Herald Staff reports
The District 10 committee released the football pairings on Sunday for the D-10 playoffs. Local teams are involved in four games on Friday and three on Saturday.
Region 5 champion Grove City (7-2) battles Cathedral Prep (6-4) at Slippery Rock University at 7 p.m.
Region 1 champion Mercer (9-1) takes on Iroquois (6-4) at 7 p.m. at Wilmington High School.
Sharpsville (6-4) heads north to General McLane High School to face Region 2 champion Saegertown (10-0) at 7 p.m.
Farrell (8-2) faces Union City (7-3) at 7 p.m. at Allegheny College in Meadville.
Sharon (9-1) battles Fairview (7-2) at noon at Wilmington High School.
Region 3 champion Wilmington (9-1) vs. Girard (7-3) at 7 p.m. at Slippery Rock University.
Greenville (8-2) faces General McLane (8-2) at 7 p.m. at Edinboro University.
Saturday’s Late Game
ä Oil City 47, Reynolds 14 — At Reynolds, the Raiders ended a winless season, going 0-7 in Region 3-AA and 0-10 overall. Oil City finished 2-5, 3-7.
Dalton Farina accounted for all the Raiders points, scoring on runs of 11 and 18 yards, while adding a 2-point run.
Pass-happy Oil City amassed 403 yards in the air behind quarterbacks Mark Kulinski and Steven May. Logan Lantz was on the receiving end of 3 TDs, while Ben Koyack caught one. Cody Johnson scored on a 2-yard burst, Luke Klena on an 83-yard sprint and Logan Carson on a 28-yard fumble return.
OIL CITY 13 21 7 6 47
REYNOLDS 6 0 8 0 14
OC — Johnson, 2 run (kick failed)
OC — Lantz, 87 pass from Kulinski (kick good)
R — Farina, 11 run (kick failed)
OC — Koyack, 70 pass from Kulinski (kick good)
OC — Lantz, 31 pass from Kulinski (kick good)
OC — Carson, 28 fum. ret. (kick good)
R — Farina, 18 run (Farina run)
OC — Lantz, 34 pass from May (kick good)
OC — Klena, 83 run (run failed)
OIL CITY REYNOLDS
10 First downs 13
159 Rushing yards 216
403 Passing yards 7
31-20-0 Att-comp-int 11-1-1
562 Total yards 223
NA Fumbles-lost NA
9-70 Penalties-yards lost 4-20
Rushing: OIL CITY — Klena 5-125, Fritz 3-9, Johnson 3-11, Carson 1-(-5), May 2-15, Dempsey 1-4; REYNOLDS — Farina 17-113, Everson 14-46, Baptiste 5-25, Kirk 2-22, Murray 5-14, Fowler 4-6, Ringer 1-(-5), Rhoades 2-(-4), Henley 1-(-1).
Passing: OIL CITY — Kulinski 15-9-0-237, May 16-11-0-166; REYNOLDS — Fowler 11-1-1-7.
Receiving: OIL CITY — Lantz 8-236, Koyack 7-118, Johnson 2-22, Fritz 1-18, Taylor 1-4, Carson 1-5; REYNOLDS — Weaver 1-7.
Herald Staff reports
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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