ä Reynolds 9, Kennedy Catholic 0 — At Hermitage, pitcher Paige Baker baffled the host Lady Golden Eagles. Baker (2-2) tossed a complete-game 2-hitter, whiffing 8 and walking 4. She helped herself by singling and tripling.
Also for coach Wilbur Juranovich, Autumn Babcock banged 3 doubles, Kristen Shearer singled twice and doubled, and Madison Rhoades singled and doubled for the Lady Raiders (5-1, 5-4).
Emilee Taylor was tagged with the mound loss for KC, as she allowed 9 hits and walked 5 while fanning 5 in a route-going effort. Kelsey Ferlin and Anna Benson’s base hits were the extent of the Lady Golden Eagles’ offense.
ä Mercer 8, Wilmington 2 — At Brandy Springs Park, Mercer, coach Jack Trott’s Lady M’s (3-1, 7-2) handed the ’Hounds their 2nd loss in as many days as Melissa Shoemaker fired a complete-game 2-hitter with only 1 walk.
Offensively for Mercer, Aubrey Angermeier, Heather Woods and Amanda Cameron had 3 singles each, Jess Province doubled and Analise Whenry singled and tripled.
Abby Sotter was tagged with the loss for Wilmington, which lost to Hickory 3-2 on Monday. Sotter struck out 7, walked 1 and gave up a dozen hits.
ä Sharpsville 8, Commodore Perry 1 — At Sheakleyville, Maddie Shuttleworth tossed a complete-game 5-hitter with 3 strikeouts as the visiting Blue Darlings (4-1, 6-2) beat the Lady Panthers.
Eugena Davies tripled and singled for Sharpsville, Megan Davis doubled and singled, and McKenzie Popatak, Megan Whalen and Alivia Shuttleworth had 2 singles each.
Emily Kitchen led CP as she doubled at the plate and went the distance on the mound with 3 strikeouts, but 11 hits allowed.
ä Hickory 16, Slippery Rock 1 (3 inn.) — At Hermitage, Danielle Collier blasted a grand slam and Courtney Maniscalco drove in 4 runs as the Lady Hornets (7-1) routed Slippery Rock.
Maniscalco singled and doubled and Victoria Tomko drove in a run. Lauren Kizak went the distance for Hickory with 2 strikeouts, 1 walk and yielded 2 hits.
Morgan Longdon took the loss for the Lady Rockets. She walked 6 and gave up 10 runs on 6 hits in 2 innings of mound duty.
ä Corry 12, Grove City 1 (6 inn.) — At Corry, Shannon Baker led the Lady Beavers (7-1) to a win over the Lady Eagles (3-9). Baker struck out 6, issued 1 walk and only allowed 5 hits in going the distance for Corry. At the plate, she belted a solo home run and singled.
Cassie Feather went the distance for GC. She struck out 3, walked 4 and gave up 5 earned runs on 9 hits. Kristi Sestak led Grove City at the plate with a pair of doubles.
ä Grove City 5, Conneaut Area 2 — At Grove City’s Memorial Park in the completion of a weather-suspended game, the host ’Grovers garnered the region win.
Matt Gordon, with a save from Ryan Grace, got credit for the win. Gordon, in 3 innings of 1-hit work, walked 2 and struck out 7, while Grace fanned 4, walked 2 and yielded 4 hits in 4 frames.
Also for Grove City (3-0, 8-2), Matt Gordon doubled home a run, Jesse Hodge singled home a pair, and Dustin Maine doubled.
Cole Baker singled and doubled and Jake Andrew singled twice for Conneaut Area.
ä Reynolds 5, Hickory 3 — At Transfer, Jack Mahlon pitched a gem as the Raiders topped the Hornets. Mahlon fanned 12, walked 2 and gave up 6 hits in going the distance for Reynolds (2-5, 3-5).
At the dish for Reynolds, Mahlon ripped an RBI-double and scored, Neal Engstrom doubled, singled and scored a run, Kellen Gursky registered an RBI-double and scored, Paul Torok collected an RBI- single and scored and Jordan Weaver added an RBI-double.
