Saegertown’s Kenny Kiser came into the 2019-20 wrestling campaign with one thing on his mind — win a PIAA state title. But why not make a little history along the way?
SHARON — It was yet another big day for the Reynolds wrestling team as the Raiders crowned 10 Section 2-AA champions en route to a monstrous win in the team race during Saturday’s final rounds at Sharon High School.
HADLEY — Cochranton’s press caused a lot of issues for Commodore Perry. The only Panther that got going offensively was senior guard Brooke Shrock. Her individual effort wasn’t enough to counter the Cardinals’ balanced attack.
RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP — West Middlesex has been a powerhouse in District 10 for years. The Big Reds play in a tough league in Region 2. And they had a slightly better record than Maplewood.
LINESVILLE — Conneaut School District has a rule when it comes to postseason qualification in athletics. Finish at .500 or above and earn the right to compete. Finish below .500 and opt out of postseason competition.
STONEBORO — Last season, Lakeview went on a run through the District 10 playoffs and even won a PIAA Class 2A playoff game over West Branch. Now the 2020 Sailors began their quest anew and they’re off to a good start.
Today, local grapplers get back to work in the Class 2A sectional tournaments. This weekend starts the long grind to Hershey and the quest for a state title.
On Wednesday, District 10 released the both the boys and girls postseason basketball brackets and the local teams now know their routes to championships and trophies. Here’s a summary of what to expect in the playoffs for the local teams.
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — Since taking over as the head boys basketball coach at Cambridge Springs last season, Becky Leandro has worked hard to instill team-play and unselfishness into the program.
ERIE — Sparked by a 13-0 run in the opening quarter, the Erie Royals got to celebrate senior night in a regal fashion, rolling past Meadville to close Region 7 play.
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — The Cambridge Springs girls basketball program has had some incredible senior trios over the last few years. With that came some pretty high expectations.
The final 30 seconds of Monday’s crucial league clash between the Mars and Meadville hockey teams played out like the climax of an action movie, the kind where the hero is breathlessly snipping wires on a bomb that’s about to go off, the clock beeping with each second that elapses, the music…
Meadville celebrated Senior Night on Saturday by snapping a nine-game losing streak thanks to a 71-53 win over Franklin in non-region boys basketball action at the House of Thrills.
HERSHEY — Wrestling is a physical sport and conditioning plays a major role. Just ask Reynolds coach Casey Taylor how tough it is after winning a fourth straight PIAA State Class 2A Team Tournament Championship.
COCHRANTON — The free throw from Cochranton wing Chase Miller bounced away. Wyatt Barzak jumped high enough to snag it over the outstretched arms of the Union City forwards and tossed it back quick for the putback. The basket gave Cochranton a 48-43 cushion with just a couple minutes to go.
Any hopes that Cathedral Prep would cool off after three huge wins against Kennedy Catholic, McDowell and Erie were put to rest in the first period.
GUYS MILLS — It seemed like Maplewood senior Daphne Atkins was maintaining her composure throughout the Tigers’ senior night festivities on Thursday at the Wood Shed.
It was Meadville’s last opportunity to impress in a region meet setting. While the Bulldogs didn’t win in either the boys or girls matchups against McDowell, some swimmers earned trips to districts and improved their times on the year.
RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP — It was a night of celebration at Maplewood High School on Wednesday night. Unfortunately for the home crowd, Commodore Perry wasn’t in much of a partying mood.
Becca Santom closed out the fourth quarter for Grove City. She either scored or dished out assists on the Eagles’ final 12 points and Grove City was able to ice the game and take a road win over Meadville.
SAEGERTOWN — Jim Mulligan was going through all of the different scenarios in his mind. Still, the Saegertown head coach wasn’t sure where his team sat when it came to tiebreaking criteria. Though, he was pretty positive his team was going to come out on the short end.
LINESVILLE — On the night Conneaut Area High School finally got to honor Cole Askey for scoring his 1,000th point, Greenville’s Benny Cano tried to reach the milestone in one game.
GUYS MILLS — It didn’t take long for Cambridge Springs to impose its will. With prolific shooting and lockdown defense, the Spa quickly got out front 25-5. That lead held the rest of the way and the Blue Devils clinched at least a share of the Region 3 title.
SAEGERTOWN — Katelyn Young took the ball from the official at half court and heaved it to Mollie Przybrowski, who was standing just a couple of feet away. The pass ricocheted off Przybrowski and back into the hands of Young, who was still standing out of bounds.
It only took Meadville about 90 seconds to showcase some skill and pull out in front of winless Oil City. The Bulldogs knocked in their first four shots and cruised all the way to a convincing 66-14 win over the Oilers during Region 5 girls basketball
SHARON — The Saegertown wrestling team’s run at the District 10 Class AA championship duals came to an end in the
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — Shortly after the game, Cambridge Springs head coach Becky Leandro was headed to the locker room behind her players when she stopped and said with a slight grimace:
SAEGERTOWN — In a contest that was physical the whole way through, Cochranton wound up on the winning side. Both teams took a combined 61 free throws.
GUYS MILLS — The gymnasium at Maplewood Junior/Senior High School is decorated with quite a number of banners. But a great majority of those banners acknowledge the success of the Lady Tigers’ volleyball program. Contrarily, the banner that documents the championships won by the girls basket…
ERIE — It was a match with a lot left on the table for both sides. Meadville won three forfeits, Warren won three forfeits and there was a double forfeit at 126. In a war of attrition between two even sides, it was the Dragons that did enough to win in the contested bouts.
HERMITAGE — Bad things can happen out on the wrestling mat. What matters is how those setbacks are dealt with.
After a number of close calls against Wooster over the last few years, the Allegheny men’s basketball team finally got the ‘W.’ The Gators held off a fierce rally by the Fighting Scots to post an 89-84 win in North Coast Athletic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday.
MERCER — After a dominating 8-0 first period at 126, Mercer’s Carson Filer chose to be on top in the second period to keep the momentum up. Eventually, he got Jacob Hauf to his back and pinned him to clinch the win for the Mustangs; their first postseason win in program history.
EDINBORO — Conneaut trailed by just six through five bouts. But General McLane went on to win five of the next six matches — all with bonus points — to take a big advantage on its way to a 52-24 win over the Eagles in the first round of the District 10 Class 2A team duals on Wednesday at Gen…
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Bruce A. Whitmore, Jr., 50, passed away at his residence on Saturday, February 15, 2020 of natural causes. Arrangements entrusted to Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 3223 Perry Hwy., Sheakleyville. Additional info available at www.snyderfh.com
Edgerton, Ohio - Margaret A. Olson, age 73, of Edgerton, passed away Wednesday evening, February 12, 2020 at Park View Nursing Center in Edgerton. Margaret was a homemaker who enjoyed making and selling crafts. Margaret was born on February 5, 1947 in Franklin, Pennsylvania, the daughter of …