MERCER COUNTY —
ä Reynolds 16, Lakeview 5 (5 inn.) — At Transfer, the Jacob Reimold-led host Raiders rolled to the rout.
Reimold ripped a 3-run home run and doubled, while tossing 2 innings to gain credit for the win. He walked 3, whiffed 3 and allowed 2 runs and 4 hits.
Also for Reynolds (4-2 region, 6-3 overall), Adam Ballish and Brandon Blair each banged 3 hits, Jack Mahlon singled and doubled, Collin Yake yanked another two-bagger, and Joe Yarzab and Tony Herrmann had 2 hits apiece. Ballish, in 3 innings on the hill, allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits and 2 walks and he fanned 4.
There were no statistics on Lakeview reported to The
ä McDowell 8, Grove City 3 — At Erie, the host Trojans triumphed by breaking open a 5-3 game with a late 3-run uprising.
McDowell pitcher Polanco posted the win. Wright singled twice and walked and Ballay banged 2 base hits.
Grove City starting pitcher Brandon Grace suffered the setback, yielding 5 runs in 3 innings, while reliever Zack Reddick permitted 3 runs. Jordan Anderson annexed 3 hits for Grove City, while Horner, Sample, Shingledecker, Maine and Thompson had hits.
TRACK & FIELD
ä Led by Luke Lewis, Hickory High athletes competed in the recent event.
Lewis finished 1st, putting the shot 60 feet, 1 inch. He also finished 4th in the discus (143-4).
ä Heather Grober, 2nd, 200-meter dash (26.94); 5th, intermediate hurdles (48.06).
ä Sophia Fustos, 2nd, shot put (40-10); 6th, discus (111-2).
ä Austin Aikins, 3rd, shot put (51-7); 3rd, disc (148-3).
ä Elena Marchand, 3rd, shot put (39-0è); 4th, disc (114-0è).
ä Katie Gustas, 4th, high jump (4-10).
ä Cailen Blaire, 5th, shot put (35-11); 7th, disc (110-2).
ä Natalie Paoletta, 7th, pole vault (9-0).
ä Evan Blaire, 8th, shot put (42-7); 8th, disc (130-6).
ä 4x1 relay (Victoria Russo, Lauren and Madi Bell, Nikki Arbanas), 8th (53.22).
ä Wilmington 7, Jamestown 3 — At New Wilmington, Kayleigh Shenker pitched and batted the undefeated host Lady ’Hounds to the win. Shenker scattered 5 hits, fanned 5 and walked 5 in outdueling Jamestown’s Erynn Williams, also also fanned 5, walked 2 and allowed 10 hits. Shenker stroked 2 safeties.
Lexi Donti led the Lady ’Hounds (3-0, 8-0) by slugging her 3rd home run of the season, a 2-run shot.
Also, Nikki McCown singled and doubled and Alanna Elliott tripled.
Williams and B.Callen both singled and doubled in defeat, while M.Gentile garnered 2 hits, also, for Jamestown (2-1).
ä Grove City 4, Sharon 3 — At Grove City, the host Lady Eagles’ Maddie Elberty outdueled Hannah George as both went the distance.
Elberty ended up allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while whffing 6. George gave up 4 runs on 10 hits, fanned 5 and walked 3.
For Grove City (4-5), Grace Dadzaa, Katie Maine and Lauren Wentz whacked 2 hits apiece. For Sharon, Mallory Torr tattooed 2 hits and plated a pair.
˝ Jamestown 3, Sharon 1 — Recently, the Lady Muskies mustered the win (no details reported).
For Sharon (1-3 region, 1-6 overall), Kristina Jacoway stroked 2 of Sharon’s half-dozen hits and Mallory Torr drove in the Lady Tigers’ lone tally. George pitched.
ä Brookfield 13, Campbell Memorial 0 (5 inn.) — At Brookfield Twp. Park, the host Lady Warriors won by scoring 7 runs in the 1st frame, then 5 in the 3rd.
Alisha Quinlan and Megan Murphy doubled and winning pitcher Lauren Hawley had a triple. The Slippery Rock University-bound Hawley handcuffed Campbell on only 1 hit and whiffed 9 for Brookfield (3-3, 5-3).
Losing hurler T.Nelko scattered 7 hits, walked 11 and struck out 3.
ä Grove City 3, Titusville 2 — At Grove City, the host Eagles (2-2 region, 8-2 overall) edged the Rockets by virtue of taking 2 of 3 singles matches, led by Evan Lowers and Frankie Bassani.
Singles: Eric Maginnis (T) def. Chris Adams, 6-2, 6-0; Lowers (GC) def. Shannon Daugherty, 6-1, 6-0; Bassani (GC) def. Harland Kester, 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: Wan Jun-Cameron Daugherty (T) def. Andrew McCracken-Tanner McKnight, 6-0, 6-3; Jacob Shilling-Steven Shi (GC) def. Chase Upchurch-Ava Young, 6-1, 6-3.
ä Kennedy Catholic 7, Jamestown 4 — At Jamestown, Ethan Feldmiller fired a complete game, whiffing KOs and walking 3.
Also keying KC (1-0, 3-1) were Garrett Ammann, 3-for-4, and Jeremy Branca, 2-for-4, and both drilled doubles.
Livingston was the losing hurler for Jamestown (no stats reported).
MERCER COUNTY —
GC coach Bell retired — sort of!
You can take the man out of coaching, but you can’t take coaching out of the man.
Former Grove City High football coach Jeff Bell has spent his first few months of retirement hearing the ping of a baseball ricocheting off an aluminum bat instead of clap of shoulder pads coming together.
“My grandson Maddox (Bell) and a few of his friends play on a traveling team, so I’m helping out with that,” said Bell, who retired as the Eagles’ football coach this past winter. “They’re a good group of kids to work with and this is a lot more enjoyable. It’s a lot less stress.
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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.
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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.
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What’s that? Oh, yeah — make that 50 years ago (1964).
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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.
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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.
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