Steve Piston went the distance for Hickory. He whiffed 4 batters, walked 1 and gave up 6 hits. No hitting stats were reported for the Hornets.
ä Grove City 3, Mercyhurst Prep 2 — At Grove City, Matt Welker and Chris Adams won in singles play and the team of Dylan Motta and Ravi Patel teamed up for a victory at No. 1 doubles as the Eagles (9-1) edged the Lakers.
Singles: Welker (GC) def. Ryan Campbell, 6-1, 6-0; Alex Schoeck (MP) def. Evan Lowers, 6-3, 6-0; Adams (GC) won by default. Doubles: Motta-Patel (GC) def. Mitch McBride-Nick Kneidinger, 6-0, 6-0; Josh Ott-Carson Darrow (MP) def. Kyle Yeakle-Andrew McCracken, 6-3, 6-2.
ä Hickory 4, Greenville 1 — At Greenville, the visiting Hornets won for the 2nd straight day (having beaten Sharon 4-1 Monday) and improved to a perfect 8-0 with the win over the Trojans.
Singles: Chad Ferguson (G) def. Ross Rosati, 6-0, 6-0; John Smaltz (H) def. Seth Jaussen, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; Michael Funera (H) def. Trent McErlane, 6-2, 7-6(7-5). Doubles: Nick Petrochko-Nelson Murphy (H) def. Joey Safner-Jing Wu, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1; Stephen Petrochko-Zach Walters (H) def. David Jeffries-John Stapchuk, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
ä West Middlesex 95, Wilmington 55 — At New Wilmington, Clay Allen won the 100- (11.1) and 200-meter (22.4) dashes, the long jump (21-5 3/4) and ran the anchor leg on the 1st-place 1600 relay team (3:46.2) as the Big Reds (6-0) beat Wilmington.
Luke Patten won the 400, triple jump and pole vault for WM while Sebastian Grasso, Austin Mirizio and Isaac Williams were double-event winners.
Jon Yohman won the shot put (59-6) and discus (160-3) for Wilmington, and Scott captured the 300 hurdles and ran on the winning 3200 relay squad.
ä Mercer 100, Farrell 41; Mercer 107, Kennedy Catholic 36 — At the County Seat, the host Mustangs mustered the sweep, led by distance ace Kevin Reno, middle-distance standouts Levi Bequeath and Nathan Breese, thrower Moon (discus, javelin) and versatile sprinter/hurdler Hoffman.
For Farrell, Tyrone Archie annexed a double-double in the 200- and 400-meter dashes, and John Jackson joined with a win in the 100, while Kennedy Catholic’s Jacob Feeney finished 1st in the long and high jumps.
ä Reynolds 115, Sharpsville 35; Lakeview 104, Reynolds 46 — At Transfer, the host Raiders recorded a split, led by hurler Levi Stoyer, jumpers Corey Woods and Ryan Sherbondy, and sprinter Billy Trott, who swept the 100- and 200-meter dashes against Sharpsville.
DelFratte, in the 400, and Calleja, in the 3200-meter run, secured Sharpsville’s lone successes in open events.
For Lakeview, Zach VanDusen dominated, sweeping the 100 and long and triple jumps, while sprinter Blake Reddick, and distance ace Devin Workman and middle-distance standout Billy Kinsey also led Lakeview (7-0).
ä Hickory 145, Commodore Perry 5; Hickory 117, George Junior Republic 33 — At Hornet Stadium, the host Hornets (5-0) harvested the sweep, led by middle-distance ace Kevin Jancsar, sprinter DeShawn Coleman, versatile Matt Voytik, thrower Luke Lewis and distance ace Logan Griffen.
Lewis launched the shot 57 feet, one-half inch.
Ronald Pearson produced a pair of wins in the 400-meter dash and long jump for GJR.
ä Grove City 116, Sharon 34 — At Grove City’s Forker Field, Dan Jaskowak’s trio of triumphs led the host Eagles, while hurdler Kyle Trinch, and middle-distancemen Ryan Whiteman, Ryan Budnik and John-Scott Somora posted double-doubles.
