Local College Basketball

One-win Waynesburg traveled to Division II Clarion Wednesday and, as expected, the Golden Eagles rolled to an 81-53 victory.



Turnovers hurt Juniata women

Juniata College's 23 turnovers led to 23 points for St. Vincent College, which proved to be more than the difference in a 73-66 loss for the Eagles, Wednesday night in women's basketball.

Altoona Mirror


Thomas More ends Quakers' winning streak

Wilmington College was unable to hold onto a 13-point second-half lead as Thomas More rallied to hand the No. 10 Quakers a 92-90 setback at Fred Raizk Arena Wednesday afternoon.

Wilmington News-Journal


Chatham Cited for Widespread Excellence

The Chatham women's basketball team has been recognized with a Bronze Award for the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators Excellence in the categories of athletics, recreation, physical fitness and non-varsity sports.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review




Women's basketball

Kelly Dunne scored 13 points and Nazareth limited Waynesburg to 30 percent shooting, defeating the Yellow Jackets, 62-58, in a non-conference women's basketball game.



Grove City Women Fall to 4-5

The Grove City College women's basketball team dropped to 4-5 overall Tuesday afternoon with a 54-36 setback at Wittenberg in the semifinals of Wittenberg's Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic at Pam Evans Smith Arena.

My Valley


Local College Basketball Round Up

12/29 at Florida Tech-Geneva suffered a road loss to Florida Tech 82-66. Geneva were cold from behind the arch, sinking only 4 -pointers. Rick Colick led the team with 18 points.

Western PA Athletics


Waynesburg Wrestlers in Division III Rankings
Waynesburg University junior wrestlers Nick Garber and Corbin Semple are ranked in their respective weight classes in NCAA Division III by and the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA).
(Washington) Observer-Reporter


Notebook: Locals Performing Well in College Hoops
... Two of Randallís former Kennedy cage mates are playing well at Thiel College for 4th-year head coach Tim Loomis.
The (Sharon) Herald



Area Boasts College Football Talent
Sr. Matt Cruse, Bethany (W.Va.) (Barron Collier): Had 48 catches for 666 yards and four TDs. He also intercepted a pass and had one tackle on defense. Earned All-Presidentsí Athletic Conference honors all four seasons. He broke the schoolís career receptions record (177). He also owns the schoolís career marks for receiving yards (2,625) and TDs (25).
Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press


W&J WR Named Division III All-American
Wide receiver Craig Besong, part of a college football career at Washington & Jefferson that helped to produce a combined 40-7 record and a trip to the NCAA quarterfinals in 2008, has been named to the All-America third team.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Bussard Named to All-Star Team
CENTERVILLE, Mass. ó Waynesburg University senior offensive lineman Jared Bussard, a 2006 South Hagerstown
graduate, recently was honored as a 2009 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Division III Southwest Football All-Star.
The Herald-Mail



Honored Again
Washington & Jefferson wide receiver Craig Besong, an Ambridge High School graduate, has been named to the Division III All-America team. Besong, who finished the season with 90 receptions for 1,064 yards and nine touchdowns, was named to the third-team offense. He ranked 12th in the nation in receptions per game with 8.2.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Big local sports moments highlight '09 - Year In Review, Part I

... Plum graduate Mark Sirkoch helps three Washington & Jefferson University men's swimming relay teams set school records at the Presidents' Athletic Conference championships at Grove City College. He is part of record swims by the 200 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay teams.
Plum Advance Leader


Mathews Doing the Job
Freshman Alex Mathews (Spring Grove) is a distance swimmer for the Grove City men's swim team, but he collected his first college victory in the 200 backstroke in the Clarion Classic to open the season.
York Daily Record




College Corner Tidbits
Penn Cambria graduate Luke Tomaselli scored a career-high 20 points for the Grove City men's basketball team in a 76-59 victory over Kenyon College. Tomaselli is averaging 12.7 points per game.

