District college football weekend preview
Washington & Jefferson at Westminster: Washington & Jefferson has lost twice in the past three weeks and wants to keep its playoff hopes alive. The Presidents have won 10 straight against Westminster, including 49-7 victories in the past two years.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


College Notebook: Notes

Junior Christian Sutton (Cardinal O’Hara) scored a pair of touchdowns to lift Saint Vincent to a 36-14 victory over Thiel.

Delaware County Daily Times




Women's soccer: Courtney Ebersole scored her team-leading 12th goal of the season and senior goalkeeper Katrina Kelly was in net during the Waynesburg's 1-0 victory against the Quakers.

Observer Reporter


Sports Shorts: Soccer
Shipley top W&J scorer: Southmoreland graduate Holly Shipley is tied with Chrissy Marcius, a Norwin graduate, for the scoring lead at Washington & Jefferson College. Shipley, a sophomore, and Marcius both have 11 points, while Shipley leads the Presidents with 19 shots on goal.

Game Notes

Robert Kues passed for 227 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Thomas More to a 35-32 win over Washington and Jefferson. Shaquille Jinks recorded 12 tackles and a fumble. Matt Bliss connected on 30 of 50 passes for 326 yards and two touchdowns for the Presidents in the loss. Ian Hennessy and Nathan Melhorn each notched 13 tackles.


Bethany Goes To Waynesburg For a PAC Showdown
BETHANY -- The Bethany College football team will try to win its third road game in as many tries this season Saturday when the Bison travel down to Waynesburg for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff against the Yellow Jackets.


Grove City’s Roberts earns win 598
The Grove City College volleyball team improved to 9-7 Wednesday night by picking up a 25-14, 25-13, 25-8 victory over visiting La Roche in non-conference action in the Grove City College Arena.

Senior Tiffany Hoffman made 24 digs and twin sister and fellow senior Megan added 13 digs as Bethany College swept a triangular with Washington & Jefferson and Waynesburg during the weekend.
Zanesville Times Recorder

Cross Country

Waynesburg University (Pa.) freshman Luke Feldner finished 150th in 32:02. The former Ridgewood runner's next race will be the DeSales University Invitational on Oct. 8.
Coshocton Tribune



St. Vincent finally tops .500 -- again
The St. Vincent College football team is enjoying a winning record for the first time since 1961, a year before the school folded the program, then resuscitated it in 2007 after a 44-year absence.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



Women's soccer: Sophomore reserve forward Cheyenne Mangold scored a career-high four goals as Washington & Jefferson routed Franciscan 8-0 in nonconference action Tuesday.

Observer Reporter


PTHS Alum Scores College Golf Success
Peters Township High School Class of 2008 alum Pamela K. Bonneau has made a name for herself in college-level sports by doing what she’s been doing for nearly 15 years.


Washington & Jefferson at Westminster (Pa.) Game Notes
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The game notes for the Westminster College football team's Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) home game vs. Washington & Jefferson on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. are now online.

Thomas More edges W&J, 35-32
Turnovers are usually the deciding factor in big games. That was true Saturday when Thomas More took on Washington & Jefferson in a Presidents' Athletic Conference showdown at Cameron Stadium.
Post Gazette


Anuwe PAC honoree; Waynesburg University's Jude Anuwe was named the PAC Offensive Player of the Week after the freshman forward helped the Yellow Jackets to a 3-0 week. He scored two goals, including the game-winner in a 2-1 overtime road victory at Marietta.



Walker's homecoming a good one against Geneva

BEAVER FALLS - Eric Walker was playing for the final time in Beaver County, and he made his finale memorable. The New Brighton graduate scored three touchdowns as Bethany defeated Geneva, 48-27.
Beaver County Times


Saturday’s area college games

Waynesburg 32, Grove City 26: The Yellow Jackets (2-1, 2-0 PAC) gave Grove City (0-4, 0-2) 116 yards on 14 penalties and trailed for a large portion game in large part because of them. However, impact players on both sides of the ball were able to save the game for the Jackets. Grove City’s offense was paced by running back Blaine Miller, who scored three touchdowns as part of a 21-carry, 58-yard day. Quarterback Brian Pell’s (13-of-28, 169 yards, TD) favorite target on the day was Anthony Ritchie, who hauled in a game-high six balls for 96 yards and a score.


Mistakes break Presidents
It's not something that appears on the laminated game-plan cards coaches hold along the sidelines, but it is a vital portion to any football game.

