TEN YEARS AGO
Jeffersonian Democrat, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007
The Brookville Raiders football team will face the Moniteau Warriors in the District 9 Class AA semifinals at home Saturday afternoon. The 7-3 Raiders meet the Warriors (5-5) for the first time since their 35-25 loss at home to Moniteau in the 2005 semifinals. The Raiders have won four straight games. They’re led by quarterback Shane Heschke (1,283 yards, 14 TDs), running back Joe Galbraith (1,368 yards, 16 TDs) and Alex Kerr (24 catches, 550 yards, 9 TDs). Leading Moniteau is quarterback Tyler Armagost (1,705 yards, 21 TDs passing; 303 yards rushing, 6 TDs). ... Brookville Raiders senior soccer player Ian Petardi was named the Most Valuable Player of the Upper Allegheny Valley Soccer League’s South Division. He finished with a team-best 27 goals. Junior halfback Dan Boghean was also named to the all-star team. Clarion-Limestone’s Justin Grubb scored 17 goals for the Lions and earned all-star recognition. For the girls, Brookville put two players on the all-star team in junior Jessica Byerly, scored 25 goals, and Danielle Weaver.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Brookville American, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1992
The Brookville Raiders’ drive to win the District 9 Class AA football team was stopped by Redbank Valley as the Bulldogs picked apart the Raiders in a 34-8 win at Punxsutawney High School last Friday night. It was the second win of the year for the Bulldogs, who beat the Raiders 9-6 three weeks ago. The Bulldogs shut down the Raiders and their top running back Brent Orr to 57 yards on 13 carries. Quarterback Jon Guth completed 12 of 19 passes for 218 yards and was intercepted twice. The Raiders were 8-3, their other loss coming to Strong Vincent in the season-opener. … Clarion-Limestone fell short in its quest for the Class A title with a 14-7 loss to Smethport. The Lions took a 7-6 lead into the fourth quarter before Mike Cioffi scored on a fourth-and-goal run from the 1-yard line with five minutes left in the game. The Lions had a chance to tie late, but quarterback Mike Ferguson was intercepted at the 3-yard line as the Hubbers clinched their third straight district title. The Lions finished 9-2.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Brookville American, Monday, Nov. 13, 1967
Pennsylvania’s big game hunters can look forward to another good bear season if the weather cooperates this year according to the Game Commission. The state’s one-week season for bruins opens Monday and closes next Saturday. Although hunters reported taking 605 bears in the state last year, one of the highest on record, this year’s observations that there are still plenty of bruins to be hunted because of good food and cover conditions being excellent this year. … The Brookville Raiders basketball team’s season begins Dec. 1 at home against Franklin. The Raiders’ 19-game schedule has 12 District 9 League games, the first being Jan. 5 at Punxsutawney. Head coach Larry McManigle has four returning lettermen in Bill Mitchell, Ed Shields, Brad Hilton and Kerry Heriger.
SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Brookville American, Thursday, Nov. 19, 1942
Driving 83 yards in the third quarter for the game’s only score, a powerful DuBois High School football team wound up with a perfect season as it beat Punxsutawney, 7-0, in their annual Armistice Day clash at Punxsutawney’s Harmon Field last Wednesday afternoon. … New Bethlehem High School added another Clarion County Championship to their laurels last week when it defeated Clarion, 21-0. It’s the 37th straight win and head coach Joe Kata’s sixth championship in 10 years he’s been coach at New Bethlehem.