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Boys Soccer: Montour draws District 10 champ in first round of PIAA playoffs

Written by Brad Everett on .

Montour better be on its A-game defensively when it takes on Erie Cathedral Prep tonight.

Cathedral Prep has certainly shown it can light up the scoreboard often.

Montour (18-3-1), the WPIAL third-place finisher, plays District 10 champion Cathedral Prep in a PIAA first-round game at Erie Veterans Stadium. The Ramblers won their 28th district championship Saturday.

Not only has Cathedral Prep been winning ... it's been winning big. The Ramblers scored a whopping 34 goals in three district playoff games. They beat Warren, 13-0; Saegertown, 14-2; and General McLane, 7-0. The Ramblers scored 10 goals in their final regular-season game, so they have netted 44 in their last four games. Brady Sittinger scored six in the championship win against General McLane.

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Girls Soccer: Montour travels to Altoona to begin state playoffs

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

There are no moral victories when it comes to the WPIAL title game. The only victory Montour was seeking Friday night was the one that came with a trophy. But the Spartans fell to Moon (21-1) on a last-second goal, 1-0. It was the third defeat for Montour at the hands of No. 1 Moon, but the Spartans can certainly find a way to carry momentum into the state playoffs after a strong performance against the WPIAL's strongest and most consistent team. The Spartans will travel to Altoona on Tuesday to play District 6 champion Hollidaysburg at Mansion Park Stadium at 5:30 p.m.

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Alumni Update - Adam Check (Robert Morris)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Moon Township, Pa. – Robert Morris University sophomore punter Adam Check was named the Northeast Conference Special Team'sCheck RMU Player of the Week after playing a pivotal role in the Colonials 19-6 win against Central Connecticut State.

Check, a Montour graduate, effectively handled the punting duties while negotiating the tricky autumn winds at Joe Walton Stadium Saturday afternoon. The sophomore punted eight times, averaging 39.5 yards per boot and dropping three punts inside of the opponent's 20-yard line.

Check's first punt of the day, a 44-yard kick, buried the Blue Devils back at their own one-yard line and put the RMU defense in position to tally the game's first score – a safety by Gerald Ferguson two plays later. The second-year Colonial was a key reason why CCSU's average drive start came inside of its own 25. Check also pinned the Blue Devils at the 14-yard line and later at the three-yard line on subsequent punts.

For the season, Check has punted 69 times averaging 37.2 yards per kick and a net average of 34.8 yards. He has landed 19 of those punts inside the 20-yard line and forced opponents to fair catch 29 punts. He has five punts of 50 yards or more.

 

(photo courtesy of Robert Morris University)

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Alumni Update - Ryan Lewis (Robert Morris)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Fairfield, Conn. – The Robert Morris University football team dropped a 16-10 decision to Sacred Heart in a Northeast Conference game atLewis RMU Campus Field in Fairfield, Conn., Saturday afternoon.

The loss drops the Colonials to 1-7 on the season and 0-3 in league games. The Pioneers improve to 6-1 and are 1-1 in the conference.

Ryan Lewis, a Montour graduate, had a career-high 11 tackles.

 

(photo courtesy of Robert Morris University)