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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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  • Kyle Wise Panthers rally to beat Huskies

    Through three innings Tuesday afternoon at home, it looked like it was going to be a very long day for the Saegertown baseball team.
    The wind and the cold didn’t appear to bother Harbor Creek starting pitcher Issac Mattson as the senior struck out nine batters through the first three frames, including four strikeouts in the first inning alone.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Greggs and Bison knock Bulldogs down to earth

    Back to reality.
    Coming off one of its biggest wins in recent years on Friday with a 10-5 victory over previously unbeaten Saegertown, Meadville fell victim to possibly being over confident against Fort LeBoeuf.

    April 22, 2014

  • Devils sweep Tigers

    Just six days earlier, the Cambridge Springs boys volleyball coaching staff sat on the sidelines at Saegertown High School perplexed and disappointed as they watched the Blue Devils give away opportunity after opportunity.

    April 22, 2014

  • Abby Clulow Cardinals overcome offensive woes to remain unbeaten

    Abby Clulow is confident that sooner or later the bats are going to come alive for the Cochranton softball team. She is also pretty confident that until then the Lady Cardinals will continue to find a way to get the job done.
    After all, how could she feel any differently?

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fight.jpg Brewers win in 14th after early brawl with Pirates

    Ryan Braun homered in the ninth inning to tie it, then Khris Davis hit a home run in the 14th that put Milwaukee ahead for good.
    Yet those were hardly the big blows that attracted all the attention Sunday in the Brewers’ 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pivotal Game 3 awaits Pens and Blue Jackets

    Not so long ago, the Columbus Blue Jackets were the worst team in the NHL.
    Now they’re heading home for tonight’s Game 3 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series with the star-studded Pittsburgh Penguins hoping to make even more history.

    April 20, 2014

  • Blue Jacket_DiRi.jpg Blue Jackets edge Penguins 4-3 in double overtime

    Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • College Softball: DePauw earns NCAC sweep over Allegheny

    It’s gut-check time for the Allegheny College softball team.

    April 19, 2014

  • Biggs.jpg Big first inning leads Meadville to win over Saegertown

    So, how does one go about beating the Saegertown baseball team? It’s a question that District 10 programs have been asking themselves for years now.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Taylor, Osborne lead Panthers to 12-1 win over CASH

    Saegertown freshman Kendra Taylor had no reason to believe that Friday afternoon’s non-region softball game would go like any other.

    April 18, 2014

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