Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - September 5, 2004, Indiana, Pennsylvania
ScoreboardLSU survives on missed extra pointsTennis
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At Indiana University of Pennsylvania Men's open singles First round
Rishi Negi def. Sebastian, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.
Second round (semifinals)
Jarod Medvetz del Negi, 6-2, 6-1.
Rajeev Nayak def. David Jacobs. 6-0, 6-0. Women's open singles First round (final)
Christy Bungo def. Stephanie Rizzo, 6-1, 6-1. Men’s open doubles First round (semifinals)
Tony and Jarod Medvetz def. Louis DeLaigue and Oliver Herlet, 6-1,6-0.
Rajeev Nayak and Rishi Negi def. Phil Palko and Sam Jockel, 6-1, 6-1.
Women's open doubles Second round (final)
Hillary Hughes and Yvonne Niederbracht def. Candace Bungo and Anne Bonya, 6-2, 6-2.
Mixed open doubles First round
Yvonne Niederbracht and Joe Orife def. Elaine Jacobs and David Jacobs, 6-2, 6-2.
Phil Palko and Katie Bungo def. Candace Bungo and Ian Love, 6-3, 6-2.
Niederbracht and Orife def Jim Rombach and Joan Rombach, 7-5, 6-3.
Mark Bungo and Christy Bungo def. Palko and K. Bungo. 6-4, 7-5.
Men's 40-and-over singles Round robin David Delasko def. Larry Feldman. 6-1. 6-1. Men's century doubles Finals (first round)
Ray Goss and Jim Cahalan def Nick Cup and Dennis Rafferty, 6-4. 7-6 (7-4).
Boys 18-and-under singles Semifinals Sam Jockel del Keith Feldman, 6-0, 6-0.
Adam Kensey def. Nick Miller, score not available.
Jockel def Kensey, 6-2, 6-1.
Girls’ 18-and-under singles First round
Jenna Micsky def. Emily Shubra, score not available
Kaitlan Hindman def. Elyse Zak. default Joelle Wisnieski del Alyssa Shubra, default Second round (semifinals)
Micsky def Anne Bonya, 7-5, 6-2.
Hindman def. Wisnieski, 6-0. 6-1.
Boys’ 18-and-under doubles First round (final)
Keith Feldman and Sam Jockel del Brendon Hurd and Adam Kensey, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8)
Girls’ 18-and-under doubles First round Alyssa Shubra and Joelle Wisnieski def Shawna Smith and Amber Hummel, 6-3,2-6,6-4.
Katie Ackerman and Elyse Zak del Alyssa Shubra and Joelle Wisnieski, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Priya Chaddah and Emily Shubra def. Sarah Balitski and Dommo Borusiewicz, 6-Q, 6-1 Kelsey Boarts and Erica Wranich del Chloe Hatcher and Sarah Munchnik, 6-1, 6-1.
Jenna Micsky and Kaitlan Hindman def Lauren Kablack and Samantha Bozzer, 6-0,6-1. Semifinals
Chaddah and E. Shubra def Ackerman and Zak, 8-6 (pro set).
Micsky and Hindman de) Boarts and Wranich, 6-4, 6-1.
Girls' 14-and under singles First round (semitmals)
Samantha DeStefano del Susan Soltis, 6-2, 6-4.
Luci Jockel del Kelley Pemberton, 6-2,6-3. Final
DeStefano def Jockel, 6-1,6-0.
Finals scheduled for Sunday
Men s singles final, 10 a rn.
Men s open doubles, 1 p.m.
Mixed open doubles. 10 a rn Girls’ 18-and-under singles, noon Girls' 18-and-under doubles, 3 p mApollo-Ridge suffers second loss of seasonFrom Staff Reports
I lOOKSTOWN — Apollo-Ridge ran into a buzzsaw in the form of South Side Beaver’s Tyler Patterson in a WPLAL non-conference football game Saturday.
Patterson piled up 211 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries to help his team best the Vikings 34-21.
The Rams jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the First quarter and never trailed, but they had plenty of reason to look over their shoulders as the Vikings narrowed their lead to a touchdown on three occasions.
Quarterback Jeff Zelonka (nit Apollo-Ridge on the board with a 19-yard run in the second quarter. He led the Rams in rushing with 35 yards and threw two long touchdown passes in the third and fourth quarters.
Ian Milenak scored on a 32-yard pass in the third quarter to make the score 21-14, and J R. Stringer caught a 71-yard touchdown pass as tile Vikings pulled within a touchdown with just over four minutes left.
