Jr. high football
Beaty's eighth-grade football team lost a thriller on Wednesday, 40-32 to Meadville at War Memorial Field.
Beaty was down 6-0 when Solomon Gross raced 50 yards for a touchdown to tie the score.
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Tidioute 1-Pitch champs
Accent Staffing won the Tidioute 1-Pitch Slow Pitch Softball Tournament this weekend at the Tidioute Ballfield. Team members, from left, in front, are Dave Cressley, Mike Battery Sr., Jon Hoffman, Jack Rice, Quentin Miller and, top row, Jerry VanOrd, Tim Sveda, Shawn Ristau, Brian Bennett, Jeremy Carter and Don Watts.
Meadville scored two more times to increase the score to 22-6 at half.
After returning the second half kickoff and two more long runs, Meadville went up 40-6 in the second half.
Behind the running of Colbin Constable and Nick Desimone, plus the throwing and catching of Connor Guiffre and Noah Becker, respectfully, the little Dragons made a furious comeback. Constable had three consecutive touchdown runs of one yard, 48 yards and 20 yards, plus a two-point conversion run by Guiffre, to cut the lead to 40-26 Meadville.
DeSimone then placed a perfect onside kick that was recovered by Bryce Cummings. That set up a 25-yard connection between Guiffre and Becker, making it 40-32 with a minute left.
Another very well placed onside kick was almost recovered again, but the Bulldogs held on.
Constable led the ground game with 122 yards. Gross also eclipsed the 100-yard mark with 102 yards on nine totes. Guiffre had 60 yards passing.
Beaty plays its first away game on Wednesday when it visits Westlake in Erie.
Warren Area High School graduate T.J. Latimer had two special teams tackles in Division II Mercyhurst's 22-14 victory over Clarion University on Saturday at Tullio Field in Erie.
Warren Area High School graduate Colter Johnson punted seven times for a 38.3-yard average in Division I UMass' 63-13 loss at Michigan University. Johnson's long was 53 yards with one punt inside the 20-yard line.
Here is the varsity slate of action for all county fall sports teams for Monday, Sept. 17, and Tuesday, Sept. 18:
MONDAY'S SCHEDULE (17)
Boys Golf: Eisenhower Invitational, 12 p.m.
Warren at Slippery Rock, 1 p.m.
Boys Soccer: Eisenhower at Fairview, 4 p.m.
Bradford at Warren, 4 p.m. (Varsity, then junior varsity, followed by Bradford at Warren J.V. football), War Memorial Field
Volleyball: Sheffield at Youngsville, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY'S SCHEDULE (18)
Cross Country: Eisenhower, Union City at Youngsville, 4:30 p.m.
Fort LeBoeuf/Warren at Corry, 4:30 p.m.
Girls Tennis: Villa Maria at Warren, 4 p.m.
Volleyball: Eisenhower at Cambridge Springs, 6 p.m.
Elk County Catholic at Sheffield, 6 p.m.
Warren at Cranberry, 6 p.m.
Youngsville at Rocky Grove, 6 p.m.
WCCS at TCCS, 4:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer: Corry at Warren, 5 p.m.
Jr. high hoops
Youngsville's seventh-graders defeated Sheffield, 39-16, on Wednesday. For Youngsville, Autumn Hultberg scored 11 points, Caitlin Craig had 10 points, Maddie Cratty and Abby Carr eight each, and Paige Mineweaser two. For Sheffield, Eliza Davidson had six points, Alexa Lyon four, and Tayla Bailey, Faite Smith and Mya Grubbs two each.
For Youngsville's eighth-graders, a 41-11 winner, Alison Ishman and Julia Bailey had 10 points each, Kathy Sveda eight, Hultberg six, Hannah Bulard four, Maddie Cratty two, Mineweaser one. For Sheffield, Heather Foreman had four points, Emily Knowles three, and Erica Isenberg and Clarice Pierson two points each.
Youngsville hosts Rocky Grove on Tuesday. Sheffield is at Kane on Wednesday.
J.V. cross country
Eisenhower's Jacob Hoffman was 56th overall out of 75 (in 23:22.54) at the Maple Grove Red Dragons Invitational junior varsity boys race on Saturday at Long Point State Park in Bemus Point, N.Y.
Jr. high cross
In the junior high girls race at Saturday's Maple Grove Red Dragons Invitational, Madi Hultman paced Eisenhower with an eighth-place finish in 16:30 over the two-mile course. Teammates were: Jocelyn Courtney in 18th (17:30), Hannah Bortz 20th (17:39) and Naomi Haight 23rd (18:07).
The Eisenhower Football Boosters will meet at the high school on Monday after halftime of the junior varsity game there between Eisenhower and Iroquois.
The Kinzua 14U co-ed soccer team defeated Clarion, 4-0, on Sunday in North Warren. Simon Smith had two goals and Tyler Gustafson and Seth Harrington one each for Kinzua, with Tanner Kays assisting.
Harrington and Dominic Giannini combined for the team's second straight shutout in goal.