Honor roll
Washington & Jefferson College junior Bethany Haver, a Firestone High School graduate, earned two NCAA Division III first-team All-America citations recently at the national diving championships.


Bethany Announces 2011 Football Schedule

BETHANY -- The Bethany College football program, coming off its best season since 2001, has announced its schedule for the 2011 season and it includes five home games featuring four Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) opponents, as well as a match-up in the second year of the "PAC-MAC Challenge."



John Marshall’s Patrick & Weirton Madonna’s Rokisky help Snap PAC Record for Bethany College

BETHANY – Paced by three wins in doubles play and six straight-set victories in singles, the Bethany College men’s tennis team snapped a lengthy losing streak against PAC competition with a 9-0 triumph over Thiel Wednesday in a match played inside the Johnson Recreation Center on the BC campus.

Ohio Valley Athletics



Coaches prosper amid trying circumstances
Harry Jenkins and Jimmy Petruska, college basketball coaches with strong local ties, confronted similar tragedies this past season.
Valley News Dispatch

Local Briefs

College Baseball: Senior Pat Kennedy earned his first win of the year by pitching a complete-game four-hitter in the nightcap of Washington & Jefferson's doubleheader split Tuesday against Geneva at Ross Memorial Park.

Observer Reporter


Local Roundup

Waynesburg University 8, Washington and Jefferson College 1 - The Yellow Jackets swept the doubles, and the first two singles for a PAC victory.

The Herald-Standard



A player’s painful step proves to be inspirational

I have been involved in organized sports since I was 10 years old. I played them all at one time in my life. I was always taught that the key to success is toughness. Not just physical toughness, but also mental toughness.

New Castle News


Over 1,000 Athletes Compete at WJU’s Bill Van Horne Invitational

WHEELING – The Bethany College track and field teams began its outdoor schedule Saturday at the 23-team Wheeling Jesuit Invitational and registered several top five finishes, including one first place and one new school record.

Ohio Valley Athletics


SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2011

Local Briefs

College baseball: Waynesburg University split a Presidents' Athletic Conference men's baseball doubleheader with Bethany, losing the first game, 7-6, and winning the nightcap, 9-5.

Observer Reporter


Toronto’s Thomas Helps Lady Bison Split Against PITT-Greensburg

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Bethany College softball team routed Pitt-Greensburg 11-0 in five innings in their first game Saturday, but wasted opportunities by the Bison came back to haunt them in a 5-4 eight-inning loss to the Bobcats in the nightcap of their twinbill played Saturday at the Peterson Sports Complex on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Gebrosky helped Grove City College to first winning season in five years

Former Seneca Valley basketball player Megan Gebrosky capped off her junior year at Grove City College with an 8.3 points-per-game average and a team leading 93 assists and 32 steals.


FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011


Jeff Estep pitched four scoreless innings to lead Mt. Vernon to a 17-1 non-conference baseball win over Washington & Jefferson at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational.

Observer Reporter


Marietta sweeps Bethany

In its first games since a southern spring trip, Bethany came out of Marietta on the wrong side of a sweep Thursday.

The Herald-Standard


Champion’s Yauger catches on at Thiel College

Wanting a chance to compete for a starting spot right away, Champion senior baseball player Rick Yauger decided he will continue his athletic and academic careers at Thiel College, choosing the Tomcats over such schools as Mount Vernon, Bowling Green and Notre Dame College.

Warren Tribune Chronicle


Cruisin' Campus

Sophomore outfielder Alison Powell, from Tri-Valley, is batting .350 with a double, two RBI and five runs scored in 10 starts for Bethany College.

Zanesville Times Recorder



Briefs: W&J's Haver 5th at NCAA D-III Diving
Washington & Jefferson College junior Bethany Haver, the first women's diver in Presidents' Athletic Conference history to compete at nationals, placed fifth Wednesday evening in the finals of the 3-meter event at the 2011 NCAA Division III Diving Championships at the University of Tennessee's Allan Jones Aquatic Center.

Observer Reporter


Richland soccer sending 7 to college

JOHNSTOWN — The Richland High School boys’ and girls’ soccer teams celebrated the careers of seven players during a mass letter-of-intent signing Wednesday.

