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Western Pennsylvania is without a doubt one of the real hubs of national football. From its great WPIAL teams, to the number of players that have gone onto the NFL, it is a mecca of greatness.


Locals on college rosters

Fort Pierce Westwood graduate Roscoe Barber has 25 tackles and an interception for the St. Vincent College football team.



Names in the Games

Geneva’s Samantha Miller placed 46th in the Walsh (Ohio) Invitational on Saturday.

New Castle News


College pregame notes

Ah, isn't it nice to go into a weekend when the outcome of a W&J football game is not in question. Face it, the PAC is weak this year, well, nearly every year.

O-R Big Blog on Campus


PAC championship on the line today

For a second consecutive season, the Presidents' Athletic Conference championship will be decided between Washington & Jefferson and Thomas More (today, Cameron Stadium, Washington, Pa.).

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Thomas More can clinch PAC football title

Thomas More College football coach Jim Hilvert knows that very few teams over the years have beaten perennial NCAA Division III power Washington & Jefferson two years in a row, but if his team can do that Saturday it will have accomplished quite a lot.

Cincinnati Enquirer


W&J Defense Sees It Must Stop TM's Collier in PAC Showdown

One of the more unpleasant parts of watching football videos at Washington & Jefferson this week comes when Thomas More's Cordario Collier is running with the football.





Weekend Preview: Spotlight

No. 13 Thomas More (Ky.) travels to No. 6 Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) for a battle of unbeatens that probably will determine the Division III Presidents' Athletic Conference championship.

USA Today


W&J's goal: bring back PAC title

There should have been anger and disgust for Thomas More's football team last November. Players should have been angry and upset, and the coaching staff should have felt as if the program was slighted.



College Notebook

Cordario Collier (Thomas More football, New Albany graduate, Sr.) — top performance: 20 carries for 189 yards, including two touchdown runs of 35 and 18 yards, and eight receptions for 109 yards, including a 52-yard TD reception, in the Saints’ 28-14 victory last Saturday at Thiel.

New Albany Tribune


Thomas More goes for PAC repeat

For the second year in a row, the Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship is coming down to #20 Thomas More and #11 Washington & Jefferson.


Courting success

The Grove City women's tennis team won its 23rd consecutive Presidents' Athletic Conference team title last weekend.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Thomas More Preseason Favorite to Win PAC

The Thomas More College men's basketball team was picked to capture the 2009-2010 President's Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship, according to the preseason poll released following the 2009-2010 PAC Basketball Media Day conference call.

Bluegrass State Basketball


Emotions will be high for Geneva Senior Day

Senior day at any college football game is an emotional time. At a NCAA Division III school like Geneva College, it’s even more emotional because it marks the end of a football career; NCAA Division III isn’t a hotbed for NFL prospects.

Beaver County Times


District college capsules

The skinny: Thiel has defeated the Bearcats by a combined 98-36 margin over the past two seasons. This year, St. Vincent has made considerable strides toward respectability, despite entering the contest with an, 0-8, record.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Triple Take: Tricks and Treats

This is a game I’ve been looking forward to with curiosity for much of the season, primarily because I’ve been unconvinced as to how good the Presidents are this year.

D3 Daily Dose


Lawson improves to 15-2 in goal in Thomas More's shutout win

The Thomas More College men’s soccer team posted its seventh shutout of the season as it defeated Saint Vincent College, 2-0, Wednesday at Bearcat Field in Latrobe, Pa.


College football locals

Matt Cruse (Barron Collier), Bethany (W.Va.), senior, wide receiver, No. 1 — Cruse had six catches for 94 yards, including a 59-yarder for a touchdown in last week's 52-13 loss to Waynesburg.

Naples Daily News




W&J women, Thomas More men earn PAC nods

While the road to Division III has been a long one for Geneva and St. Vincent, the end is in sight. But not this year.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Geneva prepares for basketball season

It’s only been a month since Renee Drake became the head women’s basketball coach at Geneva College and now it’s only a few more weeks until her first game as the head coach of her alma mater.

Beaver County Times


W&J the one in poll

The Washington & Jefferson College women's basketball team was chosen to win the Presidents Athletic Conference according to a preseason media poll released Wednsday.



Soccer, Volleyball

Washington & Jefferson, Pa. senior midfielder Larry Nolan of Zanesville has played in 15 games where he has a goal, an assist and nine shots on goal this season.

