District 10 Region 1
At par-72 Tam O'Shanter Golf Course, Hermitage, the top 7 finishers from the 18-competitor field advanced to the District 10 tournament.
Kennedy Catholic’s Jacob Wilson was medalist after shooting a 79.
Following Wilson were: Zach Taylor (Reynolds), Chris Palutro (Lakeview), Nate Guiler (Mercer), Nick Deitrich (Greenville) and Jake Reaugh (Jamestown), all of whom carded 83s, and Terry Haaz (Kennedy Catholic), 85.
A tie-breaker was implemented, using each golfer’s score on No. 1.
Rounding out the field were: Jacob Reimold (Reynolds), 86; Mark Peters (Mercer) and Paul Spondike (Kennedy Catholic), 87; Keith Kepner (Lakeview), 89; Colton McCright and Bryar Wentling (Greenville), 90; Ronnie Meals (Jamestown) and Brock Watson (Mercer), 95; Jesse Kirila (Kennedy Catholic), 96; Chris Shultz (Jamestown), 97, and Austin Milliren (Lakeview), 99.
ä Slippery Rock 172, Grove City 177, West Middlesex 197 — At Oakview Golf Course, Zac McCue carded a medalist round of 38 to lead Slippery Rock.
Slippery Rock: McCue 38, Collin Hyatt 44, Sam Isacco, Ken Rall 45s; Grove City (10-6): Matt Gordin 42, Jake Cline 43, Kyle Shingledecker 45; Jordan Anderson, Justin Fulkerson 47s; West Middlesex: Ryan Dogan, Jace Burger 48s, Chaz Burger 50, Aiden Bellucci 51.
Lady Picker Invitational
Hickory placed 5th on Tuesday at the annual Lady Picker Invite at Green Meadows Golf Club in North East.
Villa Maria won the event with a 354, followed by McDowell (374), Mercyhurst Prep (385), Meadville (389), Hickory (398), Ft. LeBoeuf (415), Reynolds (440) and North East (440).
Megan Moylan of North East finished 1st individually by carding a 72, 11 strokes better than 2nd place. Mercyhurst Prep’s Georgia Capotis and Abby Fessler of Villa Maria shot 83s.
Alena Lancia led the way for Hickory by shooting a 94 on the par-72 course. Izzy Schell carded a 97 for Reynolds.
Hickory: Lancia 94, Abby Hearns 96, Kristina David 101, Ashley Addicott 107. Coach Craig Antush noted that Chelsea Marriott played independently and shot a 95. Reynolds: Schell 97, Taylor Yahner 105, Brittany Fitzgerald 114, Taylor Delong 124.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
ä West Middlesex 20, Oil City 41 — At West Middlesex, Oil City’s Austin King finished 1st in 17:53, but Middlesex captured 7 of the next 9 spots in the top 10. Levi Canon placed 2nd for the Big Reds in 18:09.
ä Wilmington 17, Reynolds 43 — At Temple Grove, Transfer, the visiting Greyhounds 7 of the top 10 places, led by winner Jared Masters (20:07.8). Justin Pago (21:38.1) finished 4th for Reynolds.
ä Hickory 20, Greenville 41 — At Greenville, the visiting Hornets (4-0) captured 7 of the top 10 spots to earn the win. Dylan Foley clocked in at 17:38 to finish 1st overall for the Trojans. Kyle Boyd finished 2nd for Hickory in 18:01.
ä Grove City 15, Sharon 50 — At Buhl Park, the Eagles swept 8 of the top 10 spots. Aaron Benka finished 1st overall in 16:57 for GC. Matt Dilts was 8th for the Tigers.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
ä West Middlesex 17, Oil City 43 — At West Middlesex, Kristen White (20:52), Chloe Tyillian and Allyson Pierce swept the top 3 spots as the Ms. Reds rolled. Amanda Espy finished 4th for the Lady Oilers.
