High school roundup: Valley sophomore wins section singles again
Cody Schrecongost remains the king of Section 4-AA singles tennis.
The Valley sophomore claimed his second section title Tuesday with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Burrell's Tom Spagnolo in the tournament finals at Valley. Schrecongost lost just three games in the entire tournament.
Both Schrecongost and Spagnolo advanced to the WPIAL Class AA singles tournament, which begins at 1 p.m. Monday at Keystone Oaks.
Section 1-AAA — In an all-Kiski Area consolation match, Tyler Paunovich defeated Charles Law, 6-1, 6-4, to earn a spot in the WPIAL Class AAA singles tournament, which begins at 1 p.m. Monday at Shady Side Academy.
Highlands 9, Indiana 5 — A monster game by Gabby Miller helped Highlands (3-1, 3-1) secure the Section 5-AAA home win. Miller went 3 for 3 with two doubles and four RBI. She struck out seven and held Indiana (1-3, 1-3) to six hits.
Leechburg 11, Riverview 1 (5 inn.) — Kenzie Young hit a pair two-run homers for Leechburg (4-1, 4-1) and held Riverview (2-2, 2-1) to three hits during the Section 3-A game. Young, who went 3 for 3, finished with eight strikeouts and one walk as the winning pitcher. Lindsey Rowe also had three hits, including a double, and scored three times for the Blue Devils.
Plum 10, Gateway 4 — Jordan Seneca ignited Plum (4-0, 4-0) with a three-run homer in the bottom of the first inning during the Section 2-AAAA home win over Gateway (3-2, 3-1). Savannah Zummo went 3 for 3 with two doubles and drove in a run.
St. Joseph 7, Springdale 1 — Emmalee Keep's three-run homer served as the highlight of the Section 3-A road win for St. Joseph (2-2, 2-2). Winning pitcher Emily Jordan held Springdale (1-4, 1-3) to three hits. Pitcher Amanda Koprivnikar drove in Springdale's only run and limited St. Joseph to three hits.
Burrell 20, Shady Side Academy 4 (3 inn.) — A 15-run top of the second inning for Burrell (5-0, 5-0) decided the Section 3-AA game against Shady Side Academy (0-4, 0-4). Jaila Manga hit a three-run homer, and winning pitcher Claire Fisher finished with three hits and three RBI.
Track and field
Records fall — Burrell's Kami Kaczanowicz beat the 100-meter school record (12.28) she set a season ago with a time of 12.03 during a home meet against Riverview. Kittanning's Noelle Lemons trimmed the 100 school record (13.0) set by Marissa Clardy in 2007 with a time of 12.99 during a meet against Mars.
Also at the Kittanning meet, Matt Grafton topped his own record in the 110 hurdles (15.4) with a time of 15.31.
Leechburg 19, St. Joseph 16 — Leechburg (1-2, 1-1) lumped its runs together, scoring eight in the top of the first, five in the third and six in the sixth during the Section 4-A win. Taylor Oberdorf singled twice and doubled, while Wyatt Smith drove in two runs and scored twice for the Blue Devils.
John Arcuri led St. Joseph (0-4, 0-2) with two doubles, one triple and six RBI.
Freeport 6, Highlands 1 — Luke Mariotti pitched a complete game, allowed just four hits and struck out eight for Freeport (4-1) in the nonsection home win.