FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2009
The Record
The Presidentsí Athletic Conference chose Bill Ek as supervisor of men's basketball officiating. Ek also assigns for the Ohio Athletic Conference, American Mideast Conference (NAIA), Ohio Community College Athletic Conference and the Ohio Regional Campuses. In more than 20 years of collegiate experience, Ek has earned multiple NCAA Division III regional assignments and a 2000 Final Four assignment in addition to working numerous Mid-American Conference postseason assignments and several Division III and NAIA championship games.
The NCAA News

PAC Hires Ek
The Presidents' Athletic Conference has announced the hiring of Bill Ek as Supervisor of Men's Basketball Officiating. The hire is effective immediately.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter


The Next Step
Another athlete who has a challenge ahead of her is former Hurricane Savannah Hardy, who will try to make her mark on the St. Vincent's (Pa.) College basketball team.
Southern Maryland News


TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009
Arnesen Gives Senators Extra Boost on Mound
The 6-2, 200-pound right-hander has become the Senators' ace, a heck of an accomplishment for a barely recruited Christian kid who considered playing baseball at Messiah College before settling on Grove City College.
The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News


MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009
TMC Golf Coach Sees Future Title
Marc Barone has a stable of players he feels can win a Presidents Athletic Conference golf title this season and reach the NCAA Division III tournament.
The Cincinnati Enquirer


Local Digest
Penn Cambria product Luke Tomaselli has been selected a co-captain for the Grove City College men's basketball team.
The Altoona Mirror

Undrafted, Izzo Moves on to Continental League
Itís on to Plan B for John Izzo. Izzo was bypassed in last monthís Major League Baseball annual First-Year Player Draft. He also was overlooked by teams when they began signing players to free-agent deals. Today, though, Izzo will ink a contract with the South Louisiana Pipeliners, an independent-league franchise competing in the Continental Baseball League.
New Castle News

Westminster Pays Homage to Chuck Davis
Titan basketball great Chuck Davis came back to Western Pennsylvania on Saturday. The 1960 Westminster graduate from Uniontown, Pa., was inducted into the inaugural class of the Fayette County Sports Hall of Fame, along with names such as 1947 Notre Dame Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Lujack and 1936 Olympic gold medalist John Woodruff.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009
Coaching Carousel
Andrew Sachs, a former assistant at IUP, is the new men's basketball coach at Bethany (W.Va.). Sachs, who spent the past five seasons on the coaching staff at Holy Cross, succeeds Mike Summey, who led Bethany to a 17-12 record in his only season before becoming director of basketball operations at Miami (Ohio).
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009
Former Grove City Hurler Arnesen Earns 10th Win
Former Grove City College Hurler, Erik Arnesen, pitched seven innings allowing just 4 hits and no runs as Harrisburg defeated Altoona tonight, 7-2. Arnesen is 6-3 since being called up to the Washington Nationals 'Double A' affiliate.

District College Honors
WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON ó Brandon Smith (Wexford) as selected as an Honorable Mention Scholar All-American by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Breath of Fresh Air
BEAVER FALLS ó Itís only July, but Ron Galbreath canít wait for basketball season to begin.
Beaver County Times

Feeney, Hoover Among Westminster's Recruiting Class
Fort LeBoeuf's Colin Feeney and Mercyhurst Prep's Jeremy Hoover are among 10 District 10 athletes included in the recruiting class announced by Westminster College, an NCAA Division III school in New Wilmington.
Erie Times-News

Peters' Wilcox Stood Tall in Two Sports
Standing 6-foot-4, Nick Wilcox stood out among other players on the soccer field. On the basketball court his height was considered average. As it turns out, no matter which sport Wilcox was playing, he towered over the competition.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Perkins Fares Well
Hudson resident Dan Perkins, a member of the Grove City (Pa.) College baseball team, is expected to participate in the Athletes in Action New York baseball tour this summer.
Hudson (Ohio) Hub-Times

TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
Westminster Announces Soccer Recruiting Class
Westminster College head menís and womenís soccer coach Girish Thakar has released the teamsí 2009 recruiting class.


Baseball: Sumner in Alaska With Athletes in Action
Former Neshannock High and Geneva College baseball star Derek Sumner is headed for Alaska to tour with Athletes in Action.
New Castle News

OLSH Graduate McGrath is a Girl For All Seasons
After visiting Saint Vincent College in Latrobe and learning she could play volleyball and basketball for the Bearcats, Devin McGrath was having a discussion about her desire to play multiple sports in college.

MONDAY, JULY 6, 2009
Former Waynesburg Standout Rejoins Program as Coach
More than 20 years after he was a four-year starter and all-conference defensive tackle at Waynesburg University, California native Bill Britton is back contributing to the Yellow Jackets' football program. Britton, who was Washington High School's head football coach from 2003-2008, is coaching the Yellow Jackets' offensive line under fifth-year Waynesburg head coach Rick Shepas.
Blairsville Dispatch

District College Honors
WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON ó Sophomore Brandon Smith (Wexford, Pa.) and freshman Brittany Vogel (Butler, Pa.) were selected as Honorable Mention Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The team was honored with the Team Scholar All-America award.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Kelly Barzak, Female Student-Athlete of the Year
HOWLAND - When Kelly Barzak had to make a choice between basketball and volleyball on the college level, there was no need to flip a coin. The Howland High School graduate is so talented at both that she plans to be a two-sport athlete at Thiel College in Greenville, Pa.
The (Warren, Ohio) Tribune Chronicle

Former Assistant to Coach Hartwick Men
... McGuinness, who also spent two seasons (2004-2006) as an assistant coach at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, played four seasons of NCAA D-III basketball at Bethany College in West Virginia. A three-year starter and two-time co-captain, McGuinness helped the Bison to Presidents' Athletic Conference titles in 2001 and 2002, the latter resulting in an NCAA tournament appearance.
American Chronicle


FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2009
Altoona's Makin Picks Geneva
Ben Makin has always dreamed of playing soccer after high school, just like his father did. Now it's actually come true. Makin, a recent Altoona Area High School graduate, decided to further his career in soccer at Geneva College.
The Altoona Mirror

Pasadena's Sachs Named Bethany's Basketball Coach
Holy Cross assistant Andrew Sachs, a native of Pasadena, has been named the men's basketball coach at Bethany. Sachs, who graduated from Salisbury in 1990 and was an assistant there, replaces Mike Summey, who resigned to become director of basketball operations at Miami.
The Baltimore Sun

More College Basketball
Former IUP assistant coach Andrew Sachs was named men's coach at Bethany. Sachs recently was an assistant at Holy Cross under former Pitt coach Ralph Willard.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ward Set to Serve it Up For Titans
SALEM - One of the catalysts for the success of the Salem Lady Quakers volleyball team for the past four seasons, Allison Ward, has chosen to continue to pursue her passion for Westminster College in the fall.
Salem News

Chesapeake Grad Lands Top Position at Bethany College
BETHANY, W.Va. - Pasadena native Andrews Sachs, a Chesapeake High grad and former assistant coach at Holy Cross, has been named the head men's basketball coach at Bethany College.


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