Grove City boys track and field team

The Grove City High boys track and field team poses on Saturday after winning the team title at the Oil Country Invitational in Oil City.


Hickory’s Dallas Larimer advanced to Saturday’s semifinals in the District 10 Class 2A Singles Tournament at Westwood Racquet Club in Erie.

Larimer, who was seeded 3rd, fell to 2nd-seeded Grayson Millette of Fairview, 6-1, 1-6, 6-0, in the semifinals.

Millette will face teammate Joe Pakulski in the championship match at 3 p.m. Monday at Westwood Racquet Club. Pakulski, who is seeded 4th, upset top seed Neil Chen of Mercyhurst Prep, 6-3, 6-0, in the other semifinal match.

Larimer beat 6th seed Alex Miklinski of Mercyhurst Prep, 8-5, in the quarterfinals.Greenville’s Steve Jaussen fell in the quarterfinals to Millette, 8-5.

The Class 3A title match Monday is Cathedral Prep’s Matt DeMarco vs. teammate Tom Prichard.

DeMarco is the defending District 10 3A champion.



Several area teams participated in Saturday’s 31st Oil Country Invitational hosted by Oil City High School.


Connor Vass-Gal, who set a meet record in the shot put (60-11) at the Pine-Richland Invitational on Friday, won the discus title Saturday with a mark of 154-1.

Also for the Hounds, Josh Sanders took 3rd in the discus (146-7), Jayden Williams took 4th in the shot put (43-3) and Dale Nestor was 4th in the 3200 (10:40.03) and Erik Richardson placed 5th in the discus (133-6).


Paige Griffith captured the high jump title with a mark of 5-1 on Saturday at Oil City.

Kaitlyn O’Kresik placed 2nd in the 200 (26.96) and 3rd in the 400 (1:03.21). Aniyah Anderson finished 2nd in the 100-meter hurdles (15.59) and 3rd in the 300 hurdles (49.81). 

Anderson also ran the opening leg on Hickory’s 2nd-place 400 relay team (52.03). The other members were Kayla Saylor, Emma Schnolis and Daphne Borowicz.

Kate Brown placed 2nd in the pole vault (9-6) while Rhys Miller finished 2nd in the triple jump (32-1 3/4) and 6th in the long jump (14-8).

Capturing 4th-place finishes were Logan Davis in the 1600 (5:43.54), Christie Boren in the high jump (4-11) and Alyssa Rollinson in the javelin (96-10).

Alivia Smith took 5th in the shot put (29-8 1/2) and Avery Micchia took 6th in the 100-meter dash (13.74).

Brian Phillips led the way for the Hickory boys with a 1st-place finish in the long jump (21-7 1/4). Mike Henwood was 4th in the 100 (11.49), Brady Mellott took 5th in the 110 hurdles (16.42) and Chris Nagle was 5th in the high jump (5-9).


Michaela Rose captured 1st place in both the 100 (12.7) and 200 (25.85) Saturday. She was also part of the Lady Sailors’ 400 relay (52.64) that placed 3rd and the 1600 relay team that placed 4th in 4:43.18. 

The other runners in the 400 relay were Danielle Williams, Amber Sefton and Taylor McKean and the other runners in the 3200 relay were Williams, Sefton and Mikayla Montgomery.

Lakeview’s 3200-meter relay team clocked in at 10:14.11 to take 1st place. The runners were Claire Oliver, Montgomery, Sefton and Williams.

Oliver also took 4th in the 400 (1:03.92) and Williams placed 5th in the 800 (2:31.50).

For the Lakeview boys, Isaac Lightcap captured the title in the pole vault (12-0), Joey Grim was 2nd in the high jump (5-11) and tied for 2nd in the triple jump (41-0 1/4), Luke Hostetler placed 4th in the 800 (2:06.54), Douglas Maxwell took 5th in the pole vault (10-0) and Cole Thiec finished 6th in the 200 (24.23).

