High School Notebook: Current Big 33 format likely to stay
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It appears Pennsylvania will continue to play Ohio in the Big 33 high school football all-star game, at least for one more year.
The Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association voted unanimously yesterday to continue the series with Ohio. The PSFCA helps run the game.
The Big 33 board of directors, made up of 17 individuals, will vote Tuesday whether to continue the series with Ohio, but that appears to be only a formality after the PSFCA vote. The Big 33 was considering Maryland as a future opponent.
Pennsylvania has played Ohio in the Big 33 the past 14 years.
Swiech chooses Akron
Steve Swiech, a 6-foot-9 senior basketball player at Elizabeth Forward, made a verbal commitment to the University of Akron Thursday. He had offers from St. Bonaventure and Holy Cross. He will sign a letter of intent with the Zips during the NCAA's early signing period in November.
Swiech is projected to be one of the top players in the WPIAL next season. He averaged 26.8 points and 12 rebounds a game as a junior before a right foot injury near the end of the season put him on the sideline. He had surgery on the foot and has not played since. He hopes to be able to play with the Pittsburgh JOTS at the AAU national tournament next month.
Swiech and his parents visited Akron Thursday. It was his third visit to the school. The Zips offered him a scholarship last summer.
Indiana wants him
Upper St. Clair senior running back/linebacker Dane Conwell has given Indiana a verbal commitment. Conwell, 6-1, 185, was recruited as an outside linebacker by the Hoosiers.
First Published June 25, 2006 12:00 am