Posts tagged Erie

Toran’s advice to Mercyhurst — No need to call Gannon for help

   November 3, 2012 12:16 am    0

Maleek Toran knows what it feels like to be in Mercyhurst’s shoes. He was a true freshman in 2009 at Edinboro when the Scots needed Gannon to help them get in the NCAA Division II playoffs. In the final regular-season game, the Knights beat Bloomsburg in overtime, 10-7, to open the  door for Edinboro to…


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Duane Rankin’s Week 8 recap

   October 22, 2012 10:14 pm    0

Let’s recap Week 8, shall we? Game of the week: No. 9 South Carolina at No. 3 Florida Final score: Gators 44, Gamecocks 11 Pregame rant: Despite losing to LSU, South Carolina can still find itself in the SEC title game, but must beat the Gators to do so. To see Steve Spurrier go back…


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Jones tallying up the tackles in final season at Gannon

   October 17, 2012 9:56 am    0

Ashton Jones came into his senior year at Gannon with 17 total tackles in his two seasons there after a year at Erie Community College in New York. This season, the Erie native and Strong Vincent High graduate has 18 solo tackles alone. “It’s just reassurance that I’m able to play,” Jones said.  “My number…


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The Romantic Era know all about the Gannon-Mercyhurst rivalry

   October 12, 2012 11:36 pm    0

The Romantic Era band members Connor Kimball, Bryant Kimball, Colin Kimball, Parris Williams and Ben Griffith have all played in the rivalry game between Gannon University and Mercyhurst University. Earlier this week, the band members talked about what it was like the play in the rivalry and gave predictions for Saturday’s noon game between the…


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Toran to get start in place of Jackson for IUP game…

   October 11, 2012 2:12 am    0

EDINBORO – Earlier this week, Edinboro coach Scott Browning said he’ll start Erie native Maleek Toran for Saturday’s key PSAC West game against No. 22-ranked IUP (5-1, 2-1). A Central Tech graduate, Toran will replace junior cornerback James Jackson, who is serving  one-game suspension after getting ejected from last week’s 44-24 loss to Gannon. “Right…


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Gannon-Edinboro rivalry has local flavor

   October 3, 2012 1:05 pm    0

Gannon University and Edinboro Universiy have their share of local athletes who will play in Saturday’s PSAC West rivalry game between the Knights and Scots at Sox Harrison Stadium in Edinboro. See what Edinboro senior Shawn Walker, who played at General McLane High School, and Gannon senior Ashton Jones, who played at Strong Vincent High…


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McBride talks family, Final Four and future

   May 11, 2012 11:19 pm    0

Erie Times-News sports reporter Duane Rankin caught up with Notre Dame sophomore Kayla McBride at the Erie Spring Classic AAU basketball tournament Friday at Gannon University. The former Villa Maria Academy star talked about her AAU playing days, playing in the 2012 Final Four and the future of Notre Dame basketball.


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Younger Pettis took a different route

   November 27, 2011 1:36 am    0

It’s not always a given a school is going to recruit the younger brother. Gannon coach Jim Kiernan had a chance to go after Kenny Pettis, but didn’t even though he had his older brother, Tomar, there. “We had five safeties and we just weren’t going to take one,” Kiernan said. “That’s tough. You got…


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Q&A: Chad Noce talks playoffs, Gannon and winning a title…

   November 11, 2011 6:18 pm    0

In a continuing series of Q&As with local players who are playing area college football, Duane Rankin caught up with Slippery Rock senior tight end Chad Noce to talk about several topics. Noce and the No. 24-ranked Rock (8-2, 6-1 PSAC West) are preparing for Saturday’s PSAC title game at Kutztown against the No. 8…


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Rush on Penn State situation: “In complete shock and disbelief.”

   November 8, 2011 11:09 pm    0

Earlier today, Duane Rankin caught up with former Penn State player Charles Rush (2001-05), an Erie native and Cathedral Prep graduate, and asked him about the Penn State situation involving former assistant Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky has been indicted on charges of sexually abusing eight boys over 15 years. “I’d say I’m just I’m in complete…


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