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20—5th annual scramble sponsored by Sons of the American Legion & American Legion Riders of Post 159, Mercer; Hickory VFW, 8 a.m. registration, 9 shotgun; $200 (team). Info: 724-662-2218.
20—Grove City Collge Baseball Alumni scramble, Spring Valley. Info: 724-662-1999. www.springvalleygolf course.net
21—Yankee Run 3-man Cash scramble. Info: 330-448-8096 or www.yankeerun.com.
21—2013 Scramble at Avalon Lakes, 8 a.m. shotgun, $10,000 5-am or 4-am, 1 pro; $120 (player). Info: Avalon Lakes, 330-856-8898.
22—4th annual Rally for a Cure, Avalon at Squaw Creek, 4-lady scramble, members or guests. Info:
Kelli, email@example.com, 330-539-5008.
26—10th annual Shamrock Scramble, Avalon at Buhl, registration noon-1 p.m.; 1 p.m. shotgun; benefits Michael Murphy Foundation (special needs children, scholarships for Penn State-Shenango veterans. Info: Diane Daffin,Connie Leon, 724-342-2892, www.daffins.com.
27—VFW District 28 Scramble, Hickory VFW. Info: 724-346-6903
27—Mercer Girls Varsity Basketball Benefit Tournament, Spring Valley. Info: 724-662-1999. www.springvalleygolf course.net
27—West Middlesex Midget scramble, Rolling Hills. Info: Michele Weiser, 724-851-1023, or Shanen Ondic, 724-977-2790.
3—The Jones 4-person Golf Scramble, Shenango Lake Golf Club, 9 a.m. shotgun, $65 per person. Deadline, July 19. Info: Bill Jones, 724-815-7968.
4—Bloody Mary Open, Tam O’Shanter, 8:30 a.m. shotgun. Info: 724-981-3552, firstname.lastname@example.org.
4—Westminster College women’s basketball team scramble, 1:30 p.m. shotgun, Bedford Trails. $90 (person). Info: Coach Rosanne Scott, 724-946-7157, or email@example.com.
7—The Memorial, 2-man, 2-woman scramble; 9 a.m. shotgun. Info: Tamie, 724-981-3552 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
8—Tam O’Shanter Junior Open, 8 a.m. Info: 724-981-3552; email@example.com.
10—5th annual Charity scramble to benefit Joshua’s Haven City Mission, Yankee Run, Brookfield, 2 p.m. shotgun. Entry: $280 (team, paid by July 15; $300 (after). Checks payable to: Joshua’s Haven, P.O. Box 128, Sharon, 16146. Info: Dave Ferrara, 330-507-6569; Mark Ferrara, 330-565-2361.
11—Golden Bear Open, Rolling Hills, 4-person scramble, $260 (team), 8 a.m. shotgun. Benefits local charities. Info: Tavern, 724-528-9012, or course, 724-964-8201.
12—Keystone Shoot-Out and 63rd annual Greenville Business and Industry Day, featuring long-drive amateurs and professionals. Shoot-Out follows 18-hole scramble where each foursome will be joined by a long-drive pro. Sponsorships available. Info: Benjamin Beck at GACC, 724-588-7150, or wwww.b-igolf.com.
17—Westminster College soccer team scramble, 1:30 p.m. shotgun, Tanglewood, $90 (person). Info: Coach Girish Thakar, 724-946-7316, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
19 — 20th annual Buhl Farm Park 4-person scramble, Avalon at Buhl Park (18 holes); Buhland Golf Course (9 holes), 11 a.m. shotgun start. Deadline: Aug. 6 (40-team limit). Entry: $600 (team); $150 (person). Checks payable to: Buhl Park Corp., 715 Hazen Road, Hermitage, 16148. Info: 724-981-5552.
23—Hickory High Girls Invitational, Hickory VFW. Info: 724-346-6903
24—8th annual David Veverka Memorial scramble, The Greens of Greenville, 8:30 a.m. shotgun; $75 (golfer, 4-person teams. Benefits memorial fund/ scholarship. Info: Ron Veverka, 724-346-5448, 724-301-0173.
25—Mark Fleming Memorial scramble, Borland Golf Center, $240 (team). 8:30 a.m. shotgun. Info: Frank Lenzi, 724-699-7678; Josh Fleming, 724-734-1205.
25—Jefferson Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. Fundraising scramble, Spring Valley. Info: 724-662-1999 or www.springvalleygolf course.net
25—2013 Scramble at Buhl Park, 8 a.m. shotgun, $10,000 5-amateur; $120 (player). Info: Avalon Lakes, 330-856-8898.
31—Ron Meiss Junior Memorial scramble, Tam O’Shanter, 8:30 a.m. shotgun. Info: 724-981-3552; or email@example.com.
7—St. John’s Church of Hermitage 4-person scramble, Tam O’Shanter Golf Course, 1 p.m. shotgun start. Entry: $320 (team); $80 (person). Deadline: Aug. 18. Info: 724-962-9750, or 724-981-0571.
8—River Watchers scramble, Hickory VFW; 9 a.m. shotgun; $260 per 4-person team; dinner only $25. Info: 724-346-6903
11—Ladies Tee Off, Buhl Farm Golf Course & Casino; 4-woman scramble (lunch, Chinese auction, prizes). Benefits The First Tee of Sharon. Info:
14—Lions Club scramble, Hickory VFW. Info: 724-346-6903
18—Tam O’Shanter Fall Senior Classic, 9 a.m. shotgun. Info: 724-981-3552; firstname.lastname@example.org.
29—Yankee Run 2-Man Cash Bestball. Info: 330-448-8096 or www.yankeerun.com.
5—Rocktober Scramble, Tam O’Shanter, 9 a.m. shotgun. Info: 724-981-3552; email@example.com.
18—Turkey Day, Yankee Run. Info: 330-448-8096; www.yankeerun.com.
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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.
Fired coach in Mankato unjustly accused of visiting porn sites
Minnesota State University-Mankato officials wrongly accused former football coach Todd Hoffner of viewing pornography sites on his work computer before firing him last May, a state arbitrator has disclosed.
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
ONE OF THE strangest NFL moves I’ve seen in a long time involved the Philadelphia Eagles releasing DeSean Jackson.
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).
Buddy Guerino Tourney winding down
Hoops action continued on Friday night at the 17th annual Buddy Guerino Underclassmen Tournament at Sharpsville High and Elementary Schools.
KC, Hickory girls win Guerino semifinal games
Hoops action continued on Wednesday at the 17th annual Buddy Guerino Underclassmen Tournament at Sharpsville High and Elementary schools.
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