MERCER COUNTY AREA —
ä Grove City 5, Oil City 0 — At Grove City Thursday, the Eagles (3-0) swept the Oilers.
Singles: Matt Welker (GC) def. Randyll Bearer, 6-0, 6-0; Evan Lowers (GC) def. Louden Buchanan, 6-0, 6-1; Chris Adams (GC) def. David Crawford, 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: Dylan Motta-Frankie Bassani (GC) def. James McCauley-Zach Shutty, 6-0, 6-0; Kyle Yeakle-Andrew McCracken (GC) def. Ian McLaughlin-Austin Dailey, 6-0, 6-0.
ä Grove City 4, Greenville 1 — At Grove City Wednesday, the Eagles rolled in the region opener.
Singles: Welker (GC) def. Chad Ferguson, 6-4, 6-4; Lowers (GC) def. Seth Jaussen, 6-4, 6-4; Joey Safner (G) def. Adams, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. Doubles: Motta-Bassani (GC) def. David Jeffries-Trent McErlane, 6-2, 6-3; Yeakle-McCracken (GC) def. Jing Wu-Jonathan Stapchuck, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.
ä Grove City 5, Meadville 0 — At Grove City Tuesday, the host Eagles opened the season with a sweep of the Bulldogs.
Singles: Matt Welker (GC) def. Mike Bogardis, 6-0, 6-0; Evan Lowers (GC) def. Sam Mehan, 6-2, 6-0; Chris Adams (GC) def. Bryce Cozzins, 6-1, 6-0. Doubles: Dylan Motta-Frank Bassani (GC) def. Geo Yuen-Jon Schupp, 6-1, 6-2; Kyle Yeakle-Lee Wishing (GC) def. Morgan Leung-Ray Bullis, 6-0, 6-2.
ä Hickory 4, Kennedy Catholic 1 — At Buhl Farm Park, Ross Rosati, John Smaltz and Michael Funera forged straight-sets singles wins, while the doubles duos of Stephen Petrochko-Zach Walters also won in the Hornets’ season-opener.
Singles: Rosati (H) def. Nickola Lima, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5; Smaltz def. Andre Antoeseo, 6-4, 6-4; Funera (H) def. Ben Wilson, 6-1, 6-3. Doubles: Stephens Edge-Drew Grivagel (KC) def. Nick Petrochko-Nelson Murphy, 6-2, 7-5; S. Petrochko-Walters (H) def. Blase Hudson-Jesse Kirila, 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.
ä Mercer 6, West Middlesex 5 — At Veterans Field at Brandy Springs Park, Mercer, a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 7th inning gave the Lady M’s (2-0) the win.
Ali Cameron earned the win. She struck out 5, issued 1 walk and gave up 3 hits in pitching the final 4 innings.
Jess Province singled and doubled for Mercer and Heather Woods ripped 2 singles and a double.
Jordyn Allen suffered the loss for WM. She went the distance with 8 strikeouts, 6 walks and gave up 5 hits.
Offensively for the Ms. Reds, Taylor Gilliland belted a solo home run and doubled, Brooke Parcetich had 3 singles and Molly Stitt tripled.
ä Wilmington 13, Kenn-edy Catholic 3 (5 inn.) — At New Wilmington, Abby Sotter fanned 8, walked 1 and scattered 6 hits in a complete-game performance in lifting the Lady Hounds to a win in their season-opener.
Cassidy Marett ripped 3 singles for Wilmington and Alanna Elliott and Ashley Houk had 2 singles each.
Emily Taylor went the distance for KC. She whiffed 4, walked 3 and surrendered 12 hits.
Donique Marcella doubled and singled for KC.
ä Franklin 2, Reynolds 1 (8 inn.) — At Transfer, Paige Baker fanned 17, issued no walks and only allowed 2 hits, but the Lady Knights were able to manufacture runs in the 5th and 8th innings to earn the win.
Alaura Straka had 2 singles and Samantha Campbell doubled for Reynolds (0-1).
Franklin’s Izzy Romanowski gave up 6 hits to earn the win. Julia Peiffer and Christine Rice doubled.
