ä Sharon 6, Lakeview 5 — At Wengler Field, Mallory Torr tattooed a 2-run double in the home half of the 6th stanza, staking Sharon to the win.
Winning Lady Tigers’ twirler Gabby Gadola garnered a complete-game performance, fanning 5, walking only 1 and scattering 10 hits.
Also for Sharon (1-2 region, 5-3 overall), Abriana Dellibovi drilled a double.
Leading Lakeview, were Katie Watts, with 2 hits, Bronwyn Brocklehurst, who banged a single and double, and Kala Mahen, who muscled a home run and single. Lady Sailors’ starter Mahen permitted 3 hits and 2 walks in 5 frames, striking out 6. She left with the count knotted at 4. Reliever Watts was the victim of Torr’s hit, one of 3 she permitted.
ä Mercer 10, Jamestown 0 (5 inn.) — At Jamestown, coach Jack Trott’s Lady M’s improved to 5-2 with the win over the Lady Muskies.
Melissa Shoemaker fired a complete-game 2-hitter with 3 strikeouts and no walks for the win.
Analise Whenry ripped a pair of singles and triple and Heather Woods singled and tripled for Mercer.
Erynn Williams suffered the loss for Jamestown. She had 3 strikeouts, 2 walks and surrendered 7 runs on 5 hits in 4 innings.
Melissa Adams doubled for Jamestown. The other hit was a single.
ä Reynolds 3, West Middlesex 2 — At Transfer, Paige Baker fired a complete-game 4-hitter with 10 strikeouts and 1 walk as the Lady Raiders (3-3) edged the Ms. Reds.
Autumn Babcock drilled 2 doubles for Reynolds and Baker collected a pair of singles.
Jordyn Allen went the distance for WM. She had 6 Ks, 3 walks and gave up 6 hits. Jade Kroesen led the Ms. Reds at the dish with a double and single.
ä Grove City 10, Meadville 0 (6 inn.) — At Memorial Park, Kaite Maine muscled a home run in the home half of the 6th stanza to end the abbreviated outing.
Winning pitcher Maddie Elberty ended with a complete-game 2-hitter, striking out 6 and not issuing a walk. Also for Grove City (2-1 region, 2-6 overall), Macaela King clubbed 2 hits and scored 3 runs and Taylor Shingledecker singled, doubled and drove in 3 runs. Maine also singled and had 2 ribbies.
Losing Meadville moundsman Taylor Nottingham was nicked for 10 hits and 6 walks. She whiffed 2.
ä Kennedy Catholic 3, Commodore Perry 2 — At Sheakleyville, the visiting Lady Golden Eagles eased to the win as Emilee Taylor outduelded Emly Kitchen.
Taylor tossed a 2-hitter, striking out 10 and walking 1, while Kitchen KO’d 6, walked 6 and scattered a half-dozen hits. Both went the distance.
Keying KC (2-3) at the dish, Abby Ferlin and Tori Bremick drilled 2 hits apiece and Annie Papa pounded a triple.
For CP, Devon Sernik slammed a solo shot.
ä Grove City 10, Sharpsville 6 — At Memorial Park, Grove City, the host Eagles eased to the win over the Blue Devils.
Ryan Grace earned the mound victory. He pitched 3 innings of relief with 4 strikeouts, no walks and only allowed 2 hits.
Offensively for GC (6-1), Jordan Anderson had 2 singles and scored twice, Jared Sample ripped a pair of singles, Matt Gordon had an RBI- double and Jesse Hodge notched a 2-run double.
Michael Vannoy started for Sharpsville and only pitched 1/3 of an inning. He fanned 1, walked 3 and gave up 5 runs on 2 hits. At the dish, Mitch Fyffe had 2 doubles for Sharpsville and Tyler Wansack tripled.
ä Kennedy Catholic 11, Rocky Grove 1 (5 inn.) — At Rocky Grove Monday, Jacob Fiscus led the Gold Eagles by going 3-for-4 at the plate and driving in 2 runs. Pat Flynn and Jacob Leipheimer each went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. Scott Moore hurled a complete game for the winners, fanning 6 and scattering 3 hits.
ä Kennedy Catholic 4, Sharon 1 — At Buhl Park Monday, KC moved to 2-1 with the win.
Singles: Nickolo Lima (KC) def. Doug McVehil, 6-2, 6-2; Andre Antenescu (KC) def. Brandon Bittler, 6-1, 6-0; Dylan Cerroni (S) def. Jesse Kirila, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Doubles: Stephens Edge-Drew Grabigel (KC) def. Jack Evans-Steven Merchant, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5; John McGonigle-Blase Hudson (KC) def. Skylar Villegas-Darin Perozich, 6-2, 7-5.
ä Greenville 3, Sharon 2 — At Buhl Farm Park, the visiting Trojans triumphed in 2 of 3 singles matches and split the doubles competiton.