Observer Reporter


W&J comes up short against Thomas More
It took some time for Thomas More to establish itself as the class of the Division III Presidents' Athletic Conference. When the three-time defending champions finally did, it took some swagger from previous perennial favorite Washington & Jefferson.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Division III
St. Vincent 36, Thiel 14 -- Aaron Smetanka passed for 284 yards and three touchdowns for St. Vincent (2-1, 1-0) in its Presidents' Athletic Conference victory at Thiel (0-4, 0-2). Christian Sutton and Hue Ehredt each caught a touchdown pass and ran for a score for the winners. Grove City's Andrew Miller passed for 183 yards and a TD.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Jackets survive penalties against Grove City
Waynesburg piled up 116 yards in penalties but overcame them for a 32-26 win over the Wolverines at Grove City.
Herald Standard

Saints, Saxons grab big wins

No. 8 Thomas More defeated Washington and Jefferson 35-32 to seize control of the PAC while No. 16 Alfred started a wide-open Empire 8 race with a big victory.


Thomas More escapes Washington & Jefferson with a 35-32 win
WASHINGTON, Pa. - The eight-ranked Thomas More Saints withstood their toughest challenge to date and get the win over Washington & Jefferson 35-32.


No. 8 TMC survives struggle on road

WASHINGTON, Pa. - Eighth-ranked Thomas More College defeated Washington & Jefferson College 35-32 in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game at Cameron Stadium. The Saints improved to 3-0 overall, 2-0 PAC. The Presidents fell to 2-2 and 1-1.


Waynesburg nets final touchdown, victory
GROVE CITY - Waynesburg University's defense made two fourth-quarter stops and wide receiver Jeff Young caught a 38-yard touchdown pass with 8:49 to play Saturday afternoon to lift Waynesburg to a 32-26 victory over Grove City in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game.

Observer Reporter



Men's soccer: Capital scored three times in the final 45 minutes and defeated Washington & Jefferson 3-1. Dan McCarthy scored two goals and Nick Elhy one for Capital (4-3). Freshman Jerry Grimes scored the first goal of his career in the 87th minute for W&J.
Observer Reporter



Other games today
Thomas More (2-0) at Washington & Jefferson (2-1), 1:30 p.m., Cameron Stadium: Both are 1-0 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, and this game could go a long way toward deciding the title. ... Thomas More is the three-time defending PAC champion and has won the past three meetings, including a 29-21 victory last year. ...

Post Gazette



College Notebook: Another Chance for W&J to Topple Thomas More

The schools are more than four hours apart, but the rivalry between the football teams at Thomas More and Washington & Jefferson couldn't be more intense.That's what happens when the school from Crestview Hills, Ky., replaces the school from Washington for dominance in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.


Waynesburg Wrestler Picked For No. 1 Spot

After finishing fourth in the NCAA Division III championships last season, Alex Crown is looking for what's in his name: a national crown. He took his first step this week. The Waynesburg junior was picked No. 1 in the 125-pound weight class by heading into the 2011-12 season.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


District College Football Weekend Preview

GAME OF THE WEEK - NO. 8 THOMAS MORE AT WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON  - 1:30 p.m. Saturday - Washington & Jefferson lost its first home game this season to Delaware Valley, and it hasn't lost back-to-back home games since 1998. But Thomas More is really good.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



W&J tackle relishes role as protector, leader
Presidents’ Athletic Conference title hopes hinge heavily on Saturday's clash between eighth-ranked Thomas More and Washington and Jefferson.


Men's soccer
Mike Ferraco scored goals four minutes apart as Carnegie Mellon University surged to an early lead and beat host Washington & Jefferson, 5-1, in a non-conference match.

Observer Reporter


Junior Gage Lotozo made five tackles on defense and played two series at fullback as Bethany College (1-1) lost 31-14 to Washington and Jefferson in its Presidents Athletic Conference opener. Junior Cody Eyerman also contributed on special teams, and both are Sheridan grads.

Zanesville Times Recorder


St. Vincent's cross country runner Mejia has been pleasant surprise
St. Vincent College cross country runner Ivette Mejia might be one of Latrobe's best-kept secrets.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


W&J-Thomas More Game Notes
No. 8 Thomas More College (2-0, 1-0 PAC) at Washington & Jefferson College (2-1, 1-0 PAC)


Local VB Stars Lead Thiel to Victory

GREENVILLE, Pa. – The Thiel College women's volleyball squad rolled to a 3-0 victory over visiting Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) rival Grove City College in their 2011 home opener Tuesday evening at Beeghly Gymnasium.



