Roundup: Wolves Track And Field Sweeps Sheffield, Bobcats Softball Downs Redbank Valley, Bobcats Baseball Falls To Moniteau
(Image by Charla Ketner: Bekah Ketner with Throws Coach Ryan Cornecki. Beckah qualified for districts in the shot put with a throw of 32′-2 1/2 inches.)
The North Clarion Wolves Track and Field Team swept the visiting Sheffield Wolverines on Monday (April 25th), with the Clarion Bobcat Softball Team downing homestanding Redbank Valley Bulldogs on the same day. The Bobcat Baseball Team fell to the homestanding Moniteau Warriors, at Pullman Park in Butler on Tuesday (April 26th).
Track And Field
Boys: North Clarion 118 – Sheffield 31
Kaine McFarland won three individual events, the 800, 1600 and 3200, with Patrick Young, Aidan Thomas, Allen Johnston and Kaoz Baker each winning two individual events. Young was victorious in the 400 and discus, Thomas captured the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles, Johnston won the 100 and 200, and Baker took the shot put and javelin.
Bailey Verdill won the triple jump and Parker Evans was first in the pole vault.
McFarland, Thomas, Young and Dane Sliker combined to win the 3200 relay. The 400 relay of Johnston, Dawson Hotchkiss, Noah Naser and Owen Shaffer was victorious also, as was the 1600 relay which included Verdill, Young, Shaffer and Hotchkiss.
Girls: North Clarion 120 – Sheffield 29
Brynn Siegle, Bekah Ketner, Emalie Best and Emily McCaslin each won two individual events. Siegel won the 1600 and 3200, Ketner captured the shot put and discus, Best was victorious in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, and McCaslin won the javelin and tied Alana Brooks for first in the pole vault.
Nicole Fair won the 100, Gia Babington captured the 400 and Sophie Babington won the 800.
The Wolves swept the relays. Siegel, Bella Scott, Sophie Babington and Gia Babington combined to win the 3200 relay. Taylor Sherbine, Kaitlyn Guth, Sophie Babington and Gia Babington were victorious in the 400 relay. Scott, Guth and the Babington’s won the 1600 relay.
Softball: Clarion 18 – 0 (Five Innings)
The Bobcats scored 10 runs in the top of the first inning and four runs apiece in the fourth and fifth innings in the victory.
Jordan Best had a pair of doubles, for Clarion, while scoring three runs and driving in another. Noel Anthony had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI. Bri Forrest delivered on two singles, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Payton Simko singled twice, scored two runs and drove in a run. Kylee Beers singled, doubled and scored twice. Hadley Campbell singled, scored a pair of runs and drove in three runs. Emily Troese and Mackenzie Aaron each singled, scored two runs and had a pair of RBIs.
Ally Burford singled and drove in a run, and Alexa Kitchen scored a run.
Simko and Anthony each saw time in the circle, giving up just two hits total.
Leigh Anne Hetrick had both of the Bulldogs’ hits.
Clarion is scheduled to host Keystone on Thursday (April 28th) at Paul A. Weaver Park.
Baseball: Moniteau 7 – Clarion 6
The Warriors scored a run in the bottom of the first. Neither team scored in the second or third innings. Moniteau scored three in the fourth. The Bobcats got on the board with three runs in the top of the fifth, but Moniteau answered with a run in the bottom of the inning, to take a 5-3 lead. Each team scored a pair of runs in the sixth, with the Bobcats closing the scoring with a run in the top of the seventh.
Bryce Brinkley had two singles and an RBI for the Bobcats. Cam Lapinto singled twice, scored a run and drove in a run. Dawson Smail singled and drove in a run. Devon Lauer singled and scored a run.
Tanner Miller and Ryan Alston both had singles. Dauntae Girvan and Derek Smail scored one run each and Noah Harrison had an RBI.
The Bobcats are scheduled to host Keystone on Thursday (April 28th) at Clarion County Park.
(Keep up the hard work, Wolves and Bobcats!!!!)