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Kane’s Cleer named Week 5 Player of the Week


CLARION – Kane’s Kevin Cleer is the Explore Your Town D9Sports.com District 9 Football Player of the Week for Week Five of the 2013 season.

Cleer was nearly perfect in helping the 5-0 Wolves to a 42-8 win over previously unbeaten Curwensville (4-1) going 13 of 16 passing for 258 yards and four touchdowns.

Joining Cleer in being honored this week are 15 players on the Explore Your Town D9Sports.com Honor Roll.

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The awards, which are given from Week One through Week 10, are the only weekly awards given out in District 9 football that represent the district as a whole.


Kevin Cleer – Kane: 13-for-16 passing, 258 yards, 4 touchdowns – Kane 42, Curwensville 8


(Listed alphabetically by school)

Braiden Smith – Brookville: 2 catches, 112 yards, 1 touchdown; Intercepted two passes on defense – Brookville 20, Moniteau 14

Ian Corbett – Clarion: 6 carries, 86 yards, 3 touchdowns; 2 catches, 13 yards, 1 touchdown – Clarion 62, Union 0

Chase Alcorn – Clarion-Limestone: 21 carries, 227 yards, 2 touchdowns – Clarion-Limestone 48, Keystone 20

Christian Lezzer – Clearfield: 5-for-11 passing, 137 yards, 1 touchdown; 21 carries, 134 yards, 1 touchdown – Clearfield 49, Central Mountain 13

Tyler Stratton – Clearfield: 12 carries, 91 yards, 3 touchdowns; 3 catches, 95 yards – Clearfield 49, Central Mountain 13

Coy Hoffman – Coudersport: 12 carries, 104 yards, 1 touchdown; 8 catches, 100 yards, 1 touchdown – Sheffield 21, Coudersport 20

Gabe French – DuBois: 9 of 14 passing, 314 yards, 5 touchdowns – DuBois 59, Bradford 0

Bryson Paulinellie – DuBois: 6 catches, 222 yards, 3 touchdowns – DuBois 59, Bradford 0

Jeff Kocjancic – Kane: 7 catches, 171 yards, 3 touchdowns – Kane 42, Curwensville 8

Tyler Kepple – Karns City: 10-for-14 passing, 224 yards, 5 touchdowns; Kicked a 33-yard field goal – Karns City 62, Franklin 7

Dakota Mohney – Karns City: 7 catches, 145 yards, 4 touchdowns; 3 carries, 36 yards, 1 touchdown – Karns City 62, Franklin 7

Mitch Blose – Redbank Valley: 10 carries, 90 yards, 1 touchdown; 4 catches, 120 yards, 2 touchdowns – Redbank Valley 45, A-C Valley 12

Jake Dougherty – Redbank Valley: 16 of 26 passing, 300 yards, 4 touchdowns – Redbank Valley 45, A-C Valley 12

Cameron Grumley – Ridgway: 4 catches, 100 yards, 1 touchdown; 4 carries, 23 yards, 1 touchdown; Intercepted a pass on defense; Helped Ridgway to first win over Brockway since 1999 – Ridgway 40, Brockway 20

Ben MacDonald – Ridgway: 6-for-11 passing, 110 yards, 1 touchdown; 17 carries, 121 yards, 3 touchdowns; Led Ridgway to first win over Brockway since 1999 – Ridgway 40, Brockway 20



Newcamp, Wiesener win D9 girls’ tennis titles

Special thanks to District 9 tennis chairman Aaron Straub for sending D9Sports.com the results. Results from championship events of sports not normally covered will be posted by D9Sports.com when the committee chairmen/women send them to us. 

DuBOIS, Pa. – St. Marys’ Aubrey Wiesner and DuBois’ Natalie Newcamp won District 9 girls’ tennis individual titles Monday afternoon at DuBois High School.

Wiesner beat teammate Amy Orr 2-1 (2-6, 6-2, 6-1) to claim the District 9 Class AA title, while Newcamp toppled Punxsutawney’s Amber Ward 2-0 (6-1, 6-1) to win the Class AAA title.


