BOYS TRACK & FIELD
ä Mercer 85, Reynolds 65 — At Mercer, the host Mustangs were led by distance standout Kevin Reno (1600, 3200-meter runs, distance-relay anchor) and thrower Joe Hess (shot put, javelin), as well as middle-distance ace Shipton (800-meter run, 4x8 relay leg).
Clayton Stoyer secured a pair of wins for Reynolds (800-meter run, long jump).
ä Wilmington 111, Sharpsville 34 — At New Wilmington, Slavi Pontius and Jared Kaufman were triple-event winners as the Hounds rolled past the Blue Devils.
Pontius swept the hurdles (17.6 and 50.9) and was 1st in the high jump (6 feet) while Kaufman copped the 400 (57.0), triple jump (37-7è) and long jump (18-0 1/4).
George Clark led Sharpsville by capturing the 100- (11.7) and 200-meter (24.8) dashes.
ä Grove City 116, Sharon 34 — At Forker Field, Grove City, the undefeated host Eagles (4-0) soared, led by distance ace Dan Jaskowak, jumper Mason DePeal, middle-distance standouts Ryan Whiteman and Alex Knaby, hurdler Kyle Trinch, and versatile Foster Reznor (javelin, mile-relay leg). Trinch also triumphed in the long jump.
Zack Porterfield produced a pair of wins (shot, disc) for Sharon, while Stovall sprinted to success in the 200 and lent a leg to the triumphant Tigers’ 4x1 foursome.
ä Lakeview 140, Kennedy Catholic 10 — At Stoneboro, Zac VanDusen took 1st in the 100 (11.4), triple jump (37-0) and long jump (17-8) in leading the Sailors (4-0) past KC.
Alex Miller (3200, 3200 relay), Tom Timlin (110 hurdles, high jump), Dalton Richael (400 and 1600 relays) and Trent Yates (300 hurdles, 1600 relay) won 2 events each for Lakeview.
ä Hickory 109, George Junior Republic 41; Hickory 142, Commodore Perry 7 — At Hornet Stadium, host Hickory (3-0) was led to the sweep by distance standout Marcus Sonoga (1600, 3200, 4x8 relay leg), hurdler Brandon Ward (highs, intemediates, mile-relay leg), thrower Matt Bell (shot, disc), jumper John Mudrey (6-6 in the high) Kevin Jancsar (distance- and mile-relay legs, 800), and versatile Matt Voytik (100-meter dash, javelin, 4x1 leg) and sprinter Kenny Ezi-Ashi.
GJR sprinter McNish mustered a sweep of the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
ä Reynolds 80, Mercer 70 — At Mercer, the visiting Lady Raiders rolled, led by sprinter Emily Moroco, distance acees Candi Arnold and Kristen Walski, and versatile Brooke Bresnan and Chloé Kendra, as well as thrower Morgan McDanel.
Moroco swept the 100- and 200-meter dashes and anchored Reynolds’ winning sprint-relay foursome.
ä Wilmington 105, Sharpsville 42 — At New Wilmington, Alexis King took 1st in 4 event as the Lady Hounds rolled past the Blue Darlings.
King took top honors in the 100 (12.7) and long jump (16-7 1/4) and ran on the winning 400 and 1600 relay squads. Brooke Hoy (hurdles, 1600 relay) and Tess Sikora (400 and 1600 relay, high jump) won 3 events each for the Hounds.
Dana Cerroni (1600), Maddie Przicina (800), Cassie Lukonic (3200) and Tatum Kress (javelin) won for Sharpsville.
ä Grove City 117, Sharon 33 — At Forker Field, the host Lady Eagles (4-0) eased to victory, led by hurdler Eliza Lowe, sprinter Courtney Corbin, middle-distance standouts Abby Casalnova and Lauren Decker, jumper McKenzie Fagan, and versatile Kelly Baglia (pole vault, triple jump).
Sharon’s Sabol Csatlos swept all 3 throws.
