The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

January 4, 2013

Roundup: Hickory, Lakeview, Sharpsville, WM boys teams grab region wins


Herald staff

---- — We’ve just emerged from the season for giving.

However as high school basketball’s regular season commenced its post-holiday segment, there’s no forgiving — or forgetting — the costly mistakes that can mean the difference between winning and losing.

Thursday night at The Hive, Hickory High boys basketball team remained unbeaten in Region 5-AAA play via a 65-50 victory over visiting Grove City. But the Eagles did not make it easy.

“They had us rattled. But it’s thirty-two minutes, and we’ll take it,” Hornets’ head coach Nick Cannone contended.

Hickory (3-0, 5-2) had a half-dozen 3rd-quarter turnovers — 1 more miscue than it committed during the 1st half in building a 37-28 bulge — and gritty Grove City got within 43-42 with 1:29 remaining in the period on Derek Turner’s pair of free throws..

But during the 4th frame Hickory’s Anthony Cannone converted all 8 of his free-throw attempts — the first 6 of which in 1-and-1 bonus situations — and finished a flawless 10-for-10 from the charity stripe.

“I just think some kids like to be at the line; some don’t,” coach Cannone confided.

The Hornets hit 11 of 14 free throws during the decisive quarter and converted 13 of 16 in all (81.2 percent).

Despite a quartet of double-digit scorers in Matt Votino (16), Cannone (15), Vinnie Mastrian (12) and Donté Green (10); 8, 7 and 7 rebounds, respectively snared by Green, Marcus Sonoga and Mastrian, and 5 and 4 assists distributed by Cannone and Votino,  Coach Cannone was not completely content with his club.

“We’ve gotta get better. You know, after the long holiday, then we played up at McDowell (in a tournament), then to come in here, first game of the new year against Grove City — which hasn’t been putting up wins, but they’re well coached ... they’re improving already, and they had a little bounce there. I was getting a little worried there in the third quarter,” Cannone admitted.

“But we’ve seen things like this. People make runs at us, but when you have an experienced team, they usually answer, and it wasn’t just one or two people,” Cannone continued. “My job now is to try to develop our bench and try to get positive minutes out of the non-starters, ’cause last year we played six, and I don’t know if that hurt us at the end or not. You lose the last three league games, and I don’t know if that’s fatigue or not.”

Veteran mentor Don Fee of Grove City (0-4, 2-7) did not go as deep into his rotation as Cannone.

Turner tallied a game-high 21 points — tossing in a trio of treys — snared 7 caroms and dished out 3 assists, and Jared Graham garnered 10 points off the bench on 5-for-6 shooting. Graham and Danny Torok split a half-dozen assists, also.

The Eagles ended 19 for 40 from the field (47.5 percent) — considerably more accurate than Hickory (22 of 55, 40 percent) — but the Grovers got to the line only 13 times, sinking 7, and gave up 17 turnovers.

“I knew it was gonna be like this (Thursday) night,” Cannone confided. “It always is. It’s a region game.” — By Ed Farrell, Herald assistant sports editor.

BOYS BASKETBALL

ä Franklin 48, Farrell 37 —
At E.J. McCluskey Gymnasium in Farrell, the visiting Knights (4-0, 6-2) outscored the Steelers 17-9 in the final quarter to earn the Region 5-AAA win.

Noah Jones rifled in 19 points for Franklin and Clayton Maxon added 14.

Ike Jones and Jamel Brown had 12 points each for Farrell (2-2, 4-4).

ä West Middlesex 65, Mercer 46 — At West Middlesex, the Big Reds (2-0, 5-3) led 14-12 after the opening quarter, but outscored the Mustangs 23-7 before the break to notch the Region 2-AA victory.

Matt Dogan fired in 20 points for West Middlesex, Trey Staunch bucketed 18 and Jeremy Jancso scored 15.

Logan Clarke led Mercer (1-1, 4-3) with 15 points.

ä Sharpsville 53, Wilmington 47 — At Sharpsville, the Blue Devils (1-1, 4-3) led 12-11 after 8 minutes of play, it was tied 23-all at halftime and Sharpsville had a 17-13 scoring advantage in the 3rd quarter to pull away for the Region 2-AA win.

Jalen Mockabee bucketed 18 for Sharpsville, Tyler Luchey scored 15 and Kyle Kennedy added 11 markers.

Rocco Fagan (13) and Jesse Hilliard (11) scored in double digits for Wilmington (0-1, 3-5).

