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Oil City repeated as region champion in golf and then took second in the District 10 2A  tournament. From left: Jacob Teeter, Will McMahon, Charlie Motter, Colin Liederbach and Logan Loughran.

Berry all-stars

Cranberry's Cayden Baker  (pictured here with coach Dustin Wenner) was named first team on the KSAC all-stars. Dalton Wenner and Dane Wenner, third team.

Franklin junior Ty Prince
named 2nd team all-D-10

Franklin junior Ty Prince was named to the second team on the District 10 golf all-stars, announced Nov. 28 by the Erie Times News.

Prince also made first team all-Region 4, joining Rocky Grove sophomore Haydon Bevier and Oil City's Jacob Teeter.

The second team included Logan Loughran, Colin Liederbach and Charlie Motter from region champion Oil City, and Franklin's Ryan McCandless and Rocky Grove's Aaron Wetjen.

Region champ Oil City
2nd in D-10 2A; Franklin's
Prince qualifies for states

Charlie Motter's final high school hole was certainly a memorable one: he sank a 45-foot shot for an eagle to help Oil City to a second place finish in the District 10 2A team tournament at The Country Club of Meadville.

The Oilers and Lakeview, were tied after regulation, but won the tie-breaker as Logan Loughran edged the Sailors' No. 5 player, 90-91. Grove City claimed the crown 325, while Oil City and Lakeview came in with 338s after regulation.

Motter not only drained a 40-foot putt for an eagle in his final hole, but stroked a 45-foot birdie putt at No. 8. Motter finished with an 80, followed by Jacob Teeter (85), Colin Liederbach (86) and Will McMahon (87)

Earlier this season, the Oilers won their second straight region title.

Franklin's Ty Prince shot 76 to advance to the second round for individual honors. The next day the junior qualified for states by finishing fourth with a two-day total 151. He played the last four holes at 1-under.

Cranberry, meanwhile, was runner-up to three-time champion Clarion in the District 9 2A tourney at Pinecrest Country Club in Brookville. The Bobcats won the event by some 30 strokes.

Cayden Baker (77), Dane Wenner (82) and Dalton Wenner (84) qualified for a sub-regional Thursday at Treasure Lake's Silver Course. Ethan Merryman (96)) rounded out the Berry scorers.

Baker later qualified for the state tournament for the second straight season with a fifth-place finish in D-9 2A at Pinecrest.

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Cross Country

Senior Ethan Knapp won individual honors and led Rocky Grove to the District 10 2A boys cross country title Oct. 28 at Titusville.

 

Meanwhile, at Ridgway, both Cranberry teams placed second in 1A and will send those teams to states, which will be Nov. 4 at Hershey.

Venango County also qualified six individual runners from Franklin (Caleb Ptettyman, Jay Prettyman and Nadalie Latchaw), Oil City (freshmen Corabel Shiley and Addison Wyant) and the Grove (Isabel Griffin).

Rounding out the Grove boys team are: Easton Adamczyk (4), Gauge Gierlach (7), Schiffer Anderson (17), Cael Dailey (25) and Maxx Baker and Nathaniel Bolley). Runnerup Lakeview was 51 points behind the Orioles in the team scoring.

The Brookville boys and the Elk County Catholic girls won 1A team titles in District 9.

Knapp, Rocky Grove boys
claim D-10 titles; Berry
teams runners-up in D-9

The Cranberry boys team: Mariner Perry (7), Dalton Wenner (12), Dane Wenner (14), Kaleb Heath (23),Thatcher Matassa (27) and Elias Fox and Sabastien Bemis.

 

The Cranberry girls: Kelsey Hanna (4), Kayla Hanna (7), Karleigh Shaffer (9), Jordan Montgomery (22) and Gracee Hess (24) and Zofia Earp and Taylor Hepler.

Caleb Prettyman was sixth among the 2A boys in the District 10 meet and Jay Prettyman was 10th. Grove City won its sixth straight team title. Oil City was fifth, but didn't qualify anyone for states. Top Oiler runners were Eli Collins (22) and Keegan Kirkwood (23).

Latchaw was runner-up to Cathedral  Prep freshman Anne-Catherine Brown in the D-10 2A girls race.

Shiley was sixth and Addison Wyant 13th for Oil City, which took third behind Prep and Warren in 2A girls. 

Griffin, a sophomore, was sixth among the 1A girls.

Districts 9 and 10 photos from social media.

