Gannon goes for 1st place; Edinboro, Mercyhurst seek 1st wins

   October 4, 2014 10:18 am

The Gannon football team faces a crucial midseason game tonight when the unbeaten Golden Knights (4-0 overall, 3-0 PSAC West) visit No. 14-ranked Slippery Rock (4-0, 3-0). Both teams have running backs who rank among the top five nationally in Division II. Meanwhile, both Edinboro (0-3, 0-4) and Mercyhurst (0-4, 0-3) will seek their first…

Edinboro’s Harris among Campbell Trophy finalists

   October 2, 2014 1:39 am

Edinboro quarterback Cody Harris is one of 169 semifinalists — 25 from Division II — for the William V. Campbell Trophy, as announced by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. The award recognizes an individual as the best football scholar-athlete in the nation, and up to 16 of the candidates will be…

D-III update: McLane grad Schultz, Vincent grad Bender start on line

   September 30, 2014 7:24 am

• General McLane graduate Derek Schultz has started at left offensive tackle during each of Juniata College’s first four games as the Division III Eagles opened with a 2-2 record. The 6-foot 2-inch, 255-pound senior has been a key contributor on Juniata’s offensive line for four seasons, playing in 34 of the Eagles’ 35 games during…

Edinboro, Gannon, Mercyhurst football teams go on road

   September 27, 2014 10:06 am

Erie County’s three Division II football teams will go on the road to face solid PSAC West opponents. Gannon (3-0, 2-0) will visit Clarion (2-1, 2-0), Mercyhurst (0-3, 0-2) will head to Indiana (2-1, 1-1) and Edinboro (0-3, 0-2) will make the trip to California (2-1, 1-1). Meanwhile, in Division III action,  Allegheny (1-1,1-0) will…

Prep alumnus Solymosi, McDowell’s Leuschen named to PAC all-time team

   September 27, 2014 7:04 am

Former Erie running back greats Tibor Solymosi and Ron Leuschen were among 60 players selected to the 60th anniversary Presidents’ Athletic Conference All-Time Football Team in August. Solymosi, a Cathedral Prep grad, was one of four former Allegheny College players named to the team. He was joined by his backfield mate, current Allegheny coach Mark…

Former D-10 players make impact as college pass receivers

Ben Koyack

   September 25, 2014 11:48 pm

Several former District 10 standouts are making impacts as pass receivers at different levels of college football. Here’s a look at a few: • Ben Koyack, Notre Dame: The Oil City graduate and Fighting Irish tight end is off to a solid start this season.  Koyack, a 6-foot 5-inch, 254-pound senior, is Notre Dame’s third-leading receiver…

Gannon women’s soccer ranked in polls

   September 10, 2014 2:27 pm

Gannon’s 2-0 start has paid off in the polls. The Lady Knights’ women’s soccer team is 17th in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire NCAA Division II national rankings in the first poll of the season. Gannon also is second, behind PSAC opponent California, in the Atlantic Region rankings. The Mercyhurst women’s…

Former District 10 players on Division II, III football rosters

   August 23, 2014 9:45 am

Here’s a list of former District 10 football players who are currently on rosters for college teams in Division II, Division III and the NAIA. (Bradford and DuBois are included because both teams play District 10 schedules.) The list will be printed in the Erie Times-News next week, and the sports department is seeking readers’ help. …

Training camp guide for Pitt, PSU, Erie schools; all FBS schedules

   August 3, 2014 11:44 am

College football season is approaching rapidly, and the Erie Times-News and GoErie.com are providing fans with a look at what’s ahead. Check out a training camp guide for Penn State, Pitt and two FBS schools featuring area players — Maryland and Notre Dame. The camp guide also included a look at the camps of Edinboro,…

Behrend, Allegheny to add 6 each to Hall of Fame

   June 28, 2014 10:57 pm

Penn State Behrend and Allegheny College will add six inductees each into their respective Athletics Hall of Fame this fall. James Curren (2004 graduate, basketball), Jason Karas (2002, baseball), Jessica Knapp (2004, cross country/track), Julie Leininger (2000, tennis), Keith Lepionka (2003, baseball) and honorary member Bob Light will be 
inducted into the Behrend Hall on…