UL grad Kemp puts finishing touches on strong CC season for West Liberty

To say Union Local graduate Hannah Kemp had an impressive freshman season in cross country at West Liberty University wouldn’t be doing her anywhere near enough justice.

Kemp was the unquestioned top competitor for the Hilltoppers. Actually, she was one of the premier runners in the Mountain East Conference and taking that a step farther, she was one of the premier runners in the Atlantic Region.

She proved that last Saturday in the regional cross country championship at Lock Haven University. She finished 10th overall, which is the highest place by a Hilltopper harrier in program history.

Kemp crossed the line in 22 minutes, 6.9 seconds to earn all-Atlantic Region honors. Earlier this season, Kemp was named MEC Runner of the Week and late last month she earned all-MEC.

Here’s a look at other Ohio Valley products:



COLTON MCKIVITZ, West Virginia — Union Local graduate started at left tackle once again in the Mountaineers loss to Texas Tech.

AUSTIN DORRIS, Bowling Green — Shadyside graduate played in Wednesday’s nationally televised game at Miami of Ohio.

CHUCKWUDI CHUCKWU, Ohio — Linsly graduate played in Tuesday’s overtime loss to Western Michigan.

TYLER KOMOROWSKI, Army — Weir High graduate saw his first action of the season along the defensive line in the Cadets’ win over UMass. He was named the “Outstanding Defensive Finisher” by head coach Jeff Monkey.

MANDELLA LAWRENCE-BURKE, Kent State — Steubenville graduate and his Golden Flash teammates had last week off and played Buffalo on Thursday.


ELIJAH BELL, North Carolina A&T — Wheeling Park grad caught 2 passes for 22 yards in last week’s loss to Morgan State.

MAALIK RICHMOND, Youngstown State — Steubenville grad registered four tackles, including a sack during last week’s loss to South Dakota.


MATT BARBOUR, Ohio Dominican — Martins Ferry grad played in last week’s win over Lake Erie College.

COLE SKAGGS, West Virginia Wesleyan — St. Clairsville alumnus produced a tackle for loss in last week’s loss to West Liberty.

GEREMY PAIGE, California, Pa. — Wheeling Park grad was credited for two tackles in the Vulcans’ win over Seton Hill.

NATE PHILLIPS, West Liberty — Sophomore wide receiver from Wheeling Park caught a pass for 2 yards.

ZACH PHILLIPS, West Liberty — Despite playing with a cast on his left arm, the Wheeling Park grad started at quarterback and completed 25-of-44 passes for 272 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for 23 yards. He also had two tackles.

JACK DAVIS, West Liberty — Martins Ferry product had one of his finest games in the Black and Gold. He posted four tackles, including three for loss and two sacks. He aso forced a fumble.

CODY ENRIETTI, West Liberty — Weir High product was credited with a pass break up in last week’s win.

CLAY MCDONALD, West Liberty — Wheeling Park product had a tackle in last week’s win.

KOTY HUDSON, West Liberty — Brooke product had another strong game with eight solo tackles, including three for loss.

THOMAS COLE, West Liberty — Brooke product caught 5 passes for 24 yards in last week’s win.

CODY RINE, West Liberty — Brooke grad had a tackle for loss in last week’s victory at Wesleyan.

CHANCE RUCKER, West Liberty — Caldwell grad started at left guard once again.

TYLER ELY, West Liberty — Steubenville product started at right guard.

RYAN LAFOLLETTE, Wheeling — Monroe Central grad caught 4 more passes for 45 yards.

JACK FITCH, Wheeling — Martins Ferry graduate played in the Cardinals’ home finale and was also the recognized during senior day. He’s the lone senior on the team.

JAKE KEENAN, Wheeling — Toronto graduate hauled in 5 passes for 38 yards in last week’s loss.

MATT GREENWOOD, Wheeling — St. Clairsville grad punted 4 times for a 45.8 yad average and had a long of 70 yuards. He dropped two inside the 20 and had two measure more than 50 yards.

ZACH EKEY, Wheeling — Steubenville graduate started at right guard.

BRADY KOLB, Wheeling — St. Clairsville graduate started at tight end for the Cardinals.

DYLAN BAKER, Wheeling — Wheeling Central grad posted a tackle in last week’s loss.

JOHNNY AGRESTA, Walsh — Steubenville grad had eight tackles and recovered a fumble in last week’s loss to Alderson-Broaddus.

ALIJAH DEMITRAS, Walsh — Steubenville grad started once again along the offensive line for the Cavaliers.


VON WOODING, Oberlin — Linsly School product had eight tackles, including one for loss and recovered a fumble during last week’s loss to DePauw.

CHRISTIAN WITCHEY, St. Vincent’s — St. Clairsville grad punted three times for a 34 yard average, including a long of 39 yards.

DREW LOWERY, Muskingum — Buckeye Trail grad had one of his best games of the season with four tackles and two sacks in a loss at Mount Union.

LUKE MENGES, Waynesburg — Union Local grad posted six tackles and broke up a pass in last week’s loss.

LUCAS DONLEY, Waynesburg — Union Local product posted a tackle in last week’s loss.

CHASE ESPEN, Waynesburg — St. Clairsville grad started once again at right tackle for the Jackets.

GAGE GIOVENGO, Marietta — Linsly School grad caught 3 passes for 23 yards in last week’s win over Otterbein.

