Local collegians for Sept. 30, 2010

Geneva College freshman receiver Alex Mack (Seabreeze) had a 49-yard catch among his three receptions for 63 yards in the Golden Tornadoes' 37-33 win at Bethany. Mack has nine catches for 119 yards on the season.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal


Swearingen Reaches 400th Career Win as Westminster Coach
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College head volleyball coach Tammy Swearingen recently won her 400th career match. In her 18th year with the Titans, Swearingen boasts a career record of 401-226 (.640). The milestone win came in Saturday’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) tri-match with Waynesburg and Chatham when the Titans defeated Chatham, 3-0.
The Capital Sports Report


College Notebook

Bethany College's women's team has five players from Washington County, including leading scorer Cassie Spalding, a junior forward from Claysville. The McGuffey graduate leads the Bison with six goals and 14 points.



Local Briefs

Women's soccer: Freshman Holly Shipley led Washington & Jefferson with five first-half points in a 5-0 rout of Franciscan at Alexandre Stadium.



Cruisin' Campus: Football

Sophomore Gage Lotozo collected five tackles including one for a loss and recovered a fumble Saturday in Bethany College's 37-33 loss to Geneva College. The Sheridan grad also is seeing time at fullback in the Bisons' goal-line formation.

Zanesville Times Recorder



Campus Corner

WAYNESBURG – Senior Tyler Kirkwood of Frenchville started at wingback for Grove City (2-2) in a 42-16 Presidents’ Athletic Conference setback administered by Waynesburg with 1,110 looking on at Wiley Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Gant Daily


Ebersole pacing Waynesburg squad
Courtney Ebersole, a graduate of Bermudian Springs High School, is in her junior soccer season as a forward at Waynesburg University. She scored two goals during last Wednesday’s game against Muskingum in a 5-1 victory. Ebersole has started all nine games this season, and she leads Waynesburg in goals scored with seven, three of which were game-winners. Her seven goals ties her for third overall in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.
Gettysburg Times


Jacob Kiefer (Penns Valley, Westminster) has registered four solo tackles and a tackle for loss of one yard.

The Centre Daily Times


Bethany to enshrine four into Athletic Hall of Fame
BETHANY - As part of its annual Homecoming festivities Friday and Saturday, the Bethany College Athletic Department will enshrine four members into its Hall of Fame.
The Herald-Star


Bethany Set to Induct Four into Hall of Fame
BETHANY - As part of its annual Homecoming festivities Friday and Saturday, the Bethany College athletics department will enshrine four new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame.
The Intelligencer


Local Briefs

Men's Soccer: Waynesburg shut out Penn State-New Kensington 3-0. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improved their record to 4-5-1, which eclipses the team's win total for all of last season (3-15-1).



Around the region

Grove City had two women's tennis players capture individual titles at the ITA Regional Championships. Junior Reena Barnett and freshman Katie Brown each went 4-0 to win the Blue 5 singles title and Blue 4 singles draw.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



Men's soccer: Despite outshooting Farleigh Dickinson-Florham 13-7, Washington & Jefferson College couldn't find the back of the net and lost 1-0 Sunday afternoon at Alexandre Stadium.



District College Football: Geneva Rallies at Bethany

Six inches of turf was enough to make Saturday’s bus ride back to Beaver Falls an enjoyable one for Geneva.
Beaver County Times

College Update - Women's Tennis

Chatham senior Barb Petty (Glen Este) was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week Sept. 7. Petty posted a 4-0 record during the first week of play.
Cincinnati Enquirer


Thomas More Erases Deficit, Defeats Wash. & Jefferson 29-21

CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY. – Thomas More scored 12 unanswered points to post a pivotal 29-21 victory Saturday over Washington & Jefferson at the Bank of Kentucky Field in Presidents’ Athletic Conference action. After dropping the first three games of their series with W&J, Thomas More has now won three straight.


Geneva Volleyball Upends Frostburg State

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. — Geneva College handed Frostburg State its second straight defeat, 25-19, 25-19, 23-25 and 26-24 in college volleyball Wednesday evening. The four-game set was a rematch of the FSU Tournament Championship in which the Bobcats downed the Golden Tornadoes 3-0 two weeks ago.
Cumberland Times-News


Thiel Falls to Saint Vincent

LATROBE, Pa. - Thiel dropped a 17-3 decision to homestanding Saint Vincent on Saturday, marking the first time the Tomcats lost to Saint Vincent since the Bearcats brought back their football program in 2007.