Altoona Mirror

College basketball round up

Muskingum used Carson Thomas' 22 points and a steady dose of three-pointers to defeat visiting Washington & Jefferson 79-59 in a non-conference game Wednesday night.



Improved defense has Geneva College men's basketball team looking forward to new year

The good news surrounding the Geneva College men's basketball team last season was that the Golden Tornadoes averaged 83 points per game. The bad news was that they allowed 81 ppg.

That's not a recipe for success.


Local College Basketball Roundup
Grove City - 12/15 vs. Kenyon- Grove City started the second half with a 19-2 run in route to a 79-68 victory over Kenyon. Grove City fired a season-high 13 three-point shots. Forward Luke Tomaselli scored a career-high 20 points, while guard Joe McCoy scored 16 points.


Besong an All-American
Washington & Jefferson senior wide receiver Craig Besong was selected to the third-team on the Division III All-America Team.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter


Expansion Plans
Four teams are being added at Division III Thiel, giving the Tomcats 24 varsity sports. Men's and women's tennis and men's and women's lacrosse will open play in time for the 2010-11 seasons, said college President Troy VanAken, adding that the school expects to add another full-time assistant football coach and construct a season air-supported athletics structure to cover the playing surface at Alumni Stadium on campus during the offseason.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Testa Gets PAC Honor
Bethany College senior forward Joe Testa, a Trinity graduate and Amity native, has been named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter




Thiel boosts sports sponsorship to 24 with lacrosse, tennis

Thiel will add lacrosse and tennis for men and women during 2010-11, boosting the number of sports it sponsors to 24.

The NCAA News


W&J puts it on line in basketball win

Some torrid free-throw shooting by Washington & Jefferson's men's basketball team Sunday afternoon propelled the Presidents to a 75-57 non-conference victory over Juniata at Henry Memorial Center.





Thiel to Add 4 Sports, Domed Facility
Thiel College will add men's and women's tennis and men's and women's lacrosse and build a covered athletic facility in time for the 2010-11 seasons. The new facility will be an air-supported structure that will cover the Alumni Stadium playing surface during the winter.
Erie Daily Times


Waynesburg men end skid, win at PS-Fayette

Sophomore guard Lou Galante scored a team-high 14 points as Waynesburg University ended a 16-game losing streak Saturday with an 80-56 victory over Penn State-Fayette.



College update: Area trio Div. III all-region

Denison senior Julie Dean (Mount Notre Dame) and junior Kim Oshita (Sycamore), along with Thomas More senior Deanna Goshdigian (Northwest), were named the NCAA Division III All-Great Lakes Region Women's Soccer team.

Cincinnati Enquirer


District Notebook

The Division III team includes defensive lineman Jacob Bloomhuff, linebacker Nathan Harmotto, defensive back Craig Sedunov and punter Joe Kelly of Washington Jefferson, and offensive lineman Jared Bussard, kicker Jon Storck and return specialist Scott Cree of Waynesburg.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review




Men's Basketball
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Joe McCoy, a senior guard on the Grove City College basketball team, is averaging 6.8 points and 3.5 rebounds this season. He has reached double figures scoring four times, a 14-point effort in an 82-72 overtime win over Juniata in which he hit three early 3-pointers.
Coshocton Tribune


Names in the Games
Westminsterís Nick Klein tallied two points off the bench in a 95-80 loss to Thomas More on Saturday in a Presidentsí Athletic Conference matchup.
New Castle News

Area Colleges - Friday's Games

Despite sophomore Katelynn Hackathornís first career double-double, the Bethany womenís basketball team suffered a defeat.

Youngstown Vindicator




College hoops scene

Although only a freshman, Alyssa Oursler of Middletown is starting at guard for the Washington and Jefferson baskeball team.

Frederick News Post




College spotlight: Record for Mummert

Chatham University junior swimmer Chelsea Mummert (Central York) set a school and pool record in the 200 backstroke in a recent loss to Grove City.

