The Record
Conferences – Presidents’ Athletic Conference hired Jennifer Dubow as associate director, effective August 1, to replace Jeff DeBaldo, who became assistant commissioner for communications at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Dubow is a 2008 graduate of the Duquesne School of Law and worked as an assistant in the athletics compliance office.
The NCAA News


Quick Hits
Bethany (W.Va.) president Scott D. Miller said construction is expected to be completed next week on the renovation and expansion of Bison Stadium.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Locals Have Opportunity To Suit Up One More Time in Tonight’s OVAC All-Star Classic
The upcoming 63rd annual Rudy Mumley OVAC All-Star Football Charity Classic will have a lot of hype to live up to.
The (East Liverpool) Review

Area College Teams Get Lofty Football Preseason Rankings
... The Presidents, under the guidance of sixth-year head coach Mike Sirianni (50-8), have been ranked second in NCAA Division III. Washington & Jefferson compiled a 10-1 final overall record in 2007. The Presidents followed an undefeated regular season with a wild 35-34 home overtime loss to North Carolina-Central in the opening round of the NCAA Division III playoffs.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Titans Recognized
NEW WILMINGTON — The Westminster College men’s and women’s track and field teams were honored with Division III All-Academic status for 2007-08 by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

The Record
The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference hired Jeff DeBaldo as the assistant commissioner for communications. DeBaldo was most recently the assistant director of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.
The NCAA News

Rod Rutherford Hired As St. Vincent Assistant Coach
Rod Rutherford, a former star quarterback at Pitt, has been hired as the defensive backs coach at St. Vincent College.
The Pittsburgh

Hickory's Armstrong Heads for Thiel
HICKORY HIGH standout Tyler Armstrong will continue his education and baseball careers at Thiel College.
The (Sharon) Herald

Rutherford to St. Vincent
Former Pitt football quarterback Rod Rutherford has joined the St. Vincent coaching staff as a defensive backs coach.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Fox Hired at Waynesburg
Herald-Standard and Greene County Messenger sports writer Bobby Fox has been hired by Waynesburg University as its Sports Information Director.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Paving the Way
Upon taking office as the new President of Bethany College, Dr. Scott Miller made it a priority to improve the college's athletics facilities during his tenure. Less than eight months later, Bison Stadium and the surrounding area has been completely renovated, giving the beautiful campus a new bright spot.
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

Bramhall Named Thomas More Softball Coach
Lindsey Bramhall will be the new softball coach at Thomas More College, athletic director Terry Connor announced.

W&J Coach Recalls 1993 Season
On a team full of stars, Mike Sirianni blended in. The Washington & Jefferson football coach was part of Mt. Union's first of eight NCAA Division III championship teams in 1993, playing wide receiver and catching passes from All-American quarterback Jim Ballard, one of 20 new College Football Hall of Fame inductees.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Lehberger to Westminster
Wilmington High star swimmer Caitlin Lehberger is following in her brother’s footsteps. Lehberger, the District 10 swimmer of the year and an All-Amercan in the 100-yard breaststroke, will continue her education and swimming career at Westminster College.
The (Sharon) Herald

Modern Pentathlon

CAIRO, Egypt – Bethany College sophomore Suzanne Stettinius placed 33rd out of 60 competitors at the Modern Pentathlon Junior World Championships held in Cairo, Egypt.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Northgate, Geneva graduate a big hit at linebacker with semipro Pittsburgh Colts
It was the first practice of the season for the Pittsburgh Colts, when a fullback and several offensive linemen approached head coach Ed Brosky with puzzled looks. The group had just seen a stocky, muscular linebacker blow through their blocking scheme with ease to make a tackle, and they eagerly wanted to know who the unfamiliar face was.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Winning Continues for Burke, Palone
...Ron Headlee continues his impressive start as the new head wrestling coach at Waynesburg University. The former Jefferson-Morgan High School head coach, who guided Cary Kolat to four straight PIAA gold medals and an unbeaten record, has landed some familiar names in his first recruiting class.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Lipps to Continue Gridiron Career at Bethany College
NEW MANCHESTER - Oak Glen's Justin Lipps is glad he doesn't yet have to say goodbye to football. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound fullback/linebacker recently announced that he will be continuing his gridiron career at Bethany College.
The (East Liverpool) Review

Norris to Play For Titans
ANOTHER AREA student-athlete will continue her education at Westminster College, as recent Sharon High graduate Julie Norris will matriculate at the New Wilmington campus where she also will play softball for the Titans.
The (Sharon) Herald

Natural Hat Trick
Ebersole will pack up her legendary offensive skill set and head west in the fall, making tracks for Waynesburg University. She hopes to sting more than a few Presidents’ Athletic Conference foes for the Yellow Jackets in Division III play and plans to study exercise science.
The Gettysburg Times

Hoffman Sisters Will Continue Volleyball Careers at Bethany
NEW CONCORD - Twin sisters, Tiffany and Megan Hoffman, have shared the volleyball court since seventh grade. Now, the John Glenn graduates will team up again in the college ranks at Division III Bethany College in West Virginia.
Zanesville Times-Recorder

Spinney's Back at TMC
John Spinney returned to Thomas More College as the women's volleyball coach last month to a much different situation than when he left after the 2004 season.
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Washington & Jefferson senior left-handed pitcher Ian Poole hadn't allowed an earned run in his first 10 innings for the Outer Banks (N.C.) Daredevils of the Coastal Plain Summer League for college baseball players. Opponents were batting .094 against Poole during the span.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Geneva Pitcher Heads North for Summer Baseball
The clock read just about midnight when Derek Sumner and the rest of the Athletes in Action Fire baseball team stepped off the airplane. The sky, however, gave the indication of late afternoon. Snowcapped mountains formed the horizon all around. Moose roamed the landscape in the distance. Welcome to Alaska. Welcome to summer baseball.
Beaver County Times

Presidential Notes: Conferences Name Leaders
Presidents’ Athletic Conference: Scott Miller, who currently is active in NCAA governance as a member of the Division III Membership Committee, is the new chair of the conference’s Presidents’ Council, as Bethany (West Virginia) takes a turn providing leaders during the coming year for the league’s various governance groups.
The NCAA News

Sharpsville's Montone to Sharpsville
One of Sharpsville High’s most versatile athletes will continue her education and cage career at Westminster College.
The (Sharon) Herald

The Sports Blog
Shippensburg High School product Caleb Courage was 107th in the 100-meter freestyle preliminaries, covering the distance in 51.80 seconds. Leading the qualifying performances was Garrett Weber-Gale, who set an American record of 47.78.
The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

The magazine has Washington & Jefferson College No. 2 in Division III behind Mount Union, which has won eight titles and finished second twice in the last 12 years. Waynesburg University running back Robert Heller, a Ringgold graduate, is considered a first team All-American.
The (Monessen, Pa.) Valley Independent

The Sporting News College Football magazine ranks Washington & Jefferson No. 2 in its NCAA Division III preseason poll. Lindy's College Football Preview has the Presidents ranked fifth, and USA Today Sports Weekly lists them 20th. Washington & Jefferson has qualified for the Division III playoffs in 19 of the past 23 seasons.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


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