Golden Knights take down Moniteau

KSAC roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL

Union 50, Moniteau 40

RIMERSBURG Union's Caden Rainey went 10-of-10 from the free-throw line in the final quarter to help the Golden Knights to a 50-40 win over visiting Moniteau in a KSAC crossover Jan. 11.

Rainey finished with a game-high 20 points and dished out six assists.

Dawson Camper recorded a double-double for the Golden Knights totaling 10 points and 17 boards while Skyler Roxbury posted eight points and Bailey Crissman netted six points.

Clarion-Limestone 58, A-C Valley 47

FOXBURG Clarion-Limestone's Ryan Hummell scored a team-high 13 points to help the visiting Lions to a 58-47 win over A-C Valley in a KSAC crossover Jan. 11.

Rylie Klingensmith added 11 points for C-L while Jordan Hesdon bucketed 10 points.

The Falcons' Jay Clover led all scorers with 16 points while Alex Preston deposited 13 points and Ryan Cooper totaled 12 points.

Karns City 43, Clarion 31

CLARION Visiting Karns City used a 20-6 second quarter scoring edge to fuel a 43-31 win over Clarion in a KSAC non-league tilt Jan. 11.

Christian Simko and Dawson Smail each had eight points and four rebounds for the Bobcats while Devon Lauer bucketed seven points and Gabe Simko deposited six points.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Union 47, Karns City 40

KARNS CITY Union's Keira Croyle totaled a game-high 15 points to help the visiting Golden Damsels to a 47-40 win over Karns City Jan. 10 in KSAC crossover action.

Hailey Kriebel followed with 13 points for Union while Kennedy Vogle netter 10 points.

Dominika Logue chimed in with seven points for the Golden Damsels.

Punxsutawney 54, Keystone 23

KNOX Visiting Punxsutawney ripped out to a 31-10 halftime lead on the way to a 54-23 win over Keystone in non-conference play Jan. 10.

Natalie Bowser bucketed 13 points to lead the Panthers while Emma Gruber totaled four points.

WRESTLING

Clarion 36, Mercer 16

MERCER Visiting Clarion took advantage of on fall and five forfeits to down Mercer 36-16 in a non-region wrestling clash Jan. 11.

Caleb Edmonds (172) picked up the Bobcats lone fall when he took down Mercer's Ashton O'Linchy at the 1:29 mark.

Logan Powell (106), Mason Gourley (138), Chesney Boggess (189), Logan Edmonds (215) and Josh Beal (285) each recorded a forfeit for Clarion.

COUDERSPORT - The Clarion and Redbank Valley wrestling teams traveled to the county seat of Potter County last Saturday (Jan. 8) for the Coudersport Duals. Each team wrestled five matches; the Bobcats posting a 2-3 record and the Bulldogs going 3-2.

FRILLS CORNERS - It's been a number of years since the Union High School girls' basketball team was a force in the Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference and District 9 but on Thursday night (Jan. 6), the Golden Damsels announced their return.

CLARION TWP. - Rebuilding the Clarion-Limestone girls' basketball team has been a long and arduous process for Lions' head coach Gus Simpson but if C-L's game Dec. 22 is any indication, the Lions' rebuild is nearing completion.

FRILLS CORNERS - In a year where the KSAC Small School landscape is in a state of flux, the North Clarion boys' team made a statement they might be the team to beat when it is all said and done.

CLARION - What the 2021-22 Clarion boys' basketball team lacks in experience they make up for in heart as was evidenced Friday night (Dec. 17).

CLARION - The 2021-2022 Clarion wrestling team is young and lacking any veteran grappler with a postseason pedigree. Despite this, head coach Lee Weber enters this year's campaign optimistic; he has almost a full squad, which should make the Bobcats more competitive in duals than the squad t…

The Golden Damsels struggled from the field down the stretch of a 46-39 setback to Elk County Catholic

Redbank Valley's bid for a PIAA Class A title falls shy with a 21-14 loss to Bishop Guilfoyle in the championship final

Today (Dec. 9), the Redbank Valley football team will be attempting to do something no District 9 football team has ever done; win a state title.

WHEELING, W.Va. The Golden Eagle volleyball team's historic 2021 season came to a close on Thursday night (Dec. 2), as fifth-seeded Clarion fell to fourth-seeded Edinboro 3-1 (25-19, 19-25, 20-25, 18-25) in the opening round of the NCAA Atlantic Regional. Clarion (22-10) took the first set a…

PITTSBURGH - Maybe the perfect quote to sum up the Redbank Valley football team's 2021 season would be, "Mighty oaks from little acorns grow."

CLARION - It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium Friday night (Nov. 26) as the snow was falling at a healthy clip and even though there was no tree or tinsel, the Redbank Valley football team got what they were wishing for.

EAST STROUDSBURG The Golden Eagle volleyball team claimed the third Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) championship in program history on Saturday afternoon, defeating top-seeded Gannon 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-17) at East Stroudsburg's Koehler Fieldhouse. It is the Golden Eagles' fi…

MECHANICHSBURG - To win a state title is special in itself but to win two in a row puts a team in rarified air.

CLARION - Redbank Valley's bid for a second-straight District 9 Class A title was at a crossroads late in the Bulldogs' title tilt with Union/A-C Valley as Redbank Valley was tied at 21-21 with the Falcon Knights and faced a fourth-and-11 at the Union/A-C Valley 21 but the Bulldogs' Tate Min…

SLIPPERY ROCK - For about a half an hour Tuesday night (Nov. 16), the Clarion Area High School volleyball team looked like they were in serious trouble as WPIAL champ Bishop Canevin went on a 9-3 run to take a 20-14 lead in Game One of the PIAA Class A semifinals but in the end, the Bobcats …

SLIPPERY ROCK - You'll have to excuse the Clarion Area High School volleyball team if they weren't awed by the PIAA quarterfinal stage on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 13) at Slippery Rock Area High School but the Bobcats have been here before.

RIMERSBURG - For three-straight years, the Union/A-C Valley football team was close to breaking into the playoff win column but the Falcon Knights always seemed to fall short.

KNOX - Familiarity plays a significant role when it comes to a team's comfort on a playoff stage which is what likely aided the Keystone High School volleyball team in their District 9 Class 2A semifinal against Karns City.

CLARION - Clarion is headed back to the District 9 Class A championship game and the PIAA playoffs after a convincing 3-0 sweep of rival Clarion-Limestone Tuesday night, Nov. 2, at Clarion High School.

WEST SUNBURY - On a night when it was hard to tell who was who due to the amount of mud caked to players' jerseys, three Keystone players stood out Friday night (Oct. 29) on a sloppy field at Moniteau.

CLARION TWP. - There was no shortage of excitement in the early going of the Clarion-Limestone boys' soccer playoff game with visiting Elk County Catholic, unfortunately for the Lions most of the early fireworks came from the Crusaders.

RIMERSBURG - Years from now, when someone looks at the score from Friday night's District 9 Small School showdown between Redbank Valley and Union/A-C Valley they'll think it was one-sided blowout but those in attendance at Vidunas Stadium on that rainy Friday night will attest it wasn't qui…