Campus Corner: Sipes Makes Career-High 15 Stops; Herrington No. 2 Kicker in Mountain West Conference

CLARION – Redshirt junior Nate Sipes of Curwensville registered a career-high 15 tackles and forced one fumble while redshirt senior Shawn Sopic of Curwensville made nine stops for the Clarion (1-6) defense in a 38-7 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference loss to Indiana (4-2) with 2,712 fans in attendance at Memorial Stadium Saturday.
Sipes had two solo stops and 13 assists to better the 14 tackles he had against Slippery Rock Oct. 1.
Sopic checked in with three solo tackles and six assists.
Sipes is the No. 1 Golden Eagle tackler with 66 stops, including 23 solo efforts. He has recovered two fumbles and broke up one pass.
PSAC stats show him No. 1 in assists and No. 2 in tackles with 67 for a 9.6 average. He tied for 43rd in NCAA Division II stats with 9.57 tackles per game.
Sopic’s 41 tackles are second for the Clarion defense. He has forced one fumble and broken up one pass.
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WILLIAMSPORT – Junior wide receiver Jarrin Campman of Clearfield had three pass receptions for 30 yards in Lycoming’s 40-7 Homecoming victory over Wilkes (2-4) in front of 2,765 fans at David Person Field Saturday afternoon.
He had a 35-yard touchdown nullified by an illegal formation penalty in the first quarter of the win that kept the 5-1 Warriors in the Middle Atlantic Conference race. At 3-1, they are one of three once-beaten teams chasing Delaware Valley (5-0).
Campman leads the Warrior in receptions with 23 and is second in yards with 307. He has scored two touchdowns.
In MAC stats, Campman ranks ninth with 3.8 receptions per game and 10th with 51.2 yards per game.
He also has one punt return for 11 yards.
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ERIE – Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Jesse Hoover of Curwensville pulled in three passes for 40 yards and freshman running back Jed Greslick of Grampian (Curwensville Area H.S.) returned two kickoffs for 65 yards in Lock Haven’s 37-13 loss to Gannon (3-4) Saturday afternoon.
Only 650 fans turned out at Gannon Field for the Pennsylvania Conference Athletic Conference Western Division game that resulted in the 37th consecutive defeat for the Bald Eagles, who are 0-6 this season.
Hoover, who has started five times, is Lock Haven’s No. 2 receiver with 21 catches for 270 yards and two touchdowns.
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OBERLIN, Ohio – Junior defensive back David Kalgren of Curwensville had two tackles, broke up one pass and returned one kickoff 25 yards as Oberlin (2-4) gave undefeated and nationally-ranked Wabash (6-0) a battle before falling 37-23 in North Coast Athletic Conference action.
The Yeomen thrilled the 1,232 fans in Savage Stadium with a second-half comeback that had the Division III’s No. 12 team clinging to a 30-23 advantage midway through the fourth quarter. The Little Giants scored the clinching touchdown with 2:02 remaining.
Kalgren has 23 tackles, including 21 solo stops, to go with one interception and five passes broken up.
He has averaged 23.3 yards on 15 kickoff returns and 7.5 yards for four punt runbacks.
He returned his interception 41 yards and leads the Yeomen with 421 all-purpose yards.
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COLLEGEVILLE – Junior running back Isiah Morgan of Clearfield netted three yards on three carries for visiting Juniata (0-6) in a 21-7 loss to Centennial Conference runner-up Ursinus (4-2, 4-1) in front of 1,198 fans at Patterson Field Saturday afternoon.
The outcome left the Eagles, 0-5 in the conference, with the school’s longest losing streak in history at 18 games.
Morgan has rushed 19 times for 41 yards and caught two passes for 17 yards.
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Junior placekicker Parker Herrington of Clearfield produced nine points for Air Force (3-3) with two field goals and three extra points against San Diego State (4-2) Thursday night, but the Falcons were beaten 41-27 by the Aztecs in a nationally-televised Mountain West Conference game.
His 44-yard field goal on the last play of the first half knotted the score at 17-17, and his 31-yarder put Air Force in front with 9:26 left in the third quarter, but the Aztecs reeled off the next 24 points to disappoint the Falcon Stadium crowd of 27,490.
Herrington has made seven of eight field goal attempts for a conference-leading 87.5 percent that has him in the top 20 in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) among kickers averaging at least one field goal per game.
Herrington is 19-for-21 in extra point tries for a total of 40 points that top the Falcons and give him a 6.7 average which is No. 6 overall and No. 2 among kickers in the conference.
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PITTSBURGH – Redshirt sophomore lineman Nick Redden of Clearfield filled in at both guard positions on the offensive line and also blocked on the punt and extra point units as Duquesne (5-2) remained in the Northeast Conference hunt by turning back Central
Connecticut State (2-5) 28-21 with 2,211 fans on hand at Rooney Field Saturday afternoon.
The Dukes, at 3-1, sit alone in second place behind Albany, which is 3-0.
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FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Freshman linebacker Andrew Redden of Clearfield got considerable playing time on St. Francis (1-6) special teams in Saturday’s wild 60-45 Northeast Conference loss to host Sacred Heart (4-2) Saturday afternoon.
The teams combined for 14 touchdowns in front of 1,169 fans at Campus Field who watch the Pioneer remain tied for third place at 2-1 while dropping the Red Flash to 0-5.
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CRESSON – Junior forward Pamela Pride of Clearfield got off three shots, two on goal, in two of Mount Aloysius’ three games last week.
She had one shot Monday when the Lady Mounties tied Pitt-Greensburg 1-1 in double overtime, ending a 12-game losing streak, and two shots Saturday when they lost 6-2 to D’Youville (N.Y.) in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action.
On Wednesday, Mount Aloysius (0-14-1) was edged 1-0 by Pitt-Johnstown in a non-conference “Pink Out Event” at Point Stadium.
Pride has recorded 12 shots, three on goal, in 14 games, including 13 starts.
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UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State sophomore Gwenn Porter of Clearfield ran the 6,000 meters in 26:31 over the muddy Blue-White Golf Courses at the Penn State National Friday.
She placed 245th among the 268 runners who also had to contend with driving rain.
The Lady Lions, ranked No. 20 in the latest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Poll, finished a strong third in the 29-team field with 77 points. West Virginia dominated the invitational with 45 points, while Connecticut edged Penn State for second with 70 points.
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