TIDIOUTE — Union City moved one huge match away from clinching the Region 3 title outright after sweeping Tidioute Charter 25-11, 25-3, 25-16 during girls volleyball action on Tuesday.
The Bears improved to 11-1 on the season with an unblemished 7-0 slate in Region 3 play. If they can beat Cambridge Springs (6-4, 5-2 Region 3) in next week’s season finale, they will clinch the region crown outright. As it stands, Union City will still at least share the crown with the winner of next week’s clash between Cochranton (8-3, 6-1 Region 3) and Saegertown (8-2, 6-1 Region 3).
Cyaira Zielinski finished with 23 assists and 10 aces to pace Union City. Natalie Franke added 13 kills in the win.
Eagles survive Hornets
HERMITAGE — Conneaut needed five sets to get past Hickory on Tuesday in Region 4 girls volleyball action. The Lady Eagles beat the Hornets 25-13, 19-25, 28-26, 23-25, 15-7.
Cassidy Snider led Conneaut (9-2, 8-1 Region 4) with 23 kills, 30 digs and two aces. Taylor Kersnick was also in double digits in kills with 14 to go along with three aces, five digs and six blocks. Emily Bortnick passed up 46 assists and added 14 digs, while Rylee Jones and Jamie Decker contributed 33 and 22 digs, respectively.
Devils sweep Knights
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — Cambridge Springs snapped out of a two-game skid by rolling to a 25-9, 25-10, 25-12 win over Youngsville during Region 3 girls volleyball action on Tuesday.
Brooke Myers finished with 10 kills and nine digs to pace the Blue Devils (6-4, 5-2 Region 3). Paige Verbanac added 14 digs and 11 points, while Rachel Swanson tallied 19 points and 12 assists. Also contributing to the victory were Ashton Hoover (10 digs), Rhianna Eakin (seven points), Abbie Schultz (seven assists) and Taylor Smith (five kills).
Bulldogs sweep Rockets
SLIPPERY ROCK — The Meadville girls volleyball team continued its recent hot run with a 25-17, 25-12, 25-23 win over Slippery Rock during Region 4 action on Tuesday.
This time the Lady Bulldogs (7-6, 6-3 Region 4) did not use its powerful offense, but instead relied on its defense. Mia Soerensen finished with five kills and seven digs. Alexis Holt added 20 digs, while Lucy Smith tallied seven kills and nine digs. Jordan Graham (11 digs) and Hanna Pelc (six digs) also kept the ball off the floor. Jillian Decker contributed 22 assists, Kasey Smith six kills and Madelyn Hilson four aces in the win.
Panthers roll Braves
LAWRENCE PARK — Saegertown got a balanced offensive attack on Tuesday en route to a 25-15, 25-17, 25-15 sweep of Iroquois in Region 3 girls volleyball action.
Averie Braymer paced that offense with seven kills Kaylee Mulligan, Brittany Houck and Mollie Przybrowski adding six kills each. Ava Jones had 21 assists.
The Panthers moved to 9-2 overall and 7-1 in Region 3 — a game back of region-leading Union City.
Cardinals claw Ike
COCHRANTON — The Cochranton girls volleyball team plowed through Region 3 opponent Eisenhower 25-9, 25-4, 25-10 on Tuesday.
Maria Amory, Lilli Hiles, Megan Heim shared a dozen kills between the three of them. Cathryn Miller and Dana Jackson combined for 16 assists. Amory added five aces from the service line.
With the win, Cochranton improved to 8-3 overall and 6-1 in Region 3.
Muskies sweep K.C.
JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown girls volleyball team picked up its fourth straight win with a 25-4, 25-6, 25-16 sweep over Kennedy Catholic during a Region 1 clash at The Tank on Tuesday.
Delaney Cowger spent a ton of time on the service line for the Muskies (6-8, 2-5 Region 1), serving up 29 points to go along with her 15 assists and seven digs.
Liz Kammerdiener had 13 points and Maya Floch had eight. Also for Jamestown, Morgan Popielarcheck had six kills and eight blocks, while Farah Messai had 15 digs.
Calvary upends CCSI
RICHMOND TOWNSHIP — Calvary Baptist made the short trip to face local rival Crawford Christian Schooling Initiative on Tuesday at Lyona Bible Church and came away with a 25-6, 18-25, 25-15, 25-23 win in non-region girls volleyball.
Kiara Baker had a whopping 14 services aces for the Thunder (7-5). Kala Flint added nine assists. Anna Schall tallied five aces and nine kills and Cheyanne Kinder chipped in with five kills.