Natalie Newcamp – DuBois 2013
DuBois Area
Monday, Sept 30, 2013 Natalie Newcamp – DuBois
9:45 AM (10-1) D-9 AAA Singles Champions
Ashley Stoltz – Bradford Natalie Newcamp – DuBois
DuBois Area Natalie Newcamp – DuBois
Monday, Septembr 30, 2013 (6-2, 6-1)
12:00 PM
Searra Wasicki – Punxsy
DuBois Area
Monday, Sept 30, 2013 Searra Wasicki – Punxsy
9:45 AM (10-1)
Yashasvi Patel – Clearfield
DuBois Area Natalie Newcamp – DuBois
Monday, September 30, 2013 (6-1, 6-1)
3:00 PM
Amber Ward – Punxsy
DuBois Area
Monday, Sept 30, 2013 Amber Ward – Punxsy
9:45 AM (10-0)
Carly Weed – Clearfield
DuBois Area Amber Ward – Punxsy
Monday, Septembr 30, 2013 (6-0, 6-4)
12:00 PM
Kirsten Adamson – DuBois D-9 AAA Singles Runner-Up
DuBois Area Amber Ward – Punxsy
Monday, Sept 30, 2013 Kirsten Adamson – DuBois
9:45 AM (10-0)
Hannah Burgoon – Bradford


Amy Orr – St. Marys 2013
DuBois Area
Monday, Sept 30, 2013 Amy Orr – St. Marys
8:45 AM (10-4) D-9 AA Singles Champions
Tayler Hepler – Brockway Aubrey Wiesner – St. Marys
DuBois Area Amy Orr – St. Marys
Monday, Septembr 30, 2013 (7-5, 6-1)
11:15 AM
Rachel Stauffer – ECC
DuBois Area
Monday, Sept 30, 2013 Rachel Stauffer – ECC
8:45 AM (10-2)
Riley Fannin – J-BURG
DuBois Area Aubrey Wiesner – St. Marys
Monday, September 30, 2013 (2-6, 6-2, 6-1)
2:00 PM
Marla Scacchitti – ECC
DuBois Area
Monday, Sept 30, 2013 Marla Scacchitti – ECC
8:45 AM (10-1)
Paige Martonik – J-BURG
DuBois Area Aubrey Wiesner – St. Marys
Monday, Septembr 30, 2013 (6-1, 6-3)
11:15 PM
Aubrey Wiesner – St. Marys D-9 AA Singles Runner-Up
DuBois Area Amy Orr – St. Marys
Monday, Sept 30, 2013 Aubrey Wiesner – St. Marys
8:45 AM (10-2)
Anna Brinkley – Brockway

Sept. 29 District 9 Football Rankings


1 Clearfield 5-0 1
2 Clarion 5-0 2
3 Kane 5-0 3
4 Karns City 4-1 5
5 DuBois 3-2 6
6 Curwensville 4-1 4
7 St. Marys 4-1 8
8 Brookville 4-1 9
9 Redbank Valley 3-2 NR
10 Sheffield 3-2 NR

Week 5 Recaps – Sept. 26-28

Read Week 5 News & Notes

Recaps will start to be posted at the conclusion of Friday night’s games and will continue throughout the weekend

Last updated: 11:37 p.m. Sept. 28

Games posted: Clarion-Union; DuBois-Bradford; Brookville-Moniteau; Redbank Valley-AC Valley; Ridgway-Brockway; Kane-Curwensville; Elk Co. Catholic-St. Joe’s; Punxsutawney-St. Marys; Port Allegany-Otto-Eldred; Sheffield-Coudersport; Karns City-Franklin; C-L-Keystone; Clearfield-Central Mountain; Cameron County-Smethport


DUBOIS – DuBois reeled off 49 second half points en route to a 59-0 win over Bradford.

Gabe French threw four touchdowns passes in the second half, three of which went to Bryson Paulinelli covering 7, 77 and 80 yards. French finished with 302 yards passing and Paulinelli 206 yards receiving.

Bradford held the ball for all but 3:20 of the first half, but still found itself trailing 10-0 at intermission.

Josh Hnat booted a 45-yard field goal in the first quarter and Devin Clark scored on a two-yard touchdown run.

Kyle Langdon led Bradford with 139 yards rushing on 23 carries for Bradford, which has been outscored by DuBois 143-6 in the teams’ last two meetings.


BROOKVILLE — Zach Vroman’s 6-yard touchdown run with 7:38 left in the game was the difference as the Brookville Raiders rallied for a 20-14 win on Homecoming Night over the Warriors Friday.

The Raiders (4-1 overall, 2-1 KSAC-Large) trailed 14-6 after Moniteau (0-5, 0-2) scored in its opening possession of the second half on Cody Skiver’s 19-yard TD pass to Stephen Hagg on a fourth-and-9 play.

The Warriors appeared to be marching for another score, but Skiver fumbled the ball away at the Raiders’ 30 and on the next play, quarterback Bobby McGranor threw a 70-yard TD strike to Braiden Smith on a flea-flicker play to tie the game at 14-14 with 1:12 left in the third quarter.

