a six-game win streak and 6-1 record. Twice in the past 10 days, the Wolverines pulled out victories at the buzzer.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

TMC Athletes Of The Week
What Eddie did last week: The junior forward from Dublin averaged 25.5 points - including a career-high 32 in the Saints' win over Bethany - as Thomas More tallied three wins to surpass last season's win total.

Top Tomcat
It’s hard to sit out. That’s what Thiel forward Joe Herrmann found out after missing the first two games of the Tomcats’ season with illness.

Yellow Jackets' Czerwien Contributes In Aztec Bowl
Waynesburg University defensive end Mike Czerwien ended his collegiate career on Saturday by competing in the 2007 American Football Coaches Association Aztec Bowl in Chihuahua, Mexico.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Thiel Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Wrestling
The Thiel College wrestling program celebrated its 50th anniversary Saturday evening by posting a 30-9 non-conference dual-meet victory over visiting Baldwin-Wallace College at Beeghly Gymnasium.
The (Sharon) Herald

Carr Keys Grove City Victory at W&J
The motto for the Grove City College men's basketball could be "Just Enough to Win." The Wolverines, the defending Presidents' Athletic Conference champions, have made a habit of winning games in nail-biting fashion.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

District Basketball Roundup
Thomas More 79, Westminster 59 - Westminster (6-1, 1-1) lost its first game, as 11th-ranked Thomas More (7-0, 2-0) scored a Presidents' Athletic Conference win.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Area College Roundup - Saturday's Games
Bethany 96, Geneva 81 - BETHANY, W. Va. — Junior guard Carey Palermo (Ursuline) had a perfect game from the floor for Bethany. The win was the 100th in the career of Bison coach Aaron Huffman (100-45).

The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Five Westminster College football players have been accorded All-Presidents' Athletic Conference honors by the league's coaches
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Saints Coach Seeing Results
Thomas More basketball coach John Ellenwood believes in the maxim that it's better to learn from a poorly played victory than a well-played defeat. With a 5-46 record over the last two years, the Saints haven't had much of a choice between the two. Last season, Ellenwood's first with the program, he frequently found himself combing through box score minutiae to find points of positivity after another loss.
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Bethany Will Hold Inaugural Hoops Camps
BETHANY — Bethany College will hold its inaugural Bethany College Basketball Camp from June 22-26. Children ages 10-14 are welcome to attend.

The (Steubenville) Herald-Star

Names In The Games
Grove City’s Katy McCready participated in a 50-45 loss to Westminster on Wednesday in a PAC matchup. McCready, a 5-5 junior guard from Mohawk, posted three points in three minutes.
New Castle News

Bethany Continues To Dominate Waynesburg
WAYNESBURG - The 35-second shot clocks weren't working Wednesday night at Marisa Fieldhouse. That technical glitch didn't bother the Bethany College men's basketball team. The way Bethany played offense against Waynesburg, a 15-second shot clock would have provided the Bison with more time than was needed to score.
(Wash.) Observer-Reporter

Geneva Women Slip Past W&J
The Washington & Jefferson College women's basketball team had a potential game-tying shot narrowly miss in the closing seconds and Geneva remained undefeated with a 48-46 win Wednesday night.
(Wash.) Observer-Reporter

North Hills Grad Czerwien Is PAC's Player Of The Year

North Hills High School graduate Mike Czerwien became the first player in Waynesburg University history to be named a Presidents' Athletic Conference Player of the Year.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Geneva Men's Team Finding Plenty Of Reasons to Compete
The Geneva College men's basketball team, like the school's football squad, is a provisional member of the Presidents' Athletic Conference this season, which means the Golden Tornadoes play a PAC schedule but are not eligible to win the conference title.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Titans Suffer Another Close Defeat, This One In Overtime
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Thiel Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Wrestling
Thiel College and head wrestling coach Craig Thurber will be recognizing the school's storied mat program's 50th anniversary Saturday when the Tomcats host Baldwin-Wallace College at Beeghly Gymnasium for a dual meet set to get under way at 6 p.m.

The (Sharon) Herald

TMC Athletes Of The Week
What Eddie did last week: The Stephen T. Badin product led the Saints with 27 points on the week, including a career-high 15 points in the loss to Wilmington. He scored in double figures in three of the last four games.

Thomas More Notebook
Thomas More will host two Presidents' Athletic Conference doubleheaders this week. The Saints will play Thiel beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday before taking on Westminster starting at 1 p.m. Saturday. The women's game scheduled for Saturday against the Titans will be a rematch of last season's PAC final.

Small College Basketball
Waynesburg, with its lineup already depleted by injuries, was hurt by poor shooting in an 86-59 loss at Thiel in the Presidents' Athletic Conference opener.
(Wash) Observer-Reporter

District College Basketball Roundup
W&J 57, Chatham 48 - Stephanie Smith scored 14 points to help Washington & Jefferson (5-1, 1-0) open PAC play with a victory at Chatham (2-3, 0-1).
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Area College Roundup
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Westminster picked up its first win of the season at the Buzz Ridl Gymnasium. The Titans (1-5) went on a 12-2 run after the game was tied 64-64 with 4:09 remaining. Freshman guard Max Spinner hit the key basket during the run with a 3-pointer that put the Titans up 68-64 shortly after Saint Vincent guard Joey Butler fouled out.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Tomaselli Helps GCC Top Juniata
GROVE CITY — Practice. Practice. Practice. Luke Tomaselli practiced his foul shooting in the late afternoon on this game day and his dedication paid off handsomely for the Grove City College men’s basketball squad.
(Grove City) Allied News

GCC Women Go Ice Cold in Loss
GROVE CITY — Somehow the chill of night-time air found its way into the shooting touch of the Grove City College women’s basketball team.
(Grove City) Allied News

Apparent Win Taken Away From Geneva
BEAVER FALLS — It was a wild celebration scene at mid-court. Bryan Hill was mobbed by his teammates and fans from the student section after his three-point field goal with 0.7 seconds left had apparently given the Geneva College basketball team a stirring victory in its Presidents Athletic Conference debut Friday night at Metheny Field House. A few moments later, though, the Golden Tornadoes and their fans stood in stunned silence as Grove City pulled out a most improbable 75-74 victory on Ryan Gibson’s two free throws with 0.5 seconds remaining.
Beaver County Times

DiAngelo Closes a Very Successful First Season as an Assistant Coach
WASHINGTON, Pa. — Steubenville Big Red graduate Mike DiAngelo completed his first season as assistant coach at Washington & Jefferson College. DiAngelo helped guide the squad to a 10-0 regular season and a Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship, coaching the wide receivers.
The (Steubenville) Herald-Star/Weirton Daily Times


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