Ex-MP ‘mates Stamp, Burke top conferences

   January 27, 2015 9:59 pm

Four years ago, Lindsay Stamp and Ally Burke played their final high school game as members of Mercyhurst Prep’s PIAA Class AAA runner-up, falling to Archbishop Wood 53-41 in the state title game at Penn State. Now the two players are in their senior year leading their respective conferences in scoring. Stamp, a 5-foot 10-inch guard/forward for Division…

Behrend’s Gardner wins high jump at Spire indoor meet

   January 24, 2015 11:38 pm

Penn State Behrend junior Kevin Gardner, a Fort LeBoeuf graduate, is showing top form early in the indoor track and field season. Gardner won the high jump competition with an ECAC-qualifying leap of 1.95 meters (6 feet, 4.78 inches) Saturday at the Spire North Invitational indoor track and field meet at Geneva, Ohio. Gardner finished…

Former D-10 track athletes have impressive indoor efforts

   January 24, 2015 1:27 am

Several former District 10 athletes recorded impressive performances Friday night at the Youngstown State Invitational at the Watson and Tressel Training Site. The meet included Division I, II and III schools. Thiel senior Nic Jones, a Franklin graduate, placed second in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 8.25 inches. Jones’ teammate, senior…

Behrend’s Wallace sets school’s steals record

   January 15, 2015 12:55 am

Central Tech graduate Keith Wallace became Penn State Behrend’s all-time steals leader during the Lions’ 88-76 victory over Medaille in AMCC men’s basketball action Wednesday night. Wallace, a 6-foot senior guard, had two steals to move into first all-time at Behrend with 172 in his career. Wallace averages 2.3 steals per game this season, ranking…

Behrend’s Bohman, Finnegan named in Players to Watch List

   January 8, 2015 12:26 am

Penn State Behrend’s Brian Bohman and Ryan Finnegan were named to Collegiate Baseball Magazine’s 2015 NCAA Division III Players to Watch List. Bohman, a sophomore catcher and McDowell graduate, and Finnegan, a junior third basemen, are two of 25 Lions to have been recognized by Collegiate Baseball Magazine for the honor since 2009. Bohman was…

Fairview grad Tallmadge named to all-star soccer team

   December 30, 2014 3:50 pm

Fairview graduate Emily Tallmadge is one of six Baldwin Wallace soccer players named to the Ohio Soccer Coaches Association all-Ohio NCAA Division III team for the 2014 season. Tallmadge, a junior goaltender, was named to the third team and made the all-Ohio Athletic Conference team for the second straight season, as well. She also made…

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…