Westminster Sweeps St. Vincent
The Westminster College men's and women's swimming and diving teams cruised to a pair of Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) dual meets wins Saturday against visiting Saint Vincent. The Titan men won 133.5-95.5 and the Titans women won 140-101, but both teams started to swim as exhibition entrants once they clinched nine event wins apiece.


College Corner: Women's Basketball

St. Vincent sophomore Melissa Mansur (St. Pius X) had seven points, four assists and three rebounds in an 82-46 rout of Westminster. She also had five points in St. Vincent’s 88-74 win over Thiel.

The Mercury


Sunday Sports Headlines

The Grove City College men's basketball team picked up its first road win of the 2010-11 season Saturday afternoon by earning a 46-39 victory over host Waynesburg in Presidents' Athletic Conference action yesterday at Rudy Marisa Field House.


College notebook: Niemeyer to join Grove City Athletic Hall of Fame
Grove City College will induct Peters Township High School graduate Bart Niemeyer into the Wolverines' Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 12.

Observer Reporter



Area college roundup Saturday’s games

Thiel 53, Washington & Jefferson 44: GREENVILLE, PA.- Thiel outscored the Presidents 11-0 to end the game and stay unbeaten at home. Blair Rozenblad (Kennedy Catholic) led the Tomcats with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Lance Randall (Ursuline) had 11 points while Aundra Jones (Kennedy Catholic) added nine points and four blocks. Thiel is 13-6, 8-2 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.


Small College Basketball

Thiel 53, Wash & Jeff 44: Sophomore Blair Rozenblad recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds to pace Presidents' Athletic Conference leader Thiel to a 53-44 victory over visiting Washington & Jefferson.

Observer Reporter


Saturday Roundup

Waynesburg 58, Grove City 44 - The Yellow Jackets led by five at halftime, and extended their lead through the final 20 minutes for a PAC victory over the visiting Lady Wolverines.

The Herald-Standard


Local Roundup

Waynesburg University 33, Thiel 12 - Waynesburg won seven of 10 weight classes to down Thiel for a PAC win and take the season series.

The Herald-Standard


Thiel Men Stay Unbeaten at Home

GREENVILLE, Pa — The Thiel men's basketball team remained undefeated at home this season with a 53-44 win over visiting Washington & Jefferson on Saturday afternoon at Beeghly Gymnasium.


Bethany Men Post Fifth Straight Win with 75-63 Decision Over Geneva

BETHANY – Behind five scorers in double digits and a defense that limited Geneva’s high-scoring offense to its second-lowest point total of the year, the Bethany College men’s basketball team defeated the Golden Tornadoes 75-63 Saturday afternoon at Hummel Field House.

Ohio Valley Athletics


College wrestling: Waynesburg won seven of the 10 weights, including four by fall, Friday night to roll to a 33-12 victory over Thiel at the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse.

Observer Reporter


In Basketball
Bethany sophomore forward Nick Wilcox was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 9-15.



More Super Bowl Coaching Connections
Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin went to a small school called Washington & Jefferson College, which is located in Washington, Penn., about 25 miles south of Pittsburgh. It’s also the alma mater of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and four members of the Rooney family, which owns the Steelers.
Green Bay Press Gazette




Wednesday's Area College Basketball Games
MEN - Saint Vincent 62, Westminster 60 - LATROBE, PA - Dennis Bassich hit a 3-pointer with 18 seconds remaining to lift Saint Vincent to a Presidents’ Athletic Conference win over Westminster.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator


Local College Basketball
Bethany 73, Waynesburg 52: Waynesburg attempted a season-low three free throws, the second consecutive game where it shot fewer than 10, and the yellow jackets were handed a 73-52 loss by Bethany in a PAC game at Rudy Maris Fieldhouse.


