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COLLEGE FOOTBALL Paveletz up for D-III player of year award

The J-Club of Saint John’s University (Minn.) has named Susquehanna University senior running back and All-America candidate Dave Paveletz, a former Hanover Area star, as one of 10 finalists for Jostens’ 2009 Gagliardi Trophy, awarded to the NCAA Division III football Player of the Year.

To help Paveletz win the award, vote for him at www.d3football.com/fanvote/ until noon Dec. 7.


FOOTBALL Las Vegas nips Florida in UFL title contest

LAS VEGAS — Graham Gano kicked a 33-yard field goal in overtime to give the Las Vegas Locomotives a 20-17 victory over the Florida Tuskers on Friday in the inaugural UFL championship game.

Las Vegas (5-2) became the first team to beat Florida (6-1) during the first-ever UFL overtime game in front of 14,801 fans at Sam Boyd Stadium.

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