Meadville Tribune

February 2, 2014

North Pittsburgh extinguishes Flames

Meadville Tribune
Meadville Tribune

WARRENDALE — The Crawford County Midget Flames scored first, but they could not score again as North Pittsburgh snuffed out the locals’ momentum for a 3-1 victoy during Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League action on Sunday.

Josh Orr scored the only goal for the Flames (3-12-3 PAHL) with 4:17 remaining in the first period. Steven Shafer recorded the assist on the even-strength goal.

Devin Dezarn-Stoka tied the game with 1:27 left in the first period. Nick Matelan scored the game winner with 13:07 left in the second, while Dezarn-Stoka added an insurance goal just over two minutes later.



Bowling



Saegertown goes back-to-back


Saegertown extended its lead in the Ven-Craw Bowling League with back-to-back wins at Seneca Lanes on Jan. 28 and Plaza Lanes on Jan. 30.

Saegertown took the Seneca competition with 55 points, five more tha Meadville Red (50). Cranberry Maroon was third with 44 points and Franklin Black posted 38 points to place fourth. Meadville Black rounded out the top five with 34 points.

Saegertown was led by Nick Archacki, who blistered the lanes for a 256. Michael Costello rolled a 209, while C.J. Mook (200) gave Saegertown three bowlers in the 200s.

Brandon Kriek posted a 248 to lead Franklin, while teammate Tristan Myers added a 200. Meadville had a pair of bowlers break 200 in Bennet Monnie (247) and Jared Beier (211). Cranberry also accomplished the feat with Andrew Holden (224) and Matthew Alcorn (208). Devin Stephens rolled a 215 to lead Oil City.

In the Plaza Lanes match, Saegertown won with 57 points, while Meadville Red (46) and Meadville Black (41) fought it out for second and third. Cambridge Springs totaled 39 points for fourth place, while Oil City rounded out the top five with 37 points.

Meadville’s Brant Granda posted the top individual score with a 247. Three other Meadville kegglers broke 200 — Zane Wolf (235), Dalton Zelasco (214) and Seth Beerbower (210).

Franklin’s Myers rolled the third best total with a 222, and Cranberry’s Alcorn rolled a 214. Ricky Kanline (213), Tristan Higby (213) and Costello (210) all broke 200 for Saegertown, while Cambridge Springs’ Justan Tapper finished with a 211.



College Athletics



Wrestling




Ednboro flattens Bulls


EDINBORO — On Saturday, Edinboro won nine of ten matches, with three falls and three more technical falls, to hand Buffalo a 41-3 defeat at McComb Fieldhouse.

The Fighting Scots, ranked ninth by InterMat and 14th in the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Coaches Poll, improved to 8-3 with their eight win in the last nine matches. A young Bulls squad fell to 2-13.

The match got underway with the top matchup of the night, as Kory Mines, ranked 16th by Amateur Wrestling News and 18th by InterMat, met two-time national qualifier Max Soria at 125 lbs. Mines would held off Soria for the 7-5 win. Second-ranked A.J. Schopp followed with another dominating performance at 133. The junior won a 16-0 technical fall at 5:55 over Justin Farmer.

Mitchell Port remained undefeated at 21-0 as he pinned UB’s Nick Flannery (14-13) in 3:37. The 141-pounder led to 7-0 before flattening Flannery.

Dave Habat boosted Edinboro’s lead to 18-0 with a 24-8 technical fall at 6:43 over Ryan Todora. Johnny Greisheimer fell behind UB’s Wally Maziarz 2-0 at 157 before using a big third period to close out a 17-2 technical fall.

Former Meadville standout Kasey Burnett-Davis continued to settle in as the starter at 165 lbs., picking up an 8-5 decision over Tyler Rill. Burnett-Davis boosted his record to 11-6. The Edinboro lead peaked at 29-0 thanks to a 6-3 decision by Patrick Jennings over Rrok Ndokaj at 174 lbs.

Edinboro closed out the match with a bang, as Vincent Pickett and Ernest James won on first period falls.



Wheelchair Basketball



Edinboro falls to ’Bama


WICHITA, Ks. — The Edinboro men’s wheelchair basketball team fell to 3-16 on the season with a 61-27 loss to Alabama on Saturday morning. It was the final game for the Fighting Scots in the Wichita State Tournament.

Edinboro shot just 28.3 percent for the game and committed 19 turnovers.

Dwayne Murray was the lone Fighting Scot in double figures with 12 points, adding five rebounds. John Herndon had seven points and five rebounds, while Derek Strickland had a team-high seven rebounds.