ä Kennedy Catholic 169, Reynolds 184 — At Tam O’Shanter, Jacob Wilson and Paul Spondike shot 40s to lead the host Golden Eagles (7-2, 9-2).
Kennedy Catholic: Wilson, Spondike 40s, Teddy Haaz, Jesse Kirila 44s. Reynolds: Zach Taylor, Jacob Reimold 42s, Sam Leposky 49, Denton McKay 51.
ä Mercer 175, Sharpsville 192, Lakeview 199 — At Spring Valley Golf Course in Mercer, the Mustangs’ Nate Guiler fired a 38 to lead Mercer (11-1) to victory.
Chris Palutro fired a 47 to lead Lakeview and Micah Smith and Matt Wiesen had 47s for the Blue Devils.
Mercer: Guiler 38, Mark Peters, Brock Watson 45s, Landen Glass 47. Sharpsville: Smith, Wisen 47s, Nate Hawthorne 49, John Wolfe 52. Lakeview: Palutro 47, Austin Milliren 48, Sean Carlson 51, Jared Coulter 53.
ä Grove City 167, Slippery Rock 174, West Middlesex 180 — At Deer Creek, Hubbard, the visiting Eagles (10-5) soared on Matt Gordon’s medalist round of 37.
Grove City: Gordon 37, Jordan Anderson 42, Jake Cline 43, Kyle Shingledecker 45. Slippery Rock: Collin Hyatt, Ken Rall 42s, Sam Isacco 43, Luke Barnhart 48. West Middlesex: Ryan Dogan 42, Riley Atterholt 44, Phillip Fusco, Travis Roberts, Aiden Bellucci 47s.
ä Thursday’s scheduled Region 1 Mega-Match at Deer Creek Golf Course (hosted by West Middlesex) was moved to Sept. 30.
Hickory coach Craig Antush noted that his Lady Hornets will compete in the annual Meadville Invitational at 10 a.m. today at Whispering Pines Golf Course in Vernon Twp.
ä Kennedy Catholic 3, Grove City 2 — At Buhl Park, KC swept the singles matches in edging GC.
Singles: Jensen Kirila (KC) def. Claire Casalnova, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2; Bekah Kish (KC) def. Molly Somora, 6-2, 6-0; Abby Lenhart (KC) def. Katie Kosick, 6-3, 6-1. Doubles: Maddie Jazwinski-Morgan McCommon (GC) def. Avi Danta-Jillian Dunn, 5-7, 6-1, 7-5; Lauren Steele-Brittany Foringer (GC) def. Jessie Micco-Kendra Kneisl, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6.
ä Oil City 5, Sharon 0 — At Buhl Farm Park, the visiting Lady Oilers won 4 of 5 matches in straight sets.
Singles: Allie Donner (OC) def. Hannah George, 6-3, 6-3; Julia Serbati (OC) def. Isabella Scarmack, 6-0, 6-2; Jen Stevenson (OC) def. Lauren Wood, 4-6, 7-6(8-6), 6-2. Doubles: Ashlee Roth-Katie Dolecky (OC) def. Erin Hosick-Monica Campbell, 6-0, 6-2; Alyssa Whitling-Brooke Kellogg (OC) def. Andrea Steiner-Mariah Gabryelski, 6-2, 6-0.
ä Lordstown 3, Brookfield 2 — At Harding Park, Hubbard, the host Lady Warriors suffered their initial setback of the season.
Ashley and Autumn Kirila won straight-sets singles matches for Brookfield (12-1), while Lordstown improved to 11-5.
Singles: Ash. Kirila (B) def. Marina Patitucci, 6-2, 6-2; Aut. Kirila (B) def. Trish Kohut, 6-1, 6-1; Dakota Naples (L) def. Alexandra Plyler, 6-2, 6-2. Doubles: Melanie Fisher-Hailey Topocer (L) def. Leah Bayer-Ana Zarlinski, 6-2, 6-2; Amanda Fisher-Christina Carrell (L) def. Samantha Neral-Kristie Zachar, 6-1, 6-2.
ä Hickory 4, Franklin 1 — At Hermitage, the Lady Hornets improved to 10-2 with the win.
Singles: Mimi Terman (F) def. Anna Derloni, 7-6(7-3), 6-3; Rachel Mettee (H) def. Lexi Weaver, 6-1, 6-2; Lauren McGonigle (H) def. Beth Pfohl, 6-0, 6-1. Doubles: Nikki Marone-Bailey McLaughlin (H) def. Emily Lemansk-Regan Scott, 6-2, 6-0; Camille Testani-Annalise Bianco (H) def. Kristen Curtis-Cierra Barefoot, 6-0, 6-0.