ä Sharon 19, Slippery Rock 4 (3 inn.) — At Wengler Field in Sharon, the Lady Tigers opened the season with a rout of the Lady Rockets.
Gabby Gadola pitched the 3 innings for Sharon. She fanned 1, walked 1 and gave up 4 hits.
Aubriana Dellibovi had 2 doubles and 5 RBI for the Lady Tigers, Kristina Jacoway ripped a 2-run double, Kelsey McGranahan singled, doubled and drove in 2 runs and Amelia Crawford added 2 singles.
Morgan Longdon went the distance for SR. She had 1 strikeout, 13 walks and gave up 9 hits. Jordan McCauley belted a 2-run homer for the Lady Rockets.
ä Sharpsville 12, Grove City 11 — At South Py, McKenzie Popatak had 3 hits and drove in the game-winning run with an RBI single in the bottom of the 7th inning, scoring Olivia Shuttleworth, as the Blue Darlings opened their season with a 1-run win over the Lady Eagles (0-2).
Maddie Shuttleworth went the distance for Sharpsville. She struck out 5 batters and gave up 10 hits.
Eugena Davies belted a home run for the Blue Darlings, Maddie Shuttleworth and Kelsey Falconi both doubled and Megan Davis and Megan Whalen had 2 singles each
Maddie Elberty suffered the mound setback for GC. She pitched the final 2ì innings and fanned 3, walked none and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits.
Offensively for the Lady Eagles, Micaela King doubled, Taylor Shingledecker ripped 2 singles and a double, Kristi Sestak tripled and collected a pair of singles and Grace Dadza had 3 singles.
ä Mercer 16, Slippery Rock 5 (5 inn.) — At Slippery Rock, Analise Whenry singled, doubled and tripled as coach Jack Trott’s Lady M’s opened the season with a win over the Lady Rockets.
Melissa Shoemaker was the winning pitcher. She fanned 3, walked 3 and gave up 7 hits in 4 innings of mound duty. Ali Cameron pitched the 5th frame. She struck out 2, issued 2 walks and gave up no hits.
M. Langdon went the distance for Slippery Rock. She whiffed 1 batter, only gave up 4 hits, but she walked 11.
Jordan McCauley belted a home run for SR, Marie Bosch singled and doubled and Cassie Vogan had 2 singles.
ä West Middlesex 13, Grove City 3 (5 inn.) — At Memorial Park, Grove City, Jordyn Allen pitched and batted the visiting Ms. Reds to victory.
Allen annexed 6 strikeouts in 5 frames, walking 4 and scattering a half-dozen hits. She helped herself by singling, doubling and scoring 3 runs.
Also for Middlesex, Molly Stitt doubled, Taylor Gilliland singled twice and scored 4 runs, and Chelsea Reed and Randi McCullough collected 2 hits apiece. Middlesex mustered a dozen safeties.
Losing pitcher Maddie Elberty ended with 5 hits and 1 walk allowed in 1ê innings.
Reliever Taylor Shingledecker was touched for 7 hits and walked 4 while whiffing 3. Shingledecker slammed a solo shot and Micaela King clubbed a pair of hits in the loss.
ä Grove City 9, Mercer 0 — At Memorial Park, Grove City, a quartet of Eagles’ pitchers permitted just 1 hit in the combined shutout.
Jesse Hodge started and worked 3 hitless innings, walking 2 and fanning 4 for the win. Jordan Anderson added 2 perfect innings of relief, and Brandon and Ryan Grace each tossed an inning.
Thorn suffered the mound setback.
Anderson annexed a 4-for-4 plate performance that included 2 RBI, and Ben Lucas lent 3 hits for Grove City (2-1). Also, Matt Gordon drilled a double.
ä Grove City 6, Hickory 0 — At Memorial Park, Grove City, Tuesday a quartet of Eagles’ hurlers handcuffed Hickory on just 2 hits.
Starter Matt Gordon garnered 2 perfect innings at the outset, but reliever Ryan Grace got the win with 2 innings of work, whiffing 1 and walking 1. Jesse Hodge and Ben Lucas followed Grace.
