Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on September 18, 1990 · Page 19
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SPORTS Friday, September 19, 2003 — Page 19 Dragons come up short Continued from page IS ' our linebackers were solid with a lot of big plays tonight" The first stop of the fourth quarter ended Purchase Line's longest possession at just 3:42. With little to show in the rushing department through the first three quarters, Purchase Line finally started making headway with Nate Troupe. Troupe, who maintained his conference rush- ingleadwithSl yards, started the possession from the Purchase Line 10 late in the third quarter with a 10-yard gain. But after another first down early in the fourth quarter, Purchase Line stalled and Blairsville's front seven came up to stop running back Robert Hopkins for a 1-yard loss on fourth-and-1. "Their defense is tough up front," said Small. "Our kids did about as well as they could do against that front." Purchase Line got better starting field position on its next possession, and a pass-interference call put the Red Dragons at their 46. The drive reached midfield before Blairsville came up big again. Defensive end Tim Lackey caught quarterback Eric Goodlin in the backfield on a rollout on fourth-and-1. The 5-yard loss came with 4:58 remaining. But Blairsville quickly went three plays and out. The Bobcats had trouble putting together sustained drives that could put Purchase Line away. The Dragons came up with the defensive scheme that held Blairsville to a paltry six first downs. Matt Strope gained 76 rushing yards, but Blairsville put together only one impressive series. "We stole one away from them tonight because we sure didn't play well offensively," said Dettorre. "Their game plan was sound, but I think we were a little more physical at the end when we needed to be." Strope punted for the eighth and last time, and Purchase Line began its third possession of the fourth quarter. This time, Purchase Line could not even muster a first down, and defensive tackle Justin Snyder brought Goodlin down for a 6-yard loss after he caught a halfback option pass on fourth-and-7 from the Purchase Line 27. : : Purchase Line's rushing game started out with promise. Hopkins scored on a 36-yard blast through the middle on the second play from scrimmage to put Purchase Line ahead. The extra- point run failed and Purchase Line led 6-0. Blairsville answered later in the first quarter.when sophomore Nick Stone scored his first career touchdown on a 52-yard punt return. Blairsville fielded only 10 players on the extra-point kick, which was blocked — another • sign that this was not Blairsville's sharpest effort of the season. The Bobcats gained 74 of their 119 rushing yards on back-to- back runs in the second quarter. Stone put the Bobcats at midfield ' with some slippery moves on a 24-yard counter run. Strope followed with a 50-yard scoring ran over the right side, and this time Kevin Garland's kick made it through for a 13-6 lead. Purchase Line closed the gap again late in the first half. Troupe's 30-yard blast up the middle set up a 15-yard touchdown pass from Goodlin to tight end Brock Brewer with five seconds remaining. The Red Dragons attempted a two-point run and failed for the second time. Blairsville's success in preventing Purchase Line's two-point conversions were part of a mixed special teams bag for the Bobcats. Stone's punt return touchdown was another obvious plus. But there were also letdowns, including Virgil Small's 51-yard kickoff return to set up Purchase Line's first touchdown and the blocked conversion kick following Blairsville's first score. Stone also let a punt bounce by him late in the second half, burying Blairsville at its own 11. Blairsville eventually had to punt into a stiff wind from the 20, and Purchase Line took over at the 50 to start its second scoring drive. • But Dettorre was probably most impressed with his punting game. Strope got off eight punts for a 32.5-yard average. In a close game on a wet night, a punter and long snapper in sync proved crucial. "I think the real hero tonight was long