Roundup: Baseball, Softball, Track And Field

(Above image by Nate Girvan: Dauntae Girvan launching his homerun against Forest Area)

(Note: The reason for lack of posts for the last few days is that my computer was in the shop. To help catch up, I am running these articles in a roundup covering Baseball, Softball and Track and Field.)


The Clarion Area Bobcats Baseball Team won two Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference games, downing the homestanding North Clarion Wolves 12-1 in six innings, on Tuesday (April 5th) and defeating the Forest Area Fires 23-0 on Monday (April 11th) at Tionesta.

Clarion Area At North Clarion (Tuesday, April 5th)

The Bobcats scored a run in the top of the first and second innings. They had three runs in the fourth, two in the fifth and five in the sixth. North Clarion’s run came in the bottom of the fourth.

Dawson Smail had a pair of doubles for the Bobcats and scored 3 runs and drove in a run. Gary Matus singled and doubled and had 2 RBIs, Ryan Alston, who was also the winning pitcher, had 2 hits and scored twice, and Chase Kriebel singled and drove in a pair of runs.

Noah Harrison had a hit and drove in three runs, Devon Lauer singled and had two RBIs, awhile Daunte Girvan and Cameron Lapinto each singled and drove in a run. Tanner Miller singled and Derek Smail scored a run.

The Wolves’ run came on a homer by Isaac Gilara.

Clarion Area At Forest Area (Monday, April 11th)

The Bobcats scored 22 runs in the first inning and another in the second.

Dauntae Girvan had 3 hits for Clarion, including a homerun, drove in 6 runs and scored twice. Cameron Lapinto had 4 hits, including a homer, scored 4 runs and drove in three. Devon Lauer singled three times, scored 3 runs and had three RBIs.

Dawson Smail singled, doubled and scored three runs. Chase Kriebel homered, drove in 4 runs and scored three times, while Gary Matus and Ryan Alston had 2 hits, 2 runs scored and a pair of RBIs each. Bryce Brinkley doubled, drove in a run and scored twice.

Tanner Miller singled and Noah Harrison scored 2 runs and drove in two.

Forest Area’s Troy Forkin had a single.

The Bobcats are scheduled to face Redbank Valley today (Tuesday, April 12th) at 4:15 at Redbank Valley Municipal Park.


Clarion Area At Forest Area (Monday, April 11th)

This game was suspended in the third inning with Clarion leading 5-0.

Track and Field

North Clarion At Keystone (Wednesday, April 6th)

Girls: North Clarion 102 – Keystone 43

Emalie Best won four individual events, the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, long and triple jump. Eva Lerch won the 100 and 200 and was a member of the victorious 400 relay with Bryn Siegel, Kylie Disney and Taylor Sherbine. Siegle was also victorious in the 1600 and 3200.

Gia Babington won the 400 and Bella Scott won the 800. They teamed up with Sophie Babington and Kaitlyn Guth for the win in the winning 1600 relay. Tara Armstrong won the shot put and McCaslin won the high jump.

Boys: Keystone 94.5 – North Clarion 55.5

Kaine McFarland won three individual events, the 800, 1600 and 3200 and was a member of the winning 3200 relay team with Aiden Thomas, Dane Sliker and Parker Evans. Dawson Hotchkiss tied for first place in the 200.

Allen Johnston, Hotchkiss, Naser and Shaffer combined to win the 400 relay.

Redbank Valley At North Clarion (Monday, April 11th)

Girls: North Clarion 77 – Redbank Valley 62

Emalie Best won both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles and ran in the winning 400 relay, along with Evelyn Lerch, Taylor Sherbine and Kylie Disney. Lerch also won the 100. Rebekah Ketner finished first in the shot put.

Bryn Siegel finished first in the 1600 and 3200 and was a member of the victorious 3200 relay along with Bella Scott, Sophie Babington and Gia Babington. Scott also won the 800 and joined Kaitlyn Guth, Sophie Babington and Gia Babington on the winning 1600 relay.

Boys: Redbank Valley 78 – North Clarion 57

Kaine McFarland had three individual firsts, the 800,1600 and 3200, and joined Aiden Thomas, Parker Evans and Dane Sliker on the winning 3200 relay.

Thomas won the 300 hurdles. Allen Johnston won the 200 and Patrick Young finished first in the 400.

(Thanks to Nate Girvan for his pic. Keep up the great work athletes!!!!)