College Baseball: Andy Trettel's RBI-single in the top of the 11th inning gave visiting Washington & Jefferson a 4-3 victory over Waynesburg in a key PAC game.

Observer Reporter


It's official
The interim tag has been removed from Jimmy Petruska 's title as Saint Vincent College women's basketball coach. A Mars High School graduate, Petruska took over the team after the death of head coach Kristen Zawacki Dec. 25. He had been Zawacki's assistant since 2006.

Post Gazette

Friday Roundup

College softball:Waynesburg University 11, Chatham 1; Waynesburg University 8, Chatham 1 - The Yellow Jackets scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back.
The Herald-Standard

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011

Geneva Football Starts New 'Outreach'
After Anthony D'Ambrosia was diagnosed with leukemia in 2009, his Geneva College football teammates talked about starting an organization to raise funds for his treatment. They sold some T-shirts, raised some money, but always felt they could do more and kept looking for ways to start a more permanent program.
Beaver County Times


Fraysure Inks Letter of Intent With Thomas More
AUGUSTA -- Colton Fraysure is "taking his talents" to Thomas More. The senior Augusta guard used those words, tongue-in-cheek à la LeBron James, as he signed Wednesday morning to play college basketball at Thomas More beginning next season.
The (Maysville) Ledger Independent



College Baseball: Thiel snapped Washington & Jefferson's four-game winning streak, beating the Presidents 6-5. The loss dropped W&J to 11-4 in the PAC and 15-14 overall. The Presidents lead the PAC by one game.

Observer Reporter


Bethany Loss Lead to Geneva

BETHANY, WV. – Down to its final strike, Geneva climbed back from the brink to score four times in the ninth inning and pull out a 16-14 victory over the Bethany College baseball team Thursday afternoon in a thriller at Bethany Park.

Ohio Valley Athletics



Bethel-Tate’s Lang will drive the paint as a Saint

Bethel Tate’s Garrett Lang has committed to Thomas More College to play basketball for the Saints. Garrett was a two-year starter in football as a wide receiver, defensive back, linebacker and part-time quarterback and earned first team Southern Buckeye Conference honors as a senior.


Fab Frosh
Saint Vincent freshman pitcher Max Henry struck out a school-record 13 in the Bearcats' 4-1 win over Bethany (W.Va.) on Monday. Henry, a Latrobe graduate, fanned eight of the first nine and took a no-hitter into the sixth. He broke the four-year old record of strikeouts in a seven-inning game set by Frank Furfari in 2007.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Bethany Beats Franciscan 4-3 in 9 innings

BETHANY, W.Va. – After hitting a leadoff double, junior DH Alex Evans (Washington, Pa.) scored the winning run on an error to give the Bethany College baseball a 4-3 victory in nine innings over visiting Franciscan Tuesday afternoon at Bethany Park.

Ohio Valley Athletics



Petruska named Head Women's Basketball Coach at Saint Vincent
Jimmy Petruska, the interim women's basketball coach at St. Vincent after Kristen Zawacki's death in December, was hired Tuesday on a full-time basis.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Campus Clippings

Grove City sophomore third baseman Amanda Sheppeck (Knoch) was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week after batting .615 (8 for 13) while helping lead the Division III Wolverines (15-13, 5-7) to a 3-1 record last week.
Valley News Dispatch


Men's baseball: Washington & Jefferson College took a pair of Presidents' Athletic Conference games from visiting Westminster College Monday, winning 9-2 and 5-4.

Observer Reporter


Bethany Outlatsts Waynesburg in Softball Sweep

WAYNESBURG, Pa. – The Bethany College softball team and Waynesburg essentially played three games during Monday’s twinbill, as the Bison pulled out a 7-6 victory in 14 innings and completed the sweep with a 6-3 triumph in game two.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Bethany Baseball Swept at Saint Vincent

LATROBE, Pa. – The Bethany College baseball team was limited to one run and seven hits in dropping a doubleheader at Saint Vincent Monday by scores of 4-0 and 4-1.

Ohio Valley Athletics


College softball
Bethany (W.Va.) 7, Waynesburg 6; Bethany (W.Va.) 6, Waynesburg 3 — The Bison need 14 innings in the first game, and broke a 3-3 tie with three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning of the second game for a PAC doubleheader sweep on the road at Waynesburg.

