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Kevin Yarabinec, Sharpsville – Had four hits, including a double and a two-run home run, and four RBIs in a 12-7 win over Hickory.
Collin Yake, Reynolds – Crushed an important three-run home run in a 4-3 win over Hickory.
Anthony Derrick, Wilmington – Hit an inside-the-park, two-run home run in a 3-1 win over Kennedy Catholic.
Geno Merolillo, Sharon – Had a one-out, walkoff single to drive in the winning run in a 5-4 win over West Middlesex.
Josh Doody, Grove City – Put together three hits in a 12-2 win over Commodore Perry.
Kellen Gursky, Reynolds – Had two home runs and a single in a 10-9 loss to Mercer.
Brandon Gamble, Lakeview – Drilled three hits, including a home run, in a 13-3 win over Cambridge Springs.
Ryan Schwab, Titusville – Ripped a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Rockets a 1-0 win over Mercyhurst Prep.
Tyler Lynch, Meadville – Had three hits and three RBIs in an 11-8 win over Franklin.
Mark Colella, West Middlesex – Crushed a two-run home run in an 8-6 win over Rocky Grove.
Kory Thomas, Warren – Had two hits and drove in four runs in an 11-1 win over Girard.
Trevor Bastow, Fort LeBoeuf - Drove in four runs on two hits and scored twice in a 10-3 win over Corry.
Kody Kondrlik, Cathedral Prep – Went 2-for-2 with four RBIs and two runs scored, including a home run, in a 12-0 win over Central Tech. He also went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs in a 7-0 win over Fort LeBoeuf.
Josh Niedermeyer, Northwestern – Drove in four runs on a two hits and scored twice in a 13-2 win over Youngsville.
Zack LaRocca, Fairview – Pitched eight innings and scored the winning run in a key 3-2 win over Northwestern.
Ethan Sowers, North East - Had two hits, drove in three runs and picked up the win on the mound in an 8-3 win over Youngsville.
Chad Kulka, General McLane – Tossed the first no-hitter in school history in a 7-0 win over Corry.
Derrick Post, Mercyhurst Prep – Continued his impressive season on the mound with a two-hit shutout against Fairview. The Lakers won 10-0 in six innings.
Elliot Mowris, Harbor Creek – Pitched a two-hit shutout in an 8-0 win over Iroquois. He had eight strikeouts in the win.
Alex Stevens, Girard – Had three hits, three runs scored and drove in two runs in a 12-11 win over Seneca.
Analise Whenry, Mercer – Drilled a walkoff RBI single in a 4-3 win over Sharon.
Diana Revale, Sharon – Had three hits, including two doubles, and four RBIs in an 11-0 win over Commodore Perry.
McKenzie Popatak, Sharpsville – Crushed a two-run walkoff double in a 5-4 win over Reynolds. She also had a two-run double earlier in the game. She also had a double and a triple in an 11-2 win over Kennedy Catholic. Popatak also had a game-tying home run in a 2-1 win over West Middlesex.
Jordyn Allen, West Middlesex – Had two hits and earned a win on six strikeouts in a 12-2 win over Mercer.
Megan Chess, Hickory – Hit a walkoff home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Hornettes a 10-9 win over Franklin.
Paige Baker, Reynolds – Struck out 18 in a no-hitter as Reynolds beat Commodore Perry 13-0.
Shana Grosch, Titusville – Tossed a two-hit shutout in a 12-0 win over Cranberry.
Randalyn Miller, Franklin – Had a double and her first varsity home run in an 11-5 win over Grove City.
Shelby Latshaw, Rocky Grove – Tossed a two-hit shutout in a 9-0 win over Kennedy Catholic.
Amber Fox, Youngsville – Tossed a one-hitter, including 10 strikeouts, as the Eagles beat Eisenhower.
Alexa Bupp, Warren – Continued her strong season with four hits, including a home run, and five RBIs this past week. She also threw a one-hitter against Harbor Creek and a two-hitter against McDowell with 16 total strikeouts.
Shelby Proctor, Cochranton – Had three hits, including two doubles, two runs scored and drove in two runs in a 12-2 win over Conneaut Lake. She also had two hits and three runs scored in a 9-1 win over Conneaut Valley.
Emily Zaczkiewicz, Corry – Her two-run double completed an exciting sixth-inning comeback in a 3-2 win over powerhouse McDowell.
Ashley Samluk, McDowell – Drilled a two-run home run in a 3-2 loss to Corry.
Gabby Kennelley, Fort LeBoeuf – Ripped an RBI triple in the 10th inning to help the Bison beat Harbor Creek 7-5. She also drove in the tying run in the seventh inning.
Erica Suprynowicz, General McLane – Earned the win on the mound and drove in three runs in a 7-1 win over Girard.
Sahara Blair, Linesville - Crushed a two-run home run in the seventh inning to give the Lions an 8-7 win over Union City.