Zanesville Times Recorder


Saints preseason favorite

The Thomas More College men and Washington & Jefferson women were picked to win the Presidents' Athletic Conference basketball titles in the preseason poll released Wednesday.

Cincinnati Enquirer


Preview: Coach Praises Westminster's Freshmen

“We’re really young. We scrimmaged last night (10/27/09) with 10 healthy guys, but six are freshmen and three are sophomores and we scored a whopping 40 points so I think everybody else will know that they will at least have Westminster to compete with."

My Valley


Preview: Lady Titans Boast Leadership

"Coming off a season like last year where we were under .500, our attitudes and work ethic has changed noticeably for the better and it’s a pleasure for me to go to practice and see that hunger, especially with the leadership we have coming back."

My Valley


Preview: Lady Tomcats' New Coach Anticipates Season

"As for our team, I think a lot of people will see a lot of new faces this year, not just myself. We graduated a lot of key players."

My Valley


Preview: Wolverine's Leadership Takes Charge

"About our team, we will have 15 players on the roster and of those 15, seven will be returnees. Of those seven, six are sophomores, but they got extensive experience last year."

My Valley


Preview: 80 Percent of Team Returns to Lady Wolverines' Roster

"To be honest, I was a bit overwhelmed the first few weeks as our team has doubled in size over the off-season. Our challenge is melding essentially two teams together."

My Valley


PAC Football Standings

Halloween marks the showdown between Washington & Jefferson and Thomas More. The two elite teams from the PAC.

My Valley




Collier answers call for Thomas More

Senior running back Cordario “Monte” Collier has been an integral part of the Thomas More offense since he arrived on campus four years ago.



Preview: Tomcats' Focus is on Team, Heart

Last season was the most difficult in my twenty three years of coaching,” said head coach Tim Loomis.


W&J women picked to win PAC

Washington & Jefferson, with three returning starters from last year's NCAA Division III women's basketball tournament team, has been picked to finish first in the Presidents' Athletic Conference preseason poll of coaches, sports information directors and media.

O-R Big Blog on Campus


NCAA Regional Rankings

The regional record is listed first, followed by overall record. We will pass along any needed corrections in regional records to the NCAA.

D3 Football Daily Dose


High speed cited in crash that killed 4

DeMarco, an Industry native who went to Western Beaver High School, was a four-year letterwinner for the Golden Tornadoes at Geneva.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


W&J-Thomas More is a can't-miss PAC showdown

For the first time this season, Washington & Jefferson College's football team will play a must-see game at Cameron Stadium.



Spalding gets PAC Player of Week honor

Bethany College sophomore Cassie Spalding, a Claysvilel native and McGuffey graduate,was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 26.



New baseball field at Waynesburg

The Waynesburg University baseball team will have a new home next spring. Construction began earlier this month on a new baseball field for the Yellow Jackets.

O-R Big Blog on Campus




Thomas More prepares to open new era under Rogers

The Thomas More College men’s basketball team begins a new era this season as Jeff Rogers takes over as head coach.

Bluegrass State Basketball


Giant of a Coach

Former St. Vincent basketball star Jeff Mallory, a four-year starter, has been added to the men's coaching staff as an assistant.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Locals in college sports

Senior Sean Keith (Lakota East) is a starting offensive guard for unbeaten Thomas More, one of the top Division III teams in the country.

Hamilton Journal-News


Thomas More athletes of the week

Collier helped lead the 15th-ranked Saints to a 28-14 win over Thiel as he rolled up 298 yards of total offense.



Saints football team remains undefeated

The 15th-ranked Thomas More football team remained undefeated with a 28-14 win over Thiel College this past Saturday.

Cincinnati Enquirer




Washington & Jefferson ranked in latest poll

The Washington & Jefferson College football team is ranked in three different polls as it prepares for the second half of its 2009 season.


Sports news briefs

Grove City's women's team won its 23rd consecutive Presidents' Athletic Conference title by claiming 8 of 9 flights and earn an NCAA Division II berth.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Other games

W&J (7-0, 3-0) scored two touchdowns on interception returns and another off a fumble recovery in winning the Presidents' Athletic Conference contest at Westminster (3-5, 2-3).

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Area college roundup

The Presidents (7-0, 3-0 Presidents’ Athletic Conference) won their ninth straight over Westminster (3-5, 2-3 PAC) and are 55-3 in their last 58 PAC games.

