Sports Briefly 09/27/13

Jr. high football

Eisenhower improved to 1-2 with a 12-6 comeback win over Cochranton on Thursday.

Trailing 6-0 at the half, Jonah Samuelson ran 38 yards for the tying score in the third quarter. Late in the quarter, Ethan Chamber’s 60-yard touchdown run gave Ike the lead.

Ross Venman sealed the win with an interception with under two minutes left.

Earlier, Cody Passinger and Jared Younger helped cause a fumble that was recovered by Samuelson. Spencer Head, Carter Knapp, Justin Hagberg and Curtis Ruland played well in the win.

Beaty’s seventh-graders beat Titusville, 35-0, on the road on Thursday to improve to 3-0.

Jake Kupchella had two rushing touchdowns and one passing to Devin McMeans, McMeans added another rushing, and Griffin Suppa also had a rushing TD for Beaty. McMeans added an interception on defense in the win, and Aidan Morrison had a fumble recovery, as a defensive standout with Kyle Adams and Gavin Lavan.

Jr. high hoops

Warren’s eighth-grade girls beat Franklin, 23-14, Thursday. Abby Bouchard led Beaty with seven points, Margo Loutzenhiser had four, Taylor Lucks three, Rachel Wilson, Lyndsey Goldthwaite and Morgan Lupole two each, and Logan Hammond and Haley Justice one point each.

Warren’s seventh-graders beat Franklin, 41-5, to remain undefeated. Laura Lucks led Beaty with eight, Kayla Giambrone and Francesca Beuger had seven points each, Gracie Wood and Kadee Merenick six each, Ceci Citro four, Lily Nebinski two and Megan Blankenberg one.

The Youngsville Eagles junior high girls basketball team improved to 6-3 on the year with a 39-8 win over Tidioute on Thursday afternoon. Caitlin Craig and Autumn Hultberg led the way with eight points each, Paige Mineweaser and Maddie Cratty had six points, Alanna Hultberg added four, Morgan Lawson, Alexis Slocum, and Megan Foley each had two, and Ireland Smith had one. For the Bulldogs, Korrine Savers, Sunny Henderson, Allexa Burke, and Annah Morgan each had two points.

College news

Kelsey Repke tallied 24 digs for Pitt-Bradford in a five-set loss to Allegheny College on Wednesday, Sept. 25.


The fall leg of the Four Season Quadrathlon will take place on Friday, October 4 beginning at 300 West Third Avenue. For information, visit and click “Four Season Quadrathlon” under Education on the right side of the screen, or contact Jean at 726-1441.


The Brockway at Sheffield girls volleyball match was postponed on Thursday with no makeup date announced.

Freshmen football

Warren’s ninth-grade football team is 3-0 after a 38-22 win at Jamestown (N.Y.) on Thursday.

Solomon Gross had over 200 yards rushing and four touchdowns, and now has 13 touchdowns in three games for Warren’s freshmen team.

He had a 70-yard touchdown run, along with Tristan Davis’ two-point conversion, in the first quarter against Jamestown. Davis added a 35-yard TD pass to Tyler Gillotti later in the quarter for Warren.

After that, Gross had touchdown runs of 60, 33 and 10, and Gillotti added a 59-yard touchdown run in the win.

Brendan Mattson, Noah Becker and Bryce Cummings played well defensively, and Gross added an interception.

After quarterbacks Nick DeSimone and Davis went out, Seth Baldensperger played well at quarterback behind good offensive-line play.

Last week’s game saw DeSimone throw a last-second touchdown pass to Gross for a 34-28 win. DeSimone finished with 90 yards passing, and Gross 86 yards rushing and five total touchdowns, rushing and receiving. Colbin Constable also had a good game running in the win.