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Local roundup: Penns Valley boys beat Central

In boys soccer, Penns Valley scored two goals in each half en route to a 4-0 win against Central. Connor Martz, Michael Johnson, Cole Felker and Zach Heckman all scored.

“After dropping our first two matches of the season in September, we all agreed as a team that we were going to make the necessary adjustments and turn things around,” Penns Valley coach Ken Gore said. “We won our next two, then lost one but decided we’d had enough in the L column. We adjusted once again then took off on this unprecedented nine-game run.”

“We are careful to never take any opponent for granted and see every match as the most important one of the season. If we maintain this mindset and confidence, it will hopefully carry us deep into the postseason.”

The win improves the Rams to 11-3 with one home game remaining today at 4 p.m.

• Penns Valley won a Mountain League boys cross country race against Bellefonte (second), Tyrone, Clearfield, Central and Philipsburg-Osceola. Penns Valley took the top two spots with Colton Sands (16:39) and Thaddaeus Smith (17:15) going 1-2. Bellefonte’s top finisher was Chase Ebeling, who finished in sixth with a time of 17:55.

On the girls side, Penns Valley and Bellefonte finished 1-2 with 28 and 46 points, respectively. Penns Valley’s Kelsey Hull won in 20:02 and teammate Anna Stitzer took second 20 seconds later. Bellefonte’s Kate Rarrick finished third in 21:20.

Penns Valley’s Alexis Durn and Danielle Fetterolf finished fourth and fifth and Bellefonte’s Mia Elmore was a sixth-place finisher.

• Penns Valley beat Tyrone, 3-2 (25-19, 26-24, 7-25, 17-25, 15-12) in girls volleyball. Hailey Coursen had 13 assists, Jadyn Butler had 2 aces and 28 digs and Anna Butler had 13 digs.

Cammie Upcraft added five blocks and five kills; Ellie Coursen had four blocks and six kills; and Kailen Winkelblech had seven kills.

BOYS SOCCER

Penns Valley 4, Central 0

PV–Connor Martz (Michael Johnson), 1:58. PV–Johnson, 8:59. PV–Cole Felker (Johnson), 61:10. PV–Zach Heckman, 76:33.

Shots: PV 15, C 4. Saves: PV 3 (Dristen Wolfe), C 8 (Zeb Wyant).

Records: Penns Valley (11-3). Next game: Clearfield at Penns Valley, today, 4 p.m.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Mountain League race

Team scoring: 1. Penns Valley 22; 2. Bellefonte 58; 3. Tyrone 68; 4. Clearfield 101; 5. Central 117; 6. Philipsburg-Osceola 151.

Top 10 finishers: 1. Colton Sands, PV, 16:39; 2. Thaddaeus Smith, PV, 17:15; 3. Garin Hoy, PT, 17:42; 4. Simon Smith, PV, 17:44; 5. Daniel Kelly, PV, 17:51; 6. Chase Ebeling, Bellefonte, 17:55; 7. Ben Luzier, Clearfield, 18:26; 8. Eric Bennett, Bellefonte, 18:36; 9. Aaron Carlini, Bellefonte, 18:43; 10. Max Feidler, PV, 18:58.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Mountain League race

Team scoring: 1. Penns Valley 28; 2. Bellefonte 46; 3. Philispburg-Osceola 84; 4. Clearfield 88; 5. Tyrone 97.

Top 10 finishers: 1. Kelsey Hull, PV, 20:02; 2. Anna Stitzer, PV, 20:22; 3. Kate Rarrick, Bellefonte, 21:20; 4. Alexis Durn, PV, 21:35; 5. Danielle Fetterolf, PV, 21:42; 6. Mia Elmore, Bellefonte, 22:19; 7. Beth Pearson, Tyrone, 22:38; 8. Scarlett Singleton, Clearfield, 22:42; 9. Mykayla Cole, Bellefonte, 23:00; 10. Amanda McCracken, Clearfield, 23:25.

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