High School Sports

Scholastic digest: Bellefonte keeps running with perfect record

Bellefonte stayed perfect on the season, running to a pair of wins Tuesday and staying in the hunt for a Mountain League Boys’ Track and Field title.

The Red Raiders improved to 6-0, with a 93.5-56.5 win over Penns Valley and a 137-12 triumph over Central. Penns Valley handled Central 132-18.

Sean Gipson was a triple winner for the Red Raiders, taking first in the 200- and 400-meter dashes and the long jump. Mitch Grasser added wins in the shot put and javelin. Bellefonte also took first with Matt Swartz (110 hurdles), Andrew O’Donnell (1,600), Mitchell Smith (3,200), Michael Trowbridge (300 hurdles), Christian Hopple (800) and Matt Querns (discus), along with the 3,200 and 1,600 relays.

Penns Valley took first in the 400 relay along with Liam Benfer (100), Bryan Wasson (triple jump), Jason Thoms (high jump) and Haven Tucker (pole vault).

Little Lions earn victory

Will Cather won two individual events and participated on two triumphant relay teams as State College edged by Chambersburg 78-72 on Tuesday.

Cather took the 1,600 meters (4:23.9) and 3,200 (10:12.3). He also teamed with Chris Golembeski, Eric Heatwole and Kyle Adams to win the 3,200 relay and joined Jonathan Smith, Adams and Mason Post to capture the 1,600 relay.

Post also placed first in the 400, while Adams (800), Matt Mullin (shot put), Kellin Valentine (long jump) and Dan Forziat (high jump) each won an individual event.

BEA splits tri meet

Bald Eagle Area split a tri-meet with Tyrone and Clearfield on Tuesday, beating Tyrone 86-73 and falling to the Bison 81-69.

Mitchel Struble was a double winner, taking first in the javelin and pole vault, as was Zach Moody in the 800- and 3,200-meter run. Hunter Hall won the discus, Dion Barnard was first in the long jump, Jacob Ilgen was first in the 110-meter hurdles and BEA was first in the 400 relay.


Central ace stops Bellefonte

Central’s Kylie Gunnett tossed a two-hitter and the Lady Dragons jumped out to an early lead to secure a 4-1 victory over Bellefonte on Tuesday.

Central scored all four of its runs in the first inning and Bellefonte could not recover. Gunnett walked three and struck out five, surrendering an RBI single to Vanessa Cooper in the bottom of the first inning.

Bellefonte’s Stevi Confer (3-1) tossed a five-hitter, walking on and striking out two. Jess McClenahan had Bellfonte’s other hit.

“We had three errors in the first inning, it was tough to come back from that,” said Lady Red Raiders coach Greg Kohlhepp. “The girls did a nice job on defense but we didn’t put on enough pressure to get a win out of this one.”

P-O thumps Huntingdon

Haley Frank’s three hits paced a 15-hit attack as Philipsburg-Osceola rolled to a 6-2 victory over Huntingdon on Tuesday.

Kate Burge tossed six shutout innings as the Lady Mounties improved to 2-0. Burge pitched the first five innings and closed out the seventh inning.

Frank drove in a pair of runs. Burge, Abby Showers and Megan Bainey each had two hits. Briona Mort had three hits, including a pair of doubles, for the Lady Bearcats.

Boys’ volleyball

Little Lions score road win

State College evened its record with a three-set sweep of Carlisle 25-22, 25-18, 25-17 on Tuesday.

“They found some rhythm,” Little Lions coach Kim-Li Kimel said. “We’re getting more confident with every touch. We’re not slowing down their outsides enough, and we have more work to do, but it’s getting more tangible.”

State College (2-2) was led by Kevin Paroda’s 10 kills and three blocks, Eric Deshong’s nine kills and three aces, Ibrahim Almoaiqel’s nine kills, Andrew Groves’ 33 assists and four aces and 10 digs apiece for Noah Hanahan and Deniz Demirci.

Girls’ lacrosse

State College dealt first loss

Cumberland Valley hand State College its first loss of the season with a 16-13 triumph Tuesday.

Carrie Mahon and Kendall Loviscky both scored four goals for the Lady Little Lions. Caitlin McGlaughin and Katie Mahon added in two goals each .