Grove City Drops PAC Game to Waynesburg

WAYNESBURG, Pa. -- The Grove City College football team dropped to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference Saturday afternoon as the Wolverines dropped a 42-16 decision to host Waynesburg (2-1, 2-0 PAC) at Wiley Stadium.


No Dawson, No Problem For Jackets

WAYNESBURG - As Waynesburg University prepared for its President's Athletic Conference football game Saturday against Grove City, they were short one key player - starting quarterback Brad Dawson, who missed the game because of turf toe.

W&J Hits Pothole on Road

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - Washington & Jefferson College's chances of regaining the Presidents' Athletic Conference football championship and returning to the NCAA Division III playoffs took a hit Saturday afternoon.



District Roundup

Other Games: Waynesburg 42, Grove City 16: Waynesburg quarterback Josh Graham threw for 200 yards and three touchdowns as the host Yellow Jackets (2-1, 2-0) beat the Wolverines (2-2, 1-1). Grove City running back Blaine Miller caught six passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns in the Presidents' Athletic Conference game.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


St. Vincent Defeats Thiel, Ends 20-Game Losing Streak

St. Vincent College alums waited around 50 years for what transpired Saturday at Chuck Noll Field.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Thomas More Tops Washington & Jefferson

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. — Three games into the season and Washington & Jefferson is faced with a situation unlike any Presidents team in the past seven years.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Bethany to Enshrine Four Into Athletic Hall of Fame

BETHANY - As part of its annual Homecoming festivities Friday and Saturday, the Bethany College Athletic Department will enshrine four members into its Hall of Fame.

(Steubenville) Herald-Star (9/26)


Waynesburg U Trounces Grove City

WAYNESBURG - Waynesburg University might already have its starting quarterback for next year in Josh Graham.

(Uniontown) Herald-Standard


12th-Ranked Saints Defeat Washington & Jefferson, 29-21

(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - The 12th-ranked Thomas More College football team12 unanswered points in the second half to defeated Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) rival Washington & Jefferson College today (Saturday, September 22, 2010) at The Bank of Kentucky Field in Crestview Hill, Kentucky


The Waltens Excel at Grove City College
Fresh off her 2009 Presidents Athletic Conference Player of the Year award, Kennard-Dale grad Natalie Walten seems to be picking up where she left off when she captured the conference Player of the Week award.


Names in the Games
Westminster’s Shanay Phillian competed in a scoreless deadlock with John Carroll (Ohio) on Tuesday.
New Castle News


Waynesburg University's recruits
Here is the list of recruits for Waynesburg University's wrestling program . Weight lcass in parenthises.
O-R Mat Matters


District Colleges - Other Games

Washington & Jefferson (1-1) at Thomas More (2-0), 1:30 p.m., The Bank of Kentucky Field: The game between these two teams has determined the Presidents' Athletic Conference champion the past two years. ... The Saints are ranked 12th by ... W&J has won 11 consecutive games the third week of the season. ... W&J quarterback Geno Rometo threw for 305 yards and three TDs in 59-21 win against Bethany last week.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bison Seek Second Win Saturday Against Geneva
BETHANY - The Bethany College football team will play under the lights for the second straight week when it hosts Geneva Saturday night at 7 p.m. in a match-up of 1-2 teams at Bison Stadium.
The (Steubenville) Herald-Star



Seven named to Bethel Park athletic hall
Bethel Park High School will welcome seven new inductees into its Athletic Hall of Fame at 7:30 p.m. Friday before kickoff of the Bethel Park/Chartiers Valley football game at the stadium on Church Road.


Local Briefs

Men's soccer: Washington & Jefferson recorded its fourth shutout of the season and won for the fourth time in the past five matches with a 2-0 victory at La Roche Thursday afternoon.


O'Patchen becomes weapon for Geneva offense
BEAVER FALLS — Corey O’Patchen has gotten lost in the shuffle of the Geneva College offense in the early part of the season.
Beaver County Times


Hayden gives Saints an edge
Domonique Hayden might have had the numbers on the field in high school to be a Division I college football player, but somehow he didn't have the numbers that Division I coaches' covet the most: size and speed.

News and Notes

Thomas More freshman running back Domonique Hayden earned Presidents’ Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors after he accounted for 207 yards of total offense, including 180 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries. He broke two touchdowns of 20 yards or more and caught two passes for 27 yards against Geneva.



