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.        

Gannon’s Wendel sets assist mark, earns weekly volleyball honors

   October 17, 2014 3:40 pm

Gannon volleyball player Megan Wendel recorded 54 assists against Shippensburg on Oct. 11 to become the program’s all-time assist leader, establishing a new mark of 3,771. Wendel, a senior setter, passed Jess Deemer (2000-03) who previously held the mark for Gannon. Wendel was named PSAC Western Division Volleyball Athlete of the Week and ECAC Co-Player…

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 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…

McDowell grad Hayes a key hitter for Cal (Pa.) volleyball team

Danielle Hayes

   October 3, 2014 4:51 pm

McDowell graduate Danielle Hayes has been a top player for the California (Pa.) volleyball team during her sophomore season. Hayes, a 5-foot 11-inch middle hitter, ranked second on the team with 135 kills while helping the Vulcans to a 12-5 start (6-2 PSAC West). She also led the team with a .307 kill percentage going…

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…

Prep grad Klemensic makes most of first college reception

Brendan Klemensic

   September 28, 2014 7:52 pm

Cathedral Prep graduate Brendan Klemensic had a memorable first reception of his Gannon career Saturday. The 6-foot 180-pound redshirt freshman wide receiver made the first catch of his college career, scoring on a 21-yard reception in the Golden Knights’ 33-7 victory at Clarion. He hauled in a pass from Liam Nadler to give Gannon a 10-7…

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…