By The Daily Item
EAGLES MERE -- The Danville golf team is golden once again as the Ironmen easily defended their District 4 Class AA team title by beating Wellsboro, 336-360, Thursday at Eagles Mere Country Club.
The Class AAA title was won by Selinsgrove. The Seals totaled 347 points to 356 for runner up Shikellamy, last year's district champ.
Danville senior Austin Renz was the top scorer on the day with a 75, six strokes ahead of Lewisburg's Ben Apple.
Renz advances to Saturday's championship round along with teammates Gavin Geiger (83), Kyle Brady (86) and Mark Mullery (92).
Leading the way in the Class AAA individual competion was Shikellamy's C.J. Tyler and Selinsgrove's Justin Geedey, who both carded a 76.
Fellow Brave Dakota Portzline wasn't far behind as he finished the first day with a 78.
Colin Rice joins Geedey in Saturday's championship round by firing an 80. Other top scorers for the Seals were Logan Sears (95) and Aaron Zechman (96).
On the girls side, Milton's Katie Behnert shot a 92 to lead the AA field into Saturday's final round, while in Class AAA Raven Fatool carded an 89.
The championship round begins Saturday at 10 a.m. back at Eagles Mere.
n Selinsgrove 1,
SELINSGROVE -- Despite being short-handed and out-shot, the Seals found a way to edge the Green Dragons in the HAC-I matchup.
Selinsgrove (10-1-2, 7-1-2 HAC-I) got its goal from Lexie Willard 9 minutes, 37 seconds into the second half.
The Seals' defense and several substitute players did the rest after the team was out-shot, 12-3; and had no corners to nine for the Green Dragons (3-3-4 overall).
"We have a number of players who are injured, including a few starters, so we had some players who filled in. For some of them this was their first varsity game," said Metzger. "Our defenders did a very nice job and the players filled in around them.
"Overall, it was a very nice team performance."
n Midd-West 1,
Montoursville 1 (OT)
MONTOURSVILLE -- Hannah Stauffer scored with 15:10 left in regulation to tie the game before the HAC-I contest ended in a stalemate. Kenedi Moyer assisted on Stauffer's goal, while Paige Kauffman made seven saves for the Mustangs (5-6-1, 2-5-1 HAC-I).
n Shikellamy 3,
Danville 2 (OT)
DANVILLE -- In a back-and-forth affair, the Braves got the last goal when it counted the most in overtime to beat the Ironmen in a HAC-I match.
Both of the final goals for the Braves (7-5-1 overall) came off set plays. Anna Snee had a corner kick that resulted in a goal by Sidney Graybill with 5:12 left to tie it at 2-all before Graybill connected off a Snee free kick with 2:04 in overtime to win it.
"We were sending it to the corners a lot. We just didn't play down. We played very smart and pulled out the goal," said Shikellamy coach Angela Sivillo.
n Hughesville 2,
Southern Col. 1 (2 OT)
HUGHESVILLE -- Bailey Bzdak scored midway through the first half off an assist by Haley Levan, but it'd be the only goal the Tigers would score as the Spartans had two unanswered to pick up the HAC-II win. The Spartans (6-6 overall) handed the Tigers (12-1-1) their first loss of the year.
n Warrior Run 3,
TURBOTVILLE -- Olivia George scored a goal in each half to help give the Defenders the HAC-II win.
Warrior Run (9-4, 8-2 HAC-II) also got an own goal, which came off a Maddy McConnell corner kick when a Shamokin player kicked the ball into the net.
n Milton 2,
MILTON -- Goals by Courtney Kovilaritch and Mackenna Miller, scored in the first and second halves, respectively, lifted the Black Panthers to the HAC-I win. Jenna Brouse and Alexa Landis added assists for Milton (5-8 overall).
n Mount Carmel 3,
Jersey Shore 2 (2 OT)
MOUNT CARMEL -- Ali Varano connected on a penalty kick with 4:45 left in the second overtime to give the Red Tornadoes the HAC-II victory and qualify the team for districts.Varano finished with yet another hat trick for Mount Carmel (9-4, 6-4 HAC-II).
n Loyalsock 6,
MIFFLINBURG -- The Wildcats started strong with two goals in the first 11 minutes of action, but it was all Lancers from there as they tallied three goals before halftime to go on for the HAC-II win. Mifflinburg is 2-12, 1-8 HAC-II.
n Sunbury Christian 7,
Bloomsburg Christian 1
NORTHUMBERLAND -- Marissa Spangler, Cierra Gross and Rachel Snyder scored two goals apiece in the nonleague win for the Eagles. Sunbury Christian improves to 5-4-1.
n Meadowbrook Chr. 6,
MILTON -- Shanae Bomberger and Madison Burrows scored two goals apiece as the Lions put together their best game of the season to take the nonleague win.
n Midd-West 4, Milton 0
MIDDLEBURG -- Tricia Martin scored twice in the first 4:39 of play to lead the Mustangs to the HAC-I win. Candace Hackenberg and Abby Miller tallied the other goals for Midd-West (3-8-1 overall).
n Danville 4,
DANVILLE -- Tatum Albertson scored twice and she also added an assist to lead the Ironmen to the HAC-I win. Danville improves to 7-5-1, 3-4-1 in league play.
n Mifflinburg 2,
Line Mountain 1 (OT)
MANDATA -- McKenzie Noll scored off a penalty stroke in overtime to give the Wildcats the nonleague win. Kayla Kline also scored for Mifflinburg.
n Milton 3,
Central Columbia 2
MILTON -- First it was Alaina Houtz getting the big win for Milton, on Thursday it was Julia Spear's turn as her three-set victory at No. 3 singles lifted the Black Panthers to the HAC-I win and a berth in next week's District 4 team tournament.
Spear beat Rachel Yohe, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, to send Milton (9-9, 6-8 HAC-I) into the playoffs after Caylee Pinchak and Taylor Wolfe pulled out a 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 2 doubles.
The district team tournament begins Tuesday and it will be held at Bloomsburg University.