Clarion golfers claim D9 team title

Members of the Clarion District 9 Class 2A boys' golf championship team pictured above, from left are: Avery Kline, McKayla Kerle, Kameron Kerle, Lucas Mitrosky, Owen Kriebel, Devon Lauer and head coach Jay Kerle.

BRADFORD - The Clarion golfing trio of Kameron Kerle, McKayla Kerle and Devon Lauer each broke 85 to lead the Bobcats to the District 9 Class 2A boys' golf team title at the Pennhills Club in Bradford.

Kameron Kerle shot the low round for the Bobcats carding an 82 while McKayla Kerle posted an 83 and Lauer followed with an 84.

Clarion's Lucas Mitrosky added a 92 as Clarion finished the day with a 341 topping second place Kane by seven strokes.

Kameron Kerle, Lauer and Mitrosky will take part in the District 9 Class 2A boys' golf individual championships to be held at the Pennhills Club Saturday (Oct. 2).

McKayla Kerle will take part in the District 9 girls' championship Monday (Oct. 4) at Clarion Oaks.

Other local golfers who posted scores at the District 9 Class 2A team championships were Nick Aaron (89), Brady Fowkes (88) and Jordan Hesdon (100) from Clarion-Limestone and Ethan Carll (86), Zeelan Hargenrader (92) and Keyon Custer (104) from Forest Area. A-C Valley/Union's Max Southworth and Archer Ferris carded a 114 and 132, respectively, while Keystone's Tanner Vickers posted a 119.


Bliss and Ellenberger compete in KSAC Megamatch

FERN A-C Valley/Union's Evie Bliss shot a 57 while Keystone's Molly Ellenberger carded a 61 at the final KSAC girls' golf Megamatch held at Hi-Level Golf Course Sept. 27.

Moniteau won the team event behind a 47 from Mariska Shunk.


Clarion 3, Clarion-Limestone 0

CLARION Clarion's Korrin Burns and Aryana Girvan combined for 18 kills to help lead the Bobcats to a 25-14, 25-10, 25-18 win over visiting Clarion-Limestone in KSAC play Sept. 28.

Burns amassed 11 kills, six digs and 18 points with five aces while Girvan had seven kills and seven digs.

Noel Anthony dished out 22 assists while serving for seven points and making five digs for Clarion while Grace Ochs served for seven points and Gia Babbington had six points with three aces.

Celia Shafer had four kills to lead the Lions while Ruby Smith made three kills. C-L's Kendall Dunn made 11 assists while Brooke Kessler served for two aces.

A-C Valley 3, Moniteau 1

FOXBURG A-C Valley's Meah Ielase totaled 17 kills and 10 digs to help the Falcons to a 25-13, 23-25, 25-16, 25-19 win over visiting Moniteau in a KSAC clash Sept. 28.

Bella Ielase had nine kills for A-C Valley while Jenna Stefanacci amassed 21 assists, 14 points and 15 digs. Paige Klingler also had six aces for the Falcons.

Cranberry 3, Keystone 1

SENECA Keystone's Leah Exley made 18 kills but it wasn't enough as the visiting Panthers fell to Cranberry 16-25, 25-22, 13-25, 18-25 in KSAC action Sept. 28.

Jozee Weaver added 10 kills and three aces for Keystone while Kennedy Kaye made 12 digs.

Union 3, Oil City 2

RIMERSBURG Union's Hailey Kriebel notched 12 kills to help the Golden Damsels to a thrilling 25-21, 25-14, 24-26, 23-25, 15-9 win over visiting Oil City in non-conference play Sept. 27.

Dominika Logue followed with nine kills, nine digs and two aces for Union while Kennedy Vogle made 15 digs and served for two aces.

Keira Croyle dished out 16 assists and made three aces for the Golden Damsels while Cheyenne Dowling had five kills.

Keystone 3, Redbank Valley 1

KNOX Keystone's Leah Exley made 15 kills and served for five aces to help the Panthers to a 25-18, 16-25, 25-20, 25-15 win over visiting Redbank Valley in KSAC play Sept. 27.

Sydney Bell contributed six kills and five blocks for Keystone while Jozee Weaver made nine kills. Reagan Mays had 15 assists and four aces for the Panthers.

