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Chase Ebeling, Bellefonte
Ebeling finished with a time of 17:12 to lead all in a three-team cross country competition with Clearfield and Hollidaysburg. His teammate, Alex Mansfield, was fifth (18:49). The Bellefonte boys’ team won, winning the race over Clearfield, 15-10, and beating Hollidaysburg, 21-34. Bellefonte’s men’s cross-country team are now 6-0 in Mountain League fixtures.
Michael Gaul, State College
Burdened with injuries for most of the season, State College had to make several saves to win 21-18 over Cumberland Valley. After JW Scott and the defense made the save and Jashaun Green made a spectacular catch to establish the tying basket, the game went into overtime at 18-18. After Quinn Murphy’s placement to take the lead in overtime, a freshman rose to prominence. Gaul stepped up and picked the quarterback to seal the game and improve his team to 4-3 that year.
Carson Long, Philipsburg-Osceola
Long scored in a 2-2 draw against Bald Eagle on Tuesday and followed with an explosive performance Thursday against Tyrone. The first-year forward scored five goals and collected one assist in a 9-0 win over the Golden Eagles. Long scored his 20th goal of the season, breaking the first-year scoring record.
Carson Nagle, Bald Eagle Region
Nagle and the Eagles continued to roll with a 49-0 win over Philipsburg-Osceola on Friday night. The first-year quarterback was surgical – finishing with a 21-for-27 pass line (77.8% completion rate) for 207 yards, four touchdown passes and no interceptions. Bald Eagle has improved to 6-1 this year and will face Bellefonte at home this next Friday. Nagle is now 104-for-169 (61.5%) on the season for 1,220 passing yards, 12 passing touchdowns and eight interceptions.
State College Field Hockey
State College beat Mifflin County 1-0 Wednesday to 8-2 this season. It was the Stick it to Cancer team’s annual game. Madison Shomo scored the game-winning goal in the third quarter with 12:28 on the clock. They followed that up with a 4-0 victory Thursday over Chambersburg to move to 9-2 this year and 7-1 in conference. Ella Tambroni scored on a assist from Sydney O’Donnell (2:11 in the first), followed by Sierra Grande with 1:30 left in the second. Rachel Foster scored on an assist from Phoebe Herlocher to end the half with a 3-0 lead. Herlocher ended the game with a goal thanks to assists from O’Donnell and Joelle Bartlett.
Cammie Upcraft, Penns Valley
Upcraft has been a constant presence all season for its 6-6 Rams. Upcraft had 13 kills and six blocks in Penns Valley volleyball’s victory over Bellefonte on October 4. Bald Eagle got the better of Penns Valley on Tuesday with a 3-0 sweep on scores of 25-19, 25-20 and 25-17. But the Rams rebounded Thursday night with Upcraft and the Rams beating Clearfield 3-0. The elder had 14 kills and four blocks.