Sedlock receives conference honor
St. Vincent junior Brittany Sedlock has become the first player in team history to be named Presidents’ Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.

The Tribune Democrat


Yellow Jackets match last year's win total

Waynesburg Univesity matched its win total from last year with a 89-70 victory over Oberlin Monday.
The Herald-Standard

Hilvert proves stand-up guy
It would have been easy for Thomas More College football coach Jim Hilvert to conveniently "forget" to call me after his team was thumped in Saturday's NCAA Division III second-round playoff game after he agreed to it earlier in the week. The fact he didn't, even after his team was beaten, 69-7, tells me he's exactly the stand-up guy I always thought he was.


Waynesburg men roll to win over Oberlin
The Waynesburg University men's basketball team forged a 31-point lead int he first half and then cruised to an 89-70 nonconference win Monday night over Oberlin.
Observer Reporter

College players of the week

Thomas More, Daniel Whelan, Sport: Basketball
What Whelan did last week: He helped the Saints to a come-from-behind win over rival Mount St. Joseph in the Bridge Shootout with a career-high 23 points on 7-of-15 shooting from the floor and 8-of-10 shooting at the free-throw line. He also had a game-high five assists and pulled down four rebounds, while also recording two steals.


W&J women win Turkey Shoot
Sophomore guard Emily Abraham scored 15 points and junior forward Blair Cotton recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead Washington & Jefferson to a 62-55 win over Penn State-Beaver Sunday in the championship game of the 26th Annual Jim Meagle Marietta College Turkey Shoot at Ban Johnson Arena

Observer Reporter


Leah Gibson (Hoover) scored 13 points and handed out three assists in Grove City’s 65-55 loss to Buffalo State in the championship game of the Betty Abgott Invitational.

Women's Basketball
Sophomore Melissa Mansur (St. Pius X) had 14 points and three steals as Saint Vincent topped Wilmington, 72-58, in the championship game of the Hampton Inn/Damon's Grill Tip-Off Tournament.
The Mercury

Blue Devils fall late
GENEVA, Pa. - Down three with 25 seconds left, the Fredonia State women's basketball team was able to get off a pair of three-point attempts in the final six seconds, but could not convert, dropping a road contest, 63-60, vs. Geneva College.

The Observer


Thomas More suffers huge loss in playoffs
BELTON, Tx. - Taking a "road trip" to Texas didn't turn out the way they had planned.



Thomas More travels far to go step further in Division III playoffs
If the Thomas More College football team is going to take a step further in the NCAA Division III playoffs than it ever has before it will have to do so while taking a big step away from home.


Turkey Shoot Saturday
Washington & Jefferson (0-4) returns only one starter from last season's team which posted a 23-5 overall record, a 12-2, second place Presidents Conference finish, and an NCAA Division III tournament appearance. Several current players are on the injury list.
Marietta Times


Baldwin Grad James Lauded
Bethany College freshman Arkangelo James, a graduate of Baldwin High School, has been named to the Presidents' Athletic Conference all-star soccer squad.
South Hills Record



Christner brings new attitude to Waynesburg University

A new semester has brought a new face to the Waynesburg University men's basketball team.
The Herald-Standard

College Notebook

Wrestling: Pitt's Ethan Headlee, a redshirt junior from Waynesburg, won the 174-pound championship at the Clarion Open. It was Headlee's second consecutive title at Clarion. He defeated Greg Zannetti of Rutgers 9-6 in the final. Headlee trailed 6-2 in the match, but fought back to win. Headlee recorded two falls on the way to the finals.

Observer Reporter



St. Vincent
Senior wide receiver Sheldon Loughner (Leechburg) earned All-Presidents' Athletic Conference first-team honors.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Waynesburg women stay perfect, top OU Eastern

Morgan Hoone scored 18 points to lead Waynesburg University to a 77-65 win over Ohio University Eastern Monday night.

The Herald-Standard


Washington & Jefferson wrestler pulls off upset
Washington and Jefferson freshman David Dibenedetto doesn't pay attention to his opponent before a wrestling match.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Missed 3s reason for W&J loss
Washington & Jefferson College men's basketball coach Glenn Gutierrez is fond of saying there's a fine line between winning and losing.

