SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011
College Track
Michelle Wuenstel, a senior at Washington & Jefferson College, became the school's first NCAA Division III Outdoor All-American in a running event after her sixth-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the national championships Saturday in Delaware, Ohio. Wuenstel posted a time of 56.67.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter


Locals Earn All-American Status at NCAA Track Championships
... At the Division III championships at Ohio Wesleyan, Westminster junior Ryan Bell became his school's first men's track and field All-American when he placed fourth in the javelin yesterday with a throw of 206 feet.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011
W&J Announces Hall of Fame Class
Six new members will be inducted into the Washington & Jefferson College Athletic Hall of Fame in the fall. The 2011 class, the 13th group in school history, includes Nicole Bosley for soccer, the late Forrest Douds (football), Gregg Ferrero (wrestling), Bill Hayes (baseball and basketball), the late John Mojzer (basketball) and Leigh Sulkowski (basketball).
(Washington) Observer-Reporter


Grove City Baseball Sending Seniors Out Right
The Grove City baseball team had a memorable weekend. The Wolverines scored the program's first postseason win with a 14-7 victory over Medaille on Saturday. They followed that with the school's first ECAC Southern Championship crown, beating Penn State Behrend, 3-1, in Sunday's title game.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Four Wildcats Off to Play Football
RICHMOND - Four Edison football players - Mark Rogers, Matt Barton, Jett Bernhart and Paul Montgomery - all of whom graduated Friday night, will continue their academic and athletic careers in college, playing football. They led the Wildcats to an 8-2 season, just missing the playoffs.
The (Steubenville) Herald-Star/Weirton Daily Times


Kalamazoo Hires Women's Coach
Katie Miller was introduced as Kalamazoo’s head women’s basketball coach on Friday, May 27, 2011. She replaces Sherri Brumfield, who was 7-63 in three seasons. Miller has been the full-time assistant women’s basketball coach at Westminster (Pa.) the past nine seasons, which is the most successful period in the history of the Titans’ women’s basketball program.



THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

Staniscia named first-team all-conference at W&J

Washington & Jefferson freshman outfielder Josh Staniscia set a solid foundation for his college career in high school by occupying his time.


Hall headed to Thomas More College

HI HAT – South Floyd High School senior boys’ basketball standout Dakota Hall made his college choice official on Thursday afternoon when he signed with Thomas More College, an NCAA Division III program which calls the Northern Kentucky city of Crestview Hills home.
Floyd County Times



W&J Wins Another PAC Men's All-Sports Trophy
Washington & Jefferson College has won its seventh consecutive Presidents’ Athletic Conference Men’s All-Sports Trophy. The seven consecutive trophies are a conference record. The award was established during the 1989-90 season and W&J has won the men’s honor 12 of the 22 years. W&J won its first and only women’s all-sports trophy in 2005-06.
O-R Big Blog on Campus


College Baseball: AHS graduate Metcalf sets record in 10-0 season

It was four years ago that the Ashland High School baseball team rode ace pitcher Cory Metcalf to some of its biggest heights ever.

Ashland Times Gazette


TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

Bethany Athletes Shut Out from NCAA Track Championships

BETHANY, W.Va. – After having successful seasons which resulted in provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Track & Field Championships, Bethany College freshmen Arkangelo James (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) and Ben Gregg (Eighty Four, Pa./Bentworth) found out they came up just short of earning a bid to the national meet.

Ohio Valley Athletics


MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011

2 Bethany Records Fall at ECAC Track Championships

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Between two more records being broken and one individual provisionally qualifying for NCAA Championships, the Bethany College track and field teams had a quality day on the final day of the 2011 ECAC Championships, which were held at Moravian College.

Ohio Valley Athletics



Westminster College junior Tim Wiand (Owen J. Roberts) was named to the All-Presidents Athletic Conference) first team. The first baseman hit .434 (53-for-122) and belted a school-record 19 doubles.

The Mercury


Veteran Camels sign with colleges

ALEXANDRIA – The Campbell County High School baseball team is loaded for bear this month.

