Around the Region

Geneva (3-0) quarterback David Girardi was 22-of-33 for 325 yards and one touchdown in the Golden Tornadoes’ 37-13 victory over Thiel (1-3, 0-1 Presidents’ Athletic Conference) Saturday.



Campus Corner

Junior back Tyler Kirkwood (Clearfield Area H.S.) of Frenchville saw action for Grove City in a 28-10 loss to Washington & Jefferson Saturday night.

Gant Daily


Sports Briefs

Stephen Bosak scored two goals in the opening 15 minutes to jelpd Washington & Jefferson College defeat Penn-State Beaver, 7-0, in a non-section match at Alexandre Stadium.



Solid Saint

Quarterback Trevor Stellman of Thomas More has been named the Offensive Player of the week in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.  Stellman threw for 239 yards and three touchdowns against Westminster.


Local Roundup

Southmoreland grad Chris Skovira scored his third goal of the season as the Presidents routed Penn State-Beaver in non-conference action.





Campus Corner

Mike Trunzo (State College, Washington & Jefferson) has nine tackles, six of them solo, and has five pass breakups for W&J, which is off to a 4-0 start.

Centre Daily Times


Thomas More sports update

The Thomas More College men's golf team shot a 36-hole total of 599 (293-306) to win the Presidents' Athletic Conference Fall Invitational Tuesday, and senior Joe Ruzick (La Salle) earned medalist honors at Oak Tree Country Club in West Middlesex, Pa.

Cincinnati Enquirer




Unbeaten W&J Downs Grove City, 28-10

There was both good and bad news for the Grove City Wolverines Saturday night in their PAC clash with the Washington & Jefferson Presidents at Robert E. Thorn Field.

My Valley


Westminster Falls to Thomas More, 34-16

Not even Mother Nature could stop the Thomas More Saints Saturday afternoon in their PAC clash with the Westminster Titans at Harold Burry Stadium.

My Valley


District Roundup

Waynesburg 33, Saint Vincent 12: Brad Dawson completed 13 of 23 passes for 242 yards and a score in leading the Yellow Jackets to the home victory in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Briefs: Division III

Craig Besong had nine catches for 140 yards and a touchdown to help No. 7 Washington & Jefferson (4-0, 2-0) defeat Grove City (1-3, 1-1) in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Dawson, Yellow Jackets slow Bearcats

Rain or shine, Waynesburg University's offense, led by Brad Dawson, couldn't be slowed in a 33-12 win over Saint Vincent Saturday.



Geneva has a good bye

Every coach in every sport is concerned how his team will react after a bye week.

Will the week off help or hinder, especially when a team is on a six-game win streak over two years?

Beaver County Times


No. 7 W&J wins at Grove City

Washington & Jefferson College's Craig Besong scored on a 60-yard touchdown reception and the Presidents' defense held Grove City to minus-four rushing yards in a 28-10 victory over the Wolverines Saturday night.




Muskingum scored the 67th minute to break a tie and beat Waynesburg University, 3-2, in a non-conference match.


Lyco soccer sweeps St. Vincent
Dan Marcin scored the game-winning goal in the 109th minute to propel Lycoming to a 3-2, overtime win over St. Vincent in men's college soccer action.
Sun Gazette


Small Colleges Post Big Wins

The Thomas More Saints and Mount St Joseph Lions both posted road victories on Saturday in college football. Thomas More beat Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania 34-16.

Kentucky Post


Area colleges Saturday's games

Westminster (1-3, 0-1) set a new school record for pass completions in a game as the Titans completed 39 of 54 passes for 307 yards in their first Presidents’ Athletic Conference game.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator



Senior quarterback Trevor Stellman (Conner) had 323 total yards to lead the Saints in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game in New Wilmington, Pa.

Cincinnati Enquirer




Thiel Falls to Geneva, 37-13

Geneva took advantage of a ten-point swing in the first quarter and consistently excellent starting field position to down Thiel College, 37-13, in Presidents' Athletic Conference football action Saturday night at Reeves Field.

