Saegertown freshman Sam Hetrick makes his final sprint for the finish line during a Region 3 cross country tri-meet with Maplewood and Titusville on Tuesday. Hetrick was the top individual finisher with a time of 18:22.

RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP — The Saegertown cross country program came up just short of a sweep during a Region 3 tri-meet against Titusville and Maplewood on Tuesday at Maplewood High School. 

The Panthers (2-0, 2-0 Region 3) won both ends of the girls race, 18-43 over Maplewood at 29-30 over Titusville. The Titusville girls (1-1, 1-1 Region 3) also defeated Maplewood (0-2, 0-2 Region 3) by the score of 22-33. 

Meanwhile, the Panther boys did secure a 24-33 win over Maplewood, but finished tied with Titusville 28-28 and eventually lost the tiebreaker. 

The Rockets won based on a higher finishing No. 6 runner as Eric Reynolds placed 13th.

The Rockets (2-0, 2-0 Region 3) completed the sweep with a 20-37 win over Maplewood (0-2, 0-2 Region 3)

For Saegertown (1-1, 1-1 Region 3), freshman Sam Hetrick set the pace for all runners on the day, circling the course in 18:22 to win medalist honors. Teammate Nate DeYoung (19:42) added a third-place finish.

Shane Pillar finished in 20:57 to place sixth for the host Tigers.

The Titusville girls (1-1, 1-1 Region 3) took the top two spots in the girls race, led by Julia Johnson’s medal-winning time of 22:23. 

Saegertown’s Paige Fuller grabbed the third spot with a time of 23:40. Karleigh Steiner was fifth with a time of 24:55.

The top runner for Maplewood was Alexis Wyant, who placed sixth in 25:11.



Saegertown 24, Maplewood 33

Titusville 20, Maplewood 37

Titusville 28, Saegertown 28

Note: Titusville earned the win over Saegertown based on a higher finishing sixth runner.

1. Sam Hetrick (St) 18:22, 2. Ezekiel White (Tv) 19:25, 3. Nate DeYoung (St) 19:42, 4. Aric Durleigh (Tv) 19:51, 5. Isaiah Yoeder (Tv) 20:17, 6. Shane Pillar (Mw) 20:57, 7. Walker Wheeling (Mw) 21:06, 8. Jaden Reagle (St) 21:23, 9. Eddie Hazelet (St) 21:28, 10. Connan Young (Tv) 21:40.


Saegertown 18, Maplewood 43

Titusville 22, Maplewood 33

Saegertown 29, Titusville 30

1. Julia Johnson (Tv) 22:23, 2. Shea Lynn Titus (Tv) 22:48, 3. Paige Fuller (St) 23:40, 4. Brooke Fry (Tv) 24:17, 5. Karleigh Steiner (St) 24:55, 6. Alexis Wyant (Mw) 25:11, 7. Maddy Mondi (St) 25:14, 8. Karley Price (St) 26:03, 9. Cassidy Boylan (St) 26:26, 10. Kylie Beck (St) 26:37.


Meadville edges Prep

ERIE — The Meadville boys cross country team slotted itself just enough ahead of Region 6 opponent Cathedral Prep to pull out a close 27-28 victory during a region mega meet at Frontier Park on Tuesday. 

Helping along the Bulldogs’ effort was top-two finishes by Patrick Stevens (first, 17:06) and Matt Pulieo (second, 17:17). 

Other top finishers for MASH (2-0, 1-0 Region 6) included Charlie Minor in sixth in 19:11, Connor Zimmerman in eighth in 19:54 and Anthony Gionti in 10th in 20:48. 

Villa Maria got the win in the girls race due to Meadville having an incomplete team. 

The Lady Bulldogs (0-2, 0-1 Region 6) did have a couple good individual performances, with Erica Peters taking second in 21:41 and Avery Phillips finishing third in 23:39. 



Meadville 27, Cathedral Prep 28

1. Patrick Stevens (M) 17:06; 2. Matt Pulieo (M) 17:17; 3. Devin Bailey (CP) 17:42; 4. Andrew Brown (CP) 17:54; 5. Kaemen Smith (CP) 18:14; 6. Charlie Minor (M) 19:11; 7. Luke Brown (CP) 19:38; 8. Connor Zimmerman (M) 19:54; 9. Nathan Miken (CP) 20:18; 10. Anthony Gionti (M) 20:48. 


Villa Maria 15, Meadville 50

1. Sarah Clark (VM) 20:27; 2. Erica Peters (M) 21:41; 3. Avery Phillips (M) 23:39. 


Cochranton boys win two

OIL CITY — The Cochranton cross country team may have had some graduations after last year’s District 10 championship repeat, but the Cardinals still have some pop, as they proved by sweeping Rocky Grove and Oil City during a Region 3 tri-meet at Oil City on Tuesday. 