Observer Reporter



Waynesburg women beat OU Eastern: Morgan Hoone led a quartet of Waynesburg University players in double figures and the Yellow Jackets remained unbeatern with a 77-65 non-conference victory at Ohio University Eastern Tuesday night.

Observer Reporter

Women's Soccer
NEW WILMINGTON - Danielle Struble of Curwensville was rewarded for an outstanding senior season at Westminster with second team laurels on the 2010 All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference Team announced last week.



Area student earns college soccer honor

Cheyenne Mangold, of Fair Oaks Ranch, was recognized as one of the Presidents' Athletic Conference Players of the Week for the week ending Oct. 31.
The Boerne Star

Football Falls to W&J

As Washington & Jefferson and F&M stepped on the field in Washington, PA., at the Southwest ECAC Bowl, everyone was expecting an offensive performance.
The College Reporter

Player Recognized

Westminister College soccer player Kelli Michanowicz, a Hollidaysburg graduate, was named to the all-conference team for the Presidents' Athletic Conference. Michanowicz was selected to the second team for the PAC.
The Altoona Mirror

Saint Vincent tops WC women to win tip-off tourney title
Wilmington College had the hot start, but Saint Vincent had the hotter finish as the No. 25 Bearcats topped the Lady Quakers, 72-58, in the championship game of the Hampton Inn & Suites/Damon’s Grill Tip-Off Tournament at Fred Raizk Arena Saturday afternoon.
Wilmington News Journal

Thomas More College player of the week
What Miller did last week: He led the Saints in scoring and rebounding. He averaged 22.7 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, including a double-double (17 points, 10 rebounds) against Transylvania.

Zanesville Times Recorder

TMC playoff game to be webcast
The ninth-ranked Thomas More College football team will travel to Belton, Texas on Saturday to play the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.

Jones honored
Waynesburg University senior forward Elisha Jones was named PAC Player of the Week Monday, following a 3-0 start for the Yellow Jackets.

The Herald-Standard



W&J wrestler beats defending D-III champ
Washington & Jefferson College 165-pounder David Dibenedetto upset defending NCAA Division III wrestling champion Vincent Renaut of the United States Merchant Marine Academy on Saturday to highlight the Presidents' performance at Springfield College's Doug Parker Invitational.
Observer Reporter


Local sports briefs
YORK — The Waynesburg University wrestling team went 1-1-1 at a quad match hosted by Messiah College on Saturday.
The Daily American



Muskingum men fall to Grove City
After falling Friday night, Muskingum (0-2) was held to just eight points in the final 11 minutes in a 64-52 loss to Grove City (1-2) Saturday in the Penn State Behrend tournament.
Zanesville Times Recorder

Waynesburg 71, Allegheny 68

Waynesburg overcame a nine-point halftime gap to win the Allegheny Invitational. Waynesburg (3-0) was led by tournament MVP Elisha Jones, who recorded her third straight double-double with 24 points and 10 boards.

The Herald-Standard

PAC Standings announced
Thomas More and Washington & Jefferson are tied with 18 points in men's sports for the PAC All-Sports Trophy.
The Herald-Standard

Aerial attack lifts W&J to victory
Gino Rometo threw five touchdown passes Saturday, and Tim McNerney and Jordan Roycroft had three TDs apiece to lead Washington & Jefferson to a 54-41 victory over Franklin and Marshall in the ECAC Division III Southwest Bowl.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Local Briefs

Women's diving: Washington & Jefferson junior Bethany Haver qualified provisionally for the NCAA Division III Championships at both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events after winning both at the Carnegie Mellon Diving Invitational.
Observer Reporter

District Roundup: W&J soars in bowl game

Washington & Jefferson failed to make the Division III playoffs for the first time since 2003, but the Presidents made the most of a postseason appearance.
Post Gazette


Thomas More beats W&L 42-14
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - The ninth-ranked Thomas More College football team rushed for 432 yards as it defeated Washington & Lee University today (Saturday, November 20, 2010) in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Division III Championship Playoffs at The Bank of Kentucky Field in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.
Local 12

Geneva hoops off to perfect start
BEAVER FALLS — The Geneva men’s basketball team’s season is barely under way and the Golden Tornadoes are already ahead of the game.
Beaver County Times


Undefeated Thomas More routs Washington & Lee 42-14
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. -- Thomas More College dominated the Washington and Lee football team on both sides of the ball Saturday and pummeled the Generals 42-14 in a NCAA Division III first-round matchup at The Bank of Kentucky Field in Crestview Hills.



