Lady Bulldogs’ Gourley, Rupp honored by PVCA
Redbank Valley put two of its players on this year’s District 9 Class 2A Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association All-Star team announced recently.
Senior Emily Gourley, a 5-foot-10-inch middle hitter, and junior Josie Rupp, a 5-foot-8 outside hitter, were part of an eight-player list voted on by the district’s coaches.
Gourley and Rupp led the Lady Bulldogs to a 13-5 season after losing to Kane in the district finals.
The rest of the Class 2A team included senior Trinity Clark and juniors Hannah Buhl and Ella Marconi of Kane, senior Cambrie Campbell of Moniteau, senior Olivia Pearson of Brookville and senior Emily Hegedus of Karns City.
RBV Jr. high girls hoops report
TIONESTA — Both Redbank Valley junior high girls’ basketball teams closed out their pre-Thanksgiving schedule with a split decision at Forest Area last Tuesday.
The A squad improved to 13-0 with a 66-12 rout. Alivia Huffman and Ember Hetrick each scored 13 points for the Lady Bulldogs. Ryleigh Smathers added eight points and Katie Davis finished with seven.
The B squad lost 24-10 and dropped to 7-6. Arissa Bish scored six points to lead the Lady Bulldogs.
Both teams host Karns City Wednesday before Friday’s game at A-C Valley. Next Monday, they host Keystone.
CUP men fall on road, 95-86
ELKINS, W.V. — Clarion University freshman Mason Mraz scored a career-high 29 points, but the Golden Eagles were unable to hold a late lead, falling on the road to Davis & Elkins College last Tuesday, 95-86.
The Golden Eagles were 2-4 going into Tuesday night’s non-conference game at Lincoln University. They travel this weekend for a pair of PSAC games at Millersville and Shippensburg Saturday and Sunday.
Against Davis & Elkins, Clarion was leading 85-84 with just 2:48 remaining in the game, but went cold from the field, missing their final 11 shots, while the Senators enjoyed an 11-1 run en route to a 9-point victory.
C-L graduate R.J. Laugand scored 11 points, grabbing four rebounds with three assists while Johnsonburg’s Cameron Grumley also added 11 points with six rebounds.
CUP women off to 2-3 start
CLARION — The Clarion University women’s basketball team took a 2-3 record into Tuesday’s home game against Ohio Valley University.
The Golden Eagles were routed 106-71 by West Chester back on Nov. 19. This Saturday and Sunday, they travel to Millersville and Shippensburg before returning home for a Dec. 6 non-conference game against PSU-Greater Allegheny.
Former Venango Catholic standout Taylor Moltz is on the roster. She’s averaging 8.2 points per game, starting in three of the team’s five games while averaging 29.8 minutes per game.
CUP wrestlers off until PSACs
CLARION — The Clarion University wrestling team returns to action Dec. 9 at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships in Edinboro.
Last year, the Golden Eagles finished third in the team standings behind Edinboro and Lock Haven. Kane’s Evan DeLong won the 165-pound title and earned the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler award.
Brookville’s Brock Zacherl missed the tournament with an injury.
This year, Zacherl is off to a 6-0 start. He was ranked 10th nationally at 141 going into this week. Other area wrestlers on the roster: Brookville’s Gavin Park (4-4) and Taylor Ortz (6-1), Redbank Valley’s BryLee Shumaker (1-2), Port Allegany’s Mac Tanner (1-2), DeLong (2-1) and Brookville’s Bryce Town (0-4).