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Butler grad Shakely juggling golf, music major at Grove City

By Jerry Clark
While patience and practice are virtues that sometimes can be forgotten in the recipe of success, these traits are not lost on golfer Rebecca Shakely. The ...

College notes: Seton Hill hosting ECAC tournament
By Paul Schofield
Seton Hill will host the ECAC Division II men’s lacrosse tournament beginning on Friday. Action begins at 11 a.m. when No. 1 Seton Hill faces No. 4 Lindenwood. No. 2 Lake Erie follows at 2 p.m. with a contest against No. 3 Mercyhurst. The championship game is noon Sunday. Wake Forest’s Adams ...
Connellsville grad Burkus shining for Pitt-Johnstown track team
By Jason Black
It hasn’t taken long for Jason Burkus to make his mark on the men’s track team at Pitt-Johnstown. Burkus, a 2014 Connellsville graduate and freshman with ...
Cal U baseball team stays alive
By The Valley Independent
California University’s baseball team stayed alive in the PSAC tournament Thursday. The Vulcans defeated Shippensburg, 9-3, in a losers’ bracket contest at Pullman Park in Butler. Cal ...
Jeannette grad Cortazzo, Seton Hill headed to PSAC playoffs
By Brian Knavish
They’ve already made history. Now they hope to make more. The Seton Hill University softball team — featuring Jeannette High School graduate Delaney Cortazzo in the ...
PSGA baseball team advances
By Staff Reports
The Penn State Greater Allegheny baseball team opened the Penn State University Athletic Conference playoffs with a 4-3 victory Wednesday over host Penn State Mont Alto. Top-seeded PSGA (27-6), which posted a 16-0 regular-season record in the PSUAC, advances to face No. 3 Penn State Beaver (17-14) in the second round ...
Cal U places 6 on PSAC West baseball teams
By For The Valley Independent
California University’s baseball team placed six players on the All-PSAC West teams, including a league-leading five first-team selections. Junior outfielder Mick Fennell, junior first baseman David ...
Shorthouse, Vento share field amid conference clash
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional baseball products Ben Shorthouse and Nick Vento are two years apart in age, but last Friday and Saturday, the two shared the same field as Shorthouse’s Waynesburg squad met Vento’s Washington & Jefferson group in a key late-season Presidents Athletic Conference series. Both had strong series to lead their ...
A-K Valley campus clippings: Nealer repeats as league’s top pitcher
By Bill Beckner Jr.
They should just change it to the Caitlin Nealer award after she graduates. Nealer, a senior softball standout at Allegheny College and a Valley graduate, was ...
Seton Hill set for loaded PSAC baseball tournament
By Paul Schofield
Seton Hill baseball coach Marc Marizzaldi wasn’t sure how his team would respond after being swept by Mercyhurst in a doubleheader Friday, ending the Griffins’ 22-game home winning streak. Mercyhurst and Seton Hill were tied for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West lead and vying for the top seed in the ...
District college notebook: W&J men’s, women’s golf teams sweep PAC championships
By Jeff Vella
TOP PERFORMERS PAC golf championships • The W&J men edged St. Vincent by five strokes to win the team title, which is based on ...
College notes: Ligonier Valley’s Grimm ties Kent State RBI mark
By Paul Schofield
Kent State sophomore Maddy Grimm, a Ligonier Valley graduate, hit her 16th home run, a three-run blast in the third inning, to lead the Golden Flash to a 5-0 victory against Toledo in a Mid-American Conference game last weekend Grimm, who owns the single-season home run mark, tied the single-season ...
A-K Valley campus clippings: Local trio powers Allegheny softball
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Allegheny College likes to recruit softball players from the A-K Valley because they produce. A trio of former local standouts proved that with a group ...
CCAC-South softball advances to district championships
By Dave Mackall
After helping to lead Thomas Jefferson to a WPIAL Class AAA championship in 2014, Kyla Prickett was hoping for more fun by continuing to play ...
Seneca Valley grads on the right track at Grove City
By Jerry Clark
With the Presidents’ Athletic Conference track championships being held this past weekend, Grove City’s Andrew Mascio and Tom Kocur were hopeful their efforts would be ...
Ex-Freeport star dealing with ‘scary’ ailment returns to Mercyhurst baseball team
By Bill Beckner Jr.
The third out came and went in unremarkable fashion and the college baseball teams switched sides. Mercyhurst reclaimed the field in between innings at Johnstown’s ...