The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Sports

October 18, 2013

Roundup: Hickory's Colbert advances to PIAA golf championships

- — Hickory High junior golf ace Billy Colbert fired a 75 to finish tied for 6th at the PIAA Western Regional Class AA Golf Championships Wednesday.

Colbert and others battled chilly, day-long rain to post the score at Tom’s Run Golf Course, Blairsville, and become the first Hickory High player to qualify for states since 1994, according to Hickory coach David Gibb.

Two other locals competed, but didn’t qualify for state by placing in the top 20. Mercer’s Nate Guiler shot 90, while Hickory’s Ross Rosati came in with 95.

Region champ was Keenan Hickton of Sewickley Academy with a 3-under-par 69. District 10 champ Matt McCord of Titusville shot 76 to finish 12th.

The 36-hole state tourney will be held at Heritage Hills Golf Course, York, Oct. 21-22.

GIRLS TENNIS

District 10 Class AA Team Championship


ä Mercyhurst Prep 5, Hickory 0 — At Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie, the Lady Lakers (16-0) won their 14th consecutive District 10 team title with a sweep of the Lady Hornets (13-4).

Thursday’s match capped a dominant 4-day run by Mercyhurst Prep, who also won the AA singles and doubles titles this week.

Singles: Lauren Petrella (MP) def. Marissa Works, 6-0, 6-3; Caitlyn Schultz (MP) def. Lauren McGonigle, 6-1, 6-1; Brittany McBride (MP) def. Anna Derloni, 6-0, 6-1. Doubles: Katie Elia-Taylor Levinson (MP) def. Rachel Mettee-Nikki Marone, 6-3, 6-0; Nicole Freeman-Audrey Bell (MP) def. Bailey McLaughlin-Annalise Bianco, 6-0, 6-1.

“The girls left everything they had on the courts today,” said Hickory coach Joe Bender. “I couldn’t be more proud of this group of girls for all that they accomplished this season. We improved significantly since the regular season match-up with Prep. We went from winning 4 games to 10 games and leading matches early on.

“It’s a tough way to end the season, but ultimately this is the pathway to success and we are committed to it. My coaching staff (Lori Woods, Ed Newmeyer and Matt McKee) has been amazing at preparing and working with the girls all season,

“Besides a school record-breaking winning season, winning Region 1 outright, winning the Buhl Tournament and being the D-10 runner-up, our exhibition players went 73-11. It looks like we have a bright future ahead of us.”

˝ McDowell won its 10th straight D-10 Class AAA title with a 5-0 sweep of Central Tech at Pennbriar. The Lady Trojans also swept the district singles and doubles crowns this week.

GIRLS SOCCER

ä Hickory 10, Slippery Rock 2 —
At Slippery Rock, the Lady Hornets (8-0, 14-1-1) wrapped up the Region 2-AA championship with a win over the Lady Rockets.

Lauren Bell had a hat trick and 2 assists to lead Hickory. Jackie White had 2 goals and 1 assist, Sara Suler notched 1 goal and 3 assists and Gia Pascarella, Alaura Dillon, Isabella Spadafora and M.K. Bair had the other goals.

Also, Marissa DeJulia and Patrice Clemenza had 1 assist each for Hickory. Morgan McBride made 6 saves between the pipes for the Lady Hornets.

Hickory’s only loss of the season was to state-ranked Karns City and the tie came against Canfield, which is ranked in Ohio.

ä West Middlesex 3, Kennedy Catholic 1 — At Butala Stadium in Hermitage, KC took a 1-0 lead but WM (8-7-1) rallied to score 3 straight unanswered to win the match.

Molly Stonebraker, Kaitlyn Beck and Riley Lyons had the goals for WM. Kayla Ballard was credited with 2 assists and Stonebraker and Gretchen Elsey had 1 assist each. Brianna Spencer posted 9 saves in goal for the Ms. Reds.

Tessa Bonomo had the goal for KC on “Senior Recognition Day” assisted by Angelica Scoccia. Elizabeth Volkay posted 7 saves in goal.