Football & Soccer
Logan Belinda (State College, Westminster) has one reception for nine yards. Westminster is 2-1.
Centre Daily Times


No. 8 ranking highest ever for TMC Saints

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. -- The Thomas More College football team (2-0) moved up to No. 8 in the internet website’s Top 25 ranking and earned its highest ranking in 22 years of football.


Fill in the blanks ... Jim Hilvert

Jim Hilvert just began his fifth season as head football coach at Thomas More College. His team is 2-0 after beating Geneva on Saturday.

Thomas More looks sharp, 41-6 win over Geneva
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - What continues to be a dominant team, the Saints of Thomas More College rack up yet another win Saturday over Geneva College 41-6.


W&J Downs Bethany
BETHANY - Washington and Jefferson receiver Alex Baroffio made pivotal plays the entire evening and helped the Presidents post their 29th consecutive victory against Bethany following a 31-14 Presidents' Athletic Conference triumph Saturday night under the lights at Bison Stadium.
The Intelligencer

Division III
Washington & Jefferson 31, Bethany (W.Va.) 14 -- In Bethany, W.Va., Alex Baroffio caught five passes for 100 yards and a touchdown as Washington & Jefferson (2-1, 1-0) opened its Presidents' Athletic Conference schedule with a victory over Bethany (W.Va.) (1-1, 0-1).

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Kentuckiana Notebook

Thomas More 41, Geneva 6: Domonique Hayden scored four touchdowns to lead the Saints (2-0, 1-0 Presidents’ Athletic Conference) to a rout of the visiting Golden Tornadoes (0-3, 0-1).
The Courier-Journal


Yellow Jackets throttle Tomcats, 46-7

WAYNESBURG — After having 14 days off unexpectedly, the Waynesburg University football team overcame some rust and was able to defeat Thiel College, 46-7, in their Presidents' Athletic Conference opener Saturday afternoon.

The Herald-Standard


W&J beats Bethany for 29th consecutive time
BETHANY, W.Va. - Washington & Jefferson pulled away in the second half Saturday night and defeated Bethany for the 29th consecutive time, 31-14, in the Presidents' Athletic Conference opener.

Observer Reporter


Rested Waynesburg crushes Thiel
WAYNESBURG - Last week, Waynesburg University's football team got an unexpected but welcomed week off when its game against Wilkes was postponed because of flooding in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Observer Reporter


Locals Lead Thiel Volleyball in Split
BETHANY, W. Va. – The Thiel College women's volleyball squad opened its 2011 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) season Saturday morning at Bethany College, falling in their opener to the host Bison 3-2 before recording a 3-1 win over Saint Vincent College.

Salem's Pasquinelli Shines for Titans

The Westminster College football team never trailed in its Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) opener as the Titans improved to 2-1 for the first time since 2008 by winning 25-20 at Grove City Saturday night. The Titans, who also won their PAC opener for the first time since 2007, led 25-13 entering the fourth quarter before hanging on for the win. Grove City is now 0-3 overall and 0-1 in the PAC.



NCAA Football: Rivals Meet Under the Lights

Grove City College opens Presidents’ Athletic Conference play tonight still in search of its first win in 2011.
Allied News


Geneva Football Working Back to the PAC
BEAVER FALLS — A.J. Delmonico is in his early 20s, but he has long been a part of the Geneva football tradition. Even before his years as a wide receiver at Blackhawk High School, Delmonico would spend fall Saturdays in the steep steel bleachers at Reeves Field, maybe even picturing himself as a member of one of the oldest programs in the East.
Beaver County Times


Local Briefs: Women's & Men's soccer
Susie Godwin scored less than two minutes into Waynesburg University's match at Muskingum and the Yellow Jackets remained in control throughout for a 3-1 non-conference victory.
Observer Reporter




Briefs: Men's soccer
Frostburg State's scored the match's only goal in the 30th minute and held on for a 1-0 victory over visiting Waynesburg.
Observer Reporter

Two for two
Geneva goalkeeper Bryan Butler earned the Presidents' Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor for the second straight week.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Fancy passing
Saint Vincent quarterback Aaron Smetanka, a North Catholic High School graduate, is the Presidents' Athletic Conference offensive player of the week after a remarkable performance. Smetanka completed 23 of 26 passes (88 percent) in the Bearcats 55-3 victory Saturday against Fairleigh-Dickinson Florham. He threw for 246 yards and had touchdown passes for 3, 10, 13 and 15 yards. Saint Vincent doesn't play this week.

