Jr. high hoops
Eisenhower Gold beat Rocky Grove, 22-12, in junior high girls basketball on Wednesday. For Ike, Caroline Hishman had six points, Brielle Whitney four, Cameran Edwards two, Anna McJunkin two, Lexi Head two, Ashlee VanGuilder two, Kiara Weber two and Shayla Hagg two.
Eisenhower Blue lost, 27-9. For Ike, Payton Mineweaser had five points and Savannah McKown four.
Times Observer photo by Ben Oviatt
Not so fast
Beaty’s Ryder Bennett pulls down the J.S. Wilson quarterback behind the line of scrimmage for a sack during Wednesday’s eighth grade football game at War Memorial Field. Bennett racked up seven tackles for a loss, and the Dragons went on to win, 23-8.
Warren Area High School's junior varsity football team defeated DuBois, 30-13, on Monday.
The Dragons got on the scoreboard first as Logan Galloway tossed a nine-yard touchdown pass to Devin Nowacki, capping a nine-play drive. Ryan Gorgacz scored the two-point conversion.
The Dragons scored twice in the second quarter to take a 24-7 lead in at halftime. Galloway found Nowacki in the end zone again for a 19-yard strike (Gorgacz two-point conversion). Following a fourth down defensive stand, Gorgacz took a sweep 82 yards for another score (Galloway two-point conversion).
After the start of the fourth quarter, Galloway hit Matt Sweigart on a short shovel pass that Sweigart took 70 yards for a score while shedding several Dubois tackles.
Defensive standouts for Warren included Gabe Irvine, Michael Johnson, Nowacki, Derek Reagle and Anthony Citro.
Galloway finished 5-of-6 passing for 122 yards and three touchdowns, Gorgacz carried 11 times for 130 yards and a score, and Galloway added 46 yards rushing. In addition to Nowacki's and Sweigart's touchdown catches, Derek Reagle added three receptions.
The Dragon JV's are now 4-2 on the season, In addition to the victory against DuBois, they have wins over Bradford (32-14), Meadville (28-12) and Corry (36-6), with close losses to Oil City (16-6) and Slippery Rock (23-20). The Dragon JV's are at Franklin Saturday morning. They finish out their season at home against Titusville on Nov. 2.
Jr. high cross
Here are the county results from Saturday's Region 4 2,500-meter junior high race at the Warren County Fairgrounds:
Girls (49 runners): 4. Mackenzie Bickling (Warren) 12:00, 6. Ansley Cernjul (Warren) 12:06, 8. Gabby Hahn (Warren) 12:22, 21. Naomi Swartzbaugh (Youngsville) 13:15, 24. Shelby Smith (Warren) 13:25, 26. Naomi Haight (Eisenhower) 13:46, 27. Sabrina Johnson (Warren) 13:46, 28. Abby Arnold (Warren) 13:52, 30. Jessie Drake (Warren) 13:58, 31. Sydney Welker (Eisenhower) 14:00, 44. Iris Roberts (Warren) 15:50, 47. Maddie Alekson (Youngsville) 16:37, 48. Shannon Kellogg (Eisenhower) 16:57, 49. Rachel Lynds (Warren) 17:44.
Boys (57 runners): 3. Beau Paris (Warren) 10:36, 5. Tanner Kays (Warren) 10:44, 9. Jimmy Kramer (Warren) 10:58, 10. Michael Henry (Youngsville) 10:59, 23. Elijah Rutenber (Warren) 11:27, 24. Jacob Tichenor (Warren) 11:28, 29. Cade McChesney (Warren) 11:51, 31. Elliot Gross (Warren) 12:04, 35. James Lawson (Warren) 12:16, 38. Owen Balas (Warren) 12:22, 41. Bryce McCracken (Warren) 12:24, 44. Mike Fehlman (Youngsville) 12:40, 46. Ben Donnell (Eisenhower) 12:44, 50. Sebastian Mathers (Warren) 13:34, 56. Trenton Dippold (Eisenhower) 16:08, 57. Sam Hoover (Youngsville) 17:19.
