District 10 Class AA Playoffs
ä Hickory 2, Gen. McLane 1 — At Franklin High, the Region 2 champion Hickory Hornettes (16-2-1) ousted Gen. McLane (12-4-2) for the 2nd straight year in the D-10 playoffs.
M.K. Bair and Michelle DeGerolamo scored for Hickory. DeGerolamo had the game-winner off a corner kick with around 12 minutes to play in the 2nd half.
Jackie White and Isabella Spadafora were credited with assists. Morgan McBride made 8 saves in goal.
“We beat them (McLane) in the first round last year at the same place (Franklin),” said Hickory coach B.J. Rudge. “We lost a huge senior class and have seven sophomores that start this year. The girls came back and didn’t want the tradition to end.”
Hickory plays Mercyhurst Prep in the semifinals tonight at a site and time TBA.
ä Mercyhurst Prep 6, Grove City 0 — At Harbor Creek High School, the Lady Lakers (14-4) rolled past the Lady Eagles (11-6).
Mercyhurst Prep led 4-0 at the break and the Region 4 champs went on to oust GC.
District 10 Class AA Playoffs
ä Saegertown 2, Wilmington 0 — At Gen. McLane High School in Edinboro, the Panthers (14-4-1) upset the Region 2 champion Hounds (14-4) in the quarterfinals.
No stats were reported to The Herald.
Saegertown advances to face Region 5 champ Harbor Creek tonight.
In the other Class AA quarterfinal, Gen. McLane (11-6-2) routed Conneaut (9-8-2), 7-0, at Franklin High School. GM plays Region 4 champion Warren tonight.
District 10 Playoffs
Kennedy Catholic and West Middlesex both were ousted in Class A action. KC (12-4) suffered a 23-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-10 loss to Saegertown (11-4), while West Middlesex (10-6) fell to Cochranton (12-2), 25-7, 25-14, 25-9.
Cochranton advances to play Sharpsville (15-3) in the semifinals at 6 p.m. tonight, while Saegertown will battle Maplewood (14-0) also at 6 p.m.
In Class AA, the Grove City Lady Eagles (8-6) were swept, 25-16, 25-11, 25-17, by Region 5 champion Fort LeBoeuf (13-0).
KC: Brie Dickson 15 digs, 10 kills; Yasir Muhammad 6 points, 16 assists, 6 kills; Courtney Sargent 5 blocks, 9 digs, 7 kills; Sarah Sommers 11 digs; J’Shawna Thompkins 7 points, 6 digs, 8 kills; Emilee Taylor 9 points; Tatum Kress 5 digs; Noelle Milan 7 points, 5 digs.
“It was a really good game,” said KC coach Joni Laeng. “I want to credit my seniors. They were awesome. It was a great season for the seniors, and their leadership was outstanding. These games go down to the wire and it could have gone either way.”
West Middlesex and Grove City did not report stats to The Herald.
ä Due to the weather conditions this week, the athletic department at Brookfield High has moved Friday’s playoff game against Ashtabula-Edgewood to Girard’s Arrowhead Stadium. Kickoff is still scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
ä Friday’s Wilmington at Farrell game has been canceled. The move was made due to field conditions at Anthony J. Paulekas Stadium and because both have qualified for the District 10 playoffs.
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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