MERCER COUNTY —
ä Grove City 1, Wilmington 0 — At New Wilmington Tuesday, the Eagles broke a scoreless tie when Peter Conley sprinted down the sideline turned in off a defensive mistake, and fired a shot past keeper Derek Nichols. Jed Grimm, GC goalkeeper, was under constant pressure from Matt Balczon and Travis Brumbaugh, but Grove City’s defense held strong for the shutout. Grove City had 5 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks and 8 fouls. Wilmington had 13 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks and 6 fouls with one resulting in a yellow card.
ä Kennedy Catholic 5, Sharpsvile 0 — At McCullough Run on Tuesday, Ethan Feldmiller, Nolan Cianci, Anthony Panierello, Mike Thomas and Josh Repas garnered goals for the Golden Eagles (7-6-1).
ä Hickory 12, Meadville 0 — At Hornet Stadium, host Hickory (12-1-1) had hat tricks from Lauren Bell and Sara Suler. Also, Casey Zreliak and Marissa DeJulia deposited 2 goals each and M.K. Bair and Laura Dillon 1 apiece. Suler was credited with 4 assists, Jackie White 2, and Bell, and Isabella Spadafora 1 each.
Goalkeeper Morgan McBride made 2 saves.
ä Wilmington 9, Sharpsville 2 — At McCullough Run, Anna Heartwell’s hat trick led the Lady Greyhounds. Also, Kyler Lum and Leanne Wynder went for 2 each and Allie Mays and Madison Huff 1 goal apiece.
Rose Stoyer scored Sharpsville’s 2 goals, assisted by Aislinn Frazier. Also, Rachel Toy and Julianna Sickafus split time in goal for Sharpsville.
ä Slippery Rock 15, Oil City 0 — For Slippery Rock (7-2 region), Jenny Dudek drilled 5 goals and Molly Joyce 3. Also, Jenna Whitmer and Loran Leonberg 2 each and Skyler Hinchberger, Emily DiSanti and Charlene Doerr 1 apiece. Abby Magliocca and Whitmer were credited with 3 and 2 assists, respectively. Dudek and Joyce had assists, also, while goalkeeper Hannah Willison made 6 saves.
ä Brookfield 3, Campbell Memorial 0 — At Brookfield, the host Lady Warriors (12-10) won, 25-19, 25-16, 25-9, led by Delaney Saxton’s 11-kill, 11-serving points (7 aces) double-double.
Also for Brookfield: Brooke Hiner 7 kills; Madison Bonekovic 13 digs, 9 points (3 aces), Katie McMullin 10 digs; Megan Nicholson 5 blocks; Katie Bender 26 assists, 9 points (3 aces).
Brookfield Coach Bob Calvin reported the Lady Warriors will meet LaBrae in the opening round of the OHSAA sectional playoffs at a site and time to be announced.
ä Lakeview 3, Commodore Perry 0 — At Sheakleyville, the visiting Lady Sailors of Coach Lisa Herrick coasted to a 25-19, 25-10, 25-13 sweep, led by Taylor Reed’s 7-dig, 5-kill, 19-assist, 17-serving point (5 aces) line.
Also for Lakeview: Ashley Ray 15 digs, 20 serving points (5 aces); Sam Riddle 11 digs, 8 points; Tia Ray 9 digs, 9 kills, 6 points; Rachel McKean 8 kills, 10 points (3 aces); Salena Stutzman 12 points. Commodore Perry: No stats reported.
ä Hickory 3, Greenville 0 — At Greenville, the visiting Lady Hornets (6-2 region, 7-3 overall) handed Greenville a 25-19, 25-20, 25-17 loss.
Hickory: Danielle Collier 6 kills; Katie Gustas 12 kills; Nicole Lacava, Allyssa Kostka 5 kills apiece. Greenville: No stats reported.
JV: Greenville, 25-21, 19-25, 15-11 (Lexa Henwood 6 kills for Hickory).
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
ä Slippery Rock 26, Wilmington 32 — At Slippery Rock Tuesday, the Rockets were led by Maxwell in a time of 17:55.