TANNER CLARK, Marietta — Caldwell product rushed 13 times for 41 yards in last week’s win.

VIC GIOVENGO, Marietta — Linsly School product posted a team-high nine tacjles in last week’s win.

TROY PONTIUS, Marietta — Buckeye Trail grad had a tackle in last wek’s win.

LUKE WATT, Marietta — St. Clairsville product appeared in last week’s win.

MAX TICE, Marietta — Toronto product had four solo tackles in last week’s victory.

SETH CADE, Marietta — Edison graduate played in last week’s victory.

IAN PHILLIPS, Washington & Jefferson — Steubenville grad connected on six PAT kicks in the Presidents win over St. Vincent’s.


MEGAN BATEMAN, California, Pa. — Union Local product was third on her team and 45th overall in the Atlantic Regional. She ran the 6K race in 23:04.

SHAYE BECKETT, California, Pa. — Bellaire graduate finished 59th and was fifth on her team during the NCAA Atlantic Regional held at Lock Haven. She ran a 23:22.

JACOB BISHOP, Alabama-Huntsville — The Martins Ferry graduate and his teammates won the NCAA Division II South Regional. Bishop was sixth on the team with a time of 33:09, which was good for 22nd place overall.

JUSTIN GEERY, Wheeling — Martins Ferry grad was second on the team at the Atlantic Regional with a time of 36:07

TYLER STEWART, Wheeling — Bellaire graduate finished in a 37:55 and was fourth on the team.

JORDAN DELANEY, Wheeling — Magnolia product finished 12th overall in the regional to earn all-Atlantic Regional accolades. She ran 22:12.

JAMIE FOGLE, West Liberty — Martins Ferry grad ran a personal best time for the Hilltoppers during their Atlantic Regional


ALYSSA OTTO, Mercyhurst — Freshman from St. Clairsville recorded her 14th goal of the season and finished the regular season tied for second in the PSAC in goals. She was sixth in the league in shots on goal with 37. She was recognized earlier this week as PSAC West Player of the Week for her efforts.


SIDNEY SNYDER, Bethany — Steubenville grad was named ‘Newcomer of the Year’ for the Presidents Athletic Conference earlier this week.

MEGAN GOODNIGHT, Penn State-Fayette — Linsly School product was part of the team that won the USCAA Division II National Championship last weekend.


CAITLYN KROLL, Ohio — Bridgeport grad played 25 minutes and scored 13 points off the bench in the Bobcats’ victory against American. Against Marshall, on Wednesday, she scored five points and grabbed just as many rebounds in 28 minutes.

JENSEN CARETTI, Ohio State — River graduate hasn’t traveled to either of the Buckeyes’ games thus far. OSU opens its home schedule Sunday against Ohio.

LILLY RITZ, Wheeling — Cambridge grad had a strong opener last week, recording a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds.

MORGAN BRUNNER, West Liberty — Linsly School grad scored 29 points, including six, 3-point goals in the season opener. She followed that outburst up with a 32-point explosion in a loss to Cal, Pa.

MONICA BRAGG, West Liberty — Madonna product played in both of the Hilltoppers’ games last weekend. She scored two points against Cal, Pa.

EMILY HOLZOPFEL, Wheeling — Buckeye Local grad made her collegiate debut and scored two points in 10 minutes of action.

KELSI CHAPMAN, Wheeling — Magnolia product scored eight points off the bench in the Cardinals season-opening victory.

VIVIAN ALLISON, Mercyhurst — Linsly School graduate started against West Liberty and scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds in 21 minutes of action. She started the second game of the weekend as well, but didn’t score in 10 minutes of action.

LAUREN FLANNERY, Lake Erie College — Freshman from River has started all three of the Storm’s games thus far. She’s averaging less than 2 points a game to go along with 2.3 rebounds.

TAYLOR DUPLAGA, Fairmont State — Wheeling Central product started both of the Falcons opening two games. She scored five points in the opener and six in a loss to Seton Hill. She’s averaging almost 17 minutes a game.

ANNA DEFILIPPO, Cedarville — St. Clairsville graduate has played in both of her team’s games thus far.

ALLI DELANEY, Waynesburg — Union Local product started in both games last weekend, averaging seven points a game in the process.

KALLEE DOWLER, Westminster (Mo) — Barnesville product opened her season by averaging 5.5 points a game in a 1-1 weekend for the Blue Jays.


CHASE HARLER, West Virginia — Wheeling Central grad logged 19 minutes off the bench in the Mountaineers win over Akron last Friday. He scored nine points and grabbed three rebounds.

LOGAN ROUTT, West Virginia — Cameron product saw seven minutes of action off the bench and scored a point.

PHIL BLEDSOE, Glenville — Wheeling Park graduate scored 33 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in a pair of games last weekend.

LUKAS ISALY, Marietta — River graduate and his Pioneer teammates open their season tonight against Eastern Mennonite University.

TRENTON TIPTON, Wooster — Union Local grad started for the Scots and played 30 minutes. He scored 12 points and grabbed three rebounds in a 110-100 victory.


CALEB REA, West Virginia — Weir High graduate continued his strong early season. He finished third in the Mountaineer Invitational held in Boone, N.C. He went 4-1 during the event. One of his wins came via a pin.


Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)