For Greenville, Chad Ferguson and Seth Jaussen won at 1st and 2nd singles, while the Trojans triumphed at 2nd doubles, led by David Jeffries-Jon Stapchuck.
For Sharon (0-5), Dylan Cerroni secured the No. 3 singles match, while the 1st Tigers’ tandem of Jack Evans-Steve Merchant rallied from an opening-set loss to win.
Singles: Ferguson (G) def. John Benedetto, 6-0, 6-0; Jaussen (G) def. Doug McVehil, 6-3, 6-1; Cerroni (S) def. Joey Safner, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3. Doubles: Evans-Merchant (S) def. Jing Wu-Trent McErlane, 4-6-, 7-6, 6-3: Jeffries-Stapchuck (G) def. Brandon Bittler-Darin Perozich, 6-4, 6-7, 6-2.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
ä West Middlesex 91, Brookfield 33 — At West Middlesex, Chloé Tyillian set a school record in the 3200-meter run in leading the Ms. Reds past the Lady Warriors.
Tyillian clocked in at 12:14.3 in the 3200 to break the 2006 mark of Morgan Swartz (12:18.23). Tyillian also took 1st in the 1600 in 5:43.3.
Alyson Pierce, Debbie Dambaugh and Rachel DeMaria were also double-event winners for WM. Pierce was 1st in the 800 and ran the opening leg on the 3200 relay team, Dambaugh copped the 200 and was on the 400 relay squad, and DeMaria captured the shot put and discus.
Tori Thompson led Brookfield, winning the 100 (13.8), sweeping the hurdles (16.6 and 48.2) and running the opening leg on the winning 1600 relay team (4:37.2).
ä Hickory 99, Greenville 51 — At Crowther Track, Greenville, the visiting Lady Hornets (2-0) harvested the road win, led by Lexie Bible (1600-, 3200-meter runs, 4x8 relay leg), Jenna Placzek (distance-, mile-relay legs), and Jackie White (800, 4x4 relay leg).
Rebekah Petty (pole vault, 100-meter dash, sprint-relay anchor), Osborne (high hurdles, 4x1 relay) and Robinson (high jump, 400) led the Lady Trojans. Returning state medalist Petty pole-vaulted 11-6.
ä Mercer 97.5, Reynolds 43.5; Wilmington 92, Mercer 54 — At the County Seat, Jenny Berger boosted Mercer, sweeping the high and intermediate hurdles, while Candi Arnold annexed 800- and 1600-meter runs for Reynolds.
For Wilmington, Tessa Sikora (long, high jumps, 200), Kate Robb (1600, 3200 runs), Jackie Falvo (shot, disc) and Allison Baldwin (400, 800 runs) led the Lady Greyhounds.
ä Lakeview 79.5, Sharon 50.5 — At Stoneboro, Brittany Casciotti, Courtney King and Reed won 2 events each for the Lady Sailors.
Casciotti won the shot and discus, Reed took 1st in the 100 and long jump and King copped the triple and high jumps.
Brianna Roys led Sharon with wins in the 800, 1600, 3200 and 3200 relay. The Lady Tigers also beat KC (59.5 to 19) and CP (50.5 to 20).
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
ä West Middlesex 126 Brookfield 3 — At West Middlesex, Coach Ed Pikna’s host Big Reds (5-0) rolled, led by multiple-event winners Luke Patten (200, pole vauilt, sprint-relay leg), Clay Allen (100, sprint-relay anchor), Jeremy Jancso (long jump, 4x4 relay leg), Isaac Williams (open 3200, distance-relay leg), Austin Mirizio (high, intermediate hurdles, sprint-relay leg), Aaron Fitzgerald (distance-, sprint-relays, 400) and Trevor Harrison (shot, disc).
ä Hickory 126.5, Greenville 23.5 — At Crowther Track, Greenville, the visiting Hornets humbled the host Trojans.
Kevin Jancsar (800-, 1600-meter runs, distance- mile-relay legs) led the Hornets, while Matt Voytik (javelin, sprint-relay leg), DeShawn Coleman (200, 4x1 leg), and Shane Beatty (high hurdles, triple jump) contributed multiple wins, while Wagner (400, mile-relay leg) did likewise.
ä Wilmington 112.5, Mercer 36.5; Mercer 78, Mercer 67 — At Mercer, Dwight Scott (100, 400, 4x4, 4x8 relay legs), Morgan Logan (sprint- and mile-relays, 200), and Jon Yohman (shot, disc), posted multiple wins for the visiting Greyhounds.
Kevin Reno roared to a pair of distance wins (1600, 3200), posting a 10:26.3 in the latter, for the host Mustangs, while Hoffman had another pair of wins (100, 200). Confer (200, 400) collected a pair for Sharpsville.
For Reynolds, Moffett mustered twin wins (shot, disc), while Sherbondy set the pace in the 800-meter run and added another victory by triple-jumping 39-2è.
