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March 17, 2008
The Altoona Mirror
Hollidaysburg’s Jeremy Dwyer, a junior at Grove City College, was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference men’s tennis player of the week on March 11.

Dwyer is currently 4-0 on the year, earning a pair of wins in both singles and doubles play. He earned a 6-3, 6-1 win over Penn State Behrend’s Jon Henderson and teamed with Bill Derocha for an 8-0 win in doubles competition during Grove City’s season-opening win.

The former Golden Tiger then topped Mount Union’s Travis Papay, 6-4, 6-2 and teamed with Derocha for a 9-8 win in doubles competition.

Bedford graduate Eddie Sotirokis had three hits and three RBIs for Pitt Johnstown in an 8-6 win over Slippery Rock University March 12.

Lisa Colapietro, a freshman at James Madison University and former Hollidaysburg swimmer, competed at the 2008 Colonial Athletic Association swimming championships at George Mason University and placed fourth in the finals of the 200 breaststroke, eighth in the finals of the 100 breaststroke and 20th in the preliminary competition of the 200 medley relay.

Colapietro swam the breaststroke leg of the 200 medley relay and broke the James Madison school record as the team finished sixth place.

Jackie Garlock, a Bedford product, has played in seven games for the York College women’s basketball team, scoring seven points and pulling down five rebounds as the Lady Spartans compiled a 19-8 record.

Eric Shaw, a Hollidaysburg graduate, finished in fifth place at 197 pounds in the Eastern Wrestling League championships held at the University of Pittsburgh March 8 with a 2-1 win over Dave Crowell. Shaw wrestles for Bloomsburg University.

Altoona’s Samantha Reimer added another honor to her solid 2007-2008 season by being named to the second team of the Daktronics All-East Regional team for the Edinboro women’s basketball team.

John Boyer’s successful season for Buffalo University came to an end with a 69-68 loss to Miami (OH) in the Mid-American Conference tournament. Boyer scored 11 points, pulled down three rebounds and dished out two assists in 28 minutes.

Several area softball players played a big role for St. Francis during the Capital Classic Tournament in Delaware March 15.

Jerrica Smith, an Everett graduate, picked up her third win on the mound, giving up just one run on four hits while striking out six in a win over Marist.

Smith got some run support from Tyrone’s Hilary McNelis, who drove in the winning run with a double off the wall in the top of the sixth inning.

Chestnut Ridge product Janelle McCoy had a single in a 1-0 loss to Delaware, and Cambria Heights’ Nicole Bender had a single to start a two-run inning in a 4-3 loss to Drexel.

Hollidaysburg’s Heather Sagaities made an over-the-shoulder grab to force extra innings for the Gettysburg College softball team in a game against Susquehanna University. Sagaities also tripled and drove in the Bullet’s only run in the 2-1 loss March 15.

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