Did You Know That?
Thomas Jefferson grad Jack Shaffer has been named a captain for the 2011 St. Vincent College baseball team? Shaffer, a 2008 TJ High School grad and a junior at St. Vincent College, is planning to play both third and first base on the baseball team this season.
South Hills Record


Former Coshocton star Autumn Bowman is seeing time for the Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets. Bowman gathered a rebound in one minute of playing time in a 78-65 win Jan. 15 at Washington-Jefferson College (Pa.). For the season, Bowman is averaging 5.6 minutes per game in seven games and has three steals.
Coshocton Tribune


Triple threat
St. Vincent junior women's basketball player Devin McGrath earned a trio of awards this week. She was named Presidents' Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday, then grabbed the Eastern College Athletic Conference co-Player of the Week before earning a spot on the national Team for the Week for the period ending Jan. 23.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Bethany (W.Va.) 63, Waynesburg 59

The Bison's Tara Harris scored the final five points of the game, leading the visitors to a PAC road victory over the Yellow Jackets. Harris finished with a season-high 16 points.

The Herald-Standard


Geneva women suffer bizarre loss
The Geneva College women’s basketball team thought its game with Thiel at Metheny Fieldhouse Wednesday night was going to overtime. Instead, the Golden Tornadoes absorbed a two-point loss — and in a most unusual way.

Beaver County Times


Saints rise to No. 1 with local talent
The No. 1 ranking of the Thomas More College women's basketball team is a reflection on the job done by coach Brian Neal. But it also is a statement of the strength of high school basketball in Northern Kentucky.


College wrestling
Waynesburg received six forfeits from a short-handed Penn State New Kensington team Tuesday and picked up a 58-0 victory at Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse.

Observer Reporter


Bethany on the Road Again Wednesday at Waynesburg

BETHANY, W.Va. – The Bethany College women’s basketball team (8-9, 3-6) will play their fourth road game in their last five outings Wednesday with a trip to Waynesburg (13-4, 6-3) for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off.

Ohio Valley Athletics



Newly No. 1-ranked Thomas More College women win by 50 points
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. -- The undefeated Thomas More College women's basketball team debuted as the No. 1-ranked Division III team Tuesday with a 90-40 victory over Chatham University in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Ky.

Millstone native Leva wrestling for Washington & Jefferson College
Millstone native Chris Leva is one of the top wrestlers on the Washington & Jefferson College’s wrestling team. With nine wins in his last 12 matches, he is peaking just as the college season heads into its big meets.
Allentown Examiner

Thomas More women's basketball team moves to No. 1 in the nation in Division III
The Thomas More College women's basketball has been voted the No. 1 team in the nation in Division III, according to this week's Top-25 poll.

Thomas More Saints take top ranking

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky - The rankings are out and the new number one team in Division III women's basketball is the Thomas More College Saints. The Saints got 15 of the possible 25 first place votes this week. Thomas More takes over the number one spot from Hope College.

PAC honors Lombardo

Waynesburg University's Sam Lombardo was named the PAC Wrestler of the Week after going 5-0 for the Yellow Jackets. The freshman had two major decisions, including Washington & Jefferson's Roja Stephenson, 11-0. Lombardo defeated two Division I opponents to win the title at 157 pounds in the Messiah Open.
Observer Reporter

College Corner tidbits
Brittany Sedlock, a Northern Cambria graduate, has been named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the second time for her efforts on the St. Vincent women's basketball team.
Altoona Mirror


Erie Academy grads honored by Grove City
Grove City College will honor two Erie Academy graduates on Feb. 12 as part of the college’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Jackets' Lombardo wins at Messiah Open: While most of the team's starters didn't make the trip, Waynesburg University still came away with one champion Saturday at the Messiah College Open in Grantham.
Observer Reporter



Sunday Sports Headlines

The Grove City College men's basketball team dropped a 67-56 decision to visiting Thomas More Saturday afternoon in Presidents' Athletic Conference action at the Grove City College Arena. Thomas More led 32-31 at halftime and opened the second half on a 21-2 run over the first 8:11 of the period. For the game, Grove City shot 32 percent from the field. Thomas More limited Grove City to 24 percent shooting in the second half. Thomas More shot 41 percent for the game. Grove City (4-13, 1-7 PAC) will visit Washington & Jefferson Wednesday at 8 p.m. in conference play.


