The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


March 1, 2013

College notebook: Ex-Green Dragons help with relay win


he interim head football coach for the 2013 season, while Chet Henicle has been named the interim defensive coordinator following the retirement of Danny Hale.

Under Darragh's leadership the Huskies' defense has ranked in the top-half of the PSAC in total defense seven of the past 11 seasons, including back-to-back second place finishes in 2000 and 2001 and a second place in 2009. The Huskies have also ranked among the best in the PSAC in run defense finishing first or second five times, including second in two of the last four seasons.

Henicle starts his 10th season at Bloomsburg in 2013, having served as the coach of the defensive secondary as well as the recruiting and video coordinator.

Wrestlers prep Regionals: After winning four of the team's last six dual meets, the Lycoming College wrestling team enters the postseason on a high note, with two 20-match winners set to lead the team during the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Tournament on Saturday at Ohio Northern University's Sports Center.

The Warriors will fight through a brutal one-day, 16-team tournament that includes three ranked teams -- No. 15 York (Pa.), No. 19 Messiah and No. 26 Ohio Northern. The top three finishers in each of the 10 weight classes will earn a bid to the NCAA Division III Championships at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on March 15-16.

Among the Warriors leading the team are 20-match winner Brian Watkins (20-10), a Southern Columbia grad, at 157 pounds, and freshman 149-pounder Matt Neff (14-20), a two-time state qualifier for Shikellamy High.

The brackets will be announced tonight and the tournament will get under way at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Crusaders honored: The Susquehanna indoor track and field team picked up several post-season honors by the Landmark Conference.

Kwane Hayle (60 and 200 meters) was named men's track Athlete of the Year as well as men's Rookie of the Year and Ashley West (800 and mile) won the same two awards on the women's side.

In addition, Lewisburg High graduate Ryan Lopes was named to the men's first-team All-Landmark Conference for the 400 meters as well as a member of the 4x400 relay team; Southern Columbia grad Ken Schetroma was first team in the shot put and weight throw and, for the women, Selinsgrove grad Cameron Weaver was first-team in the shot put.

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