ä Sharpsville 3, West Middlesex 1 — At West Middlesex, Natalie Henwood scored on a corner kick and breakaway in leading the Blue Darlings to the win over the Ms. Reds (2-3-1). Chandli Hasenplug had the other goal for Sharpsville off an assist by Aislinn Frazer.
Brianna Spencer posted the lone goal for WM, off an assist from Searra McElrath.
Megan Whalen (7 saves) was in goal for Sharpsville while Mackenzie Thompson (16 saves) was between the pipes for WM.
JV: Sharpsville, 2-0.
ä Wilmington 6, Sharon 2 — At Tiger Stadium, the visiting Lady Hounds (1-4) won their 1st match of the season, as Kyler Lum lent 4 goals and Hannah Heartwell and Rachael Huff had 1 apiece.
For Sharon, Hannah Rausch recorded both goals.
ä Mercer 4, Kennedy Catholic 0 — At Lamor Road Field, Mindy Brown, Megan McKinney, Lexi Arkwright and Kaitlynn Mostard-Smith had goals as the Lady M’s blanked KC.
Brown and Julia Weller were credited with assists. Analise Whenry made 5 saves in goal for the shutout.
Shelby McElhinny recorded 6 saves in net for the Lady Golden Eagles.
ä Hickory 3, Grove City 0 — Under the lights at Hornet Stadium, M.K. Bair scored 2 goals and Jackie White tallied the other one as the Hornettes blanked the Lady Eagles.
White, Jenna Placzek and Patrice Clemenza had assists. Morgan McBride recorded the shutout in goal.
Note: In Hickory’s win vs. Sharpsville last Thursday, Sara Suler set a single-game school record with 5 assists.
Region 2 Mega-Match
ä At Oak Tree Country Club, the host Big Reds recorded the win.
Led by medalist Nate Anthony’s round of 72, Middlesex mustered 326 strokes to outdistance Hickory (334), Sharon (352), Wilmington (407) and Sharpsville (408).
Middlesex and Hickory are tied atop the season standings with 18 points apiece, followed by Sharon (12), Sharpsville (7) and Wilmington (5).
West Middlesex: Anthony 72, Matt Dogan 83, Ryan Dogan 85, Brady Byers 86.
Hickory: Billy Colbert 73, Isaac Black 84, Ross Rosati 86, Evan Baughman 91.
Sharon: Jack Evans 83, Pat Artac 87, Carl Carpenter 90, Chris Franek 92.
Wilmington: Colin Duffy 93, Josh Bonnici 98, Matt Zimmer 106; Shane McQuiston 110.
Sharpsville: Jalen Mockabee 95, Eric Sloan 103, Johnny Wolfe 104, Nate Hawthorne 106.
ä Jamestown 181, Mercer 186 — At Spring Valley Golf Course, Mercer, Jake Reaugh fired a 41 to earn medalist honors for the Muskies. Mark Peters led the Mustangs (2-8) by carding a 42.
Jamestown: Ja. Reaugh 41, Keamus Schuhlen, Ronnie Meals 46s, Jonas Reaugh 48. Mercer: Peters 42, Peter Timashenka 46, Nate Guiler 47, Dylan Angermeier 51.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
ä Reynolds 20, Commodore Perry 35 — At Sheakleyville, Reynolds’ Candi Arnold annexed a 1st-place clocking of 23:53, 19 ticks ahead of Perry’s Katelyn Adams. Reynolds improved to 1-3.
ä Sharpsville 15, Mercer 43 — At Brandy Springs Park, the visiting Blue Darlings defeated Mercer (1-2), led by 1st-place finisher Maddie Przicina’s 22-minute effort.
ä Greenville 18, Sharon 44 — Greenville’s Maddie Thrasher, Nanami Mano and Emily Marshall placed 1-2-3 to lead the triumphant Lady Trojans.
