High school roundup: Tackett leads Knoch past Derry
Ben Tackett rushed 14 times for 253 yards and touchdowns of 64, 77 and 25 yards to lead No. 7 Knoch (3-0, 2-0) to a 40-7 victory over Derry (1-2, 0-2) in the Greater Allegheny Conference on Friday night. Michael Cunningham added 115 rushing yards and touchdowns of 31 and 35 yards. Josh Wannamaker threw for 121 yards and ran for a 35-yard TD for Derry.
Latrobe 25, Fox Chapel 13 — Logan Carns ran for 119 yards and a touchdown and threw two touchdown passes to lead Latrobe (1-2) to a nonconference win against Fox Chapel (0-3). For the Foxes, Nigel Barnett scored on a 42-yard run, and Brandon Mitchell found the end zone on an 11-yard pass from Stephen Covelli.
Fox Chapel's Laurel Shymansky's title-winning victory was bittersweet on Friday. That's because she had to defeat a teammate to win.
Shymansky defeated Lacey Cohen, 6-1, 6-3, to claim the Section 3-AAA singles title at Fox Chapel High School.
Both girls advance to the WPIAL Class AAA championships next Thursday at Norwin.
In the Section 4-AA tournament, Valley's Maria Pallone finished second to advance to the WPIAL Class AA tournament. Pallone lost, 6-3, 6-2, to Indiana's Lucy Bujdos in the championship match.