KSAC roundup


YORK Clarion's McKayla Kerle placed 13th in the PIAA Class AA girls' golf and Kameron Kerle placed 15th overall in the Class AA boys' golf individual championships held at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort Oct. 18.

McKayla Kerle posted a 12-over par 84. McKayla birdied the 260-yard, par-4 sixth hole but she had six bogeys, two double bogeys and a triple bogey.

Kerle shot an 8-over par 79. Kameron birdied the 373-yard par-4 14th hole but seven bogeys and one double bogey.

Forest Area's Ethan Carll finished tied for 67th as he carded a 94. Carll had five pars, five bogeys, seven double bogeys and one triple bogey.


Clarion 3, Union 0

RIMERSBURG - Clarion's Korrin Burns totaled 11 kills and seven points to help the visiting Bobcats to a 25-13, 25-11, 25-16 win over Union in KSAC action Oct. 19.

Clarion's Noel Anthony dished out 19 assists and served for nine points while Adia Needham served for 16 points while making four kills. Aryana Girvan chimed in with seven kills for the Bobcats while Jordan Best served for eight points while making five digs. Payton Simko also had four kills and two digs for Clarion.

Hailey Kriebel had three kills for the Golden Damsels while Dominika Logue had two kills and Kennedy Vogle had nine digs and two aces.

Clarion-Limestone 3, Moniteau 0

WEST SUNBURY The Clarion-Limestone duo of Brooke Kessler and Ruby Smith combined for 22 kills to help the visiting Lions to a 25-22, 25-21, 25-9 win over Moniteau in a KSAC tilt Oct. 19.

Kessler had 14 kills while Smith smashed eight kills while also serving for four aces.

Kendall Dunn had 29 assists for C-L while Abby Himes had four aces.

Keystone 3, A-C Valley 1

KNOX Keystone's Jozee Weaver amassed 13 kills and six digs as the Panthers downed visiting A-C Valley 27-25, 20-25, 25-19, 25-22 in KSAC action Oct. 19.

Alyssa Weaver dished out 18 assists, served for 15 points and made four digs for Keystone while Kennedy Kaye had 18 digs and six points. Natalie Bowser served for 18 points while making nine assists and three kills for the Panthers while Leah Exley had 12 kills and four aces and Sydney Bell posted nine kills and five blocks.

Meah Ielase led the Falcons with 17 kills and 14 digs while Jenna Stefanacci had 22 assists and 12 digs. Paige Klingler added 13 points and three kills for A-C Valley while Lexi Ruckdeschel had 11 kills and Mackenzie Parks totaled 11 points and 11 digs.

Karns City 3, Redbank Valley 2

KARNS CITY Redbank Valley's Alivia Huffman totaled 22 kills, 13 digs and six aces but it wasn't enough as the visiting Bulldogs fell to Karns City 18-25, 20-25, 25-19, 25-11, 12-15 in KSAC action Oct. 19.

Taylor Ripple followed with 12 kills for Redbank Valley while Carlie Rupp and Olivia Anderson registered 13 digs while Caylen Rearick made 45 digs. Lilly Shaffer had 33 assists for the Bulldogs.

North Clarion 3, Union 2

RIMERSBURG North Clarion's Amya Green posted 10 digs, seven kills and seven points to help the visiting Wolves to an 8-25, 25-16, 14-25, 26-24, 15-8 win over Union in KSAC action Oct. 18.

Ainsley Hartle chipped in 17 assists and 11 points for North Clarion while Emily Aites had seven points and four kills. The Wolves' Alana Brooks had 12 digs while Makenzie Lupole had four kills and two blocks.

Dominika Logue led the Golden Damsels with 12 kills, 10 digs and four aces while Keira Croyle had 12 assists and four aces. Kennedy Vogle posted seven digs for Union while Grace Kindel served for six aces and Hailey Kriebel and Taylor Shick had three kills each.

A-C Valley 3, Venango Catholic 0

FOXBURG A-C Valley's Meah Ielase had 11 kills and 11 digs to help the Falcons to a 25-12, 25-21, 25-12 win over visiting Venango Catholic in a KSAC tilt Oct. 18.

Jenna Stefanacci had 21 assists and three aces for A-C Valley while Lexi Ruckdeschel had five kills and three aces. Paige Klingler notched four kills for the Falcons.

Keystone 3, Punxsutawney 1

PUNXSUTAWNEY Keystone's Kennedy Kaye amassed 13 digs and 10 points with five aces to lead the visiting Panthers to a 25-11, 16-25, 25-11, 25-23 non-conference win over Punxsutawney Oct. 18.

Alyssa Weaver had 20 points and 12 assists for Keystone while Leah Exley had 13 points with six aces and six kills. Sydney Bell and Jozee Weaver each had seven kills for the Panthers with Bell also making four blocks.

Redbank Valley 3, Forest Area 0

MARIENVILLE Redbank Valley's Taylor Ripple had nine kills as the visiting Bulldogs took down Forest Area 25-7, 25-10, 25-11 in KSAC action Oct. 18.

Carlie Rupp and Alivia Huffman each had six kills for Redbank Valley with Huffman also serving for five aces. Lilly Shaffer added 10 aces for the Bulldogs.


Forest Area 7, Oil City 0

TIONESTA Forest Area's Shawna Pack recorded a hat trick and had an assist to help lead the Fires to a 7-0 win over visiting Oil City Oct. 18.

Amber Guzzi added two goals for Forest Area while Emma McFarland had a goal and an assist. The Fires' Olivia Siegel also had a goal.

McFarlan made three stops in net for Forest Area.

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…

Wow, what a weekend of racing to complete the 2021 season. Lernerville Speedway held their Steel City Stampede which featured 10 different divisions plus a 100-lap Enduro. The event took place over three days as Thursday night was practice for all drivers in all the divisions.

NEW BETHLEHEM - If there has been one constant in the District 9 Small School field over the past six weeks, it has been the Redbank Valley football team beating the stuffing out of all comers.

It's chaos

CLARION - Central Clarion freshman Jase Ferguson had a big night as he threw for three TDs to help the Wildcats overcome five lost fumbles on the way to a 33-14 victory over Ridgway at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium Oct. 8.

KNOX - If there is one thing that can be said about the 2021 edition of Union/A-C Valley football team is the Falcon Knights are a resilient bunch.

CLARION - Football coaches repeatedly say there are no such things as "moral victories" but that doesn't mean a team can't learn and grow from a loss.

We have been experiencing some beautiful fall temperatures in the past couple of weeks and these temperatures help the race car drivers that have to put on those triple layer fire suits and helmets. Local tracks are also starting to host special events and winding down their respective 2021 …

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.

RIMERSBURG - It’s quite an accomplishment when a high school football team can pack an entire game’s worth of offensive and defensive stats into one half of football but Union/A-C Valley did just such a thing Friday night.

Fall is officially here. I love this time of the year when the weather turns cooler and the leaves change colors.

Summer is quickly coming to a close and like anything summer related auto racing is slowing down somewhat but there was still racing to be had.

COVID-19 keeps rearing its ugly head and with every shake of its noggin there seems to be another high school football game canceled.