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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, …
District college notebook: Shutouts pile up for Allegheny’s Nealer
By Jeff Vella
TOP PERFORMERS Allegheny • Junior pitcher Caitlin Nealer (Valley) threw two shutouts in a doubleheader sweep of Ohio Wesleyan on Sunday. Nealer had her streak …
District college notes: Strong pitching has Seton Hill baseball on top
By Paul Schofield
The Seton Hill baseball team was the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division preseason favorite, and the Griffins’ pitching staff is making those predictions stand up. The Griffins (13-1) enter the final three weeks of the season with a three-game lead over Mercyhurst (10-4) and the team’s pitching staff is …
Franklin Regional graduates part of top-10 IUP women’s lacrosse team
By Doug Gulasy
When Sarah Ward joined the IUP women’s lacrosse team before the 2011 season, the Crimson Hawks were coming off an 8-9 season and had just …
Keystone Oaks grad receives rookie of the year award
By Nathan Smith
If you would have told Ryan Carroll a year ago during his senior year at Keystone Oaks he was on the verge of winning a …
District college notes: St. Vincent’s Tonzo, Poole earn victories on track
By Paul Schofield
St. Vincent runners Vincent Tonzo and Chansler Poole took first place in the 800 and the 1,500, respectively, at the Dave Labor Invitational hosted by Slippery Rock University on Friday. Tonzo was the fastest among 28 runners in the 800 with a run of 1:54.79 despite rainy weather. Poole’s time …
Campus clippings: Ford City grad earns PAC weekly honors
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Westminster senior Haley Gabor (Ford City) on Monday was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Women’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week. Gabor took home two first-place finishes at the Carnegie Mellon Track and Field Quad Meet, winning the 200-meter dash in a season-best time of 26.53 seconds and running …
Former Elizabeth Forward star pitcher dominating foes at Mercyhurst
By Dave Mackall
Maybe it wasn’t one of Dan Altavilla’s better games. Perhaps it was a stinker by his standards because he walked four and was charged with …
Injuries will test Penn State Fayette pitching, versatility
By Jason Black
It’s been a tough start to the 2014 season for the Penn State Fayette baseball team. The Roaring Lions, like many other teams, have dealt with poor weather conditions. However, getting games rescheduled has been a problem, and has limited the opportunities for Penn State Fayette to be on the …