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…

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…

North East grad Tyler Johnson turns in 100-yard game for Gannon

Tyler Johnson

   September 15, 2014 1:06 pm

North East graduate Tyler Johnson had a breakout game Saturday during Gannon’s 48-0 victory over Cheyney. Johnson, a 5-foot 10-inch, 200-pound redshirt sophomore running back, saw his first significant collegiate action in the backfield, and he took advantage of it. Johnson rushed 19 times for 110 yards and scored two touchdowns. He scored on a…

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…