ä West Middlesex 15, Commodore Perry 0 (4 inn.) — At The Richard J. Kritz Softball Complex in West Middlesex, Jordyn Allen pitched her 2nd straight no-hitter in as many days as the Ms. Reds (6-0, 8-2) rolled past CP.
Allen struck out 10 batters and walked 2. She also helped her cause at the plate with a double and single. On Monday, Allen fired a no-no vs. Kennedy Catholic (2-0 win) in Hermitage.
Emily Sanner suffered the loss for the Lady Panthers. She had no strikeouts, issued 4 walks and gave up a dozen hits.
Offensively for WM, Megan Hazlett tripled, Brooke Parcetich doubled and Olivia Slater and Macy Siefert had 2 singles each.
ä Wilmington 4, Jamestown 0 — At Jamestown, coach Tom Reed’s Lady Hounds (6-0, 12-0) clinched at least a share of the Region 2 title with the shutout over the Lady Muskies.
Kayleigh Shenker went the distance for Wilmington. She struck out 9 batters, walked 2 and gave up 6 hits.
Chelsea Rogel ripped a 2-run double for the Hounds, Alanna Elliott had an RBI double and Lexi Donati tallied a pair of singles.
Erynn Williams went the distance on the mound for Jamestown. She fanned 4, issued 3 walks and surrendered 7 hits.
Isabella Greenawalt doubled for the Lady Muskies and Jessica Arnold had 2 singles.
ä Hickory 15, Meadville 0 (3 inn.) — At Hermitage, Sabrina Black fired a no-hitter with 4 strikeouts and 1 walk in lifting the Lady Hornets (6-1, 7-1) past the Lady Bulldogs.
At the plate for Hickory, Hannah Gallagher was 2-for-3 with a home run, Madison Collier ripped 3 singles and scored 3 times, Mikhaila Layshock went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI, Chelsea Marriott was 2-for-3 with a homer, Black helped her cause at the plate by turning in a 2-for-3 plate performance with a home run and 3 RBI and Lesley Gargano belted a home run.
Alexis Rhoades suffered the loss for Meadville. She struck out 1 batters and walked 1.
ä Mercer 7, Sharon 0 — At Mercer, the Lady M’s rolled behind the 1-hit hurling of Allie Cameron, who whiffed a dozen and walked 1. Stephanie Young and Rachel Chapman each had 2 hits, while Aubrie Angermeierm Haylie Glass and Melissa Shoemaker had one each. Hannah George took the loss, yielding 7 hits and 2 walks, while striking out a pair. Mercer is 7-5 overall, 2-4 in the region.
ä Sharon 9, Commodore Perry 3 — At Sheakleyville Monday, Hannah George fired a complete-game 3-hitter with 8 strikeouts and 6 walks as the Lady Tigers topped the Lady Panthers.
At the dish for Sharon, Kristina Jacoway had 2 singles, a double and drove in 3 runs, Maggie Torr doubled, Kelsie McGranahan singled, tripled and drove in a run and Kayla Reardon ripped 2 doubles and a single.
Brittany Shrock went the distance for CP. She had 8 strikeouts, issued 3 walks and gave up 10 hits. Devin Sernik led them at the plate with a single, double and 2 RBI.
ä Sharpsville 15, Kennedy Catholic 1 (5 inn.) — At Sharpsville, the hosts romped to the victory that lifted the club to 8-4 on the year.
Winning pitcher Abby Piccirilli allowed only 2 hits, while fanning 3 and walking 1. Emilee Taylor took the loss
Sharpsville banged out 13 hits, led by: Eugena Davies double and inside the park homer, 2 RBI; Olivia Shuttleworth 3-for-3, 4 runs, 1 RBI; Abby Ferlin, 2-for-3, 4 runs, 4 RBIs, triple; Megan Davis, double, 2 RBI; Leah Larocca 3-for-4, triple, 5 RBI; Kaitlin Falconi triple.
Miranda Tork had two doubles for KC.
ä Brookfield 8, Pymatuning Valley 0 — At Brookfield Twp. Park, Alisha Quinlan (6-3) fired a 2-hitter with 4 strikeouts and 1 walk as the Lady Warriors (9-5) blanked the Lady Lakers.
