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…

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…

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…

Fort LeBoeuf grad Jones named to 4th straight all-PAC team

   December 3, 2014 2:36 pm

Westminster College senior Jenny Jones, a Fort LeBoeuf graduate, was named to the all-PAC cross country second team for the fourth straight season. Jones finished 10th at the Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship at Bethany College with a time of 24 minutes, 20.8 seconds. The Titan women’s cross country team finished 27th in the NCAA Division…

Corry’s Cragg duo helps Hobart stay unbeaten

   November 22, 2014 3:59 pm

Corry native Mike Cragg has enjoyed a lot of success in his long career as Hobart’s football coach, but this year has been special. Hobart rallied from a 12-0 halftime deficit to beat Ithaca 22-15 today in an NCAA Division III first-round playoff game on its home field in Geneva, N.Y. The Statesmen (11-0), ranked…

Behrend men among D-III soccer stats leaders

   October 31, 2014 1:58 pm

The Penn State Behrend men’s soccer team — AMCC regular-season champion and the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament — continues to climb up the NCAA Division III statistics leaderboard. Senior forward Jimmy Belack ranks nationally in several categories. Belack is tied for second in game-winning goals (7), eighth in total points (44), tied…

Former PIAA doubles champs McBride, Elia finish fall seasons

   October 17, 2014 4:15 pm

Former Mercyhurst Prep standout tennis player Brittany McBride wrapped up her first fall season Oct. 12 with the University of Mary Washington women’s tennis team. The freshman went 5-3 in singles play and 2-4 in doubles action for Mary Washington, an NCAA Division III program which has won 11 straight Capital Athletic Conference titles. The…

Czerwinski, Behrend aim for AMCC tennis crown

   October 16, 2014 4:01 pm

Former Mercyhurst Prep tennis standout Chelsea Czerwinski and her Penn State Behrend teammates will attempt to defend their AMCC women’s tennis crown this weekend. The No. 2 Lions (8-3, 7-1 AMCC) will play No. 3 Pitt-Greensburg in the tournament semifinals at Westwood Racquet Club on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Top-seeded Franciscan plays Penn State Altoona …

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…