Brian Dempsey [Jut the game out of reach with a 17-yard run three minutes later. It was Dempsey’s third touchdown of the game.
Zelonka completed 13 of 31 pass attempts for 278 yards. I Ie was intercepted twice. South Side Beaver quarterback Joshua Maurer was 6-tor-13 tor 123 yards, lie was intercepted by Adam Walker.
Milenak led the Apollo-Ridge receiver corps with 90 yards on Five receptions. Gary Miller caught three passes for 72 yards.
In the kicking game, Briana Akins was perfect on point-after attempts, and Justin Lookhart averaged 42 yards per punt.
Apollo-Ridge fell to 0-2. The Vikings open WPIAL Eastern Conference play Friday at Springdale.
Sports hours 8-11 p m. Monday-Saturday
By The Associated Press
[.SU can thank an Oregon State kicker who could not make extra points for its season-opening victory.
Alexis Serna missed three extra points Saturday night, including one tJiat wouid have forced a second overtime, and No. 4 LSU escaped with a 22-21 victory.
The defending BCS champion Tigers trailed througliout the game, were sJiut out in the First half, and behind 15-7 with 1:38 left.
The Tigers seemed sure to lose when they drove to the Oregon State 2 and failed to score with 3:39 left. But their defense gave them another shot.
The T igers got the hall back for their final possession of regulation with 1:38 left. After JaMarcus Russell threw two incompletions, he hooked up with Dwayne Bowe for a 26-yarder then a 38-yard touchdown to cut Oregon State’s lead to 15-13.
On the conversion, Russell ran to the left, stretched out the hall and leaped into the end zone for two points to tie it at 15.
In the overtime period, LSU scored on its first possession. Marcus Randall, who started the game at quarterback, came in when Russell was injured and ran for a 5-yard touchdown, giving LSU its first lead of the game, 22-15 with the extra point.
The Beavers weren’t done.
Derek Anderson found Joe Newton with a 19-yard scoring pass, pulling the Beavers to 22-21. But Serna, a redshift freshman who kicked a 40-yard field goal in the second quarter, sent the extra point wide right, giving LSU the victory.
No. 8 Michigan 43, Miami, Ohio IO
Freshman Chad Henne threw two touchdowns in a surprising start for Michigan, helping the Wolverines to an easy victory over Miami of Ohio that ended the nation’s longest winning streak.
Matt Gutierrez was supposed to start, hut he was relegated to holding on kicks because of a sore arm, creating an opportunity for Henne. Rick Leach is the only other quarterback to start as a freshman in a season opener for the Wolverines. Leach led Michigan to a victory on Sept. 13, 1975, at Wisconsin.
Henne was 14-for-24 for 142 yards with one interception. Braylon Edwards caught six passes for 91 yards and two I Ds, and David Underwood gained 61 yards with two touchdowns.
The Redllawks (l l) had won 14 straight games, 13 times last year with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. I bs replacement, Josh Betts, was 18-for-36 for 201 yards with four interceptions and a fumble.
No. 15 Clemson 37,
Wake Forest 30, 20T
Charlie Whitehurst threw anThe Top 25
11-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Browning in the second overtime that lifted Clemson to an Atlantic Coast Conference victory.
The Tigers led 19-3 early in the second quarter, but the Deacons rallied for 24 straight points and led 27-19 after Chris Barclay’s 50-yard touchdown run with 12:20 to go in the game.
Yusef Kelly’s short TD run and Kelvin Grant’s tying two-point conversion catch with 1:52 left in the regulation tied it at 27 for Clemson.
The teams traded field goals in the first extra session. Then Whitehurst found Browning on a screen pass to give Clemson the lead.
No. 2 Oklahoma 40,
Bowling Green 24
Kejuan Jones rushed for a career-high 148 yards and a touchdown and Mark ('dayton caught two of Jason White’s three touchdown passes for the Sooners.
White, the returning Heisman Trophy winner, completed 21 of 31 passes for 238 yards, but also threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown.
Adrian Peterson, the Sooners’ top-rated high-school recruit, flashed brilliance with a 35-yard touchdown run and finished with IOO yards on 16 carries.
No. 3 Georgia 48,
Georgia Southern 28
Danny Ware rushed for 135 yards and three touchdown in his college debut for the Bulldogs
Ware was the first freshman running back to start his first game at Georgia since 1943. He opened the scoring for Georgia with a 10-yard touchdown run.