snapper Jerome Nadeo," Dettorre said. "He handled a lot of wet footballs. He sent them back there, and Matt Strope did a nice job of handling them. He got a couple of boomers off and spotted a couple, too. It was probably one of our stronger points tonight." NOTES: Blairsville senior Steve Wilk played for the first time this season. He missed three games with an illness.... The game was moved from Friday night to last night due to avoid the storm that moved through the area today. Saltsburg's Jamal Moore (26) picked up a block from Brandon Reinard (66) but couldn't get around Marion Center defender Steve Hartz (82). (Gazette photo by Jim Wakefield) Stingers can't weather Saltsburg's storm Continued from page 15 it up," Dunlap said. "They're not that big in size, but they're probably the strongest in the conference. And we're not quitting. We can run and pass. The pass opens up the run, and the run opens up the pass. It's great" Saltsburg's lone big mistake on offense came just before halftime, when Steele lost his grip on the ball and threw a fluttering pass that Fishel intercepted. Saltsburg's offense managed only 56 yards and one first down after the interception, and Richards took the blame. "I took the momentum away from these kids tonight," he said. "I never recovered from that call on the interception for a touchdown. I have to learn to recover from those things and get back to the game plan. That's the most' horrible feeling I've ever had going into halftime." Marion Center, on the other hand, had trouble sustaining drives throughout the game. The Stingers had only one first down in the first half and finished with only six. They failed to score in third quarter after taking over at the Saltsburg's 30 following Kevin Houser's 25-yard punt return, committing a costly illegal-procedure penalty after setting up , "mlrd-ahd-2 at thelO-.The drive stalled when quarterback Aaron Mills was sacked on fourth down. The last possession was also plagued by two penalties, and the Stingers rumbled five times, losing two. "We played hard," Marion Center coach Dave Malicky said, "it was just mistakes. You can't fumble snaps and jump offsides on third-and-2. That's just not sound football, and we have to correct it. And we can't wait until the last couple minutes to get a drive together. Center girl kicks wBJy into record book . ,.<»' ^^ . Marioti Center's IMau- reen Patterson j be- came-.thf^firstl girt fcojraL 4 ' afr^.ifycliaaa County or^Heritage Q^tencis school to i * ^*^1 >- *Wi, ji'jA*'^ k""* * r scorn jn^anign school football game Friday raa'esfe^int 1 -" ' Marion', , down ,ifl au PATTERSON ^loss'to'MarionL ,*•"** Tf "^ said Patterson would haw been sent in for the opportunity to Jack the game-winning point "She'd have kicked it, no doubt about it," he said. Patterson tried ohly one other extra-point kick this season, a 35- 'yard attempt as a result of a 15-yard a penalty in her team's season-opening' win over Penns Manor. She" came up ^ r ___^_ „,, ,.,$& an,, about three yards short Last exceftraO^^MatkmuCiijter - night, however, her kick was .coach Dav£ ^MaUcky.'j, said.,, straight and true. jfHopefullyi ssrie'ttfput ariotheif. ""- 'Earlier this season, Apollo- one ttuotigh^t"^U8t.- i wtf£h we> * Ridge's Brianna Akins, a soph- cbuldr>ufitin|the?«d;zonefor omore, became the first girl '..her.'*'-v' " <'4f^"^ K ° Vr*"^^* * ,fron» an area school to score in \ Ma^BGra^^ba^ij(i^olii«9r" a* game. She kicked an extra *scojciftg«%rtS>iPtiMaitt^,r7^b\it -;point' with no time on the ' 'wtien&iirtfa-down aock, lifting the Vikings to a !