Jumper Jonathan Jacoway, joined by sprinters Wanya Smith-Austin and Carnell Hawkins, both of whom had 2 wins each.
Jacoway high-jumped 6 feet, 7 inches for the Tigers (2-3).
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
ä Wilmington 78, West Middlesex 72 — At New Wilmington, Allison Baldwin, Hannah Drake and Tess Sikora won 4 events each as the Lady Hounds beat WM (6-1) for the 2nd straight year in the regular season.
Baldwin and Drake both ran on the 1st-place 1600 and 3200 relay teams while Baldwin also won the 400 and 800 and Drake captured the long and triple jumps. Sikora took top honors in the 100, 200, high jump and 400 relay (anchor leg).
Chloe Tyillian broke her own school record (set last week vs. Brookfield) in the 3200 run (12:11.7). Kelsey Murray swept the hurdles (17.3 and 50.1).
“Both teams did an excellent job,” said WM coach Bob Morris. “It was a great meet with outstanding times and distances. We salute our kids and Wilmington for their great effort.”
ä Mercer 127, Farrell 17; Mercer 108, Kennedy Catholic 40 — At the County Seat, Janette Berger swept the hurdles, A.Conner copped a double-double in the discus and javelin, and Courtney Young sprinted to a win in the 100 and contributed to the victorious sprint-relay team, and did sprinter Mindy Brown, jumper Lynn Swartbeck and pole-vaulted Katie Platt.
Jarissa Sharper secured Farrell’s lone 1st-place finish in the 200-meter dash, while Jessica Garcia garnered a sweep of the 800-, 1600- and 3200-meter runs to key Kennedy Catholic.
ä Reynolds 83, Sharpsville 65; Lakeview 102, Reynolds 48 — At Transfer, the host Lady Raiders settled for a split.
Leading Lakeview were sprinter/hurder Taylor Reed, jumper Courtney King, thrower Alexandra Ruediger, and sprinter Marla Holland.
For Reynolds, versatile Brooke Bresnan, thrower Morgan McDanel, distance ace Candi Arnold and sprinter Rose Stoyer led the way, while Madison Przicina prevailed in the 200- and 400-meter dashes for Sharpsville.
ä Hickory 147, Commodore Perry 3 — At Hornet Stadium, host Hickory (3-0-1) had several multiple-event winners, including distance standout Lexie Bible, middle-distance aces Jackie White and Jenna Placzek, and verstile Cali Free, as well as sprinter Nikki Arbanas.
ä Grove City 126, Sharon 24 — At Forker Field in Grove City, Mary Jaskowak and Abby Casalnova in the distances, sprinter Courtney Corbin, and McKenzie Fagan, who swept all 3 jumps, led the host Ldy Eagles.
The visiting Lady Tigers tumbled to 2-3.
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
W.MIDDLESEX 95, WILMINGTON 55
3200 relay — Wilmington (Scott, Davis, Ford, Masters), 9:03.6; 110 hurdles — Mirizio (WM), 16.2; 100 — Allen (WM), 11.1; 1600 — Williams (WM), 2:15.8; 400 — Patten (WM), 54.6; 400 relay — West Middlesex (Grasso, Pierce, Roberts, Trippy), 59.6; 300 hurdles — Scott (W), 41.8; 800 — Williams (WM), 2:15.8; 200 — Allen (WM), 22.4; 3200 — Canon (WM), 10:42.3; 1600 relay — West Middlesex (Mirizio, Grasso, Powell, Allen), 3:46.2; Shot put — Yohman (W), 59-6; Discus — Yohman (W), 160-3; Javelin — T. Donati (W), 134-6; Long jump — Allen (WM), 21-5 3/4; Triple jump — Patten (WM), 40-4è; High jump — Pontius (W), 6-0; Pole vault — Patten (WM), 13-6.
