Former Franklin High School standout, Abby Jones, recently wrapped up her collegiate track and field career at Youngstown State University by being named for the second consecutive year to the Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District 5 Women's Track and Field/Cross Country team.
First-team honorees advance to the All-America ballot and the top three teams will be announced later this month.
Jones, who competed in the high jump, had a 4.00 GPA and is a physical education major at YSU.
In addition to her two-time Academic All-District recognition, Jones is a four-time member of the Horizon League All-Academic Team (indoor/outdoor) and in May she won the high jump for the third straight year in the Horizon League Outdoor Championships with a season-best jump of 5-6.4 feet.
Youth bowlers shine
A pair of Cranberry High School club team bowlers - Andrea Ziegler and Dylan Sharp - took first place in their respective divisions in the state tournament held at Sim's Lanes in Beaver Falls.
Ziegler finished first in the U17 girls scratch division in the Pepsi Youth Bowling Championship with a 637 series (212 average) and also placed first in the Pennsylvania Handicap Scholarship Singles district tournament with a 737 series and first in the state tournament with a 749 series.
Sharp, a first-year bowler, finished first in the Class C district event with a 471 series and first in the state event with a 554 series.
Two other bowlers from the Seneca Lanes Junior Bowling League who also competed were Nevin Kratzer and Aubrey Stewart.
Kratzer was third at districts in the U15 boys scratch division with a 541 series (180 average) and was 19th at states with a 526 series.
Stewart was second at districts in the U15 girls scratch division with a 512 series (170) and was 11th at states with a 475 series.
The district competition was held at Lost Lanes in Cambridge Springs.
Kratzer also competed in the handicap tournaments as well. Kratzer was second at districts in Class A with a 765 series and eighth at states with a 671.
Jake Eshelman and Reece Henderson scored second-half goals as the ORSA U20 squad rallied for a 2-1 victory over Greenville.
Sam Pfohl and Johnathan Leccia shared time in net and each made several saves. Noah Taylor was lauded for his defensive play.
Gage Haniwalt scored a pair of goals and Nick Kilgore added another as Delta Force '05 posted a 3-0 win over the Dynamo at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh.
After a scoreless first half, Delta Force grabbed the lead for good on Haniwalt's first goal off a feed from Nathan Pfennigwerth. Those two teamed up again less than 10 minutes later to make it 2-0.
Connor Ritchey and Ayden Kerr teamed up in goal for the shutout. Seldon Bean was praised for his strong all-around performance.
Kendall Doty and Nathaniel Williams each scored a goal, but the Whitling 11U squad dropped a 7-2 decision to Grove City.