BOYS TRACK & FIELD
ä Reynolds 91, Farrell 59 — At Transfer, the host Raiders rolled, led by multiple-winners Ryan McQuown (400, high jump, 4x4 relay anchor) and distance standout James Slater (3200, distance-relay leg).
Dewayne Burns (200) and his fellow Farrell Steelers’ sprinter Marquail Freeman (100) contributed to the winning 4x1 relay, as did Rob Guelledge (high hurdles).
ä Wilmington 104, Kennedy Catholic 44 — At New Wilmington, the host Greyhounds humbled the Golden Eagles.
Stefan Pontius (high, intermediate hurdles, pole vault), Calvin Gealy (1600-, 3200-meter runs, distance-relay leg), Shae Clark (shot, disc), and David Perrine (long, triple jumps, 4x1 leg) led the Hounds. Brett Whitty (800), Moses Morris and Buddy Wynder also contributed with relay legs.
Phillips finished 1st in the 100- and 200-meter dashes to key KC, while Jake Feeney and Jon Schneider secured wins in the high jump and javelin, respectively.
ä Lakeview 104, West Middlesex 46 — At Stoneboro, Blake Reddick copped 1st place in the 100, 200, 400 and 400 relay in leading the Sailors past the Big Reds.
Colson Atwell (110, 300 hurdles), Connor Stankovich (800, 400 relay), Austin Rice (400 relay, high jump) and Zach VanDusen (400 relay, 1600 relay) were double-event winners for Lakeview.
Isaac Williams (1600, 3200) and Eric Lucich (triple jump, pole vault) led the way for West Middlesex.
The Region 1 championship will be decided this coming Tuesday in a battle of unbeatens as Wilmington hosts Lakeview.
ä Mercer 114, Sharon 35; Mercer 117, Sharpsville 31; Greenville 91, Mercer 59 — At the County Seat, the host Mustangs were led by Jarred Davis (high, intermediate hurdles, 100-meter dash), and versatile Zachary Peck (800, triple jump).
Jake Peavy captured the long and high jumps to pace Sharpsville and Christian Riggle took 1st in the long and high jumps.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
ä Reynolds 64, Farrell 51 — At Transfer, the host Lady Raiders were led by Brooke Bresnan (high hurdles, javelin), and versatile Madison Gongloff (pole vault, triple jump).
For Farrell, Jarisa Sharper (100) joined Lady Steelers’ sprinters Samuels, King and Gardner, all of whom also won individual events.
ä Wilmington 128, Kennedy Catholic 7 — At New Wilmington, Hannah Drake won 4 events while Hannah Winters and Elizabeth Ferrante were triple-event winners as the ’Hounds rolled.
Drake captured the 100-meter dash (14.3) and the long (15-11) and triple (34-4) jumps and ran on the 1st-place 1600 relay team.
Winters won the 400 and was part of foursomes that won the 1600 and 3200 relays while Ferrante swept the hurdles and ran on the 1st-place 400-meter relay squad.
KC did not win any events during the meet.
ä West Middlesex 90, Lakeview 60 — At Stoneboro, Kristen White was a triple-event winner for the Ms. Reds as they beat Lakeview on a “cold, blustery, windy track,” said WM coach Bob Morris.
White earned 1st place in the 800 (2:37) and 1600 (5:58.7) and ran the anchor leg on the winning 1600-meter relay (4:37.1). Double-event winners for WM were Sophia Kachulis (1600 relay, 3200 relay), Anna Zrile (3200, 3200 relay), Alyson Pierce (400, 1600 relay) and Sarah Lucich (shot put, javelin).
Taylor Reed won 4 events to lead Lakeview — the 100 (13.3), 200 (28.4), 400 relay (53.5) and long jump (14-5). Tia Ray swept the hurdles for the Lady Sailors and also ran on the winning 400 relay squad.
ä Mercer 97, Sharon 44; Mercer 112, Sharpsville 33; Mercer 90, Greenville 56 — At Mercer, Megan McKinney (high, intermediate hurdles), Courtney Young (100, 200), thrower Brest (shot, disc) and Mindy Brown (long, triple jumps) led the host Lady M’s.
Jordan Williams won the 800-, 1600- and 3200-meter runs to lead the Lady Tigers.
Molly Montalvo (shot, disc) tallied twin triumphs for the Lady Trojans.
Baseball — Sharon at Hickory, TBA; Grove City vs. Cathedral Prep, April 28, to May 8, 4 p.m.
Softball — Corry at Hickory, today; Sharon at Wilmington, today; Reynolds at Sharpsville Tuesday, to Thursday; Sharpsville vs. Hickory, Thursday, to TBA; Mercer at Lakeview, today; Conneaut Area at Grove City, to today, 4 p.m.; Grove City vs. Mercer, today, to May 16 p.m., 4 p.m.
Tennis — Greenville at Sharon, TBA; Grove City at Hickory, Monday, to Friday, 10 a.m.; Grove City vs. Kennedy Cathoiic, Tuesday, to Thursday, 3 p.m.
Track & Field — Hickory at Slippery Rock, May 6.
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
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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HERE ARE some thoughts from a guy who might have made a few “rookie mistakes” in his life, ala Johnny Manziel.
Johnny Football admitted this past week that he made some rookie mistakes. Really?
Usually rookie mistakes for most NFL newbies are throwing into coverage or fumbling the football because you don’t tuck it tightly to your side.
NFL NOTEBOOK: Ex-Sharon star Austin hopes to spark Lions' defense
THE TALENTED — albeit underachieving — Detroit Lions commence camp July 27 in Allen Park, Mich. as the National Football League prepares for the 2014 season.
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.
SPORTVIEW: All is right with the world - LeBron has come home!
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).
Full text of LeBron's essay in SI
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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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Matthew Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, is breaking his silence for the first time since his father's 2012 conviction on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, sitting down with Oprah to tell his story.
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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