ä Lakeview 54, Reynolds 46 — At Stoneboro, coach Gary Burke’s Sailors improved to 2-0 in Region 2-AA and 8-1 overall with the 8-point win over the Raiders (0-2, 5-4).

Casey Greggs tickled the twine for 26 points to pace Lakeview and Dalton Boggs bucketed 14. Greggs has 997 career points is set to surpass 1,000 on Saturday when the Sailors play at Wilmington.

Garrett Frable registered 14 for Reynolds and Cory Woods added 11 markers.

ä Meadville 86, George Junior Republic 74 — At Grove City, the visiting Bulldogs bulldozed GJR in the high-scoring Region 5-AAA affair.

Zak Price pumped in a 25 points to pace MASH (3-1, 7-2), while Trevor and Jason Clune contributed 18 and 14 points, respectively, and Donte Hollingsworth hit a dozen.

Led by Price’s 11-for-14 marksmanship, Meadville mustered 25-for-33 free-throw shooting.

For GJR (1-3, 3-4), Nafis Brown bucketed a career-high 34 points, but was the lone Tiger to tally in double figures. GJR was 24 for 36 from the line (66.7 percent), led by Brown’s 15-for-20 accuracy.

Head coach Pat Devine reported Barnes boarded 9 times and Gibson, Pena and Plowden evenly divided an additional 2 dozen caroms.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

ä Grove City 41, Oil City 20 —
At Oil City the visiting Lady Eagles eased to a 10-7 first-quarter edge en route to the Region 5-AAA road win.

Corianne Hyduchak hit for a game-high 10 points for Grove City (2-0, 8-2), and the Lady Eagles ended 13 for 25 from the free-throw line.

Oil City (0-1, 5-4) was led by Weslee Clyde’s 10 tallies, but the Lady Oilers got to the sin stripe only twice, sinking 1.

ä Mercer 44, Commodore Perry 32 — At Sheakleyville, the visiting Lady M’s mustered the inter-region backyard rivalry as Lexie Arkwright annexed a game-high 18 points.

Also for Mercer (5-3), Megan McKinney mustered 10 points.

For Commodore Perry (3-5), Alexis Grinnell garneed 14 points and Kate Powell produced 11. Grinnell was a perfect 10-for-10 from the free-throw line and the Lady Panthers pumped in 15 of 24.

WRESTLING

ä Reynolds 33, Fort LeBoeuf 25 —
At Transfer on Wednesday, the host Raiders defeated rival LeBoeuf in an exciting battle of the perennial top two clubs in District 10.

The Raiders and LeBoeuf are the two top teams in District 10 and the only two teams in the 14-year history of the District 10 Class AA Dual Championships to win the title — Reynolds 10; Fort LeBoeuf 4.

The Bison defeated Reynolds in dual-matches 3 times last year, all in very close decisions.

“Basically, we didn’t start the way we wanted to,” said Raiders’ coach Casey Taylor. “I told the kids are biggest job is to give the crowd something to cheer about with some big wins. We looked at four toss-ups. We lost the first three, and that got everybody nervous. But my hat’s off to Levi Stoyer (145) the fourth toss-up match when he got a decision over a good wrestler. Then Austin Matthews (152) came out and pinned a tough kid and got the ball rolling even more.”

The match started at 285 and the Raiders trailed 15-6 after the first 6 bouts, the only points on a fall by Seth Hogue (106). But Matt Leise picked up a pin at 138 to precede Stoyer’s and Matthews’ victories.

“Leise set the tone (for the comeback) with that pin,” said Taylor.

Auton Moffett (182) also had a fall for Reynolds, while Mike Millero (170) and Jamar Henry (195) notched decisions.

“Overall, the team aspect was great,” said Taylor. “Some of guys now see the bigger picture of what goes on in tight duals. But we still have a lot of work to do.

“The atmosphere in the gym was awesome and we have two home matches left that we can’t over look — Sharon and Franklin. We want to keep the (home-winning) streak going. That’s every senior’s job to maintain that.”

Notes: LeBoeuf was supposed to compete in the recent Manheim Holiday tournament, along with Reynolds. But during the heavy snowstorm that hit the team was traveling along Interstate 80, and not permitted by state police to continue because of the weather. The Raiders were only a half-hour ahead of LeBoeuf, but made it through before the shutdown. Reynolds finished as the top Class AA team in the tourney behind AAA powers Easton and North Allegheny.

