New Castle News


April 23, 2012

Spring Sports: A roundup of action from April 21

NEW CASTLE — Jon Yohman delivered for the Wilmington High track and field team on Saturday.

Yohman won an event and placed second in another for the Greyhounds at the Hermitage Invitational. The event was hosted by Hickory High School.

Yohman won the discus with a toss of 166-8. He was second in the shot put with a heave of 55-3⁄4.

Bryn Kaufman was seventh in the discus at 133-0.

Slavi Pontius placed fifth in the high jump at 5-10 and Tyler Donati took fifth in the javelin at 149-21⁄2.

On the girls side, Mariah Burns was third in the long jump at 15-11.

The Lady Greyhounds’ 3200-meter relay team of Rikki Brumbaugh, Kate Robb, Allison Baldwin and Hannah Drake took fourth in 10:29.72. Baldwin was fifth in the 400 in 1:04.26.

Julie Falvo was fourth in the discus (111-9) and eighth in the shot put (34-13⁄4).

Tessa Sikora took seventh in the high jump at 4-10.

Wilmington’s boys team finished ninth out of 29 teams with 28 points, while the Lady Greyhounds placed 12th out of 26 squads with 23 markers.


Neshannock 11,

Union 1

Neshannock’s Alex Strittmatter was sharp in a WPIAL Section 3-A road win over Union.

Strittmatter (5-0) fired a complete-game one-hitter, walking one and striking out nine. He surpassed 200 career strikeouts and raised his tally to 208.

The game was stopped after five innings because of the mercy rule.

Wayne Seamans’ infield single was the lone hit for the Scotties.

“That’s a pretty good accomplishment,” Lancers coach Mike Kirkwood said. “No balls left the infield. It was a pretty good outing for him and he threw just 72 pitches.”

“Strittmatter was just spot-on,” Scotties coach Gene DiGennaro said. “This is the fourth time in a row we’ve seen him and that’s the best I’ve seen from him.”

Matt Cioffi paced Neshannock (6-0 section, 11-2 overall) with two hits. John Conglose knocked in three runs.

“Matt Cioffi has been real steady for us all year,” Kirkwood said.

Anthony Van Eman clubbed a solo home run to lead off the second inning for the Lancers. It was the third homer of the year for Van Eman.

Devan Schuller suffered the loss. Schuller started and worked 42⁄3 innings, giving up six hits and eight runs — seven earned — with three walks and four strikeouts.

The Lancers lead the section standings by two games over Union (4-2, 8-5), Western Beaver (4-2, 5-6) and Rochester (4-2, 4-7).

“It’s something that was one of our goals as a team,” Kirkwood said of the strong start to section play. “Going undefeated in the first half of the section sets you up to win a section title. But there’s still a lot of time left.”

Said DiGennaro, “We’re in good shape. We were ready for the Neshannock game, we just ran into a buzzsaw. We’re a confident bunch; we’ll bounce back.”


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