NEW CASTLE —
Jared Masters and Kate Robb raced to victory, leading Wilmington’s boys and girls team to a District 10 sweep of Reynolds.
The Greyhounds’ boys team won 17-43 and the girls rolled to a 15-50 verdict.
Masters won the boys race in 20:07 and teammate Calvin Gealy was second in 20:14. Brett Whitty was third in 20:59, Ryan Davis was fifth in 22:06 and Derek Craig captured seventh in 22:53. Stefan Pontius placed ninth in 23:18.
Robb claimed the girls race in 22:50 and teammate Allison Baldwin was second in 25:22. Rikki Brumbaugh was third for the Lady Greyhounds in 25:27 and Hannah Winters was fourth in 25:28. Lexi Brumbaugh (5th, 25:59), Hannah Drake (6th, 26:02) and Isabel Sherwood (7th, 27:24) also participated for Wilmington.
Wilmington’s Mei Williams won the junior high girls race in 11:13.
New Castle falls
West Allegheny swept New Castle’s boys and girls teams. The Red Hurricane boys lost (20-35) and the girls dropped a 15-46 decision.
Mike Mazzanti paced the New Castle boys, finishing fourth in 18:42 and his younger brother Chris Mazzanti was fifth in 19:15.
Josh McFall (7th, 19:54), Matt Hawkins (9th, 20:12) and Ethan Green (10th, 20:13) also ran for New Castle.
Kelcey Seth led the Lady ’Canes with a sixth-place finish in 23:18. Caitlin Adamo placed seventh in 23:57.
Rebecca Paul (11th, 24:48), Natalie DeVincentis (12th, 24:53) and Rachel McNickle (14th, 26:25) also participated for New Castle.
Lady Wildcats sweep
The Shenango girls swept Riverside (15-50) and Beaver (19-41).
Katie Bruce won the race in 22:08, while Rachel Reamer (22:38), Courtney Fontana (23:46), Elizabeth Salem (23:47) and Carley Danielson (24:25) finished 4-5-6-7 for Shenango (4-1).
Meanwhile, the Wildcats’ boys team (4-1) beat Riverside (22-35), but lost to Beaver (23-34).
David Waldschmidt (18:04) and Andrew McCann (18:08) placed 1-2 for Shenango, while Cameron Waters and Kyle Campbell finished a second apart in 19:18 and 19:19, respectively. Chase Waldschmidt finished in 20:51
Matt Salem won the junior high race in 9:50, while Melina Mangino was Shenango’s top finisher in 11:51.
Balczon leads Wilmington to win
Matt Balczon propelled the Wilmington High boys soccer team last night.
Balczon scored two goals as the Greyhounds rolled to a 4-0 District 10, Region 2-AA road win over Hickory.
“We absolutely dominated possession. That’s the type of game we go for, a possession type of game,” Wilmington coach Christian Davoli said. “This is two games in a row we’ve played like this and I couldn’t be more proud of my team.”
The Greyhounds (2-1 region, 5-1 overall) led 2-0 at the half.
Ryan DiLullo and Travis Brumbaugh added one goal each for Wilmington. DiLullo added a pair of assists as well.
Derek Nichols made four saves to earn the shutout. Nichols has recorded four shutouts and allowed just two goals this season.
“Derek has done nothing but improve with each game,” Davoli said. “Derek is always there to make the save when we need it. He makes every save he’s supposed to make.”
The Hornets are 1-1-1, 5-3-1.
Lancers earn tie
Neshannock rallied from a 2-0 deficit to forge a 2-2 WPIAL Section 5-A double-overtime tie against visiting South Side Beaver.
Domenic Frank and Aaron Maggi scored the goals for the Lancers (0-5-0, 0-8-1).
Josh Maggi made 15 saves for Neshannock.
The game was tied at 2 at the half.
Mangino lifts Mohawk
Mikala Mangino scored three goals to lift the Lady Warriors to a 3-1 Section 1-A win over Neshannock.