The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


September 17, 2013

Roundup: Sharpsville Invite is set for Saturday

---- — The 12th annual Sharpsville Blue Devil Cross Country Invitational is set for Saturday in Buhl Farm Park.

Meet director Dr. Peter Vilasi said approximately 1,200 runners, representing 46 schools from Erie to Pittsburgh as well as Northeast Ohio, are registered.

This year’s event will begin at 10 a.m. with the varsity girls’ race, followed incrementally by varsity boys, junior varsity girls’ and boys (which may be combined), and middle school girls’ and boys’.

“We look forward to providing a quality race event for the cross country athletes of western Pennsylvania,” Vilasi said. 

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ä Brookfield 4, Liberty 1 —
At Harding Park, Hubbard, the host Lady Warriors won for the 11th consecutive occasion.

Ashley and Autumn Kirila and Alexandra Plyler swept the singles matches for Brookfield (11-0), while the doubles duo of Leah Bayer-Ana Zarlinski also triumphed for Coach Kevin Boyd.

Singles: Ash. Kirila (B) def. Meryl Schor, 6-3, 6-0; Aut. Kirila (B) def. Holly Burgdorf, 6-1, 6-4; Plyler (B) def. Taylor McCulley, 6-0, 6-2; Doubles: Bayer-Zarlinski (B) def. Ashley Newsome-Logan Hunhus, 6-0, 6-4; Alana Landers-Samantha Renzenbrink (L) def. Samantha Zigler-Kristie Zachar, 6-1, 7-6(9-7).

ä Monday’s Wilmington-at-Grove City match has been postponed to Wednesday.


ä Lakeview 187, Kennedy Catholic 191 —
At Pine Grove Golf Course in Grove City, coach Ralph Sundelin’s Sailors notched a 4-stroke victory over the Golden Eagles.

Chris Palutro fired a 40 to lead Lakeview while Jacob Wilson carded a 42 for Kennedy Catholic.

Lakeview: Palutro 40, Austin Milliren 48, Jared Coulter 49, Keith Kepner 50. Kennedy Catholic: Wilson 42, Paul Spondike 45, Teddy Haaz, Jacob Kirila 52s.

ä Mercer 181, Conneaut Area 184 — At Oakland Beach, Conneaut Lake, the visiting Mustangs (8-1) mustered the win, led by Brock Watson’s medalist round of 42.

Mercer: Brock Watson 42, Mark Peters 43, Nate Guiler 44, Landon Glass 52. Conneaut Area: Kyler Betts 43, Damien Grande 46, Jack Benfield 47. Jacob Yeager 48.


ä Mercer 3, Jamestown 0 —
At Mercer, Melissa Shoemaker had 18 points and 24 assists in leading the Lady M’s (4-2) to the sweep, 25-8, 25-12, 25-18.

Mercer: Maddie Hessmann 9 points, 8 digs; Lindsey Miller 13 points, 12 kills; Angie Moose 10 kills; Nikki Redmond 22 points, 8 digs, 5 kills; Taylor Moon 6 points, 9 kills; Kaitlyn Nemeth 5 points, 6 digs; Katie Love 7 digs; Lindsay Nemeth 5 kills. Jamestown: No stats reported.

JV: Jamestown, 25-14, 21-25, 15-12.

ä Brookfield 3, Sharon 1 — At Sharon, the visiting Lady Warriors (6-7) won, 25-13, 23-25, 25-15, 25-13.

Sharon: Jessica Talbert-Kirsch 6 kills, 7 assists; Leah Smith 8 assists; Kristina Jacoway 7 digs; Tanayja Sanders, 7 kills. Brookfield: Delaney Saxton 17 kills, 9 assists, 5 digs; Megan Nicholson 20 points; Caitlyn Hackett 14 points; Madison Bonekovic 20 assists, 15 digs; Brooke Hiner 7 kills.

JV: Brookfield, 2-0.


ä Hickory 1, Slippery Rock 1 (2OT) —
Under the lights at Hornet Stadium, both teams scored in the 1st half and then played to a tie in double-OT.

Nick Tantuo scored for Hickory (3-2-1) off an assist from Evan Montgomery. Gavin McHattie had the lone goal for the Rockets.

Donte Green made 16 saves between the pipes for the Hornets while Jason Bluedorn and Sean Beeching combined for 7 saves for Slippery Rock.

JV: Hickory, 3-2.

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Nikolo Lima 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.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Haley Boyd 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).

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPORTVIEW: Pirates, Indians fans looking for big things this year

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    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.

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  • Nikki Arbanas 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.

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Trey Staunch 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.
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    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brady Leunis 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.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jordyn Allen Roundup: WM, Wilmington, Mercer softball teams win

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    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.

    April 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • In control Hickory girls, Farrell boys win Guerino titles

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    The Hickory girls beat Kennedy Catholic, 41-29, for the crown while the Farrell boys topped Mercer, 76-35, for the title.
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    March 30, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Tanner Powell WM track teams go 6-1 at Big Red Duals

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    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).

    March 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Buddy Guerino Tourney winding down

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    March 27, 2014 1 Photo

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