Youngstown Vindicator


Collier leads Saints to victory

Senior running back Cordario Collier had 298 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns to lead 15th-ranked Thomas More College to a 28-14 victory over Thiel College in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game Saturday in Greenville, Pa.

Cincinnati Enquirer


W&J, Waynesburg rolls to wins

Washington & Jefferson's defense produced three touchdowns to help in a 49-7 rout of Westminster in a PAC game in New Wilmington.



Local briefs

Westminster extended Washington & Jefferson College's winless streak to four matches with a 3-0 victory in PAC action at Alexandre Stadium.



Geneva gets rolling in second half

In a battle that looked like it was the old Geneva College uniforms against the new, the new version won out with a second-half surge.

Beaver County Times


W&J sets up showdown with lopsided win

The countdown is on for a Presidents' Athletic Conference showdown between Washington & Jefferson and Thomas More.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Division III

Brad Dawson (Thomas Jefferson) threw four touchdown passes, three to Ray Hightower, to lift Waynesburg (4-3, 1-2) past Bethany (2-5, 1-4) in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Yellow Jackets' offense comes alive

The weather and leaves are changing at Waynesburg University, and apparently, so did the play of the Yellow Jacket defense as they were able to shut down Bethany College in a 52-13 Presidents' Athletic Conference win.



W&J overwhelms Westminster for 29-7 win

The Washington & Jefferson football team is ranked 7th in the nation, and Saturday afternoon at Harold Burry Stadium, the Presidents showed why as they dismantled the host Westminster Titans 49-7 in President’s Athletic Conference action.

My Valley




College sports briefs

Though the first regional playoff rankings in Division III have yet to be released, Washington & Jefferson (6-0) represents the district's top team.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Other games

The Presidents (6-0, 2-0 Presidents' Athletic Conference) clinched their 26th consecutive winning season with a victory last week at Saint Vincent.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette




College football locals

Matt Cruse (Barron Collier), Bethany (W.Va.), senior, wide receiver, No. 1 — Cruse had five catches for 42 yards in last week’s 31-28 loss to Westminster.



Thomas More's Hilvert making moves, Kelly falls to fifth

With more than a month remaining in the first phase of the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year balloting, two area coaches are poised to be included in the next round.


Triple Take: Top 25 Clashes

It’s important to remain in the moment. As a coach would say, the biggest game of the year is this week’s game.

D3 Football Daily Dose


Geneva meets a common opponent

Playing a home-and-home series is common in the NFL, but rare at the college level. In fact, the last time it happened at Geneva was 1942 when the then-Covenanters played Youngstown State twice.

Beaver County Times


District college preview

The teams will complete a rare home-and-home series. Geneva rallied for a 32-17 win at St. Vincent on Sept. 12.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Sorice help W&J defense

Strong defensive play has been the key to the Washington & Jefferson College football team’s undefeated record this year.

Youngstown Vindicator


Sports digest

The Grove City College women’s cross country team is ranked fourth in this week’s United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III Mideast Region Poll.

Youngstown Vindicator


College notebook: Bovina recovers for W&J
Before Brandon Bovina fell on the loose football in the end zone to score the first touchdown of his career last week, he had already made a remarkable recovery.


College pregame notes

The Presidents had two weeks to prepare for last week's game against Saint Vincent, but it was obvious their hearts and minds were somewhere else, most likely thinking about a showdown against Thomas More Oct. 31.
O-R Big Blog on Campus


The College Scene

St. Vincent College senior Luis Rodriguez became the fourth player in the program's 42-year history to eclipse 100 career points.

American Chronicle




Rometo making his mark as a starter at his new college home

Gino Rometo is in his first year as a member of the Washington & Jefferson University football team.

Plum Advance Leader


College Notebook

Newark graduate Will McCoy is a having a solid season as a receiver for Grove City College. The 6-foot-3 sophomore had a career-game in a 35-14 win against Bethany.

Newark Advocate


TMC Notebook

The Thomas More College volleyball team is ranked No. 8 in the first NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional rankings.

Cincinnati Enquirer


Record setter

First-year player Ashley Kostial, a Quaker Valley High School graduate, scored the lone goal for Chatham College in a recent 4-1 loss to Waynesburg and set a school record in the process.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette




Around the Great Lakes: News and Notes

Washington and Jefferson senior defensive tackle Brandon Bovina recovered a fumble in the end zone with 2:45 remaining in the Presidents’ 21-7 victory over St. Vincent last Saturday at Chuck Noll Field.



