MERCER COUNTY —
ä Sharon 51, West Middlesex 21 — At West Middlesex, the visiting Tigers (11-8) 5 bouts by forfeit.
On the mat for Sharon, Andrew Campbell (145) copped a tech fall, Brandon Bittler (170) and Anthony Leak (285) logged falls, and Austin Alfreno (120) a major verdict.
For West Middlesex, Eric Lucich (182) posted a pin, while Jason Ash (160) annexed a decision at 160 pounds.
ä Greenville 45, Grove City 24 — Joey Safner (113), Alex Ho (195) and James Wilkerson (220) posted pins for the triumphant Trojans, and Ryan Grace (126) and Chet Simoni (160) did likewise for Grove City.
ä Wilmington 63, Reynolds 45 — At Transfer Tuesday night, the host Raiders’ playoffs hopes took a hit, though they remain in contention.
Wilmington went out to a 17-6 first-quarter lead and never trailed in the Region 2-AA affair.
Jordan Smith scored 11 points and Rocco Fagan fired in 10 for Wilmington (3-6, 6-12). Reynolds (4-6, 12-8) was led by Kyle McConnell and Corey Woods, with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
ä Ursuline 57, Kennedy Catholic 43 — At Youngstown Tuesday night, the host Irish assumed a 26-15 margin at intermission, then erupted for 21 third-period points en route to the non-league win.
Preston Williams went for a game-high 18 points for Ursuline (7-8), while Desmond McElroy and Kevin Jackson joined in with 17 and 12 points, respectively. McElroy manufactured 5 from beyond the arc. Ursuline attempted 18; KC converted 4 of 13 triples.
The teams traded 26 rebounds apiece, with D’Onofrio snaring 7 for KC, and Williams 7 for Ursuline.
Kennedy Catholic (12-5) was led by Mac Hartman and Jimmie D’Onofrio, who evenly divided 20 digits.
SHARON 51, MIDDLESEX 21
126—Jarray Norris (S) forfeit; 132 —Jason Clark (S) forfeit; 138—Michael Bonner (S) forfeit; 145—Andrew Campbell tech. fall David Cook, 16-0 (3:52); 152—Cory Buchanan (S) forfeit; 160—Jason Ash (WM) dec. Isaiah Chavez, 8-4; 170—Brandon Bittler (S) pinned Luke Hemminger, 3:58; 182—Eric Lucich (WM) pinned Beau Dignall, 3:23; 195—no match; 220 —Jeffrey Spencer (WM) forfeit; 285 —Anthony Leak (S) pinned Lucas Combine, 4:30; 106—Mitchell Murray (WM) forfeit; 113—Cody Buchanan (S) forfeit; 120—Austin Alfreno (S) major dec. Aidin Bellucci, 12-2.
GREENVILLE 45, GROVE CITY 24
113—Joey Safner (G) pinned Chad Bable, 0:26; 120—Ken Bable (GC) forfeit; 126—Ryan Grace (GC) pinned Craig Trumbull, 2:43; 132—Luke Walter (GC) dec. Derek Watt, 9-2; 138—Jacob Riffe (G) dec. Jared Sample, 10-7; 145—Trey Maher (GC) dec. Jacob Brown, 3-2; 152—Blake Horne (G) forfeit; 160—Chet Simoni (GC) pinned Gage Gladysz, 1:10; 170—Zach Miller (G) forfeit; 182—Justin Reynolds (G) forfeit; 195—Alex Ho (G) pinned Steve Boyle, 1:16; 220—James Wilkerson (G) pinned Austin Stelene, 0:28; 285 —Braden Gladysz (G) forfeit; 106—Jase Paxton (G) forfeit
WILMINGTON 16 17 14 16 63
REYNOLDS 6 10 13 16 45
WILMINGTON—Fagan 3-2-3-10, Hilliard 3-1-3-7, J.Smith 4-1-2-11, Brumbaugh 3-0-0-6, Scott Onestak 0-0-0-0, D.Smith 2-0-0-4, Bloise 3-0-0-7, Martini 1-0-0-2, Brumbaugh 3-3-4-9, Anthony 3-1-4-7. 3-pt. goals: Fagan 2, J.Smith 2, Bloise 1. Totals: 25-8-16-63.
REYNOLDS—Woods 4-2-2-11, Frable 3-0-0-6, Torok 1-0-2-2, McConnell 5-2-4-12, Beck 4-1-3-9, Reimold 2-1-1-5. 3-pt. goal: Woods 1. Totals: 19-6-12-45.
JV—Wilmington, 40-25. Travis Brumbaugh 13, Matt Zimmer 11 points for Wilmington.
KENNEDY 5 10 14 14 43
URSULINE 15 11 21 18 57
KENNEDY CATHOLIC—Brewer 1-0-0-3, Thompkins 3-0-0-6, D’Onofrio 4-0-0-10, Cianci 1-0-0-2, James 1-0-0-3, Crow 1-1-2-3, Wassil 2-0-0-4, Leipheimer 0-2-4-2, Hartman 4-2-3-10. 3-pt. goals: D’Onofrio 2, Brewer 1, James 1. Totals: 17-5-9-43.
URSULINE—McElroy 6-0-0-17, Strollo 3 0-0 6, Williams 8-2-6-18, Jackson 4-4-4-12, Hughes 2-2-4-4. 3-pt. goals: McElroy 5. Totals: 22-8-14-57.
JV—Kennedy Catholic, 52-45. Jake Leipheimer 12 points for Kennedy Catholic; Ben Phillips 21 for Ursuline.
MERCER COUNTY —
Playoffs: GC, Hounds win; Reynolds, Sharpsville softball advance
The District 10 playoffs kicked off on Tuesday for 4 area baseball teams and 5 softball squads.
In Class A softball, Reynolds edged West Middlesex, 5-4, in an 8-inning thriller while Sharpsville ousted Rocky Grove, 5-0. In Class AA, Northwestern beat Wilmington, 9-5, and Harbor Creek defeated Mercer, 4-3.
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.
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