Ransaw Selects W&J
Uniontown's James Ransaw (front center) will study and play football at Washington and Jefferson College. He is flanked by his mother Denise and his sister Shaunise. Standing, from left, are Ransaw's brother Jamal, Uniontown football coach and AD John Fortugna and principal Thomas Colebank. Ransaw's father James was on the road when the photo was taken.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Malenke off to Waynesburg
Uniontown's Joshua Malenke, seated with his mother Faith Malenke-Taylor, will continue his academic and football careers at Waynesburg University. Standing, from left, are coach Keith Jeffries, football coach and AD John Fortugna and principal Thomas Colebank.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Names In The Games
Thiel’s Josh Jones took third in the 110-meter high hurdles with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 14.71 at the Allegheny Gator Invitational.
New Castle News

Division III Baseball
Grove City senior center fielder Brian Moran was named to the first team and is believed to be the school's first All-American since the baseball program was reinstated in 1959.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

District Colleges
Kim Gall, who served 15 years as women's athletics director at Geneva, is returning to the school. Gall also was women's basketball and tennis coach at Geneva before moving to NCAA Division III Calvin (Mich.), where she served as assistant athletics director since 1994.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

McCune Selects Bethany College
Uniontown's Mackenzie McCune will continue her academic and soccer careers at Bethany College.
(Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Jon Jurinko Homers in NCCAA Tournament
Riverside High School grad Jon Jurinko hit a two-run homer as the Geneva College baseball team defeated Colorado Christian, 9-5, in the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association tournament.
Ellwood City Ledger


Wamsley Inks With Bethany
A three-sport standout at St. John Central will continue her athletic and academic careers at Bethany College. Sara Wamsley, who starred in volleyball, basketball and softball for the Lady Irish during her four years, will continue wearing the Green-and-White at the collegiate level.
(Martins Ferry) Times Leader

Jackets and W&J Dominate PAC Team
In addition to Washington & Jefferson College senior Amanda Howard being honored as the top softball player in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, four other W&J players were recognized on the PAC All-Star Team.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Titans Compete in Wisconsin
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Five members of the Westminster College women’s track and field team competed at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Outdoor Championships at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Carrick Grad is All-PAC
Carrick High School graduate Bridgette Fauth was named to the first team of the Presidents' Athletic Conference Softball All-Star Team.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Names in the Games
Thiel’s Josh Jones took third in the 110-meter high hurdles with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 14.71 at the Allegheny Gator Invitational.
New Castle News

Sports Briefs
Geneva College named Kim Gall as its new athletic director. Gall, who served as head women's basketball and tennis coach at Geneva from 1980-94, was assistant athletic director at Calvin (Mich.) College.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Fitch's Rouan to Geneva
Rachel Rouan, a senior at Austintown Fitch and the Falcons’ top girls basketball player the past two seasons, will attend Geneva College where she will resume her basketball career.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Geneva Hires New AD, Keeps DeMarco as Football Coach
Geneva College has decided to make a change in the hierarchy of its athletic department, less than a year after their sports teams made the transition from the NAIA to NCAA Division III.
Beaver County Times

Brooke's Michetti Will Attend Geneva
Whether it be in softball or baseball, the catcher is often the most overlooked key to having a winning team. While the pitchers usually capture the headlines, the second half of the battery is of the utmost importance. For three seasons, Brooke senior Sam Michetti has thrived as the starting catcher for the Bruins softball team.
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

Sunday North: NA Grad a Two-Sport 'Iron Woman' For W&J
Amanda Howard is Washington & Jefferson College's version of Cal Ripken. Howard, a senior center fielder and leadoff hitter, concluded her collegiate career with 153 consecutive starts for the Presidents softball team.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Geneva College — will be the site of the Above the Hoop camp for boys in grades 4-11.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Tedesco's Curveball Rewarded
Josh Tedesco doesn’t throw the baseball very hard. In fact, the junior pitcher for the Thiel College baseball team from Ursuline High and Campbell throws a fastball that reaches only about 80 mph.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

GCC Wins PAC Title
In the 2008 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Baseball Championship Tournament, the last shall be first.
(Grove City) Allied News

Five From District Earn PAC Softball Honors

North Allegheny High School graduate Amanda Howard has been honored as the top softball player in the Presidents' Athletic Conference. Howard, a senior outfielder at Washington & Jefferson College, was named most valuable player of the PAC after leading the Presidents to a share of the regular-season title.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hobbs Headed To Bethany
Linsly’s Katie Hobbs is close with her brother Ryan, a freshman soccer player at Bethany.
Ryan decided to introduce her to new Bethany girls’ soccer coach Barry Christmas, an assistant for the Bison men’s program the previous two seasons.

The (Wheeling) Intelligencer

District Spotlight: Grove City Settles Into Role as the Underdog
Grove City might be the longest shot in the field of 54 in the NCAA Division III baseball tournament, but the Wolverines are no stranger to that role.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Baseball Teams Continue Tournaments
Grove City (18-6) will be making its first appearance in the tournament as the eighth-seeded team at the New York regional at Ithaca.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Longtime Football Coach Manzini Dies
Manzini coached at Bellmar and Thomas Jefferson for 30 years and posted a record of 203-74-8, including just three losing seasons. He played for the former Monongahela High School and then at St. Vincent College. Manzini, a center, played for the Philadelphia Eagles for two seasons while earning All-Pro honors. After a short stint in the NFL, Manzini returned to St. Vincent College, where he coached in 1946 and 1947.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Thomas More Notebook
Following a season in which they claimed the 2008 Presidents' Athletic Conference regular season title, the Thomas More baseball team landed nine players on the all-conference teams.
The (Cincinnati) Enquirer

