New Castle News

Sports

July 3, 2014

Athletes of the Year: Meet the boys candidates

NEW CASTLE — There was no shortage of boys high school talent across Lawrence County during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Hardware as captured and individual accolades were awarded. Participants garnered individual first-team recognition not only in league play, but at the state level as well.

Fifteen athletes separated themselves from the pack, but just one will top the field when the New Castle News announces its Male Athlete of the Year award tomorrow.

Individuals in just one sport qualify for nomination, but special consideration is given to multi-sport athletes.

Following are the athletes in alphabetical order:

NATE ANTHONY

Anthony participated in golf and baseball at Wilmington.

As a golfer, Anthony earned first-team honors for the second-straight year on the District 10, all-Region 2-AA first-team. The all-star golf squads were based on lowest stroke averages in region play.

A senior shortstop, Anthony ranked second on the team in batting at .440. He scored 16 runs and drove in six more as a leadoff hitter. The Greyhounds finished 10-5 overall and shared the Region 2-AA crown with West Middlesex, with each team posting 9-4 league marks.

Anthony’s collegiate plans are unofficial.

TRAVIS BRUMBAUGH

Brumbaugh competed in basketball and baseball at Wilmington.

A junior guard, Brumbaugh helped lead the Greyhounds reach the District 10, Class AA playoffs. He averaged 9.9 points a game, while draining 68.6 percent of his foul shots. Wilmington finished at 12-11 after a 61-55 loss to Fairview in the district quarterfinals.

Brumbaugh, a righthanded pitcher, posted a 5-2 mark with a stellar 1.07 earned run average for the Greyhounds’ baseball team. He pitched in eight games and allowed two hits or less in seven of those contests.

Brumbaugh threw a no-hitter this year as well as a one-hitter in a 1-0 loss to Mercyhurst Prep in the quarterfinals of the District 10 playoffs. Brumbaugh struck out 57 batters in 52 1/3 innings.

Brumbaugh played shortstop, third base, center field and right field when he wasn’t pitching. He notched a .435 batting average with 14 RBIs and 14 runs scored, while batting third.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • 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

  • Huston.jpg Greg Huston: Pedro, Steelers' Training Camp and LeBron

    Pedro Alvarez’s throwing woes have not subsided after the All-Star break and he has become a defensive liability, especially late in games.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pirates.jpg Pirates beat Rockies 5-3 for 3-game sweep

    Taking the extra base was the key for the Pittsbur‘gh Pirates in completing a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies. Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, Neil Walker followed with a home run and the Pirates overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Rockies 5-3 Sunday.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • NC_Hoops.jpg Former Lady 'Canes stars reunite for tour of Europe

    Ryenn Micaletti and Abby Allen are headed to Europe. Micaletti and Allen — both members of the 2007 WPIAL Class AAAA girls basketball championship team — have joined forces with News Release Basketball to spend nearly three weeks in Germany and Belgium later this summer playing basketball and helping run clinics.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • pickle.tiff Pickleball players return

    Pickleball season is back, but some Neshannock Township residents said have no place to play.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • cutch.tiff Pirates Baseball: Resilient Bucs looking for post All-Star surge

    The Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in an average, every day — if still heated — pennant race. A season after shedding the yoke of two decades of failure with a stirring run to a playoff berth, the Pirates are just another solid if not spectacular team trying to keep pace in the jam-packed NL Central.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

Shoot For 2
House Ads
Photo of the Day