York Daily Record


Players honored

Four Washington & Jefferson College football players were named to the All-South Region team.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette




Local College Basketball Round Up Review

Grove City suffered a heart breaking loss thanks to a 3-pointer made with five seconds left that set up the loss to Hiram, 68-65.

Western PA Athletics




Garber gets PAC honor

Waynesburg University 141-pound wrestler Nick Garber has been the Presidents' Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week.



Usual suspects in lower division polls

Some usual names are popping up in the basketball polls at the NCAA lower division. In NCAA Division III, Washington & Jefferson has been in and out of the Poll.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


PAC picks Garber

Waynesburg University's Nick Garber was selected as the PAC Wrestler of the Week for the second time this season after the Waynesburg Central grad win his bout against Thiel.



Wilt's swimming paces Grove City

Kate Wilt won four events for the Grove City women's swimming team in a 143-136 dual meet victory over Hiram College.

Centre Daily Times




Player of the Week

Huntington High graduate Lambros Svingos received male student-athlete of the week recognition at Geneva College for Nov. 30 to Dec. 5.

Herald Dispatch




Names in the Games

Westminsterís Caitlin Lehberger caught the attention of the Presidentsí Athletic Conference. Lehberger, a sophomore from Wilmington High, was named the conferenceís Womenís Swimmer/Diver of the Week.

New Castle News



W&J men win at Thiel, improve to 2-0 in PAC

Paul Matthews made a three-pointer to start the scoring for Washington & Jefferson College in a Presidents' Athletic Conference contest at Thiel's Beeghly Gymnasium.




Area colleges/Saturday's games

Westminster College menís basketball team absorbed a loss at home to defending Presidentsí Athletic Conference (PAC) champion Thomas More.

Youngstown Vindicator



Locals make football mark at Washington & Jefferson

Washington and Jefferson College's football team made its sixth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III national playoffs this fall with several local players making important contributions.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Men's games

Daniel McKeehan scored 14 of his game-high 21 points in the second half to lead the Saints (5-2, 1-1 Presidents' Athletic Conference) over the host Titans (2-6, 0-2).

Louisville Courier-Journal


NKU, TMC win basketball doubles

Senior power forward Daniel McKeehan (Little Miami) scored 14 of his game-high 21 points in the second half to lead TMC in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game in Pennsylvania.

Cincinnati Enquirer




Quaker Valley alum Richert piling up honors at Grove City

Former Quaker Valley swimmer Jenna Richert has already made a lasting mark at Division III Grove City College, racking up records and awards in just a season and a half.

Your Sewickley News




Mt. Lebo grad leads W&J team to winning start

Kennan Killeen admits she's a bit of a control freak out on the basketball court.

"I don't like not being a leader," said Killeen, a senior point guard for the Washington & Jefferson College women's basketball team

Read more:

Kennan Killeen admits she's a bit of a control freak out on the basketball court.

"I don't like not being a leader," said Killeen, a senior point guard for the Washington & Jefferson College women's basketball team

Read more:

Kennan Killeen admits she's a bit of a control freak out on the basketball court. "I don't like not being a leader," said Killeen, a senior point guard for the Washington & Jefferson College women's basketball team.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Felker, free throws key for W&J

Junior guard Brian Felker scored a career-high 24 points Wednesday night to lead Washington & Jefferson College men's basketball team to a 79-69 non-conference victory over Denison in Granville, Ohio.



Geneva, Rawding have grand night

That Geneva womenís basketball senior Renee Rawding scored her 1,000th college point on an assist from Beth DeLuca was fitting.

Beaver County Times


Thiel tops Allegheny in nailbiter

Thielís Blair Rozenblad hit the game-winning layup with 13 seconds left to lift the Tomcats to a thrilling 84-82 win over Allegheny in non-conference menís basketball Monday at Beeghly Gym.

