Late St. Vincent coach gone, but not forgotten
The picture hangs on a wall above an entrance to the on-campus Carey Center arena, where St. Vincent College basketball games are played.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Retiring St. Vincent coach leaves legacy of transforming athletes
Sure, Jim Bendel resurrected the St. Vincent women's tennis program and led the Bearcats to their best season ever this fall.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Area graduates contribute for Bethany squad
A pair of local graduates, Reece Mabery (Highlands) and Brady Pacific (Kiski Area), have helped lead the Bethany College men's basketball team to a 4-0 start for the first time since the 1966-67 season.

Valley News Dispatch




Campus notes: Former Baldwin soccer star James lands first-team All-PAC honor
Baldwin High School grad Arkangelo James, a sophomore forward on the Bethany College men's soccer team, has been named to the Presidents' Athletic Conference all-star squad as a first-team selection.




College Notes: Galligan, Whitesell impress as freshmen runners
Kristen Galligan's goal when she began running cross country at Washington and Jefferson College this season was to one day make the NCAA Division III Nationals. The Thomas Johnson graduate reached that goal a lot sooner than she expected.
Frederick News Post



Waynesburg men win

The Waynesburg men’s basketball squad won a non-conferense home game Saturday, defeating Mount Union, 55-52.

The Herald-Standard


Sunday's college basketball preview, Nov. 27

Thiel: The Division III Tomcats, members of the Presidents Athletic Conference, toppled Penn State Behrend 65-47 in Greenville on Tuesday. Devon Adams (17.3), Blair Rozenblad (16.5, 7.0) and Ladell Trotty (12.0) pace the attack. The trio combined for 54 points in an 81-74 loss at Edinboro in the 2010-11 season.

Thiel looks to Ringgold's Brownlee to deliver
If Thiel College's men's basketball team is going to win a second straight President's Athletic Conference regular season championship, they will look for Ringgold High School graduate R.J. Brownlee to contribute in several ways.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


College basketball: Waynesburg men slip past Mount Union
Jeff Young came off the bench to score 12 points and Larry Alexander made a clutch three-point shot in the closing minutes as Waynesburg University held off Mount Union, 55-52, in a nonconference game Saturday afternoon at Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse.

Observer Reporter


Inspired Douglas breaks records at St. Vincent
The bond between a father and son is something so special that it lasts a lifetime, and beyond.
Valley Independent




Waynesburg women dealt first loss

Waynesburg suffered its first loss of the year Friday, 62-58, at the hands of Manchester in the Mount Union M Club Tournament.
The Herald-Standard



Presidents pay price for inexperience
When the Washington & Jefferson College men's basketball team began practice in earnest last month, each player should have been issued a name tag. It might have come in handy.

Observer Reporter


Kirkpatrick key to Presidents' victory
MEADVILLE - Senior Ashley Kirkpatrick set career highs with 21 points and 15 rebounds as Washington & Jefferson College defeated Allegheny, 75-71, in a women's nonconference game Tuesday.

Observer Reporter


West Xtra: Women earn first PAC title
Geneva College women's volleyball co-coach Wendy Smith refers to the Golden Tornadoes' long wait to become an NCAA Division III member as "purgatory."
Post Gazette


Waynesburg women win second in a row
The Waynesburg University women’s basketball team won its second in a row Tuesday, opening the home part of the schedule with a 69-45 victory over Hood College.
The Herald-Standard

Bethany Off To Best Start Since 1967-68 Season

The Bethany College men's basketball team had a 17-point second half lead trimmed to three, but the Bison staved off a late Muskingum charge to claim a 71-67 victory Tuesday night to improve to 3-0 for the first time in more than 40 years.
WTOV Steubenville



St. Vincent routs Penn St.-Fayette

David Winns scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds, but Penn State-Fayette (0-5) came up short against St. Vincent (2-0) in NCAA Division III action Monday night, 92-51.
Daily Courier


College Notebook: In swimming
Grove City junior Kait Riesmeyer, a McMurray native and Peters Township graduate, earned two significant weekly honors in recognition of her performance in Grove City's 162-136 victory over Carnegie Mellon Nov. 12.
Observer Reporter




Catching Up With: Former Phillipsburg multi-sport athlete Bill Dukett

Bill Dukett's story is a love story. The first love for Dukett, a 1966 graduate of Phillipsburg High School, he found early, as he married his high school sweetheart, Shirley, who grew up three blocks from him in Phillipsburg.