ä Beaver County Christian 3, Farrell 0 — At E.J. McCluskey Gymnasium, the host Steelers fell to 2-2 with the 25-16, 25-13, 25-13 loss.
Farrell: Austin Pickens 6 kills; Trevor Austin 5 kills; Jalen Scott 15 assists.
JV: BCC, 25-15, 19-25, 15-10.
GC coach Bell retired — sort of!
You can take the man out of coaching, but you can’t take coaching out of the man.
Former Grove City High football coach Jeff Bell has spent his first few months of retirement hearing the ping of a baseball ricocheting off an aluminum bat instead of clap of shoulder pads coming together.
“My grandson Maddox (Bell) and a few of his friends play on a traveling team, so I’m helping out with that,” said Bell, who retired as the Eagles’ football coach this past winter. “They’re a good group of kids to work with and this is a lot more enjoyable. It’s a lot less stress.
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Johnny Football admitted this past week that he made some rookie mistakes. Really?
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THE TALENTED — albeit underachieving — Detroit Lions commence camp July 27 in Allen Park, Mich. as the National Football League prepares for the 2014 season.
Racing to fight cancer
Former Hickory High athlete Amanda Budzowski is on the run — the run to raise money to fight cancer.
Budzowski is part of Team in Training, an organization that has raised more than $1.4 billion for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society since forming in 1988. Her division is known as IRONTEAM and she is currently training for the 140.6-mile Ironman triathlon in Mont Tremblant, Canada, in August.
SPORTVIEW: Pirates, Indians need fast start after All-Star break
SO FAR, so good. I’m referring to the start of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians after the All-Star break on Friday night.
Both teams rallied to win. The Buccos beat the Colorado Joints — err, I mean Rockies — by coming from behind in the 8th inning. Since they legalized marijuana sales in that state, it gave new meaning to John Denver’s song “Rocky Mountain High.”
Rutters earn spot in national motocross event
The brother-sister racing duo of Elijah and Dannah Rutter of Mercer are set to travel to Hurricane Mills, Tenn., to compete soon in the prestigious 33rd annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships presented by AMSOIL at Loretta Lynn Ranch.
Elijah, 18, and Dannah, 16, earned a ticket to the event with their performances at qualifiers and then regionals and are among the top 5 percent of riders in the U.S. Overall, 20,000 hopefuls from across the U.S. competed and there are only 1,446 qualifying spots at nationals.
Notebook: Sharon football greats meet, reunite at inaugural golf scramble
Mid-July, with the temperature 80-plus degrees at Avalon at Buhl Country Club; however, it felt like a fall, football Friday.
The inaugural Sharon Football Boosters 4-man golf scramble took place recently, and served as a Who’s Who in the Tigers’ triumphant tradition.
SPORTVIEW: All is right with the world - LeBron has come home!
HAPPY DAYS are here again. The prodigal child has returned!
The announcement that “King James” is returning to Cleveland has created a level of euphoria not seen since the Browns won the city’s last major sport championship a couple of years ago.
What’s that? Oh, yeah — make that 50 years ago (1964).
Full text of LeBron's essay in SI
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Snyder, Gordon, Popatak named to All-State team
Grove City High’s David Gordon, Sharpsville’s Greg Popatak and Lakeview’s Logan Snyder recently were named to the Pennsylvania High School Baseball Coaches Association all-state team.
Synder was selected 1st-Team in Class A as a designated-hitter, while Gordon was honorably-mentioned in Class AAA and Popatak similarly was honored in AA. Gordon gained his laurels as a pitcher; Popatak as a 3rd baseman.
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Little League Tournaments
Sharon won the District 2 Major Division (12-year-olds) Championship, while Greenville 9-10 and West Middlesex 11 teams notched tournament victories in recent action.
Hermitage Brennan Chiropractic won the Mercer County 14-under championship recently.
Following are game reports:
The First Tee of Sharon celebrates 15th anniversary
Professional golf star John Cook has received many honors and awards in his illustrious career, but probably none mean as much as those similar to the one he received Monday afternoon at The First Tee of Sharon.
During a special ceremony to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the local program, a permanent plaque was unveiled in his honor describing the contributions he has made to junior golf.
SPORTVIEW: John Cook here Monday for First Tee; other celebs on July 11
THE RETURN of Tiger Woods to a PGA event sparked a lot of interest this past week. The return of John Cook to Buhl Farm Golf Course Monday will do the same locally.
Cook, a standout on the Champions Tour and outstanding TV golf analyst, will conduct a clinic at 11 a.m. Monday at the course to help celebrate the 15th anniversary of The First Tee of Sharon program.
It is open to the public at no charge.
Hickory honors Tri-Athletes
Hickory High honored its 2013-14 tri-athletes in a recent ceremony, the latest installment in a program that began in 2003-04.
Fifty student-athletes (grades 9-12) were cited for having competed in at least one sport in the fall, winter and spring while maintaining a minimum B (85 percent) grade-point-average during the first three 9-week grading periods of the academic year.
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