Washington & Jefferson Splits with Penn State-Behrend
Washington & Jefferson College freshman Isabella Diaz (Walnut Creek, Calif./Las Lomas) was part of three victories to help the Presidents’ women’s swimming and diving team remain undefeated after a 151.5-111.5 victory at Penn State-Behrend on Saturday afternoon.


Waynesburg University 61, Chatham 43 - Ahead 37-32 in the second half, the Yellow Jackets used a 12-0 run to increase their lead to49-32 with 8:44 left.
The Herald-Standard

Small College Basketball

Geneva 77, Wash & Jeff 69: Geneva outscored Washington & Jefferson 15-7 over the final three minutes for a 77-69 victory over the Presidents at Henry Memorial Center.
Observer Reporter

Briefs: College Swimming

The W&J women are 11-0 and looking for their first undefeated dual-meet record since 2004-05. W&J's men (6-3-1) dropped a 157-128 decision.
Observer Reporter


NCAA Basketball: Grove City men and women split doubleheader with Tomcats

GROVE CITY — Thiel College men’s basketball coach Tim Loomis leans on lessons learned from one of his fraternity’s predecessors and its paid dividends thus far for his Tomcats.
Allied News

District Notebook: Leading lady
Norwin High School graduate Kayla Hilko is the first player in Chatham University history to score more than 1,000 career points. A 5-9 senior guard, Hilko surpassed 1,000 points last week in a loss against Washington & Jefferson. Since then, she has added to her total and has 1,023 points going into the game today against Waynesburg. Hilko is averaging 10.4 points and five rebounds a game this season.
Post Gazette



Campus Roundup

Matt Shiner, Westminster: Shiner played 10 minutes as the Titans picked up their first Presidents Athletic Conference win of the season on Monday, dropping visiting Grove City 69-62. The former Bison sharpshooter scored six points in 12 minutes in a 93-80 loss to Geneva on Jan. 15.

The Progress

Bison Aiming For Sweep Over Westminster Saturday
BETHANY, W.Va. – With a victory Saturday at Westminster, the Bethany College men’s basketball team can not only sweep the season series from the Titans, but also remain in second place in the PAC. Tip-off in New Wilmington, Pa., is scheduled for 4 p.m.
Ohio Valley Athletics


Freshmen responsible for Waynesburg's win
Two surprises awaited Ron Headlee Thursday night in Waynesburg.
A storm dropped about four inches of snow on campus. And Washington & Jefferson College, that night's opponent, showed up three wrestlers shy of a full lineup.

Observer Reporter


Tara Harris had four points and five rebounds off the bench Wednesday as Bethany College lost 75-64 to Washington & Jefferson. The Zanesville product, a senior, contributed two points and four rebounds Saturday as the Bison defeated Chatham University 58-50.
Zanesville Times Recorder



Thomas More knocks down St. Vincent
(LATROBE, Pa.) - Senior center Nicole Dickman put-back a missed shot with 2.8-seconds to play in overtime as second-ranked Thomas More defeated 23rd-ranked Saint Vincent 68-66 in overtime Wednesday at the Carey Center in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Area College Roundup

Grove City 66, Westminster 57: NEW WILMINGTON, PA.- Christine Slater led Grove City with 17 points and nine rebounds in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference game. Alison Wells added 14 points for the Wolverines (9-7, 5-3), while Megan Gibson scored 11 and Megan Gebrosky finished with 10. Emily Dolsak (McDonald) led Westminster (4-12, 0-8) with 15 points and nine rebounds, while Katie Hughes (Mooney) finished with 14 points off the bench on 5 of 8 shooting. Kaitlin McCarthy (Lowellville) added nine points and seven assists for the Titans.

