Milchovich, Pacak to meet in Football Classic

| Friday, May 28, 2010

It wasn't that long ago that Andy Pacak and Nick Milchovich went against each other as the football coaches at Monessen and Charleroi, respectively.

The years were 2005 and 2006.

Milchovich came out a winner both times with the Cougars opening the seasons with 25-7 and 22-6 exhibition wins over the cross-river rival Greyhounds.

They'll be on different sides again next month in the 14th annual BeeGraphics Football Classic.

Pacak will be guiding the South with Milchovich, who's now the Peters Township coach, leading the North.

The all-star game, scheduled Saturday, June 19, at Peters Township, isn't a new experience for Milchovich. He had the South team several years ago.

This year's contest will have a newcomer in Belle Vernon Area, which had competed in the disbanded Foothills Classic in previous year.

Representing the Leps on the South will be Spencer Lynn, Tyler Sellew, Cory Williams and Andrew Spate.

Pacak will have two of his own players in Shep Womack and Steve Jarabeck.

Other area gridders on the South include Charleroi's Ray Campbell and Jake Linn, Ringgold's Bill Marnich, California Area's DJ Martinak and Brad Tonini and Elizabeth Forward's Greg Sotereanos, Josh Pomilio and Riley Kern.

Bentworth has three players on the North, including Ben Gregg, George Morrell and Colton Korpus.

The teams will start practicing Sunday, June 13, with the South at the new California High field and the North at Peters Township.

Bill Ellis is serving as game director.

n Add football: New Yough coach Mark Crovak, who was hired last month after Jim Ward left to take the post at McKeesport, has put together his first staff.

His assistants include Jason Stewart (offensive coordinator), Jay Kunselman (defensive coordinatopr), Tony Luciow (running backs and defensive line) and Marko Thomas (receivers and defensive backs).

• More high school football: Blocking and tackling sleds are now okay to use for offseason workouts.

That was the word from Chambersburg Thursday at the PIAA Board of Control meeting.

It was a month ago that helmets and shoulder pads in offseason workouts and seven-on-seven competitions received the green light.

• Linda Kalafatis, the former California University softball coach, had another successful season at Ohio State.

Her Buckeyes went 39-14 with the campaign ending with a 7-0 loss to No. 11 California (44-17) on the final day of the regional championship at Columbis, Ohio.

Kalafatis has compiled an oerall 493-298 record and won 30or more games in 10 of her 14 seasons at Ohio State.

Before going to Columbus, Kalafatis was 175-53-1 in five seasons at Cal with five PSAC titles.

And thanks to Rich Overand of New Eagle, who says an upright man can never be a downright failure

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