My Valley


Titans on horizon for Thomas More

When #24 Thomas More travels to New Wilmington, Pa. for their first road Presidents’ Athletic Conference match-up, the Saints will be looking for their first 3-0 start since they opened the season with 11 straight victories in 2001.


Monika Linden (Osbourn Park '06) is off to a stellar start for Washington & Jefferson College.The senior outside hitter has recorded 85 kills and is second on the team in blocks with 40. In her college career, Linden has totaled 244 digs, 186 blocks and 85 service aces.




Waynesburg University

One of the biggest problems for the Yellow Jackets this season is defense. They are allowing an average of 35 points per game, giving up 39 to Wooster, 21 to Hanover and 47 to Thomas More.

O-R Big Blog on Campus


Previews of this weekend's games

Westminster is coming off a 27-14 win over Saint Vincent that snapped a nine-game road losing streak, while Thomas More rolled past Waynesburg, 47-24.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator


Soccer Brief

Bethany College 3, Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus 0 - The Roaring Lions suffered a non-conference setback to Bethany College. The Bison won by scores of 25-10, 25-22 and 25-22.



Ten Best

Geographic elements enhance many rivalries. But few make it their trophy. But Thomas More (Crestview Hills, Ky.) and Mount St. Joseph (Cincinnati) made the likeness of the bridge connecting Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio the symbol they play for.



College Notebook

Cordario Collier top performance: five receptions for 72 yards, including two touchdown receptions of 7 and 24 yards, and 65 yards on 15 rushes in a 47-24 home victory over Waynesburg last Saturday.

New Albany (IN) Tribune




College Notebook

Wash & Jeff at Grove City: In the final of four straight night games, Washington & Jefferson travels to Grove City, where a standing-room-only crowd is expected at Robert E. Thorn Field.



Local Briefs: Men's Soccer

Four second-half goals catapulted Washington & Jefferson College to a 5-0 victory over LaRoche in a non-conference game at Alexandre Stadium.

Observer Reporter


Local Briefs: Soccer

Waynesburg University sophomore Sarah Burrie scored her first goal of the season Sept. 16 in a 3-0 victory over Mount Aloysius.

Zanesville Times Recorder




2-0 Saints ranked 24th in national poll

The Thomas More College football team (2-0, 1-0 Presidents' Athletic Conference) received 109 votes in the first American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Top 25 poll to earn a No. 24 national ranking.

Cincinnati Enquirer


Besong leading Presidents' charge

Washington and Jefferson coach Mike Sirianni knows a thing or two about developing quarterbacks. Under his direction at Washington and Jefferson, three quarterbacks have passed for more than 8,000 yards in their careers.



GCC tops Bethany, gets 1st win

The Grove City College offense amassed 447 total yards and 28 first downs while the Wolverine defense intercepted four passes Saturday night as the team opened Presidents’ Athletic Conference play with a 35-14 victory over host Bethany.

Allied News





Chatham ended a 50-match losing streak in women's volleyball by beating La Roche, 3-1, on Sept. 15.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Kentucky Sports Digest
Thomas More midfielder Aaron Osborne has been named the Presidents' Athletic Conference offensive Player of the week.

Cincinnati Enquirer


Sports Briefs

Mike Trunzo has two assisted tackles, three pass breakups and three passes defended.

Centre Daily Times


Sadler gets PAC honor

Bethany College freshman goalkeeper Brittany Sadler, pictured, has been selected as the Presidents' Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Defensive/Goalkeeper of the Week.

O-R Big Blog on Campus


Grove City Wolverines racking up the yards

The Grove City College football team is averaging just about 460 yards of offense per game so far in the three games they have played. 

Butler County Sports Network


Local Roundup

Laurel Highlands graduate Molly Macioce scored her second goal of the season, helping the Presidents win their third-straight game in a row.





Saints win PAC opener

The Saints opened defense of their Presidents' Athletic Conference football title with a 47-24 home win over Waynesburg University on Saturday.