Western Pennsylvania district college football preview, Week 4
Game of the week
Washington & Jefferson at Thomas More, 1:30 p.m.
This game has decided the Presidents' Athletics Conference champion the past two seasons. Even tough it comes earlier than usual, it still will be pivotal.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Chatham, St. Vincent volleyball coaches represent familial rarity
When the women's volleyball teams from Chatham University and St. Vincent College met a week ago in Latrobe, it was more than just a Presidents' Athletic Conference match.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


PG East: Mother/daughter match a PAC first
Sue Hozak has hugged her eldest daugher, Kristen Consuegra, thousands of times, but Thursday's hug was a little different -- it came before the two faced off for the first time in their volleyball coaching careers.


Local Briefs

Women's Soccer: Waynesburg University ran its unbeaten streak to six games with a 5-1 home win over Muskingum on Wednesday night at John F. Wiley Stadium.




Campus Corner: Struble Scores Hat Trick for Westminster
NEW WILMINGTON – Danielle Struble of Curwensville scored three goals and assisted on another to lead Westminster (4-2) to a 6-0 win over host Point Park at Founders Field in Cheswick Sept. 14.


St. Vincent runner earns PAC honor
St. Vincent junior runner Ivette Mejia recently finished third out of 196 runners at the National Catholic Invitation at Notre Dame, but that's not good enough for her.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Thiel Drops PAC Opener
GREENVILLE — Thiel dropped its Presidents' Athletic Conference opener against Waynesburg on Saturday in front of 1,940 fans at Alumni Stadium, committing six turnovers in the 34-6 loss.


Grove City Rolls Past Westminster
Grove City College NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- The Grove City defense forced four turnovers and limited host Westminster to just seven offensive points Saturday as the visiting Wolverines earned a 31-16 victory over Westminster in both teams' Presidents' Athletic Conference opener at Memorial Field. Grove City is now 2-1 overall and atop the PAC with a 1-0 league mark


College Highlights:
Grove City- men's and women's soccer, football, and cross country.

Allied News

On Deck: College
Grove City schedule for the week
Westminster schedule for the week

Allied News


NCAA Football Quick Glance: Grove City at Westminster
Here is a breakdown of Saturday’s NCAA Division III football game between Presidents’ Athletic Conference rivals Westminster and visiting Grove City College.
Allied News

Stakes are high for 'underdog' Presidents
No one has to tell Washington & Jefferson College's football team how important Saturday afternoon's game against Thomas More is to their playoff hopes.



Other Local College Notes

WALTEN RECOGNIZED: Grove City College senior tennis player Natalie Walten, a Kennard-Dale High School graduate, was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

York Dispatch


Players of the Week
Athletes from area small colleges who were weekly award winners:
Big Blog on Campus



NCAA Football: Wolverines renew rivalry with Westminster
It’s not Tobacco Road by any stretch, but the 14 and a half miles between Grove City College and Westminster College in New Wilmington is the shortest distance between any two schools in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.
Allied News

Thomas More names new women's tennis coach
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - Ryan Meyer is the new women's tennis head coach at Thomas More College, Athletic Director Terry Connors announced.


BETHANY - Freshman Arkangelo James notched two goals and one assist to help the Bethany College men's soccer team score five first-half goals and go on to a 6-0 triumph over visiting Franciscan University of Steubenville Monday afternoon at Hoag Field.
The Herald-Star


Frostburg drops 1-0 struggle
WASHINGTON, Pa. — Mike Pappas chipped in a loose ball from 10 yards out early in the second half to lift Washington & Jefferson to a 1-0 win over Frostburg State Saturday in college men’s soccer.
Cumberland Times-News


DIII branding campaign catching on

Purchasing website active, too: In addition to institutions and conferences linking to the Division III brand, members also are taking advantage of their $1,000 credits the division provided recently to download or purchase posters, media backdrops and banners (which institutions can customize to co-brand their schools and conferences), the Division III logo pack, a full-page logo ad for publications, the Division III style guide and powerpoint templates. Many of the items are free.


The Education of Lanny Frattare
At the age of 61, Lanny Frattare was a rookie again. It was March of 2009, and the man that generations of Pirates fans knew simply as "Lanny" was stepping into a new role as "Professor Frattare."