College basketball: Davenport decks W&J in title game
James Humphrey led six Davenport players in double figures with 18 points Sunday afternoon and the undefeated Panthers defeated Washington & Jefferson 100-47 in the championship game of the Washington Area Teachers Federal Credit Union tournament at Henry Memorial Center.

Observer Reporter


Fill in the blanks ... Thomas More's Nick Gramke

For the first 18 years of his life, Nick Gramke was out of place - at least according to his family members.




Saints Rally Falls Short in 24-21 Loss to Franklin In NCAA First Round

The 18th-ranked Thomas More College football team's rally fell short as the Saints fell, 24-21, to 16th-ranked Franklin today (Saturday, November 19, 2011) in the first round of the NCAA Division III Football Championship Playoff at Stewart "Red" Faught Stadium in Franklin, Indiana.


Local Briefs: College swimming
Senior Abbey Woodward finished in first place on the 1-meter board to lead the Washington & Jefferson College diving team at the Carnegie Mellon University Diving Invitational.
Observer Reporter

College basketball: W&J men rally to reach tournament title game
Zach Bellhy and Andy Carter each scored 17 points and Washington & Jefferson rallied from an 11-point deficit in the final 14 minutes Saturday night to take a 62-52 victory over Pitt-Titusville in the first round of the Washington Teachers Credit Union Tournament at Henry Memorial Center.

Observer Reporter

St. Vincent rally falls short against Lebanon Valley

Aaron Smetanka's 8-yard touchdown run on the first play of the fourth quarterback gave visiting St. Vincent its first lead of the day, but Lebanon Valley rallied in the final stanza to defeat the Bearcats, 23-15, and win the ECAC South-West Bowl at Arnold Field.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

District Roundup: Other games
Bethany 48, King's 0: In a non-conference game that was postponed because of flooding in eastern Pennsylvania in September, the Bison (5-5) trounced visiting King's College (1-9). Eric Walker became Bethany's all-time rushing leader with 132 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. He needed 31 to set the record and finished with 3,047 yards.
Post Gazette

Kentuckiana Roundup

Franklin 24, Thomas More 21: The visiting Saints (9-2) dug themselves a 17-0 hole in the first half and never caught the Grizzlies (10-1) in the first round of the Division III playoffs.
Courier Journal


Shootout ends Waynesburg's season

Saturday’s ECAC South Atlantic Bowl was a clinic of offense as the teams combined for 1,025 yards and 50 first downs in Waynesburg’s 48-27 loss to Widener University in Chester, Pa.
The Herald-Standard

Thomas More's rally falls short in 24-21 loss
FRANKLIN, Ind. – A first half of missed scoring opportunities that led to Thomas More falling behind 17-0 at halftime proved to be just a bit too much for the Saints to overcome in the second half of their NCAA Division III first-round playoff game on Saturday.

Walker Sets Record in Bethany Victory
Senior ends career as school’s all-time leading rusher
BETHANY - In addition to scoring two touchdowns, Bethany College senior running back Eric Walker ran for 132 yards to become the all-time leading rusher in school history as the Bison shutout King's 48-0 on Saturday afternoon in the season finale.
The Intelligencer


Pass-happy Widener topples Waynesburg
Waynesburg University's defense gave up 41 points in the second half Saturday as Widener rallied to defeat the Yellow Jackets 48-27 in the ECAC South Atlantic Bowl in Chester.

Observer Reporter




Dangerous Owens May Be Key to Thomas More Advancing
While Thomas More sophomore running back Domonique Hayden was selected Presidents' Athletic Conference Player of the Year, it's senior running back Kendall Owens who defenses scheme against.


