All District 4 soccer playoff games scheduled for Saturday — including games involving 14 Valley teams — have been cancelled ahead of what is expected to be heavy rains across the region.
Nicole Varano and Kelli Beiler were named the top players in their respective divisions of the Heartland Athletic Conference by the Heartland Girls Soccer Coaches Association.
With the boys’ soccer season over — Lewisburg’s 2-0 loss to Lancaster Mennonite in the PIAA Class 2A semifinals brought everything to a close — Pennsylvania Heartland Athletic Conference coaches have unveiled their all-star teams.
HARRISBURG — When East Juniata’s girls look back on Tuesday night’s encounter and review what took place, a sizable number of Valeria Dressler’s disappointed players will believe they merely ran out of time. Well, that’s one way to look at it.
HARRISBURG — While Lewisburg’s hearty soccer partisans understood the Green Dragons’ remarkable postseason success would end at some point, all of them were hoping they’d have a few more games in them or everything would last until 2023.
Having been involved in a pair of PIAA Class 2A semifinal-round games — and won them, too — Nate Liscum knows there’s no point in overhauling the system in order to try to slide past the guys on the opposite bench.
MANCHESTER — Encounter a close call — particularly since a sizable lead was thought to be firmly in place — and one needs to learn those lessons and tuck them away, particularly since they could prove useful at a later date.
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has announced the sites and times for Saturday's quarterfinals of the state playoffs.
DANVILLE — With a pair of big-time goal scorers lurking dangerously every time the other side happened to move the ball into their offensive end, Alyssa Keister knew she and her teammates might need to win a shootout just to move on.
SCRANTON — Lewisburg co-coach Skip Kratzer sensed that even Scranton Prep’s players were beginning to think that Tuesday’s Class 2A boys soccer state first-round playoff game was essentially over.
WILLIAMSPORT — Greenwood had plenty of chances Tuesday night in a boys soccer Class A state first-round playoff game, but the Wildcats couldn’t convert.
LEHIGHTON — Just off of winning a District 4 Class 3A title in the rain, Selinsgrove found itself right back on a damp pitch as it opened the PIAA Class 3A playoffs with a trip to Lehighton to take on District 11 champion Blue Mountain.
DANVILLE — Charge into the fray without one of your most effective weapons and it’s going to be difficult to come out with a favorable result.
Just a few minutes after dropping District 4 Class AA gold medals on excited Lewisburg shoulders for the fourth year in a row, co-head coach Skip Kratzer couldn’t say enough good things about an emerging Green Dragons defense.
WILLIAMSPORT — Gabe DeFacis is one of those soccer players with the ability to figure out what the game’s going to give him — and then he’ll gladly take it.
HUGHESVILLE — Devan Leitzel scored twice in the first half against Warrior Run and liked it so much he scored two more times in the second half of the game.
HUGHESVILLE — Bloomsburg executed to near perfection throughout the second half of its girls soccer District 4 Class A semifinal against Warrior Run.
DANVILLE — On a night when it appeared as if Mifflinburg twice had prevailed in its first postseason outing this season, the Wildcats needed a third chance to put it away.
WILLIAMSPORT — Macey McCarthy scored two goals to lead Sullivan County to a 2-1 victory over Line Mountain in the District 4 Class A quarterfinals on Saturday at Loyalsock High School.
WILLIAMSPORT — On paper it might not have been the most exciting matchup, but for those in the know, it had the makings of another District 4 girls soccer playoff classic.
WILLIAMSPORT — Not everybody is presented with the opportunity to pocket a pair of finishes on his 18th birthday — and give himself a memorable present — but Devan Leister had that chance and he certainly took advantage.
A short time after his Mifflinburg Wildcats secured their first Heartland Athletic Conference-Division II boys’ soccer championship — their first regular-season title of any kind — Dan Gehers talked about navigating the difficult Monday-Wednesday stretch they faced that week.
MILLERSBURG — Jack Sheaffer is quite fond of saying that nothing ever comes easy for his soccer-playing Millersburg Indians — especially after a tight outing.
WILLIAMSPORT — Bloomsburg’s run down the stretch to simply qualify for the postseason might have worked in its favor as the Panthers’ offense seemed to click early in the opening round of the District 4 Class A playoffs.
BUCKHORN — Meadowbrook Christian's dynamic duo of Trey Baugman and Dillon Stokes teamed to produce three goals, and the Lions authored the first shutout of Northumberland Christian all season to win the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association championship, 3-0, on Saturday.
BLOOMSBURG — The Allegheny Christian Athletic Association soccer teams from Northumberland County made quick work of their opponents Friday in the conference tournament semifinals, setting up a pair of championship contests today between Meadowbrook Christian and Northumberland Christian.
BLOOMSBURG — Dillon Stokes scored five goals and Trey Baughman had four goals and four assists as Meadowbrook Christian crushed Centre County Christian on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association boys soccer tournament.
MANDATA — For the first 20 minutes of Thursday’s nonconference girls soccer game against North Schuylkill, Line Mountain was getting all it could handle.
ELIZABETHVILLE — While they might not have played effectively before the halftime break arrived, East Juniata’s Tigers weren’t about to let their string of Tri-Valley League boys’ soccer championships end without putting up a serious scrap.
CATAWISSA — Southern Columbia girls soccer coach Derek Stine said after his team’s win over Mount Carmel on Tuesday that he thinks his team is peaking at the right time.
SELINSGROVE — Getting second-half scores in bang-bang fashion from Mateo Bernas and Ben Liscum, streaking Lewisburg posted a 2-0 victory over Heartland-I boys soccer rival Selinsgrove Wednesday night at Susquehanna University.
MIFFLINBURG — Might have been plenty dark when cars and trucks and SUVs began streaming from the Mifflinburg Intermediate School parking lot, but as many were leaving some post-game festivities were actually just beginning.
SHAMOKIN — Madison VanKirk scored a pair of goals Tuesday night to help Shikellamy top Shamokin 3-1 in Heartland Athletic Conference-Division I girls soccer action.
DANVILLE — Even as the Mifflinburg players headed for a warming bus Monday night at chilly Danville Ironmen Stadium, all of them left knowing what needs to be done.