KC’s seniors are Katie Trenga, Gabby Nevant, Gracie Izenas, Autumn Jarvie, Bianco Morris and Shelby McElhinney.

BOYS SOCCER

ä Hickory 1, Grove City 0 —
At Hornet Stadium Wednesday night, the host Hornets seniors were victorious in their final home contest. The lone goal was scored by Coulter Bishop, unassisted.

Senior goalie Donté Green had 9 saves in goal for the shutout. Senior defenders, Justin Peidle and Brady Leunis, were a big help in blanking the Eagles. Other dominant defenders were Matthew Costello, Jacob Andrzejewski and Noah Cole.

JV: Grove City, 4-0

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

ä West Middlesex 3, Sharpsville 0 —
At Sharpsville, coach Niki Nych’s Ms. Reds improved to 12-0 in Region 1 and 14-0 overall with the 25-14, 26-24, 25-20 win over the Lady Blue Devils (9-3, 9-5).

WM: Tori Roberts 8 points, 24 digs; Aly Andrusky 13 points, 6 kills, 9 digs; Megan Hazlett 8 points, 24 assists, 12 digs; Marissa Pursel 10 kills; Ariel Pratt 5 points, 12 kills, 7 digs; Dani Krepps 11 digs. Sharpsville: Maddie Przicina 20 assists, 10 digs; Rachel Harenchar 12 digs, 5 points; Olivia Shuttleworth 12 digs; Rachel D’Auria 6 kills, 8 points; Miley Sikorski 5 kills; Emily Anderson 5 kills; Emily Sackett 5 digs; Tara Morris 5 kills, 6 digs, 6 points.

JV: Sharpsville, 25-20, 10-25, 15-9.

ä Hickory 3, Sharon 1 — At the new gym inside Case Ave. Elementary in Sharon, the Lady Hornets (8-2, 9-3) registered a 25-7, 25-11, 24-26, 25-23 win.

Hickory: Danielle Collier 5 kills, 7 digs; Katie Gustas 7 kills; Hope Wilterdink 5 kills, 6 aces; Nicole Lacava 5 blocks, 8 aces; Winter Linhart 5 digs. Sharon: Jessica Talbert-Kirsch 7 assists; Leah Smith 6 assists, 5 digs; Iman Morgan 8 blocks; Kristina Jacoway 5 digs; Delisa Smith 7 digs; Tanayja Sanders 8 kills, 5 blocks; Ger’Brea Peterson 5 digs.

JV: Hickory, 25-13, 25-22.

ä Lakeview 3, Kennedy Catholic 0 — At Hermitage, KC fell to 1-16 with the 3-game sweep, 28-26, 25-22, 25-23.

Lakeview: No stats reported. KC: Taylor Hood 5 blocks; J’Shawna Thompkins 13 points, 7 aces, 7 digs, 12 kills; Tatum Kress 12 digs, 6 kills; Emilee Taylor 10 points, 5 digs, 6 kills; Tori Bremick 6 points, 5 assists, 6 digs; Hannah Burns 10 assists; Khalida Muhammad 8 points.

JV: Lakeview, 20-25, 25-17, 15-10.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • NFL NOTEBOOK: Ex-Sharon star Austin hopes to spark Lions' defense

    THE TALENTED — albeit underachieving — Detroit Lions commence camp July 27 in Allen Park, Mich. as the National Football League prepares for the 2014 season.

    July 21, 2014

  • Fighting cancer 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.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.”

    July 20, 2014

  • Sky 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.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sharon Football scramble 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.

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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).

    July 13, 2014

  • LeBron James 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.

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 10, 2014

  • 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.

    July 8, 2014

  • County champs 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:

    July 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Cook 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.

    July 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    June 29, 2014

  • Tri-Athletes 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.

    June 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    June 22, 2014

  • Trophy time 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.”

    June 19, 2014 1 Photo

Top 25 (AP Poll)
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Facebook