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ä West Middlesex 18, Sharon 45; West Middlesex 15, Sharpsville 50; Sharon 15, Sharpsville 50 — At West Middlesex, the Big Reds (6-0, 10-0) captured the program’s 8th consecutive Region 1 championship, coach Bob Morris reported.
David Johnson (17:38) and Aaron Wilson swept the top 2 spots for Middlesex, while Cody Buchanan took 3rd for the Tigers in 17:55. The Blue Devils did not have a runner finish in the top 15.
“The kids really worked hard this season,” said Morris. “The second part of the season starts now.”
ä Lakeview 15, Kennedy Catholic 47 — At Hermitage, the visiting Sailors coasted to the top 5 berths and 8 of 10, led by winner Devon Workman (18:26). Bill Flynn stood 6th for KC (2-4).
ä Hickory 15, Wilmington 46 — At New Wilmington, coach Tony Mastrian’s visiting Hornets (5-1) had the top 5 placewinners, led by winner Logan Griffen (17:33).
ä Grove City 15, Reynolds 50 (forfeit) — At Grove City, the host Eagles eased to the Region 2 crown by finishing their dual-meet season undefeated, coach Mike Sample reported.
Dan Jaskowak finished 1st (no time submitted) for Grove City in the exhibition.
ä Commodore Perry 18, Jamestown 45 — At Pymatuning State Park the visiting Panthers produced nine top-10 placewinners, led by 1st-plae finisher Nate White (17:37). Christian McElhaney ended 3rd (18:30) for Jamestown.
ä Greenville 25, Slippery Rock 33 — At Slippery Rock, the visiting Trojans triumphed, led by winner Dylan Foley (18:51).
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ä West Middlesex 15, Sharon 50; West Middlesex 15, Sharpsville 49; Sharpsville 19, Sharon 36 — At West Middlesex, Chloé Tyillian (20:27) took 1st for the Ms. Reds (6-0, 10-0), who copped the Region 1 crown, its 7th in the last 8 years, Morris reported.
WM swept the top 6 spots, Sharpsville’s Maddie Przicina placed 7th and Xsila Powell finished 9th for the Lady Tigers.
ä Hickory 24, Wilmington 33 — At New Wilmington, frosh sensation Lexi Bible bested the course record with her winning time of 19:26 for the visiting Lady Hornets (5-1), Mastrian reported.
ä Commodore Perry 28, Jamestown 29 — At Pymatuning State Park, Jamestown’s Lindsey Anderson annexed 1st in a time of 23:12, 64 seconds ahead of runnerup Shae Grinnell of Perry; however, the Lady Panthers produced six top-10 placewinners to cop the win.
ä Grove City 15, Reynolds 50 (forfeit) — At Grove City, the host Lady Eagles ended as undefeated Region 2 titlists, Sample reported, led by Hannah Sanford (no time submitted) in the exhibition.
ä Lakeview 15, Kennedy Catholic 50 (forfeit) — At Hermitage, the visiting Lady Sailors secured the top 8 berths in the exhibition, led by Andrea McConnell’s 22:42 clocking.
ä Greenville 15, Slippery Rock 41 — At Slippery Rock, Maddie Thrasher’s 22:41 clocking led the triumphant Lady Trojans.
ä Grove City 2, Slippery Rock 1 — Boosted by the play of defenseman-turned-striker Jake Gordon on Monday, Grove City (8-9, 2-7) got goals from Peter Conley and Cole Latimer.
Cole McCandless scored for Slippery Rock.
Jed Grimm had 3 saves for Grove City. Zack Latorre stopped 6 shots for the Rockets. Grove City had 4 corner kicks, one more than the Rock. Grove City put 8 of its 9 shots on goal; Slippery Rock put 4 of its 12 shots on net.
ä Conneaut Area 1, Kennedy Catholic 0 — At Butala Stadium Monday, the Golden Eagles dropped a tough defensive battle. Cole Snodgrass scored for Conneaut at the 21:09 mark in the 2nd half.
Kennedy Catholic is 12-2-1 overall, 6-2-1 in its region.
ä Kennedy Catholic 4, Sharpsville 1 — At Butala Stadium, Hermitage, the host Lady Golden Eagles erupted from a 1-0 halftime deficit. Sharpsville’s Chandli Hasenplug, assisted by Aislinn Frazer, put the Blue Darlings on the scoreboard at intermission.
But KC’s Stacy Goclano garnered 2 goals, sandwiched by scores from Tawney Godfrey and Anna Benson. Benson assisted on Godfrey’s goal. For Kennedy Catholic (3-6 region, 5-10 overall) keepers Shelby McElhinny and Liz Volkay made 11 and 2 saves, respectively.
Racheal Toy tallied 5 saves for Sharpsville.