Lakeview’s 1600- and 3200-meter relay teams earned 2nd-place finishes. Hunter Miller, Thiec, Cody Sturgeon and Hostetler clocked in at 3:39.83 in the 1600 while Ethan Barrick, Miller, Sturgeon and Hostetler made up the 3200 foursome (8:46.13).

Grove City

Abby Biddle took 1st place in the 400 (1:00.35) and 800 (2:24.35). She also ran the opening leg on GC’s 1st-place 1600 relay team (4:13.05). The other runners were Abby Steffler, Sarah Hammerman and Alexa Nemec.

Emma Isenberg placed 2nd in the high jump (4-11) and 4th in the triple jump (31-9), Christiana Melvin finished 2nd in the long jump (14-10 1/4), Laura Miller took 2nd in the shot put (32-7 1/2), Becca Santom was 2nd in the 300 hurdles (48.17) and 4th in the 100 hurdles (16.98) and Anna Schmid placed 3rd in the discus (100-0), 4th in the shot put (29-10 1/2) and 6th in the javelin (90-0).

Abby Steffler finished 4th in the 200 (27.68), Katie Feng was 5th in the long jump (14-8), Clara Hannon finished 6th in the 400 (1:05.66), Melvin took 6th in the 300 hurdles (53.43) and Lindy Bumbaco took 6th in the pole vault (8-6).

Also, GC’s 400-meter relay team placed 6th in 53.58. The runners were Hammerman, Hannon, Nemec and Steffler.

For the Grove City boys, Nick Murawski took 1st in the 400 (52.03), Tobias Jones was 1st in the 800 (1:59.37), Connor McEwen placed 1st in the 300 hurdles (39.91) and 2nd in the 110 hurdles (15.36) and Nick Smither won the javelin title (182-0) and took 6th in the discus (127-9). The 3200 relay team of Luke Owrey, Jonah Powell, Gabe Nichols and Tobias Jones placed 1st in 8:11.67.

Second-place GC finishes went to Nichols in the 800 (2:00.63), Cael McEwen in the 1600 (4:45.25) and Max Hall in the pole vault (11-0).

Owrey finished 3rd in the 400 (53.62), Jake Reddick took 3rd in the long jump (19-10 1/2) and the 1600 relay team took 3rd in 3:42.07. Team members were McEwen, Murawski, Owrey and Powell. The 400 relay team of Jake Bush, Curtis Hovis, Ryan Locktosh and Reddick placed 4th in 46.68.

Ramsey Saltrick finished 5th in the 1600 (4:45.97). Sixth-place GC finishes were Joseph Somora in the 1600 (4:47.18), Chad Helmininack in the 3200 (10:43.63), Josh Dreves in the high jump (5-7), Jake Bush in the triple jump (39-10 1/2) and Tim Christy in the javelin (143-3).

West Middlesex

Emma Pringle placed 2nd in the 1600 (5:30.99) and 3rd in the 3200 (12:14.04). Alex Rea finished 4th in the pole vault (10-6), Braden Hanahan took 5th in the 400 (54.72) and Josiah Powell placed 5th in the 300 hurdles (43.73).


Noah Weese finished 2nd in the javelin (176-8) and Alaina Williams placed 6th in the discus (88-3).


• Mercer 7, Reynolds 5 – At Transfer Saturday, the Mustangs edged the Raiders in the Region 3 contest.

Mercer snapped a 5-all tie by scoring 2 runs in the top of the 6th inning. The Mustangs scored 1 run in the 1st inning, 2 in the 3rd, 2 in the 4th and the 2 runs in the 6th. The Raiders plated 2 runs in the 3rd inning and 3 in the 5th.

No Mercer stats were reported to The Herald.

Jonathan Crumbacher (3 1/3 innings), Garrett Erford (3), Lee Walter and Haden Obenrader pitched for Reynolds. They combined to strike out 3 batters, walked 6 and gave up 8 hits.

Erford had 2 singles and a double for the Raiders, Andrew Herman doubled, singled and drove in a pair of runs, Dominic Bertolasio ripped an RBI double, Crumbacher had an RBI single and Nathan McDowell doubled.

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