Post Gazette


Local Sports Briefs: PAC honors Crist

Waynesburg University senior midfielder Terrin Crist was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week after assisting on both winning goals in Yellow Jacket wins against La Roche (2-0) and Hood (1-0).
The Herald Standard

W&J-Bethany Game Notes

Saturday, September 17, 2011 -- Bison Stadium (1,000)
NCAA Division III Football – Presidents' Athletic Conference opener

Westminster (Pa.) at Grove City Game Notes
Westminster looks to start anew in its Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) opener after going 1-1 in nonconference play. The Titans averaged only 132.5 yards per game in their first two games in two of the three lowest offensive outputs for Westminster in the last 10 years. The status of the team's senior second-year starting QB Shawn Lehocky is unknown for Grove City game after he left the Lycoming game with a concussion.

Game Notes

Aaron Smetanka of St. Vincent had four touchdowns and 247 yards passing in a 55-3 win over FDU-Florham.



Division III – South: Player of the Week
Carrie Talkington, Bethany College, Senior, Middle Blocker, Moundsville, W.Va. Talkington helped lead the Bison to the best start in school history after a perfect 6-0 week. The senior accumulated 65 kills, 16 blocks and 12 aces during that stretch, and was named to the Rose-Hulman All-Tournament team as the Bison finished tied for first place. The highlight of Talkington’s tournament came against Depauw, when she finished with a total of 26 kills in five sets. Bethany is now 10-0 on the season.


Briefs: Women's soccer
Waynesburg University extended its winning streak to four games Tuesday night with a 2-1 double-overtime victory over Pitt-Bradford at Wiley Stadium.
Observer Reporter

On Campus
Thomas More kick and punt returner Kendall Owens is the Special Teams Player of the Week in the Presidents Athletic Conference. He returned a punt 56 yards for a touchdown in the Saints opening game win.



Ten players score as Thiel posts second-highest scoring day in history
Thiel had 10 players score in its 12-0 shutout victory against visiting Penn State Beaver on Thursday. The 12 goals are the second-highest total in a Tomcat game. The 2002 squad set the record as it posted a 14-0 win against D'Youville.

St. Vincent quarterback regrets play that led to injury
St. Vincent quarterback Aaron Smetanka delivered a hit with his right shoulder. It's something the talented passer will never do again.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review




Sophomores Holly Shipley and Cheyenne Mangold each scored a pair of goals as Washington & Jefferson defeated Medaille 5-0 at Alexandre Stadium Sunday.
Observer Reporter



Area Colleges Saturday's Games

Lycoming 41, Westminster 3: Lycoming (2-0) outgained Westminster (1-1) in total yardage 463-89 including a 169 rushing yards while limiting the Titans to minus-19 rushing yards. After Lycoming scored first, Westminster cut the margin to 7-3 in the first quarter.

A point of contention in W&J's 20-19 defeat

The question that dominated conversation following this game was, why not kick the extra point?

Observer Reporter

Division III
No. 16 Delaware Valley 20, Washington & Jefferson 19 — Aaron Wilmer's 8-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter proved to be the winning points, as Delaware Valley (2-0) held on to defeat Washington & Jefferson (1-1). Wilmer, who threw for 245 yards and rushed for 59 more, completed a 9-yard, fourth-down pass in the final minute to preserve the win. Presidents quarterback Matt Bliss completed 20 of 31 for 260 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Kicker Colin Kracinovsky missed on field goals of 21 and 31 yards
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


District Roundup: Other Games

Saint Vincent 55, FDU-Florham 3: Aaron Smetanka completed 23 of 26 passes for 247 yards and four touchdowns in the victory at Chuck Noll Field. The Bearcats had 435 yards total offense.
Post Gazette


No. 10 Thomas More

No. 10 Thomas More broke the game open with 20 points in the third quarter, turning a close game into a 44-13 rout of Hanover. It was the Saints' season opener and saw Robert Kues pass for 241 yards and run for a team-high 45.

Thomas More Football Defeats Hanover 44-13

(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - Junior quarterback Rob Kues (Fort Thomas, Ky./Newport Central Catholic) had a combined 286 offensive yards to lead the 10th-ranked Thomas More College football to a season opening, 44-13, win over Hanover College today (Saturday, September 10, 2011) on First Responder Day at The Bank of Kentucky Field in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.



