Clarion replaces 49 years of hoop coaching

   October 31, 2014 5:43 pm    0

Clarion University had to hire not one but two coaches to replace men’s basketball coach Ron Righter and women’s basketball coach Margaret ‘Gie’ Parsons, who both stepped down this summer after coaching 24 and 25 years respectively. Righter, with 402 wins, and Parsons, with 341, were the winningest coaches in Golden Eagles history. Western Pennsylvania…

 

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Behrend men among D-III soccer stats leaders

   October 31, 2014 1:58 pm    0

The Penn State Behrend men’s soccer team — AMCC regular-season champion and the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament — continues to climb up the NCAA Division III statistics leaderboard. Senior forward Jimmy Belack ranks nationally in several categories. Belack is tied for second in game-winning goals (7), eighth in total points (44), tied…

 

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3 MNE volleyball players make all-region team

   October 28, 2014 2:36 pm    0

Three Mercyhurst North East volleyball players were selected to the 2014 Region III all-region team recently. Rose Thacker, Mackenzie Turner and Cierra Jackson were each selected. The three freshmen helped the Saints to a 8-13 overall regular-season record this year, improving on a 5-25 mark the previous season. Turner, a setter and Cambridge Springs graduate,…

 

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Gannon needs to win out, get help

   October 25, 2014 5:51 pm    0

The Gannon football team routed Seton Hill 58-28 Saturday to go 6-2 overall and 5-2 in the PSAC West going into its big game at California next week. But the Knights could have controlled their destiny in the PSAC West if Indiana could have beaten Slippery Rock (6-2, 5-2) Saturday. However, the Rockets won 31-21…

 

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West Chester visits Bloom in No. 7-8 clash

   October 24, 2014 12:29 am    0

Division II football will be focused on Bloomsburg, Pa. Saturday when No. 7 West Chester faces No. 8 Bloomsburg at 2 p.m. at Danny Hale Field. Both PSAC East powers are 7-0, 6-0 in PSAC play. Both have defeated Mercyhurst, the Golden Rams prevailing 38-14 in West Chester on Sept. 13 and the Huskies 38-22 at…

 

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Mercyhurst’s Spano claims Tanner Coach of Year award

   October 23, 2014 1:06 am    0

Longtime Mercyhurst baseball coach Joe Spano was named this year’s recipient of the Chuck Tanner College Coach of the Year Award as announced by the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh. Spano will be given the eighth annual award at the Chuck Tanner Awards Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Pittsburgh Rivers Club. Spano is the…

 

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Lakers loving spoonful of success

   October 22, 2014 5:53 pm    0

The Mercyhurst football team started this season at 0-4, smashed  by Indiana, Pa. 41-7 to punctuate the dismal streak. Coach Marty Schaetzle discovered a source of inspiration, an oversized 4-foot  spoon, which the Lakers have rallied behind in impressively winning three games in a row in the PSAC West games going into Thursday’s game with Edinboro…

 

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Gannon’s Mahon repeats as PSAC Golf Champion Scholar

   October 22, 2014 1:41 pm    0

Gannon senior golfer Sean Mahon was named the PSAC Men’s Golf Champion Scholar for the second consecutive season at the conference tournament awards ceremony Sunday. The award honors the student-athlete with the top grade-point average who is competing at the site of each of the PSAC’s 23 team championship finals. Mahon, a finance major from…

 

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Pitt’s Conner named 3rd-team Midseason All-American by Steele

   October 22, 2014 10:49 am    0

McDowell graduate and Pitt sophomore James Conner has been named a third-team Midseason All-American by Phil Steele, who annually publishes Phil Steele’s College Football Preview. Also on philsteele.com today, Conner was named first-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference on the Steele’s midseason team. Conner ranks eighth in the nation with 959 rushing yards. The  6-foot 2-inch, 250-pound running back also…

 

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Elder sets Behrend saves record in water polo

   October 21, 2014 2:18 pm    0

Penn State Behrend’s men’s water polo team has struggled in the wins department this season. The Lions are 2-13 following their most recent defeat, an 11-7 loss to Monmouth on Sunday in the fifth place game at the Division III Championships in Washington, Pa. However, junior goalkeeper Ty Elder has been a bright spot for…

 

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