LOCAL COLLEGE NOTES: York Suburban grad named Champion Scholar in swimming by PSAC

STEVE HEISER
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Devon Lonergan

York Suburban High School graduate Devon Lonergan has won one of most prestigious swimming honors offered by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

The Clarion University sophomore has been named the PSAC Men’s Swimming Champion Scholar.

Lonergan is the first champion scholar for Clarion men’s swimming since the 2016-17 academic year.

The PSAC Champion Scholar Awards are modeled after the NCAA's Elite 90 award and honor the student-athlete with the top grade-point average who is competing at the site of each of the PSAC's 23 team championship finals.

The PSAC Swimming Championships were held at the Graham Aquatic Center in York over the weekend.

Lonergan recently recorded a 3.98 grade-point average while majoring in early childhood Education at Clarion.

OTHER LOCAL COLLEGE NOTE

Area players help Penn State York to win: Some former York County high school players helped Penn State York to a 7-5 baseball win over visiting Penn State Hazleton on Monday.

South Western High School graduate Jarod Raubenstine allowed three runs over 7 1/3 innings but got a no-decision. York Catholic grad Evan Tanner got the win with 1 2/3 innings of relief, allowing on earned run.

Eric Gornik had four hits, including a double, with an RBI and a run scored to lead the PSY offense. Kalen Guyer added two hits, an RBI and a run scored for PSY. 

PSY is now 6-14 overalll and 4-9 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference. Hazleton is 8-7 and 7-6.

York men's tennis team gets first MAC Commonwealth win: The York College men's tennis team picked up a long-awaited first win of the year on Monday, edging Alvernia University 5-4 in Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth action on Monday afternoon in Reading.

The Spartans improved to 1-6 overall and 1-3 in the MAC Commonwealth. The Golden Wolves fell to 0-6 and 0-3 in the league.

Scott Miller and Camden Kosovac won in both singles and doubles for York.

Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.