New system works for W&J
Moments after a maddening loss in a close game last season, Washington & Jefferson College women's basketball coach Jina DeRubbo said that if things didn't change for Presidents, she'd find 14 new players for the 2011-12 season.

Observer Reporter


Other Games Today
Saint Vincent (6-4) at Lebanon Valley (7-3), noon, Arnold Field, Annville, Pa.: This game is the ECAC Division III Southwest Bowl, and it marks the first time Saint Vincent is playing a postseason contest since 1949, when the Bearcats defeated Emory & Henry, 7-6, in the Tangerine Bowl.
Post Gazette

Briefs: Men's basketball
Penn State-Beaver opened with a six-point run and never trailed as it defeated Waynesburg University, 85-77, in a non-conference game played in Monaca.
Observer Reporter




District college football weekend preview
St. Vincent earned its first postseason berth in more than 60 years by claiming a spot in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Southwest Bowl. In 1949, the Bearcats defeated Emory & Henry, 7-6, in the Tangerine Bowl, clinching a 10-0 record.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Around the District
The Waynesburg football team accepted an invitation to play in the ECAC Division III South Atlantic Bowl and will travel to Widener on Saturday.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Sports Shorts

Soccer, Shipley top player: Washington & Jefferson sophomore and Southmoreland graduate Holly Shipley was named the PAC Women's Soccer Player of the Year and earned All-PAC First Team honors. Shipley was third in the conference with 12 goals and eight assists, and second with 32 points. She has scored 25 goals and totaled 19 assists in her first two years, moving into fourth place all-time in total points, goals scored and assists.
The Herald Standard

A Look in the Mirror

Conference champion for the fourth time in the last five years.
Two playoff wins in the last five years.
Lost to North Central in its first playoff appearance during its recent run of success.

Local players earn volleyball, football honors
The Presidents' Athletic Conference announced this year's All-PAC players for women's volleyball Thursday. Three local players were recognized.
Connellsville Daily Courier

Sports Town: Alumni Update from Saint Vincent College

Saint Vincent senior quarterback Aaron Smetanka was selected to the 2011 All-Presidents' Athletic Conference Offensive Football First Team.
Post Gazette





The Thomas More women's basketball team has been picked first and the men's team fourth in the nine-team Presidents' Athletic Conference in a preseason poll of conference head coaches and sports information directors. The women's team has won six straight regular-season titles.

Southmoreland grad stands out in conference
The Washington & Jefferson women's soccer team didn't end its season the way it had hoped but, for sophomore Holly Shipley, the season will be memorable nonetheless.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


TMC football tickets on sale

Thomas More College’s 500 ticket allotment for the NCAA Division III Football Championship first round game between the Saints and Franklin College will be on sale in the Thomas More athletic offices on Wednesday from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Thursday from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $4 for students with a valid ID.


Sisters lead Bethany to ECAC title

Seniors Megan and Tiffany Hoffman have been defensive stalwarts for the Bethany volleyball team this season.
Zanesville Times Recorder

Briefs: College wrestling
Waynesburg University opened its season in stellar fashion as the Yellow Jackets won at Shippensburg, ranked No. 20 in Division II, 21-15 in a non-conference match Wednesday.
Observer Reporter




Honor Roll

Running back Domonique Hayden of Thomas More has been named the Player of the Year in the Presidents Athletic Conference. Hayden who is only a sophomore, rushed for 756 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also caught 36 passes.


College notebook: Spalding becomes goal-oriented force for Bethany
Cassie Spalding recently capped a stellar career at Bethany College, where she established herself as one of the top offensive soccer players in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.

