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HS roundup: Here's what happened in Centre County high school sports from Sept. 14-20

Centre Daily Times logoCentre Daily Times 9/21/2020 Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.)

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Here’s what happened in Centre County high school cross country, soccer, golf and girls’ volleyball from Sept. 14-20:

Cross Country

P-O boys: P-O fell 27-28 to Bellwood-Antis on Thursday. The Mounties were led by Chad MacKay, who finished in 19:33. Also finishing in the top five was P-O’s Scott Frantz (21:09).

P-O girls: The Mounties ran to a 15-50 win over Bellwood-Antis on Thursday, sweeping the top seven finishes. Manna Potter led the pack, finishing in 27:43. She was followed by Jordyn Williamson (27:54), Kylie Timko (28:16), Natalie Shaw (28:38), Katie Trentham (29:19), Audrey Smith (29:39) and Jaylee Cook (29:57).

Penns Valley girls: Penns Valley girls ran to a 15-50 win over Central Martinsburg and a 15-50 win over Bald Eagle Area on Tuesday, improving to 4-0 on the season. Finishing in the top five were Kelsey Hull (20:42), Anna Stitzer (20:43), Alexis Durn (20:53), Danielle Fetterolf (22:58) and Ann-Marie LaPean (26:06). “Anna Stitzer ran a remarkable race improving her best time by 1.5 minutes,” coach Lynda Federinko. “The top four are showing that the work they put in over the summer is paying off. It appears it will be an exciting season.” BEA’s Raelyn McGonigal finished 9th with a time of 28:53.

BEA boys: Bald Eagle Area freshman Colton Wagner finished sixth with a time of 21:40, and junior James Guiser ran a 25:53 in both of their varsity debuts on Tuesday in a race against Penns Valley and Central.

P-O boys: The Philipsburg-Osceola boys’ topped Clearfield 25-32 on Tuesday. Chad Muckey set the PO school record for their current course with 19:21. Also finishing in the top five for P-O was Scott Frantz, who placed third in 20:58.

P-O girls: The Mounties topped the Bison 28-31 on Tuesday. Finishing in the top five for P-O were Manna Potter (third, in 27:12) and Jordyn Williamson (fourth, 27:20).

Bellefonte boys: Austin Melius led the Red Raiders to a 19-38 win over Tyrone on Tuesday. Melius ran the 5K in 18:26. Tyrone’s Garin Hoy came in second with 18:30. He was followed by Red Raiders Chase Ebling (18:42), Eric Bennett (19:35) and Aaron Carlin (19:48).

Bellefonte girls: Kate Rarrick led Bellefonte to a 21-36 win over Tyrone on Tuesday, clocking in at 21:59. She was followed by teammates Mia Elmore (23:05) and Ashleigh Aukerman (23:42).

St. Joe’s boys: The Wolfpack put together a strong effort Saturday at the Red, White and Blue Classic at White Oak Park, placing four runners in the top 30 for a fourth-place overall finish. St. Joe’s was led by Jonah Clark, who finished 11th in 17:54.90. Colin Simander placed 15th in 18:19.30, Josh Hyman 18th in 18:34.70 and Asa Reynolds 27th in 19:01.90.

St. Joe’s girls: The Wolfpack opened up their season Saturday by placing six runners in the top 30 and finishing first overall out of 17 teams with 42 points at the Red, White and Blue Classic. Finishing in the top 30 were Kathleen Simander (4th in 20:40.15), Brandi Carmack (6th in 21:01.04), Camryn Eby (11th in 21:31.75), Evy Reynolds (13th in 21:41.98), and Amber Fisher (15th in 21:47.16) and Kate Youngmark (27th in 22:34.37).

Penns Valley boys’: Both Penns Valley’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams ran to first-place finishes at the Altoona Mountain Lion Invitational on Saturday. The boys finished with a low score of 52, and were paced by Brenden Colwell, who ran a 15:54.42. Thaddeus Smith placed sixth in 17:03.93. Daniel Kelly was 11th in 17:53.48, Simon Smith 12th 17:58.20 and Max Feilder was 27th in 18:52.95. Bellefonte’s Austin Melius placed eighth in 17:34.94.

