Football game, 2 soccer games to serve as cancer fundraisers

   October 4, 2012 3:27 pm

The football showdown between Cathedral Prep and McDowell, also known as the Cureage Cup, will serve as a fundraiser for cancer research for the fifth consecutive year. That game is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. at Veterans Stadium. However, two upcoming soccer games will serve as cancer fundraisers as well. McDowell and Prep meet…

Cathedral Prep remains No. 1 in Class AAA in state rankings

   October 3, 2012 7:28 pm

Cathedral Prep remained No. 1 in Class AAA this week in the Harrisburg Patriot-News state football rankings. The Ramblers will host archrival McDowell Friday at Veterans Stadium. McDowell, which is coming off a second consecutive loss to an Ohio power — a 34-23 setback to St. Edward on Friday — dropped into the “teams to…

Saturday football updates

   September 15, 2012 2:01 pm

Final update Meadville beats East 41-30. Update No. 23 Prep defeats Lake Catholic 37-6. Update No. 22 Meadville in control 35-15 in the fourth quarter, while Prep is leading 37-0 over Lake Catholic in the fourth. Update No. 21 Midway through the third, Meadville leads East 28-15. Late third, Prep leads Lake Catholic 37-0. Update…

Future McDowell, Vincent opponent St. Ignatius opens strongly

   August 26, 2012 9:09 am

McDowell and Strong Vincent beware: St. Ignatius is as good as ever. The longtime Ohio power and defending Division I state champion opened its season Saturday night with a 31-7 victory over defending Division III state champion Cardinal Mooney at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Senior quarterback Michael LaManna passed for 225 yards and completed two first-quarter…

Update on Ohio football teams that will face 3 Erie teams

   August 25, 2012 4:01 pm

McDowell will open the season against Mentor (Ohio) and 3,800-yard passer Mitch Trubisky on Friday at Gus Anderson Field. Mentor opened the season Friday with a 33-13 victory over Euclid. Mentor and Trubisky had a rough start, but he recovered to pass for 197 yards and two TDs. He also rushed for 45 yards and…

Ohio’s preseason polls, Lake Catholic’s opener daunting for Erie teams

   August 23, 2012 11:14 pm

Cathedral Prep, McDowell and Strong Vincent will face quite a challenge when they play several Ohio powers this year. For instance, Cathedral Prep’s Sept. 15 opponent is Lake Catholic (Mentor). On Thursday, the Cougars routed Strongsville 49-21 in their season opener. Lake Catholic senior quarterback Mark Baniewicz rushed 17 times for 227 yards and five…

Three area teams to watch Ohio football powers closely this week

   August 23, 2012 2:13 pm

The PIAA football season is more than a week away, but several area football teams will watch the scoreboard with interest when the Ohio season opens this week. Region 6 rivals McDowell, Cathedral Prep and Strong Vincent each will play powerhouse Ohio teams this year. McDowell will face Mentor in next Friday’s opener followed by…

McDowell football to appear on PCN

   August 21, 2012 4:29 pm

The Pennsylvania Cable Network has released its “Game of the Week” schedule for the fall. District 10 will have only one game on television when St. Edward (Ohio) travels to Gus Anderson Field to take on McDowell. The two teams meet Sept. 28 and the game will be played the following day at 9 p.m….

Football notes: Strong Vincent’s experience on line shows

   August 19, 2012 11:34 am

Strong Vincent’s starters looked strong against Fairview on Saturday during the first day for scrimmages for PIAA teams. The Colonels dropped to Class AAA from AAAA in the offseason. Fairview, playing on its new turf at Keck Field at Jack Bestwick Stadium, is Class AA. “We did well,” Vincent coach Scott White said of the…

District 10 has 4 ranked teams in Pennsylvania Football News poll

   August 18, 2012 4:07 pm

Four District 10 football teams are ranked in the top 10 in their class in the Pennsylvania Football News preseason rankings, which were released today. Cathedral Prep (Class AAA), Grove City (AA) and Sharpsville (A) are ranked No. 5 in their respective classes. Hickory, meanwhile, is ranked No. 6 in Class AA. McDowell (Class AAAA),…

Kickoff magazine tells football fans what’s new in District 10

   August 16, 2012 9:09 am

Kickoff magazine is expected to be available at all Country Fair locations in Erie County and Crawford County today and then in Country Fair locations throughout northwestern Pennsylvania by Friday. What is Kickoff? It’s District 10′s most comprehensive high school football season preview. All week, we’re giving fans a sneak peek of the magazine on…

McDowell’s Conner commits to Pitt

   August 13, 2012 6:14 pm

McDowell standout James Conner has locked up his collegiate future by verbally committing to Pitt. Conner, a 6-foot 3-inch, 230-pound running back/defensive end, set a school record in 2011 with 12 sacks. He finished with 46 tackles and one pass deflection as a junior while rushing for 267 yards and three touchdowns on 41 carries….

It’s a big recruiting year for District 10’s skill-position players

   August 11, 2012 8:00 am

Meadville’s Artrel Foster is the latest in a series of District 10 skill-position players who have committed to major colleges. When Foster announced that he had picked Temple recently, he became the fourth high-profile skill-position player from the district to commit to a major college before his senior season. Foster joins Cathedral Prep quarterback Damion…

Summer Huddle – McDowell

   July 19, 2012 1:00 am

McDowell Trojans Coach (season, record): Mark Soboleski (8th season, 38-35) 2011 overall record: 8-3 2011 conference record (place): 4-2 (tied for second) 2011 playoff results: Defeated McKeesport 42-7 in the District 7 first round before losing to Upper St. Clair 21-14 in the quarterfinals. Top players lost: Greg Garmon, Luke Lecce, Mason Giacomelli, Paul Kemper,…

McDowell completes brutal football schedule

   July 11, 2012 1:37 pm

McDowell’s football schedule was tough enough at nine games. The Trojans have added another state champion to complete the 10-week schedule. McDowell will travel to Mansion Park in Altoona on Sept. 15 to take on Lancaster Catholic. The Crusaders defeated Tyrone 17-7 in last fall’s PIAA Class AA championship. Lancaster Catholic moved up to Class…