ä Hickory 4, Titusville 0 — Under the lights at Hornet Stadium, Sara Suler fired in a pair of goals and added an assist as the Lady Hornets (13-1) rolled past the Lady Rockets.
Jackie White had a goal and assist for Hickory, Michelle DeGerolamo scored a goal and Patrice Clemenza was credited with an assist. Casey Zreliak played the 1st half in goal for Hickory and Morgan McBride was between the pipes for the 2nd half. They combined to make 3 saves for the shutout.
ä Mercer 1, Sharon 0 — At Tiger Stadium, Sarah Stevens found the net in the 2nd half off an assist from Adely Cook as the Lady M’s edged the Lady Tigers.
Analise Whenry recorded her 9th shutout of the season by making 2 saves. Kelsie McGranahan was the losing keeper for Sharon.
ä Hickory 3, Mercer 2 — At The Hive in Hermitage, the host Lady Hornets (4-5) harvested a marathon 22-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-14, 15-12 win.
Hickory: Hope Wilterdink 10 points (5 aces), 9 kills, 7 digs; Nicole Lacava 9 points (5 aces), 6 digs; Erin Hoffacker 9 points, 8 digs; Danielle Collier 8 points, 20 kills, 31 digs; Victoria Tomko 28 digs; Madison Collier 12 points (5 aces), 13 digs, 41 assists; Alyssa Kostka 6 kills, 6 digs; Katie Gustas 14 kills; Wynter Linhart 5 digs. Mercer: No stats reported.
JV: Mercer, 25-20, 25-10.
ä Lakeview 3, Middlesex 0 — At Stoneboro, the host Lady Sailors (8-3, 8-5) secured a 25-14, 26-24, 25-23 sweep of the Ms. Reds (8-3 region, 9-4 overall).
West Middlesex: Allison Mild 10 digs, 21 assists; Jade Kroesen 9 digs, 8 points; Shannon Kuritz 5 kills; Aly Andrusky 7 digs; Tori Roberts 27 digs, 7 points; Ariel Pratt 12 digs, 8 kills; Sarah Lucich 5 points. Lakeview: Taylor Reed 32 assists, 10 digs, 7 points; Rachel McKean 11 kills, 5 blocks; Tia Ray 11 kills, 12 digs; Lacey Weaver 7 kills, 5 digs; Alex Ruediger 18 digs, 13 points (2 aces); Hailey Grossman 7 digs, 5 points.
JV: Lakeview, 16-25, 25-21, 15-6.
ä Kennedy Catholic 3, Farrell 0 — At Hermitage, KC senior Brie Dickson set a school record, reaching 226 career digs to surpass the old mark of 222 set by Jackie Laeng (2010 graduate), in the Lady Golden Eagles’ (9-2) 25-12, 25-13, 25-21 win over the Lady Steelers.
Kennedy Catholic: Brie Dickson 5 points (5 aces), 5 digs, 5 kills; Sarah Summers 5 digs; Courtney Sargent 5 kills; Yasir Muhammad 11 points (6 aces), 12 assists; Jessica Goodwin 5 digs; J’Shawna Thompkins 8 points, 6 kills; Emilee Taylor 15 points (5 aces); Farrell: No stats reported.
JV: Farrell, 25-22, 22-25, 15-12.
ä Reynolds 3, Jamestown 1 — At Jamestown, the visiting Lady Raiders (4-9) recorded a 25-19, 25-27, 25-15, 25-18 win.
Jamestown: Alexis Goodlin 12 assists; Isabella Greenawalt 7 kills; Jackie Gross 6 kills; Mackenzie Adams 20 passes; Natalie Foltz 7 serving points; Nicole McElhaney 5 kills, 18 passes, 6 points; Sam McLaughlin 8 assists, 8 points. Reynolds: Autumn Babcock 8 digs, 7 points; Trish Liszka 10 points; Kelly Ansinger 5 points, 7 kills, 13 assists; Kayla Hughes 15 points (5 aces), 5 kills; Brooke Bresnan 10 points (5 aces), 6 kills; Chelsey Slater 5 points; Jenna Gardill 9 kills.
JV: Jamestown, 25-22, 25-10.
˝ Jamestown stats (from Monday’s match versus Kennedy Catholic): Goodlin 8 assists; Greenawalt 5 kills, 6 passes; Adams 13 passes; McElhaney 10 passes; McLaughlin 5 serving points.
ä Sharpsville 3, Commodore Perry 0 — At Sheakleyville, the visiting Blue Darlings (10-1) dominated, 25-13, 25-17, 25-5.
Skipper Scott Scurpa said Sharpsville will welcome McDowell — “the best AAA team coming in this year; we’re looking forward to playing a high-caliber team” — tonight at 7 p.m. (JV to begin at 6 p.m.).
Sharpsville: Paige Scurpa 9 kills; Megan Davis 7 kills; Rachel D’Auria 6 kills; Alex Ferrera 9 digs; Emily Anderson 5 kills; Kristen Scurpa 9 kills, 24 assists.