Vroman ran for 117 yards on 27 carries, going over 1,000 yards for the season and 3,000 for his career. Smith caught two passes for 112 yards and intercepted two passes. McGranor completed 5 of 7 passes for 116 yards and made his third interception in two weeks on defense.

Skiver led the Warriors with 106 yards rushing on 16 carries and completed 10 of 18 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns, but was intercepted three times.


NEW BETHLEHEM — Despite trailing by two touchdowns four minutes into the game, the Redbank Valley Bulldogs went on to rout visiting A-C Valley, 45-12, Friday night.

The Bulldogs (3-2 overall, 2-0 KSAC-Small) got a big night from quarterback Jake Dougherty, who  completed 16 of 26 passes for 300 yards and four touchdowns. He came up three yards shy of the school record set by Jake Smith in 2007. Smith threw two TDs apiece to Kyle Shrecengost and Mitch Blose. Both Schrecengost TD strikes came in the first quarter from 34 and 20 yards out. Blose caught a 75-yarder in the second quarter and a 7-yarder in the third quarter.

Blose added a 55-yard TD run in the fourth quarter and finished with 90 yards rushing on 10 attempts while catching four balls for 120 yards. Connor Shoemaker caught seven passes for 98 yards. Zane Watson kicked a 26-yard field goal and Dougherty added a 1-yard TD run.

The Falcons (0-5, 0-3) started the game with Dallas Wingard’s 96-yard kick return for a touchdown. Mike Suto made it 12-0 on his 43-yard run with eight minutes left in the first quarter. Suto ran for 93 yards on 13 carries.


BROCKWAY — Ridgway quarterback Ben MacDonald ran for three touchdowns and threw for one to lead the Elkers to a 40-20 win at Brockway Friday night, snapping a 13-game losing streak to the Rovers dating back to their last win back in 1999.

MacDonald ran for 121 yards on 17 carries and scored on runs of 59, 2 and 1 yards. He also threw a 20-yard TD pass to Cameron Grumley to start the game’s scoring late in the first quarter. Sam Delhunty ran for 92 yards on 16 carries and added a 8-yard TD run in the fourth quarter. Grumley also scored on a 4-yard run in the second quarter.

The Elkers (3-2 overall, 2-0 AML-South) never trailed, putting the game away in the fourth quarter with MacDonald’s 1-yarder and Delhunty’s game-closing 8-yarder after the Rovers (3-2, 0-2) got within 26-20 late in the third quarter on Anthony Benson’s third touchdown.

Benson caught two TD passes from Alec Shaffer-Doan covering 7 and 13 yards and also scored on a 9-yard run. He caught 11 passes for 123 yards. Shaffer-Doan completed 24 of 39 passes for 214 yards with the two TD strikes to Benson.


BOALSBURG — Dominic Gregory scored four touchdowns while Kahsim Buey ran for 152 yards on 17 carries and scored two touchdowns in St. Joe’s 44-12 rout of visiting Elk County Catholic Friday night.

Gregory caught two TD passes from Philip Fenstermacher covering 25 and 22 yards, recovered a fumble in the end zone for a score and added a 26-yard TD run on the last play of the game.

Elk County Catholic (0-5) got a 55-yard TD run from Mitchell Smith, who also threw a 22-yard TD pass to Cory Huff.


KANE — The Kane Wolves slapped a rare Mercy Rule decision on the visiting Curwensville Golden Tide in a 42-8 rout in a battle of undefeated teams Friday night.

Kane (5-0 overall, 2-0 AML South) led the Tide (4-1, 0-1) 35-0 at halftime to start the PIAA’s Mercy Rule running clock to start the second half and then scored again in the third quarter to go up 42-0 before the Tide scored their only touchdown with 1:09 left in the game.

Wolves quarterback Kevin Cleer completed 13 of 16 passes for 260 yards and four touchdowns, three of them going to Jeff Kocjancic on plays of 22, 41 and 26 yards. Kocjancic caught seven passes for 168 yards. Cleer started the game’s scoring by tossing a 10-yard TD pass to Logan Zuzek in the first quarter. John English added a 9-yard TD run in the first quarter.

Curwensville got a 35-yard TD run from Ben Junod in the fourth quarter. Zack Tibbens rushed for 67 yards on 21 carries.


COUDERSPORT — Jereek Jackson’s third touchdown run of the game from nine yards out with 5:30 left in the game, combined with the point-after kick, gave the Sheffield Wolverines a come-from-behind win over Coudersport.

Jackson’s other TD runs came from 86 and 8 yards out to help the Wolverines improve to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the AML-North.

