BOYS TRACK & FIELD
ä Reynolds 122, Farrell 27 — At Transfer, the host Raiders rolled, led by hurdler Levi Stoyer’s sweep, versatile Ryan Sherbondy (800, long jump, 4x1 relay leg), and jumper Corey Woods’ wins (high, triple).
For Farrell, Gavins garnered a sweep of the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
ä Wilmington 117, Kennedy Catholic 7 — At New Wilmington, Dwight Scott captured the 100 (11.8), 200 (23.7) and 400 (54.1) and ran on the winning 1600 relay team (3:52.7) as the Hounds howled.
Slavi Pontius (hurdles, pole vault), Jared Thomas-Masters (800, 1600, 3200 relay) and Perrine (400 relay, long and triple jumps) were triple-event winners for Wilmington.
Also, Jon Yohman yanked a 60-foot, 7-inch shot put.
Jacob Feeney was the lone winner for Kennedy Catholic in the high jump (5-4).
ä Hickory 111, Slippery Rock 39 — At Hornet Stadium, host Hickory (6-0) harvested the region crown, led by middle-distance standout Kevin Jancsar, jumper Shane Beatty, sprinter DeShawn Coleman, versatile Matt Voytik, and distance aces Derek Work and Mark Wagner, as well as sprinter Markus Schumacher.
Also, Luke Lewis launched a 56-foot, 1-inch shot put.
Hickory coaches noted that the boys’ title, coupled with the girls’ co-championship, is the first time since 1993 that Hickory posted a single-season sweep of championships.
ä West Middlesex 106, Lakeview 44 — At West Middlesex, Clay Allen, Jeremy Jancso and Luke Patten were triple-event winners for the Big Reds (6-0, 7-0) of coach Ed Pikna. Allen, Jancso and Patten all ran on the winning 400-meter relay team (45.8). Allen also won the 100 and 200, Jancso captured the long and high jumps and Patten copped the triple jump and pole vault.
Blake Reddick and Billy Kinsey both ran on the 1st-place 4x4 and 4x8 relay teams, while Reddick also copped the 400 and Kinsey the 800. Also, Connor Stankovich contributed to a pair of winning relays for the Sailors (3-1, 7-1).
ä Greenville 77, Sharon 61 — At Crowther Track, Greenville, Matt Hecking copped the 800 in 2:02.6 and ran the anchor leg on the 3200 relay team (10:15) as the Trojans topped the Tigers.
Wayna Smith-Austin captured the 100 (11.5) and 200 (23.05) for Sharon and Jonathan Jacoway copped the long (19-11 1/4) and high (6-3) jumps.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
ä Reynolds 108, Farrell 29 — At Transfer, Brooke Bresnan swept the hurdles and added a win in the javelin, while Candi Arnold annexed a sweep of the 800-, 1600- and 3200-meter runs, and Natasha Pacifico produced a pair in the long jump and pole vault.
For Farrell, Garner garnered a win in the 100, and lent a leg to the Lady Steelers’ winning sprint-relay quartet.
ä Wilmington 133, Kennedy Catholic 8 — At New Wilmington, Rikki Brumbaugh and Tess Sikora each captured wins in 4 events as the Lady Hounds topped KC. Brumbaugh copped the 800, 1600 and ran on the 1st-place 1600- and 3200-meter relay squads. Sikora copped the 200 and swept the jumps.
Also for Wilmington, Sarah Schwenke took 1st in the 100 hurdles, pole vault and ran the anchor leg on the 400 relay team while Allison Baldwin took top honors in the 100, 400 and 1600 relay.
ä West Middlesex 89, Lakeview 61 — At West Middlesex, the host Ms. Reds (5-1, 6-1) rolled, led by hurdler Kelsey Murray, thrower Rachel DeMaria, and distance ace Kristen White, all of whom posted sweeps.
Jumper Courtney King, sprinter Taylor Reed, and middle-distance standout Marla Holland (sprint- and mile-relays) led Lakeview (6-1).
ä Hickory 109, Slippery Rock 41 — At Hornet Stadium, the host Lady Hornets (4-0-1) earned a regional co-championship, sharing it with Grove City.
Versatile Jenna Placzek, sprinter Nikki Arbanas, distance ace Lexi Bible, thrower Sophia Fustos, and sprinter-jumper Morgan Pellis led Hickory.
ä Greenville 92, Sharon 50 — At Crowther Track, Greenville, Molly Montalvo captured the shot put (33-3) and discus (105-9) while Sharon’s 1600 relay team broke a school record of 4:09 that dated back 28 years (1985).
Leona Bell, Jessica Talbert-Kirsch, Zhenea Davis and Xsila Powell clocked in at 4:04.26 to set the record. Talbert-Kirsch and Davis also ran on the winning 3200 relay squad while Davis won the 400 and Talbert-Kirsch captured the 800.
ä West Middlesex 13, Commodore Perry 1 — At Sheakleyville, Jordyn Allen fired a complete-game 3-hitter and went 4-for-5 with 4 RBI at the plate in leading coach Gene Rubeo’s Ms. Reds (4-1, 6-3) past CP.
Allen struck out 11 batters, walked 3 and only gave up 3 singles on the mound and had 2 doubles and 2 singles at the dish. Also for WM, Taylor Gilliland tripled ad drove in 3 runs, Randi McCullough doubled and singled and Aly Andrusky added 2 singles and 3 RBI.