ä Hickory 150, Commodore Perry 0 — At Hornet Stadium, Jen Neider established a school standard in the shot put (46-8 1/4) to serve as the highlight for Hickory (2-0).
Also, Morgan Richards (open 1600, 3200 runs), Danielle Collier (intermediate hurdles, 4x4 relay leg), Jacqueline White (400, 800, mile-relay leg) and Lauren Lubarski (high jump, discus, javelin) set the pace, and Kristen Belko (high hurdles, triple jump, sprint relay leg), Madison Bell (100, sprint-relay anchor) and Alyssa McClure (long jump, 4x1 leg) also contributed.
ä Kennedy Catholic 3, Greenville 2 — In a battle of previously-unbeatens in Greenville, the visiting Golden Eagles (6-0) swept the doubles matches and Diego Rey won at No. 3 singles as KC edged the Trojans (5-1).
Singles: Chad Ferguson (G) def. Nico Teran, 7-6, 6-2; Sean McErlane (G) def. Mario Picciotto, 6-0, 6-1; Diego Rey (KC) def. Jake Hunker, 6-1, 6-2. Doubles: Jonathan David-Jacob Friedrich (KC) def. Aiden Overfield-Nathan Uzarski, 6-3, 6-2; Phillip Danta-Jonathan Hudson (KC) def. Zack Kussin-Brent Kytchar, 6-2, 6-1.
ä Hickory 4, Sharon 1 — At Buhl Park, Hornets Corey Schurko, Ross Rosati and Marc Caracci swept singles play, while the teams split doubles action. Dylan Cerroni and partner Doug McVehil won a 3-set marathon for Sharon (2-4); Chris Ramirez-Nelson Murphy won for Hickory (3-2).
Singles: Schurko (H) def. John Benedetto, 6-1, 6-0; Rosati (H) def. Justin Bucci, 6-1, 6-0; Caracci (H) def. Ben Rauch, 6-4, 6-2. Doubles: Cerroni-McVehil (S) def. Jake Thomas-Corey Powell, 6-7, 7-6, 10-5; Ramirez-Murphy (H) def. Steven Merchant-Darin Perozich, 6-2, 6-1.
ä Hickory 6, Kennedy Catholic 2 — At the Hornets’ Hive, host Hickory parlayed Steve Piston’s pitching. Piston, in 4 frames, allowed a run on only 4 hits, whiffed 1 and walked 4. Also, Andrew Schafer stroked 3 hits including a triple.
Losing pitcher Andrew Derrick yielded 5 runs on 4 hits and 5 walks in 2 innings and he struck out 1. Pat Shuber singled twice for KC.
ä Wilmington 16, Reynolds 6 (6 inn.) — At New Wilmington on Monday, the host Greyhounds erupted for a 6-run 5th frame to short-circuit the contest.
For Reynolds, Jack Mahlon singled and doubled, Collen Yake drilled a run-scoring double, and Paul Torok tacked on a 2-run single.
No others stats were reported to The Herald.
ä Sharon 10, Meadville 3 — At Wengler Field, the Lady Tigers evened their record to 5-5 as Gabby Gadola rifled a complete-game 3-hitter with 2 strikeouts and no walks.
Kristina Jacoway led the Lady Tiger offense by belting a 3-run homer and an RBI single. Also, Taylor Moore had 2 singles and 2 RBI and Gadola singled and doubled.
Billee Myers suffered the loss for Meadville. She gave up 4 runs on 2 hits in 2 1/3 innings. Cassidy Nottingham doubled for the Lady Bulldogs.
ä West Middlesex 16, Commodore Pery 1 (4 inn.) — At West Middlesex, the Ms. Reds improved to 6-0 in the region and 8-2 overall as Jordyn Allen fired a 2-hitter with 9 strikeouts and 2 walks.
For WM, Taylor Gilliland had 2 triples, Chelsey Reed and Brooke Parcetich had 2 singles each, Amanda Bowers ripped 3 singles and Megan Hazlett doubled.
