ä Hickory 4, Slippery Rock 1 — At Slippery Rock, M.K. Bair and Isabella Spadafora had 2 goals each for the Lady Hornets (9-1). Jackie White and Sara Suler had assists and Morgan McBride made 14 saves in goal. Anne McGowan was cited for making a great defensive play.
ä West Middlesex 1, Kennedy Catholic 0 — At Butala Stadium, the visting Ms. Reds (1-4, 3-6-1) recorded the program’s initial region win, according to coach Mike Willlams.
Dayinera Everhart’s header, off an assist from Serra McElrath, accounted for the match’s lone goal. Also, Mackenzie Thompson made 12 saves in pitching the shutout.
“It was a well-played game by both teams. My hat’s off to my kids; I’m really proud of them,” Williams said.
Kennedy Catholic keeper Shelby McElhinny made a dozen saves.
ä Sharpsville 3, Sharon 1 — At Tiger Stadium, the visiting Blue Darlings dented the scoreboard on Aislinn Frazier, Rose Stoyer and Ashley Hall goals. Stoyer set up Frazier, then Chandli Hasenplug assisted Stoyer’s score. Hall’s occured on a corner kick.
Also for Sharpsville, Megan Whalen made 8 saves in goal.
Mikaela Skiljo scored for Sharon, and Kelsie McGranahan made 17 saves in goal.
JV: Sharpsville, 1-0 (Christen Woodward goal).
ä Mercer 1, Wilmington 0 — Under the lights at New Wilmington, Megan Lang posted the only goal of the game as the Lady M’s improved to 4-0-1 in Region 1 and 5-3-1 overall.
Megan McKinney assisted on the goal. Analise Whenry posted 9 saves between the pipes to earn the shutout.
ä Slippery Rock 3, Wilmington 1 — On Monday at Slippery Rock, Josh Jones tallied twice and Mark Cessar once.
Jones’ 2nd-half goals at the 27:10 and 39:45 segments snapped a 1-1 stalemate after Wilmington’s Jon Clark scored at the 20:43 mark.
Luc LaChance, Cole McCandless and Aaron Gercken were credited with assists, while Zack Latorre made 1 save in goal.
Ian Behm made 3 saves in the Greyhounds’ goal.
ä West Middlesex 3, Farrell 0 — At E.J. McCluskey Gymnasium, the visiting Ms. Reds (7-2) rolled to a 25-6, 25-20, 25-19 sweep of the Lady Steelers (5-3).
Farrell: Johntae Scott 12 digs, Alicia Jackson 5 kills; Domoniq Savage 6 assists. West Middlesex: Allison Mild 18 assists, 9 points; Jade Kroesen 12 points (7 aces); Shannon Kuritz 7 points (5 aces); Ariel Pratt 5 digs, 7 kills, 8 points; Sarah Lucich 5 kills, 6 points.
JV: Middlesex, 25-15, 25-9.
ä Sharpsville 3, Kennedy Catholic 0 — At Sharpsville, the host Blue Darlings (7-0 region, 8-1 overall) dealt Kennedy (5-2) a 25-20, 25-14, 25-13 setback.
Kennedy Catholic: Brie Dickson 7 digs, 7 kills; Courtney Sargent 5 digs, 10 kills; Yasir Muhammad 17 assists; Sarah Summers 10 digs; J’Shawna Thompkins 5 kills. Sharpsville: Paige Scurpa 13 kills; Megan Davis 6 kills; Alex Ferrara 13 points, 11 digs; Madison Przicina 14 points (6 aces), 5 digs; Kristen Scurpa 8 kills, 19 assists.
JV: Sharpsville, 25-19, 25-18.
˝ Sharpsville skipper Scott Scurpa noted that Paige and Kristen Scurpa were named 1st-Team All-Tourney (Silver Division) at the recent Little Nittany Lion Invitational at Penn State University.
ä Slippery Rock 3, Mercer 0 — At Slippery Rock, the Lady Rockets (11-0) rolled to a 25-9, 25-13, 25-13 sweep over the Lady M’s (6-5).
