D-10 women shine in PSAC West hoops

   December 19, 2014 12:21 am

Former District 10 players are having strong seasons in PSAC women’s basketball as the holiday break approaches. Leading the way are PSAC scoring leader Lindsay Stamp of Indiana, Pa., Mercyhurst scoring leader Adrienne Kloecker and Slippery Rock scoring and rebound leader D’Asia Chambers. Stamp, a 5-10 senior guard from Mercyhurst Prep, averages 20.4 points, 7.0…

Indiana coach Miller, sister to enter Girard’s Hive of Fame

   April 18, 2013 1:18 pm

Girard native Curt Miller, the women’s basketball coach at the Big Ten Conference’s Indiana University, will be inducted into Girard’s version of the Hall of Fame — the Hive of Fame — Saturday night at the Bel-Aire Clarion Hotel. Miller will be inducted along with his sister, Lori Miller, who was a multi-sport star for Girard in the 1970s….

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

   November 3, 2012 12:16 am

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…

Duane Rankin’s Week 9 recap

   October 30, 2012 7:46 pm

Let’s recap Week 9 shall we? Game of the week: No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 8 Oklahoma Final score: Irish 30, Sooners 13 Pregame rant: This is the Irish’s toughest test yet. Oklahoma’s lone loss was to No. 4 Kansas State, which has risen to the top of the Big 12. It’s a classic…

Duane Rankin’s Week 9 forecast

   October 22, 2012 11:56 pm

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 9. Game of the week: No. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-0) at No. 8 Oklahoma Sooners (5-1, 3-1 Big 12), Saturday, 8 p.m., WJET (ABC) Pregame rant: This is the Irish’s toughest test yet. Oklahoma’s lone loss was to No. 4 Kansas State, which…

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

   October 11, 2012 2:12 am

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…

Matha overcomes injuries, ineligibility to help Crimson Hawks

   October 10, 2012 8:24 pm

Transferred. Injured. Ineligible. Senior right tackle Dan Matha has had his share of obstacles, but is once again a force on the field in helping No. 22-ranked Indiana (Pa.) boast one of the top rushing teams in NCAA Division II. ” It’s a great feeling,” Matha said. “It’s been a lot of bumps along the…

Duane Rankin’s Week 7 recap, Week 8 forecast…

   October 19, 2011 3:59 pm

Let us recap Week 7, shall we? Baylor (4-2, 1-2 Big 12) at No. 17 Texas A&M (4-2, 2-1) Pregame rant: The Bears have a quarterback in junior Robert Griffin III who is flat out one of the best players in the nation. Check the numbers: 114-of-142, 1,520 yards, 19 touchdowns and just ONE interception….

Duane Rankin’s Week 5 recap, Week 6 forecast…

   October 5, 2011 9:30 pm

Let’s recap Week 5, shall we? No. 2 Alabama (5-0, 2-0 SEC) at No. 17 Florida (4-1, 2-1 SEC) Pregame rant: Everyone talks about Florida’s team speed, but this game will see if the Gators truly have some burners. Postgame commentary: The Crimson Tide can slow down any team. Add Florida to that list. The…