TMC Gridiron Under Way
A groundbreaking ceremony Thursday marked the start of construction for a new athletic field at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky., that will be the home to the football team and the men's and women's soccer teams. The project was jump-started when the Bank of Kentucky donated $1 million to the field, which will be named in its honor. The donation will cover half the cost of the project's first phase.

Reeves Dedication Tonight Before Penn-Ohio
The 28th annual Penn-Ohio All-Star Football Classic will be played tonight at Geneva College's Reeves Field. Kickoff will be at 7:30 with player introductions and a dedication ceremony for the artificial turf starting at 6:55.
Beaver County Times

NKU, TMC Announce Recruits
Two first-team All-Ohio performers highlight the 2008 Thomas More softball recruiting class. Lebanon High School graduate Dana Bors earned a nod on the Division I first team after posting a 11-5 record with a 0.99 ERA.
The Kentucky Post

Park's Jebbia Selects Bethany
Wheeling Park High School soccer standout Zac Jebbia has decided to continue his academic and athletic careers at Bethany College. Jebbia was a four-year letterman for the Patriots under coach Mario Julian. An All-Valley and All-OVAC honoree, he was chosen to compete in the OVAC All-Star game.
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

Pancake Lifts Bar Higher
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Jennifer Pancake of Boardman is leaving behind a record-breaking legacy with the Westminster College softball team, thus lifting the bar higher for future players who also will strive to actualize their potential.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Different Age, Same Outcome
The sights and sounds of Wilmington Area Middle School fifth-graders bobbing and splashing their way across the pool under the watchful eye of Westminster College (Pennsylvania) swimmers are familiar to Chris Lehberger. And rightfully so — since Lehberger used to be one of those fifth-graders.
The NCAA News

Saints Add 11 Baseball Recruits
Thomas More College baseball coach Jeff Hetzer has announced the addition of 11 recruits, including eight from Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati, to the 2008 roster.
The Kentucky Post

Penn-Ohio Game to Test New Turf
BEAVER FALLS, Pa. — The Penn-Ohio high school football all-star game Friday night will be the first event on Geneva College's new field at Reeves Stadium. Prior to the 7:30 p.m., Geneva College and Beaver Falls High School will recognize those who had a hand in helping to finalize the first phase of Geneva's stadium renovation project.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Geneva to Host All-Star Football
BEAVER FALLS, Pa. — Brandon Moherman of Western Reserve High and Poland's Chris Lovell will share quarterback duties when the Ohio All-Stars go against the Pennsylvania stars in the 28th Penn-Ohio Stateline Classic football game Friday at Geneva College. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The Pennsylvania stars lead in the series 18-9, but Ohio has won the last two games.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Recent Grove City High graduate Chadd Rongaus will continue his football career and education at Thiel College. Rongaus was a 6-foot, 200-pound offensive lineman and linebacker for the Eagles, who went 7-4 last fall. Grove City beat Seneca (24-13) in the District 10 playoff opener, then bowed out to Fairview (32-7) in the D-10 Class AA semis.
The (Sharon) Herald


PG North: Campus Notebook
Shaler graduate Ray Mertz was named All-PAC in baseball. Mertz, a junior catcher at Grove City College, was voted to the second team after being chosen on the first team last year. He had a .349 average with 15 runs scored and 27 RBIs.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PG South: Campus Notebook
Thomas Jefferson High School graduate Abby Greiner was voted to the third team of the College Sports Information Directors of America/ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-District II all-star team. Greiner, a junior catcher at Grove City College, set a school record with 30 runs batted in this season. Her .324 batting average ranked second on the squad and her two home runs led the team.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PG East: Campus Notebook
Penn Hills High School graduate Andrew Kloes and Gateway grad Sarah Bray have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America/ESPN The Magazine track and field/cross country college division academic all-District II team.. Both were first-team selections for Grove City College.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Seven Barnesville Players Announce College Plans
The 2006 football season was one to remember for the Barnesville Shamrocks. A 10-0 regular season, an OVAC Class 2-A championship and a second round appearance in the Ohio playoffs. For seven members of that squad, their success on the field has translated into opportunities to take their athletic prowess to the next level.
The (Martins Ferry) Times-Leader

DeBaldo Joins Onderko's Staff
When Joe Onderko, Presidents' Athletic Conference executive director, puts his stamp of approval on any important document, you can be sure that it's in the best interest of all parties involved. And so it was with the naming of Onderko's new assistant, Jeff DeBaldo, who will serve a 10-month internship beginning July 15 in the conference office in Wexford, Pa.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

