New Castle News


April 13, 2013

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NEW CASTLE — Softball

Mohawk 12,

Freedom 2

Shelby Brown recorded two hits and five RBIs to lead the Lady Warriors to a Section 5-AA road win over Freedom. The game was stopped after five innings because of the mercy rule.

Jaki Bender (6-0) earned the win. Bender went the distance, giving up two hits and two runs — one earned — with no walks and six strikeouts.

Devon Giancola added two RBIs for Mohawk (5-0, 6-0), which had nine hits.

“This was a good game for us,” Lady Warriors coach Pam Beatty said. “Most of the girls had a hit and that made it nice; the whole team is doing well.

“Jaki did real well pitching. We’ll keep working on little things. You have to continue to work on fundamentals.”

Mohawk scored one run in the first, six in the second, three in the third and two more in the fifth.

The Lady Bulldogs (0-7, 0-7) plated both of their markers in the fourth.


Girls track

Sikora paces meet

Tessa Sikora paced Wilmington at the Union Invitational.

Sikora powered a Lady Greyhounds team that captured six events, claiming wins in the 200, long jump and triple jump.

Three Wilmington teammates — Hannah Drake, Allison Baldwin and Rikki Brumbaugh — also were multiple winners on the Lady Greyhounds’ 1600 and 3200 winning relay teams. Wilmington’s Kate Robb (3200 relay) and Hannah Winters (1600 relay) earned a victory apiece.

Julie Falvo rounded out the Lady Greyhounds stellar performance with a first-place finish in the discus.

Neshannock’s Lizzie Manickas outran the pack in the 1600 and 3200 while Laurel’s Ashley Glasser scored the top effort in the 400.

West Middlesex took top honors of the 10 schools at the meet with 133 1/2 team points. Wilmington ranked as the best Lawrence County team in second with 120 points. Lakeview was third with 82 1/2 points followed by Mohawk (53), Neshannock (50), Shenango (45), Moniteau (25), New Castle (22), Laurel (21) and host Union (6).

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