ä Sharon 4, Sharpsville 1 — At McCullough Run, Emma Levitt led the visiting Lady Tigers with 2 tallies, while Lydia Connelly and Kayla Reardon recorded goals. Kieran Zajac assisted on 2 scores, and goalkeeper Kelsie McGranahan made 10 saves for Sharon (2-3 region, 3-6 overall).
Ashley Hall had Sharpsville’s lone score off a penalty kick.
ä West Middlesex 3, Kennedy Catholic 1 — At West Middlesex, Molly Stonebraker had 2 goals in leading WM (2-3, 5-4-1). Kaitlyn Beck had the other goal for the Ms. Reds and Kayla Ballard and Gretchen Elsey had assists. Brianna Spencer notched 11 saves in net.
McKayla Fusco scored the lone goal for the Lady Golden Eagles off an assist from Evita Scoccia. Elizabeth Volkay posted 14 saves in goal.
JV: KC won (no score reported).
ä Hickory 8, Slippery Rock 1 — Under the lights at Hornet Stadium, Hickory routed the Lady Rockets.
Lauren Bell and Sara Suler both had hat tricks for the Lady Hornets. Jackie White and Marissa DeJulia had the other goals for Hickory (10-1). White and Isabella Spadafora had 2 assists each and DeJulia, Lauren Bell and Jada Poindexter were credited with 1 assist each. Morgan McBride notched 5 saves between the pipes.
Molly Joyce scored for Slippery Rock off an assist from Bailey Boyd.
JV: Hickory, 1-0.
ä Sharon 3, Franklin 2 — At Buhl Farm Park, the host Lady Tigers triumphed, led by a singles winners Mimi Terman and Bella Scarmack and the tandem of Erin Hosick-Monica Campbell.
Singles: Terman (S) def. Jackie Bradshaw, 6-1, 7-5; Lexi Weaver (F) de. Hannah George, 6-0, 6-1; Scarmack (S) def. Beth Pfohl, 6-2, 7-6(4). Doubles: Natalie Liscio-Lauren Wood (F) def. Emily Lemanski-Regan Scott, 6-4, 6-2; Hosick-Campbell (S) def. Kristen Curtis-Cierra Barefoot, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.
ä Greenville 3, Kennedy Catholic 2 — Greenville garnered the win, led by Cameron Leary at 2nd singles and the Lady Trojans tandems of Brooke Marini-Kasslyn Holder and Lauren Faber-Maddie Gentile.
Jensen Kirila and Abby Lenhart won at 1st and 3rd singles to key KC.
Singles: Kirila (KC) def. Amanda Dawes, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; Leary (G) def. Becca Kish, 6-4, 6-4; Lenhart (KC) def. Nikki Perry, 6-3, 6-2. Doubles: Marini-Holder (G) def. Abby Danta-Jillian Dunn, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1; Faber- Gentile (G) def. Jessie Micco-Kendra Kneisl, 6-2, 6-0.
ä Hickory 3, Grove City 2 — At Grove City, the visiting Lady Hornets harvested the road win, led by Lauren McGonigle and Rachel Mettee and 2nd and 3rd singles and the doubles duo of Nikki Marrone-Bailey McLaughlin.
Claire Casalnova, at 1st singles, and the No. 2 tandem of Lauren Steele-Emily Krofcheck were winners for Grove City.
Singles: Casalnova (GC) def. Marissa Works, 6-1, 2-6, 6-1; McGonigle (H) def. Katie Kosick, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1; Mettee (H) def. Molly Somora, 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: Marrone-Bailey McLaughlin (H) def. Maddie Jazwinski-Morgan McCommon, 6-3, 7-5; Steele-Krofcheck (GC) def. Annalise Bianco-Camille Testani, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.
ä Sharon 4, Franklin 1 — At Franklin on Monday, Joey Zajac and Aaron Martwinski both had 2 goals and 1 assist as the Tigers (5-4) topped the Knights.
Joey Rahn had 2 assists for Sharon and Mike Piccirilli notched 10 saves in goal.