News and Notes
Tyler Owens, a senior defensive tackle for Thomas More, was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Player of the Year earlier this week. Owens has 55 total tackles, including 36 solo efforts, but the bulk of his work has taken place in the backfield of Thomas More opponents. Owens has 21.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks with a fumble recovery and a pair of forced fumbles. His tackles-for-loss have cost opponents 87 yards.

Owens and TMC want more than one victory
Coming out of Highlands High School four years ago, Tyler Owens figured he was too small to play defensive tackle even at Thomas More College, so he begged for a switch to linebacker where he quickly decided to return right back where he apparently belonged.



Area grads find success in college ranks

Waynesburg: A pair of Waynesburg University junior men's soccer players were honored last week for their excellence on the field and in the classroom.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Western Pennsylvania district college football preview

NOTES: PAC runner-up Washington & Jefferson (8-2) will host Franklin & Marshall (6-4) in the ECAC Division III Southwest Bowl at noon Saturday at Cameron Stadium.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Local briefs
College wrestling: Five Washington & Jefferson College wrestlers won matches to lead the Presidents to their first dual-meet win of the season, a 33-15 over host Scranton on Thursday evening.

Observer Reporter

Baldwin-Wallace pulls past Bethany

Freshman forward Kyle Payne scored a career-high 19 points and grabbed five rebounds as the Baldwin-Wallace men’s basketball team defeated Bethany College, 76-71, Thursday.


Washington & Jefferson, Westminster Split

Junior C.J. Corcoran (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton) roared back on the final leg of the 400 freestyle relay to help Washington & Jefferson College earn a Presidents’ Athletic Conference swimming and diving split with Westminster College on Wednesday evening at the Henry Memorial Natatorium.

Lancers alum Owens leads Thomas More into NCAA D-III playoffs

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. – Kendall Owens had huge aspirations for his college career after the conclusion of his senior season at LaSalle High School. But that big school offer never came and the 5-8 running back landed at Division III Thomas More.



Miller named PAC's player of the year
Thomas More midfielder Dan Miller (Elder High) was named Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) men's soccer player of the year and six Saints were named to the All-PAC team Wednesday.



Bethany sophomore Gage Lotozo made five tackles in a 35-28 win against St. Vincent College as the Bison capped their best season since 2001 at 5-5 and finished third in the President's Athletic Conference. A Sheridan alum, Lotozo started the final seven games and collected 51 tackles with two for a loss in 10 games.

Zanesville Times Recorder


Names in the Games

Elsewhere around college football: Westminster built a 14-point first-quarter lead and couldn’t hold on against St. Vincent. The Bearcats tied the game at halftime and put up the winning points in the third quarter in a 21-14 Presidents’ Athletic Conference win over the Titans.
New Castle News

Local Briefs

College swimming: Junior C.J. Corcoran roared back on the final leg of the 400 freestyle relay Wednesday to help Washington & Jefferson College earn a Presidents' Athletic Conference swimming and diving split with Westminster at Henry Memorial Natatorium.

Observer Reporter



Waynesburg women pass test against Fayette
WAYNESBURG - The Waynesburg University women's basketball team met expectations in its first game of the season with a 69-48 victory over Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, but the first half did not go according to script.
The Herald-Standard

Women's results: Waynesburg 69, Penn State-Fayette 48: Waynesburg University overcame a sluggish first half and pulled away over the final 20 minutes to defeat visiting Penn State-Fayette 69-48 in the Yellow Jackets' season opener at Marisa Fieldhouse.

Campus Corner

GROVE CITY – One of 16 Grove City seniors honored prior to the 27th annual Mercer County Cup game against Thiel Saturday, Clearfield Area High School graduate Tyler Kirkwood of Frenchville started at wingback and caught one pass for one yard as the Wolverines salvaged a .500 record with a 35-21 victory at Robert E. Thorn Field.
Gant Daily


Pierce Runs To Lead Role As Grove City Makes NCAA's
GROVE CITY, Pa. — The Grove City College women's cross country team has been invited to compete in next Saturday's 2010 NCAA Division III Championships, hosted by Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. The Wolverines will be making the program's first trip to the national championships as a team.
The Journal (Ogdensburg, NY)

Fairfield grad key to Thomas More’s tourney berth
Freshman goalkeeper Nathan Ducklo helped the Thomas More College men’s soccer team advance to the NCAA Division III tournament.