ä Keystone 36, West Middlesex 33 — At West Middlesex Wednesday, the visitors edged the Big Reds.

Gavin Kroesen (138) and David Cook (145) notched pins for WM.

ä Sharon 37, Mercer 36 — At Tiger Gymnasium in Sharon Thursday, coach Dave Ciafre’s Tigers (4-0) edged the Mustangs in a thrilling match.

Jarray Norris (126) and Beau Dignall (170) notched falls for Sharon while Cody Buchanan (113) and Austin Alfreno (120) won via technical fall.

Alex Shaffer (160) and Jon Hennegan (285) posted pins for Mercer.

ä Jamestown 68, Cambridge Springs 6 — At Jamestown, the Muskies improved to 12-1 with the rout of Cambridge Springs (2-12).

Hunter Goodlin (106), Jonas Reaugh (126), Jake Reaugh (132), Seth Thurber (138), Garrett Morgan (152), William Shappee (195), Jason Shappee (220) and Keamus Schuhlen (285) posted pins for the Muskies.

BOYS BOWLING

ä Brookfield 2053, Cardinal Mooney 1960 —
At Bell-Wick Lanes Wednesday, the Warriors notched victory led by Bradley Bridge who rolled 188-184—372.

Other scores for Brookfield were: Aam Brooks 168-191—359, Joey Grandon 161-178—339, Nelson Swartz 135-124—259, Nick Kerr 134, Jacob Yereb 131. Mooney was led by Jacob Kowalczyk with 358 total.

JV: Mooney, 1819-1425.

GIRLS BOWLING

ä Cardinal Mooney 1933, Brookfield 1660 —
At Bell-Wick Lanes, Brookfield fell to Mooney.

Brookfield scores were: Heather Stanish 154-142—296, Jessica Neral 137-145—282, Kourtney Husnick 153-117—270, Nicole Johnston 105-118—223, Jenna Clawson 95-115—210. Mooney was led by Clara-Marie Angeloff (377).

JV: Brookfield, 1148-938.



WRESTLING

REYNOLDS 33, FORT LeBOEUF 25


285 — Nate Conti (FL) dec. Gene Ringer, 2-1; 106 — Seth Hogue (R) pinned Isaac Bengal, 0:36; 113 — Jarrett Carter (FL) dec. Michael Bartolo, 10-5; 120 — Tyler Kuzma (FL) dec. Nick Nottingham, 4-0; 126 —  Adam Borgia (FL) dec. Neal Engstrom, 4-2; 132 — George McGuire (FL) dec. Mason McCollum, 11-7; 138 — Matt Leise (R) pinned Nick Steiner, 5:36; 145 — Levi Stoyer (R) dec. Brad Malenowski, 7-3; 152 — Austin Matthews (R) pinned Taylor Harrington, 0:37; 160 — Taylor Fox (FL) major dec. Curtis Arnold, 13-4; 170 — Mike Millero (R) dec. Jack Middleton, 4-1; 182 — Austin Moffett (R) pinned Gage Salusky, 1:26; 195 — Jamar Henry (R) dec. Garrett Renwald, 7-2; 220 —  Evan Daley (FL) pinned Logan Rickert, 5:24. JV: Reynolds, 19-11.

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KEYSTONE 36, W. MIDDLESEX 33


132 — Brandon Dick (WM) dec. Chad Rogers, 6-4; 138 — Gavin Kroesen (WM) pinned Austin Reddinger, 2:47; 145 — David Cook (WM) pinned Kyle Creed (no time submitted); 152 — Logan Means (WM) forfeit; 160 — Evan Slater (K) forfeit; 170 — Eric Lucich (WM) dec. Zach Stigher, 1-0; 182 — Brandon Chambers (K) forfeit; 195 — Zach Belzhner (K) forfeit; 220 — Jeff Spencer (WM) dec. Tyler Fill, 6-3; 285 — Jacob Keller (WM) forfeit; 106 — Mitchell Murray (WM) forfeit; 113 — Nick Baughman (K) pinned Aiden Bellucci, 5:09; 120 — Austin Curtis (K) forfeit; 126 — double forfeit. JV: No score submitted.

