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.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
W. MIDDLESEX 20, OIL CITY 41
1. Austin King (OC), 17:53; 2. Levi Canon (WM); 3. David Johnson (WM); 4. Jared Germani (WM); 5. Brett Kirk (WM); 6. Dylan Long (WM); 7. Isaac Williams (WM); 8. Clint Ames (OC); 9. John Miller (OC); 10. Jacob Unverdorben (WM).
WILMINGTON 17, REYNOLDS 43
1. Jared Masters (W) 20:07.8; 2. Calvin Gealy (W); 3. Brett Whitty (W); 4. Justin Pago (R); 5. Ryan Davis (W); 6. Derek Craig (W); 7. Jake Geigel (R); 8. Stefan Pontius (W); 9. Dominic Rimer (R); 10. Spencer Lunnern (W).
HICKORY 20, GREENVILLE 41
1. Dylan Foley (G), 17:38; 2. Kyle Boyd (H); 3. Logan Griffen (H); 4. Justin Walter (H); 5. Adam Krider (H); 6. Trand Wright (H); 7. Mercer Martin (G); 8. Colton Moretti (H); 9. Kevin Hartenstein (H); 10. Ryuji Mano (G).
GROVE CITY 15, SHARON 50
1. Aaron Benka (GC), 16:57; 2. Ryan Budnik (GC); 3. Brian Whiteman (GC); 4. John Depew (GC); 5. Dylan Connell (GC); 6. Braydon Pyle (GC); 7. Jordan Powell (GC); 8. Matt Dilts (Sharon); 9. Max Palison (GC); 10. Josh Fabian (Sharon).
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
W.MIDDLESEX 17, OIL CITY 43
1. Kristen White (WM), 20:52; 2. Chloé Tyillian (WM); 3. Allyson Pierce (WM); 4. Amanda Espy (OC); 5. Anna Zrile (WM); 6. Sophia Kachulis (WM); 7. Holly Hudson (OC), Helena Zrile (WM); 9. Mallory Rogers (OC); 10. Jordan Aubel (WM).
HICKORY 17, GREENVILLE 44
1. Lexi Bible (H), 20:03; 2. Jackie Abraham (H); 3. Haley Boyd (H); 4. Bailey Brown (H); 5. Nanami Mano (G); 6. Maddie Thrasher (G); 7. Nina Ordinaro (H); 8. Jordyn Kalp (H); 9. Paige Brown (H); 10. Kyra Henderson (H).
SHARPSVILLE 22, LAKEVIEW 36
1. Maddie Przicina (S) 20:48; 2. Andrea McConnell (L); 3. Cassie Lukonic (S); 4. Marla Holland (L); 5. Eugenia Davies (S); 6. Allie Vilasi (S); 7. Emma Messett (S); 8. Cassie Scott (S); 9. Hannah Jacob (L); 10. Alyssa Dosch (L).
GROVE CITY 19, SHARON 38
1. Catie Jaskowak (GC), 20:05; 2. Xsila Powell (S); 3. Olivia Lowe (GC); 4. Hannah Stanford (GC); 5. Tessa Semple (GC); 6. McKayla Wimer (GC); 7. Jolyn Anderson (Sharon); 8. Zhenea Davis (Sharon); 9. Breanna Roys (S); 10. McKayla Schmidt (GC).
LOCAL COLLEGE SPORTS: Thiel's Schafer picked for NCAA Pathway Program
Thiel College assistant director of athletics and senior woman administrator Amy Schafer was one of just 12 individuals recently selected for the NCAA 2014 Pathway Program.
The Pathway Program exists to assist minority and/or female administrators who wish to become director of athletics as their next career step through education, training and mentoring. The program is designed to provide national exposure to its participants and to generate the opportunity to glean information and career guidance from the leadership of intercollegiate athletics administrators throughout the country.
Reynolds 20-year home mat streak halted
They say that all good things must end. Even winning streaks of local powerhouse Reynolds High wrestling team!
The Raiders of coach Casey Taylor dropped a tough 30-25 decision to Erie McDowell Tuesday night at Reynolds, the first home loss for the Raiders since 1993.
The Class AAA Trojans (2-0) last year rallied from a large deficit to beat Class AA Reynolds in Erie, 38-33. On Tuesday, the northerners also rallied from a 25-21 deficit in the final two matches to halt the streak.
Roundup: Sharon rallies to beat WM, 72-56
When West Middlesex High’s wonderful 2013 Final Four run ended last March 22, it was at Sharon’s Tiger gymnasium. And while Tuesday night’s circumstances were considerably less dramatic, they ended similarly.
The Big Reds built a 20-8 first-quarter bulge. Ultimately, however, West Middlesex made 27 miscues, resulting in a 72-56 District 10 inter-region setback at Sharon.
