WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
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.
Retiring St. Vincent coach leaves legacy of transforming
Sure, Jim Bendel resurrected the St. Vincent women's
tennis program and led the Bearcats to their best season
ever this fall.
Area graduates contribute for
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
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
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.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
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
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011
Waynesburg men win
The Waynesburg men’s basketball
squad won a non-conferense home game Saturday, defeating
Mount Union, 55-52.
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.
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
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.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2011
Waynesburg women dealt first
Waynesburg suffered its first
loss of the year Friday, 62-58, at the hands of Manchester
in the Mount Union M Club Tournament.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Presidents pay price for
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
Kirkpatrick key to
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.
West Xtra: Women earn first
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."
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.
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.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
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.
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.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
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.
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.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2011
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
Local Briefs: College
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shootout ends Waynesburg's
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.
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
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
Pass-happy Widener topples
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.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011
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
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.
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.
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.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011
District college football
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.
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.
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.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
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
Southmoreland grad stands out
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.
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
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, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
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
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.
Allegheny can’t stop Bison in
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.
Bethany Comes Up Short in
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.
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.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
Football & Swimming
Logan Belinda (State College, Westminster) had five
receptions for 37 yards. Westminster finished with a 5-5
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.
Briefs: Lombardo gets PAC
Waynesburg University sophomore Sam Lombardo enjoyed an
impressive debut to the wrestling season Saturday at the Mt.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
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
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.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011
Bethany Repeats As ECAC South
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
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
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
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
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.
Briefs: Three players earn
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
The Herald Star
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
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).
W&J nips Jackets on
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
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.
Geneva's Collavechia has
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
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011
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
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.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
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
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
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.
Others to Watch
WAYNESBURG at WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON — 1:30 p.m.
Waynesburg upset Thomas More this past weekend, snapping the
Saints' 29-game regular-season winning streak.
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.
Other women's basketball
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.
College Roundup: Women's
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.
Local Briefs: Women's
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.
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.
Westminster/Dolsak Ready for
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
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2011
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Jackets stun Thomas More,
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
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
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
No. 6 Thomas More suffers
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
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2011
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.
Washington & Jefferson's Sirianni trying to right wobbly
The question is out there: What happened to the Washington &
Jefferson College football team this season?
Bethany Eyes a Victory vs.
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.
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.
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.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011
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.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
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.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
Four local players are on the roster at Thomas More, where
the Saints have clinched their fourth straight outright
Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship.
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.