Campus Corner: Men's Basketball
BEAVER FALLS – Matt Shiner of Clearfield made his first collegiate start and scored six points for Westminster (3-13) in a 93-80 loss to host Geneva Saturday.


Sunday Sports Headlines

The Westminster College men's basketball team lost 93-80 at Geneva Saturday in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) game that did not count in the league standings because of Geneva's provisional NCAA membership. The Titans, losers of five straight and 16 straight on the road, are now 3-13 and the Golden Tornadoes improve to 11-4. It was a good night for Knoch High's own Rob Briggs. The junior forward pulled down a team-high seven rebounds to go with five points. Westminster hosts Grove City Wednesday at 8pm.


Thomas More wins a thriller
Nicole Dickman had the only two field goals in overtime including the game winner.
Nicole Dickman put back a missed shot with 2.8 seconds left in overtime to lift No. 2 Thomas More over No. 23 St. Vincent, 68-66. The Saints remain undefeated in the Presidents' Athletic Conference and overall.


Waynesburg 64, Geneva 54: Waynesburg University overcame a poor shooting effort by grabbing 55 rebounds as the Yellow Jackets topped Geneva, 64-54, in a college women's basketball game.

Observer Reporter


Lohr Named PAC Wrestler of Week
Waynesburg University freshman Luke Lohr was named PAC Wrestler of the Week with a 5-0 record.
Herald Standard

St. Vincent women play for fallen coach
When the St. Vincent women's basketball team lost its beloved coach, Kristen Zawacki, less than a month ago, the players were at a loss.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Precedent setters: New Tomcat program looks to mine county's rich tradition
MEADVILLE — The high caliber of talent in high school boys volleyball in Crawford County has been proven over and over again.
The Meadville Tribune

College Notes: Hall of Fame calls former Lex standout

A 1966 Lexington graduate will soon be a hall of famer. John Cochran will be inducted into the Grove City College Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 12
Zanesville Times Recorder


Sports Briefs: Lohr named athlete of week
WAYNESBURG — Freshman wrestler Luke Lohr has been named a Waynesburg University Athlete of the Week. The former Somerset Area High School standout was one of four individual champions for the Yellow Jackets at Saturday’s Waynesburg Invitational, which the host school won.
The Daily American

Wilcox is PAC Player of Week
Bethany College sophomore forward Nick Wilcox, a Peters Township graduate, has been named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week.
Big Blog on Campus



W&J wrestler's win spurs team title run
Wrestling, Washington & Jefferson: Sophomore Tyler Berger (Burrell) won the 149-pound weight class title and helped the Division III Presidents capture the team championship at the seven-team Washington & Lee University Invitational on Saturday.
Valley News Dispatch

College Notebook

Swimming: Troy graduate Ian Smyth won the 200 free in 1:53.79 for Grove City in a win over Hiram. Sayre grad Josiah Douglas is also on the Grove City roster.
The Daily Review


Hozak promoted at St. Vincent
St. Vincent College recently announced that Mark Hozak has been named administrative assistant to the athletic director for women's basketball.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Campus Corner

Swimming: Kate Wilt (Bellefonte, Grove City) won the 200 breaststroke in 2:29.23 in a dual meet loss with Washington & Jefferson, which Grove City lost 159-141.

The Centre Daily Times


Thiel Men Win Seventh Straight Home Game

GREENVILLE, Pa. — Unlike the first meeting between the two teams, Thiel’s men’s basketball team didn’t let Penn State Beaver keep it close Monday night at Beeghly Gymnasium.


Bethany and Washington & Jefferson to meet in rival game
BETHANY, W.Va. – Following a week off after an impressive road win last Wednesday, the Bethany College men’s basketball team (10-5, 4-2) will close out the first half of the PAC schedule by hosting Washington & Jefferson (6-10, 3-3) Wednesday night at Hummel Field House in an 8 p.m. tip-off.
Ohio Valley Athletics

Local college players of the week

Thomas More College, Colt Stafford. What Stafford did last week: He averaged 12.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game and recorded two assists and three blocks for the Saints last week. He scored a career-high 18 points against Thiel College on Saturday.

