A-K Valley roundup: Highlands edges Knoch in Section 5-AAA softball
TribLIVE Sports Videos
Katie Grosholz drove in both runs for Highlands with a double in the bottom of the second inning Thursday as the Golden Rams edged Knoch, 2-1, in a Section 5-AAA softball game.
Grosholz also was the winning pitcher for Highlands (1-0, 1-0), allowing four hits. Dakotah Yaworski went 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored, and right fielder Lauren Torgent threw a runner out at home in the fourth inning.
Codi Reed delivered the only run for Knoch (0-1, 0-1) with a solo homer in the top of the sixth.
Plum 9, McKeesport 0 — Hannah Adamski homered in the second, third and fourth innings and notched four RBIs as Plum (1-0, 1-0) blanked McKeesport in Section 2-AAAA action.
Shortstop Jordan Seneca doubled three times, and Amanda Dynoske pitched a complete game to earn the win for Plum.
Ford City 10, Apollo-Ridge 0 (6 inn.) — Jess Jubec pitched a shutout while striking out five as Ford City cruised to a Section 3-AA win over Apollo-Ridge. Lexi Turek singled twice and drove in three runs for Ford City (1-0, 1-0). Mariah Laird singled for Apollo-Ridge (0-1, 0-1).
Deer Lakes 14, Valley 0 (5 inn.) — Rachel Tanilli homered and scored three times, while Maria Taliani went 3 for 4 with three RBIs to pace Deer Lakes (1-0) to a Section 3-AA victory. Tiffany Edwards held Valley (0-1) to two hits and also went 2 for 4 at the plate.
Burrell 10, West Shamokin 0 (6 inn.) — Melissa Mazzei hit a solo home run in the second inning, and Haley Kuzmerik had an RBI-double in the first for Burrell (1-0) during a Section 3-AA win over West Shamokin (0-1).
Krista York held West Shamokin (0-1) to two hits and finished with five strikeouts.
Riverview 8, Highlands 1 — Riverview (3-0) not only has played all of its scheduled games this season, but it has yet to lose. Dom Conte surrendered just one run, striking out five while driving in two runs on two hits for Riverview (3-0) in a nonsection win over Highlands (0-2).
Jason Anthony went 4 for 4, driving in two and scoring twice for the Raiders.
Burrell 3, Springdale 2 — Shawn Lamberton scored on a passed ball in the third inning as Burrell held off Springdale in nonsection play. Ryan Sowol and Cody Wolfe each had a run-scoring single for Burrell (2-0).
Dustin Maloney struck out seven to earn the win. Michael Banachoski singled twice for Springdale (0-1).
St. Joseph 5, Apollo-Ridge 4 — St. Joseph scored all of its runs in the first two innings to get past Apollo-Ridge in the season opener for both teams. Sam Thimons went 3 for 3 and drove in three runs for the Spartans (1-0).
Valley 11, Freeport 1 (6 inn.) — Mike McNabb went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs to lead Valley (1-0), which scored six runs in the top of the third inning during the mercy-rule non-section win over Freeport (0-1). Jeremy Iellimo also had two RBIs, and Ian Kelly went four innings on the mound to earn the win.
Dedert to SVC — Plum senior basketball standout Austin Dedert committed to St. Vincent College. The 6-foot-6 forward averaged 14.5 points and 10.1 rebounds this season for the Mustangs. He was chosen for the Cager Classic and Roundball Classic all-star games.
Driscoll finalists named — Kiski Area's Brent Kennedy and Valley's Cody Schrecongost are among the finalists for the Judge John J. Driscoll scholar-athlete award, given annually to a senior male and female student-athlete from Westmoreland County. The 58th annual awards banquet will be April 29 at Ferrante's Lakeview in Hempfield Township.
Other local nominees include Jaila Manga and Brennan Brothers of Burrell, Morgan Kiebler of Kiski Area and Dominic Guzzi of Valley.
PIAA champion wrestler Steven Edwards of Burrell also will be honored.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Foreign influx in Allegheny County at ‘tipping point’
- Adams couple faces fight in quest to drill on land near Mars schools
- Photo gallery: Jack White takes crowd at Pittsburgh’s Stage AE by storm
- LaBar: Cesaro is WWE’s next Cinderella story
- Steelers hope group of low-budget cornerbacks can deliver
- Natrona Heights Scoutmaster proud to carry on tradition
- Steelers notebook: Ben believes rookie WR Bryant can contribute
- Steelers WR Wheaton wants to produce after injury-plagued rookie year
- Construction of $500M power plant in South Huntingdon stalled
- Observers mixed on grid backup amid carbon rules, natural gas uncertainty
- Home sellers are able to remain mum about violent crimes committed there