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…

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…

Edinboro’s Kelly named to Academic All-America team

   November 29, 2014 11:36 pm

Edinboro senior goalkeeper Meghan Kelly was selected to the Capital One Academic All-America Division II team. Kelly has had all A’s during her four-year career, maintaining a perfect 4.00 G.P.A. as an early childhood and special education major. She is now a two-time Capital One District 2 Academic All-American and a three-time PSAC and Edinboro…

Former area high school standouts have big week in PSAC West

Adam Blazek

   November 24, 2014 6:03 pm

Three former Erie County high school basketball standouts were honored today for big weeks on the court in the PSAC West. Edinboro redshirt freshman guard Jaymon Mason, a General McLane graduate, was named PSAC West freshman of the week, while Gannon senior guard Adam Blazek was selected as the PSAC West player of the week. Meanwhile, Villa Maria…

Jones leads Edinboro run to regional title

   November 23, 2014 12:07 am

Consider it a warm-up for nationals. The Edinboro women’s cross country team successfully defended its Division II Atlantic Regional title Saturday in Slippery Rock. The Fighting Scots’ Kasey Jones won the 6K race on a snowy Cooper’s Lake Campground course with a time of 22 minutes, 3.2 seconds — more than 30 seconds ahead of…

McDowell grad Kimball picks great way to end Mercyhurst career

Colin Kimball, Mercyhurst senior free safety

   November 22, 2014 11:18 am

  McDowell graduate Colin Kimball capped a brilliant career with the Mercyhurst football team with an impressive three-game run, including a memorable 100-yard interception return in his final game. The 5-foot 11-inch, 180-pound safety had five interceptions in his final three games as he finished the season with seven. In his final game against Shippensburg…

Clarion replaces 49 years of hoop coaching

   October 31, 2014 5:43 pm

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…

Lakers loving spoonful of success with 7-4 year

   October 22, 2014 5:53 pm

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  rallied behind in impressively by winning their last seven games to finish at 7-4 and have the best record against PSAC…

Gannon’s Mahon repeats as PSAC Golf Champion Scholar

   October 22, 2014 1:41 pm

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…

Check out photos from Mercyhurst’s win at Big House

   October 18, 2014 7:54 pm

Here are some photos from Mercyhurst’s 45-23 victory over Slippery Rock at the University of Michigan’s Big House today. The game was played in front of a crowd of more than 15,000.