Erie area college athletes raise funds, cancer awareness

   January 31, 2014 5:15 pm

Several area colleges are conducting fundraisers and awareness events for charity this weekend. Here are a few: • The Edinboro men’s basketball team and women’s basketball team will join their efforts for Fighting Scots Fighting Cancer Day when Pitt-Johnstown visits McComb Fieldhouse Saturday. The Edinboro wrestling team also will get involved with the same cause…

Fairview’s Jackson commits to IUP, GC’s Reznor to Gannon

   January 31, 2014 12:51 pm

There’s more football recruiting news from the Erie area with national signing day set for Wednesday. • On Thursday, Fairview senior Shannon Jackson committed to Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Jackson, a 6-foot 1-inch, 215-pound all-stater, rushed for more than 2,000 yards as a junior and more than 1,700 as a senior despite facing defenses that were geared to…

Cram Session: McLane grad Hansen keeps FGCU in first place

   January 31, 2014 11:51 am

Cram Session features quick-hitting athlete updates and commentary: WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: • General McLane graduate Sarah Hansen had a team-high 18 points, six rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals Thursday while leading Florida Gulf Coast to a comeback 85-67 victory over Lipscomb on Thursday night in Nashville, Tenn. The first-place Eagles improved to 8-0 in the…

Honor Roll: Herman, Koper, Jones earn conference honors

   January 30, 2014 2:13 am

North East graduate Kathy Herman, a freshman swimmer at Converse College, was named to the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll. Student-athletes with a 3.2 grade-point average or higher make the conference honor roll. Herman placed third last weekend in the 1,650-yard freestyle (20 minutes, 36.18 seconds) at the Viking Classic hosted by Berry College in…

Football recruiting roundup: 2 area players commit, one loses offer

   January 29, 2014 4:47 pm

With National Letter of Intent Day one week away, today’s Erie Times-News included three stories on football recruiting. Cathedral Prep defensive back Marlon Tyree has learned that he does not have a scholarship offer from Bowling Green after he verbally committed to the Falcons in July. Here’s the Toledo Blade story. Another Prep defensive back, William Monono,…

Cathedral Prep football commitments up to 7 before signing day

   January 28, 2014 7:48 am

Cathedral Prep’s talented senior class, which led the Ramblers to 28 consecutive victories over two seasons, continues to lure college recruiters. Prep will be a busy place on National Letter of Intent Day on Feb. 5 after seven Ramblers have verbally committed to play for Football Bowl Subdivision (Division I-A), Football Championship Subdivision (Division I-AA)…

McBride helps Notre Dame top Maryland

   January 27, 2014 4:46 pm

Update: Kayla McBride scored 20 points, including a clutch, clinching jumpshot in the final seconds as No. 2 Notre Dame moved to 19-0 overall and 6-0 in the ACC with an 87-83 win at No. 8 Maryland tonight. McBride scored 13 points in the second half after spending much of the first half on the…

On Campus Cram Session: Area women’s basketball updates

   January 26, 2014 12:09 pm

Cram Session features quick-hitting athlete updates and commentary: BASKETBALL: • Mercyhurst Prep graduate Brenna Robbins had a solid all-around game Saturday, but the Longwood (Va.) women’s basketball team lost to High Point 81-65. Robbins, a 5-foot 10-inch freshman guard, had a season-high 11 rebounds to go with four points, four assists and four steals. Robbins has…

On Campus notebook: D’Ambrosio bound for Hall of Fame again

   January 26, 2014 7:00 am

Jay D’Ambrosio, a 1990 Fairview High School graduate, will be inducted into the Grove City College Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 22. D’Ambrosio is a six-time NCAA Division III All-American swimmer who excelled in the backstroke from 1990-94. In 2002, D’Ambrosio was inducted into the Grove City Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame and…

On Campus Cram Session: McBride climbs Notre Dame scoring list

   January 24, 2014 10:54 am

Cram Session features quick-hitting athlete updates and commentary: BASKETBALL: • Villa Maria graduate Kayla McBride became the 11th player in Notre Dame history to reach 1,500 career points when she scored 15 Thursday night in the Irish’s 79-52 rout of Miami. McBride had a rough start to the game, missing her first seven shots, but…