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…

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.    

Mercyhurst prepares to play in Big House today

   October 18, 2014 11:54 am

Mercyhurst’s football team is set to meet Slippery Rock today at 1 p.m. at Michigan Stadium. Read the game preview. Click here to watch live video of the game. Here’s a link to live coverage from Mercyhurst’s website.        

Poll: Which team will win Mercyhurst-Gannon football showdown?

   October 10, 2014 8:18 am

The records would suggest that the Gannon football team is a strong favorite Saturday when it hosts archrival Mercyhurst at Gannon University Field. Gannon, after all, is 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the PSAC. Mercyhurst is 1-4 and 1-3. However, the game appears to be a closer matchup with a little analysis. (Here’s a link…

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…