Area Colleges

WOMEN: Mount Union 65, Grove City 43, GROVE CITY, PA.- Down by as many as nine points in the first half and seven at halftime, the nationally ranked Mount Union women’s basketball team outscored Grove City, 41-12 in the second half. Katie Crider came off the bench and hit four three-pointers, three in the second half, as part of a team-best 13-point effort.

PAC to honor fallen Saint Vincent coach
The Presidents’ Athletic Conference will honor the memory of late Saint Vincent College women’s basketball coach and Association Athletics Director Kristen Zawacki by having all 10 PAC women’s basketball teams wear memorial patches on their uniforms for the remainder of the 2010-11 season.


College sports notebook

Saints' Uhl honored:Thomas More junior pitcher Paul Uhl, a McNicholas High grad, has been named second team preseason All-American by



Bronze for Bullets trio at Waynesburg
Seniors Bobby Christopher and DJ Neri and sophomore Joe Fiore each placed third in their respective weight classes at the Waynesburg University Invitational on Saturday.

Local sports briefs
WAYNESBURG — Freshman Luke Lohr continued his outstanding debut season with the Waynesburg University wrestling team by going 3-0 on his way to the 149-pound crown at the Waynesburg Invitational on Saturday.
The Daily American


DIII adopts fundraising proposal
SAN ANTONIO – After a year of thorough, thoughtful and at times contentious debate, Division III delegates at Saturday’s NCAA Convention business session agreed to...

Pegg, Fudala honored

Collegiate Baseball has honored Bethany seniors Mike Pegg and Eric Fudala as Players to Watch for the 2011 season.
The Herald Standard


Waynesburg University 78, Washington and Jefferson College 65 - Thanks to Brittany Spencer's 20 point effort, the Yellow Jackets secured their first win against the Presidents in nearly 13 years.
The Herald-Standard

College corner

Saint Vincent sophomore Melissa Mansur (St. Pius X) had 12 points in the Bearcats' 60-30 win over Geneva College.
The Mercury

The Streak a thing of the past for Yellow Jackets
They didn't storm the court after the final seconds ticked off the clock Saturday afternoon. They didn't cut down the nets. They didn't even go wild in celebration.

Observer Reporter


College wrestling: Four individual titles and a pair of second-place finished led Waynesburg University to the team championship Saturday at the first Waynesburg Invitational.
Observer Reporter

Small colleges: W&J men flawless against Waynesburg
Sizzling fast-breaks, sharp passing, tough in-your-face defense, relentless rebounding and even a buzzer-beating half-court shot were all used to the maximum Saturday by the Washington & Jefferson men's team.

Observer Reporter


Area college basketball roundup Saturday’s other games

St. Vincent 58, Grove City 48: GROVE CITY, PA.- Grove City led 25-20 at halftime but 13 second-half turnovers helped Saint Vincent (11-5, 4-2 Presidents’ Athletic Conference) rally for the win. The Bearcats surged ahead with a 13-2 run in the second half. Dennis Bassich led the Bearcats with 16 points and B.J. McGill contributed 14. Junior center Kris Verderber led Grove City (4-11, 1-5) with 15 points.


Thiel's Rozenblad Collects Third PAC Player of the Week Award

WEXFORD, Pa. – Thiel College sophomore Blair Rozenblad (Youngstown, Ohio, Kennedy Catholic) earned his third Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Week honor Monday afternoon.



Bethany College hosting volleyball clinic
BETHANY, W.Va. – The Bethany College women’s volleyball team will host the “February Freeze” Volleyball Position Clinics on Saturday, Feb. 5, at Hummel Field House on campus.
Ohio Valley Athletics


Bethany College senior Tara Harris was limited to four points and six rebounds as the Bison lost 68-42 to Thomas More on Wednesday. The Zanesville alum is averaging 6.1 points and 5.8 rebounds in 12 games.

