District 10 Qualifier
ä At The Country Club of Meadville’s par-72 layout, Hickory’s Billy Colbert carded medalist laurels, shooting a 75.
The top two Class AAA placewinners and the top 8 from Class AA qualify for the D-10 western regionals, Oct. 16 at Toms Run, Blairsville.
On Tuesday, Mercer senior Nate Guiler got in by virtue of his round of 83, good for a tie for 5th. He lost on the 4th hole of a scorecard tiebreaker, officially ending 6th, according to Mercer mentor Dick Griffith, who said,
“(Guiler) didn’t play as well as he can, but with the ground conditions from the recent rain, he played well enough to go to regionals. He’s the first representative in the western regional qualifier at Mercer in seven years.
“I’m pretty proud to be going down there with (Guiler) for the first time, and I’m really looking forward to the western regionals,” Griffith added.
All 4 golfers advancing to the PIAA Championships in York are from the Erie area.
North East’s Megan Moylan captured the D-10 crown on Tuesday at Riverside Golf Club, Cambridge Springs, by carding an even-par 72. Villa Maria’s Annie Ciacchini (80) and Mercyhurst Prep’s Georgia Capotis (81) and Grace Brzozowski (82) rounded out the top 4 who advance to states.
Grove City’s Fontaine McFeaters led the southern tier of D-10 by placing 7th after shooting a 92. GC’s Meg Birmingham shot a 104 to finish in a tie for 20th.
Hickory’s Alena Lancia, Abby Hearns and Chelsea Marriott all shot 96s to finish tied for 12th. Teammate Ashley Addicott carded a 99 (tie for 17th).
Izzy Schell led Reynolds with a 101 (18th). Also for the Lady Raiders, Jamie Vamosi had a 114 (22nd), Taylor Yahner carded a 116 (23rd) and Taylor Delung had a 117 (24th).
West Middlesex’s Lexi Collins posted a 103 to finish 19th and Becca Fithian carded a 124 (29th).
McDowell’s Megan Kazerman captured the D-10 Class AAA championship with an 80.
“It was an enjoyable year,” said Hickory coach Craig Antush, whose Lady Hornets have won 3 straight Region 1 titles. “We had a great time and the girls made a lot of progress, especially the young girls. That’s real encouraging.
“I’m real proud of our two seniors (Lancia and Addicott) and all the success they had. It was a great group of kids and the future is bright.”
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
ä Grove City 18, Greenville 45 — At Grove City, the Eagles improved to 5-0 with the win over the Trojans. Ryan Budnik (16:57) and Aaron Benka finished 1-2 for GC. Dylan Foley (17:21) was 3rd for Greenville.
ä Sharon 23, Reynolds 36 — At Buhl Farm Park, the host Tigers (2-3) tamed Reynolds, led by Matt Dilts’ 1st-place finish in 18:13, while Justin Pago of Reynolds was runner-up.
ä West Middlesex 15, Kennedy Catholic 50 (forfeit) — At West Middlesex, KC did not field a full team. Levi Canon (18:20) and Brett Kirk (18:26) finished 1-2 for the Big Reds.
ä Commodore Perry 15, Mercer 50 (forfeit) — At the County Seat, Commodore Perry’s Nate White won the exhibition in 17:47.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
ä Commodore Perry 19, Mercer 38 — At the County Seat, Shae Grinnell paced the visiting Lady Panthers with a 21:25 clocking, followed by teammate Samantha Oakes (22:39).
ä Grove City 21, Greenville 39 — At Grove City, the host Lady Eagles (4-1) eased to victory, led by Catie Jaskowak, who outdistanced Greenville’s Maddie Thrasher, 20:05 to 21:04.
ä Sharon 18, Reynolds 45 — At Buhl Farm Park, the host Lady Tigers (2-3) triumphed by placing 7 runners in the top 10, led by the 1-2 finish of Brienna Roys (22:40) and runner-up JoLynn Anderson.
ä West Middlesex 15, Kennedy Catholic 50 (forfeit)— At West Middlesex, the Lady Golden Eagles didn’t field a full team. Sophia Kachulis (22:28) and Jordan Aubel were 1-2 for WM.