Observer Reporter


Sports Town: Alumni Update from Grove City College

Grove City junior Kait Riesmeyer was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Women's Swimmer of the Week as she posted three individual victories last Saturday for the Wolverines against Carnegie Mellon.
Post Gazette


Allegheny can’t stop Bison in second half
November 16, 2011 7:00 a.m. — The Allegheny men’s basketball team’s youth was noticeable during an 82-60 season-opening loss to Bethany on Tuesday night at the David V. Wise Center.
Meadville Tribune


Bethany Comes Up Short in Upset Attempt

Senior guard Audra Droginske come off the Bethany College bench to score 13 of her team-high 15 points in the second half to fuel a furious rally that came up short as the Bison dropped a 69-61 decision to nationally ranked Denison University during Tuesday night's mutual NCAA Division III season opener at Hummel Field House.
The Intelligencer

Keepers of the Cup
GCC routs Thiel in county rivalry clash: The Grove City College Wolverines (3-5, 3-7) jumped out to a 21-0 lead on Saturday and cruised to a 35-3 win over Thiel (0-8, 0-10) at Alumni Stadium in the 28th annual Mercer County Cup Game.
Allied News




Football & Swimming
Logan Belinda (State College, Westminster) had five receptions for 37 yards. Westminster finished with a 5-5 record.

Centre Daily Times

Waynesburg in ECAC game
The Waynesburg University football team will play one more game this season. The Yellow Jackets have accepted a bid to play in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference South Atlantic Bowl.

Observer Reporter


Briefs: Lombardo gets PAC honor
Waynesburg University sophomore Sam Lombardo enjoyed an impressive debut to the wrestling season Saturday at the Mt. Union Invitational.

Observer Reporter




No. 19 Thomas More Football to Play No. 16 Franklin in NCAA First Round
The 19th-ranked Thomas More College football team will make its sixth appearance in the NCAA Division III Football playoffs when travels to Franklin, Indiana to play 16th-ranked Franklin College in a first round game on Saturday (November 19, 2011) at 12 noon at Faught Stadium.


Thomas More to face Franklin (Ind.) in first round of playoffs
While the Thomas More football team’s win over Mount St. Joseph in Saturday’s Bridge Bowl wasn’t enough to land it a first-round home game in the NCAA Division III playoffs, it did provide it with a much needed confidence boost heading into the playoffs.

Washington & Jefferson Sweeps Baldwin-Wallace

Washington & Jefferson College senior Brittany Vogel (Butler, Pa./Butler) and freshmen Jessica Sweitzer (Laurel, Md./Seton Keough) and Jake Meyers (Richboro, Pa./Council Rock North) were all triple winners in the Presidents’ swimming and diving sweep of Baldwin-Wallace on Saturday afternoon.

GCC beats Thiel for 5th straight Mercer County Cup

The Grove City College Wolverines (3-5, 3-7) jumped out to a 21-0 lead on Saturday and cruised to a 35-3 win over Thiel (0-8, 0-10) at Alumni Stadium in the 28th annual Mercer County Cup Game.
The Herald-Sharon




Bethany Repeats As ECAC South Champs
BETHANY - The Bethany volleyball team won its second consecutive ECAC South Region Tournament Championship on Saturday by defeating Swarthmore 3-0 (25-16, 25-11, 25-18) in the semifinals and PAC rival Saint Vincent 3-1 (21-25, 25-20, 25-13, 25-23) in the championship match at Hummel Field House.
The Intelligencer


Saint Vincent Edges Bethany
LATROBE, Pa. - Saint Vincent scored the go-ahead touchdown with 9:33 to play and stopped Bethany's final drive with an interception in the end zone with 1:15 to play, as the Bearcats held on for a 20-14 victory against the Bison on Saturday.
The Intelligencer

Thomas More Rallies to Defeat MSJ, 33-28, to Win Bridge Bowl XVI
(CINCINNATI, Ohio) - The 19th-ranked Thomas More College football team rallied to defeat across-the-river rival, the College of Mount St. Joseph, 33-28, today (Saturday, November 12, 2011) in Bridge Bowl XVI at Schueler Field in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Saints rally to win Bridge Bowl XVI, 33-28
CINCINNATI - A true battle took place on the campus of Mount St. Joe College this afternoon.


Saturday's Area College Games

Geneva 23, Westminster 10: Rocco Collavecchia set a Geneva record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a game as he ran 185 yards on 27 attempts for the Golden Tornaodes (4-6, 4-4 Presidents’ Athletic Conference).


