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October 1, 2013

Roundup: 16th Buhl Farm Tennis Invitational is Wednesday

---- — The 16th annual Buhl Farm Tennis Invitational will be held Wednesday at Buhl Park courts, involving 9 teams.

The event, which begins at 8:30 a.m., features teams from the former Mercer County Athletic Conference — Greenville, Grove City, Hickory, Kennedy Catholic, Sharon and Wilmington — as well as Warren, Oil City and Franklin.

The daylong tourney includes 7 divisions of play. Individual champions and runners-up will be crowned and a team championship will be awarded.

Sue McLaughlin, Buhl Farm Park tennis director, is in charge of the tournament.


Region 1 Mega-Match

Hickory, which wrapped up the Region 1 title last week, went a perfect 8-for-8 in mega-matches on Monday by winning at Deer Creek Golf Course near Hubbard.

Hickory won with 184 strokes, followed by Reynolds (197), Rocky Grove (217) and West Middlesex (236).

Grove City’s Fontaine McFeaters, competing as an independent, earned medalist honors by firing a 40. Alena Lancia shot a 43 for Hickory, Izzy Schell had a 45 for Reynolds and Becca Fithian led WM with a 48.

Hickory: Lancia 43, Abby Hearns 46, Chelsea Marriott 47, Kristina David 48. Reynolds: Schell 45, Taylor Delung 48, Taylor Yahner 50, Brittany Fitzgerald 54. WM: Fithian 48, Lexi Collins 52, Maddie Weimer 57, Rachel Harper 59.

Meg Birmingham, another Grove City independent, shot a 54.

Hickory faces Region 2 champion Villa Maria for the District 10 Class AA championship at 10 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Golf Club in Cambridge Springs.


ä Titusville 317, Slippery Rock 328, Grove City 341 —
At Cross Creek Resort, Titusville, the host Rockets defeated both Slippery Rock and Grove City (10-7), led by medalist Matt McCord’s round of 72.

Titusville: McCord 72, Eric Maginnis 76, J.J. Bleday 80, Zack Richards 89. Slippery Rock: Zac McCue 77, Matt Badger 82, Luke Barnhart 83, Sam Isacco 86. Grove City: Matt Gordon 75, Kyle Shingledecker 86, Derek Saylor 87, Jordan Anderson, Justin Fulkerson, Devin Reynolds 93s.

ä Jamestown 174, Mercer 181 — At par-36 Pleasant Acres, Muskes’ medalist Jake Reaugh recorded a 39 to lead Jamestown.

For Mercer (8-3 region, 12-4 overall) and mentor Dick Griffith, the regular season ended, with the Tam O’Shanter Invitational remaining.

Jamestown: Jake Reaugh 39, Chris Schultz 41, Ronnie Meals, Shannon Potter 47s. Mercer: Nate Guiler 47, Mark Peters 41, Brock Watson 45, Ian Ollila 48.


ä Hickory 1, Grove City 0 —
At Forker Field, Nick Tantuo, assisted by Zack Walters, scored the lone goal with approximately 15 minutes remaining in the match.

For Hickory (7-3-1), goalkeeper Donté Green made 15 saves. He was fronted by defenders Jake Andrejewski, Justin Peidle, Noah Cole and Matt Costello.

Grove City goalkeeper Jedd Grimm made 10 saves.

JV: Grove City, 1-0.


ä Brookfield 3, LaBrae 0 —
At Brookfield, Delaney Saxton registered 12 points (6 aces), 22 kills and 10 digs in leading the Lady Warriors (9-10) to a 25-23, 25-16, 25-22 sweep of the Lady Vikings (9-9).

Brookfield: Brooke Hiner 6 kills, 11 points (7 aces); Maddie Bonekovic 20 digs; Katie McMullin 13 digs; Katie Bender 32 assists, 12 digs. LaBrae: Amber Davidson 6 points; Paige Losey 20 assists; Miranda Dodrill 8 kills; Ashley Gregory 18 digs.

ä Greenville 3, Commodore Perry 0 — At Sheakleyville, the host Lady Trojans notched a 25-20, 25-9, 25-22 sweep of CP (1-9).

Greenville: No stats reported. Commodore Perry: Cassidy Fritz 7 digs; Kenzie DeMarco 8 digs; Jenna Stringert 12 digs; Stephanie Vaughn 7 assists.

JV: Greenville, 17-25, 25-11, 15-13.


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