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District football roundup: Cal (Pa.) rallies, but loses on OT field goal

By Staff Reports
Braden Drexler kicked a 32-yard field goal in overtime, and No. 21 Bloomsburg overcame a late rally by Cal (Pa.) for a 24-21 victory in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference crossover game Saturday in Bloomsburg. Cal (1-1) had the first possession in OT, but quarterback James Harris threw an interception …

Campus clippings: Kiski Area graduate Kylie Jackson hitting her stride for St. Francis
By Bill Beckner Jr.
After winning the Bucknell Bison Open and earning Northeast Conference Athlete of the Week honors to start the cross-country season, St. Francis (Pa.) senior Kylie …
Cal U offering free golf programs
By For The Valley Independent
The professional golf management program at Cal U will offer free golf programs this fall for girls and their parents or guardians. PGM faculty and students will provide instruction for the sessions, which will be held in the PGM Student Teaching and Research Academy in Gallagher Hall on the Cal …
District college football preview: Slippery Rock still puts up points
By Bill West
No question loomed larger over the Slippery Rock football program as the season approached than how the offense, a record-setting unit last year, adjusted to …
District college notes: Hempfield grad Nania has career game for YSU
By Paul Schofield
Hempfield graduate Dante Nania finally got his chance to shine as quarterback at Youngstown State. Nania completed 16 of 23 passes for a career-high  288 yards and two touchdowns against Duquesne on Saturday. Youngstown State (1-1) opened the season with a loss at Illinois, but Nania passed for only 46 …
Thomas Jefferson grad Ruffing named PAC offensive player of the week
By Tribune-Review
Thomas Jefferson grad Ryan Ruffing, a junior running back at Washington & Jefferson, has been named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference offensive player of the week. …
Jeannette grad Brown a ‘shutdown’ cornerback at St. Vincent College
By Brian Knavish
Darius Brown, a senior cornerback on the St. Vincent College football team, has been given a daunting task. “My main job is to go cover …
Move to tight end benefits Green at Cal (Pa.)
By Jeff Vella
If the perfect tight end was sculpted in a lab, he might look something like Cal (Pa.)’s Desimon Green. He possesses prototypical size at 6-foot-5 …
Freeport twins inseparable at West Virginia Wesleyan
By D.j. Vasil
Twins are said to be inseparable. Freeport’s Jack sisters are no exception. Having run track and played soccer together at Freeport, Dava and Erica Jack …
After guiding successful GCC program, Shasko hopes to find success at college level
By Kevin Ritchart
It doesn’t matter what age group you’re coaching, possessing the ball is vital to experiencing success on the soccer field. For Ashley Shasko, who has just started her first season as the women’s soccer coach at St. Vincent College, that philosophy rings true. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re coaching U5 …
District college notebook: Pitt soccer team exceeds 2013 win total
By Jeff Vella
TOP PERFORMERS Pitt • Freshman Hamish Law scored as the Pitt men’s soccer team (2-1) beat Longwood, 1-0, on Sunday and eclipsed its victory total …
Local college notebook: Latrobe graduate Calucci starts at Youngstown
By Tribune-Review
Sophomore Dylan Colucci (Latrobe) is the starting left guard for the Youngstown State football team, which improved to 1-1 with a 28-17 victory against Duquesne. Colucci played in 12 games as a redshirt freshman. He’s helped Youngstown State to an average of 201 yards. Quarterback Dante Nania (Hempfield) completed 16 …
Campus clippings: Fox Chapel grad Thiessen has big week at Allegheny
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Jessie Thiessen had a busy week. Just ask her opponents. The Allegheny sophomore soccer standout from Fox Chapel fired in a pair of game-winning goals for the Gators over the course five days. The midfielder scored with 50 seconds left to beat No. 14-ranked Capital, 2-1, in the Crusader Classic. …
Western Pa. flavor helps Youngstown State beat Duquesne
By Bill West
Particularly during his first couple of years at Youngstown State, senior wide receiver Christian Byran listened to teammates from Pennsylvania and Ohio banter about which …
SVC basketball great to join Bearcats coaching staff after 12 years in U.S. Army
By Alex Oltmanns
After serving a 12-year tenure in the U.S. Army, Terrance Smith is returning to the place that gave him his start in collegiate basketball. A …
Campus clippings: Freeport grad Turner shines in W&J football opener
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Washington & Jefferson football player Jon Turner earned an All-Presidents Athletic Conference honorable mention last season. The junior defensive end from Freeport could be on …