ä Hickory 5, Sharon 1 — At Hornet Stadium, Evan Montgomery and Zack Walters had 2 goals each for the Hornets (9-3-2).
Nick Tantuo notched the other goal for Hickory. Montgomery, Tantuo, Jacob Andrzejewski and Matt Costello each had 1 assist. Donte Green made 8 saves in goal.
Joey Rahn notched the lone goal for the Tigers off an assist from Skylar Villegas. Mike Piccirilli registered 8 saves between the pipes.
JV: Hickory, 4-0.
ä Commodore Perry 3, West Middlesex 0 — At West Middlesex, the Big Reds fell to 0-7 with the loss to the Panthers.
Goalscorers for CP were not submitted to The Herald. Isaiah Harris made 8 saves in goal for WM.
ä West Middlesex 3, Kennedy Catholic 0 — At Hermitage, coach Nikki Nych’s Ms. Reds improved to 11-0 with the 25-20, 25-18, 25-14 road sweep.
WM: Tori Roberts 13 points, 8 digs; Aly Andrusky 10 points, 6 digs; Megan Hazlett 14 points, 18 assists; Marissa Pursel 8 kills; Ariel Pratt 6 kills, 6 digs. KC (1-11): J’Shawna Thompkins 7 digs, 7 kills; Tatum Kress 9 points, 8 digs; Hannah Burns 6 assists; Emilee Taylor 7 digs; Donique Marcella 5 points.
JV: WM, 17-25, 25-15, 25-6.
ä Grove City 3, Wilmington 0 — At Grove City, the host Lady Eagles eased to a 25-22, 25-23, 25-20 sweep, led by Arianna Sprando’s 11-serving point, 22-assist, 6-pass, 5-kill, 5-block line.
Grove City: Belle Chiodo 5 serving points; McKenzie Fagan 8 kills, 7 blocks; Stephanie Risch 15 passes; Adrianna Adams 5 points; Taylor Shingledecker 5 assists; Jenn Ferguson 9 points, 13 passes, 5 kills; Corianne Hyduchak 18 passes, 14 kills; Jordyn Wyllie 8 kills, 5 blocks. Wilmington: No stats reported.
JV: Grove City, 25-12, 25-17.
ä Sharpsville 3, Reynolds 0 — At Transfer, the visiting Blue Devils improved to 7-2 region, 7-4 overall after their 2nd match in as many nights.
Sharpsville: Madison Przicina 27 assists, 5 blocks; Rachel Harenchar 6 digs; Kara Morrin 6 digs, 7 kills, 8 points; Emily Sackett 5 digs, 7 points; Rachael D’Auria 10 kills, 6 blocks, 7 points; Emily Anderson 10 kills; Alivia Shuttleworth 7 points. Reynolds: No stats reported.
ä Clarion 3, Sharpsville 0 — Monday night at Clarion, the visiting Blue Devils were dealt a 25-8, 25-14, 25-15 defeat by the state’s No. 3-ranked (Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches’ Assn.) squad.
Sharpsville: Przicina, Shuttleworth 7 digs each; D’Auria 7 kills; Monnin 8 digs; Harenchar 17 digs.
ä Farrell 3, Commodore Perry 1 — At E.J. McCluskey Gymnasium, the host Lady Steelers scored a 25-21, 25-16, 17-25, 25-21 win.
Farrell and CP: No stats reported.
JV: Farrell, 14-25, 25-12, 21-19.
ä Brookfield 3, Maplewood 2 — At Brookfield Monday night, the host Lady Warriors (11-10) won the marathon, 25-16, 24-26, 25-14, 21-25, 15-10.
Brookfield: Delaney Saxton 29 kills, 19 digs, 5 serving points; Brooke Hiner 10 kills; Katie Bender 40 assists, 20 points (4 aces); Madison Bonekovic 39 digs; Caitlyn Hackett 12 points.
ä Lakeview defeated Jamestown (2-7, 2-8) Monday night. Game scores and Lakeview statistics were reported in Tuesday’s Herald.