Meadville Tribune



Holiday Seasoning
With wins in four of six games this season and staring a nearly month-long layoff in the face, Allegheny coach Rob Clune said he hopes his team can keep the momentum rolling against 2-4 Thiel tonight in non-conference college basketball action. The Gators and Tomcats tip-off at 7 p.m. at Beeghly Gym.
Meadville Tribune



Thomas More College notebook

The 13th-ranked Thomas More women's basketball team opened defense of their Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) title with wins over Grove City College, 77-56, and Chatham University, 78-48.

Cincinnati Enquirer


College notebook

Kate Wilt (Bellefonte, Grove City) won the 200 breaststroke in the James Longnecker Invitational in a time of 2:30.74.

Centre Daily Times


Coaching carousel/Under construction

Washington & Jefferson named Greg Jones as men's and women's water polo coach, replacing Vaughan Smith, who resigned at the Division III school to pursue other interests.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Briefs: Players honored

Waynesburg junior Corbin Semple was named PAC Wrestler of the Week after winning his weight class (184) in Saturday's Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Invitational.





Beecher helps Westminster finish fifth at Wooster Invite

The Westminster College menís and womenís swimming and diving teams both placed fifth at the Wooster Invitational hosted by the College of Wooster Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Wooster High School in Ohio.

Carlisle Sentinel Online


Longnecker Invite

The Washington & Jefferson College men's and women's swimming and diving squads placed second on Saturday at the two-day James E. Longnecker Invitational hosted by Grove City College.





Wenzel's three-pointers help Grove City upset Presidents

Brittany Wenzel tossed in five of Grove City's record 12 three-point field goals and Laura Miller blocked a shot in the final seconds to secure a 72-70 victory over Washington & Jefferson in a PAC game.

Observer Reporter


Geneva men becoming a team

The process becoming a team can be a long, painful process. So painful, in fact, that many groups of players never really become a team.

Beaver County Times


College hoops highlights

The Geneva women trailed at the half to Thiel and had shot just 33 percent  but came back with a strong second half to halt a three-game losing streak, 61-54.

Beaver County Times


College notebook

Washington & Jefferson defensive end Jacob Bloomhuff and Waynesburg defensive back/kick returner Scott Cree were named to the North squad for the Division III Football Senior Classic.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



Names in the Games
Westminsterís Nick Klein notched two points in an 85-67 Presidentsí Athletic Conference loss to Bethany on Wednesday. Klein, a freshman guard from New Castle, has scored four points in four games for the Titans (1-4).
New Castle News



College notebook

Cordario Collier (Thomas More football, Sr.) ó top performance: six receptions for 70 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown catch, and five carries for 2 yards, including a 1-yard TD run in the Saintsí 31-29 home loss to Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs last Saturday.

New Albany Tribune




College basketball notes

Henry Clay graduate Aaron Miller scored 20 points to lead the Saints, but visiting Grove City opened with a 10-0 run in overtime and won the Presidents' Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Lexington Herald-Leader


Geneva shoots down W&J

Junior guard Richard Colick scored 14 of his game-high 21 points in the second half to help Geneva record a 77-65 victory over Washington & Jefferson at the Henry Memorial Center.



The Thursday Morning Rush for 12-3-09

MORE HOOPS...Thomas More men lost to Grove City 98-93 in OT...Thomas More women beat Grove City 77-56.


Classic Players

Washington & Jefferson defensive end Jacob Bloomhuff and Waynesburg kick returner Scott Cree have been selected to participate in the first Division III Football Senior Classic, at 2 p.m.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Thomas More drops PAC opener in overtime

Thomas More suffered a heartbreaking 98-93 overtime loss to Grove City College in both teams' Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) opener at Grove City.

