B-A girls win Volley-Brawl

Spikers battle back to beat rival; girls soccer and cross country register wins


Jarrett Taneyhill

Abby Luensmann makes a play in last night’s volleyball game at Tyrone.

The Bellwood-Antis volleyball team took down Tyrone last night winning three sets to two.

It wasn’t easy, as BA fell in the first set 25-23, and was pushed to a fifth and deciding set.

“It wasn’t hard once we all got into it,” said Lindsey Southworth. “Tyrone played a good game.”

The Lady Devils pulled away winning the fifth set 15-6, coming back after the loss in the fourth set.

Going to Tyrone, with their student section, we were nervous.”

— Kamrynn Mercer

“Our serving killed us first game, but once we got that under control we were able to pull ahead,” said Lindsey.

Junior Kamrynn Mercer felt it came down to nerves.

“Going to Tyrone, with their student section, we were nervous,” she said. “But once we got in the flow of the game we were OK.”

Bellwood girls stole the second set 25-23. Bellwood scored another win in the third set, winning 25-11.  Tyrone forces a fifth set by dominating Bellwood 25-16.

Girls Varsity Soccer team takes down Philipsburg

The Tyrone/Bellwood-Antis co-op team took down Philipsburg on the road. In the end, it was 5-0 after 80 minutes of hard fought action.

Tyrone’s Audrey Bowser scored two goals in the first half, one coming in the 29th minute (unassisted), and the second goal coming in at the 33rd minute (unassisted).

In the second half, B-A sophomore Riley D’Angelo found the back of the net two times for the Lady Eagles. Elina Lure added the 5th goal for the team.

Riley’s first goal came in the 56th minute of the game and then her second came at the 25th minute. Elina’s goal found the back of the net at the 55th minute.

It was the season opener for the Eagles.

Boys Soccer loss Against Hollidaysburg

Yesterday at Hollidaysburg’s Golden Tiger Stadium, the Tyrone/Bellwood-Antis boys varsity soccer team started three freshman on the field in a 7-3 loss to Hollidaysburg.

It was close, 4-3 into the half, but then it fell downhill from there.

“We battled back and made it close, but we couldn’t get anything going after halftime,” said junior Blake Johnston.

Freshman Alex Roberts started in goal, letting all seven go through. Freshman Corey Johnston scored twice. He scored once at 12:14 and another time at the 35th minute. Andrew Pearson scored unassisted at 25:00.

Sophomore Owen Shaulis was yellow carded in the first half.

B-A Cross Country

Yesterday, the Bellwood-Antis cross country team fought through the heat and humidity as they ran their way to victory. The Bellwood-Antis boys won 26-31 and the Bellwood-Antis girls won 17-39.

Robert VanKirk ran the team into battle with a time of 19:46. Stephanie Mills won with a time of 25:57, and Jenna Bartlett, in second place was not far behind her.

“Most of the time the heat affects us, but it really all comes down to your mental game,” said Senior Stephanie Mills. “I was happy with my run. It is still early but it was my personal record this season.”