I Ie added a 3-yard scoring run early in the third quarter, helping the Bulldogs pull away from a close game at halftime.
Tyson Browning had a 72-yard punt return and Reggie Brown caught a 43-yard pass from David Greene for Georgia.
No. 7 Texas 65,
North Texas O
Cedric Benson ran for 181 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Longhorns’ punishing rushing attack.
Benson, who ranks third in career yards at Texas behind I Lisman Trophy winners Ricky Williams and Earl Campbell, had 141 yards as Texas cruised to a 44-0 halftime lead.
Benson averaged 12.1 yards on 15 carries and Texas rolled up 513 yards on the ground against the three-time defending Sun Belt Conference champions.
No. 9 Ohio State 27, Cincinnati 6
Lydell Ross rushed for 141 yards and a touchdown, and Ohio State’s swarming defense stymied Cincinnati.
Justin /wick threw two inter
ceptions and had four fumbles in his first start for the Buckeyes. I Ie completed 14 of 26 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown. Backup Troy Smith played far less but produced two scores in three drives, including a TD pass.
No. 10 West Virginia 56,
East Carolina 23
Kay-Jay Harris rushed for a school-record 337 yards and four touchdowns for the Mountaineers.
Harris broke the school record of 291 yards set by Kerry Marbury in 1971 against Temple. It also was a Big East record, eclipsing the mark of 299 set by Miami’s Edgerrin James in 1998 against UCLA.
Jason Colson added two scores as the Mountaineers compiled 478 yards on the ground.
No. 12 Kansas St. 27, Western Kentucky 13
Darren Sproles ran for 221 yards and a touchdown on 42 carries, leading Kansas State past I-AA Western Kentucky.
Sproles, the nation’s leading rusher with 1,986 yards last season, extended his school record with his 20th 100-yard game.
Dylan Meier, a sophomore making his first start at quarterback as Roberson’s replacement, threw for 183 yards and ran for 60 yards and one score.
No. 13 California 56,
Air Force 14
J.J. Arrington ran for 181 yards and three touchdowns, and Aaron Rodgers threw for 208 yards and a touchdown to help California pull away from Air Force in the second half.
Air Force knocked off Cal the last time the Bears were ranked in 2002 and another upset appeared to be brewing when the Falcons were within seven points at halftime.
But after struggling with Air Force’s triple option early, Cal figured out its assignments.
Air Force had 214 yards its first three drives, but just 12 in its next four.
No. 16 Virginia 44, Temple 14
Wali Lundy ran for 104 yards and three touchdowns, and Alvin Pearman returned a punt 70 yards for a score to lead the (lavaliers to an easy opening win.
T he Owls had more fumbles (four) than third-down conversions (two) and lost to a Top 25 team for the 18th straight rime.
Marques Hagans finished 17-for-22 for 211 yards and rushed and threw for a touchdown for Virginia.
No. 17 Auburn 31, Louisiana-Monroe 0
Jason Campbell passed for two touchdowns and Carnel! Williams ran for 103 yards as the Tigers unveiled a new West Coast offense.
Auburn’s new system sputtered at times but still fared better than
Oregon State placekicker Alexis Serna shouted in dismay after missing an extra point in overtime. (AP photo)
in last year’s opening shutout defeat to Southern (California that set the stage for a disappointing season.
Williams carried 23 times and caught a 9-yard touchdown pass.
Steven Jyles was 16-for-22 passing for only 96 yards for Louisiana-Monroe.
No. 18 Missouri 52,
Arkansas St. 20
Brad Smith threw for 233 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 63 yards and another score for Missouri.
Smith, a junior who ran for 1,406 yards and passed for 1,977 last season, averaged 10.5 yards on six carries and scored on a 34-yard second-quarter run. He completed 14 of 22 passes, with the three touchdowns and one interception.
Damien Nash ran 15 times fora career-high 126 yards and scored twice, and Scan Coffey caught five passes for 113 yards anc! a touchdown, a 60-yarder.
No. 19 Iowa 39,
Kent St. 7
Drew Tate threw two touchdowns in his first start and No. 19 Iowa turned in a dominating defensive performance.
The I lawkeyes held the Golden Flashes to lit) total yards and minus-13 yards rushing.
Kent State, playing without suspended quarterback Josh Cribbs, crossed midfield just once, late in the third quarter. Iowa linebacker Chad Greenway had two interceptions, returning his second 30 yards for a touch down in the fourth quarter.
The only score for Kent State came late in the first half when linebacker Jack Williams picked off a pass in the end zone and ran IOO yards for a touchdown, the longest interception return in school history.
