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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 for the race when he placed 10th overall (2 hours, 53 minutes, 13 seconds) during last September’s Erie Marathon at Presque Isle State Park. It was a remarkable effort, given it was his first-ever marathon.

The Boston Marathon takes place in the midst of Jiuliante’s last tennis season for McDowell. He said he took up running last summer when he read it was effective at relieving stress.

Jiuliante’s bib number is 2127. His race progress can be followed at www.baa.org.

– Mike Copper

Posted in: District 10, PIAA, Tennis
Posted: April 17th, 2014

Baseball
Region 1
Lakeview 7, Rocky Grove 6, 8 innings
Region 2
Sharpsville 11, West Middlesex 1, 5 innings
Wilmington 5, Mercer 0
Region 3
Cochranton 13, Cambridge Springs 6
Region 4
Eisenhower 11, Iroquois 1
Franklin 7, Youngsville 1
Region 5
Mercyhurst Prep 4, Northwestern 3
Region 6
Conneaut 8, Oil City 7, 8 innings
Grove City 2, Meadville 0
Region 7
Warren 16, Girard 0, 4 innings
Region 8
Cathedral Prep 18, Central Tech 0, 5 innings
Non-region
Harbor Creek 4, Slippery Rock 1
McDowell 1, Wilson 0
Union City 15, Seneca 0, 6 innings
Reynolds 17, Kennedy Catholic 6, 6 innings
Titusville 10, North East 4
Commodore Perry 7, Rocky Grove 0

Softball
Region 1
Reynolds 3, Commodore Perry 2, 8 innings
Kennedy Catholic 11, Farrell 3
West Middlesex 11, Sharpsville 1, 5 innings
Region 2
Jamestown 3, Sharon 1
Wilmington 13, Lakeview 2, 5 innings
Region 3
Cochranton 2, Cambridge Springs 0
Saegertown 16, Maplewood 6, 6 innings
Region 4
Fairview 29, Girard 11
General McLane 7, Villa Maria 0
Northwestern 9, Seneca 0
Region 5
Iroquois 4, Rocky Grove 0
Titusville 4, Franklin 3
Youngsville 19, Eisenhower 4
Region 6
Conneaut 15, Slippery Rock 1
Hickory 18, Grove City 8
Region 7
Central Tech 22, East 0, 4 innings
Warren 10, Strong Vincent 0, 6 innings
Non-region
Princess Anne (Va.) 8, Fort LeBoeuf 1
Fort LeBoeuf 2, Wilson (Va.) 0
Harbor Creek 9, Union City 1
Corry 7, Strong Vincent 5
Warren 9, Jamestown (N.Y.) 7

Boys tennis
Region 1

Grove City 5, Sharon 0
Region 2
Warren 5, Titusville 0
Warren 5, Rocky Grove 0
Non-region
Mercyhurst Prep 4, Corry 1

Track and field
Region 5
North East def General McLane (boys)
General McLane def North East (girls)
Region 6
Central Tech swept East
Cathedral Prep def East
Villa Maria def East
Non-region
Franklin swept Titusville
Oil City swept Sharon
Eisenhower swept Johnsonburg
Eisenhower def Cameron County (boys)
Cameron County def Eisenhower (girls)

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: April 16th, 2014

Baseball
Region 2

West Middlesex 6, Reynolds 4
Region 7
Warren 5, Harbor Creek 1

Softball
Region 1

Kennedy Catholic 7, Commodore Perry 5
Non-region
McDowell 12, Chantilly (Va.) 1, 5 innings

Boys lacrosse
Non-region
Cathedral Prep 14, Cardinal Mooney (Ohio) 4

Boys tennis
Region 1

Hickory 3, Kennedy Catholic 2
Greenville 5, Sharon 0
Region 3
Harbor Creek 4, General McLane 1
Non-region
Grove City 5, Oil City 0
Cathedral Prep 4, Kiski 1

Boys volleyball
Region 1
Saegertown def Cambridge Springs 25-17, 20-25, 25-21, 25-22

Track and field
Region 3
Corry def Meadville (boys)
Meadville def Corry (girls)
Franklin swept Warren

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: April 15th, 2014

Softball
Non-region
Notre Dame Academy (Ohio) 8, McDowell 7

Boys tennis
Non-region
Cathedral Prep 5, Mercyhurst Prep 0

Boys volleyball
Region 1
Cambridge Springs def Farrell 25-18, 25-12, 25-9
Maplewood def Rocky Grove 25-23, 25-14, 25-19
Non-region
Cochranton def Conneaut 25-22, 25-16, 25-18

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: April 14th, 2014

Boys lacrosse
Non-region
Canisius (N.Y.) 11, Cathedral Prep 5

Girls lacrosse
Non-region
Villa Maria 10, Notre Dame (Ohio) 4

Boys tennis
Region 3
Mercyhurst Prep 4, General McLane 1
Non-region
Nichols (N.Y.) 5, Cathedral Prep 0

Boys volleyball
Region 1
Saegertown def Meadville 24-26, 25-19, 22-25, 25-23, 15-9

