PAC Gains Automatic Bids to NCAA Tournaments in 4 Sports
It's automatic now for the Presidents' Athletic Conference.
(Pittsburgh) Tribune-Review

PAC Fall Sports get AQ Status
The expected became official Tuesday when the Presidents' Athletic Conference received automatic qualification status beginning in the 2007 fall sports season for football, men's and women's soccer and volleyball.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Donato Joins Football Staff at Westminster College
Westminster College announced the hiring of two assistant football coaches on Monday. Mike Donato and Joe Greco, two former head coaches at area high schools, will serve as part-time coaches on head coach Jeff Hand's staff for the 2007 season.
The (Sharon) Herald

McNeil Hired
Tim McNeil is going to be a busy man, a very busy man. Westminster College recently announced McNeil was hired as track and field and cross country coach for both men and women. A native of Mineral Ridge, McNeil is a 1996 graduate of Westminster and was a standout in track and field and football.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator


Farrell Trio to Join Forces at Thiel
A trio of former Farrell High standouts are headed to Thiel to continue their educations and cage careers. According to Steelers’ skipper Roland Shannonhouse, Josh Williams, Bobby Wright and Brian Michael Dungee will be reunited at the Greenville campus. Williams will be a true freshman, while Wright is transferring from Community College of Beaver County and Dungee from Mercyhurst College-North East.
The (Sharon) Herald

Orioles Open Tryout
Brian Moran knows he’s still a long way from fulfilling a lifelong dream of playing for the Orioles, but he has taken the first step.
The Examiner 

St. Vincent, Petruska Good Fit
His determination is derived from one, precise point. "All the girls who I have ever coached is what drives me the most," Jimmy Petruska said. "I have to thank all of them. They know who they all are and they know that they are a big reason why I am where I am today." Where Petruska is today is part of Saint Vincent College history.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Staverman a Hoops Pioneer
Larry Staverman's love of and dedication to basketball led him to become a professional player and pioneer. He traveled around the country as both a player and coach, but his heart never strayed far from his Northern Kentucky home and alma mater. Staverman, a standout for then-Villa Madonna College who later played professionally and became the first coach of the Indiana Pacers, died Thursday of a prolonged illness. He was 70. Staverman graduated from Villa Madonna, now Thomas More College, in 1958 as the school's all-time leader in points (1,673) and rebounds (1,114). He is currently third all time in scoring and second in rebounds and is one of only two players in school history with at least 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. He was inducted into the Thomas More Men's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987.

Spectators Will Find Changes at Steelers Training Camp
There also will be an addition to the Steelers' camp experience, with the presence, for about a week, of another football team on campus. The Steelers conclude camp Aug. 17, and Aug. 12 marks the beginning of training camp for Saint Vincent's football squad. The college has not had a football team since the 1962 season. Saint Vincent will compete in the NCAA Division III Presidents' Athletic Conference and open its 2007 campaign Sept. 1 against Gallaudet University.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

General McLane High graduate Keith Scharrer will continue his education and wrestling career at Thiel College. Scharrer finished 6th at 103 pounds at the PIAA Class AAA Championships in Hershey. He was 34-10 as a senior. In April, he won the Elite Division title at the AAU Folkstyle World Championships in Detroit.
The (Sharon) Herald

Bishops' Wilson to Bethany
After a big season at Bishop Donahue last year, Clint Wilson will take his skills to the collegiate level, as he has signed to continue his athletic and academic careers at Bethany College. In just five games last year for coach John Durdines and the Bishops, the speedy Wilson had 19 receptions for 304 yards and two touchdowns from his receiver position. In August, Wilson will report to camp to try to make an impact on a Bethany team that’s looking to improve on a 4-6 record from the 2006 season.
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

St. Vincent Coach Starting Football Program From Scratch
At Saint Vincent College, the clock is ticking ... literally. Go to the college's Web site, click on athletics and then on football and the clock is right there, counting down. As of the start of composing this article there were 53 days, 4 hours and 6 minutes left until Saint Vincent will play its first varsity football game since the end of the 1962 season.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Stitt, Lesnett, Nestor to Thiel
Kim Stitt, a recent Hickory High alumna, will continue her education and athletic careers at Thiel College. The daughter of Mabel Stitt and the late Kenneth Stitt is planning to major in elementary education and will compete in basketball for 4th-year Lady Cats’ cage coach Artina Trader, as well as track & field for 5th-year Tomcats’ taskmaster Clyde Morgan.
The (Sharon) Herald

Reardon Takes Baseball Talents to Bethany College
BETHANY — Weir High School graduate Paul Reardon will continue his academic and athletic careers at Bethany College when school resumes in the fall. Reardon was a four-year letterman at Weir for head coach Bob Rosnick and earned the Chad Pickens Memorial Baseball Award and Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Star honors.
The (Steubenville) Herald-Star/Weirton Daily Times

Mann's Return Derailed by Wild Things' Win
Sam Mann had to feel odd about this. He was back in Washington Sunday night, wearing the red and black colors that he was so used to in his college career. But the name across the front of the baseball uniform was different: Kings instead of Presidents.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Waynesburg College Tennis Coach is Etcheberry Certified
READING - Waynesburg College head tennis coach Ron Christman became one of only 30 trainers and coaches at the Etcheberry Sports Performance Center in Tampa, Fla., to attain Etcheberry Certified status at an Etcheberry Certification Clinic. With the certification, Christman can make Pat Etcheberry's strength, conditioning and movement secrets for tennis available to Yellow Jacket tennis players and all aspiring tennis players in the southwestern Pennsylvania area.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Thiel Junior Looks to Build on Runner-up Finish
In only his second college season, Doran Coley has provided Thiel College hope for a national championship in track and field. Coley is coming off a runner-up finish in the 110-meter high hurdles at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships in May, and he's already looking forward to next season.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 

Eastham Will Take His Defensive Skills to Next Level
WEIRTON — It can be difficult to standout as a defender in soccer. The goal scorers are the ones who get the most attention, but Weir graduate Tommy Eastham stood out for his ability to shut down the opposition and keep them from scoring. Eastham has decided to continue his academic and athletic careers by singing to play at Bethany College.
The (Steubenville) Herald-Star/Weirton Daily Times

Former Butler Sprinter Develops as Middle Distance Runner at Thiel
Runners evolve as they mature. Yesterday's middle-distance performers are today's 3,000-meter steeplechasers. Sprinters morph into middle-distance runners. Kate DeGeorge went to Thiel College in Greenville, Mercer County, as a sprinter. Her specialties were the longer sprints -- the 200- and 400-meter dashes -- and it didn't take long for her to put her name in the Tomcats record book.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trophy Winners
The Westminster College women and Washington & Jefferson men captured the Presidents' Athletic Conference all-sports trophies, which are awarded to the schools that perform the best across the board in league competition. First place finishes are worth seven points, second place is worth six points and seventh place is worth one point.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator


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