COCHRANTON — Midway through the first period, Cochranton was hanging right with Region 3-leading Cambridge Springs. It wasn’t long before the Blue Devils took control.
TIDIOUTE — Darian Keyser scored 34 points, including 15 in the third quarter, to lead Jamestown to a 77-40 win over Tidioute Charter in Region 1 boys basketball action on Friday.
SAEGERTOWN — It was an uncharacteristically off-shooting night for the Maplewood Tigers girls basketball team. As a team, the Tigers made just six 3-pointers out of 21 attempts from beyond the arc. Yet with freshman forward Sadie Thomas leading the way inside the paint, the Tigers found ways…
It’s kind of a rough week for the Meadville swimming & diving teams. The bug that’s been going around has taken down some of the swimmers. And the growing sick list has coincided with perhaps the team’s busiest stretch of the season.
UNION CITY — Union City led by two after one quarter. But it was all Cochranton from there as the Cardinals went on to post a 62-36 win in Region 2 girls basketball action on Thursday.
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — Beating a rival is always a good thing. Beating a rival at home is better. But beating a rival at home to pass them in the standings is even better. The Cambridge Springs Blue Devils wrestling team got to enjoy this fact on Wednesday night with a dual match win over Cochranton.
EDINBORO — Former Meadville standout Armoni Foster returned to the area on Wednesday as the seventh-ranked Indiana (Pa.) Crimson Hawks faced Edinboro in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West men’s basketball action at McComb Fieldhouse.
HADLEY — Jamestown picked up its second region win of the season on Wednesday as the Muskies rolled to a 42-18 win over Commodore Perry in Region 2 wrestling action.
ERIE — The mood around the concession stand at McDowell High School was not as festive as one might expect following a key Region 7 victory by the Trojans.
Cathedral Prep and Meadville, two teams that could potentially wrestle for the District 10 big-school duals title in a month or so, got together for a pivotal Region 5 match on Wednesday at the House of Thrills.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From small-town Ohio kid to Louisiana legend, Joe Burrow capped his record-breaking, Heisman-winning season by bringing a national championship to LSU.
JAMESTOWN — The “Beauty and the Beast” event pitted Mercer County foes Jamestown and Lakeview against each other in a full day of non-stop basketball. In the girls’ contest, Lakeview kept the pace up and rolled to a convincing road win — the Sailors 10th of the season.
JAMESTOWN — In the nightcap of the “Beauty and the Beast” event in Jamestown, the Lakeview boys were able to complete the sweep of the Muskies. After a slow start, Lakeview found their groove and pulled away from the hometown Muskies.
CALIFORNIA — The Edinboro women’s basketball team is heating up. On Saturday, the Lady Scots picked up their third straight win, and it was a big one.
RUSSELL — Ashton Hoover had a game-high 25 points to lead Cambridge Springs to a 65-33 win over Eisenhower on Saturday in Region 2 girls basketball action.
SAEGERTOWN — Saegertown won 10 weights, picking up bonus points in eight of them, to roll to a 52-24 win over Greenville during a non-region showdown on Friday.
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — In many ways, one never knows what they’re going to see from the Cambridge Springs boys basketball team from game-to-game.
COCHRANTON — With Lakeview forced to forfeit at five weights, Cochranton knew it would be staked to a heavy advantage going into Friday’s non-region wrestling showdown at Cochranton High School.
The PENNCREST School District continues to mull over the idea of combining some of the athletic programs that it offers at its schools (Cambridge Springs, Maplewood and Saegertown). Marching bands are on the table as well.
Meadville’s veteran swimming coach Pete Coppelli has always emphasized individual success. He’s not one to get too concerned about the numbers in the win-loss column.
FAIRVIEW — Meadville begins a run of three straight Region 7 games on the road next week with trips to McDowell, Kennedy Catholic and Cathedral Prep upcoming. The Bulldogs got a good look at what’s to come with a tough game against Region 4 leader Fairview on Thursday night.
GROVE CITY — Grove City made some crucial free throws in the waning seconds to lift the Eagles to a 51-47 win over Meadville on Thursday in Region 5 girls basketball action.
With two matches left, Meadville looked to be in the drivers seat with a 33-28 lead, two-time state qualifier Vincen Rinella set to take the mat and standout freshman Westin Chess waiting in the wings.
UNION CITY — Whatever routine Cambridge Springs had at the halftime break, the Blue Devils should continue it. Out of the stoppage, the Devils were unstoppable, scoring the first 11 points to roll past Union City.
COCHRANTON — Cochranton picked up win No. 1 on the season on Wednesday, snapping a nine-game losing streak, with a 68-48 win over Region 3 foe Saegertown in boys basketball action at the Bird Cage.
GUYS MILLS — Both Maplewood and Eisenhower craved a win. The Tigers had dropped four straight while Eisenhower had lost five in a row. A confidence boost was needed and a hot start to the game could decide it. Maplewood showed up, took an 11-3 lead and never looked back.
Facing Erie First Christian on Tuesday night at the House of Thrills, the Meadville boys basketball team had one last tune-up before hitting a rugged, Region 7-heavy portion of its schedule.
The Tool City tournament concludes for the 41st time and the locals had themselves a day on that mat. Six local grapplers left the tournament with gold medals including three from the hosting Meadville Bulldogs.
It was a stellar start all-around for the local teams, with five area schools sitting in the top half of the standings after the first day of the 41st annual Tool City Tournament on Friday at Meadville Area Senior High School’s House of Thrills.
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — It was hard to tell what was more impressive about Cambridge Springs’ win over Saegertown on Friday night. Was it the point differential (31)? Or the rebound differential (28)?
This Week's Circulars
Joyce Marie Burns, 75, passed away January 15, 2020, at Rolling Fields Eldercare Community. A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 18, at 11:00 a.m. at Van Matre Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs.
Steven Watson celebration of life at noon Saturday, Jan. 18, Pymatuning Sportsman's Club, 3642 W. Erie St. Ext., Linesville. Calling hour 11 a.m. until the service. Luncheon follows. Arrangements, Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 U.S. Highway 6, Linesville, royalcolemanfuneralhome.com.
John R. Smith, 77, of Springboro, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020. A complete obituary will appear tomorrow by Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion.