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May 11, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS ROUNDUP: County track set today at Hickory


By Allied News Staff

MERCER COUNTY AREA — The annual Mercer County Track & Field Invitational will be held at Hickory High’s Hornet Stadium today, 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.

Following are the top seeds in each event according to season performances:

BOYS

4x800 relay—Grove City (Ian Brown, Daniel Jaskowak, Ryan Whiteman, John Scott Somora, Dillon McConnell); 110 hurdles—Kyle Trinch (Grove City); 100—Clay Allen (West Middlesex); 1600—Kevin Reno (Mercer); 400—Tyler Confer (Sharpsville); 4x100 relay—West Middlesex (Sebastian Grasso, Jeremy Jancso, Luke Patten, Allen, Joe Trippy, Austin Mirizio); 300 hurdles—Trinch; 800—Jaskowak; 200—Allen; 3200—Ryan Budnik (Grove City); 4x400 relay—Lakeview (Connor Stankovich, Zach Van Dusen, Billy Kinsey, Blake Reddick, Robbie Stringer, Devon Workman); Long jump—Jancso; Triple jump—Jon Jacoway (Sharon); High jump—Jacoway; Shot put—Jon Yohman (Wilmington); Discus—Yohman; Javelin—Matt Voytik (Hickory); Pole vault—Patten.

GIRLS

4x800 relay—Sharon (Brienna Roys, Xsilla Powell, Jessica Kirsch-Talbert, Zhane’a Davis, Leonna Bell, Thompson Tiaja); 100 hurdles—Janette Berger (Mercer); 100—Rebekah Petty (Greenville); 1600—Mary Jaskowak (Grove City); 400—Lauren Decker (Grove City); 4x100 relay—Greenville (Samantha Keys, Braleigh Knierman, Molly Montalvo, Bradi Osborne, Petty); 300 hurdles—Berger; 800—Abby Casalnova (Grove City); 200—Bell; 3200—Julia Schaufel (Greenville); 4x400 relay—Sharon (Bell, Kirsch-Talbert, Davis, Powell, Ra’Liya Rice); Long jump—Hannah Drake (Wilmington); Triple jump—Drake; High jump—McKenzie Fagan (Grove City); Shot put—Sophia Fustos (Hickory); Discus—Julie Falvo (Wilmington); Javelin—Sarah Lucich (West Middlesex); Pole vault—Petty.



SOFTBALL

ä Wilmington 13, Lakeview 0 (5 inn.) — At Stoneboro, Wilmington winning pitcher Abby Sotter silenced the Lady Sailors on just 2 singles. She struck out 7 and walked 1, and 45 of the 73 pitches she threw went for strikes.

Cassidy Marett, Lexi Donati and Alanna Elliot ended with 2 hits apiece for Wilmington, and each drove home a pair of runs for the Lady Hounds. Donati drilled a triple and home run, and Courtney Cohen and Marett drilled doubles, Marett muscled a triple, as did Elliot for Region 2-AA titlist Wilmington (6-1, 14-2).

Losing Lakeview pitcher K.Mahen gave up 11 hits, but was victimized the 3 Sailors’ errors. She and K.McClelland had the lone Sailors’ singles.

ä Hickory 12, Grove City 6 — At Memorial Park, Grove City, the visiting LadyHornets’ Morgan McBride hammered a pair of home runs. McBride drove in 3 runs with 3 hits, while Danielle Collier collected 3 hits, as did Courtney Maniscalco. Also, Anna Abate added a single, double and 3 ribbies for Hickory (7-2 region, 10-2 overall).

Lauren Kizak KO’d 4 in 4 frames in which she permitted 6 runs on 6 hits and 3 runs, while Chelsey Marriott mowed down Grove City in the 5th, 6th and 7th on just 2 hits. She whiffed 2 and did not walk a batter for 1st-year coach Tanya McClafferty.

Belle Chiodi (4 innings, 8 hits 2 KOs, no walks), Cassie Feather and Maddie Elberty pitched for Grove City.

Jordan Hesselgesser, 2 hits, Taylor Shingledecker ,single, double, and Katie Maine, 3-run double, led the Lady Eagles (4-12) offense.



ä Mercer 13, Commo-dore Perry 0 (5 inn.) — At Sheakleyville, coach Jack Trott’s Mercer Lady M’s improved to 11-4 with the non-region win over the Lady Panthers.