Men's Soccer

The Yellow Jackets dropped a Presidents' Athletic Conference to Bethany at Waynesburg. Katrina Kelly stopped 15 shots for Waynesburg.




Westminster College will induct seven members into the Titan Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday. Among those is former Peters Township High School standout Henry Klinar.

Observer Reporter


Local Briefs

Nick McKolosky, a Westmont Hilltop graduate, has been named Titan Athlete of the Week at Westminster.



Division III

Brooke's TERRANCE MCALLISTER led No. 7 Washington & Jefferson in rushing with 90 yards and a score on 13 carries as the Presidents staved off an upset bid from winless St. Vincent's, winning 21-7.

Times Leader Online



Mike Trunzo (State College, Washington & Jefferson) has made nine solo tackles and assisted on five others.

Centre Daily Times




St. Vincent football taking baby steps

Washington & Jefferson clinched its 26th consecutive winning record in football on Saturday, but it didn't come easy against winless St. Vincent.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Saints remain unbeaten on gridiron

The 17th-ranked Thomas More football team (6-0, 4-0 Presidents' Athletic Conference) remained undefeated with a 17-7 win over Grove City College on Saturday.

Cincinnati Enquirer





Elizabeth Bendick scored the game's only goal in the 68th minute to lift Washington & Jefferson College to a 1-0 victory over Saint Vincent College on Sunday in Latrobe.

Observer Reporter




Quarterback Rometo engineers W&J victory

Quarterback Gino Rometo of Washington & Jefferson didn't want to be part of an epic upset Saturday afternoon.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Sports Briefs

Brandon Bovina's fumble recovery in the end zone with 2:45 remaining helped No. 7 W&J (6-0) survive a scare by winless St. Vincent (0-7).

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Turnovers cost Jackets 49-39 setback

The bitter cold that stung the Waynesburg University alumni on homecoming wasn't as severe as what the Geneva College defense did to the Jacket offense during Saturday's President's Athletic Conference contest.



District Roundup

Gino Rometo completed 14 of 25 passes for 156 yards and a score as W&J (6-0, 2-0 Presidents' Athletic Conference) won at Saint Vincent (0-7).

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Saints (6-0, 4-0 Presidents' Athletic), ranked No. 17 in NCAA Division III, fell behind 7-0 in the first quarter, then took charge against the visiting Wolverines (2-5, 1-2).

Louisville Courier-Journal


Waynesburg loses shootout with Geneva

Geneva scored touchdowns on four consecutive possessions during the middle of the game and used a late scoring run by Gerard Muschette to defeat Waynesburg 49-39 and spoil the Yellow Jackets' Homecoming at Wiley Stadium.

Observer Reporter


President outlast scrappy Saint Vincent

Brandon Bovina fell on a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown in the closing minutes Saturday to keep Washington & Jefferson undefeated and preserve the Presidents' 21-7 victory over upset-minded Saint Vincent at Chuck Noll Field.

Observer Reporter



Washington & Jefferson freshman Scott Ryan earned his first collegiate cross country title Saturday at the Hood Invitational at the Heritage Farm Park.

Observer Reporter


Area colleges/Saturday's games

Westminster won a consecutive conference game for the first time since 2003 as the Titans (3-4, 2-2) won a Presidents’ Athletic Conference game.

Youngstown Vindicator




TMC, MSJ remain undefeated

Senior running back Cordario Collier rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown to lead 17th-ranked Thomas More College to a 17-7 win over Grove City College in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game at The Bank of Kentucky Field in Crestview Hills.

Cincinnati Enquirer


Fireworks display goes Geneva's way

The Geneva College football team squandered two opportunities in the red zone ... and still scored 49 points. The Golden Tornadoes needed every one of those points to survive with a 49-39 victory over Waynesburg Saturday.

Beaver County Times


Geneva prevails in high-scoring game

The Geneva College football team squandered two opportunities in the red zone ... and still scored 49 points. The Golden Tornadoes needed every one of those points to survive with a 49-39 victory over Waynesburg Saturday. The win improved Geneva to 5-1.

Beaver County Times


Westminster wins back-to-back conference games

The Westminster College football team won a consecutive conference game for the first time since 2003 as the Titans defeated Bethany, 31-28, on the road Saturday in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) action.

