LOCK HAVEN — Southern Columbia’s Ethan Knoebel finished second overall in a field of 259 high school boys during the 20th annual Bear Mountain River Run Saturday at Lock Haven University.

Knoebel ran the 5,000-meter race in 16:07.2, over 30 seconds behind General McLane senior Nate Price, who finished the run in a blistering 15:35.1.

With Saturday’s second-place finish, Knoebel has finished in the top 10 all four years he has competed at the Lock Haven run. He finished 9th his freshman year in 17:11.70, won the event his sophomore year in 16:25.10 and finished fifth as a junior with his event-best performance of 16:05.40.

Knoebel’s teammate, junior Brady Reese, finished 33rd in 17:44.7.

Mount Carmel sophomore Derek Lawler led his team with a 22nd place finish in 17:17.9.

The Tigers finished 13th in team scoring out of a 25 school field. Mount Carmel ended the day in 22nd. General McLane won the event in no-doubt fashion behind Price.

Bear Mountain River Run

at Lock Haven University

Boys Varsity

Top 10 finishers plus area athletes

1. Nate Price, General McLane, 15:35.1; 2. Ethan Knoebel, Southern Columbia, 16:07.2; 3. Kevon Heeman, Wyalusing, 16:12.8; 4. Jason Matthewson, Elmira Express, 16:13.6; 5. Dylan Throop, General McLane, 16:13.8; 6. Erik Andrzejewski, General McLane; 16:23.4; 7. Alex Patton, Wyalusing, 16:30.7; 8. Alejandro Quintana, Loyalsock, 16:32.0; 9. Peyton Jones, Elk Lake, 16:32.4; 10. Port Habalar, South Williamsport; 16:32.6; 22. Derek Lawler, Mount Carmel, 17:17.9; 33. Brady Reese, Southern Columbia, 17:44.7; 52. Reese Houseknecht, Southern Columbia, 18:25.2; 107. Jaron Ferrara, Southern Columbia, 19:32.7; 120. Peter Long, Mount Carmel, 19:48.7; 155. Connor Weaver, Mount Carmel, 20:40.9; 158. Chase Petro, Southern Columbia, 20:45.5; 160. Chase Derk, Southern Columbia, 20:47.2; 161. Quentin Nahodil, Mount Carmel, 20:50.0; 162. Damien Ares, Southern Columbia, 20:51.5; 166. Tyler Winhofer, Mount Carmel, 20:58.5; 217. Jason Yeick, 22:46.2; 220. Griffin Romania, Southern Columbia, 22:53.3; 224. Zane Zlockie, Mount Carmel, 23:07.1; 259. Nick Chesney, Southern Columbia, 33:42.7.

Girls Cross Country

LOCK HAVEN — Mount Carmel’s Caroline Fletcher finished 12th out of 194 competitors with a run of 20:32.3 during the girls varsity Bear Mountain River Run Saturday at Lock Haven University.

Fletcher, a sophomore, combined with classmate Claudia Morris, who finished 38th in 21:59.4, to lead the Red Tornadoes to an 11th place team finish.

Southern Columbia’s Haley Scopelliti led the Tigers with a 29th place finish in 21:40.3. Southern finished 19th out of 23 girls teams competing.

Bear Mountain River Run

at Lock Haven University

Girls Varsity

Top 10 finishers plus area athletes

1. Isabel Sagar, Loyalsock, 17:31.2; 2. Lauren Trapani, Warrior Run, 18:00.4; 3. Anna Alberti, General McClane, 19:02.7; 4. Lydia Smith, Williamsport, 19:40.8; 5. Emma Miller, Warrior Run, 19:49.8; 6. Krista Jones, Elk Lake, 19:51.2; 7. Lizzie Ostrander, Elmira Express, 20:04.5; 8. Aleziah Brooks, Elmira Express, 20:07.2; 9. Cameron Trapani, Warrior Run, 20:12.4; 10. Mikaela Majcher, Warrior Run, 20:19.4; 12. Caroline Fletcher, Mount Carmel, 20:32.3; 29. Haley Scopelliti, Southern Columbia, 21:40.3; 38. Claudia Morris, Mount Carmel, 21:59.4; 64. Josi Adams, Mount Carmel, 23:01.4; 91. Kylee Danglovitch, Southern Columbia, 24:10.6; 106. Eliza Nevis, Mount Carmel, 24:46.7; 119. Halle Cox, Southern Columbia, 25:09.7; 149. Gia Yanckoskie, Mount Carmel, 27:12.3; 157. Kaylee Kane, Mount Carmel, 27:51.7; 165. Lauren Rose, Southern Columbia, 28:32.8; 166. Veronica Manuel, Southern Columbia, 28:35.5; 180. Livia Zlockie, Mount Carmel, 31:01.2.

Volleyball Lourdes Regional 3, Minersville 0

MINERSVILLE — Lourdes Regional defeated Minersville in straight sets, 25-22, 26-24, 25-21, Saturday during the Red Raiders season opening match. Middle hitters Frances Czeponis and DaniRae Renno had 10 kills each, Emma Shimko had eight and Meryl Czeponis and Anna Gownley combined for 21 assists.

Lourdes head coach Tara Novak said Saturday’s match was the single best performance she has seen from the team in years.

“The girls battled hard today,” she said. “Czeponis made many key plays for us while Doherty Fesniak, libero, was a huge part of our success. In the past our passing has been an issue, but the girls did fantastic with keeping the ball in play.”

Lourdes JV lost 2-1.

Boys Soccer Southern Columbia 2, Milton 1

MILTON — Wyatt Roadarmel scored on an assist by Aden Trathen with 35 seconds remaining in overtime to propel the Tigers to a season-opening 2-1 win over Milton Saturday.

Trathen scored in the first half with an unassisted goal before Milton’s Owen Yoder evened the margin before halftime.

Southern’s Ethan Dunkelberger had four saves during the win.

Southern Columbia 2, Milton 1

First half

S — Aden Trathen, 28:06

M — Owen Yoder, 8:26


S — Wyatt Roadarmel (Trathen), :35 Shots: Southern 7, Milton 7. Corners: Southern 5, Milton 5. Saves: Southern — Dunkelberger 4. Milton — Loreman 5.

Muncy 3, Shamokin 1

MUNCY — Shamokin freshman Carter Smink scored in his first ever varsity game but the Indians fell to Muncy 3-1 Saturday.

Muncy 3, Shamokin 1

First half

M — Collin Smith (Penalty kick), 4:00 M — Smith (Penalty kick), 5:00

Second half

S — Carter Smink (Logan Williams assist), 12:00 M — Gradt Oden, 33:00 Shots: Shamokin 12, Muncy 20. Corners: Shamokin 4, Muncy 5. Saves: Shamokin 19, Muncy 8.

Girls Soccer Danville 3, Shamokin 1

COAL TOWNSHIP — Danville’s Chloe Hoffman scored two goals to lead the Ironmen over Shamokin 3-1 in a HAC crossover game to open the season Saturday.

Sadie Komara scored the lone goal for the Indians on an assist by Abby Nye.

Danville 3, Shamokin 1

First half

D — Chloe Hoffman (Rorie Bass Foreman), 28:02

Second half

S — Sadie Komara (Abby Nye assist), 21:52 D — Gabby Hackett, 9:26 D — Hoffman, 2:36 Shots: Shamokin 4, Danville 14. Corners: Shamokin 3, Danville 2. Saves: Shamokin — Olivia Haupt 11. Danville — Morgan Everett 3.

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