Roundup: WM girls beat UC; Sharpsville, KC fall
ä West Middlesex 52, Union City 27 — At Union City, coach Mike Williams’ Region 1-A Ms. Reds improved to 2-1 with a win over the Lady Bears of Region 4-AA.
Alyson Pierce scored 15 to lead WM, Noelle Murray registered 13 points and Allie Staunch bucketed 10 markers.
Hickory falls to Lions in PIAA Class AA western region final
SLIPPERY ROCK — Brett Brumbaugh brought Bill Brest back to reality.
Brest seemed, Saturday afternoon, momentarily lost in thought when a post-game question was posed. Perhaps it was because it had been 3 months since he had experienced the disappointment of defeat.
Brumbaugh-led South Fayette’s football team short-circuited a splendid season a step shy of the statewide stage for Brest and Hickory High with a 23-20 win over the Hornets in the PIAA Class AA western regional championship game.
SPORTVIEW: Browns, Steelers will both lose
THE CLEVELAND Browns quarterback position has been a revolving door this season, but at least one of the more successful signal-callers is back. Jason Campbell is recovered from a concussion and will start.
Does it really matter?
Roundup: Opening-weekend tipoff tourneys conclude
Kittanning Tipoff Championship
ä Hickory 60, Kittanning 32 — Coach Jeannette Whitehead’s Lady Hornets had an impressive weekend in winning the opening tourney of the season.
“It’s nice to get out of the game with a win,” said Whitehead. “The kids were anxious to get going.”
2013-14 hoops season begins with tipoff tourneys
Farrell Julius McCoy Tipoff Tourney
ä Kennedy Catholic 48, Imani Christian Academy 40 — The Golden Eagles set up an all local rematch with host Farrell by pulling away in the fourth quarter in a tight battle.
For KC, Gerald Zachar and Sam Crow each scored 13 points to pace the victory, Brown had 14 and Southerner 12 for Imani.
Brookfield boys win season-opener against Py Valley
It was a typical season-opener: Too many turnovers, some questionable shot selection, and careless personal fouls. But for Brookfield High boys’ bench boss Bill Kovach, “ ... always happy with a win.”
The Warriors were 7-for-10 from the free-throw line during the 4th frame, and held off Pymatuning Valley, 59-48, Tuesday night.
Hornets advance to semis with win over Central
DuBOIS, PA. — Some people could say the “third time is a charm.” For the Hickory High Hornets it was much more than that. In fact, it was glorious.
After losing in the first round of the PIAA Class AA playoffs the last two years, the Hornets finally nailed down a victory with a 37-27 triumph over the Central Dragons from Martinsburg.
Lakeview falls to Clarion Area in PIAA quarterfinals
SLIPPERY ROCK — In the scholastic athletic arena, “mercy rule” — while not politically correct in hyper-sensitive 2013 society — is a relatively accepted term.
Clarion High’s football had mercy-ruled all 13 prior opponents this season. And the Bobcats seemed bent on continuing their commanding conquests during Saturday’s PIAA Class A quarterfinal-round meeting with Lakeview.
Hickory focused on winning PIAA opener
The calendar reminds us that Thanksgiving arrives a little later than usual this year. But as holiday traditions go, this one has been pretty productive for Hickory High head football coach Bill Brest.
“My wife always has me put up our Christmas tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving ... and the next day, we’ve won. So I’ll be more than happy to help my wife put up the tree this Friday,” Brest related.
During the past 2 years Hickory has won District 10 titles on Thanksgiving weekend. But this year the Hornets harvested their 3rd consecutive crown last week, jettisoning Girard (21-10). Now Hickory (11-1) has a 1 p.m. date in DuBois Saturday against surprising Central-Martinsburg (11-2) in the PIAA Class AA quarterfinals.
Smart move by PIAA to schedule games early this weekend
Congratulations to the PIAA for making a good move that helps teams and fans of high school sports.
Wow, I haven’t been able to say that often enough!
But many of the high school football games this coming weekend will be played in the afternoon which is a real plus for traveling on possibly snow-blown highways at this time of the year.
Hornets 3-peat as D-10 champs with win vs. Girard
EDINBORO — When legendary coach Vince Lombardi said “the only good thing that comes from losing is the desire never to lose again,” he could very well have been referencing the future for Coach Bill Brest and his Hickory Hornets.
Since Hickory lost to Sharon, 14-6, in the 2010 District 10 finals in Brest’s first year at the helm of the team, the D-10 Class AA title game has belonged to Hickory. And Saturday afternoon at Edinboro University’s Sox Harrison Stadium, it was no different as the Hornets topped Girard, 21-10 for a third straight crown.
Sailors beat Devils to capture 1st District 10 title
NEW WILMINGTON — Lakeview may have a long way to go to equal Sharpsville’s success in the sport of football, but the Sailors jump-started the process Friday night.
With Blake Reddick roaring into the record book, the Sailors shut out Sharpsville, 27-0, in the District 10 Class A championship game at Greyhounds Stadium.
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