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.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
GREENVILLE 19, REYNOLDS 41
1. Dylan Foley (G) 18:15; 2. Justin Pago (R); 3. Ryuji Mano (G); 4. Michael Lineman (G); 5. Elijah Dangrow (G); 6. Michael Eppley (G); 7. Dominic Rimer (R); 8. Tyler Smith (G); 9. Jake Giegle (R); 10. Mercer Martin (G).
GROVE CITY 21, HICKORY 40
1. Aaron Benka (GC), 16:59; 2. Ryan Budnik (GC); 3. Kyle Boyd (H); 4. Logan Griffen (H); 5. Ryan Whiteman (GC); 6. John Paul Depew (GC); 7. Dylan McConnell (GC); 8. Braydon Pyle (GC); 9. Jordan Powell (GC); 10. Justin Walter (H).
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
GREENVILLE 15, REYNOLDS 50
1. Maddie Thrasher (G) 21:45; 2. Nanami Mano (G); 3. Emily Marshall (G); 4. Logan Addison (G); 5. Julianne Eppley (G); 6. Jordan Vigus (R); 7. Maddie Dangrow (G); 8. Michelle Jeffries (G); 9. Kirsten Walski (R); 10. Marie Lineman (G).
HICKORY 27, GROVE CITY 28
1. Lexi Bible (H), 19:53; 2. Catie Jaskowak (GC); 3. Jackie Abraham (H); 4. Haley Boyd (H); 5. Hannah Sanford (GC); 6. Olivia Lowe (GC); 7. Tessa Semple (GC); 8. Mikayla Wimer (GC); 9. Bailey Brown (H); 10. Paige Brown (H).
W.MIDDLESEX 15, MERCER 48
1. Kristen White (WM), 21:11; 2. Chloé Tyillian (WM); 3. Allyson Pierce (WM); 4. Anna Zrile (WM); 5. Sophia Kachulis (WM); 6. Jamie Burdette (M); 7. Helena Zrile (WM); 8. Jordan Aubel (WM); 9. Josie Canon (WM); 10. Jen Drda (WM).
SHARPSVILLE 28, CMDR. PERRY 28
(Sharpsville wins on 6th-place tiebreaker)
1. Maddie Przicina (S) 19:39; 2. Shae Grinnell (CP); 3. Sam Oaks (CP); 4. Cassie Lukonic (S); 5. Izzy Schell (S); 6. Kate Adams (CP); 7. Eugenia Davies (S); 8. Laura Sanner (CP); 9. Kylie Bonnett (CP); 10. Journey Wark (CP); 11. Emma Messett (S); 12. Allie Vilasi (S).
Roundup: Sharon rallies to beat WM, 72-56
When West Middlesex High’s wonderful 2013 Final Four run ended last March 22, it was at Sharon’s Tiger gymnasium. And while Tuesday night’s circumstances were considerably less dramatic, they ended similarly.
The Big Reds built a 20-8 first-quarter bulge. Ultimately, however, West Middlesex made 27 miscues, resulting in a 72-56 District 10 inter-region setback at Sharon.
Roundup: WM girls beat UC; Sharpsville, KC fall
ä West Middlesex 52, Union City 27 — At Union City, coach Mike Williams’ Region 1-A Ms. Reds improved to 2-1 with a win over the Lady Bears of Region 4-AA.
Alyson Pierce scored 15 to lead WM, Noelle Murray registered 13 points and Allie Staunch bucketed 10 markers.
Hickory falls to Lions in PIAA Class AA western region final
SLIPPERY ROCK — Brett Brumbaugh brought Bill Brest back to reality.
Brest seemed, Saturday afternoon, momentarily lost in thought when a post-game question was posed. Perhaps it was because it had been 3 months since he had experienced the disappointment of defeat.
Brumbaugh-led South Fayette’s football team short-circuited a splendid season a step shy of the statewide stage for Brest and Hickory High with a 23-20 win over the Hornets in the PIAA Class AA western regional championship game.
SPORTVIEW: Browns, Steelers will both lose
THE CLEVELAND Browns quarterback position has been a revolving door this season, but at least one of the more successful signal-callers is back. Jason Campbell is recovered from a concussion and will start.
Does it really matter?
Roundup: Opening-weekend tipoff tourneys conclude
Kittanning Tipoff Championship
ä Hickory 60, Kittanning 32 — Coach Jeannette Whitehead’s Lady Hornets had an impressive weekend in winning the opening tourney of the season.