The Tribune Democrat



Taylor Maurer to play volleyball at Geneva College

Taylor Maurer has decided not only what sport she will play in college, but also what college she will attend. The Minerva two-sport star will play volleyball for Geneva College.


NCAA recognizes fall postgraduate scholars
NCAA fall sports postgraduate scholarship winners have been announced, with 29 male and 29 female fall sports student-athletes each receiving $7,500. Similar awards were given to winter and spring student-athletes, totaling 174 individual winners.



Saint Vincent star rewarded
St. Vincent women's basketball player Brittany Sedlock earned fourth-team All-America honors. The junior led St. Vincent (24-5) to the school's first NCAA Division III tournament appearance.
Pittsburgh Tribune Review



College baseball: Josh Staniscia and Joe Bogdewicz each had three hits as Washington & Jefferson defeated Benedictine (Ill.), 6-2, Tuesday in Winter Haven, Fla.

Observer Reporter


Sport Shorts

Bethany beats PS-Beaver: Bethany (W.Va.) College used six pitchers who limited Penn State-Beaver to just five hits, leading the Bison to a 7-2 non-conference road victory.

The Herald-Standard


Hardie’s runs raise money for cancer research

For Hollidaysburg native Chris Hardie, the most difficult thing about running nearly 90 miles in a span of four days last month wasn't the actual running.

The Altoona Mirror


Trio of local players are big part of Thomas More's softball success

Three area athletes are contributing to the early success the Thomas More College women’s softball team is experiencing.

Middletown Journal


Bethany 7, Penn State-Beaver 2, Baseball Recap

BEAVER, Pa. – Junior catcher T.J. Zarewicz (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) went 4-for-4 with a home run and six Bethany College pitchers limited Penn State-Beaver to just five hits, as the Bison scored a 7-2 victory in their first game since returning from Florida.

Ohio Valley Athletics



On the Record
Washington & Jefferson College junior Bethany Haver, a Firestone High School graduate, will compete in the NCAA Division III Diving Championships this week.


New rule on bats has some baffled

Washington & Jefferson College coach Jeff Mountain received several of the new BBCOR bats last fall and immediately noticed the difference. "Pitchers like it," said Mountain. "These are almost like wooden bats. Those lazy fly balls that turned into home runs before are now outs."

Observer Reporter


Campus Clippings

Washington & Jefferson: Freshman Madison Rotto (Freeport) was the winning pitcher for the Presidents (3-3) in a 10-2 win over Kalamazoo (Mich.) on Monday at the National Training Center Spring Games in Clermont, Fla. Earlier in the day, Rotto, who also plays outfielder, had two hits in a 3-2 win over Trinity (Conn.).
Valley News Dispatch

Briefs: College Baseball

Washington & Jefferson dropped two games on the opening day of the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational.

Observer Reporter


Toronto’s Andrea Thomas name PAC Hitter of the Week for Bethany College

WEXFORD – Bethany College senior Andrea Thomas (Toronto, Ohio) has been selected as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Hitter of the Week for March 21.

Ohio Valley Athletics


MONDAY, MARCH 21. 2011
Muskies Don't Bring 'A' Game in Loss to Thiel
NEW CONCORD -- Coming off an emotional win Friday night against Piedmont (Ga.) College, Muskingum looked to continue its success Saturday against Thiel (Pa.) College at Mose Morehead Field. However, The late magic the Muskies had in their previous game did not carry over as the Tomcats got a strong outing from John Russell to knock off Muskingum 7-4.
Zanesville Times-Recorder



District College Notebook: Nice finish
Center High School graduate Christine Slater closed out her basketball career at Grove City College as the No. 2 scorer and rebounder in school history. Slater, a 5-foot-9 forward, led the Presidents' Athletic Conference in scoring this season at 18.8 points per game. She finished her career with the Wolverines with 1,634 points, which is ninth all-time in the PAC, and 901 rebounds.
Post Gazette

Cradle of coaches

There were times during the 2001-02 Grove City College men’s basketball season that Tanner Prosser, Andy Vlajkovich, Phil Bushre, Ryan Eller and Matt O’Brien shared the court.

Butler Eagle: Part 1, Part 2


College Basketball

Thomas More senior Max Robbins (Elder) was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week after hitting .523 with a double, seven runs and 4 RBI as the Saints went 5-0.


FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011

Quick Hits
... Bethany sophomore Maria Vallone earned President’s Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week honors, hitting .539 (7-for-13) with four RBI and four runs scored as Bethany started the season with a 3-1 record.


Recruiting News
Fort Cherry senior Jack Merckle will continue his football career at Waynesburg University. Merckle started at center and defensive tackle for Fort Cherry, which finished second in the Class A Black Hills Conference. Merckle (6-1, 240), who also participates in basketball and track, was an all-conference offensive lineman. He selected Waynesburg over Thiel and St. Vincent.


College baseball
Waynesburg University lost a doubleheader to Penn State-Altoona, 2-0 and 5-4, in men's non-conference college baseball action Thursday.

Observer Reporter


Bethany Baseball Loses to Hilbert 8-5

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Five errors and 10 walks were too much for the Bethany College baseball team to overcome, as it dropped an 8-5 decision to Hilbert (N.Y.) College Thursday afternoon in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Bethany Softball Closes FLA Trip With Split

CLERMONT, Fla. – The Bethany College softball team wrapped up its trip to Florida Thursday by splitting a pair of games, falling to #8 Messiah 4-0 and besting Mount Ida (Mass.) College 8-0 in five innings. The split decisions gave the Bison a 7-3 record to open the year.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Quick start for TMC baseball

The Thomas More College baseball team cracked the NCAA Division III top 25 last week for the first time since 2004, but according to coach Jeff Hetzer it's too early in the season to really matter much.


Knoch’s Sheppeck a hit at GCC

GROVE CITY — Amanda Sheppeck didn’t plan on becoming a college softball slugger.

Butler Eagle



Campus Clippings: Softball
Sophomore Elise Zavadak (Valley) hit a grand slam for the Cougars (5-3) in an 8-6 win over La Roche last week at the National Collegiate Sports Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Valley News Dispatch

Bethany Softball Now 6-2 After Split

CLERMONT, Fla. –The Bethany College softball team now stands at 6-2 overall after splitting a pair of games Wednesday in Florida, first losing 10-1 to Wesleyan (Conn.) in six innings before bouncing back to hang on for a 7-6 victory over St. Joseph (Conn.) College in the second game.

Ohio Valley Athletics



NCAA Run Ends Against Familiar Foe For TMC
When Washington University in Saint Louis came to Thomas More College for the NCAA Division III women’s basketball playoffs March 11, four of its starters were different from the team that eliminated the Saints on their way to the 2010 national championship.



Bethany Works Extra Innings for Big Wins

CLERMONT – Seven innings wasn’t enough to decide an outcome, but the Bethany College softball team made sure all the extra work paid off, as the Bison pulled out a 10-9 victory in 11 innings over Transylvania (Ky.) University before knocking off #13 Cortland State (NY) 4-2 in eight innings Monday afternoon.

Ohio Valley Athletics


MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011

Thiel's Loomis Has Impressive Fifth Season

Former California University of Pennsylvania basketball coach Tim Loomis had a pretty good fifth season at Thiel College.
Valley Independent

Mon Valley friends team up for banner season at Thiel
Belle Vernon's Dave Pastorkovich reunited on the basketball court with Tim Loomis for the first time in 25 years and helped guide Thiel College (Greenville), to one of its finest seasons ever.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011

Waynesburg's Crown finishes 4th in D-III: Waynesburg University sophomore wrestler Alex Crown placed fourth Saturday in the 125-pound weight class at the NCAA Division III Championships in Lacrosse, Wisc.

Observer Reporter


Bethany Bison Baseball Get First Victory 9-5

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Paced by four hits from junior RF Anthony Packer (River Vale, N.J./Pascack Valley Regional) and three hits and three RBIs from sophomore 3B Brad Kubis (Aliquippa, Pa./Hopewell), the Bethany College baseball team scored a 9-5 victory over Susquehanna in the team’s season opener down in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Ohio Valley Athletics



Top-Ranked Thomas More Saints fall to defending champions in NCAA DIII Sweet 16

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. -- The top-ranked Thomas More College women's basketball team fell, 72-53 to No. 12-ranked and defending champions Washington University-St. Louis Friday night in a NCAA Division III Women's Tournament sectional semifnial game at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Ky.