ä Hickory 15, Slippery Rock 50 — At Hermitage, Lexi Bible clocked in at 19:55 for the Lady Hornets (3-0), who swept the top 8 berths. Lauren Bietz led SR with a 9th-place finish.
ä West Middlesex 15, Lakeview 50 — At Stoneboro, Kristen White clocked in at 21:20 for WM as the Ms. Reds captured 8 of the top 10 spots. Carrie Kiester ended 8th for Lakeview.
ä Jamestown 15, Kennedy Catholic 50 (forfeit) — At Jamestown, Lady Muskie Lindsey Anderson annexed 1st in the exhibition in 23:53.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
ä Hickory 17, Slippery Rock 44 — At Hermitage, Kyle Boyd (17:49), Kevin Jancsar and Logan Griffen swept the top 3 spots as the Hornets (3-0) rolled. Caleb Bickel placed 4th (18:27) for the Rockets.
ä Greenville 23, Sharon 41 — The Trojans triumphed, led by eight top-10 placewinners. However, Sharon’s Cody Buchanan won in a time of 17:32, 19 seconds ahead of Greenville’s Dylan Foley.
ä Jamestown 23, Kennedy Catholic 36 — At Jamestown, Christian McElhaney moved the Muskies to victory as he won in 18:58, approximately a minute ahead of runnerup Billy Flynn of KC.
ä West Middlesex 16, Lakeview 47 — At Stoneboro, R.J. Gilliland posted a time of 18:16 for the Big Reds to take 1st place as the first 7 runners finished in a 37-second pack. Devon Workman was 5th for the Sailors.
ä Commodore Perry 15, Reynolds 50 (forfeit) — At Sheakleyville, Commodore Perry’s Nate White won the exhibition (18:21). Reynolds is winless in 3 meets.
ä Sharpsville at Mercer (double forfeit) — At Brandy Springs Park, neither school fielded a full squad. Mercer’s Kevin Reno (17:28) won the exhibition, while Sharpsville’s Mike Vannoy clocked in at 22:21.
ä West Middlesex 3, Reynolds 0 — At West Middlesex, Aly Andrusky registered 21 points (6 aces), 5 kills and 9 digs as the Ms. Reds improved to 4-1 with the 25-20, 25-22, 25-3 sweep.
WM: Allison Mild 8 digs, 25 assists; Jade Kroesen 5 assists, 8 points; Shannon Kuritz 13 points (6 aces), 6 kills, 6 digs; Tori Roberts 8 digs, 7 points; Ariel Pratt 7 digs, 13 kills. Reynolds (0-4): Trish Liszka 5 serving points; Autumn Babcock 7 points 5 digs; Kayla Hughes 9 points (aces).
JV: Middlesex, 25-8, 25-27, 15-11.
ä Sharpsville 3, Farrell 0 — At Sharpsville, the host Blue Darlings (3-0) remained undefeated, 25-12, 25-16, 25-21.
Sharpsville: Paige Scurpa 13 serving points (8 aces), 11 kills, 5 digs; Megan Davis 5 points, 6 kills, 7 dgs; Rachel D’Auria 8 kills, 5 blocks; Alex Ferrara 11 points; Kristen Scurpa 25 assists. Farrell: No stats reported.
JV: Sharpsville 25-16, 18-25, 15-9.
ä Grove City 3, Mercer 0 — At Mercer, the visiting Lady Eagles eased to a 25-17, 25-22, 25-19 sweep.
Mercer (5-2): Amanda Cameron 19 points, 12 digs; Anna Connor 6 kills; Heather Woods 11 points, 9 digs, 9 assists; Maddie Hessman 5 points; Angie Moose 5 assists, Nikki Redmond 12 points, 7 kills; Katie Zellman 5 points, 5 blocks; Emily MeGee 6 points; Melissa Shoemaker 6 points. Grove City: No stats reported.
JV: Grove City, 25-20, 25-19.
ä Kennedy Catholic 3, Jamestown 0 — At Jamestown, the visiting Lady Muskies suffered a 25-20, 25-13, 25-21 setback to KC (2-1).
Jamestown: Alexis Goodlin 9 passes; Isabella Greenawalt 6 points; Jessie Arnold, Natalie Foltz 5 points apiece. KC: Brie Dickson 20 points (11 aces), 11 digs, 7 kills; Yasir Muhammad 5 points, 19 assists; Courtney Sargent 8 points, 5 digs, 7 kills; Sara Summers 5 digs; J’Shawna Thompkins 5 points, 5 kills; Emilee Taylor 6 kills.
JV: Jamestown, 25-10, 20-25, 15-12.
ä Mercer 3, Jamestown 0 — In a match reported in Tuesday’s Herald, Mercer (5-1) stats were: Amanda Cameron 17 points, 6 digs; Anna Connor 13 kills, 7 blocks; Heather Woods 23 points, 5 digs, 9 assists; Erica Berger 5 points; Maddie Hessmann 5 digs; Angie Moose 5 points; Nikki Redmond 7 points, 6 kills; Katie Zellman 10 points, 6 blocks, 9 kills; Emily McGee 5 points, 5 assists, 5 digs; Melissa Shoemaker 5 digs.
ä Brookfield 3, Youngstown East 0 — At Brookfield, Delaney Saxton had 15 points (6 aces) and 12 kills in leading the Lady Warriors (2-1) past East, 25-20, 25-13, 25-21.
Brookfield: Tori Thompson 12 points (6 aces), 15 assists, 6 kills; Ali Harpster 9 digs, Brooke Hiner 9 digs.
ä Brookfield 3, Sharon 0 — At Brookfield Monday, the Lady Warriors won in straight sets 25-13, 25-12, 25-18. In a highlight, Brookfield’s Thompson had 16 assists to bring her career total to 1,000 assists.
Brookfield (7-5): Saxton 11 kills; Harpster 8 digs, 18 points (8 aces); Hiner 7 kills; Katie Bender 5 digs, 10 assists; Sarah Egercic 19 points (5 aces). Sharon: Janayia Chester 5 digs; Jessica Talbert Kirsch 9 assists.
ä Lakeview 3, Commodore Perry 1 — At Sheakleyville, the Lady Sailors improved to 3-1 with the 25-13, 25-15, 23-25, 25-16 win.
Lakeview: Lacey Weaver 8 points, 6 kills; Rachel McKean 11 kills, 5 points, 5 blocks; Taylor Reed 35 assists, 13 points; Alex Ruediger 12 digs, 11 points. CP: No stats reported.
JV: Lakeview, 25-7, 25-12.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
REYNOLDS 20, CMDR. PERRY 35
1. Candi Arnold (R) 23:53; 2. Katelyn Adams (CP); 3. Erika Burnworth (R); 4. Amber Kent (R); 5. Kristen Walski (R); 6. Carey Kimball (CP); 7. Samantha Campbell (R); 8. Grace Krantz (CP); 9. Tess Grinnell (CP); 19, Sierra Jewell (CP).
SHARPSVILLE 15, MERCER 43
1. Maddie Przicina (S) 22:00; 2. Izzy Schell (S); 3. Brooke White (S); 4. Cassie Lukonic; 5. Kayla Kurelko (S); 6. Kendra Walker (M); 7. Carly Smith (M); 8. Kaitlin Conner (M); 9. Emma Messett (S); 10. Sierra Gibson (M).
HICKORY 15, SLIP. ROCK 50
1. Lexi Bible (H), 19:55; 2. Jackie Abraham (H); 3. Haley Boyd (H); 4. Bailey Brown (H); 5. Ciara Sonoga (H); 6. Kristen LaCamera (H); 7. Jordyn Kalp (H); 8. Nina Ordinario (H); 9. Lauren Bietz (SR); 10. Becca Novak (SR).
