The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 9, 2012

High School Roundup: Late goals lifts Shikellamy on Senior Night

Late goals lifts Braves


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FIELD HOCKEY

SUNBURY -- Shikellamy scored twice in the final 4:07 of the first half to hold on for a, 2-1, Heartland Athletic Conference Division I victory on senior night at Shikellamy Stadium on Tuesday night.

Caroline Stepanik and Kennedy Smith both scored on penalty corners for Shikellamy (7-6-1, 4-4-1 HAC-I), with Smith's tally coming with just four seconds remaining on the clock.

The win keeps the Braves about .500, the minimum record required to qualify for the District 4 playoffs. The regular season ends next week.

Tatum Albertson scored for the Ironmen on Danville's only shot of the game.

n Midd-West 4,

Milton 0

MIDDLEBURG -- Midd-West is inching closer to a District 4 playoff berth, and Larissa Spahr is helping the Mustangs in that quest. Spahr scored a pair of first-half goals as Midd-West beat Milton.

Alexis Steininger and Brenee Kratzer added second-half goals to put the game away for Midd-West (8-6, 3-5 HAC-I). Mikayla Freed also made two saves to get the shutout for the Mustangs.

n Selinsgrove 3,

Lewisburg 0

SELINSGROVE -- Emily Klingler, Becca Bausinger and Jenna Kapsar all scored for the Seals in the HAC-I win over the Green Dragons.

Courtney McCartney made four saves to get the shutout for Selinsgrove (11-3-2, 9-0-1 HAC-I).

Lewisburg is 8-5-1 overall.

BOYS SOCCER

n Lewisburg 2,

Mifflinburg 1

LEWISBURG -- Nick Janesh scored off a Bronson Ferster corner kick with 23:46 left in the game to break a 1-all tie and give the Green Dragons the HAC-I victory.

Lewisburg (12-2-1, 8-2-1 HAC-I) led on Daniel Cole's unassisted goal until Clair Ferguson tied it on a penalty kick just 3:44 into the second half.

Nick Bachorski also made 15 saves for the Wildcats. "Nick had a heck of a night," said Green Dragons' coach Skip Kratzer.

n Danville 1, Midd-West 0

DANVILLE -- With Chris Dempsey in goal, Zach Smith's goal in the 20th minute of the first half stood up for the Ironmen in the HAC-I win.

Demspey made two saves to pick up his 10th shutout of the year for Danville (11-1-1 overall), which got an assist from David Burke on Smith's goal.

n Warrior Run 5,

Hughesville 1

HUGHESVILLE -- Elias George had a hat trick and Masen Wagner scored twice to lead the unbeaten Defenders to the HAC-II victory.

Wagner also had two assists in the win for Warrior Run (14-0, 10-0 HAC-II).

n Milton 2, Williamsport 1

MILTON -- Wade Heidel's goal with 17:35 left in the second half gave the Black Panthers a 2-0 lead and an eventual HAC-I victory. Chase Geiger also scored in the first half for Milton.

n Shamokin 2,

Montoursville 1

COAL TOWNSHIP -- A direct free kick by Ryan Rompolski in the 78th minute broke a 1-all tie and gave the Indians the HAC-II win.

Rompolski also assisted on a first-half goal by Matt Gass for Shamokin (9-5, 6-4 HAC-II).

n Lancaster Country Day 8, Line Mountain 0

MANDATA -- Ethan Marquette-Hulsizer made 21 saves for the Eagles, but Lancaster Country Day scored six times in the first half to roll to the Tri-Valley League victory.

Sulama Traore had a hat trick for LCD. Line Mountain falls to 1-13 overall, 1-9 in the TVL.

n Northumberland Chr. 7,

New Covenant Academy 1

NORTHUMBERLAND -- Zach Newbury and Dan Severn both recorded hat tricks in the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association win for the Warriors.

David Mahoney scored the other goal and he also had two assists for Northumberland Christian (20-1-1, 13-0 ACAA).

n Meadowbrook Chr. 4,

Sunbury Christian 0

MILTON -- Garrett Gessner scored twice, while Marcus Betzer added a goal and two assists in the ACAA win for the Lions.

GIRLS SOCCER

n Northumberland Chr. 7,

New Covenant Academy 1

NORTHUMBERLAND -- Bailey King and Bethany Severn each had a hat trick in the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association win for the Warriors.

It was the first hat trick for King, who is just a seventh grader. Alyssa Wesner scored the other goal for Northumberland Christian (19-3, 10-1 ACAA).

n Meadowbrook Chr. 7,

Sunbury Christian 0

MILTON -- A three-goal, two-assist day by Emily Benfer lifted the Lions to the ACAA win.

Madison Burrows added two goals and two assists for Meadowbrook (14-3, 11-0 ACAA).

n Millersburg 2, Line Mountain 1

MANDATA -- Tia Kissinger's goal five minutes into the second half tied the game for Line Mountain, but the Indians got the game-winner from Eliza Grimm in the TVL clash.

Corina Finlan made nine saves for the Eagles.

CROSS COUNTRY

n Shikellamy boys win three of four

BLOOMSBURG -- The Braves had three of the top five finishers to win all but one of their head-to-head matchups against Williamsport, Montoursville, Bloomsburg and Loyalsock.

Aaron Schaffer-Neitz finished second in 18:32 to lead Shikellamy (9-8), while Sam Zartman and Ben Shemory were fourth and fifth in 18:54.

The Millionaires' Herb Stelly won the race in 17:37.

For the girls, Treicy Cedeno won again for Shikellamy in 20:02, 58 seconds ahead of runner-up Sarah Wirth of Williamsport.

n Mifflinburg boys, Mt. Carmel girls win three

MOUNT CARMEL -- Justin Skavery won the boys race in 17:19 for the Red Tornadoes, but the Wildcats had three of the next five finishers to take the quad meet that also featured Central Columbia and Warrior Run.

Quincy Amabile led Mifflinburg with a runner-up finish in 17:43, while Logan Stenger was close behind in third for the Wildcats in 17:47.

Mifflinburg's Sarah Lemon won the girls race in 21:01. Lauren Hause led Mount Carmel with a runner-up finish in 21:45.

n Lewisburg wins seven of eight in quad

COAL TOWNSHIP -- Sean Walker won a tight race over Southern Columbia's Andrew Steely, 16:39 to 16:47, to highlight the Green Dragons almost spotless day.

Danville's Mackenzie Jones won the girls race in 19:58 to hand Lewisburg its only loss on the day (18-39) and on the season. Allison Graham finished fourth in 20:38 to lead the Green Dragons.