High school roundup for Sept. 23, 2023: Northgate edges Summit Academy
Saturday, September 23, 2023 | 8:14 PM
Sonteon Layne threw for 87 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 40 yards and another TD as Northgate earned a 28-20 win over Summit Academy (0-5, 0-2) in the Class A Big 7 Conference on Saturday afternoon.
Boys cross country
At the PIAA Foundation Meet in Hershey, State College won the Class 3A boys race with 75 points, followed by Manheim Township (140 points) and North Allegheny (187 points). Butler’s Drew Griffith placed first with a time of 15 minutes, 48 seconds, followed by North Allegheny’s Jack Bertram at 16:34.
In the Class 2A boys race, Grove City finished first with 83 points with Montour finishing second with 193 points. Beaver placed fifth with 255 points. Ryan Pajak of Ringgold won the race with a time of 15:48, followed by Montour’s Julian Kletz (16:19), Elizabeth Forward’s Patrick Burgos (16:29) and Freeport’s Michael Braun (16:30).
Annville-Cleona won the Class A boys race with 123 points with Winchester Thurston placing second with 176 points. Tyler Rader of Huntingdon finished first at 16:30. Winchester Thurston’s Eli DeSimone had the best local time at 16:51.
Girls cross country
North Allegheny won the PIAA Foundation Meet Class 3A girls race in Hershey with 46 points. Manheim Township finished second (200 points), followed by Phoenixville (208 points), Abington Heights (223 points) and Peters Township (276 points). North Allegheny placed three runners in the top five – Robin Kucler finishing first (18:54), Eva Kynaston second (19:00) and Erin McGoey fifth (19:36). Hatsboro Horsham’s Lillian DiCola was third (19:06) and Kiski Area’s Eliza Miller fourth (19:09).
In the Class 2A race, Danville finished first with 66 points, followed by Cathedral Prep (94 points), North Catholic (125 points) and Montour (164 points). Lewisburg’s Baylee Espinosa had the best individual time at 19:18 with Madison Hedglin of Dallas finishing second (19:27), North Catholic’s Gracie Plastino (19:38), Lower Moreland’s Amelia Ogawa fourth (19:40) and Montour’s Lakyn Schaltenbrand fifth (19:42).
Elk County Catholic placed first in the Class A race with 68 points with Grace Neubert winning the individual title with a time of 19:35. Northeast Bradford finished second with 125 points and OLSH third with 128 points. Shady Side Academy’s Chelsea Hartman had the best local time, finishing fourth at 20:18.
North Catholic 2, Greensburg Central Catholic 1 — In nonsection play, Jake Stofko and Justin Garvey scored as North Catholic (4-5) beat Greensburg Central Catholic (3-6). Grant Brewer scored the Centurions’ only goal.
Plum 3, West Mifflin 0 — Eli Westchak, Gage Adinolfi and Fedgi Fertil each had goals as Plum (10-1) shut out West Mifflin (3-9) in nonsection play. Tristin Ralph recorded two assists while Owen Zalewski notched the shutout.
Thomas Jefferson 1, Trinity 0 — Cody O’Hare scored off an assist from Owen Householder in overtime as Thomas Jefferson (8-1-1, 6-1-1) beat Trinity 5-3, 5-3) in Section 3-3A play. Goaltender Sam Wessel posted the shutout.
Chartiers-Houston 2, South Side 0 — In nonsection play, Alli Wingard and Ava Capozzoli had goals while Grace McAvoy picked up the clean sheet as Chartiers-Houston (9-1) shut out South Side (0-8). The win was Chartiers-Houston’s seventh straight, allowing only four goals over that span.
Elizabeth Forward 18, Uniontown 0 — Mia Valerio scored five goals as Elizabeth Forward (6-2, 6-1) defeated Uniontown (4-7, 1-6) in Section 2-3A. Brooklyn Baldensperger and Giovanna Ferraro added three goals each.
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