Buffington honored by AMCC

ERIE — The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) men’s cross country All-Conference teams were announced last week. Penn State Behrend had nine men runners receive All-Conference honors.

At the helm was head coach Greg Cooper. Cooper was named the AMCC Coach of the Year after leading the men’s team to their fifth consecutive AMCC crown.

Former Elk County Catholic standout Zach Wortman was awarded Newcomer of the Year. Wortman finished third at the AMCC Championship meet and was the fastest freshman after Galligan with a time of 26:52. He claimed four of the top 15 finishes this season, including his season-best of 26:04 at the Highlander Invitational on Oct. 7.

Three seniors were awarded All-Conference honors. Brookville’s Dylan Buffington, last year’s AMCC Runner of the year, and Ian Griffith earned the All-Conference award for the fourth time. St. Marys’ Jarrod Lipsey earned the honor for the second time.

The Lions are running at the NCAA Regionals this Saturday in Carlisle after winning their seventh straight conference title back on Oct. 28 at Evangola State Park in New York. Buffington led the Lions with a second-place finish in 26:43, the sixth-best time run by a Behrend runner at the AMCC Championships. Wortman was 10 seconds behind Buffington in third place.

CUP football falls to Gannon

ERIE — Pulling away in the fourth quarter and breaking a 21-21 tie, host Gannon got by the Clarion University football team for a 38-28 win last Saturday afternoon.

Gannon (4-6 overall, 3-4 PSAC-West) outscored the Golden Eagles 17-7 in the fourth, breaking a 28-28 tie with two touchdowns in the final 6:59.

Marc Jones ran for 180 yards on 31 carries with four touchdowns for the Knights, who overcame five turnovers, four of them interceptions.

Golden Eagles running back Mylique McGriff ran for 216 yards on 29 carries with a touchdown. Jeff Clemens threw for 156 yards and two touchdowns.

The Golden Eagles (1-9, 1-6) finish the season this Saturday at Bloomsburg starting at 1 p.m.

Raiders drop Jr. high finale

BROOKVILLE — The Brookville junior high football season came to a close in last Thursday’s 14-8 seventh-and-eighth grade loss at home against Curwensville.

Zayne Craig’s 17-yard TD run and Jamison Rhoades’ two-point conversion run in the fourth quarter accounted for the Raiders’ scoring.

The Raiders finished 1-6-1.

Hunter/Trapper course

scheduled in Limestone

LIMESTONE — The Millcreek Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Association is sponsoring its annual Pennsylvania Game Commission Hunter/Trapper Basic Education Course on Nov. 18 at the Limestone Fire Hall located on Route 66 north of New Bethlehem.

Participants must register Hunter & Trapper Education course before attending class. Also In order to prepare for your class, read Chapters 1, 4, 5 and 9 located at Today’s Hunter & Trapper in PA prior to the Nov. 18 course that runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

One must register Register on line at http://www.pgc.state.pa.us. At the PA Game Commission’s home page, under the Quick Clicks select Hunter-Trapper Education. Choose the second menu option, Register for a class using the Hunter Education Class Calendars. Select Hunter-Trapper Education under BASIC COURSES. Proceed to Nov. 18 and click on the Limestone Fire Hall VIEW EVENT at the right. Read all instructions and continue to Register Now in the green box, continue to follow instructions to register.

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