College Corner: Women's Basketball

Saint Vincent junior Melissa Mansur (St. Pius X) scored 13 points and handed out three assists in an 81-52 rout of Grove City.

The Mercury


Thiel's Harvey has succeed-at-all-costs mentality
If Thiel men's basketball coach Tim Loomis gets a little wordy with his postgame speech, he usually can count on junior guard Anthony Harvey to interrupt him.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


'That's My Boy' nominations, speaker announced

Four scholar athletes, one from each of the local colleges – Drew Frey, University of Cincinnati; Tyler Hopperton, College Of Mount St. Joseph; Anthony Kokal, Miami University and Jay Volker, Thomas More College – will be honored also.




The Saturday scoreboard in college basketball
Allison Long and Katie Kitchen each scored 19 points as Thomas More won over Washington and Jefferson College 83-64.

Briefs: W&J's Orstein hits milestone victory
The Washington & Jefferson College swimming and diving teams closed their 2011-12 home schedules with a dual meet sweep of Hiram Saturday at the Henry Memorial Natatorium.

Observer Reporter


Small college basketball: W&J's Bellhy scores 34 in loss
Washington & Jefferson College junior Zach Bellhy scored a career-high 34 points, but visiting Thomas More countered it by making 11 three-point field goals Saturday afternoon en route to an 84-74 victory over the Presidents at Henry Memorial Center.

Observer Reporter



Washington & Jefferson's Orstein Wins 400th

The Washington & Jefferson College swimming and diving teams closed their 2011-12 home schedules with a dual-meet sweep of Hiram College on Senior Day Saturday at the Henry Memorial Natatorium. The W&J men (4-5) posted an 86-57 victory, while the Presidents’ women (10-1) recorded a 123-94 triumph.




Sports Town: Alumni Update - Mitch Locher

Washington & Jefferson freshman forward Mitch Locher, an Avonworth High School graduate, scored a career-best eight points during a 68-64 loss to Thiel on Wednesday.
Post Gazette

Sports Town: Alumni Update - Emily Fenton

Saint Vincent senior guard Emily Fenton surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career in a 74-45 victory Chatham on Wednesday.
Post Gazette




Saint Vincent forging ahead
About 40 miles southeast of the Steel City, Saint Vincent College is 13 months into the healing process after venerable women's basketball coach and administrator Kristen Zawacki passed away Christmas Day 2010 – just nine months after winning her 500th game in her 27th and final season on the Bearcats' sideline.

Another nice week

Highlands High School graduate Reece Mabery is the Presidents' Athletic Conference player of the week.

Post Gazette


Sports Shorts

Academics: Locals honored by PAC

The Herald-Standard




Greater competition brings out best in Etzel
When Josh Etzel transferred from Lake Erie College to Washington & Jefferson following the fall semester of his freshman year, the Elizabeth Forward graduate didn`t know what to expect.
McKeesport Daily News


Bethany Men, Women Sweep Geneva

After junior Reece Mabery scored 19 first-half points to give the Bethany men's basketball team a nine-point halftime lead, the Bison shot 55 percent in the second half to pull away for a 71-54 victory at Geneva on Wednesday night.
The Intelligencer

Small College Basketball

Thiel 68, Wash & Jeff 64: Blair Rozenblad scored 20 points, including a pair of free throws with nine seconds remaining, to help Presidents' Athletic Conference leader Thiel hold off Washington & Jefferson 68-64 Wednesday night at Henry Memorial Center.

