Buddy Guerino Tourney winding down
Hoops action continued on Friday night at the 17th annual Buddy Guerino Underclassmen Tournament at Sharpsville High and Elementary Schools.
KC, Hickory girls win Guerino semifinal games
Hoops action continued on Wednesday at the 17th annual Buddy Guerino Underclassmen Tournament at Sharpsville High and Elementary schools.
Roundup: Guerino Tourney continues at Sharpsville
Action continued on Tuesday night at the 17th annual Buddy Guerino Underclassmen Basketball Tournament at Sharpsville High and Elementary schools. The following was reported to The Herald:
17th annual Guerino Tourney begins
The 17th annual Buddy Guerino Underclassmen Baskteball Tournament tipped off on Monday night with games at Sharpsville High and Elementary Schools .
Roundup: Sharpsville softball team rallies to beat GC
ä Sharpsville 13, Grove City 11 — At Grove City’s Memorial Park, Sharpsville’s Rachel Harenchar clubbed 2 home runs and drove in 5 runs as the Lady Blue Devils rallied from an 8-2 deficit to top GC in the season-opener for both teams.
Kelsey Ferlin went the distance for Sharpsville. She struck out 4, walked 7 and gave up 8 hits. She was also 3-for-4 at the plate, which included a double, with 4 RBI.
SPORTVIEW: Mother Nature must not like high school spring sports
HERE WE GO again! High school spring sports are getting under way in unspringlike weather.
Baseball and softball fields are a mess from rain, snow and frozen ground. Tennis players compete unless the rain or snow make the courts too wet and slippery.
Track and field is usually a go, but it’s hard to record a good time in the 100-meter dash in a hooded jacket. And it’s not much fun shivering while huddling in blankets to keep warm between events.
Hickory's incredible run ends against Blackhawk
BUTLER — Shakespeare warned us to “beware the Ides of March” — March 15, the assassination of Julius Caesar.
In the year 2014, on the Ides of March, it was more a case of beware Blackhawk and the eyes of Chassidy Omogrosso.
Omogrosso owned the free-throw line Saturday afternoon, converting all 13 of her attempts in leading the Lady Cougars 48-45 PIAA Elite Eight round win over Hickory.
Vincentian ousts KC for 3rd straight year
BUTLER — Legend has it, when Coach Eddie McCluskey, at season’s end saw his players weeping — despite the disappointment of defeat — he took it as a good sign because they’d given their all and had nothing more to give.
For the 3rd consecutive season Kennedy Catholic High girls basketball program had its season short-circuited by perennial power Vincentian Academy, on Saturday by a 56-29 count.
CV overcomes 16-point deficit to oust Farrell
NEW CASTLE — Playing in pain, playing with pride, playing with composure — all important components to winning basketball games.
But understanding how to play with prosperity is equally important; failing to do so by losing one’s composure can prove painful to one’s pride.
Farrell High boys basketball’s proud program painfully permitted a 16-point halftime spread to evaporate, resulting in a 69-62 PIAA playoffs loss to Central Valley Friday night.
Buzzer-beater in OT lifts Hickory past defending state champs
With 4 seconds remaining in overtime during Thursday night’s PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal-round game, Holly Grober had tears in her eyes.
Tears of agony.
Megan Chess had attempted just 2 shots and not scored a point.
She finished the game scoreless.
KC girls oust Claysburg-Kimmel, 45-38
GREENSBURG, Pa. — Nobody said it would be easy. Not when you get to the second round of the PIAA playoffs. But nobody said it would brutal!
“That was a very, very physical game,” said a relieved Kennedy Catholic coach Chris Mele after his team defeated a hard-nosed group of Lady Bulldogs from Claysburg-Kimmel, 45-38, Thursday night at Hempfield High School.
Big Reds fall to Greensburg Central Catholic
WEXFORD — The West Middlesex High boys basketball team was eliminated from the PIAA playoffs Thursday night following a 73-57 loss to Greensburg Central Catholic.
“The ball didn’t bounce our way (Thursday) night, and I’m kind of disappointed about it. But our effort was still there,” West Middlesex mentor Chad Mild said.
PIAA hoop games postponed
Because of the inclement weather moving in on Wednesday, all PIAA basketball playoff games involving District 10 teams were postponed until today.
ä The Kennedy Catholic girls game will be at Hempfield High, Greensburg, at 6:30 p.m.
ä The Villa Maria and Mercyhurst Prep doubleheader is scheduled at Sharon High School for 6:30 and 8 p.m.
ä The West Middlesex boys game is scheduled at 7 p.m. at North Allegheny High School, Wexford.
ä The Hickory girls and McDowell doubleheader is moved from Slippery Rock University to Farrell High School at 6:30 and 8 p.m.
The Farrell vs. Central Valley Class AAA boys game is 7 p.m. Friday at New Castle Area High School.
Farrell ousts Uniontown in overtime, 86-72
PENN HILLS — Five decades did nothing to diminish the intensity of the Farrell-Uniontown boys basketball rivalry. What transpired back in the 1960’s reverberated as recently as Tuesday night during the PIAA Class AA quarterfinals.
And just as it did approximately a half-century ago, Farrell forged past Uniontown, this time 86-72 in overtime at Penn Hills High.
LOCALS ELSEWHERE: Spon, Cianci, Trudo, Giroski in the news
Several former athletes or coaches from Mercer County are making news in sports elsewhere. Following are their stories:
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