State College (4-1) travels to Lower Dauphin on Thursday.

Boys’ lacrosse

Little Lions triumph

MECHANICSBURG — State College netted its first victory ever over Cumberland Valley with a 7-3 triumph on Tuesday.

Gavin Rallis and Ryan Goeke scored twice each for the Little Lions (4-1). Luc Michael, Sam Schwab and Chis Seighman chipped one goal each and goalie Noah Schwab had four saves.

State College plays at Lower Dauphin on Thursday at 4 p.m.

Boys’ tennis

State College tops Mifflin County

LEWISTOWN — The Little Lions topped Mifflin County 3-2 on Tuesday to improve their record to 7-2 on the season.

Cooper Josephs and Edward Badding both topped their opponets in singles action while the team of Sam Wherley and Luke Plowden dominated their match in doubles.

State College will play their second of five matches this week, tomorrow, when they take on Gettysburg on the road at 3:30 p.m.

Girls’ track & field

State College cruises

State College’s depth proved to be the difference as the Lady Little Lions topped Chambersburg 81.5-68.5 on Tuesday.

The Lady Trojans won morel events, but the Lady Little Lions prevailed. Emma Cousins (800 meters), Lauren Bonness (100), Emily Randolf (300 hurdles), Niara Valentine (200), Kim Lightner (javelin) and Maria Verica (high jump) each won individual events for State College. Cousins, Natasha Fedkina, Victoia Crawford and Larissa Burke won the 3,200 relay, while Bonness, Olivia Watkins, Haley Crawford and Valentine took the 400 relay.

HUNTINGDON — The Lady Mounties were dealt a pair of losses as they fell to Huntingdon 78-74 and Central Mountain 121-28.

Central Mountain commanded the afternoon, taking the top three spots in almost every event in both the track and field portions of the meet.

Top finishers for Philipsburg-Osceola included Cheyenne Hutton who took second place in both the 1600 and 3200 meter race and third place in the 800 meter while Tiffany Bertothy finsihed third place in discus.

Lady Rams earn pair of wins

Carolyn Darr won three events while Kayla Bracken, Alyssa Limbaugh and Grace Gover each won twice as Penns Valley scored dominating wins over Central and Bellefonte on Tuesday.

The Lady Rams beat the Lady Raiders 102-48 and the Scarlet Dragons 130-20. Bellefonte topped Central 120-30.

Darr was fastest on the track in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes and helped the 1,600 relay team win. The 400 relay team also took first for the Lady Rams. Bracken crossed the finish line first in both the 100- and 300-meter hurdles, Limbaugh won the 1,600 and 3,200 and Gover won the high and triple jumps.

Chelsea Emel added a win in the shot put, Nicole Beinert won the discus and Rachel Long was first in the javelin.

Bellefonte got wins from Lydia Musser (pole vault), Kaitlyn Womer (long jump) and the 3,200 relay team.

Boys’ track and field

HUNTINGDON — Colin Maurer captured first in three events as Philipsburg-Osceola defeated Huntingdon 98-47, but fell to Central 89-61 in a tri-meet on Tuesday.

Maurer took the top spot for the 110 hurdles, long jump and triple jump while Tim Eason took first in the 800 meter race.

Other top finishers for P-O included the relay team of Nick Boumerhi, Eason, Ben Webster and Chris Barnhart and Nick Patrick, who captured first in the 166 meter race.

BEA’s Gile earns two wins

Jordan Gile was a double winner for Bald Eagle Area in a pair of losses, falling 77-73 to Tyrone and 96-53 to Clearfield on Tuesday.

Gile was first in the discus and javelin. BEA also got wins from Marissa Ward in the long jump, Michelle Kachik in the pole vault and the 1,600-meter relay team.


Big inning dooms Raiders

Central used one big inning to knock off Bellefonte 5-2 Monday.

The Scarlet Dragons had five of their 10 hits in the fourth inning, highlighted by back-to-back doubles for Jay Stern and Mike Mock, a two-run double for Zach Croft and a two-run homer for Nick Hoenstein off losing pitcher Taylor Smith.

Ethan White singled and scored on a Ryan McCloskey single, and Seth Weaver doubled and scored on a Taylor Butts single to account for the Red Raider runs off Mock, who struck out seven in the complete-game win.