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SHARON 37, MERCER 36


285 — Jon Hennegan (M) pinned Anthony Leak, 1:57; 106 — Preston Hoover (M) forfeit; 113 — Cody Buchanan (S) tech. fall Austin King, 17-2, 4:52; 120 — Austin Alfreno (S) tech. fall Ben Shaffer, 18-3, 5:25; 126 — Jarray Norris (S) pinned Trevor Fowler, :39; 132 — Jason Clark (S) forfeit; 138 — Michael Bonner (S) forfeit; 145 — Rodney Brant (M) dec. Andrew Campbell, 7-2; 152 — Eli Rutter (M) dec. Marco Hosch, 5-2; 160 — Alex Shaffer (M) pinned Issiah Chavez, :21; 170 — Brandon Bittler (S) dec. Clay Ruffo, 6-4; 182 — Beau Dignall (S) pinned Austin Slagle, 3:00; 195 — Ryan Brunson (M) forfeit; 220 — Brian Phillips (M) forfeit. JV: Mercer, 6-0.

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JAMESTOWN 68, C. SPRINGS 6


113: Faris Messai (J) by forfeit; 120: Scott Thurber (J) maj. dec. David Schwab, 11-2; 126: Jonas Reaugh (J) pinned Chris Ryan, :32; 132: Jake Reaugh (J) pinned Archie Loop, 1:07; 138: Seth Thurber (J) pinned Don Reichard, :38; 145: Devin Randall (J) dec. Zach Krein, 9-6; 152: Garrett Morgan (J) pinned Cody Ryan, 1:47; 160: Mohamed Messai (J) dec. Colton Noble, 8-6; 170: Eddie Shappee (J) maj. dec. Elliot Johnson, 8-0; 182: Zach Stafford (CS) pinned Luke Burnett, :42; 195: William Shappee (J) pinned Ryan East, 2:52; 220: Jason Shappee (J) pinned Josh Ebright, 3:51; 285: Keamus Schuhlen (J) pinned Patrick Johnson, 1:15; 106: Hunter Goodlin (J) pinned Jake Kuhn, :28. JV: No score reported



BOYS BASKETBALL

GROVE CITY    13    15    14    8    50

HICKORY    18    19    11    17    65


GROVE CITY — Turner 7-4-4-21, Torok 3-0-0-7, Thrasher 1-0-2-2, Reznor 1-2-4-5, Dolan 1-0-0-2, Graham 5-0-0-10, Young 1-1-3-3, Polkabla 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Turner 3, Torok 1, Reznor 1. Totals: 19-7-13-50.

HICKORY — Votino 6-2-2-16, Sonoga 3-0-2-8, Green 4-1-2-10, Mastrian 5-0-0-12, Cannone 2-10-10-15, Nardone 1-0-0-2, Pryts 0-0-0-0, Coleman 1-0-0-2, Pope 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Votino 2, Sonoga 2, Mastrian 2, Green 1, Cannone 1. Totals: 22-13-16-65.

JV — Hickory, 47-29. Andrew Pryts 18, Nick Tantuo 10 for Hickory; Madison Yarletts 7 for Grove City.

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MEADVILLE    21    21    15    28    86

GEO. JUNIOR    18    12    15    20    74


MEADVILLE — McClure 1-1-2-3, Hollingsworth 6-0-0-12, Anderson 4-1-2-9, Price 6-11-14-25, T. Clune 5-7-9-18 J.Clune 5-4-4-14, Mottillo 0-2-2-2-, Jagman 1-0-0-2. 3-pt. goals: Price 2, T.Clune 1. Totals: 28-25-33-85.

GEORGE JUNIOR REPUBLIC — Barnes 4-0-3-8, Pena 2-2-4-6, Gibson 3-1-3-7, Oliver 0-0-4-4, Plowden 1-0-0-2, Pearson 1-0-0-3, Pace 1-0-0-2, Boggs 3-2-2-8, Nafis Brown 9-15-20-34. Totals: 23-24-36-74.

JV — GJR, 69-43. Dom Barnes 10, Ron Pearson 21 points for GJR.

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MERCER    12    7    4    23    46

W. MIDDLESEX    14    23    18    10    65


MERCER — Clarke 4-6-8-15, Guiler 1-0-0-3, Davis 1-6-6-8, Fowler 2-0-0-4, Brest 0-0-0-0, Rymniak 1-2-4-4, Nan 1-0-0-2, Schmidt 0-0-0-0, Angermeier 1-0-0-2, Leonard 0-0-0-0, Scheidhauer 2-4-6-8, Glass 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Clarke 1, Guiler 1. Totals: 13-18-24-46.

