ä Sharpsville 3, Kennedy Catholic 0 — At Hermitage, the state’s 3rd-ranked Blue Darlings (14-3) notched a 25-13, 25-20, 25-20 sweep over KC (12-3) in a matchup of playoff-bound teams.
Brie Dickson had 5 kills for the Lady Golden Eagles to reach 414 for her career. That set a school record, breaking the previous mark of 412 that was set by 2009 graduate Ashley Samuels.
Coach Scott Scurpa’s Blue Darlings went 14-0 to capture the Region 1 championship.
“This group of seniors hasn’t lost a region game in four years,” said Scurpa. “I don’t think they dropped a set during region play this year. We’re looking forward to the playoffs.”
Thursday’s match was a “Pink-out” game to raise funds and awardness in the fight against breast cancer.
“We need to thank Douglas & Joseph, Valley Silkscreen and Mancino Driving because they really pitched in a lot of stuff,” said Scurpa. “The girls from both schools raised almost $2,000. The event was coordinated by Dejah Springer (Sharpsville teacher) and Heidi Patterson (KC). They did a great job organizing it.”
Both teams will compete in the District 10 playoffs that start Tuesday at Meadville High School.
Sharpsville: Paige Scurpa 9 kills; Madeline Shuttleworth 8 kills, 6 digs; Rachel D’Auria 6 kills; Emily Anderson 5 kills; Kristen Scurpa 11 kills, 32 assists, 7 digs. KC: Brie Dickson 8 digs, 5 kills; Courtney Sargent 6 digs, 7 kills; Yasir Muhammad 13 assists, 5 digs; Sarah Summers 13 digs; J’Shawna Thompkins 5 kills; Tatum Kress 7 points, 5 digs.
JV: KC, 22-25, 25-15, 16-14.
ä West Middlesex 3, Farrell 0 — At West Middlesex, the Ms. Reds improved to 11-5 with the win over the Lady Steelers, 25-14, 25-13, 25-10.
WM: Allison Mild 25 assists; Jade Kroesen 5 kills, 11 points; Shannon Kuritz 6 digs, 10 kills; Tori Roberts 5 digs, 8 points; Ariel Pratt 6 digs, 6 kills; Megan Hazlett 14 points (5 aces). Farrell: No stats reported.
JV: WM, 25-5, 25-11.
ä Hickory 3, Grove City 2 — At “The Hive” in Hermitage, Hickory (7-5) notched a thrilling 24-26, 25-13, 20-25, 25-22, 15-13 win over the Lady Eagles.
Hickory: Madison Collier 13 points, 11 digs, 40 assists; Hope Wilterdink 26 points, 12 kills, 6 blocks, 5 digs; Nicole Lacava 21 points, 5 kills, 11 digs; Erin Hoffacker 16 points, 6 digs; Danielle Collier 18 points, 12 kills, 34 digs; Victoria Tomko 11 points, 33 digs; Alyssa Kostka 5 digs; Winter Linhart 5 digs; Ashley Rose 5 digs. GC: No stats reported.
JV: GC, 25-19, 25-19.
ä Lakeview 3, Reynolds 0 — On “Senior Night” in Stoneboro, Hailey Grossman, who is only 5-foot-1, had 6 digs, 10 points and her first-ever kill in leading the Lady Sailors (9-5) past Reynolds, 25-14, 25-13, 25-13.
Lakeview: Alex Ruediger 10 digs; Lacey Weaver 5 digs, 12 points, 9 kills; Taylor Reed 13 points (5 aces), 31 assists; Tia Ray 17 points (5 aces), 9 kills. Reynolds: No stats reported.
JV: Lakeview, 25-21, 25-12.
ä Commodore Perry 3, Jamestown 2 — At Jamestown, the Lady Panthers edged the hosts, 15-25, 25-16, 26-24, 16-25, 15-10.
CP: No stats reported. Jamestown: Alexis Goodlin 13 points, 17 assists; Isabella Greenawalt 17 points, 9 kills; Mackenzie Adams 6 points; Natalie Foltz 7 kills; Nicole McElhaney 9 points, 6 kills; Sam McLaughlin 12 points, 9 assists.
JV: Jamestown, 25-13, 25-13.
ä Fairview 5, Kennedy Catholic 0 — In a District 10 play-in game Thursday at Cathedral Prep High School, the Tigers held a slim 1-0 lead after the 1st half and exploded for 4 second-half goals as they ended the season for the Golden Eagles.
Anthony Martone scored with 19 minutes left in the 1st half to give Fairview that 1-0 lead.
Martone tallied again with 34 minutes left in the 2nd half for a 2-0 Tiger lead. The other goals were scored by Carl Fonticella (33 minutes left), Greg Berdis (16:44 left) and Mac Tompkins (8:28 remaining).
KC closes out the season with a 13-4-1 record while Fairview improved to 14-3-2.
Fairview advances to the D-10 playoffs to battle Mercyhurst Prep, the Region 3 champions, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gen. McLane High School in Edinboro.
ä North East 3, Slippery Rock 0 — On Wednesday at North East, the host Grapepickers prevailed on goals from Jim Jobczysnki, McKenzie Kopp and Tom Martin.
Slippery Rock goalkeeper Zach Latorre made 5 saves, 1 more than North East netminder Mitchell Keith.
ä Kennedy Catholic 6, Corry 3 — At Butala Stadium in Hermitage, Monica Riggle scored 4 goals in leading the Lady Golden Eagles to victory.
Tawney Godfrey and Anna Benson had the other goals for KC. Benson, Autumn Jarvie and Hennessy Zolnier were credited with assists.
Shelby McElhinny and Stacy Goclano split time in goal for KC. McElhinny made 3 saves while Goclano registered 8 saves.
Bri Sulecki had 2 goals for Corry while Katie Zimmerman had 1 goal and 1 assist. Emily Benedict posted 13 saves in goal for the Lady Beavers.
ä Hickory 7, Mercer 1 — In Hermitage in a battle of region champions Wednesday night, Hickory prevailed in a big way.
For Hickory it was: M.K. Bair 2 goals, 1 assist; Sara Suler and Haley Smith 1 goal, 1 assist each; Jackie White 2 goals; Isabella Spadafora 4 assists; Jenna Placzek 1 goal. For Mercer, Adelyn Cook scored.
Hickory won the Region 2 championship and will open the Class AA playoffs at 7 p.m. Monday against Gen. McLane at Franklin High Stadium. Mercer, Region 1 winner, will open the D-10 Class A playoffs at 5 p.m. Tuesday against Iroquois, also at Franklin.
ä Girard 1, West Middlesex 0 — At Girard Wednesday, the Ms. Reds concluded the season with the tough loss.
Taylor Phalp scored the lone goal for the host team. For West Middlesex (4-12-2), McKenzie Thompson had 19 saves in goal.
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.
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.
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