My Valley


Grove City falls after valiant effort

The Grove City College football team fell to 1-2 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference with a hard-fought 17-7 setback against conference leader Thomas More (6-0, 4-0) Saturday afternoon at the Bank of Kentucky Field.

My Valley




College football locals

Matt Cruse (Barron Collier), Bethany (W.Va.), senior, wide receiver, No. 1 — Cruse led Bethany to a 42-21 win over Thiel with 12 receptions for 186 yards and one touchdown, a 34-yard scoring reception that gave BC a 14-0 lead.



Mid-Season Analysis
One might think that a team that has a rotation system at tailback and quarterback would struggle on offense. But that hasn't been the case for the Presidents. Gino Rometo and Steven Shumaker have made a very good 1-2 punch at quarterback.
O-R Big Blog on Campus


Poll Positions

I’ll admit to not knowing much about Washington and Jefferson, other than that the team is off to a 5-0 start and has been good in past seasons.



Jeune still trying to make mark for Bearcats football team

A week ago, Carl Jeune wasn't listed on the St. Vincent College numerical roster and was among a plethora of freshman still trying to make their mark for the Bearcats football team.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Waynesburg's Bowers doing number on opponents

Before the season, Jamelle Bowers did not even have an assigned jersey number. He was just another new face on the Waynesburg University football team.

Observer Reporter


Ex-QBs mark many spots for Geneva

After last week’s 34-17 win over Grove City that featured 270 yards rushing on 52 attempts by Geneva, Golden Tornadoes head coach Geno DeMarco joked that “it wasn’t a good game to recruit quarterbacks.”

Beaver County Times



Grove City College’s Kim Peterson claimed a pair of wins in an 8-1 victory over St. Vincent on Tuesday.

New Castle News




Bill Christy dies

If you have been to a sporting event in the past two decades, then Bill Christy probably had an effect on what you were watching.

O-R Big Blog on Campus


Presidents' Conference Week 6 Football Review

The biggest upset over the weekend took place in New Wilmington, PA where the Waynesburg Yellow Jackets (3-2, 0-2) travelled to take on the Westminster Titans (2-4, 1-2) with plans to spoil their homecoming.

Western PA Athletics



For the second straight match, the Bethany women’s soccer team played one of the PAC’s top teams down to the wire, but a tie-breaking Grove City goal with 11:08 left sent the Wolverines to a victory over the Bison.

The Youngstown Vindicator

W&J goalkeeper nets shutouts at a record pace

Quarterbacks and soccer goalkeepers have a lot in common. They are the ones who direct and position teammates and handle the ball more than anyone else on the field.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


College Notebook: Quarterbacks hitting mark on football field

Western Pennsylvania is known as the cradle of quarterbacks, so it shouldn't be a surprise that the local area has produced several signal-callers who are having outstanding seasons this fall.



Washington & Jefferson College senior midfielder Larry Nolan of Zanesville has started all 13 games for the 9-4 Presidents and has a goal, an assist and seven shots on goal.

Zanesville Times Recorder


Osborne set soccer scoring marks

Junior forward Aaron Osborne scored his 38th career goal in the Thomas More's 5-0 soccer win over Bethany College.

The Cincinnati Enquirer




Women's Soccer
Courtney Ebersole scored two goals as Waynesburg University defeated Chatham, 4-1, in a PAC match.Sarah Spicuzza and Katie Gaspich added one goal apiece for the Yellow Jackets (1-2, 5-8). Chatham (1-3, 4-7) got its goal from Ashley Kostial.

Crimone Player of Week
WAYNESBURG — Chris Crimone of Somerset, a senior member of the Waynesburg University men’s soccer team, was named the school’s athlete of week after scoring the game-tying goal in a 2-1 double overtime loss to Hood College on Sept. 29.
Somerset Daily American



Thomas More Athletes of the Week
Aaron Osborne - Sports: Soccer - Class: Junior - Hometown: Cincinnati - High school: La Salle - What Osborne did last week: In the Saints' 5-0 last week against Bethany College, the forward set the school record for career goals as he scored his 38th career goal in the 35th minute of the game. His goal also increased his school record career points to 85.
The Cincinnati Enquirer