Lady Panthers clinch
DEMPSEYTOWN — The Saegertown girls cross country team swept another tri-meet and clinched a region title in the process, finishing the season with an 8-0 mark in Region 3 after wins over Conneaut Area and Rocky Grove on Tuesday at Two-Mile Run State Park.
The Lady Panthers held off Conneaut Area for a 23-36 win. Both teams beat Rocky Grove by identical 15-50 scores. In the boys race, Rocky Grove defended its home course with a 24-31 win over Conneaut Area and a 24-34 win over Saegertown. CASH also beat Saegertown, 24-33.
Paige Fuller crossed the line in 22:43 to finish second for the Lady Panthers, who finish the season at 8-0 overall and in the region. Karleigh Steiner clocked in with a time of 22:57 to place third, while Maddie Mondi was fifth with a 23:46.
Meaera Shannon led Conneaut Area (5-5, 4-4 Region 3), circling the course in a medalist-winning time of 19:02. Natalie Humes crossed the tape in 25:38 to place fourth for the Eagles.
The Rocky Grove girls finish the season with a 2-6 mark overall and in the region.
The boys race was won by Saegertown’s Sam Hetrick with a time of 17:15. Hetrick’s teammate Nathan DeYoung finished in 18:41 to grab fourth place for the Panthers (3-5, 3-5 Region 3).
Magnum Vincent was second with a time of 17:50 to pace Rocky Grove (6-2, 6-2 Region 3). Isaac Clayton also place in the top five for the Orioles, claiming fifth place with a time of 18:53.
Nathaniel Turner finished in 18:36 to place third for CASH (7-3, 5-3 Region 3).
Conneaut Area 15, Rocky Grove 50
Saegertown 15, Rocky Grove 50
Saegertown 23, Conneaut Area 36
1. Meaera Shannon (CA) 19:02, 2. Paige Fuller (ST) 22:43, 3. Karleigh Steiner (ST) 22:57, 4. Natalie Humes (CA) 25:38; 5. Maddie Mondi (ST) 23:46, 6. Karley Price (ST) 23:53, 7. Cassidy Boylan (ST) 23:54, 8. Chloe Fields (CA) 24:17; 9. Kylie Beck (ST) 25:19, 10. Emma Macadam (ST) 25:38.
Rocky Grove 24, Conneaut Area 31
Rocky Grove 24, Saegertown 34
Conneaut Area 24, Saegertown 33
1. Sam Hetrick (ST) 17:15, 2. Magnum Vincent (RG) 17:50, 3. Nathaniel Turner (CA) 18:36, 4. Nathan DeYoung (ST) 18:41, 5. Isaac Clayton (RG) 18:53, 6. Jordan Kullen (CA) 19:04; 7. Evan Wolfgang (RG) 19:18, 8. Trevor Hamilton (RG) 19:21, 9. Dylan Fletcher (CA) 19:33, 10. Evan Alsdorf (CA) 19:44.
Tigers, Devils sweep
RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP — The Maplewood girls and Cambridge Springs boys capped their season with tri-meet sweeps on Tuesday during Region 3 cross country action at Maplewood High School
The Lady Tigers edged both Cambridge Springs and Oil City in a close race, beating the Spa 26-31 and O.C. 26-29. Oil City also won a squeaker over Cambridge Springs 28-29. Boys action was far less dramatic as the Blue Devils dominated for a 15-46 win over Maplewood and a 15-50 win over Oil City. Maplewood picked up the 23-32 win over the Oilers.
Elizabeth Kline won medalist honors in the girls race with a time of 21:45 to lead Cambridge Springs (2-6, 2-6 Region 3). Olivia Mumford was third with a time of 22:46, while Lauren Klapthor took fifth with a time of 24:06.
Alexis Wyant was the lead runner for Maplewood (5-3, 5-3 Region 3), finishing in 22:33 to grab second place. Riley Aikens posted a time of 24:02 to place fourth for the Tigers.
Oil City closes the campaign with a 6-5 record, 3-5 in region action.
The boys individual medalist also went to Cambridge Springs (7-1, 7-1 Region 3) as Christian Kline took the honors in 18:21. The Devils actually swept the top five spots as Kine was followed by teammates Hunter Spade (18:29), Eli Mamula (18:34), Alec Bidwell (18:35) and Bob Moats (19:22).
Walker Wheeling finished in 19:52 to place sixth for Maplewood (1-7, 1-7 Region 3).
Oil City finishes with a 0-11 overall mark and 0-8 in Region 3.