PG West: Campus Notebook
Langley High School graduate Eric Wadowsky was named to the Division III Rawlings/ABCA Baseball All-Mideast Region all-star team. Wadowsky, a junior pitcher at Thiel College, was voted to the second team.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PG West: Monaca's Raich Joins Cardinals Staff
Matt Raich knows a thing or two about championship football, having played linebacker on a college national champion and worked as an assistant coach with a Super Bowl champ. Those teams, while completely different in the levels at which they played, still had a number of things in common, according to Raich, a Monaca High School graduate who was recently named a defensive assistant coach with the Arizona Cardinals.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kline is Now Bethany Coach
BETHANY — Bethany College has named Courtney Kline as its new head women’s volleyball coach, as announced by athletic director Kosmas Mouratidis. Kline will be taking over for Jan Forsty, who remains with the school as the associate athletic director and head softball coach. In her 12 years at the helm of the program, Forsty guided Bethany to 120 victories.
(The (Steubenville) Herald-Star/Weirton Daily Times

Presidents' Mann Now a King
The Kalamazoo Kings are last in the Frontier League in pitching with a whopping 6.60 team ERA. It's not hard to figure out the Kings' biggest pitching problem. They lead the 12-team league with 102 walks allowed in 19 games. So Kalamazoo manager Fran Riordan made a move Monday that he hopes will improve his out-of-control pitching staff. The Kings signed former Washington & Jefferson College standout Sam Mann, who in terms of control, was one of the most efficient pitchers in NCAA history.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

St. Vincent Football Ready to Compete in PAC
St. Vincent coach Bob Colbert has released a list of 66 recruits for the 2007 football season, the first at the school since 1962. They join 44 players recruited previously. The Bearcats, who compete in the Division III Presidents' Athletic Conference, begin play Sept. 1 hosting Gallaudet College at Chuck Noll Field.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Holt on Way to Waynesburg College
Uniontown senior Bobby Holt signs a letter of intent to further his academic and football careers at Waynesburg College. Holt was a two-year starter and an all-conference player for the Red Raiders.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Saints Recruit 3 GCL Standouts
Three football standouts from the Greater Catholic League have decided to continue their athletic careers for coach Jim Hilvert at Thomas More College. McNicholas teammates Matt Clark and Joey Zerhusen will join Elder product Mike Peters as members of the 2007 Saints recruiting class.
The Kentucky Post

PG West: Campus Notebook
Three athletes who attended PG West-area high schools have been selected to the all-Presidents' Athletic Conference baseball team. Langley High School Eric Wadowsky, a junior at Thiel College who was voted to the first team, set a school record for victories (8-3) and compiled a 2.08 ERA in 12 starts. Wadowsky will enter his senior season at Thiel with a career won-loss record of 16-7 and a 3.14 ERA.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Williams Leaving Fayette Campus for Head Volleyball Coaching Job at Bethany College
Courtney Williams is a coach who knows how to win. In her first two seasons as volleyball coach at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, her teams won twin PSUAC titles.Her coaching proficiency has earned her recognition as the Tri-County Athletic Woman's College Coach of the Year for 2006.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

TMC Players Earn Awards
Junior designated hitter Brad Ketterer (Badin) was named offensive player of the year after leading the Presidents' Athletic Conference with eight home runs, 87 total bases, 17 doubles and 50 RBI. He also earned first-team All-PAC and Mideast Region honors. Senior Brett Walter (La Salle) earned pitcher of the year honors after finishing 6-2 with a 2.95 ERA. Senior third baseman Dan Buchwald (Oak Hills) and outfielder Dustin Brown (Simon Kenton) shared defensive player of the year.

Sam Mann Named All-American
WASHINGTON, Pa. — Washington & Jefferson College senior Sam Mann, a graduate of Howland High School, was selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Division III All-American team. Mann, who pitches and plays first base for the Presidents, was picked as an All-American utility player.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Names in the Games

Westminster had five players from Lawrence County competing this year. Kelly Fee, Jenn Emery, Kayla Rosati, Maria Joseph and Nicole Fee were listed on the Lady Titans’ roster.
New Castle News

Titan Goes Pro (in soccer); Gilmore Signs as Slider
A couple of former Westminster College athletic standouts have signed contracts with professional teams. Blake Ordell, who helped lead the Titans to the Presidents' Athletic Conference Championship in 2006, signed with the Cincinnati Kings of the United Soccer League Second Division, while Brenton Gilmore, a resident of New Castle, signed with the Slippery Rock Sliders, a first-year member of the independent Frontier League.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Sharon's Smith to Play at Thiel
Sharon High Senior wide receiver/defensive back K.J. Smith has decided to continue his education and grid career at Thiel College. Smith also made visits to Bethany and Waynesburg, but decided to play football for coach Jack Leipheimer’s Tomcats.
The (Sharon) Herald


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