GC tennis seniors

Grove City girls tennis seniors are pictured after a recent match. The team members are Jubilee Bandy, Leah Buchan, Evelyn Wolinski, Katie Feng, Lillian Conger, Rachael Simpson, Rheagan Hohn, Maddie McCoy, and Courtney Saylor.

Grove City’s 50th annual Kiser Classic girls’ basketball tournament is scheduled Dec. 10-11 at Grove City High.

Mercer, Greenville and Cochranton will join the host Lady Eagles for the 2-day event. Games both nights are set for 6 and 7:30 p.m. tip-offs.

Grove City Girls Basketball Boosters are welcoming anyone who ever participated in the event to a luncheon on Dec. 11, from 3-5 p.m. at Rudy’s Restaurant near Grove City. All returning coaches and alumni will be recognized at the event.

Form information, contact former Grove City High coach and Mercer County Hall-of-Famer Roger Flynn at rogerflnn21@hotmail.com, or Michelle Santom at wmsantom@zoominternet.net.

GIRLS TENNIS

• Grove City 3, Hickory 2 – At Buhl Farm Park, the visiting Lady Eagles edged the Hornets in a playoff to determine the Region 1 representative for the District 10 Team Championships.

“The reason that both of our teams finished as region co-champions with identical 13-1 records couldn’t have been more evident,” explained Hickory co-Head Coach Ed Newmeyer. “With the match tied at 2, our number three singles player, Abbie Bender, put up a valiant effort against Grove City’s Emily Williams, who came away with the decisive win by capturing the third set, 6-4, in a grueling 3-hour match.”

D-10 runner-up Macy Matson won at 1st singles for Grove City, as did the doubles duo of Cana Severson and Jane Coulter.

Nicolette Leonard, at 2nd singles, and the No. 2 tandem of Jenna Missory and Kara Leonard were winners for Hickory (14-3 overall). Missory made her varsity debut.

“We wish Coach (Michael) Coulter and his team the best of luck in the D-10 Team Championships match,” Newmeyer concluded, noting Hickory will compete in the D-10 Doubles Tourney Thursday in Erie.

Singles: Matson (GC) def. Isabelle Frangakis, 6-3, 6-0; N.Leonard (H) def. Katie Feng, 6-3, 6-4; Williams (GC) def. Bender, 2-6, 7-5, 6-4. Doubles: Severson-Coulter (GC) def. Giada Bertolasio-Brooke Psznick, 6-4, 7-6(1); Missory-K.Leonard (H) def. Lillian Conger-Ella West, 6-4, 7-5.

“Hickory has a very strong girls tennis program and excellent players, so it’s always a tough match,” said GC Coach Michael Coulter. “This year our teams have had very three close matches, all with a 3-2 result. 

“There were great shots, great rallies, and great effort in all the matches – and it came down to that long third singles match to determine the winner.”

CROSS COUNTRY

BOYS

• West Middlesex 16, Commodore Perry 45; West Middlesex 17, Reynolds 42; Reynolds 21, Commodore Perry 36 – At West Middlesex, the Coach Morgan Grandy’s host Big Reds rolled to the regular-season Region 1 crown.

Gio Rococi (18:19.94), Luke Schneider (18:42.38) and Dennis Jones (19:14.27) swept the top 3 berths for the Big Reds, while Nick Varga (19:38.38), Derek Johnson (20:31.83) and Devin Gruver (20:32.08) also garnered top-10 places.

Reynolds’ Jonny Bresnan finished 4th (19:16.57) and Commodore Perry’s Trenton Bell stood 6th (19:51.13).

• Sharpsville 18, Sharon 40 – At Buhl Park, Kellen DeJulia (19:45) and Michael Breneman (20:39) finished 1-2 for Sharpsville.

Michael Unrue placed 3rd for Sharon in 20:52. Unrue and Sean Burns were recognized on Senior Day for the Tigers.

• Grove City 20, Hickory 44, Grove City 15, Slippery Rock 50 – At Hermitage, the Eagles picked up a pair of wins.

Thomas Hunyadi of Hickory (6-1) finished 1st overall in 16:47. Josh Jones (17:08), MJ Pottinger (17:25), Quinn McKnight (17:26), Isaiah Stauff (17:31), and Wyatt Shepson (17:38) placed 2nd through 6th for Grove City. Slippery Rock’s Viktor Zahn (18:37) was 10th.