W&J wins with finishing kick
To inspire his players before the regular-season finale against arch-rival Waynesburg, Mike Sirianni called this game Washington & Jefferson College's Super Bowl.

Observer Reporter


Briefs: Three players earn honors
BETHANY - Bethany College volleyball players Megan and Tiffany Hoffman and Jessica Zavatchen earned Capital One First Team Academic All-District II honors, as announced Friday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
The Herald Star

Division III
Washington & Jefferson 24, Waynesburg 21 -- Eric Eberle's 34-yard field goal as time expired lifted W&J (6-4, 5-3) to a Presidents' Athletic Conference win over Waynesburg (5-4, 5-3). W&J raced to a 21-0 halftime lead on the strength of three TD passes from Taylor Hockman to Alex Baroffio, who caught 10 passes for 207 yards. Waynesburg's Josh Graham threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Other Games

Washington & Jefferson 24, Waynesburg 21: Eric Eberle kicked a career long 34-yard field goal with no time left to give the Presidents (6-4, 5-3) the home win in the Presidents' Athletic Conference game against the Yellow Jackets (5-4, 5-3).

Post Gazette


W&J nips Jackets on last-second FG

Waynesburg scored 21 unanswered points in the second half Saturday, but PAC rival Washington & Jefferson scored the final three on Eri Eberle’s 34-yard field goal with no time remaining for a thrilling 24-21 home victory.
The Herald-Standard

Week 11 Wrap-Up

Two teams that had already clinched narrowly avoided upsets on Saturday, as Johns Hopkins squeaked past McDaniel 28-24 and Thomas More scored 12 fourth-quarter points to rally past rival Mount St. Joseph 33-28.


Geneva's Collavechia has Titan-ic day

NEW WILMINGTON -- In the final minute of the first half, the Westminster College defense stopped Geneva quarterback Rocco Collavecchia on a fourth down attempt inside the 1-yard line.
Beaver County Times



Other Games

Waynesburg (5-3) at Washington & Jefferson (5-4), 1:30 p.m., Cameron Stadium: The Presidents' Athletic Conference version of the Backyard Brawl has W&J leading the series, 35-3. The Presidents have won 19 of the past 20 meetings

Post Gazette


Much at stake for Bridge Bowl rivals Saints, Lions
The Thomas More College football team probably cost itself the chance to host a first-round NCAA Division III playoff game next week when it suffered its first loss of the season last week to Waynesburg, but there's still plenty on the line when it faces rival College of Mount St. Joseph in today's Bridge Bowl.




Thomas More Men's Basketball Picked Fourth in PAC

(WEXFORD, Pa.) - The Thomas More College men's basketball team has been picked finish fourth this season in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), according to the 2011-12 PAC preseason poll. Voters included conference head coaches and sports information directors in the PAC.


Thomas More Women Picked to Win PAC Championship

(WEXFORD, Pa.) - The Thomas More College women's basketball team has been picked to capture the 2011-12 championship in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), according to the 2011-12 PAC preseason poll. Voters included conference head coaches and sports information directors in the PAC.

Freedom's Lehocky changes game for The Game

Shawn Lehocky saw a season start with low expectations and then played a meaningful game in October.
Beaver County Times

For W&J, game against Waynesburg is 'Super Bowl'
When this game was listed on the schedule in the usual 10th week position, Washington & Jefferson College's football team thought it would be a game important enough to secure a spot in the NCAA Division III playoffs.

Observer Reporter


Others to Watch
Waynesburg upset Thomas More this past weekend, snapping the Saints' 29-game regular-season winning streak.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

A PAC stunner
Even though Thomas More had clinched its fourth consecutive Presidents' Athletic Conference football title, Waynesburg turned more than a few heads with its 26-23 upset of the Saints, snapping a 26-game PAC winning streak.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Other women's basketball previews

Thomas More, Last season: 30-1 overall, 16-0 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC regular season champion and tournament champion), lost in third round of NCAA Division III Tournament.