Emily Sanner suffered the loss for CP. She fanned 2, issued 7 walks and gave up 13 hits. Autumn Campbell and Devin Sernik had singles for the Lady Panthers.
ä Sharpsville 12, Rocky Grove 0 (5 inn.) — At Franklin, Hanley Spencer only allowed 1 hit, fanned 7 and issued 1 walk as the Blue Darlings (5-2) rolled.
Megan Davis, Kristy Roberts, McKenzie Popatak, Spencer and Megan Whalen all had 2 hits and Molly Gill doubled. One of Popatak’s hits was a double and Whalen had a triple.
Shelby Latshaw went the distance for RG. She struck out 3 and walked 1.
ä Farrell 3, Beaver County Christian 2 — At E.J. McCluskey Gymnasium Monday, the host Steelers edged the visitors by scores of 25-23, 12-25, 25-22, 21-25 and 21-19.
Farrell: Jalen Scott 11 kills, 6 assists; Anthony Pegues 8 assists; Trevor Austion 5 assists; Austin Pinkins 8 kills; Lawerence Hughes 10 kills; Anthony Perkins 7 kills; Tyrone Archie 8 kills, 8 blocks.
JV: BCC, 2-0.
Tuesday’s Kennedy Catholic-Brookfield softball game, cancelled.
Monday’s Grove City-Hickory tennis match postponed to Friday, 3:30 p.m.
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
Roundup: Trojans, Hounds win team titles at WM Invitational
Wilmington High girls and Greenville boys dominated the annual Big Red Track & Field Invitational Thursday afternoon in West Middlesex.
A half-dozen girls’ and 7 boys’ teams competed.
Wilmington overwhelmed the female field, as the Lady Greyhounds garnered almost twice as many points as runner-up Lakeview (236-5 to 133.5).
Roundup: WM diamondmen edge Reynolds, 6-4
ä West Middlesex 6, Reynolds 4 — At Transfer, the Big Reds snapped a 4-all tie by plating a run in the 4th inning and another in the 7th in a 2-run win over the Raiders.
Mark Colella earned the mound win in a relief appearance for WM. No pitching stats were submitted.
Roundup: Hickory, Wilmington softball teams win
Paced by Chelsea Marriott’s muscle, Hickory High hammered 4 home runs Saturday afternoon en route to a 19-1 rout of Sharon.
At Wengler, Marriott mauled 2- and 3-run round-trippers to right-center and straightaway center field, respectively. Her Lady Hornets’ teammates Hannah Gallagher and Morgan McBride mustered 3-run bombs, also.
Fired coach in Mankato unjustly accused of visiting porn sites
Minnesota State University-Mankato officials wrongly accused former football coach Todd Hoffner of viewing pornography sites on his work computer before firing him last May, a state arbitrator has disclosed.
Roundup: Hickory track coaches to step down following season
Hickory High track & field co-head coaches Barb Dzuricsko and Mark Slezak announced they will step down at the season’s conclusion.
Dzuricsko and Slezak, who led the Lady Hornets to the 2012 PIAA Class AA crown, jointly made the announcement via e-mail late Wednesday.
Roundup: Devil diamondmen roll past Sharon
An old-school baseball bromide states that, early in any season, pitching is always ahead of hitting. However Sharpsville shunned that axiom Wednesday afternoon.
The Blue Devils banged 15 hits, and Sharpsville short-circuited Sharon, 16-4, in 5 innings.
Roundup: Hounds, Hornets notch track sweeps
ä Wilmington 116, Reynolds 44 — At New Wilmington, the host Lady Hounds were led by Rikki Brumbaugh (4x8, 4x4 relay legs, 400- and 800-meter runs); Hannah Drake (long, triple jumps, 4x4 relay); Allison Baldwin (4x8 and 4x4 relay legs); Lexi Brumbaugh (1600-, 3200-meter runs, distance-relay leg), and Tessa Sikora (high jump, 200-meter dash, sprint-relay anchor).
