Thiel athletes, area grads earn weekly honors

   December 12, 2014 2:10 pm

A pair of area high school graduates and senior athletes at Thiel earned recognition this past week. High jumper Nic Jones, a Franklin graduate, and senior wrestler Brandon Collins, a Commodore Perry grad, were named Presidents’ Athletic Conference Players of the Week for the week of Dec. 1-6. Jones eclipsed 6 feet 8 inches to…

Area student-athletes claim academic honors

   July 24, 2014 5:44 pm

The academic accolades keep pouring in this week for area college student-athletes. Here’s this week’s list of area honorees: ▀ Penn State Behrend basketball players Mike Knoll and Dan Kress were named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court. Knoll, a 6-foot 6-inch forward who graduated from Cathedral Prep, averaged 6.1 points and…

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…

Lakeview graduate Miller wins NCAA D-I javelin title

   June 12, 2014 12:01 am

Florida junior Fawn Miller entered the NCAA Division I outdoor track and field championships as the No. 1 seed in the women’s javelin. She didn’t disappoint. Miller, a Lakeview graduate, had a personal-best throw of 190 feet, 8 inches (58.13 meters) to easily beat out the competition Wednesday night at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon….

Behrend leads AMCC in final D-III Learfield Cup standings

   June 5, 2014 12:08 am

Penn State Behrend capped its most successful overall sports campaign in school history, claiming its highest finish in the Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. Behrend placed 69th out of 323 teams ranked in the final standings and led all AMCC teams. Behrend charted an all-time best 277 points, breaking the top 100 for…

Behrend’s Obenrader claims NCAA D-III javelin title

   May 24, 2014 6:39 pm

Penn State Behrend freshman Mitchell Obenrader had a gold-medal winning throw of 67.01 meters (219 feet, 10 inches) Saturday to win the javelin event at the NCAA Division III championships at Ohio Wesleyan’s George Gauthier Track. Obenrader easily eclipsed his school-record throw on the way to the title. Behrend freshman Malik Moffett-Pulliam, a Cathedral Prep…

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…

Edinboro’s Bryan Baumgartner wins McKay Scholarship

Bryan Baumgartner

   May 21, 2014 3:34 pm

Recent Edinboro graduate Bryan Baumgartner was selected as the winner of one of two Jim McKay Scholarships valued at $10,000, the NCAA announced Wednesday. The scholarship, named after the longtime sports journalist/broadcaster, is awarded annually to one male and one female student-athlete in recognition of academic achievement and their potential to contribute to the field of…

Behrend enters ECAC championships in top form

   May 14, 2014 1:50 pm

The Penn State Behrend men’s track and field team tuned up for the ECAC outdoor championships by setting records. It’s been a familiar refrain for the Lions’ this season. Lions’ athletes set three more school records at the Ron Althoff Invitational at Ohio Wesleyan University on Monday. In the 400-meter dash, Matthew Grafton ran to…

On Campus notebook: Samluk, Cosgrove excel in softball

   May 11, 2014 7:00 am

McDowell graduates Ashley Samluk and Brenna Cosgrove had standout softball seasons in the PSAC. Both made the all-conference first team this week. Samluk, a sophomore at Slippery Rock, was named the PSAC West Division’s top third baseman. Cosgrove, a senior at Edinboro, was one of three first-team outfielders. Samluk had 21 RBIs and led the…