Cincinnati Enquirer


Medved takes basketball, books to England

Mike Medved was left with several basketball options after graduating in the spring from St. Vincent College.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Bethany falls to Grove City, 35-14

Grove City's Andrew DiDonato threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Grove City to a 35-14 victory over the Bethany football team, which spoiled the Bison's first home night game in school history.


College Football Roundup: late Saturday's games

W&J outgained Thiel 537 yards to 231 and earned 27 first downs to Thiel’s 10 in front of 2,444 at Cameron Stadium in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference opener.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator



Thiel Falls in Conference Opener
Washington & Jefferson proved to be a formidable foe for the Thiel College football squad Saturday night, as the Presidents overpowered the Tomcats, 56-16, at Cameron Stadium.


Westminster Earns First Victory of Season
LATROBE, Pa. - The Westminster College football team picked up its first win of the season by snapping a nine-game road losing streak Saturday with a 27-14 victory at Saint Vincent.


Two QBs, One Big Success
Labels sometimes can be misleading.When Mike Sirianni, the head coach of Washington & Jefferson College, began shuffling quarterbacks into the Presidents' offense, most called it a controversy. Actually, what the Presidents have is a system of successful coexistence.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter


Local College Football Roundup
Thomas More 47, Waynesburg 24: Thomas More forged an 18-point first-quarter lead then cruised to a 47-24 victory over Waynesburg in the Presidents' Athletic Conference opener in Crestview Hills, Ky.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter


Revolving QBs Lift W&J Over Thiel
Washington & Jefferson broke open a competitive game with Thiel, unleashing a second-half scoring flurry Saturday night en route to a 56-16 rout of the Tomcats in the Presidents' Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Waynesburg's high-scoring offense couldn't keep pace in a 47-24 loss to Thomas More (2-0, 1-0) in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game. Waynesburg (2-1, 0-1) trailed, 47-9, before getting two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Brad Dawson (Thomas Jefferson) threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Area Colleges/Saturday's Games
Westminster 27, Saint Vincent 14 - LATROBE, Pa. — Westminster picked up its first win of the season by snapping a nine-game road losing streak. Westminster senior tailback Nick McKolosky posted a career high in rush attempts as he toted the ball 31 times for 121 yards and one touchdown.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator


Locals on College Rosters
... Fort Pierce Westwood graduate Roscoe Barber has 10 tackles for St. Vincent College (0-2). The sophomore starts at cornerback.



Green Graduate Shows Volunteer Spirit at YMCA
A former Green High School football player tackled another project this year — volunteering daily at the Green Family YMCA. Marqwe (pronounced Mark quay) Hughes logged 30 to 40 hours every week at the YMCA, 3800 Massillon Road ... He now plays football at Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va., where he is studying pre-law.


Saturday Night Lights: GCC to play first night game in Bethany history
Grove City College will travel to Bethany tonight for a 7 p.m. tilt that will make history. For the first time since West Virgnia’s oldest institution of higher learning was founded in 1840, Bethany will be host to a football game under the lights.
Allied News


College Notebook
Newark graduate Will McCoy, a sophomore receiver on the Grove City College football team, has nine receptions in the Wolverines' first two games.
The Newark Advocate


Names in the Games
Kim Peterson earned a pair of wins Monday for Grove City College in a 9-0 decision over Geneva.
New Castle News


District Football
Thiel (1-1) at Washington & Jefferson (2-0), 7 p.m., Cameron Stadium: Coach Kurt Reiser got his first win at Thiel last weekend when the Tomcats topped Albion, 20-10. ... The Presidents have won 26 of the past 27 games against Thiel. ...W&J receiver Craig Besong had eight catches for 90 yards and two scores in the win against Frostburg State last week. W&J is 13-1 when Besong has a touchdown reception.



