MIDDLEBURG — Luke Zimmerman gave Midd-West some late-game insurance as his two-run home run in the sixth inning helped the Mustangs beat Mount Carmel 4-0 in a Heartland Athletic Conference cross-over game on Monday.
Zimmerman went 3-for-3 in the game to lead Midd-West (3-4), which also got a complete-game, three-hit shutout from Colton Keister who had seven strikeouts and five walks.
Also for the Mustangs, Austin Hockenbrock hit a two-run double to give his team the early lead in the first inning, and Hunter Shuff added a 2-for-3 day for Midd-West.
Mifflinburg 10, Hughesville 0 (5 inn.)
MIFFLINBURG — A six-run first inning got the Wildcats off an rolling for the nonleague win.
Logan Cooper doubled and drove in three runs to lead Mifflinburg, while Austin Walter and Pat Crissman both drove in a pair of runs for the Wildcats.
Susquenita 7, Upper Dauphin 5
ELIZABETHVILLE — Upper Dauphin rallied to tie the score in the fifth and seventh innings, but Susquenita won the nonleague game with a two-run Andy Speck homer in the eighth.
“We had the table set in the seventh (with runners at the corners) and couldn’t cash in,” said Trojans coach Ryan Lentz. “We could have ended it.”
Upper Dauphin dropped to 4-3.
Southern Columbia 13, Shamokin 12 (8 innings)
CATAWISSA — Tyler Behrent hit a walk-off, two-run double in the eighth inning to give the Tigers the HAC cross-over win.
Behrent finished 2-for-3 and he drove in a total of five runs in the game, while Mason Peters went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBIs for Southern (5-1).
Shamokin falls to 4-2.
Lourdes Regional 12, Shenandoah Valley 0
SHENANDOAH — The Red Raiders took the Schuylkill League win behind a dominating performance from Charlee Rosini, who tossed five-inning, two-hit shutout while also getting two hits and driving in four runs for Lourdes.
Halifax 15, Midd-West 5 (6 inn.)
HALIFAX — The Mustangs scored all of their runs in the first inning but they couldn’t hold on to the lead as the Wildcats came back for the nonleague win.
Bloomsburg 4, Selinsgrove 1
SELINSGROVE — Brady Frees picked up a win over Bloomsburg’s Kurtis Minster, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 2 singles, but that’s the lone win the Seals had, as the Panthers handed Selinsgrove its first loss of the year.
The Seals (7-1) hung around in just about every match, not letting Bloomsburg (8-2) pull away.
The Seals are back on the courts today to finish a rain out from Wednesday against Mifflinburg, in which Selinsgrove leads, today at 4 p.m.
Milton 4, Mifflinburg 1
MILTON — The No. 2 doubles team of Chase Geiger and Parker McDowell picked up a hard-fought 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) win to lead the Black Panthers to the HAC-I win.
The other three wins for Milton (6-4, 6-2 HAC-I) were in straight sets.
The win for Mifflinburg (3-6 overall) came from Landon Walter at No. 1 singles, where he beat Drew Pace, 6-2, 6-0.
Lewisburg 5, Montoursville 0
MONTOURSVILLE — The Green Dragons posted one of their most dominant matches of the season as they gave up just five games in the HAC-II win.
Ben Koch and Kerry Shutt led the way by winning a pair of 6-0, 6-0 matches for Lewisburg (10-1, 8-1 HAC-II) at No. 1 and 2 singles.
Williamsport 4, Shikellamy 1
Williamsport 4, Shikellamy 1
WILLIAMSPORT — Although the Millionaires took the HAC-I doubleheader from the Braves, it wasn’t as easy as it may have looked.
Aside from getting wins at No. 1 doubles Anthony Best and D.J. Clark in both matches, Shikellamy (1-7) lost three, three-set matches and another that went into tiebreaks.
High school wrestling: Shikellamy to honor late coach's memory
For anyone who wondered what kind of an impact the late Shikellamy High School wrestling coach, Phil Lockcuff, had on the community, here is the answer. On Saturday, not only will the school dedicate its gymnasium and name it in the late coach's honor, but the first event held in the newly christened fieldhouse will be the initial Phil Lockcuff Duals.