Hamilton Journal-News

Campus Roundup

Gary Walstrom Jr., Geneva: Walstrom's playing days came to a dramatic end on Saturday, as he and the Golden Tornadoes outlasted Westminster, 30-24, in triple overtime to finish the season at 5-5.
The Progress News


Grove City vs. Thiel

Football Clip on the Grove City and Thiel match up for the "Mercer County Cup." Grove City won the game 35-21.



Women’s Basketball
Gators open with win: GROVE CITY — Allegheny College used a big first-half scoring burst to cruise to a 79-53 win over Grove City College in non-conference women’s basketball Tuesday.
The Meadville Tribune

St. Vincent downs PSU Fayette
David Winns scored 16 points and collected nine rebounds, but the Penn State Fayette men's basketball team dropped an 83-53 decision to host St. Vincent on Tuesday in nonconference action. James Pratt chipped in 12 points for the Roaring Lions (0-2).

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


All-PAC announced
Six local players earned All-PAC team honors and another four earned honorable mention.
The Herald-Standard

W&J men win opener
Senior guard Paul Matthews scored a game-high 20 points and Washington & Jefferson College closed the first half on a run and started the second half on another as the Presidents opened the season Monday with a 61-48 win at Penn State-Altoona.



W&J accepts ECAC bowl invitation
Washington & Jefferson College has been awarded a bid to the ECAC Division III Southwest Bowl Game and will host Franklin & Marshall Saturday at Cameron Stadium. Kickoff is at noon.
Observer Reporter

W&J women drop opener
CLEVELAND - The Washington & Jefferson College women's basketball team couldn't overcome early miscues and fell to Case Western Reserve, 59-49, in its regular-season opener Monday night.



Thiel Gets Inflatable Athletic Dome
Thiel College in Greenville inflated its new air-supported dome Monday.




Washington & Jefferson bypassed for D-III playoffs
Washington & Jefferson's streak of six consecutive NCAA Division III playoff appearances came to an end yesterday.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



College wrestling: Washington & Jefferson College hosted its 5th Annual Open Invitational on Saturday at Henry Memorial Center.


Jackets' gamble on 2-point conversion doesn't work out
WAYNESBURG - You can debate the play, but you have to admire the daring of Rick Shepas.




Names in the Games

Elsewhere around college football: Westminster built a 14-point first-quarter lead and couldn’t hold on against St. Vincent. The Bearcats tied the game at halftime and put up the winning points in the third quarter in a 21-14 Presidents’ Athletic Conference win over the Titans.
New Castle News

W&J nips Waynesburg in OT, 31-30
WAYNESBURG - If a game could epitomize a season, Waynesburg University's loss to Washington and Jefferson Saturday afternoon would be a perfect example.
The Herald-Standard

Division III
Washington & Jefferson 31, Waynesburg 30 (OT) -- W&J (8-2, 6-1) won its Presidents' Athletic Conference finale when Waynesburg (6-4, 4-3) missed an extra-point attempt after scoring the potential tying touchdown in overtime.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

District Roundup: Other Games
Washington & Jefferson 31, Waynesburg 30: The Presidents (8-2) stopped Waynesburg on a 2-point attempt in overtime to win the Presidents' Athletic Conference game. Thehost Yellow Jackets (6-4) missed a 39-yard field-goal attempt as time expired in regulation.

Post Gazette

Muschette sets record, ends career with win
BEAVER FALLS — The entire time that Gerard Muschette has been stalking the career rushing record at Geneva, he has maintained that winning was more important.

Beaver County Times


Thomas More College blanks Mount St. Joseph 33-0 in Bridge Bowl XV
Undefeated No. 9-ranked Saints are bound for Division III playoffs -- The Thomas More College football team had little trouble steamrolling its cross-town rival Mount St. Joseph 33-0 Saturday afternoon in Bridge Bowl XV at The Bank of Kentucky Field.


A provisional career
As an NCAA Division III provisional member the Geneva Golden Tornadoes have no chance to extend their season beyond Saturday afternoon. They are still transitioning into Division III and cannot compete for a Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship or make it to the NCAA playoffs.

