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.
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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.
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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.
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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