High school roundup: Soph leads Indians past Seals
A strong start by Shamokin and sophomore guard Ryan Sebasovich lifted the Indians to a 52-40 Heartland-I victory over Selinsgrove on Tuesday. Sebasovich tallied 19 points for Shamokin (4-0, 2-0 HAC-I), including 10 in the first quarter. Austin Stine added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Indians.
Girls basketball: Lewisburg uses 18-0 run to pull away from Selinsgrove
Emily Conrad brought down a rebound on a miss early in the third quarter and converted a lay-up in close.
Area roundup: Late flurry lifts Danville girls past Central Columbia
With the outcome of the game in doubt, the final couple of minutes of regulation turned into a showcase of what Danville can do offensively.
College wrestling: Retherford, Penn State make statements
Zain Retherford brought a sell-out crowd to its feet Sunday at Rec Hall with a stunning upset of the country's top-ranked wrestler, and Penn State buried Ohio State in the teams' Big Ten opener, 31-6.
Men's basketball: Susquehanna reigns at Monarch Classic
Harley Sellinger turned in an MVP performance Sunday, scoring nine points and grabbing 16 rebounds to lead Susquehanna to its second win in the Monarch Classic.
NFL: Vikings stomp Eagles without Peterson
The Philadelphia Eagles were soaring after a big win in the snow the week before. This game was inside. Adrian Peterson was missing. The stage was set for another step toward the playoffs. Well, Matt Cassel and the Minnesota Vikings just made the flight path a bit bumpier.
Girls soccer: Southern Columbia's Bzdak named Player of the Year
There wasn’t necessarily one specific play that defined Bailey Bzdak’s season. It was simply a continuation of what she exhibited on the field that kept revealing itself.
Boys soccer: Warrior Run's George named Player of the Year
Early in the season, during a downpour in Turbotville, Warrior Run senior Elias George was passed the ball about six yards from the goal. George, with his back to a Shikellamy defender, stood still a few moments with the ball in front of him. Then, in a split-second, the senior turned and rifled a shot to the far post that was perfectly placed for a goal.
High School Scoreboard
Tuesday Dec. 17
Boys basketball (at 7:30 p.m.)
Shamokin at Selinsgrove
Montoursville at Mount Carmel
East Juniata at Belleville Menn.
Greenwood at Juniata
Southern Col. at Warrior Run
Line Mountain at U. Dauphin
Meadowbrook at Sunbury Chr.
Minersville at Lourdes Reg.
Girls basketball (at 7:30 unless noted)
E. Juniata at Belleville Mennonite, 6
Midd-West at Greenwood
Southern Col. at Hughesville
Meadowbrook at Sunbury Chr., 6
Wrestling (at 7 p.m.)
Mifflin Co. at Shikellamy
Milton at Lewisburg
No. Schuylkill at Shamokin-postponed
U. Dauphin at Mahanoy Area
Mifflinburg's Mironenko takes second at King of Mountain tournament
Going into the second day of the King of the Mountain Wrestling Tournament, Line Mountain and Mifflinburg had combined to have four wrestlers still alive for a possible medal in the meat grinder affair.
Weidlich's 21 helps Crusader men beat King's
Steven Weidlich scored 21 points, including three 3-pointers, and Susquehanna was unconscious from the foul line Saturday at the Monarch Classic.
Seals, Green Dragons lead all-state selections
High school wrestling: Two Wildcats earn finals berths
t was along, hard day of wrestling for the Line Mountain and Mifflinburg wrestling squads as the first day of the 2013 King of the Mountain unfolded at Wildcat gymnasium. The young Line Mountain crew ran into some bumps on the road in the first round, but managed to advance four wrestlers into the Round of 16.
Boys basketball: Mustangs rally in second half to beat Eagles
Midd-West coach Aaron Ettinger told his players gathered in the locker room to be patient in the second half. The Mustangs had closed the Line Mountain lead to one heading into the second half and had started to change the flow of the game. The Mustangs listened to their coach and disrupted Line Mountain offensively to pull away for a 54-38 non-league win Friday.
High school roundup: Tigers' Lorenze hits 1,000-point milestone
Senior guard/forward Nick Lorenz scored the 1,000th point of his career to help East Juniata dismantle Upper Dauphin for a 72-51 Tri-Valley League victory Friday. Lorenz hit the milestone on his second shot of the game before he finished with 23 points, which was the second-highest total in the game behind teammate Bailey Coder, who tallied 27 points for East Juniata (2-0 overall and TVL).
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