SPORTVIEW: Pirates, Indians fans looking for big things this year
LIFE IS GOOD if you are a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates or Cleveland Indians. At least for now!
Heading into Saturday, both teams were 3-1 and looking pretty sharp. Since both made the playoffs last year, there are high expectations for both clubs. But in baseball, every year is a new season and there are no guarantees.
Still, it’s always nice when your favorite teams get off to a good start. In too many seasons, Pittsburgh and Cleveland fans were only talking about the NFL draft because hopes were bleak for their baseball teams.
Hickory's Arbanas 1st team All-State; KC's Hood 3rd team
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Teams from the WPIAL won three of the four PIAA girls basketball championships this year, and southwestern Pennsylvania is turning out to be just as dominant when it comes to postseason honors.
Pittsburgh-area programs produced seven of the eight major award winners on this season’s Sports Writers Pennsylvania High School Girls Basketball All-State Team, including all four players of the year.
WM's Staunch named 2nd team All-State
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Finishing on the winning side in a championship game — or coming mighty, mighty close — scored plenty of points with the panel that selected Pennsylvania’s all-state boys’ basketball team.
Especially when it came time to choose those — whether players or coaches — who claimed the top individual awards.
Roundup: Hickory, Mercer, Reynolds, WM baseball teams earn wins
ä Hickory 12, Sharpsville 10 — At the McCullough Run Complex in South Pymatuning Twp., the visiting Hornets improved to 4-0 with the win.
Brady Leunis went 2-for-3 for Hickory with a double and 3 RBI, Tommy Cannon belted a 2-run homer, Noah Orndorff was 2-for-4, Nate Mastrian ripped an RBI-double, Ethan Davis was 2-for-4 with a double and a run driven in and Jake Andrzjewski doubled.
Roundup: WM, Wilmington, Mercer softball teams win
ä West Middlesex 11, Grove City 1 (5 inn.) — At the Richard J. Kritz Softball Complex in West Middlesex, Jordyn Allen fired a complete-game 2-hitter with 8 strikeouts and no walks as the Ms. Reds (1-1) rebounded from a tough loss to Lakeview on Monday.
Offensively, Allen doubled and ripped 2 singles for WM, Abby McAdams and Aly Andrusky doubled and singled, Macy Siefert collected 4 singles and Hannah Havens, Megan Hazlett and Oivia Slater added 2 singles each.
Hickory girls, Farrell boys win Guerino titles
The Hickory girls and Farrell boys captured championships on Saturday night at the 17th annual Buddy Guerino Underclassmen Basketball Tournament at Sharpsville High School.
The Hickory girls beat Kennedy Catholic, 41-29, for the crown while the Farrell boys topped Mercer, 76-35, for the title.
In the consolation games, Sharpsville defeated Sharon, 35-15, in girls hoops while the Sharon boys beat Hickory, 57-33.
SPORTVIEW: Eagles' release of Jackson was a strange move
ONE OF THE strangest NFL moves I’ve seen in a long time involved the Philadelphia Eagles releasing DeSean Jackson.
Jackson is one of the top wide receivers in the league and a danger to score every time he touches the ball, including punt returns. But the big question is: Why was he just released? Couldn’t they find a trade at least to get some value back?
WM track teams go 6-1 at Big Red Duals
The West Middlesex girls and track teams both went 6-1 on Friday at the annual Big Red Relays. Both teams lost to Mohawk.
The WM boys beat A.C. Valley (129-17), Commodore Perry (120-26), Kennedy Catholic (128-18), Laurel (89-61), Sharon (108-38), Union (127-19) and lost to Mohawk (96-53).
The Ms. Reds topped A.C. Valley (128-18), Commodore Perry (120-22), Kennedy Catholic (123-14), Laurel (123-14), Laurel (89-56), Sharon 114-26, Union (107-33) and lost to Mohawk (96 1/2-48 1/2).
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