Lady Hounds rally for 8-7 win, advance to PIAA quarterfinals
ERIE — You can call them the “Comeback Kids,” or the “Cardiac Kids.”
Just don’t call the Wilmington High softball team quitters!
The Lady Greyhounds battled back from 4-0 and 7-4 deficits to capture a thrilling 8-7 win over WPIAL runner-up Deer Lakes on Monday evening at Penn State-Behrend.
Hickory's Cannone to play hoops at W&J
Few Mercer County-area student-athletes experienced scholastic success to the degree Anthony Cannone enjoyed.
The Hickory High senior secured 9 letters as a “tri-athlete,” captaining the baseball, basketball and football teams, earning various postseason laurels, while academically being a National Honor Society student.
COLLEGE BASEBALL: YSU wins; Kent State out
Youngstown State University baseball team lives to fight another day, but the Kent State Golden Flashes were eliminated Saturday in the NCAA College Baseball Regional Tournaments.
The two teams with local players on their rosters had different outcomes Saturday in elimination games after both lost Friday openers. On Saturday, YSU beat Indiana State, but Kent State fell 4-2 on a 9th inning rally by Kentucky.
SPORTVIEW: Moving Kostka monument to LL field is great idea
IT WAS ALMOST 30 years ago when the devastating tornado swept through Wheatland, wreaking havoc on people and structures.
A photo on the front page of Saturday’s Herald sparked memories for many of us who reflect on the tornado that leveled much of the small Borough of Wheatland and killed eight people there.
Hounds D-10 champs; WM drops heartbreaker
ERIE — Someone one said, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” No one knows that better than the West Middlesex girls softball team after a tough District 10 Class A championship loss.
But then again new 2014 Class AA D-10 champ Wilmington saw it over in the third inning in the next game.
Lewis, Aikins 2-3 in discus; Hickory boys finish 2nd
SHIPPENSBURG — Though Saturday’s success could not be measured in gold medals, the annual PIAA Track & Field Championships still served as harvest of hardware for Mercer County.
At Shippensburg University, numerous members of the area aggregation took their places on Seth Grove Stadium’s medals stand. Mercer County medalists included Hickory throwers Luke Lewis and Austin Aikins, who placed 2-3 in the discus competition, throwing 162 and 154-3, respectively.
SPORTVIEW: Maybe there is a bit of hope for Pirates, Indians
WE FINALLY HAVE some nice weather for high school spring sports. Oh, yeah — they are pretty much over. Go figure.
At least perhaps Little League, girls softball and other summer sports activities will fare better than we’ve seen so far.
We deserve it!
Hickory's Lewis, Slippery Rock's Campbell grab gold at PIAA Championships
SHIPPENSBURG — For Luke Lewis, the issue wasn’t whether or not he would be standing atop the PIAA pedestal following Friday’s shot-put competition; rather, if he would etch his name as the all-time commonwealth kingpin.
Hickory High’s Lewis’ pursuit of the PIAA Class AA shot-put record (Bethlehem Catholic’s Joe Kovacs, 64-10 3⁄4, 2007) fell shy, but he nonetheless garnered gold during the opening day of the annual PIAA Track & Field Championships.
WM, Lady Hounds to play for D-10 titles
The West Middlesex and Wilmington High softball teams will play for District 10 championships on Monday after earning wins on Thursday in the semifinals. In Class A, West Middlesex beat Saegertown, 8-1, and Wilmington ousted Titusville, 6-4, in Class AA. Both games were at Allegheny College in Meadville.
The Hickory girls suffered an 11-3 loss to Ft. LeBoeuf in the Class AAA semifinals Thursday at Penn State-Behrend in Erie.
In the Class A baseball semis, Union City ousted Lakeview 7-4 at Northwestern High School.
Hickory grad Fabian to lead Lady Hounds
Wilmington High found its man — Matt Fabian.
The 28-year-old Hermitage resident will replace Brandy Sanford, who resigned after the 2013-14 season, as the girls basketball head coach.
“I’m thrilled,” the 2004 Hickory High School and 2007 University of Pittsburgh graduate said. “This a great opportunity and is a great fit for me. The administration is very supportive.
Obama invites foreign tourists to U.S. attractions
President Barack Obama wants the United States to draw 30 million more foreign tourists each year to sites such as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, according to a plan he was expected to detail in a stop at baseball's iconic shrine Thursday afternoon.
Cooperstown astir about news of Obama's visit to Hall of Fame
The atmosphere in this idyllic upstate village - source of the Susquehanna River and home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum - is electric in anticipation of a visit by President Barack Obama.
Few details are available regarding the presidential stop in the place that bills itself as “America’s Perfect Village,” aside from a planned visit to the baseball shrine on Main Street.
Roundup: GC baseball, Wilmington softball advance to D-10 semifinals
Nine area teams took part in the District 10 playoffs on Tuesday — Grove City, Hickory, West Middlesex and Wilmington in baseball; Lakeview, Reynolds, Sharpsville and Wilmington in softball, and Farrell in boys volleyball.
On the diamond, only the Grove City baseball team and Wilmington softball team advanced to the semifinals. In volleyball, Farrell was swept by Cambridge Springs.
Hickory track teams sweep D-10 titles; Lady Hounds AA champs
HARBOR CREEK — They can relocate the annual Class AA track & field championships to Erie County, but District 10 remains the domain of Mercer County’s contingent. On Saturday, the area aggregation made Harbor Creek High’s Paul J. Weitz Stadium its personal playground.
Wilmington High girls and Hickory boys completed a sweep of the AA team titles. Hickory harvested a 65-60 victory over Greenville, while Wilmington was victorious over Villa Maria Academy, 102-100.
PSU men's basketball coach Chambers optimistic
The whirling-dervish otherwise known as Patrick Chambers blew into the Shenango Valley Thursday afternoon.
The Penn State University men’s basketball head coach appeared at the annual Friends of Penn State Dinner hosted by Penn State-Shenango Alumni Society.
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