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Norwin graduates help IUP men’s club volleyball to high finish at nationals

By Doug Gulasy
When trying out for the IUP men’s club volleyball team last year, Cody Stitely was surprised to see a familiar face in fellow Norwin alumnus …

District college notes: St. Vincent baseball sweeps Grove City
By Paul Schofield
The St. Vincent baseball team swept a doubleheader against Grove City Thursday in Presidents’ Athletic Conference action to bring the conference record to 9-9 and overall mark to 13-17. Seniors A.J. Kavinsky and Joey Fearer led the way in a 5-3 Game 1 victory, while the Bearcats cruised to a …
Several groups of local sisters, led by Carlow’s Youngs, pair up at college level
By Bill Beckner Jr.
When umpires work Carlow University softball games, they are extra cautious before they make a safe call — as in, is it safe to go …
Campus Clippings: Freeport graduate Gentile on the run at Robert Morris
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Robert Morris senior Nick Gentile is building steam for the IC4A/ECAC Track and Field Championships. Gentile, a Freeport graduate, posted an individual victory and also helped a relay team capture gold at the Bennie Benson Memorial Invitational at the RMU Island Sports Center on Neville Island. Gentile posted a personal-best …
9 state universities challenged over athletic opportunities for women
By Debra Erdley 4:49 p.m.
Nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education have failed to comply with Title IX, a federal law that requires them to provide equal athletic opportunities for women, a new complaint charges. The complaint, filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, asks the agency …
District college notes: Hempfield grad takes 2nd in steeplechase at Bison Outdoor Classic
By Paul Schofield
When Amber Valimont ran at Hempfield, she won PIAA and WPIAL Class AAA championship in the 800-meter run her senior season. Valimont is still running at Duquesne University, but she’s added some jumping to her races. Valimont, a senior, placed second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to teammate Valerie Palermo at …
Plum grad helps CCAC hockey team reach nationals
By Michael Love
Nick Cicolini had a strong career as a member of the Plum varsity ice hockey team. After graduation, Cicolini chose to attend classes at the …
Intangibles make Jeannette grad Cortazzo stand out for Gannon softball
By Brian Knavish
There’s no denying the tangible, on-field contributions that Kirstie Cortazzo gives to the Gannon University softball team. A mere glance at the stat sheet reveals …
Confident Hayden taps potential with IUP lacrosse team
By Jeff Vella
Confidence can make a good player great. IUP lacrosse midfielder Drew Hayden is proof. Last season the Pine-Richland graduate scored  33 goals and was named …
St. Vincent women’s track team finds early success
By Kevin Ritchart
Eight is enough, for now. Earlier this spring, St. Vincent College fielded a women’s track and field team for the first time, and the eight-member squad is already making noise in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. Senior Genie Fratto entered is the second-ranked 5,000-meter runner in the PAC. Last month, Fratto …
District college notebook: Waynesburg upsets Thomas More
By Jeff Vella
• The Waynesburg softball team upset PAC-leading Thomas More, 4-3, in 12 innings in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday. Senior Carrie Maier (Greensburg-Salem) …
District college notes: St. Vincent women’s lacrosse runs win streak to 5
By Staff Reports
The St. Vincent women’s lacrosse team continued its winning ways over the weekend after scoring a 17-10 win over West Virginia Wesleyan. It was the fifth straight victory for the Bearcats (9-2), who are averaging 9.4 goals. Latrobe grad Kaley Burkardt scored four goals and had an assist for St. …
Healthy Siegel using his head with Mercyhurst
By Bill West
Restoring a reputation as one of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference’s elite batters became the top priority for Mercyhurst outfielder Ryan Siegel as soon as …
Campus Clippings: Oravec makes surprise appearance for PSNK
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Penn State New Kensington’s softball team had gotten used to life without Tarra Oravec, a star pitcher and power-hitter who opted out of softball her senior year to focus on studies and a professional weightlifting career. But coach Mike Marsili left her on the roster just in case the Kiski …
UPG captures Collegiate Ice Hockey Association Division III national title
By Kevin Ritchart
Play your game. That was the message Pitt-Greensburg hockey coach Tim Baldwin delivered to his players last weekend, and it paid off in a big …
No sophomore slump for Cal (Pa.) softball player Reicoff
By Chuck Curti
Playing softball in the PSAC is not for the faint of heart. With four NCAA champions and five national runners-up in the past 30 years, …