Jared Sample singled twice and Jordan Anderson added a 2-run single for Grove City (1-1), which snapped a scoreless stalemate by tallying twice in the 4th frame.
For Hickory, Anthony Cannone cracked a double in the defeat.
ä Sharpsville 12, Lakeview 7 — At South Py, the host Blue Devils dented the scoreboard for 7 runs in the 2nd stanza en route to the win.
Ross Llewellyn led Sharpsville (1-1) with 3 hits, 3 runs scored and a pair of stolen bases. Also, Jalen Mockabee and Tanner Morris each drove in 3 runs and Greg Popatak a pair. Mockabee had a hit and sac fly and Morris nad Popatak drilled doubles. Also, Tyler Wansack whacked 2 hits.
Winning pitcher Jake Bulick went 3ê innings, yielding 1 hit, fanning 5 and walking 4.
Slater suffered the Sailors’ mound setback, while Snyder stroked a double.
ä Wilmington 2, Reynolds 1 — At Transfer, Travis Brumbaugh pitched and battled the Hounds (1-1) to the win over the Raiders (0-1).
Brumbaugh fanned 11 and gave up the 1 run on 4 hits (all singles) in 6 innings on the mound. At the plate, he doubled and scored both runs for Wilmington.
Jack Mahlon took the loss for Reynolds. He struck out 6, walked 2 and gave up the 2 runs on 4 hits in going the distance.
Offensively, Paul Torok had 1 hit, 2 stolen bases and scored the lone run for the Raiders and Kellen Gursky had an RBI single.
ä Commodore Perry 11, Sharpsville 1 (5 inn.) — At the McCullough Run complex in South Pymatuning Township Wednesday, the Panthers 1-hit the Blue Devils in the abbreviated win.
Matt Jones earned the win for CP. He fanned 5, walked 4 and gave up no hits over 3 innings.
Tyler Fattman and Dan Addison both doubled for the Panthers.
Jalen Mockabee suffered the loss for Sharpsville. He gave up 4 hits.
ä Sharon 8, Hickory 6 (10 inn.) — At Hermitage, Vinnie Shaffer ripped a 2-run bases-loaded double to lift the Tigers (1-0, 1-1) past the Hornets in Region 2 play.
Nick Carlo, Cody Frazier and Justin Stefanowicz split mound duty for Sharon. Stefanowicz earned the win by pitching the final 4 innings. He fanned 3, walked 2 and gave up 3 hits and no runs.
Shaffer and Josh Nichols singled and doubled and Carlo had a single and belted a 3-run home run.
Mark DiBattiste, Jason Gay and Anthony Cannone pitched for Hickory. Cannone threw the final 2ì innings and took the loss.
Brooks Pletcher had 2 hits for the Hornets and Cannone doubled.
ä West Middlesex 6, Mercer 0 — At West Middlesex, Mike Ginther fired a complete-game 1-hitter with 11 strikeouts and 2 walks as the Big Reds blanked the Mustangs.
Offensively for the defending District 10 Class A champion Big Reds, Mark Colella smacked a solo home run, Jerrod Palmer doubled and Sage Pope went 2-for-3.
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
ä Wilmington 117, Farrell 28 — At New Wilmington, the host Greyhounds were led by Slavi Pontius (high hurdles, high jump), Jarod Thomas (800-, 1600-meter runs), Brandon Slicker (200-, 400-meter dashes), Jon Yohman (shot put, discus), and David Perrine (long, triple jumps).
Yohman put the shot 59 feet, 9 inches.
ä West Middlesex 115, Reynolds 35 — At West Middlesex, the host Big Reds rolled to their 2nd win in 3 days.
For Coach Ed Pikna, Clay Allen (100-, 200, long jump, sprint-relay anchor), Austin Mirizio (high, intermediate hurdles), and Luke Patten (400-meter run, pole vault), as well as Trevor Harrison (shot put, discus) set the pace.
Levi Stoyer (800-meter run, distance-relay leg) led the visiting Raiders.
ä Hickory 83, Grove City 66 — At Hornet Stadium, host Hickory hurdled Grove City’s prolific Dan Jaskowak en route to the season-opening win.
