So many great memories, so many top moments have made the 2013 calendar year in District 9 exciting. After careful consideration and nominations from fans from around District 9, here are the Top 10 moments of 2013 in District 9. You may agree with the list, you may not. That’s what makes it so much fun.
But first the Honorable Mention
- Zane Watson of Redbank Valley beats Moniteau with 39-yard field goal as time runs out on homecoming
- Smethport boys’ basketball, District 9’s fourth-place team, upsets Clairton basketball, the WPIAL runner-up, who featured a pair of players – Titus Howard and Tyler Boyd, who were staring for Pitt football in the fall.
- Ridgway golf wins District 9 title by an astonishing 38 strokes.
TOP 10 BEST MOMENTS OF 2013 IN DISTRICT 9
10. Brockway soccer beat Port Allegany 6-2 for its third straight District 9 Class A soccer title
9. Clarion football ties the District 9 playoff-era record with nine straight shutouts while tying the District 9 record for wins with 14. The Bobcats won the D9 Class A title while making their third straight title-game appearance and fifth in six years.
8. Bradford girls’ basketball wins second straight District 9 Class AAA title and finishes off an amazing two-year run that saw the Lady Owls go 45-4.
7. Clarion girls’ volleyball takes home its fourth straight District 9 Class A volleyball crown and its seventh in eight seasons.
6. Sheffield football wins the AML North, its first divisional/conference title since 1964.
5. Emily Merryman of Cranberry scores 45 points Dec. 6 vs. Lakeview, the fourth most in District 9 since the start of the 2000-01 season. It starts a stretch that sees her score 30 or more three times in an eight-game stretch while topping at least 20 in all eight games.
4. Brookville’s Lanae Newsome wins girls’ state track & field titles in both the long jump and triple jump. It’s her third straight title in the triple jump and gives her 10 PIAA medals to go with 16 District 9 gold medals in her career.
3. Johnsonburg baseball beats Canton 5-0 to take home PIAA Class A baseball title
2. Johnsonburg boys’ basketball stuns heavily favored Lincoln Park, a team made up of Division I recruits, 59-53 in the PIAA Class A basketball semifinals to become the third District 9 Class A basketball team to reach the PIAA championship game since 2006.
1. Dylan Clingan of Cameron County beats Ridgway with a ¾-court shot and then becomes a national story when FoxSports1’s FoxSportsLive Show picks up the video feed of the shot and makes it its No. 2 play of the day.