Emily Kitchen was tagged with the loss for the Lady Panthers. She fanned 3, walked 8 and gave up 10 hits.
ä Sharon 2, Mercer 1 — At Wengler Field, the host Lady Tigers triumphed, as Gabby Gadola garnered a complete-game 3-hitter, striking out 6 and walking only 1.
Also for Sharon (3-3, 7-5), Kristina Jacoway and Mallory Torr tattooed a pair of singles, and Aubriana Dellibovi also singled.
Melissa Shoemaker suffered the setback for Mercer, though yielding only a handful of hits, fanning 4 and walking 1 in 6 stanzas.
ä Brookfield 3, Campbell Memorial 1 — At Brookfield Twp. Park, the host Lady Warriors (9-3) won, as winning hurler Alicia Quinlan KO’d 14 without walking a hitter in firing a complete-game 4-hitter. Also for Brookfield, Lyndsey Berecek singled, doubled, and pilfered a pair of bases, and Hailey Hogue had a 2-run two-bagger.
ä Reynolds 6, Commodore Perry 4 — At Sheakleyville, Reynolds’ Zack Mahlon outdueled Commodore Perry counterpart Matt Jones.
Mahlon mustered 6 strikeouts and scattered 8 hits in a route-going performance, walking 2 and hitting a batter. Jones also allowed 8 hits, but whiffed 10, walked 3 and plunked a pair of batters.
For Reynolds (3-6, 4-6), Neal Engstrom ended with 3 hits, including a double, and tallied a trio of runs, while Paul Torok tagged 2 hits and scored.
ä Sharon 11, Mercer 2 — At Veteran’s Field at Brandy Springs Park, Mercer, Tigers’ twirler Justin Stefanowicz struck out 6 in a complete-game outing in which he needed only 80 pitches. He walked 3 and scattered a handful of hits.
Also for Sharon, Nick Carlo and Cody Frazier fashioned 3 and 2 hits, respectively, Mike Songer and Josh Nichols notched two-baggers, and Daniel Vanderslice singled home a run in Sharon’s 4-run 1st frame.
For Mercer, Jonathan Scheidhauer suffered the setback, permitting 6 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks in 5 frames. Landon Glass and Ryan Thorn relieved. Also, Cody Blose banged a double and hammered a home run to account for the Mustangs’ pair of ribbies, and Logan Clarke collected a pair of hits.
ä West Middlesex 6, Wilmington 4 — At West Middlesex, Mike Ginther fired a 6-hitter over 6 innings with 8 strikeouts and 3 walks as the Big Reds (5-4) edged the ’Hounds.
Mark Colella pitched the 7th inning to earn the save. Aaron Webb led Middlesex at the plate with a pair of singles.
T. Bumgardner suffered the loss for Wilmington. At the plate, Nate Anthony singled and doubled, Smith was 2-for-4 and R. Bumgardner singled and doubled.
ä Kennedy Catholic 6, Jamestown 0 — At Jamestown, moundsman Scott Moore was masterful, mustering 14 strikeouts of the Muskies. He yielded just 2 hits.
Also keying Kennedy was Jacob Leipheimer, who lent 3 hits for the Golden Eagles.
ä Hickory 4, Grove City 1 — At Grove City, the visiting Hornets harvested the region championship.
For Hickory (8-0, 9-2), John Smaltz and Michael Funera claimed singles wins, as did the doubles duos of Nick Trochko-Nelson Murphy and Stephen Prochko-Zach Walter.
Matt Welker won at 1st singles for Grove City (6-2, 13-2).
Singles: Welker (GC) def. Ross Rosati, 6-1, 6-0; Smaltz (H) def. Evan Lowers, 6-0, 6-1; Funera (H) def. Chris Adams, 7-6(7-3), 2-6, 6-2. Doubles: N.Trochko-Nelson Murphy (H) def. Frankie Bassani-Dylan Motta, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4; S.Trochko-Zach Walter (H) def. Kyle Yeakle-Andrew McCracken, 6-3, 6-4.
ä Fort LeBoeuf 3, Farrell 1 — At Waterforld, the visiting Steelers were stymied, 25-13, 22-25, 25-19, 25-23.
For Farrell (2-6): Trevor Austin 17 kills; Anthony Pegues 15 digs; Jacoby Green 7 digs; Austin Pinkins 8 kills; Tyrone Archie 15 assists, and Alex Myers 14 assists.
JV: Farrell, 25-20, 15-25, 16-14.
Softball — Meadville at Hickory, today (today’s scheduled Sharon at Hickory moved, TBA); Jamestown at Wilmington, today.
Baseball — Lakeview at Rocky Grove, today.
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
Roundup: Trojans, Hounds win team titles at WM Invitational
Wilmington High girls and Greenville boys dominated the annual Big Red Track & Field Invitational Thursday afternoon in West Middlesex.
A half-dozen girls’ and 7 boys’ teams competed.
Wilmington overwhelmed the female field, as the Lady Greyhounds garnered almost twice as many points as runner-up Lakeview (236-5 to 133.5).
Roundup: WM diamondmen edge Reynolds, 6-4
ä West Middlesex 6, Reynolds 4 — At Transfer, the Big Reds snapped a 4-all tie by plating a run in the 4th inning and another in the 7th in a 2-run win over the Raiders.
Mark Colella earned the mound win in a relief appearance for WM. No pitching stats were submitted.
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).
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