Pittsburgh Sports Report


Walker ties record but Bethany loses to W&J
WASHINGTON, Pa. - Eric Walker tied the Bethany College football all-time touchdown record, but Washington & Jefferson scored on their first four offensive possessions and never looked back in posting a 59-21 victory over the visiting Bison Saturday night in the PAC opener for both teams.
The Herald-Star


12th-Ranked Saints Defeat Geneva, 36-20, on the Road
Thomas More College (BEAVER FALLS, Pa.) - Freshman running back Domonique Hayden (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Christian Academy) had 207 total offensive yards to lead the 12th-ranked Thomas More College football team to a 36-20 win over Geneva College today (Saturday, September 18, 2010) in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) game at Reeves Field in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

Local 12 WKRC

The Mount wins at home while Thomas More wins on the road
CINCINNATI - Freshman running back Dominque Hayden had 207 total offensive yards in leading Thomas More College to a 36-20 win over Geneva College on Saturday.


Grove City rolls past Westminster, 31-16
NEW WILMINGTON — Grove City College head coach Chris Smith admitted after Saturday’s game at Westminster he was a little uneasy heading into the tilt with the Titans.

The Herald Sharon


More Isn't Less for Geneva

 BEAVER FALLS — The situation seemed ripe for an upset. Playing the 12th-ranked team in Division III and two-time defending President Athletic Conference champions, Geneva had just cut the deficit to two points and forced Thomas More to punt midway through the third quarter on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Reeves Field. Momentum was clearly on the Golden Tornadoes’ side in their PAC opener.

Beaver County Times


Hard Working W&J Takes Mulligan

If only there were mulligans in football, Washington & Jefferson College's football team and head coach Mike Sirianni would be able to pretend their opening week loss to Delaware Valley never happened. 



Jackets Take Away Win at Thiel

 GREENVILLE - Waynesburg University produced six turnovers, including four interceptions in the third quarter, to whip Thiel, 34-6, in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game Saturday.



District Roundup - Division III

Other games: Grove City 31, Westminster 16: Grove City's defense forced four turnovers and quarterback Zach Gross completed 7 of 8 passes for 105 yards and a score and ran 5 yards for a touchdowns for the Wolverines (2-1) in the Presidents' Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


District Football Roundup - Division III
Grove City 31, Westminster (Pa.) 16 — Zach Gross threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead Grove City (2-1, 1-0) past Westminster (1-2, 0-1) in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


College News: Women's Soccer

Toria Shepherd (Wilde Lake) is a freshman defender on the Waynesburg University team. She has started eight games for the Yellow Jackets and has recorded one goal and two assists. Waynesburg is 4-2-2 at this point in the season.



Names in the Games

Women's Tennis, Grove City: Kim Peterson is off to a strong start for the Grove City College women’s tennis team.

New Castle News


Local Briefs

Women's soccer: Despite not attempting a shot over 110 minutes, the Waynesburg University extended its undefeated streak to five games with a 0-0 double overtime tie at undefeated Penn State Altoona on Thursday


Bison Offensive Line Receives National Award
BETHANY, W.Va. – After plowing the way for two 100-yard rushers in Saturday’s 31-29 victory at King’s, the Bethany College offensive line was selected for the National Team of the Week.
Ohio Valley Athletics


Geneva's loss teachable moment
BEAVER FALLS — Reeves Field on the campus of Geneva College served as a big outdoor classroom last Saturday night as the football team from Albright, an NCAA Division III playoff team last year, taught the Geneva club how much it still had to learn in a 54-27 Albright win.
Beaver County Times


Division III
It's not often that offensive lineman get recognized for achievements other than missing a block. But that wasn't the case for the Bethany Bison front wall.
Times Leader


Western Pennsylvania district college football preview, Week 3

 Notes: Washington & Jefferson has lost back-to-back games for the first time since 1981. The Presidents ended last season with 55-0 loss to Mt. Union and opened this year with a 27-0 defeat to Delaware Valley. The good news for W&J is that Saturday's game is against Bethany (W.Va.), which has lost 27 straight to the Presidents. The Bison's last win against W&J was a 28-9 triumph in 1982.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



Three Saints honored by PAC
Three Thomas More athletes were honored by the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) as weekly award winners.

Cincinnati Enquirer

College Notebook:

Bethany at Wash & Jeff
A visit by Bethany might just be what Washington & Jefferson needs to break out of its doldrums. Kickoff is 7 p.m.