Ted Richards scored for Franklin with only 25 seconds left to play. Jeff Spaid made a dozen saves between the pipes for the Knights.
JV: Sharon, 1-0.
ä Wilmington 2, Slippery Rock 1 — At New Wilmington Monday night, the host Hounds erased a 1-0 deficit as Ryan DiLullo and Buddy Wynder scored 2nd-half goals.
Matthew Dempsey, assisted by Ben Magliocca, scored Slippery Rock’s 1st-half goal.
Jason Bluedorn made 1 save in goal for Slippery Rock; Derek Nichols notched 2 saves in Wilmington’s net.
ä Grove City 177, West Middlesex 185 — At Grove City Country Club, the host Eagles were led by co-medalist Fontaine McFeaters’ round of 42. She shared the laurels with West Middlesex’s Ryan Dogan.
Grove City: McFeaters 42, Kyle Shingledecker, Devin Reynolds 44s, Jordan Anderson 47. West Middlesex: Dogan 42, Travis Roberts, Chaz Burger 47s, Ethan Moroco 49.
ä Lakeview 3, Reynolds 0 — At Stoneboro, the host Lady Sailors secured a 25-22, 25-11, 25-8 sweep.
Lakeview: Ashley Ray 10 digs, 17 serving points, 5 assists; Sam Riddle 13 digs, 12 points; Taylor Reed 9 digs, 15 points, 27 assists; Tia Ray 7 digs, 9 kills, 12 points; Rachel McKean 8 kills, 9 points; Sam Womer 7 kills; Salena Stutzman 9 points; Caitlin Casciotti 8 kills, 12 points. Reynolds: No stats reported.
ä West Middlesex 3, Farrell 0 — At West Middlesex, Megan Hazlett registered 19 points (5 aces), 18 assists and 5 digs as WM (7-0, 9-0) remained undefeated in the sweep, 25-23, 25-19, 25-13.
WM: Tori Roberts 9 digs; Aly Andrusky 16 points, 7 aces, 5 kills, 5 digs; Marissa Pursell 8 kills; Ariel Pratt 7 kills. Farrell: No stats reported.
JV: 19-25, 25-18, 9-15.
ä Sharpsville 3, Kennedy Catholic — At Hermitage, Sharpsville (5-2 region, 5-3 overall) posted the 3-0 sweep over KC (0-10), 25-20, 25-18, 25-17.
Sharpsville: Maddie Przicina 17 assists; Rachel D’Auria 5 kills 15 points; Kara, Morrin 14 points, Olivia Shuttleworth 8 points Kennedy Catholic: Laetitia Coleman 8 assists; J’Shawna Thompkins 5 digs, 12 kills; Tatum Kress 10 digs; Emilee Taylor 5 points, 12 digs, 5 kills; Tori Bremick 5 digs; Mackayla Shannonhouse 5 points, 5 digs; Hannah Burns 7 assists; Khalidah Muhammad 10 points.
JV: KC, 25-16, 26-24.
ä Slippery Rock 3, Mercer 2 — At the County Seat, the host Lady M’s (5-5) dropped a 25-19, 25-19, 22-25, 21-25, 15-6 marathon.
Mercer: Erika Berger 5 digs; Maddie Hessman 17 points, 7 digs; Lindsey Miller 16 points, 5 blocks; Nikki Redmond 13 points, 5 digs, 9 kills; Taylor Moon 16 points, 5 kills; Melissa Shoemaker 14 ponits, 9 digs, 11 assists; Kaitlyn Nemeth 17 points, 15 digs. Slippery Rock: No stats reported.
JV: Mercer, 25-17, 25-16.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
ä Greenville 19, Reynolds 41 — At Greenville, the host Trojans triumphed as Dylan Foley finished 1st in 18:15, 11 seconds ahead of Reynolds’ runner-up Justin Pago.
ä Grove City 21, Hickory 40 — At Hermitage, the visiting Eagles (5-0) handed the Hornets (4-1) their 1st loss of the season.