MERCER 100, FARRELL 41
3200 relay — Farrell (no names submitted), 11:07.4; 110 hurdles — Breese (M), 18.1; 100 — Jackson (F), 11.8; 1600 — Reno (M), 4:53; 400 — Archie (F), 55.4; 400 relay — Mercer (Breese, Haines, Leonard, Hoffman), 47.6; 300 hurdles — Hoffman (M), 45.2; 800 — Reno (M), 2:05.6; 200 — Archie (F), 24.8; 3200 — Miller (M) 13:22; 1600 relay — Mercer (Bequeath, Hoffman, Breese, Reno), 4:00.8; Shot put — Carter (F), 37-10; Discus — Moon (M), 82-7; Javelin — Moon (M), 106-4; Long jump — Peck (M), 17-7è; Triple jump — Breese (M), 36-3 3/4; High jump — Pickens (F), 5-6; Pole vault — Leonard (M), 10-0.
MERCER 107, KENNEDY 36
3200 relay — Kennedy Catholic (no names submitted), 10:35.2; 110 hurdles — Breese (M), 18.1; 100 — Hoffman (M), 11.9; 1600 — Reno (M), 4:53; 400 — Bequeath (M), 56.2; 400 relay — Mercer (Breese, Haines, Leonard, Hoffman), 47.6; 300 hurdles — Hoffman (M), 45.2; 800 — Reno (M), 2:05.6; 200 — Bequeath (M), 25.4; 3200 — Miller (M) 13:22; 1600 relay — Mercer (Bequeath, Hoffman, Breese, Reno), 4:00.8; Shot put — Nulsen (KC), 34-6; Discus — Moon (M), 82-7; Javelin — Moon (M), 106-4; Long jump — Feeney (KC), 17-10è; Triple jump — Breese (M), 36-3 3/4; High jump — Feeney (KC), 5-10; Pole vault — Leonard (M), 10-0.
REYNOLDS 115, SHARPSVILLE 35
3200 relay — Sharpsville (no names submitted), 10:32.2; 110 hurdles — Stoyer (R), 16.3; 100 — Trott (R), 12.4; 1600 — Breese (R), 5:12.5; 400 — DelFratte (S), 59.0; 400 relay — Sharpsville (no names submitted), 50.3; 300 hurdles — Stoyer (R), 41.3; 800 — Sherbondy (R), 2:12.5; 200 — Trott (R), 25.7; 3200 — Calleja (S), 11:14.9; 1600 relay — Reynolds (no names submitted), 3:45.8; Shot put — McWherter (R), 37-1; Discus — Moffett (R), 121-5; Javelin — Ringer (R), 126-9; Long jump — Woods (R), 16-11; Triple jump — Sherbondy (R), 39-4è; High jump — Woods (R), 5-6; Pole vault — Gongloff (R), 9-6.
LAKEVIEW 104, REYNOLDS 46
3200 relay — Lakeview (Richael, Dosch, Brozynski, Williams), 9:47.7; 110 hurdles — Stoyer (R), 16.3; 100 — VanDusen (L), 11.8; 1600 — Workman (L), 4:53.5; 400 — Reddick (L), 54.5; 400 relay — Lakeview (Spence, Kinsey, McCloskey, Vandusen, 49.0; 300 hurdles — Stoyer (R), 41.3; 800 — Kinsey (L), 2:12.2; 200 — Reddick (L), 24.5; 3200 — Workman (L), 11:12.6; 1600 relay — Lakeview (Richael, Reddick, Stringer, Kinsey), 3:43.5; Shot put — McWherter (R), 37-1; Discus — Armstrong (L), 125-11è; Javelin — Sterling (L), 144-8; Long jump — VanDusen (L), 19-0è; Triple jump — VanDusen (L), 39-6; High jump — Woods (R), 5-6; Pole vault — Carry (L), 10-0.
HICKORY 145, COMM. PERRY 5
3200 relay — Hickory (Jancsar, M.Sonoga, Work, Griffen), 8:48.77; 110 hurdles — Peidle (H), 17.39; 100 — Coleman (H), 11.2; 1600 — Jancsar (H), 4:47.02; 400 — Work (H), 52.93; 400 relay — Hickory (Schumacher, Palumbo, Voytik, Coleman), 43.27; 300 hurdles — B.Marzano (H), 44.47; 800 — Jancsar (H), 2:06.05; 200 — Coleman (H), 22.84; 3200 — Griffen (H), 10:59.01; 1600 relay — Hickory (J.Sonoga, Work, D.Lewis, Jancsar), 3:43.16; Shot put — Lewis (H), 57-0è; Discus — Lewis (H), 146-2; Javelin — Voytik (H), 169-7; Long jump — J.Sonoga (H), 20-1 3/4; Triple jump — M.Marzano (H), 42-1 3/4; High jump — Cianci (H), Ezi-Ashi (H), 5-0; Pole vault — Belko (H), 12-6.