Jaskowak swept the 400-, 800- and 1600-meter runs and lent a leg to the Eagles’ victorious 4x4 relay team.
For Hickory, DeShawn Coleman (100-, 200, sprint-relay anchor), Luke Lewis (shot, disc) and Matt Marzano (long, triple jumps) led the way. Lewis put the shot 58-3è.
Also for Grove City, Kyle Trinch swept the high and intermediate hurdles.
ä Lakeview 105, Mercer 45 — At The County Seat, the visiting Sailors coasted to the win, led by versatile Zach VanDusen (long, triple jumpers, 100-meter dash) and sprinter Blake Reddick (200, 400), as well as thrower Joseph Armstrong (shot, disc) and distance ace Workman (3200-meter run, distance-relay leg).
For Mercer, Kevin Reno recorded a double-double in the 800- and 1600-meter runs.
ä West Middlesex 136, Sharpsville 11 — At West Middlesex, Austin Mirizio, Jeremy Jancso and Clay Allen were triple-event winners for the Big Reds.
Mirizio and Allen were part of the 4-some that won the 400 relay (45.4). Mirizio swept the hurdles and Allen took 1st in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Jancso swept the jumps.
Sharpsville’s lone win was in the 1600-meter relay.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
ä Wilmington 122, Farrell 18 — At New Wilmington, the host Greyhounds garnered multiple wins from Tessa Sikora (triple, high jumps, 200), Hannah Drake (long jump, distance- and mile-relay legs), Rikki Brumbaugh (3200-meter run, 4x8 and 4x4 relays), and Julie Falvo (shot, disc), as well as Kate Robb (1600, distance-relay leg).
ä West Middlesex 121, Reynolds 29 — At West Middlesex, Kristen White broke a 21-year old school record in the 1600-meter run to pace the Ms. Reds (2-0).
White clocked in at 5:27.7 to shatter the 1992 mark held by Beth Sanderbeck (5:33). White also won the 800 and 3200.
Also for WM, Kelsey Murray swept the hurdles and ran on the winning 1600 relay team, and Aerial Pratt swept all 3 jumps and was part of the foursome that captured the 400 relay.
Rose Stoyer was a double-event winner for Reynolds, finishing 1st in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
ä Hickory 75, Grove City 75 — At Hornet Stadium, the teams ended deadlocked.
Courtney Corban (100-, 200-meter dashes), Lauren Decker (400-, 800-meter runs, distance-relay leg), Mary Jaskowak (1600-, 3200-meter runs, 4x8 relay), and Mckenzie Fagan (triple, high jumps) led the visiting Lady Eagles.
For Hickory, Sophia Fustos put the shot 41-1è, while Madison Bell (high hurdles, sprint-relay leg) and Morgan Pellis (long jump, 4x1 relay leg) led the host Lady Hornets.
ä Lakeview 92, Mercer 68 — At Mercer, the visiting Lady Sailors secured the win, led by Marla Holland (100, 200), jumper Courtney King (high, triple).
For Mercer, Jenny Berger swept the high and intermediate hurdles and lent a leg to the Lady M’s winning sprint- and mile-relay foursomes. Also, Bowersox bested the field in both the 1600- and 3200-meter runs.
ä Sharpsville 66, Kenn-edy Catholic 39 — At West Middlesex on Tuesday, the Blue Darlings defeated Kennedy, led by Madison Przicina’s win in the 400-meter dash.
Tatum Kress (shot, javelin) and Tawney Godfrey (long, triple jumps) were multiple-event winners to key KC, coach Joanne Sharper reported.
ä West Middlesex 124, Sharpsville 22 — At West Middlesex, Alyson Pierce and Kelsey Murray won 3 events each in leading the Ms. Reds to a season-opening win over Sharpsville.
Pierce and Murray both ran on the winning 1600-meter relay team (2:35.6) while Pierce also won the 800 and was on the 1st-place 3200 relay squad and Murray swept the hurdles.
Roberta Pegg led Sharps-ville with wins in the 100 (15.3) and long jump (14-9 3/4).