Alivia Huffman led the Bulldogs with six kills while Carlie Rupp made three kills. Redbank Valley's Caylen Rearick made 16 digs while Lilly Shaffer dished out 12 assists.


Clarion-Limestone 8, Forest Area 0

TIONESTA Clarion-Limestone's Bailee Verdill scored five goals to lead the visiting Lions to an 8-0 win over Forest Area Sept. 27.

Also scoring goals for C-L were Cody Whitling, Nate Mengin and Thomas Uckert.

The Lions' Wyatt Borden handed out four assists while Carter Brown and Layton Dunn each contributed a helper.


Clarion 3, Forest Area 1

CLARION Clarion's Alexis Coull recorded a hat trick to help lead the Bobcats to a 3-1 win over visiting Forest Area Sept. 27.

Julianna Wilson had an assist for Clarion.

Olivia Siegel had the Fires' lone goal.


North Clarion 21, Clarion-Limestone 34

FRILLS CORNERS North Clarion's Kaine McFarland posted a time of 18:34 to finish first and help the Wolves to a 21-34 win over Clarion-Limestone in a KSAC dual meet Sept. 28.

Aiden Thomas added a third place finish for North Clarion while Gabriel Fair was fourth, Braden Custer was fifth and Parker Evans was eighth.

C-L's Logan Lutz finished second while Jack Craig was sixth, Colton Keihl was seventh, Corbin Coulson was ninth and Logan Leadbetter was 10th.

Hansford wins at dual meet

KNOX Keystone's Josiah Hansford posted a first place time of 21:24 at the Panthers' dual meet with Moniteau Sept. 28.

The Warriors did not have enough runners to qualify for the team scoring.

Jonathan Hansford added a second place finish for the Panthers while Tyler Pfeiff was third, Drew Custer was sixth and Caden Buzard was seventh.

Cranberry 16, Clarion 46

SENECA Cranberry took the top four places to down visiting Clarion 16-46 in a KSAC dual meet Sept. 28.

Gavin Hoover led the Bobcats with a fourth place finish. Ryan Alston added a ninth place finish for Clarion while Ben Lambert was 10th, Philip Bartley was 11th and Owen Wilson was 14th.

McFarland 16th at Crimson Hawk Invite

INDIANA, Pa. North Clarion's Kaine McFarland finished 16th overall at the Crimson Hawk Invitational held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania Sept. 25.

Following McFarland were Aiden Thomas (23rd), Gabriel Fair (24th), and Braden Custer (29th).

The Wolves did not have enough runners to qualify for the team standings.


Clarion-Limestone 26, North Clarion 29

FRILLS CORNERS Clarion-Limestone's Morgan McNaughton posted a first place time of 20:37 to help the Lions to a 26-29 win over North Clarion in a KSAC dual meet Sept. 27.

Clara Coulson added a fourth place finish for C-L while Olivia Radaker was fifth, Jessica McCracken was sixth and Madison Aaron was 10th.

Brynn Siegel finished second for the Wolves while Jordyn Hendrickson was third, Katie Bauer was seventh, Kaylee Castner was eighth and Kayla Aaron was ninth.

Keystone's Heilman first at dual meet

KNOX Keystone's Cailyn Heilman posted a time of 25:09 to finish first overall at the Panthers' KSAC dual meet with Moniteau Sept. 28.

Samantha Heller added a fourth place finish for Keystone while Kenna Lloyd was fifth, Villori was eighth and Kylee King was ninth.

Moniteau did not have enough runners to qualify for the team event.

Clarion's Scott second overall

SENECA Clarion's Bella Scott finished second overall with a time of 22:29 at the Bobcats dual meet with Cranberry Sept. 28.

Scott was Clarion's lone runner in the event.

Siegel medals at Crimson Hawk Invite

INDIANA, Pa. - North Clarion's Brynn Siegel finished fourth overall with a time of 22:02 to earn a medal at the Crimson Hawk Invitational held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania Sept. 24.

Siegel's effort helped the Wolves to an eighth place finish in the team standings.

Following Siegel were Jordyn Hendrickson (40th), Kayla Aaron (42nd), Katie Bauer (50th), Kaylee Castner (58th), and Emily McCaslin (68th).

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