Lady Lions fall to Union

RIMERSBURG — Coming up short again at the end, the Clarion-Limestone Lady Lions basketball team dropped a 46-44 decision at Union last Wednesday.

The Lady Lions were 0-9 going into Tuesday’s game at Keystone. Three losses, two of them to Forest and the other to the Damsels, have come by a total of four points.

Against Union, the Lady Lions trailed by five points going into the fourth quarter and had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds but misfired.

Morgan Clark and Anna Kennemuth scored 12 and nine points respectively to lead the Lady Lions, who host Moniteau Friday and Union next Monday.

Last Friday’s game at home against Karns City was postponed to Feb. 14.

Jr. high wrestlers win twice

BROCKWAY — Picking up two dual meet wins last week, the Brookville junior high wrestling team improved to 9-2 with wins over Curwensville and Brockway.

At Brockway last Thursday, the Raiders won, 45-39 as they were 4-7 on the mat, but took four of the five forfeited bouts. There were “no matches” at 75 and 80 pounds.

Winning on the mat for the Raiders were Jackson Zimmerman (decision) at 122, Cameron Moore (pin) at 155, Bryce Rafferty (pin) at 165) and Creed Knepp (pin) at 185.

Ganen Cyphert won an exhibition bout at 185 via a pin.

In last Tuesday’s 51-39 win over Curwensville, the Raiders were 4-4 on the mat against the Golden Tide while taking six of the nine forfeited bouts with a “no-match” at 80 pounds. Winning on the mat for the Raiders were Logan Oakes (decision) at 95, Josh Popson (pin) at 100), Zimmerman (decision) at 122 and Jacob Latuhihin (decision) at 210.

The Raiders hosted St. Marys Tuesday before a trip to Fort LeBoeuf Thursday. Next Thursday, they host DuBois.

Jr. high hoops split at Kane

KANE — The seventh-and-eighth grade Brookville Raiders basketball teams split their games last Wednesday.

The seventh-graders kept their unbeaten season intact at 5-0 with a 41-35 win in overtime. Braiden Davis and Noah Peterson scored 17 and 14 points respectively.

The eighth-graders dropped their first game and fell to 4-1 with a 22-19 setback. Hunter Geer scored 10 points and Ian Pete added five points.

All three junior high teams visited DuBois Tuesday. Last Friday’s seventh-and-eighth grade games were postponed to Feb. 5. Wednesday, all three teams visited Brockway and Thursday and seventh-and-eighth graders hosted Warren.

Grumley reaches 1,000 for CUP

CLARION — Cameron Grumley netted his 1,000th point in a Clarion University uniform but the Golden Eagles fell at home to Gannon last Saturday afternoon, 87-65.

The Johnsonburg native, the 30th Golden Eagle to reach four digits, finished with 23 points and nine rebounds. One of his baskets was a first-half dunk to bring the fans to their feet at Tippin Gymnasium.

Grumley was averaging 16.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game for the Golden Eagles, who were scheduled to visit Edinboro University Wednesday and Indiana Saturday.

Clarion-Limestone’s R.J. Laugand finished with four points and three assists in 23 minutes off the bench. Laugand is averaging 6.5 points per game.

The Golden Eagles are back home next Wednesday against California.

CUP women fall to Gannon, SRU

CLARION — The Clarion University women’s basketball team rallied from a three-score deficit to take a late lead, but the Golden Eagles were unable to totally complete the comeback in falling 50-46 to Gannon at Tippin Gymnasium last Saturday.

The Golden Eagles (7-10, 2-9 PSAC) were back in action on Wednesday against Edinboro on Wednesday before traveling to Indiana Saturday. They host California next Wednesday.

Last Wednesday, the Golden Eagles lost 68-53 to Slippery Rock, which has three former District 9 standouts on the roster. Redbank Valley’s Brooke Hinderliter scored 18 points with eight rebounds, Keystone’s Madison Johnson had 17 points and five rebounds, and Karns City’s LeeAnn Gibson added four points and three rebounds.

Record buck measured by PGC

HARRISBURG — History was made once again this year, last week at the Pennsylvania Game Commission headquarters, when a trophy whitetail rack shattered the previous record in the Typical Archery category in the state records.

Ron Shaulis, of West Newton, Pa., harvested the trophy buck on Oct. 24 with a compound bow on public land in Westmoreland County. The rack had a net score of 185-4/8, which surpasses the previous record of 178-2/8 from a buck harvested in Allegheny County in 2004.

“The 13-point rack was very symmetrical, and lost only 7 7/8-inches in side-to-side deductions, which included an inch-and-a-half abnormal point off the right-side G-2 point,” said Bob D’Angelo, Game Commission Big Game Scoring Program coordinator. “That’s not much in deductions on a set of antlers this size,” he added.

The rack had 25- and 26-inch main beams, more than 11-inch G-2 and G-3 points, a more than 20-inch inside spread and 4½-inch or better circumferences at the four locations where circumference measurements are taken on the main beams.

Shaulis put in a tremendous amount of time scouting and monitoring trail cameras, and it certainly paid off. He credits the Game Commission for sound practices with deer management in the state.

Last year a buck taken in Clearfield County that scored 228-6/8 was a new No. 1 in the Nontypical Archery category.

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