Bluegrass State Basketball


Area colleges Wednesday's games

Five Bison (3-3, 1-0 Presidentsí Atheltiic Conference) scored in double figures led by Nick Wilcox with 16 points on 8 of 10 shooting, followed by Dustin Opalka (Lakeview) and Damien Green with 12 apiece, Joe Testa with 11 and Nick Thomas with 10.

Youngstown Vindicator


Lady Titans pull off last-second win

With two tenths of a second left in the game and a tie score, freshman forward Andi Ridge missed one free throw and made the second to give the Westminster College women's basketball team a thrilling 53-52 win over visiting Bethany Wednesday night in both teams' first Presidents' Athletic Conference game of the season.

My Valley




College sports

Girard graduate and Thiel senior Brendan Taylor was named to the all-Presidents' Athletic Conference first team. Taylor led the Tomcats (3-7) and the PAC with averages of 9.3 receptions, 119.9 receiving yards per game and 119.9 all-purpose yards per game.



Division III's L-L League football connection

Donegal graduate Blaine Miller was the top offensive weapon for Grove City (Pa.) College. The sophomore tailback ran the ball 124 times for 493 yards and nine touchdowns.

Lancaster Online


W&J makes Jones water polo coach

Greg Jones was hored as Washington & Jefferson College men's and women's water polo coach Tuesday.

Observer Reporter


Despite loss, McDonald grad scores season-high 20 for Titans

The Westminster College women's basketball team saw an eight-point lead erased in the final three minutes in a 61-58 loss against visiting Penn State-Beaver Monday night in the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

My Valley


PAC women's basketball preview

Three-time defending champion Thomas More and Washington & Jefferson have dominated Presidents' Athletic Conference women's basketball in recent seasons.

O-R Big Blog on Campus




Working his way up

Mike Iuzzolino didn't find himself staring at the Penn State Altoona bench Saturday, picturing himself walking in front of it.

Altoona Mirror


College hoops: Geneva beats PSU Beaver

Rick Colick had game highs of 23 points and eight rebounds as Geneva held off host Penn State Beaver 72-64 Monday.

Beaver County Times


Thomas More players of the week

What Whelan did last week: He helped lead the Saints to a 1-1 record as he averaged 12.0 points per game and 2.0 rebounds per game, while dishing out a team-high seven assists and recorded five steals.

Cincinnati Enquirer


NEWSSTAND Archive - November 2009

NEWSSTAND Archive - October 2009
NEWSSTAND Archive - September 2009
NEWSSTAND Archive - August 2009
NEWSSTAND Archive - July 2009
NEWSSTAND Archive - June 2009
NEWSSTAND Archive - April/May 2009
NEWSSTAND Archive - March 2009
NEWSSTAND Archive - February 2009
NEWSSTAND Archive - January 2009
NEWSSTAND Archive - December 2008
NEWSSTAND Archive - November 2008
NEWSSTAND Archive - October 2008
NEWSSTAND Archive - September 2008
NEWSSTAND Archive - August 2008
NEWSSTAND Archive - July 2008
NEWSSTAND Archive - June 2008
NEWSSTAND Archive - May 2008
NEWSSTAND Archive - April 2008
NEWSSTAND Archive - March 2008
NEWSSTAND Archive - February 2008
NEWSSTAND Archive - January 2008
NEWSSTAND Archive - December 2007
NEWSSTAND Archive - November 2007
NEWSSTAND Archive - October 2007
NEWSSTAND Archive - September 2007
NEWSSTAND Archive - August 2007
NEWSSTAND Archive - July 2007
NEWSSTAND Archive - June 2007
NEWSSTAND Archive - May 2007
NEWSSTAND Archive - April 2007
NEWSSTAND Archive - March 2007
NEWSSTAND Archive - February 2007
NEWSSTAND Archive - January 2007
NEWSSTAND Archive - December 2006
NEWSSTAND Archive - November 2006
NEWSSTAND Archive - October 2006
NEWSSTAND Archive - September 2006
NEWSSTAND Archive - August 2006