ä Hickory 17, Greenville 44 — At Greenville, Lexi Bible continued her impressive season by placing 1st for the Lady Hornets (4-0) in 20:03. She was followed by teammates Jackie Abraham, Haley Boyd and Bailey Brown. Nanami Mano finished 5th (21:57) to pace the Lady Trojans.
ä Sharpsville 22, Lakeview 36 — In the Shenango Valley, Maddie Prizinca staked Sharpsville to success in a winning time of 20:48; leading Lakeview was Andrea McConnell (21:59).
ä Grove City 19, Sharon 38 — At Buhl Park, GC’s Catie Jaskowak clocked in at 20:05 to finish 1st. Xsila Powell placed 2nd for the Lady Tigers.
ä Commodore Perry hosted Kennedy Catholic in a boys/girls’ meet, but KC did not field full squads in either race. Perry’s Nathan White (18:08) and Shae Grinnell (21:45) were the top finishers in the races, a pair of 15-50 forfeits to the Panthers.
ä Mercer hosted Jamestown in a boys’/girls’ meet. Jamestown boys and Mercer girls won by 15-50 forfeits. Mercer’s Jaime Burdette (23:01) and Jamestown’s Christian McElhaney (18:49) were the top finishers.
ä Reynolds hosted Wilmington girls at Temple Grove, Transfer, but the Lady Raiders forfeited, 15-50. Kate Robb recorded a 22:50.5 clocking for Wilmington.
ä Sharpsville boys hosted Lakeview, but forfeited 15-50. Sharpsville’s Brad Calleja clocked in at 17:58 to win the exhibition.
ä Kennedy Catholic 5, Sharon 0 — At Buhl Park, KC swept the Lady Tigers. Kennedy seniors Avi Danta, Jillian Dunn and Jensen Kirila were recognized before the match.
Singles: Kirila (KC) def. Jackie Bradshaw, 6-2, 6-0; Bekah Kish (KC) def. Hannah George, 6-0, 6-1; Abby Lenhart (KC) def. Bella Scarmack, 6-0, 6-2. Doubles: Danta-Dunn (KC) def. Natalie Liscio-Lauren Wood, 6-2, 6-0; Kendra Kneisl-Jessie Micco (KC) def. Erin Hosick-Andrea Steiner, 6-0, 6-1.
ä Hickory 5, Oil City 0 — At Oil City, Hickory (11-1, 11-3) blanked the Oilers (4-8, 4-8) in the Region 1 match.
Singles: Marissa Works (H) def. Julia Serbati, 6-0, 6-2; Anna Derloni (H) def. Jen Stevenson, 6-2, 6-3; Rachel Mettee (H) def. Alyssa Whitling, 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: Nikki Marone-Lauren McGonigle (H) def. Jenny Williams-Taylor Levison, 6-1, 6-0; Bailey McLaughlin-Annalise Bianco (H) def. Ashlee Roth-Katie Dolecki, 6-1, 6-3.
ä Liberty 4, Brookfield 1 — At Liberty Twp., the visiting Lady Warriors (12-3) dropped their 2nd match in as many days, while Liberty improved to 4-14.
The 1st doubles duo of Ashley and Autumn Kirila were the lone winners for the Lady Warriors.
Singles: Merly Schor (L) def. Alexandra Plyler, 6-1, 6-0; Holly Burgdorf (L) def. Ana Zarlinski, 6-0, 6-0; Taylor McCulley (L) def. Leah Bayer, 6-0, 6-0; Doubles: Kirila-Kirila (B) def. Logan Hunkus-Ashley Newsome, 6-0, 6-0; Alana Landers-Amanda Cannistra (L) def. Megan Murphy-Kristie Zachar, 6-3, 7-6(4).
ä Slippery Rock 6, Sharon 1 — At Slippery Rock, the host Rockets rolled as Sean Freidhof and Luc LaChance tallied twice each, and Josh Stutz and Zach Dublin contributed goals. Josh Jones assisted twice and Nate Popejoy, Stutz and Ben Magliocca once each.
