College Sports

McTavish brothers back on court together

Last weekend, Ryan and Gavin McTavish took the court at Shepherd University, playing together for the first time since their days at South Carroll High School.

And together, they helped the Bulldogs get off to a 2-0 start, taking the Clarion Hotel Conference Challenge by beating Lock Haven and Kutztown.


In Saturday's opener against Lock Haven, junior Ryan McTavish started for Shepherd, scoring 12 points on 4-for-9 shooting and adding four rebounds in 31 minutes, as the Bulldogs won 81-63. Freshman Gavin McTavish came off the bench, adding two points in five rebounds in 17 minutes.

On Sunday, Shepherd topped Kutztown as Ryan McTavish had eight points and three rebounds and Gavin McTavish added one point and six rebounds.


Making the team

The Maryland men's basketball team added 2011 Westminster graduate Trevor Anzmann as a walk-on after Friday's season-opening win against Wagner.

On Monday against Central Connecticut State, Anzmann made his debut for the Terrapins, grabbing a rebound in three minutes coming off the bench.

Terror honors

McDaniel field hockey defender Bayley Vohs was named to the 2014 Longstretch/NFHCA Division III All-South region second team on Monday.

Vohs, a senior who was also named first-team All-Centennial Conference, started all 18 games, leading a strong defense and adding four goals and three assists.

McDaniel men's soccer forward Shane McCracken (Liberty) was named honorable mention All-Centennial Conference. The former Lion recorded a team-best nine goals and also had three assists.

Lindsey Nichols, a junior on the McDaniel women's basketball team, was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week. She scored 19 points in Saturday's opener against Penn State-Harrisburg and then had 25 points and 11 rebounds, both career-bests, against Mount St. Vincent on Sunday.


Strong first year

Washington College freshman Emma Craig (Notre Dame Prep) finished her first season on the Shoremens' volleyball team averaging 2.22 digs and 0.42 aces per set. The Westminster native played in 26 matches, collecting a total of 38 aces which ranked third-best on the team. Washington finished the year 19-9.

Opening weekend

York College sophomore Dalton Myers (Westminster) had a strong start for the men's basketball team last weekend.

In the Spartans' opener against Keuka on Saturday, the former Owl had seven points and five rebounds. Then, on Sunday against Lebanon Valley, Myers went off for 34 points and six rebounds. He shot 14 for 22 from the field and a perfect 5 for 5 at the free-throw line.

Myers has a trio of local teammates in Tyler Alcid (South Carroll) and Max Bell and Blake Straitman (Francis Scott Key). Straitman played in both of York's first two games, scoring two points against Keuka and six against Lebanon Valley.


Taking the reins

Francis Scott Key graduate Jen Sawyer is now the interim head coach for the Alvernia University women's basketball team, where she attended after a strong career for the Eagles.

While at Alvernia, Sawyer scored over 1,000 points and was a three-year starter at shooting guard. She went to the NCAA tournament twice while at Alvernia.


Messiah College sophomore Jane Underman (Carroll Christian) was named an American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American, receiving honorable mention on the Division III team.

Underman led the Falcons in kills (397) and kills per set (3.64), as they reached their fourth straight Commonwealth Conference championship game.


Honorable mention

Lebanon Valley College junior Bobby Conlon (Liberty) was named to the All-Middle Atlantic Conference honorable mention team at fullback.

Conlon rushed 17 times for 78 yards and helped the Flying Dutchmen rush for 2,095 total yards as a team.

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