The Herald-Standard


Track & Field: PAC lauds Coffey

Washington & Jefferson freshman Lindsey Coffey was named the PAC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week. The Beth-Center graduate won the high jump (5-¼) and long jump (16-11½) at the PAC South Quad hosted by Bethany (W.Va.). Her distance in the long jump was both a meet and stadium record.

The Herald-Standard


MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011

Bison Can’t Get Offense Going Against Geneva

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. – Playing just its fourth and fifth games in the last 13 days, the Bethany College baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader Saturday at Geneva by scores of 11-4 and 2-1.

Ohio Valley Athletics


College Corner: Baseball

Westminster College junior Tim Wiand (Owen J. Roberts) had an RBI double in the team’s doubleheader split with No. 18 Thomas More. Wiand is second on the team in hitting with a .436 average, including 11 doubles and a team-high 19 RBI. Teammate Ethan Yeager (Owen J. Roberts) is hitting .284 with seven extra base hits and 10 RBI.

The Mercury



Nice numbers
Hopewell High School graduate Brad Kubis set the career save record for Bethany College April 9, pitching a scoreless seventh inning in a 4-1win against Washington & Jefferson. It was the fourth save of the season for Kubis, a sophomore right-hander, and the 16th of his college career, bettering the former mark of 15.

Post Gazette


FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011
On campus: Vizzini pitches strong for W&J baseball
It hasn't taken Gateway graduate Mike Vizzini long to make an impact for the Washington & Jefferson College baseball team. The Presidents freshman pitched five innings of shutout baseball last week in a home game against Division III power Wooster (Ohio).
Monroeville Times Express


Local Briefs

College baseball: Pat Kennedy threw 132 pitches but he never left the game as Washington & Jefferson College defeated Westminster, 6-1, in a PAC game.

Observer Reporter


Bethany Drops Series Opener to Saint Vincent- 8,5

BETHANY, W.Va. – An early 5-0 deficit proved to be too much for the Bethany College baseball team to overcome, as the Bison lost the opener of the three-game conference set with Saint Vincent by an 8-5 count Thursday at Bethany Park.

Ohio Valley Athletics



Local Briefs

College baseball: Eddie Nogay threw a complete game as Washington & Jefferson College split a Presidents' Athletic Conference doubleheader with Thiel, winning the nightcap 7-2 after dropping the opening game, 10-8.

Observer Reporter


Honor Roll

Maria Vallone, Bethany — The Webster Schroeder graduate was named Presidents Athletic Conference Softball Hitter of the Week. She hit .588 (10-for-17) with four RBI and four runs scored in a 3-3 week.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle



Conemaugh Township's Felton, Ketner plan to play college sports
DAVIDSVILLE — Two Conemaugh Township athletes announced Tuesday that they will take their skills to the next level, with one staying close to home and the other going out of state.

The Tribune-Democrat


W&J pitcher turns in 12-inning gem

After the 10th inning of last Thursday's game with St. Vincent, Washington & Jefferson starting pitcher Dave Trushel's arm felt tired and his mind fatigued. Coach Jeff Mountain asked him "How do you feel?"

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Bethany’s Vallone (Webster Schroeder HS) Named PAC Hitter of the Week

WEXFORD, Pa. – Bethany College sophomore Maria Vallone (Rochester, N.Y./Webster Schroeder) was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Softball Hitter of the Week for April 18, the second time she has received that recognition from the conference this year and third time in her career.

Ohio Valley Athletics


MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011

Briefs: College Track & Field

The Waynesburg University women's track & field team finished in a tie for second place out of 13 teams, and the Yellow Jackets' men's team was fifth among 11 squads Saturday at the Westminster College Invitational at Burry Stadium.

Observer Reporter


Bethany Takes Series After Split with Grove City

STRUTHERS, Ohio – Sophomore Zak Kozlowski (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) struck out nine and allowed just one earned run over six innings to help the Bethany College baseball team defeat Grove City 4-3 in the nightcap of the doubleheader Sunday at Cene Park in Struthers, Ohio.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Bison Fall In Double Header To Case Western Reserve

BETHANY, W.Va. – The Bethany College softball team held a 3-0 lead in game one, but fell victim to a late rally in falling 5-4 in eight innings to Case Western Reserve, who made it a sweep of the non-conference twinbill Sunday at Bethany with a 5-0 triumph in the nightcap.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Tommy Prairie named head wrestling coach at Washington & Jefferson
Tommy Prairie has been named head wrestling coach at Washington & Jefferson College, the school in Washington, Pa. announced Friday. A 2005 graduate of Williams College (Mass.), Prairie replaces Jay Robison, who resigned following the 2010-11 season after six years at W&J.
College Wrestling Examiner


Local Briefs

Washington & Jefferson had a season-high 18 hits as the Presidents beat Grove City, 13-5, in a PAC game.