WEST MIDDLESEX — Long 0-0-0-0, C. Porterfield 0-0-0-0, Palmer 0-6-8-6, Williams 0-0-0-0, Bender 0-0-0-0, Ginther 0-1-2-1, Porterfield 1-0-4-2, Jancso 5-5-5-15, Staunch 8-1-2-18, R. Dogan 1-0-0-3, Klaric 0-0-0-0, M. Dogan 8-2-3-20, Bachetti 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: M. Dogan 2, Staunch 1, R. Dogan 1. Totals: 19-4-15-24-65.

JV — WM, 59-33. Andrew Long 14, Ryan Dogan 13, Isaac Williams 11 for WM.

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REYNOLDS    13    8    13    12    46

LAKEVIEW    6    16    14    18    54


REYNOLDS — Woods 3-2-2-11, Torok 1-2-2-4, Frable 6-2-4-14, McConnell 3-2-3-8, Beck 3-3-4-9, Reimold 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Woods 3. Totals: 16-11-15-46.

LAKEVIEW — VanDusen 1-2-6-5, Greggs 10-5-6-26, Bigley 0-0-0-0, A. Rice 1-0-0-2, Boggs 6-1-1-14, B. Rice 2-1-2-5, Gander 0-2-2-2. 3-pt. goals: VanDusen 1, Greggs 1, Boggs 1. Totals: 20-11-17-54.

JV — Lakeview, 40-21.

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FRANKLIN    15    8    8    17    48

FARRELL    10    11    7    9    37


FRANKLIN — Rutherford 1-3-7-6, Ritchey 1-3-4-6, Mooney 1-1-2-3, Maxon 5-1-3-14, Jones 8-3-4-19. 3-pt. goals: Maxon 3, Rutherford 1, Ritchey 1. Totals: 16-11-20-48.

FARRELL — Jones 5-2-2-12, Miller 2-0-0-5, Page 1-1-2-4, Brown 4-2-4-12, Archie 2-0-0-4. 3-pt. goals: Brown 2, Miller 1, Page 1. Totals: 14-5-8-37.

JV — Franklin, 45-37.

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WILMINGTON    11    12    13    11    47

SHARPSVILLE    12    11    17    13    53


WILMINGTON — Taylor 1-0-0-2, Fagan 5-1-2-13, J. Smith 3-0-0-6, Hilliard 2-6-6-11, R. Brumbaugh 3-1-4-7, Anthony 1-1-2-3, D. Smith 0-0-0-0, Martini 1-0-0-3, T. Brumbaugh 0-2-2-2. 3-pt. goals: Fagan 2, Hilliard 1, Martini 1. Totals: 16-11-16-47.

SHARPSVILLE — Luchey 5-5-7-15, Kennedy 5-1-1-11, Bulick 2-00-4, Barringer 1-1-2-3, Santell 1-0-0-2, Mockabee 9-0-2-18. Totals: 23-7-12-53.

JV — Wilmington, 49-48.



GIRLS BASKETBALL

GROVE CITY    10    17    4    10    41

OIL CITY    7    2    3    8    20


GROVE CITY — B.Deyarmin 3-1-2-7, Hall 1-3-4-6, Hyduchak 3-2-5-10, Wyllie 0-4-6-4, Hughes 1-0-1-2, Ferguson 2-1-5-3, Sprando 3-2-2-8. 3-pt. goals: Hall 1. Totals: 13-13-25-41.

OIL CITY — Wenner 1-0-0-2, Clyde 5-0-0-10, Davis 0-1-2-1, Stephenson 1-0-0-3, McCauley 1-0-0-2. 3-pt. goal: Stephenson 1. Totals: 8-1-2-20.

JV — No score reported.



MERCER    12    12    8    12    44

COMM. PERRY    14    6    3    9    32


MERCER — Whenry 0-7-7-7, Arkwright 6-4-5-18, McKinney 4-1-4-10, Mills 0-0-0-0, Cook 1-0-0-3, Ryder 0-0-0-0, Fisher 3-0-0-6, Angermeier 0-0-0-0, Ferguson 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Arkwright 2, McKinney 1, Cook 1. Totals: 14-12-16-44.

COMMODORE PERRY — Powell 3-5-8-11, Campbell 1-1-2-3, A.Grinnell 2-10-10-14, Kitchen 0-0-0-0, A.Nagy 0-0-0-0, Vaughn 1-0-0-2, Sernik 0-0-0-0, S.Nagy 1-0-2-2. Totals: 7-16-20-32.

JV — No score reported.