Waynesburg at Thiel
Figuring out how to rectify problems on offense won't be hard for Waynesburg University's football team. Stop the turnovers. If the Yellow Jackets do, they can beat Thiel (1:30 p.m. kickoff) Saturday.


Local collegians for Sept. 16, 2010

Freshman wide receiver Alex Mack (Seabreeze) caught three passes for 37 yards and a touchdown but Geneva College (Pa.) (1-1) lost to Albright College 54-27.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal  


Bethany Opens PAC Slate Saturday Night at W&J

BETHANY, W.Va. – The Bethany College football, who held on to beat King’s last week to even their record at 1-1, will kick off PAC play Saturday night with a match-up against longtime rival Washington & Jefferson at 7 p.m. in W&J’s Cameron Stadium.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Local Briefs

Men's Soccer & Women's Soccer

Observer Reporter



Mineral Ridge Alum Earns PAC Award
WEXFORD, Pa. -- Grove City College junior inside linebacker Jason Ferguson (Mineral Ridge, Ohio/Mineral Ridge) earned this week's Presidents' Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week award for his performance in the Wolverines' 17-14 victory at Lebanon Valley last Saturday afternoon.


In Other News:

In other news, Geneva College freshman Alayna Merkle (Chambersburg) finished second overall (21:57) in a season-opening tri-meet with Waynesburg and Thiel and she placed 17th (25:08) at the Fisher Invitational, helping the Golden Tornadoes to a fourth-place finish.

Public Opinion News


MAC lives up to challenge

Sometimes, games in Week 2 can be against a non-conference opponent, sometimes it might be a game against a conference rival.



Family members to battle in PAC volleyball match
It will be a family affair when Chatham opens up President's Athletic Conference volleyball play at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent.


Troy graduate Karen Wolfe plays for Thiel College. She leads the team with three goals this season and is tied for the team lead with seven shots starting all four games this year.
The Daily Review


Local Briefs
Waynesburg University rolled to its fourth-straight win, shutting out Pitt-Greensburg 4-0.


Thomas More's Keith Kreidenweis Named PAC Men's Soccer Defender of the Week
(WEXFORD, Pa.) - Thomas More College junior defender Keith Kreidenweis (Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder) was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Men's Soccer Defender/Goalkeeper of the Week today (Monday, September 13, 2010) by the conference office.
Cincinnati Enquirer


Thomas More Players of the Week
Dustin Zink
Sport: Football
Class: Senior
Position: Kicker
Hometown: Cold Spring
Cincinnati Enquirer

Sports Shorts - Shipley Honored

Washington & Jefferson freshman forward Holly Shipley has been named PAC Offensive Player of the Week.

Thomas More's Dustin Zink Named PAC Special Teams Player of the Week
(WEXFORD, Pa.) - Thomas More College senior place kicker Dustin Zink (Cold Spring, Ky./Newport Central Catholic) was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Special Teams Player of the Week today (Monday, September 13, 2010) by the conference office.

Local Briefs
Junior Erick Burke scored his first hat trick as Waynesburg University defeated Mt. Aloysius, 5-0, in a non-conference match.

Loss Has W&J on the Ropes

The PAC-MAC Challenge might have been a great way to have a competitive game early in the college football season, but the newly created series did not do any favors for Washington & Jefferson College's football team.

Barzak is Selected
Thiel College’s Kelly Barzak (Howland High) was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference volleyball player of the week after leading the Tomcats to two wins in a home tri-match with Washington & Jefferson and Bethany.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator

Local Briefs - Women's Soccer

Washington & Jefferson College scored a season-high in goals Sunday afternoon on its way to a 6-0 victory at Medaille in a match played in Buffalo.




Lycoming Handles Westminster For 40-10 Win
Prior to Lycoming's matchup with Westminster Saturday afternoon, the traditional sound of the cannon was heard at Robert Person Field as the Warrior football team emerged from the locker room. However, as it turned out, the cannon shot wasn’t the only big bang of the afternoon as the Warriors provided a few explosions of their own, helping them to get off to a fast start that resulted in a convincing 40-10 win over the Titans.


Local Roundup - College Football
Wilkes 38, Waynesburg 35 - The Yellow Jackets began their 2010 campaign with a heartbreaking loss to the Colonels despite amassing 452 offensive yards. Waynesburg rallied from a 28-7 second quarter deficit to come within 38-35 in the final minutes of the game but hope was dashed on a late Brad Dawson interception.

