KSAC roundup

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

North Clarion takes top four spots

PAINT TWP. The North Clarion boys' cross country team took the first four spots in the Wolves' meet against Clarion Sept. 14.

Kaine McFarland led the way for North Clarion finishing first overall with a time of 19:17.

The Wolves' Aiden Thomas finished second followed by Gabriel Fair in third and Dane Sliker in fourth. North Clarion's Braden Custer finished seventh to round out the top ten for North Clarion.

Clarion which only had three runners was paced by Ryan Alston's fifth place finish. The Bobcats' Ben Lambert was sixth followed by Owen Wilson in ninth.

Cranberry 15, Keystone 50

SENECA Host Cranberry took the top eight spots as the Berries downed Keystone 15-50 in a KSAC dual meet Sept. 14.

Jon Hansford led the Panthers with an eighth place finish. Keystone's Tyler Pheiff was 10th followed by Josiah Hansford in 13th. The Panthers' Drew Custer and Caden Buzzard finished 14th and 16th, respectively.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

North Clarion wins uncontested match

PAINT TWP. North Clarion's Brynn Siegel finished first with a time of 22:07 in a KSAC dual meet at Clarion.

The Wolves' Jordyn Hendrickson finished second followed by Kayla Aaron, Emily McCaslin and Paige Hetrick.

Clarion did not have any varsity runners competing in the event.

Cranberry 15, Keystone 50

SENECA Cranberry took the top eight spots as the Berries upended visiting Keystone 15-50 in a KSAC dual meet Sept. 14.

Samantha Heller led the Panthers with an eighth place finish while Keystone's Viola Viollori was ninth and Noelle Booth was 10th. Keystone's Karen Hileman was 11th and Carly Smith was 13th.

BOYS GOLF

Kerle leads Clarion to another Megamatch win

FOXBURG Clarion's Kam Kerle shot a 41 to earn medalist honors and helped pace the Bobcats to a team win at the sixth Megamatch of the season held at Foxburg Country Club Sept. 13.

Clarion's Devon Lauer finished second carding a 42 while McKayla Kerle and Owen Kriebel tied for eighth shooting matching 45s.

Clarion topped second place Moniteau 219-234.

Clarion-Limestone finished fourth in the team standings with Brady Fowkes shooting a 49 while Rylie Klingensmith and Nick Aaron shot a 51 and 52, respectively.

Keystone finished fifth overall with Tanner Vickers and Tyler Weaver each shooting a 50.

Forest Area's Keyon Custer finished in seventh place with a 44 while Zeelan Hargenrader carded a 46.

Max Southworth paced A-C Valley/Union with a 51.

GIRLS GOLF

Moniteau wins KSAC Megamatch

FOXBURG Moniteau had the top three golfers as the warriors won the KSAC Megamatch at Foxburg Sept. 14.

A-C Valley/Union's Evie Bliss shot a 60 while her teammate Cora Weigle shot a 77.

Molly Ellenberger led Keystone with a 67 while Paige Matthews shot a 74.

VOLLEYBALL

Keystone 3, Karns City 0

KNOX Keystone's Jozee Weaver collected 12 kills and six points with two aces to help the Panthers to a 25-23, 25-16, 25-23 win over visiting Karns City in KSAC play Sept. 14.

Alyssa Weaver chimed in with 15 assists and 14 points with three aces for Keystone while Emma Gruber made 14 digs at libero.

The Panthers were without four starters due to COVID-19 issues.

Clarion-Limestone 3, Venango Catholic 0

OIL CITY Clarion-Limestone's Celia Shaffer totaled eight kills as the visiting Lions swept to a 25-16, 25-15, 25-14 win over Venango Catholic in KSAC play Sept. 14.

Kendal Dunn had 25 assists for C-L.

Union 3, Cranberry 0

RIMERSBURG Union's Dominika Logue amassed eight kills, five digs and two aces to help the Golden Damsels to a 25-23, 25-17, 25-21 win over visiting Cranberry in a KSAC tilt Sept. 14.

Hailey Kriebel chimed in with five kills for Union while Kennedy Vogle posted 10 digs and four aces.

Redbank Valley 3, Brookville 0

BROOKVILLE Redbank Valley's Alivia Huffman posted eight kills to help lead the visiting Bulldogs to a 25-18, 25-22, 25-23 win over Brookville in non-conference play.

Taylor Ripple had four kills and two blocks for Redbank Valley while Caylen Rearick and Abby Young had 23 and 10 digs, respectively. The Bulldogs' Lilly Shaffer passed out 15 assists.

Keystone 3, Venango Catholic 0

KNOX Keystone's Sydney Bell and Leah Exley combined for 16 kills to help the Panthers to a 25-19, 25-5, 25-11 win over visiting Venango Catholic in KSAC play Sept. 13.

Bell and Exley both had eight kills with Bell also serving for nine points.

Kennedy Kaye served for 11 points with five aces while making eight digs for Keystone while Alyssa Weaver dished out 12 assists.

Oil City 3, Union 1

OIL CITY Union's Kennedy Vogle served for 11 aces but it wasn't enough as the visiting Golden Damsels fell to Oil City 25-18, 23-25, 24-26, 26-28 in non-conference play Sept. 13.

Vogle also had 13 digs while Hailey Kriebel and Dominika Logue each had 10 kills each with Kriebel serving for five aces while Logue had 10 digs and four aces.

Keira Copley had 12 assists for Union.

BOYS SOCCER

Karns City 3, Clarion-Limestone 1

KARNS CITY Karns City built a 3-0 lead in the second half and held on for a 3-1 win over visiting Clarion-Limestone Sept. 13.

Wyatt Borden had the Lions' lone goal.

GIRLS SOCCER

Brookville 2, Redbank Valley 1

NEW BETHLEHEM Visiting Brookville netted two first half goals on the way to a 2-1 win over Redbank Valley Sept. 13.

Alexandra Shoemaker had the Bulldogs only goal off an assist from Ember Hetrick.

KNOX - Due to illness, the Keystone boys' basketball team was unable to play or hold practice for a little more than two weeks but if the Panthers suffered any rust from the prolonged shutdown, it didn't show.

CLARION - There would have been no shame for the Clarion Area girls' basketball team to come up short in their KSAC crossover against visiting Moniteau Friday night (Jan. 14) seeing as how the Bobcats had two consecutive games postponed and Clarion was taking on the Warriors under the direct…

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.