Maplewood 26, Cambridge Springs 31
Maplewood 26, Oil City 29
Oil City 28, Cambridge Springs 29
1. Elizabeth Kline (CS) 21:45, 2. Alexis Wyant (MW) 22:33, 3. Olivia Mumford (CS) 22:46, 4. Riley Aikens (MW) 24:02, 5. Lauren Klapthor (CS) 24:06, 6. Lisa Prenatt (MW) 24:34, 7. Paige Gill (CS) 24:40, 8. Faith Ames (OC) 25:50, 9. Sarah Fisher (OC) 26:04, 10. Ashia Jackson (OC) 26:15.
Cambridge Springs 15, Maplewood 46
Maplewood 23, Oil City 32
Cambridge Springs 15, Oil City 50
1. Christian Kline (CS) 18:21, 2. Hunter Spade (CS) 18:29, 3. Eli Mamula (CS) 18:34, 4. Alec Bidwell (CS) 18:35, 5. Bob Moats (CS) 19:22, 6. Walker Wheeling (MW) 19:52, 7. Nathan Foster (MW) 20:16, 8. Corbin Lehner (CS) 20:27, 9. Adrian Peterman (CS) 20:47, 10. Dom Guiste (OC) 20:56.
Cards complete repeat
FRANKLIN — The Cochranton boys cross country team put the finishing touches on its Region 3 championship repeat by sweeping Titusville and Franklin in region action on Tuesday.
Cochranton picked up a 16-45 win over Franklin, while Titusville dropped a 21-37 decision to the Cardinals. Titusville beat Franklin 21-35. In the girls race, Cochranton did not field a team and lost both ends of the meet 15-50. Titusville beat Franklin 26-31 in their head-to-head clash.
Noah Bernarding won medalist honors with a time of 15:00, leading a total of three Cardinals (10-0, 8-0 Region 3) in the top five. Franklin Morris was second with a time of 15:43, while Chase Miller clocked in at 16:04 to grab sixth.
Franklin 15, Cochranton 50
Titusville 26, Franklin 31
Titusville 15, Cochranton 50
1. Julia Johnson (TV) 18:54, 2. Shealynn Titus (TV) 19:08, 3. Brooke Fry (TV) 19:48, 4. Jaden Phipps (FR) 20:38, 5. Alexis Hawthorn (FR) 20:50, 6. Emeline Eshelman (FR) 21:43, 7. Mai Findlan (FR) 21:50, 8. Alexa Drake (TV) 22:45, 9. Caroline Santee (FR) 22:54, 10. Autumn Quen (FR) 23:40.
Cochranton 16, Franklin 45
Titusville 21, Franklin 35
Cochranton 21, Titusville 37
1. Noah Bernarding (CO) 15:00, 2. Franklin Morris (CO) 15:43, 3. Ezekiel White (TV) 15:50, 4. Aric Burleigh (TV) 15:51, 5. Chase Miller (CO) 16:04, 6. Alex Jackson (CO) 16:13, 7. Cael Ziegler (FR) 16:41, 8. Anthony Freer (CO) 16:54, 9. Isaiah Yoder (TV) 17:04, 10. Adam Luther (FR) 17:11.
CASH wins finale
CONNEAUT LAKE — Conneaut Area capped its season with a 163-181 win over Union City during a 9-hole non-region boys golf dual on Tuesday at Oakland Beach Golf Club.
Jordan Vaughn and Cooper Baum each shot 37 to pace the Eagles, who finish the season with a 7-1 mark in dual matches. Andrew McKalip added a 44, while Alex Wiles posted a 45.
Tyler Parkhurt led Union City with a 40, while Josh James added a 42. Cole DeSimone (49) and Matt Yaple (50) rounded out the scorers.
at Oakland Beach Golf Club
CONNEAUT AREA (163): Jordan Vaughn 37, Cooper Baum 37, Andrew McKalip 44, Alex Wiles 45, Brandon Wise 49, Abraham Hochstetler 51.
UNION CITY (181): Tyler Parkhurst 40, Josh James 42, Cole DeSimone 49, Matt Yaple 50, Keegan Hornaman 51.
Thunder topple K.C.
HERMITAGE — Calvary Baptist picked up another win over a District 10 opponent on Tuesday, this time topping Kennedy Catholic 4-2 during a non-conference boys soccer match.
After a scoreless first half, the Thunder (11-1-1) jumped on Kennedy Catholic as the second half got underway. Caleb Mattocks scored an unassisted goal and Ben Wise added a goal with an assist from Camden Maynard as CB took a 2-0 lead less than five minutes in to the second half. After a Kennedy Catholic goal, Rhett Sanderson scored unassisted and Maynard added a goal off an assist from Lucas Mattocks to put the game away.
Calvary Baptist will be back in action this weekend as it hosts its an nual tournament at Sunbeam Field. Calvary Baptist opens the competition against Bethel of Jamestown (N.Y.) at 4 p.m.