No. 21 Wisconsin 34,
Central Florida 6
John Stocco threw two touch
down passes and ran for another score in his first start for the Badgers.
Anthony Davis rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown for the Badgers but left late in the first half after taking a hard hit at the end of a 21 -yard run.
Davis, who missed five full games last year with ankle injuries, moved into second place on the school’s all-time rushing list behind Ron Hayne, college football’s career rushing leader.
Stocco threw touchdown passes of 16 and 52 yards in the Badgers' biggest win in a season opener since whipping Murray State 49-IO in 1999.
No. 22 Maryland 23,
Northern Illinois 20
Nick Novak became the leading scorer in Atlantic Coast (Conference history, kicking three field goals and two conversions’ to rescued the erratic Maryland offense.
Novak kicked field goals of 43, 34, and 44 yards. His 11-point night gave him a career total of 335, breaking the record of 326 set by Scott Bentley of Florida State.
No. 25 Minnesota 63, Toledo 21
Bryan Cupito was 10-of-12 for 279 yards and a touchdown in his first start, and Minnesota's running backs picked up where they left off last season.
Marion Barber III and Eau** rence Maroney, looking to he come the first tandem in NCAA history to rush for 1,000 yards each in consecutive seasons, scored two TDs apiece. The Gophers finished with 704 yards.
Barber (78 yards) and Maroney (108 yards) carried 14 times each and didn’t play in the second half with the game already well out of hand. Jared Ellerson had four receptions for 140 yards, and true freshman Ernie Wheelwright caught two touchdown passes for Minnesota.
East Stroudsburg knocks off ’Boro
By The Associated Press PSAC roundup
EDINBORO Jim Terwilliger threw for 371 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown pass, and East Stroudsburg beat Edinboro 20-7 in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference interdivision game Saturday.
Mark Brubaker kicked field goals of 26 and 28 yards for the first and final points of the game. Terwilliger fell just nine yards short of his single-game passing record. Ile connected with Tim Strenfel with 4:10 remaining in the third quarter. Strenfel led the Warriors (2-0) with a career high ten catches for 173 yards.
Andre Burke capped a 76-yard drive with a 5-yard scoring run with 6:39 in the third quarter for Edinboro (0-1).
Edinboro’s Justin Bouch completed 17 of 29 passes for 230 yards with two interceptions, including one in the end zone.
Shippensburg 35, Shepherd 7
SI IIPPENSBURG — John Kulm ran for two touchdowns, and Tony Gomez threw one and ran
for one as Shippensburg beat Shepherd.
Kulm rushed for 149 yards on 27 carries and scored on a 2-yard run in the first quarter and a 15-yard run in the fourth.
T he Raiders (2-0) also scored on Gomez’ 27-yard pass to David Wilkerson in the second quarter and on his 8-yard run in the fourth. Rick Henshaw connected with Fat Ferguson on a 58-yard [lass in the third quarter.
Leonard Ferguson connected with Rodney Jackson on 67-yard pass in the third quarter for Shepherd (0-2).
The Raiders rushed for 283 yards and passed for 244. The Rams rushed for 48 and passed for 181.
KUTZTOWN — Yusef Turner returned a fumble for a touchdown and blocked a punt that was returned for another score to lead Kutztown over Clarion.
Kutztown got a strong effort
Around the area
From Staff Reports
Elderton scores soccer win
KITTAJNN1NG — Andre Stivaniris two goals helped lift Elderton to a 2-1 victory over Kittanning in a high school boys’ soccer game Saturday.
Stivanin broke a 1-1 tie with six minutes remaining in the game, scoring on an assist from Matt Johnson.
Bobcat goalkeeper Tell Vickers faced 15 shots.
Elderton (1-0) visits Springdale on Tuesday.
Rossiter splits baseball games
ROSSITER — Rossiter drew a split in two games Saturday at the Rossiter Baseball Tournament.
Rossiter defeated Pittsburgh Crawford 17-1 and fell to St. Johns 2-1 in extra innings.
In other games, Jefferson Borough defeated Pittsburgh Crawford 6-1, and the Pittsburgh 30’s defeated Ford City 13-3.
from its defense, which sacked Clarion quarterback Brandon Dando si} times and forced five turnovers. Turner had two of the sacks.
Turner blocked a punt by Clarion's Joe Parkas, which was scooped up by Matt Millard and returned 12 yards for a touchdown. Turner later returned a fumble forced by Adam Ogorek 12 yards for another score. Michael Baldwin returned an interception for a touchdown for Kutztown late in the third quarter.