Aubrie Angermeier fired a complete-game 1-hitter to earn the win. She struck out 6 batters and only allowed 1 walk.

Offensively for the Lady M’s, Heather Woods ripped a pair of doubles and Rachel Chapman and Aundria Gregory both doubled.

Emily Kitchen was tagged with the loss for Commodore

Perry. She fanned 2, walked 6 and gave up 9 hits in going the distance. Alexis Nagy singled for CP’s lone hit.

ä Sharon 4, Lakeview 1 — At Stoneboro, the Lady Tigers scored 3 runs in the top of the 7th inning to earn the victory over the Lady Sailors.

Gabby Gadola went the distance for Sharon. She struck out 7 batters, issued no walks and gave up 7 hits. Offensively, Gadola doubled, Aubriana Dellibovi had 2 singles and an RBI, Mallory Torr drove in a run with a sacrifice and Kristina Jacoway stole 3 bases.

Kala Mahen pitched all 7 frames for Lakeview. She fanned 11, walked 3 and surrendered 6 hits. Mahen and Katie Watts had 2 singles each and Katie McClelland drove in a run.

Sharon skipper Mike Bochert said his Lady Tigers (4-3, 8-6) are in contention for a Region 2-AA playoff berth with 4 games remaining.

ä Meadville 4, Grove City 3 — At Meadville, the host Lady Bulldogs’ A.Rhoades outdueled Grove City’s Maddie Elberty.

Rhoades recorded 10 strikeouts, walked 4 and scattered 8 hits, while Elberty ended up permitting 3 hits, 3 walks and striking out 6 in 4ê innings. In relief, Belle Chiodo checked the Dawgs on 2 hits.

Nottingham  knocked a home run and single for MASH.

For Grove City (4-12), Cassie Feather and Grace Dadzaa each stroked 2 hitrs and Micaela King tallied twice and pilfered a pair of bases.

ä Jamestown 4, Mercer 3 (11 inn.) — At Brandy Springs Park in Mercer, Erynn Williams hit a sac fly in the top of the 11th frame to score Isabella Greenawalt from third base to lift the Lady Muskies (2-4, 4-7) past the Lady M’s.

Williams earned the win. She fanned 11, walked 5 and only allowed 3 hits for Jamestown. Brenda Kaller had 3 hits and Greenawalt had 2.

Melissa Shoemaker got the start for Mercer and Allie Cameron suffered the loss. She fanned 3, walked 1 and gave up 4 hits in 5 innings of relief. Heather Woods had 2 hits.



BASEBALL

ä Grove City 10, Mead-ville 0 (6 inn.) — At Memorial Park in Grove City, Matt Gordon fired a complete-game 4-hitter (4 singles) with 9 strikeouts and 1 walk as the Region 6 champion Eagles (7-0, 13-3) routed the Bulldogs.

Trevor Smith suffered the mound loss for Meadville. He fanned 1, walked 3 and gave up 6 runs on 8 hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Offensively for GC, Jared Sample had 2 singles, doubled and drove in 2 runs, Ben Lucas registered 2 singles and 2 RBI, Collin Lawson doubled and Ryan Grace ripped a 2-run single.



GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

ä Mercer at Redbank Valley Invitational — Several Lady M’s earned places at the recent meet.

Janeette Berger captured 2nd in both the 100 and 300 hurdles, while Megan McKinney was 4th in the 100s and 3rd in the 300s.

Courtney Young was 6th in the 100, while the 4x100 relay team of Young, Alexa Stanton, Berger, and McKinney was 4th. Katie Platt finished third in the pole vault.

ä West Middlesex 84, Mercer 65; Mercer 114, Commodore Perry 30 — At the County Seat, the visiting Ms. Reds (6-1, 7-1) rolled, led by dual-winners Kristen White (800, 1600) and Rachel DeMaria (shot put, discus).

For Mercer, Courtney Young (100, sprint- and mile-relay legs) and Mindy Brown (200, 400, 4x4 relay leg) led the Lady M’s, along with Janette Berger (high, intermediate hurdles, sprint- and mile-relay legs).

DeMaria established a school standard (40-11 1/4), elicpsing Susie Bowser (40-6, 1995), according to Middlesex mentor Bob Morris.

Grinnell garnered a sweep of the 800 and 3200 runs for Commodore Perry.