The Cardinals boys (2-0, 2-0 Region 3) defeated Oil City 15-49 and won a close one over Rocky Grove 26-31. 

Rocky Grove (1-1, 1-1 Region 3) added a win over Oil City (0-2, 0-2 Region 3) by the score of 15-50. 

Cochranton’s Noah Bernarding was the top finisher of the day, taking first in 17:01. Fellow Cardinal Franklin Morris was third in 18:11; Chase Miller was fourth in 18:14; Alex Jackson was sixth in 18:27; and Anthony Freer rounded out the scoring five with a 12th-place time of 19:46. 

In girls action, Oil City (2-0, 2-0 Region 3) earned the sweep as neither Cochranton nor Rocky Grove had a complete team. 



Cochranton 15, Oil City 49

Cochranton 26, Rocky Grove 31

Rocky Grove 15, Oil City 50

1. Noah Bernarding (C) 17:01; 2. Magnum Vincent (RG) 17:49; 3. Franklin Morris (C) 18:11; 4. Chase Miller (C) 18:14; 5. Zac Clayton (RG) 18:27; 6. Alex Jackson (C) 18:27; 7. Eli Dickson (RG) 19:10; 8. Brett Stevenson (RG) 19:12; 9. Isaac Clayton (19:14); 10. Caden Toscano (RG) 19:25. 


Oil City 15, Rocky Grove 50

Oil City 15, Cochranton 50

1. Olivia Mumford (OC) 22:38; 2. Faith Ames 26:01 3. Kalyn Porterfield (RG) 26:54; 4. Blaine Snyder (OC) 28:01; 5. Madison Marzcak (OC) 28:13; 6. Riley Bordell (RG) 28:14; 7. Ashia Jackson (OC) 28:18; 8. Mara Martinec (OC) 32:42; 9. Alexah Brown (RG) 33:56. 


Girls volleyball


Bulldogs disarm Knights

FRANKLIN — The Meadville girls volleyball team bounced back from Thursday’s tough loss to Corry with a 25-16, 28-26, 25-13 victory over Region 4 opponent Franklin on Tuesday. 

Among the leaders for Meadville (2-1, 2-0 Region 4) was Ella Stewart and Kasey Smith with eight kills apiece. Mia Soerensen had six kills and seven aces. Hannah Parks had five kills. Jillian Decker had 31 assists. Alexis Holt tallied 15 digs. And Jordan Graham served up eight aces.  


Panthers sweep Ike

SAEGERTOWN — Saegertown didn’t put up big numbers, but it didn’t need them during a 25-13, 25-14, 25-18 sweep of Eisenhower during Region 3 girls volleyball action on Tuesday.

Brittany Houck led the offense with six kills, and also had nine digs for the Panthers (3-0, 2-0 Region 3. Kaylee Mulligan added four kills and nine digs. Ava Jones contributed 13 assists and Amber Costello six digs.


Tigers top Rockets

TITUSVILLE — The Maplewood volleyball team continued its hot start to the season with a 25-20, 25-8, 25-15 win over Titusville during Region 2 girls volleyball play on Tuesday.

Kaysea Thomas led the attack for the Tigers (3-0, 2-0 Region 2), finishing with 11 kills and six digs. Maggie Thomas added nine kills, while Chloe Leech chipped in with six kills and nine digs. Bailey Varndell had 28 assists.


Bears surprise Cards

UNION CITY — The Union City girls volleyball team picked up an early-season upset on Tuesday as they downed Region 3 foe Cochranton in five wild sets 25-21, 20-25, 21-25, 25-17, 16-12.

With the win, Union  City improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the region. No stats were reported for the Bears. 

Cochranton, meanwhile, slipped to 2-1 on the season and 1-1 in Region 3. The Cardinals were led by Maria Amory with 17 kills, while Megan Heim followed with nine and Devyn Sokol and Lexi Moore had seven kills each. Vincena Reese tallied 26 digs during the match. 


Spa rolls EFC

ERIE — Cambridge Springs made quick work of Erie First Christian on Tuesday, cruising to a 25-11, 25-13, 25-13 win in Region 3 girls volleyball action.

Rhianna Eakin led the Devils (2-1, 2-0 Region 3 with 11 kills. Ashton Hoover chipped in with eight kills. Brooke Myers added five kills, 14 digs and 13 service points. Paige Verbanac tallied 10 digs and nine service points. Rachel Swanson had 18 points and 20 assists.


Raiders upend Muskies

GREENVILLE — Jamestown avoided the sweep with a 25-18 win in Game 3. But Reynolds held on to post a four-set victory over the Muskies on Tuesday in Region 1 girls volleyball action. Set scores were: 25-15, 25-21, 18-25, 25-16.

Leading the way for the Muskies (0-3, 0-2 Region 1) was Liz Kammerdiener with five kills, seven blocks and eight digs. Maya Floch added five kills. Farah Messai (16 digs), Amanda College (14 digs) and Leni Keener (10 digs) paced the Muskies’ ‘D.’


