UNIVERSITY PARK — Baseball gloves filled the air like fireworks, a grand celebration for everyone in Selinsgrove red, white and blue.

ELYSBURG — If you ask Neil Mertz if he thinks this will be his final year of attending the state trap shoot, the retired Point Township gun shop owner will probably say, “This will be my last.”

UNIVERSITY PARK — Blaise Zeiders walked onto the field at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park and couldn't help but take it all in before the beginning of Friday's PIAA Class 4A championship game against Beaver.

UNIVERSITY PARK — Bryce Dalpiaz sat alone at the end of Greenwood’s dugout bench, staring at the state baseball trophy in his lap as though the silver adornments might somehow turn gold.

NEWPORT — Aaron Bollinger watched as the final out was made at first base and threw his hands in the air as he was hugged by catcher Bryce Dalpiaz.

ALMEDIA — Josh Nylund was face down in the infield dirt twice in a matter of minutes Tuesday — once as a result of desire, once by design — to help propel Selinsgrove to the Class 4A state final.

Selinsgrove’s two-week run to today’s state semifinal baseball game has been dotted with more adversity than one might guess.

ALMEDIA — With the offensive numbers Pine Grove put up this season, it would be reasonable to assume an eight-run outburst came with plenty of extra-base hits or homers in Thursday’s PIAA Class 3A softball quarterfinals at Central Columbia High School.

ANNVILLE — When they revisit Thursday’s state quarterfinal — whether in one week, one month or five years from now — Mifflinburg’s players, coaches and even the fans will likely still be shaking their heads.

DILLSBURG — Selinsgrove scored four runs in the third inning to overcome a one-run deficit, and grabbed a 6-3 win over Springfield Township on Thursday in the Class 4A state baseball quarterfinals.

WILLIAMSPORT — Nate Schon was shocked to see Selinsgrove first base coach Stu Zeiders spinning his index finger, urging the Seals sophomore to leg out a double on his third-inning flare to right field.

TURBOTVILLE — Warrior Run coach Garth Watson could only shake his head ruefully as he met with the media before the Defenders received their silver medals after the District 4 Class 3A championship game at the Moser Complex.

ALMEDIA — Things couldn’t have started much worse for Danville on Friday in a Class 4A state play-in baseball game.

SHIPPENSBURG — Just more than a month ago, Brant Long struggled every time he began working out during a training session, competed in a dual meet or traveled with his Milton teammates to a weekend invitational.

ALMEDIA — The last time Selinsgrove played at Bowman Field, Logan Hile watched a livestream of the Seals winning the 2016 district championship from a hospital bed while fighting a life-threatening virus.

ALMEDIA — Trey Miller's game plan for Saturday's district semifinal was to keep Mifflinburg's hitters off balance and not let the count dictate the pitches he threw.

DILLSBURG — Luke Myers pitched one-hit ball for six innings, and four Greenwood hitters drove in two runs apiece as the fifth-seeded Wildcats routed No. 1 Mount Calvary Christian, 12-1, in a District 3 Class A semifinal game Friday at Northern York High School.

TURBOTVILLE — South Williamsport didn’t have many runners against Line Mountain righty Kya Matter during Friday’s District 4 Class 2A semifinal, but what rallies they could conjure had the Eagles sophomore in hot water.

WILLIAMSPORT — Ethan Klees was satisfied with how his District 4 Class 3A meet turned out Saturday.

DANVILLE — Lewisburg built a six-goal lead and then hung on to defeat Danville 13-11 in the District 4 Class 2A girls lacrosse championship game.

LEWISBURG — Maisha Kelly urged those in attendance Monday night at the Scholar-Athlete of the Year banquet to find their “why” and remember to “pause.”

UNIVERSITY PARK — Baseball gloves filled the air like fireworks, a grand celebration for everyone in Selinsgrove red, white and blue.

ELYSBURG — If you ask Neil Mertz if he thinks this will be his final year of attending the state trap shoot, the retired Point Township gun shop owner will probably say, “This will be my last.”

UNIVERSITY PARK — Blaise Zeiders walked onto the field at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park and couldn't help but take it all in before the beginning of Friday's PIAA Class 4A championship game against Beaver.

UNIVERSITY PARK — Bryce Dalpiaz sat alone at the end of Greenwood’s dugout bench, staring at the state baseball trophy in his lap as though the silver adornments might somehow turn gold.

NEWPORT — Aaron Bollinger watched as the final out was made at first base and threw his hands in the air as he was hugged by catcher Bryce Dalpiaz.

ALMEDIA — Josh Nylund was face down in the infield dirt twice in a matter of minutes Tuesday — once as a result of desire, once by design — to help propel Selinsgrove to the Class 4A state final.

Selinsgrove’s two-week run to today’s state semifinal baseball game has been dotted with more adversity than one might guess.

ALMEDIA — With the offensive numbers Pine Grove put up this season, it would be reasonable to assume an eight-run outburst came with plenty of extra-base hits or homers in Thursday’s PIAA Class 3A softball quarterfinals at Central Columbia High School.

ANNVILLE — When they revisit Thursday’s state quarterfinal — whether in one week, one month or five years from now — Mifflinburg’s players, coaches and even the fans will likely still be shaking their heads.

DILLSBURG — Selinsgrove scored four runs in the third inning to overcome a one-run deficit, and grabbed a 6-3 win over Springfield Township on Thursday in the Class 4A state baseball quarterfinals.

WILLIAMSPORT — Nate Schon was shocked to see Selinsgrove first base coach Stu Zeiders spinning his index finger, urging the Seals sophomore to leg out a double on his third-inning flare to right field.

TURBOTVILLE — Warrior Run coach Garth Watson could only shake his head ruefully as he met with the media before the Defenders received their silver medals after the District 4 Class 3A championship game at the Moser Complex.

ALMEDIA — Things couldn’t have started much worse for Danville on Friday in a Class 4A state play-in baseball game.

SHIPPENSBURG — Just more than a month ago, Brant Long struggled every time he began working out during a training session, competed in a dual meet or traveled with his Milton teammates to a weekend invitational.

ALMEDIA — The last time Selinsgrove played at Bowman Field, Logan Hile watched a livestream of the Seals winning the 2016 district championship from a hospital bed while fighting a life-threatening virus.

ALMEDIA — Trey Miller's game plan for Saturday's district semifinal was to keep Mifflinburg's hitters off balance and not let the count dictate the pitches he threw.

DILLSBURG — Luke Myers pitched one-hit ball for six innings, and four Greenwood hitters drove in two runs apiece as the fifth-seeded Wildcats routed No. 1 Mount Calvary Christian, 12-1, in a District 3 Class A semifinal game Friday at Northern York High School.

TURBOTVILLE — South Williamsport didn’t have many runners against Line Mountain righty Kya Matter during Friday’s District 4 Class 2A semifinal, but what rallies they could conjure had the Eagles sophomore in hot water.

WILLIAMSPORT — Ethan Klees was satisfied with how his District 4 Class 3A meet turned out Saturday.

DANVILLE — Lewisburg built a six-goal lead and then hung on to defeat Danville 13-11 in the District 4 Class 2A girls lacrosse championship game.

LEWISBURG — Maisha Kelly urged those in attendance Monday night at the Scholar-Athlete of the Year banquet to find their “why” and remember to “pause.”

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