Hallmark of Success
... Two other schools recently recognized former athletes with Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. The latest class to be enshrined at Bethany (W.Va.) includes Amy (Stefan) Bergin, softball/volleyball; Bob Pace, swimming; Laurelyn Rawson, swimming/track and field; and Ken Richey Jr., baseball.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Edwards, Donovan Honored
Waynesburg University's Kyle Edwards and Megan Donovan were honored as the Presidents' Athletic Conference Runners of the Week. Edwards, a freshman, was the Yellow Jackets' top finisher by placing 85th (out of 153 runners) at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational with a time of 29:25.97. Donovan, also a freshman, was the first Waynesburg runner to finish at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational, placing 30th (out of 158 runners) in a time of 20:59.03.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard



Smith Sets Bethany Completions Record
Bethany College quarterback Chad Smith, a Washington High School graduate, completed 37 of 48 passes Saturday for 373 yards and two touchdowns in the Bison's 42-21 victory over Thiel in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game. The 37 completions set the Bethany single-game record and Smith's passing yardage was the fifth-best in school history.



Geneva Was Down But Never Out
Beaver County Times


Thomas More, Mount Win Easily
No. 18 Thomas More 40, Saint Vincent College 13: The Saints (5-0) rolled past the Bearcats (0-6) at Chuck Noll Field in Latrobe, Pa.
The Cincinnati Enquirer


Waynesburg Preview
Only two starters are gone from last year’s turnaround at Waynesburg.  After winning two matches total in the previous three years, Waynesburg got a new coaching staff and jumped to a 10-4 record.


Thiel Falls to Bethany
There were no dramatic overtimes or last minute heroics in the cards for the Thiel College football team on Saturday, as the Bethany Bison jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back, en route to a, 42-21, victory.


Westminster Wins Shootout
The Westminster College football team won a suspenseful shootout at home against Waynesburg, 49-42 in overtime, on Saturday in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) action. The Titans (2-4, 1-2 PAC) snap a six-game losing streak against Waynesburg (3-2, 0-2 PAC) by winning their ninth Homecoming game in the last 10 years.


Grove City College Falls to Geneva
The Grove City College football team fell to 2-4 overall Saturday evening with a 34-17 setback against host Geneva in a matchup of Presidents' Athletic Conference foes at Reeves Field.


Names in the Games
Tennis -
Grove City College’s Kim Peterson split a pair of matches in a 6-3 loss to Slippery Rock University. Peterson, a junior from Neshannock, won at No. 4 singles (7-5, 3-6, 10-7), while teaming with Lisa Baldwin at No. 2 doubles for a 9-7 setback.
New Castle News

Waynesburg Falls in OT as Defenses Take Day Off
NEW WILMINGTON - Brad Dawson passed for 434 yards and accounted for five touchdowns, but it was the one play that the Waynesburg University quarterback would like to have back that ended a wild game against Westminster on Saturday afternoon.


District Roundup: Titans' Defense Ends Shootout
n a game that produced 91 combined points and 1,197 yards of total offense, it was a defensive play that made the difference. Westminster linebacker Cory Meeker intercepted Waynesburg quarterback Brad Dawson on third-and-goal in overtime, preserving a 49-42 win for the Titans (2-4, 1-2) against a Presidents' Athletic Conference foe.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Westminster Clips Waynesburg in Overtime
Shawn Lehocky scored on a 15-yard run in overtime to give Westminster a 49-42 victory at home against Waynesburg in a Division III Presidents' Athletic Conference game. Linebacker Cory Meeker sealed the win with an interception at the 1 to end Waynesburg's OT possession.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Locals on College Rosters
... Fort Pierce Westwood graduate Roscoe Barber has 16 tackles in five games for St. Vincent College. The sophomore cornerback, who broke into the starting lineup last year, also had two pass breakups.



A midseason look at the races

Kneel down. It’s shaping up as a Week 9 Thomas More at Washington & Jefferson game for the PAC title and AQ.




Alex Bailey (Franklin Regional) has made a big splash on the college tennis scene in a very short time.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Presidents' Conference Mid Season Football Review

It appears yet again the Presidents’ Athletic Conference is two tiered. Thomas More College and Washington and Jefferson College are the front runners to battle for the conference championship as well as a spot in the national playoffs.

Western Pa Athletics


Geneva looks to rebound for homecoming

Saturday’s game will be a special homecoming for Geneva defensive back Dom Henderson. It won’t be his first — he celebrated there with Beaver Falls in high school — but it’s a moment he never thought he’d experience in college.

