Meadville Tribune


December 31, 2013

Best of the best: Top sports stories of 2013

The Meadville Tribune presents the top sports stories of 2013. From individual triumphs to team championships, the area had its share of memorable moments in 2013. The following is a list of the 10 best moments of the year.

10. Titusville golf team

wins first D-10 medal

The Titusville boys golf team made school history on Oct. 5, as the team of Eric Maginnis, Matt McCord, Seth Mehlenbacher and Taite Foley combined to shoot a team score of 335, 18 strokes better than the competition, to win the District 10 Class AA team title. Zack Richards totaled a 93 for the Rockets as the team’s fifth golfer.

The Country Club of Meadville played host to Titusville’s unforgettable day, with Maginnis leading the charge by shooting a 3-over-par 75. The Rockets’ No. 1 golfer, McCord, turned in an 81, with Mehlenbacher’s 88 and Foley’s 91 rounding out the winning score.

For Maginnis, it was the first time the sophomore broke 80 on a course, choosing a great time to come though with his best round of his career.

The Rockets went on to defeat Ridgway in a PIAA sub-regional battle at Treasure Lake in DuBois. That victory advanced the Rockets to their first-ever state championship tournament. There, at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York, the team finished as the No. 5 team in Pennsylvania.

9. Lakeview/West Middlesex go five OTs in D-10 title classic

It was 52 minutes of back-and-forth action between the Lakeview and West Middlesex boys basketball teams on March 1. And the Big Reds needed all 52 minutes to pull off a 71-65 win in five overtimes to claim the District 10 Class AA title.

West Middlesex ran the clock down at the end of regulation with the game tied at 48 but failed to connect on a final shot. The same scenario took place in the first overtime, with a similar outcome, as the Big Reds let the game clock run down but couldn’t connect on a game-winner.

In the third overtime, West Middlesex led by three (59-56) with time running out, but Lakeview’s Casey Greggs knocked down a 3-pointer from the wing to tie the game once again. In the fourth overtime, the Big Reds held for the final shot for a third time, and once again the Lakeview

defense held.

West Middlesex finally caught a break in the final overtime, as Greggs fouled out, making him the third Sailor starter to leave the game. That allowed the Big Reds to hold on for the championship.

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  • Dunn.jpg H.S. Softball: Cards strike late for 2-0 win over Blue Devils

    “You can wait around all day,” Cochranton head softball coach Mark McGuire said. “But when the moment is there and the opportunity is in front of you, that’s when you have to get it done.”

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gallo’s single lifts CASH to win in extras

    “He got the hit because they were scared of Cole Baker,” said Cole Baker.
    He was just kidding around ... probably.

    April 17, 2014

  • Jordan Lynn Lynn leads Bulldogs over visiting Beavers

    “It’s a good thing we have that little break for Easter,” said Meadville track and field coach Carl Roznowski. “That should give her a chance to rest up those muscles.”
    Roznowski is talking about Bulldogs junior Jordan Lynn, who was a busy lady on Wednesday as the MASH boys and girls squads took on Corry in a Region 3 meet at the Barco-Duratz Athletic Complex.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Panthers stay unbeaten with win over Blue Devils

    Saegertown’s run to the District 10 boys volleyball championship a year ago was anything but easy.
    Needless to say, the Panthers have a little experience when it comes to dealing with tribulations. The Panthers put that experience to good use on Wednesday night in a Region 1 showdown.

    April 16, 2014

  • MLB replay Selig calls replay start ‘remarkable’

    Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport’s new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks.
    While baseball began video review late in the 2008 season, it was limited to potential home runs and boundary calls. The new system that began March 30 vastly expands the types of plays that managers and umpires can ask to be reviewed at a replay center in New York.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cardinals roll to a sweep of Eagles

    The match only lasted three games, but Logan Herzberger still found the time to post a double-double, notching 14 kills and 18 digs while the Cochranton volleyball team swept Conneaut 25-22, 25-16, 25-18 during Region 1 action on Tuesday.

    April 15, 2014

  • Brendon Barclay Unbeaten Panthers need five games to top Bulldogs

    Through the first four games, there was no telling which team was undefeated and which team had only one win entering Monday night’s Region 1 volleyball clash between Meadville and Saegertown.
    By the fifth and deciding game, the cream rose to the top.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ogwumike goes No. 1

    It was a busy draft night for the Connecticut Sun.
    Minutes after taking Chiney Ogwumike with the top pick in the WNBA draft Monday night, the Sun made a blockbuster deal to trade 2012 MVP Tina Charles to the New York Liberty.

    April 14, 2014

  • Watson pulls away at Augusta to win second green jacket

    One of golf’s most exciting players squeezed most of the drama out of the Masters on Sunday. That’s just fine with Bubba Watson.
    All he cared about was slipping into that green jacket.
    Instead of hitting a 40-yard hook out of a forest of Georgia pines — the signature shot in his playoff victory two years ago — the final act Sunday at Augusta National took place on the 18th green. Watson had a three-shot lead and consulted with his caddie on a 15-foot birdie putt.

    April 14, 2014

  • Harvick survives shootout for win at Darlington

    Kevin Harvick used one of the few weekend missteps to pull out his first Darlington victory.
    Harvick was among several veteran drivers fighting for the Nationwide Series win Friday night when rookie Chase Elliott used fresher tires and a strong machine to move from the back of the pack to first place over the final two laps.

    April 14, 2014

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