GREENVILLE 18, SHARON 44
1. Maddie Thrasher (G) 20:57; 2. Nanami Mano (G); 3. Emily Marshall (G); 4. Xsila Powell (S); 5. Julie Schuafel (G); 6. Delaney Ser (S); 7. Logan Addison (G); 8. Anne Demarest (G); 9. Lexi Reimold (G); 10. Jo-Lynn Anderson (S).
W.MIDDLESEX 15, LAKEVIEW 50
1. Kristen White (WM), 21:20; Chloé Tyillian (WM); 3. Alyson Pierce (WM); 4. Kelsey Murray (WM); 5. Kia Howe (WM); 6. Jordan Aubel (WM); 7. Anna Zrine (WM); 8. Carrie Kiester (L); 9. Logan Nitsche (WM); 10. Andrea McConnell (L).
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
HICKORY 17, SLIP. ROCK 44
1. Kyle Boyd (H), 17:49; 2. Kevin Jancsar (H); 3. Logan Griffen (H); 4. Caleb Bickel (SR); 5. Derek Work (H); 6. Tyler Schurko (H); 7. Justin Walter (H); 8. Andrew Maxwell (SR); 9. Will Henry (SR); 10. Marcus Sonoga (H).
GREENVILLE 23, SHARON 41
1. Cody Buchanan (S) 17:32; 2. Dylan Foley (G); 3. Mercer Martin (G); 4. Matthew Dilts (S); 5. Matthew Hecking (G); 6. Ryuil Mano (G); 7. Alex Dawes (G); 8. Adam Bartnicki (G); 9. Joshua Fabian (S); 10. David Stoyer (G).
JAMESTOWN 23, KENNEDY 36
1. Christian McElhaney (J) 18:58; 2. Billy Flynn (KC); 3. Andrew Moss (J); 4. Adam Winter (KC); 5. Tim Bruce (J); 6. Sam Livingston (J); 7. Mike Kifer (KC); 8. Lane White (J); 9. Jason Liszka (J); 10. Todd DePree (J).
W.MIDDLESEX 16, LAKEVIEW 47
1. R.J. Gilliland (WM), 18:16; 2. David Johnson (WM); 3. Aaron Wilson (WM); 4. Levi Canon (WM); 5. Devon Workman (L); 6. Isaac Williams (WM); 7. Brett Kirk (WM); 8. Jared Germani (WM); 9. Billy Kinsey (L); 10. Jacob Elder (L).
Herald-Tamie junior tourney set Thursday-Friday
THEY SAY THAT “The best things in life are free.” Well, one of those “best things” is the annual Herald-Tam O’Shanter Junior Golf Championships every summer.
The event, which has been free to boys and girls in the Shenango Valley since it’s inception in 1949, will be held Thursday and Friday at Tam O’Shanter Golf Course in Hermitage.
It has been the premier youth tournament for decades and some of the top players ever to come out of this area have participated. But you don’t have to be a great young golfer to take part. It’s a wonderful opportunity for every youngster to get a free round of golf on a great course, which is in immaculate shape this season.
Hickory lists 2013 scholar-athlete award winners
Hickory High Athletic Director Barb Dzuricsko recently announced that a total of 213 students (grades 9-12) earned Don McKay Scholar-Athlete awards.
To be eligible, students must maintain an A (93 percent or higher) grade-point-average through the academic year’s third 9-week grading period and compete in a PIAA-sponsored sport.
A total of 375 students competed in athletics this past year, Dzuricsko noted, meaning almost 57 percent qualified for the McKay Scholar-Athlete Award. Since the award’s inception, this is the highest total number of students to earn the honors, she reported.
SCHOLASTIC NOTEBOOK: Hearns to continue golf career in college; Petty to be honored
RECENT HICKORY High alumna Rosy Hearns will continue her education and golf careers at the State University of New York-Albany. Hickory links coach Craig Antush said Hearns recently signed a letter-of-intent.
