SRU loses; Hinderliter scores 20
GREENSBURG — The Slippery Rock University women’s basketball team had its two-game winning streak snapped in an 85-78 loss at Seton Hill University last Saturday in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division competition.
The loss dropped The Rock’s record to 6-5 and 4-2 in the PSAC.
Four players finished in double figures for The Rock with Redbank Valley’s Brooke Hinderliter leading the way via a 20-point performance that also included nine rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal. Hinderliter went 10-for-16 from the field over 35 minutes.
Hinderliter is averaging 16.2 points and a team-best 6.9 rebounds per game. She’s 10th in the PSAC in scoring, fifth in free throw percentage (.891), seventh in field goal percentage (.466) and 17th in rebounds.
Morgan Henderson fought through early foul trouble to add a near career-best 18 points, five rebounds and one block as well. Keystone’s Madison Johnson just missed out on a double-double with 14 points and eight rebounds. Ciara Patterson was The Rock’s fourth leading scorer at 13 points. She also pulled in five rebounds.
The Rock women are back in action Wednesday at home against Mercyhurst and Saturday against California before a trip to Indiana next Monday.
CUP wrestlers at Midlands
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — The Clarion University wrestling came up short on any top-eight finishes at last weekend’s Midlands Championships hosted by Northwestern University.
Two Golden Eagles, Jake Gromacki at 125 and Dustin Conti at 197, came up one win shy of a top-eight medal finish and each finished 3-2.
Also for the Golden Eagles, Brookville’s Taylor Ortz was 1-2 at 149. Greg Bulsak finished 1-2 at 184.
Nationally-ranked 141-pounder Brock Zacherl missed the tournament with an injury, but he could be back this weekend as the 1-1 Golden Eagles resume their dual meet schedule with four matches on Long Island Sunday in Greenvale, N.Y. — Hofstra at 10:30 a.m., Columbia at noon, UNC-Pembroke at 1:30 p.m. and LIU-Post at 3 p.m.
Jr. high wrestlers at tourney
HYDE — Kristopher Shaffer pinned his way to the 132-pound title and helped lead the Redbank Valley Bulldogs junior high wrestling team to a sixth-place team finish at last Thursday’s Clearfield Junior High Tournament.
Shaffer went 3-0 on his way to the title, decking Clearfield’s Corbin Turner in 19 seconds for his third pin. His other two pins also came in the first period.
Shaffer was the lone finalist with two Bulldogs winning consolation finals bouts to finish third. Cole Bish went 3-1 at 87 pounds, majoring West Branch’s Landon Pose 8-0 for third place. Dalton Bish finished 3-1 at 124, beating Philipsburg-Osceola’s Luke Hughes for third.
Three wrestlers lost in the consolation finals to finish fourth — Gavin Copenhaver (2-2) at 132, Gage Snyder (2-2) at 120 and Ray Shreckengost (2-2) at 187.
Also wrestling were Jacob Kundick (1-3) at 97, Ridge Cook (2-2) at 117, Brenden Shreckengost (0-2) at 132, Caiden Kron (0-2) at 140, Ethan Young (2-3) at 147, Zeldon Fisher (2-2) at 157, Dustin Yager (2-2) at 212 and Gabe Carroll (1-4) at 252.
The Bulldogs scored 40 points and finished behind State College (144), Clearfield (126), Philipsburg-Osceola (120), Curwensville (58) and Marion Center (50) in the team standings.
The Bulldogs wrestled at Brookville Tuesday before hosting Punxsutawney next Tuesday.
Little League signups starting
RIMERSBURG — The Southern Clarion County Little League is starting its registration for the 2018 season.
Early-bird signup at the Rimersburg Community Building is Jan. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. It’s $30 per individual and $60 per family. After that, it’s $40 per individual and $70 per family on Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon and Feb. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. also at the Rimersburg Community Building.
Baseball ages are 5 to 15 with players needing to turn five by Aug. 31 of 2017 to be eligible for T-ball. Softball is 5 to 16 with players needing to turn five by Jan. 1 of this year to be eligible for T-ball.
The league is also accepting players for a baseball team for ages 13 to 15.
For more information, contact Nicole Salvo at 814-221-3728.