Klimchock coaching rarity among men

Laura Klimchock is used to scoring in basketball games. She pumped in roughly 1,400 career points in both high school and college.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


St. Vincent to face Navy spirit team

The St. Vincent junior varsity football team will play host to the unique United States Naval Academy Sprint team at 2 p.m. Sunday at Chuck Noll Field.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


District Roundup

The Washington & Jefferson volleyball team went 3-1 and claimed third place at its own tournament.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Hightower eyes mark for Jackets

Ray Hightower II, a junior wide receiver for the Waynesburg (Pa.) University football team from Ursuline High, is closing in on the 2,000-yard mark in career pass receiving — and he only recently began his junior season.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator


Area college preview Saturday's games

Westminster lost to Allegheny, 27-14, last week while Saint Vincent lost to Geneva, 32-17. Westminster turned in a strong offensive performance against Allegheny with more total yards, rushing yards, passing yards and first downs than the Gators.

The (Youngtown) Vindicator



Senior midfielder Larry Nolan from Zanesville has two assists in five starts for Washington & Jefferson College.

Zanesville Times Recorder


College Briefs

Anna McCurdy, a former Maplewood High School standout, played a key role in Grove City College's come-from-behind 16-25, 25-22, 26-24, 32-30 win over Bethany in the Presidents' Athletic Conference women's volleyball opener on Wednesday at Grove City College Arena.

The Derrick




Football Pregame Notes

There will be a new quarterback starting for the Presidents. Junior Gino Rometo will replace Steven Shumaker as the starter, though both are going to play.
O-R Big Blog on Campus


Thomas More beats Hanover by 3-0 shutout
Hanover College's volleyball team dropped a three-game match to Thomas More (Ky.) College, 25-20, 25-5, 25-19 on Wednesday at Collier Arena in Hanover.


Women's TMC soccer ranked in region

The 4-0 women's soccer team is No. 8 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Great Lakes Regional rankings.

Cincinnati Enquirer


Volleyball Briefs

Waynesburg University spread the offense around as three players scored goals in a non-conference win.



FUS women's soccer team loses

The Franciscan University of Steubenville women's soccer team dropped a 3-2 decision at Geneva College on Wednesday.

Herald Star

Health concerns lead Galbreath to resign

A coaching era came to an end on Tuesday. Geneva College women’s basketball coach Ron Galbreath resigned, effective immediately.

New Castle News


Local Briefs: Women's Soccer

Brittany Spitznogle, Sarah Burrie and Sarah Markwardt each scored their first goals of the season as Waynesburg defeated host Mt. Aloysius, 3-0, in a non-section match.



Sports Briefs

The Mount Aloysius College women’s soccer team held visiting Waynesburg University scoreless through the first half, but succumbed to the Yellowjackets’ offensive prowess in the game’s waning moments.

The Tribune Democrat




Pioneer VB team defeats Presidents

The Marietta College volleyball team overcame a first set loss to post a 3-1 victory over visiting Washington & Jefferson College Tuesday night, its first match in front of the home crowd in 2009.

Marietta Times


Galbreath retires after 634 victories
Geneva College women's basketball coach Ron Galbreath, who won more than 600 games at three district schools during a career that spanned nearly 45 years, announced his retirement Tuesday, citing health concerns in the aftermath of a stroke.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Tornado warning: Galbreath steps down

Throughout his long career as a basketball coach, Ron Galbreath had to keep up with changes in the game and rethink some of his strategies.

Beaver County Times


No controversy: Presidents' settling on two quarterbacks

When the season began, Washington & Jefferson College's football team knew it would have a new quarterback.



Struble Cited by PAC for Goal, Assist in OT Victories

Westminster junior forward Danielle Struble of Lumber City was named Presidents' Athletic Conference women's soccer offensive player of the week after scoring the winning goal against Shenandoah at Harold Burry Stadium Friday night and assisting on the game-winner at Pitt-Johnstown Saturday afternoon.

Gant Daily




Campus Corner
Mike Trunzo (State College, Washington & Jefferson) has one tackle to date. W&J is 1-1.
Centre Daily Times


Geneva winning with some brotherly love

Oh, brother! The wait to become eligible for the NCAA playoffs drags on for the Geneva football team, which is in the midst of an NCAA-mandated transition period to Division III from NAIA

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Thomas More athletes of the week

What Kreidenweis did last week: He scored the game-winning goal in the 71st minute of the Saints' 2-1 win over Marietta.