Mercer: Amanda Cameron 8 points, 7 digs; Anna Connor 5 kills; Heather Woods 11 points, 7 digs; Maddie Hessmann 5 digs; Nikki Redmond 6 digs; Katie Zellman 5 digs; Melissa Shoemaker 5 digs. Slippery Rock: No stats reported.
JV: Slippery Rock, 25-13, 25-20.
ä Lakeview 3, Reynolds 0 — At Transfer, the visiting Lady Sailors coasted to a 25-12, 25-14, 25-23 sweep of the Lady Raiders (3-6).
Reynolds: Kelli Ansinger 13 assists, 6 points; Kayla Hughes 7 points, 6 digs; Brooke Bresnan 6 points; Trish Liszka 5 digs; Autumn Babcock 11 digs. Lakeview: No stats submitted.
JV: Lakeview, 22-25, 25-17, 15-8.
ä Grove City 3, Hickory 1 — At Grove City, the host Lady Eagles soared, 25-20, 25-23, 15-25, 26-24. Hickory fell to 2-4.
Hickory: Madison Collier 6 points, 11 digs, 22 assists; Hope Wilterdink 9 points, 5 digs; Nicole Lacava 9 points, 10 kills, 6 digs; Erin Hoffacker 6 digs, 5 assists; Danielle Collier 5 points, 7 kills, 11 digs; Victoria Tomko 21 digs, 8 points; Grace Stigliano 5 points; Alyssa Kostka 8 digs; Katie Gustas 7 digs; Wynter Linhart 5 digs. Grove City: Stephanie Risch 8 points, 10 passes; Olivia Chuzie 10 points, 4 passes, 12 assists; Blake Bocan 15 points, 5 kills; Jordyn Wyllie 12 points, 5 kills, 9 blocks; McKenzie Fagan 9 blocks; Kaitlin Miller 10 points, 18 assists, 6 passes, 8 kills, 7 blocks.
JV: Grove City, 22-25, 25-16, 15-13.
ä Brookfield 3, Youngstown Christian School 0 — At Brookfield, the host Lady Warriors (12-6) won, 25-17, 20-25, 25-17, 25-15.
Brookfield: Delaney Saxton 23 kills, 11 digs, 9 points; Ali Harpster 10 kills, 23 digs, 10 points; Katie Bender 25 assists; Tori Thompson 16 assists, 20 points (4 aces).
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
ä Grove City 15, Hickory 47 — At Grove City, Dan Jaskowak cruised to a 1st-place finish in 16 minutes flat as the Eagles remained unbeaten (no record submitted to The Herald). Logan Griffen took 6th (17:29) for Hickory (4-1).
ä Slippery Rock 25, Sharon 30 — At Buhl Farm Park, Sharon’s (0-5) Cody Buchanan won in a time of 17:42, but the Rockets’ runners prevailed, led by runner-up Caleb Bickel.
ä Commodore Perry 15, Sharpsville 50 (forfeit) — At Hadley, Perry’s Nate White won the exhibition in 18:25. Mike Vannoy (23:01) was Sharpsville’s top finisher.
ä West Middlesex 15, Mercer 50 (forfeit) — At Mercer, the Mustangs did not field a full team. Mercer’s Kevin Reno took 1st in 17:26, while Levi Canon clocked in 2nd at 17:41 for WM (4-0, 7-0).
ä Lakeview 18, Jamestown 45 — At Jamestown, Devon Workman (18:05) and Billy Kinsey (18:15) finished 1-2 as the Sailors beat the Muskies. Christian McElhaney took 3rd for Jamestown in 18:23.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
ä Sharpsville 17, Commodore Perry 40 — At Hadley, the visiting Blue Darlings’ Izzy Schell (23:18), Kayla Kurelko, Brooke White and Cassie Lukonic went 1-2-3-4.
ä West Middlesex 15, Mercer 50 — At Mercer, the Ms. Reds improved to 4-0 in the region, 7-0 overall with the win. Chloé Tyillian finished 1st for WM in a time of 20:50.
Mercer did not have a runner finish in the top 10.