Observer Reporter

Philbin a president

New Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin, formerly the offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers, is a Washington & Jefferson graduate (Class of '84).
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Briefs: College wrestling
Waynesburg University won eight of 10 bouts Wednesday and cruised to a 32-6 win over Ohio Valley at the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse.
Observer Reporter


Sports Town: Alumni Update - David Dibenedetto

Washington & Jefferson College sophomore wrestler David Dibenedetto, a Fox Chapel High School graduate, finished second in the 165-pound bracket at the Messiah Open on Jan. 21.
Post Gazette



St. Vincent junior credits life-altering events
Devin McGrath has experienced more in her short 20-year life than most would fathom in a lifetime.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Sports Town: Alumni Update - Josh Etzel

Washington & Jefferson sophomore 149-pounder Josh Etzel was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week after collecting a 5-0 record against Penn State-DuBois and at the Messiah Open.
Post Gazette

Sports Town: Alumni Update - Brittany Vogel

Washington & Jefferson senior swimmer Brittany Vogel was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Women's Swimmer/Diver of the Week as she posted four victories and helped break two W&J pool records in a victory over Penn State Behrend.
Post Gazette

Sports Town: Alumni Update - Reece Mabery

Bethany junior guard Reece Mabery was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week after leading the Bison to a pair of double-digit conference wins by averaging 20.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game,

Post Gazette


Legendary Waynesburg University men's basketball coach Rudy Marisa was inducted into the Pittsburgh Basketball Club's Hall of Fame Saturday. Marisa earned the accolade after spending 34 years as the head coach of the Yellow Jackets and making it an NAIA national power in the 1980s.
Observer Reporter


Highlands grad is lighting it up for Bethany

Bethany 5-foot-11 junior point guard Reece Mabery (Highlands), who is ranked second in NCAA Division III in free-throw percentage at 93.1, earned Presidents' Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors Monday.
Valley News Dispatch


Briefs: College wrestling
Two local wrestlers won championships Saturday at the Messiah Open in Grantham.
Washington & Jefferson sophomore Josh Etzel won the 149-pound title, and Waynesburg sophomore Anthony Bonaventura captured the 184-pound title.

Observer Reporter

Sports Shorts: Basketball
Marisa to be enshrined
The Herald-Standard


Waynesburg's Johnston keeps past fresh in mind
In wrestling, some losses linger a little longer than others.
Sometimes, that can be a bad thing, denting the confidence and retarding progress.
Observer Reporter




College Corner: Women's Swimming

Chatham University freshman Jade Lawson (Perkiomen Valley) finished second in the 1,650 free (21:14.76) and 100 backstroke (1:15.05) in a win at Bethany.

The Mercury



Etzel at W&J

Since transferring from Lake Erie College, Elizabeth Forward graduate Josh Etzel has become one of Washington & Jefferson's top wrestlers. A sophomore, Etzel joined the Presidents at the start of the spring 2011 semester.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


The Saturday College Hoops Roundup
Forward Phil Feinberg scored a career-high 25 points to lead Thomas More over Geneva 91-77.


Small College Basketball

Thiel 66, Waynesburg 48: Blair Rozenblad scored 16 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as Thiel remained undefeated in the Presidents' Athletic Conference with a 66-48 victory over visiting Waynesburg.

Observer Reporter


Briefs: College swimming
The Washington & Jefferson College women's swimming and diving team set a pair of pool records Saturday during its 149-100 victory over Penn State-Behrend at the Henry Memorial Natatorium. The PSB men earned the split for the Lions by defeating W&J 160-137.
Observer Reporter


Tomcats sweep visiting Waynesburg

Thiel overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to topple PAC leading Waynesburg, 64-62 Saturday in women’s action.
The Herald-Standard


W&J grad to coach Dolphins
MIAMI - A month of wrenching emotion for Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin took a positive turn Friday when he landed the Miami Dolphins' head coaching job.

Observer Reporter


Briefs: College wrestling
Heavyweight Taylor Potts, 149-pounder Josh Etzel and 165-pounder David Dibendedetto had pins to lift Washington & Jefferson College to a 34-16 victory over Penn State-DubBois Friday night in a non-conference match.
Observer Reporter



Thiel sweeps GCC in college hoops

While there’s no Mercer County Cup equivalent to football, historically, Grove City College has dominated its basketball rivalry with neighboring Thiel.
The Herald-Sharon




Thiel fends off fierce Wolverines; Stays perfect in conference play

Grove City (PA)- Thiel knew that despite have an unblemished 7-0 record in conference play being the team to beat in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, Grove City was going to be up to the challenge in defending their home floor inside the Grove City College Arena.
City View SportsCast

Waynesburg women slip by W&J, 47-43
The Waynesburg women trailed by five points at halftime, but rallied in the final 20 minutes Wednesday night for a come-from-behind 47-43 PAC win at Washington & Jefferson.
The Herald-Standard

Waynesburg men get 1st PAC win in a year
The Waynesburg University men's basketball team had lost 19 consecutive Presidents' Athletic Conference games entering Wednesday, and point guard Ben Altmeyer saw each agonizing defeat.

