Dahlheimer (Red Lion) is 13-1 on the season and ranked third in the NCAA Division III ratings at 165 pounds. He won all three of his matches in the season-opening Baldwin-Wallace Duals and went 5-0 to take home the championship at the recent Ohio Northern Invitational, the first champion ever for a Warrior wrestler in that event. He also had a major decision victory in a 37-7 loss to No. 4-ranked Ithaca and last weekend picked up a major decision as No. 24 Lycoming defeated No. 17 Brockport, 21-17.
"Chris is doing great this season," coach Roger Crebs said. "He's working hard to get to the NCAA Championship and win a national title. That's one of the things that every wrestler in all divisions works for."
Dahlheimer finished seventh in his first trip to the NCAA Tournament last season.
"Chris is one of the team captains and a true leader," Crebs said.
The Warriors are off until the PA/NY Duals Jan. 9 in Williamsport.
Record for Mummert: Chatham University junior swimmer Chelsea Mummert (Central York) set a school and pool record in the 200 backstroke in a recent loss to Grove City. Her time was 2:13.12. She has the top time on the Presidents Athletic Conference list in the 50 back (28.3) and 100 back (1:00.57) as well as the 200 back.
Mummert was named Most Valuable Swimmer after winning the 500 and 1,000 free, the 200 back and anchoring the winning 400 free relay team at the Chatham Invitational in November.
"Chelsea spent the summer honing her skills here in Pittsburgh and made NCAA national long course (50 meter pool) qualifying time in the 100 back," coach Mike Meyers said. "Now she has to achieve the short course time to qualify for the NCAAs (Division III) in March."
Mummert is vying to become the first Chatham athlete to represent the school at a national championship. With that in mind, she's looking to peak at the PAC Championships in February.
"Chelsea is a real lead by example teammate," Meyers said. "She's 100 percent at everything she does. She's always positive and hard working, and she's a pleasure to coach."
Reimold honored: Penn State-Altoona sophomore Emily Reimold (Susquehannock) was recently named to the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region All-American second team in women's soccer. Reimold, who was also named to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference first team, led the Lions with a school-record 22 goals. She also had three assists, and seven of her goals were game-winners. She had 19 goals and seven assists last season as a freshman.
"Emily really came into stride the second half of the season," coach Tim Wassell said. "I think it took some time for her to adjust to the attention she was getting from opposing defenses. But once she got a bit of confidence, she had a tremendous finish."
Wassell has been pleased with Reimold's first two seasons with the Lions, but sees even bigger things ahead for her and the team.
"We've always known that Emily is capable of continually raising the bar for herself, the team and the program as a whole," the coach said. "I'm very excited to see what she is able to do next year. I truly believe that the sky is the limit."
The Lions finished 18-4-2 this season after losing in the ECAC semifinals in a shootout against PS-Behrend.
Mosley playing, learning: Redshirt freshman Aurielle Mosley (Central York) has been seeing more and more action with the Millersville women's basketball team. The 6-foot-3 center is averaging 6.0 points and 4.5 rebounds for the Marauders, who are 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the Central Atlantic Conference after a 57-45 victory over Goldey-Beacom on Monday night.
Mosley played just 10 minutes in that game but had eight points and five rebounds. Prior to that, she had 12 points and a game-high nine rebounds in a 75-60 victory over Chestnut Hill and 12 points and six rebounds in a 75-59 triumph over Lincoln.
"Our goal for Aurielle is to keep developing and improving on a daily basis," coach Mary Fleig said. "She did not play in a competitive game for almost two years so she's gaining experience one game at a time."
Fleig feels that efforts against Chestnut Hill and Lincoln were key for Mosley.
"She gained a lot of confidence in those games, and it should really help as she progresses," the coach said. "Aurielle has a great touch around the rim and a soft shot from the perimeter. Her role will continue to be as a post that comes off the bench and give us an inside presence."