Women's soccer: Makinzie Krebsbach's natural hat trick during the second half propelled Ohio Wesleyan past Washington & Jefferson College, 3-1, in a non-conference at Alexandre Stadium.
Observer Reporter


Kentuckiana Roundup | Thomas More football team extends winning streak

Thomas More College’s football team exploded for 30 points in the second half and trounced visiting Hanover 44-13 Saturday to win its 22nd straight regular-season game.
Louisville Courier-Journal



Bethany football game postponed by flooding
Bethany (W.Va.) College said today that its scheduled nonconference football game Saturday at King's College in Wilkes-Barre has been postponed because of immense flooding in the Luzerne County region.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


District Spotlight: Other Games Today
Delaware Valley at Washington & Jefferson, 1:30 p.m., Cameron Stadium
Post Gazette

NCAA Football: Welcome Home

After road games to start the campaign, today local squads Slippery Rock and Grove City return home.
Allied News



Flooding cancels Waynesburg football game at Wilkes
Waynesburg University's home football game with Wilkes University, originally schedule for Saturday, has been cancelled.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

District college football weekend preview
A look at the local small-college football landscape heading into this week's games.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Local Sports Brief: Women's Volleyball

Zavatchen leads Bison- Laurel Highlands graduate Jessica Zavatchen totaled five kills, 71 assists and 17 digs Wednesday night to lead Bethany (W.Va.) to a sweep of a triangular with Chatham and Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.

Herald Standard

College notebook

The week-long preparations made by Waynesburg University's coaching staff for Saturday's game against Wilkes became moot Thursday morning.

Observer Reporter



Lycoming at Westminster (Pa.) Game Notes


Kentuckiana Spotlight | Manual High soccer player name player of the week
Thomas More senior midfielder Alex Oeswein, out of Manual High School, was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.
Louisville Courier-Journal

Briefs: Waynesburg volleyball downs FUS
WAYNESBURG, Pa. - The Waynesburg University women's volleyball team improved to 4-2 on the young season by rolling to a 3-0 win Wednesday over Franciscan University of Steubenville at the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse, 25-18, 25-21, 29-27.
The Herald-Star

Briefs: Men's & Women's Soccer

Men's soccer:Javier mena scored three goals, including the first of the match, as Dickinson College defeated Washington & Jefferson, 6-1, in a nonconference match at Alexandre Stadium.
Observer Reporter

Top performances from the region
Geneva's Zack Hayward threw for 2 touchdowns and completed 23-of-42 passes for 299 yards. A.J. Delmonico nabbed eight passes for 108 yards in a 34-21 loss to Frostburg State.


Collegiate athletes find success

Gage Lotozo, a junior linebacker at Bethany College, collected four tackles, one for a loss, and forced a fumble to help the Bison to a 28-7 victory over Allegheny College on Saturday. Junior Cody Eyerman contributed on the Bison special teams. Both are Sheridan products.
Zanesville Times Recorder

DelVal Football Hits the Road for Game Two
The Aggies will travel to Washington, Pa., to take on perennial power Washington & Jefferson College as part of the PAC-MAC Challenge.

27th Kiwanis Classic kicks off Friday at WC

The classic will kick off at 5 p.m. Friday with Heidelberg facing Allegheny. Wilmington will host Saint Vincent (Pa.) at 7:30. Saturday’s second-round action will feature Heidelberg and Saint Vincent at 5 p.m. and Wilmington versus Allegheny at 7:30.
Wilmington News Journal



Briefs: Women's soccer
Washington & Jefferson College opened its season on a winning note Sunday night with a 2-0 victory over Wooster.
Observer Reporter



Juniata crushed in season opener
HUNTINGDON - In a David and Goliath matchup, sometimes Goliath wins.
This was the case Saturday at Knox Stadium when Washington & Jefferson overmatched Juniata by a score of 40-0 in the Eagles' season opener.
Altoona Mirror


Gators Lose Home Opener

MEADVILLE — Last season, Allegheny taught Bethany quarterback Matt Grimard a tough lesson on being a starting quarterback in college football. Almost exactly one year later, Grimard dished out some tough lessons of his own to a young Gator football team in a 28-7 win over the
Gators in both teams' season opener at Frank B. Fuhrer Field on Saturday night.

