Hickory field

Work has begin on Hickory’s new baseball/softball field. This is the view from behind home plate taken on Friday. The project will replace the flood-plagued grass baseball field behind Hickory High School with an artificial surface, which is expected to provide better drainage and can be used interchangeably for baseball and softball.

The District 10 Class 2A and 3A Singles Tournament is today at Westwood Racquet Club in Erie. The 3A matches begin at noon with 2A starting at 1 p.m.

Today’s action will run through the semifinals. The championship matches are scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday.

Fairview’s Jake Geiger, who has since graduated, was last year’s 2A champ. Cathedral Prep senior Matt DeMarco is back to defend his 3A title.

The District 10 Doubles Tournament is set for Wednesday and the team tournament is set for Friday.

The PIAA team tourney at the Hershey Racquet Club is May 17-18 and the singles and doubles championships are slated for May 24-25.

Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie hosted the District 10 tennis events for years, but its indoor tennis courts were converted into a soccer facility.


• Lakeview 10, Jamestown 0 (6 inn.) – At Stoneboro, the Sailors jumped out to a 5-0 lead after 1 inning of play and cruised to the non-region win.

The Region 3 Sailors plated a run in the 2nd inning and 4 in the 6th to enact the 10-run rule.

Trent Milliren (4 innings) and Brett Beith combined to throw a 1-hitter. Milliren struck out 5 batters, issued no walks and gave up the hit. Beith fanned 4 and had no walks.

Beith, who entered the game leading Mercer County hitters with a .614 average, ripped a double, 2 singles and drove in 3 runs. 

Also for Lakeview, Nate McIntire had 2 singles and drove in a run, Milliren collected an RBI double, Kyle Uber had a double and Devin Bobbitt, J.P. McGee and Zack Doddo all had 1 hit and an RBI.

No stats were reported for Region 1 Jamestown.

The Muskies host West Middlesex in a Region 1 game on Monday while Lakeview visits Rocky Grove for a Region 3 clash on Monday.

• Hickory 7, Sharon 0 – At Hermitage Monday, a trio of Hornets’ combined on a no-hitter and Clay Wiesen homered, doubled and drove in a run as the Hornets beat the Tigers in a Region 2 contest.

Hickory scored 1 run in the 1st inning, 4 in the 3rd, 1 in the 4th and tacked on another run in the 6th inning.

Also for the Hornets, David Greenburg had a pair of hits and 2 RBI and Cameron Whalen had 2 singles and drove in a run.

Jorge Leedham, Connor Evans and Nick Osborne split time on the mound for Hickory. Leedham struck out 7 batters and walked 4, Evans had 1 strikeout and Osborne fanned 1 and issued 1 walk.

No Sharon stats were reported to The Herald.

Both teams are back in action on Monday in a pair of Region 2 games. Hickory visits Titusville while the Tigers host Greenville.


• Wilmington 11, Kennedy Catholic 4 – At Hermitage Thursday, Meadow Whiting fired a 1-hitter over 3 2/3 innings with 5 strikeouts and 5 walks in leading the Lady Hounds to the Region 1 win over the Lady Golden Eagles.

Grace Schultz suffered the loss for KC. She struck out 6 batters, issued no walks and gave up 10 earned runs on 17 hits.

Offensively for Wilmington, Amber Siegfried ripped 3 singles and a solo home run, Remington Koi doubled and singled and drove in a run, Whiting smacked a solo homer and singled, Ella Krarup had a pair of singles and a double and Amber Breetz added a 2-run single.

Schultz had 2 singles for Kennedy Catholic and Farrah Mancino ripped an RBI single.

Both teams are back in action on Tuesday in Region 1 games. Kennedy Catholic visits Mercer while the Lady Hounds host Commodore Perry.


Pine-Richland Invite

Coach J.R. McFarland’s Wilmington High track teams competed in Friday’s Pine-Richland Invitational.

Connor Vass-Gal took 1st place in the shot put, setting a meet record with a distance of 60 feet, 11 inches. Jayden Williams placed 7th in the event (44-0 3/4).

Josh Sanders placed 2nd in the discus (152-5) and Michael Hoffman finished 6th in the high jump (5-9 1/2).

On the girls side, Aleah Deal captured the discus title (122-4), Grace Mason placed 2nd in the 800 (2:18) and the 4x4 and 4x8 relay teams earned 4th-place finishes.

The 4x4 foursome of Lena Welker, Becca Book, Mason and Elizabeth Miles clocked in at 4:09. The 4x8 team of Welker, Book, Elise Hilton and Mason finished in 10:09.21.