Hearns’ Hickory career concluded as one of the finest on the links — male or female — in Mercer County annals.
Bowlers compete in Senior Games
The bowling portion of the annual Mercer County Senior Games was held Wednesday at Grove City Bowlodrome. That followed horseshoes and shuffleboard competitions earlier in the week.
Following is the rest of the schedule:
COLLEGIATE NOTEBOOK: Ex-Hickory great Richards has great spring track season
FORMER HICKORY HIGH standout Morgan Richards enjoyed a successful spring season for the University of North Carolina-Charlotte track & field team. The female 49ters won the Atlantic 10 Conference outdoor track & field team title.
“Morgan kept her stride as she transitioned into the outdoor season, running top times in several events among (Atlantic 10) freshmen and on Charlotte’s all-time top 10 lists,” assistant coch Edwin T. Schlichter wrote in a recent e-mail to The Herald. “Morgan finished just one spot (9th) out of scoring at the 2013 A-10 Championships in the 3000-meter steeplechase, despite this being her first year ever attempting the event, and running 11:02.22 which was 2nd among all freshmen in the A-10 and 5th all-time for UNC-Charlotte.”
SPORTVIEW: Hickory tri-athletes deserve special recognition
EVERY YEAR we receive a photo from the Hermitage School District of a group of student-athletes that I am thrilled to receive and run in the paper.
The photo is of Hickory High School “tri-athletes,” boys and girls who participate in sports during each of the fall, winter and spring seasons. But there is more to it than that. Each of these athletes also must maintain an 85 percent B average during the first three 9-week grading periods of the year.
TIDBITS: Scurpas make college choices; Matthews, Norris, Bonner part of great Clarion recruiting class; Lewis earns national medal
SHARPSVILLE HIGH volleyball standouts Kristen and Paige Scurpa, who are cousins, will continue their education and athletic careers at California University of Pa. and Penn State-Behrend, respectively.
The duo, both of whom were named to the All-State team in Class A by the Pa. Volleyball Coaches Association, led the Blue Darlings to the District 10 title game in November. Sharpsville, Region 1 champs the past 4 years, suffered a 3-1 loss to Cochranton in that match and finished the season 16-4.
Sharpsville falls in D-10 title game
SLIPPERY ROCK — Monday was a pretty good day for Saegertown High School.
Just mere hours after the Lady Panthers won the District 10 Class A softball championship, the Saegertown baseball team (19-2) captured its third straight D-10 Class AA title with a convincing 10-3 victory over Sharpsville (15-6) at Slippery Rock University’s Jack Critchfield Park.
“We knew going into the game that Saegertown’s a pretty good team and they’ve been a pretty good team for the past few years,” Blue Devils coach Mike Sikorski said. “I think they’ve been in the District 10 Championship the past four years. They’re a solid team, a very good team. They’re very patient at the plate and when they get their pitches, they hit them.”
STATE TRACK NOTEBOOK: WM seniors leave legacy of greatness
WEST MIDDLESEX High always has had a proud athletic heritage, and this past weekend’s PIAA Class AA Track & Field championship will only add lustre to that legacy.
According to available archives at The Herald, only the 1954 boys’ basketball team and Coach Bob Morris’ boys’ cross country team from earlier this decade previously had won commonwealth crowns.
Allen wins 4 gold medals to lead WM to PIAA team title
SHIPPENSBURG — Clay Allen said he had to explode out of the starting blocks for his 100-meter dash showdown with Hickory’s DeShawn Coleman. But Allen — all afternoon — was getting the jump on his competitors during the annual PIAA Track & Field Championships.
By approximately 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Shippensburg University, Allen annexed 4 gold medals — 100- and 200-meter dashes, long jump, and as part of the sprint-relay. The workload West Middlesex High’s senior exhibited enabled the Big Reds to record the Class AA commonwealth crown.
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