Pascarella a Hit at W&J
Neil Pascarella, a sophomore first baseman from Ringgold High School, was Washington & Jefferson College's top hitter this past baseball season.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Leeking, Pearsall Ready For the Next Level
Aaron Leeking and Bryan Pearsall combined for nearly 200 wins in their Warwick wrestling careers and played a key part in the Warriors capturing back-to-back Section One titles. Now the two of them are ready to take their talents on to the next level. Leeking will pack his bags for Waynesburg University, a D-III school in western Pa.
Lititz (Pa.) Record Express


More Hits for Drespling
Brandon Drespling picked up two hits last night. Drespling, the starting center fielder, went 2 for 5 with a run scored for the Arizona Brewers in an 11-7 win over the Arizona Cubs in an Arizona Rookie League matchup...He is a Westminster College graduate.
New Castle News

District Colleges
St. Vincent announced its women's volleyball recruiting class, which includes Taylor Guido (Greensburg Salem), Dawn Timko (Derry) and Ashlee Cowles (Latrobe).
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

College Roundup: Area Athletes Finish Seasons
Rebecca Shiner, Clearfield: Shiner represented Westminster at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Championships in May, placing 20th in the 800 with a time of 2:24.98.
The (Clearfield, Pa.) Progress News

Titan's Streak Longest in 2008
There is a good possibility that Westminster College’s 2008 baseball season will become known as the “Maiorano Streak,” in addition to the fact that the Titans enjoyed one of their best seasons.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Bodo Earns Track Honors
BETHANY - Bethany College sophomore Jodi Bodo, a graduate of Catholic Central High School, was voted to the ESPN the Magazine Second Team Academic All-District II track/cross country team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
The (Steubenville) Herald-Star/Weirton Daily Times

Skelley to Play at Wash and Jeff
WASHINGTON, PA. Canton South High School graduate Kary Skelley will play volleyball at Washington and Jefferson College.
The (Canton, Ohio) Repository

Caleb Courage to Try Out for Olympics
Caleb Courage was on break from his lifeguard job in Charlotte, N.C., last summer when his cell phone rang. "I think you should do it," said the voice on the other end. It was Grove City College swim coach Dave Fritz, and he was telling the best swimmer to ever come through Grove City not to return to school for his senior year.
The (Chambersburg, Pa.) Public Opinion

Caleb Courage, Other Olympic Hopefuls Train at Mecklenburg
For swimmers from all over the country hoping to make the trip to Beijing later this summer, the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club in Charlotte, N.C., is a home away from home.
The (Chambersburg, Pa.) Public Opinion

The Cost of Olympic Dreams
...Some are fortunate enough to have contracts with companies who pay them to train. Most do not.
That’s something 2004 Shippensburg graduate Caleb Courage is finding out right now. The two-time Division III national swimming champion in the 100 free is delaying his senior year at Grove City College to focus on training for the Olympic swim trials, which are scheduled to start June 29 in Omaha, Neb.
The (Carlisle, Pa.) Sentinel


Taylor Will Take Skills to Thiel College
Garrison Taylor, a former multi-sport athlete at Seymour High School before graduating this past spring with the Class of 2008, will wrestle at the next level for Thiel College Tomcats in Greenville, Pennsylvania.
The Seymour (Tenn.) Herald

No Brainer
During his years at Southmoreland High School, Jeremy Mains was a standout in two varsity sports. He was a top wide receiver on the Scotties' football team as well as a starting pitcher and infielder on the baseball team. But when it came to picking a sport to pursue at the college level, the choice was clear. Mains will continue his baseball career at St. Vincent College.
(Connellsville) Daily Courier

Coaching Carousel
Division III Waynesburg named Lou Giachetti as its new softball coach, succeeding Terry Acker. Giachetti spent the past 11 seasons at Waynesburg Central High School.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Briefly - Campbell County
Thomas More College will be having a soccer camp July 14-17 for kids ages 6-13.
(Florence, Ky.) Community Press & Recorder

Ridge's Batzel Picks College
Kaci Batzel, a three-sport standout during her high school days at Chestnut Ridge, will continue her academic and athletic careers at Westminster College this fall.
Altoona Mirror

Kifer Ready to Assume Duties as New Cal U Sports Information Director
For the past four years, Waynesburg University Sports Information Director Matt Kifer has worked diligently behind the scenes to provide the best coverage of Yellow Jacket sports. However, Friday, Kifer, a native of Warren, Pa., departed his office in Buhl Hall on the WU campus to enter a whole new world.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Galbreath Says He's Not Thinking Retirement
Ron Galbreath isn’t ready for retirement. Recovering steadily from a stroke he suffered in March, Galbreath said he’s confident he’ll resume his coaching career and will someday return to Metheny Fieldhouse as Geneva College’s women’s basketball coach. Just not yet.
Beaver County Times

Giachetti to Coach Jackets
Lou Giachetti is leaving Waynesburg Central High School but he's not going very far. Giachetti has been named the head softball coach at Waynesburg University following an 11-year stay as an assistant and head coach at Waynesburg Central.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

PG West: PAC Baseball
Sto-Rox High graduate Eric Boylan and Langley grad Eric Wadowsky were voted to the Presidents' Athletic Conference All-Star Team for baseball. Both are attending Thiel College.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Two Area Players Headed to Titans
Two area football players will continue their academic and athletic careers at Westminster College in the fall. Titusville quarterback Andrew Clark and Allegheny-Clarion Valley running back Mike Himes have decided to play for coach Jeff Hand and the Titans.
The (Oil City) Derrick