Penns Valley girls’: The girls’ ran to a first-place finish in the team race, as well, with 55 points. The Rams had four runners finish in the top 10 in No. 2 - Kelsey Hull (20:18.89), No. 5 Anna Stitzer (20:53.28), No. 7 Alexis Durn (21:03.33) and No. 9 Danielle Fetterolf (21:59.33). “The girls ran an exceptional race today,” coach Lynda Frederinko said. “They continue to show excitement and drive as they race.”

Girls’ volleyball

St. Joe’s: A young St. Joe’s team — nine players strong with five freshmen — topped Sugar Valley 3-1 (25-18, 8-25, 25-22, 25-23) on Monday. State leaders were: Madi Mazza with 8 aces, Morgan Wolf with 6 aces, Lizzie Weller had 2 big blocks in the third set, and Kathleen Harris had three digs.

P-O: Philipsburg-Osceola started its season out on the right foot by sweeping Tyrone in sets of 25-17, 25-17, and 25-17 on Tuesday. Stat leaders were: London Cutler: 6 digs and 9 service points; Janey Johnson: 6 digs; Jayden Perks: 9 service points; Kalista Butler: 22 assists; Reese Hazelton: 15 kills, 4 blocks, and 5 aces.

BEA: Bald Eagle Area swept Central in three sets (25-10, 25-15, and 25-21) on Tuesday to improve to 2-0 on the season. Lexi Skripek led the Eagles with five aces and 11 digs. Maddie Perry also had 11 digs, as well as nine kills. Brynne Bisel had seven kills, while hitting .462. Sydney Hill added three aces, Madison Eckley handed out 17 assists and Megan Reese had nine assists of her own.

Penns Valley: The Rams lost in five sets (25-14, 25-17, 23-25, 24-26, 10-15) to the Golden Tigers on Monday. Cammie Upcraft lead the team with 11 kills and three blocks, while Jadyn Butler had 29 digs and Hailey Coursen had 21 assists.

Penns Valley: Penns Valley beat Huntingdon in five sets (25-10, 18-25, 24-26, 25-15, 15-10) on Tuesday. Cammie Upcraft lead the Rams with 12 kills and 3 blocks, while Kailen Winkelblech had 11 kills, Hailey Coursen lead the team with 11 assists, Jadyn Butler had 15 digs and Julia Emel lead the team with 3 aces.

P-O: Philipsburg-Osceola swept Bellefonte 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, and 25-13) on Thursday to improve to 2-0. Stat leaders: London Cutler, 13 digs; Jayden Perks, 10 service points; Kalista Butler, 27 assists; Reese Hazelton, 20 kills, 3 blocks and 11 digs.

BEA vs. Penns Valley: Bald Eagle Area topped Penns Valley 3-2 (25-12, 24-26, 25-23, 25-10 and 15-12) on Thursday to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Eagles were led by a trio of hitter Brynne Bisel, Ava Stere and Maddie Perry, who had 10, 9 and 8 kills, respectively. Lexi Skripek led the team defensively with39 digs, as wellas four aces, Madison Eckley had 44 assists and six kills, and Elyssa Greene and Stere each had two blocks. Stat leaders for Penns Valley were Jadyn Butler with 43 digs, Cameron Upcraft with 13 kills and Hailey Coursen with 24 assists.

P-O vs. Bellefonte: Philipsburg-Osceola swept Bellefonte on Friday.

Girls’ soccer

Penns Valley: The Rams topped Mountain League foe Bellefonte 2-1 Tuesday for a Senior Night win. Penns Valley’s goals came from Nikki Denger (assist by Katie Martell) at 11:14, and Maria Lovallo (assist by Denger) at 26:15. Bellefonte’s goal came off the foot of Mia Johnson at 8:20. Penns Valley’s Kylie Auman has three saves in the win, while Bellefonte keeper Keira Whitman had seven. the Rams improved to 2-0.