Marcus howe rushed for two touchdowns for Clarion, but Kutztown forced three intercep lions by Dando and recovered two fumbles.
Tony Bria rushed for 118 yards on 25 carries and scored Kutztown^ Ione offensive touchdown.
James Madison 62,
Lock Haven 7
IIARRISONBURG, Va. — Justin Rascati threw for three touchdowns and Maurice Fenner ran for 165 yards yards and a score as Division LAA James Madison opened its season with a victory over Dick I laven.
The Dukes piled up 609 yards of total offense, 352 on the ground, while holding Lock Haven (l-l) to 198 total yards.
Fenner's 83-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was the fourth longest run in James Madison history.
Alvin Bardes added 108 yards on 15 tarries for the Dukes and scored on runs of 2 and 3 yards.
Lock Haven’s Brian (Bamberg was 9-for-17 for 139 yards and one touchdown, a 4-yard strike to Rafael Smith in the second period.
West Virginia Wesleyan 27, Mansfield 14
MANSFIELD — LR. Dues scored two touchdowns and West Virginia Wesleyan scored four times off Mansfield turnovers.
I Hies, who rushed for 79 yards, scored on a 13-yard run two plays after Alan Krutulis intercepted a pass and returned it to the Mansfield 14-yard line.
Mansfield’s Joe Bennett caught a 13-yard touchdown [lass from David Fetzer to tie the score 7-7 with 5:05 remaining in the first quarter. Mansfield (0-2) took a 14-7 lead on a 3-yard plunge by Earnest McNeal, who led all rushers with 109 yards on 33 carries.
But West Virginia Wesleyan (1-1) recovered a Mansfield fumble on the 38 yard line with 40 seconds left in the first half and scored two plays later on an 8-yard run by Dues.
Krutulis intercepted another pass in the third quarter and returned it to the Mansfield 3-yard line, setting up a I-yard score by Max Williams. With 9:55 remaining in the game, Mike I libbert returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown.
Northeastern 71, Cheyney 0
BROOKLINE, Mass. — Northeastern beat Division ll Cheyney in coach Rocky I lager’s debut.
Shawn Brady completed 8 of IO passes for 173 yards and a touchdown and also scored on a 1-yard touchdown run in limited action. Corey Parks caught four [lasses for 125 yards anti two touchdowns as the I luskies (1-0) compiled 563 yards of total offense.
Northeastern rolled up 317 yards on the ground, led by Barry jeanson with 80 yards and three touchdowns. Anthony Riley had 75 yards rushing and Maurice Murray ran for 47 yards and three scores.
The Huskies’ defense limited Cheyney to 149 yards of offense, including just 18 net yards rush-ing.
Cheyney (0-2) is a Ireshman-heavy team which has won just two of its last 22 games and has not had a winning season since 1979. Cheyney was led by Billy
Mitchell who rushed for 31 yards on 12 carries.
Northwest Missouri St. 38, West Chester 7
MARYVILLE, Mo. — Josh lam hereon connected with Jamaica Rector for two touchdown passes and ran for a team-high 58 yards as Northwest Missouri State cruised past West Chester.
The Bearcats jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead that included Gabriel Helms’ 83-yard return of a blocked field goal as time expired in the second quarter. Shun Wells added two rushing touchdowns for Northwest Missouri (2-0).
Lamberson was 24-for-33 for 263 yards to lead the Bearcats, while Rector’s two touchdowns put him at No. 5 on the school’s all-time career points list.
Osagie Osunde led West Chester (1-1) with 54 yards rushing and the Golden Rams’ only touchdown.Highberger helps CMU win
HIRAM, Ohio (AP) — Joseph Hurley ran for two touchdowns in the third quarter, and Carnegie-Mellon rolled up 380 yards on offense to beat Hiram 44-0 Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
Hurley scored on a 4-yard run with 12:50 left in the third quarter and a 15-yard run with 8:43 to go to put the Tartans ahead 29-0.
Carnegie-Mellon also scored on Jon Cakert’s 3-yard run in the first quarter, a 29-yard pass from Jarrod I lighberger to Mark Davis in the second, Matt Jones’ I-yard run in the third and a 13-yard run by Robert Gimson in the fourth. Neil Stegall kicked a 22-yard field goal in the second. I lighberger, a senior, is a Blairsville I Ugh School graduate.
The Tartans rushed for 290 yards and passed for 90 yards.