Cincinnati Enquirer


Saints honored by PAC

Two Thomas More College players were honored by the Presidents' Athletic Conference Monday.
Cincinnati Enquirer

Saints play Waynesburg in home opener

The Saints football team was were idle last week after defeating John Carroll University, 14-7, in their season opener.



Slow start dooms Westminster, 27-14

An early three-touchdown deficit was too much for the Westminster College football team to overcome in Saturday night’s 27-14 loss at Allegheny in non-conference action.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator




Westminster Can't Overcome Deficit, Falls to Allegheny

The Westminster College football team could not dig itself out of an early three-touchdown deficit in a 27-14 loss at Allegheny Saturday night in non-conference action.


Thiel Earns First Victory in Home Opener

The Thiel College football team earned its first win of the season - and the first career win for head coach Kurt Reiser - in Saturday's home-opening, 20-10, victory over Albion College at Alumni Stadium.


Grove City's DiDonato Breaks Two Records in Loss

The Grove City College football team opened the road portion of the 2009 schedule Saturday afternoon with a 45-40 setback against host Carnegie Mellon at Gesling Stadium.


Gators Win Primetime Showdown

The Allegheny Gators put on a live show Saturday at Frank B. Fuhrer field in keeping Westminster at bay for the duration of a 27-14 non-conference win.

Meadville Tribune


Cree, Waynesburg Pick Hanover Clean
When the ball floated in, Scott Cree's eyes lit up. The slow arcing pass was supposed to go to Adam Miller, a wide receiver from Hanover.



Rometo's TD Pass Lead W&J

Geno Rometo passed for three touchdowns, including two to Craig Besong, as Washington & Jefferson defeated Frostburg State, 34-12, in a non-conference football game Saturday night.


Local Briefs

Kim Amrod scored three goals a Juniata defeated Washington & Jefferson, 3-1. Julianne Zackey scored the lone goal for W&J.


District Roundup: Grove City QB Sets Records in Loss to CMU
Carnegie Mellon survived a record-setting game from Grove City quarterback Andrew DiDonato to beat the visiting Wolverines, 45-40, yesterday.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local Sports Briefs

Sarah Nee scored six minutes into overtime to lift Westminster College to a 2-1 victory over Pitt-Johnstown on Saturday afternoon in Richland Township.

The Tribune Democrat


Dawson Throws for 5, Runs for One

Under an overcast sky Waynesburg University quarterback Brad Dawson was illuminating. The junior quarterback dissected Hanover's defense for five touchdowns and scored on the ground as the Yellow Jackets thumped the Panthers, 49-21.

Uniontown Herald-Standard


Area Colleges Roundup - Saturday's Games

The Thiel College football team earned its first win of the season — and the first career win for head coach Kurt Reiser — in a home-opening victory at Alumni Stadium.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator



Names in the Games
Tennis - Grove City - Grove City College’s Kim Peterson is making it look easy. Peterson, a junior from Neshannock, won a pair of matches in a 9-0 victory over Bethany on Wednesday. She won at No. 4 singles (6-0, 6-2), while teaming with Lisa Baldwin at No. 2 doubles for an 8-1 win.
New Castle News


Football Pregame Notes
Waynesburg running back Justin Falcon rushed for 148 yards last week and is on pace for a 1,500-yard season.
O-R Big Blog on Campus

Waynesburg wouldn't mind repeat effort against Hanover

One might think head coach Rick Shepas would have mixed emotions going over the film of last week's 42-39 victory by Waynesburg over the College of Wooster.





TMC Notebook: Women's Basketball Clinic

The Thomas More College women's basketball program will host The Best of the Midwest Basketball Coaching Clinic Friday and Saturday at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills.
Cincinnati Enquirer


Sophomore Megan Hoffman finished with 15 assists and four aces as Bethany College topped Penn State-Beaver University 25-9, 25-14, 25-13 on Saturday.