Hickory honored seniors Nathan Adamiak, Tyler Adamiak, Christie Boren, David Coul, Samuel Chlpka, David Coul, Hunyadi, Maggie Rumelfanger, Tyler Seidel, Justin Winslow, and Vincent Wolf.

• Wilmington 15, Greenville 50 – At New Wilmington, Beau Reed (15:01), Tagg Walker (15:02), Pierce Nagel (15:24), Nat Bersett (15:29), and Collin Buckwalter (16:02) swept the top 5 spots for the Hounds. Silas Dickey (16:57) placed 7th for Greenville.

The Greyhounds honored seniors Reed and Bersett.

GIRLS

• Reynolds 15, West Middlesex 50; Commodore Perry 15, West Middlesex 50; Reynolds 25, Commodore Perry 30 – At West Middlesex, the Ms. Reds’ Lia Bartholomew boasted a winning time of 21:09.24, outdistancing Reynolds’ Bethany Litwiler (22:39.89), Middlesex’s Ella Bartholomew (23:27.25) and Commodore Perry’s Bella Snyder (23:30.87).

The remainder of the girls’ top 10 included Reynolds’ Alexis Zachrich (24:54.19) and Addie Coburn (26:14.07), Middlesex’s Lily Widmyer (26:52.86), Commodore Perry’s Brooklyn Schwartz (28:46.63) and Jocelyn Long (30:01.66), and Reynolds’ Myah Snyder (31:58.23).

• Sharpsville 15, Sharon 50 – At Buhl Park, Natalie Ostheimer (20:42) and Abigail Douglas (21:39) swept the top 2 spots for Sharon, which didn’t field a full team.

Lily Smith (22:37), Lyndzie Springer (24:01), and Ava Hurl (24:33) rounded out the top 5 for Sharpsville.

• Hickory 24, Grove City 32; Hickory 24, Slippery Rock 32; Slippery Rock 26, Grove City 30 – At Hermitage, Grove City’s Abby Steffler clocked in at 20:24 to place 1st. Slippery Rock’s Marie Bickel (21:37) finished 2nd while Christie Boren (21:40) and Jillian White (21:40) placed 3-4 for Hickory (6-0), the Region 2 champs (first region title since 2013).

• Greenville at Wilmington – Neither team fielded a full team. Emma Mason (15:25), who won the Dirty Dawg Harbor Creek Invitational title on Saturday, placed 1st in 15:25. Megan Ickes placed 2nd for the Lady Trojans in 15:29

The Hounds honored senior Lia Vastano, who finished 3rd in 17:43.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

• Sharpsville 3, Erie First Christian Academy 0 – On Senior Night at Sharpsville, the Region 3 Blue Devils (9-3) posted a 25-9, 25-9, 25-13 sweep over Region 2 Erie First Christian Academy on Senior Night. Ady Kratko, Cady Benedict, Audra Anzevino, Rylee Hartle, and Lauren Kos are Sharpsville’s seniors.

Sharpsville: Kratko 11 points, 6 digs; Bella Ritenour 8 kills; Benedict 10 kills, 5 blocks; Chasie Fry 14 points, 5 aces, 6 digs; Breanna Hanley 5 kills, 5 digs; Anzevino 5 kills; Hartle 10 points; Kos 11 points, 5 kills, 26 assists.

JV: Sharpsville, 25-13, 25-13.

• Jamestown 3, Mercer 0 – At Mercer, Madison Bercis and Maya Floch had 17 points each and Delaney Cowger collected 21 assists to lead the Lady Muskies (5-4, 9-4) to the Region 1 win over the Lady M’s.

Jamestown: Sara Stevenson 5 points, 7 kills; Cowger 9 points, 6 kills, 21 assists; Bercis 17 points; Libby Babcock 6 points; Liz Kammerdiener 7 kills; Floch 17 points. Mercer: Keira Johnson 5 digs.

JV: Jamestown, 25-8, 25-12.

• West Middlesex 3, Commodore Perry 0 – At West Middlesex, Coach Carole O’Dell’s Ms. Reds (13-3) rebounded from Monday’s loss to Grove City with a Region 1 sweep of the Panthers, 25-9, 25-11, 25-12.

WM: Alaina Bowers 6 kills; Emma Mild 12 aces; Emily Anthony 5 kills, 5 assists; Carlie Beatty 5 kills; Caitlin Stephens 14 assists. CP: No stats reported.

JV: West Middlesex, 25-5, 25-16.