Norwin baseball sending five into collegiate ranks

It takes talent to put together a 17-1 season, as Norwin did last baseball season, and college scouts took notice.
Norwin Star

College Roundup: Women's Volleyball

Second-seeded Bethany College eliminated Marywood from the ECAC South Region with a three-game sweep in the quarterfinals.
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader


Jackets' women PAC favorite; Thiel the pick in men's poll
The Waynesburg University women's basketball team won 21 games a year ago and advanced past the first round of the Presidents' Athletic Conference tournament for the first time in five years.

Observer Reporter


Local Briefs: Women's swimming
Washington & Jefferson's women's swimming and diving team won all 13 events during an 118-66 victory over Chatham in a PAC meet at Henry Memorial Natatorium.
Observer Reporter

The Thiel College men's team and Thomas More women's team top the preseason polls in the Presidents' Athletic Conference. Thiel, which finished 20-7 last season, was picked ahead of Bethany and Saint Vincent in the voting of coaches and sports information directors.

Post Gazette


Westminster/Dolsak Ready for Season
Now that the team is comfortable it's time that it gets over the hump. That's how you would describe the Westminster College women's basketball team as it enters the 2011-12 season. Last season it took a while for the Titans to get their offense to gel. Now, with five players returning who started at least 11 games including a sixth player who ended the season as a starter, Westminster anticipates improvements this year.

Connellsville grad kicks it up at Waynesburg
When Katrina Kelly played soccer at Connellsville High School, she was recognized as one of the team's top players. As it turned out, her strong play at Connellsville continued through her career as the goalkeeper for the Waynesburg University women's soccer team.

Connellsville Daily Courier


Football & Volleyball

Junior Gage Lotozo caught a 2-yard touchdown pass and made seven tackles and junior Cody Eyerman saw time on special teams in Bethany College's 33-14 victory over Grove City. Both are Sheridan products and have played in all eight games as Lotozo has two TD receptions and collected 31 tackles for the Bison.
Zanesville Times Recorder



No. 6 Thomas More Football Falls, 26-23 to Waynesburg

(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - The sixth-ranked Thomas More College football team fell, 26-23, to Waynesburg University today (Saturday, November 5, 2011) in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) game at The Bank of Kentucky Field in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.

Presidents get back on track against Thiel
Washington & Jefferson College's up-and-down football season hit a high note Saturday as the Presidents defeated visiting Thiel 21-7 in a PAC game at Cameron Stadium.

Observer Reporter


Division III
Waynesburg 26, Thomas More 23 -- Chris Marini's 24-yard field goal with 2:39 left snapped a tie and helped Waynesburg (5-3, 5-2) upset No. 6 Thomas More (8-1, 7-1) in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game. Waynesburg's Josh Graham was 27 of 50 for 250 yards and two touchdowns.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Other Games
Waynesburg 26, Thomas More 23: The Yellow Jackets (5-3, 5-2) pulled off an upset in the Presidents' Athletic Conference with the road win at Thomas More (8-1, 7-1). Chris Marini kicked a 24-yard field goal with 2:39 left for the winning points. Waynesburg quarterback Josh Graham was 27 of 51 passing for 250 yards and two scores.

Post Gazette


Kentuckiana Roundup

Waynesburg 26, Thomas More 23: Chris Marini’s 24-yard field goal with 2:39 to play proved to be the game-winner as the the Saints (8-1, 7-1 Presidents’ Athletic) lost at home to the Yellow Jackets (5-3, 5-2).
Courier Journal


Jackets stun Thomas More, 26-23

Waynesburg University ended Thomas More’s 29-game regular season winning streak with a 26-23 victory in Kentucky.
The Herald Standard

Thomas More, Albion fall after clinching
Josh Graham completed 27 of 51 passes for 250 yards and Waynesburg rallied after coughing up a 23-7 lead to knock off No. 8 Thomas More 26-23.

Waynesburg beats Thomas More 26-23
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky - The 29 game regular season winning streak is over. Saturday afternoon, Waynesburg University upset Thomas More by the score of 26-23.


