Ron Poniewasz Jr.
New Castle News
NEW CASTLE —
Neshannock High girls tennis player Cecilia Weingart made a strong run the last two days.
Weingart reached the WPIAL Section 2-AA individual singles semifinals before falling, and then lost in the consolation match. The two-day event was held at Pearson Park and Brady’s Run.
The top three individuals advance to the WPIAL Singles Championship on Wednesday at Keystone Oaks.
Weingart was seeded fourth overall. She beat Maggie Shablesky (Beaver Falls) in the first round, 10-0. In the quarterfinals, Weingart beat Sierra Beighey (Riverside), 10-8.
Weingart lost in the semifinals to top-seeded Moriah Bridges of Beaver, 6-0, 6-1.
A junior, Weingart lost in the consolation match to Blackhawk’s Kate Fierens, who was seeded third, 6-2, 6-3.
“This is a really great showing for Weingart,” Lady Lancers coach Chuck Dess said. “She moved into the singles spot this year. She’s really just come on strong this year.
“She’s always wanted to play singles. I thought she did a really great job.”
The Lady Lancers’ Meg Johntony, who was unseeded, topped Courtney Norman (New Brighton) in the first round, 10-7. In the quarterfinals, Johntony lost to second-seeded Mattie Taylor (Beaver), 10-3.
Evan Long carded a 34 to lead the Spartans to a 197-258 WPIAL Section 5, Division 2 win over Mohawk on the back nine at Mohawk Trails.
Nick Peluso followed with a 36 for Laurel (9-0), while Colton Brown and Tucker Skerbetz both notched a 42. Nolan Firmi scored a 43.
Anthony Bartolone paced the Warriors (1-5, 1-6) with a 48. Andy Ferrucci and Caleb Pierog both shot a 52 for Mohawk, while Samson Needler and Alex Scurlock each contributed a 53.
Ryan Dugan notched a 41 for New Castle in a 197-222 Section 5, Division 3 loss to Moon at Montour Heights Country Club.
Nick Malizia was next for the Red Hurricane (3-5, 4-5) with a 43 and Kyle Smith supplied a 44. Gino Quahliero shot a 45 and Robert Natale Jr. added a 49.
Anthony paces ’Hounds
Wilmington’s Nate Anthony fired an 83 in an 18-hole District 10, Region 2-AA mega match at Tanglewood.
The Greyhounds finished fourth in the five-team field with a 375. Hickory won the event with a 331 and West Middlesex was second with a 352.
Union knocked off Cornell in nonsection action, 25-12, 25-13, 25-9.
Morgan Miller delivered seven kills and seven aces for the Lady Scots, while Dacia Neely added four aces.
Tyanna Harris chipped in 10 assists, while Samantha Costello collected three aces.
Mohawk upended Ellwood City Lincoln in Section 1-AA action, 20-25, 25-5, 25-19, 25-18.
Maria Fleck slammed 16 kills, four blocks and three aces for the Lady Warriors (2-2, 3-2), while Malea Tress added 10 assists.
Samantha Carr collected seven digs and Marie Anderson scooped up five digs with four aces. Jessica Meyer notched four aces and three assists. McKenzie Stelter slammed four kills.
Emily Brown recorded eight assists for the Lady Wolverines (0-3, 1-3) and Allie McKelvey was next with five kills and three blocks.
Autumn Kuzmin chipped in with 11 digs.
Mohawk won the JV match as well, 25-23, 25-19.
Ashley McConnell posted three aces, three kills and three assists for the Lady Warriors. Riah Yost tallied three aces.
Josalyn Izzo led Ellwood with seven assists and Sydney Shurtz posted eight digs.
Lady ’Cats rout foe
Shenango cruised to a 25-8, 25-13, 25-13 Section 3-A home win over Western Beaver.
Jade Esposito served up eight aces with nine digs for the Lady Wildcats (4-0, 4-0). Christina Rapone chipped in with 25 assists, while Katie Lacey slammed eight kills.
Shenango won the JV match, 25-4, 25-9.
Caitlyn Schnell spiked four kills and Taylor Wakeling was next with 10 aces. Sarah Herb handed out 12 assists.
The Lady Greyhounds opened District 10, Region 3-AA action with a 25-15, 25-18, 25-18 home victory over Grove City.
Stephanie Parker provided 10 points, 11 digs and four kills for Wilmington (1-0, 3-0) and Cassidy Marett collected seven points, 15 assists and five kills. Katherine Clark contributed seven points and three digs for the winners.
Tessa Sikora added six points, 15 kills and six digs.
The Lady Greyhounds dropped the JV match, 25-14, 21-25, 15-12.
Julia Strobel led Wilmington with nine points, six digs and four assists, while Alana Romeo served up six markers.
Jordan Dye and Amanda Lewis both delivered five points for the Lady Greyhounds. Lewis also scooped up seven digs.
Rachel Vernon slammed three kills.
The Lady Spartans posted a 25-21, 25-16, 25-15 Section 3-A home victory over Aliquippa.
Mackenzie Mraz registered 15 points, five aces and six kills for Laurel (2-1, 3-1).
Callie Ritchie and Makayla Dupont both scored eight points.
The Lady Spartans won the JV match, 25-15, 25-4.
Stephanie Telesz served up 15 points and Emily Gibson garnered 10. Paige Covelli was next with eight.