(Uniontown) Herald-Standard


Haydon Rushes for Five Touchdowns to Lead 12th-Ranked Saints to 56-12 Win Over Hanover
(HANOVER, Ind.) - Freshman running back Domonique Haydon (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Christian Academy) scored a single game school record tying five touchdowns as the 12th-ranked Thomas More College football team scored the most points in a Saints' season-opener in a 56-12 win over Hanover College today (Saturday, September 11, 2010) at L.S. Ayers Field in Hanover, Indiana.


Thiel Drops to 0-2
CHESTER, Pa. — Thiel dropped to 0-2 on the season with a 21-0 loss in a non-conference football game with Widener on Saturday.


Grove City College Football Evens Record
ANNVILLE, Pa. -- The Grove City College football team evened its overall record at 1-1 Saturday by pulling out a 17-14 victory over host Lebanon Valley (0-2) at Arnold Field in non-conference action.


Westminster Drops First Home Game
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's soccer team lost its first home match of the season, losing 2-1 in overtime against undefeated Carnegie Mellon in nonconference action. The Tartans scored the game-winning goal on a Westminster "own goal" in the 94th minute.


Grove City Rolls Past Hilbert
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's soccer team improved to 2-1-1 overall Saturday afternoon with a 5-0 victory over visiting Hilbert in non-conference action at College Field.


Westminster Drops Game Against Lycoming
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Westminster College football team surrendered 23 unanswered points in the second half and lost its first game of the season, 40-10, at Lycoming Saturday in nonconference action. Westminster falls to 1-1 on the season and the Warriors improve to 1-1.


Wolverines Drop Pair
ERIE, Pa. -- The Grove City College volleyball team dropped a pair of matches at the Penn State Behrend Invitational Saturday afternoon at the Junker Center, moving the Wolverines' record to 3-5 overall.

Turnovers Cut Short Comeback by Waynesburg
EDWARDSVILLE - Waynesburg University couldn't overcome five turnovers and a 21-point second-quarter deficit as the Yellow Jackets' rally fell short in a 38-35 season-opening loss at Wilkes.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter


W&J Can't Get Offense Started in 27-0 Loss
DOYLESTOWN - Washington & Jefferson College's season got off to a slow start Saturday against Delaware Valley, the No. 10-ranked team in NCAA Division III. Delaware Valley held No. 20 W&J without a first down until late the third quarter as the Aggies rolled to a 27-0 victory at James Work Stadium. The game was a part of the inaugural PAC-MAC Football Challenge Series.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter


LVC Drops Close Decision to Grove City College
Blaine Miller hauled in a 33-yard touchdown pass from Clayton Hall with 4:12 left in the fourth quarter as visiting Grove City College topped Lebanon Valley 17-14 in non-conference action.


District Highlights - Other Games

Lycoming 40, Westminster 10: The Titans (1-1) gave up 23 unanswered points in the second half in losing at Lycoming. Collin Wallace scored on a 17-yard pass for Westminster.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Veteran Coach Joins Bearcat Staff at St. Vincent College
St. Vincent College's men's soccer team has added Carl Dei Cas to its coaching staff for the 2010 season. For the past five years, he had served as the head men's soccer coach at Waynesburg University, a member of the Presidents' Athletic Conference, as is St. Vincent.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Division III
Delaware Valley 27, W&J 0 — Washington and Jefferson (0-1), ranked 20th in Division III, was shut out in its season opener against No. 10 Delaware Valley (2-0) in the inaugural challenge between Presidents' Athletic Conference and Middle Atlantic Conference schools. The Presidents were held to 67 total yards.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Mistakes Harmful to King's
WILKES-BARRE TWP. – Going into his first home game as King’s coach, Jeff Knarr expected his team to compete. He could not have been more right. The Monarchs and Bethany College battled back and forth in Saturday’s game at McCarthy Stadium with King’s ultimately losing 31-29 after missing a possible game-winning field goal as time expired.
The (Wilkes-Barre) Times Leader


Football: Kleinfelter Runs for 209 yards as Lycoming Bruises Westminster, 40-10
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – It took just nine plays for the Lycoming College football team to score 14 points in the first half and in the second half, senior Josh Kleinfelter (Bellwood, Pa./Bellwood-Antis) bruised for 170 yards and two touchdowns to salt away a 40-10 victory over Westminster College in the PAC/MAC Challenge at David Person Field.


