MERCER COUNTY —
ä Kennedy Catholic 5, Oil City 0 — At Oil City, coach Frank Bober’s visiting Lady Golden Eagles (7-3) eased to the win via a handful of straight-sets victories.
Oil City (1-9) won only 9 games in the 5 sets.
Singles: Kelsey George (KC) def. Mora McLaughlin, 6-3, 6-2; Monica Bober (KC) def. Michaela Lockwood, 6-0, 6-1; Rebecca Kish (KC) def. Allie Domer, 6-1, 6-0. Doubles: Jensen Kirila-Stephanie Moore (KC) def. Ashely Roth-Kate Dolecki, 6-0, 6-0; Meghan Boyd-Lanie O’Brien (KC) def. Rachelle Gove-Alyssa Woodling, 6-2, 6-0.
ä Hickory 5, Greenville 0 — At Hermitage, the host Lady Hornets (9-1) harvested a handful of straight-sets wins, including Marissa Works, Allie Newmeyer and Sharon Mettee in singles and the tandems of Lauren Kizak-Nikki Morgenstern and Lauren McGonigle-Rachel Mettee. The Lady Trojans tumbled to 2-7.
Singles: Works (H) def. Jessica Burnett, 6-0, 6-0; Newmeyer (H) def. Amanda Davis 6-2, 6-3; S.Mettee (H) def. Brooke Marini, 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: Kizak-Morgenstern (H) def. Kaela Reinhart-Cameron Leary, 6-1, 6-2; McGonigle-R.Mettee (H) def. Casslyn Holder-Jessica Fenton, 6-4 7-5.
ä Grove City 5, Franklin 0 — At Grove City, the host Lady Eagles (8-2) eased to the win, with Meredith Trent, Alexis Delligatti and Stephanie Krofcheck posting straight-sets singles wins.
Singles: Meredith Trent (GC) def. Lina Starr, 6-3, 6-1; Alexis Delligatti (GC) def. Mimi Terman 6-0, 6-0; Stephanie Krofcheck (GC) def. Lexi Weaver, 6-1, 6-0. Doubles: Hanna Stewart-Bri Rodgers (F) def. Maddie Jaswinski-Katie Kosick, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(3); Molly Somora-Emily Krofcheck (GC) def. Caitlin Phipps-Beth Pfoph, 6-1, 6-1.
ä Lordstown 3, Brookfield 2 — At Lordstown, Ashley and Autumn Kirila claimed straight-sets wins at 1st and 2nd singles, but a defaulted doubles match cost the Lady Warriors (4-9). Lordstown improved to 13-1.
Singles: Ashley Kirila (B) def. Amber Dillard, 6-2, 6-2; Autumn Kirila (B) def. Hannah Lickwar, 6-4, 6-4; Marinia Patitucci (L) defl. Ana Zarlinski, 6-1, 6-0. Doubles: Daisy Free-Kaitlyn Ginkinge (L) def. Leah Bayer-Sharlene Shebeck, 6-0, 6-0. Mackenzie Guthrie-Christina Carrell (L) by default.
ä Jamestown 175, Greenvile 178 — At The Greens of Greenville, Muskies’ medalist Keamus Schuhlen shot 40 to lead the visitors.
Jamestown: Schuhlen 40, Jake Reaugh 42, Ronnie Meals 47, Chris Shultz 45. Greenville: Chad Ferguson 43, Nick Deitrich 44, Dan Addison 45, Colton McCright 49.
Grove City High’s boys’ and girls’ teams swept Wilmington recently, 15-50 and 22-37, respectively.
The Eagles ended 8th in the recent 40-team Spartans Invitational at Boardman, led by 3rd-place winner Dan Jaskowak, while the Lady Eagles ended 11th out of 45 squads led by Hannah Sanford’s 33rd-place finish in a 298-competitor field.
Also at the recent Red-White & Blue Invitational in Pittsburgh, Jaskowak’s 3rd-place berth enabled the Eagles to end 3rd among 60 teams, while Sanford and Katie Jaskowak finished 59th and 61st, respectively (423 entrants), as Grove City garnered 19th out of 47 schools.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
GROVE CITY 15, WILMINGTON 50
1. Dan Jaskowak (GC) 16:22; 2. Aaron Benka (GC); 3. Ian Brown (GC); 4. John Somora (GC); 5. Brandon Wise (GC); 6. Jared Thomas (W); 7. Cal Gealy (W); 8. Brett Whittly (W); 9. Jordan Smih (W); 10. Ryan Davis (W).
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
GROVE CITY 22, WILMINGTON 37
1. Hanna Sanford (GC) 20:14; 2. Rikki Brumbaugh (W); 3. Katie Jaskowak (GC); 4. Lauren Decker (GC); 5. Allison Baldwin (W); 6. Olivia Lowe (GC); 7. Hannah Winters (W); 8. Madison Hamilton (GC); 9. Abigail Johnston (GC); 10. Kara McClain (GC).
