Roundup: Greenville's Ferguson wins title at Tri-County Invite
At Buhl Farm Park, the annual event was won by Warren (65), which outdistanced Grove City (19), Greenville (18), Hickory (16), Sharon (11), Titusville and Kennedy Catholic (6), Rocky Grove (3), and Meadville and Oil City (0).
Matt and Nathan Sandberg and Conner Clendenen won Warren’s singles crowns, as did the doubles duos of Grayson Foley-Nick Tarpenning, Ylli Bakalli-Liam Boger, Bryce Bauer-Phil Hachula and Dylan Hansen-Nathan Schultz.
MERCER COUNTY NOTEBOOK: Photo stirs memories of one of county's best
IT’S ONE of my favorite photographs from The Herald’s archives.
Pre-digital age, it’s a classic, glossy, black-and-white publicity photo issued from Wake Forest University’s athletic department, circa early autumn, 1967.
In it, the two men — a college basketball coach and his young, blossoming star — are smiling, easily. This is no Mike Rice moment. They’re relaxed, the harsh glare of Atlantic Coast Conference competition along legendary Tobacco Road having not yet begun.
Roundup: Reynolds, WM, Wilmington track teams sweep
ä Reynolds 122, Farrell 27 — At Transfer, the host Raiders rolled, led by hurdler Levi Stoyer’s sweep, versatile Ryan Sherbondy (800, long jump, 4x1 relay leg), and jumper Corey Woods’ wins (high, triple).
For Farrell, Gavins garnered a sweep of the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS ROUNDUP: Sharpsville 9 nips Hickory
Sharpsville High senior righthander Jalen Mockabee tossed a complete-game 2-hitter Monday afternoon, leading the Region 2-AA-leading Blue Devils to a 2-0 win over Hickory.
At South Py, the masterful Mockabee struck out 6 and walked 5. Mark DiBattiste’s 5th-inning single broke up Mockabee’s no-hit bid. The visiting Hornets had the go-ahead runs on with 2 outs in the 7th after Mockabee allowed a base hit and back-to-back walks. However he retired Brooks Pletcher on a game-ending grounder.
Roundup: Brookfield softball edges Sharpsville, 5-4
ä Brookfield 5, Sharpsville 4 — At Brookfield Twp. Park, the Lady Warriors (8-3) scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to post a thrilling win over the Blue Darlings.
Trailing 4-3 in their final at-bat, Ashleigh Vivo walked and was sacrificed to second base by Ciara Rotunno. Alisha Quinlan doubled home Vivo to tie it at 4-all and Kenyana Ashley singled home a pinch-runner from second for the game-winner.
Roundup: Yohman 7th at Penn Relays; Hickory, Sharpsville, GC baseball teams win
PHILADELPHIA — Wilmington High track star Jon Yohman placed 7th out of 22 competitors in the shot put competition on Friday at the prestigious Penn Relays.
Yohman’s mark was 17.84 meters at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field, and he became the first athlete from Wilmington High to place at the event.
Roundup: Hickory, Sharpsville, GC baseball teams pick up wins
Twenty-thirteen has not been the best of seasons in Hickory High’s proud baseball program annals.
But with the 2nd half of the District 10 Region 2-AA campaign commencing with Thursday’s 6-2 success over Sharon, veteran Hornets’ headmaster Gary Hinkson is hopeful for a 2nd-half turnabout.
Roundup: Reynolds, Mercer, Hickory, Sharpsville teams win
ä Reynolds 9, Kennedy Catholic 0 — At Hermitage, pitcher Paige Baker baffled the host Lady Golden Eagles. Baker (2-2) tossed a complete-game 2-hitter, whiffing 8 and walking 4. She helped herself by singling and tripling.
Also for coach Wilbur Juranovich, Autumn Babcock banged 3 doubles, Kristen Shearer singled twice and doubled, and Madison Rhoades singled and doubled for the Lady Raiders (5-1, 5-4).
Roundup: Sharon rallies to beat WM; Hickory softball edges Hounds
After splitting a pair of recent 4-3 decisions, an early 6-0 deficit did not deter Sharon High’s baseball team.
Scoring 9 runs in its final 3 at-bats Monday afternoon, the host Tigers toppled West Middlesex, 9-7, at Johnny Pepe Field in a Region 2-AA backyard rivalry.
Hickory boys, GC girls capture team titles at City of Hermitage Invitational
Previously, Jon Yohman trained in the finished basement of his family’s home. That makes sense, because the Wilmington High senior thrower has been burying opponents thus far this spring.
During Saturday’s 14th annual City of Hermitage Track & Field Invitational, Yohman’s numbers were attention-grabbing, as in
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