Jaricka Simmerman, Maplewood – Hammered a two-run home run in the seventh inning to give the Tigers a 5-3 upset over previously unbeaten Saegertown.
Erica Biby, Seneca – Had a two-run double in the sixth inning and scored the game-winning run in the seventh inning as the resurgent Bobcats beat Villa Maria 6-5.
Raven Rozantz, Fairview – Tossed a two-hit shutout over Iroquois. She had 14 strikeouts in the key win.
Katie Kirik, Union City – Had two hits, scored three runs and drove in three runs in a 10-4 win over Conneaut Valley.
Kristina Szczesny, Central Tech – Finished with four hits in a 14-4 win over East.
Sarah Lindvay, Iroquois – Went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in a 10-8 win over Harbor Creek.
Annie Hecht, North East - Had three hits in a 10-0 win over Eisenhower.
Track and Field
Daniel Jaskowak, Grove City – Won the 400, 1,600 and ran a leg in a winning relay in a close win over Hickory.
Clay Allen, West Middlesex – Took second in the 100 (11.11 seconds) and the 200 (22.46) at the prestigious Baldwin Invitational.
Johnathon Jacoway, Sharon – Won three events at the Baldwin Invitational, including the high jump (6 feet, 4 inches), the long jump (21-0) and set a school record in the triple jump at 45-21/4.
Clayton Stoyer, Reynolds – Had a solid day at the Baldwin Invitational with a first in the 300 hurdles (40.09), a second in the 110 hurdles (16.0) and a fifth in the long jump (20-1).
Jesse Ragon, Oil City – Won three events in a loss to Warren. He won the 110 hurdles, the 100 and the long jump.
Ryan Smathers, North East – Set a meet record in the 1,600 with a time of 4:19 while just missing the record in the 800 during the North East Invitational. He also ran on a winning relay team in the meet.
Dalton Zebrak, Iroquois – Won the 1,600 at the Baldwin Invitational.
Matt Bell, Hickory – Easily won the shot put and discus at the Baldwin Invitational.
Greg Miaczynski, Central Tech – Won the 110 and 300 hurdles at the North East Invitational.
Kyle McKeen, Northwestern – Took home the long jump and triple jump titles at the North East Invitational.
Marina Wareham, Kennedy Catholic – Won the 800, the 1,600 and the javelin in a loss to Reynolds.
Morgan Richards, Hickory – Set a school record in the 800 with a time of 2 minutes, 19 seconds in a win over Grove City. She also won the 1,600 and 3,200 races while helping a relay win.
Sabol Csatlos, Sharon - Won the javelin (117-10) at the Baldwin Invitational and set a school record in the discus (112-9) while finishing in third place.
Kristin Markiewicz, Harbor Creek - Won three events in a sweep of Girard and Seneca, She won the triple jump, the long jump and competed on the winning 400 relay team.
Eliza Lowe, Grove City – Won the 300 hurdles and took second in the 100 hurdles at the Baldwin Invitational.
Anna Chodubski, McDowell – Took second in the long jump and eighth in the triple jump at the Baldwin Invitational.
Paige Kassab, Meadville - Won the triple jump and took second in the high jump and fifth in the long jump at the Baldwin Invitational.
Taylor Pletz, Mercyhurst Prep – Won the 800 and 1,600 at the North East Invitational.
Cassie Swartzbaugh, Youngsville – Earned wins in the 100 and 300 hurdles, including a meet record in the 300 hurdles at the North East Invitational.
Kylie Shafer, North East – Won three events and took second in another at the North East Invitational. She won the 100 and ran on the winning 400 and 1,600 relay teams . She also took second in the 200.
Amber Bacon, Union City – Had event wins in the javelin and the discus at the North East Invitational.
Nick Ward, Cathedral Prep tennis – Made his way to the District 10 Class AAA singles championship on Saturday. He will compete on Monday against Brian Rubin of McDowell.
Chad Ferguson, Greenville tennis - Played well Saturday to reach the District 10 Class AA singles championship on Monday.
Shane Burns, Warren tennis – Rolled through the District 10 Class AA singles field to reach Monday’s championship.
Josh Mack, Cathedral Prep lacrosse – Tied a school single-game scoring record with seven goals in a 14-7 win over St. Mary’s. Mack leads the Ramblers with 25 goals this season.
Jake Carniewski, McDowell volleyball - Dished out 49 assists in a thrilling five-set win over Conneaut Valley.
Geoff VanWinkle, Cambridge Springs volleyball – Had 10 kills in a sweep of Fort LeBoeuf.
Travis Pietkiewicz, Fort LeBoeuf volleyball – Finished with 20 assists in a loss to Cambridge Springs.
Nolan Varee, Conneaut Valley volleyball – Collected 18 kills in a five-set loss to McDowell.
Alex Minnis, Meadville volleyball - Had 36 digs, 16 assists and 13 kills in a sweep of Cochranton.