Quarterback Ethan Hite scored on a 3-yard run and threw a 10-yard TD pass to Coy Hoffman, who also ran for a 15-yard TD for Coudersport (3-2, 1-1), which committed six turnovers. Hoffman ran for 104 yards on 12 carries and caught eight passes for 100 yards.


PUNXSUTAWNEY — Nick Cunningham’s 14-yard pass to Tyler Yetzer with 6:52 left in the game was the game-winning score in the St. Marys Flying Dutchmen’s 12-6 win at Punxsutawney Friday night.

St. Marys (4-1 overall, 2-1 KSAC-Large) also got 114 yards rushing and a 4-yard TD run from Alex Feldbauer. Punxsutawney (2-3, 0-2) scored on quarterback Matt Burkett’s 12-yard TD pass to Dakotah Byers in the third quarter.


DUKE CENTER — The Otto-Eldred Terrors limited visiting Port Allegany to just 112 yards and notched a 12-0 shutout Friday night in the Allegheny Mountain League’s North Division.

The Terrors (1-1 overall, 1-4 AML-North) got both of their touchdowns in the first quarter on Dakota Vaughn’s 15-yard pass to Sam Colebert and Seth Drummond’s 34-yard run. Vaughn Completed 9 of 15 passes for 105 yards and ran for 41 yards on 13 carries. Colebert ran for 69 yards on 23 attempts and Drummond finished with 62 yards and caught six passes for 80 yards.

Port Allegany dropped to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the AML-North.


FRANKLIN — The visiting Karns City Gremlins rolled to an easy non-conference win at Franklin, routing the Knights 62-7 Friday night. Gremlins quarterback Tyler Kepple threw for five touchdowns and Dakota Mohney scored five touchdowns as well.

The Gremlins (4-1) led 33-0 before the Knights (1-4) scored their only touchdown in the second quarter and took a 39-7 lead into halftime. The PIAA’s Mercy Rule running clock got started midway through the third quarter.

Kepple completed 10 of 13 passes for 225 yards. He threw four of his TD passes to Dakota Mohney covering 12, 34, 56 and 8 yards. Kepple also booted a 33-yard field goal.

Mohney caught seven balls for 146 yards and also added a 22-yard TD run for his five-touchdown night. Tristan Rhoades caught Kepple’s other TD pass from 23 yards out. Rhoades also ran for 80 yards on eight carries. Adam Whited and Zach Moore also ran for touchdowns.


KNOX — Chase Alcorn led a big rushing night for the Clarion-Limestone Lions, dashing for 227 yards on 21 carries and scoring two touchdowns on runs of 7 and 2 yards to lead the Lions to a 48-20 win over the Keystone Panthers Friday night.

The Lions (2-3 overall, 2-1 KSAC-Small) trailed Keystone (0-5, 0-3) at the outset when Jacob Weaver got the Panthers on the board first with his 15-yard run 28 seconds into the game, but by halftime C-L led 34-13.

When Alcorn scored on his 2-yarder with 6:28 left in the game, the PIAA’s Mercy Rule running clock got started with the Lions up 48-13.

Lions quarterback Christian Bakewell completed 11 of 15 passes for 162 yards, throwing a 29-yard TD pass to Kysaac Smith and scoring on his own with a 1-yard run, both in the first half. Also scoring on short runs for the Lions were Brent Slater, Kyle Robertson and Mike Macefe. The Lions rolled up 335 rushing yards with Slater gaining 80 yards on 12 carries.

Keystone got 150 yards on 13 carries from Zach Stiglitz, who scored on a 30-yard run in the second quarter. Quarterback Austin Chambers threw an 8-yard TD pass to Dustin Wolbert in the fourth quarter.


MILL HALL — Scoring 35 points in the second half, the visiting Clearfield Bison stayed unbeaten with a 49-13 rout of Central Mountain Friday night.

The Bison (5-0) got three touchdowns from Tyler Stratton and two from Seth Caldwell while quarterback Christian Lezzer passed for 137 yards and rushed for 134 yards.

Stratton ran for TDs of 8, 3 and 7 yards in the third quarter alone. He ran for 91 yards on 12 carries. Caldwell returned a fumble 58 yards and scored on a 38-yard run in the fourth quarter. Lezzer threw a 28-yard TD pass to Jake Wingate at the end of the first quarter and found the end zone himself on a 10-yard run at the end of the second quarter to give Clearfield a 14-0 halftime lead.

The Bison piled up 412 yards of offense and limited the Wildcats to just 171.


EMPORIUM — The Smethport Hubbers scored five touchdowns from five different players and ran to a 35-18 win at Cameron County Friday night.