Names in the Games
Waynesburg’s Haley Kramer and Stephanie Leisie both went 0 for 3 in a 2-1 loss to Bethany in the championship game of the PAC Tournament.
New Castle News


Tomlin Scores as a Commencement Speaker
This keeps up, Saint Vincent College will be known for more than being the home of Steelers training camp. Really, has any school had a better run of commencement speakers?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

NCAA tournament regional semifinal - Ithaca 4, Bethany 0 — Ithaca (N.Y.) College is 33-10. Bethany College is 24-22.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator


Faith, Family And Fortitude Help Galbreath In Battle Back
For four decades, Ron Galbreath has talked with his basketball teams about dealing with adversity. Always the coach, now he’s actually demonstrating it.
New Castle News

Bethany Blanks Rochester, 2-0
ITHACA, N.Y. — Senior pitcher Heather Immesberger struck out seven and allowed just two hits to lead the Bethany College softball team to a 2-0 victory against the University of Rochester on the first day of the NCAA Tournament Regionals at Ithaca (N.Y.) College.
The (Wheeling) Intelligencer

W&J Players, Coach Honored By PAC
Washington & Jefferson College senior centerfielder Amanda Howard was named Most Valuable Player of the Presidents' Athletic Conference softball team and W&J head coach Nicole Vitello was selected Coach of the Year.
(Wash.) Observer-Reporter

Thomas More Notebook
The top-seeded Thomas More baseball team (25-11, 11-1) will take on No. 4 Grove City (15-16, 5-7) today at noon in the first round of the Presidents' Athletic Conference Championship Tournament at Thomas More Field in Crestview Hills.
The (Cincinnati) Enquirer

W&J No. 2 In ECAC
The Washington & Jefferson College softball team will host the four-team ECAC Southern Division III tournament Saturday and Sunday at Brooks Park.
(Wash.) Observer-Reporter

District Spotlight
Sixth-seeded Bethany (22-21), which recently won its 12th PAC title, will play No. 3 Rochester (28-10) Thursday in the opening round of the double-elimination NCAA Ithaca (N.Y.) Region. Bethany will start Heather Immesberger (16-8, 2.41 ERA) against Rochester, winner of 16 in a row.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Thiel College Diamondmen
A trio of Thiel College diamondmen are enjoying career years. DH Chris Dunham has drilled 14 home runs; outfielder Eric Boylan is batting .446 with 61 runs batted in, 10 homers and 23 doubles, and pitcher Eric Wadowsky is approaching the school standard for wins. Wadowsky (5-2) has woven a 21-11 career won-lost record — 1 win shy of former major league pitcher Kevin Meistickle (’73) during his Tomcat tenure.
The (Sharon) Herald

Bethany Wins PAC Softball Title; Move On To D-3 Finals
WASHINGTON, PA. — Third-seeded Bethany College captured the Presidents Athletic Conference softball championship here over the weekend and automatically qualifies for the school’s fifth NCAA Division III national tournament berth.

(Martin's Ferry) Times Leader

Grove City Awards
GROVE CITY, Pa. — Grove City College selected senior men’s soccer player Michael Manahan and senior multi-sport athlete Brittany Anderson as its 2008 Omicron Delta Kappa/Mortar Board Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, respectively.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Grove City's Kulinski Sets School Record In Pole Vault
Matt Kulinski, a senior at Grove City College, recently won his third title in the pole vault in the Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships at Washington & Jefferson College.
The (Oil City) Derrick

Playoff Bound
Elsewhere, Washington & Jefferson will play host to the ECAC Division III softball tournament Saturday and Sunday as a No. 2 seed. The Presidents were awarded home-field advantage after top-seeded Misericordia announced it was unable to serve as host.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Names In The Games
Westminster’s Jessi Cooper turned in a dominant performance at the PAC Championships. Cooper, a senior from Laurel, won the high jump at 1.60 meters and took second in the triple jump with a school record effort of 11-08.
New Castle News

Thomas More Notebook
Thomas More claimed its first regular-season Presidents' Athletic Conference championship in baseball as the Saints swept Grove City Saturday, 21-7 and 10-5. With the title, the Saints will be the top seed and hosts of the PAC Tournament. The winner of the PAC Tournament, which starts at noon Thursday, will earn the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The (Cincinnati) Enquirer

Baughman, Minor Honored
Waynesburg University's Amanda Baughman and Autumn Minor were named to the first-team all-Presidents' Athletic Conference.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

PAC Softball
Bethany rallied with three runs in the top of the seventh inning to earn a spot in Saturday's Presidents' Athletic Conference tournament championship round after a 3-1 victory over Washington & Jefferson at Brooks Park.
(Wash.) Observer-Reporter

All-PAC Softball Teams
All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference Softball First Team.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Bethel Grad Wins Title
Bethel Park High School graduate Lauren Spegal, a senior at Bethany College, won her second consecutive Presidents' Athletic Conference title in the shot put Saturday at the PAC championship meet, which took place at Washington & Jefferson College's Cameron Stadium.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jones Replaces Acker
Jones replaces Terry Acker, who coached the Yellow Jackets for nine years. Jones served as an assistant coach on both the men's and women's basketball teams at Mount Union for the last four years. He takes over a program at Waynesburg that won just one game last season.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

W&J Coach Honored
Washington & Jefferson head wrestling coach Jay Robison was inducted into the Edinboro University Athletic Hall of Fame this past weekend. Robison, the 2008 Presidents' Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, was one of 10 members inducted into the 27th Hall of Fame class at Edinboro.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter


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