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High School Recap for April 20, 2024: North Allegheny softball passes Baldwin

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Saturday April 20, 2024 | 9:54 PM

Carlyn Vaupel went 4 for 4, including a double and a solo home run, as North Allegheny overcame a five-run deficit to defeat Baldwin 10-8 in Section 1-6A softball Saturday.

Anne Melle singled and doubled for the Tigers (5-3, 5-3). Maddy Schumacher went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for the Highlanders (3-7, 2-6).

Leechburg 9, Monessen 6 – Addie Zanotto had two triples and four RBIs to lead Leechburg (4-3, 3-2) to victory in Section 3-A against Monessen (3-5, 3-4). Laney Aul added two RBIs for Leechburg, which trailed 6-4 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning. Kendra Jones hit a triple for the Greyhounds.

Mohawk 9, Hopewell 2 – Aricka Young had two doubles and three RBIs as Mohawk (9-1, 5-0) defeated Hopewell (4-8, 1-5) in Section 2-3A. Reagan Magno took the complete game win, giving up four hits and striking out eight. Chloe Nale doubled and hit a solo home run for Hopewell.

South Park 10, East Allegheny 0 – In South Park’s second game of the day, Reese Katich pitched a five-inning no-hitter against East Allegheny (1-6), striking out 10 and walking one. Kaitlyn Mattas doubled and drove in four runs, while Mady Wilder went 2 for 2 and scored twice for South Park (9-1).

South Park 5, Keystone Oaks 0 – In Section 2-3A, Sydney Sekely struck out 15 while pitching a four-hit shutout as South Park (8-1, 5-0) defeated Keystone Oaks (3-6, 0-5). Sekely was also 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a double.

West Allegheny 15, Montour 0 – Ava Benish hit a grand slam as West Allegheny (13-1) scored 12 points in the third inning in their non-section win against Montour (3-5). Savanna Benish doubled, walked and drove in five runs for West Allegheny, which won its ninth straight game.


Ambridge 10, Eden Christian 6 – Teagan Baker had three hits, including a double, and two RBIs, and Adam Fernandez singled, tripled and drove in a run to lead Ambridge (3-6) to a non-sectional win. Naz Thompson singled, doubled and plated a pair for the Bridgers. Caleb Emswiler singled, doubled and had two RBIs and Brady Hull doubled and drove in two for Eden Christian (9-2).

Connellsville 18, Young 3 – Grayden Gillott doubled twice and drove in four runs, and Jonathan Kelly went 3 for 3 with a pair of RBIs to lead Connellsville (6-6) to a non-sectional victory. John Steban had two hits and scored three runs for Youth (3-6).

Cumberland Valley 13, North Allegheny 3 – Gavin Krndrick went 2 for 2 with two fdoubles and three RBIs to lead Cumberland Valley. August Maslo singled twice and doubled for North Allegheny (9-2).

Juniata Valley 10, McKeesport 6 – Mason Buckley went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs to lead Juniata Valley. Matt Miller had three hits and two RBIs and Brady Boyle singled, doubled and hit two for McKeesport (0-10).

Ligonier Valley 3, Richland 2 – Noah Knupp doubled and drove in a run, and Henrik Elik pitched 3 ⅔ innings of scoreless relief to lead Ligonier Valley (4-6) to a non-section victory. Luke Raho doubled to drive in a run for Richland.

Mohawk 21, Beaver Falls 6 – Jay Wrona had a double, a home run and two RBIs as Mohawk (9-1, 7-0) scored 16 runs in the second inning in their three-inning victory over Beaver Falls (0-9, 0-9) in Section 1 -3A. Mason Hopper went 2 for 2 with a triple and two runs for Mohawk.

OLSH 14, Washington 1 – Gino Williams went 2 for 2 with three RBIs and three runs scored as OLSH (7-4) defeated Washington (5-5) in a five-inning non-section game. Quinn Santelli picked up the win, striking out seven in five innings.

Poland (Ohio) 16, Shenango 8 – Carmine Tukalo went 3-for-5 with two doubles to lead Poland. Grayson Hooks singled twice, doubled and drove in two runs and Sam Patton had three singles for Shenango (5-5).

Portage 10, McKeesport 5 – Easton Slanoc went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs to lead Portage. Brady Boyle homered and Brayden Lindsay doubled for McKeesport (0-10).

Seton LaSalle 13, New Brighton 0 – Gio LoNero went 3 for 3 and drove in two runs as Seton LaSalle (8-1, 7-0) defeated New Brighton (4-4, 2-4) in a five-inning Section 2-2A game. Michael Todd went 2-for-4 with three RBI’s.

Windber 13, Ligonier Valley 3 – In six innings, Dawson Himes, Mason Horner and Andrew Scalia each drove in two runs as Windber defeated Ligonier (4-6) in a non-sectional game. Tyler Smith went 3-for-3 and drove in three Ligonier Valley runs.

Girls Lacrosse

Upper St. Clair 6, Shady Side Academy 3 – Anna Capobres had two goals and an assist and Molly Powell, Riley Powell, Kat Mammarella and Sarah McShane also scored in a non-section win for Upper St. Clair.


Slippery Rock for Invitations – Perry boys and Shenango girls won the team titles. For Perry, Brayden Richards was a three-time winner, taking the 110 hurdles, pole vault and javelin.

Will Tew of Allderdice won the 800 and 1,600 and teammates Brandon Diggs (300 hurdles) and Aran McNutt (2,000 steeple) also came first.

Other WPIAL winners included Matthew Sarnowski of Penn-Trafford in the discus and the Ellwood City 1,600 relay and Apollo-Ridge 3,200 relay.

For the Shenango girls, Sara Roe won the long jump and triple jump and Zoe Bupp won the discus.

Tori Atkins of Laurel was a double winner, taking the 200 and 400. Other WPIAL winners were Sophia Ward of Apollo-Ridge in the high jump, Freedom’s Aurea Hickenboth in the pole vault and Mikayla Anderson of Beaver Falls in the shot put.

Perry earned girls victories over Audrey Morgan-Ard in the 1,600 and 3,200 relay teams.

Roddick High School Invitation – Peyton Murray had the best discus throw in Pennsylvania this year with a throw of 186-3 in Shippensburg. Murray also placed third in the shot put.