Sports Briefly: 01/07/14

Out-of-area

Vanderbilt kicker Carey Spear finished his collegiate career by going 2-of-2 on field goals and 5-of-5 on extra points against the University of Houston in the Compass Bowl on Jan. 4. Spear was a perfect 48-of-48 on extra points and made 15-of-19 field goals, including a 54-yarder, as a senior for the Commodores. He also notched a 3-yard touchdown run on a fake field goal in a win over nationally-ranked Georgia on Oct. 19.

Spear is the son of Warren Area High School graduate Tom Spear, and Theresa Spear, and the grandson of Mamie Spear, of Warren, and the late Nicholas Spear. Prior to Vanderbilt, he was a two-time all-state kicker for Mayfield High School in Ohio where he tied the state record with a 61-yard field goal as a senior.

College news

Warren Area High School graduate Charlie Thomas scored 12 points for the Thiel College men’s basketball team in a 66-53 loss to Bethany College on Jan. 4.

Warren Area High School graduate Tyler Fantaskey scored 16 points for the Pitt-Bradford men’s basketball team in a 100-78 win over D’Youville on Jan. 4.

Hoop shoot

The Warren Elks Lodge will be hosting a Hoop Shoot contest on Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Warren County YMCA. Registration will take place from 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. with the contest beginning at 11. For information, contact Steve Onuffer at 723-9174.

Varsity slate

With school closed on Tuesday, all after-school sporting events have been postponed. Only rescheduled dates for Sheffield High School have been announced.

Here is the tentative varsity slate of action for county teams from Wednesday, Jan. 8, through Saturday, Jan. 11:

WEDNESDAY’S SCHEDULE

Girls Basketball: Eisenhower at Rocky Grove, 6 p.m.

Youngsville at Commodore Perry, 6 p.m.

Boys Basketball: Ridgway at Sheffield, 6 p.m.

Wrestling: Seneca at Eisenhower, 6 p.m.

Harbor Creek at Youngsville, 6 p.m.

THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE

Boys Basketball: General McLane at Warren, 6 p.m.

Jamestown Bethel at Tidioute, 6 p.m.

Girls Basketball: Jamestown Bethel at Tidioute, 4 p.m.

Wrestling: Port Allegany at Sheffield, 6 p.m.

Swimming: Warren at Mercyhurst Prep, 6 p.m.

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

Boys Basketball: Eisenhower at Youngsville, 6 p.m.

Sheffield at Brockway, 6 p.m.

Girls Basketball: Brockway at Sheffield, 6 p.m.

Youngsville at Cochranton, 6 p.m.

Wrestling: Titusville at Warren, 6 p.m.

Sheffield, Eisenhower at Falconer Tournament

SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE

Girls Basketball: Central Tech at Warren, 6 p.m.

Wrestling: Sheffield, Eisenhower at Falconer Tournament