• By MIKE LEONE Allied News Motorsports Columnist

After three straight bad weather Fridays, Lernerville Speedway was blessed with a nice day last Friday after some morning clouds as Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions rolled into western Pa. for the first time this season. The visit marked the only stop of the season at the Sarver …

  • By Corey J. Corbin Allied News Sports Correspondent

MERCER — Lakeview’s pitching was no match for Mercer’s bats. All 9 Mustangs starters collected at least one hit off Lakeview pitchers Wyatt Armstrong and Trent Novak as the Mustangs posted 17 hits in the 14-4 victory on senior recognition day Wednesday afternoon in the District 10 inter-regi…

  • By JIM SANKEY Allied News Sports Correspondent

A FEW WEEKS, this column suggested that the Pirates 15-9 April record was not necessarily an earth-shattering feat, despite the fact that no other Buccos team in history had ever won more. It’s important to remember that a baseball season once consisted of 154 games and before that 140 games…

  • By COREY J. CORBIN Allied News Sports Correspondent

In less than a month, four Grove City High School athletes will no longer be Eagles. One will become a Nittany Lion; another will be a Red Flash; the third is a soon-to-be Titan and the final GCHS standout will become a Wolverine.

  • Herald & Allied News Staff Reports

SLIPPERY ROCK – Results from the Mercer County Track & Field Invitational were submitted by Slippery Rock High Athletic Director John Osborne. Double-winners in the Thursday meet held at Slippery Rock included Sharon standout distance ace Jordan Williams (800-, 1600-meter runs) and Hicko…

  • By Herald and Allied News Sports Staffs

High school spring sports action is heating up as teams battle for position in the upcoming District 10 playoffs. Following are results of Allied News area teams reported to The Herald or Allied News:

  • By DON FEIGERT Allied News Outdoor Columnist

FIRST, THERE’S the thrill of the catch. And part of that is anticipation. Our whole lives the invitation “Hey, let’s go fishing” promises a joyful activity and the challenge of trying to outwit fish.

  • By FELICIA A. PETRO Allied News Senior Reporter

After years of informal agreements, ballfields use at Grove City Memorial Park will become a formalized affair.

  • By COREY J. CORBIN Allied News Sports Columnist

WITH ALL the major free agency moves and the NFL draft completed, the rosters for all 32 teams are for the most part finished as they embark on minicamps and OTAs over the next month or so.

  • By COREY J. COREY Allied News Sports Correspondent and Allied staff reports

GROVE CITY — There was no need for extra innings this time around. Just a few weeks removed from a 13-inning victory at Slippery Rock, the Rockets coasted to a 9-3 win over Grove City in Region 6 action at Grove City Memorial Park.

  • By ED FARRELL Herald Assistant Sports Editor

GETTYSBURG, Pa. –– Whether golfing in Grove City or golfing in Gettysburg, the going has been great for Fontaine McFeaters. The Grove City High alumna, now a Gettysburg College sophomore, will make her collegiate postseason debut this week in the NCAA Division III Championships. The tourney,…

  • By MIKE LEONE Allied News Motorsports Columnist

It definitely hasn't been the best start to racing in the region thus far this spring as seemingly when it hasn't rained out, it's been very cool or threatening. Last weekend was dreary from the Midwest to the East Coast and everywhere in between. Very few sanctioning bodies or speedways wer…

  • By ED FARRELL Herald Assistant Sports Editor

STONEBORO –- As a competitor or coach, any sport is gratifying, great in its own realm. But for a Shenango Valley kid, there’s something special about football. 

  • By Mike Leone Allied News Motorsports Columnist

After three non-point events in Florida and two weather postponements in Ohio, Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars finally kicked off their point season last Friday night at Ohio's Attica Raceway Park that began a three-race weekend for the Series. Beautiful weather was …

  • By COREY J. CORBIN Allied News Sports Correspondent

GROVE CITY — The Eagles gave Reynolds too many chances. The Grove City baseball team issued 5 walks and committed 4 errors in a 4-3 loss to the Raiders Wednesday in District 10 inter-region action at Grove City Memorial Park.

  • By MIKE LEONE Allied News Motorsports Columnist

I was able to take in three races in two days to close out the month of March starting with a return trip to Williams Grove on Friday the 25th. The weekly attraction, "410" Sprint Cars drew 28 in the pits and were joined for the second straight week by the Super Late Models, which had 19; ho…


The inclement weather this past week wreaked havoc on spring sports. Following are results of a few Mercer County teams that were able to compete:

  • By Corey J. Corbin Allied News Sports Correspondent

After 16 years on the job, Dan York thought he had earned a little job security. For the long-time football coach, that wasn’t the case as the Lakeview School District opened his contract recently despite York leading the Sailors to their first District 10 title and a pair of region champion…


The following are the District 10 All-Region teams for swimming and wrestling. Selections are voted on by coaches. The list is released by the Erie Times-News.

  • CORY BYKNISH | Herald

Members of the Grove City High School swim team throw candy from the back of a flatbed truck as an audience lines Poplar Street in Grove City to celebrate the team's win at the state championship. The parade was held Wednesday.

  • Allied News Sports Staff

The following are the District 10 All-Region teams for high school basketball. The teams and players of the year are based on voting by the coaches. 

  • BY JIM SANKEY Allied News Baseball Columnist

WHEN FRANCISCO Liriano burns the first pitch of the 2016 major-league baseball season over the inside corner to Cardinal Matt Carpenter a little past 1 o'clock this Sunday, it will mark what Bucco skipper Clint Hurdle hopes is a new theme: "Win in April."

  • By MIKE LEONE Allied News Motorsports Columnist

My last column last month detailed Florida racing; and once Speedweeks end in the Sunshine State, it means the start of the outdoor season in Pennsylvania. Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown is always the first to try and open this year was no different. The opener on February 28 did come one d…

  • By JIM SANKEY Allied News Baseball Correspondent

WHEN THIS column makes its annual predictions for the upcoming major-league baseball season, it will include the reasons why, if the Pittsburgh Pirates are to play in the post-season, they will follow the same path that took them to three consecutive post-season action: the wild card play-in game.

  • BY COREY J. CORBIN Allied News Sports Columnist

EDITOR'S NOTE: A parade to honor the state champion Grove City boys swim team will be held Wednesday, March 30. A note in the story in today's print edition of The Allied News erroneously stated the parade was this Wednesday (today). Watch for more in upcoming issues of Allied.

  • By Jim Sankey Allied News Baseball Columnist

WHEN A player possesses skills like Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen, you might be surprised to know that in the next three seasons, Cutch will make $13 million, $14 million, and (when the club exercises its option for 2018) $14.75 million. It’s part of a six-year, $51.5 pact Cutch sig…