On Campus

Erie area football players teams’ set for upcoming bowl games

James Conner

   December 20, 2014 4:18 pm

Bowl season opens today, and here’s a look at the Erie area players whose teams will be in bowl games during the next two weeks (by order of appearance. PENN STATE, DEC. 27: Girard graduate Jordan Dudas and Cathedral Prep grad Billy Fessler are both members of a Nittany Lions team that will face Boston…

Villa grad McBride enjoys solid start to Indiana basketball season

Karlee McBride

   December 20, 2014 10:24 am

Villa Maria graduate Karlee McBride is off to a strong start during her sophomore season with the Indiana basketball team. She is scoring 8 points per game while averaging 12.8 minutes per game off the bench going into today’s game at Oakland. The 5-foot 10-inch guard was shooting 51.8 percent (29-of-56) from the field and…

Ben Swank top assistant at No. 1 Florida Southern

   December 19, 2014 12:33 am

Ben Swank, son of Edinboro women’s basketball coach Stan Swank, has moved up the collegiate coaching ladder in his second year at Division II Florida Southern, ranked No. 1 in the country. A former football and basketball star at General McLane and a grid standout at Edinboro for 4 seasons, Ben Swank is entering his second season with…

D-10 women shine in PSAC West hoops

   December 19, 2014 12:21 am

Former District 10 players are having strong seasons in PSAC women’s basketball as the holiday break approaches. Leading the way are PSAC scoring leader Lindsay Stamp of Indiana, Pa., Mercyhurst scoring leader Adrienne Kloecker and Slippery Rock scoring and rebound leader D’Asia Chambers. Stamp, a 5-10 senior guard from Mercyhurst Prep, averages 20.4 points, 7.0…

Prep grad Chase earns wrestling honor at BW

   December 18, 2014 12:05 pm

Baldwin Wallace junior Garrett Chase, a Cathedral Prep graduate, was selected as the Ohio Athletic Conference wrestler of the week. Chase, a 174-pounder, improved to 17-3 this season with a 4-0 effort against opponents at the United States Merchant Marine Academy Duals in Great Neck, N.Y. on Saturday, Dec. 13. Chase won by pin, technical…

Allen records career-bests in first start for Baldwin Wallace

   December 13, 2014 6:08 pm

Baldwin Wallace junior guard Erin Allen had a breakout effort in the Yellow Jackets’ victory Saturday in Berea, Ohio. Allen, a Girard graduate, scored a career-high 11 points and added a career-best six rebounds in her first start ever for BW. The Jackets’ beat Muskingum 68-42 in an Ohio Athletic Conference game. Baldwin Wallace improved to…

Harris 3-point shooter for UMass-Lowell

   December 12, 2014 11:42 pm

Cathedral Prep grad Matt Harris is averaging 4.2 points per game after 10 games for Division I University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Harris, a freshman, has shot 38 3s but has only made 10 is playing 16.8 minutes off the bench for the River Hawks (6-4), who won six straight before losing at Cornell 71-60 Dec. 6 and Darthmouth 69-48 Dec….

Thiel athletes, area grads earn weekly honors

   December 12, 2014 2:10 pm

A pair of area high school graduates and senior athletes at Thiel earned recognition this past week. High jumper Nic Jones, a Franklin graduate, and senior wrestler Brandon Collins, a Commodore Perry grad, were named Presidents’ Athletic Conference Players of the Week for the week of Dec. 1-6. Jones eclipsed 6 feet 8 inches to…

McDowell grad Cvecko makes NSCAA all-region team

   December 11, 2014 2:41 pm

Case Western Reserve junior midfielder Chris Cvecko, a McDowell graduate, has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Associaton of America Division III All-Great Lakes Region third team. It’s the first all-region honor for Cvecko. In November, Cvecko was named to the All-University Athletic Association first team for the second season in a row. He…

Former ‘Hurst star Achesinski lands sales job

   December 9, 2014 11:06 pm

Amy Achesinski, a 4-year star forward for Mercyhurst and an assistant to Deanna Richard the past three seasons, is taking a job with Applied Medical Service, with training to begin in January in California. Achesinski , who was to originally start training in October and was replaced by former Lakers guard Megan Hoffman as top…