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May 10, 2014

Roundup: Hickory netters fall to Fairview in D-10 Team Championships

- — The Hickory High boys tennis team suffered a 5-0 loss to Fairview on Friday at the District 10 Class AA Team Championships at Pennbriar Athletic Club, Erie.

Warren beat Harbor Creek, 3-2, in the other semifinal and then Fairview swept the Dragons, 5-0, for the crown.

McDowell swept Cathedral Prep, 5-0, for the D-10 Class AAA crown.

Fairview and McDowell play on Tuesday with a trip to Hershey on the line. The Tigers battle Valley at 1 p.m. at Pennbriar in Erie. The Trojans face District 7 champion Shady Side Academy at 2 p.m. at Lakevue Athletic Club in Valencia.

Fairview-Hickory match

Singles:
Jon Oskin (F) def. Ross Rosati, 6-2, 6-1; Mike Siegel (F) def. John Smaltz, 6-2, 6-1; Ben Westcott (F) def. Michael Funera, 6-1, 6-1. Doubles: Austin Fiedler-Tris Tuttle (F) def. Alex Georgescu-Jeremy King, 6-1, 6-2; Simon Yahn-Dan Pakulski (F) def. Mark Dzapo-Michael Mettee, 6-1, 6-3.

SOFTBALL

ä Hickory 7, Union City 0 (5 inn.) —
At Hermitage, the Lady Hornets (9-1) plated 5 runs in the 3rd inning and notched the win in a game that was called due to rain.

Megan Chess and Bailey Haines combined on a 4-hitter. Chess started and went 4 innings with 3 strikeouts, 4 walks and gave up 3 hits. Haines pitched the 5th inning. She walked 1 and gave up 1 hit.

Offensively for Hickory, Chelsea Marriott belted a grand slam and Morgan McBride doubled and singled. The Lady Hornets have hit 22 home runs this season.

Noelle Wienczkowski pitched 4ê innings for Union City in the loss. She fanned 4, issued 6 walks and gave up 5 hits. The Lady Bears only had 4 singles by 4 different players.

ä Lakeview 3, Rocky Grove 0; Lakeview 6, Rocky Grove 2— At Stoneboro, Kala Mahen fired a complete-game 6-hitter with 8 strikeouts and 2 walks as the Lady Sailors blanked Rocky Grove.

Megan McIntire had 3 hits, including a home run and 2 RBI, to lead Lakeview while Katie McClelland had 2 hits.

Jillian Shull went the distance for RG. She struck out 7 batters, walked 1 and gave up 7 hits. P. Phillips had 2 hits for the Lady Orioles.

˝ In the nightcap, the Sailors secured the sweep as  Mahen managed to scatter 9 hits in a complete-game performance. Mahen threw 93 pitches, 73 for strikes.

Lakeview unloaded wih a 4-run 3rd inning.

Brockleburst banged 2 hits and S.Stutzman and R.Gravatt drove in runs. The Lady Sailors swiped 5 bases, including a pair by McClelland.

J.Black started in the circle for the Lady Orioles, but yielded 3 hits, 3 walks and 3 earned runs in an inning. Shull shut down Lakeview, striking out 6 in 5 frames of 2-hit relief.

L.Swatzler swatted 3 hits and drove in a run, and Shull and Hanna hit doubles for Rocky Grove.

Both teams committed a trio of miscues.

ä Sharon 1, Lakeview 0 — At Wengler Field recently on Senior Night, Mallory Torr doubled down the right field line in the 4th inning to drive in the game's only run.

Sharon's freshman pitcher, Hannah George, took a perfect game into the 5th inning, then weathered a 7th-inning rally by the Lady Sailors which included hits by Statzman, Brocklenhurst and Shearer. 

For Sharon, Kristina Jacoway went 2-for-3  with a double. Seniors Kelsey McGranahan and Danielle Steiner each added singles and Kayla Reardon played stellar defense at 2nd base with 6 putouts.

 For Lakeview, Mahan took the loss, but pitched well, striking out 9 in 6 innings.

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

ä Slippery Rock 89.5, Hickory 50.5 —
Recently at Slippery Rock, the visiting Hornets concluded the dual-meet campaign at 3-3 in the region and overall.

Josh Jones swept the 800- and 1600-meter runs and contributed to a pair of Slippery Rock’s winning relays, while Shane Kirkwood copped the 200- and 400-meter dashes and Porter produced a pair of wins in the long and triple jumps.

Matt Voytik (100, sprint-relay anchor) and Evan Blaire (shot, disc), as well as Bobby Marzano (high, intermediate hurdles) led Hickory.

˝ Hickory High co-Head Coach Barb Dzuricsko noted there were 2 school standards set during the recent Mercer County Invitational.

Luke Lewis put the shot 65-6 1/4 to surpass his own record — set earlier this season — by approximately 4 feet.

Also, the Lady Hornets’ sprint-relay foursome posted a 50.31 clocking.

“Quite amazing!” Dzuricsko praised.

The team of Nikki Arbanas, Lauren Bell, Victoria Russo and Heather Grober collaborated to surpass the 2003 mark (50.54) set by the quarter of Tara Mooney, Dana Gaines, Cheré Marshall and Cathy Powell. That foursome placed 7th at that spring’s PIAA Class AA Championships, Dzuricsko recalled.

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