The Hubbers (3-2 overall, 2-0 AML-North) now share first place in the division with Sheffield. Cameron County fell to 1-4 and 0-2.

Ryan Nielson, Dustin Zetwick, Adam Shunk, James Duffy and Nate Wilber scored for the Hubbers. Nielson ran for 72 yards and Shunk rushed for 68 yards while Ryan Stratton finished with 66 yards. Wilber caught six passes for 66 yards.

The Red Raiders got a 9-yard TD run from Erin Garrigan and a Tucker Britton 10-yard TD pass to Eric Spehalski. Austin Doud returned a fumble for Cameron’s other touchdown.


CLARION – Ian Corbett scored four touchdowns and Damien Slike three, as Clarion rolled past visiting Union 62-0 Thursday night at Clarion University’s Memorial Stadium.

Corbett ran for 86 yards on six carries and three touchdowns while also catching two passes for 13 yards and a score. He has scored 10 rushing touchdowns 29 carries this season.

Slike, meanwhile, ran for a game-high 145 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries.

John Katis was 11 of 17 passing for 191 yards and a touchdown, while Cody Hearst had five catches for 105 yards. Antonio Troese kicked a pair of field goals and was 8 of 8 on extra points.

Union, which played without starting quarterback Lane Cicciarelli (ankle) and lost starting running back Dylan Shirey (hamstring) early in the game, was held to 52 yards, the second straight week Clarion has held a team to under 100 yards total offense.

Clarion is now 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the KSAC Small School Division and has won all 18 Small Scholl Division games it has played while winning 20 straight conference games and 15 straight regular-season games.

Union drops to 1-4 overall and 1-2 in the conference.

Week 5 News & Notes

By Chris Rossetti

Short-and-to-the-point notes about this week’s action. Check back later in the weekend. I should have more.

  • Sheffield’s win over Coudersport marked the second straight victory by the Wolverines over the Falcons after Sheffield had dropped 25 straight contests to Coudersport from 1987-2011.
  • Redbank Valley’s Jake Dougherty threw for 300 yards in Friday’s win over A-C Valley falling just three yards shy of the school record set by Jake Smith in 2007.
  • After putting up 62 points for the third straight week Thursday in a shutout win over Union, Clarion is averaging 60.4 points per game on the season. Port Allegany set the District 9 record for average points last year with 47.78 just 2/100th better than Brockway’s 47.76 in 2010. Clarion’s school record is 46.2 points per game in 2000.
  • Clarion-Limestone’s 48 points Friday marked the most by the Lions in nearly a decade. The Lions last scored at least 48 Oct. 15, 2004, in a 57-12 win over Union. It was nearly 10 years ago C-L scored 48 on the road beating Union 54-6 Oct. 10, 2003. Chase Alcorn had over 200 yards rushing for the Lions Friday night. C-L has matched its total number of wins from the last three seasons in just five weeks under first-year head coach Dave Eggleton.
  • Otto-Eldred’s 12-0 win over Port Allegany broke a six-game losing streak against the Gators by the Terrors, who last won, 15-14, in 2006 and had lost 11 of 13 to Port going into Friday night. The Terrors hadn’t shutout Port Allegany since 1975, 38-0.
  • For Port Allegany, its scoring woes continued with the shutout to Otto-Eldred. In five weeks, Port’s offense has scored 38 points, or fewer than the Gators scored in each of their games but two a year ago – the two PIAA playoff games. Port has now been shutout twice in a year for the first time since 2008.
  • Ridgway’s win over Brockway marked the first time the Elkers topped the Rovers since 1999, the first year Brockway was a member of the AML. That year Ridgway got a 16-14 victory. The three wins for Ridgway already tie last year’s victory total.

Sept. 26-27 Live Scoreboard Presented by All American Awards & Engraving


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AML North

Sheffield 21, Coudersport 20, Final score

Otto-Eldred 12, Port Allegany 0, Final score

Smethport 35, Cameron County 18, Final score

AML South 

Kane 42, Curwensville 8, Final Score

Ridgway 40, Brockway 20, Final Score

District 10 Region 5 

DuBois 59, Bradford 0, Final Score

KSAC Large School Division

Brookville 20, Moniteau 14, Final score

St. Marys 12, Punxsutawney 6, Final score

KSAC Small School Division

Clarion-Limestone 48, Keystone 20, Final score

Redbank Valley 45, A-C Valley 12, Final score


St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy 44, Elk County Catholic 12, Final Score

Karns City 62, Franklin 7, Final Score

Clearfield 49, Central Mountain 13, Final Score


KSAC Small School Division

Clarion 62, Union 0, Final Score

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