New Castle News

Sports

September 27, 2013

Fall Sports: A roundup of action from September 26

NEW CASTLE — The Shenango High volleyball team continues to pull away in section play.

The Lady Wildcats posted a 25-11, 25-22, 25-13 WPIAL Section 3-A win over visiting Neshannock to open the second half of section play.

Shenango (7-0 section, 9-0 overall) was coming off a four-game win over Laurel on Tuesday. The win that night built a two-game lead in the section over the Lady Spartans and the Lady Lancers. Last night’s win bumped the Lady Lancers (4-3, 5-3) to three games back. Laurel (4-2 section) is 2 1/2 games back.

Neshannock pushed Shenango to four games in the first meeting.

“It was really a pleasant surprise tonight,” Lady Wildcats coach Angela Heagy said. “We eliminated all of the hitting errors that we had against Laurel (on Tuesday).

“I feel like tonight was a really big turning point for this team. We were in better control during the match this time against Neshannock.”

Christina Rapone recorded 20 assists for Shenango and Irene Koury added five aces.

Katie Lacey notched seven kills and Jacqui Baker posted three blocks. Jade Esposito scooped up 11 digs.

Nicole Watkins had a .429 hitting percentage with six kills.

Shenango won the JV match 25-13, 25-17.

Valentina Vincent registered seven digs and Sarah Herb added six assists. Brooke Chieze contributed three kills.

Laurel rolls

The Lady Spartans cruised to a 25-12, 25-10, 25-15 nonsection road win over Lincoln Park.

Mackenzie Mraz posted 11 points, seven kills and seven aces for Laurel (7-3) and Ally Kendall collected 16 points.

Morgan Ritchie registered nine points and 15 assists.

The Lady Spartans won the JV match 25-7, 25-8.

Emily Gibson garnered 23 points and 16 aces for Laurel, while Brittany Kendall was next with six points, three aces and three kills.

Wilmington wins marathon

The Wilmington and Hickory volleyball teams didn’t disappoint last night.

With both teams entering the District 10, Region 3-AA contest undefeated in league play, the Lady Greyhounds (5-0, 7-0) pulled out a thrilling 22-25, 22-25, 25-12, 25-13, 15-6 home victory.

“It takes a lot of heart and determination to come back and win a match like that,” Wilmington coach Amber Marett said. “Hickory has a very strong team. They are big and have strong hitters. They are quick on the court.”

Cassidy Marett, the coach’s daughter, led Wilmington with a 22-point, 24-assist, 13-dig triple-double, while adding five kills.

Tessa Sikora added 13 kills, 11 blocks, six digs and three points. Stephanie Parker chipped in 21 digs, 10 points and six kills and Katherine Clark posted 15 points, 15 digs and six kills.

Jamie Thompson had 11 digs and four points and Alana Romeo recorded 13 points and eight digs.

“The game was a exhilarating match from beginning to end,” Amber Marett said. “It was an all-out team effort tonight. They really dug in after losing the first two games. I am really proud of my girls. They laid it all out and it paid off. We had a great fan base tonight and it definitely helped us keep our intensity. We are pretty excited about the win.”

Wilmington lost the JV match 15-25, 25-23, 25-12.

Julia Strobel led the way with eight points, eight digs and seven assists, while Amanda Lewis finished with 10 digs, nine points and three kills. Rachel Vernon added six points, five digs and three kills. Jessica Schlumberger and Sarah Schwenke evenly split eight points and six kills.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • pennstate.jpg Big 10 commission noncommittal on Penn State sanction cuts

    Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany took a non-committal stance on an effort by five Pennsylvania Congressmen to rescind sanctions against Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

     

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • SteelersSpence.jpg Steelers LB Spence caps lengthy comeback

    The whistle blew and Sean Spence sprinted forward, each cathartic step distancing the linebacker from the horrific knee injury that threatened to end his NFL career before it even really began.

     

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wheaton.jpg Steelers' Wheaton eyeing chance after tough rookie year

    Markus Wheaton realizes the pressure is there, but he doesn’t mind.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Polanco.jpg Harrison’s four hits leads Pirates past Rockies, 7-5

    Josh Harrison had four hits, including a tiebreaking homer, to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Sunday. Gregory Polanco and Travis Snider also went deep for the Pirates, who avoided being swept in Colorado for the second straight season.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pirates Rockies Baseb_Fusc.jpg Anderson leads Rockies over Pirates 8-1

    Brett Anderson pitched effectively into the seventh inning for his first win in more than a year and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Friday night.

     

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • MANGINO.jpg Mangino finding new home at Iowa State

     The first time Iowa State defensive end Cory Morrissey saw Mark Mangino, the former Kansas coach and current ISU offensive coordinator stopped him in his tracks.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pirates.jpg Pirates jump on Haren early, top Dodgers 6-1

    Josh Harrison had two hits with two RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates jumped on Dan Haren early in a 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Aloi.jpg Aloi's PIAA eligibility hearing postponed

    The wait continues for Nick Aloi. Aloi, who transferred from Ellwood City Lincoln High to Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School on Jan. 21, still does not know if he will get to play a full season for the Leopards’ basketball team

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pirates.jpg Polanco, Walker lift Pirates over Dodgers 12-7

    Gregory Polanco broke out of a slump with a solo home run and a tiebreaking two-run single, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 12-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • ManzielJersey.jpg Manziel scores as NFL’s top-selling jersey

    Second on Cleveland’s depth chart, Johnny Manziel already tops one NFL list.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

Shoot For 2
House Ads
Photo of the Day