JV: Sharpsville, 13-25, 25-13, 15-9.
District 10 Championships
On Monday at Toms Run, Blairsville, North Allegheny’s Kevin O’Brien edged Slippery Rock’s Brett Rinker, 71-72, to win the Class AAA individual crown.
According to the PIAA web site, North East’s Megan Moylan shot 77, not 72 as reported in Tuesday’s Herald.
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MIDDLESEX 18, SHARON 45;
MIDDLESEX 15, SHARPSVILLE 50
SHARON 15, SHARPSVILLE 50
1. David Johnson (WM), 17:38; 2. Aaron Wilson (WM); 3. Cody Buchanan (Sn); 4. Jared Germani (WM); 5. Brett Kirk (WM); 6. Levi Canon (WM); 7. Aaron Fitzgerald (WM); 8. Dylan Long (WM); 9. Matt Diltz (Sn); 10. Nick Sweetapple (WM); 11. Mark Rossi (WM); 12. Mike Vannoy (Sn); 13. Trevor Black (WM); 14. Josh Fabian (Sn); 15. David Devlin (WM).
HICKORY 15, WILMINGTON 46
1. Logan Griffen (H), 17:33; 2. Kyle Boyd (H); 3. Kevin Janscar (H); 4. Derek Work (H); 5. Tyler Schurko (H); 6. Jared Thomas (W); 7. Calvin Gealy (W); 8. Marcus Sonoga (H); 9. Justin Walter (H); 10. Trand Wright (H).
LAKEVIEW 15, KENNEDY 47
1. Devon Workman (L) 18:26; 2. Chuck Miller (L); 3. Billy Kinsey (L); 4. Jake Elder (L); 5. Nick Bindas (L); 6. Billy Flynn (KC); 7. Adam Dosch (L); 8. Adam Winter (KC); 9. Chris Drozynski (L); 10. Robbie Stringer (L).
COMM. PERRY 18, JAMESTOWN 45
1. Nathan White (CP) 17:37; 2. Justin Mirage (CP); 3. Christian McElhaney (J); 4. Aaron Heckman (CP); 5. Cody Schreiber (CP); 6. Chad Peterson (CP); 7. Eric Johnson (CP); 8. Anthony Kiser (CP); 9. Tony Leonard (CP); 10. Kody Cropp (CP).
GREENVILLE 25, SLIP. ROCK 33
1. Dylan Foley (G) 18:51, 2. Mercer Martin (G), 3. Andrew Maxwell (SR), 4. Matthew Hecking (G), 5. Caleb Bickel (SR), 6. Will Henry (SR), 7. Ryuji Mano (G), 8. James Eilenfeldt (SR), 9. Alex Dawes (G), 10. Adam Bartnicki (G).
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MIDDLESEX 15, SHARON 50;
MIDDLESEX 15, SHARPSVILLE 49
SHARPSVILLE 19, SHARON 36
1. Chloë Tyillian (WM), 20:27; 2. Kelsey Murray (WM); 3. Alyson Pierce (WM); 4. Jordan Aubel (WM); 5. Anna Zrile (WM); 6. Kia Howe (WM); 7. Maddie Przicina (Sv); 8. Logan Nitsche (WM); 9. Xsila Powell (Sn); 10. Izzy Schell (Sv); 11. Brooke White (Sv); 12. Madison Wimer (WM); 13. Cassie Lukonic (Sv); 14. Mia Perilli (WM); 15. Kayla Kurelko (Sv).
HICKORY 24, WILMINGTON 33
1. Lexi Bible (H), 19:26; 2. Jackie Abraham (H); 3. Rikki Brumbaugh (W); 4. Haley Boyd (H); 5. Allie Baldwin (W); 6. Kate Robb (W); 7. Hannah Drake (W); 8. Paige Brown (H); 9. Bailey Brown (H); 10. Jordyn Kalp (H).
COMM. PERRY 28, JAMESTOWN 29
1. Lindsey Anderson (J), 23:12; 2. Shae Grinnell (CP); 3. Alexa Gladis (J); 4. Katelyn Adams (CP); 5. Kaitlin Liszka (J); 6. Elaine Blauser (CP); 7. Carey Kimball (CP); 8. Melinda Sovak (J); 9. Grace Krantz (CP); 10. Tess Grinnell (CP).
GREENVILLE 15, SLIP. ROCK 41
1. Maddie Thrasher (G) 22:41, 2. Nanami Mano (G), 3. Emily Marshall (G), 4. Julia Schaufel (G), 5. Lexi Reimold (G), 6. Lauren Dietz (SR), 7. Becca Novak (SR), 8. Amie Cravener (SR), 9. Becky Anna (SR), 10. Anne Demarest (G).
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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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