Destiny May singled, tripled and drove in 2 runs for Brookfield, Hayley Hogue and Kenzie Drapola both singled and doubled, Lauren Hawley notched a 2-bagger and Ciara Rotunno ripped a 2-run single.
Megan Stech fanned 7, walked 3 and gave up 8 hits for Py Valley. Nicole Mann led the visitors at the plate with a double.
ä Farrell 3, Maplewood 0 — At E.J. McCluskey Gymnasium, the Steelers (4-7) are still in the playoff hunt with 3 games to go as they swept the Tigers, 25-23, 25-23, 25-21.
Farrell stats: Austin Pickens 8 kills; Chase Butler 11 digs; Marcus McCoy 10 kills; Tyrone Archie 9 kills, 8 digs; Leon Lewis 5 blocks; Jacobi Green 7 kills; Anthony Pegues 24 assists; Angelo Jackson 5 digs.
JV: Farrell, 25-22, 25-12.
ä Hickory 4, Greenville 1 — At Buhl Park, the Hornets won the battle of co-region champs and advanced to the District 10 Class AA Team Championships on Friday (9 a.m.) at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie.
Singles: Ross Rosati (H) def. Seth Jaussen, 7-5, 7-5; John Smaltz (H) def. Mercer Martin, 6-2, 6-4; Michael Funera (H) won (no Greenville name submitted), 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. Doubles: Zack Walters-Alex Georgescu (H) def. David Jefferies-Jon Stapchuck, 6-0, 6-4; Jing Wu-Joey Safner (G) def. Jeremy King-Stephen Petrochko, 6-0, 6-0.
ä Grove City 4, Kennedy Catholic 1 — In a battle of Eagles, the Grove City aerie prevailed as Chris Adams, Evan Lowers and Frankie Bassani won singles matches and Jacob Shilling and Steven Shi won at doubles. KC’s Nickolo Lima and Jacob Wilson teamed for Kennedy in a doubles victory.
Singles: Adams def. Jesse Kirila, 10-3; Lowers def. Paul Fusco, 10-0; Bassani def. Peter Caiazza, 10-2. Doubles: Lima-Wlson def. Tanner McKnight-Andrew McCracken, 10-5; Shilling-Shi def. Jacob Schupp-Anthony Georgopoulos, 10-8.
˛ In aother match, Grove City also won 3-2 over Kennedy. Scores were: Adams def. Caiazza, 10-1; Shilling def. Fusco, 10-4; Shi def. Georgopoulos, 10-1; Lima-Kirila def. Lowers-Bassani, 11-10 (6); Schupp-Wilson def. McCracken-McKnight, 10-6.
ä Grove City 13, Oil City 2 — At Oil City, Matt Gordon fired a complete-game 5-hitter with 8 strikeouts and 2 walks as the Eagles rolled over the Oilers.
Jesse Hodge led GC at the plate by going 4-for-5 with 2 home runs (1 was an inside-the-park HR), a double, single, 4 RBI and a stolen base.
Also for GC, Gordon went 3-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBI and Derek Saylor singled, doubled and drove in a run.
Ben Perry gave up 7 hits in suffering the loss for Oil City. At the plate for OC, Jake Deemer belted a 2-run dinger.
ä Sharon 8, Commodore Perry 5 — At Sheakleyville on Monday, the visiting Tigers tallied 8 runs during the game’s final 4 innings, highlighted by a 5-run 4th frame.
The host Panthers pounced for an early 5-0 lead through 3 innings.
Danny Vanderslice, in relief of Louis Wareham, earned the win. Vanderslice pitched 4 innings of 2-hit relief, while Wareham allowed 5 runs and 7 hits in 3 innings.
Jon Williams homered and singled twice for the Tigers, while Wareham whacked 1 single and double, Dante Dellibovi singled twice, as did Andrew Tomko, and Vanderslice, Nick McClimans and Joey Rahn ripped hits.
For Commodore Perry, starting pitcher Mosconi fanned 4 in 4 frames of 2-hit, 1-run work. Jones singled twice and doubled, Johnson singled and doubled, and Simcoe and Gentile added hits.
ä Hickory 11, Sharon 6 — At Hickory, the Hornets of Coach Gary Hinkson moved to 5-3 in the region and 7-3 overall.