Cincinnati. com


NCAA Athletics: Athletes honored

GROVE CITY — Grove City College has selected senior cross country standout Garrett Cichowitz (Colorado Springs, Colo./Palmer) and senior All-American swimmer Sarah Page (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek) as its Omicron Delta Kappa Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, respectively, for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Allied News


SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2011

Highlands graduate wins 'em over

Brad Cieslinski had the golf game to compete with just about anyone when he played at Highlands four years ago, but the three-time WPIAL finalist never experienced team success.
Valley News Dispatch

Clark signs with Thomas More

Jalen Clark, 18, a senior at Western Hills High School, has signed to play basketball at Thomas More College, a NCAA Division III school in Crestview Hills.


SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2011

Newcomerstown's Allison Snyder to play at Bethany

BETHANY, W.Va. -- Newcomerstown High School senior Allison Snyder will continue her volleyball career at Bethany College (W.Va.) in the fall of 2011.

Coshocton Tribune


ECAC track & field: Washington & Jefferson College sophomore Scott Ryan won the 10,000 meters title Friday at the two-day ECAC Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Moravian College's Timothy Breidegam Track & Rocco Calvo Field in Bethlehem.

Observer Reporter


Thomas More Saints eliminated in DIII regional baseball

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The 24th-ranked and third-seeded Thomas More College baseball team lost 10-4 to No. 20 and second-seeded Carthage College on Friday in an elimination game at the NCAA Division III Central Regional at Jack Horenberger Field.


FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011

Job opening
Chatham women's basketball coach Mark Katarski resigned to accept a position as an assistant at Niagara. Katarski finished his tenure with four consecutive seasons of double-digit wins and in 2010 led Chatham to its first Presidents' Athletic Conference tournament victory in any sport.
Pittsburgh Tribune Review


THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011

Eddie Nogay, PAC Honorable Mention for W&J

Former Weirton Madonna baseball ace Eddie Nogay was named Honorable Mention all PAC for Washington & Jefferson. In his freshman outing, Nogay posted a perfect 3-0 record from the mound with a team best 2.30 ERA.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Indian Creek’s Beebe To Play Volleyball at Bethany

BETHANY, W.Va. – Indian Creek High School senior Megan Beebe (Irondale, Ohio) will continue her academic and athletic careers at Bethany College, beginning in the fall of 2011.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Local sports briefs

Waynesburg U’s Floyd honored: The President’s Athletic Conference named Waynesburg University’s men’s soccer and tennis player Dave Floyd one of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Scholar-Athletes for May.

The Herald-Standard



Five Local Players Earn All-PAC Honors

Five local college baseball players, 4 from Westminster and one from Thiel, have earned recognition from the Presidents' Athletic Conference.



3 Bethany Players Named All-PAC in Baseball

WEXFORD, Pa. – Bethany College senior Tyler Dillinger (McKeesport, Pa.) and sophomore Brad Kubis (Aliquippa, Pa./Hopewell) were named First Team All-PAC and junior T.J. Zarewicz (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) earned Second Team when the all-conference teams were released Tuesday.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Dolsak Named Titan Athlete of the Week

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) named junior women's track and field athlete Emily Dolsak (McDonald, Ohio/McDonald) as its SAAC Titan Athlete of the Week for the week of May 9-15.


St. C.’s Stiles headed to Waynesburg

Zak Stiles was referred to by his head coach, Brett McLean, as the "heart-and-soul of the entire Red Devils' program" last season.

Times Leader

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011

Plum product paces Geneva softball team

Geneva junior pitcher Julie DiLonardo (Plum) led the Golden Tornadoes to a fourth-place finish at the National Christian College Athletic Association softball championships last week in Troutville, Va., and earned second-team All-America and all-tournament honors.
Valley News Dispatch

Guiser picks Geneva
Frazier's Josh Guiser, who played cornerback and running back for the Commodores, will continue his academic and football careers at Geneva College.

The Herald-Standard


Regional Previews
Last January we took the pulse of D-III baseball and made our predictions. Now with the regular season behind and the regional playoff round about to start we reassessed our predictions. In our regional previews we pick our favorites to advance, our Cinderella and the team most likely to disappoint in each regional.


MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011

Xavier is great fit for Neal
Thomas More coach moves across river after seven years: Brian Neal is moving up in the coaching ranks without having to move away.


SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011


Westminster College junior Ethan Yeager (Owen J. Roberts) went 3-for-5 with 3 RBI and a run scored as the Titans advanced to the Presidents' Athletic Conference Championship game with a 12-3 win over Grove City.

The Mercury


Westminster's Season Comes to an End

STRUTHERS, Ohio - The Westminster College baseball team's season came to an end Saturday as the Titans went 1-1 in the final day of the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship Tournament.


Westminster Advances to PAC Finals (with video)
Westminster advanced to the PAC Championship with an 8-4 victory over top-seeded Grove City on Saturday afternoon. The Titans were led by senior Rick DeBlasio, who went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI.



SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011

PING All-Region
Washington & Jefferson College senior Brad Cieslinski (Highlands) has been named to the PING Division III All-Mid-Atlantic Region team. The squad is selected by members of the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Post Gazette

Westminster Splits at PAC

STRUTHERS, Ohio - The Westminster College baseball team advanced to the final day of Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Baseball Championship Tournament by posting a 1-1 record in the first day of action Friday at Bob Cene Park in Struthers, Ohio.


Grove City Escapes Elimination

STRUTHERS, Ohio -- The Grove City College baseball team went 1-1 in the first day of action at the 2011 Presidents' Athletic Conference Championship Tournament Friday at Bob Cene Park. The Wolverines (22-15) dropped a 12-3 decision to No. 4 seed Westminster in the opening round of the tournament. Grove City then bounced back in the consolation bracket for an 8-5 win over Washington & Jefferson Friday afternoon in an elimination game.


FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011

Cruisin' Campus: Softball

Sophomore Alison Powell helped Bethany College win the Presidents Athletic Conference tournament and earn a berth in the NCAA Division II national tournament. The Tri-Valley product has played in 28 games with a .256 average, two doubles, nine runs scored and three RBIs.

Zanesville Times Recorder


PAC baseball
Two games in the Presidents' Athletic Conference baseball playoffs were postponed because of rain Thursday. Westminster and Grove City, and Washington & Jefferson and Thomas More each their games moved to 10 a.m. today at Bob Cene Park in Struthers, Ohio.

Observer Reporter


Sports Shorts

Softball, Baughman honored: Waynesburg University senior Amanda Baughman was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III All-Central Region Team Thursday.

The Herald-Standard


Fine parting gift for Elderton's Lasher

Of the four sports Elderton senior Dylan Lasher played this school year, volleyball likely delivered the best farewell gift. The court sport already helped Lasher earn an opportunity to continue his athletic career at Division III Thiel College, where he will play volleyball and soccer. But it also gave him a departure from the struggles that tormented the soccer, basketball and baseball teams, all of which counted Lasher among its members.
Leader Times

Did You Know That? for May 12, 2011

Baldwin senior Randy Bush, a 5-foot-10, 265-pound standout lineman last fall, will continue his football career at Bethany College?

South Hills Record


THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

Local Briefs: College Golf

Washington & Jefferson shot its second-lowest round of the season but missed the cut following the second round of the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Tournament at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.

Observer Reporter



TMC's Neal to join Wambaugh's staff at XU

CINCINNATI -- According to two sources, Brian Neal, the highly successful head coach of NCAA Division III Thomas More College women’s basketball program, will be announced Wednesday as the top assistant for new Xavier women’s coach Amy Waugh.


Local Briefs
Washington & Jefferson will turn its attention towards the upcoming Presidents' Athletic Conference tournament after losing in its regular-season finale 13-2 to La Roche Tuesday night at Ross Memorial Park.

Observer Reporter


Bethany’s Thomas, Forsty Highlight All-PAC Softball Teams

WEXFORD, Pa. – Bethany College senior 3B Andrea Thomas (Toronto, Ohio) was selected as the Player of the Year and head coach Jan Forsty was tabbed as the Coach of the Year to highlight a big day for the Bison with the announcement of the All-PAC Softball teams.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Sports Shorts

College baseball: Waynesburg U’s Longo honored. Anthony Longo, a sophomore pitcher on the Waynesburg University baseball team was named to the Capital One Academic All-District II second team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The Herald Standard


Local athletes to sign letters of intent
Middletown and Edgewood high schools will have several athletes signing their letters of intent today to continue their academic and athletic careers at college.

