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Posted: May 23rd, 2014

District 10 updates from Friday’s PIAA track and field meet at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium.

Earlier updates will appear in the previous entry section.

– Mike Copper

* Friday’s finale, the 1,600 relay is taking place as of 5:30 p.m. This will be the last blog update for the day. The meet will resume Saturday at 9 a.m.

* Fort LeBoeuf’s Abby Rose concluded her track and field career by placing 11th in the Class AAA girls javelin with a distance of 124-11.

* Girard’s Bailey Moore crossed the finish line in 23.61 for his Class AA boys 200 heat.

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Posted: May 21st, 2014

Following are the top seeds and District 10 qualifiers’ seeds for the PIAA track and field meet Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium. The top eight finishers in each event will receive medals:

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Posted: May 19th, 2014

Villa Maria’s 3,200-meter relay, the defending PIAA Class AA champion in that event, will be seeded second when the 2014 state meet starts Friday.

The two-day event returns to Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium.

The Victors won the 3,200 relay during Saturday’s District 10 Class AA meet at Harbor Creek’s Paul J. Weitz Stadium. Their time of 9 minutes, 34. 16 seconds was listed second to Lewisburg (9:30.43) when the PIAA’s official seed sheets were released late Sunday night.

Tuesday’s edition of the Erie Times-News will list the top seeds in each event, plus entrants from the district. However, other top-five seeds from the district are listed below.

– Mike Copper

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Posted: May 17th, 2014

The Slippery Rock boys and Hickroy girls have won the team titles for the District 10 Class AAA meet.

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Posted: May 16th, 2014

Following are the top eight seeds for each event — along with the meet record and state-qualifying standard — for Saturday’s District 10 Class AA track and field championships at Harbor Creek:

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Posted: May 14th, 2014

Here are the remaining events to be determined in the District 10 Class AAA track and field championships. Wednesday’s meet at Harbor Creek’s Paul J. Weitz Stadium, which was suspended after a second lightning delay, will resume there Saturday at 3 p.m.

Boys track events: 400 meters, 400 relay, 300 hurdles, 800, 200, 3,200 and 1,600 relay.

Boys field event: triple jump.

Girls track events: 400 relay, 300 hurdles, 800, 200, 3,200 and 1,600 relay.

Girls track events: pole vault and long jump.

– Mike Copper

Posted: May 14th, 2014

And we are postponed until Saturday. Class AAA will resume at 3 pm after AA.

We are back in a delay and the clock keeps resetting with more and more lightning flashing.

Central Tech’s Eric Mitchell wins the high jump by clearing 5 feet, 11 inches.

Hickory standout distance runner Lexi Bible wins the 1,600 with a 5:20.92, beating Mercyhurst Prep’s Taylor Pletz at 5:22.35. Bible moves on to Ship.

Warren’s Ryan Shattuck takes home the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.68 seconds to narrowly beat Slippery Rock’s Fred Urbaniak (15.71 seconds).

Jaiah Williams of East wins the girls 100 with a time of 13.01 seconds.

Cathedral Prep’s Bryce Boyd wins the 100 with a time of 11.26 seconds, edging Central Tech’s Devin Stokes (11.38).

Grove City with a strong showing in the boys discus. Boone Lyons won the event for the Eagles with a throw of 142 feet, 1 inch. Warren Marlowe was second at 138-2 but didn’t qualify.

Hickory with a big showing in the shot put. The Hornets go 1-2-3 with the top two moving on. Elena Marchand had a throw of 42 feet, 6 inches to win the event and Sophia Fustos took second with 41-9. Cailen Blaire was third at 35-9, but she was short of the qualifying standard at 37-6.

Daniel Commey of McDowell wins the long jump with a jump of 22 feet, 4 3/4 inches. He will be joined in Shippensburg by George Junior’s Ronald Pearson, who jumped 21 feet, 10 3/4 inches to take second place and reach the state qualifying standard.

Meadville’s Jordan Lynn wins the 100 hurdles with a qualifying time of 15.63 seconds. Sydney Sokol of McDowell came in second and just missed states by .18.

Fort LeBoeuf’s Abby Rose wins the javelin with a throw of 126 feet, 5 inches and is the only D-10 qualifier.

We have grey skies and a dropping temperature. Could be just a matter of time before postponed until tomorrow.

It looks like the bad weather has shifted over Lake Erie. We have another result as Franklin standout jumper Abby Jones takes home the triple jump at 34 feet, 4 inches. No other athlete qualified for the PIAA meet from the girls triple jump.

Athletes are now on the field warming up. It might be get as much in as you can before the next storm.