Tyler Cannon was the winning pitcher, going 4 innings, yielding 4 hits and 2 runs. James Borko and Anthony Cannone also took the mound for the Hornets. For Sharon, Andrew Tomko was tagged with the defeat, giving up 7 runs in 3 innings. Joe Rahn and Mike Piccirilli also pitched for Sharon.
For Hickory, Brady Leunis went 3-for-4 with a triple; Cannone 2-for-4; Patrick Moldovan and Noah Orndorff each 2-for-4 with 2 RBI; and Jake Andzejewski a double.
ä Mercer 11, Jamestown 5 — At Jamestown, Coach Jack Thorn used four pitchers - Jon Scheidhauer, T.J. Dunham, Trent Leonard and Jeremiah Robertson, who combined for 10 Ks and 4 walks, while yielding 9 hits.
Carmon Motzing and Garrett Morgan pitched for Jamestown, allowing 16 hits, 7 walks, while whiffing 5.
For Mercer (4-7 overall, 3-7 in region) at the plate, Nate Cameron and Logan Clarke each had 3 hits and 3 RBIs, while Nate Guiler, Ryan Thorn and Cody Blose each added a pair of safeties.
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
ä Lakeview 82, Wilmington 68 — At New Wilmington, the Sailors (7-0) wrapped up the Region 1 championship in a battle of unbeatens.
Blake Reddick and Zach VanDusen led the way for the Sailors. Reddick won the 200, 400 and ran the anchor leg on the 1st-place 3200 relay team while VanDusen copped the 100, long jump and ran on the winning 400-meter relay squad.
Dwight Scott (300 hurdles, 1600 relay) and Stefan Pontius (high jump, pole vault) were double-event winners for the Hounds (5-1).
ä Reynolds 106, Kennedy Catholic 44 — At Reynolds, the Raiders rolled to victory. Garrett Daniello won the 800 and 1600, while adding a leg to the winning 400 and 1600 relays.
Dylan McDanel won the 100 and long jump, while also running on those two relays.
For Kennedy, Phillips won the 200 and 400, while Feeney copped firsts in the javelin and high jump.
ä West Middlesex 81, Mercer 68 — At West Middlesex, the Big Reds of Coach Ed Pinka moved to 6-2 on the season with the victory.
For the Big Reds, Eric Lucich won the javelin and tgriple jump. Isaac Williams topped the 1600 and Levi Canon topped the 3200, while both ran legs on the winning 3200 relay.
For Mercer, Walter Haines topped the 100 and pole vault, while Levi Bequeath copped firsts in the 200 and 400.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
ä Wilmington 103, Lakeview 46 — At Wilmington, the Lady Greyhounds of Coach J.R. McFarland captured the Region 1 championship with the victory and a 6-0 record.
For Wilmington, double individual winners included: Lexi Brumbaugh (1600, 3200), Jule Falvo (shot, discus), Hannah Drake (long and triple jumps). Brumbaugh also ran legs on two winning relays.
For Lakeview, Taylor Reed won the 100 and 200.
ä Reynolds 73, Kennedy Catholic 29 — At Reynolds, the hosts won handily in a meet that saw no relays run.
For the Lady Raiders, Madison Gongloff was a triple winner (triple jump, 800, pole vault), while Brooke Bresnan won the 100 hurdles and javelin, and Rachael Toy swept the shot and discus.
Kennedy’s Isabella Moroco copped the 100 and 200 dashes.
ä West Middlesex 75, Mercer 74 — At West Middlesex, Chloe Tyillian, Sophia Kachulis, Sarah Lucich and Ariel Pratt were all double-event winners as the Ms. Reds (6-1, 13-2) edged Mercer.
Tyillian and Kachulis both ran on the winning 3200 relay squad. Tyillian won the 3200 and Kachulis copped the 800. Lucich captured the discus and javelin and Pratt won the long and triple jumps.
Megan McKinney and C. Young won 3 events each for the Lady M’s. Both ran on the winning 400-meter relay team. McKinney also copped the 100 hurdles and ran the opening leg in the 1600 relay while Young took 1st in the 100 and 200.
“I’d like to congratulate the girls on an excellent dual-meet season,” said WM coach Bob Morris. “Under adverse conditions, they always came out and gave their all at each meet. I’m really proud of all their efforts and I’d like to thank my assistant coaches on a great job.”
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.
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.
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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).
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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.
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.
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