College wrestling: Waynesburg University senior Nick Garber pulled off one of the bigger upsets Friday at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships in Lacrosse, Wisc.

Observer Reporter


FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011

Bethany Softball looking to reclaim PAC Title

Coming off back-to-back second place finishes in the PAC, as well as a school-record 35 wins last year, the Bethany College softball team is determined to take the final step and reclaim the PAC championship this spring.

Ohio Valley Athletics



Memory Lane - Hard work, practice paid big dividends for Lafko
Joe Lafko was a gym rat. Eventually, all that hard work and practice paid big dividends for the former Frazier High School star.

The Herald-Standard


Thomas More Women's Team Undefeated

Thomas More's women's basketball team is a perfect 30-0 and is number one in the NCAA Division III women's poll. The Saints take their perfect record into the Sweet 16 Friday night against Washington University.

Local 12


Dickman wants four more games

Nicole Dickman wasn't sure she wanted to continue playing basketball after high school. Now the Thomas More senior center isn't ready for her playing days to end.



College Clippings

Washington & Jefferson: Freshman 165-pounder Dave DiBenedetto (Fox Chapel) earned third place, and sophomore 149-pounder Tyler Berger (Burrell) claimed sixth at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional at Wabash College in Indiana last month.
Valley News Dispatch

W&J's Haver to compete in D-III diving: Washington & Jefferson College junior Bethany Haver has earned a spot in the NCAA Division III Diving Championships to be held at the University of Tennessee March 23-25.

Observer Reporter



College Roundup: Carlisle's Alex Crown will represent Waynesburg at NCAA wrestling championships

Waynesburg’s Alex Crown (Carlisle) was an alternate for last year’s NCAA Division III Championships. This year he’s in. Crown is seeded eighth in the 125-pound field, having won championships in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference and the Midwest Regional. He will take on SUNY-Cortland’s Dave Colagiovanni, the champion of the Empire conference. Crown will take a 30-2 record to the mat. The tournament will take place Friday and Saturday in La Crosse, Wisc.


College Basketball Notebook: Women

Grove City College sophomore guard Leah Gibson (Hoover) is an honorable-mention pick for the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. Gibson ranked eighth in the conference in scoring at 12.3 points a game and led the conference in free throws made (117).


College Notebook

Two area athletes are among the five swimmers from Grove City who have qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships, to be held March 23-26 in Knoxville, Tenn.

Observer Reporter


Briefs: College Baseball

Waynesburg's Anthony Longo is the Presidents' Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Observer Reporter


Sport Shorts

Longo honored: Waynesburg University pitcher Anthony Longo earned PAC Pitcher of the Week honors for his efforts last week. Longo allowed two runs on four hits with no walks and nine strikeouts in a 3-2 complete victory over Pitt-Greensburg on March 1.

The Herald-Standard



Waynesburg wins ECAC South title

WAYNESBURG - The Waynesburg University women's basketball team concluded its milestone 2010-11 campaign by cutting the down the nets at the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse on Sunday after a hard-fought 67-63 victory over Catholic University in the ECAC South Tournament finals.

The Herald-Standard


Jackets' women win ECAC tourney
The Waynesburg University women's basketball team made its first appearance in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament a memorable one.

Observer Reporter


College Corner: Women's Basketball

Saint Vincent College sophomore Melissa Mansur (St. Pius X) had eight points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal in the Bearcats’ 83-66 loss to Greensboro College in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Last weekend, Mansur had 10 points and four steals in a 66-55 loss to Thomas More in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship game.

The Phoenix


College Corner Tidbits

Penn Cambria graduate Luke Tomaselli was named to the All-PAC basketball team as honorable mention for the 2010-11 season for Grove City College.

The Altoona Mirror


Waynesburg softball splits season-opening DH

Waynesburg University softball team opened the 2011 season with a split at the Rebel Games in Kissimmee, Fla., Sunday.

The Herald-Standard



Waynesburg advances to title game
WAYNESBURG - The Waynesburg University women's basketball squad advanced to the ECAC South Tournament finals by beating Penn State-Behrend, 73-59, Saturday afternoon at the Rudy Marissa Fieldhouse.

