High school roundup: Connellsville splits swim meet with Norwin
Rachel Barczyk, Sierra Emert, Leah Lilley and Alyson Urie won the 400 freestyle relay with a WPIAL-qualifying time of 4:00.78 and also took the top spot in the 200 freestyle relay (1:50.01) to help the Connellsville girls swim team defeat visiting Norwin, 95-86, in a Section 1-AAA meet Thursday. Urie was the first-place finisher in the 500 freestyle (5:48.39) and the 200 freestyle (2:09.03). Barczyk took top honors in the 100 butterfly (1:07.40) and the 200 individual medley (2:26.14). Bayle Shreve was a winner in the 100 backstroke (1:10.05), and Kait Nedrow finished first in diving.
In the boys race, Collin Mastowski, Shane Beneke, Travis Patterson and Jimmy Manges finished first in the 200 medley relay (1:54.99), but the Falcons were defeated by the Knights, 96-75. Mastowski placed second in the 50 freestyle (24.92) and the 100 freestyle (55.20). Manges was second in the 500 freestyle (6:25.40). Luke Kisiel was first in diving.
Mt. Pleasant 54, Derry 31 —Casey Zelenak tallied a game-high 21 points, and Alexa Szelong was next with 14 points as the Vikings (8-9, 4-4) picked up a Section 3-AAA win over host Derry.
Caterina Hamerski led the Trojans (4-11, 3-6) with 10 points.
Yough 40, Southmoreland 35 — Natalie Peebles scored 17 points, and Larissa Tall followed with 13 points as the Cougars (6-12, 2-7) notched a Section 3-AAA win over visiting Southmoreland. Samantha Miller came off the bench and scored the final six points of the game to secure the victory for Yough.
Julea Claycomb led the Scotties (3-16, 0-9) with 12 points. Hannah Porter finished with nine points.
Uniontown 56, GreensburgSalem 53 — Danasha Harris and Lydya Dennis each scored 19 points to help the Red Raiders (13-2, 8-1) move into first place in Section 3-AAA with a win over host Greensburg Salem. Alyssa Machesky dropped in 14 points.
Claire Oberdorf, Jayne Oberdorf and Karly Mellinger each finished with 16 points for the Golden Lions (12-5, 7-1).
Serra 82, Geibel 15 — Leslie Hoye scored 11 points, and Lindsey Muschar and Katie Sieg each added 10 points as Serra (14-2, 6-0) beat visiting Geibel (2-14, 0-6) in Section 4-A.
Laurel Highlands 67, Waynesburg 44 — Nick Lancaster connected for 16 points, and Shane Guthrie notched 14 points as the Mustangs (12-5) beat host Waynesburg in a nonsection game. Joe Pegg finished with 12 points.
Adam Fox scored 16 points, and Dominick Sarra added 11 points for Waynesburg (3-13).
Boys freshman basketball
Albert Gallatin 44, Connellsville 30— Colby Shipley and Caleb Miller each scored seven points, but the Falcons (5-7) lost to host Albert Gallatin.