BEA: Bald Eagle Area fell 3-2 in double overtime Tuesday to Clearfield. Goal scorers for the Eagles were Georgia Cingle and Falen McHenry (assisted by Cingle). Rachel Veneziano had 13 saves in goal. “The girls fought very hard tonight against some tough odds. I am proud of the way they handled themselves,” coach Jared Moore said.

St. Joe’s: St. Joe’s beat Juniata Mennonite 2-0 on Tuesday

St. Joe’s: St. Joe’s played to a 1-1 tie with United on Thursday.

Grace Prep: Grace Prep beat DuBois Christian 3-2

P-O: P-O lost to Huntingdon Thursday.

Penns Valley vs. BEA: Penns Valley beat Bald Eagle Area 2-0 on Thursday to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Rams’ goals game from Katie Martell (assist by Scotty Dinges) at 25:50, and Cate Goodwin (assist by Maria Lovallo) at 63:46. Penns Valley goalie Kylie Auman had three saves, while BEA’s Angelina Grieb, who was making her first varsity start, had seven. “Every time we see Bald Eagle it’s a tough, close game and tonight was the same,” Penns Valley coach Andrew Beverly said. “I was very proud of the effort our girls put in tonight and three of our defenders, Leah Beben, Katie Romig, and Bekah Gillespie, were phenomenal and deserve a ton of credit for their performances tonight.” BEA coach Jared Moore added: “The girls played very well defensively today. We had some good scoring opportunities but we just couldn’t cash in on them.”

P-O: P-O was shut out 7-0 by Clearfield Saturday.

Boys’ soccer

Bellefonte vs. Penns Valley: Bellefonte topped Penns Valley 4-3 on Senior Night Monday. Hayden Walker scored three times, and Harry Horner got the fourth.

P-O: P-O topped Tyrone 1-0 on the road Monday to improve to 2-0.

BEA: Bald Eagle Area struggled offensively against Clearfield on Monday, falling 2-0.

St. Joe’s: St. Joe’s fell 3-2 to Juniata Mennonite on Tuesday

Bellefonte: Bellefonte topped Central 7-2 on Wednesday. Mintesenot Borst had three goals (one unassisted, the others with help from Gabe Koller and Shea Chapman), Hayden Walker had three goals (one was a penalty kick, the others assisted by AJ Packer and Koller), and Koller had an unassisted goal.

St. Joe’s vs. P-O: The Mounties topped the Wolfpack 1-0 on Thursday to improve to 4-0 on the season.

Grace Prep: Grace Prep beat DuBois Christian 11-0

P-O: P-O beat Huntingdon 4-0 on Thursday, with goals by Nic Mostyn, Parker Matson, Will Rishel and Tommy Pelesky.

BEA vs. Penns Valley: Bald Eagle Area defeated Penns Valley 1-0 at Alumni Stadium on Thursday. Shane Eveleth found the goal off a pass from Carter Stere with 32 minutes left in the game. The Eagles’ defensive effort preserved the win.

BEA vs. Bellefonte: Bellefonte topped BEA 3-2 on Saturday after the teams were tied at 2 apiece at the half. Bellefonte’s goals came from Harry Horne r(assist by Gabe Koller), Shea Chapman (assist by Koller) and A.J Packer (assist by Hayden Walker). Carter Stere had both goals for the Eagles, with assists from Noah Giedroc and Shane Eveleth.


Boys’ golf: P-O’s Chad Frank tied for medalist honors, shooting a 77 at a Mountain League match on Thursday in Huntingdon. Tryone won the team race (325), followed by Bellefonte (335). The Red Raiders were led by Keith Hamilton, who shot 82. Philipsburg-Osceola finished fifth with 363 as a team. Bald Eagle Area finished seventh with (428), and was led by Luke Barnhart’s 91. Penns Valley placed eighth with 432 and was led by Calvin Grenoble’s 99.

Girls’ golf: Bellefonte beat Holidaysburg, P-O and Celarfield on Wednesday. The Red Raiders scored 155, followed by Hollidaysburg with 162, P-O with 177 and Clearfield with 185.


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