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Posted: April 24th, 2014

Cathedral Prep had two runners on and no outs in the bottom of the seventh inning of Wednesday’s Region 8 rivalry game against McDowell. The Ramblers also had the tying run coming to the plate.

The instincts of McDowell coach Mike Hayes told him to pull starting pitcher Cody Ballay at that point.

Ballay confidently told Hayes he could get out of the jam, and then emphatically proved it. The left-hander struck out the next three Ramblers to clinch the Trojans’ 4-1 victory at Ainsworth Field.

McDowell remained perfect at 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the region, while Prep dropped to 7-1, 3-1.

The teams will meet again May 12 at Jerry Uht Park.

– Mike Copper

Posted: April 23rd, 2014

Baseball
Region 1
Kennedy Catholic 14, Rocky Grove 13
Lakeview 14, Jamestown 4, 6 innings
Region 2
Wilmington 7, Commodore Perry 1
Hickory 10, Reynolds 9
Sharpsville 11, Mercer 1, 5 innings
West Middlesex 7, Sharon 5
Region 3
Union City 4, Maplewood 2
Region 4
Eisenhower 6, Youngsville 0
Titusville 8, Iroquois 4
Region 5
Seneca 6, Fairview 3
Northwestern 6, North East 4
Region 6
Slippery Rock 11, Grove City 3
Oil City 4, Meadville 3
Region 8
McDowell 4, Cathedral Prep 1
Non-region
Franklin 2, Mercyhurst Prep 1
Girard 11, Cambridge Springs 6

Softball
Region 3
Union City 12, Maplewood 2, 5 innings
Region 4
Harbor Creek 10, Seneca 3
North East 15, Girard 0, 4 innings
Non-region
Grove City 13, Lakeview 12
Conneaut (Ohio) 9, Strong Vincent 6
West Middlesex 8, Sharon 2
Wilmington 15, Reynolds 1, 5 innings
Commodore Perry 14, Slippery Rock 7

Boys lacrosse
Non-region
McDowell 15, Meadville 1

Boys tennis
Region 1
Greenville 5, Kennedy Catholic 0
Hickory 5, Sharon 0
Region 2
Warren 5, Corry 0
Region 3
Fairview 4, Harbor Creek 1
Region 4
Cathedral Prep 5, Oil City 0
McDowell 5, Meadville 0
McDowell 5, Meadville 0
Non-region
Cathedral Prep 5, Titusville 0

Boys volleyball
Region 1
Saegertown def Fort LeBoeuf 25-21, 25-22, 28-26

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: April 23rd, 2014

Fans can vote for the Breakout Team of the Week on the top right corner of the page. Voting continues through Saturday at 4:59 p.m.

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Posted: April 23rd, 2014

Five more District 10 athletes were honored this week we the spring season nears the midway point. McDowell’s Cody Ballay won the baseball poll, while

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Posted: April 22nd, 2014

Baseball Non-region Saegertown 9, Harbor Creek 5 Maplewood 2, Youngsville 1 North East 15, Jamestown 2, 5 innings Fort LeBoeuf 6, Meadville 2 Conneaut (Ohio)

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Posted: April 21st, 2014

The Erie Times-News sports department will run District 10 baseball and softball statistics in its May 2, 9 and 16 editions of Varsity. Coaches are

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Posted: April 21st, 2014

Baseball Region 1 Kennedy Catholic 7, Jamestown 4 Region 3 Cochranton 9, Maplewood 2 Region 5 Northwestern 11, Fairview 7 Region 7 General McLane 7,

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Posted: April 21st, 2014

McDowell senior Chris Jiuliante successfully completed Monday’s Boston Marathon in only his second career attempt at that distance. Jiuliante placed 4,941st out of an estimated

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Posted in: District 10, PIAA, Tennis
Posted: April 20th, 2014

McDowell senior Chris Jiuliante is one of the youngest participants scheduled to appear in Monday’s 118th annual Boston Marathon. Jiuliante, 18, qualified to be eligible

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Posted in: District 10, PIAA, Tennis
Posted: April 20th, 2014

Class A Rank School Rec. Prv 1. Iroquois 3-1 2 2. Cochranton 5-0 3 3. Saegertown 4-3 4 4. West Middlesex 5-1 5 5. Sharpsville

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Posted in: Softball
Posted: April 20th, 2014

Class A Rank School Rec. Prv 1. Lakeview 3-0 1 2. Union City 2-3 3 3. Cochranton 1-4 4 4. Rocky Grove 0-3 2 5.

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Posted in: Baseball
Posted: April 20th, 2014

Fans can vote for the Breakout Athletes of the Week on the top right corner of the page. Voting continues through Tuesday at 11:59 p.m.

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Posted: April 19th, 2014

Baseball Region 2 Wilmington 11, Sharon 5 Mercer 5, Hickory 4 Region 7 Corry 6, Girard 5 Region 8 McDowell 12, East 0, 5 innings

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