Giachetti Graduates to College Game
Over his nine years as the head coach of the Waynesburg Central softball program, Lou Giachetti took a pretty good team and made it into a very good team.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Campus Notes: Keeping Tabs on Local Athletes in College
Waynesburg’s Jerry Daley (Hopewell), Bethany’s Joe Jurinko (Riverside) and Washington & Jefferson’s Virgil Marshall (Hopewell) were named to the Presidents’ Athletic Conference honor roll.
Beaver County Times

Russin Named Interim Women's Basketball Coach at Geneva
BEAVER FALLS - Amy Russin, who starred in the Lincoln High School girls backcourt in the 1990s before going on to a successful career at Geneva College, was named the women's interim basketball coach for the Golden Tornadoes Monday.
Ellwood City Ledger

District Spotlight: Terrific Tomcats
Thiel's baseball team, which finished 29-15, led NCAA Division III with 11.0 runs per game, 3.14 doubles per game and .582 slugging percentage. Individually, Chris Dunham was eighth with 15 home runs and 10th with 63 RBIs, Justin Scarpitti was ninth with 62 runs scored and Josh Tedesco was third with 11 pitching victories.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Galbreath Taking a Year Off; Russin to Coach
BEAVER FALLS — Though his recovery from a stroke is progressing nicely, Geneva College women’s basketball coach Ron Galbreath will be taking the 2008-09 season off.
Beaver County Times

Tavis to Play Volleyball at Bethany
BETHANY – Indian Creek High School graduate Emily Tevis will continue her academic and athletic careers at Bethany College, beginning in the fall of 2008.
The (Steubenville) Herald-Star/Weirton Daily Times

PAC Releases Academic Honor Roll for Spring, 2008 Semester
A total of 14 local athletes were named to the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Academic Honor Roll for the Spring 2008 semester.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Central Catholic alumnus Lloyd Cheatom and Highlands graduate Jeff Graham were named as St. Vincent football captains for the 2008 season. Cheatom and Graham, along with senior Matt Robinson, were selected as captains by a vote of the players taken after spring practice.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Perry Grad All-Region Choice
Perry Traditional Academy graduate Wes White Jr. was named to the Division III Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Mideast Region first team. White, a sophomore second baseman at Waynesburg University, finished second in the Presidents' Athletic Conference with a .432 batting average.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Weaver Named Bethany's AD
Tim Weaver, head football coach at Bethany College, has taken on additional responsibility as Director of Athletics and Recreation, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

Weaver Has a New Title at BC
BETHANY — Tim Weaver, head football coach at Bethany College, has taken on additional responsibility as director of athletics and recreation, according to Scott D. Miller, president of the college.
The (Steubenville) Herald-Star/Weirton Daily Times

Sports News Briefs
Bethany head coach Tim Weaver will take on the role of director of athletics and recreation in addition to his football responsibilities for the Bison.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Coaching Carousel
Bethany (W.Va.) football coach Tim Weaver has added the duties of athletic director to his role at the NCAA Division III school. The job had been vacant since February, when Kosmas Mouratidis returned to coaching the men's soccer team. Bethany sponsors 20 NCAA sports and an intramural recreation program.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Sports Shorts
The Waynesburg University football team and sophomore running back Robert Heller were recently recognized in the national edition of Lindy's College Football Preview.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Lowry Chooses Thiel
Albert Gallatin wrestler Matt Lowry will continue his academic and athletic careers at Thiel College.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Grove City Netter Honored
Grove City College junior men’s tennis player Jeremy Dwyer was named College Division At-Large Third Team academic All-America honors from ESPN The Magazine and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). It is Dwyer’s first Academic All-America honor.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

PRO BASEBALL: Laurel Grad Brandon Drespling Signs With Milwaukee
Brandon Drespling’s dream became a reality yesterday. Drespling, a 2003 Laurel High graduate, signed a free-agent contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.
New Castle News

Area Senior Athletes Heading to College
Springfield high senior Katie Bretz will play soccer at Thiel College. Bretz was selected as co-offensive player of the year for her team and was a four-year starter for the Tigers.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Waynesburg Javelin Thrower Cited
Waynesburg University freshman Elisha Jones earned All-American honors at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, May 22-24.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Moyer Commits to W&J
Glenn Moyer has one regret about his football career at Greensburg Salem: He never had the opportunity to take the field in a WPIAL playoff game.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Collegiate Notebook: Szabo, Rodondi Pick Colleges
Hickory High senior Brian Szabo will continue his education and baseball career at Washington & Jefferson College.
The (Sharon) Herald

Batt Named Boys Basketball Coach at Greenville High School
As a playmaking point guard at Thiel College back in the day, Mark Batt was as intensely combative a competitor as you could find. Now a generation later, he hopes to bring that to the bench as Greenville High’s new boys basketball coach.
The (Sharon) Herald

Pirates New Skipper 'Mr. Energy,' Opens With Win coach Kurt Elbin is a dynamo on the field, and his level of enthusiasm for the game of baseball is unquestionably “high level.” Elbin is not far removed from his players age-wise, and coming from a college environment at Thiel College (Pa.) where baseball is taken seriously, Elbin brings that same focus to Tradewater.
The (Princeton, KY) Times Leader Online


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