Observer Reporter


Hamm receives Scholar-Athlete honor
The Presidents' Athletic Conference announced Wednesday that Thomas More College's Ryan Hamm, who played at Mason County, has been named January's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee's Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month.
Ledger Independent


Grove City Hall of Athletic Fame ceremony tickets available
Grove City College will induct its sixth class into its athletic hall of fame Feb. 4, in conjunction with the Presidents' Athletic Conference basketball doubleheader against Westminster.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Post-Crusader excellence
At Bethany College in West Virginia, Andy Sachs, a Holy Cross men’s assistant for five seasons, is continuing to oversee the success of the Bison men.
Worcester Telegram



The concussion plight of Geneva's Damazo

At least there was a television. But after five days of nothing but, even that began to mock D.J. Damazo. He was sentenced to his home's basement for nearly a week last spring, with no computer, no cell phone, no light save for the TV, imprisoned because of concussions suffered while playing basketball in January for the Geneva College men's team.

Beaver County Times

Shockey hall selection

Donald Shockey, 1959 Washington Township High School graduate, will be inducted into the Grove City College Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 4.
Valley News Dispatch

Donato, Hills to be inducted to Mercer County Hall of Fame

MERCER COUNTY — Mike Donato and Brian Hills are two former athletic greats who will be inducted into the Mercer County Hall of Fame Saturday at the 65th anniversary banquet at the park inn by Radisson, near West Middlesex.
The Herald-Sharon




Division III Weekend Recap

1/14/12 Grove City vs. Washington and Jefferson: On the women's side, Grove City won 151 to 137, and on the men's side Grove City won 154 to 129.



College Corner: Women's Basketball

Saint Vincent junior Melissa Mansur (St. Pius X) had nine points, four assists and four rebounds in just 17 minutes of action as the Bearcats beat Geneva, 69-33.

The Mercury

Female athletes lead the way at local colleges
Two local female collegiate student-athlete soccer players concluded the 2011 season with individual post-season recognition while a women's swimmer continues to make an impact.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



Brownlee's play coming off bench sparks Thiel team
Ringgold High School graduate R.J. Brownlee is playing an important role in helping Thiel College win a second straight Presidents' Athletic Conference regular season championship.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


College swimming: The Washington and Jefferson women's swimming and diving team had its streak of 23 consecutive dual-meet wins come to an end Saturday in a 151-137 loss to Grove City.
Observer Reporter

College Basketball

Waynesburg 79, Grove City 51: Waynesburg moved into a three-way tie for first place in the Presidents' Athletic Conference with a 79-51 victory over visiting Grove City.
Observer Reporter

Waynesburg's women's basketball team cruises to PAC win

Waynesburg added a win Saturday against Grove City, 79-51, to improve to 7-0 at home. The Jackets gained an early lead, outscoring Grove City 43-13 in the first half.

The Herald-Standard




Washington & Jefferson Sweeps Bethany and Franciscan

Washington & Jefferson College seniors Bethany Haver (Akron, Ohio/Harvey S. Firestone) and Abbey Woodward (Beaver, Pa./Beaver) both qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships Wednesday night during the Presidents’ double-dual meet sweep of Bethany and Franciscan at the Henry Memorial Natatorium.

CV's Saluga to be recognized
Chartiers Valley football coach Chris Saluga will be among the alumni recognized at the Thiel College Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

McMurray Almanac



Small college basketball: Bellhy's shot saves Presidents
Zach Bellhy hit a basket with 4.3 seconds remaining to play and Washington & Jefferson overcame losing a 21-point lead to take a 67-66 victory over Grove City in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game Wednesday.

