Raiders off until hosting Chucks Wednesday
BROOKVILLE — Off since last Tuesday’s 57-44 win at DuBois, the Brookville Raiders were back in action Wednesday with a District 9 League game at home against Punxsutawney.
The 8-3 Raiders were 1-2 in the District 9 League going into their game against the Chucks. In two other league games this week, they’ll host St. Marys Friday and travel to Bradford Saturday afternoon for a makeup that starts with a junior varsity tip-off of 1 p.m. followed by varsity at around 2:30 p.m.
Next Monday, the Raiders travel to Redbank Valley for a non-league matchup against the Bulldogs.
Raiders win at Fort LeBoeuf
WATERFORD — Tuning up for the Johnson Motors Ultimate Duals, the Brookville Raiders wrestling team notched a 43-28 road win at Fort LeBoeuf last Thursday night.
The Raiders (13-1) were 2-3 in the first five matches with the No. 25 Bison and trailed 12-8 before taking the next five bouts from 220 pounds through 126 and six of the final eight to set the final score.
Three straight pins by Tyler Cook, Colby Whitehill and Cayden Walter started the run from 220 to 106 to put the Raiders up 26-12. Parker Fleming won a forfeit at 113 and Cabe Park won a major decision and Kai Sorbin had a pin at 126 to put the Raiders up 38-16 with three bouts to go.
From there, the Raiders’ lone win came from Dontae Constable’s technical fall at 138.
Early on, Caleb Hetrick won a major decision at 152 to start things and Elliot Park won a major at 182.
Junior high wrestlers
split with Dutch, Bison
WATERFORD — The Brookville Raiders junior high wrestlers dropped a 48-30 decision at Fort LeBoeuf last Thursday. They’ll take a 10-3 record into Thursday’s match at home against DuBois.
Against Fort LeBoeuf, the Raiders went 4-9 on the mat against the Bison. Brayden Kunselman and Bryce Rafferty had pins while Josh Popson and Jacob Latuhihin won decisions.
In exhibition bouts, Hayden Kramer, Bryce Weaver and Ganen Cyphert won with pins.
In last Tuesday’s 64-34 win at home against St. Marys, the Raiders were 9-3 on the mat with each team winning three forfeits. For the Raiders, Rafferty, Coyha Brown, Jackson Zimmerman, Carson Weaver, Bryce Weaver and Cameron Moore won with pins. Kunselman won a major decision while Logan Oakes and Kramer won decisions.
In exhibition bouts, Brecken Cieleski won a decision.
Next week, the Raiders travel to Johnsonburg Tuesday.
Newsomes shine indoors for Ole Miss at Vanderbilt Invite
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Former Brookville track and field standouts Lanae and Aisha Newsome are members of the nationally-ranked University of Mississippi women’s indoor track and field team.
Ole Miss was ranked No. 10 in the first USTFCCCA national rankings after last weekend’s Vanderbilt University.
Last Saturday, Lanae finished eighth in the triple jump with a leap of 39 feet, 10 3/4 inches. Aisha was 21st in the 400-meter dash in 56.83 seconds.
Last Friday, Lanae had a career performance in the long jump, finishing fourth with an indoor-PR of 19 feet, 2 3/4 inches.
Ole Miss heads to the Razorback Invitational at the University of Arkansas this Friday and Saturday.
Junior high basketball reports
BROOKVILLE — All three Brookville junior high basketball teams won games at home Monday against DuBois Central Catholic.
The ninth-graders improved to 8-2 going with a 56-31 rout of the Cardinals. Danny Lauer scored 18 points while Robert Keth finished with 14 points.
The eighth-graders improved to 6-3 with a 37-22 win. Ian Pete scored 10 points while Hunter Geer and Jamison Rhoades scored eight and seven points respectively.
Keeping their perfect record intact, the seventh-graders improved to 9-0 with a 43-29 win. Braiden Davis scored 16 points, Isaac Hetrick added seven points and Nathan Haney had six points.
All three teams were at home Tuesday. The ninth-graders visited Marion Center while the seventh-and-eighth graders hosted Ridgway. All three teams host Punxsutawney Wednesday and St. Marys Friday.
Next week, the seventh-and-eighth graders host Johnsonburg Tuesday and Brockway Wednesday. The ninth-graders also host Brockway Wednesday.
In other games:
THURSDAY, Jan. 18
Eighth grade: Warren 27, Brookville 25
Owen Caylor and Ian Pete each scored eight points in the Raiders’ loss to the Dragons.
Seventh grade: Brookville 35, Warren 21
Braiden Davis scored 13 points to lead the Raiders past the Dragons. Isaac Hetrick finished with eight points while Noah Peterson scored six points.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17
Ninth grade: Brookville 59, Brockway 14
Robert Keth, Kyle MacBeth and Danny Lauer all reached double figures in scoring with 22, 12 and 11 points respectively in a rout of the Rovers. Chase Palmer added nine points
Eighth grade: Brookville 44, Brockway 23
Ian Pete and Hunter Geer reached double figures with 16 and 10 points respectively in the Raiders’ win at Brockway.
Seventh grade: Brookville 48, Brockway 29
Braiden Davis and Connor Marshall scored 15 and 10 points respectively to lead the Raiders past the Rovers. Noah Peterson finished with nine points.
TUESDAY, Jan. 16
Ninth grade: Brookville 59, DuBois 44
Robert Keth, Kyle MacBeth and Danny Lauer scored 23, 12 and 10 points respectively for the Raiders in their win over the Beavers. Hunter Geer added nine points.
Eighth grade: DuBois 25, Brookville 15
Ian Pete and Jamison Rhoades scored six and four points respectively in the loss to the Beavers.
Seventh grade: Brookville 38, DuBois 30
Braiden Davis and Isaac Hetrick scored 13 and nine points respectively in the Raiders win over the Beavers. Noah Peterson and Riley Smith each scored six points.
Clarion U. men lose at IUP
INDIANA — The Clarion men’s basketball team dropped a 69-46 road decision to the league-leading Crimson Hawks of IUP last Saturda night.
A defensive battle for both teams, IUP built an early double-digit lead and led 31-22 at halftime. Clarion’s Cameron Grumley knocked down a three pointer with just over 9:00 remaining in the game to cut the deficit to just 10 points, but the Golden Eagles were unable to inch any closer.
IUP continues to lead the PSAC West and improves itsrecord to 14-5 overall and 10-2 in the PSAC. Clarion dropped to 3-16 as it continues to search for their first PSAC win.
The Johnsonburg native Grumley scored a team-high 16 points with eight rebounds while former C-L standout R.J. Laugand had two assists and two rebounds while not scoring in 24 minutes.
The Golden Eagles were scheduled to host California Wednesday night before Saturday’s home game with Seton Hill starting at 3 p.m.