CM tennis still perfect in league
TYRONE - The Central Mountain boys' tennis team picked up four wins in singles' en route to a 6-1 win over Tyrone yesterday.
Tom Rodabaugh, Daniel Hendricks, Brody White and Colby Peters were all winners in singles. The duos of Rodabaugh-Hendricks and White-Nick Adgate were victorious as well.
CM is 5-0 in the league, 5-6 overall, and will travel to Huntingdon today.
Mountain League Tennis
CENTRAL MOUNTAIN 6, TYRONE 1
1. Richard Crabtree, T, def. Merritt Hall, 6-3, 6-0
2. Tom Rodabaugh, CM, def. Ben Hample, 6-1, 6-4
3. Daniel Hendricks, CM, def. Justin Miller, 6-2, 6-3
4. Brody White, CM, def. Max Babe, 6-2, 6-1
5. Colby Peters, CM, def. Sean Givler, 6-1, 6-1
1. Rodabaugh-Hendricks, CM, def. Crabtree-Miller, 8-2
2. White-Nick Adgate, CM, def. Hample-Babe, 8-1
Record: CM 5-6, 5-0 league
HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Lady Raiders of Bellefonte used a strong seventh inning for a 7-4 comeback win against Hollidaysburg yesterday in Blair County.
Vanessa Cooper hit a two-run home run to open the scoring for Bellefonte, but Bellefonte needed a three-run seventh to beat the Golden Tigers.
"We did a nice job staying in control," Gregg Kohlhepp said. "We focused on what needed to be done and clawed back in the game."
Bellefonte will travel to Juniata today.
Mountain League Softball
B 200 200 3 - 7 6 3
H 400 000 0 - 4 3 1
B: Chrissy Tressler, Abby Irwin (1), Hannah Cooper (5) and Hannah Cooper, Vanessa Cooper (5). H: Alyssa Pheasant and Taylor Herr. WP - H. Cooper. LP - Pheasant. HR: B, V. Cooper. 2B: B, Jess Gmerek, Amber Watson. MH: B, H. Cooper. Record: B 13-4.
COAL?TOWNSHIP - The Jersey Shore Lady Bulldogs track and field team beat Shamokin 93-47 yesterday in Shamokin.
Katie Flook (110 hurdles), Gabby Chappel (300 hurdles), Leigh Ann Eisenhauer (3,200), Jordan Collins (long jump), Katie Williams (high jump), Addison Crawley (pole vault) and Amber Kachleries (javelin) picked up wins for the Lady Bulldogs.
On the boys' side, the Bulldogs lost 79-71 against Shamokin.
Winners for the boys were Clay Newton (110 hurdles), Cody Allen (1,600 and 3,200), Utoa Agae-Naipo (triple jump), Justin Norman (shot put and discus) and Tyler Kachleries (javelin).
drops pair with Altoona
MILL HALL - The Central Mountain track and field teams were swept by Altoona yesterday.
The boys dropped a 110-40 decision, while the girls lost 108-42.
Winners for the day included Tyler Cryder (discus), Josh Nyman (110 hurdles), Sam McCloy (high jump), Luke Heaton (pole vault), Jena Toner (200) and Hannah Plotts (pole vault).
HOLLIDAYSBURG - Bellefonte lost to Hollidaysburg in both the boys' and girls' meets.
The boys dropped by a score of 79-71.
Dual winners for the Red Raiders included Mitchell Smith (1,600 and 3,200), Sean Gipson (400 and 200) and Quinn Eicher (long jump and pole vault).
The Lady Raiders fell 106.5-43.5.
Miranda Boatman (1,600) and Cassandra Book (shot put) were winners for Bellefonte.
All-PSAC West honors
LOCK HAVEN - Jay Hartman of the Lock Haven University baseball team has been named to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division second team as an outfielder.
Hartman, a former Bald Eagle football standout, hit for a team-best .357 average in his first season on the collegiate baseball diamond. His .357 average was the 14th-best in the entire PSAC.
Hartman was the catalyst from the leadoff spot for most of the season for LHU. He posted a .433 on-base percentage this year and was 7-for-7 on stolen bases. He also led the team with 56 hits and 40 runs scored on the season.
Defensively, Hartman was one of the best in the business. He played in all 46 of LHU's games in centerfield and posted a .963 fielding percentage on the year.
Hartman, a junior this year, had a tremendous football career at LHU prior to joining the baseball team. He hauled in 119 career catches and posted 1,444 career receiving yards with 11 touchdowns during his three seasons with the team.
Four Lady Eagles earn All-PSAC Central honors
LOCK HAVEN - Four members of the Lock Haven University softball have earned All-PSAC Central Division honors.
The foursome of Nikki Weaknecht, Brittany Favazza, Nicole Smith and Sarah Morse led Lock Haven to the PSAC Central Regular Season title and have the Lady Eagles primed for a run into the NCAA Tournament.
Weaknecht hit .328 in the regular season and has been a defensive rock at second all year for the Lady Eagles. She's made 30 starts this season and committed just five errors. Weaknecht has six doubles, three home runs, including one grand slam and driven in 15 runs. Her offensive surge through the second half of the season helped lead LHU to the PSAC Central regular-season crown.
Favazza is hitting .342 as Lock Haven's speedy leadoff hitter and has an on-base percentage of .367. The outfielder has started 44 of 46 games this year and has a .896 fielding-percentage. Favazza, a slap-hitter, has five doubles, three triples, three home runs and 19 RBIs. Her slugging-percentage is .468 and she is 23-of-27 (.852) on stolen base attempts.
Smith, who was the PSAC Central's Freshman of the Year last season, has done it all this year for Lock Haven. Smith has pitched, played outfield and served as the team's designated player throughout the season. She's 10-6 in the circle, while also hitting .350.
Smith's 14 home runs are second-best in the PSAC and her 43 RBIs lead the team. She has seven doubles, four triples and a slugging-percentage of .757. Smith has struck out 108 batters in 135.1 innings of work as a starter and relief pitcher. She's held the opposition to a .268 batting-average and has recorded a pair of saves.
Morse earned an at-large spot on the PSAC Central Team. She is 18-12 in the circle with an ERA of 2.43 and 92 strikeouts in 161 innings of work. Morse has held batters to a .275 batting-average and she has pitched 15 complete games and seven shutouts to go along with one save.