NEW CASTLE —
Neshannock came up a bit short yesterday.
The Lady Lancers dropped all three singles matches in a 3-2 WPIAL Section 2-AA match at Pearson Park in the Coaches vs. Cancer Pink-Out event.
“It was just a tough match,” Lady Lancers coach Chuck Dess said. “I thought we competed really hard; they’re a veteran team.
“The score doesn’t indicate how well we played. I thought the girls competed really hard. We still have an outside shot at the playoffs and we’re going to put this one behind us.”
The doubles tandems of Maria Acosta/Cecelia Weingart (No. 1) and Arti Anna Ribarevski/Erin Warvell (No. 2) posted victories for Neshannock (6-4, 7-4).
Blackhawk won the first meeting, 3-2, also sweeping all three singles matches.
Following are the results:
Blackhawk 3, Neshannock 2
1. Juliana Lapek (B) def. Gabby Giangiuli 6-0, 6-0.
2. Analise Zapadka (B) def. Meg Johntony 6-0, 6-2.
3. Kate Fierens (B) def. Brittany Moses (N) def. 6-1, 6-1.
1. Maria Acosta/Cecelia Weingart (N) def. Hope Berkenbile/Gracyn Gabouer 6-0, 6-3.
2. Arti Anna Ribarevski/Erin Warvell (N) def. Alayna Turconi/Kara Kaniecki 6-4, 2-6, 7-6.
1. Madison Jones/Jenna Richardson (N) won 6-0.
NEW CASTLE —
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Fall behind against the Neshannock High softball team and you can pretty much forget about a comeback. Yesterday, Frazier felt pretty good about scoring a run in the top of the first against the Lady Lancers. However, Neshannock responded with four of its own in the bottom of the frame and stormed to a 9-1 triumph in a WPIAL Class A semifinal at North Allegheny High School.
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The father of a student allegedly assaulted on field trip asked Neshannock school officials to ensure kids’ safety. “I’m not here to discuss what happened,” he said last night, “only to say that I’m concerned for all students.
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Clayton Swisher once helped keep Yasser Arafat alive.Little could Swisher have known that, ultimately, he would find himself investigating the Palestinian leader’s death.
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The Neshannock school board does not anticipate a tax increase for next year. A tentative 2013-14 budget — featuring $17,005,051 in expenses and $16,585,744 in revenues — was introduced this week.
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Neshannock Township teachers have a new contract. At a special meeting this week, school board members voted 9-0 to accept a four-year bargaining agreement.
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On stage, Gianna Cherry is a Mini Star. In the community, she’s a Souper Star. A member of the New Castle Playhouse Mini Stars for the past two years, Gianna recently received a $500 grant from the Sodexo Foundation and Youth Service America, which recognizes young people working to fight childhood hunger.
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