Warren's boys placed third out of 18 scoring teams, and Warren's girls fifth out of 19, at Wednesday's District 10 Junior High Cross Country Meet at Union City High School. Here are the county individual race results:
Girls (183 runners): 9. Ansley Cernjul (Warren) 11:40, 15. Gabby Hahn (Warren) 11:49, 29. Mackenzie Bickling (Warren) 12:06, 54. Naomi Swartzbaugh (Youngsville) 12:40, 73. Iris Roberts (Warren) 13:05, 83. Naomi Haight (Eisenhower) 13:19, 91. Shelby Smith (Warren) 13:29, 94. Sabrina Johnson (Warren) 13:37, 103. Sydney Welker (Eisenhower) 13:45, 119. Abby Arnold (Warren) 13:58, 128. Jessie Drake (Warren) 14:25, 151. Maddie Alekson (Youngsville) 15:26, 156. Shannon Kellogg (Eisenhower) 15:46. 162. Rachel Lynds (Warren) 16:14.
Boys (192 runners): 11. Tanner Kays (Warren) 10:31, 14. Michael Henry (Youngsville) 10:32, 15. Jimmy Kramer (Warren) 10:34, 17. Beau Paris (Warren) 10:38, 36. Elijah Rutenber (Warren) 11:06, 44. Jacob Tichenor (Warren) 11:12, 45. Cade McChesney (Warren) 11:12, 85. James Lawson (Warren) 11:58, 86. Elliot Gross (Warren) 12:00, 104. Mik Fehlman (Youngsville) 12:15, 107. Owen Balas (Warren) 12:17, 114. Bryce McCracken (Warren) 12:20, 122. Ben Donnell (Eisenhower) 12:34, 166. Sebastien Mathers (Warren) 13:48, 180. Trenton Dippold (Eisenhower) 14:40, 188. Sam Hoover (Youngsville) 16:30.
Warren and Eisenhower battled to a 2-2 tie in a junior varsity match Wednesday at War Memorial Field. Warren took the early lead when Sheldon McMeans scored on a free kick in the first half to take a 1-0 lead. Austin Goldthwaite made it a 2-0 lead in the second half before Eisenhower's Noah VanHouten scored for the Knights to cut the lead to one. With just four minutes left in the game, Alex Johnson scored on a pass from Levi Hendrickson to tie the game at 2-2.
Jr. high football
Beaty's eighth-grade football team finished 3-4 after a 23-8 win over JS Wilson on Wednesday at War Memorial Field.
Kohl Nosel took the first play from scrimmage 91 yards to the house and added a 20-yard touchdown later in the game. Nosel finished with 156 yards rushing.
Ben Thomas added a 30-yard touchdown run, and Seth Harrington had a 25-yard field goal.
Coach Chet Munksgard said the entire defense played well. Mitchell Bryant and Tyler Mahood had interceptions, Ryder Bennett had seven tackles for a loss, and Max Sobina added three more tackles in the backfield.
Evan Tremblay, Andrew Egger, Chris White, Jordan Hawkins, Andrew Davidson, Ryan Munksgard and Matt Leonard also stood out in the win.
Here is the varsity sports schedule for county teams for Thursday, Oct. 24, through Saturday, Oct. 26:
Boys Soccer: Warren at McDowell, 6 p.m.
Volleyball: Warren at Oil City, 6 p.m.
Sheffield at Ridgway, 6 p.m.
Eisenhower at Cochranton, 6 p.m.
Youngsville at Saegertown, 6 p.m.
Football: Franklin at Warren, 7 p.m.
Sheffield at Curwensville, 7 p.m.
Eisenhower at Youngsville, 7 p.m.
Cross Country: District 10 cross country championships, Buhl Park, Sharon, 10 a.m.