*4$e 1 S«jbnd-d)rtV!e' "21-20 vvin over EDwood City. <aahe<^^J^ijbj5sesWon"bf c , Thednlyothergirlonanarea football team'this season is /PrisciHaVarela's, a senior in her ritSaltsbury'' "' "But you have to give Saltsburg a lot of credit Coach Richards has got them off to a great season, and I'm sure rooting for them. They're a super bunch of kids." Marion Center now faces the prospect of facing Northern Cambria, that other undefeated team, while Saltsburg tangles with Blairsville, its sister school, next Friday. "It's a big game," Richards said. "They did a nice job on Marion Center, and I stole some stuff they used. I'm looking forward to the challenge. To go up there and, hopefully, be competitive and possibly win the game is 3. great feeling." NOTES: Marion Center played without two starters, quarterback Justin Barkey and end Ben Eisenhart, who suffered knee injuries in last week's loss to Blairsville. Both are having MRIs today. ... Houser also had an interception for Marion Center. Wolves, Bobcats keep unbeaten marks intact From Staff Reports KITTANNING — West Shamokin swept Kittanning 259,25-5,25-14 in a WPIAL Section 7-AA girls' volleyball match Thursday. The Wolves' Kezia Heilman- Houser had seven kills, and Natalie Marken had six Kate Beran- ti and Becky Graston added five and four kills, respectively. Kayla Kirkpatrick, Jessica Cox, Brittany Huff and Kay Thompson led the West Shamokin defense. The Wolves (6-0) play host to Apollo-Ridge on Tuesday. Elderton 3, Mount Alvemia 0 PITTSBURGH — Elderton defeated Mount Alvernia 25-8, 2510, 25-18 in a WPIAL Section 7- AA match. Elderton won the junior varsity match 25-12,25-12. The Bobcats (4-0) play in the Deny Tournament on Saturday. Apollo-Ridge 3, Valley 0 SPRING CHURCH — Apollo- Scholastic volleyball Ridge swept Valley 25-7, 25-16, 25-18 in a WPIAL Section 7-AA match. Amber Sproull led the Vikings with 20 service points, seven aces and three kills. Shannon Guthrie had 14 assists, six service points and eight kills, and Madison Mondale recorded 10 service points, six kills and seven blocks. Katie McClay scored six service points and had 11 tolls. Apollo-Ridge won the junior varsity match 25-17,25-17. Apollo-Ridge (2-5) travels to West Shamokin on Tuesday. HomerCenter 3, Purchase Line 0 HOMER-CITY — Homer-Center swept Purchase Line 25-10, 25-10, 25-17 in a Heritage Conference match. Heidi Allison led the Wildcats with 16 service points, Kristen Taddie scored 13 service points, Around the area From Staff Reports Henne closes in on state passing mark By The Associated Press The Chad Henne countdown is on. Henne, West Scholastic Lawn Wilsons . senior quarter- nOtCDOOK back, could — challenge Pennsylvania's career passing record this season. Coming into this season, Henne had passed for 5,328 yaids and was 14th on the state's all-time list. In three games this season, he has added 598 yards. That puts Henne 1,521 yards away from tying the state record of 7,447 yards set by Lakeland's Evan Kralcy from 1998-2001. Henne was 14 of 24 for 167 yards and rushed for 80 yards as Wilson defeated Spring Grove 27-19 last week. There has been some confusion as to Krak/s final total. The Pennsylvania Football News' list of records has Kraky passing for 7,705 yards. But Lakeland's own statistics had Kraky at 7,447. Henne, a Michigan recruit, passed for 2,088 yards last season and will have to do a little better than that to set the record. He is averaging nearly 200 yards per game this season. and Stefanie Zoldak came up with six kills and nine blocks. Purchase Line's Jill Lightner had 11 digs, and Kristi Knapik recorded eight. Purchase Line prevailed 25-20, 25-17 inthe junior varsity match. Both teams are back in action Tuesday as Homer-Center (5-2) travels to United and Purchase Line (2-5) travels to Marion Center. Ligonier Valley 3, Marion Center 0 LIGONIER — Marion Center fell to Ligonier Valley 25-14, 2515, 25-11 in a Heritage Conference match. The Stingers' Katie Miller had 12 digs, and Jennifer Sitosky added 11. Marion Center won the junior varsity match 13-25, 25-17, 1816. Both teams are back in action Tuesday as Marion Center (1-6) plays host to Purchase Line and Ligonier Valley travels to Saltsburg. Indiana soccer team wins in OT GREENSBURG — Andy Lipchik scored the game-winning goal to lift Indiana to a 2-1 victory over Greensburg Salem in overtime in a WPIAL Section 1-AAA boys' soccer match Thursday. Alec Rice also scored for the Indians, and goalkeeper Brian Henninger stopped three shots on goal. Indiana (6-1 overall, 5-1 section) plays host to Kiski Area on Tuesday. • ELDERTON — Greensburg .Central Catholic shut out Elderton 10-0 in a WPIAL Section 2-A boys' soccer match. Elderton (1-8) travels to West Shamokin on Tuesday. Indiana drops golf match Dan Stader shot a 33 to lead Latrobe to a 192-201 victory over Indiana in a WPIAL Section 1-AAA boys' golf match at the Indiana Country Club on Thursday. Mike Mentch and Pat Griffin each fired rounds of 37 for Indiana. Andrew Morandi shot a 39, and Sam Wiley and Bill Smith each c aided a 44. Indiana (4-7) plays in the section qualifier at the Caradam Golf Course in Irwin on Monday. Indians sweep cross country meet Indiana swept WPIAL Section 1-AAA boys' and girls' cross country meets against Ford City on Thursday, with the boys winning 20-42 and the girls dominating 15-50. In the boys' race, Indiana's B.J. Rudd finished second with a time of 19 minutes, 18 seconds. Kyle Cobaugh (19:33), Omar Sed- key (20:47), Ron Moore (21:09) and Ben Dickinson (21:11) finished third through sixth, respectively, for Indiana (3-2). Indiana (4-1) swept the top spots in the girls' meet, with Marissa Umbel finishing first in 18:53. Rachel Umbel (19:42), Danielle Sgro (21:46), Natalie Halopin (22:47) and Gina Piccolini (23:33) rounded out the top five. The Indians run in the Slippery Rock Invitational on Saturday. Indiana game moved to Saturday The Indiana High School football game scheduled for this evening has been for rescheduled for Saturday at Kiski Area. AU Indiana High School activities scheduled for today have been canceled. The Punxsutawney home game against Ciearfield also was moved to Saturday (7 p.m.) because of the weather. The West Shamokin football game at Clarion-limestone and the Apollo-Ridge-game at North Catholic remain scheduled for tonight. Both games start at 7:30. Junior high teams score wins HOMER CITY — Homer-Center picked up its third straight junior high girls' basketball win Thursday, topping Purchase Line 30-26 in double overtime in a ninth-grade game. Jessica Borkled the Wildcats (5-3) with 13 points. Markie Britton scored 11 points for Purchase Line. The Wildcats won the seventh- and eighth-grade game 20-16. • LIGONIER — Marion Center beat Ligonier Valley 32-21 in a ninth-grade game. Lauren Glasser scored nine points to lead the Stingers (2-5). Ligonier Valley edged Marion Center 21-19 in the seventh- and eighth-grade game. • NEW FLORENCE — Kelly Muffley's 17 points led unbeaten Saltsburg to a 40-20 Heritage Conference win over Laurel Valley. The Trojans (7-0) play host to Ligonier Valley and Laurel Valley (4-3) visits Northern Cambria on Tuesday. • CURWENSVTLLE—Megan Brink poured in 20 points as Harmony defeated Curwensville 39-19 in a ninth-grade game and claimed its first win of the season. '„ n -The.Owls routed Curwensville 33-8 in the seventh- and eighth- grade game. Elderton boosters to meet ELDERTON —The Elderton Sports Boosters will meet Tuesday, . Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in the high school band room. Adams wins football contest Austin Adams of Perm Run won the third edition of The Indiana Gazette's weekly football contest. Adams picked 16 of 19 games correctly and wrote in 48 points for the tiebreaker (Saltsburg 18, Homer-Center 16 for 34 points). Each weekly winner receives $200 in Football Bucks. Contest coupons appear in the paper on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Last week's winning teams were Latrobe, Apollo-Ridge, Saltsburg, Ligonier, Northern Cambria, Bradford, West Shamokin, Blairsville, United, Pitt, Nebraska, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Michigan, Rutgers, Dolphins, Colts, Ravens and Chiefs. The lUP-New Haven game was scratched because it is being played this week. Big night On the surface, it appeared that Thomas Jefferson quarterback Pete Winovich had a big game in a 39-6 win over Keystone Oaks. The senior connected on 18 of 26 passes for a school-record 412 yards and three scores. But Jaguars coach Bill Cherpak was not as impressed as he might have been. "Our receivers did a lot," Cherpak said. "It wasn't as good a game for Pete as it could have been. His timing was off and he made a couple bad reads. If he had been throwing in rhythm, he could have had 500 yards." 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