Meadville Tribune



Bethany Beats Allegheny 28-7 in Season Opener

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Sophomore quarterback Matt Grimard (Lowell, Mass./Dracut) threw for 232 yards and a pair of first half touchdowns and then rushed for two scores in the second half, as the Bethany College football team opened the 2011 season with a 28-7 victory at Allegheny Saturday night in Meadville.
Ohio Valley Athletics

Other Games

Washington & Jefferson 40, Juniata 0: The Presidents compiled 588 yards total offense and limited Juniata to just 68 in the easy opener at Knox Stadium in Huntingdon, Pa. Matt Bliss started at quarterback for W&J and completed 19 of 28 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns. Alex Barofflo caught seven passes for 133 yards, including one for 37 yards for a touchdown. Tim McNerney led the Presidents rushing attack with 84 yards on 14 carries and scored two touchdowns. Washington & Jefferson also was penalized 11 times for 111 yards.
Post Gazette

Roundup: Division III
Carnegie Mellon 21, Grove City 19 -- CMU stopped a two-point conversion attempt with 3:07 left, and then ran out the clock to preserve its win over Grove City. Patrick Blanks led CMU with 125 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Rohrer Takes Over W&J's Defense
After helping St. Vincent College resurrect its football program, Shawn Rohrer is now coaching with one of the area's oldest and successful small college football teams. A native of Beallsville, and a graduate of Beth-Center High School, Rohrer was named the defensive coordinator last month at Washington & Jefferson College.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Frostburg welcomes Geneva to NCAA with loss

BEAVER FALLS - Geneva College officially opened its NCAA Division III membership with a salute to its history - recognizing the 1996 team, the middle of three straight Golden Tornadoes teams to make the NAIA playoffs.
Beaver County Times

NCAA Football: SRU tops Seton Hill, GCC falls at CMU

In NCAA football action on Saturday, Slippery Rock picked up a 51-14 road win over Seton Hill, while Grove City fell 21-19 at Carnegie Mellon.
Allied News

Waynesburg stopped by Christopher Newport
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Marke Stovall rushed for 170 yards and scored two third-quarter touchdowns Saturday afternoon to lead Christopher Newport to a hard-fought 12-7 victory over Waynesburg in the season opener for each team.

Observer Reporter


W&J defense gives nothing; Presidents roll in opener
HUNTINGDON - Washington and Jefferson College opened its 120th season of football Saturday in impressive fashion, rolling to a 40-0 victory over Juniata at Knox Stadium.

Observer Reporter


Briefs: College soccer
The Waynesburg University men's and women's soccer teams completed a sweep of Franciscan University.
Observer Reporter



Quarterback is Bliss for W&J
Everyone thought the quarterback was going to be Andrew Cappucci because he has the size, the arm and familiarity with the offense.

Observer Reporter


Back to school/West: College campuses welcome students: Geneva College
For the third year in a row, the college and the Golden Tornadoes football program is offering free seats to the public for the season opener at 7 p.m. Saturday at Reeves Field in Beaver Falls.
Post Gazette

Briefs: Cross country
The Waynesburg University women, led by a trio of top-10 performers, opened the season by earning its first victory as a squad since 2006 at the Geneva 5K.
Observer Reporter


Local Briefs: Men's soccer
The Washington & Jefferson men's soccer team had its chances but was unable to solve Case Western Reserve as the visitors left Alexandre Stadium with a 1-0 non-conference win.
Observer Reporter


TMC Saints football looks for 4-peat

CRESTVIEW HILLS – The Thomas More Saints return 16 starters in their quest to repeat as Presidents’ Athletic Conference champions for the fourth straight season.


West Xtra: At long last, Geneva a factor in PAC
It was tough to tell if Geneva College football coach Geno DeMarco was serious or just kidding with his opening statement about his team.

South/North Xtra: Seneca Valley graduate a good fit for W&J
Gary Flavion chose Washington & Jefferson College for more than just the great success the football team has had.

District college football weekend preview

Grove City at Carnegie Mellon:There's no love lost between these longtime rivals. Carnegie Mellon won last year's game, 28-21, but Grove City's Clayton Hall set a school record for rushing yards by a quarterback (228). The Wolverines are looking for their first win against Carnegie Mellon since a 16-14 decision in 2004. Carnegie Mellon has won its opening game 12 years in a row and is five wins away from 500 in school history.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

College Football 2011: Hayward takes Geneva's QB reins

There won't be a star system with Geneva this season because, to hear coach Geno DeMarco tell it, the Golden Tornadoes don't have any standouts.

Beaver County Times



GHS grads take talents to collegiate level

Athletics at Granville High School seem to be on the rise, especially when you consider how many students are participating in college.

The Newark Advocate


Bethany Kicks off New Season Saturday at Allegheny
A much anticipated season kicks off Saturday for the Bethany College football team when the Bison travel to Allegheny for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Frank Fuhrer Field in Meadville, Pa.




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