Meadville Tribune


February 13, 2014

Panthers rally to beat Lakeview

STONEBORO — Saegertown rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Lakeview 47-40 in a non-region girls basketball showdown on Thursday.

Sadie Mondi finished with a game-high 16 points to lead the Panthers (12-7). Jessica Tomiczek tallied 13 points, while Tori Eckart added 12 markers.

Raygen Fischer scored 13 points to pace the Sailors (5-16).

Steelers rout Muskies

JAMESTOWN — Farrell left nothing to chance against winles Jamestown, putting the game away early for a 72-39 Region 1 girls basketball victory on Thursday.

Whitney Murray poured in a game-high 19 points to lead the Steelers (7-14, 5-5 Region 1). Oriana Smith added 16 points, while Jarissa Shrper chipped in with nine.

Emily Robinson and Mikayla Keyser each had eight points to pace the Muskies (0-19, 0-9).

Lancers handle Wildcats

ALBION — General McLane jumped out to an 18-0 lead at the end of the first quarter on its way to a 62-23 win over Northwestern on Thursday in Region 4 girls basketball action.

Celeste Seidel led the Lancers with 18 points. Katie Rodrigues added 10 points for McLane.

Boys Basketball

CP wins second straight

HADLEY — Coming off an upset win of Vision Quest on Tuesday, Commodore Perry kept the momentum going with a 63-55 win over Rocky Grove in Region 1 boys basketball action Thursday.

Tyler McCracken poured in 18 points to pace the Panthers (10-10, 3-4 Region 1). Jeremiah Small added 14 points, while Cody Beachy chipped in with 12.

Nate White finished with a game-high 22 for the Orioles (7-12, 4-3). Garrett Gannoe contributed 19 points and Evan Sharp 11 in the loss.


’Dogs fall on road

ERIE — The Meadville swimming team dropped both sides of a Region 3 dual meet with Cathedral Prep and Villa Maria on Thursday at Erie East High School. Villa’s 122-47 win sent the girls to a 4-7 mark, while the boys squad falls to 4-8 with its 135-34 loss to Prep.

Mackenzie Webber and Heather Sternby each picked up wins for the Lady Bulldogs. Webber clocked in at 2:23.45 to win the 200 IM. Sternby won her laurels in the 100 free with a time of 58.11.

The boys squad went winless, but Eric Ziegler and Kerwin Moreland each posted a second-place finish. Zeigler finished the 200 IM in 2:14.80 for his runner-up performance. Moreland was second in the 100 free by touching the wall in 53.31.

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  • Hawley scores District 1 finishes off dominant pool performance by trouncing New Jersey

    Pitchers often get the most credit in shutout victories. And Emma Osborne, Katy Dunn and Emily Beddick have certainly been deserving for District 1.
    Its defense, though, has been equally deserving.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sliding into second District 1 remains unbeaten after two routs

    Becca Siple’s response to a question on Twitter may have said it all.
    “Best experience of my life,” Siple said, when asked by The Meadville Tribune via Twitter to describe her experience thus far at the Senior League Softball East Regional Tournament. Following her response was the hashtag #D1isfamily.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Steelers camp Steelers LB Spence caps lengthy comeback

    The whistle blew and Sean Spence sprinted forward, each cathartic step distancing the linebacker from the horrific knee injury that threatened to end his NFL career before it even really began.
    Spence almost gleefully smashed into fullback Bryce Davis during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first full contact drill of training camp on Monday. The two tussled for several seconds before Davis — his fists full of Spence’s jersey — pulled them both to the ground.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • District 1 dominates at East Regional

    Outscoring its opponents 32-0, District 1 moved to 3-0 at the Senior League Softball East Regional Tournament on Monday with a pair of wins.

    July 28, 2014

  • Kissing the bricks Gordon wins at Indy for record 5th time

    With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.
    Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first Brickyard victory.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Roethlisberger OK with choice to wait on new deal

    There are days when Ben Roethlisberger can feel every single hit he’s absorbed during a decade as one of the NFL’s most fearless quarterbacks.
    And there are days when the Pittsburgh Steelers star sees the young faces surrounding him in the huddle and it seems like he can play forever.

    July 26, 2014

  • Teen doping Survey: Teens experimenting with HGH on the rise

    Michael Guerreri wanted to try human growth hormones so he could look like a pro wrestler. Joe Badalanato hoped HGH would help him become a better football player. James O’Brien figured the drug would improve his fastball.
    The three 18-year-olds from suburban Philadelphia told The Associated Press this week that they bought bottles of HGH online in the past year. Turns out, what they bought was fake.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

    Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.
    The Colombian is entered in the Brickyard 400 for the explicit purpose of winning at Indy in NASCAR and giving team owner Roger Penske one of the few trophies missing from his collection.

    July 25, 2014

  • Haley Wise District 1 looking forward to bigger goals

    The members of the District 1 Senior League softball team haven’t spent a whole lot of time playing together.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Meadville's magical season comes to an end

    The state run is over for the Meadville Junior League All-Stars.
    Guess they’ll just have to content themselves with a District 1 championship, a Section 1 championship and an incredible turnaround from the year before.

    July 24, 2014

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