Zanesville Times Recorder

District Spotlight: Saint Vincent's Petruska copes with two tragedies
It has been a rough few weeks for James Petruska. Not only has he had to deal with the death of Saint Vincent College women's basketball coach Kristen Zawacki, with whom he had worked since the 2006-07 season, but also with the death of another friend, La Roche College men's coach Scott Lang.
Post Gazette


College wrestling
Waynesburg University 41, Mercyhurst North East 6 — The Yellow Jackets began their match with two straight decisions and finished with victories in nine bouts at the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse.

The Herald-Standard


Sport Shorts

Waynesburg University took advantage of four forfeits to cruise to a 45-3 win over Division II opponent Ohio Valley University Tuesday.

The Herald-Standard


Campus Clippings

Men's basketball, Bethany (W.Va.): Sophomore guard Reece Mabery (Highlands), the 2008 Valley News Dispatch Boys Basketball Player of the Year, is averaging 2.62 steals a game, which is second in the Division III Presidents' Athletic Conference.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Campus Corner: Men's Basketball

NEW WILMINGTON – Sophomore guard Matt Shiner of Clearfield scored four points and grabbed four rebounds in two Westminster (3-11) home games last week.

Washington & Jefferson Sweeps Bethany
The Washington & Jefferson College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swept a PAC dual meet from Bethany College on Wednesday evening. The W&J men (6-1-1, 2-1 PAC) posted a 98-62 win, while the Presidents’ women (9-0, 4-0 PAC) remained undefeated with a 119-73 victory.



DIII to consider 15 proposals at Convention
Division III delegates will consider 15 legislative items during their Jan. 15 business session at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio, including 13 proposals, one amendment-to-amendment and one resolution.



Washington & Jefferson Sweeps Saint Vincent

Washington & Jefferson College set three pool records and one school record during its sweep of Saint Vincent in Presidents’ Athletic Conference swimming and diving action on Saturday afternoon.


Steiner To Join Grove City HOF

Doug Steiner, an Orrville graduate, will be inducted into the Grove City College Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 12.
The Daily Record


Sunday ports Headlines

The Grove City College men's basketball team dropped a 59-47 verdict to visiting Thiel Saturday afternoon in Presidents' Athletic Conference action at the Grove City College Arena. Grove City committed a season-low nine turnovers but could not overcome 18-for-53 shooting from the field. Grove City will visit Geneva Wednesday night at 7:30pm.

Men's Basketball

Thomas More (Ky.) 59, Waynesburg 44 - The Yellow Jackets mustered only 19 points in the first half, and the visiting Saints just matched their hosts in the second half for a Presidents' Athletic Conference road victory.
The Herald-Standard

Small colleges: Presidents rally to beat Titans
NEW WILMINGTON - The Washington & Jefferson College men's basketball team erased an 11-point deficit in the final 5:45 remaining to defeat Westminster 71-68 Saturday in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game at Buzz Ridl Gymnasium.

Observer Reporter


Local briefs
Four Washington & Jefferson College wrestlers won all three of their matches and the Presidents went 3-0 in the 2011 W&J Quadrangular Saturday at the Henry Memorial Center.
Observer Reporter

District spotlight: Chatham is changing its basketball image
Chatham's Brittanny Brown is averaging 10.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.The victory totals are not impressive until put into perspective.
Post Gazette



Local Roundup

Waynesburg 77, Thiel 69 - The Yellow Jackets rallied from an 11-point deficit. Tied at 65-65 with 3:20 left in the game, the Yellow Jackets went on a 12-4 run to take the win.
The Herald-Standard

GCC’s Smith gets Heritage Award
GROVE CITY — Longtime Grove City College employee Robert Smith will receive the college’s Athletic Heritage Award Feb. 12 at Grove City’s Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony.

Butler Eagle


College basketball roundup: Waynesburg men fall; women are victorious
Thiel, the top team in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, held off a late rally by Waynesburg with some clutch free throw shooting for a 72-66 win at Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse.