Saints set sights high after early playoff exit

It's the final season for Thomas More football coach Jim Hilvert's first recruiting class and the 13 seniors have a chance to put the final touches on what is already quite a legacy.

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Other games today
Washington & Jefferson (0-0) at Delaware Valley (1-0), 1 p.m., James Work Stadium, Doylestown, Pa.
Post Gazette


King’s looking to rebound in Knarr’s 1st home game

The last time King’s played at McCarthy Stadium in front of its home crowd, things were different.

The Times Leader




College previews:
Washington & Jefferson at Delaware Valley

Waynesburg at Wilkes
Big Blob on Campus

Jackson grad Clayton Hall wins weekly honor for Grove City
Grove City quarterback Clayton Hall (Jackson) was named Presidents’ Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

King's looks to rebound from opener loss
WILKES-BARRE TWP - Few people have seen the new Monarchs under coach Jeff Knarr.
Knarr hopes to give King's fans a better showing at home than last weekend's opener at Springfield, a 31-7 loss.
The Citizens Voice


Colonels prepare for first game of season
EDWARDSVILLE - While most teams across the country started their seasons last weekend, Wilkes continued preseason practices through last Friday and Saturday.
The Citizens Voice


Names in the Games

Volleyball: Waynesburg College’s Carly Schubert put her volleyball skills on display at the St. Vincent College Bearcat Challenge Tournament.

New Castle News


Division III:

 Sophomore safety SHAWN MERCER recovered a fumble and had a tackle in a losing effort as the former Beaver Local standout and his Grove City teammates fell to Carnegie Mellon.
The Times Leader


Bethany Heads to Kings Seeking Victory
BETHANY - After a disappointing result in its opening game, Bethany will head out on the road when it travels to King's College for non-conference tilt. Kickoff in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is schedule for 1 p.m.
The Intelligencer


Western Pennsylvania district college football preview, Week 2

Others to watch: Washington & Jefferson at Delaware Valley, 1 p.m. This matchup of top-20 teams will be the first in the schools' history.


Briefs: Women's Soccer

Susie Godwin set up both goals for Waynesburg University with her crisp passing as the Yellow Jackets swarmed visiting Point Park, 2-1, in a non-conference match.




Briefs: Women's Soccer

Freshman Holly Shipley scored twice and assisted on two other goals as Washington & Jefferson beat Muskingum, 5-0, in a non-conference match.


Difficult opener for Presidents
It took the PAC-MAC Football Challenge to bring Washington & Jefferson and Delaware Valley together for the first time.



PG South: Bad loss in playoff provides incentive for W&J
Washington & Jefferson College football coach Mike Sirianni was humbled last season in the opening round of the NCAA Division III playoffs.


Game of note

Hanover, of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, surprised Centre 28-27 in overtime last week. This week, the Panthers will have a chance to really put itself on the map against No. 15 Thomas More in Hanover's home opener.



News and Notes, Great Lakes Region Teams in Top 25, & Games of the Week

Grove City quarterback Clayton Hall had a record-breaking day in a loss to Carnegie Mellon last weekend.


Wilkes opener free
There will be no admission charge to the Wilkes football season-opener at noon Saturday against Waynesburg at the Ralston Athletic Complex.
The Times Leader


College Notebook, Thomas More Falls in Home Opener:

 The Thomas More College volleyball team fell, 3-2, to Bluffton University in its home opener at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. Bluffton won by the scores of 13-25, 25-16, 16-25, 25-21 and 15-13.



Men's Soccer

Waynesburg University won its first game of the season, defeating La Roche 3-2 Tuesday. The Yellow Jackets (1-2-1) forged a 2-0 lead in the first half on goals by Erick Burke and freshman Tim Fields.




Saints to rely on defense early

For the Thomas More College football team to continue its recent run of winning success, new offensive leaders will have to step up this year.


Briefs: Women's Soccer

Washington & Jefferson overcame an early deficit to notch its first victory of the season, a 4-1 over Pitt-Greensburg.



FUS soccer loses two; volleyball wins
STEUBENVILLE - The Franciscan University of Steubenville men's and women's soccer teams faced Geneva College Saturday afternoon.

The Herald-Star


Marietta College tops Thiel

GREENVILLE, Pa. - Five interceptions helped Marietta College top Thiel College 28-7 Saturday at Alumni Stadium, giving the Pioneers a season-opening win over the Tomcats for the second straight year.