McGann steps right in: Freshman Jenny McGann (York Catholic) is the second leading scorer on the Catholic University women's basketball team.
The 5-foot-10 guard is averaging 12.8 points per game and has 28 rebounds, 16 assists, nine steals and four blocked shots. She had 19 points in a 71-59 victory over Keystone and 16 points in a 82-74 loss to Ferrum.
"Jenny has been all that we expected her to be thus far," coach Matt Donohue said. "We had very high hopes for her when we recruited her and believed that she had a chance to impact our program right out of the gate. She is succeeding because she is one of the hardest working players in practice day in, day out. She's an all around player who has shown the propensity to put the ball on the floor and shoot from the perimeter."
Jenny's twin sister Mary is also on the squad. The freshman forward has played in just two games to date.
"Mary played a huge role with our women's soccer team this fall and has just been with the team for a couple of weeks," Donohue said. "Right now, she's getting acclimated to our system and learning our offenses and defenses. Once she gets comfortable with everything, we have very high expectations of her. She is a very athletic defender, a talented shooter and a very well-rounded player."
Donohue figured he'd have trouble telling the twins apart.
"I was a little nervous about that," he said. "But after you spend enough time with them, you get pretty good at knowing who you're talking to or working with."
Stewart's steady: Junior Megan Stewart (York Catholic) is having another solid season with the West Chester women's basketball team.
Stewart, a 5-foot-4 guard, is averaging 9.6 points per game and has hit 11 of 21 3-point attempts. She leads the team in assists (44) and steals (22) and is averaging 4.8 rebounds per game for the Golden Rams, who are 7-1 after an 83-80 overtime loss to Clarion last weekend.
"Megan won the starting job at point guard as a freshman and was the league rookie of the year as we won 19 games," coach Diedre Kane said. "Last season she was a second-team all-league choice, and we won 20 games and the PSAC East title. She's a proven winner."
Kane calls Stewart a coach on the floor.
"She is very determined and smart and the heart and soul of the team," the coach said. "She can shoot, defend and pass. She hurts opponents in so many ways. She's a great student (dean's list) and a great person. I could go on forever talking about her. We're fortunate she chose West Chester."
Hammond works hard: Senior Angie Hammond (York Suburban) has been busy in the pool for the Salisbury women's swim team. At the recent Golden Bear Invitational at Kutztown University, she finished fourth in the 100 free and eighth in the 200 free. She also helped the Sea Gulls finish fourth in both the 200 free and 200 medley relays and swam a leg on the 800 free relay which finished eighth.
"Angie has been a great team member at Salisbury," coach Jill Stephenson said. "Her work ethic and effort in the pool and in the class room are something she can be very proud of."
Stephenson said that Hammond set some realistic goals as a freshman and worked diligently to achieve those goals.
"As a result, Angie has become one of the swimmers we depend on to perform at her best in each event," the coach said. "She serves as a team leader and a role model for the others."
Next season, Stephenson will be without a Hammond for the first time since 2002. Angie's sister, Aly, was a Sea Gull from 2002 to 2006.
"The Hammond influence will be missed when Angie graduates," Stephenson said.
Miller improving: Sophomore Taylor Miller (Red Lion) has seen action off the bench in all nine games for the 7-2 Dickinson women's basketball team. She's averaging 18.4 minutes of playing time a game and has a 3.7 scoring average with 14 assists, 12 rebounds and 11 steals.
"Taylor has been a dream to coach," Dina Henry said. "She is a great team player and has improved tremendously since her freshman year. And, at the end of her freshman year, she was given the Most Improved Player award, which freshmen don't usually get."
Miller is the first guard off the bench for the Red Devils.
"She's often in at the end of the games to help us handle the ball against pressure and make free throws," Henry said. "I love having Taylor and my point guard in at the same time in the second half."
Henry doesn't call Miller a reserve despite the fact that she comes off the bench.
"I call Taylor a finisher instead of a starter," the coach said.