Region 1 Mega-Match
Coach Craig Antush’s Hickory High girls team made it a perfect 5-for-5 this season by winning at Lucky Hills Golf Course, Franklin.
Hickory shot a 193, followed by Reynolds (208) and West Middlesex (228). Rocky Grove only had 3 competitors. Hickory leads the Region 1 points with 20. Reynolds has 15 and WM 10.
Grove City’s Fontaine McFeaters, competing independently, earned medalist honors by firing a 38. Abby Hearns (44) led Hickory, Jamie Vamosi (49) paced Reynolds and Paige Fair (54) led WM.
Hickory: Hearns 44, Alena Lancia 47, Kristina David, Chelsea Marriott 51s. Reynolds: Vamosi 49, Izzy Schell 52, Taylor DeLung 53, Taylor Yahner 54. West Middlesex: Fair 54, Rachel Harper 55, Becca Fithian 58, Lexi Collins 61. Grove City: McFeaters 38, Meg Birmingham 54.
˝ The Lady Hornets host the next Mega-Match at Hickory VFW Golf Course on Thursday at 3:15 p.m.
ä Neshannock 200, Grove City 226 — At Castle Hills Golf Club, New Castle, Chris Egbert carded a 35 in leading the Lancers past the Eagles (5-5) in a match played with WPIAL rules (count 5 of 6 golfers).
Kyle Shingledecker fired a 40 to lead Grove City while Matt Gordon fired a 41.
Neshannock: Egbert 35, Rozzi 37, Kirkwood 39, Moses 44, Olivia 45. Grove City: Shingledecker 40, Gordon 41, Jordan Anderson 44, Derek Saylor 48, Justin Fulkerson 53.
˝ Grove City will compete in the Region 3 Mega-Match at Wanango Country Club, Reno, near Oil City, today at 10 a.m.
ä Lakeview 176, Rocky Grove 201 — At Pine Grove Golf Course in Grove City, Chris Palutro carded a 40 in leading the Sailors (3-4) past the Orioles on the par-36 front nine.
Lakeview: Palutro 40, Austin Milliren 42, Keith Kepner 46, Sean Carlson 48. Rocky Grove: Nate White 47, Aaron Weltner 49, Evan Shoup 52, Dan Kleck 53.
Brookfield (386) finished 11th out of 13 teams at their invite on Monday at Yankee Run Golf Course.
Warren JFK captured the team title with 332 strokes. Other scores: East Palestine (343), Cortland-Lakeview (344), Harding (353), Maplewood (359), Ursuline (363), Beaver Local (364), Py Valley (378), Mathews (379), Conneaut (380), Heartland Christian (393) and Lordstown (393).
JFK’s Ryan Fowler and Billy Phillips finished 1-2 individually by shooting a 76 and 77, respectively. The Warriors’ Lonnie Schell tied for 6th place with an 83.
ä Slippery Rock 6, Sharpsville 0 — At McCullough Run in South Py Twp., Molly Joyce and Jenny Dudek had 2 goals each for the Lady Rockets (2-3) in the non-region win over Sharpsville (1-2).
Mackenzie Elliott and Abigail Magliocca notched the other goals for SR. Laurne Leoneerg posted the shutout in goal.
Juliana Sickafus and Rachael Toy split time in goal for the Blue Darlings. Sickafus had 10 saves while Toy recorded 8.
ä Sharpsville 3, Cambridge Springs 2 — In a recent match, scoring for Sharpsville (1-1) were Alisson Fraizer, assisted by Flora Misso; Ashley Vansickle, assisted by Rose Stoyer; and Ashley Hall. In goal, Sickafus had 14 saves.
ä Mercer 3, Commodore Perry 0 — At Mercer, Melissa Shoemaker notched 24 points (10 aces) and 10 assists as the Lady M’s (2-1) swept CP, 25-7, 25-18, 25-13.
Mercer: Lindsey Miller 12 points; Angie Moose 12 points, 5 kills; Nikki Redmond 8 points, 5 kills; Taylor Moon 5 points; Kaitlyn Nemeth 10 points, 5 digs. CP: No stats reported.
JV: Mercer, 25-9, 25-13.
ä Brookfield 3, Youngstown East 0 — At Brookfield, Delaney Saxton registered 19 points, 12 kills and 8 digs in leading the Lady Warriors (3-5) to the sweep, 25-12, 25-5, 25-7.
Brookfield: Caitlyn Hacket 7 kills; Brooke Hiner 16 points; Katie Bender 23 assists; Madion Bonekovic 9 digs.
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.
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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.
WM's Staunch named 2nd team All-State
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Finishing on the winning side in a championship game — or coming mighty, mighty close — scored plenty of points with the panel that selected Pennsylvania’s all-state boys’ basketball team.
Especially when it came time to choose those — whether players or coaches — who claimed the top individual awards.
Roundup: Hickory, Mercer, Reynolds, WM baseball teams earn wins
ä Hickory 12, Sharpsville 10 — At the McCullough Run Complex in South Pymatuning Twp., the visiting Hornets improved to 4-0 with the win.
Brady Leunis went 2-for-3 for Hickory with a double and 3 RBI, Tommy Cannon belted a 2-run homer, Noah Orndorff was 2-for-4, Nate Mastrian ripped an RBI-double, Ethan Davis was 2-for-4 with a double and a run driven in and Jake Andrzjewski doubled.
Roundup: WM, Wilmington, Mercer softball teams win
ä West Middlesex 11, Grove City 1 (5 inn.) — At the Richard J. Kritz Softball Complex in West Middlesex, Jordyn Allen fired a complete-game 2-hitter with 8 strikeouts and no walks as the Ms. Reds (1-1) rebounded from a tough loss to Lakeview on Monday.
Offensively, Allen doubled and ripped 2 singles for WM, Abby McAdams and Aly Andrusky doubled and singled, Macy Siefert collected 4 singles and Hannah Havens, Megan Hazlett and Oivia Slater added 2 singles each.
Hickory girls, Farrell boys win Guerino titles
The Hickory girls and Farrell boys captured championships on Saturday night at the 17th annual Buddy Guerino Underclassmen Basketball Tournament at Sharpsville High School.
The Hickory girls beat Kennedy Catholic, 41-29, for the crown while the Farrell boys topped Mercer, 76-35, for the title.
In the consolation games, Sharpsville defeated Sharon, 35-15, in girls hoops while the Sharon boys beat Hickory, 57-33.
SPORTVIEW: Eagles' release of Jackson was a strange move
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Jackson is one of the top wide receivers in the league and a danger to score every time he touches the ball, including punt returns. But the big question is: Why was he just released? Couldn’t they find a trade at least to get some value back?
WM track teams go 6-1 at Big Red Duals
The West Middlesex girls and track teams both went 6-1 on Friday at the annual Big Red Relays. Both teams lost to Mohawk.
The WM boys beat A.C. Valley (129-17), Commodore Perry (120-26), Kennedy Catholic (128-18), Laurel (89-61), Sharon (108-38), Union (127-19) and lost to Mohawk (96-53).
The Ms. Reds topped A.C. Valley (128-18), Commodore Perry (120-22), Kennedy Catholic (123-14), Laurel (123-14), Laurel (89-56), Sharon 114-26, Union (107-33) and lost to Mohawk (96 1/2-48 1/2).
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Hoops action continued on Friday night at the 17th annual Buddy Guerino Underclassmen Tournament at Sharpsville High and Elementary Schools.
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