For the second time in the last four seasons, the Lourdes Regional girls basketball team find themselves in the state championship game.
After losing last Saturday’s scheduled 2019 season opener at the Juniata County Fairgrounds, Port Royal Speedway has a very active weekend slated to usher in the new season.
SHAMOKIN — The Bernie Romanoski Sr. Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame will induct five new members at its annual induction breakfast at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Masser’s Banquet Hall, Paxinos.
READING — It was a tale of two halves as Lourdes Regional bounced back from a sluggish start to defeat Jenkintown, 32-25, in the PIAA Class A state semifinal game Tuesday night, at Reading High School’s Geigle Complex.
Gaige Garcia would still have won the state wrestling championship this month even if the old one-and-done rule had still been in effect.
He won a state championship in the single-elimination, one-class era of high school wrestling, captained the Columbia University team and was a college medalist.
BETHLEHEM — Lourdes Regional had a promising start to its state Class 1A semifinal matchup with Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School, but then the Warriors erupted in the second and third quarters en route to a 66-49 win Monday evening at Freedom High School.
On the way to reaching PIAA Class A state championship game last year, Lourdes Regional pulled a major upset by defeating District 12 champion Sankofa Freedom Academy 57-49 in the second round at Hamburg.
POTTSVILLE — Sierra Coleman turned the 3-point area into mincemeat and Lourdes imposed its will in the third period, which led to a 52-35 win versus Weatherly in the PIAA Class 1A quarterfinals, Saturday, at Martz Hall.
HARRISBURG — If something sounds too good to be true, unfortunately, far too often that is the case.
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HAZLETON — Late in Friday’s PIAA Class 1A state quarterfinal game with Nativity B.V.M., the Red Raiders’ Thomas Schultz went to the foul line and heard chants of “overrated, overrated” coming from Nativity’s student section.
LEWISBURG — The other seven swimmers in the 500-yard freestyle final in Thursday’s PIAA Class 2A Swimming and Division Championships might still be looking for Abby Doss.
LEWISBURG — With two dives left in the PIAA Class 2A Championship, Quinn Rollman already knew that he was going to be battling for the silver medal.
Lucas Wolfe scored the 2019 Northeast Season opener last weekend, leading all 25 laps of the 410 sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway, repeating his 2018 opening day victory at the Abbottstown oval.
LEWISBURG — “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.”
WINGATE — Lourdes Regional flew out of the gates and witnessed several players contribute in a 49-44 win over District 6 champion Bishop Carroll in the PIAA Class 1A second round, Wednesday, at Bald Eagle Area High School.
MECHANICSBURG — For most of Lourdes Regional’s 53-50 PIAA Class 1A second round boys basketball win over Berlin Brothersvalley Tuesday, the Red Raiders depended on the reliable Thomas Schultz.
LEWISTOWN — Mount Carmel came into its matchup with Bellwood-Antis with intensity and a style of play that backed the Blue Devils into a corner. However, the Devils made the right plays with just seconds left to earn a 47-45 win in the PIAA Class 2A second round at Mifflin County High School…
Lourdes Regional (22-4) boys basketball is playing great at the right time of the year and now a new challenger enters the fold in a second round playoff affair that could bring fireworks.
Mount Carmel girls basketball has been rolling the past few weeks and its defense will have to show up in order to slow down a high octane Bellwood-Antis offense in the second round of the PIAA Class 2A playoffs.
HERSHEY — Jerry Marks had a good feeling about Gaige Garcia’s chances of winning the gold medal in Saturday’s PIAA Class 2A Wrestling Championships.
HERSHEY — Losses can often provide the best motivation and Southern Columbia’s Preston Zachman provided a good example in the PIAA Class 2A Wrestling Championships on Saturday.
Lourdes Regional (20-6) girls basketball defeated Faith Christian, 43-24, to open the PIAA Class 1A state basketball tournament Saturday at Shikellamy.
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CENTER HALL — With Daylight Saving Time arriving today, there comes the realization that spring will have sprung in 10 days.
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The three area high school basketball teams surviving in the PIAA state playoffs will all take to the road for fairly lengthy trips for second round games this week.
