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…

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…

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…

Conner retakes national rushing lead, receives honors

James Conner

   November 3, 2014 2:47 pm

    McDowell graduate James Conner, a sophomore running back at Pitt, has retaken the national lead in rushing yardage and has received conference and national recognition after his monster rushing performance Saturday. Conner rushed for a career-high 263 yards on 38 rushes and scored three touchdowns in the Panthers’ 51-48 loss to Duke. As…

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…

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…

Mark your calenders for these area PSAC women’s basketball games

   August 21, 2014 2:53 pm

Gannon released its women’s basketball schedule this week, providing a glimpse of some great local PSAC matchups this winter. Rivalry games against Mercyhurst and Edinboro are always a big draw. The Knights visit Mercyhurst on Nov. 22 (1 p.m. tip-off) and host the Lakers in the annual Pink Zone doubleheader on Jan. 31. Gannon hosts…

Thiel jumper Jones earns another postseason honor

   July 2, 2014 12:51 am

Thiel’s Nic Jones received a final honor to cap his memorable junior season in track and field. Jones, a Franklin High School graduate, was recently named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division III Track & Field/Cross Country Second Team. Jones was named the Field MVP at the Presidents’ Athletic Conference outdoor track and field…

Mercyhurst’s Himes, Morrison earn ECAC lacrosse honors

   May 31, 2014 12:55 am

Mercyhurst teammates Becca Himes and Christa Morrison were selected to the ECAC women’s lacrosse Division II all-star second team. The teams were picked by ECAC D-II coaches. Himes, a junior attack, led the Lakers with 98 points this past season. She tied for the team lead with 57 goals and added a team-best 41 assists. Morrison, a…

Fort LeBoeuf grad Shorts to run in D-II steeplechase finals

Ciara Shorts

   May 23, 2014 11:32 am

Fort LeBoeuf graduate Ciara Shorts, a Clarion senior, will go for a national title tonight when she competes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase finals at the NCAA Division II track and field championships in Allendale, Mich. Shorts placed fourth in her heat Thursday with a school-record time of 10 minutes, 48.14 seconds. That topped her own Clarion record…