Since Alfred Romano’s primary objective heading into his final high school season was collective success, Lewisburg’s talented senior playmaker had a rather simple offseason regimen: Work, more work and even more work.
Three Valley boys soccer players were named to the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association All-State team, and 15 players were named first-team all-Heartland Athletic Conference selections.
MECHANICSBURG — Whether Southern Columbia was leading or trailing Friday — all the while attempting to solve the strong breezes that blew throughout the match — there were reasons why the ball frequently wound up on Loren Gehret’s skilled left foot.
I sometimes get so deeply sucked into football, especially at this time of the season with the playoffs, all-state nominations, my all-Daily Item team, and previews looming for the boys basketball season.
FOUNTAIN SPRINGS — It sounds trite, and it's probably no solace at all to the Lewisburg boys soccer team, but as winning coach Nate Hunsinger said on turf at North Schuylkill High School: "Awesome, awesome game. It's so unfortunate somebody had to lose this game."
MIDDLEBURG — Despite a testy start to the season — and sporting a lineup featuring seven senior starters — Cory Fronk tried to put his East Juniata soccer program in position to mine as much gold as possible.
BERNVILLE — There was a point during the first half of Tuesday's PIAA Class A boys soccer first-round matchup with the score knotted, that Northumberland Christian had a chance to stay in the game with District 3 champion Tulpehocken.
ALLENTOWN — Will Magee and Jake Keeney scored goals in the final 14 1/2 minutes to carry Selinsgrove past Southern Lehigh in a PIAA Class 3A boys first-round soccer match Tuesday.
When Shikellamy’s Lily Persing sniped a shot inside the near-post for the game-winner in the District 4 Class 3A soccer final, no one involved with the Braves’ program was surprised.
DANVILLE — Ella Moore netted three goals — the last with 2:44 to play in overtime — as South Williamsport upended two-time defending champion Southern Columbia in the District 4 Class A girls soccer championship game Thursday night at Ironmen Stadium.
MILTON — Kayla Keefer scored all three goals in Central Columbia’s 3-0 win over Lewisburg in Thursday night’s District 4 Class 2A championship game.
DANVILLE — Although it took a while for a golden opportunity to materialize, the big body belonging to Jake Brackbill gave the East Juniata senior a chance to take advantage of a critical situation.
MILTON — In a battle of defending district champions, Lewisburg powered four goals past Danville to claim the District IV Class 2A boys’ soccer crown.
MILTON — Lily Persing is just a freshman on Shikellamy’s girls soccer team. She lacks the scars inflicted by their cross-river rivals over the course of recent postseason tournaments.
DANVILLE — East Juniata scored three unanswered goals after falling behind, and knocked off Southern Columbia, 3-2, in the District 4 Class A semifinals on Tuesday night at Danville High School.
MILTON — Daniel Hartzell ended nearly two hours of scoreless soccer and extended Danville's season by at least two games with one swing of his foot Tuesday.
WILLIAMSPORT — Northumberland Christian took control of the game in the second half thanks to three Daniel Hayner goals, and the Warriors advanced to their first-ever District 4 Class A championship game with a 4-1 win over South Williamsport on Tuesday night at Loyalsock High School.
MILTON — Mikayla Long had already seen the version of Lewisburg's match with Montoursville where the Green Dragons lost in double-overtime.
DANVILLE — Henry McElroy scored seven of Northumberland Christian's 10 goals in their win over ACAA-foe Juniata Christian in the District 4 Class A quarterfinals.
MILTON — Abbigail Parise scored four goals to help Selinsgrove to a 7-2 win over Mifflinburg in the District 4 Class 3A semifinals at Alumni Stadium at Milton High School.
MILTON – While others may have been anxious as Shikellamy hustled toward its bench area for the halftime break with a one-goal lead, Elli Ronk wasn’t bothered as she caught a needed breather.
LOYALSOCK TWP. — It was a game-sealing moment when Joey Singley broke through and tucked the ball into the corner of the goal late in Saturday's district quarterfinal match.
MILTON — To say Nick Koontz left plenty on Milton’s Alumni Field Saturday afternoon would sound rather cliché, but Shikellamy’s senior outside midfielder was sporting a reddening strawberry on his left calf.
DANVILLE — Loren Gehret, Peyton Wisloski, and Ava Yansoskie all had goals in the opening ten minutes as Southern Columbia opened defense of its Class A state championship with a 7-2 victory over Muncy on Saturday afternoon at Danville High School.
MILTON — Behind three goals and two assists from Nick Ritter, Selinsgrove advances to the District 4 Class 3A championship game following its rout of Athens at Milton High School.
HEPBURNVILLE — With two goals each from Easton Erb and Owen Solomon, the sixth-seeded Midd-West had little problems with No. 3-seed Wellboro in a 5-1 victory over the Hornets on Saturday at the Balls Mills Complex in the District 4 Class 2A quarterfinals.
WILLIAMSPORT — Just about everything went according to plan for the Milton girls Wednesday, from battling Montoursville in a scoreless first half to giving themselves a chance in overtime.
DANVILLE — Kayla Kline scored three goals and assisted on a pair as top-seeded Central Columbia eliminated Warrior Run from the District 4 Class 2A girls soccer tournament by a 7-0 score Wednesday.
MILLERSBURG — Ava Matter's goal with 10 minutes to play was the difference for Millersburg in a 1-0 win over West Perry in Tuesday's District 3 Class 2A first-round girls soccer game.
MIDDLEBURG — Mark Ferster didn’t need to remind his Midd-West youngsters about where they stood, and what they needed to get done if they wanted to reach some of their season-long objectives.
MILTON — The Milton Black Panthers outshot the Williamson Warriors 38-5 in a dominant 4-0 win in the first round of the District 4 Class 2A girls soccer playoffs.