Hamilton Journal News


TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011

Campus Corner: Baseball

Josh Kieffer (Penns Valley, Westminster) is hitting .185 with a pair of doubles and a homer. He has scored three runs and driven in six. Westminster is 23-12 and in the Presidents Athletic Conference playoffs.
Centre Daily Times


Grove City is PAC regular season champs
Grove City concluded the 2011 regular season Monday night by sweeping a doubleheader from Presidents' Athletic Conference rival Westminster. Grove City won the opener 10-4 at Westminster and then earned a 10-3 win in game two at Neshannock High School. The wins give Grove City the top seed in this week's Conference Championship Tournament. Grove City's doubleheader sweep also moved head coach Rob Skaricich into first place on the program's coaching wins list. Skaricich now has 237 wins in 14 seasons as head coach, surpassing the mark of 236 set by retired coach/athletic director Jack Behringer (1959-88).


PV's Erbe will swims at Westminster College

Panther Valley High School's Brittany Erbe will continue her academic and swimming careers at Westminster College.

Times News


Bethany Softball to Play Baldwin-Wallace in Regionals Thursday

BETHANY, W.Va. – After capturing the program’s 13th PAC championship Saturday, the Bethany College softball team (29-14) will begin play at NCAA Regionals Thursday when it takes on Baldwin-Wallace (Ohio) College at 2 p.m. at Adrian (Mich.) College, who will serve as host for the eight-team Regional.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Guiser selects Geneva College

Frazier senior Josh Guiser will continue his football career at Geneva College. Guiser, a two-way starter at tailback and cornerback for the Commodores, has committed to the Division III school and member of the Presidents Athletic Conference.
Daily Courier


MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011

Local briefs
College baseball: Freshman designated hitter Nick Miller broke a 3-3 tie with an RBI-single in the ninth inning, and pitcher Marc Rizzo was solid in relief as Washington & Jefferson defeated Thomas More, 4-3, Sunday in a PAC game in Crestview Hills, Ky.

Observer Reporter


Bethany Baseball Loses Season Finale 5-2

BETHANY, W.Va. – Westminster made five early runs stand, as the Titans held on for a 5-2 victory over the Bethany College baseball team Sunday afternoon in the Bison’s season finale at Bethany Park.

Ohio Valley Athletics


SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2011

College Corner: Baseball

Westminster College junior Tim Wiand (Owen J. Roberts) knocked in five runs to help the Titans to their fourth-straight win, 9-4, over Saint Vincent. Wiand went 4-for-5 with three doubles, upping his total to 16 this season and breaking the school record (14).

The Mercury


Local Briefs: College baseball
Thomas More swept a PAC doubleheader from visiting Washington & Jefferson, 6-5 and 7-0.

Observer Reporter


Bethany Wins 13th PAC Softball Title

BETHANY, W.Va. – Senior 2B Chelsea Butler (Cortland, Ohio/Lakeview) hit a two-out game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Bethany College softball team a 1-0 win over Thomas More in the PAC Tournament championship game and give the Bison their 13th conference title in school history.

Ohio Valley Athletics



Bison Take Game One of Thiel Series With 11-4 Win

GREENVILLE, Pa. – With the top four batters in the order totaling 11 hits and scoring seven runs and senior Zac Grayson (McKeesport, Pa./South Allegheny) throwing seven strong innings, the Bethany College baseball team claimed the opening game of its conference series with Thiel Friday by an 11-4 score.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Local Roundup: College baseball
Bethany College 11, Thiel College 4 - The Bison led 5-0 in the fifth inning when Laurel Highlands High School graduate Mike Pegg extended the lead with a two-run double.

The Herald-Standard


FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011

  • Local Briefs: College softball
    Sophomore second baseman Stephanie Zur collected four hits and scored three runs during Washington & Jefferson's season-ending doubleheader at Saint Vincent's Bearcat Field Thursday.

