Gannon, Edinboro, Mercyhurst set for intriguing matchups

   October 9, 2014 10:37 am

Several intriguing PSAC West football matchups featuring area teams will take place during a busy upcoming 12-day period. Here’s the list: Saturday: Mercyhurst at Gannon, noon Saturday: Edinboro at Clarion, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16: Gannon at Edinboro, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18: Mercyhurst vs. Slippery Rock,  1 p.m., at Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Mich….

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…

PSAC update: District 10 alumni contribute for area college teams

   September 30, 2014 12:58 pm

Here’s an update on some former District 10 football players who are competing in the PSAC: • Gannon: North East graduate Tyler Johnson, a redshirt sophomore running back, turned in his second big contribution of the season on Saturday in the Golden Knights’ 33-7 victory over Clarion. Johnson, who rushed for 110 yards in Week 2…

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…

Mercyhurst’s Watson on torrid goal-scoring pace

   September 26, 2014 9:13 pm

Jack Watson is making a strong bid this season to etch his name in the Mercyhurst men’s soccer record book. Watson’s memorable, four-goal effort Thursday in a 4-0 victory over District of Columbia gave him 10 goals on the season. The Lakers’ single-season goals record-holder is Anthony Maher, who scored 24 in 2001. Maher had…

Area grads Kimball, Astorino excel in PSAC football

Colin Kimball, Mercyhurst senior free safety

   September 25, 2014 2:08 pm

Several area high school graduates continued to excel in the PSAC football action this past weekend.  • Mercyhurst: McDowell graduate Colin Kimball was a preseason All-American selection by several college football websites, and on Saturday he showed why. The 5-foot 11-inch, 180-pound senior safety led the Laker with nine tackles — all solo — in a 38-22 loss…

Jeffress excels early for Mercyhurst women’s tennis

   September 24, 2014 10:52 pm

Mercyhurst freshman Adrianna Jeffress already is showing the form that made her a four-time District 10 tennis singles champion in high school. Jeffress, a McDowell graduate, upset the No. 2 seed Sunday to advance to the semifinal round in the ITA Atlantic Regional women’s semifinals. She lost to eventual champion Kiefer Shaw of Cal on…

Big day of football for area PSAC teams

   September 20, 2014 10:40 am

Erie County’s three Division II football teams — Gannon, Edinboro and Mercyhurst — are all home today at noon against tough opponents in PSAC crossover games. Gannon will try to move to 3-0, while Edinboro and Mercyhurst will seek their first wins after opening with two losses. Read more about each game with today’s Erie…

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…

PSAC update: Astorino gets interception for Gannon

Matt Astorino, General McLane graduate, Gannon football, 2013

   September 8, 2014 7:46 am

Here’s a look at how former District 10 players fared in action for PSAC teams over the opening weekend:  • Gannon: General McLane graduate Matt Astorino had a strong game in the Golden Knights’ 23-7 win over Southern Connecticut State on Saturday. Astorino, a junior, started at safety and had an interception that he returned 6…