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.
HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS ROUNDUP
Baseball, softball and tennis teams were in action Monday as the nice weather allowed for high school spring sports action that has been limited so far by rain, snow and windy conditions.
Players relent, agree to play for reinstated football coach
Minnesota State University-Mankato's football team has ended its boycott of reinstated head coach Todd Hoffner, who successfully fought child pornography charges and other misconduct accusations that removed him from the job for 20 months.
Hickory track coaches near finish line
While the Shenango Valley lionizes legendary gridiron greats and hardwood heroes, the sport of track & field at Hickory High has resonated its relevance throughout District 10 and commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
For the better part of the last 3 decades that was due, to a great extent, to the efforts of Barb Dzuricsko and Mark Slezak.
More than 200 dual-meet victories combined between the girls’ and boys’ programs, 9 district championships (7 girls, 2 boys), 2 statewide runners-up berths and another pair of 3rd-place finishes, culminating in the Lady Hornets’ 2012 PIAA Class AA championship.
Their collective resumé would be envied by any coach, regardless of sport. Which makes this recent revelation regrettable: Dzuricsko and Slezak simultaneously will step down at this season’s conclusion.
SPORTVIEW: Cavaliers are example of how an owner impacts a team
WHEN LEBRON James vacated Cleveland for South Beach a few years ago, angry Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert declared that the Cavaliers would win an NBA championship before James and the Miami Heat.
How’s that working out, Dan?
Miami is seeking a third straight title this postseason while the Cavaliers are headed for the golf courses. Pretty sad.
Roundup: Trojans, Hounds win team titles at WM Invitational
Wilmington High girls and Greenville boys dominated the annual Big Red Track & Field Invitational Thursday afternoon in West Middlesex.
A half-dozen girls’ and 7 boys’ teams competed.
Wilmington overwhelmed the female field, as the Lady Greyhounds garnered almost twice as many points as runner-up Lakeview (236-5 to 133.5).
Roundup: WM diamondmen edge Reynolds, 6-4
ä West Middlesex 6, Reynolds 4 — At Transfer, the Big Reds snapped a 4-all tie by plating a run in the 4th inning and another in the 7th in a 2-run win over the Raiders.
Mark Colella earned the mound win in a relief appearance for WM. No pitching stats were submitted.
Roundup: Hickory, Wilmington softball teams win
Paced by Chelsea Marriott’s muscle, Hickory High hammered 4 home runs Saturday afternoon en route to a 19-1 rout of Sharon.
At Wengler, Marriott mauled 2- and 3-run round-trippers to right-center and straightaway center field, respectively. Her Lady Hornets’ teammates Hannah Gallagher and Morgan McBride mustered 3-run bombs, also.
Fired coach in Mankato unjustly accused of visiting porn sites
Minnesota State University-Mankato officials wrongly accused former football coach Todd Hoffner of viewing pornography sites on his work computer before firing him last May, a state arbitrator has disclosed.
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