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
WILMINGTON 117, FARRELL 28
3200 relay — Wilmington (Rhodes, Slicker, Thomas, Scott), 9:44; 110 hurdles — Slav. Pontius (W), 17.6; 100 — Scott (W), 11.9; 1600 — Thomas (W), 5:16.3; 400 — Slicker (W), 54.8; 400 relay — Farrell (Burns, Jackson, Sanders, Gavin), 47.9; 300 hurdles — Scott (W), 42.7; 800 — Thomas (W), 2:26; 200 — Slicker (W), 25.2; 3200 — Kurpa (W), 11:54.3; 1600 relay — Wilmington (Slicker, Scott, Perrine, Slav. Pontius), no time submitted; Shot put — Yohman (W), 59-9; Discus — Yohman (W), 164-8; Javelin — Donati (W), 151-6; Long jump — Perrine (W), 19-6è; Triple jump — Perrine (W), 38-11; High jump — Slav. Pontius (W), 5-8; Pole vault — Step. Pontius (W), no height submitted.
W.MIDDLESEX, 115, REYNOLDS 35
3200 relay — Reynolds (Stoyer, Breese, Gongloff, Arnold), 9:33.7; 110 hurdles — Mirizio (WM), 16.6; 100 — Allen (WM), 10.8; 1600 — Williams (WM), 5:02.5; 400 — Patten (WM), 52.8; 400 relay — WM (Grasso, Mirizio, Patten, Allen), 46.8; 300 hurdles — Mirizio (WM), 44.4; 800 — Stoyer (R), 2:15.8; 200 — Allen (WM), 22.5; 3200 — Canon (WM), 11:07.8; 1600 relay — Reynolds (Bondey, Stoyer, Breese, Woods), 3:59.3; Shot put — Harrison (WM), 44-1; Discus — Harrison (WM), 144-1; Javelin — Barris (WM), 113-8; Long jump — Allen (WM), 21-10; Triple jump — Patten (WM), 42-4è; High jump — Jancso (WM), 6-0; Pole vault — Patten (WM), 13-1.
HICKORY 83, GROVE CITY 66
3200 relay — Hickory (Work, Janscar, Griffen, M.Sonoga), 8:36.77; 110 hurdles — Trinch (GC), 15.53; 100 — Coleman (H), 11.38; 1600 — Jaskowak (GC), 4:43.40; 400 — Jaskowak (GC), 52.36; 400 relay — Hickory (Schmacher, Palumbo, Voytik, Coleman), 44.05; 300 hurdles — Trinch (GC), 40.66; 800 — Jaskowak (GC), 2:03.30; 200 — Coleman (H), 23.45; 3200 — Budnik (GC), 10:44.51; 1600 relay — Grove City (Whiteman, Somora, Jaskowak, Orowa), 3:40.39; Shot put — Lewis (H), 58-3è; Discus — Lewis (H), 144-3; Javelin — Reznor (GC), 150-9; Long jump — Marzano (H), 19-10è; Triple jump — Marzano (H), 40-11 1/4; High jump — Armstrong (GC), 5-4; Pole vault — Belko (H), 10-6.
