By Gary R. Rasberry
After pioneering the girls golf program at Parkway, Erin Winings has helped do the same at Allegheny College.
The Gators freshman helped the women's golf team post its first invitational win in its first meet, winning the Baldwin-Wallace Invitational on Sunday in Beara.
The Gators shot a 345, bettering the 359 that the host Yellow Jackets put up.
Winings, who had the low score in nearly every dual or tri-match for the Panthers, started out her college career almost as well, firing an 83 to take runner-up honors. After going out with a 38 on the first nine, Winings struggled and shot a 45 on the final nine to end up one stroke back of medalist Marie Karebsbach of Mount Union.
Teammate Melanie Ice shot an 84 to take third and all five Gator scoring golfers placed in the top 15. Allegheny's next match is Monday at Gannon.
Hoyng top PFL offensive player, again.
For the second week in a row, the Pioneer Football League named Univeristy of Dayton quarterback Kevin Hoying its offensive player of the week.
The Coldwater All-Ohio quarterback took the starting quarterback job all for himself this season after splitting time a year ago. and has dominated in the opening two games for the Flyers.
Against Wittenburg last Saturday, Hoyng posted 378 yards of total offense, the second-highest total in team history, as the Flyers beat the Tigers, 41-23.
Hoyng has rusned for 139 yards and two scores and has completed 65.9 percent of his passes and thrown for 567 yards and three touchdowns this season.
Hoyng is also among the leaders in several offensive categories in NCAA Division I-AA rankings. Hoyng is second in total offense at 352 yards per game and also in quarterback efficiency with a staggering mark of 196.41.
New location, no rust for Parks
Minster grad Ty Parks is getting some playing time.
Just not at the school he originally selected.
Parks, who had committed to Mount Union and started practice with the Division III powerhouse, opted out and moved to the College of Mount St. Jospeh near Cincinnati.
Despite getting a late start with practice, Parks played in one of the two Lions' games.
Parks has five carries for eight yards, but scored a touchdown against Rose-Hulman.
Also getting playing time is St. Marys alum Nick Yahl, who had four tackles in the win over Rose-Hulman.
Steineman solid for Yellow Jackets
Defiance's Julie Steineman wrapped up a solid Defiance College Invitational last week by being named to the all-tournament team as the Yellow Jackets won the invitational in going 3-1.
Steineman, a New Bremen graduate, had 67 kills, 60 digs, 11 aces and 14 blocks in the tournament.
The Jackets are 6-4 after losing Tuesday to NCAA Division III power Ohio Northern, ranked 10th in the nation, in four games.
Steineman leads DC with four kills per game and 0.93 blocks per game. Steineman is also averaging 3.17 digs per game, which is fourth on the team and also ranks second on the squad with 18 aces.
Marion grad Diane Bruns leads the Jackets with 20 aces this season.
Knights set school win record
Urbana defeated Central State on Tuesday to win their 13th consecutive match, running their record to 13-2 and setting a school record for consecutive wins.
St. Henry grad and Blue Knights freshman Maria Wueb-ker had nine digs and four aces in the match.
Last weekend, the Blue Knights were in Wooster to successfully defend their Wooster Kilt Classic title, going 5-0 and beating the College of Wooster for the title. Wuebker had 67 digs and two aces in the tournament.