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.
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THE TALENTED — albeit underachieving — Detroit Lions commence camp July 27 in Allen Park, Mich. as the National Football League prepares for the 2014 season.
Racing to fight cancer
Former Hickory High athlete Amanda Budzowski is on the run — the run to raise money to fight cancer.
Budzowski is part of Team in Training, an organization that has raised more than $1.4 billion for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society since forming in 1988. Her division is known as IRONTEAM and she is currently training for the 140.6-mile Ironman triathlon in Mont Tremblant, Canada, in August.
SPORTVIEW: Pirates, Indians need fast start after All-Star break
SO FAR, so good. I’m referring to the start of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians after the All-Star break on Friday night.
Both teams rallied to win. The Buccos beat the Colorado Joints — err, I mean Rockies — by coming from behind in the 8th inning. Since they legalized marijuana sales in that state, it gave new meaning to John Denver’s song “Rocky Mountain High.”
Rutters earn spot in national motocross event
The brother-sister racing duo of Elijah and Dannah Rutter of Mercer are set to travel to Hurricane Mills, Tenn., to compete soon in the prestigious 33rd annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships presented by AMSOIL at Loretta Lynn Ranch.
Elijah, 18, and Dannah, 16, earned a ticket to the event with their performances at qualifiers and then regionals and are among the top 5 percent of riders in the U.S. Overall, 20,000 hopefuls from across the U.S. competed and there are only 1,446 qualifying spots at nationals.
Notebook: Sharon football greats meet, reunite at inaugural golf scramble
Mid-July, with the temperature 80-plus degrees at Avalon at Buhl Country Club; however, it felt like a fall, football Friday.
The inaugural Sharon Football Boosters 4-man golf scramble took place recently, and served as a Who’s Who in the Tigers’ triumphant tradition.
SPORTVIEW: All is right with the world - LeBron has come home!
HAPPY DAYS are here again. The prodigal child has returned!
The announcement that “King James” is returning to Cleveland has created a level of euphoria not seen since the Browns won the city’s last major sport championship a couple of years ago.
What’s that? Oh, yeah — make that 50 years ago (1964).
Full text of LeBron's essay in SI
LeBron James announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday in an essay that he wrote for Sports Illustrated. The following is the full text of that essay.
Snyder, Gordon, Popatak named to All-State team
Grove City High’s David Gordon, Sharpsville’s Greg Popatak and Lakeview’s Logan Snyder recently were named to the Pennsylvania High School Baseball Coaches Association all-state team.
Synder was selected 1st-Team in Class A as a designated-hitter, while Gordon was honorably-mentioned in Class AAA and Popatak similarly was honored in AA. Gordon gained his laurels as a pitcher; Popatak as a 3rd baseman.
Oprah lands first interview with Jerry Sandusky's adopted son, Matthew
Matthew Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, is breaking his silence for the first time since his father's 2012 conviction on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, sitting down with Oprah to tell his story.
Little League Tournaments
Sharon won the District 2 Major Division (12-year-olds) Championship, while Greenville 9-10 and West Middlesex 11 teams notched tournament victories in recent action.
Hermitage Brennan Chiropractic won the Mercer County 14-under championship recently.
Following are game reports:
The First Tee of Sharon celebrates 15th anniversary
Professional golf star John Cook has received many honors and awards in his illustrious career, but probably none mean as much as those similar to the one he received Monday afternoon at The First Tee of Sharon.
During a special ceremony to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the local program, a permanent plaque was unveiled in his honor describing the contributions he has made to junior golf.
SPORTVIEW: John Cook here Monday for First Tee; other celebs on July 11
THE RETURN of Tiger Woods to a PGA event sparked a lot of interest this past week. The return of John Cook to Buhl Farm Golf Course Monday will do the same locally.
Cook, a standout on the Champions Tour and outstanding TV golf analyst, will conduct a clinic at 11 a.m. Monday at the course to help celebrate the 15th anniversary of The First Tee of Sharon program.
It is open to the public at no charge.
Hickory honors Tri-Athletes
Hickory High honored its 2013-14 tri-athletes in a recent ceremony, the latest installment in a program that began in 2003-04.
Fifty student-athletes (grades 9-12) were cited for having competed in at least one sport in the fall, winter and spring while maintaining a minimum B (85 percent) grade-point-average during the first three 9-week grading periods of the academic year.
SPORTVIEW: Ex-Greenville man to enter Bedford County Hall
HUGHEY TATE was the greatest baseball player that ever lived — hitting 10,000 home runs and never making an out in 50 years on the diamond.
OK, that’s not true of course. But that’s the way Hughey would have told it before bursting into laughter.
Tate, a Greenville man who was as good at spinning a yarn as well as he was in hitting home runs, will be inducted posthumously into the Bedford County (Pa.) Hall of Fame Saturday. Some of his relatives from this area will attend the ceremonies.
Wilson wins Herald-Tamie Jr. golf crown
It was a case of family history trumping golfing history!
Hickory High golfer Billy Colbert had a chance to become only the second player ever to win the Herald-Tam O’Shanter Golf Championship four times. But he missed the final round of the tourney Wednesday along with his brother Colbert to attend his great-grandma’s funeral in Pittsburgh.
“I kind of wish he was here,” said the 2014 champion Jacob Wilson, a Kennedy Catholic High player who lost in a sudden-death playoff to Colbert last year. “But you play whoever is here. And in golf, you play against yourself too.”
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