College Preview
The series: Washington & Jefferson and Waynesburg renew their local rivalry, the PAC Backyard Brawl, on Saturday for the 38th time. The Presidents lead the series 34-3 and have claimed 18 of the 19 meetings since the Yellow Jackets joined the PAC in 1990. The Yellow Jackets last beat W&J in 2003, a 27-17 victory at Wiley Stadium. In the six games since that loss, Washington & Jefferson's average margin of victory is 16.7 points.
Big Blog On Campus

District Spotlight: Running back closing in on Geneva record
Gerard Muschette thought about leaving Geneva College after the first couple days of practice when he was a freshman.

Post Gazette

W&J vs. Waynesburg: Still an intriguing matchup
f the final drive by Thomas More against Waynesburg University had a different ending last week, the Yellow Jackets' game against rival Washington & Jefferson would have more meaning.




County Frosh Aid GCC

GROVE CITY — Sarah Cessar always has fought on two fronts: the opponent in front of her and her ailing back.

Butler Eagle


Thomas More College Basketball Previews
In just his second season at the reins for the Thomas More College men’s basketball team, Head Coach Jeff Rogers has his team as the favorite to win the Patriot Athletic Conference championship.

Sport Shorts

Volleyball : Katie Kurtz scored seven of the Bison's 11 aces in a 3-0 sweep of Stevenson (Md.) Wednesday to advance in the ECAC South Region tournament.
The Herald-Standard

Western Pennsylvania district college football preview
Game of the Week, Washington & Jefferson at Waynesburg: Neither team can win the conference, but there's plenty on the line in the 38th PAC Backyard Brawl.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Muschette wants to end career with win, record
BEAVER FALLS — Geneva College senior running back Gerard Muschette could sit out tomorrow’s season finale against Westminster and still have a tremendous impact on the Golden Tornadoes’ record book.

Beaver County Times



Grove City snaps drought against W&J in ECAC
The Washington & Jefferson College men's soccer team picked the wrong time to lose its first match to Grove City in more than four years.



Saints persevere in spite of injuries
The fact that Thomas More's men's soccer team advanced to the NCAA Division III tournament for the second straight year - which are also the only two times in school history the program has done so - is significant in light of the fact it has played without senior leading scorer Aaron Osborne since Oct. 13 due to a broken leg and No. 1 keeper Zack Lawson since Oct. 23 due a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.

Local pair named All-PAC 
Two players with local ties were named to the 2010 All-PAC Team, announced Wednesday by the conference.
The Herald-Standard

Geneva freshman already battle-tested
BEAVER FALLS — Football coaches commonly talk about games in terms of a battle.
At Geneva College, freshman running back Ryan White understands the similarities and accepts why coaches talk that way. But after two tours of duty as a Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan, the New Brighton native also knows the comparison pales.
Beaver County Times


Miseri women fall in soccer playoffs
The Misericordia’s women’s soccer team lost to Grove City in the first round of the ECAC South Women’s Soccer Championship on Wednesday despite holding a 1-0 lead at halftime, falling 5-1 to Grove City College.

The Times Leader

No time for Jackets to pout; W&J next
Waynesburg University's football team did not have much time to recover from last week's stinging 14-10 loss to undefeated Thomas More.




For his efforts at the Messiah Invitational Saturday, Waynesburg University junior Garrett Johnston was named PAC Wrestler of the Week.

The Herald-Standard

W&J women's soccer builds stellar program
When the Washington & Jefferson women's soccer team lost the 2007 Presidents' Athletic Conference in a 3-2 shootout, first-year coach Pete Curtis and his team watched Westminster (Pa.)'s celebration.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

W&J's Shipley finds success on offense
Throughout her high school soccer career at Southmoreland, Holly Shipley made her mark as a standout defensive player.
Daily Courier

Tomcats Lose to W&J in Home Finale
GREENVILLE, Pa. — Playing in their final home game of the season, the Thiel College Tomcats fell to Washington & Jefferson College 47-14 Saturday in a Presidents' Athletic Conference football game.


Three squads claim PAC titles

Football, volleyball, men's soccer are crowned champions: The ninth-ranked Saints clinched their third straight outright Presidents' Athletic Conference championship and an automatic bid to the program's fifth NCAA Division III Playoffs with a 14-10 win at Waynesburg University on Saturday.

