Case Western’s Cvecko named first-team all-star

   November 13, 2014 2:21 pm    0

Case Western Reserve junior midfielder Chris Cvecko, a McDowell graduate, was named to the all-University Athletic Association men’s soccer first team for the second year in a row. Cvecko led the Spartans and was third in the UAA with 18 points on seven goals (three game-winners) and four assists. In 53 career matches, he has…

 

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Gannon, ‘Hurst football players named to Academic All-District team

   November 6, 2014 11:47 pm    0

Four players from Gannon and three from Mercyhurst were named to the Capital One Academic All-District I football first team Thursday. Golden Knights quarterback Liam Nadler, offensive lineman Randy Toth, defensive back Nick Bengal and defensive lineman Matthew Gawlik all landed a spot on the top team and will move to the national ballot for…

 

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Behrend men to face D-I Army in exhibition game

   November 5, 2014 3:49 pm    0

With Veterans Day a few days away, it’s fitting that Penn State Behrend’s men’s basketball team will get ready for its season with an exhibition game against Division I opponent Army on Friday. The Lions will travel to Army for a 7 p.m. tip-off in West Point, N.Y. Behrend, the back-to-back defending AMCC champion, has…

 

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Conner retakes national rushing lead, receives honors

James Conner

   November 3, 2014 2:47 pm    0

    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…

 

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Ben Swank top assistant at Fla. Southern

   November 1, 2014 7:39 pm    0

Ben Swank, son of Edinboro women’s basketball coach Stan Swank, is moving up the collegiate coaching ladder in his second year at Division II Florida Southern. 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 the Moccasins under men’s…

 

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Clarion replaces 49 years of hoop coaching

   October 31, 2014 5:43 pm    0

Clarion University had to hire not one but two coaches to replace men’s basketball coach Ron Righter and women’s basketball coach Margaret ‘Gie’ Parsons, who both stepped down this summer after coaching 24 and 25 years respectively. Righter, with 402 wins, and Parsons, with 341, were the winningest coaches in Golden Eagles history. Western Pennsylvania…

 

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Behrend men among D-III soccer stats leaders

   October 31, 2014 1:58 pm    0

The Penn State Behrend men’s soccer team — AMCC regular-season champion and the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament — continues to climb up the NCAA Division III statistics leaderboard. Senior forward Jimmy Belack ranks nationally in several categories. Belack is tied for second in game-winning goals (7), eighth in total points (44), tied…

 

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3 MNE volleyball players make all-region team

   October 28, 2014 2:36 pm    0

Three Mercyhurst North East volleyball players were selected to the 2014 Region III all-region team recently. Rose Thacker, Mackenzie Turner and Cierra Jackson were each selected. The three freshmen helped the Saints to a 8-13 overall regular-season record this year, improving on a 5-25 mark the previous season. Turner, a setter and Cambridge Springs graduate,…

 

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Mercyhurst’s Spano claims Tanner Coach of Year award

   October 23, 2014 1:06 am    0

Longtime Mercyhurst baseball coach Joe Spano was named this year’s recipient of the Chuck Tanner College Coach of the Year Award as announced by the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh. Spano will be given the eighth annual award at the Chuck Tanner Awards Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Pittsburgh Rivers Club. Spano is the…

 

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Lakers loving spoonful of success with 7-4 year

   October 22, 2014 5:53 pm    0

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…

 

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