COAL TOWNSHIP —
Due to forecasted bad weather on Thursday the semifinals of the Heartland Athletic Conference Tournament have been pushed back to Friday, and they will be played at Shamokin High School.
As of press time on Tuesday, neither the participating teams nor the times of the games were announced.
The girls championship game will be played along with the boys HAC final on Saturday at Williamsport High School at times to be announced. The boys semifinal games are scheduled for Friday at Montoursville High School.
DANVILLE — The Ironmen clinched the HAC-I title after they jumped out to a 28-8 halftime lead as 10 different girls scored in the game.
Amber Renz led Danville (20-2, 12-2 HAC-I) with 19 points and Paige Harris added 10 for the Ironmen.
Danville will play in the HAC Tournament beginning Friday. The Ironmen’s opponent is yet to be determined.
Southern Col. 42 (OT)
CATAWISSA — Roughly four minutes after Akilah McFadden hit a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime, she made three free throws in the extra period to give the Green Dragons the HAC-II victory.
Led by McFadden, who finished with 10 points on the night, Lewisburg (10-12, 4-10 HAC-II) rallied from a 14-point deficit in the second half.
Jersey Shore 11
JERSEY SHORE — Next up for the Braves in the District 4 playoffs after they finished their regular season by crushing the Bulldogs in the HAC-I matchup.
Kelsey Zimmerman scored 14 points and Andrea Amerman had 10 in the win for Shikellamy (13-8 overall).
MIFFLINBURG — The Wildcats out-scored the Seals 28-12 in the first half en route to the HAC-I win.
Julia McArdle-Coe scored 15 points and Kayla Kline had 11 to lead Mifflinburg (17-5).
Line Mountain 49
HALIFAX — Fourteen points apiece from Morgan Cox and Kylee Sorichetti lifted the Wildcats to the Tri-Valley League win.
Cox also had six rebounds and six assists for Halifax (17-5, 14-2 TVL), plus Brianna Turner added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats.
Joelle Snyder scored a game-high 21 points and Colleen Troutman had nine points and13 rebounds for Line Mountain (9-12, 8-8).
MILLERSTOWN — Morgan Kauffman and Anna Weger scored 15 and 13 points, respectively, to lead the Wildcats to victory.
Sunbury Christian 45,
Columbia County Chr. 35
NORTHUMBERLAND — Tori Erdman and Becky Gingrich both posted double-doubles to lead the Eagles to the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association win.
Erdman had 13 points 12 rebounds, while Gingrich had 11 points and 11 rebounds in her first double-double of the season for Sunbury Christian (16-4, 12-1 ACAA).
Walnut Street Chr. 33,
Northumberland Chr. 32
JERSEY SHORE — Anna Howe banked in a 3-pointer with just four seconds left on the clock to lead Walnut Street to the ACAA victory.
Howe finished with 10 points, while her sister, Emily, led Walnut Street Christian with 12 points.
Calista Ulmer led Northumberland (17-6, 10-3) with 12 points.
MIFFLINBURG — Led by James Zack’s 12 points and a balanced scoring effort from six other players, the Wildcats took the nonleague victory.
Jordan Wagner and Clark Sheakley both added nine points apiece in the win for Mifflinburg (8-12).
East Juniata 61,
MILLERSBURG — The Tigers set the school record for wins in a season as they completed their Tri-Valley League season by routing the Indians.
Bailey Coder powerd East Juniata (20-0, 16-0 TVL) with 30 points and 12 rebounds. Nick Lorenz added 20 points and 10 assists.
Sunbury Christian 38,
Columbia County Chr. 36
NORTHUMBERLAND — Needing a win to qualify for the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association playoffs, the Eagles did just that by rallying to edge the Jaguars in the fourth quarter.
Sunbury Christian (14-9, 10-3 ACAA) out-scored Columbia County Christian, 13-9, in the final period to win.
Karch Carey led the Eagles with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Jed Stuck had 12 points and five rebounds and Blake Spangler-Jones scored four points to go along with eight rebounds.
Columbia County’s Ethan Funk led all scorers with 18 points, including his 1,000th career point.
Norry Chr. 46,
Walnut Street Chr. 31
JERSEY SHORE — Even though the team won’t be playing in the ACAA tournament next week, Troy Harris and the Warriors still found a way to roll to the late-season victory.
Harris, a junior forward, had a triple-double of 10 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocks. Hugh Hayner led Northumberland (7-14, 6-5) with 15 points and Austin Moore added 11 rebounds.
HUGHESVILLE — In the final bout at 138 pounds, Zach Fry survived freshman Nolan Ott with a takedown in overtime for a 2-0 decision as the Spartans took the win and claimed the Heartland-II championship in the process.
Ethan Barnes earned a critical 5-2 decision over Ben Cerney at 220 for Hughesville (18-6, 6-1 HAC-II).
COAL TOWNSHIP —
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Boys basketball: Lewisburg falls on buzzer-beater
Lewisburg’s Jesse Flannery just laid on the court looking up, as if hoping maybe, just maybe, the basket didn’t just happen.
AAA Wrestling: Shikellamy's Pepper takes fifth in the state
Saturday was a memorable day for Shikellamy wrestling fans.
Girls basketball: Bower girls lead Millville past Upper Dauphin
Like a sprinter, Maci Bower exploded forward with her finish line in sight at the other end of the floor.
Girls basketball: Scranton Prep's pressure is too much for Danville
Scranton Prep’s pressure defense often prevented Danville from getting its offense started.
AA state wrestling: All 3 Southern wrestlers take silver
Blake Marks knows what is is like to win in sudden and dramatic fashion. He did it Friday night in the PIAA Class AA 152-pound semifinals.
AA state wrestling: 3 Southern Tigers march into finals
The Lane family had all the makings of a family reunion to be held today in the Giant Center in Hershey.
Girls basketball: Mount Carmel prevails behind big fourth quarter
To hear her mother explain it, Ali Varano hates to lose more than she wants to win. That’s just how the Mount Carmel senior is wired.
Wrestling: Shikellamy's Pepper still has shot at 3rd place
Dwayne Pepper grudgingly admitted that he has a reason to smile.
Girls basketball: Warrior Run falls to Dunmore in first round of states
At a time when her teammates were struggling offensively, Steph Shamburg took one last shot at extending the Warrior Run season and the most productive scoring career in program history.
LIVE updates from PIAA wrestling
The Daily Item will post updates throughout the day from the PIAA Wrestling Championships on Friday
Women's basketball: Bucknell loses in Patriot League quarterfinals to Holy Cross
In winning two games over Holy Cross during the regular season, Bucknell saw very little of the Crusaders’ zone defense. Unfortunately for the Bison, they saw a lot of it in Thursday’s Patriot League quarterfinal at Sojka Pavilion.
Men's basketball: Penn State smothers Northwestern
Penn State coach Pat Chambers struggled to explain why his Nittany Lions have experienced success on the road during Big Ten play.
H.S. wrestling: Shikellamy's Pepper wins opener in Class AAA tourney at Hershey
Dwayne Pepper thought that if he had an advantage in the preliminary round Thursday night in the PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships, it was his aggressive style.
H.S. wrestling: Two area wrestlers stay alive with consolation wins in Class AA tourney
Warrior Run’s Zack LeBarron won’t forget what last year’s early exit from the PIAA Class AA tournament taught him.
Wrestling: Six Valley grapplers advance to quarterfinals in Class AA
Getting to wrestle with the best in the state was a dream-come-true for Lewisburg’s Max Reed.
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