ä Jamestown 15, Sharpsville 50 (forfeit) — On Tuesday, Jamestown’s Christian McElhaney won the exhibition in a time of 17:35.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
ä Wilmington 20, Slippery Rock 35 — At Slippery
Rock Tuesday, the Lady Rockets’ Tabitha Donaldson won the race ahead of Allison Baldwin of Wilmington, but the Lady Hounds 5 of the top 6 finishers to cop the team victory.
ä Sharpsville 15, Jamestown 50 (forfeit) — On Tuesday in Jamestown, Sharpsville’s Maddie Przicina won the exhibition in 21 minutes flat.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
WILMINGTON 20, SLIP. ROCK 35
1.Tabitha Donaldson (SR) 22:18; 2. Allison Baldwin (W), 3. Rikki Brumbaugh (W), 4. Hannah Winters (W), 5. Hannah Drake (W), 6. Lexi Brumbaugh (W), 7. Dietz (SR), 8. Burkhart (SR), 9. Novak (SR), 10. Schaefers (SR).
SHARPSVILLE 15,JAMESTOWN 50
1. Maddie Przicina (S) 21:00; 2. Cassie Lukonic (S); 3. Lindsey Anderson (J); 4. Kaitlin Liszka (J); 5. Emily Robinson (J); 6; Eugenia Davies (S); 7. Allie Vilasi (S); 8. Casie Scott (S); 9. Emma Messett (S); 10. Emily Spatava (S).
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
SLIP. ROCK 26, WILMINGTON 32
1. Maxwell (SR) 17:55; 2. Calvin Gealy (W), 3. Henry (SR), 4. Jared Masters (W), 5. Taylor (SR), 6. Ryan Davis (W), 7. Stefan Pontius (W), 8. B.Yarington (SR), 9. Sosa (SR), 10. Courson (SR).
JAMESTOWN 15,SHARPSVILLE 50
1. Christian McElhaney (J) 17:35; 2. Caleb Bickel (J); 3. Logan Lukonic (S); 4. Jon Hobson (J); 5. Skylar Saulsbery (J); 6. Jarron Mihoci (J); 7. Jason Liszka (J); 8. Andrew Moss (J); 9. Tim Bruce (J); 10. Tyler Daugherty (S).
MERCER COUNTY —
Roundup: Sharon rallies to beat WM, 72-56
When West Middlesex High’s wonderful 2013 Final Four run ended last March 22, it was at Sharon’s Tiger gymnasium. And while Tuesday night’s circumstances were considerably less dramatic, they ended similarly.
The Big Reds built a 20-8 first-quarter bulge. Ultimately, however, West Middlesex made 27 miscues, resulting in a 72-56 District 10 inter-region setback at Sharon.
Roundup: WM girls beat UC; Sharpsville, KC fall
ä West Middlesex 52, Union City 27 — At Union City, coach Mike Williams’ Region 1-A Ms. Reds improved to 2-1 with a win over the Lady Bears of Region 4-AA.
Alyson Pierce scored 15 to lead WM, Noelle Murray registered 13 points and Allie Staunch bucketed 10 markers.
Hickory falls to Lions in PIAA Class AA western region final
SLIPPERY ROCK — Brett Brumbaugh brought Bill Brest back to reality.
Brest seemed, Saturday afternoon, momentarily lost in thought when a post-game question was posed. Perhaps it was because it had been 3 months since he had experienced the disappointment of defeat.
Brumbaugh-led South Fayette’s football team short-circuited a splendid season a step shy of the statewide stage for Brest and Hickory High with a 23-20 win over the Hornets in the PIAA Class AA western regional championship game.
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THE CLEVELAND Browns quarterback position has been a revolving door this season, but at least one of the more successful signal-callers is back. Jason Campbell is recovered from a concussion and will start.
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Roundup: Opening-weekend tipoff tourneys conclude
Kittanning Tipoff Championship
ä Hickory 60, Kittanning 32 — Coach Jeannette Whitehead’s Lady Hornets had an impressive weekend in winning the opening tourney of the season.
“It’s nice to get out of the game with a win,” said Whitehead. “The kids were anxious to get going.”
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Farrell Julius McCoy Tipoff Tourney
ä Kennedy Catholic 48, Imani Christian Academy 40 — The Golden Eagles set up an all local rematch with host Farrell by pulling away in the fourth quarter in a tight battle.