LAKEVIEW 105, MERCER 45
3200 relay — Lakeview (Workman, Williams, Richael, Kinsey), 10:38.16; 110 hurdles — Stringer (L), 18.8; 100 — VanDusen (L), 11.4; 1600 — Reno (M), 4:48.4; 400 — Reddick (L), 54.5; 400 relay — Lakeview (no names submitted), 47.2; 300 hurdles — Hoffman (M), 45.5; 800 — Reno (M), 2:00.3; 200 — Reddick (L), 23.6; 3200 — Workman (L), 11:25.1; 1600 relay — Lakeview (Stanek, Kinsey, Stringer, Reddick), 3:40.2; Shot put — Armstrong (L), 40-4; Discus — Armstrong (L), 121-5; Javelin — Sterling (L), 152-9; Long jump — VanDusen (L), 19-3 1/4; Triple jump — VanDusen (L), 38-6 3/4; High jump — Kaster (M), 5-6; Pole vault — Bachman (L), 8-6.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
WILMINGTON 122, FARRELL 18
3200 relay — Wilmington (Drake, Robb, Brumbaugh, Behm), no time submitted; 100 hurdles — Schwenke (W), 19.1; 100 — Gardner (W), 13.5; 1600 — Robb (W), 6:29; 400 — Baldwin (W), 1:04.5; 400 relay — Wilmington (Farrell disqualified); 300 hurdles — Winters (W), 53.9; 800 — Baldwin (W), 2:37.4; 200 — Sikora (W), 28.0; 3200 — Brumbaugh (W), 15:29.9; 1600 relay — Wilmington (Drake, Winters, Hahn, Brumbaugh), no time submitted; Shot put — Falvo (W), 36-3; Discus — Falvo (W), 102-9; Javelin — Winters (W), 90-4; Long jump — Drake (W), 16-0è; Triple jump — Sikora (W), 33-1è; High jump — Sikora (W), 5-0; Pole vault — Thompson (W), 7-0.
W.MIDDLESEX 121, REYNOLDS 29
3200 relay — West Middlesex (Tyillian, Aubel, Weimer, A. Zrile), 11:30.1; 100 hurdles — Murray (WM), 17.0; 100 — Stoyer (R), 14.2; 1600 — White (WM), 5:27.7; 400 — Pierce (WM), 1:04.9; 400 relay — West Middlesex (Buchanan, Dambaugh, Roberts, Pratt), 59.2; 300 hurdles — Murray (WM), 50.6; 800 — White (WM), 2:32.4; 200 — Stoyer (R), 29.2; 3200 — White (WM), 12:22.6; 1600 relay — West Middlesex (Pierce, Perelli, Murray, Pape), 4:30.6; Shot put — DeMaria (WM), 36-1 1/2; Discus — DeMaria (WM), 119-4; Javelin — Lucich (WM), 111-0 1/2; Long jump — Pratt (WM), 14-5 1/4; Triple jump — Pratt (WM), 31-10; High jump — Pratt (WM), 4-7; Pole vault — Garrett (WM), 7-0.
HICKORY 75, GROVE CITY 75
3200 relay — Grove City (Decker, McClain, Jaskowak, Casalnova), 9:59.83; 100 hurdles — Bell (H), 17.35; 100 — Corban (GC), 13.54; 1600 — Jaskowak (GC), 5:33.69; 400 — Decker (GC), 1:01.8; 400 relay — Hickory (Russo, Arbanas, Pellis, Bell), 54.79; 300 hurdles — DePew (GC), 52.89; 800 — Decker (GC), 2:34.23; 200 — Corban (GC), 28.47; 3200 — Jaskowak (GC), 12:29.25; 1600 relay — Grove City (Decker, Jaskowak, Corban, Treiber), 4:22; Shot put — Fustos (H), 41-1è; Discus — Garthwaite (H), 104-3; Javelin — Colbert (H), 92-11; Long jump — Pellis (H), 15-3; Triple jump — Fagan (GC), 34-1è; High jump — Fagan (GC), 5-0; Pole vault — Beck (H), 8-6.
LAKEVIEW 82, MERCER 68
3200 relay — Lakeview (no names submitted), 11:55; 100 hurdles — Berger (M), 15.8; 100 — Holland (L), 13.2; 1600 — Bowersox (M), 6:27.8; 400 — Watson (L), 1:01.6; 400 relay — Mercer (Young, Stanton, McKinney, Berger), 52.2; 300 hurdles — Berger (M), 48.6; 800 — Kiester (L), 2:57.4; 200 — Holland (L), 27.8; 3200 — Bowersox (M), 14:25; 1600 relay — Mercer (Berger, Young, Brown, McKinney), 4:33.6; Shot put — Brest (M), 28-7è; Discus — Rudeiger (L), 91-6è; Javelin — Casciotti (L), 98-5è; Long jump — Swartzbeck (M), 14-2 3/4; Triple jump — King (L), 32-1è; High jump — King (L), 5-2; Pole vault — Platt (M), 8-6.
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