Campus Corner

GROVE CITY – Senior wingback and special teamer Tyler Kirkwood of Frenchville played for Grove City (4-5) Saturday as the Wolverines kept alive their hopes for a .500 season with a 21-7 come-from-behind win over visiting Bethany (W.Va.) in front of 1,900 fans at Robert E. Thorn Field.
Gant Daily



Floridians in D3 Presidents' Conference
No matter where you look across the nation, Florida athletes pop up. With very few places to play in the Sunshine State, many of our outstanding players are faced with leaving the state.

Miami Herald

Soccer tournament berths to W&J, Cal
The Washington & Jefferson College women's soccer team earned a berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament and will face Illinois Wesleyan in a first-round match Saturday in Granville, Ohio.




Two local Valley standouts earn W&J honors
Washington & Jefferson College junior defensive end Frank Gigler (Burrell) and senior quarterback Gino Rometo (Plum) were named to the ESPN/College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District II football team, which includes Division II and III schools.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Sports shorts
Waynesburg University ranks eighth in the PAC men's basketball rankings. Thomas More (Ky.) is the favorite, with 131 points in the poll, including eight first-place votes. Thiel followed the Saints with 128 points and seven first place votes and Bethany was third with 114 points and two first place votes. Waynesburg had 23 points. The Yellow Jackets were 2-22 last year and 0-12 in conference play.
The Herald-Standard


Last-minute TD beats Waynesburg
WAYNESBURG - On a raw, windy Saturday afternoon, Waynesburg University's football team came close to throwing the race for the Presidents' Athletic Conference title into turmoil.



Wash. & Jeff. 3, Westminster 0

Southmoreland graduate Holly Shipley scored two goals and assisted on the other as the Presidents won their third straight PAC Championship. Shipley leads the team with 37 points.

The Herald-Standard

Thomas More tops Waynesburg, 14-10
Despite the frigid Saturday afternoon, Waynesburg University players and fans were on their feet with 51 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter in the Yellow Jackets' PAC game against No. 9 Thomas More College.

St. Vincent 21, Westminster 14

Junior running back Mike Kale rushed for 157 yards and threw for a touchdown to lead St. Vincent (3-6, 3-3) to the PAC victory at Westminster (2-7, 1-6).

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Other games
Thomas More 14, Waynesburg 10: Waynesburg's hope of a Presidents' Athletic Conference upset were denied when No. 9-ranked Thomas More (10-0, 7-0) capped a 10-play, 80-yard drive with a touchdown pass with 49 seconds remaining. The Yellow Jackets (6-3, 4-2) had taken a 10-7 lead on a Dominic Moore 1-yard touchdown run but the defense could not stop Thomas More on its final drive.
Post Gazette



News and Notes

Thomas More junior special teams standout Kendall Owens gained 166 yards on five returns of kickoffs and punts in the Saints’’ 37-13 win against Westminster (Pa.) last weekend. In addition to three kickoff returns for 64 yards, Owens had a 96-yard punt return for a touchdown which increased what was just a ten-point lead near the end of the third quarter to 17.


Names in the Games

Elsewhere around women’s college volleyball: Waynesburg’s Carly Schubert competed in all three games of a 25-13, 25-15, 25-17 loss to Thomas More in the season final Saturday.
New Castle News

Other Games Today
Thomas More (8-0) at Waynesburg (6-2), John F. Wiley Stadium, 1:30 p.m.: Thomas More (6-0 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference) can clinch its third consecutive PAC title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs with a victory. ...
Post Gazette



College Preview

Washington & Jefferson at Thiel, The series: W&J and Thiel will meet for the 64th time in history on Saturday with the Presidents holding a 39-22-2 edge. W&J has claimed 27 of the last 28 games in the series, including four in a row. Thiel ended a 22-game losing streak to W&J with a 38-35 overtime, upset victory on Oct. 1, 2005 at Cameron Stadium. However, the Presidents have won 12 consecutive games on Thiel's home turf.

Big Blog on Campus

Western Pennsylvania district college football preview
Others to Watch: No. 9/10 Thomas More at Waynesburg, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Riding a four-game winning streak, Waynesburg can make a run at the PAC title but will have to end the Saints' 20-game regular-season winning streak.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Saints picked to win PAC
The Thomas More men and women's basketball teams were picked to finish first in the Presidents' Athletic Conference in a poll of coaches, sports information directors and media that was released Thursday.



