Track: Bentworth standout shining in multiple events

Written by Brad Everett on .

Bentworth's Brenna Cavanaugh was outstanding as a freshman, medaling at both the WPIAL and PIAA Class AA championships.

Sophomore slump?

Not for Cavanaugh.

It's been a terrific start to the season for Cavanaugh, who has posted times in three events that rank among the fastest reported times in Class AA. Cavanaugh's mark of 14.8 in the 100-meter hurdles ranks first. Her time of 12.5 in the 100 ranks her behind only Burrell's Nikki Scherer, the defending WPIAL and PIAA champion. Cavanaugh has also ran a 48.3 in the 300 hurdles, which ranks fourth.


Alumni Update - Tyler Delval (Clarion)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Tyler Delval was dominant in his start on Friday, throwing a complete game two-hit shutout against the IUP Crimson Hawks as theDelval Clarion Golden Eagles won their first PSAC West game of the season. Delval tossed seven shutout innings against the Crimson Hawks, striking out seven and walking none.

He did not allow an IUP baserunner until two outs in the top of the fourth inning when Wes Carson hit a double to right field. The only other Crimson Hawk to reach base was Rick Jones, who led off the fifth with a single, but he was erased from the base paths after Delval induced a 6-4-3 double play.

Delval is now 2-1 on the season and has a 2.57 ERA in his four starts. He has struck out 28 and walked only four in 28.0 IP.

The Bentworth graduate earned PSAC West Co-Pitcher of the Week for his performance.


(photo courtesy of Clarion University)


Alumni Update - August Mizia (Mercyhurst)

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EAST STROUDSBURG – Seventh-ranked Mercyhurst improved its record to 8-3 overall, 4-0 against PennsylvaniaMizia Mercyhurst State Athletic Conference foes with a sweep of Kutztown and East Stroudsburg.

Originally scheduled as Friday/Saturday dual meets, winter weather forced the matches to be rescheduled as a doubleheader at East Stroudsburg Friday night.  

Seven of 10 Mercyhurst wrestlers were undefeated on the night, including six who scored bonus points in the team scoring.

With his two victories, August Mizia, a Bentworth graduate, moves into third place on the all-time wins list at 108, surpassing 2009 165 lbs National Champion Josh Shields.  

He is now one win shy of tying Zack Schafer (109) for second place and 11 wins from tying the all-time mark held by Andy Lamancusa (119).


(photo courtesy of Mercyhurst University)


Alumni Update - Jessica Dorazio (Waynesburg)

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WAYNESBURG, Pa. – A pair of senior athletes were named Waynesburg Athletes of the Week, as running backDorazio Waynesburg Jerry Lawman and libero Jessica Dorazio were tabbed as the latest to receive the  recognition.

Dorazio, a Bentworth graduate, posted an incredible 57 digs over a pair of three-set matches this week, including 41 during the Yellow Jackets' 3-0 victory at Thiel.

During the final week of the season, the veteran averaged 9.50 digs per set.

Dorazio ended collegiate career with 1,801 digs, and led Waynesburg in the category in each of the past three years.


(photo courtesy fo Waynesburg University)


Golf: Bentworth's Dziak shows shows plenty of mettle

Written by Joe Koch on .

It's pretty impressive when a high school golfer finishes four strokes off the lead in a regional championship. It's an even bigger deal when that competitor is a freshman.

That's the resume of Bentworth's Luke Dziak, who finished in a five-way tie for fourth place with a 7-over-par round of 79 in the PIAA Western Regional held at Blairsville's Tom's Run Golf Course. Dziak – who tied Quaker Valley's Chris Tanabe as the No. 13 qualifier from the WPIAL – will tee it up with the best Class AAA golfers for two days beginning Monday at York's Heritage Hills Resort.

Twelve golfers from the WPIAL qualified for the PIAA Class AA final, and Dziak will see some familiar faces from the South region. Joining him are Carmichaels junior Liam Shea, Charleroi senior Mike Kondratik and Bishop Canevin senior Sam Smallhoover.

Shea finished in a three-way tie for ninth place at the Western Regional with an 8-over-par round of 80. Kondratik was one stroke behind Shea. Smallhoover had to play two extra holes.