Zanesville Times Recorder


Woodland Hills grad comes back from injury to lead Bethany

The first thing that ran through Rachael Katsur's mind when she awoke from the anesthetic and saw her left knee didn't have a scar was, "Oh my gosh, they did the wrong leg."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Former Ambridge High wideout Besong leads Washington & Jefferson offense in senior season
Washington & Jefferson College football coach Mike Sirianni has one of the best receivers in NCAA Division III in Craig Besong. But Sirianni can't take credit for recruiting the Ambridge Area High School graduate.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Gators ready to go under lights Saturday

For the second straight year, an Allegheny home game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Pittsburgh. The Gators host regional rival Westminster at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Meadville Tribune




Around the Great Lakes
The Thomas More Saints exorcised any demons that remained from last year’s 41-14 home opening loss to John Carroll. The Saints returned the favor with a 14-7 win inside Don Shula Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Saints football follows win with week off
The Saints opened the football season with a 14-7 win over John Carroll University on Saturday in University Heights, Ohio. Senior quarterback Trevor Stellman (Conner) led the Saints with two touchdown runs of 3 and 17 yards.
Cincinnati Enquirer


Defensive Saint
Thomas More junior defensive back Aaron Monk was named the Defensive Player of the week in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.
Kentucky Post


Local Briefs: Men's Soccer
Senior Dan Hart, a former Peters Township standout, scored two goals and assisted on another as Washington & Jefferson College crushed Point Park, 6-0, in a non-conference match.


Father Versus Son in Area College Soccer

Wheeling Jesuit University men’s soccer program (1-1-1) will host area rival Bethany College (0-3) on Wednesday evening.



Thiel named Steve Carr as coach of its NCAA Division III track and field program, succeeding Ricardo Franklin, who resigned after one season to take over as coach of NAIA Notre Dame (Ohio).

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



College Football: MC Wins
Marietta College's offense was often impressive, both running and passing, rolling up 310 yards, but it was the Pioneers' defense which stood tallest in the final minutes to preserve a 20-14 season-opening victory over Thiel College Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium.
The Marietta Times



Red Devils Win Shootout
The Dickinson College football team expected an offensive battle with Grove City on Saturday. The Red Devil offense totaled over 500 yards as they won their seventh straight season opener, 52-47.
The Sentinel


Dickinson Outslugs Grove City, 52-47
GROVE CITY -- If Saturday's Grove City College football game with Dickinson College is any indication of what is to come for the remainder of the season, you had  better take a calculator with you to Robert E. Thorn the next time the Wolverines play.


Heidelberg Spoils Westminster Opener
The Westminster College football team lost its season opener against Heidelberg, 42-26, snapping the Titans' seven-game home streak, their longest streak since 1994.


Waynesburg Rally Stuns Wooster
WOOSTER, Ohio - Josh Fisher caught three touchdown passes - all in the final seven minutes - including the game-winner with 48 seconds remaining Saturday to give Waynesburg a wild 42-39 come-from-behind victory over the College of Wooster.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter


New Guys Lead W&J to Rout in Opener
Over the next few days, the video of this football game will be broken down, the grades for each player accumulated and dispersed, and determinations wlll be made on possible improvements.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter


Small College Wrapup, Week 1
Just minutes after Saturday night's 35-9 victory by Washington & Jefferson over Oberlin, head coach Mike Sirianni uttered the phrase that is the bane of all coaches: quarterback controversy.
O-R Big Blog on Campus


District Roundup
Dickinson 52, Grove City 47: Quarterback Andrew DiDonato completed 32 of 41 passes for 291 yards and three scores and rushed 22 times for 109 yards and a touchdown but it wasn't enough as visiting Dickinson (1-0) won at Grove City (0-1).
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Waynesburg Wins Game for the Ages
WOOSTER, Ohio - In 106 years of Waynesburg football, rarely has their been a contest like the one fans saw at John P. Papp Stadium Saturday. There were 10 lead changes, 1,021 yards of offense as several Yellow Jackets moved up various all-time school leader lists as Waynesburg defeated Wooster, 42-39.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard


