A-K Valley campus clippings: Mitcheson sets mark for Buffalo football
Adam Mitcheson stands alone as the most productive field-goal kicker in Buffalo history.
Mitcheson, a senior and Kiski Area graduate, set Buffalo’s all-time field goal record with a 37-yarder in the fourth quarter of a 51-42 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Tuesday.
The made field goal gave Mitcheson 45 in his career, breaking the tie he had with A.J. Principe.
For the season, Mitcheson is 6 of 10 on field goals and 38 of 42 on extra points. Buffalo (8-1, 5-0) leads the Mid-American Conference’s East Division.
Allegheny:Senior Tyler Balla (New Kensington/GCC) rushed for 131 yards, his fifth 100-yard performance of the season, in a 54-17 loss to No. 21 Wabash . Sophomore Chase Balla (Valley) had six tackles and returned a kickoff 74 yards to set up a score.
Cal (Pa.): Redshirt sophomore Tyson Hill (Valley) set a career high with 125 receiving yards in a 49-34 win over Seton Hill. He caught five passes, including a 24-yard touchdown.
Case Western Reserve: Junior Patrick Crossey (Plum) had eight tackles and a forced fumble in a 41-17 victory over Waynesburg.
IUP: Sophomore Justice Evans (Vandergrift/Central Catholic) scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run with 7 minutes, 9 seconds remaining, lifting the Crimson Hawks to a 13-6 win over Edinboro.
Slippery Rock: Junior Jake Chapla (Plum) kicked field goals of 26 and 40 yards in a 48-7 win over Gannon, moving within one field goal of tying CJ Bahr and Morgan Anderson for the school’s career record.
W & J: Sophomore Max Garda (Burrell) had his first career interception in a 33-9 victory over Saint Vincent.
Clarion: Freshman Lexi Moyer (Kiski Area) made school history, becoming the first Clarion true freshman to be named all-conference after earning a spot on the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference third team. Moyer started all 18 games on defense, leading the team in minutes played and scoring one goal.
Pitt-Bradford: Freshman Caleb Hansen (Kiski Area) was named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Swimmer of the Week last week after winning three individual events in a victory over Penn State Altoona, the first meet of his college career. Hansen won the 100-, 200- and 500-yard freestyle races.
Chatham: Sophomore Mallory Marzolf (Deer Lakes) was named Presidents’ Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week after helping Chatham to season-0pening wins over Franciscan and Penn State Behrend. Against Franciscan, she won the 200-yard freestyle and the 100 butterfly and was part of the winning 200 free relay. Against Penn State Behrend, she won the 50 and 200 backstroke and 200 individual medley and was part of the winning 200 medley relay. Her older sisters, seniors Iris and Jade Marzolf (Deer Lakes), also had strong performances in the victories. Iris won the 100 breaststroke and 200 IM, and Jade won the 500 free. Both swam on the winning 200 medley relay against Franciscan. Against Behrend, Jade won the 50 fly, 100 free and 200 free and was part of the winning 400 free relay. Iris won the 50 free and 200 back and was part of the winning 200 medley and 400 free relays.
St. Francis (Pa.): Junior Sabrina Bowman (St. Joseph) celebrated her birthday in grand fashion, winning a pair of individual events and swimming on two first-place relays in a victory over LIU-Brooklyn. Bowman won the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly and was part of the winning 200 freestyle and 400 medley relays.
Westminster: Junior Abigail Jones (Knoch) won three individual events in a loss to Allegheny. Jones swam to first-place finishes in the 50 breaststroke, 200 individual medley and 1,000 freestyle.
Point Park: Junior Brittney Bianco (Freeport) had 55 assists in three matches as the Pioneers posted victories over Carlow, WVU Tech and Rio Grande (Ohio) last week. Bianco added four aces in the wins.