WM captures 3rd straight D-10 crown
EDINBORO — The West Middlesex Big Reds did it again! For the third straight year, the Big Reds, under the leadership of head coach Chad Mild, the winningest coach in West Middlesex school history, won the District 10 title with a thrilling 55-54 victory over the Fairview Tigers on Friday night at McComb Field House.
Farrell beats East for D-10 Class AAA title
MEADVILLE — Malik Miller was playing with a broken hand, but broke the hearts of East High’s basketball team.
Sophomore sharpshooter Miller mustered 19 markers — tossing in 4 from beyond the arc — helping forge Farrell to the District 10 Class AAA championship, 83-78.
Raiders hold lead at Northwest AA Region Tourney
Reynolds coach Casey Taylor had a simple, but fitting comment after the opening night of the Northwest AA Region Wrestling Championships at Sharon High School Friday:
“So far; so good!”
The defending champion Raiders, who are seeking a 17th region crown in school history, jumped into the team lead with 45 points Friday, heading second place Brookville with 35.
KC beats Ike in 2OT; Raiders fall
The Kennedy Catholic boys advanced to the PIAA Class A playoffs with a thrilling 66-62 double-overtime win against Eisenhower at Edinboro University in the District 10 consolation game on Friday night.
In Class AA, Mercyhurst Prep ended the season of the Reynolds Raiders with a 64-44 win at Slippery Rock University.
Brookfield boys, girls hoops teams ousted
ä Newton Falls 47, Brookfield 45 — At Newton Falls Friday night, coach Bill Kovach’s Warriors (13-10) suffered a tough playoff loss to the Tigers (14-9).
Brookfield led 18-8 at the end of the 1st quarter, but NF cut the lead to 26-22 at halftime. The Tigers outscored Brookfield 16-5 in the 3rd quarter and held off the Warriors in the 4th for the victory.
Roundup: Hickory, Mercer, KC girls to play for titles
ä Hickory 62, Mercyhurst Prep 42 — At West Middlesex High School, the Hickory Hornets punched their ticket to the District 10 championship game with a 62-42 semifinal victory over the Lady Lakers of Mercyhurst Prep.
“It’s a great feeling to get to the championship game,” said Hickory coach Jeanette Whitehead. “This is what we’ve been working towards. It’s a reflection of the hard work of these girls.”
Roundup: Farrell stuns ESV; KC, Reynolds lose; Brookfield advances
ä Farrell 71, Strong Vincent 69 — At Meadville Area Senior High’s “House of Thrills,” the venue lived up to its billing on Tuesday as the Steelers (21-3) rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat the Colonels (16-8) and advance to the District 10 championship game.
Farrell trailed by 18 points with 5 minutes left to play, but Steelers’ sophomore Malik Miller got red-hot and led the rally.
WM advances to 3rd straight D-10 championship game
For an opponent, watching West Middlesex win must be akin to dying a slow death.
While West Middlesex High boys basketball team will be making its 4th consecutive appearance in the District 10 championship game, the Big Reds entered Tuesday’s semifinal showdown with Mercyhurst Prep having converted 72 percent of their free throws. But the Lakers — like so many before them during the last 3-plus seasons — hadn’t learned their lesson.
The Big Reds benefitted from a 3-to-1 edge from the line, making Prep pay in the form of a 58-42 win at Sharon High.
Boys, Girls District 10 Preview Boxes
Who: Farrell (20-3) vs. Strong Vincent (16-7).
When: 8:30 p.m. today.
Where: Meadville Area Senior High’s “House of Thrills.”
SPORTVIEW: District 10 game times are hurting student-athletes
HOW LONG are school boards and administrations going to put up with District 10 and its ridiculous decisions at times?
We ask this after seeing the times of the boys basketball playoff games Tuesday night.
The district has scheduled double-headers with the first game at 7 p.m. and the second game at 8:30.
That is insane. They expect high school kids to travel from here to Edinboro or Meadville and teams from the north to come down here for 8:30 games on a school night?
WRESTLING NOTEBOOK: Reynolds, Greenville send big squads to regions
The Reynolds High Raiders certainly have a sense of history when it comes to wrestling. Since the program began, no team has had more success.
That’s why head coach Casey Taylor pointed out how proud he was to be part of the school’s 20th district title since the points totals became official in 1981. And he made a key point about winning D-10 titles when he said:
Raiders win 20th D-10 championship
If it’s true that “There’s strength in numbers,” then the Reynolds Raiders should be in good shape at the Northwest Regional Wrestling Championships.
Coach Casey Taylor’s Raiders advanced 13 of 14 wrestlers through the District 10 Class AA Championships Saturday at Sharon High and won the team title with 222 points. Finishing second was Greenville (158), and the Trojans are advancing 10.
Roundup: Hickory beats Conneaut Area; Farrell, Mercer, Brookfield win
Eight area girls basketball teams were in action on Saturday as the District 10 and OHSAA playoffs tipped off.
In Class A, Farrell beat Youngsville, 43-32, while Reynolds suffered a 52-17 loss to Rocky Grove. In AA, Mercer was the only area team to advance as the Lady M’s beat Fairview, 44-33. Sharon lost to Seneca, 65-51, and Girard ousted Wilmington, 45-36. In AAA, the Hickory improved to 23-0 with a 45-23 victory against Conneaut Area, while Villa Maria ousted Grove City, 37-21. In OHSAA Division III, the Brookfield girls defeated Liberty, 56-37.
Raiders hold lead; 6 former champs advance
It was a good night Friday for defending individual champions and the expected top teams at the District 10 Class AA Tournament at Sharon High School.
All six former D-10 champs moved on in the winners bracket, while the “Big Four” teams – Reynolds, Greenville, Fort LeBoeuf and Saegertown – dominated the competition.
D-10 Playoff Roundup: WM, Farrell and Reynolds boys advance
The District 10 Class AA and AAA boys playoffs tipped off on Thursday night as 7 area teams were in action. In Class AA, Region 2 champion West Middlesex beat Cambridge Springs, 75-53; Reynolds stunned Seneca, 47-43; Wilmington fell to Fairview, 61-55, and Mercer suffered a 59-42 loss to Mercyhurst Prep.
In Class AAA, Region 5 champion Farrell edged Girard in overtime, 63-60; Hickory was ousted by Strong Vincent, 50-40, and Erie East beat Grove City, 64-53. In the other AAA game, Oil City defeated Gen. McLane, 44-37.
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