Beaver County Times




Nice September

Geneva College athletic teams had a good September. In fact, it has been one of the best Septembers in the school's history with a combined winning percentage of .721 in the five sports that can be calculated with wins and losses.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Senior midfielder Dan Hart, a Peters Township graduate, scored a pair of second-half goals Wednesday to give Washington & Jefferson a 2-0 victory against Penn State-Behrend in Erie.





Local Cross Coutnry Contingent Excels

Also two weekends ago in Latrobe, Pa., the hometown of golfing great Arnold Palmer, Rachel Hudson (Pinecrest) was second on her team, helping Westminster College (Pa.) to a fourth place finish among 15 teams at the Saint Vincent Invitational.



TMC's Stellman is having a D-III blast

Trevor Stellman, college quarterback, arrived five years ago with 100 fellow freshman football players, only nine of whom were still playing football in their senior year.


Nation notices TMC's women's soccer team

The Thomas More College women's soccer team (10-0, 1-0 PAC) received votes in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) national rankings.


Sophomores Megan and Tiffany Hoffman, John Glenn grads, have helped Bethany College to a 10-8 mark this season.

Zanesville Times Recorder


Campus Corner

Dani Struble of Lumber City earned her fourth assist of the season as Westminster posted a 3-0 victory at Waynesburg Saturday in the Presidents' Athletic Conference opener.

Gant Daily



Waynesburg suffered a 7-0 home loss to Saint Vincent. The loss dropped Waynesburg's record to 1-12.

Observer Reporter


Local Sports Briefs

The Westminster College Student-Advisory Committee (SAAC) has voted sophomore volleyball player Tara Ott (Cedar Cliff) as its SAAC Titan Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4.

The Carlisle Sentinel


Kentucky sports briefs

Thomas More College volleyball team defeated Geneva College 3-0 Tuesday at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills. The Saints won 25-13, 25-18, 25-23.




Around the Great Lakes

Thiel quarterback Willie Bova completed 22 passes for 304 yards in a 24-21 win against Westminster. Bova had an 86-yard touchdown to Brendan Taylor with 1:27 left in the game.



College Athletes

Freshman David Gerlach (Shippensburg) has played in seven games for the Geneva College men's soccer team (6-3).

Chambersburg Public Opinion


Campus Corner

Mike Trunzo (State College, Washington & Jefferson) has eight solo tackles and four assists as well as five pass breakups. W&J is 5-0 after beating Geneva 31-10.

Centre Daily Times


Thomas More athletes of the week

What Ruzick did last week: He shot a 36-hole total of 141 (68-73) to earn medalist honors at the Presidents' Athletic Conference Fall Invitational and lead the Saints to a 27-stroke victory in the team standings.




Gargano enjoys return to football at Thiel

Ross Gargano gained more than 4,000 yards rushing at the scholastic level, but managed only 11 Saturday.

Sharon Herald




Skipping the Alumni Stadium Sidelines

Here are some additional notes and quotes from Saturday’s PAC matchup between Westminster and Thiel College that might not show up in a game story or on the stat sheet.


Unbeaten marks on the line

The 18th-ranked Thomas More College football team remained undefeated as it defeated Bethany College, 40-12, in its Homecoming game at The Bank of Kentucky Field.

Madeline kicks Thiel to 24-21 Victory over Titans

If George Gervin was the Iceman for the San Antonio Spurs, John Madeline (Hubbard) definitely filled those shoes Saturday for the Thiel Tomcat football team.


Thomas More, Mount stay unbeaten

Senior Trevor Stellman (Conner) was 13-of-18 passing for 172 yards and four touchdowns and also had six rushes for 110 yards and one touchdown to lead the Saints (4-0, 3-0 Presidents' Athletic Conference) in a homecoming game at The Bank of Kentucky Field in Crestview Hills.


W&J's Besong in tune against Geneva

Much has been made of the play of Washington & Jefferson's quarterbacks Gino Rometo and Steven Shumaker through the first four games of the season. No matter which quarterback is under center for the Presidents, both have had success relying on one man, wide receiver Craig Besong.




Waynesburg University dropped its PAC opener, 5-1, to visiting Westminster. Ian Hills scored two goals for the Titans (1-0, 6-6). Ryan Hartz scored the lone goal for the Yellow Jackets (0-1, 1-11).