HICKORY 117, GEORGE JUNIOR REPUBLIC 33
3200 relay — Hickory (Jancsar, M.Sonoga, Work, Griffen), 8:48.77; 110 hurdles — Johnson (GJR), 17.0; 100 — Coleman (H), 11.2; 1600 — Jancsar (H), 4:47.02; 400 — Pearson (GJR), 52.93; 400 relay — Hickory (Schumacher, Palumbo, Voytik, Coleman), 43.27; 300 hurdles — B.Marzano (H), 44.47; 800 — Jancsar (H), 2:06.05; 200 — Coleman (H), 22.84; 3200 — Griffen (H), 10:59.01; 1600 relay — Hickory (J.Sonoga, Work, D.Lewis, Jancsar), 3:43.16;
Shot put — Lewis (H), 57-0è; Discus — Lewis (H), 146-2; Javelin — Voytik (H), 169-7; Long jump — Pearson (GJR), 20-4; Triple jump — M.Marzano (H), 42-1 3/4; High jump — Gibson (GJR), 5-6; Pole vault — Belko (H), 12-6.
GROVE CITY 116, SHARON 34
3200 relay — Grove City (Whiteman, Somora, Brown, McConnell), 9:05; 110 hurdles — Trinch (GC), 15.59; 100 — Hawkins (S), 11.0; 1600 — Budnik (GC), 4:41; 400 — Jaskowak (GC), 51.25; 400 relay — Sharon (Jacoway, Seay, Hawkins, Smith-Austin), 45.59; 300 hurdles — Trinch (GC), 39.15; 800 — Jaskowak (GC), 2:05.2; 200 — Smith-Austin (S), 23.59; 3200 — Budnik (GC), 10:22; 1600 relay — Grove City (Whiteman, Somora, Biddle, Jaskowak), 3:43.21; Shot put — Seybert (GC), 48-5; Discus — Craig (GC), 135-9; Javelin — Foster (GC), 149-2; Long jump — Jacoway (S), 21-1; Triple jump — Jacoway (S), 44-8; High jump — Jacoway (S), 6-7; Pole vault — Kosick (GC), 10-6.
NFL NOTEBOOK: Ex-Sharon star Austin hopes to spark Lions' defense
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
LeBron James announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday in an essay that he wrote for Sports Illustrated. The following is the full text of that essay.
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.
Oprah lands first interview with Jerry Sandusky's adopted son, Matthew
Matthew Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, is breaking his silence for the first time since his father's 2012 conviction on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, sitting down with Oprah to tell his story.
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.
SPORTVIEW: Ex-Greenville man to enter Bedford County Hall
HUGHEY TATE was the greatest baseball player that ever lived — hitting 10,000 home runs and never making an out in 50 years on the diamond.
OK, that’s not true of course. But that’s the way Hughey would have told it before bursting into laughter.
Tate, a Greenville man who was as good at spinning a yarn as well as he was in hitting home runs, will be inducted posthumously into the Bedford County (Pa.) Hall of Fame Saturday. Some of his relatives from this area will attend the ceremonies.
Wilson wins Herald-Tamie Jr. golf crown
It was a case of family history trumping golfing history!
Hickory High golfer Billy Colbert had a chance to become only the second player ever to win the Herald-Tam O’Shanter Golf Championship four times. But he missed the final round of the tourney Wednesday along with his brother Colbert to attend his great-grandma’s funeral in Pittsburgh.
“I kind of wish he was here,” said the 2014 champion Jacob Wilson, a Kennedy Catholic High player who lost in a sudden-death playoff to Colbert last year. “But you play whoever is here. And in golf, you play against yourself too.”
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