Observer Reporter



FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011

Bethany Softball Takes Non- Conference Split With Capital

BETHANY, W.Va. – Senior 3B Andrea Thomas (Toronto, Ohio) capped a four-run fifth inning with a two-run homer and sophomore Emily Jump (Milford, Del./Polytech) tossed a four-hitter, as the Bethany College softball team took a 4-1 victory in game one of Thursday’s doubleheader with visiting Capital.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Local Briefs

College baseball: The Washington & Jefferson baseball team finished a season sweep of Saint Vincent by taking both games of a doubleheader in Latrobe.

Observer Reporter


Bethany Bison Tennis Rolls to 7-2 Win Over W&J

BETHANY, W.Va. – The Bethany College men’s tennis team won two of three in doubles and five of six in singles to coast to a 7-2 victory over Washington & Jefferson Thursday to improve to 3-5 overall and 2-3 in the PAC.

Ohio Valley Athletics



Briefs: College baseball
A wild rally in the bottom of the seventh inning fell one run short as Washington & Jefferson lost to Wooster, 6-5, at Ross Memorial Park.

Observer Reporter


West Xtra: Beaver Falls graduate garners a pair of All-American honors at Westminster
There is an abrupt and melancholy change of tenses when Westminister men's and women's swimming coach Rob Klamut speaks about graduating senior and Beaver Falls High School product Courtney Herdt.
Post Gazette

Saints' sophomore finally goes all in

When Ryan Darner enrolled at Thomas More College in 2009, he wasn't sure he really wanted to play college baseball, but the game kept tugging at him to return.


Track & Field

Junior Taylor Hockman, a Hedgesville graduate, is a standout sprinter-jumper at Washington and Jefferson College and earned President's Conference track honors last week.

Martinsburg Journal




Geneva: Senior outfielder/catcher Leanne Abate (Burrell) has a team-leading 19 RBI, a second-best .375 batting average and one home run for Division III Geneva (15-7). Junior pitcher Julie DiLonardo (Plum) is 11-5 with one save and 1.98 ERA.
Valley News Dispatch


Local Sports Briefs

Track & field, Jones PAC's top thrower: Waynesburg University senior Elisha Jones was named the PAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this spring. Jones finished first in the javelin Saturday at the Ohio Wesleyan Marv Frye Invitational in Delaware, Ohio, her third title in as many weeks. Her winning throw of 40.63 meters (133-4) was an NCAA-qualifying mark.

The Herald-Standard


MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011


College Softball: Chatham University swept a Presidents' Athletic Conference softball doubleheader from Washington & Jefferson College on Sunday, 5-0 and 7-3.

Observer Reporter


Bethany Bison Fall to Washington & Jefferson in Weekend Series

WASHINGTON, Pa. – Washington & Jefferson scored eight runs in the middle three innings to pull away for a 9-3 victory Sunday afternoon over the Bethany College baseball team in the final game of the three-game series between the teams.

Ohio Valley Athletics


SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011

Thomas Powers Bison To PAC Sweep Over Saint Vincent

BETHANY, W.Va. – Senior 3B Andrea Thomas (Toronto, Ohio) singled in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh for a 2-1 win and then went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer in the nightcap, as the Bethany College softball team completed a sweep over Saint Vincent with a 7-2 triumph.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Local Briefs

College softball: Waynesburg swept a PAC doubleheader at Thiel, 14-6 and 3-1, to increase the host's losing streak to six games.

Observer Reporter



College Notes: In the Pool

Grove City sophomore Michelle Shimrock (South) was a second-team all-Presidents' Athletic Conference performer.



Geneva (Pa.) College junior Noah Medich has started 16 times with a .346 average, 17 runs scored, 10 RBIs, four doubles and a .423 slugging percentage. Medich, a Zanesville Christian alum, and Geneva College will face Ohio Christian College on Tuesday at Zanesville's Gant Stadium.

Bucyrus Telegraph Forum


Local Briefs

College softball: Saint Vincent got shutouts from Shauna Hetrick and Alyssa Grossman, winning a pair of Presidents' Athletic Conference softball games from Waynesburg by identical 1-0 scores.

Observer Reporter


College baseball and softball
Westminster College 16, Waynesburg 0 - The Titans scored 12 runs in the ninth inning. The Yellow Jackets fall to 6-15 overall, 4-5 in the conference.