ä Slippery Rock 4, Franklin 0 — At Slippery Rock, Nick Stutz, Josh Jones, Mark Cessar and Josh Stutz garnered goals for the Rockets. Also, Ben Magliocca assisted on 2 score ands Sean Freidhof and Luc LaChance on the others, while goalkeeper Jason Bluedorn made 3 saves.
Geoffrey Spair made 11 saves in goal for Franklin.
ä Hickory 13, Oil City 0 — At Hornet Stadium, Lauren Bell tickled the twine for 4 goals, Marissa DeJulia had a hat trick and Sara Suler registered 2 goals and 4 assists for the Lady Hornets (6-0).
Jada Poindexter, Alaura Dillon, Jackie White and M.K. Bair had the other goals. White was credited with 2 assists and Isabella Spadafora collected 4 helpers. Morgan McBride had the shutout in goal.
JV: No match.
ä Sharon 1, West Middlesex 0 — At West Middlesex, Emma Levitt launched the lone goal of the match, assisted by Ashlyn Zajac.
Sharon (2-4) was out-shot, 24-11, but Coach Terry Shernisky credited his defense for its play in front of goalkeeper Kelsie McGranahan, who made 18 saves.
ä Wilmington 8, Kennedy Catholic 0 — At Butala Stadium, Kyler Lum notched a hat trick as the Hounds blanked KC (2-3).
Leann Wynder and Anna Hartwell had 2 goals for Wilmington and McKenzie Smith tallied the other goal.
KC keeper Elizabeth Volkay made 13 saves. Coach Tina Scoccia also credited defenders Gabby Nevant, Autumn Jarvie, Alivia O’Brien, McKayla Fusco and Evita and Angelica Scoccia.
JV: KC, 2-1.
ä Sharpsville 3, Commodore Perry 0 — At Sheakleyville, Kara Morrin had 17 points (7 aces) and kills as the visiting Blue Darlings (4-0, 4-1) swept CP, 25-10, 25-18, 25-18.
Sharpsville: Maddie Przicina 22 assists, 7 points; Rachael D’Auria 8 kills, 5 blocks; Miley Sikorski 10 points, 5 kills; Alivia Shuttleworth 7 points; Rachel Harenchar 10 digs; Emily Anderson 5 kills; Leah LaRocca 5 kills. Commodore Perry: No stats reported.
JV: CP, 25-21, 25-19.
ä West Middlesex 3, Lakeview 0 — At Stoneboro, the visiting Ms. Reds (4-0 region, 6-0 overall) rolled, 25-21, 25-21, 25-23.
West Middlesex: Tori Roberts 8 serving points, 11 digs; Aly Andrusky 5 points, 8 kills, 10 digs; Megan Hazlett 7 points, 30 assists; Marissa Pursel 5 points, 11 kills; Arieal Pratt 6 points, 9 kills. Lakeview: No stats reported.
JV: Lakeview, 27-29, 25-19, 15-9.
ä Farrell 3, Kennedy Catholic 2 — At Hermitage, the visiting Lady Steelers (2-2) won a thriller over KC, 25-22, 26-24, 21-25, 21-25, 15-12.
Farrell: Key-Asia Oatis 7 kills; Jarissa Sharper 5 serving aces; Whitney Murray 10 kills; Jakala Samuels 17 digs. KC (0-6): J’Shawna Thompkins 15 points, 5 blocks, 5 digs, 11 kills; Emilee Taylor 14 points, 5 aces, 6 kills; Tatum Kress 6 points, 6 blocks, 9 digs, 9 kills; Hannah Burns 13 assists; Khalida Muhammed 7 points, 13 digs; Tori Bremick 6 points, 9 assists, 5 digs; Taylor Hood 5 blocks, 5 kills; Donique Marcella 9 points, 10 digs.
JV: KC, 11-25, 25-21, 15-8.
ä Reynolds 3, Jamestown 0 — At Transfer, the host Lady Raiders (2-3) recorded a 25-15, 25-17, 25-14 sweep.
Reynolds: Dani Babcock 13 digs; Brooke Bresnan 10 digs, 7 kills; Jenna Gardill 12 kills, 5 blocks; Kayla Thompson 31 points (10 aces); Caey Rhoads 8 assists; Rachel Harnett 5 assists. Jamestown: No stats reported.
JV: Jamestown, 25-23, 25-23.
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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