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Welcome to the premiere issue of SportsEXTRA, The Herald sports department's new monthly magazine. Its focus is Mercer County-area high school athletics. Watch for it in the print edition of the newspaper the first week of each month during the school year.
ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
Wilmington's standout quarterback Todd Smargiasso has been nearly perfect in leading the Greyhounds to an undefeated mark and a No. 1 state ranking.
Run, Kate run
Hickory sophomore cross country star Kate Steklachich has picked up where she left off a year ago when she won the MCAC championship, placed at districts and advanced to the state meet.
TEAMS OF THE MONTH
The Farrell girls volleyball team is again making noise as the Steelerettes shoot for state title No. 6 and win No. 400 for coach Harriett Morrison.
Sharpsville having a devil of a season
The Sharpsville Blue Devils have stormed out of the gate to capture the MCAC Class A football championship for the second consecutive year.
Hickory High soccer coach B.J. Rudge is knowledgeable beyond his years.
Muscle man revives Pitt
Hermitage resident Charles ``Buddy'' Morris, the strength coach for the University of Pittsburgh football team, is getting plenty of accolades for his part in helping to revive the program.
Sharpsville's little giant
Despite his 5-foot-7, 150-pound frame, Sharpsville's Tom McMath has been a giant playing nose tackle for his state-ranked Blue Devils.
Road trippin' with the Tribe
Lifelong Cleveland Indians fan Bob "Bo" Pinch of Sharon lived out the dream of a lifetime when he won a contest to travel to Chicago to watch the Indians play
New digs in New Wilmington
Check out the new press box at Westminster College.