Sailors outlast Oilers

OIL CITY — The Lakeview girls volleyball team stayed unbeaten against Region 2 opponents after beating Oil City in five sets on Tuesday, 25-18, 23-25, 24-26, 25-9, 15-12. 

Reese Gadsby had a huge night for the Sailors (2-2, 2-0 Region 3) amassing six kills, 16 assists, 10 service aces and nine digs. 

Other stat leaders for Lakeview included Morgan Snyder with seven kills; Haven Patton with seven kills and 13 digs; Josie Gadsby with 13 digs and Abby Denzer with 15 digs. 


Boys golf


Sailors wrap up crown

GREENVILLE — the Lakeview golf team won again, and in the process clinched a berth in the District 10 playoffs.

The Sailors took to the Pine Hill Golf Course on Tuesday and posted a 344 to win the fifth and penultimate Region 1 mega match of the season. The win gives Lakeview 30 points in the standings and a 10-point lead over Mercer with one mega match remaining. Even if the Mustangs win that final mega match, the most they could finish with is 26 points.

Leading the way for the Sailors was Brett Beith, who posted a low round of 81 to lead all golfers. Cameron McFeely added an 84 to place third individually, while Nate McIntire (89) was also able to break 90 and tie for sixth individually. Lakeview’s Cody Miller was eighth with a 90.

Greenville was second for the round with a 375. Landon Bielata finished fifth with an 88 to lead the Trojans.

Mercer grabbed the third spot with a 382. Logan McCandless was fourth individually with an 87. And Lilly Roman carded an 89 to tie for sixth for the Mustangs.

The individual runner-up was Charlie Gonzalez, whose 83 led Kennedy Catholic to the fourth spot with a team score of 394.

Reynolds was fifth with a 405. And Jamestown did not field a full team and placed sixth.


Region 1 Mega Match No. 5

at Pine Hill Golf Course

LAKEVIEW (344): Brett Beith 81, Cameron McFeely 84, Nate McIntire 89, Cody Miller 90, Anthony Grimm 100.

GREENVILLE (375): Landon Bielata 88, Alex Ferry 93, Elliott Ellis 97, Ty Csonka 97, Max Thrasher 101.

MERCER (382): Logan McCandless 87, Lilly Roman 89, Cameron Weatherholt 100, Luke Krouse 106.

KENNEDY CATHOLIC (394): Charlie Gonzalez 83, Sean Kirkland 93, Adelbert Jones 100, Luke Reiter 118.

REYNOLDS (405): James Schafer 95, Aiden Westover 99, Haden Obenrader 101, Cade Foore 110, Jonathan Crumbacher 114.

JAMESTOWN (NA): Trenton Meehan 102, Aidan Sweezey 107, Dawson Burdick 133.


Girls golf


Hickory rolls at Deer Creek

HUBBARD, Ohio — Hickory had two golfers break 80 and another just miss as it rolled to an easy win in Region 1 mega match No. 3 on Tuesday at Deer Creek Golf Course.

The Hornets were led by McKenzie Gustas, who shot a phenomenal even par 70 on the afternoon to lead her team to a total of 229. Leah Benson followed with a 77, while Kyra Woods posted an 82.

Reynolds posted a 283 to finish 54 back of Hickory. Alaina Harpst posted an 89 to pace the Raiders.

Bella Vennare finished with a 99 to lead Conneaut Area to a third-place finish with a 302 team score.

Sharpsville, led by Stacia Fennell with a 93, place fourth with a 312. And West Middlesex came in fifth with a 318. Gianna Effinite led the Ms. Reds with an 87.


Region 1 Mega Match No. 3

at Deer Creek Golf Course

HICKORY (229): McKenzie Gustas 70, Leah Benson 77, Kyra Woods 82.

REYNOLDS (283): Alaina Harpst 89, Anna Harpst 95, Alison Litwiler 99.

CONNEAUT AREA (302): Bella Vennare 99, Maggie Battles 101, Allison Simonetta 102.

SHARPSVILLE (312): Stacia Fennell 93, Lauren Kos 105, Kalina Atherholt 114.

WEST MIDDLESEX (318): Gianna Effinite 87, Lauren Kuncio 110, Olivia Kachulis 121.


Boys soccer


Panthers earn tie

TITUSVILLE — Saegertown and Titusville put forth plenty of the extra effort while playing to a 2-2 tie after a pair of overtimes during non-region boys soccer action on Tuesday.

Lance Bill scored both goals for the Panthers (0-2-1).


Mercer nips CASH

LINESVILLE — It couldn’t have been a closer match. Mercer and Conneaut Area battled through regulation and almost two overtimes to a 0-0 score before the Mustangs finally drove home the game winning goal with two seconds left to pick up a 1-0 non-region boys soccer victory on Tuesday.

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