Observer Reporter


Briefs: College swimming
Washington & Jefferson College's Bethany Haver and Abbey Woodward each qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships Wednesday night during the Presidents' double-dual sweep of Bethany at the Henry Memorial Natatorium.
Observer Reporter


Freshmen put spark in Jackets
If first-year head coach Tommy Prairie needed to show what the wrestling program at Washington & Jefferson College can become, he could have pointed across the mat at Wednesday night's opponent.

Observer Reporter




Sports Shorts

Basketball: Hunter honored again
Waynesburg University senior Hannah Hunter was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time in as many weeks, and the third time this season.
The Herald-Standard



Washington & Jefferson Sweeps St. Vincent

Senior Brittany Vogel (Butler, Pa./Butler) and freshman Michael Magdic (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) led Washington & Jefferson College to a Presidents’ Athletic Conference swimming and diving sweep of Saint Vincent College on Saturday afternoon at the Henry Memorial Natatorium.



Small college basketball: Hunter helps keep Waynesburg tied for PAC lead
Hannah Hunter scored a game-high 22 points Saturday and started a Waynesburg flurry to close the game as the Yellow Jackets' women's team pulled away late and defeated host Bethany 92-76 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.

Observer Reporter


Jackets Light up scoreboard against Bethany, 92-76

Hannah Hunter connected on 6-of-9 three-pointers and scored a game-high 22 points to lead Waynesburg past Bethany (W.Va.), 92-76 Saturday for a PAC win.

The Herald-Standard



College swimming: Led by Brittany Vogel, the Washington & Jefferson College women's swimming and diving team won its 21st consecutive dual meet, a 159-114 triumph over Saint Vincent. The men, paced by Michael Magdic, also beat Saint Vincent, 156-116, at Henry Memorial Natatorium.
Observer Reporter




Thomas More College Athletics is ranked 57th in Directors' Cup
(CLEVELAND, Ohio) - Thomas More College is ranked 57th among NCAA Division III schools in the final fall rankings of the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, which was released last week by the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA).




Kyle Prosser named to Thomas More College football coaching staff
(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - Thomas More College Head Football Coach Jim Hilvert announced today (Tuesday, January 3, 2012) the addition of Kyle Prosser as a full-time assistant coach.
Prosser will serve as the recruiting coordinator and work with the special teams and on the defensive side of the ball.

Bethany's defense frustrates Presidents
Entering its Presidents' Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday night against Bethany, the Washington and Jefferson men's basketball team was on a run of nail-biting finishes.
Observer Reporter

Thomas More 13th in baseball

Thomas More’s baseball team debuted at No. 13 in the NCAA Division III Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Preseason Top 25.

West/North/South/East Xtra: Presidents' Athletic Conference exec relishes expansion

Joe Onderko is the first full-time executive director in the history of the Presidents' Athletic Conference.
Post Gazette

Stellman on Saints' fast track

For a guy who wasn’t sure he wanted to go into coaching and whose father, a former high school coach, discouraged him from doing so, Trevor Stellman is on the fast track toward becoming a head coach in college.

Waynesburg women win at St. Vincent
LATROBE - The Waynesburg University women's basketball team scored one of its biggest wins in recent seasons Wednesday night when it defeated Saint Vincent 59-53 on the Bearcats' home court.

Observer Reporter



Sports Shorts

Basketball, Hunter honored: Waynesburg University’s Hannah Hunter was selected as the PAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the second time she has been so honored this season.
The Herald Standard



Sports Town: Alumni Update - St. Vincent College men's swimming team

The Saint Vincent College men's swim team has developed quite a pipeline with East Zone area high schools.
Post Gazette


W&J men, women get narrow victories

Mike Resnik's second three-point field goal of the season couldn't have come at a better time for the Washington & Jefferson College men's basketball team.

Observer Reporter




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