The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


May 25, 2013

Valley wins 18 medals at state track

SHIPPENSBURG — Valley boys brought home 11 medals and girls captured seven at the two-day state track and field championships in Shippensburg that ended Saturday. Included in the medal count was a gold by Selinsgrove sophomore Courtney McCartney, who took first in the Class AAA shot put on Friday.

The boys took three fourth-place medals, a fifth, a sixth, three sevenths and three eighths. In addition to McCartney’s gold, the girls took a silver, two fourths, a fifth and two sixths.

The biggest surprise among the Valley contingent occurred Saturday afternoon when Milton, up from Class AA to the much more competitive AAA, took its 400-meter relay team, seeded 22nd out of 24 teams, to a fourth-place medal.

The unit of Tyrel Kling, Brandon Rogers, Trevor Zimmerman and Chris Reuss, qualified out of a tough field in Friday’s preliminaries, then took fourth in 43.13 seconds.

The other boys’ medalists on Saturday were Southern Columbia’s Luke Rarig, sixth in the AA 110 hurdles; Southern’s Joey Kleman, fourth in the 100 and fifth in the 200; Lewisburg’s Sean Walker, fourth in the AA 1,600; Danville’s Tyler Vella, eighth in the 1,600; Southern’s Cody Pavlick, fifth in the discus; the Lewisburg 400 relay team of Will Sumfest, Walker, Nick Scullin and Udoka Eze, seventh in the AA race; and the Southern 3,200 relay team of Dylan Swank, Jansen Ring, Tony Chiviaroli and Andrew Steely, eighth in the AA race.

The latter also won a medal in the triple jump on Friday.

On the girls’ side, McCartney won a second medal Saturday afternoon, taking fifth in the discus; and Lewisburg won the AA 3,200 relay with a team of Emily Maxwell, Allison Graham, Maddie Scarr and Jenna Farmer.


Text Only
  • crash18.jpg Snyder County collision injures driver, kills two horses

    PORT TREVORTON — A car struck two horses on a rural road in Snyder County Thursday afternoon, injuring the driver and resulting in the death of the horses.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Strike17.jpg Danville teachers hit picket lines

    DANVILLE - It started like any other school day during the year, with teachers up early and arriving at school at 7:30 in the morning.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Snook suspension now a mystery

    MIDDLEBURG — Acting Midd-West Superintendent Daphne Snook is confused about what the school board is alleging she did that led to her suspension without pay, saying she hasn’t received anything in writing. “Nothing I have been told by the board in any way makes me believe that I violated district policy or the law,” Snook said by email Wednesday.

    April 17, 2014

  • Danville teacher strike starts today

    DANVILLE — Nearly four hours of negotiations could not prevent the first teacher strike at Danville in decades.

    April 17, 2014

  • Ruling on torture could save Miranda Barbour's life

    SUNBURY — An attorney for homicide suspect Miranda Barbour filed a motion Wednesday in Northumberland County Court asking a judge to rule that murder victim Troy LaFerrara was not tortured before being killed.

    April 16, 2014

  • Investigation: Weapon used in attack on county prison officers

    SUNBURY — A “homemade metal weapon” was used in the attack against three corrections officers at the Northumberland County Prison on Friday, according to prison officials.

    April 16, 2014

  • Milton woman charged with endangering child

    MILTON — A Milton mom faces two misdemeanors after investigators said her 1-year-old suffered first- and second-degree burns while in her care and she failed to seek medical attention.

    April 16, 2014

  • Sunbury man critically injured in SUV crash

    SUNBURY — A driver was injured Tuesday night when his SUV careened off Mile Hill Road and down a steep 20-foot embankment, knocking over trees until it crashed and twisted around a large tree trunk.

    April 16, 2014

  • SUN Home Health and Geisinger ink merger plan

    NORTHUMBERLAND — Geisinger Community Health Services and SUN Home Health and Hospice announced today the signing of a comprehensive integration agreement by which SUN Home Health & Hospice will become part of the Geisinger health system.

    April 16, 2014

  • College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

    WASHINGTON — Anxious students — not to mention their parents — can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.

    April 16, 2014

The Daily Marquee

Are you among those who will be completing and mailing your tax forms today?

No - Already Filed
     View Results
Photo Galleries
The Valley


Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.