ä Kennedy Catholic 7, Sharpsville 0 — At South Py, the visiting Golden Eagles (1-1 region, 6-1 overall) eased to the win as Jimmie D’Onofrio and Stephens Edge both tallied twice.
Also for KC, matt Wasielewski, Christian Riggle and Ethan Feldmiller garnered Golden Eagles’ goals. D’Onofrio was credited with 2 assists and Wasielewski and Gerald Zachar 1 apiece. Goalkeeper Gavin Cianci pitched the shutout.
ä Hickory 0, Sharon 0 (double OT) — At Hornet Stadium, neither club could score after 100 minutes of action. Hickory (2-3-2) outshot Sharon 14-12, as goalkeepers Donté Green of Hickory and Sharon’s Vinnie Shaffer both made 6 saves. JV: Hickory, 2-0.
ä Commodore Perry 2, West Middlesex 0 — At West Middlesex, Big Reds’ goalkeeper Ethan Thompson made 33 saves. No other details reported. JV: 0-0.
ä Wilmington 8, West Middlesex 0 — No other details reported.
MERCER COUNTY —
Hickory boys edge WM for D-10 Class AA Track team title
HARBORCREEK — Hickory High co-head coach Mark Slezak referenced the term “exponential” in explaining the four-fold heart-felt feeling of having a relay team qualify for the PIAA Championships.
That sentiment seemed to summarize Mercer County’s performance during Saturday’s annual District 10 Class AA Track & Field Championships.
5 area teams qualify for D-10 baseball playoffs
Five area baseball teams have qualified for the District 10 playoffs — Grove City, Kennedy Catholic, Sharpsville, West Middlesex and Wilmington.
In the Class A semifinals, Kennedy Catholic faces Cochranton at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Northwestern High School. Rocky Grove faces Eisenhower in the other semifinal game.
Hickory, WM boys to collide at D-10 AA Track & Field Championships
For the 2nd time this week, a District 10 track & field team title could be decided by a pair of Mercer County contingents.
Just as Hickory and Grove City girls contested the Class AAA crown Wednesday night, so, too, are the Hickory and West Middlesex boys anticipating vying for Saturday’s AA title.
Roundup: Reynolds baseball tops GC; Sharpsville, Wilmington softball teams win
ä Reynolds 4, Grove City 1 — At Transfer, Neal Engstrom fired a complete-game 3-hitter with 8 strikeouts and 3 walks in lifting the Raiders (9-8) past the Eagles (14-6).
Ryan Grace was tagged with the loss for Grove City. He struck out 6 batters, issued no walks and gave up 7 hits in going the distance.
GC girls 3-peat at District 10 Class AAA Track & Field Championships
HARBORCREEK— Some athletes seeded 1st in four events would feel pressure. For Grove City High senior Daniel Jaskowak, it’s an opportunity for name recognition.
“I kind’ve like it. It’s cool, because people know who you are,” related Jaskowak, who won 3 events during Wednesday’s District 10 Class AAA Track & Field Championships.
Hickory, GC girls collide at D-10 Class AAA Track & Field Championships
If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best. Cliché though that is, it will be borne out today at the annual District 10 Class AAA Track & Field Championships.
Hickory High girls — the defending PIAA Class AA titlists — will test the best from the biggest. And the Lady Hornets hope to give as good as they get from the 6-county competition.
Local tune up for districts at Mercer County Invite
There’s a difference between a warm-up and a warning.
If Saturday’s annual track & field invitational is any indication, Mercer County’s contingent issued a warning for the remainder of District 10: This could be a big year in area annals.
Roundup: Grace, GC beat Sharon, 4-0, in 5 innings
With an impending storm blowing in above Johnny Pepe Field time was limited, so Ryan Grace greedily gobbled up putouts.
Grove City High’s Grace gave up only 3 base hits, and the visiting Eagles eased to an abbreviated 4-0, 5-inning win over Sharon Friday afternoon.
HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS ROUNDUP: County track meet set Saturday at Hickory
The annual Mercer County Track & Field Invitational will be held at Hickory High’s Hornet Stadium Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.
Competing are all Mercer County teams, Class AAA and AA, as well as Slippery Rock. The meet serves as a warm-up to the District 10 championships set next week at Harbor Creek High.
Roundup: Sharon baseball squad edges Sharpsville, 5-4
It was a tense Tuesday in Tiger-town.
Twenty-four hours removed from a 1-run Region 2-AA loss at New Wilmington, Sharon High’s baseball team could not afford another setback, otherwise its postseason aspirations were alleviated.
Conversely, region pacesetting Sharpsville could have secured the crown with a win, and the Blue Devils dashed to an early 3-0 lead.
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