District Roundup

Chris Smith recorded his 100th career win as Grove City (2-3) defeated winless St. Vincent (0-5) in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


District Roundup: W&J Defensive in 31-10 Victory

Washington & Jefferson went into yesterday's game against undefeated Geneva leading the Presidents' Athletic Conference in scoring. But it was the Presidents' defense that stole the show.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Waynesburg drops volleyball triangular

Waynesburg had a tough day at home Saturday, dropping both ends of a volleyball triangular to visiting Saint Vincent and Geneva.



Area Colleges/Saturday's Other Games

The teams combined for 24 points in the final 2:02 including Thiel kicking a walk-off field goal.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator


District Football: Geneva-W&J as Big as it Gets

It's too bad Geneva College is a provisional member of the Presidents' Athletic Conference and ineligible for NCAA Division III postseason play, otherwise the game today between the Golden Tornadoes and Washington & Jefferson would be huge.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



The host Saints (4-0, 1-0 Presidents' Athletic), No. 18 in NCAA Division III, rolled up 436 yards and downed the Bison (1-3, 0-2).




Madeline boots FG as time expires as Thiel tops Westminster in thriller

John Madeline, a Hubbard High product, kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired on Saturday to lift the Tomcats (1-1, 2-3) to a thrilling 24-21 win over Westminster (0-2, 1-4) on Homecoming in Greenville.

Sharon Herald



After playing 80 minutes of scoreless soccer, Washington & Jefferson junior Stephen Bosak scored a goal in the 82nd minute off a free kick to give the Presidents a 1-0 victory over Grove City at College Field.



Names in the Games

Kim Peterson of Grove City College dropped a pair of matches in a 7-2 loss to Allegheny.

New Castle News




Washington & Jefferson

W&J has defeated Geneva four consecutive times and has a 35-19-2 lead in the all-time series. Geneva has not defeated W&J since a 19-0 victory at Reeves Field in 1983.

O-R Big Blog on Campus


Buckley cashing in on W&J's return

Josh Buckley understands the intricacies of special teams. As a high school player at Sto-Rox, he played gunner on the punt coverage teams.



How Tweet it is in Division III

In recent seasons, there’s been a spike in Division III teams using offenses like the spread and defenses like the 4-2-5.



Burke shines for Waynesburg

Sophomore forward Erick Burke has been one of the few bright spots for the Waynesburg men's soccer team this season.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


College Football Preview; Saturday's regional games

Kickoff: 1:30 p.m. Stadium: Bank of Kentucky Field, Crestview Hills, Ky. Records: Bethany 1-2, 0-1 Presidents’ Athletic Conference; Thomas More, 4-0, 2-0. Series history: Tied 2-2.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator


College Notebook

Cordario Collier (Thomas More football, Sr.) — top performance: 45 rushing yards on 10 carries with a 1-yard TD run and 37 receiving yards on three receptions in a 34-16 road victory last Saturday against Westminster.

News and




Thomas More's Kramer Named PAC Defender/Goalkeeper of the Week

Thomas More College senior goalkeepr Jenna Kramer (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton) has been named the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Women's Soccer Defender/Goalkeeper of the Week.


Washington & Jefferson Preview

Washington and Jefferson continues on its upward trajectory after a winning season in 2008-2009.  A very young team, W&J brings back 20 match winners Zach Cecchetti, Brandon Sansom, and Dominick Demor along with Midwest Region placewinner Taylor Potts.



Campus Notes

Westminster’s Lauren Sieger (Blackhawk) shot 90-90—180 and finished in fourth place at the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Fall Women’s Invitational.

Beaver County Times


Sports briefs

Chris Rich of Linganore is a senior tight end on the Grove City football team. He has seven receptions for 60 yards in four games.

Frederick News-Post Online


Soccer Standouts

The Chatham University women's team is No. 26 nationally in scoring average in NCAA Division III at 3.43 goals per game. Chatham is 3-4 going into today's match at Thiel.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


QB scramble pays off for TJ graduate at Waynesburg

It has taken Brad Dawson quite a while before he could say: "I finally found the place I'm supposed to be."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Plum grad 'grateful' for second chance at W&J

After everything he's been through, Gino Rometo just wants to have fun playing football. Of course, that comes with performing well.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Local briefs

Stephanie Saussol stopped six shots as Washington & Jefferson earned a 0-0 tie with Franciscan University in a non-conference match.



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