Roundup: Hickory netters fall to Fairview in D-10 Team Championships
The Hickory High boys tennis team suffered a 5-0 loss to Fairview on Friday at the District 10 Class AA Team Championships at Pennbriar Athletic Club, Erie.
Warren beat Harbor Creek, 3-2, in the other semifinal and then Fairview swept the Dragons, 5-0, for the crown.
Lewis, Pearson, Hickory 4x1 girls set meet marks at Mercer County Invite
Spring sprang Thursday at Hornet Stadium, Hermitage, during the Mercer County Invitational.
With weather, for once, cooperating with mid-80’s temperatures, area athletes responded in their final tune-up for next week’s District 10 Championships. Though no team totals were tallied, the record book was taxed.
Roundup: Hickory to play for D-10 team title; WM, Sharpsville softball teams win
Coach Casey Runyan’s Hickory High tennis team will compete in the District 10 Team championships today.
The event begins at 9 a.m. at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie.
Roundup: Hornets beat WM; Lady Hounds suffer 1st loss
Don’t attempt to convince Gary Hinkson the value of moral victories. As far as the Hickory High baseball skipper is concerned, a loss is a loss.
Which made Wednesday’s 13-8 comeback win at West Middlesex that much more meaningful.
Roundup: Allen fires 2nd straight no-hitter; Lakeview boys, Wilmington girls Region 1 track champs
ä West Middlesex 15, Commodore Perry 0 (4 inn.) — At The Richard J. Kritz Softball Complex in West Middlesex, Jordyn Allen pitched her 2nd straight no-hitter in as many days as the Ms. Reds (6-0, 8-2) rolled past CP.
Allen struck out 10 batters and walked 2. She also helped her cause at the plate with a double and single. On Monday, Allen fired a no-no vs. Kennedy Catholic (2-0 win) in Hermitage.
Roundup: Locals in D-10 tennis tourney; WM, Sharon at Oil City Invite
The District 10 Boys Singles Tennis Tournament was held on Saturday at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie. No locals will compete in Monday’s championship matches.
In Class AA, 5th-seeded Ross Rosati of Hickory advanced the farthest out of all area competitors. He was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Tris Tuttle of Fair-view. Hickory’s John Smaltz was eliminated in the 2nd round.
Roundup: Lady Hounds edge Sharon to improve to 11-0
ä Wilmington 7, Sharon 6 (8 inn.) — At Westminster College in New Wilmington, the Lady Hounds plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to edge the Lady Tigers and remain unbeaten with an 11-0 record.
The score was tied 5-all heading to the 8th. Sharon’s Kristina Jacoway reached base on an error and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Mallory Torr to give the Lady Tigers a 6-5 lead.
Roundup: Mercer, KC, Reynolds, GC baseball teams win
Weather-wise, it’s been a challenging spring for all area diamond teams. So sometimes, 60 degrees and a sun-cloud mix will have to do, just to get on the field.
“The kids have been workin’ in the gym — we’re sick of it,” admitted Mercer High mentor Jack Thorn.
On Thursday at Johnny Pepe Field, the visiting Mustangs parlayed the pitching of John Scheidhauer and Nate Guiler and scored a 7th-stanza run to squeeze past Sharon, 6-5.
Roundup: Raiders, Hounds track teams earn sweeps
ä Reynolds 91, Farrell 59 — At Transfer, the host Raiders rolled, led by multiple-winners Ryan McQuown (400, high jump, 4x4 relay anchor) and distance standout James Slater (3200, distance-relay leg).
Dewayne Burns (200) and his fellow Farrell Steelers’ sprinter Marquail Freeman (100) contributed to the winning 4x1 relay, as did Rob Guelledge (high hurdles).
Roundup: Hickory girls, SR box cop teams titles at City of Hermitage Invite
The District 10 track & field championships were not decided Saturday afternoon in Hermitage. However area aficionados got a glimpse of, perhaps, what will transpire in Erie County come mid-May.
Slipprey Rock boys and Hickory girls copped team titles during the 15th annual City of Hermitage Invitational.
Roundup: City of Hermitage Invitational today
The 15th annual City of Hermitage Track & Field Invitational is set for today at Hickory High’s Hornet Stadium, beginning at 9 a.m.
The field will include athletes from Cambridge Springs, Clarion, Commodore Perry, Erie-East, Gen. McLane, Grove City, Harbor Creek, Hickory, Keystone, Mercer, North East, Northwestern, Oil City, Redbank Valley, Reynolds, Sharon, Sharpsville, Slippery Rock, Titusville, Union City, and Wilmington.
Evans steps down as Hickory boys basketball coach
The Geoff Evans era ended almost before it began.
After just one season at his alma mater as Hickory High boys’ basketball coach, Evans announced he has stepped down.
Roundup: Hickory softball team routs SR; Hounds 10-0
ä Hickory 18, Slippery Rock 0 (3 inn.) — At Slippery Rock, Chelsea Marriott and Megan Chess combined for an abbreviated 1-hitter and Madison Collier and Sabrina Black both drove in 5 runs as the Lady Hornets routed the Rockets.
Marriott pitched the first 2 innings. She fanned 3 batters, had no walks and allowed no hits. Chess closed out the final frame with 2 strikeouts, no walks and gave up the 1 hit.
Roundup: Rockets, Hornets, Blue Devils win
ä Slippery Rock 11, Grove City 3 — At Memorial Park in Grove City, Travis Lauster singled and tripled and reached base 4 times as the defending District 10 Class AAA champion Slippery Rock Rockets beat the Eagles.
Joe Barnhart went the distance for Slippery Rock. He gave up a dozen hits in earning the win. At the dish for Slippery Rock, Jackson Kerchis, Butler and Matt Badger all had 2 hits and Arrenzo doubled.
Roundup: Wilmington track teams sweep WM
ä Wilmington 98, West Middlesex 51 — At West Middlesex, the visiting Greyhounds gave the Big Reds their first home, dual-meet loss in approximately 4 seasons according to Middlesex mentor Ed Pikna.
Cooper (400, 800, distance- and mile-relay legs), jumper Perrine and sprinter Scott (100, 200) gave the Greyhounds the giddy-up by winning multiple events.
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