• Reynolds 3, Titusville 1 – At Transfer, Coach Shannon Davis’ Lady Raiders captured the Region 3 clash, 25-16, 25-19, 19-25, 25-23.

Reynolds: Emma Boland 10 points, 7 kills, 6 digs; Braelynn Anderson 19 points, 6 digs; Haley Chiappini 5 points; Rylee Gearhart 7 points, 7 kills; Halyn Cawthorne 18 assists, 8 digs; Annie Loposky 7 points, 11 digs; Kelsey McAdoo 8 digs; Kylee McAdoo 10 digs.

JV: Titusville, 25-21, 25-12.

• Conneaut Area 3, Hickory 1 – At “The Hive” in Hermitage, the Hornets dropped a 20-25, 25-17, 25-14, 25-13 Region 5 decision to CASH.

Hickory: Jaelyn Applegarth 10 digs; Emily Duncan 23 assists; Chloe Kovac 11 serves: Paige Griffith 7 kills, 5 blocks; Kaelyn Fustos 7 serves; Raeley Gargano 13 digs, 8 serves.

JV: No score reported.

• Slippery Rock 3, Sharon 1 – At Tiger Gymnasium, the Rockets grabbed a Region 3 win, 13-25, 25-15, 25-21, 25-16.

Slippery Rock: No stats reported. Sharon: No player had 5 or more in any statistical category.

JV: No score reported.

BOYS SOCCER

• Slippery Rock 1, Hickory 0 – At Slippery Rock recently, the host Rockets rode David Maglioccia’s goal with 5:49 remaining in regulation. Logan Arblaster was credited with the assist.

Slippery Rock goalkeeper Connor Wallace made a handful of saves, 1 more than his Hickory counterpart Matthew Maitland.

GIRLS SOCCER

• Kennedy Catholic 6, West Middlesex 1 – At Butala Stadium in Hermitage, KC picked up the Region 1 win in a “Kick For a Cure” Match for breast cancer awareness.

KC stats were not reported to The Herald. Emily Davano scored for WM off an assist from Jordin Frazier. Cassie Vorisek made 12 saves in goal for the Ms. Reds.

 

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

W.MIDDLESEX 16, C. PERRY 45

W.MIDDLESEX 17, REYNOLDS 42

1. Gio Rococi (WM) 18:19.94; 2. Luke Schneider (WM); 3. Dennis Jones (WM); Jonny Bresnan (R); 5. Nick Varga (WM); 6. Trenton Bell (CP); 7. Derek Johnson (WM); 8. Devin Gruver (WM); 9. Theron O’Brien (R); 10. Louie DeJulia (R).

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SHARPSVILLE 18, SHARON 40

1. Kellen DeJulia (Sv), 19:45; 2. Michael Breneman (Sv), 20:39; 3. Michael Unrue (Sn), 20:52; 4. Braydon Shannon (Sv) 21:12; 5. Luke Zahniser (Sv), 21:13; 6. Tyler Schenker (Sv), 23:09; 7. Adam Arena (Sv), 23:50; 8. Isaiah Harvey (Sn), 25:17; 9. Conner Rogers (Sv) 32:31; 10. Sean Burns (Sn), 34:00.

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GROVE CITY 20, HICKORY 44

GROVE CITY 15, SLIPP. ROCK 50

1. Tommy Hunyadi (H), 16:47; 2. Josh Jones (GC), 17:08; 3. MJ Pottinger (GC), 17:25; 4. Quinn McKnight (GC), 17:26; 5. Isaiah Stauff (GC), 17:31; 6. Wyatt Shepson (GC), 17:38; 7. Caden Riethmiller (H), 17:58; 8. Noah Byun (GC), 18:07; 9. Justice Brown (GC), 18:19; 10. Viktor Zahn (SR), 18:37.

 

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

HICKORY 24, GROVE CITY 32

HICKORY 24, SLIPP. ROCK 32

SLIPP. ROCK 26, GROVE CITY 30

1. Abby Steffler (GC), 20:24; 2. Marie Bickel (SR), 21:37; 3. Christie Boren (H), 21:40; 4. Jillian White (H), 21:40; 5. Abbey Nichols (GC), 21:52; 6. Izzy Gingras (H), 22:00; 7. Tessa Szymanski (SR), 22:12; 8. Ava Shellenbarger (H), 22:22; 9. Samantha Frazier (SR), 22:24; 10. Halie Halberg (SR), 22:31.

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