“It’s nice to get out of the game with a win,” said Whitehead. “The kids were anxious to get going.”
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Farrell Julius McCoy Tipoff Tourney
ä Kennedy Catholic 48, Imani Christian Academy 40 — The Golden Eagles set up an all local rematch with host Farrell by pulling away in the fourth quarter in a tight battle.
For KC, Gerald Zachar and Sam Crow each scored 13 points to pace the victory, Brown had 14 and Southerner 12 for Imani.
Brookfield boys win season-opener against Py Valley
It was a typical season-opener: Too many turnovers, some questionable shot selection, and careless personal fouls. But for Brookfield High boys’ bench boss Bill Kovach, “ ... always happy with a win.”
The Warriors were 7-for-10 from the free-throw line during the 4th frame, and held off Pymatuning Valley, 59-48, Tuesday night.
Hornets advance to semis with win over Central
DuBOIS, PA. — Some people could say the “third time is a charm.” For the Hickory High Hornets it was much more than that. In fact, it was glorious.
After losing in the first round of the PIAA Class AA playoffs the last two years, the Hornets finally nailed down a victory with a 37-27 triumph over the Central Dragons from Martinsburg.
Lakeview falls to Clarion Area in PIAA quarterfinals
SLIPPERY ROCK — In the scholastic athletic arena, “mercy rule” — while not politically correct in hyper-sensitive 2013 society — is a relatively accepted term.
Clarion High’s football had mercy-ruled all 13 prior opponents this season. And the Bobcats seemed bent on continuing their commanding conquests during Saturday’s PIAA Class A quarterfinal-round meeting with Lakeview.
Hickory focused on winning PIAA opener
The calendar reminds us that Thanksgiving arrives a little later than usual this year. But as holiday traditions go, this one has been pretty productive for Hickory High head football coach Bill Brest.
“My wife always has me put up our Christmas tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving ... and the next day, we’ve won. So I’ll be more than happy to help my wife put up the tree this Friday,” Brest related.
During the past 2 years Hickory has won District 10 titles on Thanksgiving weekend. But this year the Hornets harvested their 3rd consecutive crown last week, jettisoning Girard (21-10). Now Hickory (11-1) has a 1 p.m. date in DuBois Saturday against surprising Central-Martinsburg (11-2) in the PIAA Class AA quarterfinals.
Smart move by PIAA to schedule games early this weekend
Congratulations to the PIAA for making a good move that helps teams and fans of high school sports.
Wow, I haven’t been able to say that often enough!
But many of the high school football games this coming weekend will be played in the afternoon which is a real plus for traveling on possibly snow-blown highways at this time of the year.
Hornets 3-peat as D-10 champs with win vs. Girard
EDINBORO — When legendary coach Vince Lombardi said “the only good thing that comes from losing is the desire never to lose again,” he could very well have been referencing the future for Coach Bill Brest and his Hickory Hornets.
Since Hickory lost to Sharon, 14-6, in the 2010 District 10 finals in Brest’s first year at the helm of the team, the D-10 Class AA title game has belonged to Hickory. And Saturday afternoon at Edinboro University’s Sox Harrison Stadium, it was no different as the Hornets topped Girard, 21-10 for a third straight crown.
Sailors beat Devils to capture 1st District 10 title
NEW WILMINGTON — Lakeview may have a long way to go to equal Sharpsville’s success in the sport of football, but the Sailors jump-started the process Friday night.
With Blake Reddick roaring into the record book, the Sailors shut out Sharpsville, 27-0, in the District 10 Class A championship game at Greyhounds Stadium.
Hornets seek 3-peat Saturday vs. Girard
Bill Brest ... buffer?
Hickory High’s head football coach has broad shoulders and that’s necessary, because he’s taking on all distractions as his Hornets prepare for Saturday’s District 10 Class AA championship game.
Hickory (10-1) will attempt to hoist the D-10 trophy for a 3rd consecutive season when the Hornets journey to Girard’s backyard — Edinboro University’s Sox Harrison Stadium — to meet the Yellow Jackets at 1 p.m.
Hickory rolls past Northwestern in D-10 semifinals
SLIPPERY ROCK — They say that “Familiarity breeds contempt.” You can bet the Northwestern Wildcats are feeling a bit of the latter for the Hickory Hornets!
For a third straight season Hickory eliminated the northerners from the District 10 Class AA playoffs, this time by a 52-14 score in the semifinals Saturday night at Slippery Rock University’s Thompson-Mihalik Stadium.
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