The Herald-Standard



DiLonardo following up breakout 2010 with strong play this spring

Last year, Julie DiLonardo had a breakout season in the pitching circle for the Geneva College softball team.

Plum Advance Leader


Heavy Hitting
Bethany (W.Va.) senior outfielder Tyler Dillinger earned Presidents' Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors. The McKeesport graduate hit .583 (7 for 13) with a home run, two doubles and three RBI last week.
Pittsburgh Tribune Review


Briefs: College softball
Waynesburg University took a pair of Presidents' Athletic Conference games from Washington & Jefferson College Wednesday, winning 7-3 and 8-2.

Observer Reporter


Bethany’s Jump Tosses Shutout in Westminster Split

BETHANY, W.Va. – Sophomore Emily Jump (Milford, Del./Polytech) fired a five-hit shutout, as the Bethany College softball team beat Westminster 6-0 in game two of their twinbill Wednesday to give the Bison a split after the Titans earned a 10-2 win in five innings in the opener.

Ohio Valley Athletics



Hockman earns league honor

WASHINGTON, Pa. - Washington & Jefferson College track and field team member Taylor Hockman, a graduate of Hedgesville High School, earned the Presidents' Athletic Conference's Men's Field Athlete of the Week for last week.

Martinsburg Journal


Local Briefs

College golf: Freshman Colin Isso shot a two-round total of 155 to tie for seventh as Washington & Jefferson finished in a tie for fifth place at the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Region Invitational held at Hershey Country Club.

Observer Reporter


Local Roundup

Men's Tennis: Frostburg State (Md.) 8, Waynesburg 0 — The Bobcats dropped only one set to the visiting Yellow Jackets for a non-conference road victory. The final singles match of the day was called off because of snow.

The Herald-Standard



Campus Clippings

Grove City: Sophomore third baseman Amanda Sheppeck (Knoch) is hitting a team-leading .413 with one home run, six doubles and 10 RBI for the Division III Wolverines (8-6).
Valley News Dispatch

Bethany’s Dillinger Earns PAC Hitter Of The Week

WEXFORD, Pa. – After batting nearly .600 in three games last week, Bethany College senior centerfielder Tyler Dillinger (McKeesport, Pa.) was chosen as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Hitter of the Week for April 4.

Ohio Valley Athletics



Briefs: College baseball
Jordan Zivoder pitched eight shutout innings Sunday to lead Washington & Jefferson to a 7-0 Presidents' Athletic Conference victory over Saint Vincent at Ross Memorial Park.

Observer Reporter



Bethany (W.Va.) 9, Allegheny 1; Bethany 9, Allegheny 1 (6 innings) - Bethany had a combined 25 hits, including 14 doubles in a sweep at Meadville. The Bison (10-8) hit eight doubles in the first game, but recovered from a 3-2 deficit after lead 2-0 early in the game.

The Herald Standard


College Corner tidbits

Gary Walstrom Jr., a Glendale graduate, received the Leif J. Ellis Service Award for his efforts on the Geneva College football team this past season.

The Altoona Mirror




College baseball: Waynesburg gave up 15 hits, walked nine batters and hit five more as the Yellow Jackets lost to visiting Thomas More, 16-3, in a weather-shortened Presidents' Athletic Conference game.

Observer Reporter


College Softball

Thomas More freshman Kassee Florea (Roger Bacon) was named Presidents' Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week. For the week, she went 9-for-19 with three home runs, a double, six runs and 10 RBI.



n a 9-0 win in five innings over Franciscan (Oh.) last Thursday, Saint Vincent's Shauna Hetrick and Emily Lauterbach, a Baldwin graduate, combined to throw the first no-hitter in school history.
Pittsburgh Tribune Review



College baseball: Waynesburg University shook off a 10-run loss to nationally ranked Thomas More College in the first game of a PAC doubleheader at Waynesburg Field to earn a split.

Observer Reporter


Bethany pushes past Grove City with 8th Inning Blast

BETHANY – Junior 1B Nate Tieman (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Darby) had four RBIs, including a two-run single in a five-run eighth inning that pushed the Bethany College baseball team to a 9-6 victory over Grove City Friday at Bethany Park.

Ohio Valley Athletics



Local Briefs: College baseball
Logan Lewis picked up the win, combining with three other pitchers as Marietta College shut out Washington & Jefferson, 10-0, in a non-conference game.

Observer Reporter



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