NEW CASTLE —
A pair of senior golfers struck for silver yesterday.
Neshannock High’s Matt Cioffi and Shenango’s Darren Carone both fired a 75 in the WPIAL individual championship in Class AA, tying for second place and each receiving a silver medal. The event was held at Youghiogheny Country Club in McKeesport.
Sixteen golfers moved on to the PIAA western final, which will be held Oct. 15 at Tom’s Run Golf Course at Chestnut Ridge in Blairsville. The top 12 players from the regional qualifying round will qualify for the PIAA championship to be held on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 at Heritage Hills Golf Course in York.
McGuffey’s Jesse Vensel also won a silver medal with a 75.
Matt Barto of Leechburg claimed the gold medal with a one-over 73.
The Lancers’ Mike Maciarello shot an 84, tying for 17th place. Maciarello lost in four playoff holes in his bid to become an alternate.
Shenango’s Lucas Villani fired an 87 and Laurel’s Nick Peluso carded a 91.
The Shenango High volleyball team came up on the short end last night.
Jade Esposito recorded 25 assists for the Lady Wildcats in a 25-18, 25-18, 24-26, 25-21 nonsection road loss to Beaver. The Lady Bobcats compete in Class AA.
Shenango (7-1) returns to action at 7:30 p.m. today when it faces WPIAL Section 3-A rival Laurel (5-0 section, 7-0 overall) on the road in a battle for section supremacy. The Lady Wildcats are also 5-0 in league play.
“Hopefully the varsity team can put the loss behind and move forward with the season,” first-year Shenango coach Angela Heagy said.
Christina Rapone tallied 13 assists for the Lady Wildcats and Katie Lacey added 10 kills.
Amanda Herb and Nicole Watkins contributed four blocks each for the visitors.
Shenango won the JV match, 23-25, 25-9, 15-6.
Irene Koury and Jenna DeLuca recorded six kills apiece for the Lady Wildcats.
Sarah Herb followed with 19 assists.