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Blazek should be ready after surgery

By | April 15, 2014 11:57 pm | 0 Comments

 

Gannon All-American guard Adam Blazek, the PSAC West men’s basketball player of the year this past season, had surgery after the season ended to correct an undisclosed problem that hindered the senior-to-be throughout the second half of the season, though he obviously played very well through the pain. Blazek, a Cathedral Prep graduate, helped lead the Knights to… View Article

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Kayla McBride update: more observations on WNBA draft

By | April 15, 2014 7:46 am | 0 Comments

 

Villa Maria graduate and former Notre Dame star Kayla McBride took the next step in her basketball career Monday when she was selected by the San Antonio Stars with the No. 3 overall pick in the WNBA draft. Here are a few observations about McBride, the Stars and the WNBA draft: • New uniform: Check… View Article

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WNBA mock draft has McBride going No. 4 overall Monday

By | April 13, 2014 9:15 pm | 0 Comments

 

The WNBA Draft is scheduled for Monday at 8 p.m. in Uncasville, Conn., and Villa Maria graduate Kayla McBride is considered a likely first-round pick. The former Notre Dame guard, who concluded her career in the NCAA championship game Tuesday, is coveted by WNBA teams because she’s a big guard who can handle the ball,… View Article

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Villa Maria grad McBride to attend WNBA Draft on Monday

By | April 11, 2014 4:09 pm | 1 Comment

 

Villa Maria graduate and Notre Dame basketball standout Kayla McBride will be one of 12 top players who will attend the WNBA Draft on Monday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. McBride completed her college career with the Fighting Irish on Tuesday night in a loss to UConn in the national championship game. However, McBride starred… View Article

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5 area athletes named to PSAC Winter Top 10

By | April 11, 2014 2:35 pm | 0 Comments

 

Five area athletes were named PSAC Winter Top 10 award winners. The PSAC Top 10 Awards recognizes student-athletes who excel in the classroom and in athletics. Mercyhurst wrestler Dylan D’Urso, Edinboro indoor track athlete Tabitha Bemis, Edinboro basketball player Valerie Majewski and Gannon basketball players Adam Blazek and Jen Papich were named to the Top… View Article

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Michigan State mourns loss of 8-year-old super fan

By | April 9, 2014 4:08 pm | 0 Comments

 

One of the endearing stories from the college basketball season was the friendship between Michigan State forward Adreian Payne and 8-year-old super fan Lacey Holsworth. Today, the Michigan State community received word that Lacey lost her battle with cancer. “She calls me her ‘Superman,’ but she’s the one who’s got the super strength,” Payne once… View Article

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Despite loss, McBride makes strong showing at Final Four

By | April 9, 2014 7:57 am | 0 Comments

 

It was not the ending that Kayla McBride wanted, but the Villa Maria graduate still made quite an impression at the Women’s Final Four this week. Powerful UConn (40-0) beat Notre Dame 79-58 Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn., to hand the Fighting Irish (37-1) their only loss of the season as McBride concluded her college career…. View Article

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Bentley’s Stevens named D-II coach of year

Barbara Stevens

By | April 8, 2014 11:20 pm | 0 Comments

 

Ten days after capturing the ultimate team honor as undefeated NCAA Division II national champions, Bentley University’s coach Barbara Stevens was named Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year at the  Awards Show Monday  in Nashville, Tenn. Bentley won the title with a pulsating comeback win over West Texas A&M. Battista, previously cited as… View Article

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Villa Maria graduates pictured from college game

By | April 8, 2014 2:42 pm | 0 Comments

 

As Villa Maria graduate Kayla McBride prepares to lead Notre Dame against UConn tonight in a battle of unbeaten teams in the NCAA women’s basketball championship game, area residents are getting fired up. Lisa Roberts, a proud Villa Maria grad, sent the above screen grab from the ACC tournament game between Notre Dame and Duke. At… View Article

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