Aaron Martwinski mustered Sharon’s lone score.
Slippery Rock’s Jason Bluedorn and Sharon’s Andrew Rauch made 3 and 9 saves, respectively.
ä Hickory 3, Sharon 0 — At “The Hive” in Hermitage, the host Lady Hornets (5-1) swept Sharon, 25-20, 25-12, 25-15.
Hickory: Katie Gustas 5 kills, 7 digs; Hope Wilterdink 14 digs; Dani Collier 6 kills, 20 digs; Maddie Collier 10 assists. Sharon: Jessica Talbert-Kirsch 5 assists; Iman Morgan 5 kills; Kristina Jacoway 5 aces, 6 digs; Delisa Smith 5 digs.
JV: Hickory, 2-0.
ä West Middlesex 3, Sharpville 0 — At West Middlesex, the host Ms. Reds (7-0) rolled, 25-20, 25-18, 25-19. WM coach Nikki Nych reported that it was Sharpsville’s 1st region loss since 2008.
West Middlesex: Tori Roberts 9 points, 9 digs; Aly Andrusky 12 points, 6 kills, 12 digs; Megan Hazlett 6 points, 20 assists; Marissa Pursel 12 points, 8 kills; Ariel Pratt 5 kills, 7 digs; Tori Roth 7 digs. Sharpsville (4-2): Rachel D’Auria 5 kills, 5 blocks, 6 points; Madison Przicina 5 kills, 19 assists; Emily Anderson 6 kills; Olivia Shuttleworth 8 points; Rachel Harenchar 5 points.
JV: WM, 25-16, 25-12.
ä Farrell 3, Jamestown 0 — At Farrell’s E.J. McCluskey Gymnasium, Makiyah Garner had 11 points in leading the Lady Steelers (3-2) to a 25-20, 25-15, 25-16 sweep.
Farrell: Key-Asia Oatis 7 kills; Jackie Chambers 5 points; Jakayla Samuels 6 points, 5 digs; Jazmine Pegues 9 points, 9 assists; Selena Thomas 9 digs. Jamestown: No stats reported.
JV: Farrell, 25-18, 25-20.
ä Grove City 3, Greenville 0 — At Grove City, the host Lady Eagles eased to a 25-20, 25-12, 25-20 sweep.
Grove City: Stephanie Risch 6 serving points, 14 passes; Arianna Sprando 6 points, 24 assists; Taylor Shingledecker 11 points (7 aces); McKenzie Fagan 13 kills; Jordyn Wyllie 9 points; Jenn Ferguson 9 points, 7 kills; Corianne Hyduchak 9 kills. Greenville: No stats reported.
JV: GC, 25-14, 25-17.
ä Reynolds 3, Commodore Perry 0 — At Transfer, Jenna Gardill registered 13 points (7 aces) and 9 kills in leading the Lady Raiders (3-3) past CP, 25-4, 25-11, 25-18.
Reynolds: Brooke Bresnan 5 points; Kayla Thompson 15 points; Dani Babcock 7 points, 12 digs; Kasey Rhoads 12 assists; Rachel Harnett 8 assists. CP: No stats reported.
JV: CP, 25-22, 25-20.
ä Lakeview 3, Kennedy Catholic 0 — At Stoneboro, KC fell to 0-7 with the 25-12, 25-11, 25-21 sweep.
Lakeview: No stats reported. KC: Latetia Coleman 7 assists; Taylor Hood 5 digs; J’Shawna Thompkins 18 kills; Emilee Taylor 6 digs; Tatum Kress 5 digs; Tori Bremick 7 digs; Donique Marcella 5 points; Hannah Burns 5 assists.
JV: Lakeview, 25-14, 25-16.
