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Big First Inning Keys DCC Softball Win; Karns City Girls Track and Field Team Wins KSAC Title By Edging Moniteau

DuBOIS, Pa. (EYT/D9) — Rose Whipple homered and Melia Mitskavich was dominant in the circle and at the plate as the DuBois Central Catholic softball team downed Keystone, 16-1, on Tuesday afternoon.

(Pictured above, Rose Whipple/submitted photo)

Whipple’s home run was part of a 12-run first inning for the Cardinals.

Whipple was 2 for 3 with three RBIs.

Mitskavich went 2 for 2 with a triple and five RBIs. She also struck out eight in three innings to get the win.

Keystone led 1-0 in the top of the first on a solo homer by Natalie Bowser.

DCC (13-2) had 15 hits in the game to one for Keystone (8-6).


Izzy Flick threw a five-inning no-hitter, striking out eight and walking just one in the Fires’ win.

Flick was also 2 for 2 at the plate with a RBI and three runs scored as Forest scored nine runs in the bottom of the second inning on the way to the victory.

Faith Dietrich homered, singled and drove in three and Madison McFarland went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs for Forest (5-5).

Akeela Greenawalt also knocked in three for the Fires.


Cole Henry had a big day at the plate, going 2 for 3 with five RBIs, as Keystone downed Forest in three innings, 15-0.

Kord Stewart and Drew Keth each went 2 for 3 with two runs scored for the Panthers.

Aidan Tharan and Brendan Flebotte drove in two runs each for Keystone.


Chloe Fritch and Sophia Bonetto were triple winners as the Karns City girls edged Moniteau, 78-72, to win the Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference title.

Both teams came into the meet at 6-0.

Fritch won the 100 hurdles (17.0), 300 hurdles (50.0) and ran a leg of the 4×400 relay that won. Bonetto finished first on the 1,600 (6:05) and also ran legs in the winning 4×400 and 4×800 relays.

Moniteau’s Jenna Zendron won the 100, 400 and was on the 4×100 relay with Rylee Long, Allie Pry and Katelyn Reott which broke the school record with a time of 52.0.

Long also was a triple winner, claiming firsts in the triple jump, long jump and the record-setting relay.

On the boys side, Karns City downed Moniteau, 111-35.

Levi Hawk, Micah Rupp and Zach Kelly were multiple winners as Karns City claimed firsts in all but two events.