The Herald-Standard


Undefeated Thomas More advances to Sweet 16

CRESTVIEW HILLS, ky. -- Thomas More entered Saturday's second round NCAA Division III women's tournament game in the midst of arguably the most successful season in program history.


Waynesburg women notch 20th victory
Elisha Jones scored a game-high 23 points and Brittany Spencer had a double-double Saturday afternoon as Waynesburg University defeated Penn State Behrend 73-59 in the ECAC South Region semifinals at Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse.

Observer Reporter



Game notes

Easter Faafiti led the Bison with a double-double (14 points, 16 rebounds), while Nukeitra Hayes had 11 points and nine boards. Northern Cambria products Brittany Sedlock and Ariel Rocco each played in their first NCAA Tournament in St. Vincent's loss to Greensboro. Sedlock, the Presidents' Athletic Conference Player of the Year, had a team-high 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Rocco played 12 minutes but did not score.

Altoona Mirror


Bethany Men Fall in NCAA Tournament
A sluggish start put the Bethany College men’s basketball team in a hole to start the game and the Bison could not dig themselves out in dropping a 70-58 decision to Manchester Friday night in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament at Wooster.



St. Vincent drops NCAA opener
HUNTINGDON — The St. Vincent women's basketball team had everything going against it this season, from the untimely death of coach Kristen Zawacki on Christmas Day to injuries to several key players.
Pittsburgh Tribune Review



W&J basketball wins sportsmanship award: The Presidents' Athletic Conference announced the Washington & Jefferson College women's basketball team as the school's first recipient of a PAC Team Sportsmanship Award.

Observer Reporter


Bethany knocked out of NCAA Tournament by Manchester

WOOSTER – A sluggish start put the Bethany College men’s basketball team in a hole to start the game and the Bison could not dig themselves out in dropping a 70-58 decision to #21 Manchester Friday night in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament at Wooster.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Top-ranked Thomas More women win NCAA opener

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. -- Brian Neal knows as well as anyone that his Thomas More Saints aren’t likely to survive Saturday night if they play a second half similar to the one they played Friday.



Erie County Aquatic Hall announces 5 inductees
Academy diving great Dan Young is among the five inductees in this year's Erie County Aquatic Hall of Fame induction class. Young was a five-time NCAA Division III All-America selection at Grove City College, where he won the 1-meter national title in 1983 and finished in the top 10 in the 3-meter three straight years. In high school, he won two District 10 titles and was a four-year letter-winner in water polo.



Former Coshocton point guard Autumn Bowman is seeing her season wind down at Waynesburg University (Pa.). The freshman has played in 14 games for the Yellow Jackets, averaging 4.6 minutes per game. She has scored nine points this year and was 67 percent from the free throw line for the 19-9 Yellow Jackets, who will play in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference South Tournament semifinals Saturday.

Coshocton Tribune


College Basketball Notebook: Women

Grove City College sophomore guard Leah Gibson (Hoover) is an honorable-mention pick for the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. Gibson ranked eighth in the conference in scoring at 12.3 points a game and led the conference in free throws made (117).

Canton Repository



Bethany College senior Bethany Harris capped her final season, earning All-Presidents Athletic Conference honorable mention recently. The Zanesville product averaged 7.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game and shot a team-high 82 percent (37 of 45) from the foul line.

Zanesville Times Recorder


The man behind Saints' success
Neal took an unlikely path to build Division III power

Brian Neal didn't play basketball in college or really very far into high school, but he's proven over the last few years, and most of all this season, that it apparently isn't a prerequisite to becoming a successful coach.



Waynesburg beats Moravian in ECAC: Elisha Jones scored 24 points and Waynesburg rallied from a nine-point deficit at halftime to take a 68-62 victory from Moavian in the quarterfinals of the ECAC Division III South Championship Wednesday at Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse.

Observer Reporter


Waynesburg women rally for ECAC tournament win

WAYNESBURG - The Waynesburg University women's basketball team grabbed its first lead after a three-pointer by Elisha Jones with 4:22 left and went on a 23-8 run to win its first-round game of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference South Tournament over Moravian College (Pa.) 68-62 Wednesday at Rudy Marissa Fieldhouse.

The Herald-Standard


TMC Women Used to No. 1

The Thomas More women's basketball team has been playing long enough now as the No. 1-ranked team in NCAA Division III that senior center Nicole Dickman says it won't put any added pressure on the Saints heading into the NCAA Tournament this weekend.



