The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 24, 2014

H.S. roundup: Seal's McCartney takes third at Penn Relays

By The Daily Item

PHILADELPHIA — GIRLS TRACK

With the PIAA Championship meet less than a month away, Selinsgrove junior Courtney McCartney gave an early preview of what she might have in store for the rest of the state’s competitors in the shot put.

McCartney, the defending Class AAA state champ, placed third out of 18 of the best throwers in the country as she put the shot 44 feet, 4 inches.

California (Pa.) High School senior Kailyn Clancy won the event with a heave of 45-3 1/4.

In last year’s state meet, McCartney won her title with a throw of 45-5 1/2.



SOFTBALL

Milton 14, Danville 0 (5 inn.)


DANVILLE — For the first time all season, Taylor Batman wasn’t in the circle for Milton, but it still yielded the same result: a victory for the Black Panthers.

Dani Lincoln threw a shutout in her first start this season for Milton (9-0 overall and HAC-I). Mackenna Miller was solid again at the plate, going a perfect 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored while Batman hit a grand slam in the first inning.



Shamokin 6, Selinsgrove 3

COAL TOWNSHIP — The Indians matched the Seals run for run, and then some, as they took the HAC-I win.

Selinsgrove (2-7) scored twice in the fourth only to see Shamokin (7-3) tally three runs in the bottom of the inning.

The same thing happened an inning later. After the Seals scored a run to tie the game at 3, the Indians came back with three runs to take control of the game.



Central Columbia 11, Warrior Run 1 (5 inn.)

ALMEDIA  — Allison McCracken hit a three-run home run in the first inning to get the ball moving for the Blue Jays, as Central cruised to an 11-1 win in five innings over Warrior Run in HAC-II action.

The Defenders (3-8) broke up Paige Siegrist’s shutout thanks to a Gabby Heiss RBI single in the fourth inning to bring Maddie Beyer home.

Central (7-1) tacked on five runs in the second inning.

Laura Bastian led the Defenders with two singles.



Southern Col. 12, Hughesville 0 (5 inn.)

CATAWISSA — Taylor Hoffman batted 3-for-3 with a double and five RBIs as the Tigers cruised to the HAC-II victory.

Southern (8-2) plated eight runs in the fourth inning to end the game early. Hoffman plated two of the runs in the fourth with her double, while Blair Johnston hit a three-run double in the same inning for the Tigers.



Greenwood 5, West Perry 4

MILLERSTOWN — The Wildcats picked up their first win of the season behind a two-hit, three-RBI day by Kelsey Stemler, who hit a three-run home run in the second inning for Greenwood (1-7) in the nonleague matchup.



Nativity 14, Lourdes Regional 9

POTTSVILLE — Caity Funk almost hit for the cycle for the Red Raiders, who ultimately fell in the Schuylkill League matchup.

The one hit Funk failed to get was a single, and her three extra-base hits drove in a total of four runs for Lourdes.



BASEBALL

Lewisburg 12, Shamokin 1 (6 innings)


COAL TOWNSHIP — Led by Jesse Flannery’s 3-for-3 day, a total of five Green Dragons had at least two hits in the HAC-II victory over the Indians.



BOYS TENNIS

Selinsgrove 5, Shikellamy 0

SUNBURY — The Seals dropped just 10 games on the day as they won the HAC-I crossriver matchup over the Braves.

Rob Smith lost just one game as he won at No. 1 singles over Jacob Stuck, 6-0, 6-1. Brandon Dunkle and Doug Vanbenthysen, the No. 2 doubles team for Selinsgrove (12-1), won their matchup, 6-0, 6-0.



Mifflinburg 4, Danville 1

MIFFLINBURG — Anchored by wins from Matt Southerton and Cameron Murphy at Nos. 1 and 3 singles, the Wildcats claimed the HAC-I match.

Clinching the win for Mifflinburg (9-6) was the No. 1 doubles team of Sam Beiler and Ian Reish, who picked up a 6-3, 6-3 win.

Danville falls to 3-7.



Lewisburg 4, Central Columbia 1

LEWISBURG — The Green Dragons got all four of their wins in three sets to take the HAC-II matchup.

Leading the way was Tim Sprunt’s triumph at No. 1 singles. He beat Tristin Snyder, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-0 to help keep Lewisburg (13-1) in good position for a possible top seed for the upcoming District 4 team tournament.



Bloomsburg 4, Milton 1

BLOOMSBURG — Alandean Elsayed beat Dylan Everhart, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 1 singles to give the Black Panthers their only win in the HAC-I match. Milton falls to 2-13.



GIRLS LACROSSE

Selinsgrove 14, Mifflinburg 9


SELINSGROVE — Jenna Clark and Addie Foor scored three goals apiece to lead Selinsgrove to a comeback victory over the Wildcats in Central Susquehanna Girls Lacrosse League action.

Down by three at the break, Clark and Foor scored all six of their goals in the second half as Selinsgrove (7-2) outscored Mifflinburg (5-6) 10-2 to get the victory.

Brooke McEvoy also made 15 saves in the Seals’ win, including several big stops in the second half.

“We had a real nice comeback after Mifflinburg jumped out to a 4-0 lead,” said Selinsgrove coach Ray Moyer. “Mifflinburg had a strong first half, but we had a stronger second half.”

Alexis Erb paced the Wildcats with five goals.



BOYS LACROSSE

Lewisburg 10, Selinsgrove 5


SELINSGROVE — Nathan Fox had three goals and three assists on the day to lead the Green Dragons to the CSLL win.

Matt Fedorjaka added three goals and an assist for Lewisburg (9-0).

Zach Adams and Brandon Sheaffer scored two goals apiece to lead Selinsgrove.