The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

September 21, 2013

Area roundup: Pine Grove runs over Upper Dauphin to win showdown.


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FOOTBALL

n Pine Grove 21,

Upper Dauphin 14

PINE GROVE -- Ryan Heim torched the Upper Dauphin defense for 297 yards on the ground and two touchdowns as Pine Grove beat Upper Dauphin, 21-14, Saturday.

Both of Heim's touchdowns came in the second quarter on runs of 58 and 51 yards. Trey Campbell led Upper Dauphin on the ground with 112 yards and a score. Both teams relied heavily on the running game with the Cardinals and Trojans combined to go 3-for-15 through the air.

CROSS COUNTRY

n Mount Carmel 133, Danville 165 (boys)

n Archbishop Wood 100, Danville 175 (girls)

HERSHEY -- Although the PIAA Championship meet is still more than a month away, on Saturday the state got an early look at what the Heartland Athletic Conference will have to offer when that time does come the first weekend of November.

Danville's boys and girls teams finished third and fourth, respectively, in the Class AA race, and the Ironmen also got second-place individual finishes from Tyler Vella and Mackenzie Jones on the day as well.

Also on the boys side, Mount Carmel finished ahead of Danville, 133-165. Pottsgrove won with 101 points.

Vella completed the 3.1-mile course in 17 minutes and six seconds, just 23 seconds behind winner Dominic Hockenbury of Lake Lehman and a few seconds ahead of Mifflinburg fourth-place finisher Quincy Amabile (17:14). Cory Hoffman led Mount Carmel by finishing sixth in 17:21.

Danville's girls totaled 175 points in the Class AA race to finish behind Archbishop Wood's winnning total of 100.

Jones completed her race in 19:55, 38 seconds behind winner Alexis O'Shea of West Allegheny. Mifflinburg's Sarah Lemon was the area's next-highest finisher as she was 25th in 21:31.

GIRLS SOCCER

n Warrior Run 2,

Danville 1

TURBOTVILLE -- A goal by Erika Landis with 18:40 remaining in the game broke a tie and gave the Defenders the HAC cross-over win.

Erin Raup scored on a penalty kick early in the second half to give Danville (1-5) a lead but Olivia George answered for the Defenders (5-2) to tie the game. The Defenders will return to the pitch Monday versus Loyalsock at 4:30.

n Lewisburg 4,

Mifflinburg 1

LEWISBURG -- The Green Dragons got on the board early with two goals in the first eight minutes to propel them to a HAC cross-over win.

Lacey Ayers and Perie Howard found of the back of the net before the Green Dragons (3-2-1) added two goals late in the first half to break away.

n Midd-West 2,

Juniata 1 (OT)

MIDDLEBURG -- Hannah Stauffer scored unassisted 3:17 into overtime to give the Mustangs the nonleague victory. Morgan Shirk also scored unassisted for Midd-West (3-4) 16:24 into the first half.

n Mount Carmel 5,

Lourdes Regional 2

MOUNT CARMEL -- In the last three games Ali Varano has more goals than most girls score all season as she recorded her third hat trick in a row to lead the Red Tornadoes to the nonleague win.

Varano tallied two of her goals in the first half for Mount Carmel (7-2), while Anna Zeluskey tallied a goal in each half for the Red Tornadoes.

Rachel Schultz scored both goals for Lourdes.

n Southern Columbia 3,

Central Columbia 0

CATAWISSA -- Haley Levan had a goal in the first half and assisted on Christina Podpora's goal in the second half as the Tigers took the nonleague win.

Mackenzie Clark also scored for Southern (7-0-1), while Jess Watkins made five saves to get the shutout.

BOYS SOCCER

n Selinsgrove 4,

Hughesville 1

SELINSGROVE -- Behind a two-goal, one-assist day by Kyle Davies the Seals took the non-league victory and got back to .500 on the season.

Davies assisted on a first-half goal by Jonah Markle in the 14th minute, but that was it for the scoring until he found the back of the net in the seventh minute of the second half for Selinsgrove (4-4).

Manny Little also scored in the second half for the Seals, who out-shot the Spartans (4-4), 14-11.

n Bloomsburg 2,

Southern Columbia 0

CATAWISSA -- The Panthers scored two second-half goals to take the non-league win.

Henry Gillespie-Hill scored an unassisted goal with 22:31 left in the game and Jonathan Nixon added a goal late in the half to seal the win.

n East Juniata 10,

Line Mountain 1

MANDATA -- A goal and three assists from Gabe Coder started the offensive attack for the Tigers en route to a Tri-Valley League win.

Bailey Coder and Jake Sankey added two goals apiece for East Juniata (5-2-1 overall, 4-0-1 TVL).

FIELD HOCKEY

Palmyra Tournament

n Greenwood 10,

Fleetwood 2

n Palmyra 9,

Greenwood 0

PALMYRA -- The Wildcats opened the tournament with a barrage of goals led by two scores apiece from Kelsey Keener and Katie Barton, but their luck changed as they were handedly shut out in the final to the host team. Greenwood moves to 6-3 on the season.

POSTPONED

The following events scheduled for Saturday were postponed by rain. Make-up dates are provided when available.

Field hockey

Line Mountain at Mifflinburg, Oct. 3, 4:15 p.m.

Girls tennis

Lewisburg at Montoursville, Sept. 26, 4 p.m.