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Point Park soccer sets sights on NAIA tourney

By Jeff Vella
The Point Park men’s soccer team has some finishing to do this fall. The Pioneers saw their 2014 season come to an abrupt end after a ...

District college notebook: Penn State women’s soccer team off to good start
By Jeff Vella
of NOTE • The No. 6 Penn State women’s soccer team won both games in its season-opening tournament, defeating Hofstra, 2-1, on Friday and ...
Vensel excited for D-I opportunity at St. Francis
By Michael Love
Morgan Vensel’s Division I collegiate career is in its infancy, but she hopes that the opportunities to shine for the Red Flash in and out ...
Jeannette athletes set for upcoming season at district colleges
By Brian Knavish
It feels like college sports’ spring season just ended, with teams wrapping up play in May. But, in the world of sports, it’s never too early to start thinking about next season, especially on the baseball and softball diamonds. When spring sports season rolls around, there will be several storylines ...
District college notebook: Mercyhurst soccer team picked to repeat in PSAC
By Jeff Vella
of NOTE • The reigning PSAC champion Mercyhurst men’s soccer team was chosen first in the preseason poll. The Lakers, who reached the Atlantic ...
Norwin grad ready for 2nd season with Clarion volleyball
By Nathan Smith
While some might need a season or two to get acquainted with college competition, Clarion’s Catherine Ferragonio was a force in her freshman season. The Norwin ...
Brett Crenshaw: Solid as a ‘Rock’
By Jeff Oliver
When the Slippery Rock football team opened camp Thursday, it marked a bittersweet moment for Brett Crenshaw Jr. A senior from Monessen, Crenshaw is preparing for ...
A Summer Look at College Sports
By Brian Knavish
With temperatures in the 90s, it feels like college sports — especially winter college sports — are light years away. But, before you know it, the school year will be here, sports will be in season and winter sports will be on the horizon. There are several local athletes expected ...
Keystone Oaks’ Alward a presence at wide receiver for Westminster
By Nathan Smith
Cody Alward said there have been plenty of great senior leaders during his time with the Westminster football team. Now it is his turn. The Keystone Oaks grad is entering his senior season with the Titans. And with nine regular-season games left in his career, he wants to leave a lasting impression. “I ...
Coaches give Gannon pole position in PSAC West preseason football poll
By Doug Gulasy
SLIPPERY ROCK — Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division football coaches presumably didn’t pick team names out of a hat when voting for the preseason poll. Slippery Rock offensive tackle Cory Tucker said that might not have been a bad strategy. “This is a very good conference,” said Tucker, a South Park ...
Trio of Latrobe lacrosse standouts to play together at St. Vincent
By Devon Moore
The Latrobe girls lacrosse team saw its share of success in the spring. Now three of those players will be taking their talents to the ...
Jeannette's Cox, Craft will be among college gridiron story lines this season
By Brian Knavish
The “back-to-school sale” advertisements are out. Football preview issues are on magazine stands. College football training camps are opening in the coming days, and there are numerous Jeannette natives on the rosters of teams both near and far. Local players will figure into numerous college football story lines this ...
Connellsville grad Swink entering St. Francis (Pa.) Hall of Fame
By Jason Black
Ten years after finishing one of the finest careers in the history of women’s basketball at St. Francis (Pa.), Beth Swink is still picking up ...
Greensburg Salem grad Roddy to be inducted into Point Park Pioneer Hall of Fame
By Alex Oltmanns
After becoming the only Point Park women’s volleyball player ever to register more than 1,000 career digs and kills, it should come as no surprise that Rachel Roddy was named to the Point Park University Pioneer Hall of Fame this year. But that’s exactly the reaction Roddy had when the Greensburg ...
Norwin grad Petro ready to lead Gannon defense
By Nathan Smith
Tim Petro said the feeling heading into his senior season is bittersweet. The Gannon linebacker has played football for the majority of his life and knowing ...
Washington & Jefferson preseason favorite in PAC
By Doug Gulasy
Washington & Jefferson’s Mike Sirianni has a say in the national Division III football coaches poll this season. “If you see a No. 1 vote (for W&J), you’ll know where it came from,” he quipped. Although the Presidents don’t top the national rankings yet, the Presidents’ Athletic Conference preseason poll released ...