Track and field
Region 4

Titusville def Union City (boys)
Union City def Titusville (girls)
Region 6
McDowell swept Mercyhurst Prep

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: April 11th, 2014

Baseball
Region 5
Mercyhurst Prep 3, North East 0
Region 7
Harbor Creek 3, Fort LeBoeuf 1
Region 8
Strong Vincent 14, Central Tech 6

Softball
Region 4
Fairview 10, North East 7
Seneca 15, Villa Maria 11
General McLane 4, Harbor Creek 0
Region 7
Strong Vincent 16, East 0, 4 innings
McDowell 5, Mercyhurst Prep 0

Boys lacrosse
Non-region
North Allegheny 17, Cathedral Prep 1

Boys tennis
Region 3
Fairview 5, General McLane 0
Harbor Creek 5, Girard 0
Non-region
Mercyhurst Prep 4, Corry 1

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted in: Baseball, Lacrosse, Tennis
Posted: April 10th, 2014

Baseball
Region 2
Sharon 10, Commodore Perry 9
Sharpsville 9, Reynolds 7
West Middlesex 9, Hickory 3
Region 3
Cambridge Springs 5, Maplewood 1
Saegertown 10, Union City 0, 5 innings
Region 4
Franklin 9, Titusville 1
Youngsville 17, Iroquois 4
Region 5
North East 4, Fairview 3
Mercyhurst Prep 9, Seneca 2
Region 6
Slippery Rock 15, Meadville 0
Grove City 10, Oil City 2
Region 7
General McLane 4, Warren 3
Harbor Creek 16, Girard 3, 6 innings
Corry 7, Fort LeBoeuf 5
Region 8
Cathedral Prep 11, Strong Vincent 1, 5 innings
Non-region
Lakeview 6, Cochranton 5
Wilmington 15, Jamestown 0, 3 innings

Softball
Region 1
West Middlesex 8, Reynolds 0
Region 2
Mercer 12, Jamestown 2, 6 innings
Lakeview 10, Sharon 5
Region 3
Maplewood 3, Cambridge Springs 2
Saegertown 13, Union City 4
Region 4
Fairview 4, Seneca 1
General McLane 7, North East 3
Villa Maria 18, Girard 5
Northwestern 4, Harbor Creek 1
Region 5
Franklin 20, Eisenhower 7, 6 innings
Rocky Grove 3, Youngsville 1
Region 6
Hickory 9, Conneaut 2
Corry 13, Slippery Rock 1, 5 innings
Grove City 13, Meadville 6
Region 7
Fort LeBoeuf 10, Central Tech 0, 5 innings
Mercyhurst Prep 22, East 2, 5 innings
McDowell 4, Warren 1
Non-region
Wilmington 7, Sharpsville 2

Boys lacrosse
Non-region
Grand River Academy (Ohio) 10, Meadville 4
Fairview 10, Cardinal Mooney (Ohio) 9

Boys tennis
Region 2
Warren 5, Corry 0
Region 3
Mercyhurst Prep 4, Girard 1
Non-region
Oil City 4, Sharon 1
McDowell 4, General McLane 1
McDowell 5, General McLane 0

Boys volleyball
Region 1
Cochranton def Rocky Grove 25-6, 25-6, 25-12
Fort LeBoeuf def Conneaut 24-26, 23-25, 25-23, 25-11, 15-8
Saegertown def Farrell 25-7, 20-25, 25-17, 25-14
Meadville def McDowell 17-25, 16-25, 25-20, 25-23, 16-14
Non-region
Cambridge Springs swept Maplewood 25-19, 25-27, 25-13, 26-24

Track and field
Region 1

West Middlesex swept Reynolds
Region 5
Girard def General McLane (boys)
General McLane def Girard (girls)
North East def Harbor Creek (boys)
Harbor Creek def North East (girls)
Non-region
Corry swept Union City
Slippery Rock def Franklin (boys)
Franklin def Slippery Rock (girls)
Warren def Cathedral Prep
Villa Maria def Warren
Eisenhower swept Otto-Eldred

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: April 9th, 2014

The McDowell boys tennis team, with coach Richard Beck watching from outside the courts, swept rival Cathedral Prep 5-0 on Wednesday afternoon.

The victory not only upped the Trojans’ overall record to 7-0, but was Beck’s 500th in charge of the program. He’s in his 45th season at McDowell.

Logan Williams won the No. 2 singles match for the Trojans. Williams filled in for starter Chris Jiuliante, who sat out the meet with the flu.

Nick Donovan and Ben Bongutu were McDowell’s other victors in singles.

