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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posts tagged ‘Villa Maria’
Posted: January 22nd, 2013

Sarah Hansen, Florida Gulf Coast basketballKayla McBrideKirsten OlowinskiSarah Hansen, Kayla McBride, Kirsten Olowinski and many more Erie women are making a mark on the college basketball scene — all reported in the Erie Times-News. Read the full report on Erie players at various colleges here – it includes national, regional and local college players. Here’s just a taste of what the bigger college players are doing — all from our sports reporters at the Erie Times-News.

Hansen, a General McLane graduate and standout at Florida Gulf Coast, is racking up the awards. Named Atlantic Sun Player of the Week and the College Sports Madness Player of the Week to start off the year, she is setting records at Florida Gulf Coast

Villa Maria graduate Kayla McBride, a junior at Notre Dame, was named national college basketball player of the week earlier this month. She was also named the  espnW.com – ESPN’s website for women’s sports — college basketball player of the week and the Big East player of the week earlier this month. No. 2  Notre Dame is having another impressive season.

Mercyhurst Prep graduate Kirsten Olowinski a 6-foot 1-inch senior forward at Miami (Ohio) is breaking numerous records. She topped the 1,000-point career mark and is approaching 1,000 career rebounds. She hit the 36th double-double of her career with 19 points and 15 rebounds during a win over Ohio University. Olowinski also broke the RedHawks’ record for career blocked shots and rebounds.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

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Posted: October 28th, 2012

That’s my little girl, at left,  crossing the finish line — a few years ago during a cross country meet — well it was nine years ago. We know cross country in this house. And yesterday was a great day for local young ladies and young men at the District 10 cross country meet at beautiful Buhl Park — it’s beautiful even when soaked in rain. Believe me — it is.

Here are some of the awesome results. Check out the video here and all the photos on Goerie.com.

Villa Maria freshman Bernadette Prichard wins the District 10 Class AA Cross Country Championship at Buhl Park in Sharon on Oct. 27. TOM REISENWEBER/

Bernadette Prichard, Villa Maria Academy freshman, had the best time of the girls with 19 minutes, 36 seconds. She led the Victors to the AA team title in the Class AA/Class AAA. Prichard is also an outstanding tennis player.

Erie Times-News file photo: McDowell High School senior Melissa Perseo finished in second place at the McDowell Invitational cross country race at Brown's Farm in Millcreek Township on Sept. 1. GREG WOHLFORD/

McDowell’s Melissa Perseo won the AAA title in 20:18 followed by Courtney Sargent with a time of 21:10. Sargent attends Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy and competes for Strong Vincent.

Cambridge Springs’ Olivia Mamula and Kristen White of West Middlesex won the Class A event with at 20:40. Mamula won the event after photo finish review.

Erie Times-News file photo: Cambridge Springs High School sophomore Reilly Walsh, left, and junior teammate Olivia Mamula finished in fifth and sixth place at the McDowell Invitational cross country race at Brown's Farm in Millcreek Township on Sept. 1. GREG WOHLFORD/

All of these young women and their families will head to Hershey next week for the state meet. Good luck, ladies. Hershey is also beautiful for runners — no matter what the weather!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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Posted: July 17th, 2012

If you need a reason to teach your kids to play golf, check out the teens who are making their marks on the links. 

Karlie Zabrosky won her second straight EDWGA Stroke Play Tournament Saturday at Lake Shore Country Club. Read the full story from the Erie Times-News sport department here. Zabrosky, a three-time District 10 champion at McDowell, will head off to college golf at Seton Hall. Kelly Moylan was second, Tanica Bell was third, and Ari Capotis was fourth.

In golf for young men, Chris Kupniewski, 17, a senior at Northwestern Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy who plays golf for Strong Vincent, will try to become the first junior golfer to win three consecutive EDGA junior events. He won the Stroke Play at Downing Golf Course in 2011, and the Match Play at Erie Golf Club in June. He has a four-stroke lead in the tournament which ends today.  For more on the story, check right here

Other news in golf for ladies from the Erie Times-News: Gannon University has named Abby Sorensen its women’s golf coach. The Villa Maria Academy and Allegheny College graduate helped lead the Gators to their fifth consecutive top-10 finish at the NCAA Division III championships this past season.

A two-sport athlete at Villa Maria Academy in golf and softball, Sorensen helped lead the Victors golf team to a state runner-up finish in 2007.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.


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