DANVILLE — It wasn't quite as easy as the final score looked, but Lourdes Regional will make its fourth trip to the PIAA Class A quarterfinals after the Red Raiders defeated Sullivan County for the third time, 63-47, Wednesday at Danville High School in a second round game.
Sullivan County's season ended with a 67-50 loss to Plumstead Christian in the PIAA, Class A second round basketball playoffs Tuesday.
The North Penn-Mansfield boys won their preliminary game in the PIAA Tournament 72-59 over North Star on Tuesday night.
Jersey Shore senior Emma Butzler added to her accomplishments, as she claimed an individual gold medal and helped her two relay teams win as well on the first day of the District 4 swimming championships at Williamsport High School Wednesday.
MILTON — Four senior starters returned this season. Jade Cordrey was the newcomer. And what an addition she has become.
SUNBURY — Moments after hitting a tough mid-range baseline jumper, Lewisburg guard Grace Kelleher rummaged through a sea of players looking for her defensive assignment. Once she found her, there was no escape for the Danville guard. The other eight players cleared out, leaving Kelleher on an island.
MILTON — As time expired, Mount Carmel players jumped off the bench and swarmed their teammates near midcourt. Together they celebrated another proud moment for a program that rattles those off like they are coming from an assembly line.
WILLIAMSPORT — Sayre's Caleb McClelland entered Wednesday's District 4 Championships with lofty goals.
Shawn Shaw has seen a lot of success in the waters at Athens in his three years. Last season, as a junior, Shaw was selected as captain for the first-team All-Region squad and has played a key roll in the Wildcats' three consecutive Conference Championships.
WILLIAMSPORT — At the beginning of the second quarter, Brandyn Tuttle rebounded a ball off a missed free throw and quickly put the ball back up.
LAPORTE – As Sullivan County fans stood and cheered, they produced what sounded like a collective roar. Students, and even some adults, literally jumped for joy, celebrating a moment no District 4 team had experienced since 2012.
ROME — South Williamsport used a pesky defensive attack and quick passing to pull away from Northeast Bradford 55-40 in the opening round of District IV, Class AA girls' basketball action Tuesday.
ROME — Northeast Bradford used a 14-6 third quarter to top Cowanesque Valley 52-43 in District IV, Class AA boys' basketball quarterfinal action Tuesday.
For Northeast Bradford's Hannah Shadduck, playing soccer has always been the goal.
The common denominator throughout this season has been unpredictability. Once one thinks he or she has things figured out, something changes. More so than in years past projecting how the tournaments unfold is a difficult task. But let's try anyway.