– Mike Copper

Posted in: District 10, PIAA, Tennis
Posted: April 9th, 2014

Baseball
Region 2
West Middlesex 16, Commodore Perry 4, 6 innings
Wilmington at Hickory ppd.
Reynolds 4, Mercer 3
Sharpsville 16, Sharon 4, 5 innings
Region 3
Saegertown 11, Cambridge Springs 1, 5 innings
Union City 4, Cochranton 3
Region 4
Franklin 3, Eisenhower 0
Youngsville 7, Titusville 2
Region 5
North East 15, Seneca 0, 5 innings
Region 6
Conneaut 9, Meadville 7
Slippery Rock 13, Oil City 3
Region 7
Warren 6, Corry 1
Harbor Creek 5, General McLane 0
Region 8
Cathedral Prep 15, East 0, 4 innings
McDowell at Strong Vincent suspended in the top of the 5th because of a power outage with McDowell up 9-0
Non-region
Lakeview 11, Maplewood 1, 6 innings

Softball
Region 1

West Middlesex 10, Kennedy Catholic 1
Sharpsville 16, Reynolds 3, 5 innings
Region 2
Sharon 5, Mercer 0
Jamestown at Wilmington ppd.
Region 3
Cambridge Springs 10, Saegertown 5
Cochranton 2, Union City 0
Region 4
General McLane 2, Seneca 1
Harbor Creek 13, Fairview 5
Northwestern 6, North East 2
Region 5
Franklin 9, Rocky Grove 3
Region 6
Corry 10, Conneaut 1
Grove City 13, Slippery Rock 3, 5 innings
Hickory 16, Meadville 5, 5 innings
Region 7
Fort LeBoeuf 11, Mercyhurst Prep 0, 6 innings
Strong Vincent 8, Central Tech 7

Boys lacrosse
Non-region
Orchard Park (N.Y.) 16, McDowell 5

Girls lacrosse
Non-region
McDowell 8, Fairview 7

Boys tennis
Region 1
Hickory 4, Grove City 1
Kennedy Catholic 5, Sharon 0
Region 2
Rocky Grove 3, Corry 2
Titusville at Warren ppd.
Region 3
General McLane 4, Girard 1
Harbor Creek 3, Mercyhurst Prep 2
Region 4
McDowell 5, Cathedral Prep 0
Oil City 4, Meadville 1
Non-region
Fairview 5, Lakeside (Ohio) 0

Track and field
Region 4
Seneca swept Youngsville
Region 6
McDowell swept Central Tech

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: April 8th, 2014

When the McDowell boys tennis team beat Nichols (N.Y.) 3-2 on Tuesday, it left the Trojans 6-0 overall.

It also left Richard Beck with 499 coaching victories over 45 seasons in charge of the program.

McDowell’s first chance to give Beck his 500th win comes today against the most appropriate opponent: Cathedral Prep.

The first of the rivals’ two Region 4 duals is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Trojans’ Caughey Road courts. Prep arrives with a 2-0 record thanks to Monday’s 5-0 sweep of Oil City.

Prep and McDowell are scheduled to meet a second time at Frontier Park on April 25.

– Mike Copper

Posted in: District 10, PIAA, Tennis
Posted: April 8th, 2014

Softball
Region 1
West Middlesex 16, Commodore Perry 0, 4 innings
Non-region
Apollo (Ky.) 14, Iroquois 2

Boys lacrosse
Non-region
Fairview 12, Meadville 5

Boys tennis
Region 1

Hickory 5, Sharon 0
Region 3
Fairview 4, Mercyhurst Prep 1
Non-region
McDowell 3, Nichols (N.Y.) 2
Grove City 3, Titusville 2

Boys volleyball
Non-region
Cambridge Springs def Conneaut 25-14, 25-19, 27-29, 24-26, 15-9
Cochranton def Meadville 25-13, 15-25, 20-25, 25-23, 15-9
Beaver County Christian def Farrell 25-13, 25-13, 26-28, 25-17
Saegertown def Maplewood 25-13, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18

Track and field
Region 1
Lakeview swept Sharpsville
Lakeview def Mercer (boys)
Mercer def Lakeview (girls)
Wilmington swept Reynolds
Region 2
Hickory swept Sharon
Greenville def Grove City (boys)
Grove City def Greenville (girls)
Region 3
Franklin swept Corry
Oil City def Meadville (boys)
Meadville def Oil City (girls)
Region 4
Titusville def Eisenhower (boys)
Eisenhower def Titusville (girls)
Iroquois def Union City (boys)
Union City def Iroquois (girls)
Region 5
Girard swept Fairview
General McLane swept Northwestern
Region 6
Cathedral Prep def Fort LeBoeuf
Villa Maria def Fort LeBoeuf
Cathedral Prep def Mercyhurst Prep
Villa Maria def Mercyhurst Prep
Non-region
Lakeview swept Commodore Perry
Kennedy Catholic def Warren JFK (Ohio) (boys)
Warren JFK (Ohio) def Kennedy Catholic (girls)

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: April 7th, 2014

Baseball
Region 2
Commodore Perry 14, Mercer 11

Softball
Region 2
Lakeview 7, Mercer 5
Non-region
Iroquois 4, Hancock (Ky.) 3

Girls lacrosse
Non-region
Villa Maria 7, McDowell 6

Boys tennis
Region 3
Fairview 5, Mercyhurst Prep 0
Region 4
Cathedral Prep 5, Oil City 0

Boys volleyball
Non-region
Fort LeBoeuf def Rocky Grove 25-13, 25-15, 25-15

–Tom Reisenweber

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