ä Grove City 27, Hickory 30 — At Grove City, Lexi Bible (19:48) clocked in 1st for Hickory (4-1) and Hannah Sanford was 2nd for the Lady Eagles in 20:11 in a competitive dual meet.
ä Sharon 22, Slippery Rock 33 — At Buhl Frm Park, Slippery Rock’s Lauren Dietz won in a time of 23:20; however, Delaney Ser, Zhanea Davis and Julia Foltz finished 2-3-4 for Sharon (1-4).
ä Lakeview 15, Jamestown 50 (forfeit)— At Jamestown, the Lady Muskies did not field a full squad. Lindsey Anderson (22:51) took 1st for Jamestown; Andrea McConnell (23:07) 2nd for the Lady Sailors.
POSTPONED: Girls Tennis — Grove City at Hickory to Thursday; Greenville at Kennedy Catholic to Friday.
CANCELED: Girls Tennis — Wilmington at Oil City tennis.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
GROVE CITY 15, HICKORY 47
1. Dan Jaskowak (GC), 16:00; 2. Aaron Benka (GC); 3. Ryan Budnik (GC); 4. Ian Brown (GC); 5. John Somora (GC); 6. Logan Griffen (H); 7. Brandon Wise (GC); 8. Kyle Boyd (H); 9. Ryan Whiteman (GC); 10. Kevin Janscar (H).
SLIPPERY ROCK 25, SHARON 30
1. Cody Buchanan (S) 17:52; 2. Caleb Bickel (SR); 3. Andrew Maxwell (SR); 4. Matthew Dilts (S); 5. Will Henry (SR); 6. Aaron Eilenfeldt (SR); 7; Joshua Fabian (S); 8. Scott Greenawalt (S); 9. Tyler Yarlington (SR); 10. Andrew Campbell (S).
LAKEVIEW 18, JAMESTOWN 45
1. Devon Workman (L), 18:05; 2. Billy Kinsey (L); 3. Christian McElhaney (J); 4. Chuck Miller (L); 5. Jacob Elder (L); 6. Nick Bindas (L); 7. Adam Dosch (L); 8. Chris Drozynski (L); 9. Stephen Stringer (L); 10. Andrew Moss (J).
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
SHARPSVILLE 17, C. PERRY 40
1. Izzy Schell (S) 23:18; 2. Kayla Kurelko (S); 3. Brooke White (S); 4. Cassie Lukonic (S); 5. Shanna McGowan (CP); 6. Sam Oakes (CP); 7. Emily Spatara (S); 8. Carey Kimball (CP); 9. Emma Messett (S); 10. Cassie Scott (S).
WEST MIDDLESEX 15, MERCER 50
1. Chloé Tyillian (WM), 20:50; 2. Kelsey Murray (WM); 3. Kristen White (WM); 4. Anna Zrile (WM); 5. Jordan Aubel (WM); 6. Kia Howe (WM); 7. Logan Nitsche (WM); 8. Mia Perilli (WM); 9. Stephanie Garrett (WM); 10. Laine Alsdorf (WM).
GROVE CITY 27, HICKORY 30
1. Lexi Bible (H), 19:48; 2. Hannah Sanford (GC); 3. Jackie Abraham (H); 4. Katie Jaskowak (GC); 5. Lauren Decker (GC); 6. Haley Boyd (H); 7. Madison Hamilton (GC); 8. Bailey Brown (H); 9. Kara McClain (GC); 10. Abigail Johnston (GC).
SHARON 22, SLIP. ROCK 33
1. Lauren Dietz (SR) 23:20; 2. Delaney Ser (S); 3. Zhanea Davis (S); 4. Julia Foltz (S); 5. Becca Novak (SR); 6. JoLynn Anderson (S); 7. Brienna Roys (S); 8. Amie Kravener (SR); 9. Becky Anna (SR); 10. Becky Masterson (SR).
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.
Roundup: WM sweeps Oil Country Track & Field Invite
West Middlesex swept the team titles on Saturday at the Oil Country Invitational at Oil City High School on Saturday.
Coach Bob Morris’ Ms. Reds accumulated 113 points to grab the crown, followed by Lakeview (107.5), Franklin (84), Meadville (74) and Corry (69.5).
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