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4/10/2008 —

Greater Allegheny hires Men's Basketball coach
Penn State Greater Allegheny announces the hiring of Clyde Manns as the new head coach for Men's Basketball. Manns comes to Penn State Greater Allegheny after serving six years as the assistant coach at LaRoche College. While there, he helped the Redhawks win the AMCC Championship in 2004. Along with coaching on the collegiate level, Manns played for four years at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. During his junior and senior seasons, the team won back-to-back conference championships. He graduated in 2004 as the school's all-time leader in assists and steals. Manns also played one year of professional basketball in 2006 with the Central Oregon Hotshots.

Baseball defeats Thiel, falls to Rochester
Penn State Greater Allegheny won its 20th game on Thursday, defeating Thiel College, 6-2. It was the team's second straight win against an NCAA Division III opponent. Junior Brendan Smith (Baltimore/CCBC-Essex) picked up the win for the Lions. Smith also was one-for-three at the plate with two RBIs. Freshman Craig Price (South Park/South Park) continued his hot hitting, collecting a hit and an RBI. On Sunday, the team traveled to Penn State Beaver to play Rochester College. They were defeated by a score of 12-6. Despite the loss, the team has won six of its last eight games and remain tied for first-place in the PSUAC. They will play host to CCAC-South at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Clairton Park.

Lady Lions washed out
The Penn State Greater Allegheny Women's Softball team's game against Penn State Schuylkill was canceled Saturday due to weather. The Lady Lions are currently 5-13 overall and 5-3 in the PSUAC. They will travel to play Grove City College on Thursday and play host to Penn State Beaver on Sunday.

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