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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 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 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

Posted: March 26th, 2014

Boys volleyball
Non-region
Fort LeBoeuf def Farrell 25-18, 25-22, 25-13, 25-20

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted in: Volleyball
Posted: March 26th, 2014

Baseball
Non-region
Shenango at Sharon ppd.
Laurel at Wilmington ppd.
Maplewood at Titusville ppd.
Grove City at Mercer ppd.
Cambridge Springs at Slippery Rock ppd. until Monday

Softball
Region 4
Seneca at Girard ppd. until Saturday
Non-region
Sharon at West Middlesex ppd.
Commodore Perry at Cochranton ppd. until Monday
Laurel at Wilmington ppd.
Maplewood at Titusville ppd.
Mercer at Kennedy Catholic ppd.
Rocky Grove at Meadville ppd. until Tuesday
Cambridge Springs at Slippery Rock ppd.

Boys basketball
Townville All-Star Game
East 110, West 81

Girls basketball
Townville All-Star Game
West 64, East 46

Boys volleyball
Non-region
McDowell def Fort LeBoeuf 25-15, 25-12, 25-13
Saegertown def Meadville 25-20, 25-16, 25-11

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: March 22nd, 2014

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted in: Volleyball
Posted: January 25th, 2014

Hershey has been the ultimate destination for most of the PIAA’s fall athletic programs over the years. It will remain that way after its board of directors voted where to stage upcoming finals during that season at its Jan. 22 board of directors meeting.

State championships in football, soccer, cross country and tennis will be determined in Chocolatetown each year through 2017. Hersheypark Stadium will host the football and soccer finals, cross country at the Parkview course outside the Giant Center, and tennis at the Hershey Racquet Club.

The PIAA golf tournament returns to York’s Heritage Hills Golf Resort for another three seasons. Field hockey, a sport not played in northwestern Pennsylvania, will hold its state finals at Whitehall High School.

A site for the PIAA girls volleyball finals, held at Central York High School in recent seasons, wasn’t voted on during the meeting. The board will announce in March where those future matches will be held.

– Mike Copper

Posted: January 1st, 2014

Here’s a look at the District 10 champions from the fall season:

Football
Class A – Lakeview
Class AA - Hickory
Class AAA – Cathedral Prep
Boys soccer
Class A – Mercyhurst Prep
Class AA - Harbor Creek
Class AAA – McDowell
Girls soccer
Class A – Wilmington
Class AA – Hickory
Class AAA – McDowell
Girls volleyball
Class A - Cochranton
Class AA – Conneaut
Class AAA – McDowell
Girls tennis
Class AA singles – Lauren Petrella, Mercyhurst Prep
Class AA doubles - Katie Elia and Brittany McBride, Mercyhurst Prep
Class AA team – Mercyhurst Prep
Class AAA singles - Adrianna Jeffress, McDowell
Class AAA doubles – Lauren Fadden and Larissa Chen, McDowell
Class AAA team – McDowell
Boys cross country
Class A individual – Sebastian Curtin, Mercyhurst Prep
Class A team – Saegertown
Class AA individual – Aaron Benka, Grove City
Class AA team – Grove City
Class AAA individual – Bobby Danielson, Central Tech
Class AAA team – McDowell
Girls cross country
Class A individual – Reilly Walsh, Cambridge Springs
Class A team – West Middlesex
Class AA individual – Lexi Bible, Hickory
Class AA team – Villa Maria
Class AAA individual - Kelsey Swantek, McDowell
Class AAA team – McDowell
Boys golf
Class AA individual – Matt McCord, Titusville
Class AA team – Titusville
Class AAA individual – Andrew Britton, Cathedral Prep
Class AAA team – Cathedral Prep
Girls golf
Class AA individual – Megan Moylan, North East
Class AA team – Villa Maria
Class AAA individual – Megan Kaverman, McDowell
Class AAA team – McDowell

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: January 1st, 2014

We’ll be wrapping up the fall season today with several posts. Here is a look at the District 10 Player of the Year for each sport:

Football – Blake Reddick, Lakeview
Boys soccer – Eric Campbell, Harbor Creek
Girls soccer – Sara Suler, Hickory
Girls volleyball – Challen Litwiler, Conneaut
Girls tennis – Katie Elia and Brittany McBride, Mercyhurst Prep
Boys cross country – Sebastian Curtin, Mercyhurst Prep and Jeremy Parsons, Maplewood
Girls cross country – Reilly Walsh, Cambridge Springs
Boys golf – Andrew Britton, Cathedral Prep
Girls golf – Megan Moylan, North East

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: December 25th, 2013

Here are five more memorable moments from 2013. Fans are welcome to submit their own moments by e-mailing tom.reisenweber@timesnews.com or tweeting @ETNreisenweber.