ä Wilmington 91, Lakeview 59 — At Stoneboro, the visiting Lady Greyhounds garnered their 2nd straight Region 1-A championship, according to veteran mentor J.R. McFarland.

For Wilmington (7-0), Allison Baldwin (400, 800) and Rikki Brumbaugh (1600, 3200, 4x4 relay), as well as Julie Falvo (shot, disc) led the visitors, as did Hannah Drake (4x4, 4x8 relays, triple jump).

Marla Holland (200, sprint-relay leg) led Lakeview.



BOYS TRACK & FIELD

ä Mercer at Redbank Invitational — Jared DAvis finished first in the 110 hurdles (15.1) while Nate Breese took second in the 300 hurdles.

ä West Middlesex 100, Mercer 50; Mercer 108.5, Commodore Perry 31.5 — Clay Allen made the County Seat his personal playground, sweeping the 100- and 200-meter dashes, long jump, and anchoring the Big Reds’ winning sprint-relay foursome. Also, Luke Patten pole-vaulted and triple-jumped his way to a pair of wins, and was part of a winning relay, and Isaac Williams went for a win in the 3200 and as part of the distance-relay foursome.

West Middlesex mentor Ed Pikna pointed out it was the 5th consecutive Region 1-A title posted by his program, which is 7-0 this season.

He also cited seniors — Allen, Patten, Sebastian Grasso, Austin Mirizio, Aaron Fitzgerald, Trevor Harrison and Jeremy Jancso — who never lost a Region 1-A race during their 4-year tenure.

“We’ve been so blessed with the seniors we have and the leadership theyv’e provided,” Pikna praised. “It’s been a great ride, and I’m just super proud. We’re looking for big things over the next few weeks.”

Kevin Reno raced to wins in the 400- and 800-meter runs for Mercer. Also, J.Moon swept all 3 throws against Commodore Perry, while Bequeath bested the field in the 200, high jump, and as part of the mile-relay.

Nate White went for wins in the 1600- and 3200-meter runs for Commodore Perry.

ä Lakeview 108, Wilmington 37; Lakeview 123, Farrell 27 — At Stoneboro, the host Sailors coasted, led by Zach VanDusen (100, long and triple jumps) and Blake Reddick (200, 400, 4x4 relay), as well as thrower Hunter Armstrong (shot, disc) and distance aces Devon Workman (1600, 4x4 relay leg) and Billy Kinsey (4x8, 4x4 relays).

Sixth-year Sailors’ skipper Ryan Herold reported Lakeview ended 9-1 in duals.

For Farrell, 1st-place finishes were won by Brandon Gavins (11.5) and the sprint-relay foursome of Dewayne Burns, Guledge, Jackson and Gavins (47.1), and shot-putter Derrick Carter (38-9).



GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

WEST MIDDLESEX 84, MERCER 65

3200 relay — West Middlesex (Wimer, Aubel, Nitsche, Alsdorf), 11:44; 100 hurdles — Berger (M), 15.1; 100 — C.Young (M), 12.7; 1600 — White (WM), 5:50.3; 400 — Brown (M), 1:03.3; 400 relay — Mercer (C.Young, Stanton, McKinney, Berger), 52.5; 300 hurdles — Berger (M), 46.5; 800 — White (WM), 2:27.3; 200 — Brown (M), 28.4; 3200 — Tyillian (WM), 12:23.6; 1600 relay — Mercer (Brown, C.Young, N.Young, Berger), 4:15; Shot put — DeMaria (WM), 40-11 1/4; Discus — DeMaria (WM), 115-1è;Javelin — Lucich (WM), 109-5; Long jump — Swartzbeck (M), 15-2è; Triple jump — Pratt (WM), 31-2; High jump — Brandes (M), 4-8; Pole vault — Platt (M), 8-6.

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MERCER 114, COMM. PERRY 30

3200 relay — Commodore Perry (no names submitted), 11:56; 100 hurdles — Berger (M), 15.1; 100 — C.Young (M), 12.7; 1600 — Oaks (CP), 6:30.8; 400 — Brown (M), 1:03.3; 400 relay — Mercer (C.Young, Stanton, McKinney, Berger), 52.5; 300 hurdles — Berger (M), 46.5; 800 — Grinnell (CP), 2:42.5; 200 — Brown (M), 28.4; 3200 — Grinnell (CP), 13:11.4; 1600 relay — Mercer (Brown, C.Young, N.Young, Berger), 4:15; Shot put — Brest (M), 32-2è; Discus — A.Conner (M), 80-4; Javelin — A.Conner (M), 79-1è; Long jump — Swartzbeck (M), 15-2è; Triple jump — Evans (M), 25-1 1/4; High jump — Brandes (M), 4-8; Pole vault — Platt (M), 8-6.