State Results

Team -- Rocky Grove boys 5th, Cranberry girls 6th, Cranberry boys 14th

Top 100 finishes:

2A boys

Franklin -- Caleb Prettyman, 6; Jay Prettyman, 44

2A girls

Franklin -- Nadalie Latchaw, 26

Oil City -- Corbel Shiley, 32; Addition Wyant, 95

1A boys

Rocky Grove -- Easton Adamczyk, 20; Ethan Knapp, 36; Gauge Gierlach, 62

Cranberry  -- Mariner Perry, 81

1A girls

Cranberry -- Kelsey Hanna, 32; Kayla Hanna, 41l Karleigh Shaffer, 42

Rocky Grove -- Isabel Griffen, 33

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Clockwise top left: Isabel Shiley, Caleb Prettyman, Nadalie Latchaw, Jay Prettyman, Addison Wyant, Isabel Griffin. Photos by Richard Sayer)

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2023 season in review

District 10 all-stars (boys)

Franklin -- Caleb Prettyman and Jay Prettyman, second team

Region all-stars (boys)

First team -- Caleb Prettyman (Runner of the Year); Jay Prettyman, Franklin;  Easton Adamczyk (Runner of the Year); Ethan Knapp, Gauge Gierlach and Nathaniel Bolley, Rocky Grove; Keegan Kirkwood, Eli Collins and Elliot Hulsizer, Oil City

Second team -- Kyle Phipps, Franklin; Maxx Baker, Schiffer Anderson and Jayden Miller, Rocky Grove; Brandon Murray, Colin Liederbach and Elijah Brosius, Oil City

District 10 all-stars (girls)

Franklin -- Nadalie Latchaw (first team

Oil City -- Corbel Shiley, second team

Region all-stars (girls)

First team -- Nadalie Latchaw (Runner of the Year), Franklin; Corbel Shiley, Addison Wyant and Ella Speece, Oil City; Isabel Griffen (Runner of the Year) and Kaylin Jacoby, Rocky Grove 

Second team -- Arianna Griffin, Sophia Garmong and Olivia Vorse, Oil City; Ellie Coyer, Rocky Grove

KSAC All-stars

Cranberry -- Kelsey Hanna, Kayla Hanna and Karleigh Shaffer first team; Jordan Montgomery second team; Dane Wenner, second team 

Region/conference champions

Rocky Grove boys, Oil City boys (District 10 regions), Cranberry girls (KSAC in District 9); both Cranberry teams claimed junior high titles

Course records

Nadalie Latchaw, Franklin -- 17:02.95 to smash Franklin's 7-year-old course record by 16 seconds

Corbel Shiley, Oil City -- 19:55 to break Kennedy Liederbach's Oil City course record by 25 seconds. Titusville won the Region 7 title that day

Easton Adamczyk, Rocky Grovbe -- 17:07 for the Two Mile mark. Teammate Ethan Knapp also broke the old record (17:17) with a 17:16

Invitationals and such

McQuad Invitational, Rochester, N.Y. -- Rocky Grove boys (small school title)

Rocky Grove Invitational -- Rocky Grove boys won title, Oil City third, Franklin seventh, Cranberry ninth; Titusville and Cranberry 1-2 in girls race, Oil City fifth; Cranberry, Oil City, Rocky Grove 1-2-3 in the junior high girls race; Oil City, Cranberry, Rocky Grove 4-6-8 among junior high boys

Corbel Shiley won the varsity girls race at Rocky Grove. Nadalie Latchaw did not compete. Caleb Prettyman was runner-up to Coundersport's Kevin Sherry among the boys

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Cranberry girls first team All-KSAC runners Kelsey Hanna, Kayla Hanna and Karleigh Shaffer (Photos by Kelly Malek)

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Soccer

Photo by Richard Sayer

Second-seeded General McLane ended Franklin's season Oct. 24 with a 5-1 victory in the District 10 2A quarterfinals. 

The seventh-seeded Knights topped Hickory, 4-1, Oct. 21, in a first-round match behind Nathan Pfennigwerth's two goals and two assists. 

Franklin won the Region 4 championship Oct. 17 with an 8-0 victory over Iroquois. It was the first-ever title for the Knights (16-3-1, 13-1).

Pfennigwerth has the Franklin and Rocky Grove school records with 95 career goals and 45 assists.

The shutout was a school record eighth of the season for goalie Reston Weismann.

Oil City closed at 5-10-1 after losing to Eisenhower, 1-0. The girls teams from Franklin and Oil City are pulling up the rear in their respective regions, but the Lady Knights are 4-14 overall, the Lady Oilers 0-13.

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(Photo by Chris Rosetti/D9and10.com)

All-Stars

Ayanna Ferringer was named MVP on the KSAC all-stars

Volleyball

Second-seeded Cranberry (16-7) dropped a 3-0 decision to third-seeded Kane on Oct. 31 in the District 9 2A semifinals. Kane will play Moniteau for the title. Moniteau took down top-seeded Punxsy in the other semifinal.

Earlier, the Berries lost to top-seeded Clarion-Limestone in the KSAC tournament, but beat Redbank Valley, 3-1, in the consolation. Punxsutawney is the top seed in D-9.

Ayanna Ferringer finished her Cranberry career with a three-year total of 821 kills, including 365 this season.

Meanwhile, Franklin (14-60 defeated Ft. LeBoeuf, 3-2,in the first round of the District 10 2A tourney, but lost to region champ Saegertown, 3-0, the next round.

Franklin was led by Estella Adams and 6-2 Katie Boal (pictured).  

Rocky Grove was 3-13. Oil City was 1-17 after beating Union/AC Valley in its finale and Venango Catholic fielded a team this season.

Speaking of nets, Oil City and Franklin have tennis teams again with the Lady Oilers tripping the Lady Knights, 3-2, on Sept. 19 for their second win of the season.

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