The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

September 6, 2013

High school roundup: Braves edge Black Panthers

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MILTON -- Anthony Velasquez was in the right place at the right time, and his only shot of the game turned out to be the only goal Shikellamy would need against Milton.

Velasquez connected on a corner kick just 9 minutes, 50 seconds into the game as the Braves held on for a 1-0 victory over the Black Panthers in Thursday's Heartland-I matchup.

"It was a well-played game that went back-and-forth and we got the lucky bounce tonight," said Shikellamy coach Jonathan Steese.

Justin Engle made four saves to preserve the shutout for Shikellamy (2-0, 1-0 HAC-I).

n Danville 2,

Selinsgrove 1

DANVILLE -- The Ironmen opened their season on a positive note by holding onto the HAC-I win over the Seals.

Gage Reber gave Danville (1-0 overall and HAC-I) an early lead by connecting off an assist by Brody Mahafy in the 12th minute.

Eric Dempsey scored the decisive goal for the Ironmen in the 60th minute off an assist by David Burke.

Matthew Longacre scored unassisted for Selinsgrove (1-2, 0-1) in the 76th minute.

n Lewisburg 8,

Williamsport 0

LEWISBURG -- Bronson Ferster put together a four-point day that included a hat trick and an assist to lead the Green Dragons to the HAC-I rout.

Following an assist on a goal by Max Reed with 12:32 left in the first half, Ferster scored twice to give Lewisburg (3-0, 1-0 HAC-I) a 3-0 halftime lead.

Ferster's other goal came in the second half before Andre Permyashkin scored twice to put the game well out of reach of Williamsport (0-1, 0-1).

n Midd-West 5,

Mifflinburg 0

MIDDLEBURG -- Five different players scored for the Mustangs to lead them to the HAC-I victory.

Scoring for Midd-West (3-0, 1-0 HAC-I) in the first half were Tanner Ebright, Ty Ross, Evan Herbster and Tyler Arbogast. Sebastian Callender tallied a second-half goal for the Mustangs.

Mifflinburg falls to 2-1, 0-1.

n Central Columbia 2,

Warrior Run 0

TURBOTVILLE -- Jason McWilliams made 11 saves for the Defenders, but he needed to make two more as the Blue Jays took the HAC-II contest.

Ian Warunek and Nick Gaydos scored in the first half and second half, respectively, for Central (2-0).

Warrior Run falls to 1-2, 0-1 in conference play.

n Bloomsburg Chr. 2,

Sunbury Christian 1

BLOOMSBURG -- The Knights scored twice in the first half, and they made that lead stand up to pull out the nonleague win.

Seth Kabonick scored unassisted for Sunbury Christian (2-4) late in the second half to break the shutout.


n Williams Valley 6,

Lourdes Regional 3

COAL TOWNSHIP -- The Red Raiders held a short-lived one-goal lead before the Vikings tallied the next three goals to take command of the Schuylkill League matchup. Rachel Schultz scored twice for Lourdes.


n Lewisburg 5,

Shikellamy 1

LEWISBURG -- Haley Stanko recorded a hat trick to lead the Green Dragons to the HAC-I victory.

Two goals by Stanko and one by Maddie Scarr came in the first half for Lewisburg (1-1 overall and HAC-I). Stanko and Maggie Harrison tallied second-half goals for the Green Dragons, who led decisively in shots (15-5) and corners (15-4).

Shikellamy falls to 0-2, 0-2.

n Mifflinburg 8,

Milton 0

MIFFLINBURG -- Kayla Kline and Cassie Lewis scored two goals apiece to lead the Wildcats to the rout of the Black Panthers in HAC-I action.

Lewis and Kline both added assists for Mifflinburg (3-0, 2-0 HAC-I), which also got goals from Jackie Beck, Sarah Alexander, Olivia Finerghty and Caitlin Dodge.

n Line Mountain 10,

East Pennsboro 0

MANDATA -- Lauren Scheib and Celsey Long scored two goals apiece to lead the Eagles to the nonleague victory. Chloe Poltonavage added a goal and two assists for Line Mountain.


n Selinsgrove 3,

Danville 2

SELINSGROVE -- Despite playing without their No. 1 singles player in Sara Moyer, the Seals got tough, three-set wins in both doubles matches to take the Heartland-I matchup from the Ironmen.

In the No. 1 doubles match, Jess Kerstetter and Olivia Fravel beat Amber Renz and Jessica Yoder, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4; and at No. 2 Laura Long and Alexis Auman beat Maya Shenoy and Abby Culver, 5-7, 7-1, 6-3.

Winning in singles for Selinsgrove (3-4, 3-2 HAC-I) was Brittney Aucker, who beat Christina Murphy, 6-3, 6-3, in the No. 2 match.

Moyer is out with a shoulder injury. She is expected to back in the lineup next week.

n Milton 5,

Shikellamy 0

SUNBURY -- The Black Panthers' No. 1 doubles team of Hunter Metzger and Jenna Bowersox picked up a 2-6, 6-0, 6-0 victory over Johnna Strouse and Adrianna Simon to complete the shutout over the Braves in HAC-I action. Milton improves to 4-4, while Shikellamy falls to 0-7.

n Williamsport 5,

Lewisburg 0

LEWISBURG -- The Millionaires didn't lose a single game in singles, and they also pulled out two tough doubles wins to shutout the Green Dragons in the HAC-I matchup. Lewisburg falls to 1-6.