The Daily Item
HERSHEY — Using a gold-medal performance from senior Rory Lieberman and a tiebreaker, Danville's cross-country team edged rival Lewisburg and finished second in the state Saturday at the PIAA Class 2A championships.
HERSHEY — Victoria Bartholomew medaled and Danville's girls cross-country team used outstanding grouping to claim its third PIAA Class 2A runner-up finish since 2015.
HERSHEY — As the Heartland Athletic Conference’s cross-country meet wound down several weeks ago at Shikellamy Stadium, at least one Danville runner talked about moving closer to Lewisburg.
HERSHEY — If Jeff Brandt’s Danville cross-country teams continue to perform as well as they did Saturday, the Ironmen’s remarkably experienced skipper will gladly bring them back to his hometown.
HERSHEY — Danville's Rory Lieberman won the PIAA Class 2A boys cross-country championship on Saturday, leading the Ironmen to a second-place finish.
More than half of the Valley’s almost 50 representatives at Saturday’s PIAA Cross-Country championships will come from two schools: Powerhouses Lewisburg and Danville.
REEDSVILLE — East Juniata senior Logan Strawser, running for Juniata High School, won the District 6 Class 2A boys cross-country championship, and helped his team to the team title on Saturday at Indian Valley Elementary Center.
SUNBURY — Fully aware of how deep the field was in the league cross-country meet, Katie Moncavage was hoping to hang with the lead pack before making a charge in the closing stretch, and perhaps pulling out a memorable victory.
LEWISBURG — On its home course, Lewisburg swept both the boys and girls meets on Tuesday afternoon to claim the Heartland Athletic Conference-Division I title.
SUNBURY — Tim Gale and Bri Hennett won their respective races to spark Shikellamy's sweep of tri-meets with Midd-West and Shamokin on Wednesday in Heartland Athletic Conference cross-country.
WILLIAMSPORT — Ryan Bickhart won the race for Milton, but Williamsport swept the meet from the Black Panthers, Loyalsock and Mount Carmel.
ALMEDIA — Lewisburg swept the top three spots in the boys race, and freshman Baylee Espinosa beat defending District 4 Class 2A champion Maizey Aikey by three seconds in the girls race as the Green Dragons swept Central Columbia, Jersey Shore and Bloomsburg.
DANVILLE — Fresh off clocking the 13th fastest time in the country Saturday at Lehigh University, Rory Leiberman beat teammate Dane Spahr by 45 seconds to lead Danville to a boys cross-country sweep of a quad-meet in driving rain Tuesday.
BLOOMSBURG — Danville's boys and girls cross country teams swept the NEPA Invitational at Bloomsburg University with Dane Spahr leading three Ironmen boys to finish in the top 10.
TURBOTVILLE — Thomas Hess, Kiernan Murray and Jonathan Hess were the only runners to break 17 minutes as Lewisburg swept the top three spots at Tuesday's quad-meet to help the Green Dragons stay undefeated with victories over Shikellamy, Warrior Run and Hughesville.
HERSHEY — Danville senior Rory Lieberman ran away with the 2A boys race at the PIAA Foundation Invitational on Saturday on the same course that will host the state championship meet in November.
MIFFLINBURG — Shikellamy's Bri Hennett beat defending the District 4 Class A champion by 25 seconds in the girls race, while Tim Gale won the boys race as the Braves swept a quad meet from Mifflinburg, Bloomsburg and Loyalsock on Wednesday at Mifflinburg High School.
MILL HALL — The Lewisburg boys won both contested meets — beating Central Mountain and Mount Carmel — while the Green Dragons' girls won the only contested meet beating Central Mountain.
SUNBURY — Ryan Bickhart led a group of three Milton runners that finished in the top five as the Black Panthers beat Shikellamy, 27-28, on Tuesday at Shikellamy High School.