Bethany Back To .500 Mark
BETHANY - After a scoreless first half by both teams, the Bethany College football team exploded in the second half for five touchdowns and went to post a 33-14 victory against visiting Grove City Saturday afternoon at Bison Stadium.
The Intelligencer

No. 6 Thomas More suffers first defeat

Sixth-ranked Thomas More College fell 26-23 to Waynesburg in a Presidents' Athletic Conference Division III game Saturday at The Bank of Kentucky Field in Crestview Hills.

Waynesburg stuns PAC champion
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - Chris Marini kicked a 24-yard field goal with 2:39 remaining Saturday afternoon to give Waynesburg University a 26-23 victory over previously undefeated Thomas More in a Presidents' Athletic Conference football game.

Observer Reporter




Small colleges: Opponents feast on W&J turnovers
To understand just how much a problem turnovers have been to Washington & Jefferson College's football team, consider this: Of the 239 NCAA Division III football programs, W&J is 28th in total offense. In the turnover category, however, the Presidents are 191st, and in fumbles lost they are 204.

Observer Reporter

Washington & Jefferson's Sirianni trying to right wobbly football season

The question is out there: What happened to the Washington & Jefferson College football team this season?
Post Gazette

Bethany Eyes a Victory vs. Grove City

BETHANY - After taking its bye week to get healthy and recharge for the final run of the regular season, the Bethany College football team will welcome Grove City to Bison Stadium Saturday for a PAC clash. Kickoff is slated for 1:30 p.m.
The Intelligencer


Locals on college rosters: Johnson rewriting record book as Saint Vincent's top tackler

Anthony Johnson is a hard man to elude. The senior linebacker leads Saint Vincent College with 81 tackles in eight games. The Fort Pierce Westwood graduate also had 8.5 tackles for minus 25 yards, half a sack for minus 1, one forced fumble and four pass breakups. Johnson leads the President's Athletic Conference in total tackles and tackles per game.

Briefs: PAC soccer
The Waynesburg University women's soccer team came up short in its bid for the school's first Presidents' Athletic Conference championship Friday afternoon. Thomas More controlled the tempo of the game and defeated the Yellow Jackets 3-0 in the title game in Crestview Hills, Ky.
Observer Reporter

Thomas More's Zach Autenrieb is chasing NCAA DIII 'pick' record

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. -- When Zach Autenrieb was a freshman at Elder High School, he played wide receiver and had hopes of breaking his dad's school receiving records. That didn't happen, but a position switch to defensive back a year later helped pave the way for him to be on pace now to set an NCAA record.




Wear black for Thomas More home football game
Fans are encouraged to wear black to the sixth-ranked Thomas More College football team’s regular season home finale on Saturday (November 5, 2011) as the Saints look to “Blackout the Yellow Jackets” at The Bank of Kentucky Field at 1 p.m. TMC will play Waynesburg.


Other Games to Watch
Waynesburg at No. 6/8 Thomas More — 1:30 p.m. Saturday: Waynesburg succumbed to the toughest four-game stretch in the PAC this season, dropping two straight to Westminster (Pa.) and St. Vincent after starting 4-0 in the conference, with Thomas More and Washington & Jefferson on tap.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review




We're In

Eighth-ranked Thomas More clinched its fourth straight Presidents' Athletic Conference title and NCAA tournament automatic qualifier in a 27-10 win over Westminster. Collin Wallace caught nine passes for 112 yards for Westminster.




College Insider
Four local players are on the roster at Thomas More, where the Saints have clinched their fourth straight outright Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship.
Middletown Journal


PAC Soccer
Susie Godwin took a pass from teammate Courtney Ebersole and scored the match's only goal in the 22nd minute as Waynesburg University upset top-seeded Washington & Jefferson 1-0 Tuesday night in a Presidents' Athletic Conference women's soccer tournament semifinals at Alexandre Stadium.




Thomas More's Zach Autenrieb Named PAC Football Defensive Player of the Week

(WEXFORD, Pa.) - Thomas More College junior defensive back Zach Autenrieb (Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder) was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Football Defensive Player of the Week today (Monday, October 31, 2011) by the conference office.





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