ä Slippery Rock 43, Sharpsville 36 — At Sharpsville, the visiting Rockets roared to a 15-2 first-quarter lead, then had to weather the Blue Devils’ rally in the inter-region affair.
Six-foot post Nicole Papley pumped in 13 points for Slippery Rock (2-1), while Eugena Davies drilled 11 and Emily Anderson added 10 for Sharpsville (1-3) while Maddie Przicina notched 4 assists and 7 rebounds; however, Sharpsville scored only 13 field goals, offsetting its 8-for-9 free-throw marksmanship.
ä Farrell 61, Brashear 30 — At Pittsburgh, the visiting Lady Steelers dominatd from the outset, building a 38-15 bulge by the break and never relenting.
Jacque Chambers checked in with a game-high 17 points and Bria Gambill garnered 15 for Farrell (2-3).
Jessica Kopko connected for 10 points for winless Brashear (0-5).
ä Greenville 35, Lakeview 28 — At Stoneboro, the visiting Lady Trojans triumphed by tallying a 26-16 lead through 3 quarters.
Casslyn Holder hit 10 points and Molly Montalvo added 10 markers for Greenville (1-0, 3-2) in the Region 2-AA season-opening affair.
Sam Womer went for a game-high 14 points to lead Lakeview (0-1, 2-3).
ä West Middlesex 68, Jamestown 28 — At West Middlesex, coach Mike Williams’ Ms. Reds (3-2) led 17-6 after the opening quarter, 30-13 at the break and rolled to the non-region win over the Lady Muskies (0-5).
Morgan Atterholt rifled in 21 points for WM, Noelle Murray bucketed 19 and Allie Staunch tallied 11 markers.
MiKayla Keyser was the leading point-getter for Jamestown with 6 points.
ä Saegertown 39, Reynolds 29 — At Saegertown, the visiting Lady Raiders fell to 0-5 with the 10-point non-region loss to the Lady Panthers (3-2).
Jessica Tomiczek fired in 19 points to lead Saegertown.
Rose Stoyer, Brooke Bresnan and Kayla Thompson all had 8 points each for the Lady Raiders.
ä Commodore Perry 38, Youngsville 34 — At Youngsville, coach Bob Messina’s Lady Panthers (3-2) rallied from a 27-23 deficit after the 3rd quarter and outscored the hosts 15-7 in the final frame to pull out the non-region win.
Emily Kitchen had 17 points for CP and Sarah Nagy tallied 10 markers.
Kennedy Cratty led the way for Youngsville (2-3) with 13 points.
ä Butler 35, Grove City 33 — At Grove City, Butler ended the host Lady Eagles’ season-opening unbeaten skein at 4.
Butler built a 28-23 bulge entering the 4th frame, then weathered Grove City’s comeback bid.
DiPippa pumped in a game-high 16 points for WPIAL Quad-A Butler (3-1).
For Grove City (4-1), Corianna Hyduchak hit for 14 points. However, the Lady Eagles’ 7-for-12 free-throw shooting proved costly. Butler was not much better, sinking 9 of 15 attempts.
ä Sharon 80, VisionQuest 57 — At Sharon, the host Tigers tallied 29 first-period points en route to the inter-region rout.
Jason Austin annexed a career-high 26-point performance for Class AAA Sharon (3-1), which notched its 3rd consecutive conquest. Also, Mark Henry hit for 16.
For Class A VisionQuest (1-4), Jesse Robinson, Khazeem Brown and James White went for 17, 15 and 11 points, respectively.
ä Commodore Perry 49, Calvary Baptist Christian Academy 42 — At Sheakleyville, the host Panthers prevailed in the non-league outing.
Perry rallied from a 17-11 first-quarter deficit to draw within 30-29 by halftime. Then during the 2nd half the Panthers pounced defensively, limiting CBCA to just 12 points in 16 minutes.
Sean Britton bucketed 14 points and Tyler McCracken mustered 14 markers for Commodore Perry (2-3).
McCrillis collected a game-high 18 points for Calvary Baptist Christian Academy.
ä Titusville 116, Hickory 45 — The Hornets bowed to the perennial powerhouse Rockets. Top performers for Hickory were:
200 IM and 100 backstroke, Ryan Elsey, 1st in both; 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relays ( Kevin Hartenstein, Ryan Elsey, Trand Wright, Kyle Hartenstein), both 2nd; 100 and 50 freestyles, Wright, 2nd in both; 200 and 500 freestyles, Kevin Hartenstein, 2nd in both.
ä Titusville 89, Hickory 80 — The Lady Hornets dropped a close battle to the Lady Rockets.
Winning events for Hickory were: 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays (Breah Quatkemeyer, Devin Javens, Delaney Javens, Delaney Takoch); 200 freestyle, Takoch; 200 IM, 500 free and 100 butterfly, Delaney Javens; 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke, Devin Javens; 100 breaststroke, Paige Brown.
ä Brookfield 2200, Heartland Christian 1742 — At Hunt Club Lanes in Salem, Ohio, Adam Brooks rolled a 454, Bradley Bridge had a 352 and Nelson Swartz bowled a 351 in leading the Warriors past HC.
Patrick Finnegan (393), Solomon Driscoll (315) and Irina Wilson (239) were the top rollers for HC.
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).
Buddy Guerino Tourney winding down
Hoops action continued on Friday night at the 17th annual Buddy Guerino Underclassmen Tournament at Sharpsville High and Elementary Schools.
KC, Hickory girls win Guerino semifinal games
Hoops action continued on Wednesday at the 17th annual Buddy Guerino Underclassmen Tournament at Sharpsville High and Elementary schools.
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