Aaron Benka (16:59) and Ryan Budnik finished 1-2 for Grove City. Hickory’s Kyle Boyd placed 3rd in 17:39.
ä West Middlesex 15, Mercer 50 (forfeit) — At West Middlesex, the Mustangs did not field a full team. No individual results were reported.
ä Commodore Perry 15, Sharpsville 50 (forfeit) — Nick White won the exhibition in a time of 16:57 for the visiting Panthers.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
ä Hickory 27, Grove City 28 — At Hermitage, the host Lady Hornets (5-0) clinched at least a share of the region title as Lexi Bible finished 1st for Hickory in 19:53, 4 seconds ahead of GC’s Catie Jaskowak.
ä Greenville 15, Reynolds 50 — At Greenville, Maddie Thrasher led the triumphant Lady Trojans with her winning time of 21:45.
ä West Middlesex 15, Mercer 48 — At West Middlesex, Kristen White placed 1st for the Ms. Reds, clocking in at 21:11. Chloé Tyillian, Allyson Pierce and Anna Zrile, Sophia Kachulis rounded out WM’s top 5. Jamie Burdette finished 6th for the Lady M’s.
ä Sharpsville 28, Commodore Perry 28 — At Buhl Farm Park, the host Blue Devils prevailed, led by Maddie Przicina, who clocked in 19:39, 12 ticks ahead of Commodore Perry’s Shae Grinnell.
Sharpsville won based on the tiebreaker of the higher 6th-place finisher.
Roundup: Rockets, Hornets, Blue Devils win
ä Slippery Rock 11, Grove City 3 — At Memorial Park in Grove City, Travis Lauster singled and tripled and reached base 4 times as the defending District 10 Class AAA champion Slippery Rock Rockets beat the Eagles.
Joe Barnhart went the distance for Slippery Rock. He gave up a dozen hits in earning the win. At the dish for Slippery Rock, Jackson Kerchis, Butler and Matt Badger all had 2 hits and Arrenzo doubled.
Roundup: Wilmington track teams sweep WM
ä Wilmington 98, West Middlesex 51 — At West Middlesex, the visiting Greyhounds gave the Big Reds their first home, dual-meet loss in approximately 4 seasons according to Middlesex mentor Ed Pikna.
Cooper (400, 800, distance- and mile-relay legs), jumper Perrine and sprinter Scott (100, 200) gave the Greyhounds the giddy-up by winning multiple events.
HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS ROUNDUP
Baseball, softball and tennis teams were in action Monday as the nice weather allowed for high school spring sports action that has been limited so far by rain, snow and windy conditions.
Players relent, agree to play for reinstated football coach
Minnesota State University-Mankato's football team has ended its boycott of reinstated head coach Todd Hoffner, who successfully fought child pornography charges and other misconduct accusations that removed him from the job for 20 months.
Hickory track coaches near finish line
While the Shenango Valley lionizes legendary gridiron greats and hardwood heroes, the sport of track & field at Hickory High has resonated its relevance throughout District 10 and commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
For the better part of the last 3 decades that was due, to a great extent, to the efforts of Barb Dzuricsko and Mark Slezak.
More than 200 dual-meet victories combined between the girls’ and boys’ programs, 9 district championships (7 girls, 2 boys), 2 statewide runners-up berths and another pair of 3rd-place finishes, culminating in the Lady Hornets’ 2012 PIAA Class AA championship.
Their collective resumé would be envied by any coach, regardless of sport. Which makes this recent revelation regrettable: Dzuricsko and Slezak simultaneously will step down at this season’s conclusion.
SPORTVIEW: Cavaliers are example of how an owner impacts a team
WHEN LEBRON James vacated Cleveland for South Beach a few years ago, angry Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert declared that the Cavaliers would win an NBA championship before James and the Miami Heat.
How’s that working out, Dan?
Miami is seeking a third straight title this postseason while the Cavaliers are headed for the golf courses. Pretty sad.
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.
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