HERSHEY — Southern Columbia junior Gaige Garcia (44-0) got a takedown with 50 seconds remaining in the third period against St. Joseph's Kolby Franklin (41-6) and followed it up with back points to power to a 5-2 win and a 195-pound Class 2A state title Saturday at Giant Center.
HERSHEY — Southern Columbia's Kole Biscoe (43-7) opened with a quick takedown against Forest Hills' Jackson Arrington (38-4) but couldn't hold the lead during Saturday's 113-pound PIAA Class 2A state championship match at Giant Center. Arrington won the bout 9-3.
HERSHEY — Just call him Southern Columbia’s freshman giant killer.
SUNBURY — Joey Masser’s double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds was not enough for Shamokin to overcome Wilson Area, 67-56, during Friday night’s Class 4A state playoff opener at Shikellamy.
POTTSVILLE — Sometimes in basketball you live by the three and fall with the three and Mahanoy Area certainly did that in a 49-34 win over Southern in the PIAA Class 2A state opener Friday at Martz Hall.
COAL TOWNSHIP — For a team that had no returning starters and began the season 0-3, Mount Carmel Area’s girls basketball team has done itself proud.
COAL TOWNSHIP — Lourdes Regional shot 67 percent from the floor in the first half, building a 24-point lead on the way to downing Mount Calvary 68-41 Friday in a PIAA Class 1A first round boys basketball game at Shamokin Area.
HERSHEY — Of all the wide variety of sounds heard in the Giant Center during the PIAA Wrestling Championships, Southern Columbia’s Cade Linn heard the one he dreaded the most.
HERSHEY — Line Mountain wrestling coach Chuck Johnson wasn’t quite sure what to expect with his two wrestlers at the PIAA Class AA state championships, freshman Mason Leshock (113) and sophomore Jacob Feese (170).
HERSHEY — Southern Columbia advanced eight of nine wrestlers, Thursday, to the second day of competition at the PIAA Class AA state championships, which was no surprise.
As per its homepage, Port Royal Speedway has already cancelled its Sunday 2019 season opener and moved the 410 sprint car and late model doubleheader to next Saturday, March 16 at 4 p.m.
Shamokin boys basketball has been battle tested all season and will have its work cut out for it against Wilson Area, Friday, at Shikellamy High School at 6 p.m.
Lourdes Regional girls basketball (19-6) put its championship caliber defense on full display in the District 4 Class 1A playoffs and will need similar production against Faith Christian Academy on Saturday, at 5:30 p.m., at Shikellamy High School.
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Six area high school basketball teams will play in the first round of the PIAA Basketball Championships Friday and Saturday.
Eleven area wrestlers will begin the road to a possible PIAA Class AA individual wrestling title Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey.
WILLIAMSPORT — Gavin Garcia has been hearing the stories from older Southern Columbia wrestlers about how special it is to wrestle in the PIAA Tournament.
SUNBURY — Shamokin boys basketball had a good plan for their third meeting with Danville this season.
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HARRISBURG — Four friends were sipping cool beverages and relaxing on a lazy, hazy summer afternoon last July watching their favorite baseball team on TV putting the finishing touches on another victory. Well, as relaxed as they could be realizing while their team was on pace for 100 victori…
MILTON — Picking a player of the game during Mount Carmel’s 49-48 win over Central Columbia in the District 4 Class 3A consolation game Saturday would be a very tall task.
WILLIAMSPORT — Ten of 11 Southern Columbia wrestlers to qualify for the PIAA Northeast Regional wrestling tournament advanced through Friday’s quarterfinals with a win.
MILTON — It may not have been pretty, but the Southern Columbia girls basketball team is heading to states after defeating Muncy 45-36 in the District 4 Class 2A consolation game Friday at Milton Area High School.
WILLIAMSPORT — Abby and Gabrielle Doss showed why they are a couple of the best swimmers in the area, and Shamokin girls swimming continued to make a name for itself in the PIAA District 4 Swimming Championships, Thursday.
SUNBURY — Shamokin girls basketball lost a state playoff berth in heartbreaking fashion Saturday, dropping a 57-56 decision to Jersey Shore on a buzzer-beating three-point shot by the Bulldogs Hannah Kauffman in the District 4 Class AAAA consolation game.
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