  • Observer Reporter

  • Curtis embraces leadership role for Colerain

Colerain High School senior softball player Hannah Curtis leads the Cardinals (7-8 entering play May 6) in just about every offensive category, including average (.419), OBP (.510), hits (18), runs (11), triples (two), home runs (one) and steals (five).


Eagle Soccer Teammates to Stay Together at TMC
TAYLOR MILL – They have been playing together for several years, but three Scott High School seniors thought that time was over. They were wrong, as all three Eagles committed to stay local at Thomas More college in a public ceremony May 5 at the school.




Pasco OT Caleb Morey signs with Saint Vincent College

The Pasco football program sent its fourth senior offensive lineman off to college when tackle Caleb Morey signed with Saint Vincent College today.


Thomas More Baseball

A The Saints’ regular season-ending three-game series this weekend at home against Washington & Jefferson (single game on ) is likely to determine which of the teams hosts next weekend’s President’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference tournament.


Seven players sign National Letter of Intent

HENDERSON CO, KY (WFIE) -Following a very successful season, the Henderson County football team will have seven seniors playing on the college level next year.



Bethany Earns Top Seed, Hosting Rights for 2011 PAC Softball Championship Tournament

WEXFORD, Pa. – Bethany College has earned the top seed and will serve as the host institution for the 2011 PAC Softball Championship Tournament, scheduled for this Friday-Saturday (May 6-7) in Bethany, W.Va.

Ohio Valley Athletics



Saint Vincent's Henry make mark

It wasn't until St. Vincent freshman Max Henry returned to his dorm room late a couple of Mondays ago, flipped open his laptop and began reading about his heroics online that his first collegiate pitching victory truly sank in.
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

College Notebook: College Softball

Waynesburg senior Amanda Baughman is the current Presidents' Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week. A Washington graduate, Baughman batted .555 (15-for-27) with one home run, two doubles, seven walks and nine RBI last week for the Yellow Jackets, who went 4-4. Buaghman also extended her hitting streak to 12 games while raising her team-best batting average to .429. Her six home runs ranks second in the PAC, and she has a league-high 35 RBI.

Observer Reporter


Westminster track team goes from ‘worst to first’
NEW CASTLE — Wanted: One new slogan. “Worst to First” isn’t going to work for the Westminster College men’s track and field team next season.

New Castle News


Thomas More softball thriving on local talent

Several local athletes continue to shine for the Thomas More College softball team. Freshman catcher Stefaney Turner, a Carlisle High School graduate, ranks near the top of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference in multiple statistical categories.

Middletown Journal


Bethany’s Jump PAC Pitcher of the Week for Second Time This Season

WEXFORD, Pa. – After posting a 4-0 record last week and putting the Bethany College softball team in position to secure the top seed for the PAC Tournament, sophomore Emily Jump (Milford, Del./Polytech) was named the PAC Pitcher of the Week for May 2nd for the second time this season.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Plum graduate gets player of the week honors
Geneva College junior pitcher Julie DiLonardo, a Plum graduate, was named the National Christian College Athletic Association's Player of the Week for her performance in four games last week.

Valley News Dispatch

Ridgewood students honored

WEST LAFAYETTE -- Ridgewood High School students Meredith Evans, Katrina Virotsko, Luke Feldner and McKayla Evans recently were honored at a reception at the Muskingum Valley Service Center.

Coshocton Tribune


TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011

Campus Clippings

Geneva: Junior pitcher Julie DiLonardo (Plum) is 21-10 with a 1.69 ERA and is batting .288 with four home runs and 14 RBI for Division III Geneva (23-17).
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Local briefs
Women's softball: Samantha Ladenburger pitched four innings of one-hit ball, while adding two hits and two RBI, to lead Thomas More to a 7-4 Presidents' Athletic Conference softball win over Washington & Jefferson on Sunday.

Observer Reporter


MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011

Also worth noting
Walton-Verona senior basketball player Kelli Dixon has committed to play at Thomas More College. The 5-foot-11 forward helped the Bearcats reach the state tournament for the first time last season.


SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011


College softball: Bethany swept a doubleheader from Washington & Jefferson, 4-1 and 9-1, and took a major step toward clinching the PAC regular-season title.

Observer Reporter




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