College Basketball: Bison Men Third in PAC Poll
BETHANY - The Bethany College men's basketball team was tabbed to place third according to the preseason poll released following the 2010-11 PAC Basketball Media Day conference call Thursday.

The Intelligencer

Geneva has Florida connections
BEAVER FALLS — Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey lines up against some of the top linebackers in the National Football League both in practice and in games.
Geneva College freshman center Brandon Martin knows how they feel; four years ago he was a freshman linebacker at Lakeland High School, lining up across from the same Maurkice Pouncey.

Beaver County Times

College football preview: Gary's strong play has Waynesburg in position for PAC title
Bryan Gary is on a run that every defensive player in football would envy.
The 6-2 sophomore safety for Waynesburg University blocked an extra-point in the final minute to assure the Yellow Jackets a 24-23 victory over Westminster three weeks ago, returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown during a 41-7 victory over Frostburg State two weeks ago, and returned another interception 80 yards for a score to clinch a 34-28 victory over Saint Vincent last week.



Pappas named player of week(s)
Thomas Jefferson grad Mike Pappas, a member of the Washington & Jefferson College men's soccer team, has been honored as the Presidents' Athletic Conference offensive player of the week.

Westminster hall of fame to induct seven
Westminster College will induct seven new members into the Titan Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday.



Acme Woman Wins Collegiate Sports Award

Leisha Durstine of Acme loves to play tennis, but she never dreamed that the sport she enjoys would lead her to national recognition as a winner of the prestigious Presidents' Athletic Conference Award for week five of the program.
Connellsville Daily Courier

Campus Roundup: Fall Sports Season Nearing End
Matt Irvine, Westminster: The senior offensive lineman has seen action in four contests for the Titans (2-6) off the bench. Irvine, a Glendale alum, last saw action against Thiel, a 35-0 win for Westminster. Irvine and Co. are back in action Saturday when Saint Vincent comes to town.
The (Clearfield) Progress


Howell, Struble Boot Game-Winners; Lhota Scores Three Points
NEW WILMINGTON – Westminster (10-9-1) senior forward Danielle Struble of Curwensville registered the game-winning goal in a 4-1 win at Bethany (W.Va.) on Wednesday and assisted on the lone goal in a 3-1 loss to Washington & Jefferson at Harold Burry Stadium Saturday.
Gant Daily


Titans Move on in Volleyball
For the ninth straight year, the Westminster College volleyball team advanced to the semifinal round of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference tournament after the Titans defeated visiting Washington & Jefferson, 3-1 (25-14, 22-25, 25-18, 25-23), in a first-round match at the Buzz Ridl Gymnasium.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Odds and Ends

Thomas More College clinched at least a share of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference title with a win over Westminster College last weekend as the Saints remained perfect on the season.  A victory at Waynesburg on Nov. 6 will secure the league’s outright title and automatic berth in the NCAA playoffs for the Saints

The NCAA News


Soccer tournaments
The NCAA Division II PSAC and Division III PAC soccer tournaments will get underway this week.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


PAC soccer
Fourth-seeded Thomas More downed Washington & Jefferson in a shootout after the two teams battled to a 1-1 tie Tuesday in the PAC Soccer Championships at Alexandre Stadium.




Names in the Games
NEW CASTLE — Westminster College’s Jordon Rooney has been getting it done all season on special teams.
New Castle News

Sport Shorts

Gary top defensive player: Waynesburg University defensive back Bryan Gary was honored as PAC Defensive Player of the week.

The Herald-Standard

Muschette takes machete to Geneva record book
Geno DeMarco said he needn’t have Geneva run any gimmick plays or camouflage the Golden Tornadoes’ offense.

Beaver County Times

PAC tournaments on tap this week
The ninth-ranked Saints football team (8-0, 6-0 Presidents' Athletic Conference) clinched at least a share of their third straight PAC Championship with a 37-13 win over Westminster College on Saturday in Crestview Hills.



College Notebook

In Volleyball: Tammy Veneski, a junior outside hitter and defensive specialist, is second on the team in digs at Chatham University. A McDonald native and South Fayette graduate, Veneski has 45 digs and 79 kills for Chatham (4-22).




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