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Gateway grad Crystol earns All-American nod on Thiel’s line

By Michael Love
Jason Crystol remembers the date — October 1, 2011. It was the first game he played as a member of the Thiel College football team. …

Former California teammates may soon be college rivals
By Bruce Wald
Two of perennial power California High School baseball team’s most recent standout pitchers could be going against each other in 2015. Josh Luko, the 2014 WPIAL Baseball Coaches’ Association’s Class A Pitcher of the Year, will continue his academic and athletic careers at nearby California University of Pennsylvania. One of …
Seton Hill teams honored by PSAC
By Staff Report
The Seton Hill athletic department’s first season in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference has been a successful one on the playing field with six teams earning PSAC playoff spots, one Griffin earning a PSAC championship and multiple athletes and coaches earning All PSAC honors. The success has continued in the …
New Carlow men’s basketball team mines local talent
By Ray Fisher
There’s a new kid on the block in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Carlow is fielding a men’s basketball team for the first time in …
Seton Hill asks federal judge to dismiss suit by former field hockey players
By Richard Gazarik
A federal judge will decide whether abuse, rather than coaching style, is the central issue in a lawsuit filed by two former field hockey players against Seton Hill University. Attorneys for the liberal arts school have asked a judge to dismiss the complaint or force the plaintiffs to refile the …
McGraw eyes quick turnaround for SRU women
By Joe Sager
It’s been a whirlwind summer for Bobby McGraw. From the moment he was named acting head coach of the Slippery Rock University women’s basketball team …
2 polls rank W&J football team in Top 25
By Bruce Wald
Washington & Jefferson College’s football team, defending President’s Athletic Conference champions, has been ranked in two Division III football national Top 25 polls. The Sporting News College Football Preview lists the Presidents as the nation’s 22nd-ranked team, while Lindy’s College Football Preview places W&J as its preseason No. 24 team. …
Greensburg Salem grad set to coach start-up Point Park track and field program
By Kevin Lohman
Point Park is adding a men’s and women’s track and field program to the school’s rapidly expanding athletic department, and its first coach, Kelly Parsley, is prepared for the arduous challenges of constructing a new college athletics program. You could say he hit the ground running. Parsley, who was hired …
Former assistant coach Monstrola hired as Seton Hill head softball coach
By Alex Oltmanns
A familiar face will be returning to the Seton Hill dugout for the 2015 softball season. After coaching as a volunteer assistant with the Griffins …
W&J golfer Bagiatis gaining on-job training
By Karen Kadilak
After a stellar season as a freshman on the Washington & Jefferson men’s golf team, Hunter Bagiatis of Hempfield is happy to have a summer …
Summer league no sweat for ex-West Mifflin star Hester
By Dave Mackall
Don’t expect C.J. Hester to be in awe of the lineups at the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro-Am summer league. Should he? “It’s my third year in the league,” said one of West Mifflin’s favorite sons and a former high school star who helped West Liberty reach the 2014 NCAA Division …
College notebook: Makara steps down at PSNK
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Joe Makara isn’t giving up on Penn State New Kensington. He’s leaving the school’s wrestling program because he isn’t giving up on his younger brother, …
PAC all-star softball team gets crack at Team USA
By Jeff Vella
Kelsey Cunningham graduated as Washington & Jefferson’s all-time leading hitter, but the Peters Township product has low expectations for her next softball game. “I would …
Monongahela native vital in Seton Hill baseball’s postseason run
By Bruce Wald
Seton Hill University senior shortstop Brendan Costantino was named a second-team, All Atlantic Region selection by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). The Geibel Catholic High School graduate and Monongahela native helped make the Griffins’ first season in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference a memorable one. After being chosen …
No break from the diamond for Butler grad Herald
By Joe Sager
There is no such thing as too much baseball for Cody Herald. The Butler High School graduate enjoyed a strong spring when he helped his …
Mars grad Cannon guiding Seton Hill pitchers
By Joe Sager
D.J. Cannon wanted to find a job in sports once he graduated from Seton Hill University. Turns out the 2007 Mars graduate didn’t have to …