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Fall Sports Report

October 12, 2012

A roundup of cross country, volleyball and tennis from Oct. 11

NEW CASTLE — Laurel High’s Ethan Wilson and Emily Maxwell led a county contingent at the Midwestern Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship.

Wilson, a senior, placed third in the boys race yesterday in 17:05 and Maxwell, also a senior, finished second in the girls race in 19:55. The event was held at Brush Creek.

“I think Ethan ran a tremendous race. He went in and did very well,” Laurel coach Greg Schmitt said. “Ethan is right where he needs to be. He’s on target to win a WPIAL championship.

“Emily ran a great race. I’m really looking forward to seeing how she does at the WPIAL meet. They both did a great job.”

Wilson’s time was the sixth-best among boys runners on that course and Maxwell’s effort was good for the fifth-best time among girls.

New Castle and Shenango tied with 250 points in the boys team standings. The Red Hurricane took sixth place because of Trevor Blackwell’s sixth-place finish in 17:25 and the Wildcats earned seventh.

Mike Mazzanti placed 19th for New Castle in 18:00, Alex Shepard was 66th in 19:41, Corey Niles (78th, 19:59) and Chris Mazzanti (81st, 20:03) completed the ’Canes’ top five runners.

David Waldschmidt paced the Wildcats, placing 22nd in 18:05. Andy McCann was 38th in 18:53, Nicco Pagley claimed 44th in 19:04, Kyle Campbell was 49th in 19:16 and Blake Scala was 97th in 20:47.

Neshannock placed eighth in the boys team standings with 270 points. Robbie Kroner was 14th in 17:50 for the Lancers, Matt Turner took 37th in 18:47, Austin Moose claimed 46th in 19:06 and Ron Calvert captured 58th in 19:28. Dean Lutz finished 115th in 21:46.

Laurel’s boys team captured 10th place in the team standings with 274 markers. Robert Schrantz followed Wilson’s effort, placing 52nd in 19:21. Lucas Switzer (57th, 19:26), Bryan Taylor (77th, 19:58) and Alexander Hudak (85th, 20:10) also competed for the Spartans.

Ellwood City Lincoln claimed 18th place in the boys team standings. Matt Reed led the Wolverines, placing 48th in 19:14. Tatsumasa Abe (73rd, 19:53), Wesley Larry (92nd, 20:37), James Gajewski (108th, 21:15) and Alex Tomak (121st, 22:00) completed Ellwood’s top five runners.

Mohawk took 20th in the boys team standings with 513 points. Sam Whippo led the Warriors, finishing 79th in 20:02. David Kelty (93th, 20:38), Jakob Hobel (110th, 21:25), Andrew Henley (112th, 21:36) and Dakota Lee (119th, 21:55) also participated for Mohawk.

The Lady Spartans took fourth in the team standings with 105 points.

Kristin Dicks finished 17th for Laurel in 22:18, Brooke Dicks was 23rd in 22:26, Alison Filer was 24th in 22:26 and Kacee Caughey placed 39th in 23:32.

“Our girls team did very well,” Schmitt said. “We were the first single-A team in the standings. That speaks volumes for our program.”

Neshannock’s Lizzie Manickas finished fourth in 20:23. She was the only runner competing for the Lady Lancers.

Shenango placed sixth in the girls team standings with 129 points. Katie Bruce led the Lady Wildcats, finishing ninth in 21:27. Rachel Reamer placed 27th in 22:35, Carly Danielson captured 28th in 22:36, Courtney Fontana was 32nd in 22:45 and Elizabeth Salem claimed 33rd in 22:47.

Mohawk grabbed eighth place in the girls team standings with 269 points. Breyonna Wagner claimed eighth place in 21:23, Mackenzie Moon finished 49th in 24:05, Joelle Bromley placed 63rd in 25:09, Holly Duncan was 74th in 26:54 and Danielle Kelty finished 75th in 26:54.

New Castle took 11th in the girls standings with 298 points. Andrea Lansdowne finished 25th for the Lady ’Canes in 22:29 and teammate Caitlin Adamo was 48th in 24:00. Rebecca Paul placed 60th in 24:48, Gabby Matarazzo was 82nd in 27:39 and Vanessa Turner finished 83rd in 27:47.

Ellwood City claimed 17th place in the girls team standings with 447 points. Mallory Angelucci led the Lady Wolverines in 67th place (25:39). Paige Mason took 81st in 27:38, Janelle Fox was 98th in 31:53, Goldie Bookamer finished 99th in 31:57 and Payton Kegel was 102nd in 34:36.

Mars captured the boys team championship with 96 points, while Moon won the girls team title with 50 markers.

Ellwood City’s Billy Lott placed seventh in the boys junior high race in 12:31 and Shenango’s Matt Salem was ninth in 12:45. Neshannock’s Chris Noga placed 10th in 12:53. New Castle’s Andrew Gonzales finished 23rd in 13:31.

Laurel’s Cassandra Patterson placed fourth in the girls junior high race in 13:47 and Shenango’s Brooke-Ellynne Waters was 15th in 14:36. Mohawk’s Meghan Johnson placed 37th in 15:38 and Neshannock’s Hannah Shaner finished 44th in 15:47. New Castle’s Jessica Hill was 51st in 16:12.

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