As of 4:53 p.m., we are still in a delay with multiple scenarios being discussed. We do have a D-10 champion as Deiontre Plott of East won the shot put title with a throw of 45 feet, 7 inches. He is the only athlete moving on in the shot put as no athlete reached the qualifying standard.

We are in a 30-minute lightning delay as of 4:19 p.m.

Click below for earlier updates.

–Tom Reisenweber and Mike Copper
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Posted: May 14th, 2014

Following are top five seeds for today’s District 10 Class AAA track and field meet at Harbor Creek’s Paul J. Weitz Stadium. The winner of each event, plus those who meet state qualifying standards, will advance to the May 23-24 PIAA Class AAA meet at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium:

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Posted: May 13th, 2014

The Slippery Rock boys and Hickory girls will go into Wednesday’s District 10 Class AAA track and field meet with the best odds of taking home the team trophies.

Slippery Rock boys were seeded first in seven events when the official psych sheets were released Monday. Hickory girls were seeded first in six of the girls’ disciplines and second for another six.

The Class AAA meet will take place in and around Harbor Creek’s Paul J. Weitz Stadium, with Wednesday’s field events starting at 3 p.m. and the track events at 4. A package preview of the competition will appear in Wednesday’s edition of the Erie Times-News.

– Mike Copper

Posted: May 12th, 2014

Baseball
Region 1
Rocky Grove 8, Jamestown 3
Region 2
Wilmington 9, Mercer 1
Region 3
Saegertown 15, Cochranton 0
Region 4
Eisenhower 7, Youngsville 1
Titusville 5, Iroquois 3
Region 5
Fairview 9, Seneca 6
Northwestern 10, North East 0, 5 innings
Region 6
Grove City 8, Slippery Rock 1
Meadville 7, Oil City 6, 9 innings
Region 7
Harbor Creek 3, Corry 0
Warren 4, Fort LeBoeuf 0
General McLane 7, Girard 1
General McLane 6, Girard 1
Region 8
Cathedral Prep at McDowell suspended with Prep up 4-1 in the 5th inning
Non-region
Strong Vincent at Mercyhurst Prep suspended with Mercyhurst Prep up 10-0 in the 5th inning

Softball
Region 3
Saegertown 7, Cochranton 1
Maplewood 6, Union City 0
Region 4
General McLane 4, Seneca 3
Region 6
Conneaut 12, Meadville 4
Non-region
McDowell 9, Fairview 3
Iroquois 3, Cambridge Springs 2
Villa Maria 12, Mercyhurst Prep 11
Titusville 9, Strong Vincent 6
Mercer 13, Commodore Perry 0, 5 innings
Hickory 6, Wilmington 2

Boys lacrosse
Non-region
Meadville 17, Boardman (Ohio) 1
Cathedral Prep 14, Fairview 3

Girls lacrosse
Non-region
McDowell 19, Conneaut 10

Boys volleyball
Region 1
McDowell def Cambridge Springs 25-19, 25-23, 25-20
Fort LeBoeuf def Maplewood 25-21, 25-17, 25-23

Track and field
Region 4
Eisenhower def Youngsville (boys)
Youngsville def Eisenhower (girls)

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: May 11th, 2014

Fort LeBoeuf’s Abby Rose won the girls javelin competition during last Thursday’s Erie County Classic outside Harbor Creek’s Paul J. Weitz Stadium.

When the senior’s best attempt pierced the soil 136 feet, 1 inch after it left her grasp, it served two other purposes.

First, Rose put other entrants on notice that she intends to win consecutive javelin titles in the District 10 Class AAA track and field meet. She won the 2013 gold medal with a toss of 117-1.

Second, a similar effort could make Rose the district’s “new design” record holder in Class AAA girls javelin. Franklin’s Nicole Cherry set the current mark of 135-6 in 2007, with the “old design” standard of 138-4 held by Warren’s Natasha Reynolds since 1999.

Rose will learn her seeding for the girls javelin when District 10 meet director Jack McIntire releases the official psych sheets sometime Monday afternoon. The Class AAA meet will take place Wednesday at Harbor Creek, as will the Class AA meet on Saturday.

– Mike Copper

Posted: May 8th, 2014

Track and field updates from Thursday’s Erie County Classic at Harbor Creek’s Paul J. Weitz Stadium. Earlier updates will appear in the previous entry section:

– Mike Copper

* The nocturnal shot put competition has wrapped up, with Girard’s Samantha Dunn the female titlist with her toss of 32-10.

* The North East boys won the meet’s team trophy with 111 points. Seneca was second with 96.

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