Observer Reporter



Senior Tara Harris from Zanesville is averaging 6.2 points and 6.6 rebounds in nine games for Bethany College.

Zanesville Times Recorder



"20 Questions" With Nicole Dickman

It's been a banner week for Thomas More College senior Nicole Dickman. Not only was the Notre Dame Academy graduate named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Player of the Week after averaging a double-double in a pair of games, but she was also a key factor in helping the Saints women's basketball team receive national recognition, as well.

W&J men, women fall in close calls
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - Thomas More built a 10-point, first-half lead and hung on late with six free throws in the final minute to defeat Washington & Jefferson 57-52 in a Presidents' Athletic Conference men's game Wednesday night.

Observer Reporter


Sport Shorts

Jackets' Evanoff honored: The Yellow Jackets' Alex Evanoff was named PAC Wrestler of the Week after winning his last two matches of 2010, boosting his season record to 13-5.

The Herald-Standard

Focus key to Saints' success
While the Thomas More College women's basketball team has risen to the No. 3 ranking in the NCAA Division III national poll to tie the school's highest ranking ever, set in 2007-08, head coach Brian Neal isn't worried about it going to his players' heads.



Women's Basketball

Waynesburg University 78, Westminster 75 — The Yellow Jackets enjoyed a 43-29 lead at halftime shooting 54 percent (19 of 35).
The Herald-Standard

Waynesburg men, women win at Westminster
NEW WILMINGTON - Steve Iser led a balanced Waynesburg University attack with 17 points as the Yellow Jackets defeated Westminster 75-69 in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game.

Observer Reporter


Waynesburg University match canceled:Waynesburg University's wrestling home match against Penn State-New Kensington, which was scheduled for Friday, has been cancelled.

Observer Reporter

Juniata 64, Grove City 56, OT
HUNTINGDON, PA.- Freshman guard Charlie Thomas made his first career start for the Wolverines (4-7) and fired in a career-high 14 points, including four 3-point goals.


St. Vincent plays first game since coach's death
Barring a delay in production and delivery, the Presidents' Athletic Conference expects to pay tribute this weekend to late St. Vincent women's basketball coach Kristen Zawacki, as players from its member schools begin wearing green-and-gold patches on their uniforms.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Geneva men get unexpected easy win
BEAVER FALLS — Thomas More had been Geneva’s nemesis in basketball ever since the Golden Tornadoes moved from the NAIA to NCAA Division III and joined the Presidents Athletic Conference in 2007.
Beaver County Times

Emotional victory for Saint Vincent women
Brittany Sedlock's Christmas wasn't all filled with joy and good tidings. Not when she and her Saint Vincent College women's basketball teammates received word that evening of the untimely death of their head coach, Kristen Zawacki.

Observer Reporter


Fairfield grad chipping in with Thomas More
Willis Fleming is making solid contributions in his freshman season with the Thomas More College men’s basketball team.
Hamilton Journal-News


College Notebook

In Basketball: Marguerite Sargent, a sophomore forward from Washington, has started all 10 games for Chatham University. Sargent is averaging four points, four rebounds, two assistant and two steals per game for the Cougars. Sargent has played in 37 consecutive games for Chatham.
Observer Reporter


Local athletes make collegiate marks

Moore produces: Dominic Moore, a 5-11, 201-pound freshman running back, led Waynesburg University's football team this past season in rushing touchdowns with 10.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



St. Vincent mourns ... together
Kristen Zawacki was remembered with tears and laughter, fondness and respect, admiration and love as she was laid to rest Thursday.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

St. Vincent College says goodbye to coach who made a difference
The funeral for Saint Vincent College basketball coach Kristen Zawacki was standing room only despite ice slicks that closed the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Nearly 1,000 people bade her farewell in Saint Vincent Archabby Basilica.

Post Gazette

Geneva states its Case
The Geneva College men’s team won the Case Western Reserve Tournament Thursday, defeating host Case Western, 71-64.
Beaver County Times



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