Fort LeBoeuf's Abby Rose, left, and Jolene Young, right, were big parts of the volleyball team. JACK HANRAHAN/Erie Times-News


Fort LeBoeuf volleyball returns to York – The Fort LeBoeuf girls volleyball team has become a state power as the Bison continue to make deep runs in the PIAA Class AA playoffs. Fort LeBoeuf lost a heartbreaker to powerhouse Conneaut in the D-10 championship before beating the Eagles in the state semifinals. The Bison then ran into a red-hot Delone Catholic team to fall in four games, but Fort LeBoeuf continues to establish itself as one of the most consistent programs in the state.
Fort LeBoeuf softball reaches state championship game – Fort LeBoeuf softball has improved each season and in the spring, the Bison reached the Class AAA state championship at Penn State University. Although Fort LeBoeuf lost to District 2 champion Valley View 5-0, the Bison made history. Fort LeBoeuf is believed to be the first girls program in the state to reach the state championship in volleyball and softball in the same school year. The Bison will have one more season in Class AAA this spring before dropping down to AA.
Hickory girls soccer makes history – The Hickory girls soccer program has always been on the cusp of competing for a District 10 championship. The Hornets had usually run into a traditional power they couldn’t get by like a Mercyhurst Prep, Villa Maria or Harbor Creek. This fall changed everything as Hickory allowed just one goal in the entire postseason. The Hornets shut out Villa Maria 6-0 and Mercyhurst Prep 1-0 to win the District 10 Class AA championship. Hickory then beat Moon 1-0 to earn its first-ever PIAA playoff win. The Hornets were eventually knocked out in the quarterfinals by Central Valley 1-0, but they made history and helped Mercer County earn some respect in soccer. Central Valley went on to win a state title. Sara Suler was named the District 10 Player of the Year and much like the rest of the starting lineup, she is only a junior.
Strong Vincent beats Central Tech on last-second touchdown – Strong Vincent freshman Lucas Harden had one of the top head’s up plays of the season. With 10.8 seconds left, Central Tech led 20-14 and was facing a fourth down. Central punter Eric Mitchell ran back to the end zone to run the clock out and once he heard the buzzer, he put his hands up to celebrate the win. However, he was still in the end zone and the play was live. Harden punched the ball loose and fell on it for the touchdown to tie the game. Vincent then scored on a 2-point conversion to win 22-20. Click here for video of the final play.
Greenville football rally - The Greenville football team finished a perfect 10-0 in the regular season, including the Region 3 title. A big reason for the Trojans’ region title is an impressive second-half rally against powerhouse Hickory. Greenville trailed 21-0 in a Week 2 showdown against Hickory. Trey VanAken then put the Trojans on the board in the third quarter with a 65-yard touchdown but Greenville missed the PAT. Greenville then scored two huge points by tackling DeQuan Lewis in the end zone for a safety after Hickory was backed up to the 1-yard line. Matt Jones connected with Luke Houpt on two touchdowns to complete the rally. Click here for video and audio of the game-winning touchdown.

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: December 3rd, 2013

All enrollments and classifications will be announced by the PIAA in either late December or early January. Here is an exclusive look at the male and female enrollments turned in by District 10 schools competing in volleyball. Please keep in mind, this list does not reflect if any team decides to play up. Schools have until Dec. 10 to decide if they want to stay in their class or play up.

Also, these numbers do not reflect any co-ops in place, which could move schools up once those are added in. These are just the raw enrollment figures.

Boys
Class AAA (468 and above) – 1 team
McDowell 993
Class AA (467 and below) – 9 teams
Meadville 340
Conneaut 302
Fort LeBoeuf 258
Saegertown 174
Cambridge Springs 160
Maplewood 150
Rocky Grove 116
Cochranton 115
Farrell 98

Girls
Class AAA (377 and above) – 3 teams
McDowell 914
Central Tech 384
East 379
Class AA (174-376) – 23 teams
Strong Vincent 310
Meadville 293
Oil City 284
General McLane 277
Slippery Rock 273
Warren 272
Conneaut 269
Corry 269
Hickory 260
Villa Maria 258
Grove City 254
Mercyhurst Prep 250
Fort LeBoeuf 242
Girard 237
Titusville 230
Franklin 229
Harbor Creek 213
Northwestern 199
Fairview 182
Greenville 182
Sharon 182
Seneca 177
North East 176
Class A (173 and below) – 19 teams
Wilmington 172
Mercer 170
Sharpsville 167
Cambridge Springs 155
Lakeview 146
Maplewood 141
Saegertown 141
Iroquois 136
Union City 136
West Middlesex 130
Youngsville 127
Reynolds 120
Eisenhower 116
Cochranton 113
Rocky Grove 97
Farrell 83
Commodore Perry 71
Jamestown 71
Kennedy Catholic 67

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted in: Volleyball

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