Jamestown: Jackie Gross 6 serving points; Natalie Foltz 5 digs; Nicole McElhaney 7 digs; Samantha McLaughlin 6 assists; Savannah Miller 5 digs.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
GROVE CITY 18, GREENVILLE 45
1. Ryan Budnik (GC), 16:57; 2. Aaron Benka (GC); 3. Dylan Foley (G); 4. Ryan Whiteman (GC); 5. Dylan McConnell (GC); 6. John Paul Depew (GC); 7. Jordan Powell (GC); 8. Adam Lowe (GC); 9. Jacob Powell (GC); 10. Ryuji Mano (G).
SHARON 23, REYNOLDS 36
1. Matt Dilts (S) 18:13; 2. Justin Pago (R); 3. Maxx Palisin (S); 4. Dominic Rimer (R); 5. Vincent Esmond (S); 6. Scott Greenawalt (S); 7. Jacob Giegel (R); 8. Isaiah Chavez (S); 9. Joshua Fabian (S); 10. Ben Wilcox (R).
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
CMDR. PERRY 19, MERCER 38
1. Shae Grinnell (CP) 21:25; 2. Samantha Oakes (CP); 3. Jamie Burdette (M); 4. Kate Adams (CP); 5. Kylee Bonnett (CP); 6. Kaitlin Conner (M); 7. Journey Wark (CP); 8. Kaitlin Perrine (M); 9. Kristin Perrine (M); 10. Kendra Eddy (CP).
GROVE CITY 21, GREENVILLE 39
1. Catie Jaskowak (GC) 20:05; 2. Maddie Thrasher (G); 3. Hannah Sanford (GC); 4. Tessa Semple (GC); 5. Nanami Mano (G); 6. Olivia Lowe (GC); 7. Mikayla Winner (GC); 8. Melanie Wizorek (GC); 9. Emily Marshall (G); 10. Michaela Schmid (GC).
SHARON 18, REYNOLDS 45
1. Brienna Roys (S) 22:40; 2. JoLynn Anderson (S); 3. Jordyne Vigus (R); 4. Zhanea Davis (S); 5. Xsila Powell (S); 6. Tiaja Thompson (S); 7. Jessica Talbert-Kirsch (S); 8. Delaney Ser (S); 9. Kristen Walski (R); 10. Kiernan Coburn (R).
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.
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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.”
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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.
Hornets seek 3-peat Saturday vs. Girard
Bill Brest ... buffer?
Hickory High’s head football coach has broad shoulders and that’s necessary, because he’s taking on all distractions as his Hornets prepare for Saturday’s District 10 Class AA championship game.
Hickory (10-1) will attempt to hoist the D-10 trophy for a 3rd consecutive season when the Hornets journey to Girard’s backyard — Edinboro University’s Sox Harrison Stadium — to meet the Yellow Jackets at 1 p.m.
Hickory rolls past Northwestern in D-10 semifinals
SLIPPERY ROCK — They say that “Familiarity breeds contempt.” You can bet the Northwestern Wildcats are feeling a bit of the latter for the Hickory Hornets!
For a third straight season Hickory eliminated the northerners from the District 10 Class AA playoffs, this time by a 52-14 score in the semifinals Saturday night at Slippery Rock University’s Thompson-Mihalik Stadium.
Greenville falls to Girard in D-10 semifinals
ERIE — District 10 was destined for a Class AA championship game between reigning 2-time titlist Hickory and Greenville.
But no one informed the Girard High football team of the plans.
“ … This is pretty cool … I’m pretty fired up about it,” admitted 4th-year Yellow Jackets’ head coach Jim Funk after Girard jolted Greenville, 16-14.
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IT MAKES NO sense to say that one game determines the rest of the season. That’s why I’ll simply say: Today’s one game determines the rest of the season.
Since when did my predictions make sense anyhow?
The Cleveland Browns’ visit to Cincinnati today will go a long way to deciding if the Browns have a shot at making the playoffs — and even winning the AFC North title — or if they should start planning for the NFL draft.
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