For KC, Gerald Zachar and Sam Crow each scored 13 points to pace the victory, Brown had 14 and Southerner 12 for Imani.
Brookfield boys win season-opener against Py Valley
It was a typical season-opener: Too many turnovers, some questionable shot selection, and careless personal fouls. But for Brookfield High boys’ bench boss Bill Kovach, “ ... always happy with a win.”
The Warriors were 7-for-10 from the free-throw line during the 4th frame, and held off Pymatuning Valley, 59-48, Tuesday night.
Hornets advance to semis with win over Central
DuBOIS, PA. — Some people could say the “third time is a charm.” For the Hickory High Hornets it was much more than that. In fact, it was glorious.
After losing in the first round of the PIAA Class AA playoffs the last two years, the Hornets finally nailed down a victory with a 37-27 triumph over the Central Dragons from Martinsburg.
Lakeview falls to Clarion Area in PIAA quarterfinals
SLIPPERY ROCK — In the scholastic athletic arena, “mercy rule” — while not politically correct in hyper-sensitive 2013 society — is a relatively accepted term.
Clarion High’s football had mercy-ruled all 13 prior opponents this season. And the Bobcats seemed bent on continuing their commanding conquests during Saturday’s PIAA Class A quarterfinal-round meeting with Lakeview.
Hickory focused on winning PIAA opener
The calendar reminds us that Thanksgiving arrives a little later than usual this year. But as holiday traditions go, this one has been pretty productive for Hickory High head football coach Bill Brest.
“My wife always has me put up our Christmas tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving ... and the next day, we’ve won. So I’ll be more than happy to help my wife put up the tree this Friday,” Brest related.
During the past 2 years Hickory has won District 10 titles on Thanksgiving weekend. But this year the Hornets harvested their 3rd consecutive crown last week, jettisoning Girard (21-10). Now Hickory (11-1) has a 1 p.m. date in DuBois Saturday against surprising Central-Martinsburg (11-2) in the PIAA Class AA quarterfinals.
Smart move by PIAA to schedule games early this weekend
Congratulations to the PIAA for making a good move that helps teams and fans of high school sports.
Wow, I haven’t been able to say that often enough!
But many of the high school football games this coming weekend will be played in the afternoon which is a real plus for traveling on possibly snow-blown highways at this time of the year.
Hornets 3-peat as D-10 champs with win vs. Girard
EDINBORO — When legendary coach Vince Lombardi said “the only good thing that comes from losing is the desire never to lose again,” he could very well have been referencing the future for Coach Bill Brest and his Hickory Hornets.
Since Hickory lost to Sharon, 14-6, in the 2010 District 10 finals in Brest’s first year at the helm of the team, the D-10 Class AA title game has belonged to Hickory. And Saturday afternoon at Edinboro University’s Sox Harrison Stadium, it was no different as the Hornets topped Girard, 21-10 for a third straight crown.
Sailors beat Devils to capture 1st District 10 title
NEW WILMINGTON — Lakeview may have a long way to go to equal Sharpsville’s success in the sport of football, but the Sailors jump-started the process Friday night.
With Blake Reddick roaring into the record book, the Sailors shut out Sharpsville, 27-0, in the District 10 Class A championship game at Greyhounds Stadium.
Hornets seek 3-peat Saturday vs. Girard
Bill Brest ... buffer?
Hickory High’s head football coach has broad shoulders and that’s necessary, because he’s taking on all distractions as his Hornets prepare for Saturday’s District 10 Class AA championship game.
Hickory (10-1) will attempt to hoist the D-10 trophy for a 3rd consecutive season when the Hornets journey to Girard’s backyard — Edinboro University’s Sox Harrison Stadium — to meet the Yellow Jackets at 1 p.m.
Hickory rolls past Northwestern in D-10 semifinals
SLIPPERY ROCK — They say that “Familiarity breeds contempt.” You can bet the Northwestern Wildcats are feeling a bit of the latter for the Hickory Hornets!
For a third straight season Hickory eliminated the northerners from the District 10 Class AA playoffs, this time by a 52-14 score in the semifinals Saturday night at Slippery Rock University’s Thompson-Mihalik Stadium.
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