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WILMINGTON 91, LAKEVIEW 59

3200 relay — Wilmington (Robb, Behm, Baldwin, Drake), 11:55.7; 100 hurdles — Ray (L), 17.5; 100 — Reed (L), 13.3; 1600 — Brumbaugh (W), 5:50.4; 400 — Baldwin (W), 1:02.1; 400 relay — Lakeview (King, Reed, McConnell, Holland), 55.8; 300 hurdles — Winters (W), 50.3; 800 — Baldwin (W), 2:25.6; 200 — Holland (L), 27.2; 3200 — Brumbaugh (W), 13:34.9; 1600 relay — Wilmington (Brumbaugh, Winters, Drake, Baldwin), 4:22.6; Shot put — Falvo (W), 35-1 1/4; Discus — Falvo (W), 124-1; Javelin — Winters (W), no distance reported; Long jump — Sikora (W), 15-3; Triple jump — Drake (W), 34-11 1/4; High jump — King (L), 5-4; Pole vault — Ryan (L), 8-6.



BOYS TRACK & FIELD

W. MIDDLESEX 100, MERCER 50

3200 relay — West Middlesex (Fitzgerald, Long, Dale, Williams), 9:51; 110 hurdles — Davis (M), 14.9; 100 — Allen (WM), 10.9; 1600 — Canon (WM), 4:59.7; 400 — Reno (M), 52.5; 400 relay — West Middlesex (Trippy, Jancso, Patten, Allen), 4.7; 300 hurdles — Hoffman (M), 43.1; 800 — Reno (M), 2:06.5; 200 — Allen (WM), 22.4; 3200 — Williams (WM), 10:36; 1600 relay — Mercer (Bequeath, Hoffman, Breese, Reno), 3:47.3; Shot put — Moon (M), 37-3è; Discus — Harrison (WM), 148-6 1/4; Javelin — Lucich (WM), 130-2; Long jump — Allen (WM), 20-1 1/4; Triple jump — Patten (WM), 42-0 3/4; High jump — Jancso (WM), 5-10; Pole vault — Patten (WM), 13-6.

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MERCER 108.5, C. PERRY 31.5

3200 relay — Commodore Perry (no names submitted), 9:13; 110 hurdles — Davis (M), 14.9; 100 — Eddy (CP), 12.1; 1600 — White (CP) 4:55; 400 — Reno (M), 52.5; 400 relay — Mercer (Breese, Haines, Davis, Hoffman), 47.3; 300 hurdles — Hoffman (M), 43.1; 800 — Reno (M), 2:06.5; 200 — Bequeath (M), 25.2; 3200 — White (CP), 10:53.9; 1600 relay — Mercer (Bequeath, Hoffman, Breese, Reno), 3:47.3; Shot put — J.Moon (M), 37-3è; Discus — J.Moon (M), 99-3 1/4; Javelin — J.Moon (M), 117-8; Long jump — Kaster (M), 17-3 3/4; Triple jump — Kaster (M), 34-11 1/4; High jump — Bequeath (M), 5-4; Pole vault — not contested.

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LAKEVIEW 108, WILMINGTON 37

3200 relay — Lakeview (Workman, Stankovich, Richael, Kinsey), 9:02; 110 hurdles — Stringer (L), 17.8; 100 — VanDusen (L), 12.0; 1600 — Workman (L), 4:56.8; 400 — Reddick (L), 54.0; 400 relay — not reported.; 300 hurdles — Slav. Pontius (W), 46.4; 800 — Kinsey (L), 2:04.5; 200 — Reddick (L), 23.5; 3200 — Miller (L), 11:29.4; 1600 relay — Lakeview (Stankovich, Reddick, Workman, Kinsey), 3:37.8; Shot put — Armstrong (L), 37-7; Discus — Armstrong (L), 140-0; Javelin — Sterling (L), 160-8; Long jump — VanDusen (L), 18-6è; Triple jump — VanDusen (L), 38-10; High jump — Stef. Pontius (W), 5-10; Pole vault — Ryan (L), 8-6.