ä Wilmington 3, Mercer 1 — At Mercer, the Hounds notched a 26-24, 23-25, 25-11, 25-10 victory over the Lady M’s (4-5).
Wilmington: No stats reported. Mercer: Maddie Hessman 12 points, 5 digs; Lindsey Miller 8 points, 7 blocks, 8 kills; Angie Moose 5 assists, 5 kills; Nikki Redmond 14 points, 6 kills, 10 digs; Katie Love 5 digs; Taylor Moon 15 points, 5 kills; Melissa Shoemaker 14 points, 15 assists, 11 digs; Kaitlin Nemeth 7 points, 9 digs; Lindsey Nemeth 5 blocks, 5 kills.
JV: Wilmington, 25-23, 26-24.
Roundup: Rockets, Hornets, Blue Devils win
ä Slippery Rock 11, Grove City 3 — At Memorial Park in Grove City, Travis Lauster singled and tripled and reached base 4 times as the defending District 10 Class AAA champion Slippery Rock Rockets beat the Eagles.
Joe Barnhart went the distance for Slippery Rock. He gave up a dozen hits in earning the win. At the dish for Slippery Rock, Jackson Kerchis, Butler and Matt Badger all had 2 hits and Arrenzo doubled.
Roundup: Wilmington track teams sweep WM
ä Wilmington 98, West Middlesex 51 — At West Middlesex, the visiting Greyhounds gave the Big Reds their first home, dual-meet loss in approximately 4 seasons according to Middlesex mentor Ed Pikna.
Cooper (400, 800, distance- and mile-relay legs), jumper Perrine and sprinter Scott (100, 200) gave the Greyhounds the giddy-up by winning multiple events.
HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS ROUNDUP
Baseball, softball and tennis teams were in action Monday as the nice weather allowed for high school spring sports action that has been limited so far by rain, snow and windy conditions.
Players relent, agree to play for reinstated football coach
Minnesota State University-Mankato's football team has ended its boycott of reinstated head coach Todd Hoffner, who successfully fought child pornography charges and other misconduct accusations that removed him from the job for 20 months.
Hickory track coaches near finish line
While the Shenango Valley lionizes legendary gridiron greats and hardwood heroes, the sport of track & field at Hickory High has resonated its relevance throughout District 10 and commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
For the better part of the last 3 decades that was due, to a great extent, to the efforts of Barb Dzuricsko and Mark Slezak.
More than 200 dual-meet victories combined between the girls’ and boys’ programs, 9 district championships (7 girls, 2 boys), 2 statewide runners-up berths and another pair of 3rd-place finishes, culminating in the Lady Hornets’ 2012 PIAA Class AA championship.
Their collective resumé would be envied by any coach, regardless of sport. Which makes this recent revelation regrettable: Dzuricsko and Slezak simultaneously will step down at this season’s conclusion.
SPORTVIEW: Cavaliers are example of how an owner impacts a team
WHEN LEBRON James vacated Cleveland for South Beach a few years ago, angry Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert declared that the Cavaliers would win an NBA championship before James and the Miami Heat.
How’s that working out, Dan?
Miami is seeking a third straight title this postseason while the Cavaliers are headed for the golf courses. Pretty sad.
Roundup: Trojans, Hounds win team titles at WM Invitational
Wilmington High girls and Greenville boys dominated the annual Big Red Track & Field Invitational Thursday afternoon in West Middlesex.
A half-dozen girls’ and 7 boys’ teams competed.
Wilmington overwhelmed the female field, as the Lady Greyhounds garnered almost twice as many points as runner-up Lakeview (236-5 to 133.5).
Roundup: WM diamondmen edge Reynolds, 6-4
ä West Middlesex 6, Reynolds 4 — At Transfer, the Big Reds snapped a 4-all tie by plating a run in the 4th inning and another in the 7th in a 2-run win over the Raiders.
Mark Colella earned the mound win in a relief appearance for WM. No pitching stats were submitted.
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.
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