Thomas More women’s hoops (28-0) to host NCAA tourney this weekend
Thomas More College has been chosen by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to host the first and second round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament on March 4-5, 2011 at the Connor Convocation Center. Thomas More will be hosting Piedmont College, the University of Mount Union and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.


Central York grad earns all-conference swimming honor

Central York High School graduate Chelsea Mummert has been named to the Presidents' Athletic Conference All-Conference Swimming First Team.


On a title march
During a rare down moment recently, Brian Neal came across a YouTube clip commemorating John Wooden's long journey to championship immortality. Before the madness of March beckoned, it offered him an opportunity for self-assessment before continuing his quest to finally turn Thomas More's seasons of near-regular-season perfection into his women's basketball program's One Shining Moment.


Bethany’s Alexander & Wilcox Named All-PAC

WEXFORD - Two members of the Bethany College PAC champion men’s basketball team were honored with All-PAC recognition Tuesday when junior British Alexander (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood Madison) was named First Team and sophomore Nick Wilcox (Venetia, Pa./Peters Twp.) received Second Team distinction.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Yellow Jackets sweep doubleheader
Waynesburg University opened the 2011 season with a pair of 3-2 wins Tuesday to sweep Pitt-Greensburg. Anthony Longo earned the win in the opening game, striking out nine batters and walking one for the Yellow Jackets (2-0).

The Herald-Standard



College Athletes: Beckner, Montello have strong conference meets
It has been a very good winter for Chambersburg native Clayton Beckner. Beckner, a junior, and the Grove City men's swim team made it four straight Presidents' Athletic Conference titles last week, scoring 948 points to easily outdistance the competition.

Chambersburg Public Opinion


Campus Clippings

Men's basketball
Bethany (W.Va.)- Sophomore guard Reece Mabery (Highlands) tied the game-high with 19 points and had three steals, as No. 3 seed Bethany upset No. 1 Thiel, 74-67, in the Presidents' Athletic Conference championship game Saturday.

Valley News Dispatch

Local teams earn Division III tourney spots
La Roche won't be the only feel-good story among area colleges participating in the Division III men's basketball tournament. St. Vincent, whose coach, Kristin Zawacki, died in late December, was selected to participate in the women's tournament. It received one of the 21 at-large bids for the 64-team field.
Pittsburgh Tribune Review


In basketball
Nick Wilcox, a sophomore forward from Venetia, is the leading scorer for Bethany, which won the Presidents' Athletic Conference championship Saturday by defeating host Thiel, 74-67. Wilcox is averaging 13.7 points per game and is second on the team in rebounding at 6.8. He also is second on the team in assists and steals.

Observer Reporter



Bethany (21-7), which won the Presidents' Athletic Conference, will play Manchester (21-6) in a first-round game at College of Wooster, also in Ohio. ... In the women's Division III tournament, La Roche (23-4) will take on Calvin College (24-4) of Grand Rapids, Mich., in the first round at Calvin's Van Noord Arena. ... Saint Vincent (24-4), the PAC runner-up, takes on Greensboro (26-2) at Juniata College. Times have not been announced.
Post Gazette

Bethany To Face Manchester In NCAA First Round D3 Basketball Tournament

BETHANY – After winning its conference-record 13th PAC championship Saturday, the Bethany College men’s basketball team will play Manchester (Ind.) College in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday night at Wooster, who will host the four-team regional this weekend.

Ohio Valley Athletics


No. 1 Thomas More begins Final Four assault

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. -- It's been a successful four seasons for Thomas More's three seniors in every way imaginable except one: they haven't enjoyed a lengthy run in the NCAA Division III Tournament.


Waynesburg women win; advance to PAC semis
WAYNESBURG - Waynesburg University's Hannah Hunter jumped in exhilaration while her teammates cheered, as the Yellow Jacket's clinched a berth to the PAC Tournament Semifinals with a 52-42 victory against Washington & Jefferson Tuesday.

The Herald-Standard


Local briefs
Waynesburg to host ECAC women's game: The Waynesburg University women's basketball team received the top seed for the ECAC South tournament that begins Wednesday.

Observer Reporter



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