Parkersburg News and Sentinel


Allegheny blanks Bethany

BETHANY, W.Va. -- T.J. Salopek threw for four touchdowns as Allegheny College opened its season with a convincing 28-0 victory over Bethany on Saturday at Bison Stadium.

Erie Daily Times



Briefs: Men's Soccer

Nick Bradnam had a pair of goals, while Jimmy Gante had a goal and two assists as Washington & Jefferson College defeated Penn State-Beaver, 8-0, in a non-conference men's soccer match.


District College Roundup
Westminster 23, Hiram 6: The visiting Titans got 123 yards rushing from John Proano and quarterback Shane Lehocky passed for 76 yards and ran for another 64. Westminster finished with 198 yards rushing to Hiram's 55.


Bethany Drops Opener to Allegheny

BETHANY - Allegheny quarterback T.J. Salopek, a fifth-year senior, passed for 207 yards and four touchdowns as the Gators spoiled Bethany College's Weekend of Champions celebration by rolling to a 28-0 victory during Saturday afternoon's mutual season opener at sunny and windy Bison Field.

The Intelligencer



Geneva: DeMarco expects the ugly

Officially, its season opener at Frostburg State (Md.) on Saturday night is a non-conference game for Geneva that doesn’t count in the President’s Athletic Conference standings.

Beaver County Times


Erie-area college football teams set for season openers

Allegheny College at Bethany College (W.Va.)

Erie Daily Times


District Colleges

Other games- Carnegie Mellon at Grove City, 1:30 p.m., Thorn Field: Carnegie Mellon has won seven of the past 11 meetings between the two and leads the all-time series that dates to 1908, 31-18-1.


Carnegie Mellon at Grove City, 1:30 p.m., Thorn Field: Carnegie Mellon has won seven of the past 11 meetings between the two and leads the all-time series that dates to 1908, 31-18-1.

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Western Pennsylvania district college football preview

NOTES-Westminster's offensive line returns four starters to protect new starting quarterback, junior Shawn Lehocky. This includes last year's second-team All-PAC right guard Mike Kudelko.

Pittsburg Tribune-Review



Local grads strive to deliver winning season for Bearcats

LATROBE — Several former local high school standouts now at St. Vincent College are preparing for visiting Bridgewater tomorrow, when the Bearcats will open their 2010 football season.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


St. Vincent seeks progress in 2010

Walk into Bob Colbert's office at St. Vincent, and on a table in the far left corner sits an embossed game ball.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



10 games to watch for 2010

So, another year of Division III football is upon us (finally!) I’ve been writing this column since 2006 and every year, I learn more and more about D-III football -- including the teams and the campuses where they play.



Great Lakes: 10 games to watch for 2010

Equipment has been handed out, reservations have been made and buses are ready and waiting to be loaded as the 2010 college football season gets underway this weekend ... and not a moment too soon.



MAC begins to evolve with PAC series, expansion

The MAC is about to undergo some changes this year and next. In 2010, the conference will take on a new test with the inaugural MAC/PAC Challenge. Every team in the MAC will host teams from the Presidents’ Athletic Conference in Week 2 of the season. The matchups are made based on last year’s standings so the first- through eighth-place finishers in each league square off against each other which should create some interesting games.

The Times Leader


PG South/West: Washington & Jefferson glad to have Hopewell's Harmotto
Washington & Jefferson College football coach Mike Sirianni jokes that Nathan Harmotto is the least talented sibling in his family.


PG West: Geneva coach worried despite wealth of talent

This is Geno DeMarco's 25th year as a football coach, 18th as Geneva College's head man.



PG East: Bearcats receiver excited about team's new status
Sheldon Loughner and his Saint Vincent College teammates now have something to play for.


PG East: In fourth season, St. Vincent hoping for a huge turnaround

Enough is enough!!! That's the battlecry of the Saint Vincent College football team for the 2010 season.



College Notebook: Soccer kicks off

RICHMOND, Ind. - Freshman forward Marco Rosas scored his first career goal in his first collegiate match to lead the Thomas More College men's soccer team to a, 1-0, shutout win over Earlham College Wednesday in both team's season opener in Richmond, Indiana.



Outlook for other area schools (Thomas More)

Thomas More
Coach: Jim Hilvert (23-10, fourth season)
Last year: 11-1 (6-0 Presidents' Athletic Conference), lost in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs.



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