Local College Roundup
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — The Westminster College football team lost its season opener against Heidelberg, 42-26, snapping the Titans’ seven-game home streak, their longest streak since 1994.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator



Shumaker prepared for Presidents
Steven Shumaker knows the history behind the position. He understands playing quarterback for Washington & Jefferson College comes with expectations and history. The past three quarterbacks for W&J - Chris Edwards, Brian Dawson and last year's starter Bobby Swallow - hold every passing record in the school's history.



Football Pregame Notes
Noteworthy: Rick Shepas begins his fifth season at Waynesburg with a 23-18 record. He is 1-2 against Wooster. Shepas’ next victory will tie him with Jeff Hand for sixth place on Waynesburg’s career list.
Big Blog on Campus


Saints hope to prevent replay of '08 opener
Images of last year's 41-14 season-opening loss to John Carroll are still vivid in the minds of the Thomas More football team. It's time to re-create some pleasant imagary as the Saints travel to University Heights Saturday to face the same Blue Streaks.


Rob James on the move at St. Vincent
When Rob James was playing football at Jeannette, he knew he had to establish himself on defense before he could ever hope for a shot at playing on the other side of the ball.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Raiders' No. 5-6 pair comes through
The Yellow Jackets opened PAC action on the road, and returned home with their first win of the season.



District Notebook

Washington & Jefferson has had a winning record for 25 consecutive seasons. The previous time the Presidents had a losing season was 1983 when they finished 3-5-1.


South Fayette's DiDonato stays on a record pace at Grove City
It was no surprise when Andrew DiDonato chose Grove City College after completing his senior year at South Fayette High School in 2006.


Derry grad Haase plays through ACL injury, returns even stronger for Thiel

William Haase sustained an ACL injury midway through the 2008 college football season, but the injury did not sideline the Thiel College defensive lineman.


Jeannette grad's experience helps St. Vincent football team
Rob James made an interesting college choice when he graduated from Jeannette High School in 2006. Instead of picking an established program, James chose Saint Vincent, a college that was resurrecting its program after 45 years.


Barons fall to Bethany

The Franciscan University of Steubenville volleyball team dropped a 25-18, 25-21, 15-25, 25-21 decision to Bethany College Wednesday night at the Finnegan Fieldhouse.



Saints open with soccer wins
The Thomas More College women's soccer team opened the season with a 2-0 win over Anderson University Tuesday. Junior defender Angie Kersting and sophomore forward Lauren Wietmarschen scored the goals.
Cincinnati Enquirer




Saints shutout Anderson, 2-0, in season opener
The Thomas More College women’s soccer team shutout Anderson University, 2-0, Tuesday, at The Bank of Kentucky Field. With the win the Saints improve to 1-0 and with the loss, the Ravens fall to 0-1.
Kentucky Post

Saints defeat Anderson, 4-0, in season opener

Junior forward Aaron Osborne scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Thomas More College men’s soccer team to a 4-0 season opening win over Anderson University Tuesday, at The Bank of Kentucky Field.

Kentucky Post


Campus Corner

Clearfield Area High School graduate Tyler Kirkwood of Frenchville is competing for the starting job at wingback in the Grove City offense.

Gant Daily


Around the Great Lakes
Banners have been raised, rings were issued and first-place finishes were celebrated for conference, regional and national championships.

Local round-up
Waynesburg 1, Franciscan (Ohio) 0 - Danielle Danhires scored the lone goal of the game with 16:32 left in the first half, and goalkeeper Katrina Kelly, a Connellsville graduate, made it stand for a season-opening victory at home.



Bethany women's soccer eyeing PAC playoffs
After posting its highest victory total last year since capturing the 1999 Presidents' Athletic Conference Championship, the Bethany College women's soccer team seeks to take another step and gain a berth in the conference tournament in 2009.


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